Monday, October 16, 2017

[DMANET] 5th International Combinatorics Conference registration closing soon

#### Early-bird registration closing very soon ####
5th International Combinatorics Conference (5ICC)
Dates: Dec 4-9 2017
Venue: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Web: http://www.monash.edu/5icc/
e-mail
: 5icc@monash.edu


*** Early-bird registration will close very soon (31st October) ***
*** Submission of abstracts will close soon afterwards (10th November) ***

5ICC is the fifth in a series of major combinatorics
conferences that are run once per decade by the
Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia.

Researchers in any area of discrete mathematics and its applications
are warmly invited. Students are also encouraged to attend, and there
will be a prize for the best student talk.

Plenary Speakers:

Bill Chen, Nankai University
Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University
Charlie Colbourn, Arizona State University
Marston Conder, University of Auckland
David Eppstein, University of California, Irvine
Joanna Fawcett, Imperial College London
Jacob Fox, Stanford University
Daniela Kühn, Birmingham University
Barbara Maenhaut, University of Queensland
Brendan McKay, Australian National University
Alexander Scott, Oxford University
Paul Seymour, Princeton University
Balázs Szegedy, Rényi Institute
Le Anh Vinh, Vietnam National University

There will be a welcome function in the evening on Sunday 3 December.
Talks will start on Monday 4 Dec and finish lunchtime on Saturday 9 Dec.
The conference excursion will be in the afternoon of Wednesday 6 Dec.
The conference banquet will be in the evening on Friday 8 Dec.

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[DMANET] Tenure-Track Computer Science Position at City University of New York, Lehman College (*All Areas, Open Rank*)

*** Tenure-Track Computer Science Position at City University of New York,
Lehman College ***

* All Areas, Open Rank *

Lehman College of The City University of New York invites applications at
all levels for a computer science faculty position beginning in Fall 2018.
Outstanding candidates from all areas of computer science will be
considered, but those working in the following research areas are
particularly encouraged to apply: machine learning, robotics, networks,
security, data center-scale computing, and cyber-physical systems. The
successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active, externally
funded research program and to perform high-quality undergraduate teaching
and mentoring.

The Department of Computer Science, which was spun off from the Department
of Mathematics and Computer Science in Fall 2017, currently consists of
seven tenure-track faculty and one lecturer, and plans to expand
aggressively in the coming years. The department offers undergraduate (B.S.
& B.A.) and graduate (M.S.) degrees. Through a joint appointment on the
Graduate Center Doctoral Faculty, the successful candidate will teach and
advise Ph.D. students as well. The Department has a strong focus on
undergraduate education. Our undergraduates are well prepared to find jobs
and internships or to continue graduate education. Recently, the Department
formed a partnership with New York City called the "Tech Talent Pipeline,"
which funds internships for students to gain experience in the tech
industry.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a Senior
College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the
only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic
Serving Institution serving the borough and surrounding region as an
intellectual, economic and cultural center. Lehman provides undergraduate
and graduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and professional
education within a dynamic research environment. With a diverse student
body of more than 13,000, Lehman offers more than 90 undergraduate and
graduate programs. Ranked as having the fourth highest mobility rate in the
nation by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Equality of
Opportunity Project, Lehman is a proud catalyst for economic and social
mobility for its students, almost half of whom are first generation college
students.


QUALIFICATIONS

For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:
Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related field. Also required are a
sincere commitment to students, the potential to develop and maintain an
active research agenda, and the ability to cooperate with others for the
good of the institution.

Candidates at the Associate Professor and Professor levels must have a
well-established active research program and an excellent teaching record.
Applications from candidates with experience in departmental leadership are
especially encouraged. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must
have completed a Ph.D. in computer science or related field at the time of
appointment and must have demonstrated the capacity for excellence both in
research and in teaching.


HOW TO APPLY

In order to be considered for this position, please complete the following
three steps.

STEP ONE: Go to
https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=17582&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1
(CUNYfirst Job ID 17582), click Apply Now, and follow the instructions to
register and submit a cv, cover letter, research statement and teaching
statement (all in a single PDF file).

STEP TWO: Arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to
matthew.johnson1@lehman.cuny.edu.

STEP THREE: Email a copy of the cv, cover letter, research statement and
teaching statement (all in a single PDF file) to
matthew.johnson1@lehman.cuny.edu.


CLOSING DATE

Review of CVs will begin on January 2, 2018 and continue until a candidate
has been identified.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to
apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected
groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the
basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or
gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


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Tenure-Track Computer Science Position at City University of New York, Lehman College (*All Areas, Open Rank*)

*** Tenure-Track Computer Science Position at City University of New York, Lehman College ***

* All Areas, Open Rank *

Lehman College of The City University of New York invites applications at all levels for a computer science faculty position beginning in Fall 2018. Outstanding candidates from all areas of computer science will be considered, but those working in the following research areas are particularly encouraged to apply: machine learning, robotics, networks, security, data center-scale computing, and cyber-physical systems. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active, externally funded research program and to perform high-quality undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

The Department of Computer Science, which was spun off from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in Fall 2017, currently consists of seven tenure-track faculty and one lecturer, and plans to expand aggressively in the coming years. The department offers undergraduate (B.S. & B.A.) and graduate (M.S.) degrees. Through a joint appointment on the Graduate Center Doctoral Faculty, the successful candidate will teach and advise Ph.D. students as well. The Department has a strong focus on undergraduate education. Our undergraduates are well prepared to find jobs and internships or to continue graduate education. Recently, the Department formed a partnership with New York City called the "Tech Talent Pipeline," which funds internships for students to gain experience in the tech industry.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution serving the borough and surrounding region as an intellectual, economic and cultural center. Lehman provides undergraduate and graduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and professional education within a dynamic research environment. With a diverse student body of more than 13,000, Lehman offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. Ranked as having the fourth highest mobility rate in the nation by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Equality of Opportunity Project, Lehman is a proud catalyst for economic and social mobility for its students, almost half of whom are first generation college students.


QUALIFICATIONS

For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:
Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related field. Also required are a sincere commitment to students, the potential to develop and maintain an active research agenda, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Candidates at the Associate Professor and Professor levels must have a well-established active research program and an excellent teaching record. Applications from candidates with experience in departmental leadership are especially encouraged. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have completed a Ph.D. in computer science or related field at the time of appointment and must have demonstrated the capacity for excellence both in research and in teaching.


HOW TO APPLY

In order to be considered for this position, please complete the following three steps.

STEP ONE: Go to https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=17582&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1 (CUNYfirst Job ID 17582), click Apply Now, and follow the instructions to register and submit a cv, cover letter, research statement and teaching statement (all in a single PDF file).

STEP TWO: Arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to matthew.johnson1@lehman.cuny.edu.

STEP THREE: Email a copy of the cv, cover letter, research statement and teaching statement (all in a single PDF file) to matthew.johnson1@lehman.cuny.edu.


CLOSING DATE

Review of CVs will begin on January 2, 2018 and continue until a candidate has been identified.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

[DMANET] CFP COMPLEXIS 2018 - 3rd Int.l Conf. on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk (Funchal, Madeira/Portugal)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

3rd International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017

http://www.complexis.org/

March 20 - 21, 2018
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

COMPLEXIS is organized in 7 major tracks:

- Complexity in Informatics, Automation and Networking
- Complexity in Biology and Biomedical Engineering
- Complexity in Social Sciences
- Complexity in Computational Intelligence and Future Information Systems
- Complexity in EDA, Embedded Systems, and Computer Architecture
- Network Complexity
- Complexity in Risk and Predictive Modeling

In Cooperation with IFSR, EATCS.

With the presence of internationally distinguished keynote speakers:
Ernesto Estrada, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer.

All papers presented at the congress venue will also be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).

Should you have any question please don't hesitate contacting me.

Kind regards,
COMPLEXIS Secretariat

Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setubal, Portugal
Tel: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
Web: http://www.complexis.org/
e-mail
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[DMANET] Call for Papers, Second International Workshop on Bilevel Programming, Lille, June 18-22

Call for Papers

Second International Workshop on Bilevel Programming

INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France

June 18-22, 2018

https://iwobip2.sciencesconf.org/

The main motivation for hosting IWOBIP'18 is to bring together a group of academics, practitioners, and researchers interested in Bilevel Optimization. It is also meant to attract young researchers and graduated students (master and Ph.D. students) who are specializing in this topic.

Bilevel Programming is a fairly recent branch of optimization that deals with programs whose constraints embed an auxiliary optimization problem. Bilevel programs are pervasive and are commonly found in a number of real-world problems. This includes problems in the domains of transportation, energy, economics, decision science, environmental economics, security, etc.

In addition to contributed presentations, IWOBIP'18 will consist of plenary lectures and mini-courses, both given by world-renowned researchers. Mini-courses will be given from June 18 to June 19 noon.

The workshop will take place from June 19 noon to June 22 .

The following topics are among the ones of interest to IWOBIP'18: theory, exact methods, heuristic algorithms and applications modeled as bilevel programming problems. An important goal of the conference is to foster new collaborations and joint projects. We, therefore, encourage the presentation of ongoing projects and recent results.

Location
The city of Lille, located in the north of France, is easily reachable by plane (Lesquin Airport) or by train from the airports of Brussels (about 1 hour) or Paris (50 minutes from Charles De Gaulle Airport).

Lille offers a wide variety of tourist, recreational and cultural activities, which undoubtedly will make the stay more attractive during the workshop.

Paper submission

Papers submitted for presentation at the conference will be selected on the basis of extended abstracts of maximum 3 pages which will be reviewed by the international program committee.

Further information and instructions on how to submit a paper can be obtained on the conference web site:

https://iwobip2.sciencesconf.org/.

Important dates

Extended abstracts deadline: December, 15, 2017

Notification of acceptance: February, 16, 2018

Early registration deadline: March 16, 2018

Conference dates: June 18-22, 2018

Conference co-chairs

Luce Brotcorne, Martine Labbé

Conference information

Conference web site: https://iwobip2.sciencesconf.org/.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

[DMANET] postdoctoral positions at IRIF (previously, LIAFA), Paris, France

The Algorithms and Complexity group of IRIF - previously LIAFA -
(CNRS and University ParisDiderot), Paris, France, is seeking excellent
candidates for one or more postdoctoral positions in classical and quantum
computing. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): algorithms,
streaming algorithms, approximation algorithms, online algorithms, biological
algorithms, communication complexity, cryptography (including post-quantum
cryptography), computational game theory, quantum computing, computational
applications of logic, randomness in computing.

IRIF is a joint laboratory of the CNRS (the French National Center
for Scientific Research) and University Paris Diderot - Paris 7.
For more information about IRIF, please seehttp://www.irif.fr ,
and for more information about the Algorithms and Complexity
group please see http://algo.irif.fr .
Further information may be obtained from any of the permanent
members of the group.

The starting date of the position(s) will usually be in September 2018
but can be negotiated.

The application should include a CV, a summary of research and
names of at least three references. For further instructions on how to
submit applications, please visit the "openings" sections at:
algo.irif.fr .

The position(s) will be financed either by the team's own resources, or
via joint applications of the candidate and the team to external funding
sources.

Applications should be received by November 15, 2017.
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[DMANET] Faculty positions in the School Computing at Clemson University

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in the School of Computing

The School of Computing at Clemson University invites applications from
a culturally diverse pool of candidates for positions in its three
academic units representing a broad cross-section of computing and its
applications: the Division of Computer Science (CS), the Division of
Human-Centered Computing (HCC), and the Division of Visual Computing
(VC). Preference will be given to candidates at the rank of Assistant
Professor, though all ranks will be considered. CS prefers applicants
with interest in machine learning, software engineering, and security.
HCC invites applicants whose work demonstrates strong potential impact
in any area of human-centered computing. VC invites applicants with
areas of interest such as computer graphics, computer vision, animation,
simulation, motion, human modeling, game development, digital
production, visualization, robotics, and perceptual methods.

The school includes 42 faculty, of which 31 are tenured or tenure-track.
It enrolls 750+ undergraduate and 250+ graduate students. The School
offers BA and BS degrees in Computer Science, BS in Computer Information
Systems, MS in Computer Science, MFA and MS in Digital Production Arts,
PhD in Computer Science, PhD in Human-Centered Computing, and PhD and MS
in Biomedical Data Science & Informatics.

Clemson is the public land grant institution of South Carolina and is
classified in the highest research category by the Carnegie Foundation.
Clemson enrolls nearly 24,000 students, including over 5,000 ethnic
minorities and 1,500 international students. In Fall 2017, Clemson has
over 18,600 undergraduate and 4,800 graduate students. Research and
economic development activities are enhanced by public-private
partnerships at three innovation campuses and six research and education
centers located throughout South Carolina. Clemson University is ranked
23rd among public national universities by U.S. News & World Report. We
are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

Successful candidates should have an earned doctorate by the start date
of August 15th, 2018 in computer science, human-centered computing, or a
related area. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications. We value
diversity and thus strongly encourage applications from exceptional
scholars who can also contribute to the diversity and excellence of our
academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The anticipated start date is August 15, 2018, though an earlier date is
possible. Application review will begin November 15, 2017, and will
continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a cover
letter, current vitae, research statement, teaching statement and the
names and addresses of three references to:

https://apply.interfolio.com/45929 (Computer Science)
https://apply.interfolio.com/46047 (Visual Computing)
https://apply.interfolio.com/46005 (Human-Centered Computing)

Applicants whose interests overlap divisions are encouraged to submit
separate applications to each appropriate division for maximum
consideration.

If you have a particular need to contact us, please contact Christy Babb
(cbabb) at clemson.edu.

Clemson University does not discriminate against any individual or group
of individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability,
veteran's status or genetic information. Clemson University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Ilya Safro
School of Computing
Clemson University
http://www.cs.clemson.edu/~isafro

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[DMANET] 7th edition of the Winter School on Network Optimization (3rd announcement)

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The 7th edition of the Winter School on Network Optimization will take place at Hotel Estoril-Éden, Monte Estoril, from the 15th to the 19th of January 2018. Its main objective is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to get together and attend high level courses in the field of Network Optimization. Non-PhD students are welcome to attend the school, but the number of participants is limited and priority will be given to PhD students. In this edition of the school, the lecturers and subjects to be addressed are:

Adam Ouorou (Orange Labs) - Robust optimization in telecommunications;

Martine Labbé (Univ. Libre de Bruxelles) - Bilevel programming: Stackelberg games and Pricing Problems;

Ivana Ljubic (ESSEC, Paris) - Recent Developments on Exact Solvers for the (Prize-Collecting) Steiner Tree Problem;

Silvano Martello (Univ. of Bologna) - Packing problems in one and more dimensions;

Juan José Salazar-Gonzalez (Univ. de La Laguna) - Models and Algorithms for Vehicle Routing Problems with Pickups and Deliveries.

The school is part of the activities of the CMAFCIO (Centro de Matemática, Aplicações Fundamentais e Investigação Operacional) University of Lisbon as well as of the ENOG

(European Network Optimization Group). The event is also endorsed by the EURO (the Association of European Societies) and APDIO (the Portuguese OR society).

Potential participants are invited to submit their CVs to the address NetOpt2018@fc.ul.pt no later than the 31st October .

Further information is available in the webpage (http://netopt2018.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt<http://netopt2018.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/>)??

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Friday, October 13, 2017

[DMANET] PPSN 2018 - Call for TUTORIALS and WORKSHOPS

PPSN 2018 - Call for TUTORIALS and WORKSHOPS

15th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature
8-12 September 2018
Coimbra, Portugal

http://ppsn2018.dei.uc.pt


Important Dates

Proposal submission due: 15 November 2017
Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2017
Tutorials and Workshops: 8-9 September 2018
Conference: 8-12 September 2018

Call for TUTORIALS

The PPSN 2018 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be held in
conjunction with PPSN 2018. The tutorial topic should enjoy broad interest
within the community. It can be an established or emerging research topic within
the field itself, but also from a related research field or about an interesting
application area. The proposed topic should be broad enough to provide a gentle
introduction to the research area, but it should also cover the most important
contributions in depth. The planned duration of the tutorials is 90 minutes.


Submission Details

Prospective tutorial organisers are invited to submit a plain-text tutorial
proposal by email to:

ppsn2018.tutorials@dei.uc.pt

The proposal should include:

- Title of the tutorial
- Brief abstract
- A tutorial description in syllabus form
- Contact details and a short CV of the organiser(s)
- Potential target participants and audience


Tutorial Chairs

Michael T. M. Emmerich, Leiden University, Netherlands
Gisele L. Pappa, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Call for WORKSHOPS

The PPSN 2018 Organising Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held in
conjunction with PPSN 2018. The workshops are intended to be forums for
presenting and discussing, for example, new emerging approaches or critical
reflections within a subfield. They provide an excellent opportunity to meet
people with similar interests, to be exposed to cutting-edge research and to
exchange ideas in an informal setting. The organisers of an accepted workshop
are responsible for its coordination, publicity (e.g., for sending out call for
papers/abstracts), collecting and reviewing the papers/abstracts, and
maintaining a webpage providing a list of accepted talks. Moreover, organisers
can decide between half-day and full-day workshops. The workshop format is also
up to the organisers. However, we encourage to facilitate interactive sessions.
We suggest to solicit concept papers or abstracts of not more than a few pages'
length, instead of full papers.


Submission Details

Prospective workshop organisers are invited to submit a plain-text workshop
proposal by email to:

ppsn2018.workshops@dei.uc.pt

The proposal should include:

- Title of the workshop
- Brief description of the workshop topics
- Potential target participants and audience
- Roughly approximated number of participants
- Rough estimate of the number of talks
- Contact details and a short CV of the organiser(s)


Workshop Chairs:

Robin C. Purshouse, University of Sheffield, UK
Christine Zarges, Aberystwyth University, UK


--
Luís Paquete | paquete@dei.uc.pt
http://www.uc.pt/go/paquete
Dept. of Informatics Engineering
University of Coimbra, Portugal

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[DMANET] 2018 School on Column Generation

2018 School on Column Generation
Paris, France, February 26 - March 2, 2018

https://www.gerad.ca/colloques/ColumnGeneration2018/

REGISTRATION IS OPEN, SPACE IS LIMITED.

The 2018 School on Column Generation is the fourth of its kind (after
Paris, France, in 2014, Darmstadt, Germany, in 2010 and Montréal, Canada,
in 2006) and aims at teaching the state-of-the-art in column generation and
branch-and-price to advanced students and PhD students but also to
practitioners and researchers interested. The lectures will be given by
renowned scientists in the field, complemented by hands-on experience in a
computer lab. The participants will have the opportunity to present their
own research or application problems in order to foster discussions and
create a real workshop atmosphere.

Topics to be covered include: Basic theory (decompositions, reformulations,
convexification, discretization, etc.), vehicle routing and crew scheduling
applications, shortest path subproblems, column generation heuristics,
master problem issues (stabilization, aggregation), branching and cutting,
and hints on implementation issues. In particular, on Thursday, we will
spend a whole day with the SCIP framework and learn about implementing
branch-price-and-cut.

Lectures are given by Guy Desaulniers, Jacques Desrosiers, Marco Luebbecke
and Roberto Wolfler-Calvo.

The practical session with SCIP/GCG is given by Jonas Witt.

The program starts on Monday at 9.00 and ends on Friday around 17.00, so we
will have five full days of school.

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[Mycolleagues] 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec) | Call for Participation

[Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement.]

 

Call for Participation

 

The 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec)

 

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GameSec 2017, the 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security will

take place in Vienna, Austria, on October 23-25, 2017.

 

http://www.gamesec-conf.org/

 

The GameSec conference brings together academic, industry and government

researchers to identify and discuss the major technical challenges and present

recent research results that highlight the connections between and among game

theory, control, distributed optimization, and economic incentives within the

context of real world security, trust, and privacy problems. The past editions

of the GameSec conference took place in Berlin-Germany (2010), College Park

Maryland-USA (2011), Budapest-Hungary (2012), Fort Worth Texas-USA (2013), Los

Angeles-USA (2014), London-UK (2015), and New York-USA (2016).

 

The deadline for early registration is September 28, 2017. Student travel

grants are available for students who are interested in attending the

conference. The deadline for student travel grant applications is September 8,

2017.

 

The conference features two keynote talks:

 

- Speaker 1: Professor V.S. Subrahmanian, Dartmouth College, USA.

 

Biography: V.S. Subrahmanian is The Dartmouth College Distinguished Professor

in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society. Prior to this, we was Professor of

Computer Science for 28 years at the University of Maryland and Director of

the Center for Digital International Government. He has developed data-driven

algorithms that bring game theory and predictive analytics together for a

variety of problems relating to counter-terrorism, cyber-security, and the

airline industry. In cyber-security, he developed adversary models and Pareto

optimal methods to help system administrators decide what vulnerabilities to

patch and what vulnerable software to deactivate. He also extended this model

to one where, additionally, the defender has honeypots that he can install in

a strategic way. More recently, he has been looking at game-theoretic models

in which the defender can provide "fake" scan results that enable a defender

to divert the attack from network nodes containing truly valuable information.

He led the team that won DARPA's 2015 Twitter Bot Challenge in the SMISC

program. His Global Cyber Vulnerability Report is the biggest study to date of

the vulnerability of 44 countries from over 20B malware and telemetry records.

He has written over 300 refereed papers and (co-) authored 6 books. Prof.

Subrahmanian serves on the editorial boards of journals such as Science, ACM

Transactions on Intelligent Systems & Technology. ACM Transactions on

Computational Logic, and more. In addition, he is the editor in chief of IEEE

Intelligent Systems. A fellow of both AAAI and AAAS, he has delivered numerous

invited talks and keynote addresses. https://www.cs.umd.edu/~vs/.

https://www.cs.umd.edu/~vs/.

 

- Speaker 2: Professor Piet van Mieghem, Technical University Delft,

Netherlands.

 

Biography: Piet Van Mieghem is professor at the Delft University of Technology

with a chair in telecommunication networks and chairman of the section Network

Architectures and Services (NAS) since 1998. His main research interests lie

in the modelling and analysis of complex networks (such as infrastructural,

biological, brain, social networks) and in new Internet-like architectures and

algorithms for future communications networks. He is the author of four books:

Performance Analysis of Communications Networks and Systems, Data

Communications Networking, Graph Spectra for Complex Networks and Performance

Analysis of Complex Networks and Systems. Currently, he serves on the

editorial board of the OUP Journal of Complex Networks. Professor Van Mieghem

received a Master and Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the

K.U.Leuven (Belgium) in 1987 and 1991, respectively. Before joining Delft, he

worked at the Interuniversity Micro Electronic Center (IMEC) from 1987 to

1991. During 1993 to 1998, he was a member of the Alcatel Corporate Research

Center in Antwerp, where he was engaged in performance analysis of ATM systems

and in network architectural concepts of both ATM networks (PNNI) and the

Internet. He was a visiting scientist at MIT (department of Electrical

Engineering, 1992-1993) and a visiting professor at UCLA (department of

Electrical Engineering, 2005), at Cornell University (Center of Applied

Mathematics, 2009) and at Stanford University (department of Electrical

Egineering, 2015). He was member of the editorial board of Computer Networks

(2005-2006), the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2008-2012), the Journal

of Discrete Mathematics (2012-2014) and Computer Communications (2012-2015).

https://www.nas.ewi.tudelft.nl/people/Piet/.

 

The conference program includes 24 full and 4 short papers. The themes of the

conference this year were broad and encompassed work in the areas of network

security, security risks and investments, decision making for privacy,

security games, incentives in security, cybersecurity mechanisms, intrusion

detection, and information limitations in security. The program also includes

a special track on “Data-Centric Models and Approaches” which aims to close

the gap between theory and practice in this domain.

 

 

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Kind regards,

GameSec 2017 Organizers:

Bo An (TPC co-chair), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Christopher Kiekintveld (TPC co-chair), University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Stefan Rass (General Chair), Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria

Thursday, October 12, 2017

[DMANET] Deadline extension: 11th Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (M-PREF) New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, February 3, 2018 in conjunction with AAAI-18.

[Apologies for Multiple Postings]


The submission deadline of the 11th Multidisciplinary Workshop on
Advances in Preference Handling (M-PREF) at AAAI 2018 has been
extended. The new deadline is now *November 10th*.


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CALL FOR PAPERS:

11th Multidisciplinary Workshop on
Advances in Preference Handling (M-PREF)
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, during February 3, 2018
in conjunction with AAAI-18.

http://www.mpref-2018.preflib.org
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DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP
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Preferences are a central concept of decision making. As preferences
are fundamental for the analysis of human choice behavior, they are
becoming of increasing importance for computational fields such as
artificial intelligence, databases, and human-computer interaction as
well as for their respective applications.

The workshop will provide a forum for presenting advances in
preference handling and for exchanging experiences between researchers
facing similar questions, but coming from different fields.


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TOPICS
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The workshop on Advances in Preference Handling addresses all
computational aspects of preference handling. This includes methods
for the elicitation, learning, modeling, representation, aggregation,
and management of preferences and for reasoning about preferences. The
workshop studies the usage of preferences in computational tasks from
decision making, database querying, web search, personalized
human-computer interaction, personalized recommender systems,
e-commerce, multi-agent systems, game theory, social choice,
combinatorial optimization, planning and robotics, automated problem
solving, perception and natural language understanding and other
computational tasks involving choices. The workshop seeks to improve
the overall understanding of and best methodologies for preferences in
order to realize their benefits in the multiplicity of tasks for which
they are used. Another important goal is to provide
cross-fertilization between the numerous sub-fields that work with
preferences.

* Preference handling in artificial intelligence
* Preference handling in database systems
* Preference handling in multiagent systems
* Applications of preferences
* Preference elicitation
* Preference representation and modeling
* Properties and semantics of preferences
* Practical preferences


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FORMAT
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The program will consist of presentations of peer-reviewed papers,
panel discussions about future challenges, and an invited talk.


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ATTENDANCE
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At least one author from each accepted paper must register for the
workshop. An attendance of approximately 40 people is expected.
All authors as well as researchers interested in the field are
encouraged to participate.


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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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Papers must be formatted according to
the AAAI Formatting Instructions and up to 7 pages in length + 1 page
for references in PDF format.
Authors can chose between an anonymized or non-anonymized submission.


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IMPORTANT DATES
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Nov. 10, 2017: Workshop paper submission deadline.
Nov. 20, 2017: Notification on workshop paper submissions.
tba: Camera-ready copy due to organizers.
Feb. 3, 2018: M-PREF'18 Workshop.


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SUBMIT TO
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https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mpref18


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WORKSHOP CHAIRS
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Kristen Brent Venable
Markus Endres
Nicholas Mattei
Andreas Pfandler


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WORKSHOP URL
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http://www.mpref-2018.preflib.org
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The Discrete Mathematics and Optimization group at the FernUniversität in Hagen is offering a fully paid "Landesstelle" (100% TVL 13). Profound knowledge of German is required.

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[DMANET] [CFP] IEEE DCOSS 2018 - Abstract Registration Deadline on January 17, 2017

[Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this Call
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                               CALL FOR PAPERS

                              IEEE DCOSS 2018
                               The 14th International Conference on
                          Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS)
                                          New York, U.S.A.
                                         June 18 - 20, 2018

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IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract Registration Deadline: 23:59:59 EDT on January 17, 2018
Paper Submission Deadline: 23:59:59 EDT on January 24, 2018
Acceptance Notification: March 28, 2018
Camera Ready Deadline: April 11, 2018

SCOPE
Distributed sensor systems today are increasingly ubiquitous, producing
information-rich massive data about the physical world. Due to the
potential of impacting an entire host of application areas, distributed
sensor systems have become a highly visible research area. The
International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems
(DCOSS) focuses on distributed computing issues in networked sensor
systems (including, but not limited to, algorithms and applications,
systems design techniques and tools, and in-network signal and
information processing). The conference normally features three tracks
on Systems and Applications, Algorithms and Protocols, and Signal and
Information Processing.

Potential authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts
that demonstrate recent advances in both theoretical and experimental
research. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the
following aspects:
˙    Computation and programming models from sensor to cloud
˙    Energy models, minimization, awareness
˙    Sensor data storage, retrieval, and processing
˙    Distributed collaborative information processing
˙    Machine learning techniques for sensor data analytics
˙    Abstractions for modular design
˙    Communication and networking primitives and protocols
˙    Task allocation, reprogramming, and reconfiguration
˙    Sensor network management, diagnosis, and fault tolerance
˙    Security and privacy issues
˙    Approaches, tools, and experience of deployment and operation
˙    Closed-loop control for sensing and actuation
˙    Performance analysis: complexity, correctness, scalability
˙    Mobile and human-centered sensing
˙    Sensing for the Internet of Things
˙    Crowd sensing and social sensing techniques, applications, and systems
˙    Sensing for smart grid systems, green networks, and sustainability

In addition to DCOSS?s traditional focus, DCOSS 2018 will include a
?track of the year?: Massive Sensing for the Industrial IoT. Topics of
interests include but are not limited to:
˙    Dependable, safe, secure networked sensing and control
˙    Cloud-based big sensor data management
˙    Real-time sensor data analytics
˙    Data intensive applications and algorithms, e.g. VR/AR for industry
˙    Industrial diagnosis and fault analysis based on sensing systems
˙    Networking and communication in the industrial environments
˙    Location and time management for industrial processes
˙    Heterogeneity and interoperability of sensor systems
˙    Service description and discovery
˙    Digital twins and simulation of physical processes
˙    Industrial applications such as predictive maintenance, smart
factories, smart products, ...

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that
demonstrate current research on distributed sensor systems related to
DCOSS topics of interest.

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum of eight (8)
printed pages including figures. Authors may add at most two (2) pages,
but only for an appendix, i.e. these two pages contain supplementary
material only. The additional two pages will incur overlength charges at
$100/page.

Please read  http://www.dcoss.org/submission.html for more details.

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

HONORARY GENERAL CHAIRS
Frank Hsu (Fordham University, USA)
Sethuraman Panchanathan (Arizona State University, USA)

GENERAL CHAIRS
Habib M. Ammari, (Fordham University, USA)
David Wei, (Fordham University, USA)
Gary M. Weiss (Fordham University, USA)

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIRS
Yuan He (Tsinghua University, China)
Guevara Noubir (Northeastern University, USA)
Kay Romer (Graz University of Technology, Austria)

WORKSHOPS CHAIR
Jiannong Cao (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)
Alberto Garcia-Ortiz University of Bremen, Germany)

POSTER & DEMO CHAIR
Ulf Kulau (Technical University Braunschweig, Germany)
Damian Lyons (Fordham University, USA)
Lars Wolf (Technical University Braunschweig, Germany)

Ph.D. FORUM CHAIRS
Pierre Leone (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Utz Roedig (Lancaster University, UK)
Xiaolan Zhang (Fordham University, USA)

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS
Stefano Basagni (Northeastern University, USA)
Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan (Fordham University, USA)
Flavia Delicato (Federal Univesity of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Jing Liang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China,
China)
Aline Carneiro Viana (Inria, France)

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Assistant Professor Position in Algorithms at FU Berlin

We announce

ONE ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP (Juniorprofessur, W1)

at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, at the Department of Computer
Science. The successful candidate will be a member of the theory group
(http://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/inf/groups/ag-ti/), and will participate in
the research and teaching activities of the group.

The official announcement follows below. It can also be found here:
http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/service/stellen/prof/index.html

If you have further questions about the position, please send an email
to mulzer@inf.fu-berlin.de .

The application deadline is November 9, 2017.

=============

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Institute of Computer Science
invites applications for a
Junior Professorship in Theoretical Computer Science
(salary grade W 1)
reference code: W1 TheoInf

The successful applicant will assume responsibilities in research and
teaching in the area named above. Appointment requirements are governed
by Article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner
Hochschulgesetz).

Candidates will have outstanding and innovative international research
in the field of algorithms (for example computational geometry, graph
algorithms, algorithms for combinatorial problems). She or he will have
experience with grant-sponsored research and have an excellent track
record of university teaching.

Apart from the official duties that the appointee has to fulfill in
accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act in
particular, the following activities need to be fulfilled additionally:

The appointee will strengthen the research area Theoretical Computer
Science at Freie Universität Berlin and work with colleagues of the
research groups. She or he will further develop and teach courses in
Theoretical Computer Science in the bachelor's and master's programs.
Additionally, the junior professor will be prepared to participate in
collaborations within the Berlin area and work interdisciplinarily,
especially with the working groups of discrete mathematics as well as
with the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS).

The junior professor will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial
period of three years. Reappointment is contingent upon positive
evaluation of performance and may be extended for three more years.

Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic
qualification in German or English (please add the translations if
needed), if applicable the letter of appointment, a list of
publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of
teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on
involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research
projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary language
certificates. If applicable for the respective content areas, please
give information on industrial cooperations, inventions/patents and
spin-offs.

All materials including a private postal and an email address must be
received preferably electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB),
quoting the reference code, no later than November 9th, 2017 at

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Dekanat
z. Hd. Frau Üzel
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin (Germany)
Email: bewerbungen@mi.fu-berlin.de

Application guidelines and general information on the appointment
procedure as well as requirements for junior professorships at Freie
Universität Berlin can be found at www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt. For
additional details, please visit www.fu-berlin.de and
www.mi.fu-berlin.de/inf

[DMANET] Assistant Professor Position in Algorithms at FU Berlin

We announce

ONE ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP (Juniorprofessur, W1)

at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, at the Department of Computer
Science. The successful candidate will be a member of the theory group
(http://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/inf/groups/ag-ti/), and will participate in
the research and teaching activities of the group.

The official announcement follows below. It can also be found here:
http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/service/stellen/prof/index.html

If you have further questions about the position, please send an email
to mulzer@inf.fu-berlin.de .

The application deadline is November 9, 2017.

=============

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Institute of Computer Science
invites applications for a
Junior Professorship in Theoretical Computer Science
(salary grade W 1)
reference code: W1 TheoInf

The successful applicant will assume responsibilities in research and
teaching in the area named above. Appointment requirements are governed
by Article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner
Hochschulgesetz).

Candidates will have outstanding and innovative international research
in the field of algorithms (for example computational geometry, graph
algorithms, algorithms for combinatorial problems). She or he will have
experience with grant-sponsored research and have an excellent track
record of university teaching.

Apart from the official duties that the appointee has to fulfill in
accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act in
particular, the following activities need to be fulfilled additionally:

The appointee will strengthen the research area Theoretical Computer
Science at Freie Universität Berlin and work with colleagues of the
research groups. She or he will further develop and teach courses in
Theoretical Computer Science in the bachelor's and master's programs.
Additionally, the junior professor will be prepared to participate in
collaborations within the Berlin area and work interdisciplinarily,
especially with the working groups of discrete mathematics as well as
with the Berlin Mathematical School (BMS).

The junior professor will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial
period of three years. Reappointment is contingent upon positive
evaluation of performance and may be extended for three more years.

Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic
qualification in German or English (please add the translations if
needed), if applicable the letter of appointment, a list of
publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of
teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on
involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research
projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary language
certificates. If applicable for the respective content areas, please
give information on industrial cooperations, inventions/patents and
spin-offs.

All materials including a private postal and an email address must be
received preferably electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB),
quoting the reference code, no later than November 9th, 2017 at

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Dekanat
z. Hd. Frau Üzel
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin (Germany)
Email: bewerbungen@mi.fu-berlin.de

Application guidelines and general information on the appointment
procedure as well as requirements for junior professorships at Freie
Universität Berlin can be found at www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt. For
additional details, please visit www.fu-berlin.de and
www.mi.fu-berlin.de/inf


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[DMANET] International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP 2018) in Bordeaux, July 1-6, 2018

Save the date for ISMP 2018 in Bordeaux, July 1-6, 2018

The 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP 2018) will take place in Bordeaux, France, July 1-6, 2018. ISMP is the world congress of mathematical optimization where scientists as well as industrial researchers and users of mathematical optimization meet in order to present the most recent developments/results and to discuss new challenges from theory and practice. To illustrate the spectrum of topics, a classification attempt is reported in https://ismp2018.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/4 .

Plenary, semi-plenary, and keynote speakers for ISMP2018 have been announced on the conference website along with their provisional talk titles:
https://ismp2018.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/4

Plenary Speakers
• Shabbir Ahmed (Georgia Tech, USA): Chance constrained stochastic programming
• Francis Bach (INRIA, France): The relationship between machine learning and optimization
• Monique Laurent (CWI, The Netherlands): Using conic and polynomial optimization for matrix factorizations and quantum analogues of classical graph parameters in quantum information
• Andy Philpott (Auckland, New Zealand): The intersection of stochastic programming and game theory, and their application to electricity systems
• Marc Teboulle (Tel-Aviv University, Israel): Proximal Methods for Convex and Nonconvex Optimization

Semi-Plenary Speakers
• Michel Hintermuller (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany): Infinite dimensional constrained nonlinear optimization
• Jon Lee (University of Michigan, USA): On non-convex MINLP
• Nikolaos Sahinidis (CMU, USA): The BARON software for MINLP
• Melvyn Sim (National University of Singapore): Tractable Distributionally Robust Optimization.
• Paul Y. Tseng Memorial Lectureship in Continuous Optimization

Key-Note Speakers
• Alper Atamturk (Berkeley, USA): quadratic/conic quadratic mixed 0-1 optimization utilizing submodularity
• Michel Balinski (CNRS, France): Majority judgment
• Regina Burachik (UniSA, Australia): On Asymptotic Lagrangian duality for nonsmooth nonconvex optimization
• Emmanuel Candes (Stanford, USA): What's happening in nonconvex optimization? A couple of stories
• Patrick Combettes (North Carolina State University, USA): Monotone Operator Theory in Optimization
• Santanu Dey (Georgia Tech, USA): Theoretical Analysis of Cutting-Planes in IP Solvers.
• Maryam Fazel (University of Washington, USA): On nonconvex optimization, online algorithms, and machine learning
• Matteo Fischetti (Padova, Italy): Algorithm Implementations
• Oktay Gunluk (IBM Research, USA): Recent progress in MIP
• Tito Homem-de-Mello (Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile):robust optimization and stochastic optimization
• Thomas Rothvoss (University of Washington, USA): Lower bounds on the size of linear programs
• Luis Nunes Vicente (Coimbra, Portugal): A new Hessian-free model-based method and its application to deep learning


Conference Venue

The Symposium will take place at the University of Bordeaux on the downtown campus (Place de la Victoire); while plenaries and semi-plenaries are scheduled to take place in the Symphony Hall (Auditorium) which is within a 20 minute walking distance.


Important Dates

• As early as possible: your registration on the conference website to receive any further communication on ISMP 2018. Simply select create account in the login menu on the upper right corner of the website: https://ismp2018.sciencesconf.org/user/createaccount
• January 3, 2018: Opening of abstract submissions
• February 1, 2018: Opening of registrations
• February 28, 2018: Abstract submission deadline
• April 15, 2018: Notification of acceptance
• April 30, 2018: Early bird registration deadline and registration deadline for presenting authors
• July 1-6, 2018: The symposium being held in Bordeaux

Details on the program and practical information will be progressively added on the conference website: https://ismp2018.sciencesconf.org/


Francois Vanderbeck
fv@math.u-bordeaux.fr
Institute of Mathematics (IMB), University of Bordeaux
Team ReAlOpt, INRIA-Bordeaux-Sud-Ouest
https://realopt.bordeaux.inria.fr


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[DMANET] ADGA 2017 - Call for Participation

Call for participation:

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ADGA 2017: The 6th Workshop on Advances in Distributed Graph Algorithms

October 20, 2017

Vienna, Austria (co-located with DISC 2017)
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ADGA is a one-day workshop that focuses on the theoretical foundations
of distributed graph algorithms.
The program consists of several invited talks, which are aimed at the
general DISC audience.

ADGA 2017 will be held on Friday, 20 October 2017 in Vienna, Austria,
and will be co-located with DISC 2017.

The workshop will be chaired by Fabian Kuhn.

Please refer to our website of ADGA 2017 at http://adga.hiit.fi/2017/
and to the website of DISC 2017 at http://www.disc-conference.org/2017/.

For information on past and future ADGA workshops, see the web site of
the ADGA workshop series, at http://adga.hiit.fi/.

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Invited talks
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Moti Medina: A (Centralized) Local Guide

Andreas Karrenbauer: Continuous Optimization Methods for Network Problems

Magnus Halldorsson: Graph abstractions in wireless networking

Mohsen Ghaffari: LOCAL Algorithms: The Chasm Between Deterministic and
Randomized

Juho Hirvonen: Proving lower bounds in the LOCAL model

Adrian Kosowski: Distance Labeling: Understanding the Source of Hardness

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

postdoc in algorithmic economics at Microsoft Research NYC

Microsoft Research NYC is looking for a postdoc in Algorithmic Economics, with a start date in July 2018. Please encourage strong graduating students to apply by December 1, and please feel free to forward and distribute the announcement as you see fit.

 

Research in the Algorithmic Economics group at Microsoft Research NYC spans a wide variety of topics at the intersection of economics and computation. Application areas include auctions and mechanism design, crowdsourcing and human computation, information aggregation and elicitation, machine learning in economics, polling and prediction markets, and online advertising.

 

More information on the position and how to apply: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/opportunity/call-postdocs-algorithmic-economics/ .

Our algorithmic economics group: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/algorithmic-economics/

Microsoft Research NYC: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/lab/microsoft-research-new-york/.

 

 

 

[DMANET] First Call for Papers: Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

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ANTS 2018
Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
October 29–31, 2018. Rome, Italy
Up-to-date information at http://www.swarm-intelligence.eu/ants2018/
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Scope of the Conference
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Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with the study of
self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems.
Researchers in ethology and animal behavior have proposed a number of
models to explain interesting aspects of collective behaviors such as
movement coordination, shape-formation or decision making. Recently,
algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve
difficult problems in many domains. Among these, it is worth mentioning ant
colony optimization (ACO) and particle swarm optimization (PSO), focusing
respectively on discrete and continuous optimisation problems. Also, Swarm
robotics represents another application of techniques derived from swarm
intelligence for the design of collaborative multi-robot systems featuring
enhanced efficiency, robustness and scalability.
ANTS 2018 will give researchers in swarm intelligence the opportunity to
meet, to present their latest research, and to discuss current developments
and applications. The three-day conference will be held for the first time
in Rome, Italy, on October 29–31, 2018.


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Relevant Research Areas
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ANTS 2018 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of swarm
intelligence.
Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:
- Behavioral models of social insects or other animal societies that can
stimulate new algorithmic approaches.
- Theoretical and empirical and research in swarm intelligence.
- Application of swarm intelligence methods (e.g., ant colony optimisation
or particle swarm optimisation) to real-world problems.
- Theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems.


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Important Dates
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Submission deadline: April 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018
Camera ready copy: June 29, 2018
Conference: October 29–31, 2018


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Publication Details
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Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings (Springer LNCS,
to be confirmed). The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special
issue dedicated to ANTS 2018 that will contain extended versions of the
best research works presented at the conference. Further details will soon
be published on the web site.


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Conference Location
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Aula Marconi,
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche,
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7,
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00185 Rome,
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Italy
<https://maps.google.com/?q=Piazzale+Aldo+Moro+7,%C2%A000185+Rome,%C2%A0+Italy&entry=gmail&source=g>


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Best Paper Award
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A best paper award will be presented at the conference. Continuing the
tradition of the ANTS Conference Series, the prize winner will receive a
sculpture of an ant expressly created for the ANTS Conference by the
Italian sculptor Matteo Pugliese.


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ANTS 2018 Organizing Committee
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++ General chair ++
Marco Dorigo - Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

++ Local organisation and publicity chair ++
Vito Trianni - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC),
Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

++ Technical program chairs ++
Mauro Birattari - Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Christian Blum - Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), Spanish
National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Anders L. Christensen - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

++ Publication chair ++
Andreagiovanni Reina - The University of Sheffield, UK


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Further Information
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Up-to-date information will be published at the following address:
http://www.swarm-intelligence.eu/ants2018/
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[DMANET] posting invitation to SWI2018, Eindhoven jan 29- feb 02, 2018

Below find the invitation to DMANET members for participating in SWI2018
Cor Hurkens
Eindhoven University of Technology
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Invitation SWI 2018, Eindhoven, January 29 - February 2, 2018


*** Invitation 135th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2018, Eindhoven ***

Date/location: January 29 - February 2, 2018, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Since 1968, the Study Group Mathematics with Industry has brought together mathematicians and companies. Following the original Oxford model, about 60 mathematicians, ranging from PhD students to full professors, spend a week working on real life problems, presented to them by companies on Monday morning. During five busy days these problems are discussed, modelled, analysed, and computed, and results are presented on Friday.

You are kindly invited to participate. Check our website
http://www.swi-wiskunde.nl/swi2018/ for more information.

Registration through the SWI 2018 website is compulsory due to capacity constraints. We can reimburse hotel costs for a limited number of participants.

Best regards,

The organisers of SWI 2018,
Alessandro Di Bucchianico, Stella Kapodistria, Oliver Tse, Cor Hurkens, and Patty Koorn.


Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
PO Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
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