Cooperative computing aims at enabling different parties to work together towards a pre-defined non-trivial goal. It involves important technological areas like computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), workflow, computer-assisted design, databases, distributed systems, and concurrent programming. In the past few years, the prosperity of cooperative computing has been accelerated by the ubiquity of the Internet and the advent of wireless technologies, giving rise to the new research discipline of Cooperative Internet Computing (CIC). Now, cooperating parties can work on the Internet at any time and place. At the same time, we have also witnessed an enormous leap in communication speed. This has opened up a wide range of new cooperative applications that were not feasible in the past.
Conference registration: early registration until September 22, 2006.
Extended version of the best papers of CIC2006 will be considered for publication in a special journal issue of International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking.
The CIC2006 conference has partnered with
World Scientific Publisher to publish the conference
proceedings as book chapters in a book entitled "Cooperative Internet
Computing". The book is scheduled to be published after the conference.
Since 2000, three workshops on CIC have been organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The workshops have served as a platform for researchers in the related disciplines of CIC to present and exchange their latest works and ideas. Over the years, we have seen an increasing number of high quality submissions. The best papers have been published by prestigious journals such as Concurrent Engineering, International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, etc. Many important research results have been reported which subsequently have influenced other works on CIC. Therefore, stemming on the success of the previous three workshops on CIC, we organize the CIC2006 conference. The three-day conference will feature papers on both the theoretical and technological aspects of CIC as well as their applications.