Wednesday, January 20, 2021

[DMANET] Fully-funded PhD position in Hamburg on Smart City Algorithms/Game Theory

FULLY-FUNDED PHD POSITIONS IN SMART CITY ALGORITHMS/GAME THEORY AT
HAMBURG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (TUHH)
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The Institute of Algorithms and Complexity at TUHH: Hamburg University
of Technology (www.algo.tuhh.de <https://tuhh.de>) in Hamburg, Germany
offers an exciting opportunity to work in a PhD program at the forefront
of algorithms and computer sciences.

The position is within sharing.city.college, the Hamburg Graduate School
for Data-Driven Smart Cities
(https://ahoi.digital/sharing-city-college/). The successful candidate
will work with other talented graduates with strong computing background
on pursuing a doctoral project which focuses on studying or designing
data-centered participatory smart cities, including smart city
infrastructures, systems, and services. 

The focus is on algorithms/algorithmic game theory and offers the chance
to develop new algorithmic approaches to the future of energy trading,
and the smart grid. The new algorithms will build on advanced methods
from game theory, combinatorial optimization, mathematical programming,
(mixed-)integer programming, approximation algorithms and
fixed-parameter tractability.

The position is fully-paid and offered with an employment contract for 3
years. It comes with social security and generous travel money. We
provide close supervision and support by a panel of established
professors and scientists. Transferable skills and career development
are an integral part of the program.

The position is within the Institute for Algorithms and Complexity
(www.algo.tuhh.de <https://www.algo.tuhh.de>), whose research covers a
broad spectrum of algorithmic research; this includes big data
algorithms, foundations of data science, combinatorial optimization,
approximation and parameterized algorithms, and applications in
operations research and discrete mathematics. The institute hosts
several international researchers, so English is used on a daily basis
as a working language.

The institute is located in the newly built Hamburg Innovation Port
(www.hamburg-innovation-port.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/01-HIPtuhhlogowasser_web.jpg
<https://www.hamburg-innovation-port.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/01-HIPtuhhlogowasser_web.jpg>),
which is located right at the Harburg harbour with great views of the
harbour and Hamburg's famous opera house (Elbphilharmonie). Several
other institutes of the TU Hamburg are located in the area, as well as
DASHH - Data Science in Hamburg, the Helmholtz Graduate School for the
Structure of Matter, and the German Air and Space Research Center (DLR).
They are all located in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, which is
Germany's second largest city, home to a population of about 1.8 million
people. It is a famous city of entertainment, trade and commerce, with
several universities and much research in algorithms.

TU Hamburg offers several attractive benefits, including subsidized
public transport for the Hamburg metropolitan area, a sports centre on
campus, family-friendly working hours, healthy campus initiatives, and more.

An excellent Master degree in Computer Science, (Applied) Mathematics,
Operations Research, Engineering or related field is required. Affinity
with optimization, algorithms, complexity theory, or discrete
mathematics is preferred. The salary of the position is determined
according to level TV-L E-13 of the German public sector. The exact
amount of salary depends on experience, family circumstances, tax
classification and other factors. Travel funding is available, for
attending conferences and workshops, and visiting other researchers.

Interested individuals should apply using the official application
portal of the vacancy:
https://stellenportal.tuhh.de/jobposting/227a866384f1a3bfe8a423f549bf5dc22fb64248.
Applications should be submitted in English. Applications received by 17
February 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications should
include a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, names and a detailed
list of university courses with grades. If the candidate wishes, he or
she may provide contact information of one or two letter writters who
are acquainted with the applicant's previous academic activity. Any
questions regarding the position should be directed to Matthias Mnich
(matthias.mnich@tuhh.de <mailto:matthias.mnich@tuhh.de>).

Hamburg University of Technology regards diversity as an integral part
of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and
accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from
women, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities,
and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
In Hamburg, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and
collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse
student body.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

[DMANET] International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL2021) - Call for papers

Call for Papers
ICCL2021: International Conference on Computational Logistics
University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, September 26-29, 2021
https://iccl2021.nl/
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The 12th International Conference on Computational Logistics will be held
September 26-29, 2021 at the University of Twente in Enschede, The
Netherlands (possibly virtually). In the tradition of the previous
conferences, the conference will focus on the theory and applications of
operations research, artificial intelligence, and management science to
problems in logistics. The theme of this edition is Artificial Intelligence
for Logistics Management.


Topics of the conference include among others:

- Operations Research and Management in logistics
- Routing problems
- Emergency logistics
- Reverse logistics
- Crowd logistics
- Freight transportation
- Green supply chain
- Metropolitan/city logistics
- Smart Agro-Logistics
- Uncertainty modeling in planning and control
- Large-scale evolutionary optimization in logistics
- Multi-agent systems in logistics
- Self-organizing logistics
- Internet of things in smart logistics
- Artificial Intelligence in logistics
- Machine learning applications in supply chain
- Last generation ICT networks
- Land and maritime smart logistics
- ICT in logistics
- Computational issues in foreign trade supply chains
- Facility (re-)layout decision problems

Important Dates:

- May 28, 2021: Submission deadline full papers (conference proceedings)
- June 18, 2021: Submission deadline abstracts for presentation only
- July 2, 2021: Notifications of acceptance (for both full papers and
abstracts)
- July 16, 2021: Deadline for submission camera-ready paper
- August 6, 2021: End of registration for presenters
- September 10, 2021: End of registration for participants

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and be provided in the following
forms:

- Full papers for publication in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS).
- Extended abstracts for presentation only.
Furthermore, a selection of papers will be invited for a special issue in a
scientific journal (to be announced).


Conference Chairs:

- Martijn Mes (m.r.k.mes@utwente.nl)
- Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz (e.a.lalla@utwente.nl)
- Stefan Voß (stefan.voss@uni-hamburg.de)

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[DMANET] [Call for Paper] LAMAS&SR 2021, Virtual, 3 or 4 May 2021

International Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems and
Strategic Reasoning (LAMAS&SR)
Satellite workshop of AAMAS 2021, Virtual, May 3 or 4 (TBA), 2021

https://lamassr.github.io/

Logics and strategic reasoning play a central role in multi-agent systems.
Logics can be used, for instance, to express the agents' abilities,
knowledge,
and objectives.
Strategic reasoning refers to algorithmic methods that allow for
developing good behavior
for the agents of the system. At the intersection, we find logics that
can express existence
of strategies or equilibria, and can be used to reason about them.

The LAMAS&SR workshop merges two international workshops:
LAMAS, which focuses on all kinds of logical aspects of multi-agent
systems from the perspectives of artificial intelligence, computer
science, and game theory, and SR, devoted to all aspects of strategic
reasoning in formal methods and artificial intelligence.

Over the years the communities and research themes of both workshops got
closer and closer.
LAMAS&SR unifies LAMAS and SR under the same flag, formally joining the
two communities in
order to expose each of them to a wider range of work relevant to their
research.

LAMAS&SR is thus interested in all topics related to logics and
strategic reasoning in multi-agent systems, from theoretical foundations
to algorithmic methods
and implemented tools.

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

Logical systems for specification, analysis, and reasoning about
multi-agent systems;
Logic-based modeling of multi-agent systems;
Dynamical multi-agent systems;
Deductive systems and decision procedures for logics for
multi-agent systems;
Development and implementation of methods for formal verification
in multi-agent systems;
Logic-based tools for multi-agent systems;
Logics for reasoning about strategic abilities;
Logics for multi-agent mechanism design, verification, and synthesis;
Logical foundations of decision theory for multi-agent systems;
Strategic reasoning in formal verification;
Automata theory for strategy synthesis;
Applications and tools for cooperative and adversarial reasoning;
Robust planning and optimization in multi-agent systems;
Risk and uncertainty in multi-agent systems;
Quantitative aspects in strategic reasoning.


LAMAS&SR 2021 will be held with AAMAS 2021 Online.


SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of 2 pages plus 1
page for references in the AAMAS format. Both published and
unpublished works are welcome. Submissions are
subject to a single-blind review process (submissions should not be
anonymous).

There will be no formal proceedings, but accepted extended abstracts
will be made available on the workshop's website.
We envisage that extensions of selected papers will be invited to a journal.

Authors are invited to submit their manuscript via EasyChair.
Submission webpage: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=lamassr21#

IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper submission: 10 Feb, 2021 (AoE)
Author Notification: 10 March, 2021
Camera Ready: 24 March, 2021
Workshop: May 3 or 4, 2021 (TBA)

ORGANIZERS:

Bastien Maubert, University of Naples "Federico II"
(bastien.maubert@gmail.com)

Giuseppe Perelli, Sapienza University of Rome
(perelli@diag.uniroma1.it)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Thomas Agotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Natasha Alechina, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Suguman Bansal, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Patricia Bouyer, CNRS & LSV, France
Rayna Dimitrova, CISPA, Germany
Nathanaël Fijalkow, CNRS & LaBRI, France
Tim French, University of Western Australia, Australia
Valentin Goranko, Stockholm University, Sweden
Davide Grossi, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Paul Harrenstein, Oxford University, UK
Wojtek Jamroga, University of Luxembourg and Polish Academy of Sciences
Sophia Knight, Duluth University, USA
Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University, Israel
Fangzhen Lin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Vadim Malvone, Telecom Paris, France
Sophie Pinchinat, Université de Rennes, France
Ramanujam R, IMSc Chennai, India
Sasha Rubin, Sidney University, Australia
Abdallah Saffidine, University of New South Wales, Australia
Eugenia Ternovska, Simon Fraser University, Canada


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[DMANET] PhD position “Machine-learning to define and characterize ocean provinces” (m/f/d) at AWI, Bremerhaven

A PhD position on "Machine-learning to define and characterize ocean
provinces" is open at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven:
https://recruitingapp-5442.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/762/Description/2

** Background **

We aim to use machine learning to define biogeochemical and ecological
provinces in the ocean. From this, we expect a fundamental support to
study the impact of global change on the world ocean. After assimilating
a basic data product, an open-access software tool that allows
assessment of the variability of oceanographic core data shall be
developed. The project aims at the following research questions:

* Class assignment and validation *: How do provinces that are assigned
by machine learning compare to the existing concept of ecological
provinces? (Longhurst 2006)

* Key indicators *: given an interdisciplinary and multivariate data
product – what are the main drivers of variability? Is it possible to
establish a small number of basic features for the identification of
provinces (data reduction)?

* Prediction *: Based on a better mechanistic understanding - can we
predict how regional provinces and water masses change as a response to
climatic changes?

** Tasks **
You will:
- carry out extensive data assimilation for global oceanographic and
chemical data
- use machine-learning to assess drivers of variability in the dataset
and to allow predictions
- reduce complexity by developing key sets of features
- develop a user interface that supports sustainable and open-access usage
- publish your results in international peer-reviewed journals.

** Requirements **
- Master's degree in mathematics or computer science
- experience in statistical machine learning
- programming skills in at least one of the languages Python, C++, or Java
- motivation to work with different disciplines of ocean ecology and
marine chemistry.Further Information

For further information,please contact Prof. Dr S. Maneth
(maneth@uni-bremen.de) or Prof. Dr Boris Koch (Boris.Koch@awi.de;
+49(471)4831-1346).

This position is limited to 3 years. The salary will be paid in
accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the
Federation (Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes, TVöD Bund), up to
salary level 13 (100%). The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.
You will participate in the Helmholtz School for Marine Data Science
MarDATA.

The AWI is characterised by
- our scientific success - excellent research.
- collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute, national and
international, interdisciplinary.
- opportunities to develop – on the job, aiming at other positions and
beyond AWI.
- a culture of reconciling work and family – an audited and
well-supported aspect of our operation
- our outstanding research infrastructure – ships, stations, aircraft,
laboratories and
more.
- an international environment – everyday contacts with people from all
over the world.
- having an influence – fundamental research with social and political
relevance
- flat hierarchies – facilitating freedom and responsibility
- exciting science topics, with opportunities also in technology,
administration and infrastructure

Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. The
AWI aims to increase the number of female employees and therefore
strongly encourages qualified women to apply.
Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications
are present.
The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family in various ways and
has received a number of awards as a result of this engagement.

We look forward to your application!

Please submit your application, including
(1) a letter of motivation,
(2) two letters of recommendation or the contact information of two
references and
(3) a list of publications,
by February 17th, 2021 exclusively online.

Selected candidates will be invited to present their research ideas and
motivation during the "Annual recruitment days", planned from 01. to 23
April 2021 and expected to be online.

Reference number 21/40/G/MarData-b

Apply here:
https://recruitingapp-5442.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/762/Description/2
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[DMANET] CFP - 3rd International Workshop on Urban Computing (with IEEE DCOSS 2021)

CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd International Workshop on Urban Computing
Coral Bay, Cyprus (with IEEE DCOSS 2021)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/urbcom-2021


**** Important Dates ****

Paper Submission: March 26, 2021
Acceptance Notification: April 25, 2021
Camera Ready: May 2, 2021

**** Aims and Scope ****

It is undeniable that the cities' urbanisation has modernised people's
lives, bringing several benefits to the population. However, it has also
brought serious challenges such as public management of collective
spaces, air pollution, traffic congestion, energy consumption, and
quality of life. In this context, Urban Computing emerges as a process
of acquisition, integration, and analysis of a large volume of
heterogeneous data generated from different sources in urban spaces,
such as portable devices, sensors, vehicles, humans, among others. Urban
Computing is an interdisciplinary area that connects information and
communication technology, advanced management of large volumes of data,
and diverse data analysis methods to propose solutions to problems faced
by cities. In addition, Urban Computing seeks to understand the nature
of urban and social phenomena to better plan the future of cities and
improve their inhabitants' quality of life.

UrbCom aims to create a space for: (1) presentation and discussion of
studies in the area of Urban Computing; (2) collaboration between
researchers from different areas that, given the interdisciplinary
nature, is not limited to Computer Science.


**** Topics of interest (not limited to) ****

Architectures and Protocols for Urban Environments
Data Analysis and Mining
D2D and 5G Communication in Urban Environments
Data Offloading
e-Governance
e-Health and m-Health
Green Computing in Urban Environments
Heterogeneous Data Management
Human Mobility
Human-Computer Interaction in Urban Spaces
Improving Quality of Life in the City Using Mobile Services and Big Data
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Internet of Things
Location Based Services
Participatory / Opportunistic Sensing
Recommendation Systems
Reliability and Security in Urban Computing
Smart Cities
Social Computing
Urban Data Visualisation
Urban Planning Using Big Data
Urban Sensing Infrastructures


**** General Chairs ****

Leandro A. Villas - University of Campinas / Brazil
Thiago H. Silva - Federal Univ. of Tech. / Brazil and Univ. of Toronto /
Canada


**** Program Chairs ****

Aline Carneiro Viana - INRIA / France
Daniel L. Guidoni - Federal University of São João del-Rei / Brazil
Roberto Rigolin F. Lopes - Fraunhofer FKIE / Germany


**** Technical Program Committee ****

Ademar Takeo - PUC Sao Paulo, Brazil
Albert Zomaya - University of Sydney, Australia
Aline Carneiro Viana - INRIA, France
Antonio Loureiro - Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Artur Ziviani - National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil
Bruno Sousa - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Claudio Silva - New York University, USA
Damla Turgut - University of Central Florida, USA
Eduardo Cerqueira - Federal University of Para, Brazil
Fabio Kon - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Felipe Da Cunha Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Guilherme Maia - Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Helder Oliveira - Federal University of Para, Brazil
Kanchana Thilakarathna - University of Sydney, Australia
Luca Foschini- University of Bologna, Italy
Luiz Bittencourt - University of Campinas, Brazil
Marco Fiore - IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain
Marilia Curado - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Mark Fox - University of Toronto, Canada
Oana Iova - INSA, France
Richard Pazzi - University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Roberto R. Lopes - Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany
Robson De Grande - Brock University, Canada
Rodolfo Meneguette - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Samiul Hasan - University of Central Florida, USA
Torsten Braun - University of Bern, Switzerland
Veljko Pejovic - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Vinicius Mota - Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Xiangjie Kong - Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Xuan Song - University of Iowa, USA
(More names will be announced soon)

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[DMANET] Call for Sessions :: Stream ORAHS: OR in Health and Healthcare :: EURO 2021

Following the idea implemented at EURO 2019 in Dublin,
we are organising the stream "ORAHS: OR in Health and Healthcare" at the
next EURO2021 in Athens. The idea is to collect all the contributions in the
area of OR applied to Health Services in one stream to avoid overlaps in the
final program. This document summarises the 8 sessions currently planned
and organised by our colleagues to which you can refer for more details about
their session(s).

Link to the document:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ysnCn_lE_fMD33ixkU3aY4UGMDc1n2nM/view?usp=sharing


the Stream Organisers, Roberto Aringhieri and Melanie Reuter-Oppermann

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Prof. Roberto Aringhieri, Ph.D. - Associate Professor
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] Two open Ph.D. positions in Probabilistic Verification Methodologies

Two Open PhD positions in Probabilistic Verification Methodologies for
Synthetic Biology and Nanotechnology at Utah State University

Both Ph.D. positions are available at Utah State University in the U.S.
They are fully funded Ph.D. positions for three years with the possibility
of one-year extension. The expected starting date is late August, 2021. GRE
requirement is temporarily suspended until further notice. Graduate
application deadline closes on May 1st, 2021.

Abstract:
Synthetic biology and nanotechnology place increasing demands on design
methodologies to ensure dependable and robust operation. Consisting of
noisy and unreliable components, these complex systems have large and often
infinite state spaces that include extremely rare error states.
Probabilistic model checking techniques have demonstrated significant
potential in quantitatively analyzing such system models under extremely
low probability. Unfortunately, they generally require enumerating the
model's state space, which is computationally intractable or impossible.
Therefore, addressing these design challenges in emerging technologies
requires enhancing the applicability of probabilistic model checking.
Motivated by this problem, this project investigates an automated
probabilistic verification framework that integrates approximate
probabilistic model checking and counterexample-guided rare-event
simulation to improve the analysis accuracy and efficiency. This
multi-institution collaborative project focuses on verifying infinite-state
continuous-time Markov chain (CTMC) models with rare-event properties. It
addresses the scalability problem by first applying property-guided and
on-the-fly state truncation techniques to prune unlikely states to obtain
finite state representations that are amenable to probabilistic model
checking. In the case of false or indeterminate verification results,
probabilistic counterexamples are generated and utilized to improve the
accuracy of the state reductions. Furthermore, it mines these critical
counterexamples as automated guidance to improve the quality and efficiency
for rare-event probabilistic simulations. This verification framework will
be integrated within existing state-of-the-art probabilistic model checking
tools (e.g., the PRISM model checking tool), and benchmarked on a wide
range of real-world case studies in synthetic biology and nanotechnology.
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Project description:
The first position will be advancing and developing efficient state space
truncation and model abstraction techniques for the infinite-state CTMC
models. In particular, we are interested in investigating:
- Algorithms for state space truncation for infinite-state probabilistic
systems with improved accuracy;
- Prototype implementation of the developed algorithms in Java;
- Evaluation of the prototype on case studies in synthetic biology; and
- Predicate abstraction and SAT/SMT solving techniques for CTMC models.

The second position will investigate methodologies for rare-event
stochastic simulations. In particular, we are interested in investigating:
- Counterexample-guided importance sampling techniques;
- Prototype software implementation; and
- Benchmark stochastic computing circuits in nanotechnology.
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Qualifications:
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Electrical/Computer
Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. The successful candidate
is expected to demonstrate strong background and interest in formal methods
and algorithms, and preferably basic knowledge of probability and random
process. She/He should be confident in independently developing academic
software tools. Good writing and presentation skills in English are
important as well. Knowledge of synthetic biology is preferred, but not
required.
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Salary:
This is a fully paid position. The successful PhD candidate receives $1,600
per month. The pay is negotiable. The candidate is expected to work on
average 20 hours per week during fall and spring semesters, and up to 40
hours per week during the summer. As a graduate student, you will receive a
full tuition waiver. Additionally, you will receive student insurance
coverage. Depending on funding situation, tuition differential and fees may
also be covered.
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ECE Department at USU:
The place of employment is the Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department at Utah State University. The main campus is located in Logan,
Utah, 88 miles (about 142 km) north of Salt Lake City. The mission of the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to serve society
through excellence in learning, discovery, and outreach. We provide
undergraduate and graduate students an education in electrical and computer
engineering, and we aspire to instill in them attitudes, values, and
visions that will prepare them for lifetimes of continued learning and
leadership in their chosen careers. Through research, the department
strives to generate and disseminate new knowledge and technology for the
benefit of the State of Utah, the nation, and beyond. The detailed graduate
program description can be found at:
https://engineering.usu.edu/ece/students/graduate/index.Graduate
application information is available at:
https://engineering.usu.edu/ece/files/pdfs/ece-graduate-program-application-info.pdf
.
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Additional Information about Logan:Logan is a valley community of about
125,000 people nestled in between the Wellsville Mountains and Bear River
Range in northeastern Utah. The many ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and
mountains in the region make it one of the finest outdoor recreation
environments in the nation. With views of a natural area reserve from
campus, the pristine natural environment of the area makes Logan one of
America's most attractive and affordable university towns (
https://www.explorelogan.com/).
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Contact:
For questions about this position, please contact: Dr. Zhen Zhang (
zhen.zhang@usu.edu) and Dr. Chris Winstead (chris.winstead@usu.edu).

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Monday, January 18, 2021

[DMANET] [CFP] 26th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2021) at Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, Bolzano, Italy

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Call for Papers:

26th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2021)

September 20th-23rd, 2021, Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://iccs-conference.org

Twitter: @iccs_confs

Contact us: contact@iccs-conference.org

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About ICCS:

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The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on
the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge, at the
crossroads of artificial intelligence, human cognition, computational
linguistics, and related areas of computer science and cognitive
science. The ICCS conferences evolved from a series of seven annual
workshops on conceptual graphs, starting with an informal gathering
hosted by John F. Sowa in 1986. Recently, graph-based knowledge
representation and reasoning (KRR) paradigms are getting more and more
attention. With the rise of quasi-autonomous AI, graph-based
representations provide a vehicle for making machine cognition
explicit to its human users. This year ICCS 2021 is a part of "Bolzano
Summer of Knowledge" (BOSK 2021,https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it/)
which will take place in Bolzano, Italy during the month of September, 2021.
Scholars, students and industry participants from different
disciplines will meet for several weeks of conferences, workshops,
summer schools, and public events, to engage with the broad topics,
issues and challenges related to knowledge in the 21st century.


Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously
unpublished research on the formal analysis and representation of
conceptual knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI). All papers will
receive mindful and rigorous reviews that will provide authors with
useful critical feedback. The aim of the ICCS 2021 conference is to
build upon its long-standing expertise in graph-based KRR and focus on
providing modelling, formal and application results of graph-based
systems. The conference welcomes contributions that address
graph-based representation and reasoning paradigms (e.g. Bayesian
Networks (BNs), Semantic Networks (SNs), RDF(S), Conceptual Graphs
(CGs), Formal Concept Analysis (FCA), CP-Nets, GAI-Nets, Graph
Databases, Diagrams, Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Web, etc.) from a
modelling, theoretical and application viewpoint.


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Topics:

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Topics include but are not limited to:

Existential and Conceptual Graphs

Graph-based models for human reasoning

Social network analysis

Formal Concept Analysis

Conceptual knowledge acquisition

Data and Text mining

Human and machine reasoning under inconsistency

Human and machine knowledge representation and uncertainty

Automated decision-making and argumentation

Preferences

Contextual logic

Ontologies

Knowledge architecture and management

Semantic Web, Web of Data, Web 2.0

Conceptual structures in natural language processing and linguistics

Metaphoric, cultural or semiotic considerations

Constraint satisfaction

Resource allocation and agreement technologies

Philosophical, neural, and didactic investigations of conceptual,
graphical representations

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Important Dates:

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- Abstract submission deadline: April 9th, 2021

- Full paper submission deadline: April 16th, 2021

- Poster submission deadline: April 16th, 2021
(Posters do not require advance abstract submission)

- Paper Reviews Sent to Authors: May 28th, 2021

- Rebuttals Due: June 6th, 2021

- Notification to authors: June 6th, 2021

- Camera-ready papers due: June 25th, 2021


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Submission Details:

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We invite scientific papers of up to *fourteen pages*, short
contributions up to *eight pages* and extended poster abstracts of up
to three pages. Papers and posters must be formatted according to
Springer's LNCS style guidelines and not exceed the page limit. Papers
will be subject to *double-blind peer review*, in which the reviewers
do not know the identity of authors, and the submission should be done
via EasyChair -> see conference website. All paper submissions will be
refereed and authors will have the opportunity to respond to
reviewers' comments during the rebuttal phase. Accepted papers will be
included in the conference proceedings, which are expected to be
published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series. Poster submissions will
also be refereed but will not be included in the conference
proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper or poster must
register for the conference and present the paper or poster
there. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP (cf
https://dblp.org/db/conf/iccs/index.html).


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Organizers:

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General Chair:

Tanya Braun, Institute of Information Systems, University of Lübeck, Germany


Program Chairs:

Marcel Gehrke, Institute of Information Systems, University of Lübeck, Germany

Tom Hanika, Knowledge & Data Engineering, University of Kassel, Germany

Nathalie Hernandez, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France

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[DMANET] [DEADLINE EXTENSION: CfP] -- ICFCA 2021 -- 16th Intern. Conf. on Formal Concept Analysis (June 29 -- July 2, 2021, Strasbourg, France)

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ICFCA 2021

16th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis

June 29 -- July 2, 2021, Strasbourg, France

Web: <icfca2021.sciencesconf.org>
Mail: icfca2021@sciencesconf.org

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* Important Dates

Due to numerous requests, we have extended the deadlines *by one week*.

Submission of abstract: *January 25, 2021* (previously *January 18, 2021*)
Submission of full paper: *February 3, 2021* (previously *January 25, 2021*)
Notification of acceptance: March 16, 2021
Camera ready due: April 5, 2021
Conference: June 29 -- July 2, 2021

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE).


* Overview

Formal Concept Analysis emerged in the 1980's from attempts to restructure
lattice theory in order to promote better communication between lattice
theorists and potential users of lattice theory. Since its early years, Formal
Concept Analysis has developed into a research field in its own right with a
thriving theoretical community and a rapidly expanding range of applications in
information and knowledge processing including visualization, data analysis
(mining) and knowledge management and discovery.

The ICFCA conference series aims at bringing together researchers and
practitioners working on theoretical or applied aspects of Formal Concept
Analysis within major related areas such as Mathematics and Computer and
Information Sciences and their diverse applications to fields like Software
Engineering, Linguistics, Life and Social Sciences, etc.

All accepted submissions will be refereed, and the conference proceedings will
be published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series.

* Topics

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

** Fundamental aspects of FCA

- FCA theory
- Lattice theory
- Lattice drawing
- Philosophical foundations
- Algorithms and complexity theory

** Bridging FCA to information sciences and artificial intelligence

- FCA and logic, e.g., semantic web, description logics
- FCA and conceptual structures, e.g., concept graphs, knowledge spaces
- FCA and data analysis, e.g., hierarchical classification, data organization
- FCA and data mining, e.g., pattern mining
- FCA and information retrieval, e.g. exploratory search, navigation, querying
- FCA and machine learning, e.g., learning with hypothesis, feature selection
- FCA and database theory, e.g., dependencies, rules, data cubes
- FCA and software engineering
- FCA and morphological mathematics

** Understanding, modelling real-world data and phenomena with FCA

- Analysis of "big data" with FCA, e.g., sampling, parallel computing
- Analysis of social networks and their dynamics
- Applications for scientific data analysis, e.g., in biology or health care
- Applications for sensors data and user interactions traces
- Other FCA applications

* Submission Details

We invite scientific publications on theory and applications of Formal Concept
Analysis.  Papers of up to sixteen pages may be submitted in the PDF format via
the Easychair system

  <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icfca2021>.

Authors are requested to follow the formatting instructions for the Springer
LNCS style [1]. Submissions in LaTeX2e are preferred. Authors are encouraged to
provide an ORCID alongside their submission [2].

Accepted papers have to be presented at the conference. Therefore, at least one
author per paper has to register timely.

[1]:
https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines
[2]: https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/orcid

* Organization

The conference will be hosted by Université de Strasbourg

** Conference Chairs

Florence Le Ber, ICUBE, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, ENGEES, France
Agnès Braud, ICUBE, Université de Strasbourg,  CNRS, France

** Program Chairs

Aleksey Buzmakov, Higher School of Economics, Russia
Tom Hanika, Universität Kassel, Germany

** Editorial Board

Jaume Baixeries, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Catalonia
Karell Bertet, L3I, Université de La Rochelle, France
Peggy Cellier, IRISA lab, Rennes, France
Sebastien Ferré, Université de Rennes 1, France
Bernhard Ganter, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Dmitry Ignatov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Mehdi Kaytoue, INSA-Lyon, LIRIS, France
Sergei Kuznetsov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Leonard Kwuida, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Rokia Missaoui, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada
Amedeo Napoli, LORIA, Nancy, France
Sergei Obiedkov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Manuel Ojeda-Aciego, University of Malaga, Spain
Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Sebastian Rudolph, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Christian Sacarea, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Stefan E. Schmidt, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Barış Sertkaya, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Gerd Stumme, Universität Kassel, Germany
Petko Valtchev, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Karl Erich Wolff, University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany

** Program Committee (tentative)

François Brucker, Centrale Marseille, France
Victor Codocedo, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
Pablo Cordero, University of Málaga, Spain
Diana Cristea, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Christophe Demko, L3I lab, Université de La Rochelle, France
Jean Diatta, Université de la Réunion, France
Stephan Doerfel, MICROMATA GmbH, Germany
Xavier Dolques, ICube, Université de Strasbourg, France
Alain Gély, Université Paul Verlaine, Metz, France
Marianne Huchard, LIRMM, Université Montpellier, France
Robert Jäschke, IBI, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Jan Konecny, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Michal Krupka, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Marzena Kryszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wilfried Lex, Universität Clausthal, Germany
Tatiana Makhalova, Université de Lorraine, France
Jesús Medina, Cadiz University, Spain
Engelbert Mephu Nguifo, LIMOS, Université de Clermont Ferrand 2, France
Lhouari Nourine, LIMOS, Université de Clermont Ferrand 2, France
Jan Outrata, Palacky University of Olomouc, Czech Republic
Jean-Marc Petit, LIRIS, INSA Lyon, France
Pascal Poncelet, LIRMM, Université Montpellier, France
Sandor Radeleczki, University of Miskolc, Hungary
Henry Soldano, Université Paris 13, France
Laszlo Szathmary, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Andreja Tepavčević, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Martin Trnecka, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Jean-François Viaud, L3I lab, Université de La Rochelle, France


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[DMANET] Postdoctoral Fellow in Algebraic Geometry, Laboratory on Algebraic Transformation Groups, HSE University

Laboratory on Algebraic Transformation Groups in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of Algebraic Geometry.

Candidates should have a strong background in Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Groups, Lie Groups and Lie Algebras, Representation Theory, and Invariant Theory. The laboratory works with problems concerning structure theory of Algebraic Groups and Lie Algebras, Automorphism Groups of Algebraic Varieties, Toric Varieties, Flag Varieties, Cox Rings, and Locally Nilpotent Derivations of Graded Algebras. The results in these or relative fields are welcome.

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[DMANET] Faculty position in Algorithms and Complexity at the University of Edinburgh

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh invites
applicants for Lecturer ("Assistant Professor"), Senior Lecturer,
or Reader ("Associate Professor") in Algorithms and Complexity.

The closing date for applications is: 21st of February, 2021.

For futher details, and how to apply, please see:

https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/295

For any email queries, feel free to contact: kousha@ed.ac.uk

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[DMANET] Call for Papers IEEE CASE 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

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The 17th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and
Engineering (IEEE CASE 2021), August 23-27, 2021 in Lyon, France

http://case2021.org

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IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
(CASE) is the flagship automation conference of the IEEE Robotics and
Automation Society and constitutes the primary forum for cross-industry
and multidisciplinary research in automation. Its goal is to provide a
broad coverage and dissemination of foundational research in automation
among researchers, academics, and practitioners.

IEEE CASE 2021 will be held in Lyon, France, on August 23-27, 2021. The
theme of the conference is *Data-Driven Automation. *World class
scholars (Doroles Romero Morales-Copenhagen Business School,
Jean-Bernard Lasserre-LAAS CNRS, Jianjun Shi-Georgia Tech) will deliver
keynote speeches on how IA and data science have reshaped the research
landscape.

IEEE CASE 2021 invites regular papers, joint CASE/RA-L submission (IEEE
Robotics & Automation Letters, IF = 3.6), work-in-progress and industry
papers related to the topics of the conference, which include but are
not limited to:

- Adaptive automation systems

- Agent-based collaborative automation systems

- Automated fault detection, diagnostics, and prognostics

- Automation in life science

- Autonomous systems

- Cloud-based automation

- Cognitive Automation

- Cyber physical production systems and industry 4.0

- Cybersecurity in automation systems

- Data science and data-driven automation

- Human-in-the-loop, human-machine interactions, human-robot /
robot-robot collaboration

- Machine learning and artificial intelligence

- Micro- and nano-scale automation technologies and applications

- Modeling, simulation, and optimization of automation systems

- Networked control systems

- Power and energy system automation

- Sensor-fusion for intelligent automation systems

- Smart factories, smart logistics and supply chains

- Smart products with embedded intelligence

- Smart automation in construction and manufacturing

- Smart home/building automation

- Smart and connected healthcare automation

- Standardization in smart manufacturing/home/building/healthcare etc.

- Sustainability and green automation

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Claude YUGMA
Professor
Center of Microelectronics in Provence, EMSE-CMP
Industry 4.0 Referent for EMSE-CMP
LIMOS - UMR CNRS 6158
Mines Saint-Etienne
Campus G. Charpak Provence
880 avenue de Mimet
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[DMANET] call for papers and proposal of special sessions

Dear Colleagues:

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the IJPR,

I invite you to attend the APMS 2021 conference (Sept 5 - Sept 9, 2021):
www.apms-conference.org

IMPORTANT DATES

Special session proposal: February 21, 2021

Submission of full papers: March 21, 2021

The call is on the web site of the conference:

https://www.apms-conference.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/CFP-APMS2021.pdf

APMS 2021 brings together leading international experts on advanced
decision aid models for production systems and logistics from academia,
industry, and government to discuss pressing issues in smart
manufacturing, operations management, supply chain management, and
Industry 4.0 in the Artificial Intelligence era. The conference features
several sessions to discuss original, high-impact academic
contributions, which will be published in the Springer Series ACIT and
indexed on SCOPUS and Web of Science. World-renown industry leaders will
share their industrial viewpoints and insights through industry
keynotes. The conference is sponsorized by the International Federation
of Information Processing (IFIP), and it is organized by the IFIP
Working Group 5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems
established in 1978. The conference is also supported by two leading
journals: the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) and
Production Planning & Control (PPC).

See you at APMS 2021 in September

Sincerely,

Alexandre Dolgui

Conference Chair

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Alexandre Dolgui, Dr.habil., Ph.D., IISE Fellow,
Professor and Head

Automation, Production and Computer Sciences Dept.
IMT Atlantique, LS2N-CNRS
La Chantrerie, 4, rue Alfred Kastler - B.P. 20722
F-44307 NANTES Cedex 3, France
E-mails: alexandre.dolgui@imt-atlantique.fr
URL: www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexandre_Dolgui

Book:
Supply Chain Engineering: useful methods and techniques, Springer
http://www.springer.com/engineering/production+eng/book/978-1-84996-016-8

Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Production Research
https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tprs20/current

60th Anniversary of IJPR in 2021

To celebrate it I invite you to attend the conference:
IFIP APMS 2021, September 6 to 9, Nantes, France: www.apms-conference.org

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[DMANET] Research associate / PhD student or PostDoc (f/m/d) in Algorithmics at TU Ilmenau

In the Complexity and Efficient Algorithms group in the Department for
Computer Science and Automation at the Technische Universität Ilmenau
(Head: Prof. Dr. Martin Dietzfelbinger, homepage
https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/en/ktea/people/), a position as

Research associate / PhD student (f/m/d)

is to be filled at the earliest possible date, with the goal of further
academic qualification (PhD or PostDoc).
The term is three years with the possibility of extension.

If a PhD degree in computer science has already been awarded, the
position can be set up as a postdoc position
with a fixed term of three or two years, with the goal of acquiring
further academic qualification.
Essential requirements:
- Very good skills in theoretical computer science, in particular in the
area of efficient algorithms and complexity theory, in the design and
analysis of algorithms
as well as the relevant mathematical methods
- Teaching in German (this is not negotiable)

Further details:
https://jobundkarriere.tu-ilmenau.de/jobposting/fd03787f9ad5c28ca99a32627f1df91ad77ef408

If interested, apply by January 31, 2021.

For further information please contact Prof. Dietzfelbinger
(martin.dietzfelbinger@tu-ilmenau.de, phone: +49 3677-69-2656).
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Sunday, January 17, 2021

[DMANET] PhD positions in Algorithms at the University of Hawaii

PhD positions in the area of parallel and cache-efficient
(I/O-efficient) algorithms are available at the department of
Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Applicants with strong background in the design and analysis of
(sequential) algorithm are invited to apply. Familiarity with parallel
algorithms and parallel programming is a plus, but is not required.
Students who do not have a Master's degree are encouraged to apply
directly to the Ph.D. program (and will obtain a Master's degree in the
course of the Ph.D. program).

The positions are fully funded via a combination of Teaching and
Research Assistantships, subject to satisfactory progress through the
program.

For full consideration for Fall 2021 admission, the applicants should
apply by January 28, 2021 through the University of Hawaii's central
admissions process. Late applications will be considered until the
positions are filled. Information on how to apply can be found here:

https://www.ics.hawaii.edu/welcome/academics/graduate-degree-programs/ph-d-in-ics/

The department of Information and Computer Sciences is located in the
Manoa neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is a vibrant city of
population 900,000 on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The temperatures in
Honolulu vary very little throughout the year and average 75-90F
(24-32C) year round. In addition to city activities, the island offers
many outdoor activities, such as hiking, surfing, snorkeling, sailing,
and scuba diving.

For questions about the positions or qualifications, please contact
Prof. Nodari Sitchinava at <nodari@hawaii.edu>. For general questions
about the application process, please contact the department's Graduate
Chair at <ics-gradchair@lists.hawaii.edu>.

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AlgoPARC - Algorithms and Parallel Computing Group
Department of ICS
University of Hawaii at Manoa

https://algoparc.ics.hawaii.edu
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[DMANET] Call for Papers :: SMARTCOMP 2021, Aug 23-27, 2021, Irvine, CA, USAs

CALL FOR PAPERS
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The 7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2021), August 23-27, 2021 in Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
https://www.smart-comp.info
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SMARTCOMP 2021, the 7th edition of the conference, will be held in Irvine, Orange County, California, USA. SMARTCOMP is the premier conference on smart computing. Smart computing, a multidisciplinary domain is based on the synergistic influence of advances in Sensor-based technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems, Edge computing, Big Data analytics, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, and Artificial Intelligence.

Applications of smart computing can be found in different societal domains including, but not limited to, transportation, energy, environmental protection, smart and connected communities, healthcare, banking, entertainment, and social media. Algorithmic and system advancements of cloud computing, mobile/pervasive computing, cyber-physical systems, sensor networking and social computing are taking smart computing to a new dimension and improving our ways of living. Selected papers from SMARTCOMP 2021 will be considered for publication in Elsevier's Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing.

It is planned to have the conference in Irvine, Orange County, California, USA. However, there is a possibility of moving to either a hybrid or fully online mode depending on the pandemic situation. 


TOPICS
SMARTCOMP 2021 solicits submissions that address the fundamental questions of smart computing, namely how to design and build scalable and reliable smart computing systems, and how to use computing technology for resource sustainability to improve the human experience. Topics include, but not limited to the following:

* Future Smart Computing Paradigms
* Models of Smart Environments
* Algorithms for Smart Computing
* AI and Machine Learning in Smart Computing
* Security, Privacy, and Trust issues in Smart Computing
* Fairness and Socio-technical issues of Smart Computing
* Cyber-physical System Platforms for Smart Environments
* Middleware Platforms for Smart Environments
* Mobile and Ubiquitous Platforms for Smart Environments
* Cloud, Edge and Fog Computing Platforms for Smart Systems
* Data Architectures and Analytics for Smart Computing
* Applications of Smart Computing

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Paper submissions must be no longer than 8 pages (the page count limit includes the references list) and formatted according to the two-column IEEE proceedings template. IEEE provides corresponding formatting templates at *IEEE conference template*. Make sure to use the conference mode of the template, i.e., LaTeX users must use the conference option of the IEEEtran document class.

Papers must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file on US Letter size paper (not A4), with all fonts embedded (the PDF-A standard complies with that), through EDAS.

All submitted papers will be subject to peer reviews by Technical Program Committee members and other experts in the field. All presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Extended versions of selected high quality papers accepted in IEEE SMARTCOMP 2021 will be considered for publication in the Elsevier's Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal.

IMPORTANT DATES:
* Paper Registration Deadline: 24 January 2021
* Paper Submission Deadline: February 1 2021
* Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2021
* Camera Ready Deadline: May 15, 2021
* Registration Deadline: TBD

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE:
* General Co-Chairs
- Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
- Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine, USA

* Technical Program Co-Chairs
- Mohan Kumar, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
- Valerie Issarny, INRIA Paris, France

* Workshop Co-Chairs
- Carlo Giannelli, University of Ferrara, Italy
- Flora Salim, RMIT University, Australia

* Publicity Co-Chairs
- Yusuf Sarwar, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
- Mattia Campana, IIT-CNR, Italy

* Publication Chair
- Francesco Longo, University of Messina, Italy
- Chenghsin Hsu, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan

* Web Co-Chairs
- Georgios Bouloukakis, Telecom SudParis, France
- Shantanu Sharma, University of California, Irvine, USA

* Online Session Coordination Chairs
- Carlo Vallati, University of Pisa, Italy

* Steering Committee Co-Chairs
- Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Sajal K. Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

* PhD Forum Co-Chairs
- Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
- Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA

* Finance and Registration Chair
- Maciej Zawoeniok, Missouri University of Science & Tech, USA

* WiP and Demo Co-Chairs
- Franca Delmastro, IIT-CNR, Italy
- Simone Silvestri, University of Kentucky, USA

* ​Industry Track Co-Chairs
- Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California, USA
- Mallik Tatipamula, Ericsson Silicon Valley, USA

* Panel Chair
- Nikil Dutt, University of California, Irvine, USA

* Registration Chair
- Qi Alfred Chen, University of California, Irvine, USA

* Local Arrangements Committee
- Yasser Shoukry, University of California, Irvine, USA
- Salma Elmalaki, University of California, Irvine, USA

CONTACTS
For any Information about the conference, please contact the TPC Co-Chairs, Mohan Kumar (mjkvcs@rit.edu) and Valerie Issarny (Valerie.ISSARNY@inria.fr).

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[DMANET] ICAPAI 2021: The deadline for paper submission has been extended until January 31, 2021

International Conference on APplied Artificial Intelligence (ICAPAI 2021) <www.icapai.org<http://www.icapai.org> >
19 - 21 May 2021, Halden, Norway
(Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE CIS Norway Section)


PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2021
Due to requests from the potential participants, the deadline for paper submission has been extended. The new deadline for paper submission: January 31, 2021.

*** The information and CFP are also available at www.icapai.org<http://www.icapai.org> ***

**** Due to this pandemic situation, ICAPAI 2021 will be a digital conference ****

Authors are welcome to contribute to the conference by submitting articles that illustrate on-going research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in all of the related areas. Papers submitted to ICAPAI 2021 will undergo a double-blind review process. All papers that are accepted and presented in ICAPAI 2021 will be published in the ICAPAI 2021 Conference Proceedings and included in IEEE Xplore®. For papers that are accepted but not presented will not be included in IEEE Xplore®, following IEEE No-Show Policy.

*** Important Dates ***
Submission deadline: January 18, 2021 , January 31, 2021
Author notification: March 21, 2021
Camera ready due: April 15, 2021
Conference: May 19 – 21, 2021

Please send any inquiry on ICAPAI 2020 to the Organizing Committee:
General chair: Ricardo Colomo-Palacios (ricardo.colomo-palacios@hiof.no)
Program chair: Kazi Shah Nawaz Ripon (ksripon@hiof.no)


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Saturday, January 16, 2021

[DMANET] Call for Graduate Symposium: Diagrams 2021

*** Call for Graduate Symposium: Diagrams 2021 ***

12th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams
September 28 – 30, 2021
Virtual Event
www.diagrams-conference.org/2021<http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2021>

*** Highlights of Diagrams 2021 ***

- FREE REGISTRATION
- Graduate Symposium proceedings will be available online
- Three Conference Tracks: Main, Philosophy, and Psychology and Education
- Conference proceedings published by Springer
- Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards

- Graduate Symposium submission deadline June 21, 2021.
- Conference paper submission dates in April 2021.
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Diagrams is the only conference series that provides a united forum for all areas that are concerned with the study of diagrams and has a multidisciplinary emphasis.
The goal of the Diagrams 2021 Graduate Symposium is twofold. Firstly, the Symposium will provide senior graduate students and recent Masters and Doctoral graduates with the opportunity to present their research. Established researchers will provide feedback and comments on each of the presentations. Secondly, the Symposium will provide students with an opportunity to network with each other as future colleagues.
In previous Diagrams Graduate Symposiums, lively and useful discussions have enabled students to receive suggestions about their on-going research and allowed more experienced participants to hear some fresh ideas and view some of the new trends in the field.
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Submission Requirements

Submissions that focus on any aspect of diagrams research are welcome. Topics of interest are the same as those given in the calls for papers for the three conference tracks:
http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2021/index.php/calls/main-track/
http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2021/index.php/calls/philosophy/ http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2021/index.php/calls/psychology-of-diagrams/.

Students who wish to present their work at the symposium must submit a 3-page report describing

– their thesis topic,
– the approach being taken,
– the work that has been completed,
– the expected contributions of the research
– any necessary acknowledgements (for example, supervision team and source funding.

Students should be the sole author of their submission and the supervisor names should be included in the acknowledgements section.

The report must be submitted in Springer LNCS format.
More details can be found at
http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2021/index.php/calls/graduate-symposium/.
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Supervisor Support
Students who submit to the graduate symposium must ask their main or lead supervisor to submit a short supporting statement, by email to Mohanad Alqadah, msqadah '@' uqu.edu.sa.
The supporting statement should confirm that the supervisor supports the student's participation in the symposium and briefly explain why the student will benefit.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that their supervisor submits the supporting statement.

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Mikkel Willum Johansen
Associate professor
Department of Science Education
University of Copenhagen
Tlf: (+45) 28 72 84 41
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Friday, January 15, 2021

[DMANET] 14 PhD positions -- International Training Network "ALPACA"

The EU funded International Training Network (ITN) "ALPACA" announces 14 PhD positions, to be filled in 2021.

Please see <https//alpaca-itn.eu/vacancies> for a list of participating institutions / companies, and brief descriptions of the individual projects. Project start will generally be no later than September 2021, but depends on particular arrangements with the individual institution.

Applicants are asked to apply for up to a maximum of 5 positions. Applying for several positions is favorable, because applications may be discussed on a network wide level. However, applying for more than 5 positions may render the application ineligible.

Please apply directly at the institutions of your choice, following the links to the institutions listed at <https://alpaca-itn.eu/vacancies (https://alpaca-itn.eu/vacancies)>.

Deadlines for submission of applications can vary by institution. As a general guideline, it is favorable to submit applications before 15th of February to receive full consideration.

Looking forward to receiving your application.

Kind regards,
Alex Schönhuth, on behalf of the ALPACA consortium

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[DMANET] BCTCS 2021 2nd CFP

BRITISH COLLOQUIUM FOR THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE 2021
University of Liverpool
March 29-31, 2021
https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/~bctcs2021/

Due to the ongoing pandemic BCTCS 2021 will be organised as an on-line
event on Zoom and gather.town.

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ABOUT THE BCTCS

The BCTCS is an annual event for UK-based researchers in theoretical
computer science to present their research and discuss future
directions. The meeting aims to provide an environment in which PhD
students can gain experience in presenting their work, to broaden their
outlook on the subject, and to benefit from contact with established
researchers. The scope of the colloquium includes all aspects of
theoretical computer science, including automata theory, algorithms,
complexity theory, semantics, formal methods, concurrency, types,
languages and logics.

PARTICIPATION

BCTCS welcomes contributions in the form of conference talks. You can
chose to give a full (25+5mins) talk or a short (5+5 mins) presentation
accompanied by a poster that will be displayed throughout the event.

To propose a talk please send title, abstract and a short paragraph
about yourself to bctcs2021@liverpool.ac.uk. These should be in plain
text or LaTeX without non-standard macros.

We put no restrictions on the originality or publication status of
submissions. In the style of many Mathematics meetings, the submitted
contributions will not be reviewed (except for filtering out any obvious
spam). There will be no formal proceedings either, but the abstracts
will be available on the event web-site and the collection of the
contributed abstracts will appear in due course on the Bulletin of the
EATCS (https://eatcs.org/index.php/eatcs-bulletin).

IMPORTANT DATES

- Abstract submission: 1 February 2021
- Meeting: 29-31 March 2021

LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY INVITED SPEAKER

- Jan Krajicek - Charles University, Prague

INVITED PLENARY SPEAKERS

- Eleni Akrida - Durham
- Herbert Edelsbrunner - IST, Vienna
- Kousha Etessami - Edinburgh
- Alessandra Russo - Imperial

With best wishes,
Patrick Totzke and Michele Zito (local organizers)




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Michele Zito, Computer Science, University of Liverpool (UK)
E-mail: michele@liverpool.ac.uk
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[DMANET] Computational Optimization

Call for Papers

14th International Workshop on Computational Optimization (WCO21)
Sofia, Bulgaria, September 2-5, 2021

organized in the framework of CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SCIENCE AND
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
FedCSIS - 2021

IEEE CS is a technical co-sponsor of FedCSIS 2021

https://fedcsis.org/2021/wco

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We invite original contributions related to both theoretical and practical
aspects of optimization methods. The list of topics includes, but is not
limited to:

* combinatorial and continuous global optimization
* unconstrained and constrained optimization
* multiobjective and robust optimization
* optimization in dynamic and/or noisy environments
* optimization on graphs
* large-scale optimization, in parallel and distributed computational
environments
* meta-heuristics for optimization, nature-inspired approaches and any
other derivative-free methods
* exact/heuristic hybrid methods, involving natural computing techniques
and other global and local optimization methods
*numerical and heuristic methods for modeling

The applications of interest are included in the list below, but are not
limited to:

* classical operational research problems (knapsack, traveling salesman,
etc)
* computational biology and distance geometry
* data mining and knowledge discovery
* human motion simulations; crowd simulations
* industrial applications
* optimization in statistics, econometrics, finance, physics, chemistry,
biology, medicine, and engineering.
*environment modeling and optimization
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Best paper award

The best WCO21 paper will be awarded during the social dinner of
FedCSIS2020.
The best paper will be selected by WCO21 co-Chairs by taking into
consideration the scores suggested by the reviewers, as well as the quality
of the given oral presentation.

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Submission and Publication

* Authors should submit draft papers in PDF format.
* The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages for regular paper
and 4 pages for short papers (IEEE style). IEEE style templates are
available at http://www.fedcsis.org/.
* Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific
merit and relevance to the workshop.
* Accepted and presented papers will be published in the Conference
Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore database and submitted for
different indexations (Communication and Position papers will only appear
in the conference proceedings).
* Extended versions of selected papers presented at WCO21 will be published
in edited book of the series "Studies of Computational Intelligence",
Springer with SJR 183.

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Important dates:


+ Paper submission (strict deadline): May 24, 2021, 23:59:59 pm HST (there
will be no extension)
+ Position paper submission: June 14, 2021
+ Author notification: July 5, 2021
+ Final paper submission and registration: August 2, 2021
+ Conference date: September 2-5, 2021

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Organizing Committee

Stefka Fidanova, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Antonio Mucherino, IRISA, University of Rennes 1, France
Daniela Zaharie, West University of Timisoara, Romania

If you have any question do not hesitate to send an email to :
wco2021@fedcsis.org

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IICT-BAS
Acad. G. Bonchev str. bl.25A
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Ph. +359-2-9796642

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

[DMANET] FW: Postdoc Positions Announcement, Faculty of Computer Science, HSE University

HSE University's Faculty of Computer Science now receives applications for the postdoctoral positions in several laboratories.

Created in 2014, Faculty of Computer Science is a rapidly developing educational and research cluster. The Faculty is a part of HSE University, one of Russia's leading universities with international acclaim.

At present, there are ten open postdoctoral positions in ten out of twelve Faculty's laboratories. Research areas range from algebraic topology and bioinformatics to data analysis, neural networks and process mining.

The application deadline is February 14. More about open positions here<https://cs.hse.ru/en/news/433773574.html>, more about the application process here<https://iri.hse.ru/faq_pd>.

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[DMANET] Associate Professorship (W2) in Algorithms and Data Structures at HHU Duesseldorf

Dear Colleagues,

at Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf (Germany), there is a job
opening for an Associate Professorship (W2) in Algorithms and Data
Structures:

https://www.hhu.de/fileadmin/redaktion/ZUV/Dezernat_3/Stellenausschreibungen/Doku_Professoren/31-20-3.1_englisch.pdf

https://www.hhu.de/fileadmin/redaktion/ZUV/Dezernat_3/Stellenausschreibungen/Doku_Professoren/31-20-3.1_deutsch.pdf

The closing date for applications is 10.02.2021.

Best regards,
J. Rothe
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[DMANET] CfP: IEEE TEC, Benchmarking Sampling-Based Optimization Heuristics: Methodology and Software (BENCH)

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Special Issue on

Benchmarking Sampling-Based Optimization Heuristics: Methodology and Software (BENCH)
http://www-ia.lip6.fr/~doerr/BENCH-TEVC-SI-2021

welcomes submissions of original research articles.

Submission deadline: May 31, 2021
Important: Make sure to select the BENCH special issue when submitting!


_MOTIVATION_
Benchmarking plays an important role in the study of evolutionary computation methods and other optimization algorithms. Among other benefits, benchmarking helps us analyze strengths and weaknesses of different techniques -- knowledge that can be used to design more efficient optimization approaches. Core to benchmarking is a well-designed experimental setup, which ranges from the selection of algorithms, problem instances, and performance metrics over efficient experimentation to a sound evaluation of the benchmark data. To assist researchers and users of evolutionary computation methods, a number of different tools addressing the various different aspects of benchmarking are available. However, most of them are developed in isolation, without a possible integration to already existing software in mind. This hinders knowledge transfer between the different research groups and between academic and industrial practitioners of evolutionary computation methods.

The goal of this special issue is to provide an overview of state-of-the-art software packages, methods, and data sets that facilitate sound benchmarking of evolutionary algorithms and other optimization techniques. By providing an overview of today's benchmarking landscape, new synergies will be laid open, helping the community to converge towards a higher compatibility between tools, towards better reproducibility and replicability of our research, a better use of resources, and, ultimately, towards higher standards in our benchmarking practices.

_TOPICS_
We welcome submissions on the following topics.

- Generation, selection, and analysis of problems and problem instances;
- benchmark-driven algorithm design, selection, and analysis;
- experimental design;
- benchmark data collections and their organization;
- performance analysis and visualization, including statistical evaluation;
- holistic performance analysis in the context of real-world optimization problems, e.g., algorithm robustness, problem class coverage, implementation complexity;
- other aspects of benchmarking optimization algorithms.

We are particularly interested in submissions that present methods, software, and data collections that are applicable beyond a specific use case and that relate to problem classes of wider impact and interest. Availability of code, software, and data in an open-source format is strongly encouraged, but not formally required. They must be well documented and made available for public download or in special cases (in particular for real-world problems) upon request. We are particularly interested in submissions that discuss the role of the contributed techniques to the existing benchmarking landscape; this includes a discussion of interfaces with other existing software and/or the challenges in implementing these.
No restriction is made on the type of optimization problems that are being analyzed; contributions on constrained/unconstrained, noisy/ non-noisy, static/dynamic, single-/ multi-objective, combinatorial/continuous/mixed-integer problems, etc. are equally welcome. Algorithm comparisons are as much in the scope as are methods to analyze problem characteristics or any other component of algorithm benchmarking. We also welcome submissions which propose comparisons between sampling-based heuristics and other optimization techniques.

NOT in the scope of this special issue are reports which mostly focus on technical aspects such as descriptions of software architecture or user manuals. That is, submission shall focus on the contribution that the proposed method, data collection, or software makes towards better benchmarking practices of our community.

_SUBMISSION_
Manuscripts should be prepared according to the ``Information for Authors'' section of the journal found at https://cis.ieee.org/publications/t-evolutionary-computation/tevc-information-for-authors and submissions should be made through the journal submission website at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tevc-ieee, by selecting the Manuscript Type ``BENCH Special Issue Papers'' and clearly adding ``Benchmarking Special Issue Paper'' to the comments to the Editor-in-Chief. Submission of a manuscript implies that it is the authors' original unpublished work and is not being submitted for possible publication elsewhere.

_IMPORTANT DATES_
- Submission opens: January 1, 2021
- Submission deadline: May 31, 2021
- Tentative publication date: Spring 2022

_GUEST EDITORS_
Thomas Bäck, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Leiden University, The Netherlands
Carola Doerr, CNRS researcher at LIP6, Sorbonne University, Paris, France,
Bernhard Sendhoff, Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd. Japan
Thomas Stützle, IRIDIA laboratory, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium

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