Thursday, September 18, 2014

[DMANET] CSR 2015: First Call for Papers

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CSR-2015: First Call for Papers

The 10th International Computer Science Symposium in Russia
July 13-17, 2015, Listvyanka (Lake Baikal), Russia
http://logic.pdmi.ras.ru/csr2015
In partnership with European Association for Theoretical Computer Science

Program Committee Chair:
Lev Beklemishev (Steklov Inst./Moscow)

Program Committee:
Eric Allender (Rutgers)
Sergei Artemov (U. of New York)
Andrei Bulatov (Simon Fraser U.)
Harry Buhrman (U. of Amsterdam)
Nachum Dershowitz (Tel Aviv U.)
Edward A. Hirsch (Steklov Inst./St.Petersburg)
Bahkadyr Khoussainov (U. of Auckland)
Gregory Kucherov (CNRS and U. Marne-la-Vallee)
Sergei O. Kuznetsov (Higher School of Economics/Moscow)
Daniel Leivant (Indiana U.)
Georg Moser (U. of Innsbruck)
Damian Niwinski (U. of Warsaw)
Prakash Panangaden (McGill U.)
Jean-Éric Pin (CNRS and U. Paris-Diderot)
Alexander Razborov (U. of Chicago and Steklov Inst./Moscow)
Andre Scedrov (U. of Pennsylvania)
Alexander Shen (LIRMM/Montpellier and IITP/Moscow)
Wolfgang Thomas (Aachen U.)
Helmut Veith (TU Vienna)
Nikolai K. Vereshchagin (MCCME and Moscow State U.)
Mikhail Volkov (Ural Federal U.)
Michael Zakharyaschev (U. of London)

Distinguished opening lecture:
Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice U.)

Invited Speakers TBA.

Important Dates:
Submission: December 14, 2014
Notification: before ICALP deadline

Topics: include, but are not limited to:
algorithms and data structures
algorithms for concurrent and distributed systems, networks
automata theory and formal languages
automated reasoning
automatic structures and applications
computational complexity
proof complexity
Kolmogorov complexity
combinatorial optimization
constraint solving
cryptography
combinatorics in computer science
computational models and concepts
database theory
description logics
formal concept analysis
games and program synthesis
modal logic
model checking
proof theory
quantum computation
reasoning about security and privacy
term rewriting
verification

Submission:
Authors are invited to submit original (and not previously published)
research. Submissions consist of two parts: the main paper and an appendix
(which might be empty). The main paper must be at most 14 pages in length,
including references. All proofs omitted from the main paper due to space
constraints should be given in the appendix or made accessible through a
reliable link to a freely available electronic preprint. The papers must
be submitted in English, in the LNCS format (LaTeX, as pdf; final version
with source) with page numbering turned on using the \pagestyle{plain}
command; instructions are here:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0
Simultaneous submission to journals or to other conferences with published
proceedings is not allowed. The proceedings of the symposium will be
published in Springer's LNCS series. Accepted papers MUST be presented
at the symposium.

Submissions should be uploaded to the EasyChair Conference system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=csr2015

Yandex Awards
for the best paper and for the best student paper will be given by the PC.

Conference Chair:
Daniil Musatov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)

Organized by
Irkutsk State University
Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education

Further information and contacts:
Web: http://logic.pdmi.ras.ru/csr2015
Email: csr2015 "at" googlegroups.com

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[DMANET] faculty positions in combinatorics and optimization (Waterloo)

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FACULTY POSITIONS IN COMBINATORICS AND OPTIMIZATION
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
(http://math.uwaterloo.ca/co) at the University of Waterloo
invites applications for one or more open rank, tenure-track
or tenured faculty positions. Applicants should have research
interests in one of the following areas: Algebraic Combinatorics,
Continuous Optimization, Cryptography, Discrete Optimization,
and Graph Theory.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching
are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an
active program of research, to attract and supervise graduate
students, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching.
The salary range for the positions is $100,000 to $150,000.
Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for
exceptionally qualified candidates. The effective date of
appointment is July 1 2015.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site
(http://www.mathjobs.org). Applications should include a
curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to
three reprints/preprints. In addition, at least three reference
letters should be submitted.

Inquiries may be addressed to combopt@math.uwaterloo.ca or to
Alfred Menezes, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. Closing
date for receipt of applications is December 1, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians
and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of
Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals,
members of visible minorities, native people, and persons with
disabilities.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/watport/why-waterloo
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[DMANET] WALCOM 2015: Submission Deadline Extension

[Apologies for cross posting]

Submission Deadline Extension

9th International Workshop on Algorithms and Computation (WALCOM 2015)
February 26- 28, 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh
http://www.buet.ac.bd/cse/walcom2015/

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SUBMISSIONS SERVER IS OPEN
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Extended Submission deadline: September 25, 2014
Submission server: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=walcom2015

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WALCOM
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International Workshop on Algorithms and Computation (WALCOM) is intended
to provide an international forum for researchers working in the areas of
algorithms and computation. WALCOM 2015 will be held during February
26- 28, 2015 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. WALCOM 2015 is being organized in
cooperation with IEICE Technical Committee on Theoretical Foundations of
Computing (COMP) and the Special Interest Group for ALgorithms (SIGAL)
of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ).

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INVITED SPEAKERS
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Prof. Manindra Agrawal, Indian Institute of technology Kanpur, India
Goedel Prize winner for the paper "PRIMES is in P", 2006.

Prof. Shin-ichi Minato, Hokkaido University, Japan.
Research Director of ERATO (Exploratory Research for Advanced
Technology) MINATO Discrete Structure Manipulation System Project

and

Prof. Rajeev Raman, University of Leicester,
Professor of Computer Science

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IMPORTANT DATES
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Paper Submission: 25 (Thu.) September, 2014 (23:59:59 GMT/UTC) [Extended]
Notification: 11 (Tue.) November, 2014
Camera Ready Version: 28 (Fri.) November, 2014
Workshop : February 26 (Thu.) - 28 (Sat.), 2015

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TOPICS
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The range of topics within the scope of the workshop of algorithms and
computation includes (but is not limited to): Approximation Algorithms,
Algorithmic Graph Theory and Combinatorics, Combinatorial Algorithms,
Combinatorial Optimization, Computational Biology, Computational Complexity,
Computational Geometry, Discrete Geometry, Data Structures, Experimental
Algorithm Methodologies, Graph Algorithms, Graph Drawing, Parallel and
Distributed Algorithms, Parameterized Complexity, Network Optimization,
Online Algorithms, Randomized Algorithms, String Algorithms.

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SUBMISSIONS
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Authors are invited to submit papers (extended abstracts) describing
original research of theoretical or practical significance to algorithms
and computation. Papers should not exceed 12 pages in LNCS style. Papers
significantly shorter than 12 pages are also welcome. If the authors feel
that more details are essential to substantiate the main claim of the
paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at
the discretion of the Program Committee. Only electronic submission will
be allowed. Submitted papers must describe work not previously published.
They must not be submitted simultaneously to another conference with
refereed proceedings or to a journal.

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PROCEEDINGS
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Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will
be included in the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

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JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES
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Special issues dedicated to WALCOM 2015 will be published at the Journal
of Graph Algorithms and Applications and the Journal of Discrete Algorithms.

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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GUILLAUME BLIN, Marne-la-Vallée University, France
HANS L. BODLAENDER, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
FRANCIS Y.L. CHIN, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
REZAUL A. CHOWDHURY, Stony Brook University, USA
NAVEEN GARG, IIT Delhi, India
MOHAMMADTAGHI HAJIAGHAYI, University of Maryland, USA
SEOK-HEE HONG, University of Sydney, Australia
KAZUO IWAMA, Kyoto University, Japan
MING-YANG KAO, Northwestern University, USA
RALF KLASING, Université Bordeaux 1, France
MICHAEL LANGSTON, University of Tennessee, USA
ANDRZEJ LINGAS, Lund University, Sweden
GIUSEPPE LIOTTA, University of Perugia, Italy
BURKHARD MORGENSTERN, Universität Göttingen, Germany
IAN MUNRO, University of Waterloo, Canada
PETRA MUTZEL, TU Dortmund, Germany
SUBHAS CHANDRA NANDY, ISI, India
KUNSOO PARK, Seoul National University, Korea
MICHAL PILIPCZUK, Universitetet i Bergen, Norway
MD. SAIDUR RAHMAN, BUET, Bangladesh
M. SOHEL RAHMAN, BUET, Bangladesh (Co-Chair)
WOJCIECH RYTTER, Warsaw University, Poland
KUNIHIKO SADAKANE, NII, Japan
SANDEEP SEN , IIT Delhi, India
BILL SMYTH, McMaster University, Canada
ETSUJI TOMITA, University of Electro-Communications, Japan (Co-Chair)
OSAMU WATANABE, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
SUE WHITESIDES, University of Victoria, Canada
PETER WIDMAYER, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
HSU-CHUN YEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

CONTACT ADDRESS
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M. Sohel Rahman
Department of CSE
BUET, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
E-mail: msrahman@cse.buet.ac.bd
http://teacher.buet.ac.bd/msrahman

Etsuji Tomita
The Advanced Algorithms Research Laboratory,
The University of Electro-Communications
JAPAN
E-mail: tomita@ice.uec.ac.jp
http://www.etlab.ice.uec.ac.jp/~tomita/index_e.html

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Professor
Department of CSE, BUET
ECE Building
West Palasi
Dhaka-1205
Bangladesh
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[DMANET] IFIP/IEEE IM 2015 - Submission deadline extended to September 30, 2014

IFIP/IEEE IM 2015 - Submission deadline extended to September 30, 2014

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CFP IFIP/IEEE IM 2015

The 14th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 11-15 May 2015

http://www.ieee-im.org/

Paper Submission Date: September 30, 2014 (Extended)

"Integrated Management in the Age of Big Data"

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The 14th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network
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 dissertation. 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
prototypes.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We would like to highlight the four Keynote Addresses confirmed so far:
- Alberto Leon Garcia (University of Toronto, Canada)
- Dinesh Verma (IBM, USA)
- Ibrahim Gideon (Telus, Canada)
- Rich Friedrich (HP, USA)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Technical Papers (extended deadline: September 30, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/technical-session-papers

Experience Papers (extended deadline: September 30, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/experience-session-papers

Dissertation Papers (deadline: October 30, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/dissertation-papers

Tutorials (deadline: October 17, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/tutorials-0

Panels (deadline: October 31, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/panels

Exhibits and Demos (deadline: January 30, 2015)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/demos

More Information on Workshops
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/workshops-0

TOPICS OF INTEREST

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

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

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

TPC CO-CHAIRS

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

STEERING COMMITTEE

- 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, Applied Communication Sciences, USA

A PDF version of this call is available for download on:
http://im2015.ieee-im.org/call-for-submissions

For more information, please feel free to contact the TPC chairs
at im2015tpcchairs@gmail.com or visit http://www.ieee-im.org
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Monday, September 15, 2014

[DMANET] Upcoming Deadline: Simons-Berkeley Summer Research Fellowships in Cryptography

This is a reminder of the upcoming application deadline for Simons-Berkeley Summer Research Fellowships in Cryptography. The original announcement is repeated below.

Alistair Sinclair
Associate Director, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
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The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley invites applications for Research Fellowships for the research program on Cryptography that will take place in Summer, 2015. These Fellowships are open to outstanding junior scientists (at most 6 years from PhD by 1 May, 2015).

Further details and application instructions can be found at simons.berkeley.edu/fellows-summer2015. General information about the Simons Institute can be found at simons.berkeley.edu, and about the Cryptography program at simons.berkeley.edu/programs/crypto2015.

Deadline for applications: 30 September, 2014.



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[DMANET] postdoctoral positions at LIAFA, Paris, France

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

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

The starting date of the position(s) will usually be in September 2015
but can be negotiated.
To apply please send a CV, a summary of research and names of at
least three references to algocomp-apply@liafa.univ-paris-diderot.fr.

Applications should be received by December 1st, 2014.
Those wishing to join the group as postdoctoral fellows, and especially
those working in classical (i.e. non-quantum) computation areas,
should consider to also apply for a postdoctoral fellowship from the FSMP
( http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/postdoctoral-programmes-247.htm )
in which case they should contact the algorithms and complexity group
at least two weeks before the deadline for that application (which
is usually around December 1st as well.)

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[DMANET] Deadline Extension (19 September 2014) for the 8th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools - VALUETOOLS2014

*** DEADLINE EXTENSION ***
The submission deadline for regular papers has been extended to 19 September,
2014
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8th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools
VALUETOOLS 2014
In-cooperation with ACM SIGMETRICS

9-11 December, 2014
Bratislava, Slovakia

CALL FOR PAPERS

SCOPE
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ValueTools focuses on methodologies and practices in modeling, performance
evaluation and optimization of complex systems, gathering researchers from
different communities, such as Computer Science, Networks and
Telecommunications, Operations Research, Optimization, Control Theory and
Manufacturing.

ValueTools 2014 solicits previously unpublished contributions on new performance
evaluation methodologies and new tools. Three types of contributions are called
for: regular papers, tool papers, and tutorials.

Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length.

Detailed submission and formatting instructions are available at
http://www.valuetools.org/2014/

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. A special issue in
the Performance Evaluation Journal is planned. Papers may also be published in
EAI Transactions on Algorithms Engineering.

TOPICS
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- Discrete event systems
- Stochastic models
- Simulation techniques
- Game theory
- Queues and network of queues
- Mean field techniques
- Large scale performance analysis
- Control theory
- Machine learning and neural networks
- Performance optimization

APPLICATION AREAS
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- Communication and computer networks
- Distributed systems
- Interdisciplinary methodologies (economic, biological and social models)
- Manufacturing systems and supply chains
- Resource allocation
- Road traffic and transportation systems
- Secure Networks

IMPORTANT DATES
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- Submission regular papers: *** extended to 19 September, 2014 ***
- Submission tool papers and tutorials: 30 September, 2014
- Notification: 30 October, 2014
- Camera-ready: 9 November, 2014

CONFERENCE WEB PAGE
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http://www.valuetools.org/2014/


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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General Chair
Daniele Miorandi, Create-Net Research Association and U-Hopper srl, Italy

Technical Program Chairs
Moshe Haviv, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
William Knottenbelt, Imperial College London, United Kindom
Lorenzo Maggi, Create-Net Research Association, Italy

Publicity Chair
Valerio Luconi, University of Pisa, Italy

Local chair
Daynier Delgado, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

Web chair
Mattia Zeni, University of Trento, Italy

ABOUT EAI
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The European Alliance for Innovation is a dynamic eco-system for fostering ICT
enabled innovation to improve European competitiveness and to benefit society.
EAI uses open e-platforms to inspire grassroots collaboration among all relevant
actors, from organizations to individuals, to stimulate community driven
innovation to its institutional and individual members worldwide. Through EAI,
organizations find ideas and talent, and individual innovators find
organizations for their ingenuity and craft.

Join the innovation community at www.eai.eu
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[DMANET] Workshop "Tractable special cases of hard combinatorial optimization problems"

Dear colleagues!

This is the first announcement of the workshop

"Tractable special cases of hard combinatorial optimization problems",
www.opt.math.tu-graz.ac.at/scco14

we will be hosting at the Department of Optimization and Discrete
Mathematics
of the Graz University of Technology from December 15 to December 16,
2014.

This will be a two-day, single stream event focussing at polynomially
solvable or approximable
special cases of provably hard combinatorial optimization problems.
This line of research deals with NP-hard combinatorial optimization
problems which become
polynomially tractable if specific structural properties are imposed on
their input.
The identification of the sometimes thin boarderline between hard and
tractable cases
is often a hard and interesting challenge.

The workshop will host invited talks in the mornings as well as
contributed talks and discussions
or working sessions in the afternoons.

Confirmed invited speakers are:

* Vladimir Deineko, Warwick Business School, UK
* Abraham Punnen, Simon Fraser University, Canada
* Frits Spieksma, KU Leuven, Belgium
* Gerhard Woeginger, Eindhoven Unioversity of Technology, The Netherlands

We herewith invite you to participate in the workshop and submit a
contribution related
to the workshop topic.

The workshop venue is the building of the Department of Optimization and
Discrete Mathematics,
Graz University of Technology, Steyrergasse 30, 8010 Graz, Austria.

There will be a small participation fee payable on site. This will
cover
the lunches on December 15 and 16 and the refreshments during the
workshop breaks.
The participants will be responsable for their own travel and
accomodation expenses.

Important Dates:

* October 31, 2104: Deadline for the submission of contributed talks
* November 15, 2014: Registration deadline
* December 15-16, 2014: Workshop

We are looking forward to meeting you in Graz. Please do not hesitate to
contact us for any additional information.

Best regards,
Eranda Cela and Bettina Klinz

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Eranda Dragoti-Cela, PhD, Associate Professor (ao. Univ.-Prof.)

Department of Optimization and Discrete Mathematics,
Graz University of Technology,
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[DMANET] Seeking PhD student in similarity search at ITU Copenhagen

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[DMANET] LATA 2015: 3rd call for papers

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9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND AUTOMATA THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

LATA 2015

Nice, France

March 2-6, 2015

Organized by:

CNRS, I3S, UMR 7271
Nice Sophia Antipolis University

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/lata2015/

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AIMS:

LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in the field developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2015 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas.

VENUE:

LATA 2015 will take place in Nice, the second largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. The venue will be the University Castle at Parc Valrose.

SCOPE:

Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

algebraic language theory
algorithms for semi-structured data mining
algorithms on automata and words
automata and logic
automata for system analysis and programme verification
automata networks
automata, concurrency and Petri nets
automatic structures
cellular automata
codes
combinatorics on words
computational complexity
data and image compression
descriptional complexity
digital libraries and document engineering
foundations of finite state technology
foundations of XML
fuzzy and rough languages
grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, unification, categorial, etc.)
grammatical inference and algorithmic learning
graphs and graph transformation
language varieties and semigroups
language-based cryptography
parallel and regulated rewriting
parsing
patterns
power series
string and combinatorial issues in bioinformatics
string processing algorithms
symbolic dynamics
term rewriting
transducers
trees, tree languages and tree automata
unconventional models of computation
weighted automata

STRUCTURE:

LATA 2015 will consist of:

invited talks
peer-reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Paola Inverardi (L'Aquila), Synthesis of Protocol Adapters
Johann A. Makowsky (Technion, Haifa), Hankel Matrices for Graph Parameters and Graph Grammars
Giancarlo Mauri (Milano Bicocca), Complexity Classes for Membrane Systems
Andreas Podelski (Freiburg), Automated Program Verification
Antonio Restivo (Palermo), The Shuffle Product: New Research Directions

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Andrew Adamatzky (West of England, Bristol, UK)
Andris Ambainis (Latvia, Riga, LV)
Franz Baader (Dresden Tech, DE)
Rajesh Bhatt (Massachusetts, Amherst, US)
José-Manuel Colom (Zaragoza, ES)
Bruno Courcelle (Bordeaux, FR)
Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Eötvös Loránd, Budapest, HU)
Aldo de Luca (Naples Federico II, IT)
Susanna Donatelli (Turin, IT)
Paola Flocchini (Ottawa, CA)
Enrico Formenti (Nice, FR)
Tero Harju (Turku, FI)
Monika Heiner (Brandenburg Tech, Cottbus, DE)
Yiguang Hong (Chinese Academy, Beijing, CN)
Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto, JP)
Sanjay Jain (National Singapore, SG)
Maciej Koutny (Newcastle, UK)
Antonín Kučera (Masaryk, Brno, CZ)
Thierry Lecroq (Rouen, FR)
Salvador Lucas (Valencia Tech, ES)
Veli Mäkinen (Helsinki, FI)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, ES, chair)
Filippo Mignosi (L'Aquila, IT)
Victor Mitrana (Madrid Tech, ES)
Ilan Newman (Haifa, IL)
Joachim Niehren (INRIA, Lille, FR)
Enno Ohlebusch (Ulm, DE)
Arlindo Oliveira (Lisbon, PT)
Joël Ouaknine (Oxford, UK)
Wojciech Penczek (Polish Academy, Warsaw, PL)
Dominique Perrin (ESIEE, Paris, FR)
Alberto Policriti (Udine, IT)
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran (Connecticut, Storrs, US)
Jörg Rothe (Düsseldorf, DE)
Frank Ruskey (Victoria, CA)
Helmut Seidl (Munich Tech, DE)
Ayumi Shinohara (Tohoku, Sendai, JP)
Bernhard Steffen (Dortmund, DE)
Frank Stephan (National Singapore, SG)
Paul Tarau (North Texas, Denton, US)
Andrzej Tarlecki (Warsaw, PL)
Jacobo Torán (Ulm, DE)
Frits Vaandrager (Nijmegen, NL)
Jaco van de Pol (Twente, Enschede, NL)
Pierre Wolper (Liège, BE)
Zhilin Wu (Chinese Academy, Beijing, CN)
Slawomir Zadrozny (Polish Academy, Warsaw, PL)
Hans Zantema (Eindhoven Tech, NL)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Sébastien Autran (Nice)
Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Enrico Formenti (Nice, co-chair)
Sandrine Julia (Nice)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Christophe Papazian (Nice)
Julien Provillard (Nice)
Pierre-Alain Scribot (Nice)
Bianca Truthe (Giessen)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices, references, etc.) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lata2015

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of the Journal of Computer and System Sciences (Elsevier, 2013 JCR impact factor: 1.0) will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration is open from July 21, 2014 to March 2, 2015. The registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/lata2015/Registration.php

DEADLINES:

Paper submission: October 10, 2014 (23:59 CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: November 18, 2014
Early registration: November 25, 2014
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: November 26, 2014
Late registration: February 16, 2015
Submission to the journal special issue: June 6, 2015

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat

POSTAL ADDRESS:

LATA 2015
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Nice Sophia Antipolis University
Rovira i Virgili University


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[DMANET] IEEE-IPDPS 2015 (25-29 May - Hyderabad, India) Abstracts due October 10th

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IPDPS 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts due October 10, 2014
Submissions due October 17, 2014
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29th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
May 25-29, 2015
Hyderabad International Convention Centre
Hyderabad, India

www.ipdps.org
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing

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NSF GRANT FOR STUDENT TRAVEL ANNOUNCED
A grant from the National Science Foundation has been awarded to
encourage and support US-based student participation at IPDPS 2015 in
India. Details of all travel support that will be available to all
students, including those outside the US and those in India, will be
announced shortly.
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CALL FOR PAPERS – Abstracts due October 10, 2014
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Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original
unpublished research in all areas of parallel and distributed
processing, including the development of experimental or commercial
systems. Work focusing on emerging technologies is especially welcome.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
•Parallel and distributed algorithms
•Applications of parallel and distributed computing
•Parallel and distributed architectures
•Parallel and distributed software

(*See full description of topics at Call for Papers Webpage)

WHAT/WHERE TO SUBMIT
See the IPDPS Website for details. IPDPS 2015 will require submission
of abstracts and registration of papers one week before the paper
submission deadline of October 17, 2014 without any late exceptions.
All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed. Submitted papers should
NOT have appeared in or be under consideration for another conference,
workshop or journal. To SUBMIT YOUR PAPER, go to the Call for Papers
page at http://www.ipdps.org/ipdps2015/2015_call_for_papers.html

IMPORTANT IPDPS 2015 DATES
•Abstracts due October 10, 2014
•Submissions due October 17, 2014
•Author notification December 12, 2014
•Conference dates May 25-29, 2015
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel
Processing, IPDPS is an annual gathering of computer scientists from
around the world and serves as a forum to present and discuss the
latest research findings in all aspects of parallel and distributed
computing. IPDPS 2015 will host India-specific workshop events to
facilitate interaction with Indian researchers and promote possible
collaboration. Visit the IPDPS Website at www.ipdps.org regularly to
see information on several ways to participate and to learn details as
the program for 2015 develops.

IPDPS Workshops provide attendees an opportunity to explore special
topics and are a major part of the IPDPS week-long family of events.
Each workshop has its own requirements and schedule for submissions
and all are linked from the IPDPS Website. Most have a due date for
submissions later than the author notification date for regular
conference papers. Visit the IPDPS Website after September for links
to the workshops being organized for IPDPS 2015 in Hyderabad, India.

IPDPS PhD Student Program will include a PhD Forum event which offers
graduate students an opportunity to present a research poster
describing their ongoing dissertation to the entire IPDPS conference
audience. The conference will also organize mentoring sessions for
students related to research topics, scientific writing and
presentation skills.
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GENERAL CO-CHAIRS
Susamma Barua, California State University, Fullerton, USA
R. Govindarajan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

PROGRAM CHAIR
Srinivas Aluru, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

PROGRAM VICE-CHAIRS
ALGORITHMS: Geppino Pucci (University of Padova, Italy)
APPLICATIONS: Sivan Toledo (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
ARCHITECTURE: Mahmut Taylan Kandemir (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
SOFTWARE: Vivek Sarkar (Rice University, USA)

WORKSHOPS CHAIR
Ümit V. Çatalyürek (Ohio State University, USA) | workshops@ipdps.org
WORKSHOPS VICE-CHAIR
Bora Uçar (CNRS and ENS Lyon, France)
WORKSHOPS PROCEEDINGS VICE-CHAIR
Ramachandran Vaidyanathan (Louisiana State University, USA)

STUDENT PARTICIPATION CHAIRS
PhD Forum Program
··Luc Bougé (ENS Cachan, France)
India-Specific Student Participation
··Suresh Purini (IIT Hyderabad, India)
India Student Fellowship Chair
··Krishna Nandivada (IIT Chennai, India)

INDIA BASED ACADEMIC-RESEARCH LIAISON
Yogesh Simmhan (IISc Bangalore, India)

INDUSTRY CHAIRS
··Kalyana Chadalavada (NCSA, USA)
India-based Industry Liaison
··Jigar Halani (Wipro, India)

STEERING CO-CHAIRS
Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California, USA
George Westrom, Discovery Science Center & FSEA, USA
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IPDPS 2015 IN HYDERABAD, INDIA
The Hyderabad International Convention Centre will host an event that
offers the full IPDPS program of workshops, contributed papers, and
keynote speakers as well as representatives from industry and
opportunities for students to hear from and interact with senior
researchers attending the conference. The Hyderabad airport (RGIA) has
direct flights from all international hubs and direct flights to all
major cities in India. Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist
attractions for attendees and their families and a chance to explore
other parts of India. Visit the IPDPS Website regularly to see new
program developments and to get tips on travel to the premier
conference in parallel and distributed computing.

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[DMANET] Last Call for Papers NetSys 2015 - Deadline Approaching

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NetSys 2015
2nd International Conference on Networked Systems
http://www.netsys2015.com

Cottbus, Germany, March 9-13, 2015
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The Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys 2015) provides an
international forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry,
and government to discuss recent innovations in the realm of networked
systems – including aspects of networking, distributed systems,
communications, middleware, and applications. NetSys is a biennial
conference that originates from the major scientific event on networked
systems in German-speaking countries KiVS (Kommunikation in Verteilten
Systemen) – a series of conferences that was initiated 35 years ago. In
2013, NetSys was first organized on international scale in Stuttgart.
NetSys is organized by the special interest group "Communication and
Distributed Systems" (KUVS), which is anchored both in the German
Computer Science society (Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)) and in the
Information Technology society (Informationstechnische Gesellschaft im
VDE (ITG)). The conference proceedings will be submitted to IEEE
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NetSys solicits submission of high-quality, original scientific papers
presenting novel research on the wide range of networked systems,
including but not limited to:

* Network architectures and protocols
* Transport- and application-layer protocols
* Emerging networked applications
* Peer-to-peer and overlay networks
* Software-defined networking
* SOA, Web services, and mobile services
* Cloud computing
* Virtualization in networked systems
* Social networks
* Internet of Things
* Cyber-physical systems
* Smart grid
* Cyber security and privacy
* Mobile, ad-hoc, opportunistic, vehicular and sensor networks
* Middleware architectures and platforms for networked systems
* Methods for design, implementation, and analysis of networked systems

Separate workshops, tutorials, demonstrator presentations, and a
doctoral forum will complement the technical sessions.

Important Dates:
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* Paper Registration: September, 15th, 2014
* Paper Submission: September 18th, 2014
* Author Notification: November 8th, 2014
* Final Manuscript: December 10th, 2014

Submission Guidelines:
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All submissions must describe original research, not published or
currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal.
Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format via the
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General Chairs:
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H. König, BTU Cottbus, Germany
P. Langendörfer, IHP Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Program Chairs:
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K. Zieliński, AGH Krakow, Poland
H. König, BTU Cottbus, Germany
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[DMANET] second announcement: Utrecht Combinatorics Workshop, 7 Nov 2014

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from Sumit Ganguly: FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS --CALDAM 2015

THIRD AND FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS --CALDAM 2015

1st International Conference on Algorithms and Discrete Applied Mathematics (CALDAM)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur February 8-10, 2015 http://caldam.cse.iitk.ac.in
CALDAM 2015 invites papers describing original research in the areas of
design, analysis and experimental evaluation of algorithms and in
discrete applied mathematics. Papers must be typeset using LaTeX/LaTeX2e
and may not exceed 12 pages in LNCS style, including bibliographic
references. Further details may be included in a clearly marked appendix
that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Only
electronic submission is allowed. Submitted papers must describe
previously unpublished work and may not be submitted concurrently to
another conference with refereed proceedings or to a refereed journal.

SCOPE
The range of topics within the scope of CALDAM 2015 includes (but is not
limited to) the following
Topics Related to Algorithms
Approximation Algorithms | Combinatorial Algorithms | Combinatorial
Optimization | Computational Biology | Computational Complexity |
Computational Geometry | Data Structures | Experimental Algorithm
Methodologies | Graph Algorithms | Graph Drawing | Parallel and
Distributed Algorithms | Parameterized Complexity | Network Optimization
| Online Algorithms | Randomized Algorithms

Topics Related to Discrete Applied Mathematics
Algebraic Combinatorics | Design Theory | Enumeration | Extremal
Combinatorics | Graph Theory | Topological and Analytical Techniques in
Combinatorics | Probabilistic Combinatorics | Combinatorial Number
Theory | Discrete Geometry | Ramsey Theory

PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings of accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in
Computer Science by Springer: LNCS. Special issues on CALDAM 2015 are
likely to be published in reputed international journals.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Vasek Chvatal, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Pavol Hell, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Amitabha Bagchi, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Giuseppe Di Battista, Universita' Roma Tre, Italy
Amitava Bhattacharya, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai, India
Bostjan Breser, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Sunil Chandran, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
Manoj Changat, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India
Sandip Das, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India
Sumit Ganguly (Co-Chair), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Daya Gaur, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Partha Goswami, Calcutta University, India
Sathish Govindarajan, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
Prahladh Harsha, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai, India
R Inkulu, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
Matya Katz, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Shuji Kijima, Kyushu University, Japan
Sandi Klavzar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ramesh Krishnamurti (Co-Chair), Simon Fraser University, Canada
Andrzej Lingas, Lund University, Sweden
Anil Maheshwari, Carleton University, Canada
Bojan Mohar, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Ian Munro, University of Waterloo, Canada
N S Narayanaswamy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Sudebkumar Pal, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Bhawani S Panda, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Abhiram Ranade, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Kunihiko Sadakane, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Shakhar Smorodinsky, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Angelika Steger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
C R Subramanian, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Pavel Valtr, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
David Wood, Monash University, Australia

LOCAL ORGANIZATION
Surender Baswana (Chair), IIT Kanpur, India
Sasanka Roy, Chennai Mathematical Institute, India
John Augustine, IIT Madras, India
S. V. Rao, IIT Guwahati, India
Arindam Biswas, IIEST Shibpur, India

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: Authors should submit the first version by September
18 20, 2014, AOE.
Final Version Submission: September 25, 2014 AOE.
Notification of Acceptance: November 4, 2014
Camera-ready Version: November 21, 2014,
Conference: February 8-10, 2015

SUBMISSION
Submissions may be made using the server at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caldam2015
Venue: Outreach Auditorium, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur

[DMANET] 2nd CfP - EvoMUSART2015 - 4th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

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EvoMUSART 2015
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4th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired
Music, Sound, Art and Design

April 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
Part of evo* 2015
evo*: http://www.evostar.org

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NEW THIS YEAR: LEONARDO Galery
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The journal LEONARDO will be publishing a Gallery Section (online and in the
print edition) associated with the conference. This will consist of a number
of visual artworks based on ideas and techniques presented at the conference.
A separate call for this will be issued after papers have been selected for
the conference.

http://www.leonardo.info/gallery/

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Following the success of previous events and the importance of the field of
evolutionary and biologically inspired (artificial neural network, swarm,
alife) music, sound, art and design, evomusart has become an evo* conference
with independent proceedings since 2012. Thus, evomusart 2015 is the
fourth International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired
Music, Sound, Art and Design.

The use of biologically inspired techniques for the development of artistic
systems is a recent, exciting and significant area of research. There is a
growing interest in the application of these techniques in fields such
as: visual art and music generation, analysis, and interpretation; sound
synthesis; architecture; video; poetry; design; and other creative tasks.

The main goal of evomusart 2015 is to bring together researchers who are
using biologically inspired computer techniques for artistic tasks, providing
the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

The event will be held in April, 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark,
as part of the Evo* event.

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Publication Details
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Submissions will be rigorously reviewed for scientific and artistic merit.
Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters at the event and
included in the evomusart proceedings, published by Springer Verlag in a
dedicated volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
The acceptance rate at evomusart 2014 was 26.7% for papers accepted for oral
presentation, or 36.7% for oral and poster presentation combined.

Submitters are strongly encouraged to provide in all papers a link for
download of media demonstrating their results, whether music, images, video,
or other media types. Links should be anonymised for double-blind review,
e.g. using a URL shortening service.

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Topics of interest
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Submissions should concern the use of biologically inspired computer
techniques -- e.g. Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life,
Artificial Neural Networks, Swarm Intelligence, other artificial
intelligence techniques -- in the generation, analysis and
interpretation of art, music, design, architecture and other artistic
fields. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

-- Generation
- Biologically Inspired Design and Art -- Systems that create
drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs,
webpages, buildings, etc.;
- Biologically Inspired Sound and Music -- Systems that create
musical pieces, sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound
analysis, etc.;
- Robotic-Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
- Other related artificial intelligence or generative techniques in
the fields of Computer Music, Computer Art, etc.;

-- Theory
- Computational Aesthetics, Experimental Aesthetics; Emotional
Response, Surprise, Novelty;
- Representation techniques;
- Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area; identification
of weaknesses and strengths; comparative analysis and classification;
- Validation methodologies;
- Studies on the applicability of these techniques to related areas;
- New models designed to promote the creative potential of
biologically inspired computation;

-- Computer Aided Creativity and computational creativity
- Systems in which biologically inspired computation is used to
promote the creativity of a human user;
- New ways of integrating the user in the evolutionary cycle;
- Analysis and evaluation of: the artistic potential of biologically
inspired art and music; the artistic processes inherent to these
approaches; the resulting artefacts;
- Collaborative distributed artificial art environments;

-- Automation
- Techniques for automatic fitness assignment;
- Systems in which an analysis or interpretation of the artworks is
used in conjunction with biologically inspired techniques to produce
novel objects;
- Systems that resort to biologically inspired computation to perform
the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of
artistic object.

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Important Dates (to be confirmed)
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Submission: 15 November 2014
Notification to authors: 07 January 2015
Camera-ready deadline: 21 January 2015
Evo*: 8-10 April 2015

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Additional information and submission details
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Submit your manuscript, at most 12 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS format
(instructions downloadable from
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) no later than
November 15th, 2014.

Page limit: 12 pages

The reviewing process will be double-blind; please omit information about
the authors in the submitted paper.

Submission page: http://myreview.csregistry.org/evomusart15/

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Programme committee
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Adrián Carballal, University of A Coruna, Spain
Alain Lioret, Paris 8 University, France
Alan Dorin, Monash University, Australia
Alejandro Pazos, University of A Coruna, Spain
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Amy K. Hoover, University of Central Florida, USA
Andrew Brown, Griffith University, Australia
Andrew Gildfind, Google, Inc., Australia
Andrew Horner, University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Anna Ursyn, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Antonino Santos, University of A Coruna, Spain
Antonios Liapis, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Arne Eigenfeldt, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Benjamin Schroeder, Ohio State University, USA
Benjamin Smith, Indianapolis University, Purdue University,Indianapolis, USA
Bill Manaris, College of Charleston, USA
Brian Ross, Brock University, Canada
Carlos Grilo, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
Christian Jacob, University of Calgary, Canada
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
Dan Ashlock, University of Guelph, Canada
Dan Ventura, Brigham Young University, USA
Daniel Jones, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Daniel Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Douglas Repetto, Columbia University, USA
Eduardo Miranda, University of Plymouth, UK
Eelco den Heijer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eleonora Bilotta, University of Calabria, Italy
Gary Greenfield, University of Richmond, USA
Hans Dehlinger, Independent Artist, Germany
Jonathan E. Rowe, University of Birmingham, UK
Jane Prophet, City University of Hong Kong, China
Jon McCormack, Monash University, Australia
Jonathan Byrne, University College Dublin, Ireland
Jonathan Eisenmann, Ohio State University, USA
José Fornari, NICS/Unicamp, Brazil
Juan Romero, University of A Coruna, Spain
Kate Reed, Imperial College, UK
Marcelo Freitas Caetano, IRCAM, France
Marcos Nadal, University of Vienna, Austria
Matthew Lewis, Ohio State University, USA
Mauro Annunziato, Plancton Art Studio, Italy
Maximos Kaliakatsos-Papakostas, University of Patras, Greece
Michael O'Neill, University College Dublin, Ireland
Nicolas Monmarché, University of Tours, France
Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Palle Dahlstedt, Göteborg University, Sweden
Patrick Janssen, National University of Singapure, Singapure
Paulo Urbano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro Abreu, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Pedro Cruz, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Peter Bentley, University College London, UK
Peter Cariani, University of Binghamton, USA
Philip Galanter, Texas A&M College of Architecture, USA
Philippe Pasquier, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Rafael Ramirez, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Roger Malina, International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, USA
Roisin Loughran, University College Dublin, Ireland
Ruli Manurung, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Scott Draves, Independent Artist, USA
Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk, Brunei Institute of Technology, Malaysia
Stephen Todd, IBM, UK
Takashi Ikegami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tim Blackwell, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Vic Ciesielski, RMIT, Australia
Yang Li, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China


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Conference chairs
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Colin Johnson
University of Kent, UK
c.g.johnson(at)kent.ac.uk

Adrián Carballal
University of A Coruña, Spain
adriancarballal(at)gmail.com

Publication chair
João Correia, University of Coimbra
jncor(at)dei.uc.pt

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[DMANET] CALDAM 2015 Final Call for papers

THIRD AND FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS --CALDAM 2015

1st International Conference on Algorithms and Discrete Applied
Mathematics (CALDAM) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur February
8-10, 2015 http://caldam.cse.iitk.ac.inCALDAM 2015 invites papers
describing original research in the areas of design, analysis and
experimental evaluation of algorithms and in discrete applied
mathematics. Papers must be typeset using LaTeX/LaTeX2e and may not
exceed 12 pages in LNCS style, including bibliographic references.
Further details may be included in a clearly marked appendix that will
be read at the discretion of the program committee. Only electronic
submission is allowed. Submitted papers must describe previously
unpublished work and may not be submitted concurrently to another
conference with refereed proceedings or to a refereed journal.

SCOPE
The range of topics within the scope of CALDAM 2015 includes (but is not
limited to) the following
Topics Related to Algorithms
Approximation Algorithms | Combinatorial Algorithms | Combinatorial
Optimization | Computational Biology | Computational Complexity |
Computational Geometry | Data Structures | Experimental Algorithm
Methodologies | Graph Algorithms | Graph Drawing | Parallel and
Distributed Algorithms | Parameterized Complexity | Network Optimization
| Online Algorithms | Randomized Algorithms

Topics Related to Discrete Applied Mathematics
Algebraic Combinatorics | Design Theory | Enumeration | Extremal
Combinatorics | Graph Theory | Topological and Analytical Techniques in
Combinatorics | Probabilistic Combinatorics | Combinatorial Number
Theory | Discrete Geometry | Ramsey Theory

PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings of accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in
Computer Science by Springer: LNCS. Special issues on CALDAM 2015 are
likely to be published in reputed international journals.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Vasek Chvatal, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Pavol Hell, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Amitabha Bagchi, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Giuseppe Di Battista, Universita' Roma Tre, Italy
Amitava Bhattacharya, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai, India
Bostjan Breser, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Sunil Chandran, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
Manoj Changat, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India
Sandip Das, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India
Sumit Ganguly (Co-Chair), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Daya Gaur, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Partha Goswami, Calcutta University, India
Sathish Govindarajan, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
Prahladh Harsha, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai, India
R Inkulu, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
Matya Katz, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Shuji Kijima, Kyushu University, Japan
Sandi Klavzar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ramesh Krishnamurti (Co-Chair), Simon Fraser University, Canada
Andrzej Lingas, Lund University, Sweden
Anil Maheshwari, Carleton University, Canada
Bojan Mohar, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Ian Munro, University of Waterloo, Canada
N S Narayanaswamy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Sudebkumar Pal, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Bhawani S Panda, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Abhiram Ranade, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Kunihiko Sadakane, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Shakhar Smorodinsky, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Angelika Steger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
C R Subramanian, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Pavel Valtr, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
David Wood, Monash University, Australia

LOCAL ORGANIZATION
Surender Baswana (Chair), IIT Kanpur, India
Sasanka Roy, Chennai Mathematical Institute, India
John Augustine, IIT Madras, India
S. V. Rao, IIT Guwahati, India
Arindam Biswas, IIEST Shibpur, India

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: Authors should submit the first version by September
18 20, 2014, AOE.
Final Version Submission: September 25, 2014 AOE.
Notification of Acceptance: November 4, 2014
Camera-ready Version: November 21, 2014,
Conference: February 8-10, 2015

SUBMISSION
Submissions may be made using the server at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caldam2015
Venue: Outreach Auditorium, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur



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PhD Position in Theoretical Computer Science in Amsterdam

The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University
of Amsterdam, and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) are looking
for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography under the
supervision of Dr. Christian Schaffner.

The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic
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final two years, the PhD candidate will be employed by the Centrum
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(38 hours per week), the gross monthly salary amounts to €2,083 during
the first year, rising to €2,664 during the fourth year.

Requirements:
* a Master's degree with excellent grades in computer science,
mathematics or physics with outstanding results or a comparable degree;
* candidates with a strong background in cryptography or quantum
information are preferred;
* demonstrated research abilities by completion of an (undergraduate)
research project;
* good academic writing and presentation skills;
* good social and organisational skills.


Preferred starting date is 1 December 2014.

Further information and application procedure can be found at:
http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-295.html

[DMANET] PhD Position in Theoretical Computer Science in Amsterdam

The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University
of Amsterdam, and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) are looking
for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography under the
supervision of Dr. Christian Schaffner.

The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic
protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their
possibilities and limitations. An example of an active research topic is
position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate
the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum
adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).

Full-time appointment is on a temporary basis for a period of four
years. For the first two years the PhD candidate will be appointed at
the ILLC, University of Amsterdam, initially for a period of 18 months
and then, on positive evaluation, for a further six months. During the
final two years, the PhD candidate will be employed by the Centrum
Wiskunde and Informatica (CWI). On the basis of a full-time appointment
(38 hours per week), the gross monthly salary amounts to €2,083 during
the first year, rising to €2,664 during the fourth year.

Requirements:
* a Master's degree with excellent grades in computer science,
mathematics or physics with outstanding results or a comparable degree;
* candidates with a strong background in cryptography or quantum
information are preferred;
* demonstrated research abilities by completion of an (undergraduate)
research project;
* good academic writing and presentation skills;
* good social and organisational skills.


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[DMANET] Call for abstracts: International Conference on Computational Social Science

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

International Conference on Computational Social Science
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland, 8-11 June 2015

WEBSITE

http://www.iccss2015.eu/

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 November 2014
Opening of registration: 15 January 2015
Conference dates: 8-11 June 2015

EVENT OVERVIEW

The conference will bring together scientists from different areas to meet and discuss problems on social systems and dynamics, as well as research questions motivated by large datasets, either extracted from real applications (e.g. social media, communication systems), or created via controlled experiments.

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Karen Cook (Stanford)
Santo Fortunato (Aalto)
Michael Macy (Cornell)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Lada Adamic (Facebook)
Sinan Aral (MIT)
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi * (Northeastern University and CEU)
Nicholas Christakis (Yale)
Robin Dunbar (Oxford)
Andreas Flache (University of Groeningen)
Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich)
Matthew Jackson (Stanford)
Jure Leskovec (Stanford)
Sandy Pentland (MIT)
Alessandro Vespignani (Northeastern University)
Duncan Watts (Microsoft)

* to be confirmed

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Santo Fortunato (Aalto),
Aristides Gionis (Aalto),
Heikki Hämmäinen (Aalto),
Kimmo Kaski (Aalto),
Walter Quattrociocchi (IMT Lucca),
Jari Saramäki (Aalto),
Juuso Valimäki (Aalto)

TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (but are not limited to)

Social networks
Social contagion
Communication dynamics
Information diffusion and other spreading phenomena
Social influence
Crowd-sourcing
Popularity dynamics
Smart cities
Attention economics
Social design and user behavior
Group formation, evolution and group behavior analysis
Human mobility
Mobility and context-awareness
Economics of trust

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Contributions to the conference have to be submitted via Easychair (www.easychair.org), the name of the event there is IC2S2. Each submission consists of an extended abstract of max 2 pages (A4). Please give a sufficiently detailed description of your work, otherwise it will be difficult for the PC to assess its relevance.
Each extended abstract will be reviewed by two PC members. Abstracts can be submitted from September the 15th till November 15th, 2014. We will do out best to have mostly oral presentations of the selected contributions, both plenary and in parallel sessions. However, since we cannot estimate the number of submissions, in case they turn out to be more than expected, we do not exclude having a poster session.

CONTACT

For any question you might have please contact Prof. Santo Fortunato (santo.fortunato@aalto.fi)


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[DMANET] Fully funded Ph.D./Postdoc Position in Cryptography at University of Kiel, Germany

The Institut für Informatik der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
offers a full-time PhD/Postdoc position. The full (german) text of the
job offer is below. (The position involves teaching in German.)

Stellenausschreibung

Am Institut für Informatik der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
ist möglichst zum 15. Oktober 2014 in der Arbeitsgruppe Theoretische
Informatik (Prof. Dr. Thomas Wilke) die Stelle einer/ eines

wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/ Mitarbeiters

für die Dauer von zwei Jahren zu besetzen. Die regelmäßige wöchentliche
Arbeitszeit beträgt die
einer/eines entsprechend Vollbeschäftigten (zz. 38,70 Stunden). Das
Entgelt richtet sich nach Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L. Die Lehrverpflichtung
beträgt vier Lehrveranstaltungsstunden.

Der Stelleninhaber/ die Stelleninhaberin soll in einem der Gebiete
"Logik in der Informatik/Automatentheorie" oder "Theorie der
IT-Sicherheit/ Kryptographie" an der Forschung der Arbeitsgruppe mitwirken.

Voraussetzung für die Einstellung ist

(1) ein kürzlich erlangter herausragender Masterabschluss in Informatik
oder Mathematik mit Studienschwerpunkt Informatik oder Vergleichbares oder

(2) eine ausgezeichnete Promotion in Informatik in einem der oben
genannten Gebiete oder einem verwandten Gebiet sowie entsprechende
Veröffentlichungen.

Liegt die Voraussetzung (1) vor, wird die Möglichkeit zur Promotion
gegeben und eine Verlängerung der Beschäftigungsdauer ist möglich. Liegt
(2) vor, so wird erwartet, dass eine weitere wissenschaftliche
Qualifikation angestrebt wird. In beiden Fällen gehören allgemeine
organisatorische Aufgaben der Arbeitsgruppe zur Tätigkeit.

Die Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel ist bestrebt, den Anteil von
Wissenschaftlerinnen in Forschung und Lehre zu erhöhen und fordert
deshalb entsprechend qualifizierte Frauen nachdrücklich auf, sich zu
bewerben. Frauen werden bei gleichwertiger Eignung, Befähigung und
fachlicher Leistung vorrangig berücksichtigt.

Die Hochschule setzt sich für die Beschäftigung schwerbehinderter
Menschen ein. Daher werden schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen und Bewerber
bei entsprechender Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Ausdrücklich begrüßen wir es, wenn sich Menschen mit
Migrationshintergrund bei uns bewerben.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen - auf die Vorlage von
Lichtbildern/ Bewerbungsfotos verzichten wir ausdrücklich und bitten
daher, hiervon abzusehen - sind in elektronischer Form bitte bis
zum 19. September 2014 per E-Mail zu richten an:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wilke (bewerbung-theorie@informatik.uni-
kiel.de)



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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

[DMANET] IEEE - Computing Technology and Information Management Conf., Malaysia

The Second International Conference on Computing Technology and
Information Management (ICCTIM2015)

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

April 21-23, 2015

http://sdiwc.net/conferences/icctim2015/

All registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to
IEEE Xplore
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The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Universiti Tun
Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia, From April 21-23, 2015 which aims
to enable researchers build connections between different digital
applications.
The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to)
research topics:

Biometrics Technologies
Computational Intelligence
Cryptography and Data Protection
Data Compression
Business Intelligence
The Management of IT Investments
The Management of "Green" IT
Enterprise Architecture Management
Embedded Systems and Software
Data Mining
Multimedia Technologies and its Applications
Distributed and Parallel Applications
Forensics, Recognition Technologies and Applications
Theories and methodologies of enterprise management
Image Processing
Computer Graphics and Simulations
Information Content Security
Information Ethics
Information and Data Management
Internet Modeling
Mobile Networking
Embedded Systems and Software
E-Technologies, E-Business and E-Government
Multimedia Computing
Network Security
Peer-to-Peer Social Networks
Information Management
Project Management
Wireless Communications
Real-Time Systems
Engineering management and applications
Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems
Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications
Self-Organizing Networks and Networked Systems
Semantic Web, Ontologies
Sensor Networks and Social Sensing
Remote Sensing
Web Services Security
Business Intelligence and Web Services
Ethics in Technology Management
Web Services Architecture, Modeling and Design
Software Engineering
XML-Based Languages
Distributed Computing Systems
Business Intelligence and Web Services
Systems Management
User Interfaces,Visualization and Modeling
Supply Change Management

Researchers are encouraged to submit their work electronically. All papers
will be fully refereed by a minimum of two specialized referees. Before
final acceptance, all referees comments must be considered.

BEST registered papers will be published in one of the following special
issues provided that the author do major improvements and extension within
the time frame that will be set by the conference and his/her paper is
approved by the chief editor:

International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications
(IJNCAA)
International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications
(IJDIWC)
International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
International Journal of Data Science (IJDS)
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Important Dates
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Submission Deadline: Open from now until April 7, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 10 days from the submission date.
Camera Ready Submission: April 11, 2015 or before
Last Day for Registration: April 11, 2015, however, it is recommended
to do it few days before
Conference Dates: April 21-23, 2015

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