Tuesday, July 22, 2014

[DMANET] Deadline Extended (July 28), Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS 2014), Montreal, Canada, Springer LNCS proceedings

Apologies for cross-posting

** Deadline Extended: July 28, 2014 (11:59 PM UTC-11) **

Call for Papers

**The 7th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security
(FPS'2014), Montreal, Canada, November 3-5, 2014.**

Important Dates

| Event | Date |
| Submission Deadline: | July 28, 2014 (Extended) |
| Acceptance Notification: | August 20, 2014 |
| Camera Ready: | September 10, 2014 |
| Conference: | November 3-5, 2014, Montreal, Canada |

Conference Website



Protecting the communication and data infrastructure of an
increasingly inter-connected world has become vital to the normal
functioning of all aspects of our world. Security has emerged as an
important scientific discipline whose many multifaceted complexities
deserve the attention and synergy of the mathematical, computer
science and engineering communities.

After the previous meetings held in La Rochelle, Montreal, Grenoble,
Toronto and Paris, this 7th edition of the FPS symposium will be held
at Montreal.

The aim of this event is to discuss and exchange theoretical and
practical ideas that address security issues in inter-connected
systems. It aims to provide scientific presentations as well as to
establish links, promote scientific collaboration, joint research
programs, and student exchanges between institutions involved in this
important and fast moving research field.

We also invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in
security, privacy, trustworthy data systems and related areas to
submit their original papers. The main topics, but not limited to,

* Security in Service Oriented Architecture & Web Services
* Security Administration & Policy-based Security Architectures
* Access Control Languages
* Cryptography & Cryptanalysis
* Threat Analysis
* Privacy & Sensitive Data Management
* Security on P2P Systems and their Applications
* Policy-based Distributed Information Systems and Security Policies
* Security in Sensor Networks and RFID
* Security of Cloud Computing, Grid Computing and their Applications
* Trust Management
* Security of Distributed Embedded Middleware
* Distributed Security Protocols
* Privacy in Social Networks
* Formal foundations in Information Security
* Side-channel analysis and Fault injection attacks
* Countermeasures against physical attacks
* Protected implementations, security by design
* Formal Verification of security properties
* Methods and Platforms for evaluation of attacks and countermeasures
* Malware, botnets, binary analysis

Submissions Guidelines

Full papers should be at most 16 pages (using 11-point font),
excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices. Position
papers, as well as extended abstract and contributed talks, should be
up to 8 pages (using 11-point font). Committee members are not
required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible
without them. All submissions must be written in English. Authors must
submit their papers by the deadline indicated below, using the
EasyChair web site (using the link
<http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fps2014>) and following
the requirements stated there. All papers will be refereed. The
submitted contribution should be formatted according to Springer's
LNCS style. Submissions by PhD students as well as surveys and
controversial ideas are encouraged. Case studies (successful or not)
are also encouraged.

Authors should indicate whether their paper is a "position paper" to
differentiate them from regular ones (you mention "Position paper" in
the title).


Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one author of each
accepted paper must register to the symposium, by the date indicated
by the organizers, and present the paper.


General Chair

Mourad Debbabi (University of Conccordia)

Program Committee Chairs

Philip W. L. Fong (University of Calgary)
Frédéric Cuppens (Telecom Bretagne)

Organization Chairs

Lingyu Wang (University of Concrdia)

Publicity and Publication Chairs

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (Telecom SudParis)
Nur Zincir Heywood (Dalhousie University)

Program Committee

Diala Abi Haidar (Dar Al Hekma College)
Carlisle Adams (Ottawa University)
Gildas Avoine (UCL, Belgium)
Guillaume Bonfante (Université de Lorraine, LORIA)
Jordi Castellà-Roca (Rovira i Virgili Univ.)
Ana Cavalli (Télécom SudParis)
Frédéric Cuppens (TELECOM Bretagne)
Nora Cuppens-Boulahia (TELECOM Bretagne)
Mila Dalla Preda (Bologna University)
Jean-Luc Danger (Telecom ParisTech)
Mourad Debbabi (Concordia University)
Nicola Dragoni (Technical University of Denmark)
Philip W. L. Fong (University of Calgary)
Sara Foresti (Univ. degli Studi di Milano)
Eric Freyssinet (Université Paris 6)
Sebastien Gambs (Université de Rennes 1)
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (Telecom SudParis)
Ali Ghorbani (UNB)
Roberto Giacobazzi (University of Verona)
Sylvain Guilley (Télécom ParisTech)
Abdelwahab Hamou-Lhadj (Concordia University)
Jordi Herrera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Bruce Kapron (University of Victoria)
Hyoungshick Kim (SungKyunKwan University )
Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University)
Pascal Lafourcade (University Joseph Fourier)
Yassine Lakhnech (University Joseph Fourier)
Georgios Lioudakis (National Technical University of Athens)
Luigi Logrippo (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
Stefan Mangard (Infineon Technologies)
Jean-Yves Marion (Mines de Nancy)
Joan Melia-Segui (Universitat Pomepu Fabra)
Ali Miri (Ryerson University)
Guillermo Navarro-Arribas (UAB)
Jordi Nin (UPC)
Andreas Pashalidis (K.U.Leuven)
Emmanuel Prouff (ANSSI)
Silvio Ranise (FBK-Irst)
Jean-Marc Robert (Ecole de technologie superieure)
Alessandro Sorniotti (SAP Research)
Anna Squicciarini (The Pennsylvania State University)
Chamseddine Talhi (ETS, Montreal)
Nadia Tawbi (Université LAVAL)
Alexandre Viejo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
Lena Wiese (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Nicola Zannone (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Mohammad Zulkernine (Queen's University, Canada)


Said Oulmakhzoune (TELECOM Bretagne)

Submission Website


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[DMANET] IFIP/IEEE IM 2015 in Ottawa, Canada - Submissions due in less than 8 weeks



The 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 11-15 May 2015


(Paper Submission Date: September 15, 2014)

"Integrated Management in the Age of Big Data"


The 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service
Management (IM 2015) will be held 11-15 May 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada and hosted by the Ottawa Convention Centre. Held in
odd-numbered years since 1989, IM 2015 follows the 27 years tradition
of NOMS and IM as the primary IEEE Communications Society's forum for
technical exchange on management of information and
communication technology focusing on research, development,
integration, standards, service provisioning, and user communities. IM
2015 will focus on the theme "Integrated Management in the Age
of Big Data" presenting recent, emerging approaches and technical
solutions for dealing with Big Data as well as
using it for management solutions. IM 2015 will offer five
types of sessions: technical, experience, poster, panel and

High quality will be assured through a well qualified Technical
Program Committee and stringent peer review of paper submissions. A
special call for demonstrations is organized to allow
industry partners and researchers to demonstrate early products and


Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to
the topic areas that are listed below. In addition, we invite
submissions of proposals for demonstrations, exhibits, technical
panels, tutorials and workshops. Papers can be submitted as
technical session full papers, technical session
short papers, experience session papers and dissertation papers.

Network Management & Operational Experience
- Software Defined Networks (SDN)
- Smart Cities, Smart Grids
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Future Internet
- Content Distribution Networks (P2P, CDN, ICN)
- Virtual and Overlay Networks
- Data Centers, Storage Area Networks
- Cyber-Physical Systems
- Wireless and Mobile Networks (Ad-Hoc, Mesh, Sensor, Vehicular)
- Smart Devices and Home Networks
- Broadband Access Networks
- Cognitive Radio Networks
- IP/MPLS Networks
- Optical Networks
- Heterogeneous Networks

Service Management
- Cloud Services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
- IT Service Management
- Multimedia and Data Services
- QoE-Centric Management
- Service Discovery, Migration and Orchestration
- Resource Provisioning and Management
- Hosting and Virtualized Infrastructures
- OTT Service Management
- Management as a Service

Business Management
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Process Management

Functional Areas
- Deployment
- Fault Management
- Diagnostics, Tracing, Troubleshooting
- Configuration Management
- Accounting and Billing Management
- Performance Management
- Service Level Management
- Security Management, IDS, IPS

Management Approaches
- Centralized management
- Distributed management
- Autonomic and self-management
- Policy-based management
- Federated Management
- Pro-Active Management
- Energy-Aware Management
- Management Architectures

Management Enablers & Technologies
- Network Programmability
- Cloud Computing
- Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Service Chaining
- (Big) Data, Information and Semantic Modeling
- Protocols and Languages
- Message and Software Buses
- Middleware, Grids
- Mobile Agents
- Social Networking
- Human-Machine Interactions
- Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS)

Methodologies for Network Operations and Management
- (Big) Data Analytics and Data Mining
- Monitoring and Measurements
- Control Theories
- Optimization Theories
- Economic Theories
- Machine learning and Genetic Algorithms
- Probability, Stochastic Processes, and Queuing Theory
- Design and Simulation
- Experimental Studies
- Visualization


Authors are invited to submit original contributions (written in
English) in PDF format through the IM 2015 web site. Only original
papers that have not been published or submitted for publication
elsewhere can be submitted.

Each submission will be limited to 8 pages (full papers) or 4 pages
(short papers) in IEEE 2-column style. Papers exceeding these
limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be
rejected without further review. The authors of the
IM 2015 top papers will be encouraged to extend their work and
submit to IEEE TNSM (IEEE Transactions on Network and Service
Management. These extended papers will undergo the normal TNSM
peer-review process.

More information about technical paper submissions on:


Paper submission: September 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: November 30, 2014
Camera ready submission: February 1, 2015


Technical Papers (deadline: September 15, 2014)

Experience Papers (deadline: September 15, 2014)

Dissertation Papers (deadline: October 30, 2014)

Panel Proposals (deadline: October 31, 2014)

Tutorial Proposals (deadline: October 17, 2014)

Workshop Proposals (deadline: August 1, 2014)

Exhibit and Demo Proposals (deadline: January 30, 2015)


- Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Wahab Almuhtadi, Algonquin College, Canada


- Shingo Ata, Osaka City University, Japan
- Remi Badonnel, TELECOM Nancy - LORIA/INRIA, France
- Jin Xiao, IBM T.J. Watson, USA


- Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Marcus Brunner, Swisscom, Switzerland
- Alex Clemm, Cisco, USA
- Olivier Festor, Telecom Nancy, France
- Nobuo Fujii, NTT, Japan
- Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil
- Aiko Pras, University of Twente, Netherlands
- Doug Zuckerman, Telcordia Technologies, USA


- Abdelkader Lahmadi, ENSEM, France
- Adarsh Sethi, University of Delaware, USA
- Adel El-Atawy, Google, USA
- Aiko Pras, University of Twente, Netherland
- Akihiro Nakao, The University of Tokyo, Japan
- Alberto Gonzalez, Cisco Systems, USA
- Aldri dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
- Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, USA
- Alexander Keller, IBM Global Technology Services, USA
- Alva Couch, Tufts University, USA
- Andrzej Kochut, IBM T. J. Watson, USA
- Anna Sperotto, University of Twente, Netherlands
- Anwar Haque, Bell Canada, Canada
- Arosha Bandara, The Open University, UK
- Artur Ziviani, LNCC, Brazil
- Bradley Simmons, York University, Canada
- Brendan Jennings, TSSG - Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
- Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Carlos Westphall, Federal Uiversity of Santa Catarina, Brazil
- Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
- Chonggang Wang, InterDigital Communications, USA
- Choong Seon Hong, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
- Christopher Ward, SiriusXM, USA
- Clarissa Marquezan, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany
- Danny Raz, Technion, Israel
- David Breitgand, IBM - Haifa Research Lab, Israel
- David Hausheer, TU Darmstadt, Germany
- Deep Medhi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
- Edmundo Madeira, UNICAMP, Brazil
- Emil Lupu, Imperial College, UK
- Fetahi Wuhib, Ericsson Research, Sweden
- Filip De Turck, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium
- Gabi Dreo Rodosek, University of Federal Armed Forces, Munich Germany
- George Pavlou, University College London, UK
- Gerard Parr, University of Ulster, UK
- Giovane Moura, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Guillaume Doyen, UTT, France
- Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
- Helmut Reiser, Leibniz-Supercomputing Centre, Germany
- Henning Sanneck, Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co KG, Germany
- Hongtaek Ju, Keimyung University, South Korea
- Isabelle Chrisment, Université de Lorraine, France
- Iyad Katib, King Abdulaziz University Saudi, Arabia
- James Hong, POSTECH, South Korea
- Javier Baliosian, University of the Republic, Uruguay
- Jérôme François, INRIA Nancy Grand Est, France
- Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin, EPFL, Switzerland
- Jeroen Famaey, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium
- Jerry Rolia, HP Laboratories, USA
- Jiahai Yang, Tsinghua University, China
- Jinho Hwang, IBM Research, USA
- Joan Serrat, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
- Joe Betser, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
- John Strassner, Huawei Technologies (US), USA
- Jorge López de Vergara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
- Jorge Lobo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- José De Souza, UFC, Brazil
- Jose-Marcos Nogueira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Juergen Schoenwaelder, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
- Kazuhiko Kinoshita, Osaka University, Japan
- Liam Fallon, Ericsson, Ireland
- Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil
- Luca Deri, ntop.org, Italy
- Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil
- Lucy Cherkasova, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
- Malgorzata Steinder, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
- Marcus Brunner, Swisscom, Switzerland
- Marinos Charalambides, University College London, UK
- Mario Golling, University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany
- Masum Hasan, Cisco Systems, USA
- Mauro Tortonesi, University of Ferrara, Italy
- Maxwell, Young Drexel University, USA
- Metin Feridun, IBM Research, Switzerland
- Michael Bauer, University of Western Ontario, Canada
- Michael Menth, University of Tuebingen, Germany
- Michele Nogueira, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
- Nancy Samaan, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Nikos Anerousis, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
- Noriaki Kamiyama, Osaka University/NTT Laboratories, Japan
- Noura Limam, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
- Olivier Festor, TELECOM Nancy, France
- Omar Cherkaoui, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
- Osamu Akashi, NTT, Japan
- Paulo Simoes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- Peer Hasselmeyer, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
- Philippe Owezarski, LAAS-CNRS, France
- Piotr Cholda, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Prasad Calyam, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
- Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
- Qi Zhang, University of Toronto, Canada
- Quanyan Zhu, New York University, USA
- Radu State, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Rami Langar, UPMC - Paris University, France
- Ramin Sadre, Aalborg University, Denmark
- Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Reaz Ahmed, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Ritu Chadha, Applied Communication Sciences (formerly Telcordia), USA
- Roberto Riggio, CREATE-NET, Italy
- Rocky K. C. Chang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
- Sejun Song, University of Missouri Kansas City, USA
- Serge Mankovskii, CA Labs, USA
- Sidath Handurukande, Ericsson Ireland, Ireland
- Stefan Wallin, Tail-f Systems, Sweden
- Stefano Secci, Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6, France
- Steven Latre, University of Antwerp - iMinds, Belgium
- Sven van der Meer, Ericsson, Ireland
- Taghrid Samak, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
- Tamar Eilam, IBM, USA
- Thomas Bocek, University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer Institut FOKUS, Germany
- Thomas Schaaf, University of Munich (LMU), Germany
- Toshio Tonouchi, NEC, Japan
- Toufik Ahmed, University of Bordeaux, France
- Tsuyoshi Ide, IBM Research, Japan
- Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware Inc., USA
- Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, University of La Rochelle, France
- Yang Song, IBM Research, USA
- Yixin Diao, IBM Research, USA
- Yoshiaki Kiriha, NEC, Japan
- Young-Tak Kim, Yeungnam University, South Korea
- Zhikui Wang, HP Laboratories, USA

For more information, please feel free to contact the TPC chairs
at im2015tpcchairs@gmail.com or visit http://www.ieee-im.org

Giovane C. M. Moura, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Economics of Cybersecurity Group
Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management
Delft University of Technology
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Monday, July 21, 2014

[DMANET] BigDat 2015: 23 July registration deadline



BigDat 2015

Tarragona, Spain

January 26-30, 2015

Organized by
Rovira i Virgili University



--- 2nd registration deadline: July 23, 2014 ---



BigDat 2015 is a research training event for graduates and postgraduates in
the first steps of their academic career. It aims at updating them about the
most recent developments in the fast developing area of big data, which
covers a large spectrum of current exciting research, development and
innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific
discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself.
Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views
with the audience.

All big data subareas will be displayed, namely: foundations,
infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and
applications. Main challenges of analytics, management and storage of big
data will be identified through 4 keynote lectures and 24 six-hour courses,
which will tackle the most lively and promising topics. The organizers
believe outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated
students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.


Graduate and postgraduates from around the world. There are no formal
pre-requisites in terms of academic degrees. However, since there will be
differences in the course levels, specific knowledge background may be
required for some of them.

BigDat 2015 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep
themselves updated on recent developments and future trends. They will
surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers,
industry leaders and innovators.


In addition to keynotes, 3 courses will run in parallel during the whole
event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they will be
willing to attend as well as to move from one to another.


BigDat 2015 will take place in Tarragona, located 90 kms. to the south of
Barcelona. The venue will be:

Campus Catalunya
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona


Ian Foster (Argonne National Laboratory), tba

Geoffrey C. Fox (Indiana University, Bloomington), Mapping Big Data
Applications to Clouds and HPC

C. Lee Giles (Pennsylvania State University, University Park), Scholarly Big
Data: Information Extraction and Data Mining

William D. Gropp (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), tba


Hendrik Blockeel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), [intermediate] Decision
Trees for Big Data Analytics

Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano),
[introductory/intermediate] End-User Access to Big Data Using Ontologies

Jiannong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), [introductory/intermediate]
Programming with Big Data

Edward Y. Chang (HTC Corporation, New Taipei City), [introductory/advanced]
>From Design of Distributed and Online Algorithms to Hands-on Code Lab
Practice on Real Datasets

Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan), [introductory/intermediate] Process
Discovery and Predictive Decision Making from Big Data Sets and Streams

Gautam Das (University of Texas, Arlington), [intermediate/advanced] Mining
Deep Web Repositories

Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam), tba

Geoffrey C. Fox (Indiana University, Bloomington), [intermediate] Using
Software Defined Systems to Address Big Data Problems

Minos Garofalakis (Technical University of Crete, Chania)
[intermediate/advanced], Querying Continuous Data Streams

Vasant G. Honavar (Pennsylvania State University, University Park)
[introductory/intermediate], Learning Predictive Models from Big Data

Mounia Lalmas (Yahoo! Research Labs, London), [introductory] Measuring User

Tao Li (Florida International University, Miami),
[introductory/intermediate] Data Mining Techniques to Understand Textual

Kwan-Liu Ma (University of California, Davis), [intermediate] Big Data

Christoph Meinel (Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam),
[introductory/intermediate] New Computing Power by In-Memory and Multicore
to Tackle Big Data

David Padua (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), [intermediate] Data
Parallel Programming

Manish Parashar (Rutgers University, Piscataway), [intermediate] Big Data in
Simulation-based Science

Srinivasan Parthasarathy (Ohio State University, Columbus), [intermediate]
Scalable Data Analysis

Evaggelia Pitoura (University of Ioannina), [intermediate] Online Social

Vijay V. Raghavan (University of Louisiana, Lafayette),
[introductory/intermediate] Visual Analytics of Time-evolving Large-scale

Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan), [intermediate], Data Security and
Privacy in the Cloud

Peter Sanders (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology),
[introductory/intermediate] Algorithm Engineering for Large Data Sets

Johan Suykens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), [introductory/intermediate]
Fixed-size Kernel Models for Big Data

Domenico Talia (University of Calabria, Rende), [intermediate] Scalable Data
Mining on Parallel, Distributed and Cloud Computing Systems

Jieping Ye (Arizona State University, Tempe), [introductory/advanced]
Large-Scale Sparse Learning and Low Rank Modeling


Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, chair)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


It has to be done at


The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is
only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be
helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course.

Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be
processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will
be closed and the on-line registration facility disabled when the capacity
of the venue will be complete. It is much recommended to register prior to
the event.


As far as possible, participants are expected to stay full-time. Fees are a
flat rate covering the attendance to all courses during the week. There are
several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration


Suggestions of accommodation will be provided in due time.


Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.




BigDat 2015
Lilica Voicu
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386


Universitat Rovira i Virgili

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

[DMANET] SAGT 2014 - Call for Participation

First Call for Participation:


SAGT 2014


Haifa, September 30 - October 2, 2014

Early Registration Deadline: August 9, 2014


The 7th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) will
take place in Haifa, Israel, from September 30 to October 2. The purpose
of SAGT is to bring together researchers from Computer Science,
Economics, Mathematics, and related disciplines, to present and discuss
original research at the intersection of Algorithms and Game Theory.

The program of SAGT will include both invited lectures and presentations
of refereed submissions. Invited speakers are:

Matthew Jackson, Stanford
Ron Holzman, Technion
Moshe Tennenholtz, Technion and MSR

The detailed program can be found at:

A number of travel awards is available to partially cover expenses for
participants with limited funding sources. For more information see:


On September 29, the E-Commerce Day will be organized by Technion and
Microsoft Research. This event is closely related but not officially
part of SAGT. Full details will be available soon.
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[DMANET] NetOPt2015: 4th Winter School on Network Optimization (1st announcement)

The 4th edition of the Winter School on Network Optimization will take place at the Hotel Sana, Estoril, from the 12th to the 16th of January 2015. 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:

Bernard Gendron (Univ. Montréal): Decomposition methods for network design
Adam Ouorou (Orange Labs): Robust optimization in telecommunications
Gerhard Reinelt (Univ. Heidelberg): Ordering problems
Giovanni Rinaldi (IASI): Maximum weight cuts in graphs and extensions
Daniele Vigo (Univ. Bologna): Solution approaches for vehicle routing problems

Since the first edition in 2009, the school has been part of the activities of the CIO (Centro de 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).
Candidates are invited to submit their CVs to NetOpt2015@fc.ul.pt before 30th October 2014.
After a short period of evaluation, the participants will be notified and be invited to register.
More information is available at http:NetOpt2015.fc.ul.pt.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

[DMANET] BDA 2014 --- last call for submissions (deadline approaching)

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The 2nd Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA 2014)
October 11-12, 2014, Austin, Texas USA - in conjunction with DISC 2014

We are excited to announce the second workshop on Biological
Distributed Algorithms (BDA). BDA is focused on the relationships
between distributed computing and distributed biological systems and
in particular, on analysis and case studies that combine the two. Such
research can lead to better understanding of the behavior of the
biological systems while at the same time developing novel
computational algorithms that can be used to solve basic distributed
computing problems.

The first BDA workshop, BDA 2013, was collocated with DISC 2013 (the
27th International Symposium on Distributed Computing) in Jerusalem.
BDA 2014 will be collocated with DISC 2014 in Austin, Texas. It will
take place just before DISC, on Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12,

Like BDA 2013, BDA 2014 will include talks on distributed algorithms
related to a variety of biological systems. However, this time we will
devote special attention to communication and coordination in insect
colonies (e.g. foraging, navigation, task allocation, construction)
and networks in the brain (e.g. learning, decision-making, attention).

We solicit submissions of extended abstracts describing recent results
relevant to biological distributed computing. We especially welcome
extended abstracts describing new insights and / or case studies
regarding the relationship between distributed computing and
biological systems even if these are not fully formed. Since a major
goal of the workshop is to explore new directions and approaches, we
especially encourage the submission of ongoing work. Selected
contributors would be asked to present, discuss and defend their work
at the workshop. By default, the submissions will be evaluated for
either oral or poster presentation, though authors may indicate in
their submission if it should be only considered for one of the
presentation types. Submissions should be in PDF and include title,
author information, and a 4-page extended abstract. Shorter
submissions are also welcome, particularly for poster presentation.

Please use the following EasyChair submission link:

Note: The workshop will not include published proceedings. In
particular, we welcome submissions of extended abstracts describing
work that has appeared or is expected to appear in other venues.

Financial support for student/postdoc participants
We will cover the registration fee and up to $500 of travel costs for
selected participants at the student/postdoc level. Please refer to
the workshop's website for further details.

July 23, 2014 - Extended abstract submission deadline
August 18, 2014 – Decision notifications
October 11-12, 2014 – Workshop

Dmitri Chklovskii - HHMI Janelia Farm
Alex Cornejo - Harvard
Anna Dornhaus - University of Arizona
Ofer Feinerman - Weizmann Institute
Ila Fiete - UT Austin
Deborah Gordon - Stanford
Laurent Keller - University of Lausanne
Amos Korman - CNRS and University of Paris Diderot
Nancy Lynch - MIT
James Marshall - University of Sheffield
Radhika Nagpal - Harvard
Saket Navlakha - CMU
Stephen Pratt - Arizona State University
Andrea Richa - Arizona State University
Nir Shavit - MIT

Ziv Bar-Joseph - CMU (co-chair)
Anna Dornhaus - University of Arizona
Yuval Emek - Technion (co-chair)
Amos Korman - CNRS and University of Paris Diderot (co-chair)
Nancy Lynch - MIT
Radhika Nagpal - Harvard
Saket Navlakha - CMU
Nir Shavit - MIT

Yuval Emek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Industrial Engineering and Management
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

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Friday, July 18, 2014

[DMANET] [LION 2015] Call for Challenge in LION 9

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to be held as part of the

Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference (LION 9)
January 12-16th, 2015, Lille, France

Submission Deadline: November 14th, 2014
We are pleased to announce the first challenge held by the LION conference.
Get ready to enter the challenge and to submit the best algorithm to solve
the Development Assurance Level (DAL) Allocation problem.
DAL indicates the level of rigor of the development of a software
or hardware function of an aircraft.

Official Webpage

Finalists selected by the jury will be invited to present their
submission at the competition session, held during the LION conference.
The winner of the competition will be announced at
the conference dinner, on January 14th, 2015.

All submissions should follow the guidelines of the official webpage.

Daniel Le Berre, Université d'Artois, France
Olivier ROUSSEL, Université d'Artois, France
Rémi DELMAS, ONERA Toulouse, France
Marie-Eléonore Marmion, Université Lille 1, France
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Thursday, July 17, 2014



The Symposium Advisory Committee of the Mathematical Optimization Society
issues a call for pre-proposals to organize and host ISMP 2018, the
triennial International Symposium on Mathematical Programming.

ISMP is the flagship event of our society, regularly gathering over a
thousand scientists from around the world. The conference is usually held
in or around the month of August. Hosting ISMP provides a vital service to
the mathematical optimization community and often has a lasting effect on
the visibility of the hosting institution. It also presents a significant
challenge. This call for pre-proposals is addressed at local groups willing
to take up that challenge. The tradition would be that only sites outside
of USA and Canada are eligible to host ISMP 2018.

Preliminary bids will be examined by the Symposium Advisory Committee
(SAC), which will then issue invitations for detailed bids. The final
decision will be made and announced during ISMP 2015 in Pittsburgh. Members
of the SAC are

Michael Juenger, Germany <mjuenger@informatik.uni-koeln.de>
Jan Karel Lenstra, The Netherlands (chair) <jkl@cwi.nl>
Jeff Linderoth, USA <linderot@cae.wisc.edu>
Andy Philpott, New Zealand <a.philpott@auckland.ac.nz>
Kim-Chuan Toh, Singapore <mattohkc@nus.edu.sg>
Luis Nunes Vicente, Portugal <lnv@mat.uc.pt>

Preliminary bids should be brief and contain information pertaining to the

(1) location,
(2) facilities,
(3) logistics: accommodation and transportation, and
(4) likely local organizers.

Further information can be obtained from any member of the advisory
committee. Please address your preliminary bids until October 15, 2014 to
Jan Karel Lenstra <jkl@cwi.nl>.

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[DMANET] CSoNet'14: Deadline in One Week: Workshop on Computational Social Networks, Hawaii, Dec. 2014

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CFP: 3rd Workshop on Computational Social Networks (One Week until the
Submission Deadline)
CSoNet 2014 - http://csonet14.vcu.edu/
Dec. 21, 2014, Maui, Hawaii, In conjunction with COCOA '14

Computing in social network science has recently become one of the
central themes across mathematical science, information and
communication technology, which attracts a significant interest from
researchers in mathematics, computer science, system science, and
social science. The objective of this workshop is to advance and
promote the theoretical foundation, mathematical aspects as well as
applications of social computing.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Mathematical modelling and analysis
* Real-world complex systems
* Information retrieval in social contexts, political analysts
* Network structure analysis
* Network dynamics optimization
* Complex network robustness and vulnerability
* Information diffusion models and analysis
* Security and privacy
* Searching in complex networks
* Efficient algorithms

* Paper submission due: July 24, 2014
* Notification of Acceptance: August 21, 2014
* Camera-ready: September 04, 2014

Accepted papers will be published in LNCS - Springer along with main
papers of COCOA 2014. Extended version of selected papers will be
published in a special issue of Computational Social Networks journal
by Springer.

Authors who are interested in the above topics can submit their
unpublished work to this workshop via Easychair using LNCS style. The
maximum length of paper (including references) is 10 pages.

Steering Committee
My T. Thai, University of Florida, USA
Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota, USA
Weili Wu, University of Texas - Dallas, USA

PC Chairs
My T. Thai, University of Florida, USA
Thang Dinh, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Publicity Chair
Nam P. Nguyen, Towson University, USA

Technical Program Committee
Nitin Agarwal, (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA)
Thang Dinh, (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA) (Co-Chair)
Carol Fung, (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
Konstantinos Georgiou, (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Donghyun Kim, (North Carolina Central University, USA)
Sang-Wook Kim, (Hanyang University, South Korea)
Ee-Peng Lim, (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Ramasuri Narayanam, (IBM Research, India)
Nam Nguyen, (Towson University, USA)
Vinh Nguyen, (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Georgios Piliouras, (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Panos Pardalos, (University of Florida, USA)
Yang Song, (IBM Research, USA)
My Thai, (University of Florida, USA) (Co-Chair)
Mario Ventresca, (Purdue University, USA)
Anil Kumar Vullikanti, (Virginia Tech, USA)
Ying Zhao, (Tsinghua University, China)
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

[DMANET] Elsevier ComCom Special Issue on Online Social Networks


Elsevier - Computer Communications Journal
Special Issue on
Online Social Networks

Submission Deadline: 19 October 2014

Online Social Networks are a massively successful phenomenon, used by
billions of users to interact. Nowadays they are key platforms for,
among others, content dissemination, social and professional networking,
recommendation, scouting, alerting, and political campaigns. The
research interest in OSNs is multi-faceted, and exploits an unmatched
source of large-scale data about the human behavior. It spans a number
of disciplines, across numerous fields in and beyond computer science,
all the way up to the analysis of human social relationships and how
they evolve and mature over time. Moreover, the pervasive presence of
users' mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) has opened new avenues in the
design of mobile social networking services, and in the study of the
interplay between mobility and social interactions. Research in OSN is a
fertile ground also for industry, to develop innovative ideas fostering
the design of the new generation of communication platforms and their

This special issue seeks contributions pushing the state of the art in
all facets of Online Social Networks highlighted above. We also
encourage original work based on an interdisciplinary research (at the
boundary between computer science and humanistic disciplines such as
sociology and anthropology) where quantitative evidence is available
demonstrating the mutual advantage of such an approach. Therefore,
purely methodological papers or papers that do not present quantitative
results with real Online or Mobile Social Networking technologies are
considered out of scope. Moreover, special attention is expected in
interpreting the proposed research results in order to shed light
towards what users may need and wish in terms of novel, practical
services and application.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Design of OSN platforms based on human behavioural models
- Analysis of OSN users' behaviour and its evolution over time
- Comparison of human social behaviour in Online and "offline" Social
Networks, and across OSNs
- Impact of Online Social Networks on human social behaviour
- Analysis of the use of social-networking sites in the urban context
- OSNs for supporting novel, social-oriented applications and services
- Mobile and Location-aware Online Social Networks
- OSN services enabled by the analysis of mobility and social behaviour
- Crowdsourcing for Online and Mobile Social Networks
- Dynamics of trends, information and opinion diffusion in OSN
- Smart recommendations and advertising in Online Social Networks
- Information extraction and search in Online Social Networks
- Privacy in management and analysis of Online and Mobile Social
Networks data
- Privacy, Security, Trust and Reputation in Online Social Networks
- Prevention of misbehaviours (spamming, phishing, ...) in Online Social
- Modelling of Online Social Networks characteristics and mechanisms
- Graph analysis applied to Online Social Networks
- Complex networks techniques applied to the investigation of OSN
- Data Mining and Machine Learning to gain novel insights on Online
Social Networks
- Novel distributed solutions for designing, supporting and operating
Online Social Networks
- Networking, computation and data infrastructure support for Online
Social Network systems

Submission deadline: 19 October 2014
Author notification: 31 January 2015
Revised paper due: 15 March 2015
Final author notification: 15 April 2015
Publication (tentative): 3rd Quarter 2015

Guest Editors
Xiaoming Fu, Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Germany
Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy
Daniele Quercia, Yahoo Labs, Spain
Alessandra Sala, Bell Labs, Ireland
Thorsten Strufe, TU Dresden, Germany

Instructions for submission
Manuscripts must not have been previously published nor currently under
review by other journals or conferences. If prior work was published in
a conference, the submitted manuscript should include a substantial
extension of at least 35% novel contributions. In this case, authors are
also required to submit their published conference articles and a
summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal

Papers must be submitted through the Computer Communications website at
http://ees.elsevier.com/comcom, where guidelines for manuscript
preparation can also be found
To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration
by the Special Issue, the authors should select "Special Issue: OSN"
when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.

For further information, please contact the guest editors at
comcomsi_osn at iit.cnr.it
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[DMANET] Registration now open for School ADDICTION, 16-21 November 2014, Lisbon (Portugal)



International School on
ADdressing DIfficult problems in a Computationally Tractable fashION

with a special interest in
computational biology

Lisbon (Portugal), 16-21 November 2014




ADDICTION is the second international event organised by the Inria
AMICI International Partnership (http://team.inria.fr/bamboo/amici/).

Its focus is on:
- smart data structures;
- algorithm engineering and experimental algorithms;
- probabilistic algorithms;
- (M)ILP approaches simple and enumerative.
On the application side there will be a special interest in computational
biology. The School is addressed to young researchers at the PhD
student or postdoc level, but may, depending on space, greet other
interested participants. The scope of ADDICTION is international.


The school features the following four lecturers:

* Friedrich Eisenbrandt (EPFL, Switzerland)

* Giuseppe Italiano (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy)

* Kurt Melhorn (Max-Planck-Institute für Informatik at
Saarbrücken, Germany)

* Eli Upfal (Brown University, USA)


ADDICTION will be held at the Olissippo Marquês de Sá hotel,
in Lisbon, Portugal. The hotel is a 2-minutes walk away from the
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and its beautiful park. It is located
just between two of the main Metro lines of Lisbon.

Situated on the west coast of the country, where the Tagus river
meets the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is the western-most capital in
mainland Europe. It is known as the white city, thanks to its unique
luminosity. The light, the atmosphere and the climate offer
marvelous walks all over the city. Lisbon is extremely lively,
with a wealth of cultural events happening every day, and a vibrant
nightlife. A huge selection of restaurants is available, featuring
Portuguese and international cuisine.

Lisbon can be easily reached by daily direct flights from major
international cities.


Scientific directors:
* Pierluigi Crescenzi (University of Florence, Italy)
* Alberto Marchetti-Spaccamela (University of Rome I, Italy)
* Marie-France Sagot (Inria and University of Lyon 1, France)
* Leen Stougie (Free University Amsterdam and CWI, Netherlands)

* Florence Bouheddi and Marie-France Sagot (Inria), with the
help of Susana Vinga (IDMEC-IST, Lisbon)


Prospective participants should register by September 20, 2014.
The form is available on the school web site:

The early registration fee is 250 euros for PhD students and 300
euros for postdocs or other researchers. These fees cover access
to the school, mid-day meals, coffee breaks and gala dinner.

Accommodation can be provided by the hotel at a preferential rate
until a date that will be indicated on the school website.

After September 20, 2014, depending on space, registration will
remain possible but the fees will be at the higher rate of 300 euros
for PhD students and 350 euros for postdocs or other researchers.
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