Friday, April 17, 2015

[DMANET] WASA2015 CALL FOR PAPER– Deadline extended to April 20, 2015

The 10th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms,Systems, and Applications(WASA 2015)

August 10-12, 2015, Qufu, Shandong, China

http://www.cs.gsu.edu/WASA/WASA2015/

Dear Colleagues,

Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this email.

WASA is an international conference on algorithms, systems, and applications of wireless networks. It is motivated by the recent advances in cutting-edge electronic and computer technologies that have paved the way for the proliferation of ubiquitous infrastructure and infrastructureless wireless networks.
WASA is designed to be a forum for theoreticians, system and application designers, protocol developers and practitioners to discuss and express their views on the current trends, challenges, and state-of-the-art solutions related to various issues in wireless networks. Topics of interests include, but not limited to, effective and efficient state-of-the-art algorithm design and analysis, reliable and secure system development and implementations, experimental study and testbed validation, and new application exploration in wireless networks.

All the papers will be published to the symposium in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes.

Extended versions of most papers from the conference will be published in the special issues of Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (SCI), EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (SCI), Journal of Medical Systems (SCI), andSecurity and Communication Networks Journal*(SCI).

Important Dates


Submission Deadline: extended to April 20, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: May, 1st, 2015
Camera-ready Submission: May 10th, 2015
Conference Date: August 10-12th, 2015
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[DMANET] WORDS 2015: Final Call for Papers

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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

10th International Conference on WORDS 2015

Kiel, Germany

September 14-18, 2015

http://words2015.uni-kiel.de/

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IMPORTANT DATES:

EXTENDED Submission deadline: April 24, 2015

Notification of authors: May 27, 2015

Deadline for final versions: June 10, 2015

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WORDS is a biannual international conference covering the mathematical
theory of words (sequences of symbols) from all points of view:
combinatorial, algebraic, algorithmic, as well as its applications to
biology, linguistics, physics, and others.


The previous WORDS conferences have taken place in Rouen (1997, 1999),
Palermo (2001), Turku (2003, 2013), Montreal (2005), Marseille (2007),
Salerno (2009), Prague (2011). This year we celebrate the 10th edition of
WORDS.


Please mark the conference dates in your agendas for 2015.


INVITED SPEAKERS:

Jörg Endrullis (Amsterdam), Markus Lohrey (Siegen), Jean Néraud (Rouen),
Dominique Perrin (Paris), Michaël Rao (Lyon), Thomas Stoll (Nancy).


For WORDS 2015, we are looking for original contributions on the topics of
the conference, in the form of extended abstracts, for publication in a
refereed proceedings volume published in the Lecture Notes in Computer
Science series of the Springer-Verlag. We particularly invite papers
establishing connections between different parts of the research community.


In the tradition of the previous WORDS conferences, authors are also
invited to submit high level contributions, which might not meet the
requirements of the proceedings volume, for publication in a local
abstract-booklet.


The submissions for WORDS 2015 should be in PDF format (maximum 12 pages
using the LNCS style; proofs omitted due to space constraints may be put
into an appendix, to be read by the reviewers at their discretion). Authors
who wish their paper to be considered for inclusion in the LNCS volume must
explicitly declare so during the submission process.


The submission site is open:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=words2015


The PROGRAMME COMMITTEE, that will select the papers to be presented at the
conference, consists of:

Maxime Crochemore (London), Juhani Karhumäki (Turku), Dirk Nowotka (Kiel -
chair), Stepan Holub (Prague), Antonio Restivo (Palermo), Manfred
Kufleitner (Stuttgart), Gad Landau (Haifa), Michel Rigo (Liege), James
Currie (Winnipeg), Mikhail V. Volkov (Ekaterinburg), Wojciech Plandowski
(Warsaw), Luca Zamboni (Lyon).


The web-site of the conference is: http://words2015.uni-kiel.de/

Questions regarding the conference can be addressed to the organisers (Dirk
Nowotka, Florin Manea) via E-mail:

info@words2015.uni-kiel.de

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[DMANET] ITOR: Special Issue on "Applied combinatorial optimization"

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Transactions in Operational Research
Special issue on "Applied combinatorial optimization"

Guest Editors:
- Héctor Cancela, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
- Simone Martins, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
- Antonio Mauttone, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
- María E. Urquhart, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

The International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR) will
publish a special issue dedicated to "Applied combinatorial optimization".

Many decision problems that arise in the real world can be modeled and
solved as combinatorial optimization problems. This is an active
research area, where new formulations, algorithms, practical
applications, and theoretical results are often proposed and published.
Current challenges in the field involve modeling of hard problems,
development of exact methods, design and experimental evaluation of
approximate and hybrid methods, among others.

Contributions solicited cover a variety of topics, including but not
limited to:
- Applications of combinatorial optimization,
- Approximation algorithms,
- Bio-informatics,
- Branch-and-cut-and-price algorithms,
- Computational complexity,
- Energy planning,
- Graph theory,
- Heuristics and metaheuristics,
- Hybrid methods,
- Integer programming,
- Natural resource management,
- Network design and analysis,
- Production planning,
- Telecommunications, and
- Transportation and logistics.

Although we strongly encourage the submission of papers presented at the
VIII ALIO/EURO Workshop on Applied Combinatorial Optimization that took
place in Montevideo, Uruguay, from December 8 to 10, 2014, this Call for
Papers is also open to the entire community of academics and practitioners.
All papers will be peer-reviewed according to the editorial policy of
ITOR (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118505725/home),
published by the International Federation of Operational Research
Societies (IFORS). Papers should be original, unpublished, and not
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. They should be
prepared according to the instructions to authors that can be found in
the journal homepage. Authors should upload their contributions using
the submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itor, indicating in
their cover letter that the paper is intended for this special issue.
The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2015. Other inquiries should
be sent directly to any of the Guest Editors in charge of this issue:
Héctor Cancela (cancela@fing.edu.uy), Simone Martins (simone@ic.uff.
br), Antonio Mauttone (mauttone@fing.edu.uy), and María E. Urquhart
(urquhart@fing.edu.uy).

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[DMANET] SAGT 2015 - Call for Papers

8th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ALGORITHMIC GAME THEORY

SAGT 2015

http://sagt2015.mpi-inf.mpg.de/

Saarbruecken, Germany, Sep. 28 - Sep. 30, 2015

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IMPORTANT DATES

- Submission: May 1, 2015.
- Notification: July 1, 2015.

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The 8th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) will
take place at Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics in Saarbruecken,
Germany, September 28-30. The purpose of SAGT is to bring together
researchers from Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Biology and
Mathematics to present and discuss original research at the intersection
of Computation and Game Theory.

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

- Elias Koutsoupias, U. Oxford
- Herve Moulin, U. Glasgow
- Tim Roughgarden, Stanford


SUBMISSIONS
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Authors are invited to submit contributions for possible presentation at
the conference. Foundational work is solicited on topics including but
not limited to:

- Solution Concepts in Game Theory
- Efficiency of Equilibria and Price of Anarchy
- Complexity Classes in Game Theory
- Computational Aspects of Equilibria
- Computational Aspects of Fixed-Point Theorems
- Algorithmic Mechanism Design
- Computing with Incentives
- Computational Social Choice
- Decision Theory, and Pricing
- Auction Algorithms and Analysis
- Repeated Games
- Evolution and Learning in Games
- Convergence of Dynamics
- Coalitions, Coordination and Collective Action
- Reputation, Recommendation and Trust Systems
- Network Games and Graph-Theoretic Aspects of Social Networks
- Cost-Sharing Algorithms and Analysis
- Economic Aspects of Distributed Computing
- Internet Economics and Computational Advertising

Industrial application works and position papers presenting novel ideas,
issues, challenges and directions are also welcome.

It is expected that every accepted contribution is presented by one of
the authors at the symposium.

Regular submissions must be prepared in LNCS-style and limited to at
most 12 pages. Additional material can be added in a clearly marked
appendix. Accepted papers are presented in at most 12 pages in the
proceedings. Alternatively, authors of accepted papers can publish only
a one page abstract in the proceedings, along with a URL pointing to the
full paper.

For more detailed submission guidelines and instructions see the
conference webpage:
http://sagt2015.mpi-inf.mpg.de/cfp.html

Submission is done via Easychair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sagt2015

Proceedings will be published in Springer's ARCoSS-LNCS series.
Moreover, a subset of selected papers will be invited to a special issue
in Theory of Computing Systems.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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- Elliot Anshelevich, RPI
- Felix Brandt, TU Munich
- Edith Elkind, U. Oxford
- Angelo Fanelli, CNRS/U. Caen
- Felix Fischer, U. Cambridge
- Dimitris Fotakis, NTU Athens
- Nick Gravin, MSR New England
- Monika Henzinger, U. Vienna
- Martin Hoefer, MPI (chair)
- Max Klimm, TU Berlin
- Jochen Könemann, U. Waterloo
- Piotr Krysta, U. Liverpool
- Yishay Mansour, Tel Aviv U.
- Vahab Mirrokni, Google
- Peter Bro Miltersen, U. Aarhus
- Herve Moulin, U. Glasgow
- Rahul Savani, U. Liverpool
- Guido Schäfer, CWI
- Alexander Skopalik, Paderborn U.
- Vijay Vazirani, Georgia Tech


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- Elias Koutsoupias, U. Oxford
- Marios Mavronicolas, U. Cyprus
- Dov Monderer, Technion
- Burkhard Monien, Paderborn U.
- Christos Papadimitriou, UC Berkeley
- Giuseppe Persiano, U. Salerno
- Paul Spirakis, U. Liverpool (chair)


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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- Christina Fries, MPI Informatik
- Martin Hoefer, MPI Informatik
- Bojana Kodric, MPI Informatik
- Paresh Nakhe, MPI Informatik
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[DMANET] PostDoc Researcher Position: Intelligent systems for Mobility, Transportation, and Logistics at IDSIA, Switzerland

Dear DMANET members

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), active in the fields of natural and built environment, economics, technological innovation, ap- plied art, social work and healthcare, learning and education, theatre and music, opens at the Department of Innovative technologies, "Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence" (IDSIA) a full-time position for a Researcher on intelligent systems for Mobility, Transportation and Logistics.

Tasks
Active involvement in EU and Swiss research projects related to intelligent systems for the management of transportation, logistics and mobility systems.
Development and implementation of optimization algorithms and simulation models for the study and management of complex networked systems.
Requirements
PhD degree in engineering, computer science, or other strongly quantitative areas (preferably with a PhD thesis on the topics of this call).
Proven experience in writing peer reviewed scientific work and publications.
Operational knowledge on various mathematical programming solvers such as C-PLEX, Gurobi, GAMS and so on. The knowledge of simulation languages and environments, with a particular focus on transportation systems is appreciated, as well as the knowledge of one or more scientific development environments such as MATLAB, R, etc.
Excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Italian and/or German language will be positively considered.
Ability to work in teams and in a collaborative environment.

We can offer:
A three-year contract with the possibility of renewal and a sal- ary based on qualifications.
International working environment
Opportunity to work on international and national projects in a collaborative environment with colleagues and international experts.
Possibility of development of own professional and scientific skills.
Funded travels in case of papers accepted by well-known international conferences.

For further information please contact: Prof. Andrea Emilio Rizzoli, andrea.rizzoli@supsi.ch

Applicants should submit the following documents:

1. curriculum vitae
2. list of exams and grades obtained during the Bachelor and the Master of Science;
3. a short abstract of the PhD thesis and a link to its electronic copy;
4. list of three references (with e-mail addresses);
5. brief statement on how their research interests fit the topics above (1-2 pages); 6. publications list.

Applications should be submitted by May 31st 2015 through the online form only available here: http://www.form-ru.app.supsi.ch/view.php?id=116823

Applications that are incomplete, submitted to other addresses or submitted beyond the deadline will be not accepted.

Best regards
Andrea

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Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana
Dipartimento tecnologie innovative
Istituto Dalle Molle di studi sull'intelligenza artificiale

Dr Andrea Emilio Rizzoli
Professore

Galleria 2
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T +41 (0)58 666 66 64
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[DMANET] Tenure-Track Assistant OR Associate Professor at UGent

Dear Colleagues,

May I ask you to please distribute this information to interested
colleagues.

In advance many thanks
E.-H. Aghezzaf
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The Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design
(EA18) of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA) at Ghent
University (UGent), Belgium, seeks candidates for a tenure-track
assistant/associate-professor position in the domain of "Industrial
Systems Engineering", to start next academic year (2015-2016). The
appointment will be at the Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor
level, and the tenure will be granted after 5 years if the agreed upon
objectives are reached. Candidates with a strong background in the field
of systems engineering as it applies to the design, control and
optimization of production systems are strongly encouraged to apply. Any
industrial experience will be considered as an asset.

The department EA18 is active in the domains of Industrial Engineering
(IE) and Operations Research (OR). It wishes to strengthen its expertise
in the area of Industrial Systems Engineering. It seeks a candidate with
a proven research record, based on peer-reviewed international
publications, in the domain of systems design, control and optimization
or in a closely related domain. The candidate is also expected to play
an important role in the strategic research center "Flanders Make",
which conducts research in close collaboration with universities and
leading companies. Our department heads one of the 4 research groups:
"Human centered manufacturing and robotic systems". This research center
offers a unique opportunities to expand the research group around this
theme, and the candidate will be expected to assist the department in
this task.

Teaching is an important element of the workload. The candidate is
expected to teach two courses in the Master of Industrial Engineering
and Operations Research (MaIEOR): the 6-credit course "Methods
Engineering and Work Measurement" and the 4-credit course "Human Factors
System Design". The candidate is also expected to define, coordinate and
supervise a number of master theses for students in MaIEOR. In addition,
he/she will take some organizational and/or logistical tasks in the
department or faculty, in consultation with the colleagues.

Service activities of the department consist primarily in developing
relationships with industrial companies or their professional
associations mainly through projects and specialized courses. This
provides opportunities for research contracts and thesis subjects for
master students. The candidate will be expected to participate in these
activities albeit with moderation.

*For more information Please contact:*
Professor E.-H. Aghezzaf, Head of Department
Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design (EA18)
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA), Ghent University (UGent)
Technologiepark 903, B-9052, Ghent , Belgium

Phone: 00 32 9 264 55 00
E-mail: elhoussaine.aghezzaf@ugent.be


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

[DMANET] BCC2015: Early bird registration ends 30 April

Dear colleagues and friends,

The 2015 British Combinatorial Conference will take place in the heart of England, at the University of Warwick, between 6 and 11 July.
This year the conference celebrates its 25th meeting and is proud to welcome the following invited speakers:

Manuel Bodirsky (TU, Dresden)
Xing Chaoping (Nanyang Technological University)
David Conlon (University of Oxford)
Stefanie Gerke (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Gil Kalai (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Tomasz Luczak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)
Gary McGuire (University College Dublin)
Sergey Norin (McGill University, Montreal)
Nik Ruskuc (University of St Andrews)

Also, this year the University of Warwick celebrates its 50th anniversary and has been declared "University of the Year" by the Times and Sunday Times newspapers.

We look forward to welcoming you in July and remind you that

*** early bird registration is available only until 30 April. ***

To register, visit the conference website at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/25bcc/ and click the "Registration" link.

BCC 2015 Organizing Committee?


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[DMANET] CFPs: SSBSE 2015 - GRADUATE STUDENT TRACK

Dear Colleague,

SSBSE 2015 is the seventh edition of the annual symposium dedicated to Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE). Search-based Software Engineering (SBSE) is the application of meta-heuristic optimization techniques to various software engineering problems, ranging from requirements engineering to software testing and maintenance.

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to SSBSE 2015 - Graduate Student Track. This track gives Master and PhD students the opportunity to showcase their SBSE research and receive feedback from senior members of the SBSE community.

The submission deadline is May 1, 2015 - submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssbse2015gradshortpapers .

Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).

Authors of accepted papers will be considered for the following prize: Best Student Paper with industry-relevant SBSE results (1,500 EUR; sponsored by Huawei)

Kind Regards,
Federica Sarro
Graduate Student Track Chair

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SSBSE 2015
7th International Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering
September 5-7, 2015 - Bergamo, Italy
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SSBSE 2015
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SSBSE 2015 is the seventh edition of the annual symposium dedicated to Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE). Search-based Software Engineering (SBSE) is the application of meta-heuristic optimization techniques to various software engineering problems, ranging from requirements engineering to software testing and maintenance. The symposium builds on the flourishing interest in SBSE and provides a welcoming forum for discussion and dissemination that will strengthen the rapidly-growing international SBSE community. We invite contributions of different forms in this call for papers as follows:

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GRADUATE STUDENT TRACK
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We invite students to submit papers to a special Graduate Student track. This track gives students the opportunity to showcase their SBSE research and receive feedback from senior members of the SBSE community. Papers submitted to this track should not exceed 6 pages in length using the regular symposium format. To be eligible, papers should be primarily the work of students currently registered on a doctoral or masters programme that have not yet completed their studies. The paper may have co-authors who are not students but the student author is expected to present the paper at the symposium. The work presented in submitted papers does not have to be complete, although initial experimental results would be very welcome. This track would be an ideal venue for PhD and masters students to present and discuss their research agenda in the company of leading experts in the domain. The SSBSE Graduate Student Track performs double-blind review of all submissions (i.e., authors wil!
l not be identified to reviewers and reviewers will not be identified to authors). Please consult the submission information page (http://ssbse.org/2015/?page_id=76) to prepare your manuscript for double-blind process.

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FORMAT AND SUBMISSION
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Papers must not have been previously published, or be in consideration for, any journal, book, or other conference. Papers will be evaluated by members of the program committee based on their originality, technical soundness and presentation quality. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/lncs). Further information on paper formatting and submission will be soon available from the symposium website. If a paper is accepted, at least one author is expected to attend the symposium and to present the paper. In case of a student paper, the first (student) author is expected to attend and present the paper.

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
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Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).

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AWARD
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We are pleased to announce that Huawei Technologies is lending strong support for SSBSE 2015 in the form of a set of prizes for best papers. Papers accepted for presentation at SSBSE 2015 will be considered for prizes in the following categories:
* Best Student Paper with industry-relevant SBSE results (1,500 EUR; sponsored by Huawei)
* Challenge Track Award (1,000 EUR)

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SPECIAL ISSUE FOR BEST PAPERS
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The authors of best selected symposium papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for a special issue in one of the leading software engineering journals. Details will be announced soon.

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IMPORTANT DATES
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GRADUATE STUDENT PAPERS TRACK

Submission May 1, 2015
Notification May 25, 2015

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
To contact the chair, please email: f.sarro@ucl.ac.uk
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VENUE - BERGAMO (ITALY)
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Nestling in the Alpine foothills, just 40 km northeast of Milan, Bergamo is one of the prettiest towns in Northern Italy and is the second touristic destination in Lombardy after Milan. Structured in two levels, the lower city, called "Cittv?bassa" is more modern and dynamic, while the famous "upper city", called "Citta Alta", built up on the hills, boasts a stunning historic center with an extremely rich heritage of art and history. The two cities are separated, both physically and symbolically, by the powerful Venetian Walls; nowadays, also a funicular railway "funicolare" brings visitors and residents from the lower city to the upper city. Bergamo hosts several extraordinary art museums: the "Bernareggi" Museum of Sacred Art and the famous Pinacoteca Carrara, an art gallery situated near to the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (GAMEC). It is served by the Orio al Serio Airport, which also serves the Province of Bergamo and the metropolitan area of Milan.

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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GENERAL CHAIR
Paolo Tonella, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy.


PROGRAM CHAIRS
Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Canada.
Marcio Barros, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


GRADUATE STUDENT TRACK CHAIR
Federica Sarro, University College London, UK.


SBSE CHALLENGE TRACK CHAIR
Shin Yoo, University College London, UK.
Leandro L. Minku, University of Birmingham, UK.


LOCAL ORGANIZATION
Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy.

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Shaukat Ali, Simula Research Laboratory
Leonardo Bottaci, University of Hull
John A. Clark, University of York
Thelma Elita Colanzi, State University of Maring?
Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio
Arilo Claudio Dias-Neto, Federal University of Amazonas
Robert Feldt, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Gordon Fraser, University of Sheffield
Mathew Hall, University of Sheffield
Colin Johnson, University of Kent
Marouane Kessentini, University of Michigan
Fitsum Meshesha Kifetew, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Dongsun Kim, Sogang University
Claire Le Goues, Carnegie Mellon University
Raluca Lefticaru, University of Bucharest
Zheng Li, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Phil McMinn, University of Sheffield
Timothy Menzies, North Carolina State University
Leandro Minku, The University of Birmingham
Mel 'Cinnide, University College Dublin
Justyna Petke, University College London
Pasqualina Potena, University of Alcala
Simon Poulding, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Xiao Qu, ABB Corporate Research
Marc Roper, University of Strathclyde
Guenther Ruhe, University of Calgary
Christopher Simons, University of the West of England
Jerffeson Souza, State University of Ceara
Angelo Susi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Jerry Swan, University of Stirling
Silvia Vergilio, Federal University of Paran
David White, University of Glasgow
Xin Yao, University of Birmingham
Yuanyuan Zhang, University College London



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CREST centre
Department of Computer Science
University College London
Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
Office: MPEG 7.08
Tel: +44 (0) 2076790392; 30392 (internal)
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[DMANET] GraMSec 2015: deadline extended to April 30 (LNCS proceedings)

Due to numerous requests, the submission deadline for GraMSec 2015
has been extended until April 30.

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GraMSec 2015
The Second International Workshop on Graphical Models for Security
Co-located with CSF 2015

Verona, Italy - July 13, 2015
http://gramsec.uni.lu/
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***** New submission deadline: APRIL 30 *****
***** Springer's LNCS proceedings confirmed *****

Graphical security models provide an intuitive but systematic
methodology to analyze security weaknesses of systems and to evaluate
potential protection measures. Formal methods and computer security
researchers, as well as security professionals from industry and
government, have proposed various graphical security modeling schemes.
Such models are used to capture different security facets (digital,
physical, and social) and address a range of challenges including
security assessment, risk analysis, automated defensing, secure
services composition, policy validation and verification. The
objective of GraMSec is to contribute to the development of
well-founded graphical security models, efficient algorithms for their
analysis, as well as methodologies for their practical usage.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government
presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of
graphical models for security. The topics of the workshop include, but
are not limited to:
- Attack trees, attack graphs, and their variants
- Petri nets, Markov chains, and Bayesian networks for security
- UML-based models and other graphical modeling approaches for security
- Enhancement and/or optimization of existing graphical security models
- Methods for (semi-)automatic generation of graphical security models
- Scalability of graphical security models
- Software tools for graphical security modeling and analysis
- Risk assessment and risk management using graphical security models
- Methods for quantitative analysis of graphical security models
- Formal semantics of graphical security models
- Formal verification of graphical security models
- Game theoretical approaches to graphical security models
- Visualization of system security
- Visual security modeling and analysis of socio-technical and
cyber-physical systems
- Graphical models for system, organizational, and business security
- Graphical security models for emerging paradigms (e.g., Cloud
computing, IoT, Software Defined Networks, Big Data)
- Case studies and experience reports on the use of graphical security
models


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
We solicit two types of submissions:
- Regular papers (up to 15 pages) describing original and unpublished
work within the scope of the workshop.
- Tool papers (up to 5 pages) describing software supporting graphical
security modeling, analysis, and evaluation. Tool papers will be
presented during a special tool session.

All submissions must be prepared using the LNCS style.

Each paper will undergo a thorough review process. All accepted
(regular and tool) papers will be included in the workshop's
post-proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Submissions should
be made using the GraMSec'15 EasyChair web site.


IMPORTANT DATES
Due to numerous requests, the deadlines have been extended as follows

Submission deadline: April 30, 2015
Acceptance notification: June 9, 2015
Camera ready version: June 25, 2015
Workshop: July 13, 2015


GENERAL CHAIR
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA

PC CO-CHAIRS
Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, LU
Barbara Kordy, INSA Rennes, IRISA, FR


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
- Mathieu Acher, IRISA, France
- Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University, USA
- Ludovic Apvrille, Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom ParisTech, CNRS
LTCI, France
- Thomas Bauereiss, DFKI GmbH, Germany
- Giampaolo Bella, University of Catania, Italy
- Stefano Bistarelli, University of Perugia, Italy
- Ahto Buldas, Cybernetica, Estonia
- Jason Crampton, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
- Frederic Cuppens, Telecom Bretagne, France
- Mathias Ekstedt, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Olga Gadyatskaya, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
- Erlend Andreas Gjare, SINTEF, Norway
- Dieter Gollmann, TU Hamburg, Germany
- Olivier Heen, Technicolor, France
- Siv Hilde Houmb, Secure-NOK AS, and Gjovik University College, Norway
- Ravi Jhawar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Henk Jonkers, BiZZdesign, The Netherlands
- Jan Jurjens, Technical University Dortmund, Germany
- Jean-Louis Lanet, INRIA, France
- Gurvan Le Guernic, DGA Maitrise de l'Information, France
- Dong Seong Kim, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Per Haakon Meland, SINTEF, Norway
- Jogesh Muppala, HKUST, Hong Kong
- Flemming Nielson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Steven Noel, MITRE and George Mason University, USA
- Andreas L. Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
- Stephane Paul, Thales Research and Technology, France
- Wolter Pieters, TU Delft and University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Ludovic Pietre-Cambacedes, EDF, France
- Sophie Pinchinat, University Rennes 1, IRISA, France
- Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milan, Italy
- Cristian Prisacariu, University of Oslo, Norway
- Nicolas Prigent, Supelec, France
- Christian W. Probst, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- David Pym, University College London, UK
- Sasa Radomirovic, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Indrajit Ray, Colorado State University, USA
- Arend Rensink, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Yves Roudier, EURECOM, France
- Pierangela Samarati, University of Milan, Italy
- Guttorm Sindre, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Ketil Stolen, Sintef, Norway
- Axel Tanner, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
- Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke University, USA
- Luca Vigano, King's College London, UK
- Lingyu Wang, Concordia University, Canada
- Jan Willemson, Cybernetica, Estonia


This call for papers and additional information about the workshop
can be found at http://gramsec.uni.lu/

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[DMANET] [CFP] IEEE SECON 2015 Poster and Demo Sessions (deadline extended to Apr 20)

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CFP: IEEE SECON 2015 Poster and Demo Sessions
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22-25 June 2015, SEATTLE - USA

http://secon2015.ieee-secon.org/posters-demos

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Submission deadline: ** April 20, 2015 **
Acceptance notification: April 30, 2015
Camera ready version: May 11, 2015

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*** SCOPE: IEEE SECON 2015 will include poster/demonstration sessions
that shall provide a forum to present and discuss: works in progress,
industry demonstrations of new applications and techniques, practical
implementations, industrial and commercial developments, research
testbeds and demonstrations, recent research/implementation results,
upcoming research challenges, future directions, and novel approaches in
the fields of sensing and communication in wireless networks. One of the
key goals of this conference is to foster collaboration between industry
and academia. Hence, participation of researchers/developers from
industry and posters/demonstrations reporting joint work between
industry and academia are especially encouraged.

*** AWARDS: The IEEE SECON 2015 will also run a best poster and best
demo award competition. Awards will be based on the novelty and the
potentials of the poster/demo to drive further research. The quality of
presentation/demonstration as well as the attraction they will get
during the session will be important criteria for the award as well.
Award decisions will be announced during the reception of the main
conference and the authors will be given the opportunity to make a short
presentation of their research during the main conference.

*** Webpage: http://secon2015.ieee-secon.org/posters-demos

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

[DMANET] IEEE TrustCom2015 CFP – Deadline extended to April 20, 2015 (firm)

The 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in
Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-15)
http://comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/

20-22 August 2015, Helsinki, Finland

Latest news:
6 Keynotes, 4 special issues, 7 workshops and 1 tutorial announced

Special Issues
- Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier (SCI & EI indexed, IF:
2.639), "Special Issue on Security, Privacy and Trust of the User-centric
Solutions".

- Information Sciences, Elsevier (SCI & EI indexed, IF: 3.893).

- IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, (SCI & EI indexed, IF:
0.191).

- Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication
in IEEE Internet of Things Journal

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015 -> extended to April 20, 2015 (Firm)
Authors Notification: May 31, 2015
Final Manuscript Due: July 1, 2015

With the rapid development and increasing complexity of computer systems
and communication networks, user requirements for trust, security and
privacy are becoming more and more demanding. Therefore, there is a grand
challenge that traditional security technologies and measures may not meet
user requirements in open, dynamic, heterogeneous, mobile, wireless, and
distributed computing environments. As a result, we need to build systems
and networks in which various applications allow users to enjoy more
comprehensive services while preserving trust, security and privacy at the
same time. As useful and innovative technologies, trusted computing and
communications are attracting researchers with more and more attention.

The 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in
Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-15) will be held in Helsinki,
Finland on 20-22 August 2015. The conference aims at bringing together
researchers and practitioners in the world working on trusted computing and
communications, with regard to trust, security, privacy, reliability,
dependability, survivability, availability, and fault tolerance aspects of
computer systems and networks, and providing a forum to present and discuss
emerging ideas and trends in this highly challenging research field.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to

Trust Track
- Trust semantics, metrics and models
- Trusted computing platform
- Trusted network computing
- Trusted operating systems
- Trusted software and applications
- Trust in social networks
- Trust in e-commerce and e-government
- Trust in mobile and wireless communications
- Risk and reputation management
- Survivable computer systems/networks
- Trust of 5G
- Miscellaneous trust issues

Security Track
- Network security
- Computer security
- Database security
- Web applications security
- Security policy, model and architecture
- Security in social networks
- Security in parallel and distributed systems
- Security in mobile and wireless communications
- Security in grid/cloud/pervasive computing
- Authentication, authorization and accounting
- Security of 5G
- Miscellaneous security issues

Privacy Track
- Privacy in Web-based applications and services
- Privacy in database systems
- Privacy in parallel and distributed systems
- Privacy in grid/cloud/pervasive computing
- Privacy in mobile and wireless communications
- Privacy in e-commerce and e-government
- Privacy in network deployment and management
- Privacy and trust
- Privacy and security
- Privacy and anonymity
- Privacy preservation in 5G
- Miscellaneous privacy issues


Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference
with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not
exceed 8 pages, including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in
IEEE Computer Society proceedings format with Portable Document Format
(.pdf). Please submit your paper at
https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/paper_submission.html

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness,
significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper
should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at
least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present
the work. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE CPS
Proceedings. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after
further revision, will be recommended to high quality international
journals.


Keynotes (in alphabetical order)
Prof. Robert H. Deng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Mr. Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure, Finland
Mr. Lauri Oksanen, VP Research and Technology, Nokia Networks
Prof. Yi Pan, Georgia State University, USA
Prof. Witold Pedrycz, IEEE fellow, EiC of Information Sciences Canada
Research Chair
Prof. Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE fellow, IEEE Vice President on Technical
Activities, EiC of IEEE Systems Journal

Workshops and Symposia
- TrustSoft 2015 (
https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/trustsoft2015/)
The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Trustworthy Software Systems

- TSCloud 2015 (https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/tscloud2015/)
The 5th IEEE International Symposium on Trust and Security in Cloud
Computing

- SpaIoT 2015 (https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/spaiot2015/)
The 8th IEEE International Symposium on Security, Privacy and Anonymity
in Internet of Things

- UbiSafe 2015 (https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/ubisafe2015/)
The 7th IEEE International Symposium on UbiSafe Computing

- TrustWSN 2015 (https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/trustwsn2015/
)
The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Trust and Security in Wireless
Sensor Networks

- EFINS 2015 (https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/efins2015/)
The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on the Emerging Future Internet and
Network Security

- IW5GS 2015 (https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/iw5gs2015/)
The 1st IEEE International Workshop on 5G Security

Tutorial: Privacy Engineering Tutorial (
https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/tutorials/pets.html)


Organisation Committee

General Chairs
Valtteri Niemi, University of Turku, Finland
Raimo Kantola, Aalto University, Finland

Program Chair
Zheng Yan, Xidian University, China
Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich, Switzerland

Program Vice-Chairs
Trust Track Chair
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China

Security Track Chair
Xiangjian (Sean) He, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Privacy Track Chair
Marinella Petrocchi, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR, Italy

Steering Committee
Steering Co-Chairs
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China (Chair)
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada (Chair)

Publicity Chairs
Ioanna Dionysiou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Jin Li, Guangzhou University, China
Marinella Petrocchi, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR, Italy
Tanveer A Zia, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Workshop Chairs
Matti Hämäläinen, Digile, Finland
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Igor Kotenko, SPIIRAS, Russia

Finance Chair
Raimo Kantola, Aalto University, Finland

Web Chair
Jesús Llorente Santos, Aalto University, Finland

Steering Committee
Please see http://comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/

Technical Program Committee
https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/Trustcom2015/program_committee.html

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[DMANET] IEEE BigDataSE2015 CFP – Deadline extended to April 20, 2015 (firm)

The 9th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering
(IEEE BigDataSE-15)
http://comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/

20-22 August 2015, Helsinki, Finland

Latest news:
6 Keynotes, 4 special issues and 4 workshops announced

Special Issues
a) IEEE Transactions on Big Data

b) International Journal of Communication Systems (2014 IF=1.106)
Special Issue on Heterogeneous Sensors Based Object Identification and
Information Fusion

c) Information Fusion (pending)

d) Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication
in IEEE Internet of Things Journal

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015 -> extended to April 20, 2015 (firm)
Authors Notification: May 31, 2015
Final Manuscript Due: July 1, 2015

Big data is an emerging paradigm applied to datasets whose size is beyond
the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process
the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Such datasets are often from
various sources (Variety) yet unstructured such as social media, sensors,
scientific applications, surveillance, video and image archives, Internet
texts and documents, Internet search indexing, medical records, business
transactions and web logs; and are of large size (Volume) with fast data
in/out (Velocity). More importantly, big data has to be of high value
(Value) and establish trust in it for business decision making (Veracity).
Various technologies are being discussed to support the handling of big
data such as massively parallel processing databases, scalable storage
systems, cloud computing platforms, and MapReduce.

Big data is more than simply a matter of size; it is an opportunity to find
insights in new and emerging types of data and content, to make business
more agile, and to answer questions that were previously considered beyond
our reach. Distributed systems is a classical research discipline
investigating various distributed computing technologies and applications
such as cloud computing and MapReduce. With new paradigms and technologies,
distributed systems research keeps going with new innovative outcomes from
both industry and academia. For example, wide deployment of MapReduce is a
distributed programming paradigm and an associated implementation to
support distributed computing over large datasets on cloud. BigDataSE is
created to provide a prime international forum for researchers, industry
practitioners and environment experts to exchange the latest fundamental
advances in the state of the art and practice of Big Data and broadly
related areas.

BigDataSE 2015 is the next event in a series of highly successful
International Conferences, previously held as BigDataSE2014 (Beijing,
China, September 2014), BigDataSE2013 (Sydney, Australia, December 2013),
BigDataMR-12 (Xiangtan, China, November 2012), AHPCN-12 (Bradford, UK, June
2012), AHPCN-11 (Banff, Canada, September 2011), AHPCN-10 (Melbourne,
Australia, September 2010), AHPCN-09 (Seoul, Korea, June 2009), AHPCN-08
(Dalian, China, September 2008).

Topics of interest include, but not limited to

- Big Data novel theory, algorithm and applications
- Big Data standards
- Big Data mining and analytics
- Big Data Infrastructure, MapReduce and Cloud Computing
- Big Data visualization
- Big Data curation and management
- Big Data semantics, scientific discovery and intelligence
- Big Data performance analysis and large-scale deployment
- Security, privacy, trust, and legal issues to big data
- Big Data vs Big Business and Big Industry
- Large data stream processing on cloud
- Large incremental datasets on cloud
- Distributed and federated datasets
- NoSQL data stores and DB scalability
- Big Data placement, scheduling, and optimization
- Distributed file systems for Big Data
- MapReduce for Big Data processing, resource scheduling and SLA
- Performance characterization, evaluation and optimization
- Simulation and debugging systems and tools for MapReduce and Big Data
- Volume, Velocity, Variety, Value and Veracity of Big Data
- Multiple source data processing and integration with MapReduce
- Storage and computation management of Big Data
- Large-scale big data workflow management
- Mobility and big data
- Sensor network, social network and big data
- Big data applications


Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference
with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not
exceed 8 pages, including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in
IEEE Computer Society proceedings format with Portable Document Format
(.pdf). Please submit your paper
https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/paper_submission.html

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness,
significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper
should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at
least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present
the work. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE CPS
Proceedings. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after
further revision, will be recommended to high quality international
journals.


Keynotes (in alphabetical order)
Prof. Robert H. Deng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Mr. Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure, Finland
Mr. Lauri Oksanen, VP Research and Technology, Nokia Networks
Prof. Yi Pan, Georgia State University, USA
Prof. Witold Pedrycz, IEEE fellow, EiC of Information Sciences Canada
Research Chair
Prof. Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE fellow, IEEE Vice President on Technical
Activities, EiC of IEEE Systems Journal

Workshops and Symposia
- DTWSM 2015 (https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/dtwsm2015/)
The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Data, Text, Web, and Social
Network Mining

- RTStreams 2015 (https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/rtstreams2015/)
The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Real Time Data Stream Analytics

- CPBD 2015 (https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/cpbd2015/)
The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Classification Problems Embedded
in the Nature of Big Data

- PhoneCom 2015 (https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/phonecom2015/)
The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Sensing, Networking, and Computing
with Smartphones

Organisation Committee

General Chairs:
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Zheng Yan, Xidian University, China
Moncef Gabbouj, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Program Chair:
Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame, USA
Barbara Hammer, Bielefeld University, Germany

Steering Co-Chairs:
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (Chair)
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada (Chair)

Publicity Chairs:
Tianrui Li, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Junze Wang, HUST, China

Workshop Chairs:
Alvin Chin, Microsoft, China
Maria José del Jesus, University of Jaén, Spain
Jun Liu, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Local Organizing and Finance Chair:
Raimo Kantola, Aalto University, Finland

Web Chair:
Jesús Llorente Santos, Aalto University, Finland

Steering Committee:
Please see http://comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/

Technical Program Committee
https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/BDSE2015/program_committee.html

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[DMANET] PhDs in Logic VII (May 14-16, 2015), Call for participation

PhDs in Logic VII


May 14-16th, 2015

VIENNA, AUSTRIA


http://phdsinlogic.logic-cs.at


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference in logic. Each year we

invite four established researchers in various branches of logic to do a

tutorial on their work in two 45-minute sessions. We also give PhD

students the opportunity to do a twenty-minute presentation on their

own work or an overview of some topic in their field.


The conference includes the following tutorial speakers.


Thomas Eiter (Vienna University of Technology)

Michael Moortgat (Universiteit Utrecht)

Revantha Ramanayake (Vienna University of Technology)

Uli Sattler (University of Manchester)

Torsten Schaub (University Potsdam)


PhD students in logic with a background in philosophy, computer science,

mathematics or linguistics are the intended audience for these

tutorials. We welcome students to participate in PhDs in Logic VII. We also

invite master students in logic, first year postdocs, and logicians from

disciplines other than philosophy, computer science, mathematics and

linguistics to apply.


Registration is free of charge. Participants can register on our website at

http://phdsinlogic.logic-cs.at, until April 24, 2015. In case you have any

questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via phdsinlogic@gmail.com.

Organizing Committee: Ronald de Haan, Martin Kronegger.


Scientific Committee: Agata Ciabattoni, Jan van Eijck, Chris Fermüller,

Nina Gierasimczuk, Martin Goldstern, Thomas Icard, Eric Pacuit,

Jakub Szymanik, Anna Zamansky.


Advisory Board: Stefan Szeider, Helmut Veith.


Sponsors: Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms, Doctoral Program

Logical Methods in Computer Science.

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[DMANET] Post-doctoral fellowhip in Graph Theory in Grenoble, France

A one-year post-doctoral fellowship is available for a suitably qualified
candidate to work in the domain of graph theory. We are looking for
a candidate with at most two year experience after their PhD.

The research will focus on structural graph theory, possibly involving
topological or probabilistic methods.

This research will take place in the Combinatorial Optimization group of
Laboratoire G-SCOP in Grenoble, France.
http://www.g-scop.grenoble-inp.fr/combinatorial-optimisation/combinatorial-optimization-451861.kjsp

Starting date: between September and December 2015.

Applicants are requested to send a CV, list of publications, research statement
and letters of recommendation to mailto:frederic.maffray@grenoble-inp.fr

Deadline for application : June 1, 2015
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C.N.R.S., Laboratoire G-SCOP, 46 avenue Félix
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[DMANET] CFP: Nature's Inspired Parallel Collaborative Systems Track, INCoS-2015

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*** CALL FOR
PAPERS ***
*** INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT NETWORKING AND COLLABORATIVE
SYSTEMS (INCoS-2015) ***
*** Nature's Inspired Parallel Collaborative Systems
Track ***
*** September 2-4, 2015, Taipei,
Taiwan ***
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Track Description:

During these last twenty years modern research has expanded to address
more and more complex problems, with regards to their dimensionality,
restrictions, computing power required, etc. In particular, those coming
from real-world scenarios are getting both larger in size and harder in
complexity. With high demands of accuracy (and robustness) in the
solutions and needing the shortest possible computational time, these
problems face researchers to new challenges which are hard to solve with
traditional techniques and computers. One way to efficiently produce
results derived from processing huge amounts of data is the use of
parallel algorithms, hardware, and specialized techniques. The technical
evolution of parallel architectures (symmetric multiprocessors,
multi/many-cores, GPUs, clouds, etc.), is offering more and more
opportunities for designing efficient algorithms in many research fields.

This track in INCoS aims at fostering the cross-fertilization of
knowledge between Nature's inspired techniques, or metaheuristics in
general, and parallel computing. Working in two domains of research is
at the same time difficult and fruitful. Knowledge about parallel
computing helps in creating parallel algorithms for clusters, grids of
computers or GPU architectures. However, this also implies the need for
a careful definition of proper benchmarks, software tools, and metrics
to measure the behavior of algorithms in a meaningful way. In concrete,
a conceptual separation between physical parallelism and decentralized
algorithms (whether implemented in parallel or not) is needed to better
analyze the resulting algorithms.

Scope:

This track includes (but is not limited to) topics concerning the
design, implementation, and application of parallel evolutionary
algorithms, as well as metaheuristics and agents in general: ACO, PSO,
VNS, SS, SA, EDAs, TS, ES, GP, GRASP… As an indication, contributions
are welcomed in the following areas:

* Parallel evolutionary algorithms
* Parallel metaheuristics
* Parallel hybrid/memetic algorithms
* Parallel multiobjective optimization algorithms
* Parallel algorithms and dynamic optimization problems (DOP)

* Master/slave models
* Massively parallel algorithms
* GPU computing
* SIMD/MIMD and FPGA parallelization
* Distributed and shared-memory parallel algorithms
* Multicore execution of parallel algorithms
* Concurrent algorithms with several threads of execution
* Algorithms running in clusters of machines
* Grid computing
* Peer to peer (P2P) algorithms

* Competitive/cooperative parallel algorithms and agents
* Ad-hoc and mobile networks for parallel algorithms
* Algorithms and tools for helping in designing new parallel algorithms
* Parallel software frameworks/libraries
* Parallel test benchmarks
* Statistical assessment of performance for parallel algorithms

* Unified view of parallel approaches and results
* Theory on decentralized and parallel algorithms
* Real-world applications in:
* telecommunications
* bioinformatics
* signal and image processing
* manufacturing
* engineering
* ...


All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of INCoS 2015, which
will be published by IEEE CPS.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: April 25, 2015 (flexible deadline if needed)
Notification of Acceptance: May 25, 2015
Camera-Ready Submission: June 25, 2015
Registration: June 25, 2015
Workshop and INCoS Main Conference: September 2 - 4, 2015

Track Chairs:

Enrique Alba, eat@lcc.uma.es
Gabriel Luque, gabriel@lcc.uma.es
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ALGOCLOUD 2015

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ALGOCLOUD 2015
14-15 September 2015, Patras, Greece
http://algo2015.upatras.gr/algocloud/
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The International Workshop on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing (ALGOCLOUD 2015)
is an annual event co-located with ALGO 2015 (http://algo2015.upatras.gr/)
aiming to tackle the diverse new topics in the emerging area of algorithmic aspects
of computing and data management in the Cloud. The increasing adoption of cloud computing
introduces a variety of parallel and distributed algorithmic models and architectures.
To leverage elastic cloud resources, scalability has to be a fundamental architectural
design trait of new cloud databases. This challenge is manifested in new data models
("NoSQL"), replication, caching and partitioning schemes, relaxed consistency and
transaction guarantees as well as new protocols, APIs, indexing and storage services.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners in cloud
computing algorithms, service design and data architectures to exchange ideas and
contribute to the development of this exciting and emerging new field.

ALGOCLOUD welcomes submission of theoretical, experimental, methodological as well as
application papers. Demonstration papers and high quality survey papers are also welcome.
As such, contributions may span a wide range of Algorithms for modeling, constructing and
evaluating operations and services in a variety of systems, including (but not limited to)
virtualized Infrastructures, Cloud Platforms, Datacenters, Mobile ad-hoc networks,
Peer-to-Peer and Grid Systems, HPC architectures, etc.

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TOPICS

Topics of interest addressed by this workshop include, but are not limited to:

- Algorithmic Aspects of Elasticity and Scalability for distributed, large-scale
data stores (e.g., NoSQL and columnar databases)
- Search and Retrieval Algorithms for cloud infrastructures
- Monitoring and analysis of elasticity for virtualized environments
- NoSQL, Schemaless Data Modeling, Integration
- Caching and Load-Balancing
- Storage Structures and Indexing for Cloud Databases
- New Algorithmic Aspects of Parallel and Distributed Computing for Cloud Applications
- Scalable Machine Learning, Analytics and Data Science
- High Availability, Reliability, Failover
- Transactional Models and Algorithms for Cloud Databases
- Query Languages and Processing, Programming Models
- Consistency, Replication and Partitioning CAP, Data Structures and Algorithms
for Eventually Consistent Stores

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IMPORTANT DATES

May 15, 2015: Deadline for paper submissions
June 30, 2015: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
September 14-15, 2015: Workshop

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PROCEEDINGS

The ALGOCLOUD 2015 proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ARCoSS series by Springer-Verlag.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions must have a length of up to 12 pages in LNCS format (excluding references and
an optional appendix to be read at the discretion of the Program Committee).

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Christos Anagnostopoulos, University of Glasgow, UK
Alexis Delis, University of Athens, Greece
Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Anastasios Gounaris, AUTH, Greece
Seif Haridi, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Yannis Konstantinou, NTUA, Greece
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Haralambos Mouratidis, University of East London, UK
Nikos Ntarmos, University of Glasgow, UK
George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Mema Roussopoulos, University of Athens, Greece
Spyros Sioutas, Ionian University, Greece (Co-Chair)
Peter Triantafillou, University of Glasgow, UK (Co-Chair)
Hong-Linh Truong, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece (Co-Chair)

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ORGANIZING COMMITEE

Kalliopi Giannakopoulou
Ioannis Katsidimas
Spyros Kontogiannis
George Michalopoulos
Andreas Paraskevopoulos
Christos Zaroliagis (chair)

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SPAA 2015 - Call for Participation

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SPAA 2015 Call for Participation
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27th ACM Symposium on
Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA 2015)
June 13-15, 2015
Portland, Oregon, USA
http://www.spaa-conference.org

Highlights:
This year, SPAA will be part of the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC).
Michael Stonebraker will be giving a Turing Lecture on June 14 as part of FCRC.
General FCRC information is available at http://fcrc.acm.org

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Registration is now open. Please visit the conference webpage for a list of accepted papers, registration, and information on local arrangements. 

Important dates:
- Student travel-grant applications: April 27
- Hotel for conference rate: May 16
- Early registration: May 18

[DMANET] Opt4SmartCities workshop: deadline extended

This is to let you know that the deadline of the Opt4SmartCities workshop has been extended to Apr 20.

Contributions should be sent in the form of short abstracts of no more than 4000 characters.

The worshop will be held on May 18 in Barcelona, before the CPAIOR 2015 conference.

Best regards,

Michele Lombardi

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                             Call for Papers
                Workshop on Optimization for Smart Cities

                             Opt4SmartCities
                             
                         Barcelona, May 18 2015

                     in conjunction with CPAIOR 2015
                Abstract submission (EXTENDED):  Apr 20 2015

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Workshop web site: http://ai.unibo.it/Opt4SmartCities2015
CPAIOR 2015 web site: http://cpaior2015.uconn.edu

Policy makers who run the complex network of diverse people, expected services
and aging infrastructure are on a constant search for more efficient ways to
analyze data, anticipate problems and coordinate resources in their cities.

Developing methods for fulfilling such a need involves, among other things,
data analytics and intelligent sensor dissemination, modeling human demands and
operations and planning, often under uncertainty.

This workshop has the purpose of bringing together scholars and practitioners
that work on the solution of problems related to the improvement of the quality
of life and the use of resources in cities, to make cities smarter.

We invite submissions of a short abstract (not more than 4000 characters)
describing original work on applications of methods, with special emphasis on
optimization, for "making our cities smarter".

Abstract should be submitted via EasyChair at:

    https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=opt4smartcities2015

Abstract should be submitted by:

     Apr 20 2015 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Techniques of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Constraint Programming
- Mathematical Programming
- Hybrid algorithms
- Interconnection between (multi-agent) Simulation and Optimization;
- Interconnection between Data mining and analytics and Optimization;
- Interconnection between Sensors and Optimization;
- Optimization and visualization

Applications areas include (but are not limited to)
- Intelligent transportation systems
- Electric mobility
- Smart grids
- Waste management
- Urban planning
- Natural resources management
- Modeling human demands

This workshop is organized within the CPAIOR 2015 Conference in Barcelona,
Spain on Monday May 18, 2015, and will include both invited and contributed
talks. The program/organizing committee will evaluate the submissions and a
selection of abstracts will be admitted for presentation at the workshop. We
encourage the submission of new challenging problems, including data instances.

Workshop Organization:
   - Michele Lombardi, Università di Bologna, Italy
   - Michela Milano, Università di Bologna, Italy
   
Important Dates:
   - Apr 20 2015: Deadline for abstract submission (EXTENDED)
   - Apr 24 2015: Notification of acceptance
   - May 18 2015: Opt4SmartCities Workshop


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ESA 2015 - final call for papers

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23rd European Symposium on Algorithms - ESA 2015
14-16 September 2015, Patras, Greece
http://algo2015.upatras.gr/esa

Submission deadline: 22.04.2015
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is one of the premier
conferences on algorithms. The symposium covers research in all
aspects of the design, analysis, engineering, and application of
algorithms and data structures.

ESA 2015 has two tracks: the Design and Analysis Track (Track A)
and the Engineering and Applications Track (Track B).

ESA 2015 is organized in collaboration with the European Association
for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and is a part of ALGO 2015
(http://algo2015.upatras.gr/).

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The symposium seeks original algorithmic contributions for problems with
relevant theoretical and/or practical applications: papers with a strong
emphasis on the theoretical analysis of algorithms should be submitted to
Track A, while papers reporting on the results of extensive experimental
evaluations and/or providing original contributions to the engineering of
algorithms for practical applications should be submitted to Track B.

There will be a Best Student Paper Award as well as a Best Paper Award,
both sponsored by EATCS. In order for a paper to be considered for the
Best Student Paper Award, all of its authors are required to be students.

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TOPICS

Papers presenting original research in all areas of algorithmic research
are sought, including but not limited to:

Algorithm engineering
Algorithmic aspects of networks
Algorithmic game theory
Approximation algorithms
Computational biology
Computational finance
Computational geometry
Combinatorial optimization
Data compression
Data structures
Databases and information retrieval
Distributed and parallel computing
Graph algorithms
Hierarchical memories
Heuristics and meta-heuristics
Mathematical programming
Mobile computing
On-line algorithms
Parameterized algorithms
Pattern matching
Quantum computing
Randomized algorithms
Scheduling and resource allocation problems
Streaming algorithms

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submission: April 22, 23:59 UTC/GMT
Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2015
Final version: early July, 2015
Symposium: September 14-16, 2015

Deadlines are firm: late submissions will not be considered.

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SUBMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission
system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esa2015

Detailed submission guidelines can be found at
http://algo2015.upatras.gr/esa/cfp.html

The ESA 2015 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science ARCoSS series.

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INVITED SPEAKERS

David Bader - Georgia Tech, USA
Paul Spirakis - Univ. of Liverpool, UK; and CTI & University of Patras, GR

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PROGRAM COMMITTEES

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Design and Analysis (Track A) Program Committee

Per Austrin - KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Nikhil Bansal (chair) - TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Maike Buchin - Ruhr Univ. Bochum, Germany
Benjamin Doerr - Ecole Polytechnique, France
Christoph Durr - Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Esther Ezra - Georgia Tech, USA and New York Univ., USA
Kasper Green Larsen - Aarhus Univ., Denmark
Leo van Iersel - CWI, Netherlands
Moshe Lewenstein - Bar Ilan Univ., Israel
Brendan Lucier - Microsoft Research, USA
Andrew McGregor - Univ. of Massachusetts, USA
Viswanath Nagarajan - Univ. of Michigan, USA
Seth Pettie - Univ. of Michigan, USA
Marcin Pilipczuk - Univ. of Warsaw, Poland and Univ. of Warwick, UK
Thomas Rothvoss - Univ. of Washington, USA
Piotr Sankowski - Univ. of Warsaw, Poland
Saket Saurabh - Institue of Mathematical Sciences, India
Roy Schwartz - Princeton Univ., USA
Anastasios Sidiropoulos - Ohio State Univ., USA
Rob van Stee - Univ. of Leicester, UK
Kunal Talwar - Google, USA
Virginia Vassilevska Williams - Stanford Univ., USA
Andreas Wiese - MPI for Informatics, Germany

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Engineering and Applications (Track B) Program Committee

Luciana Buriol - Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Rolf Fagerberg - Univ. of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Sandor Fekete - Univ. of Technology, Braunschweig, Germany
Irene Finocchi (chair) - Sapienza Univ. of Rome, Italy
Tobias Friedrich - Friedrich Schiller Univ. Jena, Germany
Riko Jacob - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Alejandro Lopez-Ortiz - Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
Thomas Pajor - Microsoft Research, USA
Cynthia Phillips - Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Tomasz Radzik - King's College London, UK
Marie-France Sagot - INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes, France
Francesco Silvestri - Univ. of Padova, Italy
Philippas Tsigas - Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
Charalampos Tsourakakis - Harvard Univ., USA
Sergei Vassilvitskii - Google, USA

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ORGANIZING COMMITEE

Kalliopi Giannakopoulou
Ioannis Katsidimas
Spyros Kontogiannis
George Michalopoulos
Andreas Paraskevopoulos
Christos Zaroliagis (chair)

[DMANET] ESA 2015 - final call for papers

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
23rd European Symposium on Algorithms - ESA 2015
14-16 September 2015, Patras, Greece
http://algo2015.upatras.gr/esa

Submission deadline: 22.04.2015
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is one of the premier
conferences on algorithms. The symposium covers research in all
aspects of the design, analysis, engineering, and application of
algorithms and data structures.

ESA 2015 has two tracks: the Design and Analysis Track (Track A)
and the Engineering and Applications Track (Track B).

ESA 2015 is organized in collaboration with the European Association
for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and is a part of ALGO 2015
(http://algo2015.upatras.gr/).

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

CALL FOR PAPERS

The symposium seeks original algorithmic contributions for problems with
relevant theoretical and/or practical applications: papers with a strong
emphasis on the theoretical analysis of algorithms should be submitted to
Track A, while papers reporting on the results of extensive experimental
evaluations and/or providing original contributions to the engineering of
algorithms for practical applications should be submitted to Track B.

There will be a Best Student Paper Award as well as a Best Paper Award,
both sponsored by EATCS. In order for a paper to be considered for the
Best Student Paper Award, all of its authors are required to be students.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOPICS

Papers presenting original research in all areas of algorithmic research
are sought, including but not limited to:

Algorithm engineering
Algorithmic aspects of networks
Algorithmic game theory
Approximation algorithms
Computational biology
Computational finance
Computational geometry
Combinatorial optimization
Data compression
Data structures
Databases and information retrieval
Distributed and parallel computing
Graph algorithms
Hierarchical memories
Heuristics and meta-heuristics
Mathematical programming
Mobile computing
On-line algorithms
Parameterized algorithms
Pattern matching
Quantum computing
Randomized algorithms
Scheduling and resource allocation problems
Streaming algorithms

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
IMPORTANT DATES

Submission: April 22, 23:59 UTC/GMT
Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2015
Final version: early July, 2015
Symposium: September 14-16, 2015

Deadlines are firm: late submissions will not be considered.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUBMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission
system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esa2015

Detailed submission guidelines can be found at
http://algo2015.upatras.gr/esa/cfp.html

The ESA 2015 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science ARCoSS series.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
INVITED SPEAKERS

David Bader - Georgia Tech, USA
Paul Spirakis - Univ. of Liverpool, UK; and CTI & University of Patras, GR

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PROGRAM COMMITTEES

------------------------------------------------------
Design and Analysis (Track A) Program Committee

Per Austrin - KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Nikhil Bansal (chair) - TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Maike Buchin - Ruhr Univ. Bochum, Germany
Benjamin Doerr - Ecole Polytechnique, France
Christoph Durr - Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Esther Ezra - Georgia Tech, USA and New York Univ., USA
Kasper Green Larsen - Aarhus Univ., Denmark
Leo van Iersel - CWI, Netherlands
Moshe Lewenstein - Bar Ilan Univ., Israel
Brendan Lucier - Microsoft Research, USA
Andrew McGregor - Univ. of Massachusetts, USA
Viswanath Nagarajan - Univ. of Michigan, USA
Seth Pettie - Univ. of Michigan, USA
Marcin Pilipczuk - Univ. of Warsaw, Poland and Univ. of Warwick, UK
Thomas Rothvoss - Univ. of Washington, USA
Piotr Sankowski - Univ. of Warsaw, Poland
Saket Saurabh - Institue of Mathematical Sciences, India
Roy Schwartz - Princeton Univ., USA
Anastasios Sidiropoulos - Ohio State Univ., USA
Rob van Stee - Univ. of Leicester, UK
Kunal Talwar - Google, USA
Virginia Vassilevska Williams - Stanford Univ., USA
Andreas Wiese - MPI for Informatics, Germany

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Engineering and Applications (Track B) Program Committee

Luciana Buriol - Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Rolf Fagerberg - Univ. of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Sandor Fekete - Univ. of Technology, Braunschweig, Germany
Irene Finocchi (chair) - Sapienza Univ. of Rome, Italy
Tobias Friedrich - Friedrich Schiller Univ. Jena, Germany
Riko Jacob - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Alejandro Lopez-Ortiz - Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
Thomas Pajor - Microsoft Research, USA
Cynthia Phillips - Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Tomasz Radzik - King's College London, UK
Marie-France Sagot - INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes, France
Francesco Silvestri - Univ. of Padova, Italy
Philippas Tsigas - Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
Charalampos Tsourakakis - Harvard Univ., USA
Sergei Vassilvitskii - Google, USA

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ORGANIZING COMMITEE

Kalliopi Giannakopoulou
Ioannis Katsidimas
Spyros Kontogiannis
George Michalopoulos
Andreas Paraskevopoulos
Christos Zaroliagis (chair)


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