COOS'16: Call for Papers

There is a strong ongoing trend for traditional organizations to adapt to socially networked nature of human population. This trend allows organizations to be transformed from brick and mortar to a more online nature. In the collaborative online organizations workshop, we aim to understand the current range of nascent network centric organizations. At one end of the spectrum, this includes human efforts to form collaborative units. On the other end of the spectrum, we seek to understand techniques and methodologies for constructing online agent organizations that represent interests of their human counterparts and take actions autonomously. This workshop will reflect the impacts of social network proliferation and start of agent systems that exploit and explore opportunities heralded by the social media and ever faster pace of interconnectivity. Agents must multitask. Beyond performing their design tasks, they must be aware of the social climate of their environment. They must account for interactions with other agents and humans so as to perform social acts in order to complement their physical and speech acts.

Substantial amount of research work is ongoing in distributed knowledge management. Therefore, this workshop emphasizes the operational elements of social networks that facilitate elements of online organization. Since this is the growing workshop on this topic, we continue to generate interest for a more in depth and wider span of explorations into the future. Social as well as cognitive foundations surrounding network organizations are of special interest and the focal theme for 2016. This theme includes nature of interactions among individuals engaged in meaningful exchange. Network organizations generate and reflect social capital embedded in collaboration networks that play central role for their continued functioning and maintenance. Explorations of roles of social capital are within our scope.

This workshop will attract experts from scientists, researchers and engineers interested in the theory and practice of computational models of organizations. The objective is to advance understanding and crafting of collaborative organizations. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and position papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.


Agents-based collaborative mechanisms
Cloud-based collaboration and crowdsourcing
Cognitive reasoned collaboration
Collaborative social networks
Computational models of organizations
Globalized networks and grid alliances
Human/robot collaboration
Network-centric warfare
Networked individualism/organizations
Political fallouts and economic externalities in collaboration
Social capital and human-centric based collaboration
Social computing and inter-cultural collaboration


Authors should follow AAMAS format style when organizing their papers. The formatting style and all the necessary files for your paper are accessible from AAMAS main webpage (HERE!). When you are ready to submit your paper, please tap on the button in the top right corner of this page to be transferred to our submission system (The submission system will open November 15, 2015!). Further information will be included in the submission section, and you may email your concerns through contact us below.

A selection from the pool of accepted papers will go to:

  • Visionary Paper
    LNAI (Hot Topic series).
  • Best Paper
    CCIS Springer.
  • A special issue of a journal


November 10, 2015

Site launch and 1st call for papers

February 1, 2016
February 20, 2016

Deadline for paper submissions

March 7, 2016

Notification of cceptance

March 10, 2016

Camera-ready submissions
(including latex files)



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