Wednesday, February 10, 2016

[DMANET] Workshop on Longest Paths and Longest Cycles

GHENT GRAPH THEORY WORKSHOP
on
LONGEST PATHS and LONGEST CYCLES

You are cordially invited to attend the Ghent Graph Theory Workshop on
Longest Paths and Longest Cycles, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, 1-2
August 2016 at Ghent University, Belgium. Speakers include:

Jochen Harant
František Kardoš
Kenta Ozeki
Eckhard Steffen
Carsten Thomassen
Nico Van Cleemput
Gábor Wiener

The website of the workshop is: http://caagt.ugent.be/LPLC/
If you wish to attend or give a talk, please e-mail Carol Zamfirescu:
Carol.Zamfirescu@UGent.be
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[DMANET] AAIM 2016 - Second Call for Papers

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AAIM 2016 Call for Papers
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AAIM 2016 Conference July 18-20, 2016
Bergamo University, Bergamo, Italy
http://aaim2016.wordpress.com/


The Eleventh International Conference on Algorithmic Aspects of
Information and Management will be hosted by University of Bergamo.
The conference will provide a forum on current trends of research on
algorithms, data structures, operation research, combinatorial
optimization and their applications.
AAIM will bring together international experts at the research
frontiers in these areas to exchange ideas and to present significant
new results.
Interesting new results in all areas of algorithm design, operation
research and combinatorial optimization and their applications are
welcome. Both theoretical and experimental/applied works of general
algorithmic interest are sought. Special considerations will be given
to algorithmic research that is motivated by real-world applications.
Experimental and applied papers are expected to show convincingly the
usefulness and efficiency of the target algorithms in practical
settings.

Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest include:

Algorithms and data structures;
Algorithmic game theory and incentive analysis;
Approximation algorithms and online algorithms;
Automata, languages, logic, and computability;
Bioinformatics, computational biology and medicine, and biomedical
applications;
Biomedical imaging algorithms;
Combinatorial optimization;
Combinatorics and discrete structures related to algorithms and complexity;
Communication networks and optimization;
Complexity theory;
Computational algebra, geometry, number theory, and statistics;
Computational learning theory, knowledge discovery, and data mining;
Cryptography, reliability, and security;
Database theory, large databases, and natural language processing;
Experimental algorithmic methodologies;
Geometric information processing and communication;
Graph algorithms and theory;
Graph drawing and information visualization;
Internet algorithms and protocols;
Large graph algorithms and social network analysis;
Optimization algorithms in economic and operations research;
Parallel and distributed computing and multicore algorithms;
Parameterized algorithms, heuristics, and analysis;
Pattern recognition algorithms;
Trustworthy algorithms and trustworthy software.


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: February 19, 2016 (anywhere on Earth)
Author Notification: April 7, 2016
Final Manuscript Due: April 22, 2016
Conference: July 18-20, 2016

Submissions:
The submission deadline is February 19, 2016 (anywhere on Earth). AAIM
2016 will only accept electronic (PS or PDF) submissions via
easychair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aaim2016

E-mails will be sent to the authors to confirm the receipt of their
submissions within 24 hours. For any problem or question on
submissions, please send e-mails to aaim2016@easychair.org

Only previously unpublished new results will be considered for
publication. Papers that have already been published or simultaneously
submitted at another journal or conference (with published
proceedings) will not be considered.

A submission should start with the title of the paper, each author's
name, affiliation, and e-mail address, and a one-paragraph summary of
the results. This should be followed by a scholarly exposition of the
ideas, techniques, and a full description of the results achieved. A
clear indication of the motivation and comparison with prior or
related work should be presented. The paper should not exceed 12
pages, including bibliography, formatted for letter-size paper using
11 point or larger font, with at least one inch margins around.
Additional details can be included in a clearly marked appendix, to be
consulted at the discretion of program committee members. The appendix
is not included in the page limit, and will not be published in the
conference proceedings.

Submissions that deviate significantly from these guidelines or are
unprintable risk rejection without consideration of their merit.

At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to present the
paper at the conference as a registered participant.

The Proceedings of the Conference will be published by Springer in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, and will be available
for distribution at the conference.

Special Issues:
Selected high quality papers will be invited to a special issue of
Theoretical Computer Science. The invited papers will go through the
normal reviewing process.


Invited Speakers:

Roberto Grossi, Università di Pisa
Stéphane Vialette, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

Program Committee

Francine Blanchet-Sadri (University of North Carolina)
Laurent Bulteau (University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)
Cedric Chauve (Simon Fraser University)
Zhi-Zhong Chen (Tokyo Denki University)
Marek Chrobak (University of California, Riverside)
Ferdinando Cicalese (University of Verona)
Pierluigi Crescenzi (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
Peter Damaschke (Chalmers University of Technology)
Bhaskar Dasgupta (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Riccardo Dondi (Università degli Studi di Bergamo) co-chair
Nadia El-Mabrouk (University of Montreal)
Michael R. Fellows (Charles Darwin University)
Guillaume Fertin (University of Nantes) co-chair
Irene Finocchi (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
Pawel Gorecki (University of Warsaw)
Inge Li Gørtz (Technical University of Denmark)
Frederic Havet (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis)
Danny Hermelin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Jesper Jansson (Kyoto University)
Minghui Jiang (Utah State University)
Christian Komusiewicz (TU Berlin)
Moshe Lewenstein (Bar Ilan University)
Giancarlo Mauri (University of Milano-Bicocca) co-chair
Martin Milanic (University of Primorska)
Rolf Niedermeier (TU Berlin)
Daniel Paulusma (Durham University)
David Peleg (The Weizmann Institute)
Marcin Pilipczuk (University of Warsaw)
Romeo Rizzi (University of Verona)
Marie-France Sagot (INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes and Université de Lyon 1)
Saket Saurabh (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)
Marinella Sciortino (University of Palermo)
Florian Sikora (University of Paris-Dauphine)
Ioan Todinca (Université d'Orléans)
Leo van Iersel (Delft University of Technology)
Rossano Venturini (Università di Pisa)
Lusheng Wang (City University of Hong Kong)
Binhai Zhu (Montana State University)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

[DMANET] SIROCCO 2016 call for papers

SIROCCO 2016
23rd International Colloquium on Structural Information and
Communication Complexity
19-21 July 2016, Helsinki, Finland
http://sirocco2016.hiit.fi/


CALL FOR PAPERS


DATES

- Submission deadline: 6 May 2016 (Friday), at 23:59, anywhere on earth

- Notification of acceptance: 9 June 2016 (Thursday)

- Conference: 19-21 July 2016 (Tuesday-Thursday)


THEME

SIROCCO is devoted to the study of the interplay between communication
and knowledge in multi-processor systems from both the qualitative and
quantitative viewpoints. Special emphasis is given to innovative
approaches and fundamental understanding, in addition to efforts to
optimize current designs.

SIROCCO has a tradition of interesting and productive scientific
meetings in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, attracting leading
researchers in a variety of fields in which communication and knowledge
play a significant role.


SCOPE

Original papers are solicited from all areas of study of local
structural knowledge and global communication and computational
complexities. Among the typical areas are distributed computing,
communication networks, game theory, parallel computing, social
networks, mobile computing (including autonomous robots), peer to peer
systems, and communication complexity. Keeping with the tradition of
SIROCCO, new areas are always welcome.


PAPER SUBMISSION

Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair at

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sirocco2016

Authors are invited to submit their work in one of the three acceptable
formats: novel research contributions, position papers, and surveys.
Original research papers must contain results that have not previously
appeared and have not been concurrently submitted to a journal or
conference with published proceedings. In all cases, any partial overlap
with any published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly
indicated.

All submissions must be in English, in PDF format. You can use either of
the following layouts for your submissions:

- Cover page + 10 pages + references, letter or A4 paper, single column,
at least 11-point font, at least 1-inch margins, reasonable line spacing.

- 12 pages + references, LIPIcs or LNCS style.

Additional details may be included in an appendix, to be read at the
programme committee's discretion.


PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings of SIROCCO 2016 will be published in Springer's LNCS series.


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

- Leonid Barenboim, Open University of Israel, Israel
- Jeremie Chalopin, LIF, CNRS & Aix Marseille Universite, France
- Yuval Emek, Technion, Israel
- Paola Flocchini, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS & Universite Paris Diderot, France
- Janne H. Korhonen, Reykjavik University, Iceland
- Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University, Canada
- Christoph Lenzen, MPI for Informatics, Germany
- Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, Heinz Nixdorf Institute & University of
Paderborn, Germany
- Danupon Nanongkai, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Calvin Newport, Georgetown University, USA
- Gopal Pandurangan, University of Houston, USA
- Merav Parter, MIT, USA
- Peter Robinson, Queen's University Belfast, UK
- Thomas Sauerwald, University of Cambridge, UK
- Stefan Schmid, Aalborg University, Denmark
- Jukka Suomela, Aalto University, Finland, chair
- Przemyslaw Uznanski, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

- Keynote speaker: Yoram Moses

- Invited speakers: Keren Censor-Hillel, Adrian Kosowski, Danupon
Nanongkai, Thomas Sauerwald

- Award lecture: Masafumi (Mark) Yamashita, the recipient of the 2016
SIROCCO Prize for Innovation in distributed computing


MORE INFORMATION

Please refer to the conference web page at http://sirocco2016.hiit.fi/
for more information on SIROCCO 2016.
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[DMANET] Call for participation - DRCN 2016

Just one month before DRCN 2016 - Register now at http://www.drcn2016.org/

The International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks (=
DRCN) is a forum for presenting excellent results and new challenges facing=
the field of the reliability and availability of communication networks an=
d services. It brings together experts from industry, governments and acade=
mia, experienced in engineering, design and research. The conference has be=
en held since 1998, first bi-annually, and annually since 2011. Over the pa=
st eighteen years, DRCN has developed into a well-established conference co=
vering topics from equipment and technology for survivability to network ma=
nagement and public policy, through theory and techniques for the design, m=
anagement and operations of survivable and robust networks.

DRCN 2016, the 12th DRCN event, will be held on March 15-17, 2016 at Conser=
vatoire National des Arts et M=E9tiers (CNAM), in Paris, France.

Check details at http://www.drcn2016.org/

Each day, an introductory keynote will be given by well-known and recognize=
d Experts in the conference themes:

[*] "On the Design of Reliable Virtual Networks" by Raouf Boutaba, Wat=
erloo University, Canada

[*] "Resilience & 5G Slicing: Some Control and Liabilities Issues" by =
Emmanuel Dotaro, Thales Communications & Security, France

[*] "Coding and computation in distributed storage for dynamic network=
s" by Muriel Medard, MIT, USA

The technical program is organized around 6 plenary sessions and one poster=
session, and is complemented with:

[*] a Panel Session on "Network Disaster Management and Recovery", cha=
ired by Dominique Verch=E8re, Nokia Bell Labs, France that will feature int=
ernational experts in the topic.

[*] a Tutorial on "Resilience in SDN and NFV: How to divide state from=
stateless", given by Hagen Woesner, BISDN, Germany that will be provided f=
ree of charge to the participants.

Registration is open and early bird registration is valid until February 19=
, 2016.
You will find additional information, in particular on the program and on t=
he venue, on our web site at http://www.drcn2016.org/.

We are looking forward to meeting with you in Paris!

General Co-Chairs, DRCN 2016

Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France

Achille Pattavina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


TPC Co-Chairs, DRCN 2016

Eric Gourdin, Orange Labs, France

Stefano Secci, UPMC, France

http://www.drcn2016.org/


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[DMANET] CTW 2016: submission deadline is approaching

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CTW 2016 - 3rd CALL FOR PAPERS
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14th Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs & Combinatorial Optimization
Gargnano, Italy June 6-8, 2016.

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* Website: http://ctw16.di.unimi.it
* Deadline for submission: February 14, 2016
* Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2016
* Workshop dates: June 6-8, 2016
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The 14th CTW welcomes contributions on theory and applications of
discrete optimization algorithms, graphs and combinatorial structures in
a wide sense. Following a well established tradition, the 14th edition
of the workshop aims to disseminate scientific results, especially by
doctoral students and young researchers, in a friendly and interactive
atmosphere.

*** The Submission Deadline is approaching. ***

A limited number of rooms are also available, to stay at the workshop
venue. Therefore we encourage perspective participants to register as
soon as possible.

If you wish to submit a contribution, please prepare an extended
abstract of at most 4 pages by February 14, 2016 following the
guidelines on the workshop website at http://ctw16.di.unimi.it.

Workshop proceedings will be published as Electronic Notes in Discrete
Mathematics (ISSN: 1571-0653).

A special issue of an international journal, containing selected full
length papers, refereed according to high standards, is also planned.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Ali Fuat Alkaya (U Marmara)
Alberto Ceselli (U Milano)
Roberto Cordone (U Milano)
Ekrem Duman (U Ozyegin)
Ulrich Faigle (U Cologne)
Johann L. Hurink (U Twente)
Leo Liberti (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)
Bodo Manthey (U Twente)
Gaia Nicosia (U Roma Tre)
Andrea Pacifici (U Roma Tor Vergata)
Stefan Pickl (UBw Muenchen)
Giovanni Righini (U Milano)
Rainer Schrader (U Cologne)
Ruediger Schultz (U Duisburg-Essen)

LOCAL ORGANIZATION
Alberto Ceselli, Roberto Cordone, Marco Premoli, Giovanni Righini, Andrea Taverna

For further details, please contact: optlab@unimi.it

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Monday, February 8, 2016

[DMANET] DIMACS Workshop on Distance Geometry, 26-29 July 2016

DIMACS Workshop on
Distance Geometry: Theory and Applications
26-29 July 2016 at DIMACS, Rutgers University, NJ, USA
http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Distance/
Call for posters and participation

Chairs:
Farid Alizadeh (Rutgers Univ.)
Leo Liberti (CNRS and Ecole Polytechnique, France)

Scientific advisory committee:
Amir Ali Ahmadi (Princeton)
Marcia Fampa (Univ. Fed. Rio de Janeiro)
Bill Jackson (Queen Mary, Univ. London)
Nathan Krislock (Northern Illinois Univ.)
Monique Laurent (CWI, The Netherlands)
Therese Malliavin (CNRS Institut Pasteur)
Michel Petitjean (Univ. of Paris 7)
Nicolas Rojas (Yale)
Amit Singer (Princeton)
Henry Wolkowicz (Univ. Waterloo)
Yinyu Ye (Stanford)

Organization: DIMACS (Tami Carpenter, Rebecca Wright)

Distance Geometry (DG) is a field of geometry which focuses on
defining and working with geometrical objects using distances between
points rather than the points themselves. From classical results such
as Heron's theorem, Euler's conjecture on the rigidity of polyhedra,
Maxwell's forces diagrams, and the link to positive semidefinite
matrices, DG has seen a veritable "engineering renaissance" in the XX
century. DG is used in architecture (rigidity of structures), spatial
conformation of molecules from inter-atomic distances, localization of
mobile sensors in communication networks, control of unmanned
underwater vehicles, control of robotic arms, solution of problems in
spatial logic, and more. One of the foremost problems in DG is that of
completing a partially specified matrix so that it is a Euclidean
distance matrix, either in a given dimension, or in any (unspecified)
dimension. Schoenberg's link means that DG is tightly linked to
Semidefinite Programming (SDP), which is one of the most popular tools
to solve DG problems, especially in the field of sensor networks.
Because so many diverse application fields appeal to DG, its
development has been somewhat fragmented, with very similar concepts
being introduced within separate communities with different names. The
aims of this conference are: (i) to attempt to reconcile some of this
fragmentation by inviting researchers from many different disciplines
to take part; (ii) to facilitate communications of technical knowledge
between the different application field communities working on DG;
(iii) to provide incentives for unifying the field of DG.

The workshop will be based on a series of invited tutorials and
lectures. So far, the following people have accepted to speak. They
are listed in no particular order, and the list is subject to change.
Bon Connelly (Cornell), Bill Jackson (QM, Univ. London), Henry
Wolkowicz (Univ. Waterloo), Amit Singer (Princeton), Jon Lee (UMich),
Steven Gortler (Harvard), Therese Malliavin (Institut Pasteur, Paris),
Ileana Streinu (Smith College), Shin-Ichi Tanigawa (Kyoto Univ.), Abdo
Alfakih (UWindsor, Canada), Carlile Lavor (Univ. Campinas), Jayme
Swarczfiter (Univ. Fed. Rio de Janeiro), Amir Ali Ahmadi (Princeton),
Man-Cho So (Chinese Univ. Hong Kong), Marcia Fampa (Univ. Fed. Rio de
Janeiro), Tibor Jordan (Eotvos Lorand Univ.), Georgina Hall
(Princeton), Frank Parmenter (MIT), Hamza Fawzi (MIT), Pablo Parrilo
(MIT), Antonios Varvitsiotis (Nat. Univ. Singapore), Nathan Krislock
(Northern Illinois Univ.), Onur Ozyesil (Princeton), Simon Billinge
(Columbia), Douglas Goncalves (Univ. Fed. Santa Catalina, Brazil),
Martin Vetterli (EPFL).

We are organizing a poster session, for which we are calling for
posters. Please write to Leo Liberti <liberti@lix.polytechnique.fr> if
you're interested in presenting a poster.

A special issue of Discrete Applied Mathematics, dedicated to the
topic of this workshop, will be guest edited by the co-chairs.
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[DMANET] AAMAS-2016 Workshops, Demos & Doctoral Mentoring (2CP & INFO)

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AAMAS-2016 WORKSHOPS, DEMOS & DOCTORAL MENTORING (INFO & 2CP)
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AAMAS-2016 WORKSHOPS
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The goal of the AAMAS-2016 Workshops is to stimulate and facilitate discussion, interaction, and comparison of approaches, methods, and ideas related to specific topics, both theoretical and applied, in the general area of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. The AAMAS-2016 workshops will provide an informal setting where participants will have the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas.

LIST OF WORKSHOPS
W1. Seventh Workshop on Cooperative Games in Multiagent Systems (CoopMAS)
W2. Trust in Agent Societies (TRUST)
W3. Security and Multi-agent Systems (SecMAS)
W4. Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems (ARMS)
W5. Optimization in Multi-Agent Systems (OptMAS)
W6. Exploring Beyond the Worst Case in Computational Social Choice (EXPLORE)
W7. Emergent Intelligence on Networked Agents (WEIN)
W8. Issues with Deployment of Emerging Agent-based Systems (IDEAS)
W9. Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS)
W10. Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS)
W11. Adaptive and Learning Agents (ALA)
W12. Coordination, Organizations, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems (COIN)
W13. Creative Agents (CREAS)
W14. Agent & Data Mining Interaction (ADMI)
W15. Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiations (ACAN)
W16. Collaborative Online Organizations (COOS)
W17. Collaborative Agents Research & Development (CARE) - CARE for Digital Education
W18. Agent Based Modelling of Urban Systems (ABMUS)
W19. Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems (LAMAS)
W20. TRANSportation applications of Equilibrium, incentives and game Theory (TRANSET)

IMPORTANT DATES
- Deadlines: Each workshop has its own deadline. Some of these deadlines are currently being extended, please visit the relevant workshop page for further details.
- Workshop days: May 9-10, 2016

POST_PROCEEDINGS
The most 'visionary paper' will be published by Springer in a book under the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) - Hot Topics series. The book will be a compilation of the most visionary papers of the AAMAS-2016 Workshops, where one paper will be selected from each AAMAS-2016 workshop.
Additionally, the 'best paper' will be published by Springer in a book under the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. The book will be a compilation of the best papers of the AAMAS-2016 Workshops, where one paper will be selected from each AAMAS-2016 workshop.

WORKSHOP CHAIRS
Nardine Osman, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC)
Carles Sierra, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC)

WORKSHOPS WEBSITE
http://sis.smu.edu.sg/aamas2016?itemid=10961

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AAMAS-2016 DEMOS
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The goal of the AAMAS DEMOs track is to provide opportunities for participants from academia and/or industry to present their latest developments in agent-based software and/or robotic systems. Interactive systems, robotic systems and novel applications are particularly welcome. There will be a "Best Demo Award.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Submissions accepted for the demonstration session will be advertised on the AAMAS website. Each Demo submission must consist of a 2-page paper (excluding reference section) in which the authors describe the system to be demonstrated and video or PPT or other media explaining how the demo will look like. Accepted Demos will have their paper included in the AAMAS proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES

- Submission deadline : February 20, 2016
- Notification of acceptance/rejection : March 5, 2016
- Camera-ready paper : March 11, 2016

Demo Chairs:

- Ann Nowe, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Shih-Fen Cheng, Singapore Management University

Contact the Demos Chairs at aamas2016.demos@gmail.com

More information at AAMAS'16 website -> demos: http://sis.smu.edu.sg/aamas2016?itemid=11256

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AAMAS 2016 DOCTORAL MENTORING PROGRAM
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The AAMAS 2016 doctoral mentoring program is intended for Ph.D. students in advanced stages of their research. This program will provide an opportunity for students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields, to receive feedback on their work and to get advice on managing their careers. Specifically, the goals of the program are:

1) To match each student with an established researcher in the community (who will act as a mentor). The mentor will interact closely with the student, provide feedback on research, and help the student form new contacts.
2) To allow students an opportunity to present their work to a friendly audience of other students as well as mentors.
3) To provide students with new contacts and professional networking opportunities.
The doctoral mentoring program will consist of opportunities for interactions between mentors and their mentees prior to the conference, as well as a one day doctoral symposium.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students at advanced stages of their research within the Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems field. Based on the submissions, the organizing committee will select a group of students that will be invited to participate in the program. Participants will be expected to take active part in all doctoral mentoring program activities.

Each submission should include a set of documents from the student and a recommendation letter from the advisor.

The submission package consists of:

1) A two-page extended abstract of the student's thesis (in the AAMAS submission format)
2) A personal statement (one page) in any single column format that includes: country and institute of study, citizenship and gender, area of study (provide 1-3 keywords), whether you have participated in the AAMAS DMC before, one or two names of suggested mentors,
3) A short (2-page) resume (CV)
4) A recommendation letter from the advisor.
Student submissions should be done through EasyChair:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aamasdc2016

Advisor recommendation letters should be sent directly to aamasdmc16@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb 9, 2016: Submission package due
Mar 1, 2016: Acceptance notification
Mar 13, 2016: Camera-ready deadline
May 9 or 10, 2016: Doctoral mentoring symposium

For questions, please contact the doctoral mentoring co-chairs:

Maria Gini
University of Minnesota
gini@cs.umn.edu

Gita Sukthankar
University of Central Florida
gitars@eecs.ucf.edu

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[DMANET] EURO 2016: Stream "Scheduling in Health Care" -- deadline March 1, 2016

Stream "Scheduling in Healthcare" -- 28th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXVIII)
Abstracts: max. 1500 characters; submission deadline is March 1, 2016 -- Session code: d9880fd7


We would like to invite you to contribute to the stream "Scheduling in Healthcare" we are organizing
for the EURO 2016 conference that will be held in Poznan, Poland, (July 3-6, http://www.euro2016.poznan.pl/).

The stream aims at exploring state-of-the-art OR techniques and to provide an overview on new significant approaches
and methods in the large and complex field of scheduling health care activities, that is activity and people planning
and scheduling in Health Care, including, but not limited to:
- Operating room planning and scheduling
- Generic modelling of planning and scheduling problems for various types of examinations and treatment, for both in- and outpatients
- Integration of planning and scheduling (today, these are mostly kept separate due to complexity, at least for longer planning horizons)
- Planning and scheduling under uncertainty, with a focus on recourse actions involving rescheduling and maximizing plan stability and robustness
- Efficient re-scheduling, considering regular and non-regular objectives
- Nurse and doctor scheduling
- Workforce scheduling based on forecasted demand
- Home Health Care Scheduling
- Online and Flexible scheduling in health care

Your contribution could be an abstract for an oral presentation or a proposal for a session with a number of talks.
Either way, please get in touch by emailing us (see below) with your interest and, if relevant, the topic of the
proposed session. If you would like to submit your abstract directly, please use the following code: d9880fd7.

With our best regards,
Roberto, roberto.aringhieri@unito.it
Maria, mecaptivo@fc.ul.pt
Rosita, rosita.guido@unical.it
Atle, Atle.Riise@sintef.no
Patrick, patrick.soriano@hec.ca

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Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Torino
Corso Svizzera 185, I-10149 Torino, Italy
Office: +39 011 6706755 - Mobile: +39 331 1239026
http://di.unito.it/aringhieri
Associate Editor for Operations Research for Health Care

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[DMANET] PhD position at LAAS-CNRS (Toulouse-France)

Dear All,

We are happy to announce an offer for a phd position for 3 years
available at the LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse (France), on "Branch-and-price
algorithm for multi-objective vehicle routing problems'.

Further details at:
https://www.laas.fr/boreal/web/en/user/these/voirUser/127

Please forward this announcement to possible interested candidates.

Sandra U. Ngueveu and Nicolas Jozefowiez

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Maître de Conférences / Associate Professor
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

[DMANET] MSc Operational Research 50th Anniversary Scholarships (and more)

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Dept. of Management Science
Strathclyde Business School
Glasgow, UK
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MSc Operational Research 50th Anniversary Scholarship

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of starting our MSc Operational Research programme, Department of Management Science are delighted to offer 2 scholarships towards tuition fees for the MSc Operational Research 2016 entry (full-time only). Each of these scholarships will be worth £9500, and applications are open to all nationalities (UK, EU or international). Please note that this amount will cover the full tuition fee of a UK or EU student. The application deadline is 31 May 2016. Further details below.

MSc Business Analysis and Consulting Scholarship

The Department of Management Science are delighted to offer 2 scholarships of £7000 towards tuition fees for the MSc Business Analysis and Consulting for 2016 entry (full-time only). Applications are open to all nationalities (UK, EU or international). The application deadline is 31 May 2016. Further details below.


ELIGIBILITY

For either scholarship, the applicants are expected to have (or near completion of) a First Class Honours (undergraduate) degree, or equivalent (a minimum 3.5 GPA in a 4.0 GPA system, or a minimum 90% average, or a minimum average of A- in a letter system). Final year undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

Candidates interested in applying for these prestigious scholarships are required to demonstrate through their ideas, experience and achievements that they are an excellent team player, with a strong vision for the future. Overall quality of the application and financial need will also be considered. The award will be judged on a 1000 word statement which should clearly articulate how you meet the scholarship criteria and outline your reasons for applying for the scholarship.

Applicants must have an offer of a place on the programme.


MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY

For more information about the courses, please refer to:
MSc OR: http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/operationalresearch/
MSc BAC: http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/businessanalysisconsulting/

For scholarship applications, please visit the following page and click "How to Apply": http://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/strathclydebusinessschoolscholarships/managementsciencescholarships/

For admissions into the programmes, please visit: http://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/

For further information or any questions, please contact: sbs.admissions@strath.ac.uk


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[DMANET] [Deadline Extension 14 Feb. 2016] CFP: EXPLORE @ AAMAS 2016: The 3rd Workshop on Exploring Beyond the Worst Case in Computational Social Choice

[Apologies for multiple postings.]

*In order to accommodate submissions from IJCAI, AAMAS, and AAAI we have
extended the deadline for EXPLORE by 1 week to Feb. 14th.*

*[Final Call] CFP: EXPLORE 2016 @ AAMAS 2016: The 3rd Workshop on Exploring
Beyond the Worst Case in Computational Social Choice *

To be held at the 15th Conference for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent
Systems, AAMAS 2016.

May 10th, 2016

Singapore

http://www.explore-2016.preflib.org/

Computational Social Choice (ComSoc) is a rapidly developing field at the
intersection of computer science, economics, social choice, and political
science. Many, often disjoint, groups of researchers both outside and
within computer science study group decision making and preference
aggregation. The computer science view of social choice focuses on
computational aspects of social choice and importing ideas from social
choice into computer science, broadly. While the surge of research in this
area has created dramatic benefits in the areas of market matchings,
recommendation systems, and preference aggregation, much of the ComSoc
community remains focused on worst case assumptions.

As ComSoc evolves there is an increased need to relax or revise some of the
more common assumptions in the field: worst case complexity, complete
information, and overly-restricted domains, among others. This means going
beyond traditional algorithmic and complexity results and providing a more
nuanced look, using real data, parameterized algorithms, and human and
agent experimentation to provide a fresh and impactful view of group
decision making. This goes hand in hand with highlighting the practical
applications of much of the theoretical research — as much of the most
impactful work in ComSoc does. It also involves looking at more complex
preference aggregation settings that help model real world requirements.

We encourage research related to:

* Algorithms
* Empirical Studies
* Average case analysis
* Identification of tractable sub-cases
* Fixed parameter complexity analysis
* Benchmarking and analysis from the preference handling and recommendation
systems
* Studies of matching and auction mechanisms
* Crowd-sourcing and other real-world data aggregation domains.

Many of these tools, techniques, and studies are concentrated in a
particular sub-field and researchers in other areas of ComSoc and related
communities may be keen to import some of the tools and techniques
developed in other areas.

Program Notes
------------------------------

The workshop is currently scheduled for a full day. We plan for the program
to include an invited talk from a local researcher and possibly a short
tutorial.

AAMAS-2016 is happy to announce that selected workshop papers will be
published by Springer under two books. The aim of these books is to
encourage innovative and visionary papers, even if their research work is
still at a preliminary stage. The first book will be a compilation of the
most visionary papers of the AAMAS-2016 Workshops, where one paper will be
selected from each AAMAS-2016 workshop. The second book will be a
compilation of the best papers of the AAMAS-2016 Workshops, where again one
paper (different from the selected visionary paper) will be selected from
each AAMAS-2016 workshop. These papers will be selected by the PC nominated
to the AAMAS workshop chairs.


Important Dates
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Paper Submission Deadline: February 14, 2016

Author Notification: March 5, 2016

Conference and Workshop: May 10, 2016


Submission Instructions
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Submissions will be handled by EasyChair, the site is available at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=explore2016.

Papers should be in AAMAS format, allowing 8 pages of text plus 1 page for
references.

Organization Committee
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Haris Aziz, Data61 and UNSW

Felix Brandt, Technische Universität München

David Manlove, University of Glasgow

Nicholas Mattei, Data61 and UNSW

Program Committee
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Peter Biro, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional
Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Markus Brill, Oxford University
John P. Dickerson, Carnegie Mellon University
Edith Elkind, University of Oxford
Gabor Erdelyi, University of Siegen
Piotr Faliszewski, AGH University of Science and Technology
Rupert Freeman, Duke University
Serge Gaspers, UNSW Australia and Data61
Umberto Grandi, University Toulouse 1 Capitole
Jerome Lang, LAMSADE
Kate Larson, University of Waterloo
Omer Lev, University of Toronto
Reshef Meir, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Nina Narodytska, Samsung Research America
Maria Silvia Pini, University of Padova
Mark Wilson, University of Auckland
Lirong Xia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
K. Brent Venable, Tulane University and IHMC

Travel and Attendance Information
-----------------------------------

The workshop will be held in conjunction with AAMAS 2016 in Singapore.
Please see the AAMAS website for more information regarding registration,
travel, and accommodations: http://sis.smu.edu.sg/aamas2016.


We hope to see you there.
--Haris, Felix, David, and Nicholas.

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*Nicholas Mattei*

Senior Researcher | Optimisation / Algorithmic Decision Theory

Lecturer | University of New South Wales (UNSW)

*DATA61 | CSIRO*

E nicholas.mattei@nicta.com.au T +61 2 8306 0464 W www.nickmattei.net

Neville Roach Laboratory (UNSW Campus), Locked Bag 6016, Sydney NSW 1466,
Australia

www.data61.csiro.au


CSIRO's Digital Productivity business unit and NICTA have joined forces to
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PhD (or postdoc) position in Database Theory or Logic in Computer Science at TU Dortmund (involves teaching in German)


At TU Dortmund University, we are looking for talented and motivated

                       PHD STUDENTS (or post-docs)

interested in

         Database Theory or Logic and Complexity.

The opening is in the working group of Thomas Schwentick and involves teaching in German language.

The official, complete job opening is available in German at
 https://service.tu-dortmund.de/documents/18/2120797/wiss.+Beschäftigte+bzw.+wiss.+Beschäfigter+(Ref.-Nr.+w9-16)/ee088546-c46b-40fb-9ad9-235174c01b91?version=1.0.

Interested?  Please do not hesitate to contact us:

TU Dortmund, Dept. of Computer Science
Chair I - Logic in Computer Science
Thomas Schwentick
Otto-Hahn-Str. 12
D-44227 Dortmund

Tel.: +49 231-755 63 41
Fax: +49 231-755 65 55
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[DMANET] CFP: COCOON16: International Computing and Combinatorics Conference 2016

COCOON'16: The 22nd International Computing and Combinatorics Conference
August 2-4th, 2016, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
Submission deadline: Feb. 21, 2016
Web: http://optnetsci.cise.ufl.edu/cocoon16/index.html


The 22nd International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON'16) will be held in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam during Aug. 2-4, 2016. Original research papers in the areas of algorithms, theory of computation, computational complexity, and combinatorics related to computing are solicited. In addition to theoretical results, we are particularly interested in submissions that report on experimental and applied research of general algorithmic interest. Special consideration will be given to research that is motivated by real-world problems. Experimental and applied papers are expected to show convincingly the usefulness and efficiency of the algorithms discussed in a practical setting.
All the papers will be published to the symposium in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes.
Papers of high quality will be invited to special issues of Theoretical Computer Science (TCS), and Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JOCO), respectively.

THE TOPICS Of INTEREST (include but are not limited to):
Algorithms and Data Structures
Algorithmic Game Theory
Approximation Algorithms and Online Algorithms
Automata, Languages, Logic, and Computability
Complexity Theory
Computational Learning Theory and Knowledge Discovery
Cryptography, Reliability and Security, and Database Theory
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Computational Algebra, Geometry, and Number Theory
Graph Drawing and Information Visualization
Graph Theory, Communication Networks, and Optimization
Parallel and Distributed Computing

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper submission due: Feb. 21, 2016 (Anywhere on Earth)
Notification of Acceptance: Apr. 18, 2015
Camera-ready and Registration: May 01, 2016
Conference Dates: Aug. 2-4, 2016

PC Co-Chairs
My T. Thai, University of Florida
Thang N. Dinh, Virginia Commonwealth University


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Saturday, February 6, 2016

[DMANET] GreeNets 2016: June 27-29, 2016 - Valencia, Spain - Deadline: Feb. 15

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3rd EAI International Conference on Green Communications and Networking - GreeNets 2016
June 27-29, 2016
Valencia, Spain
http://greenets.org/2016/show/home
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HIGHLIGHTS

- The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
- The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.
- Selected papers may be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web
- All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries

CALL FOR PAPERS

[Scope]

Global warming and climate change have been a growing worldwide concern. Six sources, i.e., transportation, power, buildings, industry, agriculture and forestry, and land use, have been identified as major contributors to the rise of global carbon dioxide (CO2). The mobile industry is seen as a potential enabler to reduce greenhouse gases contributed by these six sources provided that appropriate measures are implemented. On the other hand, the mobile industry itself will also contribute to CO2 emission through network operations, mobile equipments, etc. To meet the requirement of low-carbon economy development, it is necessary to reduce the operation expenditure or energy consumption of mobile networks, while maintaining acceptable quality of service. This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of designing, building, and deploying GreeNets. In this regard, the conference aims to establish a forum to bring together research professionals from diverse f!
ields including green mobile networ
ks, system architectures, networking & communication protocols, applications, test-bed and prototype, traffic balance and energy-efficient cooperation transmission, system and application issues related to GreeNets.

[Topics]

The conference invites original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Communications and Networking:
Communication techniques and protocols for GreeNets
Energy-efficient transmission technologies based on the cooperation communication
Scalable and flexible energy efficiency mobile network architectures, deployments, and applications

- Energy-efficient network architecture & protocols:
Scalability and mobility issues in energy efficiency cross-layer design
MAC Protocols and QoS Designing for mobile networks

- Systems and Technology:
Transactions and workflows in green mobile networks
Adaptability and stability of green mobile networks
Mobile and multimedia supported green mobile networks
Experimental and test bed studies for energy efficiency mobile networks, simulation tools

- Energy-efficient management:
Energy-efficient traffic balance, cooperation and management
Distributed energy efficiency resource management techniques
Protocols for cooperative management and control

[Publications]

Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines, as well as in the ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Selected papers will be invited to a Special Issue on Green Communications and Networking 2016 of the International Journal ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications (MONET):
http://www.springer.com/engineering/signals/journal/11036

[Paper submission]

All the papers formatted according with the instructions have to be submitted through the conference online system at:
http://greenets.org/2016/show/initial-submission

[Important dates]

Full Paper Deadline: February 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: March 4, 2016
Camera-ready Deadline: March 20, 2016
Conference dates: 27th - 29th June 2016

[Conference organising committees]

General Chair:
Jaime Lloret, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

TPC Chair:
Javier Aguiar, University of Valladolid, Spain

Publicity and Social Media Chair / Co-Chairs:
Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor, Koya University, Iraq

Workshops Chair:
Sabu M. Thampi, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management- Kerala (IIITM-K), India

Sponsorship & Exhibits Chair:
Raquel Lacuesta, University of Zaragoza

Publications Chair:
Jose Miguel Jimenez, Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia,Spain
Lorena Parra, Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia,Spain

Panels Chair:
Milos Stojmenovic, Singidunum University,Belgrade, Serbia

Tutorials Chair:
Jose Maria Alcaraz, University of the West of Scotland, Scotland,UK

Demos, Posters and PhD Track Chair:
Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain

Local Chair:
Sandra Sendra, Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute, Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Spain

Web Chair:
Alejandro Canovas, Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute, Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia,Spain


ABOUT EAI
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

Friday, February 5, 2016

[DMANET] CCA 2016 (Computability and Complexity in Analysis) Call for abstracts

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Second Call for Papers
Thirteenth International Conference on

Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2016)
http://cca-net.de/cca2016/

June 15-17, 2016, Faro, Portugal

Submission deadline: March 14, 2016
______________________________________________________________


Topics

* Computable analysis
* Complexity on real numbers
* Constructive analysis
* Domain theory and analysis
* Theory of representations
* Computable numbers, subsets and functions
* Randomness and computable measure theory
* Models of computability on real numbers
* Realizability theory and analysis
* Reverse analysis
* Real number algorithms
* Implementation of exact real number arithmetic


Invited Speakers

* Andrej Bauer (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
* Toby Cubitt (UCL, London, UK)
* Gilda Ferreira (Lisbon, Portugal)
* Vassilis Gregoriades (Darmstadt, Germany)
* Kenshi Miyabe (Kawasaki, Japan)
* Norbert Müller (Trier, Germany)


Scientific Programme Committee

* Matthew de Brecht (Osaka, Japan)
* Fernando Ferreira (Lisbon, Portugal)
* Sicun Gao (Cambridge, USA)
* Mathieu Hoyrup (Nancy, France)
* Akitoshi Kawamura, chair (Tokyo, Japan)
* Bob Lubarsky (Boca Raton, USA)
* Elvira Mayordomo (Zaragoza, Spain)
* Robert Rettinger (Dortmund, Germany)
* Ning Zhong (Cincinnati, USA)


Organising Committee

* Daniel Graça, chair (Faro, Portugal)
* Rui Marreiros (Faro, Portugal)


Submissions

Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format,
including references via the following web page:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cca2016

If full versions of papers are already available as technical report
or arXiv version, then corresponding links should be added to the
reference list. Final versions of abstracts might be distributed to
participants in hardcopy and/or in electronic form.


Dates

* Submission deadline: March 14, 2016
* Notification of authors: April 16, 2016
* Final version: April 30, 2016


Conference Web Page

http://cca-net.de/cca2016/

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[DMANET] CfP: Matheuristics 2016

Matheuristics 2016
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Sixth International Workshop on Model-based Metaheuristics


4-7 September, 2016. Brussels, Belgium

More details and up-to-date information at
iridia.ulb.ac.be/matheuristics2016


Scope of the Workshop
======================


The Matheuristics workshop series is proposed as a primary forum for
researchers working on exploiting mathematical programming techniques
in a (meta)heuristic framework, granting to mathematical programming
approaches the problem robustness and time effectiveness that
characterize heuristics, or exploiting the mathematical programming
model formulation in the customization of a heuristic for specific or
general problems.

Metaheuristics such as tabu search, simulated annealing, GRASP, VNS,
genetic algorithms and ant colonies, have been originally proposed and
developed when the available Mixed Integer Programming (MIP)
algorithms and software or Constraint Programming methods were not an
efficient or even feasible alternative for solving real-world problem
instances, or significant subproblems thereof.

However, research on mathematical programming, and in particular on
discrete optimization, has led to a state of the art where MIP solvers
or customized MIP codes can be effective even in a heuristic context,
both as primary solvers or as subprocedures.

Matheuristics 2016 aims at collecting contributions that define the
state of the art for the computational effectiveness and efficiency or
the theoretical properties of matheuristics, which are algorithms
and codes that integrate metaheuristics and MIP strategies and
software. The workshop will be entirely devoted to this subject of
research and its applications. The conference program will consist of
plenary presentations, enriched by a couple of keynote or tutorial
lectures. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Model-based metaheuristics,
- Hybridizing (meta)heuristics and exact methods,
- MIP techniques used for defining heuristic solvers (such as local branching and RINS),
- Problem relaxations to guide (heuristic) search,
- Information from exact algorithms to develop heuristics,
- Decompositions and lower/upper bounds in matheuristic codes,
- Stochastic programming and heuristic search,
- Metaheuristics for stochastic problems,
- Design and configuration of matheuristic algorithms,
- Experimental analysis and modeling of algorithms,
- Real world case histories of matheuristic applications, and
- Automatic configuration of matheuristics and algorithm selection among others.

Although we do not discard their importance, Matheuristics 2016 is not
interested in heuristics tailored to a specific problem that have no
element which can be generalized to other problems (no matter how
mathematically sophisticated they are) nor in metaheuristics variants
or implementations that are not justified by a mathematical model.


Submission Instructions
========================

Submissions to Matheuristics 2016 should be comprehensive and self-contained,
and relevant to the topic of the workshop.

Submissions can be done in one of two categories:

* Contributed article of up to 12 pages. These will be distributed in
informal proceedings for the workshop.
* Work that has recently been published or submitted elsewhere (journal or
high-quality conferences) and is relevant for the workshop for oral
presentation only (free format).

The submission site is open and submissions can be done at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=matheuristics2016


Publication Details
====================

The workshop will have informal proceedings that are distributed
through the Matheuristics 2016 webpage. The post-conference
publication will happen through a special issue in the journal
International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR).


Further Information
====================

Up-to-date information will be published on the web site
iridia.ulb.ac.be/matheuristics2016. For information about local
arrangements, registration forms, etc., please refer to the
above-mentioned web site or contact the local organizers at the
address below.

Matheuristics 2016 will be organized back-to-back with ANTS 2016,
http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2016/ and the two conferences will
share an invited talk and coffee breaks.


Workshop Address
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Matheuristics WORKSHOP
IRIDIA, CP 194/6 Tel +32-2-6502729
Universite' Libre de Bruxelles Fax +32-2-6502715
Av. F. D. Roosevelt 50 iridia.ulb.ac.be/matheuristics2016
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium email: matheuristics@iridia.ulb.ac.be


Workshop Location
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Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.


Important Dates
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Tentative Submission deadline April 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance June 12, 2016
Camera ready copy June 30, 2016
Early registration June 30, 2016
Workshop September 4-7, 2016

The submission deadline for the ITOR special issue is October 15, 2016.


Matheuristics Committee
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General Chair

Thomas Stuetzle, IRIDIA, CoDE, ULB, Brussels, Belgium

Programme Chairs

Thomas Stuetzle, IRIDIA, CoDE, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
Vittorio Maniezzo, Universita di Bologna, Italy

Organisation Committee

Alberto Franzin, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
Federico Pagnozzi, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
Leslie Perez Caceres, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium

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[DMANET] International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

The 17th International Conference on

Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications

AIMSA 2016

- AI in the Data Driven World -

Varna, Bulgaria, 7-9th September, 2016

http://www.aimsaconference.org

**** Submission deadline: April 30th, 2016 ****

**** Proceedings published by Springer/LNCS ****

Initiated in 1984, the biennial Artificial Intelligence: Methodology,
Systems, Applications

(AIMSA) conference is a premier forum for exchanging information and
research results on AI

theory and principles along with applications of intelligent system
technology. The conference

traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from
all areas of AI to share

their ideas and experiences and learn about the research in
contemporary AI. Under the

general theme of "AI in the Data Driven World", the 17th edition of
AIMSA will be held in the

beautiful Varna area, Bulgaria. With excellent opportunities for
outdoor activities, water

sports and gastronomy, Varna promises to be a wonderful venue for a memorable

conference.

TOPICS

The conference welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers
in all areas of Artificial

Intelligence as well as novel crosscutting work in related areas
including but not limited to:

* AI in education

* AI applications in business, industry and entertainment

* Ambient intelligence

* Automated reasoning

* Cognitive Modelling and Cognitive Architectures

* Data mining and data analysis

* Dialogue management and argumentation

* Distributed AI

* Evolutionary Algorithms

* Human-computer interaction and AI

* Information retrieval

* Intelligent decision support

* Intelligent user interfaces

* Knowledge discovery in Big Data

* Knowledge engineering

* Knowledge representation and reasoning

* Large scale knowledge management

* Logic and constraint programming

* Machine learning

* Multi-agent systems

* Multimedia systems

* Natural language processing

* Neural networks

* Ontologies (creating, linking, merging, reconciliation)

* Perception and Vision

* Planning and Scheduling

* Reasoning under Uncertainty

* Robotics

* Search & Retrieval

* Semantic interoperability

* Semantic web for e-business and e-learning

* Social network analysis

* Swarm Intelligence

* Tools and methodologies for multi-agent software systems

* Trust, privacy, and security on the web

* Visualization and modelling and AI

* Web-based technology and AI

We especially welcome papers and posters demonstrating successful AI
applications in the

Real World, as well as papers that bring useful computational
technologies from other areas

of computer science into AI.

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by at least
two members of the

program committee. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality
of ideas, clarity and

significance of results, and quality of presentation.

For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the
conference to present

the paper.

The best paper of the conference will receive the Best Paper Award
during the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: April 30, 2016

Notification of acceptance: June 01, 2016

Deadline for camera-ready: June 24, 2016

Conference: September 7-9, 2016

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Papers have to be submitted electronically (in PDF format) via the
submission system to the

address: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aimsa2016

Papers should be written in English and should be no more than 10
pages, font Times 11pt.

Authors are requested to follow the LNCS Style. The first page should
contain the title of the

paper, names and addresses of all authors (including e-mail), an
abstract (100-150 words)

and a list of keywords.

Submissions should describe original research. Papers accepted for
presentation at AIMSA

2016 cannot be presented or have been presented at another meeting
with publicly available

published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other
conferences must indicate

this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant
overlap with previously

published work.

Over lengthy or late submissions will be rejected without review.
Notification of receipt and

acceptance of papers will be sent to the first author.

PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes
in Artificial Intelligence

subline of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.

LOCATION

It is a modern resort with traditions, and history going back 50
years. A unique blend of

lovely nature park, warm sea, and fine golden sand! Golden Sands is
the winner of a "Blue

Flag" - a prestigious international award for environmentally clean resorts.

The resort offers accommodation in 69 hotels of different category,
excellent possibilities for

recreation, entertainment, business and health.

The Conference itself will take place in the 4-star Lilia Hotel. The
hotel disposes of seminar

and conference halls, suitable for different kinds of events. The
hotel offers advertising and

presentation spaces close to the halls and in the hotel's foyer,
various business services –

telephone, fax, copier, laminating, as well as proper technical
appliances for the successful

flow of the meetings.

Wi-Fi Internet is available in/around the working hall and in the
hotel lobby, while in the

rooms and suites it is subject to individual payment.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAIR

Christo Dichev

Winston-Salem State University, NC, USA

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIR

Gennady Agre

Institute of Information Technologies

Bulgarian Academy of Science

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Assoc. Prof. Stefka Fidanova
IICT-BAS
Acad. G. Bonchev str. bl.25A
1113 Sofia Bulgaria
Ph. +359-2-9796642

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

[DMANET] PhD Position in Random Graphs and Probabilistic Combinatorics at TU Graz, Austria

One PhD Position in Random Graphs and Probabilistic Combinatorics is
available at TU Graz, Austria.

We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates with interest and experience
in random graphs, random hypergraphs, random graphs on surfaces, and
probabilistic combinatorics. The successful PhD candidate will pursue
her/his PhD degree under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Mihyun Kang
within the Doctoral Program Discrete Mathematics. The preferred starting
date is between 1 May and 1 October 2016.

Qualifications and condition of employment:
- Strong track record of mathematical studies
- Master's degree in mathematics or theoretical computer science is
required to be employed, but does not necessarily have to be awarded at
the time of application

Length and Salary:
- PhD position is for up to 4 years
- There is additional funding for extended research stays abroad and
attendance of conferences

Application documents:
- Letter of application, which describes the candidate's academic
qualifications, academic experience, and scientific interests and
specifies the candidate's earliest possible starting date
- Curriculum Vitae
- Transcript of courses and grades, scanned copy of Master's
degree
- Master thesis if available

The application documents (in one PDF file) should be submitted by email to

discrete@tugraz.at
Johannes Cuno and Dijana Kreso
(coordinators of the DK Discrete Mathematics)
Graz University of Technology
Steyrergasse 30/III
8010 Graz, Austria

One or two confidential letters of recommendation should directly be
sent to discrete@tugraz.at.

The deadline for applications is 18 February 2016, and interviews of
short-listed applicants are expected to take place in mid-March 2016.

http://www.math.tugraz.at/comb/index.php?link=jobs

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[DMANET] Welcome to EUROPT2016 in Warsaw, Poland

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 14th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in
Continuous Optimization organized by Institute of Control and
Computation Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.,
July 1-2, 2016 Warsaw
http://www.europt2016.ia.pw.edu.pl/.

EUROPT2016 is the annual event of the EUROPT continuous optimization
working group of EURO (The Association of European Operational
Research Societies). This is the 14th such workshop and is held in
collaboration with the 28th annual EURO conference to be held in
Poznan on July 3-6, 2016.

Talks should be related to continuous optimization theory, algorithms,
software or applications.


Plenary speakers confirmed:

Andreas Griewank, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Jiri Outrata, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech
Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Anatoly Zhigljavsky, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK


Call for Abstracts (max two pages):

Abstracts submission is opened since February 1, 2016. Please sign up
at https://www.euro-online.org/conf/europt2016/ to create your EURO
account and submit your abstract. All accepted abstracts will be
included in the Book of Abstracts. Please be reminded that the that
the Deadline for Abstracts Submission is March 15, 2016.

Selected papers presented at EUROPT2016 will be considered for
peer-reviewed publication in a special issue of Mathematical Methods
of Operations Research.

Registration will open in due course, with the fees having been set as
EUR 200 (Standard) and EUR 150 (PhD students) before May 15 2016.
Afterwards the respective fees will be EUR 270 and EUR 200.

We hope you will want to take this opportunity to visit Warsaw and
contribute to advances in continuous optimization.


Andrzej Stachurski and Wlodzimierz Ogryczak

Chairs of the Organising and Programme Committees for EUROPT2016

astachur@elektron.elka.pw.edu.pl, wogrycza@elka.pw.edu.pl


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