Friday, February 27, 2015

[DMANET] Combinatorial Optimization at Work 2015

Announcement: Combinatorial Optimization at Work 2015

Lectures and exercises about LP/MIP/MINLP and real-world industrial
applications

Dates of the course: September 28 – October 9/10, 2015
Language: English
Location: Zuse Institute Berlin
ECTS: 10 Credit Points
Application deadline: August 1, 2015 (or when slots are filled)
Participation fee: none
URL: http://co-at-work.zib.de
Intended audience: master/PhD students, Post-docs
Contact: coaw@zib.de
Lectures by: M. Grötschel, B. Bixby, A. Martin, R. Borndörfer,
T. Koch, the SCIP Team, developers of Gurobi, XPress,
CPlex, Mosek, GAMS, ThinkCubic, and many more

The block course is organized by the TU Berlin in cooperation with the
Matheon and the Berlin Mathematical School with support of the
Forschungscampus MODAL and the COST Action TD1207. It is also a summer
school of the
DFG Collaborative Research Center TRR 154.
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[DMANET] AVAST Fellowship in machine learning and data science

The Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of The Czech Academy of Sciences
in cooperation with AVAST Software (AVAST) is offering a one-year
fellowship for an outstanding and enthusiastic researcher, PhD holder, from
all over the world, open to cooperation with some of the scientific teams
of the ICS and with AVAST research teams.

The fellowship is of 12 months duration, prolongation is possible.

Starting date: July 1, 2015 or upon agreement, but not later than September
30, 2015.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


More info about the position can be found at
http://ustavinformatiky.cz/docs/Avast_Fellowship.pdf

Info about the ICS can be found at
http://www.ustavinformatiky.cz/?id_jazyk=en&id_stranky=


With best regards,
Diana Piguet
Institute of Computer Science
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
piguet@cs.cas.cz

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[DMANET] Call for Abstracts/Participation: EURO 2015 stream on Data Science for Optimisation

Dear Colleague,



The 27th European Conference on Operational Research, EURO 2015
(http://www.euro2015.org/) will take place in Glasgow, on July 12-15th, we
will be organising a stream on

"Data Science for Optimisation".



We invite you to contribute to one of the following sessions within the Data
Science for Optimisation Stream:



- Adaptive Runtime Operator Selection and Hyper-heuristics (invitation code:
2d033f15)

Session Chair: Daniel Karapetyan



- Machine Learning for Improved Heuristic Optimisation (invitation code:
376b1a47)

Session Chair: Shahriar Asta



- Automated Algorithm Configuration and Selection (invitation code:
9d71f2a1)

Session Chair: Kevin Tierney



Please submit your abstract to the appropriate session using the
corresponding invitation code via the abstract submission page:
http://www.euro-online.org/conf/euro27.



The deadline is March 16, 2015.



If you know a colleague who might be interested in submitting an abstract
please feel free to forward this invitation.



The general scope of the stream is the usage of data science methods,
including machine learning and statistics, to improve the effectiveness of
optimisation and metaheuristics, as well as to reduce the time and cost of
producing and maintaining them. The broader aim is to encourage interaction
between optimisation and data science; bringing together researchers and
practitioners from related fields, such as Operational Research (OR),
Artificial Intelligence, Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science.



Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- heuristics that exploit data science techniques, such as machine learning,
data mining, statistical analysis or analytics

- (automated) parameter tuning/control in (meta)heuristics

- (meta)heuristics to generate (create) heuristics (e.g., generation
hyper-heuristics)

- (meta)heuristics to choose heuristics (e.g., selection hyper-heuristics,
adaptive operator selection)

- self-adaptive (meta)heuristics

- reactive search

- software tools and frameworks

- performance prediction, performance robustness and scalability issues



We hope that you are interested in contributing to the stream. If you have
any questions, or wish to organise a session, then please do not hesitate to
contact us. Apologies, if you have received multiple copies of this
announcement.



Best Wishes

Stream Organisers

Patrick De Causmaecker, Ender Ozcan, Andrew Parkes









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Thursday, February 26, 2015

[DMANET] MFCS 2015 - Call for Papers

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MFCS 2015 - Call for Papers

40th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science

August 24 - 28, 2015, Milano, Italy

http://mfcs2015.di.unimi.it/

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The series of MFCS symposia, organized since 1972, has a long and
well-established tradition. The MFCS symposia encourage high-quality
research in all branches of theoretical computer science. Their broad
scope provides an opportunity to bring together researchers who do not
usually meet at specialized conferences. Quality papers presenting
original research on theoretical aspects of computer science are solicited.

PRINCIPAL TOPICS

Principal topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- algorithms and data structures (incl. sequential, parallel
distributed, randomized, approximation, graph, network, on-line
parameterized, optimization algorithms)
- algorithmic game theory
- algorithmic learning theory
- computational complexity (structural and model-related)
- computational geometry
- models of computation
- networks (incl. wireless, sensor, ad-hoc networks)
- parallel and distributed computing
- quantum computing
- automata, grammars and formal languages
- combinatorics on words, trees, and other structures
- bioinformatics
- computer-assisted reasoning
- concurrency theory
- cryptography and security
- databases and knowledge-based systems
- formal specifications and program development
- foundations of computing
- logic, algebra and categories in computer science
- types in computer science
- mobile computing
- semantics and verification of programs
- theoretical issues in artificial intelligence

INVITED SPEAKERS

- Anindya Banerjee (IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain)
- Paolo Boldi (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
- Zoltan Esik (University of Szeged, Hungary, 40th anniversary speaker)
- Martin Kutrib (Universität Giessen, Germany)
- Yishay Mansour (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

- Hee-Kap Ahn (POSTECH, Korea)
- Andris Ambainis (University of Latvia)
- Marie-Pierre Béal (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)
- Lars Birkedal (Aarhus University, Denmark)
- Jarek Byrka (University of Wrocław, Poland)
- Luis Caires (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Bruno Codenotti (CNR Pisa, Italy)
- Adriana Compagnoni (Stevens Institute of Technology, United States)
- Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
- Artur Czumaj (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
- Rocco de Nicola (IMT Lucca, Italy)
- Martin Dietzfelbinger (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany)
- Devdatt Dubashi (Chalmers, Sweden)
- Amos Fiat (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
- Enrico Formenti (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France)
- Pierre Fraigniaud (CNRS and University Paris Diderot, France)
- Matt Franklin (UC Davis, United States)
- Loukas Georgiadis (University of Ioannina, Greece)
- Jan Holub (Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic)
- Markus Holzer (Giessen Universitat, Germany)
- Giuseppe F. Italiano (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy, co-chair)
- Martin Lange (Universität Kassel, Germany)
- Massimo Lauria (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
- Inge Li Gørtz (Technical University of Denmark)
- Alberto Marchetti-Spaccamela (Università di Roma "Sapienza", Italy)
- Elvira Mayordomo (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
- Pierre McKenzie (Université de Montréal, Canada)
- Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide (University of Paderborn, Germany)
- Prakash Panangaden (McGill University, Canada)
- Dana Pardubska (Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia)
- Kunsoo Park (Seoul National University, Korea)
- Giovanni Pighizzini (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, chair)
- Alexander Rabinovich (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
- Rajeev Raman (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)
- Jean-Francois Raskin (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
- Liam Roditty (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
- Marie-France Sagot (Université Claude Bernard, France)
- Piotr Sankowski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
- Don Sannella (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, co-chair)
- Philippe Schnoebelen (LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan, France)
- Marinella Sciortino (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
- Jiří Sgall (Charles University, Czech Republic)
- Arseny Shur (Ural Federal University, Russia)
- Mariya I. Soskova (Sofia University, Bulgaria)
- Tarmo Uustalu (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
- Peter van Emde Boas (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Jan van Leeuwen (Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands)
- Dorothea Wagner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
- Peter Widmayer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Jiri Wiedermann (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
- Christos Zaroliagis (University of Patras, Greece)
- Norbert Zeh (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

- Paper submission deadline: April 22, 2015 (Firm!)
- Author notification: June 3, 2015
- Camera-ready deadline: June 12, 2015
- Conference: August 24-28, 2015

PAPER SUBMISSION

Submissions to MFCS must not exceed 12 pages (in Springer-Verlag's
Lecture Notes style and including bibliography). If the authors believe
that more details are essential to substantiate the main claims, they
may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the
discretion of the program committee. Simultaneous submissions of papers
to any other conference with published proceedings or submitting
previously published papers is not allowed. Only electronic submissions
in the PDF format are accepted. The proceedings will be published in
the ARCoSS subline of Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer-Verlag.
Information about the submission procedure are available on the conference
web page.
By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at
least one of the authors will attend the conference and present the paper.


CONTACT

mfcs2015@di.unimi.it

The conference is organized by the Università degli Studi di Milano,
Dipartimento di Informatica, in cooperation with EATCS.
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[DMANET] Computational optimization

Call for Papers

8th Workshop on Computational Optimization (WCO 2015
Lodz, Poland, September 13 - 16, 2015

organized in the framework of FEDERATED CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
FedCSIS - 2015

http://www.fedcsis.org/

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

* unconstrained and constrained optimization
* combinatorial optimization
* continues optimization
* global optimization
* multiobjective optimization
* optimization in dynamic and/or noisy environments
* large scale optimization
* parallel and distributed approaches in optimization
* random search algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search and other
derivative free optimization methods
* nature inspired optimization methods (evolutionary algorithms, ant
colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, immune artificial
systems etc)
* hybrid optimization algorithms involving natural computing
techniques and other global and local optimization methods
*computational biology and optimization
* distance geometry and applications
* optimization methods for learning processes and data mining
* application of optimization methods on real life and industrial problems
* computational optimization methods in statistics, econometrics,
finance, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering etc.

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Important dates:

24.04.2015 (April 24, 2015) – Full paper submission

01.06.2015 (June 01, 2015) - Position paper submission

15.06.2015 (June 15, 2015) – Notification of acceptance

01.07.2015 (July 01, 2015) – Camera-ready version of the accepted
paper and registration

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Submission and Publication


* Authors should submit draft papers as PDF.
* The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (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 paper will be published in the Conference
Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore database (pending) and
indexed in the DBLP.
* Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference
will be published as Special Issue(s) of Springer Studies of
Computational Intelligence.
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If you have any question do not hesitate to send a mail to wco2015@fedcsis.org .

Organizing Committee

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

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Ph. +359-2-9796642

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

[DMANET] Second Call for Papers - Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2015)

Call for Papers

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17th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety,
and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2015)


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
18-21 August 2015

sss15.cs.ualberta.ca


Proceedings to be published as a Springer LNCS Volume.

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The Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems is
an international forum for researchers and practitioners working on the design
and development of distributed systems that guarantee specific desired
properties despite adversity, or that are able to restore the desired
properties following adversarial perturbations in the computing medium building
on the principles of self-stabilization.

Research in distributed computing and distributed systems continues its vibrant
development, marked by the importance of dynamic systems, such as peer-to-peer
networks, large-scale wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, mobile
agent computing, opportunistic networks etc. Moreover, new applications such as
grid and web services, banking and e-commerce, e-voting, e-health and robotics,
aerospace and avionics, automotive, industrial process control, have joined the
expanded landscape of distributed systems. It is becoming increasingly
important to endow all such systems with built-in means for self-management,
self-protection, and self-repair.

The symposium encourages the submission of original contributions spanning
fundamental research and practical applications within its scope, covered by
the five symposium tracks:

+ Self-stabilization Track
Track Chair: Joffroy Beauquier, U. Paris-Sud, France
+ Fault-tolerance and Dependability Track
Track Chair: Nitin Vaidya, UIUC, USA
+ Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, Mobile Agents Track
Track Chair: Paola Flocchini, U. of Ottawa, Canada
+ System Security in Distributed Computing Track
Track Chair: Alex Russell, U. of Connecticut, USA
+ Formal Methods and Distributed Algorithms Track
Track Chair: Helmut Veith, Vienna U. of Technology, Austria

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* The technical program of SSS 2015 (Aug. 19 - Aug. 21) will be *
* preceded by a one day Summer School on DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING AND *
* CRYPTOGRAPHY (Aug. 18), organized by Shlomi Dolev (Ben-Gurion *
* University, Israel). *

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Organization

General Co-chairs:
Ted Herman (University of Iowa, USA)
Jared Saia (University of New Mexico, USA)

Program Committee Co-chairs:
Andrzej Pelc (Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, Canada)
Alexander A. Shvartsman (University of Connecticut, USA)

Keynote Speakers:
Sergio Rajsbaum (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)
Roger Wattenhofer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Philipp Woelfel (University of Calgary, Canada)

Local Arrangements Chairs:
Ioanis Nikolaidis (University of Alberta, Canada)
H. James Hoover (University of Alberta, Canada)

Publicity Chair:
Maxwell Young (Drexel University, USA)

Awards Chair:
Borzoo Bonakdarpour (McMaster University, Canada)

Steering Committee:
Anish Arora (Ohio State University, USA)
Ajoy K. Datta (University of Nevada, USA)
Shlomi Dolev (Chair) (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Sukumar Ghosh (University of Iowa, USA)
Mohamed Gouda (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Ted Herman (University of Iowa, USA)
Toshimitsu Masuzawa (Osaka University, Japan)
Vincent Villain (Universite de Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France)

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IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: March 29, 2015 (UTC-12)

Notification: May 29, 2015

Camera Ready Submission: June 5, 2015

Technical Sessions: August 19-21, 2015

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Paper Submission Instructions

Papers must be prepared using the LNCS style and be electronically submitted
to a specific track in PDF format using EasyChair. Contributions can be
submitted as either Regular Papers or Brief Announcements. Submissions for
regular papers must be no longer than 15 pages (including the title, authors,
abstract, figures, and references) and may have an additional appendix to be
read at the discretion of the Program Committee. Brief announcements are
restricted to two pages with no appendix. Submissions deviating from these
guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits.

If requested by the authors, a regular submission that is not selected for a
regular presentation will also be considered for a brief announcement. This
request must be clearly indicated in the first page of the paper. Such a
request will not affect consideration of the paper as a regular paper. A paper
submitted to SSS 2015 must be an original contribution not previously published
as a regular paper (results previously published as a brief announcement may be
submitted as a regular paper to SSS 2015). No submission may be concurrently
submitted to another conference, workshop, or journal.

EasyChair submission URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sss2015

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Best Paper & Best Student Paper Awards

The program committee will select two papers for best paper and best student
paper awards. A paper is eligible for the best student paper award if at least
one of its authors is a full-time student at the time of submission. This
must be clearly indicated in the first page of the paper.

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[DMANET] Postdoc positions in combinatorics at Monash University

Candidates are sought for two positions of Postdoctoral Research Fellow
in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University. The
University currently has an active combinatorics group which includes
Prof. Nick Wormald, Prof. Ian Wanless, Prof. Graham Farr, A/Prof David
Wood, Dr Daniel Horsley and Dr Kerri Morgan.

The positions are funded via an Australian Laureate Fellowship project
on Analysis of random structures and their applications, held by Nick
Wormald. Experience in random graphs, probabilistic combinatorics,
asymptotic enumeration, or related areas of combinatorics or discrete
probability is required. To be considered you will require a PhD in
discrete mathematics or a related discipline, familiarity with random
graphs, discrete random processes, or asymptotic enumeration, proven
ability to perform collaborative research, and the potential to publish
in high quality journals.

Formal applications will soon be possible on the Monash University
website: http://www.monash.edu.au/jobs/

Informal enquiries to Nick Wormald at nicholas.wormald@monash.edu

Deadline: 15 March 2015. Late applications may be considered.

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[DMANET] EURO 2015: Invitation to submit to the Stream Humanitarian Applications

27th European Conference on Operational Research
12-15 July 2015, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to give a presentation in the stream

"Humanitarian Applications".

For submission of your abstract please visit the abstract submission
page on the conference web site
(http://www.euro2015.org, submission code: f2bd4255). Abstracts must be
written in English and may
not contain more than 1500 characters.

The deadline for abstract submission is March 16, 2015.

In order to submit a paper, you need to have a EURO account. If you do
not have one, please visit
http://www.euro-online.org/web/accounts/register/
and sign up for a new account.


If you would like to organize a special session, please do not hesitate
to contact us.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Glasgow!

On behalf of the organizers of the track "Humanitarian Applications",

Erik Kropat
Silja Meyer-Nieberg
Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber

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[DMANET] Stream on Engineering Optimization - EURO 2015 - Glasgow

Dear Colleague,

We have the pleasure to invite you to submit a contribution to the stream on:

"ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION",

that we are organizing within the 27th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON OPERATION RESEARCH, at
the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, 12-15 July 2015.

http://www.euro2015.org/

With our best regards,

Wolfgang Achtziger, achtziger@math.fau.de

Jose Herskovits, jose@optimize.ufrj.br

Helder Rodrigues, hcr@ist,utl,pt

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OBJECTIVES:

The main goal of the Stream on "Engineering Optimization" is to bring together
engineers, applied mathematicians and computer scientists working on research,
development and practical application of optimization methods applied to all
engineering disciplines or developing basic techniques in this field.

ABOUT ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION:

Modern design techniques seek for the best design to perform the desired tasks.
Engineering Optimization deals with the optimal design of elements and systems in
all
engineering fields.

Nowadays, use of Design Optimization techniques is rapidly growing in most of
engineering disciplines, like automotive, aeronautical, mechanical, civil, nuclear,
naval, mechanical, electrical, energy and off-shore engineering. This is due to the
increase of technological competition and the development of strong and efficient
techniques for several practical applications.

MDO - Multidisciplinary Design Optimization:

Engineering Systems are increasingly complex and represented by large and
sophisticated
numerical models. They involve several interacting disciplines or are made up of
distinct interacting subsystems that must be considered simultaneously to obtain
efficient designs.

Multidisciplinary Design Optimization is devoted to the design of complex systems
involving interacting subsystems or disciplines. The main scientific challenges of
MDO
are concerned with the development of strong and efficient numerical techniques and
with the computational organization required for the necessary coupling of codes
employed in interacting disciplines.

INVERSE PROBLEMS:

Numerical methods for inverse problems in most of cases are based on optimization
techniques similar to those employed in optimal design. This field, applied in all
engineering disciplines, is of utmost importance for EUROPT conference.

ENGINEERING SIMULATION INVOLVING OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES:

Several physical phenomena are naturally represented by an optimization problem.
This
is the case when the "equilibrium" is attained at the minimum of an energy function.
In
several applications, constraints must be satisfied. This is the case of contact
problems is solids mechanics.

BASIC NUMERICAL TECHNIQUES:

Engineering Optimization requires a large set of basic computer tools. This is the
case
of several CAD tools for geometric modeling, engineering analysis methods,
sensitivity
analysis as well as mathematical optimization algorithms.

About Interdisciplinarity in Engineering Optimization:

Modern Engineering Optimization is strongly interdisciplinary in two axes. The need
of
integration of basic and applied techniques and to solve real engineering problems,
requires the cooperation of engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists,
working
on research and practical applications.

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Deadlines:

- Registration: NOW OPEN!
- Abstract Submission: NOW OPEN!
- Early Bird Registration Deadline: Monday 20th April 2015
- Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday 16th March 2015
- Conference Start Date: Sunday 12th July 2015

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We look forward to receive your news very soon and to meet you at Glasgow next July.

With our best regards,

Yours sincerely,

Wolfgang Achtziger, Jose Herskovits and Helder Rodrigues,

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[DMANET] Call for Papers: GTMC2015 USA

The Global Technology Management Conference (GTMC2015)

July 15 - 17, 2015 » Minnesota, USA

http://sdiwc.net/conferences/gtmc2015/

gtmc15@sdiwc.net

All registered papers will be included in SDIWC Digital Library


The conference aims to enable researchers build connections between
different digital applications. The event will be held over three days,
with presentations delivered by researchers from the international
community, including presentations from keynote speakers and
state-of-the-art lectures.

The conference welcome papers on the following (but not limited to)
research topics:

***Information Technology
Information and Data Management
The Management of IT Investments
Data Management in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks
Enterprise Architecture Management
Ubiquitous Computing, Services and Applications
Information Ethics
Information Security and Cryptography
Information Content Security
Computational Intelligence
Information Management
The Management of "Green" IT
Web Services Security
Quality of Service, Scalability and Performance
Data Stream Processing in Mobile/Sensor Networks

***Computer Science
Biometrics Technologies
Computer Security
Distributed and Parallel Applications
Cloud Computing
Network Security
Multimedia Computing
Computer Architecture
Information Retrieval
Computer Forensics
Data Mining
Wireless Communications
Access Control
Digital Signal and Image Processing
Computer Animation
Artificial Intelligence
Natural Language Processing

***Business, and Technology In Education
Educational Technology
Mobile Computing
Mobile Learning
E-commerce Business Models
E- Learning
Debugging Tools and Learning
Computer-aided Systems
Education In Computational Science
Business Intelligence and Web Services
Future Development of E-Business
E-Government
E-Business Applications and Software

***Manufacturing Systems
Design and Manufacturing
Human-Machine Interface
Modeling and Design
Automation
Intelligent Processing of Materials
Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering
Design and Green Manufacturing
Networks Design, Protocols and Management

***Engineering Technology
Bioinformatics & Biomedical Imaging
Globalization of Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Robotics and Mobile Machines
Robotics and Atomization Engineering
Applications of AI Techniques in Design and Manufacturing
Biomedical Signal Processing
Computer Architecture for Intelligent Machines

All the submitted papers will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers.
The published proceedings will be indexed in ResearchBib, ProQuest, and
Google Scholar Databases, in addition they will be submitted for POSSIBLE
inclusion within the INSPEC, EI, DBLP, Microsoft Academic Research, and
ResearchGate. In addition, BEST registered papers will be published in one
of the following special issues provided that the author do major
improvements and extension within the time frame that will be set by the
conference and his/her paper is approved by the chief editor:

International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications
(IJNCAA)
International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications
(IJDIWC)
International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the
Digital Media (IJEETDM)

LOCATION:

GTMC2015 will be organized by Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA;
cooperation with
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC). All
the
activities of the conference will take place in USA.

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

1. Submitted paper should not exceed 15 pages, including illustrations.
2. Papers must be without page numbers
3. Papers should be submitted electronically as pdf format without
author(s) name(s).
4. All papers will be fully refereed by a minimum of two specialized
referees.
Before final acceptance, all referees comments must be considered.
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
5. If you have any problems with the above web submission form, you can
send the manuscript by email to gtmc15@sdiwc.net with
subject:
GTMC2015 Paper Submission,
Please provide following information in your email:
Names, complete address details of all authors, email addresses and
the title of the submission.
6. Paper submission link: http://tinyurl.com/lk2ezxr

All the accepted papers will be published in one of the following
proceedings of the conference. In addition, all accepted papers will be
published in one of the special issues listed in the conference website
provided that the author do improvements and extension within the time
frame that will be set by the conference and his/her paper is approved by
the chief editor.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission Date Open from now until June 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance 4 weeks from the submission date
Camera Ready Submission Open from now until July 05, 2015
Last Day for Registration It is recommended before July 05, 2015
Conference Dates July 15 - 17, 2015


For more information please visit : http://tinyurl.com/kfgn3af email at:
gtmc15@sdiwc.net


Janielle
Conference Manager
SDIWC
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[DMANET] Summer School in Mathematics, June 8-12, Budapest

First Announcement

The Instute of Mathematics of Eotvos University Budapest (Hungary) is
organizing again a summer school in Discrete Mathematics for
undergraduate and graduate students between June 8 - 12, 2015. This
year, the topic of the school will be "The legacy of Paul Erdos".

There will be 7 mini courses, 2 x 90 minutes each:

- Erdos-Renyi random graphs and related stochastic processes
- Graphical degree sequences
- Fractal dimensions
- Problems in combinatorial number theory
- Random walks and random graphs
- Ramsey theory
- Happy ending problem, its background and related problems

For details, see:

http://bolyai.cs.elte.hu/summerschool/


Kristof Berczi
Egervary Research Group
Eotvos University, Budapest
berkri@cs.elte.hu
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

[DMANET] BDA 2015 --- call for presentations

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The 3rd Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA 2015)
August 18-19, 2015 in Boston, MA USA
http://www.snl.salk.edu/~navlakha/BDA2015/
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We are excited to announce the third workshop on Biological
Distributed Algorithms (BDA). BDA is focused on the relationships
between distributed computing and distributed biological systems and
in particular, on analysis and case studies that combine the two. Such
research can lead to better understanding of the behavior of the
biological systems while at the same time developing novel
computational algorithms that can be used to solve distributed
computing problems.

BDA 2015 will include presentations on distributed algorithms related
to a variety of biological systems, with special attention to
communication and coordination in insect colonies (e.g. foraging,
navigation, task allocation, construction) and networks in the brain
(e.g. learning, decision-making, attention).

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SUBMISSIONS
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We solicit submissions of extended abstracts describing recent results
relevant to biological distributed computing. We especially welcome
extended abstracts describing new insights and / or case studies
regarding the relationship between distributed computing and
biological systems even if these are not fully formed. Since a major
goal of the workshop is to explore new directions and approaches, we
especially encourage the submission of ongoing work. Selected
contributors would be asked to present, discuss and defend their work
at the workshop. Submissions should be in PDF and include title,
author information, and a 4-page extended abstract.

Please use the following EasyChair submission link:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bda20150

Note: The workshop will not include published proceedings. In
particular, we welcome submissions of papers describing work that has
appeared or is expected to appear in other venues.

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IMPORTANT DATES
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May 15, 2015 – Extended abstract submission deadline
June 15, 2015 – Decision notifications
August 18-19, 2015 – Workshop

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INVITED SPEAKERS [PRELIMINARY; MORE TO COME!]
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Yehuda Afek - Tel Aviv University
Ziv Bar-Joseph - CMU
Nir Shavit - MIT
Les Valiant - Harvard

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Ziv Bar-Joseph - CMU
Anna Dornhaus - University of Arizona
Yuval Emek - Technion (co-chair)
Amos Korman - CNRS and University of Paris Diderot
Nancy Lynch - MIT
Saket Navlakha - Salk Institute (co-chair)


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Yuval Emek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Industrial Engineering and Management
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
http://ie.technion.ac.il/~yemek/

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[DMANET] PhD studentship in Algorithms & Complexity, Uni of Edinburgh

There is the funding for an EU PhD student with an excellent
Mathematical background to study within the Algorithms & Complexity
group at the University of Edinburgh. The proposed research topic
is below (though there is some flexibility with regard to topic).
The deadline is noon on Friday, 6th March. Please contact me
(Mary Cryan) in the first instance.


Measuring, Counting and Sampling in Polytopes
supervisor: Mary Cryan

The project proposes to study some algorithmic and combinatorial
questions regarding a special class of high-dimensional polytopes
called transportation polytopes - we will be interested in the
diameter of these polytopes, the (number of, and shape of) vertices
of the polytopes, and the number of lattice points inside these
polytopes (the lattice points are also known as contingency tables).
In recent years, there has been a bustle of activity concerning the
diameter of general multi-dimensional polytopes - the big result
being Francisco Santos' counterexample disproving the "Hirsch
conjecture". Despite this, the question of the diameter of
special classes of polytopes remains open, and there is a
possibility (for example) that the class of transportation
polytopes does satisfy that conjecture.

Apart from diameter the question of counting/sampling contingency
tables remains open for the general case, and we would plan to spend
some time re-examining that problem. In that case our concern is in
obtaining polynomial-time algorithms. We may alternatively spend
time considering different counting and sampling questions. Our
early results will influence the later direction of the project.

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School of Informatics, Fax: 0131 6511426
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[DMANET] IEEE WoWMoM 2015 Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC) - Abstract Registration Deadline 7th March 2015

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Abstract submission deadline: March 7, 2015
Full manuscript due: March 14, 2015
Acceptance notification: April 20, 2015
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CALL FOR PAPERS

The Ninth IEEE International Workshop on
Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications
(AOC 2015)

http://cnd.iit.cnr.it/aoc2015

sponsored by
IEEE Computer Society,
EU FP7 MOTO Project

June 14-17 2015, Boston, MA, USA



The diffusion of lightweight, powerful portable devices, also enriched with a
variety of sensing capabilities, is enabling new ways for users' communication,
and laying the foundation for realizing the ubiquitous networking idea. Acting
either as the main communication mode or as complement to existing mobile
network infrastructures, opportunistic networking can leverage the mobility of
end users and enhance their communication capabilities. The opportunistic
exploitation of extemporary contacts among the users of the network paves the
way to a number of applications but also poses new and challenging problems to
the networking research community. The AOC 2015 workshop aims at serving as a
meeting point for people working in the area and a forum for exchanging ideas,
discussing solutions, and sharing experiences among researchers, professionals,
and application developers, both from industry and academia. As with the
previous eight editions of the AOC workshop series, the scope of this year's
workshop will remain on general issues related to opportunistic networking and
computing. Yet, AOC 2015 will have a primary interest in new directions of
opportunistic communications, such as mobile social networking, autonomous
solutions for smart cities, big data for autonomic and opportunistic systems
service composition techniques, scenarios of co-existence with infrastructure
networks, and insights to their operation coming from other disciplines such as
game theory and cognitive psychology. The workshop will solicit original papers
addressing theoretical and practical aspects of autonomic and opportunistic
communications but also papers describing prototype implementations and
deployments.


Topics of interest for AOC 2015 include, but are not limited to:

- Techniques for data dissemination and replication
- Context and social awareness mechanisms and algorithms
- Autonomous and self-adaptive systems for smart cities
- Autonomous solutions for IoT and cyber-physical systems
- Big data for autonomic and opportunistic systems
- Mobile social networking algorithms and applications
- Co-existence of opportunistic networks with infrastructure mobile wireless
networks
- Mobility models and statistical analysis of mobility traces
- Service composition in autonomic and opportunistic networks
- Cognition-driven information processing and decision making
- Performance modelling, scaling laws, and fundamental limits for autonomic and
opportunistic communications
- Participatory and urban sensing in autonomic and opportunistic networks
- Game-theoretic insights to the operation of autonomic and opportunistic
networks
- Trust, security, and reputation
- Autonomic and opportunistic communication testbeds and prototypes, measurement
data from real experiments
- Socio-economic models for autonomic and opportunistic communications
- Autonomic and opportunistic solutions for mobile cloud applications
- Applications and middleware support
- Routing, transport, and reliability issues



PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
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All submissions must describe original research, not published or
currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal.
Papers must be submitted electronically through EDAS. You can find
detailed submission instructions at:
http://cnd.iit.cnr.it/aoc2015/submission.html

IEEE AOC 2015 is using the EDAS Conference Management Software.
Paper submission is possible via this link:
http://edas.info/N19275

Manuscripts are limited to 6 pages, single spacing, double column, and must strictly adhere to the IEEE conference template format. Guidelines on paper submission and formatting are available at http://cnd.iit.cnr.it/aoc2015/submission.html

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Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to attend the workshop
and present the paper. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of
IEEE WoWMoM 2015 and published in the IEEE Digital Library. Workshop organizers
reserve the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the workshop
(e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

There will be no separate registration for workshop, but one single registration
will cover both conference and workshops participation. At least one author of
each accepted paper is required and present his/her work at the workshop.
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EDITORIAL FOLLOW-UP
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Extended versions of workshop selected papers will be considered for possible
fast track publication on the Computer Communications Journal (Elsevier).

IMPORTANT DATES (EXTENDED DEADLINES)
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- Abstract submission deadline: March 7, 2015
- Full manuscript due: March 14, 2015
- Acceptance notification: April 20, 2015
- Camera Ready: May 7, 2015


CONTACTS
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For further information, please visit the conference website at
http://cnd.iit.cnr.it/aoc2015, or contact the PC Chairs:
aoc2015@iit.cnr.it


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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WORKSHOP Co-Chairs
Lorenzo Valerio, IIT-CNR, Italy
Matteo Mordacchini, IIT-CNR, Italy

STEERING Committee
Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
Silvia Giordano, SUPSI, Switzerland
Ioannis Stavrakakis, University of Athens, Greece

PUBLICITY Chair
Elisabetta Biondi, IIT-CNR, Italy

PROGRAM Committee
Andreea Picu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Anna Forster, SUPSI, Switzerland
Chiara Boldrini, IIT-CNR, Italy
Christian Rohner, Uppsala University, Sweden
Daniele Miorandi, Create-net, Italy
Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI, Switzerland
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK
Elena Pagani, University of Milano, Italy
Eleonora Borgia, IIT-CNR, Italy
Franck Legendre, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gunnar Karlsson, KTH, Sweden
Hongyi Wu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Jian-Nong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
Jorg Ott, Aalto University, Finland
Katia Obraczka, University of California Santa Cruz, USA
Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University, Greece
Kyunghan Lee, North Carolina State University, USA
Michela Papandrea, SUSPSI, Switzerland
Melek Onen, EURECOM, France
Nils Aschenbruck, University of Osnabruck, Germany
Roger Whitaker, Cardiff University, UK
Sebastian Zander, Swinbourne University of Technology, Australia
Serge Fdida, UPMC Sorbonne Universites, France
Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos, EURECOM, France
Tristan Henderson, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Valerio Arnaboldi, IIT-CNR, Italy
Valtteri Niemi, University of Turku, Finland
Vania Conan, Thales Communication and Security, France
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[DMANET] Phd bursary - University of Portsmouth UK

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*Supervisors*

Dr Alessio Ishizaka, Dr Valerie Anderson, Mr Peter Bednar

*Funding Status**//*

The full-time studentship will cover tuition fees and an annual grant
equivalent to that offered by the ESRC – set at £13,996 per annum for
2014/15 for a maximum of three years. UK/EU residence eligibility
conditions apply.

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*Application Deadline*

Tuesday 21^st April 2015

*Project Title*

Integrated use of methods to prevent conflict and facilitate communication

*Project details*

Cognition and decision-making are key issues for organizations in
periods of institutional change. Data from UK organizations also
indicate a rise in workplace conflict during such periods with negative
consequences for efficiency and productivity and medium term problems in
relation to collaboration to achieve innovation and change-readiness.

This project aims to develop a "network of perception and prevention"
applicable to complex organizations, to understand and underline the
main (stakeholder defined) problems and to propose actions to prevent
conflicts and to facilitate collaboration and communication.

The research design underpinning the project will be action research in
a complex company (e.g. large service provider) and include two phases:
firstly to analyse, define and formulate problem spaces and secondly to
act on them.

In the first phase, problem structuring methods (PSM) and systems
approaches will be used with an integration of actor analysis and
cognitive mapping methods. This phase allows for a structured
description of the problem situation to be presented to the management
of the business school. Concepts that had been acquired by means of
interviews to key actors will be structured and used to allow choices to
be made with regards to suitable and relevant forms of intervention.

In the second phase, the concepts and their relationships will be
transformed into multi-criteria decision models (MCDM) with actions,
criteria and parameters, in order to elaborate possible (re-) solutions
and compare them, and also to identify new aspects and points of views
which will improve the model.

*Enquiries relating to the topic should be directed to: *Dr Alessio
IshizakaReader in Decision Analysis, Deputy Director of the CORL,
0044(0)23 9284 4171, Email: Alessio.Ishizaka@port.ac.uk
<mailto:Alessio.Ishizaka@port.ac.uk>

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*Funding Notes:*
This full-time studentship is open to UK/ EU students only and is
located in Portsmouth Business School, Hampshire, UK.

*Qualifications:**Applicants will have a good first degree*(minimum 2.1
or equivalent) and a relevant Masters (or equivalent) with elements of
management and/or decision analysis and/or system analysis

Potential applicants can find further information on PBS Research and
Research Degrees at:

http://www.port.ac.uk/portsmouth-business-school/research/

http://www.port.ac.uk/portsmouth-business-school/research-degrees/

*Applications should include: *

*[Please note to follow this guide to apply for this bursary award – do
not send an online application for a PhD]*

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·a full CV including personal details, qualifications, educational
history and, where applicable, any employment or other experience
relevant to the application

·contact details for TWO referees able to comment on your academic
performance

·a statement of 1,000 (words) outlining the main features of a research
design you would propose to meet the stated objectives, identifying the
challenges this project might present and discussing how the work will
build on or challenge existing research in the above field.

*Interviews: *Interviews will be conducted on Thursday 14 May 2015

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*Start date for the studentship: 1 October 2015. *

*Applications should be sent to: Lauren Payne*, Postgraduate Centre,
University of Portsmouth, Richmond Building, Portland Street,
Portsmouth, PO1 3DE (applications can be submitted electronically via:
lauren.payne@port.ac.uk and cc to alessio.ishizaka@port.ac.uk
<mailto:joe.cox@port.ac.uk>)

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Monday, February 23, 2015

[DMANET] Lecturer Simulation & OR for capacity in Aviation - Aviation Academy / Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

For its Aviation Academy the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/Hogeschool van Amsterdam (AUAS/HvA) is looking for an experienced and expert:

Lecturer in Simulation and Operations Research for capacity in the Aviation Sector (0.8 – 1.0 fte)

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The position

The optimum deployment of an aircraft during its entire life cycle is central to the Aviation degree programme curriculum. The three primary themes during this programme are Engineering, Operations and Business. Students learn to approach issues on the basis of the four perspectives of Airport, Airline, Government and Suppliers. As a lecturer at the Aviation Academy you will be responsible for course development and course delivery in the area of Airport Capacity. Teaching activities will be in the use of Simulation and Optimisation techniques for the modelling and simulation of Capacity problems in the aviation industry. For course development and course delivery you will take into account the relationship with other elements of the curriculum.

You will be able to supervise students during the course, in course didactics. You will identify relevant developments in your domain and your field of work and translate these, together with the senior lecturer/researcher and colleagues, into educational programmes and curriculum development within the degree programme.

The Aviation Academy has a comprehensive relation and knowledge network within the aviation sector in the Netherlands and abroad, consisting of companies, government institutions and educational establishments. In the context of research responsibilities you will be maintaining and expanding this network.

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What we are looking for

We are looking for a MSc-level candidate with experience in operations research and knowledge in Discrete-event Simulation and Optimisation. Furthermore the candidate we are looking for must have knowledge of programs such Arena, Simul8, Simio or similar for simulation, linear programming and a programming language. You also have experience with Solver, Excel and Lingo or a similar program for mathematical programming. Experience in the aviation sector is not a requirement but it will be a plus for your application. You have a genuine interest in the operative problems of the aviation industry through the use of simulation and operations research techniques. You also have excellent verbal and written skills in English. Preferably Your MSc. thesis was related to research on the subject of simulation and operations research.

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The department/programme

The Aviation Academy was created to serve the European aviation industry. Our mission is to provide the current and next generation of professionals with the skills they need to meet the international aviation challenges of the next 10 to 15 years. Our three main activities are Education, Practical Research and Peer Networking. The Aviation Academy offers Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Aviation in two variants: Aviation Engineering and Aviation Operations. The Aviation Academy performs practical scientific research around real-world problems in the aviation sector, with the goal of improving and innovating professional practice.

Within the Bachelor of Engineering educational programme we are currently putting together an Aviation Development specialisation, with a focus on the longer-term/long-term developments in the aviation sector, such as airport master planning, airspace developments, influence of new business models and the use of aircraft by airlines and/or adaptations to regulations and social frameworks. Students are trained to become aviation generalists and would eventually seek employment with companies in the aviation sector, but also the consultancy sector or the government.

Within the Aviation Academy the Aviation research programme, in conjunction with the aviation sector, conducts applied research into the optimal development and utilisation of the capacity in the aviation sector. The results of this research will benefit companies in the sector and will be used to enhance the educational programme.

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What we offer

Your work will form part of the Lecturer 3 appointment group. This post is a salary grade 10 post (Collective Labour Agreement for the Higher Professional Education sector). The maximum salary is € 3800,- gross per month for a fulltime appointment and is dependent on qualifications and experience. The post will initially involve a temporary appointment for one year and extension will be dependent on demonstrated suitability for the post and the possibilities for creating a permanent position. The AUAS/HvA has a comprehensive package of benefits, including a generous holiday arrangement and a 13th month. In addition the AUAS/HvA (via the AUAS/HvA Academy) offers excellent study and development opportunities and encourages staff to continue their ongoing professionalization.

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Information

For any questions about this position please contact Geert Boosten, director of education Aviation Academy on 0622450378/g.boosten@hva.nl or Monique Heiligers, program manager Aviation Academy on 0621156174 / m.m.heiligers@hva.nl (not to be used for applications).

For further information about the Aviation Academy please visit www.hva.nl/aviation


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[DMANET] Postdoc position in algorithms and complexity at University of Edinburgh

A postdoc position in algorithms and complexity is available at the School
of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. The position is funded by the ERC
Consolidator Grant ALUnif (Algorithms and Lower Bounds: A Unified
Approach), held by Rahul Santhanam.

The goal of the project is to use recently discovered connections between
complexity lower bound techniques and algorithmic design and analysis to
design new and improved algorithms for SAT and other NP-complete problems,
as well as to prove new complexity lower bounds.

Candidates should have a strong background in theoretical computer
science, preferably in complexity theory and/or exact algorithms for
NP-hard problems. Candidates should also have a PhD, or be close to
completion of a PhD.

The application deadline is March 19, 2015, and the application link is
here:
https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=032615

Informal queries may be directed to Rahul Santhanam at the e-mail address
rsanthan@inf.ed.ac.uk

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[DMANET] EURO Excellent in Practice Award - Submission Deadline February 28th 2015

Call - EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2015
Sponsored by IBM Research - Zurich

This is an invitation for authors to submit a paper for the above award.

PURPOSE

The purposes of the competition are to:

- recognise outstanding accomplishments in the practice of Operational
Research;
- attract more application-oriented papers to EURO-k Conferences;
- promote the practice of Operational Research in general.

GUIDELINES

All interested authors are invited to submit a detailed description of an
application of Operational Research which has original features, whether in
methodology, application or implementation. This may be in the form of a
paper written for publication (although not necessarily published at the
time of submission), a client report, or other appropriate documentation.
The documentation must describe the work in a way which illustrates how it
meets the criteria outlined below. The age limit for published papers is
four years. The work must not have been submitted concurrently to another
competition. The application is open to Operational Research specialists
from any part of the world.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The criteria for the evaluation of the papers are:

-scientific quality;
-relevance to Operational Research;
-originality in methodology, implementations and/ or field of application;
-a real impact on practice;
-appreciation by the organisation involved with the application.

Letters of appreciation are important.

THE PROCESS

The jury selects a short-list of finalists who will present their work in a
special session of the 2015 EURO-k Conference in Glasgow. There is no
registration fee for one author of each of the finalist presentations. The
winner will be determined by the jury at the end of the special session and
will be announced by the chair of the jury during the closing session of
the EURO-k Conference.

THE PRIZE

The prize for the winners is a distinct honour, and in material terms
consists of:

-a certificate of excellence in OR practice for each author of the paper;
-an amount of EURO 3,000 shared between the authors.

THE JURY

Luca Gambardella (Switzerland) - chair
Ton G. de Kok (The Netherlands)
Ulrich Dorndorf (Germany)
Marco Laumanns (Switzerland)
Sue Merchant (UK)

SUBMISSION

Please submit the material online on
http://www.euro-online.org/awards/eepa2015/registration.php before February
28, 2015.

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[DMANET] CLUSTER 2015 Deadline extension March 7, 2015

February 23, 2015 Release

IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
September 8-11, 2015
Chicago, IL, USA
http://www.mcs.anl.gov/ieeecluster2015/


CLUSTER 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS

Following the successes of the series of Cluster conferences, for 2015
we solicit high-quality original papers presenting work that advances
the state-of-the-art in clusters and closely related fields. All
papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed for their originality,
technical depth and correctness, potential impact, relevance to the
conference, and quality of presentation. Research papers must clearly
demonstrate research contributions and novelty, while papers reporting
experience must clearly describe lessons learned and impact, along
with the utility of the approach compared to the ones in the past.

*** Paper Tracks ***

Applications, Algorithms, and Libraries
Architecture, Networks/Communication, and Management
Programming and Systems Software
Data, Storage, and Visualization

*** Submission Guidelines ***

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format.
Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may
not exceed 10 letter-size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables
and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings.
Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without
review. Authors should make sure that their file will print on a
printer that uses letter-size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language
of the conference is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and
will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength,
significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to
the conference attendees.

Paper submissions are limited to 10 pages in 2-column IEEE format
including all figures and references. Submitted manuscripts exceeding
this limit will be returned without review. For the final camera-ready
version, authors with accepted papers may purchase additional pages at
the following rates: 200 USD for each of two additional pages. See
formatting templates for details:

LaTex Package ZIP
(http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/events/CCGrid2014/IEEECS_confs_LaTeX.zip)
Word Template DOC
(http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/events/CCGrid2014/instruct8.5x11x2.doc) and
PDF (http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/events/CCGrid2014/instruct8.5x11x2.pdf)

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is
not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers
not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and
further action may be taken, including (but not limited to)
notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and
sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date,
exceeding the page limit, or not appropriately structured may not be
considered. Authors may contact the conference chairs for more
information. The proceedings will be published through the IEEE
Computer Society Conference Publishing Services.

Please submit your paper via the EasyChair submission system:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeecluster2015

*** Journal Special Issue ***

The best papers of Cluster 2015 will be included in a Special Issue on
advances in topics related to cluster computing of the Elsevier
International Journal of Parallel Computing (PARCO), edited by Pavan
Balaji, Satoshi Matsuoka, and Michela Taufer. This special issue is
dedicated for the papers accepted in the Cluster 2015 conference. The
submission to this special issue is by invitation only.

*** Important Dates ***
***March 7, 2015*** Papers Submission Deadline
April 23, 2015 Papers Acceptance Notification

See other deadlines in the Important Dates page
(http://www.mcs.anl.gov/ieeecluster2015/author-information/important-dates)

*** Cluster 2015 Program Chair ***

Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology (matsu AT is.titech.ac.jp).


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[DMANET] MATCH-UP 2015: Second Call for Participation

MATCH-UP 2015: the Third International Workshop on Matching Under Preferences

16-18 April 2015
University of Glasgow, UK
http://www.optimalmatching.com/MATCHUP2015


MATCH-UP 2015 is the third workshop in the series of interdisciplinary and
international workshops on matching under preferences. The first in the
series took place in Reykjavik in 2008, whilst the second took place in
Budapest in 2012.

*** The full programme has now been published ***
*** The early registration deadline is 12 March ***
*** We are still accepting submissions for the poster session ***

Background
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Matching problems with preferences occur in widespread applications such
as the assignment of school-leavers to universities, junior doctors to
hospitals, students to campus housing, children to schools, kidney
transplant patients to donors and so on. The common thread is that
individuals have preference lists over the possible outcomes and the task
is to find a matching of the participants that is in some sense optimal
with respect to these preferences.

The remit of this workshop is to explore matching problems with
preferences from the perspective of algorithms and complexity, discrete
mathematics, combinatorial optimization, game theory, mechanism design
and economics, and thus a key objective is to bring together the research
communities of the related areas.

List of topics
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The matching problems under consideration include, but are not limited to:

* two-sided matchings involving agents on both sides (e.g. college
admissions, resident allocation, job markets, school choice, etc.)
* two-sided matchings involving agents and items (e.g. house allocation,
course allocation, project allocation, assigning papers to reviewers,
school choice, etc.)
* one-sided matchings (roommates problem, kidney exchanges, etc.)
* matching with payments (assignment game, etc.)

Invited speakers
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* Katarina Cechlarova, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice
* Christine Cheng, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
* Herve Moulin, University of Glasgow

Programme
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See http://www.optimalmatching.com/MATCHUP2015/program.html.

Registration
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Registration for MATCH-UP 2015 is now open. Registration covers entrance
to the technical sessions, workshop proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches
on Thursday 16 April, Friday 17 April and Saturday 18 April, and the
workshop dinner on Friday 17 April. The early bird registration fees
are £275 for full fee and £200 for students, and the early registration
deadline is 12 March 2015. To register, follow this link:
http://www.optimalmatching.com/MATCHUP2015/registration.html.

Poster session
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We are running a poster session at the workshop from 1800-1930 on Thursday
16 April. We are seeking titles and short abstracts of posters to be
presented at this session. Poster abstracts will not be reviewed; we will
simply determine whether they are relevant to the workshop. Relevant
abstracts will be accepted on a first-come first-served until our capacity
is reached. Instructions for submitting poster abstracts can be found here:
http://www.optimalmatching.com/MATCHUP2015/submissions.html. We will
continue to accept poster submissions until shortly before the workshop
(capacity permitting), but in order for abstracts to appear in the workshop
proceedings, they must be received by Monday 2 March.

Important dates
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* Early registration deadline: 12 March 2015
* Workshop: 16-18 April 2015

Committees
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Organising committee co-chairs:
David Manlove, University of Glasgow, UK
Baharak Rastegari, University of Glasgow, UK

Programme committee co-chairs:
Peter Biro, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
David Manlove, University of Glasgow, UK

Further information
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Web: http://www.optimalmatching.com/MATCHUP2015
Email: matchup2015@dcs.gla.ac.uk

Sponsorship
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We gratefully acknowledge financial support from SICSA (The Scottish
Informatics and Computer Science Alliance). MATCH-UP 2015 is organised
in cooperation with COST Action IC1205 on Computational Social Choice.

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[DMANET] STAR Workshop on Random Graphs, Nijmegen, 9-10 April 2015, reminder

Dear colleagues,

We hope to welcome you for a workshop on random graphs in Nijmegen on
9th and 10th of April 2015.

Our programme features plenary talks by Remco van der Hofstad
(Eindhoven), Nelly Litvak (Twente), Mathew Penrose (Bath), Andrzej
Ruciński (Poznań/Emory), Angelika Steger (ETH Zürich), and Andrew
Thomason (Cambridge).

There is no registration fee and the meeting is open to all. For
logistic purposes (especially about included meals and refreshments),
we ask that you register by email to ross.kang@gmail.com, with
specific requested details.

Opportunities to contribute short talks are available to early-career
participants, who should provide a title and abstract with their
registration. Note that some funds are earmarked for partial support
of young contributed speakers from abroad, and interested participants
should indicate their expected travel costs.

For further details, visit http://www.math.ru.nl/~rkang/SWRG2015/

Kind regards,

The organisers
(Ross Kang and Tobias Müller)

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[DMANET] CfP Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management

CfP Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management:
Special Issue on Robust Revenue Management
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Guest Editor: Prof. Catherine Cleophas, RWTH Aachen University

In 2016, a special issue of the Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management
will publish a series of papers on Robust Revenue Management.

Beyond classically considered uncertain demand, sources of uncertainty
motivating robust revenue management include capacity changes, revenue
assigned to booking classes, technical or organizational constraints
affecting the implementation of dynamic pricing, service blackouts leading
to spill between physical products, changes in the competitive situation,
or economic shocks rendering historical data obsolete. As revenue
management is applied to novel application areas, new and adapted process
requirements may create new sources of uncertainty.

The research challenge motivating this call for papers is threefold: 1.
Research is needed to identify sources of uncertainty in revenue management
beyond demand. 2. The short- and long-term impacts of uncertainty depending
on the applied revenue management concept have to be quantified. 3. Making
revenue management more robust calls for new forecast and optimization
algorithms as well as process designs.

In considering robust approaches to revenue management, authors should
explore solutions that reduce uncertainty as well as those that strive to
make the best of uncertain outcomes through increased flexiblity.
Contributors are also particularly encouraged to consider the implications
of designing robust revenue management concepts and information flows with
a view toward human decision makers and behavioral operations research.

Find the call for papers here:
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/rpm/cfp-robust_revenue_management.pdf

Deadline for submissions is 15 April 2015. Papers should be submitted by
email to catherine.cleophas@rwth-aachen.de.
The subject line of the email should read "Robust Revenue Management".

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

[DMANET] InfoSec 2015: registration deadline 3 March

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INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON INFORMATION SECURITY

InfoSec 2015

Bilbao, Spain
(please notice the change of location)

July 6-10, 2015

Organized by
Deusto University
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/InfoSec2015/

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AIM:

InfoSec 2015 will be a major research training event addressed to graduates
and postgraduates in the first steps of their academic career. With a global
scope, it aims at updating them about the most recent advances in the
critical and fast developing area of information security, which covers a
large spectrum of current exciting academic research and industrial
innovation. It refers to procedures to defend information from unauthorized
access, use, modification, recording or destruction, with a critical role to
play in order to avoid or minimize risks in the digital world. Renowned
academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the
audience.

Most information security subareas will be displayed, namely: computer
security, cryptography, privacy, cyber security, mobile security, network
security, world wide web security, fraud prevention, data protection, etc.
Main challenges of information security will be identified through 4 keynote
lectures, 33 six-hour courses, and 1 round table, which will tackle the most
active and promising topics. The organizers believe outstanding speakers
will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be
a main component of the event.

ADDRESSED TO:

Graduates and postgraduates from around the world. There are no formal
pre-requisites in terms of academic degrees. However, since there will be
differences in the course levels, specific background knowledge may be
required for some of them.

InfoSec 2015 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep
themselves updated on recent developments and future trends. They will
surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers,
industry leaders and innovators.

REGIME:

In addition to keynotes, 4 courses will run in parallel during the whole
event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they will be
willing to attend as well as to move from one to another.

VENUE:

InfoSec 2015 will take place in Bilbao, the capital of the Basque Country
region, famous for its gastronomy and the seat of the Guggenheim Museum. The
venue will be:

DeustoTech, School of Engineering
Deusto University
Avda. Universidades, 24
48014 Bilbao

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Jan Camenisch (IBM Research, Zurich), Privacy in a Digital World: a Lost
Cause?

Hao Chen (University of California, Davis), (In)security of Mobile Apps in
Untrusted Networks

Jennifer Seberry (University of Wollongong), The Global Village: the
Beginning of the Need for Computer Security [via videoconference]

Gene Tsudik (University of California, Irvine), Off-line Proximity-based
Social Networking

PROFESSORS AND COURSES:

N. Asokan (Aalto University), [intermediate] Mobile Security: Overview of
Hardware Platform Security and Considerations of Usability

Jan Camenisch (IBM Research, Zurich), [introductory/intermediate]
Technologies to Protect Online Privacy

Hao Chen (University of California, Davis), [intermediate/advanced] Security
of the Mobile App Ecosystem

Nicolas T. Courtois (University College London), [introductory/intermediate]
Security of ECDSA in Bitcoin and Crypto Currency

Claude Crépeau (McGill University, Montréal), [introductory/intermediate]
Quantum Computation, Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

Joan Daemen (ST Microelectronics Belgium, Diegem),
[introductory/intermediate] Sponge Functions, Keccak and SHA-3

Sajal K. Das (Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla),
[intermediate/advanced] Securing Cyber-Physical Systems: Challenges and
Opportunities

Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati (University of Milan),
[introductory/intermediate] Security and Privacy in the Cloud

Hervé Debar (Télécom SudParis), [introductory/intermediate] Detection and
Reaction to Attacks: from Intrusion Detection to Cyber-Defense

David Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville),
[introductory/intermediate] Secure Multiparty Computation: Techniques,
Theory, and Tools for Building Privacy-Preserving Applications

Rosario Gennaro (City University of New York), [intermediate/advanced] A
Survey of Verifiable Delegation of Computation

Trent Jaeger (Pennsylvania State University, University Park),
[intermediate/advanced] How to Add Security Enforcement to Legacy Programs

Somesh Jha (University of Wisconsin, Madison), [intermediate/advanced]
Analysis Techniques in Information Security

Antoine Joux (Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris),
[introductory/intermediate] Discrete Logarithms in Finite Fields

Marc Joye (Technicolor R&I, Los Altos), [introductory/intermediate] Secure
Public-Key Cryptosystems

Lars R. Knudsen (Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby),
[introductory/intermediate] Block Ciphers: the Workhorses in Cryptography

Songwu Lu (University of California, Los Angeles),
[introductory/intermediate] Cellular Network Security: Issues and Defenses

Catherine Meadows (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC),
[introductory/intermediate] Formal Analysis of Cryptographic Protocols

Nasir Memon (New York University), [introductory/intermediate] User
Authentication

Ethan L. Miller (University of California, Santa Cruz),
[intermediate/advanced] Securing Stored Data in a Connected World

Stefano Paraboschi (University of Bergamo), [introductory/intermediate] Data
Protection in Network-enabled Systems

Bart Preneel (KU Leuven), [introductory/intermediate] Cryptology: State of
the Art and Research Challenges

Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Catholic University of Louvain),
[introductory/intermediate] The History of RSA: from Babylon to Smart Cards

Shantanu Rane (Palo Alto Research Center), [introductory/intermediate]
Privacy-preserving Data Analytics: Problems, Solutions and Challenges

Mark Ryan (University of Birmingham), [introductory/intermediate] Designing
Security Protocols: Electronic Voting, and Electronic Mail

Rei Safavi-Naini (University of Calgary), [introductory/intermediate]
Information-theoretically Secure Communication

Stefan Saroiu (Microsoft Research, Redmond), [advanced] Protecting Data on
Smartphones and Tablets Using Trusted Computing

Milind Tambe (University of Southern California, Los Angeles),
[introductory/intermediate] Introduction to the Emerging Science of Security
Games

Gene Tsudik (University of California, Irvine), [intermediate/advanced]
Security and Privacy in Candidate Future Internet Architectures

Yang Xiao (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa), [introductory/advanced]
Security in Smart Grids

Wenyuan Xu (University of South Carolina, Columbia), [intermediate] Security
and Privacy Analysis of Embedded Systems

Yuliang Zheng (University of North Carolina, Charlotte), [introductory]
Cryptography and the Future of Money

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Adrian Horia Dediu
Carlos Martín-Vide (co-chair)
Borja Sanz (co-chair)
Florentina Lilica Voicu

REGISTRATION:

The registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/InfoSec2015/registration.php

The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is
only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be
helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course.

Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be
processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will
be closed and the on-line registration facility disabled when the capacity
of the venue will be complete. It is much recommended to register prior to
the event.

FEES:

Fees are a flat rate covering the attendance to all courses during the week.
There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the
registration deadline.

ACCOMMODATION:

Suggestions of accommodation will be provided in due time.

CERTIFICATE:

Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Deusto University
Rovira i Virgili University


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