Friday, July 25, 2014

[DMANET] Call for Papers STACS 2015

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STACS 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS

32nd International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science

March 4 - 7, 2015, Garching near Munich, Germany

Submission Deadline: Sep 21, 2014 (23:59:59 GMT/UTC)

http://www14.in.tum.de/STACS2015

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SCOPE
*****
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished
research on theoretical aspects of computer science. Typical areas include
(but are not limited to):

- algorithms and data structures, including: parallel, distributed,
approximation, and randomized algorithms, computational geometry,
cryptography, algorithmic learning theory, algorithmic game theory,
analysis of algorithms;
- automata and formal languages;
- computational complexity, parameterized complexity, randomness in
computation;
- logic in computer science, including: semantics, specification
and verification, rewriting and deduction;
- current challenges, for example: natural computing, quantum computing,
mobile and net computing.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
*****************
Andris Ambainis, FPM, U Riga
Hagit Attiya, CS, Technion, Haifa
Johannes Blömer, CS, U Paderborn
Mikolaj Bojanczyk, II, U Warsaw
Tomás Brázdil, Masaryk U, Brno
Niv Buchbinder, SOR, Tel Aviv U
Anuj Dawar, CL, U Cambridge
Adrian Dumitrescu, CS, U Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Matthias Englert, DIMAP/DCS, U Warwick
Funda Ergun, SoIC, Indiana U
Fedor Fomin, IN, U Bergen
Tobias Friedrich, FMI, FSU Jena
Christian Glaßer, I1, U Würzburg
Etienne Grandjean, GREYC, Caen
Tomasz Jurdzinski, U Wrozlaw
Manfred Kufleitner, FMI, U Stuttgart
Jerome Leroux, CNRS, LaBRI, Bordeaux
Ernst W. Mayr, TUM, München (co-chair)
Peter Bro Miltersen, CS, U Aarhus
Nicolas Ollinger, LIFO, Orléans (co-chair)
Sylvain Perifel, LIAFA, Paris 7
Jayalal Sarma, IIT, Madras
Nicolas Schabanel, CNRS, LIAFA, Paris 7
Lutz Schröder, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Dimitrios M. Thilikos, CNRS, LIRMM, Montpellier
Gerhard Woeginger, TUE, Eindhoven


INVITED SPEAKERS
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Sanjeev Arora, CS, Princeton
Manuel Bodirsky, CNRS, LIX, Palaiseau
Peter Sanders, KIT, Karlsruhe


TUTORIAL
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Felix Brandt, TUM, Munich: Computational Social Choice
tba: Algorithmic Game Theory


IMPORTANT DATES
***************
Submission website opens: Jun 22, 2014
Submission deadline: Sep 21, 2014 (23:59:59 GMT/UTC)
Rebuttal period: Nov 15 - 17, 2014
Notification: Dec 5, 2014
Final version due: Jan 7, 2015
Symposium: Mar 4 - 7, 2015


SUBMISSIONS
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Authors are invited to submit a draft of a full paper with at most 12 pages
(excluding the references section). The usage of pdflatex and the LIPIcs
style file (see below) are mandatory; no changes to font size, page geometry
etc. are permitted. Submissions not in the correct format or submitted
after the deadline will not be considered.

The paper should contain a succinct statement of the issues and of their
motivation, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their
significance, accessible to non-specialist readers. Proofs omitted due to
space constraints must be put into an appendix, to be read by the program
committee members at their discretion.

Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings or
to journals is not allowed. PC members are excluded from submitting. As a
novelty for STACS, there will also be a rebuttal period for authors. Authors
will receive the reviews of their submissions (via EasyChair) on Nov 14/15
and have three days (Nov 15 - 17) to submit rebuttals (via EasyChair). These
rebuttals become part of the PC meeting, but entail no specific responses.

The submission site, which opens on Jun 22, 2014, is
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=stacs2015


LIPICS STYLE FILES
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LIPIcs homepage: http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/lipics
tar ball: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/styles/lipics/lipics-authors.tgz


CONTACT INFORMATION
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http://www14.in.tum.de/STACS2015 (for general information)
pc-chairs-stacs2015@easychair.org (for information regarding paper
submission)

_______________________________________________________________________
Prof. Ernst W. Mayr Tel.: +49-89-289-17704
Lehrstuhl für Effiziente Algorithmen Sekr.: +49-89-289-17706
Fakultät für Informatik, I14 Fax: +49-89-289-17707
TU München E-Mail: mayr@in.tum.de
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching Raum: MI 03.09.052
Germany URL: http://www.in.tum.de/~mayr/
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[DMANET] Research Associate, RWTH Aachen, Mathematical Optimization

RWTH Aachen University, Operations Research, www.or.rwth-aachen.de

research associate in
mathematics, computer science, operations research


We invite applications for a position as the scientific and technical team lead in the RWTH Aachen university course timetabling project "carpe diem!". The position as research associate is paid according to German TV-L E13 100%, and should be filled as soon as possible. The project duration is 1.5 years, to be extended by 2.5 more years.

Our team of nine research staff is interested in integer programming, computational optimization, algorithm engineering, scheduling, and graph and network algorithms, both in theory and practical applications thereof. The "carpe diem!" project is a joint effort together with many university members, in collaboration with the TU Berlin, with the aim of providing course timetables which are most beneficial for students and teaching staff. It is a challenging task in many ways.

The successful candidate is responsible for the further development of mathematical optimization models and algorithms, to research in practically relevant directions, such as robust timetabling and mechanism design for gathering teaching preferences. We expect a profound knowledge in mathematical (in paticular discrete and integer) optimization. A talent in producing theoretical results is as desired as a determination to successfully solve real-world optimization problems. The existing software needs to be maintained and extended. Therefore, very good computer skills in general and experience with software development are a must. The post requires strong communication skills, creativity, curiosity, and commitment. There is no teaching obligation. Fluency in the German language is indispensable.

We provide the opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree. It is natural to pick a research topic related to the practical project, but this is not a requirement.


For more information on formal requirements and how to apply please follow the link to the German official opening: http://www.zhv.rwth-aachen.de/mainzhv.php?scriptid=job&param=vorschau&nr=14277&typ=wiss

Application deadline is August 15, 2014.

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[DMANET] CSoNet'14: Deadline Extended: July 31: Workshop on Computational Social Networks, Hawaii, Dec. 2014

Our apology if you receive multiple copies of this
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CFP: 3rd Workshop on Computational Social Networks
CSoNet 2014 - http://csonet14.vcu.edu/
Dec. 21, 2014, Maui, Hawaii, In conjunction with COCOA '14
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Computing in social network science has recently become one of the
central themes across mathematical science, information and
communication technology, which attracts a significant interest from
researchers in mathematics, computer science, system science, and
social science. The objective of this workshop is to advance and
promote the theoretical foundation, mathematical aspects as well as
applications of social computing.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Mathematical modelling and analysis
* Real-world complex systems
* Information retrieval in social contexts, political analysts
* Network structure analysis
* Network dynamics optimization
* Complex network robustness and vulnerability
* Information diffusion models and analysis
* Security and privacy
* Searching in complex networks
* Efficient algorithms

IMPORTANT DATES
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* Paper submission due: ***July 31, 2014***
* Notification of Acceptance: August 21, 2014
* Camera-ready: September 04, 2014


PUBLICATION
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Accepted papers will be published in LNCS - Springer along with main
papers of COCOA 2014. Extended version of selected papers will be
published in a special issue of Computational Social Networks journal
by Springer.


SUBMISSION
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Authors who are interested in the above topics can submit their
unpublished work to this workshop via Easychair using LNCS style. The
maximum length of paper (including references) is 10 pages.


ORGANIZERS
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Steering Committee
My T. Thai, University of Florida, USA
Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota, USA
Weili Wu, University of Texas - Dallas, USA

PC Chairs
My T. Thai, University of Florida, USA
Thang Dinh, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Publicity Chair
Nam P. Nguyen, Towson University, USA

Technical Program Committee
Nitin Agarwal, (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA)
Thang Dinh, (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA) (Co-Chair)
Carol Fung, (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
Konstantinos Georgiou, (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Donghyun Kim, (North Carolina Central University, USA)
Sang-Wook Kim, (Hanyang University, South Korea)
Ee-Peng Lim, (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Ramasuri Narayanam, (IBM Research, India)
Nam Nguyen, (Towson University, USA)
Vinh Nguyen, (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Georgios Piliouras, (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Panos Pardalos, (University of Florida, USA)
Yang Song, (IBM Research, USA)
My Thai, (University of Florida, USA) (Co-Chair)
Mario Ventresca, (Purdue University, USA)
Anil Kumar Vullikanti, (Virginia Tech, USA)
Ying Zhao, (Tsinghua University, China)
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[DMANET] ICDCN 2015: Extended submission deadline to Aug. 4, 2014

[We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.]

16th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking
January 4-7 2015, Goa, India http://www.icdcn.org

Important Dates
Due date for submission: August 4th 2014 (extended)
Date for notification: September 26th 2014
Date for camera-ready submission: October 15th 2014

ICDCN is a premier international conference dedicated to addressing
advances in Distributed Computing and Communication Networks, which over
the years, has become a leading forum for disseminating the latest
research results in these fields. As in the past, ICDCN 2015 will be
organized in two tracks: Distributed Computing and Networking, and will
comprise a highly selective technical program consisting of refereed
concise papers, panel discussions as well as focused workshops on
emerging topics. Papers describing original research work and practical
experiences/experimental results are solicited on topics including, but
not limited to:

I. Distributed Computing Track
- Distributed algorithms : design, analysis, and complexity
- Local algorithms and Congestion aware algorithms
- Distributed biological algorithms and bio-inspired distributed
algorithms
- Concurrent data structures
- Concurrent, Synchronization, and transactional memory
- Distributed operating systems and distributed database systems
- Embedded distributed systems
- Experiments and performance evaluation of distributed systems
- Fault-tolerance, reliability, and availability
- Multiprocessor & multi-core architectures & algorithms
- Self-organization, self-stabilization, & autonomic computing
- High performance computing, grid/cluster/cloud computing
- Security, cryptography, & game theory in distributed systems
- Distributed computing issues in large scale systems such as the
Internet

II. Networking Track
- Ad hoc, sensor and mesh networks
- BANs, PANs and home networks
- Cellular networks (4G/LTE/WiMax)
- Vehicular area networks
- Integration of heterogeneous networks
- Network virtualization
- Data center and cloud networking
- Software defined and cognitive radio networks
- Future Internet design
- Next generation & converged network architectures
- Overlay & peer-to-peer networks and services
- Internetworking protocols & Internet applications
- Network security & privacy
- Energy-efficient networking
- Networking for the smart grid
- Pricing and network economics

GENERAL CHAIRS
Sajal K. Das (Co-chair), Missouri University of Science and Technology,
USA, sdas@mst.edu
Dilip Krishnaswamy (Co-chair), IBM Research, Bangalore, India,
dilikris@in.ibm.com
Santonu Sarkar (Vice-chair), Infosys Labs, Bangalore, India
Santonu_Sarkar01@infosys.com

DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING
TRACK PC CHAIRS
Amos Korman, CNRS, Univ of Paris, France, amos.korman@gmail.com
Srikanth Sastry, Google, New York, USA, ssastry@google.com

NETWORKING TRACK PC CHAIRS
Mohan Kumar, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, mjkvcs@rit.edu
Marius Portmann, University of Queensland, Australia, marius@itee.uq.edu.au

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Bharat Deshpande (Chair), BITS-Goa campus, India,
bmd@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in
Sanjay Kumar Sahay, BITS-Goa campus, India,
ssahay@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in

STUDENT SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS
Kishore Kothapalli, IIIT Hyderabad, India, kkishore@iiit.ac.in
Sathya Peri, IIT Patna, India, peri.sathya@gmail.com

STEERING COMMITTEE
Sajal K. Das (Co-chair), Missouri University of Science and Technology,
USA, sdas@mst.edu
Sukumar Ghosh (Co-chair), University of Iowa, USA. sukumar-ghosh@uiowa.edu
Vijay Garg, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dilip Krishnaswamy, IBM Research, Bangalore, India
Sanjoy Paul, Accenture, India
David Peleg, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Michel Raynal, IRISA, France

Submisson Instructions
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Papers should not exceed 10 pages double column including figures,
tables, and references in standard ACM format. Additional details may be
included in a clearly-marked appendix, not exceeding one page that will
be read at the discretion of the program committee. Papers must be
submitted electronically in printable pdf form via the EasyChair
submission management system at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdcn2015.
Templates for the standard ACM format can be found at
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. Both strict
and alternate styles are acceptable for submission. No changes to
margins, spacing, or font sizes are allowed from those specified by the
style files. Papers violating the formatting guidelines will be returned
without review. The proceedings will be published through ACM and will
be available in ACM Digital library. Some papers not accepted as regular
papers may be accepted as "Concise papers" with 4 ACM pages in the
proceedings while full papers will be allowed 10 ACM pages.
Warning: It is ACM policy not to allow double submissions, where the
same paper is submitted to more than one conference/journal
concurrently. Any double submissions detected will be immediately
rejected from all conferences/journals involved. At least one author of
each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper.



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Thursday, July 24, 2014

[DMANET] PhD studentship in Mathematics and Statistics, The Open University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics,
Computing and Technology, The Open University

We have one full-time PhD studentship available, to start 1st October 2014.

The studentship covers full-time fees, and includes a stipend
(currently £13,726 per annum) and a £1250 annual travel allocation.
Students are based on-campus in Milton Keynes, UK.

Research projects are available in applied mathematics, pure
mathematics, history of mathematics and statistics, and can be seen at
http://www.mathematics.open.ac.uk/phd
They include one project in discrete mathematics/combinatorics.

Interested persons are strongly encouraged to make informal enquiries to
mcs-mathematics-enquiries@open.ac.uk as soon as possible, and ideally
by 11th August 2014.

Overseas applicants are welcome but those from a non-European Economic
Area country that is not majority English-speaking must hold a Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) certificate for
English at B2 level or higher.

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[DMANET] PostDoc Position in GraphDrawing

We announce

ONE PostDoc Position for 18 months

at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, at the Institute of
Mathematical Logic, as part of the research project "Graph Drawing with Low Visual
Complexity" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The position is
for 18 months with the chance of an extension for another 18 month.
The project is supervised by Prof. André Schulz ( http://cs.uni-muenster.de/u/schulz ).

The aim of the project is to develop and to evaluate new algorithms for drawing graphs
in the plane while using a small ground set of geometric objects. The
developed algorithms will be evaluated with theoretical methods and also in
online user studies.

We expect that the candidate has (or is very close to) a PhD in Computer Science
or Mathematics and a solid background in discrete math and algorithms. Ideally, the
applicant has knowledge and interest in at least one of the following fields:

- graph drawing
- algorithms
- graph theory
- computational geometry

Good programming skills are mandatory. Experience in statistical analysis of
empirical data would be a plus.


Please send your applications consisting of

- a cover letter,
- curriculum vitae,
- the PhD thesis (preliminary version, if not finished),
- a letter of reference (to be directly sent to us),

to

Prof. Dr. André Schulz
Institut für Mathematische Logik und Grundlagenforschung
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik der Universität Münster
Einsteinstraße 62
D-48149 Münster, Germany

It is also possible to apply via email. In this case send your application as
one single pdf-file to andre.schulz[at]uni-muenster.de .

The deadline is September 30, but applications will be considered until the position
is filled.

If you have further questions about the position, please send an email
to andre.schulz[at]uni-muenster.de .



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[DMANET] ICDCN 2015: One day before the deadline !

[We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.]

16th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking
January 4-7 2015, Goa, India http://www.icdcn.org

Important Dates
Due date for submission: July 25th 2014
Date for notification: September 26th 2014
Date for camera-ready submission: October 15th 2014

ICDCN is a premier international conference dedicated to addressing
advances in Distributed Computing and Communication Networks, which over
the years, has become a leading forum for disseminating the latest
research results in these fields. As in the past, ICDCN 2015 will be
organized in two tracks: Distributed Computing and Networking, and will
comprise a highly selective technical program consisting of refereed
concise papers, panel discussions as well as focused workshops on
emerging topics. Papers describing original research work and practical
experiences/experimental results are solicited on topics including, but
not limited to:

I. Distributed Computing Track
- Distributed algorithms : design, analysis, and complexity
- Local algorithms and Congestion aware algorithms
- Distributed biological algorithms and bio-inspired distributed
algorithms
- Concurrent data structures
- Concurrent, Synchronization, and transactional memory
- Distributed operating systems and distributed database systems
- Embedded distributed systems
- Experiments and performance evaluation of distributed systems
- Fault-tolerance, reliability, and availability
- Multiprocessor & multi-core architectures & algorithms
- Self-organization, self-stabilization, & autonomic computing
- High performance computing, grid/cluster/cloud computing
- Security, cryptography, & game theory in distributed systems
- Distributed computing issues in large scale systems such as the
Internet

II. Networking Track
- Ad hoc, sensor and mesh networks
- BANs, PANs and home networks
- Cellular networks (4G/LTE/WiMax)
- Vehicular area networks
- Integration of heterogeneous networks
- Network virtualization
- Data center and cloud networking
- Software defined and cognitive radio networks
- Future Internet design
- Next generation & converged network architectures
- Overlay & peer-to-peer networks and services
- Internetworking protocols & Internet applications
- Network security & privacy
- Energy-efficient networking
- Networking for the smart grid
- Pricing and network economics

GENERAL CHAIRS
Sajal K. Das (Co-chair), Missouri University of Science and Technology,
USA, sdas@mst.edu
Dilip Krishnaswamy (Co-chair), IBM Research, Bangalore, India,
dilikris@in.ibm.com
Santonu Sarkar (Vice-chair), Infosys Labs, Bangalore, India
Santonu_Sarkar01@infosys.com

DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING
TRACK PC CHAIRS
Amos Korman, CNRS, Univ of Paris, France, amos.korman@gmail.com
Srikanth Sastry, Google, New York, USA, ssastry@google.com

NETWORKING TRACK PC CHAIRS
Mohan Kumar, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, mjkvcs@rit.edu
Marius Portmann, University of Queensland, Australia, marius@itee.uq.edu.au

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Bharat Deshpande (Chair), BITS-Goa campus, India,
bmd@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in
Sanjay Kumar Sahay, BITS-Goa campus, India,
ssahay@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in

STUDENT SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS
Kishore Kothapalli, IIIT Hyderabad, India, kkishore@iiit.ac.in
Sathya Peri, IIT Patna, India, peri.sathya@gmail.com

STEERING COMMITTEE
Sajal K. Das (Co-chair), Missouri University of Science and Technology,
USA, sdas@mst.edu
Sukumar Ghosh (Co-chair), University of Iowa, USA. sukumar-ghosh@uiowa.edu
Vijay Garg, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dilip Krishnaswamy, IBM Research, Bangalore, India
Sanjoy Paul, Accenture, India
David Peleg, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Michel Raynal, IRISA, France

Submisson Instructions
-----------------------
Papers should not exceed 10 pages double column including figures,
tables, and references in standard ACM format. Additional details may be
included in a clearly-marked appendix, not exceeding one page that will
be read at the discretion of the program committee. Papers must be
submitted electronically in printable pdf form via the EasyChair
submission management system at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdcn2015.
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style files. Papers violating the formatting guidelines will be returned
without review. The proceedings will be published through ACM and will
be available in ACM Digital library. Some papers not accepted as regular
papers may be accepted as "Concise papers" with 4 ACM pages in the
proceedings while full papers will be allowed 10 ACM pages.
Warning: It is ACM policy not to allow double submissions, where the
same paper is submitted to more than one conference/journal
concurrently. Any double submissions detected will be immediately
rejected from all conferences/journals involved. At least one author of
each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper.

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[DMANET] Last Week, July 26 || SENSORDEVICES 2014 || November 16 - 20, 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal

INVITATION:

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Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to SENSORDEVICES 2014.
The submission deadline is extended to July 26, 2014.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions to one of the IARIA Journals: http://www.iariajournals.org
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============== SENSORDEVICES 2014 | Call for Papers ===============

CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS

SENSORDEVICES 2014, The Fifth International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications
November 16 - 20, 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal

General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/SENSORDEVICES14.html

Call for Papers: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/CfPSENSORDEVICES14.html

Submission page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/SubmitSENSORDEVICES14.html

Contributions:
- regular papers
- short papers (work in progress)
- posters
- ideas
- presentations
- demos
- doctoral forum submissions

Proposals for:
- symposia
- workshops

Submission deadline: July 26, 2014

Sponsored by IARIA, www.iaria.org
Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals: http://www.iariajournals.org
Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.: http://www.proceedings.com/9769.html
Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library: http://www.thinkmind.org

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and comply with the Editorial rules: http://www.iaria.org/editorialrules.html

SENSORDEVICES 2014 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)


Sensor devices

Movement sensors (acceleration, rotation, speed, inclination, torque, vibrations, resonance); Atmosphere sensors (gas, oxygen, temperature, moisture, vacuum, pressure, wind); Position sensors (displacement, position, proximity, level, gap); Liquid sensors (flow, moisture, humidity, pH, pressure); Sound sensors (acoustic, ultrasonic, resonance); Technology-oriented sensors (nanosensors, optical, chemical, magnetic, biosensors)

Ultrasonic and Piezosensors

Design; Technologies; Signal conditioning; Applications

Photonics

Photonics-based sensors; Optoelectronics; Photonics-based metrology and instrumentation; Photonic integrated circuits; Opto-electro-mechanical sensors and systems

Infrared

Infrared sensing; Passive infrared sensors; Infrared proximity sensors; Infrared temperature sensors; Infrared motion sensors; Infrared sonics; Pyroelectric infrared

Gas Sensors

Non-Dispersive Infrared Gas Sensors; Electrochemical Gas Sensors; Optical Gas Sensors; Gas Sensors Applications: Health & Safety; Environmental Monitoring; Water & Waste Treatment ; Aerospace & Automobile Industries; Materials for Gas Sensors; Physical, Chemical and Biological Methods in Gas Sensing; Micro and Nano Technology in Gas Sensing.

Geosensors

Geosensor networks; Monitoring geographic space change, Tracking moving objects; Spatiotemporal sensors; Motion imagery records and analysis; Geovisualization; Application of geosensor networks

Sensor device technologies

Energy harvesting for autonomous sensors; Smart sensors; Embedded sensors; Nanomaterials for sensors; Nanowire sensors; Nanoparticule-based technologies; Ultrasonic technologies; Film-bases sensors; Resonant systems; Optical interferometry; Micro-and nanofabrication; Coating materials

Sensors signal conditioning and interfacing circuits

Direct sensor-to-microcontroller interfacing; ASICs and ICs for sensors; Signal conditioning; Signal processing; Sensors buses and interfaces; Multi-sensor signal conditioning and sensor arrays; Smart sensor interfaces; Digital and analog sensor interfaces; Universal sensors and transducers interface

Medical devices and sensors applications

Design and technologies for medical devices and sensors; Specialized sensors: EEG, ECG, accelerometers, pressure sensors, temperature sensors; Body sensors

Sensors domain-oriented devices, technologies, and applications

Environmental sensors; Bridges and civil construction sensors; Security sensors; Surveillance sensors; Space sensors; Image sensors

Sensor-based localization and tracking technologies

Distributed and cooperative methods for ad hoc sensor networks; Measurement techniques (RSS, TOA, TDOA, etc.); Indoor/outdoor localization and tracking; Localization and tracking using satellites (GPS, Galileo); Radars; Remote sensing

Sensors and Transducers for Non-Destructive Testing

Ultrasonic Transducers for NDT; Ground Penetrating Radars; Acoustic Guided Waves Transducers; Piezoelectric and Acoustic Materials for Transducers Applications; Fluxgate and Magneto Inductive Sensors; Optical Fiber Sensors; Eddy Current Sensors.

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Committee: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/ComSENSORDEVICES14.html

SENSORDEVICES Advisory Chairs
Sergey Y. Yurish, International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA), Spain
Petre Dini, Concordia University, Canada / China Space Agency Center, China
Elena Gaura, Coventry University, UK
Vittorio Ferrari, Universit� di Brescia, Italy

SENSORDEVICES 2014 Research/Industry Chairs
Raluca - Ioana Stefan-van Staden, National Institute of Research for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter, Bucharest, Romania
Alberto Y�fera, Centro Nacional de Microelectronica (CNM-CSIC) - Sevilla, Spain

SENSORDEVICES Special Area Chairs

Ultrasonic and piezoelectric sensors
Thomas Herzog, Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing IZFP - Dresden, Germany
Henning Heuer, Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing IZFP - Dresden, Germany

Optical sensors
V�tor Carvalho, Minho University, Portugal
Irinela Chilibon, National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics - Bucharest, Romania

Gas sensors
Dongfang Yang, National Research Council Canada - London, Canada

Nanosensors
Marco Tartagni, University of Bologna - Cesena, Italy

Testing and validation
Ksenia V. Sapozshnikova D.I. Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology - St. Petersburg, Russia

Vibration sensors
Subodh Kumar Singhal, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

[DMANET] Deadline Extended (July 28), Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS 2014), Montreal, Canada, Springer LNCS proceedings

Apologies for cross-posting
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** Deadline Extended: July 28, 2014 (11:59 PM UTC-11) **

Call for Papers
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**The 7th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security
(FPS'2014), Montreal, Canada, November 3-5, 2014.**


Important Dates
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| Event | Date |
|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|
| Submission Deadline: | July 28, 2014 (Extended) |
| Acceptance Notification: | August 20, 2014 |
| Camera Ready: | September 10, 2014 |
| Conference: | November 3-5, 2014, Montreal, Canada |

Conference Website
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<http://conferences.telecom-bretagne.eu/fps/2014>


Scope
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Protecting the communication and data infrastructure of an
increasingly inter-connected world has become vital to the normal
functioning of all aspects of our world. Security has emerged as an
important scientific discipline whose many multifaceted complexities
deserve the attention and synergy of the mathematical, computer
science and engineering communities.

After the previous meetings held in La Rochelle, Montreal, Grenoble,
Toronto and Paris, this 7th edition of the FPS symposium will be held
at Montreal.

The aim of this event is to discuss and exchange theoretical and
practical ideas that address security issues in inter-connected
systems. It aims to provide scientific presentations as well as to
establish links, promote scientific collaboration, joint research
programs, and student exchanges between institutions involved in this
important and fast moving research field.

We also invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in
security, privacy, trustworthy data systems and related areas to
submit their original papers. The main topics, but not limited to,
include:

* Security in Service Oriented Architecture & Web Services
* Security Administration & Policy-based Security Architectures
* Access Control Languages
* Cryptography & Cryptanalysis
* Threat Analysis
* Privacy & Sensitive Data Management
* Security on P2P Systems and their Applications
* Policy-based Distributed Information Systems and Security Policies
* Security in Sensor Networks and RFID
* Security of Cloud Computing, Grid Computing and their Applications
* Trust Management
* Security of Distributed Embedded Middleware
* Distributed Security Protocols
* Privacy in Social Networks
* Formal foundations in Information Security
* Side-channel analysis and Fault injection attacks
* Countermeasures against physical attacks
* Protected implementations, security by design
* Formal Verification of security properties
* Methods and Platforms for evaluation of attacks and countermeasures
* Malware, botnets, binary analysis


Submissions Guidelines
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Full papers should be at most 16 pages (using 11-point font),
excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices. Position
papers, as well as extended abstract and contributed talks, should be
up to 8 pages (using 11-point font). Committee members are not
required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible
without them. All submissions must be written in English. Authors must
submit their papers by the deadline indicated below, using the
EasyChair web site (using the link
<http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fps2014>) and following
the requirements stated there. All papers will be refereed. The
submitted contribution should be formatted according to Springer's
LNCS style. Submissions by PhD students as well as surveys and
controversial ideas are encouraged. Case studies (successful or not)
are also encouraged.

Authors should indicate whether their paper is a "position paper" to
differentiate them from regular ones (you mention "Position paper" in
the title).


Publication
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Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one author of each
accepted paper must register to the symposium, by the date indicated
by the organizers, and present the paper.

Committees
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General Chair

Mourad Debbabi (University of Conccordia)

Program Committee Chairs

Philip W. L. Fong (University of Calgary)
Frédéric Cuppens (Telecom Bretagne)

Organization Chairs

Lingyu Wang (University of Concrdia)

Publicity and Publication Chairs

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (Telecom SudParis)
Nur Zincir Heywood (Dalhousie University)

Program Committee

Diala Abi Haidar (Dar Al Hekma College)
Carlisle Adams (Ottawa University)
Gildas Avoine (UCL, Belgium)
Guillaume Bonfante (Université de Lorraine, LORIA)
Jordi Castellà-Roca (Rovira i Virgili Univ.)
Ana Cavalli (Télécom SudParis)
Frédéric Cuppens (TELECOM Bretagne)
Nora Cuppens-Boulahia (TELECOM Bretagne)
Mila Dalla Preda (Bologna University)
Jean-Luc Danger (Telecom ParisTech)
Mourad Debbabi (Concordia University)
Nicola Dragoni (Technical University of Denmark)
Philip W. L. Fong (University of Calgary)
Sara Foresti (Univ. degli Studi di Milano)
Eric Freyssinet (Université Paris 6)
Sebastien Gambs (Université de Rennes 1)
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (Telecom SudParis)
Ali Ghorbani (UNB)
Roberto Giacobazzi (University of Verona)
Sylvain Guilley (Télécom ParisTech)
Abdelwahab Hamou-Lhadj (Concordia University)
Jordi Herrera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Bruce Kapron (University of Victoria)
Hyoungshick Kim (SungKyunKwan University )
Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University)
Pascal Lafourcade (University Joseph Fourier)
Yassine Lakhnech (University Joseph Fourier)
Georgios Lioudakis (National Technical University of Athens)
Luigi Logrippo (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
Stefan Mangard (Infineon Technologies)
Jean-Yves Marion (Mines de Nancy)
Joan Melia-Segui (Universitat Pomepu Fabra)
Ali Miri (Ryerson University)
Guillermo Navarro-Arribas (UAB)
Jordi Nin (UPC)
Andreas Pashalidis (K.U.Leuven)
Emmanuel Prouff (ANSSI)
Silvio Ranise (FBK-Irst)
Jean-Marc Robert (Ecole de technologie superieure)
Alessandro Sorniotti (SAP Research)
Anna Squicciarini (The Pennsylvania State University)
Chamseddine Talhi (ETS, Montreal)
Nadia Tawbi (Université LAVAL)
Alexandre Viejo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
Lena Wiese (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Nicola Zannone (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Mohammad Zulkernine (Queen's University, Canada)

Webmaster

Said Oulmakhzoune (TELECOM Bretagne)


Submission Website
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<https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fps2014>





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[DMANET] IFIP/IEEE IM 2015 in Ottawa, Canada - Submissions due in less than 8 weeks

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CALL FOR PAPERS - IFIP/IEEE IM 2015

The 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service
Management

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 11-15 May 2015

http://www.ieee-im.org/

(Paper Submission Date: September 15, 2014)

"Integrated Management in the Age of Big Data"
<http://im2015.ieee-im.org/>

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The 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service
Management (IM 2015) will be held 11-15 May 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada and hosted by the Ottawa Convention Centre. Held in
odd-numbered years since 1989, IM 2015 follows the 27 years tradition
of NOMS and IM as the primary IEEE Communications Society's forum for
technical exchange on management of information and
communication technology focusing on research, development,
integration, standards, service provisioning, and user communities. IM
2015 will focus on the theme "Integrated Management in the Age
of Big Data" presenting recent, emerging approaches and technical
solutions for dealing with Big Data as well as
using it for management solutions. IM 2015 will offer five
types of sessions: technical, experience, poster, panel and
dissertation.

High quality will be assured through a well qualified Technical
Program Committee and stringent peer review of paper submissions. A
special call for demonstrations is organized to allow
industry partners and researchers to demonstrate early products and
prototypes.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to
the topic areas that are listed below. In addition, we invite
submissions of proposals for demonstrations, exhibits, technical
panels, tutorials and workshops. Papers can be submitted as
technical session full papers, technical session
short papers, experience session papers and dissertation papers.

Network Management & Operational Experience
- Software Defined Networks (SDN)
- Smart Cities, Smart Grids
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Future Internet
- Content Distribution Networks (P2P, CDN, ICN)
- Virtual and Overlay Networks
- Data Centers, Storage Area Networks
- Cyber-Physical Systems
- Wireless and Mobile Networks (Ad-Hoc, Mesh, Sensor, Vehicular)
- Smart Devices and Home Networks
- Broadband Access Networks
- Cognitive Radio Networks
- IP/MPLS Networks
- Optical Networks
- Heterogeneous Networks

Service Management
- Cloud Services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
- IT Service Management
- Multimedia and Data Services
- QoE-Centric Management
- Service Discovery, Migration and Orchestration
- Resource Provisioning and Management
- Hosting and Virtualized Infrastructures
- OTT Service Management
- Management as a Service

Business Management
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Process Management

Functional Areas
- Deployment
- Fault Management
- Diagnostics, Tracing, Troubleshooting
- Configuration Management
- Accounting and Billing Management
- Performance Management
- Service Level Management
- Security Management, IDS, IPS

Management Approaches
- Centralized management
- Distributed management
- Autonomic and self-management
- Policy-based management
- Federated Management
- Pro-Active Management
- Energy-Aware Management
- Management Architectures

Management Enablers & Technologies
- Network Programmability
- Cloud Computing
- Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Service Chaining
- (Big) Data, Information and Semantic Modeling
- Protocols and Languages
- Message and Software Buses
- Middleware, Grids
- Mobile Agents
- Social Networking
- Human-Machine Interactions
- Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS)

Methodologies for Network Operations and Management
- (Big) Data Analytics and Data Mining
- Monitoring and Measurements
- Control Theories
- Optimization Theories
- Economic Theories
- Machine learning and Genetic Algorithms
- Probability, Stochastic Processes, and Queuing Theory
- Design and Simulation
- Experimental Studies
- Visualization

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Authors are invited to submit original contributions (written in
English) in PDF format through the IM 2015 web site. Only original
papers that have not been published or submitted for publication
elsewhere can be submitted.

Each submission will be limited to 8 pages (full papers) or 4 pages
(short papers) in IEEE 2-column style. Papers exceeding these
limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be
rejected without further review. The authors of the
IM 2015 top papers will be encouraged to extend their work and
submit to IEEE TNSM (IEEE Transactions on Network and Service
Management. These extended papers will undergo the normal TNSM
peer-review process.

More information about technical paper submissions on:
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/technical-session-papers

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission: September 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: November 30, 2014
Camera ready submission: February 1, 2015

SUMMARY OF IM 2015 CALLS

Technical Papers (deadline: September 15, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/technical-session-papers

Experience Papers (deadline: September 15, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/experience-session-papers

Dissertation Papers (deadline: October 30, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/dissertation-papers

Panel Proposals (deadline: October 31, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/panels

Tutorial Proposals (deadline: October 17, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/tutorials-0

Workshop Proposals (deadline: August 1, 2014)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/workshops-0

Exhibit and Demo Proposals (deadline: January 30, 2015)
http://www.ieee-im.org/content/demos

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

- Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Wahab Almuhtadi, Algonquin College, Canada

TPC CO-CHAIRS

- Shingo Ata, Osaka City University, Japan
- Remi Badonnel, TELECOM Nancy - LORIA/INRIA, France
- Jin Xiao, IBM T.J. Watson, USA

STEERING COMMITTEE

- Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Marcus Brunner, Swisscom, Switzerland
- Alex Clemm, Cisco, USA
- Olivier Festor, Telecom Nancy, France
- Nobuo Fujii, NTT, Japan
- Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil
- Aiko Pras, University of Twente, Netherlands
- Doug Zuckerman, Telcordia Technologies, USA

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

- Abdelkader Lahmadi, ENSEM, France
- Adarsh Sethi, University of Delaware, USA
- Adel El-Atawy, Google, USA
- Aiko Pras, University of Twente, Netherland
- Akihiro Nakao, The University of Tokyo, Japan
- Alberto Gonzalez, Cisco Systems, USA
- Aldri dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
- Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, USA
- Alexander Keller, IBM Global Technology Services, USA
- Alva Couch, Tufts University, USA
- Andrzej Kochut, IBM T. J. Watson, USA
- Anna Sperotto, University of Twente, Netherlands
- Anwar Haque, Bell Canada, Canada
- Arosha Bandara, The Open University, UK
- Artur Ziviani, LNCC, Brazil
- Bradley Simmons, York University, Canada
- Brendan Jennings, TSSG - Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
- Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Carlos Westphall, Federal Uiversity of Santa Catarina, Brazil
- Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
- Chonggang Wang, InterDigital Communications, USA
- Choong Seon Hong, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
- Christopher Ward, SiriusXM, USA
- Clarissa Marquezan, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany
- Danny Raz, Technion, Israel
- David Breitgand, IBM - Haifa Research Lab, Israel
- David Hausheer, TU Darmstadt, Germany
- Deep Medhi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
- Edmundo Madeira, UNICAMP, Brazil
- Emil Lupu, Imperial College, UK
- Fetahi Wuhib, Ericsson Research, Sweden
- Filip De Turck, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium
- Gabi Dreo Rodosek, University of Federal Armed Forces, Munich Germany
- George Pavlou, University College London, UK
- Gerard Parr, University of Ulster, UK
- Giovane Moura, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Guillaume Doyen, UTT, France
- Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
- Helmut Reiser, Leibniz-Supercomputing Centre, Germany
- Henning Sanneck, Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co KG, Germany
- Hongtaek Ju, Keimyung University, South Korea
- Isabelle Chrisment, Université de Lorraine, France
- Iyad Katib, King Abdulaziz University Saudi, Arabia
- James Hong, POSTECH, South Korea
- Javier Baliosian, University of the Republic, Uruguay
- Jérôme François, INRIA Nancy Grand Est, France
- Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin, EPFL, Switzerland
- Jeroen Famaey, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium
- Jerry Rolia, HP Laboratories, USA
- Jiahai Yang, Tsinghua University, China
- Jinho Hwang, IBM Research, USA
- Joan Serrat, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
- Joe Betser, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
- John Strassner, Huawei Technologies (US), USA
- Jorge López de Vergara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
- Jorge Lobo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- José De Souza, UFC, Brazil
- Jose-Marcos Nogueira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Juergen Schoenwaelder, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
- Kazuhiko Kinoshita, Osaka University, Japan
- Liam Fallon, Ericsson, Ireland
- Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil
- Luca Deri, ntop.org, Italy
- Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil
- Lucy Cherkasova, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
- Malgorzata Steinder, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
- Marcus Brunner, Swisscom, Switzerland
- Marinos Charalambides, University College London, UK
- Mario Golling, University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany
- Masum Hasan, Cisco Systems, USA
- Mauro Tortonesi, University of Ferrara, Italy
- Maxwell, Young Drexel University, USA
- Metin Feridun, IBM Research, Switzerland
- Michael Bauer, University of Western Ontario, Canada
- Michael Menth, University of Tuebingen, Germany
- Michele Nogueira, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
- Nancy Samaan, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Nikos Anerousis, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
- Noriaki Kamiyama, Osaka University/NTT Laboratories, Japan
- Noura Limam, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
- Olivier Festor, TELECOM Nancy, France
- Omar Cherkaoui, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
- Osamu Akashi, NTT, Japan
- Paulo Simoes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- Peer Hasselmeyer, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
- Philippe Owezarski, LAAS-CNRS, France
- Piotr Cholda, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Prasad Calyam, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
- Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
- Qi Zhang, University of Toronto, Canada
- Quanyan Zhu, New York University, USA
- Radu State, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Rami Langar, UPMC - Paris University, France
- Ramin Sadre, Aalborg University, Denmark
- Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Reaz Ahmed, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Ritu Chadha, Applied Communication Sciences (formerly Telcordia), USA
- Roberto Riggio, CREATE-NET, Italy
- Rocky K. C. Chang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
- Sejun Song, University of Missouri Kansas City, USA
- Serge Mankovskii, CA Labs, USA
- Sidath Handurukande, Ericsson Ireland, Ireland
- Stefan Wallin, Tail-f Systems, Sweden
- Stefano Secci, Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6, France
- Steven Latre, University of Antwerp - iMinds, Belgium
- Sven van der Meer, Ericsson, Ireland
- Taghrid Samak, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
- Tamar Eilam, IBM, USA
- Thomas Bocek, University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer Institut FOKUS, Germany
- Thomas Schaaf, University of Munich (LMU), Germany
- Toshio Tonouchi, NEC, Japan
- Toufik Ahmed, University of Bordeaux, France
- Tsuyoshi Ide, IBM Research, Japan
- Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware Inc., USA
- Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, University of La Rochelle, France
- Yang Song, IBM Research, USA
- Yixin Diao, IBM Research, USA
- Yoshiaki Kiriha, NEC, Japan
- Young-Tak Kim, Yeungnam University, South Korea
- Zhikui Wang, HP Laboratories, USA

For more information, please feel free to contact the TPC chairs
at im2015tpcchairs@gmail.com or visit http://www.ieee-im.org




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Delft University of Technology
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[DMANET] BigDat 2015: 23 July registration deadline

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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 24 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), tba

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 (Katholieke Universiteit 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]
>From Design of Distributed and Online Algorithms to Hands-on Code Lab
Practice on Real Datasets

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

David Padua (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), [intermediate] Data
Parallel Programming

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

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

Evaggelia Pitoura (University of Ioannina), [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 (Katholieke Universiteit 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 will be provided in due time.

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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Sunday, July 20, 2014

[DMANET] SAGT 2014 - Call for Participation

First Call for Participation:
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7th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ALGORITHMIC GAME THEORY

SAGT 2014

http://sagt-2014.iew.technion.ac.il/

Haifa, September 30 - October 2, 2014

Early Registration Deadline: August 9, 2014

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The 7th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) will
take place in Haifa, Israel, from September 30 to October 2. The purpose
of SAGT is to bring together researchers from Computer Science,
Economics, Mathematics, and related disciplines, to present and discuss
original research at the intersection of Algorithms and Game Theory.

The program of SAGT will include both invited lectures and presentations
of refereed submissions. Invited speakers are:

Matthew Jackson, Stanford
Ron Holzman, Technion
Moshe Tennenholtz, Technion and MSR

The detailed program can be found at:
http://sagt-2014.iew.technion.ac.il/images/SAGT-2014_final_program.pdf

A number of travel awards is available to partially cover expenses for
participants with limited funding sources. For more information see:
http://sagt-2014.iew.technion.ac.il/general/financial-support.html

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On September 29, the E-Commerce Day will be organized by Technion and
Microsoft Research. This event is closely related but not officially
part of SAGT. Full details will be available soon.
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[DMANET] NetOPt2015: 4th Winter School on Network Optimization (1st announcement)

The 4th edition of the Winter School on Network Optimization will take place at the Hotel Sana, Estoril, from the 12th to the 16th of January 2015. Its main objective is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to get together and attend high level courses in the field of Network Optimization. Non-PhD students are welcome to attend the school, but the number of participants is limited and priority will be given to PhD students. In this edition of the school, the lecturers and subjects to be addressed are:

Bernard Gendron (Univ. Montréal): Decomposition methods for network design
Adam Ouorou (Orange Labs): Robust optimization in telecommunications
Gerhard Reinelt (Univ. Heidelberg): Ordering problems
Giovanni Rinaldi (IASI): Maximum weight cuts in graphs and extensions
Daniele Vigo (Univ. Bologna): Solution approaches for vehicle routing problems

Since the first edition in 2009, the school has been part of the activities of the CIO (Centro de Investigação Operacional) University of Lisbon as well as of the ENOG (European Network Optimization Group). The event is also endorsed by the EURO (the Association of European Societies) and APDIO (the Portuguese OR society).
Candidates are invited to submit their CVs to NetOpt2015@fc.ul.pt before 30th October 2014.
After a short period of evaluation, the participants will be notified and be invited to register.
More information is available at http:NetOpt2015.fc.ul.pt.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

[DMANET] BDA 2014 --- last call for submissions (deadline approaching)

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The 2nd Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA 2014)
October 11-12, 2014, Austin, Texas USA - in conjunction with DISC 2014
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~saketn/BDA2014/
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We are excited to announce the second 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 basic distributed
computing problems.

The first BDA workshop, BDA 2013, was collocated with DISC 2013 (the
27th International Symposium on Distributed Computing) in Jerusalem.
BDA 2014 will be collocated with DISC 2014 in Austin, Texas. It will
take place just before DISC, on Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12,
2014.

Like BDA 2013, BDA 2014 will include talks on distributed algorithms
related to a variety of biological systems. However, this time we will
devote 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. By default, the submissions will be evaluated for
either oral or poster presentation, though authors may indicate in
their submission if it should be only considered for one of the
presentation types. Submissions should be in PDF and include title,
author information, and a 4-page extended abstract. Shorter
submissions are also welcome, particularly for poster presentation.

Please use the following EasyChair submission link:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bda2014

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

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Financial support for student/postdoc participants
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We will cover the registration fee and up to $500 of travel costs for
selected participants at the student/postdoc level. Please refer to
the workshop's website for further details.

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IMPORTANT DATES
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July 23, 2014 - Extended abstract submission deadline
August 18, 2014 – Decision notifications
October 11-12, 2014 – Workshop

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INVITED SPEAKERS
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Dmitri Chklovskii - HHMI Janelia Farm
Alex Cornejo - Harvard
Anna Dornhaus - University of Arizona
Ofer Feinerman - Weizmann Institute
Ila Fiete - UT Austin
Deborah Gordon - Stanford
Laurent Keller - University of Lausanne
Amos Korman - CNRS and University of Paris Diderot
Nancy Lynch - MIT
James Marshall - University of Sheffield
Radhika Nagpal - Harvard
Saket Navlakha - CMU
Stephen Pratt - Arizona State University
Andrea Richa - Arizona State University
Nir Shavit - MIT

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


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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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Friday, July 18, 2014

[DMANET] [LION 2015] Call for Challenge in LION 9

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LION9 CHALLENGE

to be held as part of the

Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference (LION 9)
January 12-16th, 2015, Lille, France


Submission Deadline: November 14th, 2014
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We are pleased to announce the first challenge held by the LION conference.
Get ready to enter the challenge and to submit the best algorithm to solve
the Development Assurance Level (DAL) Allocation problem.
DAL indicates the level of rigor of the development of a software
or hardware function of an aircraft.


Official Webpage
http://www.lifl.fr/LION9/challenge.php

Presentation
Finalists selected by the jury will be invited to present their
submission at the competition session, held during the LION conference.
The winner of the competition will be announced at
the conference dinner, on January 14th, 2015.

Submission
All submissions should follow the guidelines of the official webpage.

Organizers
Daniel Le Berre, Université d'Artois, France
Olivier ROUSSEL, Université d'Artois, France
Rémi DELMAS, ONERA Toulouse, France
Marie-Eléonore Marmion, Université Lille 1, France
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