Friday, November 21, 2014

[DMANET] ** POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS in Lyon 2015 **

** POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS in Lyon 2015 **

The Excellency Laboratory MILYON offers three post-doctoral positions in
mathematics and fundamental computer science for the academic years
2015-2017.

The candidates will do their research in one of the following laboratories:
- Unité de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (École Normale Supérieure
de Lyon)
- Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme (École Normale
Supérieure de Lyon)
- Institut Camille Jordan (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)

DESCRIPTION
These are research-only appointments (without teaching). They are
typically for two years, with possible renewal for a third year subject
to review.
Net salary: 2180 euros per month. Health coverage is included.

ELIGIBILITY
For holders of a Ph.D in mathematics or computer science obtained before
October 1st, 2015.

CALENDAR
Deadline: Thursday, January 15th, 2015, at 17:00 (Lyon local time).
Results: February 15th 2015

APPLY HERE
http://milyon.universite-lyon.fr/offres-de-post-docs/3-post-doctoral-positions-in-mathematics-and-or-computer-science--170911.kjsp?RH=MILYON-FR


For more information, visit the website Labex MILYON
http://milyon.universite-lyon.fr/

CONTACTS
For scientific matters: Grégory Vial / gregory.vial@ec-lyon.fr
Administrative contact: Carine Sevestre / sevestre@math.univ-lyon1.fr

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[DMANET] CfP (Extension of Submission Deadline) for ICITS 2015 in Lugano (International Conference on Information-theoretic Security)

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New Submission Deadline for Conference Track:

November 28, 2014

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Call for Papers: ICITS 2015
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8th International Conference on Information-theoretic Security (ICITS)
May 2-5, 2015, USI Lugano, Switzerland
www.icits2015.net


This is the eighth in a series of conferences that aims to bring together the leading researchers in the
areas of information theory, quantum information theory, and cryptography. ICITS covers all aspects of
information-theoretic security, from relevant mathematical tools to theoretical modeling to implementation.
Papers on all technical aspects of these topics are solicited for submission. Areas of interest include,
but are not restricted to:

Physical layer security / Multiparty computation / Codes, lattices, & cryptography / Authentication codes /
Randomness extraction / Cryptography from noisy channels / Wiretap channels / Bounded-storage models /
Information-theoretic reductions / Quantum cryptography / Quantum information theory / Nonlocality and
nonsignaling / Key and message rates / Secret sharing / Physical models & assumptions / Network coding
security / Adversarial channel models / Information-theoretic tools in computational settings /
Implementation challenges / Biometric security


== Important Dates ==
- Conference Track Submission Deadline: November 28, 2014
- Workshop Track Submission Deadline: December 5, 2014
- Notification of Decision: January 30, 2015
- Conference: May 2-5, 2015

== Invitited Speakers ==
- Adrian Kent (University of Cambridge, UK)
- Jesper Buus Nielsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
- Joseph M. Renes (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Daniel Wichs (Northeastern University, USA)
- Andreas Winter (Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona, Spain)


== Two Tracks: Conference and Workshop ==
As the goal of ICITS is to bring together researchers on all aspects of information-theoretic security,
it consists of two tracks with different types of contributed presentations:

- Conference Track (with proceedings): Submissions to this track must be original papers that have not
previously appeared in published form. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and will
appear in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

- Workshop Track (no proceedings): To encourage presentation of work from a variety of fields (especially
those where conference publication is unusual or makes journal publication difficult), the committee also
solicits "workshop track" papers. Accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference but will not
appear in the proceedings. Submissions to this track that have previously appeared (or are currently
submitted elsewhere) are acceptable, as long as they first appeared after January 1, 2014. Papers that
describe work in progress are also welcome. We note that the same standards of quality will apply to
conference and workshop papers.


== Conference Organization (General and Program Co-Chairs) ==
- Anja Lehmann (IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland)
- Stefan Wolf (USI Lugano, Switzerland)


== Program Committee ==
- Paulo Barreto (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- Mario Berta (Caltech, USA)
- Anne Broadbent (University of Ottawa, Canada)
- Roger Colbeck (University of York, UK)
- Paolo D'Arco (University of Salerno, Italy)
- Frederic Dupuis (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
- Stefan Dziembowski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
- Sebastian Faust (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Omar Fawzi (ENS Lyon, France)
- Peter Gazi (IST, Austria)
- Yuval Ishai (Technion, Israel)
- Anja Lehmann (IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland)
- Keith Martin (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
- Prakash Narayan (University of Maryland, USA)
- Anderson Nascimento (University of Washington Tacoma, USA)
- Koji Nuida (AIST, Japan)
- Frederique Oggier (NTU, Singapore)
- Claudio Orlandi (Aarhus University, Denmark)
- Carles Padro (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain)
- Rei Safavi-Naini (University of Calgary, Canada)
- Marco Tomamichel (University of Sidney, Australia)
- Stefan Wolf (USI Lugano, Switzerland)
- Mark Zhandry (Stanford University, USA)


== Instruction for Authors ==
- Conference Track: Submissions must not substantially duplicate work published elsewhere or submitted in
parallel to a journal or any other conference/workshop that has proceedings. The submission must be
anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, or obvious references. The length of the submission must be
at most 12 pages excluding bibliography and appendices. The text must be in a single column format, use at
least 11- point fonts, and have reasonable margins. The submission should begin with a title and a short
abstract. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a
non-specialist reader. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the paper should be
intelligible without them. Submissions should preferably be in PDF format. Instructions on how to submit
will be provided on the web site.

- Workshop Track: Authors may submit a paper published elsewhere or an original manuscript. As with the
conference track, submissions should begin with a title and short abstract followed by an introduction that
summarizes the contributions at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Information about
previous publication, if any, should be indicated on the first page of the submission. Beyond these
guidelines no specific format is required. In particular, (a) papers previously published elsewhere may be
submitted in their published form provided bibliographic information is clearly indicated; (b) short
summaries of works available in other venues or online (on the arXiv or IACR eprint) are acceptable;
(c) original submissions may be left anonymous at the discretion of the authors. (Previously published
submissions cannot be anonymous.)


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[DMANET] AutoMathA 2015: Announcement and Call for Survey Lectures

Announcement and Call for Survey Lectures

AutoMathA 2015
Jewels of Automata: from Mathematics to Applications

Leipzig, May 6--9, 2015
www.automatha.uni-leipzig.de


The conference AutoMathA 2015 will survey a wide picture of
research in automata theory and related mathematical fields.
It will consist of 24 invited lectures which will describe
significant progress over the past years, and will be a
meeting point for both young and senior researchers to learn
and to discuss about automata theory, its connections with
mathematics and its applications.

This event is a follow-up of the multidisciplinary programme
Automata: from Mathematics to Applications (AutoMathA, 2005--2010)
of the European Science Foundation and of its final conference
"Highlights of AutoMathA" in Vienna 2010.


*Invited speakers*

Mikolaj Bojanczyk (Warsaw)
Patricia Bouyer-Decitre (Cachan)
Thomas Brihaye (Mons)
Thomas Colcombet (Paris)
Volker Diekert (Stuttgart)
Michael Elberfeld (Aachen)
Paul Gastin (Cachan)
Artur Jez (Saarbruecken)
Markus Lohrey (Siegen)
Cyril Nicaud (Marne-la-Vallee)
Thomas Schwentick (Dortmund)
Marinella Sciortino (Palermo)
Moshe Vardi (Houston)
James Worrell (Oxford)


*Program Committee*

Jorge Almeida (Porto)
Veronique Bruyere (Mons)
Manfred Droste (Leipzig)
Soren Eilers (Copenhagen)
Zoltan Esik (Szeged)
Marcin Jurdzinski (Warwick)
Juhani Karhumaeki (Turku)
Werner Kuich (Wien)
Filippo Mignosi (Aquila)
Damian Niwinski (Warsaw)
Jean-Eric Pin (Paris)
Olivier Serre (Paris)
Jeffrey Shallit (Waterloo)
Wolfgang Thomas (Aachen)
Mikhail Volkov (Ekaterinburg)
Igor Walukiewicz (Bordeaux)
Thomas Wilke (Kiel)


*Call for Survey Lectures*

The conference intends to have 24 lectures.
Presently, there are 10 open slots, and applications
for surveys are invited.

All lectures will have the same length of about 50 minutes
and will deal with significant progress over the past years.
They will serve as surveys on such recent work, not necessarily
focusing only on work of the speaker. There will be only
informal proceedings (with slides or texts); so the results
presented are usually already published (or accepted) elsewhere.

Submissions can be short abstracts with references,
outlines of talks or pointers to papers to be covered
in a lecture.

Please send your submission to:
automatha@informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Deadline for submissions: Jan 31, 2015
Notification: Feb 28, 2015


*Registration*

Due to support by the German Research Foundation (DFG),
this conference is *fee-free*.

However, registration is mandatory for participation.
Please send your name, affiliation and intended length of stay to:
automatha@informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Deadline for registration: March 15, 2015

Participants with few support from their institutions can apply
for limited support. Applications should be sent to
automatha@informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Deadline for applications for financial support: Feb 28, 2015


*Contact*

Manfred Droste: droste@informatik.uni-leipzig.deor
Werner Kuich: kuich@tuwien.ac.ator
Jean-Eric Pin: Jean-Eric.Pin@liafa.univ-paris-diderot.fror
Wolfgang Thomas: thomas@automata.rwth-aachen.de

*Further information*

http://www.automatha.uni-leipzig.de
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

[DMANET] CFP: ISSRMET2015 | Dubai | Information System Security, Risk Management, and E-Commerce Transactions

The International Conference on Information System Security, Risk
Management, and E-Commerce Transactions (ISSRMET2015)

March 04-06, 2015 » Dubai, UAE

Islamic Azad University, IAU, UAE Branch

Conference website: http://goo.gl/nyYJ4Y

Conference email: issrmet15@sdiwc.net


All registered papers will be included in SDIWC Digital Library
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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.

RESEARCH TOPICS ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

-Information System Security
-Risk Management
-E-Commerce Transactions
-Telecommunication and Networks
-Data Resource Management
-Information Security Models
-Network Monitoring
-Information Classification Methods
-Security, Ethical, and Social Challenges
-Cyber Security Models
-Cyber Security Risk Evaluation
-Artificial Intelligence Technologies in Business
-Using Information Technology for Strategic Advantages
-Access Control Mechanisms and Data Classification
-Information Technology Security Evaluation Criteria
-Data Classification and Clustering
-Security and Robustness in Wireless Networks
-Intelligent Database Security
-Cloud Computing Security Issues and Challenges
-Information Redundancy in Cloud Computing
-Cloud Computing Security Management
-Cloud Computing Security Issues and its Challenges
-Digital Right Management and Multimedia Protection
-Electronic Fund Transfer
-Supply Chain Management
-Internet Marketing
-Online Transaction Processing
-Electronic Data Interchange and the Barriers for
-Implementation Inventory Management
-Automated Data Collection Systems
-Customer Relationship Management
-Enterprise Business Systems
-Decision Support Systems
-Secure Electronic Transaction in E-Commerce
-E-Commerce Security Protocols

and many more...

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

Best selected 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)

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

- Researchers are encouraged to submit their work electronically. Full
paper must be submitted (Abstracts are not acceptable).
- Submitted paper should not exceed 15 pages, including illustrations. All
papers must be without page numbers.
- Papers should be submitted electronically as pdf format without author(s)
name.
- Paper submission link: http://goo.gl/O10cBV

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission Date: The submission is open from now until Feb. 10 , 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 2-3 weeks from the submission date
Camera Ready Submission: open from now until Feb. 24, 2015
Last Day for Registration: open from now until Feb. 25, 2015
Conference Dates: March 04-06, 2015

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[DMANET] CFP: EBECEGC2015 | Dubai | Electrical and Bio-medical Engineering, Clean Energy and Green Computing

The International Conference on Electrical and Bio-medical Engineering,
Clean Energy and Green Computing (EBECEGC2015)

January 28-30, 2015 » Dubai, UAE
Islamic Azad University, IAU, UAE Branch

http://sdiwc.net/conferences/ebecegc2015/

ebecegc15@sdiwc.net

All registered papers will be included in SDIWC Digital Library
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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.

RESEARCH TOPICS ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

***Electrical/ Bio-medical Engineering
-Robotics and Atomization Engineering
-Signal Integrity Design for High-Speed Digital Systems
-Speech Recognition, Analysis and Synthesis
-Mobile Communication Technology and Wireless Sensor Networks
-Computer-Aided Surgery
-Data Compression and Watermarking
-Health Care Information Systems
-Healthcare Information Systems, Telemedicine
-Image Processing
-Information Security and Cryptography
-Expert Systems Internet and Web Solutions for Healthcare
-Mobile Computing and Security
-Modeling, Simulation, Systems and Control
-Modulation, Coding, and Channel Analysis
-Multimedia Signal Processing
-Natural Language Processing
-Neural Networks
-Parallel Programming & Processing
-Artificial Intelligence
-Pattern Analysis for Biomedical applications
-Neuroimaging
-Biochemical Engineering and Applications
-Bio-medical Electronics
-Computer Aided and Automated Diagnosis
-Brain-Computer Interfaces
-Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications
-Bionics and Biological Cybernetics
-Bioinformatics & Biomedical Imaging
-Biomedical Signal Processing
-Brain-Computer Interfacing and Human–Computer
-Interfacing
-Bioinstrumentation: Sensors, Micro, Nano and Wearable Technologies

***Clean Energy/Green Computing
-Biofuel and Energy from Waste Materials
-Bioinformatics and Scientific Computing
-Climate and Eco System Monitoring
-Data Modeling for Cloud-Based Networks
-Efficient Energy generation and distribution
-Electrical Vehicles and Smart Grid
-Energy Efficiency
-Energy Minimization in Cluster-Based Wireless Sensor Networks
-Energy Usage of High Performance System
-Energy and Environmental Sustainability in Information Systems and Network
-Hydrogen and Energy Storage
-Life Cycle Analysis of IT Equipment
-Low-power Electronics and Systems
-Memory Energy Optimizations in Smartphones
-Power Efficient Hardware
-Power and Energy Profiling and Metrics
-Power-Aware Algorithms and Protocols
-Power-Aware Software and Hardware
-Reducing Energy Consumption in Wireless Sensor Network
-Renewable Energy and Transport
-Renewable Energy models and Prediction
-Smart Grids and Micro Grids
-Smart Transportation and Manufacturing
-Smart Buildings and Urban Development
-Solar Power Generation
-Thermal-Aware Power Optimization Techniques for Servers and Data Centers
-Using IT to reduce Carbon Emissions
-Wind Power Generation
-Wind, Wave, and Solar Energy
-Zero Carbon Urban design

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

Best selected 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
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PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

- Researchers are encouraged to submit their work electronically. Full
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- Submitted paper should not exceed 15 pages, including illustrations. All
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- Papers should be submitted electronically as pdf format without author(s)
name.
- Paper submission link:
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/ebecegc2015/openconf/openconf.php

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission Deadline The submission is open from now until Jan. 08, 2015
Notification of Acceptance 2-3 weeks from the submission date
Camera Ready Submission Open from now until Jan. 18, 2015
Registration Deadline Open from now until Jan. 18, 2015
Conference Dates January 28-30, 2015

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[DMANET] CFP: 18th IEEE Global Internet Symposium (GI 2015) - Hong Kong, April 27-May 1, 2015

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The 18th IEEE Global Internet Symposium (GI 2015)
http://gi2015.ist.osaka-u.ac.jp/index.html

in conjunction with IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2015)
HONG KONG, April 27-May 1, 2015

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The Global Internet (GI) Symposium is the flagship event established and organized by the Internet Technical Committee (ITC), a joint committee of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and the Internet Society (ISOC).

The 18th IEEE Global Internet Symposium will be collocated with IEEE Infocom 2015. All relevant dates, location, and travel information are available from the IEEE Infocom 2015 conference site: http://infocom2015.ieee-infocom.org/
The IEEE Global Internet Symposium aims to provide a top forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss advances in Internet related technologies. The focus of the symposium is on experimental systems and emerging future Internet technologies, and especially on scaling such systems to a global scale. Research on understanding Internet protocols, services, and applications at global scale is also encouraged. The Program Committee also welcomes position papers (which should be clearly marked as such).


TOPICS OF INTEREST:

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, including, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

- Routing, switching, and addressing
- Resource management and quality of service
- Software defined networks and network programming
- Content delivery and management
- Energy awareness
- Next generation network architectures
- Distributed Internet applications including games, VoIP, and video conferencing
- Online social networking
- Peer To Peer networks
- Novel applications and new paradigms
- Internet measurement, modeling, and visualization
- Large scale network operation and performance monitoring
- Privacy and/or security issues on the Internet
- Anomaly, intrusion and attack detection
- Interface among networking, communications and information theory
- Applications of network science in communication networks
- Economic aspects of the Internet


IMPORTANT DATES:

- Paper submission: 23rd December 2014, 11:59 PM PST
- Notification of acceptance: 15th February 2014
- Final manuscripts due: TBA.
- Symposium: April 27, 2015


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera ready format (doublecolumn,10pt font) and must be submitted via EDAS as PDF files: http://edas.info/N18949 The manuscripts must be no longer than 6 pages. The Program Committee reserves the right to not review papers that violate these formatting rules. Submitted papers must not have been previously published, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers will be reviewed and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation. All accepted papers must be presented at the symposium by one of the authors.

GI 2015 will select an accepted paper for the best paper award.


COMMITTEES:

Steering Committee:

- Jaime Lloret Mauri, Chair (Politechnic Univ. of Valencia, Spain)
- Xiaoming Fu (University of Goettingen, DE)
- Marcelo Bagnulo Braun (UC3M, Spain)
- J�rg Ott (Aalto U., Finland)
- Colin Perkins (U. Glasgow, UK)
- Jun Li (University of Oregon, USA)

Program Committee Chairs:

- Toru Hasegawa (Osaka University, Japan)
- Jangchuan Liu (Simon Fraser University, USA)

Publicity Chair:

- Sandra Sendra (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)

Web Chair:

- Yuki Koizumi (Osaka University, Japan)

Technical Program Committee:

- TBD

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[DMANET] [Deadline Extension] CFP COMCOM, Elsevier: SI on Security and Privacy in Unified Communications: Challenges and Solutions, Manuscript Due November 21, 2014

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Manuscript submission: extended to November 21, 2014

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*Call for Papers*

Computer Communications Journal, Elsevier
(Current Impact Factor: 1.352)

Special Issue on:
Security and Privacy in Unified Communications: Challenges and Solutions

Direct Link:
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computer-communications/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-security-and-privacy-in-unified-communicati/

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Unified Communications (UC) merge different communication
technologies, types of products, and services, from various
manufacturers, operators, and countries, following diverse policies
and standards. Specifically, in the context of UC, a range of
communication tools are integrated in a way that both corporations and
individuals are able to manage all their communications in one entity
instead of doing it disjointly. It is therefore said that UC bridges
the opening between the various computer related communication
technologies and Voice over IP (VoIP). However, this high level of
heterogeneity expands the risks related to security and privacy that
stakeholders should deal with. To eliminate or even prevent the
increasing threats to end-users and operators, it is important to
explore this growing and timely research topic.
This feature topic will benefit the research community towards
identifying challenges and disseminating the latest methodologies and
solutions to UC security and privacy issues. Its objective is to
publish high-quality articles presenting open issues, algorithms,
protocols, policies, frameworks, standards, and solutions for UC
related to security and privacy. Only technical papers describing
previously unpublished, original, state-of-the-art research, and not
currently under review by a conference or a journal will be
considered. Reviews and case studies which address state-of-art
research and state-of-practice industry experiences are also welcomed.
We solicit papers in a variety of topics related to unified
communications security and privacy, including, but not limited to:

- Authorization and access control for UC services
- Denial of service prevention schemes for UC
- Reliability and availability issues on UC
- Penetration testing, intrusion detection and prevention
- End-to-end security solutions
- Cryptographic protocols for UC
- Voice security
- Signaling security and privacy
- Multimedia application security and privacy analysis
- Multimedia communication platforms vulnerabilities and attacks
- Security and privacy in mobile communication services
- Smartphone multimedia apps security and privacy
- Social networking security and privacy
- Testbed and case studies for secure and private UC services
- Trust establishment in UC
- IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) security
- Privacy and identity management
- Privacy enhancing technologies for UC
- Privacy models for UC
- Security and privacy assessment for UC
- Security policies
- Auditing, verification, and validation of UC services
- Risk analysis and management
- Cyber-security issues affecting UC
- Protection of UC as a Critical Information Infrastructure
- VoIP peering security issues

All received submissions will be sent out for peer review by at least
two experts in the field and evaluated with respect to relevance to
the special issue, level of innovation, depth of contributions, and
quality of presentation. Guest editors will make an initial
determination of the suitability and scope of all submissions. Papers
that either lack originality, clarity in presentation or fall outside
the scope of the special issue will not be sent for review and the
authors will be promptly informed in such cases. Submitted papers must
not be under consideration by any other journal or publication.


Schedule

Manuscript submission deadline (extended): November 21, 2014
Pre-notification (first round): January 30, 2015
Final-notification (second round): April 3, 2015
Publication of special issue: 2015 (Tentative)


Submission Details

Authors should follow the instructions available at
http://ees.elsevier.com/comcom - kindly click the "Guide for Authors"
link in the top box on the right side. When submitting the article,
select "UC Security and Privacy" in the "Select an Article Type" box
in the submission process.


Guest Editors

Georgios Karopoulos
Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy
e-mail: georgios.karopoulos@jrc.ec.europa.eu

Georgios Portokalidis
Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
e-mail: gportoka@stevens.edu

Josep Domingo-Ferrer
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia
e-mail: josep.domingo@urv.cat

Ying-Dar Lin
National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan
e-mail: ydlin@cs.nctu.edu.tw

Dimitris Geneiatakis
Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy
e-mail: dimitrios.geneiatakis@jrc.ec.europa.eu

Georgios Kambourakis
University of the Aegean, Greece
e-mail: gkamb@aegean.gr

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[DMANET] Doctoral position in Combinatorics/Vienna

Doctoral position in Combinatorics
University of Vienna, Austria

A doctoral position in Combinatorics at the University of Vienna is
available. The position is within the framework of a START project
funded by the Austrian Science Foundation FWF and deals with recent
topics in enumerative and algebraic combinatorics as wells as
statistical physics.

Successful candidates will join the combinatorics group
http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~kratt/comb.html

The position comes with substantial travel funding and is available from
January 1, 2015 (negotiable). There is no obligation to teach.

Applications, including CV, letter of motivation, a PDF file of the
master/diploma thesis and the name of one reference with her/his
email-address, should be sent to

Ilse Fischer
ilse.fischer at univie.ac.at
http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~ifischer/

and will be considered until the position is filled.

For further informations do not hesitate to contact Ilse Fischer.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

[DMANET] Postdoctoral Research Associate in Algorithmic Game Theory at the University of Liverpool

A postdoctoral position in Algorithmic Game Theory is available at the University of Liverpool funded by the EPSRC research project
entitled "Worst-Case Guarantees in Auction Design" (Principal Investigator: Giorgos Christodoulou).

Closing Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:00 GMT

Job Ref: R-586803

Informal enquiries to Giorgos Christodoulou (gchristo@liv.ac.uk)

For more information visit

http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/research/r-586803/



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

[DMANET] PhD scholarships at Monash University (combinatorics, random graphs)

Outstanding candidates are sought for PhD scholarships in combinatorics,
in particular random graph theory, random networks and probabilistic
combinatorics. The scholarships are associated with the Australian
Laureate Fellowship held by Nick Wormald, at Monash University in
Melbourne, Australia.

This area of pure mathematics uses graph theory, probability theory and
some analytic methods. It is of fundamental interest in understanding
the nature of random structures such as models of the world wide web or
other large networks and are also interrelated to asymptotic enumeration
of structures such as graphs. There are growing numbers of applications
in algorithmic Computer Science, and results in the area can lead to
novel algorithms for practical problems, or to new understanding of the
inherent difficulties of the computational solutions of problems. See
http://users.monash.edu.au/~nwormald/ for more information on recent
research.

Successful applicants will join in the activities of the School of
Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, and interact with the
University's very active Discrete Mathematics group
(http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~gfarr/research/res-gp-mtgs.html).

Candidates should have an honours degree or equivalent in pure
mathematics or a closely associated discipline. Experience with graphs,
discrete probability and/or complex analysis and measure theory are
highly advantageous.

The scholarships cover living allowance, as well as being able to cover
tuition fees in the case of International students.

Application method: by 15 December 2014, send an email to Nick Wormald
<nicholas.wormald@monash.edu> including:

* your academic transcript (of all subjects studied and marks obtained),
* a brief CV, including publications if any, and
* a list with full contact details of at least two (preferably three)
referees, mentioning their relationship to you.

For further enquiries, email Nick Wormald <nicholas.wormald@monash.edu>.
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[DMANET] Special issue of ITOR dedicated to Distance Geometry

Call for Papers: special issue of ITOR on Distance Geometry

Post-proceedings issue on the "Many Faces of Distances" workshop
(http://www.ime.unicamp.br/workshop_distances/) held at IMECC,
University of Campinas, Brazil, in Oct. 2014.

Guest Editors:
Carlile Lavor^a, Marcelo Firer^a, Jose Mario Martinez^a and Leo Liberti^b
^a: IMECC, University of Campinas, Brazil
^b: CNRS LIX, Ecole Polytechnique, France

The International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR) journal
(Wiley) will publish a special issue dedicated to the "Many Faces of
Distances" workshop, organized at IMECC, University of Campinas, in
October 2014.

The aim of this issue is to bring together contributions in
multidisciplinary fields, considering mathematical and computational
problems related to the concept of distance arising from different
areas of knowledge and applications. The topics of interest are
theory, algorithms, and applications of the concept of distance
related, but not limited, to the following areas:
- Astronomy;
- Big data;
- Coding theory;
- Computer networks;
- Data visualization;
- Geometric structures;
- Graph theory;
- Molecular structure;
- Nanostructures;
- Pattern recognition;
- Psychology;
- Robotics;
- Statistics;
- Theory of Distance Geometry.

Although we strongly encourage the submission of papers presented at
the workshop on "Many Faces of Distances", this Call for Papers is
also open to the entire community of academics and practitioners in
Operations Research and in the the above areas.

All papers will be peer-reviewed according to the editorial policy of
ITOR (http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118505725/home),
published by the International Federation of Operational Research
Societies (IFORS). Papers should be original, unpublished, and not
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. They should
be prepared according to the instructions to authors that can be found
on the journal's homepage. Authors should upload their contributions
using the submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itor,
indicating in their cover letter that the paper is intended for this
special issue. The deadline for submissions is February 28,
2015. Other inquiries should be sent directly to any of the Guest

Editors in charge of this issue: Carlile Lavor
(clavor@ime.unicamp.br), Marcelo Firer (mfirer@ime.unicamp.br), Jose
Mario Martinez (martinez@ime.unicamp.br), or Leo Liberti
(leoliberti@yahoo.com).
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[DMANET] Two positions in algorithms/optimization

[The English version can be found below]

Die Abteilung Algorithmik des Departments für Informatik der Technischen
Universität Braunschweig (http://www.tu-bs.de) bietet unter der Leitung von
Prof. Dr. Sándor P. Fekete (http://www.ibr.cs.tu-bs.de/users/fekete) eine
breite Palette von Forschungsaktivitäten, die von theoretischer
Grundlagenforschung bis zur praktischen Anwendung reichen.
Ab sofort sind bei uns zwei Stellen für Informatiker(innen) oder Mathematiker(innen)
neu zu besetzen. Das genaue Startdatum ist verhandelbar.

Wir suchen

zwei Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter(innen) (TV-L 13),

als Postdocs oder zur Promotion.

Die Besoldung liegt aktuell zwischen 3360 und 4860 Euro brutto im Monat,
je nach Erfahrung und bisheriger Anstellung.

Wir bieten die Möglichkeit, die wissenschaftlichen Laufbahn zu
erweitern und zu vertiefen (ggf. im Rahmen eines Promotionsvorhabens)
und dabei an einem breiten Spektrum wissenschaftlicher Aktivitäten und
Projekte teilzunehmen. Als Mitglied der Arbeitsgruppe sind Sie Teil eines
motivierten Teams, das eine Vielzahl von internationalen wissenschaftlichen
Kontakten und Aktivitäten in Algorithmik (z.B. Computational Geometrie)
und Optimierung unterhält.

Zu Ihren Pflichten gehört die Durchführung und Organisation von
Lehrveranstaltungen. Daher ist eine sehr gute Beherrschung der deutschen
Sprache zwingend erforderlich; darüber hinaus sollten gute Englischkenntnisse
vorhanden sein. Wir suchen nach Bewerbern/Bewerberinnen mit einem
Überdurchschnittlichen Abschluss in Informatik oder Mathematik (Promotion
bzw. Master oder äquivalenter Abschluss, z.B. deutsches Diplom). Solide
Kenntnisse in Optimierung und Algorithmen werden vorausgesetzt. Bewerber
sollten die Fähigkeit und das Interesse mitbringen, an verschiedensten Arten
wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens teilzunehmen, die von der Entwicklung neuer Ideen
bis hin zu deren praktischer Umsetzung reichen. Darüber hinaus erwarten wir
einen gesunden Teamgeist, da uns die gute Atmosphäre in der Abteilung sehr
wichtig ist.

Die TU Braunschweig strebt eine Erhöhung ihres Frauenanteils an und fordert daher Frauen
ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden
bei gleicher Qualifikation bevorzugt. Ein Nachweis ist beizufügen.

Bitte senden sie ihre detaillierte Bewerbung bis zum
16. Dezember 2014
mit den üblichen Dokumenten an

Prof. Dr. Sándor Fekete
Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Institut fuer Betriebssysteme und Rechnerverbund
Abteilung Algorithmik
Muehlenpfordtstrasse 23
38106 Braunschweig
Germany

fax: +49 531 391 3109

Bewerbungen in elektronischer Form (in Form einer PDF-Datei
mit allen Dokumenten) sind willkommen.
Bei Fragen kontaktieren sie bitte Ute Marchot
per Email (u.marchot at tu-bs.de)
oder Telefon (+49 531 391 3110).

18. November 2014

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English version:

The Algorithms Group in the Department of Computer Science at
Braunschweig Institute of Technology (http://www.tu-bs.de) in Germany
offers a wide range of interdisciplinary research activities. The
group, headed by Professor Dr. Sandor P. Fekete
(http://www.ibr.cs.tu-bs.de/users/fekete) has two vacancies
for computer scientists or mathematicians, with a negotiable start date.

We are looking for two scientific employees,
either as postdoctoral research associates
or as PhD students .
Pay is according to TV-L 13, currently between 3360 and 4860 Euros
gross per month, depending on previous experience and employment.

Duties include participation in teaching activities, so proficiency in
German is a must, sufficient knowledge of English desired. In addition,
researchers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of
research activities.

We are looking for applicants with an above-average degree in mathematics or computer science
(PhD degree, resp. Master's degree or equivalent, e.g. German Diploma),
who have a solid knowledge in optimization and algorithms (e.g., Computational Geometry),
an interest in and a capability for a wide range of scientific work (from developing ideas
all the way to their practical realization), an open mind for the other activities of our department,
and a healthy team spirit.

We are offering an opportunity to enhance and deepen the scientific record
(to candidates with a doctorate) or pursue a doctoral degree (to Ph.D. candidates),
as well as the participation in exciting interdisciplinary projects that span all the
way from basic research in algorithms to its practical and technical application.
As a member of our group, you will be part of a motivated team that maintains
various interdisciplinary and international contacts and activities.

Among applicants with equal qualifications, handicapped persons will
be given preference. The Braunschweig Institute of Technology is an
equal-opportunity employer and encourages women to apply.

Please send your detailed application by
** December 16, 2014 **

with the usual documents to:

Prof.Dr. Sandor Fekete
Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Institut fuer Betriebssysteme und Rechnerverbund
Abteilung Algorithmik
Muehlenpfordtstrasse 23
38106 Braunschweig
Germany

fax: +49 531 391 3109

Electronic applications (with all documents in a single PDF file) are welcome.
If there are questions, please contact Ute Marchot
via mail (u.marchot "at" tu-bs.de) or
phone (+49 531 391 3110).

November 18, 2014
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[DMANET] ALIO/EURO 2014 - Call for Participation

VIII ALIO/EURO Workshop on Applied Combinatorial Optimization
Montevideo, Uruguay, December 8-10, 2014
http://www.fing.edu.uy/en/alio-euro-2014

The ALIO/EURO Workshop on Applied Combinatorial Optimization series is a
triennial event jointly promoted by the Association of
Latin-Iberoamerican Operational Research Societies (ALIO) and the
Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO), both
within the International Federation of Operational Research Societies
(IFORS). The main purpose of the event is to bring together Latin
American and European researchers and to stimulate activities and
discussions about methods and applications in the field of combinatorial
optimization. Researchers from other regions worldwide are also welcome.
The 2014 edition of the workshop is organized by the Operations Research
Department of the Computer Science Institute, Faculty of Engineering,
Universidad de la República, Uruguay. The event will be held at Edificio
Polifuncional José Luis Massera, next to the Faculty of Engineering.
This is a central location with full access to services such as
transportation, lodging and restaurants. The surroundings of the
conference venue offer a pleasant environment, including Parque Rodó and
the riverside of Río de la Plata.

The academic program comprises more than 70 contributions organized in
two parallel tracks, including the following topics: Metaheuristics,
Polyhedral Combinatorics, Hybrid Heuristics, Branch and Cut and Price,
Graphs and Theoretical Aspects, Transportation and Logistics, Vehicle
Routing, Scheduling, Network Flows and Packing, Natural Resource
Management, Energy Sector and Other Applications. Moreover, the workshop
includes plenary talks by the following keynote speakers:

- Michel Gendreau, CIRRELT and Département de mathématiques et de génie
industriel, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
- Thomas Stützle, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
- Andres Weintraub, Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad
de Chile, Chile

Registration is open through the form available at the workshop website.

Hope to see you in Montevideo !

The Organizing Committee

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[DMANET] Stellenausschreibung wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Informatik Koeln

Institut für Informatik


Das Institut für Informatik, Arbeitsgruppe Professor Dr. Rainer Schrader
sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt, zunächst befristet bis zum
31.12.2016, eine/n


Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in

Entgeldgruppe TVL 13 (39,83 Wochenstunden)


Wir suchen eine Hochschulabsolventin oder einen Hochschulabsolventen der
Mathematik oder Informatik. Erwartet werden gute Kenntnisse der
Algorithmik und der Mathematik des Operations Research, insbesondere
diskrete Mathemaik und Optimierung, sowie Interesse an den
Fragestellungen der Mathematik und Informatik.


Aufgabe der Stelleninhaberin/ des Stelleninhabers ist die Unterstützung
der Arbeit der Arbeitsgruppe, insbesondere die Betreuung der Studenten,
das Abhalten von Übungen und die Mitarbeit an Forschungsprojekten.


Wir bieten eine optimale Arbeitsumgebung in einem netten Team. Durch die
interdisziplinäre Zusammensetzung unserer Arbeitsgruppe ergeben sich
darüber hinaus interessante Berührungspunkte zu anderen Fachrichtungen.


Die Möglichkeit zur Promotion ist ebenfalls geboten.


Einstellungsvoraussetzung ist ein abgeschlossenes Master- oder
Diplomstudium der Informatik, Mathematik oder Wirtschaftsmathematik.
Erwünscht sind fundierte Kenntnisse in einer höheren Programmiersprache
sowie Begeisterungsfähigkeit und Kommunikationsstärke.


Bewerbungen schwerbehinderter Menschen sind besonders willkommen.
Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt.
Bewerbung von Frauen werden ausdrücklich erwünscht. Frauen werden bei
gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung bevorzugt
berücksichtigt, sofern nicht in der Person eines Mitbewerbers liegende
Gründe überwiegen.


Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen erbitten wir möglichst per Email
bis zum 15.12.2014 an:


Annette Koenen

Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Rainer Schrader

Institut für Informatik

Universität zu Köln

Weyertal 80, 50931 Köln

Tel.: (0221) 470-6030

koenen@zpr.uni-koeln.de


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Monday, November 17, 2014

[DMANET] OPODIS 2014 - **Early Registration Deadline Extended** - Call for Participation

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OPODIS 2014 Call for Participation
18th Int. Conf. on the Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS)
16-19 December 2014
Cortina, Italy
http://opodis2014.dis.uniroma1.it/
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*** NOTE: Reduced early registration fees have been extended through November 22nd! ***

You are kindly invited to participate in the 18th International Conference on the Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS).OPODIS is an open forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge on distributed computing and distributed computer systems. All aspects of distributed systems are within the scope of OPODIS, including theory, specification, design, performance, and system building. OPODIS is traditionally strong in the theoretical aspects of distributed systems; furthermore, OPODIS is expanding its coverage to include the overlap between theoretical solutions and practical implementations, as well as experimentation and quantitative assessments.

The conference will take place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy's premier mountain resort, is exclusively positioned in the breathtaking UNESCO World Natural Heritage Dolomites, one of the most beautiful and unique alpine regions in the world. A Best of the Alps resort and a symbol of style, fashion and the Italian way of life, Cortina is the perfect destination for those who seek a truly special experience where natural beauty, culture, tradition, art, food and wine fuse together in pure joie de vivre. The spectacular scenery and full range of alpine sports and outdoor activities offered by this bustling mountain town, host to world-cups and international championships, attract nature lovers and sports enthusiasts during all seasons. OPODIS will be hosted at the Splendid Hotel Venezia located in the very hearth of Cortina.

For travel arrangements, please check
http://opodis2014.dis.uniroma1.it/venue.html

Online registration is available at
http://opodis2014.dis.uniroma1.it/registration.html

Contact us at opodis@dis.uniroma1.it
http://opodis2014.dis.uniroma1.it/


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INVITED TALK:
> Lorenzo Alvisi (University of Texas at Austin), "Salt: Combining ACID and BASE in a Distributed Database"

TUTORIALS
> Christian Cachin (IBM Zurich), "Integrity, Consistency, and Verification of Remote Computation"
> Yann Busnel (Crest - Ensai, Rennes & LINA - University of Nantes), "Distributed Large-Scale Data Stream Analysis"

TECHNICAL PROGRAM
> Presentations of 32 full research papers

WORKSHOP
> Second Workshop on Distributed Computing: Computability and Complexity

Further details on the program are available at
http://opodis2014.dis.uniroma1.it/program.html


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Accepted Papers
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Tomoko Izumi, Sayaka Kamei and Yukiko Yamauchi
Approximation Algorithms for the Set Cover Formation by Oblivious Mobile Robots

Zohir Bouzid, Eli Gafni and Petr Kuznetsov
Strong Equivalence Relations for Iterated Models

Yuichi Sudo, Fukuhito Ooshita, Hirotsugu Kakugawa and Toshimitsu Masuzawa
Loosely-stabilizing Leader Election on Arbitrary Graphs in Population Protocols

Matthieu Barjon, Arnaud Casteigts, Serge Chaumette, Colette Johnen and Yessin M. Neggaz
Maintaining a Spanning Forest in Highly Dynamic Networks: The Synchronous Case

Uri Abraham and Gal Amram
On the Mailbox Problem

Wojciech Wawrzyniak, Edyta Szynanska, Marcin Witkowski, Andrzej Czygrinow and Michal Hanckowiak
Distributed approximation of minimum k-dominating set in planar graphs.

Avery Miller and Andrzej Pelc
Tradeoffs Between Cost and Information for Rendezvous and Treasure Hunt

Pierre Sutra, Etienne Rivière and Pascal Felber
A Practical Distributed Universal Construction with Unknown Participants

Paola Flocchini, Giuseppe Prencipe, Nicola Santoro and Giovanni Viglietta
Solving the Uniform Circle Formation Problem

Rati Gelashvili, Mohsen Ghaffari, Jerry Li and Nir Shavit
On the Importance of Registers for Computability

Pierre Fraigniaud, Sergio Rajsbaum, Matthieu Roy and Corentin Travers
Opinion Number of Set-Agreement

Michel Raynal, Julien Stainer and Gadi Taubenfeld
Distributed Universality

Panagiota Fatourou, Eleni Kanellou, Eleftherios Kosmas and Md Forhad Rabbi
WFR-TM: Knowledge of Past, Understanding of Future, and Perseverance in Present

Christian Cachin and Olga Ohrimenko
Verifying the Consistency of Remote Untrusted Services with Commutative Operations

Elli Androulaki, Christian Cachin, Dan Dobre and Marko Vukolic
Erasure-Coded Byzantine Storage with Separate Metadata

Bogdan S. Chlebus, Gianluca De Marco and Dariusz R. Kowalski
Scalable Wake-up of Multi-Channel Single-Hop Radio Networks

Ahmed Hassan, Roberto Palmieri and Binoy Ravindran
On Developing Optimistic Transactional Lazy Set

Alexandru Turcu, Sebastiano Peluso, Roberto Palmieri and Binoy Ravindran
Be General and Don't Give Up Consistency in Geo-Replicated Transactional Systems

Nhan Nguyen, Philippas Tsigas and Håkan Sundell
ParMarkSplit: A Parallel Mark-Split Garbage Collector Based on a Lock-Free Skip-List

Tamas Lukovszki and Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide
Fast Collisionless Pattern Formation by Anonymous, Position-Aware Robots

Sandeep S Kulkarni, Murat Demirbas, Deepak Madeppa, Bharadwaj Avva and Marcelo Leone
Logical Physical Clocks and Consistent Snapshots in Globally Distributed Databases

Odorico Mendizabal, Parisa Jalili Marandi, Fernando Luís Dotti and Fernando Pedone
Recovery in Parallel State-Machine Replication

Dana Drachsler-Cohen and Erez Petrank
LCD: Local Combining on Demand

Kenneth Platz, Neeraj Mittal and S. Venkatesan
Practical Concurrent Unrolled Linked Lists Using Lazy Synchronization

Delbot François, Laforest Christian and Rovedakis Stephane
Self-stabilizing algorithms for connected vertex cover and clique decomposition problems

Henry Tan, Chris Wacek, Calvin Newport and Micah Sherr
A Disruption-Resistant MAC Layer for Multichannel Wireless Networks

Shay Kutten and Chhaya Trehan
Fast and Compact Distributed Verification and Self-Stabilization of a DFS Tree

Zahra Aghazadeh and Philipp Woelfel
Space- and Time-Efficient Long-Lived Test-And-Set

Sisi Duan, Hein Meling, Sean Peisert and Haibin Zhang
BChain: Byzantine Replication with High Throughput and Embedded Reconfiguration

Ajoy K. Datta, Lawrence L. Larmore and Toshimitsu Masuzawa
Communication Efficient Self-Stabilizing Algorithms for Breadth-First Search Trees

Martina Eikel, Christian Scheideler and Alexander Setzer
RoBuSt: A Crash-Failure-Resistant Distributed Storage System

Taisuke Izumi and Roger Wattenhofer
Time Lower Bounds for Distributed Distance Oracles


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[DMANET] TTL 2015: Tools for Teaching Logic, Rennes (France), 9-12 Jun 2015

TTL2015
4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOOLS FOR TEACHING LOGIC
June 9-­12, 2015, Rennes, France
http://ttl2015.irisa.fr/
Call for Papers

* TOPICS
Tools for Teaching Logic seeks for original papers with a clear
significance in the following topics (but are not limited to):
teaching logic in sciences and humanities; teaching logic at different
levels of instruction (secondary education, university level, and
postgraduate); didactic software; facing some difficulties concerning
what to teach; international postgraduate programs; resources and
challenges for e­Learning Logic; teaching Argumentation Theory,
Critical Thinking and
Informal Logic; teaching specific topics, such as Modal Logic,
Algebraic Logic, Knowledge Representation, Model Theory, Philosophy of
Logic, and others; dissemination of logic courseware and logic
textbooks; teaching Logic Thinking.

* INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
Submitted papers in PDF format should not be longer than 8 pages and
must be submitted electronically using the EasyChair system.
A demonstration is expected to accompany papers describing software tools.
At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered and
attend TTL2015 to present the paper or the tool.

* PUBLICATIONS
All accepted papers will be published electronically in the LIPICS
style by University of Rennes 1 with an ISBN (a USB key will be
provided to the conference participants).
After the conference, a special issue containing extended versions of
the best accepted papers is going to be published in the IfCoLog
Journal of Logics and their Applications.

* CONFERENCE FORMAT
Papers presentations will be presented in parallel sessions along the week.
A half-­day slot will be dedicated to demo tools.

* IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission: 30 January 2015
Notification: 1 March 2015
Final camera­-ready due: 29 March 2015
Conference: 9­-12 June 2015

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[DMANET] 106th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry, Jan 2015, Utrecht

*** Invitation 106th European Study Group Mathematics with Industry
2015, Utrecht ***

Dates/location: January 26-30, 2015, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Since 1968, the Study Group Mathematics with Industry has brought together
mathematicians and companies. Following the original Oxford model,
about 60 mathematicians, ranging from PhD students to full professors,
spend a week working on one of six real life problems, presented to them
on Monday morning. During four busy days these problems are discussed,
dissected, modeled, analyzed, and computed, and results are presented
on Friday.

This year's problems are posed by
- Philips: patient adaptive compressed sensing
- SKF: statistical modelling of mechanical bearing life testing
- KNMI: synchronizing numerical models of the atmosphere to improve
weather and climate models
- 3 more problems TBA

You are welcome to participate. See our website for the problems
and more information, and also for registration:
http://www.projects.science.uu.nl/swi2015

Participation is free of charge. We can cover hotel costs for a
limited number of participants

Sincerely,
The organizing committee of SWI 2015,
Rob Bisseling, Martin Bootsma, Jason Frank, Ross Kang, Tobias Müller
(chair), Sanjay Ramawadh, Alessandro Sbrizzi, Christian Spitoni, Paul
Zegeling

For queries: swi2015uu@gmail.com

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[DMANET] CFP (IndiaCom 2015 special session) -- 2 Weeks to Extended Deadline

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This is a reminder that the extended paper submission deadline is December 1, 2014.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

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We invite you to contribute to the special session of the Indiacom 2015 conference. Please, find the details below.

Session Title:
Wireless Sensor Networks for sustainable development
>From low layer communications to Software Oriented Architecture

Special Issue at IndiaCom 2015 (http://www.bvicam.ac.in/indiacom/)

With the recent advances in many fields of technologies, wireless sensor networks have gained in attention and are more and more envisioned for a large set of purposes ranging from environment monitoring to rescue operation ranging from health assistance or factory monitoring. For many of these applications, the use of this new technology allows more energy saving and sustainability.
The main focus of this special session 'Wireless Sensor Networks for sustainable development – From low layer communications to Software Oriented Architecture' in IndiaCom 2015 is to review and assess all the research done in the wireless sensor network area for sustainability.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
- WSN-based paradigms and architectures for sustainable applications and technologies
- WSN Software oriented architectures
- Tools for developing sustainable WSN applications
- WSN cloud vs distributed computing
- Security and privacy control mechanisms
- Performance assessment and management (QoS, scalability, reliability, etc)
- PHY layer, Spectrum management for energy-efficiency
- MAC protocols (e.g., scheduling, power control etc.) for energy-efficiency
- Mobility management
- Object, device and service management
- Sustainable design and technologies (e.g. energy-efficiency)
- Test-beds and field trials
- Standardization and regulatory issues…

General chairs:
- Dr Nathalie Mitton, Inria, France
- Prof.Dr.O.P.Vyas, Indian Institute of Information Technology Allaha, India

Program committee members (tentative):
- Dr Milan Erdelj, UTC, France
- Dr Ibrahim Amadou, Université de Valenciennes, France
- Dr Nicola Zema, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
- Dr. D.S.Kushwaha , Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (UP), India
- Akhilendra Pratap Singh, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya, India
- Anuj Kumar Dwivedi, School of Computer Science & I.T., Pt.R.S.University Raipur (CG), India

Publicity chairs:
- Viktor Toldov, Université Lille 1, Inria, France
- Anuj Dwivedi, Indian Institute of Information Technology Allaha, India

Submission guidelines :
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts by using the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=indiacom15sustainabl
Papers should demonstrate current research. Paper submissions should be no longer than 6 pages with a font size of 10 using the IEEE conference template. Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files. All submitted papers will be subject to peer reviews by Technical Program Committee members and other experts in the field. Please, note that at least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the paper. Failure to present the paper at the workshop will result in the withdrawal of the paper from the Proceedings.

Important dates :
Extended Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014
(Submission Deadline: November 10, 2014)
Acceptance Notification: January 12, 2015
Camera Ready Due: January 22, 2015
Registration deadline : January 22, 2015
Conference Dates: March 11-13, 2015

All information about the special issue :
http://www.bvicam.ac.in/indiacom/splSessionDetails.asp?sessionRequestID=18
All information about IndiaCom:
http://www.bvicam.ac.in/indiacom/

Contacts:
Nathalie.mitton@inria.fr
dropvyas@gmail.com

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[DMANET] 2015 IEEE CEC Special Session and Competition on: Niching Methods for Multimodal Optimization [CFP]

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2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation Special Session and
Competition on: "Niching Methods for Multimodal Optimization"

May 25 -- 28, 2015, Sendai, Japan.
URL: http://goanna.cs.rmit.edu.au/~xiaodong/cec15-niching/
URL: http://goanna.cs.rmit.edu.au/~xiaodong/cec15-niching/competition/

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Objectives
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Population based meta-heuristic algorithms such as Evolutionary
Algorithms (EAs) in their original forms are usually designed for
locating a single global solution. These algorithms typically converge
to a single solution because of the global selection scheme used.
Nevertheless, many real-world problems are "multimodal" by nature, i.e.,
multiple satisfactory solutions exist. It may be desirable to locate
many such satisfactory solutions so that a decision maker can choose one
that is most proper in his/her problem domain. Numerous techniques have
been developed in the past for locating multiple optima (global or
local). These techniques are commonly referred to as "niching" methods.
A niching method can be incorporated into a standard EA to promote and
maintain formation of multiple stable subpopulations within a single
population, with an aim to locate multiple globally optimal or
suboptimal solutions. Many niching methods have been developed in the
past, including crowding, fitness sharing, derating, restricted
tournament selection, clearing, speciation, etc. In more recent times,
niching methods have also been developed for other meta-heuristic
algorithms such as Particle Swarm Optimization and Differential Evolution.

Most of existing niching methods, however, have difficulties which need
to be overcome before they can be applied successfully to real-world
multimodal problems. Some identified issues include: difficulties to
pre-specify some niching parameters; difficulties in maintaining found
solutions in a run; extra computational overhead; poor scalability when
dimensionality is high. This special session aims to highlight the
latest developments in niching methods, bring together researchers from
academia and industries, and explore future research directions on this
topic. We invite authors to submit original and unpublished work on
niching methods. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Theoretical developments in multimodal optimization
- Niching methods that incurs lower computational costs
- Handling the issue of niching parameters in niching methods
- Handling the scalability issue in niching methods
- Handling problems characterized by massive multi-modality
- Adaptive or parameter-less niching methods
- Multiobjective approaches to niching
- Multimodal optimization in dynamic environments
- Niching methods applied to discrete multimodal optimization problems
- Niching methods applied to constrained multimodal optimization problems
- Niching methods using parallel or distributed computing techniques
- Benchmarking niching methods, including test problem design and
performance
metrics
- Comparative studies of various niching methods
- Niching methods applied to engineering and other real-world multimodal
optimization problems

Please note that we are NOT interested if the adopted task is to find
a single solution of a multimodal problem.

Furthermore, a companion competition on Niching Methods for Multimodal
Optimization will also be organized in conjunction with our special
session. See further information at:

http://goanna.cs.rmit.edu.au/~xiaodong/cec15-niching/competition/

The aim of the competition is to provide a common platform that
encourages fair and easy comparisons across different niching
algorithms. The competition allows participants to run their own
niching algorithms on 20 benchmark multimodal functions with different
characteristics and levels of difficulty. Researchers are welcome to
evaluate their niching algorithms using this benchmark suite, and
report the results by submitting a paper to the associated niching
special session (i.e., submitting via the online submission system of
CEC'2015). In case it is too late to submit the paper (i.e., passing
the CEC'2015 submission deadline), author may submit their results in a
report directly to the special session organizers, in order to be
counted in the competition.


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Important Dates
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- Paper Submission: 19 December 2014
- Notification of Acceptance: 20 February 2015
- Final Paper submission: 13 March 2015

Paper Submission:

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the standard format and
page limit specified in CEC 2015. For more submission instructions,
please see the CEC'2015 submission page at: http://sites.ieee.org/cec2015/
Please indicate during submission that your paper is submitted to this
special session.

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Special Session Organizers
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Xiaodong Li, RMIT University, Australia
Andries Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Michael G. Epitropakis, University of Stirling, Scotland

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The University of Stirling has been ranked in the top 12 of UK universities for graduate employment*.
94% of our 2012 graduates were in work and/or further study within six months of graduation.
*The Telegraph
The University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC 011159.

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[DMANET] CLUSTER 2015 - Call for Workshops

November 11, 2014 Release

IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
September 8-11, 2015
Chicago, IL, USA
https://press3.mcs.anl.gov/ieeecluster2015/

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CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

Experts in cluster computing are invited to share their expertise with
the community by submitting proposals for workshops to be co-located
with the Cluster 2015 conference that will be held on September 8-11,
2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cluster 2015 workshop program will
provide an opportunity for authors to present preliminary work related
to the topics covered by Cluster 2015 and, thus, will give attendees
access to the latest work in progress in the field. Cluster 2015
invites proposals for workshops on a broad range of topics on the
design of clusters and related technologies and on effectively
managing or using cluster resources and services. All workshops will
be held on September 8, 2015.


TOPIC CATEGORIES

Topic Categories of interest include but are not limited to the following:

Cluster node and system hardware;
Cluster/distributed operating and runtime systems;
Parallel programming models, language, runtimes and environments;
Performance evaluation, analysis and optimization;
Fault-tolerance, resilience, reliability and high availability;
Data management and distributed and parallel file systems;
Visualization and data analytics;
Cluster management tools including resource management;
Power management, energy and cooling;
High performance networks and communication systems;
Clouds and distributed systems;
Security.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proposals are limited to a 3 page description that should include the following:

A title, an abstract (400 words maximum),and a syllabus;
Discussion of the topic's relevance and workshop goals;
A description of the target audience;
An indication of half-day or full-day duration;
If applicable, details on previous instantiations of the workshop,
including attendance numbers.
In addition to the 3 page description, please include the following:

A brief biographical sketch of each workshop organizer (2 pages per organizer).
Workshop proposal will be evaluated as they are received. Decisions
will be made based on the proposal content and its relationship to any
workshop proposals that have been accepted or received at the time the
proposal is received. Since this policy may result in a the workshop
program being completed early, Cluster 2015 reserves the right to
close workshop submissions prior to the date listed below.

A single pdf file with all the material described above should be
submitted to the Cluster 2015 conference on-line submission system
under the workshop track
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cluster2015workshops).

Workshop length will be determined based on the following policy:

Workshops that accept ten or more papers will be provided space for a
full day program;
Workshops that accept seven to nine papers will be provided space for
four and a half hours (not including breaks);
Workshops that accept five or six papers will be provided space for
three hours (not including breaks);
Workshops that accept three or four papers will be provided space for
a half hour per paper;
Workshops with fewer accepted papers will be canceled.
Cluster 2015 will consider increasing the time allocated to a workshop
if space is available.

Cluster 2015 will provide free conference registration for one keynote
speaker to workshops that accept ten or more papers. The free
registration cannot be used by a workshop organizer, even if the
organizer presents a keynote.


IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop proposals are selected and notifications are sent on a
first-come basis. Three workshops have already been selected!


CLUSTER 2015 WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL CHAIR

Bronis R. de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (first
name at llnl dot gov).

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[DMANET] CG Week Multimedia Exposition - First Call for Submissions

Video and multimedia contributions are sought for the 24th Multimedia
Exposition in Computational Geometry, a part of CG Week 2015. This
event showcases the use of visualization in computational geometry
for exposition and education, for visual exploration of geometry in
research, and as an interface and a debugging tool in software
development. Algorithm animations, visual explanations of structural
theorems, descriptions of applications of computational geometry,
demonstrations of software systems, and games that illustrate
concepts from computational geometry are all appropriate. There are
no limitations on creativity, anything that leverages the
possibilities of multimedia to enlighten and entertain the viewer
while learning about computational geometry will do. This includes
rendered animation, films with narrators and/or actors, and
interactive stories.

We seek submissions of high quality, judged by how well they exploit
the creative possibilities of their respective formats. That is, a
screencast of static slides with some voice-over will hardly do.


QUALITY ISSUES

The "formatting" for Video and Multimedia submissions is more
influential on the acceptance than for paper submission. For videos,
a length of three to five minutes is usually ideal; ten minutes is
the upper limit. For the final version, we require video in 720P or
better, using H.264. The embedded audio stream should be AAC of at
least 128kBit/s. Telephone-sounding audio (limited frequency range,
noise) or live rooms, as often recorded with cheap headsets, must be
avoided, as well as speakers with too heavy accent.

There are no general guidelines for other content. Interactive
applications (e.g., HTML5, Flash, AIR, Java, etc.) should have a
"demo" mode where the algorithm runs on its own. They should be
submitted as a distributable package.

To conserve resources, please try to keep your submission at a
reasonable size. The program committee may recode the submission at a
lower quality to reduce the space requirements. Authors are free to
post higher quality versions on their own web sites, and we will
include links in the electronic proceedings to their version, in
addition to the official version archived on
computational-geometry.org

It is strongly encouraged to contact the PC well in advance
to 1) discuss the quality of a video submission (based on sample
files) or 2) to present your non-video idea and how it could be
reviewed, presented, and distributed.


SUBMISSION

Submissions should be deposited online where they are accessible
through the web or via FTP. A video submission should play
trouble-free on programs like VLC Media Player. For ease of sharing
and viewing, we encourage (but do not require) that each video
submission be uploaded to YouTube, and that the corresponding URL be
included with the submission.

Each submission should include a three-page description of the
material shown in the presentation, and where applicable, the
techniques used in the implementation. This three-page description
must be formatted according to the guidelines for the conference
proceedings, using the LIPIcs format. LIPIcs typesetting instructions
can be found at http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/lipics and
the lipics.cls LaTeX style file at
http://drops.dagstuhl.de/styles/lipics/lipics-authors.tgz.

Send a mail to the committee chair, Wolfgang Mulzer
(mulzer@inf.fu-berlin.de) by February 13, 2015, 23:59 (UTC-12), with
the following information:
- the names and institutions of the authors
- the email address of the corresponding author
- instructions for downloading the submission
- if available: the link to the YouTube video
- and the PDF abstract.

We explicitly encourage video/multimedia submissions that support
papers submitted to the Symposium on Computational Geometry. However,
submitted papers and associated video/multimedia submissions will be
treated entirely separately by the respective committees: acceptance or
rejection of one will not influence acceptance or rejection of the
other. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection, and given
reviewers' comments, by March 09, 2015. For each accepted submission,
the final version of the 3-page textual description will be due by
March 23, 2015 for inclusion in the proceedings. Final versions of
accepted video/multimedia presentations will be due April 30, 2015.


IMPORTANT DATES

February 13, 2015: Video and multimedia submissions due
March 9, 2015: Notification of acceptance/rejection of
videos/multimedia
March 23, 2015: Camera-ready versions due for papers and video
abstracts
April 30, 2015: Final versions due for videos/multimedia
June 22-25, 2015: Symposium in Eindhoven


MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Esther Ezra (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Matthias Henze (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
Matias Korman (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo)
Maarten Loeffler (Universiteit Utrecht)
Wolfgang Mulzer (Freie Universitaet Berlin, Chair)
Ludmila Scharf (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
Christiane Schmidt (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Stefanie Wuhrer (Universitaet des Saarlandes)


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Saturday, November 15, 2014

[DMANET] BigDat 2015: registration deadline 23 November

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INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHOOL ON BIG DATA

BigDat 2015

Tarragona, Spain

January 26-30, 2015

Organized by
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/bigdat2015/

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AIM:

BigDat 2015 is a research training event for graduates and postgraduates in
the first steps of their academic career. It aims at updating them about the
most recent developments in the fast developing area of big data, which
covers a large spectrum of current exciting research, development and
innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific
discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself.
Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views
with the audience.

All big data subareas will be displayed, namely: foundations,
infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and
applications. Main challenges of analytics, management and storage of big
data will be identified through 4 keynote lectures and 23 six-hour courses,
which will tackle the most lively 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:

Graduate 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 knowledge background may be
required for some of them.

BigDat 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, 3 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:

BigDat 2015 will take place in Tarragona, located 90 kms. to the south of
Barcelona. The venue will be:

Campus Catalunya
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Ian Foster (Argonne National Laboratory), Taming Big Data: Accelerating
Discovery via Outsourcing and Automation

Geoffrey C. Fox (Indiana University, Bloomington), Mapping Big Data
Applications to Clouds and HPC

C. Lee Giles (Pennsylvania State University, University Park), Scholarly Big
Data: Information Extraction and Data Mining

William D. Gropp (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), tba

COURSES AND PROFESSORS:

Hendrik Blockeel (KU Leuven), [intermediate] Decision Trees for Big Data
Analytics

Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano),
[introductory/intermediate] End-User Access to Big Data Using Ontologies

Jiannong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), [introductory/intermediate]
Programming with Big Data

Edward Y. Chang (HTC Corporation, New Taipei City), [introductory/advanced]
Big Data Analytics: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications

Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan), [introductory/intermediate] Process
Discovery and Predictive Decision Making from Big Data Sets and Streams

Gautam Das (University of Texas, Arlington), [intermediate/advanced] Mining
Deep Web Repositories

Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam), tba

Geoffrey C. Fox (Indiana University, Bloomington), [intermediate] Using
Software Defined Systems to Address Big Data Problems

Minos Garofalakis (Technical University of Crete, Chania)
[intermediate/advanced], Querying Continuous Data Streams

Vasant G. Honavar (Pennsylvania State University, University Park)
[introductory/intermediate], Learning Predictive Models from Big Data

Mounia Lalmas (Yahoo! Research Labs, London), [introductory] Measuring User
Engagement

Tao Li (Florida International University, Miami),
[introductory/intermediate] Data Mining Techniques to Understand Textual
Data

Kwan-Liu Ma (University of California, Davis), [intermediate] Big Data
Visualization

Christoph Meinel (Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam),
[introductory/intermediate] New Computing Power by In-Memory and Multicore
to Tackle Big Data

Manish Parashar (Rutgers University, Piscataway), [intermediate] Big Data
Challenges in Simulation-based Science

Srinivasan Parthasarathy (Ohio State University, Columbus), [intermediate]
Scalable Data Analysis

Evaggelia Pitoura (University of Ioannina), [introductory/intermediate]
Online Social Networks

Vijay V. Raghavan (University of Louisiana, Lafayette),
[introductory/intermediate] Visual Analytics of Time-evolving Large-scale
Graphs

Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan), [intermediate], Data Security and
Privacy in the Cloud

Peter Sanders (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology),
[introductory/intermediate] Algorithm Engineering for Large Data Sets

Johan Suykens (KU Leuven), [introductory/intermediate] Fixed-size Kernel
Models for Big Data

Domenico Talia (University of Calabria, Rende), [intermediate] Scalable Data
Mining on Parallel, Distributed and Cloud Computing Systems

Jieping Ye (Arizona State University, Tempe), [introductory/advanced]
Large-Scale Sparse Learning and Low Rank Modeling

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, chair)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

REGISTRATION:

It has to be done at

http://grammars.grlmc.com/bigdat2015/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:

As far as possible, participants are expected to stay full-time. 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 are available on the webpage.

CERTIFICATE:

Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat

POSTAL ADDRESS:

BigDat 2015
Lilica Voicu
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Universitat Rovira i Virgili


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