Thursday, June 21, 2018

[DMANET] CFP: EAI GOODTECHS 2018 - Special Session on Serious Games to Improve Quality of Life (Bologna, Italy)

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**NEWS**
Papers accepted for presentation at GoodTechs conference will be
published in ACM Digital Library.
Best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper
to appear in a Special Issue of "Mobile Networks and Applications"
(MONET) Journal.

Deadline for paper submission: 31 July 2018


Goodtechs 18

4th EAI International Conference on
Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good
Special Session on Serious Games to Improve Quality of Life
http://goodtechs.eu/

CALL FOR PAPERS

Gamification techniques and serious games are often used to capture
and maintain user's attention. This is particularly important when
dealing with young patients or people with special needs.
Patient's collaboration is crucial for doctors to perform a good
diagnosis, and to provide an efficient therapy, but it cannot always
be taken for granted. Moreover, serious games are proved to be an
efficient tool to incentivize people to improve their lifestyle, e.g.,
making more physical activity.
This track will feature new insights, research, and practice on how to
design, develop and use gamification and persuasive technologies to
create serious games and applications to improve individuals' Quality
of Life (QoL) and behavior, with a particular focus on people with
disabilities.
The track targets researchers, doctoral students, practitioners and
other people interested in presenting, discussing, reflecting and
networking on central themes associated with the development and use
of serious games and applications to help people with special needs.
Papers on both theoretical aspects and design method of gamification
techniques and serious games are welcomed, which describe and evaluate
novel design methods and system prototypes. In addition, the track
welcomes full research and work in progress papers and educational
cases.

GoodTechs 18 will be held in Bologna, Italy, from the 28th to 30th of
Novembre 2018.

TOPICS
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Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

- Serious game design for better lifestyle promotion
- Serious games for people with disability
- Games for Education and Learning
- Gamification
- Pervasive Systems
- Assistive Technologies
- Persuasive solutions
- Methods, models and principles for gamification design
- Usability and accessibility issues
- Games for Health and Well-Being
- Serious Games for social inclusion


SUBMISSION
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- Regular papers should be up to 6 pages in length.
- Short papers should be up to 4 pages in length.
- The paper submissions must follow the ACM formatting guidelines
(http://goodtechs.eu/authors-kit/)

Papers must be submitted online on Confy (http://confy.eai.eu/),
selecting GoodTechs 2018 and the Special Issue on "Serious Games to
Improve Quality of Life".

Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three expert
reviewers. Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity
and relevance. Submission of the paper implies agreement of the
author(s) to attend the conference and present the paper if accepted.

Papers accepted for presentation at GoodTechs conference will be
published in Springer and indexed by ACM Digital Library.
Moreover, authors of the selected best papers will be asked to write
an extended version of the paper to appear in a Special Issue of
"Mobile Networks and Applications" (MONET) Journal and "Multimedia
Tools and Applications" (MTAP) journal.


IMPORTANT DATES
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Deadline for paper submission: 31 July 2018
Notification deadline: 1 October 2018
Registration Opens: 1 October 2018
Camera-ready deadline: 1 November 2018

SESSION CHAIR
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Ombretta Gaggi - Universita  di Padova, Italy
Antonio Roda  - Universita  di Padova, Italy

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Giacomo Quadrio
Ph.D student
University of Padua
Department of Mathematics
Via Trieste, 63 - Office 731
35121, Padua, Italy

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[DMANET] Post-doc in Mathematical Optimization @ KIT

We are seeking a post-doc in the area of mathematical optimization at the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to join the research group of
Steffen Rebennack: <http://sop.ior.kit.edu/english/index.php>
http://sop.ior.kit.edu/english/index.php

The position is initially for three years and can be extended for up to six
years. The salary is according to the German TV-L13 pay grade. The
application deadline is July 15th, 2018. You can find the official job
announcement here:
http://sop.ior.kit.edu/downloads/PostDoc-IOR-neu-English_v2.pdf

There is a possibility to talk about the position at the ISMP and the EURO
conferences. To schedule an appointment, please contact Mrs. Erika Simon
(erika.simon@kit.edu).

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Institut für Operations Research (IOR)

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[DMANET] ALGO 2018 Call for Participation: ESA, ALGOCLOUD, ALGOSENSORS, ATMOS, IPEC, WABI, and WAOA in Helsinki on 20-24 August 2018

ALGO 2018 Call for Participation

ALGO 2018 will be held on 20-24 August 2018 in Helsinki, Finland:
http://algo2018.hiit.fi/

ALGO 2018 registration is now open; early registration deadline is 30 July 2018:
http://algo2018.hiit.fi/registration/

ALGO is an annual meeting combining the premier algorithmic conference European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) and a number of other specialized conferences and workshops, all related to algorithms and their applications. The following conferences and workshops will take part in ALGO 2018:

- ESA 2018: European Symposium on Algorithms (http://algo2018.hiit.fi/esa/)

- ALGOCLOUD 2018: International Symposium on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing (http://algo2018.hiit.fi/algocloud/)

- ALGOSENSORS 2018: International Symposium on Algorithms and Experiments for Wireless Networks (http://algo2018.hiit.fi/algosensors/)

- ATMOS 2018: Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling, Optimization, and Systems (http://algo2018.hiit.fi/atmos/)

- IPEC 2018: International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (http://algo2018.hiit.fi/ipec/)

- WABI 2018: Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (http://algo2018.hiit.fi/wabi/)

- WAOA 2018: Workshop on Approximation and Online Algorithms (http://algo2018.hiit.fi/waoa/)

ALGO 2018 keynote speakers: http://algo2018.hiit.fi/speakers/

- Claire Mathieu, CNRS, Paris (ESA)
- Tim Roughgarden, Stanford (ESA)
- Mihai Pop, University of Maryland (WABI)
- Gerhard Woeginger, RWTH Aachen (WAOA)
- Stefan Kratsch and Magnus Wahlstrom (EATCS-IPEC Nerode Prize 2018)

ESA 2018 accepted papers: http://algo2018.hiit.fi/esa/program/

WABI 2018 accepted papers: http://algo2018.hiit.fi/wabi/program/

There is still time to submit your work to the following symposiums and workshops:

- ATMOS 2018 submission deadline: 24 June 2018
- WAOA 2018 submission deadline: 24 June 2018
- ALGOCLOUD 2018 submission deadline: 30 June 2018

For information on the venue, hotels, social program, and registration, please see the ALGO web page: http://algo2018.hiit.fi/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at algo2018@aalto.fi. You can follow us on Twitter at @ALGO2018 (https://twitter.com/ALGO2018).

See you in Helsinki in August!


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[DMANET] ATMOS 2018: Final CfP

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS - ATMOS 2018
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 24.06.2018
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18th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling,
Optimization, and Systems

   23-24 August 2018, Helsinki, Finland
   http://algo2018.hiit.fi/atmos/

The workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling,
Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS) is an annual event bringing together
researchers and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of
algorithmic methods and models for transportation optimization. The
workshop provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of new
ideas and techniques. The aim of making transportation better gives rise
to very complex and large-scale optimization problems requiring
innovative solution techniques and ideas from mathematical optimization,
theoretical computer science, and operations research. Applicable tools
and concepts include those from graph and network algorithms,
combinatorial optimization, approximation and online algorithms,
stochastic and robust optimization.

ATMOS 2018 will be part of ALGO 2018, which also hosts ESA, ALGOCLOUD,
ALGOSENSORS, IPEC, WABI, and WAOA.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline:    Su, 24.06., 24:00 GMT
Notification:           Fr, 20.07.

ATMOS 2018: 23-24 August 2018
ALGO  2018: 20-24 August 2018

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TOPICS

We invite authors to present work that advances optimization methods and
algorithms to facilitate planning and operational management of freight
and passenger transportation and traffic. The workshop welcomes but is
not limited to papers addressing the following challenges:

    Demand Forecasting
    Models for User Behavior
    Design of Pricing Systems
    Infrastructure Planning
    Multi-modal Transport Optimization
    Mobile Applications for Transport
    Congestion Modeling and Reduction
    Line Planning
    Timetable Generation
    Routing and Platform Assignment
    Vehicle Scheduling
    Route Planning
    Crew and Duty Scheduling
    Rostering
    Delay Management
    Routing in Road Networks
    Traffic Guidance
    Electro Mobility

The workshop welcomes but is not limited to papers applying and
advancing the following techniques: Graph and Network Algorithms,
Combinatorial Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Approximation
Algorithms, Methods for the Integration of Planning Stages, Stochastic
and Robust Optimization, Online and Real-time Algorithms, Algorithmic
Game Theory, Heuristics for Real-world Instances, Simulation Tools.

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SUBMISSIONS

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at
most 12 pages (including title page and abstract, but not counting
references and an optional appendix). Submissions must be formatted in
LaTeX, using the OASIcs style file. The paper should contain a succinct
statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of the main
results, and a brief explanation of their significance, accessible to
non-specialist readers. Proofs omitted due to space constraints can be
put into an appendix to be read by the program committee members at
their discretion. Papers must be submitted electronically via the
EasyChair submisson system at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=atmos18. The submission must be
received by June 24, 2018. By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge
that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors must register at
ALGO 2018 or ATMOS 2018, attend the conference, and present the paper.

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DISSEMINATION, AWARDS

The proceedings of ATMOS 2018 will be published online and as
open-access in the Dagstuhl Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs).

Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of
'NETWORKS'.

There will be a BEST PAPER award as well as a BEST VGI PAPER award for
the paper that best leverages volunteered geographic information in
meaningful and novel ways.

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SPONSORS

  MODAL
  TomTom
  VGI science

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INVITED SPEAKER

  Dennis Huismann

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PC

  Markus Bohlin
  Ralf Borndörfer (co-chair)
  Stefan Funke 
  Natalia Kliewer 
  Spyros Kontogiannis
  Alexander Kröller 
  Jesper Larsen
  Carlo Mannino
  Matthias Müller-Hannemann
  Guvenc Sahin
  Peter Sanders 
  Marie Schmidt    
  Sabine Storandt (co-chair)
  Pieter Vansteenwegen 
  Renato Werneck

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (ALGO)

  Parinya Chalermsook · Aalto University
  Petteri Kaski · Aalto University
  Jukka Suomela · Aalto University

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Prof. Dr. Ralf Borndoerfer

Zuse Institute Berlin, Optimization
Freie Universität Berlin, Mathematics
Takustrasse 7, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Fon: +49.30.84185-243
Sec: -209
Fax: -269
E-mail: mailto:borndoerfer@zib.de
WWW: http://www.zib.de/borndoerfer


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[DMANET] Einstein Workshops on Geometric/Topological and Algebraic Combinatorics

Dear Colleagues,

This is a first announcement for two Einstein Workshops

"Geometric and Topological Combinatorics"
(October 29-31)

"Algebraic Combinatorics"
(November 1-2)

which will take place October 29 - November 2, 2018, at the Zuse Institute​
​in ​Berlin.​​​ You find all relevant information concerning the workshops at

​​​​www.mathseminar.org/2018/GeometricTopologicalCombinatorics
www.mathseminar.org/2018/AlgebraicCombinatorics

Registration for both workshops is free but mandatory, you find links to
register on th​e ​​we​bsites​​. The GTC workshop offers partial support
​for ​participants. Deadline for application is July 20 and instructions
can be found in its website.

​​Confirmed speakers are, respectively,

Clement Maria, INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, FRA
Cesar Ceballos, U. Wien, AUT​
Arnau Padrol, U. Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), FRA
João Paixão, U. Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRA
J Alejandro Samper, U. of Miami, USA
Matthias Schymura, EPFL Lausanne, CH
Kristin Shaw, U. of Oslo, NO
Jacinta Torres, KIT Karlsruhe, GER
Hailun Zheng, U. of Michigan, USA

and

Per Alexandersson (Stockholm)
Karin Baur (Graz)
Laura Colmenarejo (Toronto)
Emanuele Delucchi (Fribourg)
Theodosios Douvropoulos (Paris)
Valentin Féray (Zurich)
Alex Fink (London)
Ivan Marin (Amiens)
Alexander Miller (Vienna)
Emily Norton (Bonn)
Bea Schumann (Köln)
Petra Schwer (Karlsruhe)

Sincerely,

Jean-Philippe Labbé
​ Francisco Santos
Jonathan Spreer
Christian Stump
​ Jacinta Torres

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

[DMANET] CFP ICORES 2019 - 8th Int.l Conf. on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (Prague/Czech Republic)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

8th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2018

http://www.icores.org/

February 19 - 21, 2019
Prague, Czech Republic.

ICORES is organized in 2 major tracks:

- Methodologies and Technologies
- Applications


In Cooperation with: EUROGRAPHICS and AFIG. <br/>
Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by: DBLP, DBLP, Thomson Reuters, EI, SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Semantic Scholar. <br/>

With the presence of internationally distinguished keynote speakers:
Federico Della Croce, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Ronald Giachetti, Naval Postgraduate School, United States


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

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

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

Kind regards,
ICORES Secretariat

Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setubal, Portugal
Tel: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
Web: http://www.icores.org/
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[DMANET] CFP ICPRAM 2019 - 8th Int.l Conf. on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (Prague/Czech Republic)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

8th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2018

http://www.icpram.org/

February 19 - 21, 2019
Prague, Czech Republic.

ICPRAM is organized in 2 major tracks:

- Theory and Methods
- Applications


In Cooperation with: EUROGRAPHICS and AFIG. <br/>
Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by: DBLP, DBLP, Thomson Reuters, EI, SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Semantic Scholar. <br/>

With the presence of internationally distinguished keynote speakers:
Linda G. Shapiro, University of Washington, United States
Bram van Ginneken, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
Michal Irani, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Davide Maltoni, University of Bologna, Italy


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

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

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

Kind regards,
ICPRAM Secretariat

Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setubal, Portugal
Tel: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
Web: http://www.icpram.org/
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

[DMANET] ALGOCLOUD 2018 - deadline extension

4th International Symposium on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing
(ALGOCLOUD 2018)

co-located with ALGO 2018

20-21 August 2018 – Helsinki, Finland

Submission Deadline: *June 30, 2018*

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ALGOCLOUD (http://algo2018.hiit.fi/algocloud/) is an annual international
forum bringing together researchers, students, and practitioners to
present research activities and results on topics related to algorithmic,
design, and development aspects of modern cloud-based systems.
ALGOCLOUD 2018 is co-located with the ALGO 2018 congress (http://algo2018.hiit.fi),
a leading international event of researchers working in algorithms and
their engineering.

ALGOCLOUD welcomes submissions on all theoretical, design, and
implementation aspects of modern cloud-based systems. ALGOCLOUD is
particularly interested in novel algorithms in the context of cloud
computing, cloud architectures, as well as experimental work that
evaluates contemporary cloud approaches and pertinent applications.
ALGOCLOUD also welcomes demonstration manuscripts, which discuss
successful elastic system developments, as well as experience/use-case
articles. Contributions may span a wide range of algorithms for
modeling, practices for constructing and techniques for evaluating
operations and services in a variety of systems, including but not
limited to, virtualized infrastructures, cloud platforms, datacenters,
cloud-storage options, cloud data management, non-traditional key-value
stores on the cloud, HPC architectures, etc.


TOPICS

Submissions should focus on aspects of cloud-based systems, including (but not limited to)
the following areas:

- Distributed Algorithms and Mechanisms
- Algorithms, Data Structures and Computation
- Data Science, and Machine Learning
- Big Data Analytics and Deep Learning
- Networking, Routing, and Protocols
- Caching and Load Balancing
- Resource Management and Elasticity
- Search&Retrieval and Graph Exploration
- Privacy and Anonymization Approaches
- Privacy Preserving Record Linkage
- Scale-up and -out for NoSQL and columnar databases
- Analysis of containerized applications
- Cloud deployment tools and their analysis
- Query languages and novel programming models
- Data structures and algorithms for eventually-consistent stores
- Scalable access structures and indexing for cloud data-stores
- NoSQL and schema-less data modeling and integration
- Consistency, replication and partitioning CAP
- Transactional models and algorithms for cloud data-stores


PROCEEDINGS

Accepted papers will be included in the post-proceedings published by Springer
it its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
(http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs).


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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

Papers should be submitted electronically via the Easy Chair Submission
system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=algocloud18).

By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance
at least one of the authors must register and attend ALGO 2018 and/or
ALGOCLOUD 2018, and present the paper.


IMPORTANT DATES

- Paper submission: *30 June 2018*
- Author notification: 25 July 2018
- Symposium: 20-21 August 2018


INVITED SPEAKER

Roger Wattenhofer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)


COMMITTEES

Program Committee
- Alex Delis (University of Athens, Greece)
- Yann Disser (TU Darmstadt, Germany) [co-chair]
- Katerina Doka (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
- Ahmed Eldawy (University of California Riverside, USA)
- Klaus-Tycho Foerster (University of Vienna, Austria)
- Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis (IBM Watson Health, USA)
- Dimitrios Karapiperis (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
- Eleftheria Katsiri (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)
- Ulrich Meyer (Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany)
- Taneli Mielikainen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Paolo Missier (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
- Nikolaos Nodarakis (University of Patras, Greece)
- Mourad Ouzzani (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar)
- Guido Proietti (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
- Juha Röning (University of Oulu, Finland)
- Yücel Saygin (Sabanci University, Turkey)
- Junho Shim (Sookmyung Women's University, Korea)
- Elias C. Stavropoulos (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
- Przemysław Uznański (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Dinusha Vatsalan (Data61 CSIRO, Australia)
- Vassilios Verykios (Hellenic Open University, Greece) [co-chair]

Steering Committee
- Spyros Sioutas (Ionian University, Greece)
- Peter Triantafillou (University of Glasgow, UK)
- Christos D. Zaroliagis (University of Patras, Greece)


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Monday, June 18, 2018

[DMANET] ALGOCLOUD 2018 - final call for papers

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4th International Symposium on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing
(ALGOCLOUD 2018)

co-located with ALGO 2018

20-21 August 2018 – Helsinki, Finland

Submission Deadline: June 24, 2018

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ALGOCLOUD (http://algo2018.hiit.fi/algocloud/) is an annual international
forum bringing together researchers, students, and practitioners to
present research activities and results on topics related to algorithmic,
design, and development aspects of modern cloud-based systems.
ALGOCLOUD 2018 is co-located with the ALGO 2018 congress (http://algo2018.hiit.fi),
a leading international event of researchers working in algorithms and
their engineering.

ALGOCLOUD welcomes submissions on all theoretical, design, and
implementation aspects of modern cloud-based systems. ALGOCLOUD is
particularly interested in novel algorithms in the context of cloud
computing, cloud architectures, as well as experimental work that
evaluates contemporary cloud approaches and pertinent applications.
ALGOCLOUD also welcomes demonstration manuscripts, which discuss
successful elastic system developments, as well as experience/use-case
articles. Contributions may span a wide range of algorithms for
modeling, practices for constructing and techniques for evaluating
operations and services in a variety of systems, including but not
limited to, virtualized infrastructures, cloud platforms, datacenters,
cloud-storage options, cloud data management, non-traditional key-value
stores on the cloud, HPC architectures, etc.


TOPICS

Submissions should focus on aspects of cloud-based systems, including (but not limited)
to the following areas:

- Distributed Algorithms and Mechanisms
- Algorithms, Data Structures and Computation
- Data Science, and Machine Learning
- Big Data Analytics and Deep Learning
- Networking, Routing, and Protocols
- Caching and Load Balancing
- Resource Management and Elasticity
- Search&Retrieval and Graph Exploration
- Privacy and Anonymization Approaches
- Privacy Preserving Record Linkage
- Scale-up and -out for NoSQL and columnar databases
- Analysis of containerized applications
- Cloud deployment tools and their analysis
- Query languages and novel programming models
- Data structures and algorithms for eventually-consistent stores
- Scalable access structures and indexing for cloud data-stores
- NoSQL and schema-less data modeling and integration
- Consistency, replication and partitioning CAP
- Transactional models and algorithms for cloud data-stores


PROCEEDINGS

Accepted papers will be included in the post-proceedings published by Springer
it its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
(http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs).


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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

Papers should be submitted electronically via the Easy Chair Submission
system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=algocloud18).

By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance
at least one of the authors must register and attend ALGO 2018 and/or
ALGOCLOUD 2018, and present the paper.


IMPORTANT DATES

- Paper submission: 24 June 2018
- Author notification: 25 July 2018
- Symposium: 20-21 August 2018


INVITED SPEAKER

Roger Wattenhofer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)


COMMITTEES

Program Committee
- Alex Delis (University of Athens, Greece)
- Yann Disser (TU Darmstadt, Germany) [co-chair]
- Katerina Doka (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
- Ahmed Eldawy (University of California Riverside, USA)
- Klaus-Tycho Foerster (University of Vienna, Austria)
- Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis (IBM Watson Health, USA)
- Dimitrios Karapiperis (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
- Eleftheria Katsiri (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)
- Ulrich Meyer (Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany)
- Taneli Mielikainen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Paolo Missier (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
- Nikolaos Nodarakis (University of Patras, Greece)
- Mourad Ouzzani (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar)
- Guido Proietti (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
- Juha Röning (University of Oulu, Finland)
- Yücel Saygin (Sabanci University, Turkey)
- Junho Shim (Sookmyung Women's University, Korea)
- Elias C. Stavropoulos (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
- Przemysław Uznański (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Dinusha Vatsalan (Data61 CSIRO, Australia)
- Vassilios Verykios (Hellenic Open University, Greece) [co-chair]

Steering Committee
- Spyros Sioutas (Ionian University, Greece)
- Peter Triantafillou (University of Glasgow, UK)
- Christos D. Zaroliagis (University of Patras, Greece)
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[DMANET] CFP: IEEE Access Journal Special Section on Wirelessly Powered Networks (deadline 30 September)

IEEE Access Journal - Impact Factor (2016): 3.244
Special Section on Wirelessly Powered Networks: Algorithms, Applications
and Technologies
Submission Deadline: 30 September 2018
Submit manuscript to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ieee-access

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Wirelessly
Powered Networks: Algorithms, Applications and Technologies.

Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) is, by definition, a process that occurs
in any system where electrical energy is transmitted from a power source
to a load without the connection of electrical conductors. WPT is the
driving technology that will enable the next stage in the current
consumer electronics revolution, including battery-less sensors, passive
RF identification (RFID), passive wireless sensors, the Internet of
Things and 5G, and machine-to-machine solutions. WPT-enabled devices can
be powered by harvesting energy from the surroundings, including
electromagnetic (EM) energy, leading to a new communication networks
paradigm, the Wirelessly Powered Networks.

While recent advances in wireless utensils appear to be unlimited, the
dependence of their operation on batteries remains a weakness, mainly
because batteries come with a limited lifetime and require a fast charge
time to achieve continuous operation. This is where the technologies of
WPT become useful, bringing together wireless energy and data
transmission. WPT technologies substitute the traditional powering
concept, where a cable or a battery is connected to the wireless device,
by the transmission of energy over the air in an efficient way to
power-up the device.

Wirelessly Powered Networks have recently evolved into a very active
research field, as well as a topic of rapid technological progress,
emerging practical developments and standardization activities. However,
a solid foundational, technological, and applied background is still
necessary for Wirelessly Powered Networks to achieve their full
potential. The provisioning of relevant technological models,
algorithmic design and analysis methods, networking principles, circuit
and system design, and application methodologies is a challenging task.
This Special Section in IEEE Access invites academic and industrial
experts to make their contributions on Wirelessly Powered Networks. It
will selectively span a coherent, large spectrum of fundamental aspects
of WPT, and will focus on three main thematic pillars and relevant
themes: Algorithms, Applications and Technologies.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Algorithms
- Optimization and approximation algorithms (mobility/energy/data
management)
- Joint operation scheduling (routing, data gathering, ambient
harvesting)
- Precise algorithmic models and efficient distributed protocols
- WPT devices deployment
- Safety provisioning through EM radiation control algorithms
- Peer-to-peer and crowd charging algorithms
- Algorithms for simultaneous wireless information and power transfer
(SWIPT)

Applications
- Medical implants and wearable devices
- Automotive technology and electric vehicles
- Mobile communications, wireless sensor networks and UAVs
- Spacecraft engineering
- Home/Industrial appliances
- Standardization, regulations and biological effects
- Solutions for SWIPT

Technologies
- RF energy harvesting, rectennas and rectenna arrays
- High-frequency rectifying circuits, power transmitters and devices
- Near-field (inductive, resonant) energy transfer
- Microwave transmission and beaming
- Novel materials, fabrication techniques
- Energy storage elements, RFID-related electronics and self-powered
sensors
- Measurement and characterization approaches for WPT components

We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article
as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations
of articles.

Associate Editor:
- Theofanis P. Raptis, National Research Council, Italy

Guest Editors:
- Nuno Borges Carvalho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
- Diego Masotti, University of Bologna, Italy
- Lei Shu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China / University of
Lincoln, UK
- Cong Wang, Old Dominion University, USA
- Yuanyuan Yang, Stony Brook University, USA

Website:
http://ieeeaccess.ieee.org/special-sections/wirelessly-powered-networks-algorithms-applications-and-technologies/
For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact the
Associate Editor.
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[DMANET] Call For Papers: IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computational Intelligence (FOCI 2018)

Dear colleagues,

Please consider to submit your papers to FOCI 2018 (call for papers below).
(Extended Deadline: 30 June 2018)

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FOCI 2018, IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computational Intelligence,
affiliated to IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, IEEE
SSCI 2018

18-21 November 2018, Bengaluru, India

http://ieee-ssci2018.org

The 2018 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI
2018) will be held in Bengaluru, India on November 18-21, 2018. SSCI is a
flagship annual international conference on computational intelligence
sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. All accepted
papers will appear in IEEE Xplore Digital Library and indexed by EI, SCOPUS
etc.

As a tradition, IEEE SSCI 2018 will co-locate a number of symposiums, each
dedicated to a special topic related to computational intelligence, thereby
providing a unique platform for promoting cross-fertilization. SSCI 2018
will be featured by cross-symposium tutorials, keynote speeches, panel
discussions, PhD consortiums, oral presentations and poster sessions.
Student grants, Best paper Awards and Student Best Paper Award will be
given.

Computational intelligence techniques have proven useful after numerous
applications in real world problems. However, there is much work to be done
in order to fully understand the theoretical foundations of such
techniques. IEEE FOCI'18, provides an ideal forum for those who are
interested in the fundamental issues of computational intelligence to
exchange their ideas and present their latest findings.

IEEE FOCI'18 will focus on fundamental theoretical and practical
foundations of computational intelligence, including but not limited to
neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary computation, and other machine
learning methods. The symposium will put equal emphasis on theoretical and
practical work as long as it addresses the foundations of computational
intelligence.


WEBPAGE:

For more information about FOCI 2018 see,

http://ieee-ssci2018.org/foci.html


IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper submission due: June 30, 2018 (extended deadline)
Paper notification: August 15, 2018
Early registration: September 15, 2016

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Pietro S. Oliveto
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EPSRC Early Career Fellow,
Department of Computer Science,
The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
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*Fully funded PhD studentships available now* in time complexity analysis
of bio-inspired computation. Enquiries by excellent candidates can be sent
to me by email. Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.
Further details are here
<http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/P.Oliveto/PhDStudentships.html>.
Applicants should apply using the online application form here
<http://www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/online>

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[DMANET] WAAC 2018 Call for Papers (Deadline: July 6)

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The 21st Japan-Korea Joint Workshop on
Algorithms and Computation (WAAC 2018)

August 26-27, 2018, Fukuoka, Japan
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http://www.fc.inf.kyushu-u.ac.jp/waac2018/

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Objectives
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The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers working
on algorithms and the theory of computation, to promote the exchange of
recent results, to foster new collaborations among researchers.
Historically, the workshop has established for the purpose of
collaboration of researchers of Korea and Japan; however, participation
from any country is welcome.

The workshop is organized by the Special Interest Group on Algorithms
(SIGAL) of the Information Processing Society of Japan and the Special
Interest Group on Theoretical Computer Science (SIGTCS) of the Korean
Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE).

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Topics
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The topics covered by the workshop are, but not limited to:
- Automata, languages and computability
- Algorithms (combinatorial/graph/geometric/randomized)
- VLSI and parallel algorithms
- Networks and distributed algorithms
- Learning theory and data mining
- Number theory and cryptography
- Graph drawing and visualization
- Computational logic
- Combinatorics and optimization

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Submission
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Authors are invited to submit papers up to 8 pages in English via the
EasyChair submission system at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=waac2018
no later than July 6, 2018.

Since the proceedings will be only distributed at the workshop,
submission of preliminary or extended versions of materials that are to
appear in other conferences or journals is allowed and encouraged.


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Important Dates
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Submission deadline: July 6, 2018
Notification of acceptance: July 27, 2018
Final version submission: August 10, 2018
Conference: August 26-27, 2018

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Program Committee
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Sang Won Bae (Kyonggi University)
Yo-Sub Han (Yonsei University)
Taisuke Izumi (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Naonori Kakimura (Keio University)
Akitoshi Kawamura (Kyushu University)
Inbok Lee (Korea Aerospace University)
Mun-Kyu Lee (Inha University)
Heejin Park, co-chair (Hanyang University)
Eiji Takimoto, co-chair (Kyushu University)

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Contact
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E-mail: waac2018@easychair.org
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[DMANET] FRICO 2018: Third Call for Participation

=== FRICO 2018 Third Call for Participation ===

The Workshop on Future Research in Combinatorial Optimization (FRICO)
aims to bring together researchers from the fields of integer and
combinatorial optimization, OR, graph theory, and other related fields.
The workshop is especially intended early-stage researchers. At FRICO
you will have the opportunity to present your own results (even work
containing gaps and unsolved problems) in a relaxed atmosphere. The
scientific program will be complemented by a broad social program as
well as an Industry Day to encourage the exchange of ideas and networking.

FRICO 2018 is the 22nd workshop in a series of successful events. This
year it will take place from August 21st to 24th at Chemnitz University
of Technology. The registration is open until June 30th and
participation is free of charge. Please find further information about
the workshop as well as the registration process at

https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/mathematik/discrete/frico2018/ .

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via
frico@tu-chemnitz.de .

Best regards,
Organizing Team of FRICO 2018

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[DMANET] GraMSec 2018 - call for participation

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GraMSec 2018
The Fifth International Workshop on Graphical Models for Security
Oxford, UK - July 8, 2018
http://gramsec.uni.lu/

Co-located with CSF 2018 (https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/csf2018/)
In conjunction with FLoC 2018 (http://www.floc2018.org/)
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ABOUT GraMSec
The use of graphical security models to represent and analyse the
security of systems has gained an increasing research attention over the
last two decades. Formal methods and computer security researchers, as
well as security professionals from the industry and government, have
proposed various graphical security models, metrics, and measurements.
Graphical models are used to capture different security facets and
address a range of challenges including security assessment, automated
defence, secure services composition, security policy validation, and
verification. The objective of GraMSec is to contribute to the
development of well-founded graphical security models, efficient
algorithms for their analysis, as well as methodologies and tools for
their practical usage.

PROGRAM of GraMSec 2018
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09:00
Opening

09:10
Invited talk of Mike Fisk, Chief Information Officer at Los Alamos
National Laboratory, NM, USA
Intrusion Tolerance in Complex Cyber Systems

10:10
Marlon Dumas, Luciano García-Bañuelos and Peeter Laud
Disclosure Analysis of SQL Workflows

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break

11:00
Haozhe Zhang, Ioannis Agrafiotis, Arnau Erola, Sadie Creese and Michael
Goldsmith
A state machine system for insider threat detection

11:45
Sabarathinam Chockalingam, Wolter Pieters, Andre Teixeira, Nima Khakzad
and Pieter van Gelder
Combining Bayesian Networks and Fishbone Diagrams to Distinguish between
Intentional Attacks and Accidental Technical Failures

12:30-14:00
Lunch Break

14:00
Ilia Shumailov, Mansoor Ahmed and Ross Anderson
Tendrils of Crime: Visualizing the Diffusion of Stolen Bitcoins

14:45
Maxime Audinot, Sophie Pinchinat, François Schwarzentruber and Florence
Wacheux
Deciding the Emptiness of Attack trees

15:30-16:00
Coffee Break

16:00
Ross Horne, Sjouke Mauw and Alwen Tiu
The Attacker Does not Always Hold the Initiative: Attack Trees with
External Refinement

16:45
Harley Eades Iii, Jiaming Jiang and Aubrey Bryant
On Linear Logic, Functional Programming, and Attack Trees

17:30
Closing

REGISTRATION
Registration to GraMSec 2018 is handled via the website of FLoC
https://www.floc2018.org/register/

If you need a support letter for a visa, please check
https://www.floc2018.org/faqs/

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
George Cybenko, Dartmouth College, NH, USA
David J. Pym, UCL, UK

GENERAL CHAIR
Barbara Kordy, INSA Rennes, IRISA, FR
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

[DMANET] Parameterized Complexity for Practical Computing, Wellington, NZ on 25 July

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PARAMETERIZED COMPLEXITY FOR PRACTICAL COMPUTING
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We kindly invite you to a one day FPT workshop to be held at Victoria
University of Wellington on Wednesday 25 July 2018.

Additional information is on the fpt page of the www.cmsc.nz website
located at https://www.cmsc.nz/ftp-workshop/

Objective: The objective of this workshop is to stimulate discussion on
the useful purpose of FPT. Discussion may include how parameterized
complexity interacts with operations research, algorithms engineering,
machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other areas. Topics
include turbo-charging heuristics, groovy FPT, reverse kernelization,
extremal gradients and others.

Keynote speaker: Mike Fellows will talk about Future Directions of the
Field. The Research Council of Norway has awarded a Toppforsk grant of
about 4.5 million AUD for the project: Parameterized Complexity for
Practical Computing. The funding scheme supports "scientific quality at
the forefront of international research; boldness in scientific thinking
and innovation". (See www.mrfellows.net for a copy of the Toppforsk
grant proposal).

The workshop is informal and broad, and appropriate for PhD, PostDoc and
Masters students as well as more senior academics.

Location: Wellington, New Zealand at Victoria University, Cotton
Building, CO350.

Date: Wednesday July 25th 2018

Register / Submit Abstract: by sending an email to Catherine McCartin
<C.M.McCartin@massey.ac.nz> (Massey University, New Zealand) or to
Frances Rosamond <frances.rosamond@uib.no> (University of Bergen,
Norway).

There is no fee for the workshop.

Topic:
The original book introducing parameterized complexity written by Downey
and Fellows and published in 1999, envisioned the central goal of the
program: "to serve the community". This workshop is intended to
highlight how FPT practitioners are employing parameterized algorithm
design and application in a wide variety of areas. There has been
tremendous progress in bringing the toolkit to support fields such as
AI, computational biology, computational social choice and other
disciplines, and subfields of computer science. The PACE Parameterized
Algorithms and Computational Experiments Challenge is helping deepen the
relationship between parameterized algorithmic theory and practice.

To encourage wide participation and discussion, there will be no formal
publication of workshop proceedings. Accepted papers will be posted
online for the benefit of the workshop participants. Submission of
preliminary work and papers being prepared for other major venues in the
field are invited.

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Adjacent Conference: CREATIVE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES COMMUNICATION
(CMSC2018). Explore important topics and open questions for computer
science outreach. At this conference we discuss how to design activities
that communicate the foundational ideas of computer science. These will
contribute to the CS Unplugged! repository and Bebras. Come early to the
FPT Workshop and also attend CMSC 2018 (See www.cmsc.nz).

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Anyone coming from outside New Zealand should check VISA requirements.
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Frances Rosamond, Professor
Department of Informatics
University of Bergen
Editor: Parameterized Complexity Newsletter
Editor: Parameterized Complexity wiki (www.fpt.wikidot.com)
Program Committee: Parameter Implementation PACE
(https://pacechallenge.wordpress.com)
President and CEO: Rosamond Computer Science Research and Education
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

[DMANET] Postdoc Research Fellow position on 5G Service Function Chain at University of Exeter, UK

We are looking for a Postdoc Research Fellow to conduct research on 5G
Service Function Chain at the University of Exeter (http://www.exeter.ac.uk),
a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive
universities in UK.

Description:

This is a two-year position. The post will include proposing a uniform VNF
chaining framework to efficiently construct SFCs; developing a proactive
model, considering future network and service variations at
the initialisation of SFC placement, to perform practical service
deployment in 5G mobile networks; and proposing a real-time deterministic
model to perform SFC placement for unforeseen variations.

Requirement:

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent
qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to
demonstrate sufficient knowledge in 5G, stochastic optimisation, dynamic
system modelling, and machine learning to work within established research
programmes. Applicants should be proficiency in MATLAB and Python and have
hands-on experience working with OpenStack and NS-3/OMNeT++.

How to apply and more information/requirements:

https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=112157LudQ&WVID=3817591jNg&LANG=USA

The application deadline is on 15 July 2018. For further questions, please
contact Dr. Yulei Wu via email (y.l.wu@exeter.ac.uk).


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Friday, June 15, 2018

[DMANET] PhD Positions in Algorithmic Game Theory/Machine Learning at University of Zurich, Switzerland

The Computation and Economics Research Group at the University of
Zurich is inviting applications for

**2 fully funded PhD positions in Computer Science (Algorithmic
Game Theory + Machine Learning).**

You will work with Prof. Dr. Sven Seuken on high-impact market
design projects. Market design is a research field that combines
techniques from computer science, game theory, operations
research, and other fields. Its goal is to design new,
well-functioning marketplaces or repair ones that are broken. In
our research group, we study foundational market design
questions from an algorithmic and game-theoretic perspective.
Current members of our research group work on a variety of projects
including machine learning-based combinatorial auctions, data
markets, cloud computing markets, financial markets, and
equilibrium finding algorithms. The focus of the two new positions
will be on the intersection of machine learning, market design, and
algorithmic game theory. Most of our projects are funded by the
Swiss National Science Foundation. Furthermore, we also collaborate
with industrial partners such as Google and Microsoft. We publish
our research in the top international conferences in the areas of
AI and Economics and Computation.

We offer:
- a team of young and highly motivated colleagues who are
passionate about topics at the intersection of computer science
and game theory (in particular: market design)
- strong support for your professional/career development
- a very competitive salary
- generous support for professional travel and research needs
- an attractive work environment both within the research group
and beyond: the University of Zurich is one of Switzerland's
leading universities in the middle of a vibrant, cosmopolitan
city that regularly ranks as one of the cities with the highest
quality of life in the world.

You have:
- a master's degree in computer science or a related field (e.g.,
mathematics, economics, or operations research). Highly qualified
students with a bachelor's degree may also apply.
- an interest in topics at the intersection of computer science and
game theory
- strong mathematical skills and a good background in
theoretical computer science
- excellent communication skills in English (German speaking skills
are not necessary)
- prior knowledge in game theory, machine learning, or optimization
is desirable but not required.

If you fit this profile, like challenging tasks, and are passionate
about research, then we would love to hear from you. Women are
particularly encouraged to apply. To submit your application,
please go to: http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/en/ce/jobs/phd.html

All applications received by June 30, 2018 will be considered.
Applications received afterwards will be considered until both
positions are filled. The preferred starting date is September 1st,
but the exact starting date is flexible. Further
information about the research group is available online at:
http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ce.


Best,
Sven Seuken

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Sven Seuken, PhD
Associate Professor of Computation and Economics
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ce

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[DMANET] Postdoc Position in Algorithms

Postdoctoral Position in Algorithms
TU Munich

A postdoctoral position in the area of efficient algorithms is available in
the research group of Prof. Susanne Albers, Department of Computer Science,
Technical University of Munich (TU Munich).

The position will be funded by an ERC Advanced Grant. Hence a research
interest
in approximation and online algorithms, algorithmic game theory or algorithm
engineering is very welcome. More information about Susanne Albers and
the research group can be found at http://wwwalbers.in.tum.de/index.html.en

The position provides a competitive 12 month salary with standard
benefits. The
initial appointment is for a period of one or two years, depending on
the research
profile of the candidate. An extension is possible based on the progress
in research.
The expected start date of the position is fall 2018.

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in computer science or
mathematics. Furthermore, he/she should be interested in collaborating with
PhD students. The application material should include (1) a cover letter
describing
the interest in the position, (2) a CV and list of publications, (3) a
short
research summary, and (4) the names and contact information of at least
two references. The material should be sent electronically to
<albers@in.tum.de>.

Applications will be reviewed starting from July 15, 2018.

Susanne Albers
Department of Computer Science
Technical University Munich
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching (near Munich), Germany
E-mail: albers@in.tum.de

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