Thursday, April 17, 2014

[DMANET] DEBS 2014: Early registration deadline is approaching April 25

DEBS 2014: 8th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event Based
Systems
May 26th-29th 2014, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India,
Co-sponsored by ACM SIGMOD and ACM SIGSOFT

http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/debs2014/

*Early Registration deadline: April 25, 2014.*

DEBS 2014 Conference Schedule

May 26, 2014 4 tutorials (all day, 9 to 5pm)
May 26, 2014 PhD workshop (1 pm to 5pm)
May 27-29, 2014 Conference (ALL day, 9 to 5pm), res papers,
industry track papers, grand challenge papers,
experience sessions

Keynote Speakers
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Querying Distributed Data Streams.
Minos Garofalakis; Technical University of Crete

Smart Energy: the Role of Timely Data Dissemination
Krithi Ramamritham; IIT Bombay

Challenges in personalization of services at Massive scale
Dr. Manish Gupta; Director of Xerox Research Center India (XRCI)


Tutorials
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Cloud-based Data Stream Processing
Thomas Heinze Zbigniew Jerzak; Leonardo Querzoni

Internet of Everything (IoE)
Opher Etzion; Fabiana Fournier; Sarit Arcushin

Policy enforcement in emerging distributed event-based systems
Presenters: Jatinder Singh; David Eyers

Mobile CEP in Real-time Big Data Processing: Challenges and Opportunities
Nenad Stojanovic; Ljiljana Stojanovic; Yongchun Xu


Research Track
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Complex Event Service Provision and Composition based on Event Pattern
Matchmaking.
Feng Gao; Edward Curry; Sami Bhiri.


An event processing approach to text stream analysis - Basic principles
of event based information filtering
Andreas Bauer; Christian Wolff

Learning From the Past: Automated Rule Generation for Complex Event
Processing
Alessandro Margara; Gianpaolo Cugola; Giordano Tamburrelli.

We have a DREAM: Distributed Reactive Programming with Consistency
Guarantees
Alessandro Margara; Guido Salvaneschi

The Process-oriented Event Model (PoEM) – A Conceptual Model
for Industrial Events
Om Prasad Patri; Vikrambhai Sorathia; Anand Panangadan; Viktor
Prasanna

Quality Matters: Supporting Quality-aware Pervasive Applications by
Probabilistic Data Stream Management
Christian Kuka; Daniela Nicklas

Automated Quality-of-Service-aware Configuration of Publish-Subscribe
Systems at Design-Time
Thomas Fischer; Andreas M. Wahl; Richard Lenz

Latency-aware Elastic Scaling for Distributed Data Stream Processing Systems
Thomas Heinze; Zbigniew Jerzak; Gregor Hackenbroich; Christof Fetzer

The Overlay Scan Attack: Inferring Topologies of Distributed Pub/Sub
Systems through Broker Saturation
Leonardo Aniello; Roberto Baldoni; Claudio Ciccotelli; Giuseppe Antonio
Di Luna; Francesco Frontali; Leonardo Querzoni

DS-EPL: Domain-Specific Event Processing Language
Ralf Bruns; Jürgen Dunkel; Stefan Lier; Henrik Masbruch.

RECEP: Selection-based Reuse for Distributed Complex Event Processing
Beate Ottenwälder; Boris Koldehofe; Kurt Rothermel; Kirak Hong; Kishore
Ramachandran

JetStream: Enabling High Performance Event Streaming across Cloud
Data-Centers
Radu Tudoran; Olivier Nano; Ivo Santos; Alexandru Costan; Hakan Soncu;
Luc Bougé; Gabriel Antoniu

Energy-efficient context-aware routing in heterogeneous WSN
Mumraiz K. Kasi; Annika Hinze.

Content-based Filtering Discovery Protocol (CFDP): Scalable and
Efficient OMG DDS Discovery Protocol
Kyoungho An; Sumant Tambe; Paul Pazandak; Gerardo Pardo-Castellote;
Aniruddha Gokhale; Douglas Schmidt

Effective Switch Memory Management in OpenFlow Networks
Anil Vishnoi; Rishabh Poddar; Vijay Mann; Suparna Bhattacharya

Distributed Event Aggregation for Content-based Publish/Subscribe Systems
Navneet Kumar Pandey; Kaiwen Zhang; Stéphane Weiss; Hans-Arno Jacobsen;
Roman Vitenberg

Industry and Experience Track
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P2S: A Fault-Tolerant Publish/Subscribe Infrastructure
Tiancheng Chang; Sisi Duan; Hein Meling; Sean Peisert; Haibin Zhang

Handling Location Uncertainty in Event Driven Experimentation
Kartik Muralidharan; Rajesh Krishna Balan; Srinivasan Seshan; Narayan
Ramasubbu

Scalable and Elastic Realtime Click Stream Analysis Using AnonymESP
André Martin; Andrey Brito; Christof Fetzer

An Event Processing Architecture for Operational Risk Management in an
Industrial Environment
Sergio Saad; Reginaldo Arakaki

Using Mobile-based Complex Event Processing to realize Collaborative
Remote Person Monitoring
Nenad Stojanovic; Yongchun Xu; Aleksandar Stojadinovic; Ljiljana
Stojanovic.


Grand Challenge
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Predicting Energy Consumption with StreamMine3G
Andrey Brito; André Martin; Rodolfo Marinho; Christof Fetzer

Grand Challenge: Scalable Stateful Stream Processing for Smart Grids
Raul Castro Fernandez; Matthias Weidlich; Peter Pietzuch; Avigdor Gal

Grand Challenge: Predictive Load Management in Smart Grid Environments
Christopher Mutschler; Christoffer Löffler; Nicolas Witt; Thorsten
Edelhäußer; Michael Philippsen


Solving the Grand Challenge Using an Opensource CEP engine
Srinath Perera; Sriskandarajah Suhothayan; Sanjiva Sanjiva Weerawarana;
Mohanadarshan Vivekanandalingam; Paul Paul Fremantle
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[DMANET] Registration and abstract deadline approaching for the 1st Greifswald Phylogenetics Meeting!

Attention! The deadline is approaching for the 1st Greifswald Phylogenetics Meeting, which will be held in July 2014!!!!

I herewith want to announce the 1st Greifswald Phylogenetics Meeting,
which will be held in Greifswald (north eastern Germany) from the 14th
till the 16th of July 2014.

Registration is now open and the deadline (both for registration as well as for abstract submission) is the 30th of April. There are still a few free slots, so please register asap!

Our conference poster can be found here: http://stubber.math-inf.uni-greifswald.de/~spillner/gpm-2014/poster-gpm-2014.pdf Feel free to print it and forward it to anybody who might be interested! For more details, please visit the conference website:
http://stubber.math-inf.uni-greifswald.de/~spillner/gpm-2014/gpm-2014.html


This meeting will have a particular focus on mathematical (e.g. graph
theoretical, combinatorial, probabilistic and algebraic) aspects of
evolutionary tree or network reconstruction, but it will also bring
together scientists from different disciplines in order to provide the
opportunity of close collaboration.

Scope:

Phylogenetics is an interdisciplinary research area that aims at
reconstructing the evolutionary history of biological systems such
as, for example, collections of species, populations or groups of
bio-molecules. To achieve this, biologists work closely together with
mathematicians and computer scientists. The conference will provide
researchers from all three involved disciplines an opportunity to present
their recent work and exchange ideas.

Location: Greifswald is a beautiful little town located directly at
the Baltic Sea in close proximity to the famous islands Rügen and
Usedom. Greifswald university was founded in 1496 and has therefore a
long tradition and history. Being a former Hanse town, Greifswald is
famous for its historic market square, its cathedral and the museum
harbor. Other famous towns like Stralsund with the Oceaneum or the
world cultural heritage city of Wismar are nearby, as well as the
city of Rostock with its newly established Darwineum. The region is a
holiday region but not too crowded by tourists. In July the weather is
most likely to be great and we hope that if you can come to our meeting,
you will find the time to stay longer and enjoy this unique area. There
is a direct and regular train connection to and from Berlin, and the
nearest international airports are Hamburg and Berlin.

Please note that the meeting starts early on the 14th with one of our
highlight talks and ends in the evening of the 16th with another highlight
talk - so if possible, please plan your stay from the 13th till the 17th
of July.

The registration fee is 150 Euros (100 Euros for students).

Organizers: Mareike Fischer, Andreas Spillner, Martin Haase

Invited speakers: Olaf Bininda-Emonds, Mike Steel, Olivier Gascuel,
Vince Moulton, Allen Rodrigo

For more details, visit our website
http://stubber.math-inf.uni-greifswald.de/~spillner/gpm-2014/gpm-2014.html
or contact Mareike Fischer: email@mareikefischer.de


Mareike Fischer <email@mareikefischer.de>


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[DMANET] BPCAS 2014: Business Processes in Collective Adaptive Systems

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Business Processes in Collective Adaptive Systems
(BPCAS 2014)

September 8, 2014, Haifa, Israel

In conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2014)

Submission deadline: 1 June 2014

http://www.bpcas.org


ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

BPCAS is a new workshop focusing on all topics related to Collective Adaptive Systems (CAS). It aims to provide a high-quality forum for the presentation of developments in CASs and for bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines interested in CASs both within the business process community and outside. The latter are particularly welcome to submit to the workshop.

Topics of interest include:

* business process modeling for CAS
* collective configuration of business processes in CAS
* context/knowledge-aware business processes in CAS
* adaptation and evolution in CAS
* formal methods for CAS
* distribution and mobility in CAS
* big data in CAS
* process similarity and emergent properties of CAS
* security and privacy in CAS
* machine learning and data mining techniques for CAS
* optimization of CAS
* frameworks, tools and programming paradigms for CAS
* usability aspects of CAS
* case studies and scenarios

Accepted papers will be published by Springer as a post-workshop proceedings volume in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). In addition authors of the best papers will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their paper to a special issue of the IET Software journal. The workshop is sponsored by the EU's Fundamentals of Collective Adaptive Systems programme initiative (http://focas.eu/about-focas/).

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: June 1, 2014
Author notification: July 1, 2014
Camera-ready submission: July 23, 2014
Workshop date: September 8, 2014

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Manfred Reichert, Universität Ulm, Germany

WORKSHOP ORGANISATION

Organisers
Antonio Bucchiarone, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Naranker Dulay, Imperial College London, UK
Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Anna Lavygina, Imperial College London, UK
Adnan Tariq, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Program Committee
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Salima Benbernou, Université Paris Descartes, France
Marina Bitsaki, University of Crete, Greece
Alexei Lapouchnian, University of Toronto, Canada
Kim Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Lior Limonad, IBM Haifa, Israel
Christos Nikolaou, University of Crete, Greece
Francisco Pereira, SMART-MIT, Singapore
Marco Pistore, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Manfred Reichert, Universität Ulm, Germany
Kurt Rothermel, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College, UK
Nikola Serbedija, Fraunhofer FIRST, Germany
Pnino Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Arnon Sturm, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Yury Tsoy, Institut Pasteur Korea, South Korea
Ingo Weber, NICTA, Australia

PAPER SUBMISSION DETAILS

We invite submissions in two forms: full papers and position papers. Submitted papers must be written in English, should not have been submitted for review or published elsewhere, and should not exceed 12 pages for full papers, and 6 pages for position papers (including figures, bibliography and appendices).

Submissions are only accepted in PDF format via the EasyChair system (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpcas2014). Submissions should be formatted according to the LNBIP format specified by Springer.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to present the paper at the workshop.

CONTACT

For further information contact Anna Lavygina (a.lavygina@imperial.ac.uk)
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[DMANET] Budapest Summer School in Discrete Mathematics

BUDAPEST SUMMER SCHOOL IN DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

Second Announcement

The Institute of Mathematics of Eötvös University Budapest is
organizing a one-week long summer school in mathematics between June 23
(Monday) and June 27 (Friday) for undergraduate and graduate students.
There will be 7 mini-courses (2 x 90 minutes each) with various topics
from discrete mathematics. Here is the list of lectures:

1) Kristóf Bérczi: Arborescence packing and its applications

2) Tamás Héger and Péter Sziklai: Linear algebraic methods in graph theory

3) Tibor Jordán: Combinatorial rigidity: graphs and matroids in the theory
of rigid frameworks

4) Gyula Károlyi: Combinatorial Nullstellensatz with applications

5) György Kiss: Finite geometries: from definitions to applications

6) Márton Naszódi: Probabilistic methods in discrete geometry

7) Dömötör Pálvölgyi: Geometric algorithms.

The lecturers will hand out exercises during their minicourses. For
participants solving these exercises, we will issue certificates worth 3
ECTS credits.

For more information, see the website of the school:

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

Some interesting facts and photos on Budapest are here:

https://www.facebook.com/budapestssm


Important deadlines:

- April 30: deadline for early registration (with reduced fee)

- June 15: final deadline for registration

The lectures start on Monday morning and the last lecture is scheduled for
Friday afternoon.


Andras Frank,

Institute of Mathematics, Eotvos University Budapest

frank@cs.elte.hu



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[DMANET] doctoral training courses in optimisation, heuristics, simulation and stochastic modelling

NATCOR is one of six UK-based Taught Course Centres in the Mathematical Sciences. Although NATCOR is aimed mainly at PhD students working in Operational Research, the courses that we run may also be of interest to students or post-docs working in Engineering, Computer Science or the Physical Sciences. In particular, we run courses on optimisation, heuristics, simulation and stochastic modelling. For further details, see:

http://www.natcor.ac.uk/courses.asp

Professor Adam N. Letchford
NATCOR Director
Lancaster University
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[DMANET] Doctoral Program at CP2014: Call for Papers

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Call for papers

DOCTORAL PROGRAM
at the 20th International Conference on
Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming
DP-CP 2014

Lyon, France, September 8-12, 2014

http://cp2014.a4cp.org/program/dp

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 JUNE, 2014

As part of the 2014 International Conference on Principles and
Practice of Constraint Programming, we are inviting PhD and MSc students
to apply for the Doctoral Program (DP). The DP is an opportunity for
current students to meet each other as well as researchers in the field.
Participation in the Doctoral Program will involve:

* Presentation of the student's work via both talk and poster.
* Discussions with a mentor with similar research interests.
* DP dinner as social event exclusively for students.
* Invited talks by renowned researchers on topics relevant to young
researchers.


Financial Support
There are funds available to support students by providing free conference
registration and free ticket to the doctoral program dinner. Priority will
be given based on the quality of the submissions.


Eligibility
The program is open to all PhD and outstanding MSc students involved in
Constraint Programming or related fields at any level. The submitted
paper should contain original unpublished work which is primarily
the work of the student. It can either be completed or in progress.
We will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, has
already been published in a journal or formal conference proceedings.
This restriction does not apply to work that has appeared in workshops
and similar specialised presentations with a limited audience and
without archival proceedings and to papers published in 2014. Papers
that have been submitted elsewhere but not yet published and papers
published in 2014 are acceptable; if this is the case, please mention it
on the DP submission. Please feel free to contact the chairs at
dpcp2014@gmail.com if there are any questions on eligibility.


Invited Speakers to the Doctoral Program
Maria Garcia de la Banda, Monash University, Australia
Gilles Pesant, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada


Doctoral Program chairs
Justyna Petke, University College London, UK, dpcp2014@gmail.com
Andrea Rendl, NICTA and Monash University, Australia, dpcp2014@gmail.com


Program Committee
Ozgur Akgun, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Hadrien Cambazard, University of Grenoble, France
Jessica Davies, University of Toronto, Canada
Sophie Demassey, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Tias Guns, KU Leuven, Belgium
Matti Järvisalo, University of Helsinki, Finnland
George Katsirelos, INRIA, Toulouse
Lars Kotthoff, 4C Cork, Ireland
Michele Lombardi, University of Bologna, Italy
Ines Lynce, INESC Lisboa, Portugal
Chris Mears, Monash University, Australia
Karen Petrie, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Claude-Guy Quimper, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Tommaso Urli, University of Udine, Italy


For more information visit: http://cp2014.a4cp.org/program/dp

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

[DMANET] Call for application Post-Doc at Telecom ParisTech

Dear all,

Please find below a call for application for a post-doc in Telecom
ParisTech, Paris, France.

POST-DOC POSITION

UNIVERSITY: Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France

CONTACT: Marceau Coupechoux, Associate Professor in the Computer and
Network Science Dept. marceau.coupechoux@telecom-paristech.fr

TITLE: Resource Allocation in Energy Harvesting Small Cells

TOPIC: The research topic is to study and propose energy efficient
resource allocation algorithms for LTE small cells, included in a mesh
network and backhauled by a wireless technology (LTE or WiFi). The
following points will be studied: (1) define a methodology for the
performance evaluation of the small cells, taking into account the
trade-off between quality of service and energy consumption (see [1] for
a first step); (2) study the possibility to shut down some small cells
(on the access side or on the backhaul side) when there is no traffic
(see for example [2]); (3) design joint energy and radio resource
allocation algorithms while taking into account the unpredictability of
the energy from the grid or from renewable sources (see [3] in the
context of energy harvesting sensors).

CONTEXT: The work will be part of a French competitivity cluster project
(FUI) called LCI4D (Low Cost Infrastructure for Developing Countries)
dedicated to the deployment of small cells in developing countries.
Project partners are Orange Labs, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, SILICOM,
Green Communications, Bluwan, Supelec and Institut Mines-Telecom. The
post-doc researcher will work in close relationship with Orange Labs.

DURATION: 9 months

REFERENCES:
[1] J.-M. Kélif, M. Coupechoux and F. Marache, Limiting Power
Transmission of Green Cellular Networks: Impact on Coverage and
Capacity, IEEE ICC, May 2010.
[2] K. Son, H. Kim, Y. Yi, and B. Krishnamachari, Base Station Operation
and User Association Mechanisms for Energy-Delay Tradeoffs in Green
Cellular Networks, IEEE J. on Select. Area in Communications, vol 29,
n°8, Sept. 2011.
[3] V. Sharma, U. Mukherji, Vinay Joseph, Optimal energy management
policies for energy harvesting sensor nodes, IEEE Trans. Wireless
communication, vol 9, April 2010

POST-DOC: We are looking for a young researcher with PhD with background
in wireless networks and having some previous knowledge in Optimization
and Probability Theory.

Marceau Coupechoux
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[DMANET] School on "Graph Theory, Algorithms and Applications", Erice, Sicily (Italy), September 8-16, 2014

School on "Graph Theory, Algorithms and Applications"
International School of Mathematics -- "Guido Stampacchia"
Centre "Ettore Majorana" for Scientific Culture
Erice, Sicily (Italy)
September 8-16, 2014
http://www.graphalgorithms.it/erice2014/

LECTURERS:
* Alexandr Andoni, Microsoft Research
* Antonio Frangioni, University of Pisa
* Andrew V. Goldberg, Microsoft Research
* Giuseppe F. Italiano, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Haim Kaplan, Tel Aviv University
* Aleksander Madry, EPFL Lausanne
* Alexander Martin, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
* Giovanni Rinaldi, IASI-CNR
* Maria Grazia Speranza, University of Brescia
* Robert E. Tarjan, Princeton University and Microsoft Research
* Paolo Toth, University of Bologna
* David P. Williamson, Cornell University

DIRECTORS OF THE SCHOOL:
Prof. Raffaele Cerulli, University of Salerno
Dr. Andrew Goldberg, Microsoft Research
Prof. Giuseppe F. Italiano, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Prof. Robert E. Tarjan, Princeton University and Microsoft Research

DIRECTORS OF THE COURSE:
Prof. Franco Giannessi

LOCATION:
Erice is among the oldest cities in Sicily. The town is placed on the
homonymous mount Eryx, religious center of the Elimi, which is famous
for its temple where the Phoenicians worshipped Astarte, the Greeks
Aphrodite and the Romans Venus. Throughout history Erice was contended
by many different populations, and each of them left a palpable sense
of history. Erice is nowadays an enchanting wonderfully preserved
Mediaeval town offering the most breathtaking views in Sicily.

APPLICATION:
Advanced undergraduates, MS and PhD students, young scientists (35 or
under) interested in graph algorithms are encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates should complete their application on the School
Website (http://www.graphalgorithms.it/erice2014/) by June 30, 2014. Application
material includes a short CV and optional recommendation letters.

REGISTRATION:
The registration fee for the School is 900 Euros. It includes meals and
accommodation for 8 days, i.e., from September 8 (evening) to
September 16 (morning).

FURTHER DETAILS:
More information is avalaible on the School Web Site
(http://www.graphalgorithms.it/erice2014/)
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[DMANET] CSEDays 2014: Call for papers and participation

Computer Science E-days (CSEDays)
Strings, Languages, Automata
Ekaterinburg, Russia, August 23 -- 25, 2014
http://www.csedays.ru/theory2014/about

LECTURERS

Mario Guarracino (High Perfomance Computing and Networking Institute, Italy)
How fast can you align biological strings?

Gregory Kucherov (University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee, France)
Full-text indexes for sequence data and their applications

Andreas Maletti (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Applications of automata theory in parsing and machine translation

Narad Rampersad (University of Winnipeg, Canada)
Avoiding repetitions in words

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The school will be held in Ekaterinburg, Russia on August 23 -- 25, 2014.
The topic of the school is "Strings, Languages, Automata". The program will
consist of 4 short lecture courses as well as student presentations and
poster sessions. Students are encouraged to submit not only published or
completed research, but also a short summary of work in progress or even a
concise review of a problem area. The primary goal of submitting a paper,
as we see it, is getting feedback from experts as well
as school lecturers and participants.

The school will be held immediately before the 18th International Conference
on Developments in Language Theory (DLT 2014, August 26-29):
http://dlt2014.sciencesconf.org/. Any participant of the school may attend
the talks of the DLT 2014 without paying the conference registration fee.

Application form: http://www.csedays.ru/theory2014/registration
Deadline: May 31, 2014


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Monday, April 14, 2014

[DMANET] SLSP 2014: 3rd call for papers

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2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STATISTICAL LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING

SLSP 2014

Grenoble, France

October 14-16, 2014

Organised by:

Équipe GETALP
Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/slsp2014/

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AIMS:

SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying
excellent research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are
currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at
attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large,
well-known conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these
areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between subdomains and
people will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2014, significant room will be
reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular
focus will be put on methodology.

VENUE:

SLSP 2014 will take place in Grenoble, at the foot of the French Alps.

SCOPE:

The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical
methods (including machine learning) within language and speech processing.
The list below is indicative and not exhaustive:

phonology, phonetics, prosody, morphology
syntax, semantics
discourse, dialogue, pragmatics
statistical models for natural language processing
supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning methods
applied to natural language, including speech
statistical methods, including biologically-inspired methods
similarity
alignment
language resources
part-of-speech tagging
parsing
semantic role labelling
natural language generation
anaphora and coreference resolution
speech recognition
speaker identification/verification
speech transcription
speech synthesis
machine translation
translation technology
text summarisation
information retrieval
text categorisation
information extraction
term extraction
spelling correction
text and web mining
opinion mining and sentiment analysis
spoken dialogue systems
author identification, plagiarism and spam filtering

STRUCTURE:

SLSP 2014 will consist of:

invited talks
invited tutorials
peer-reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Claire Gardent (LORIA, Nancy, FR), Grammar Based Sentence Generation and
Statistical Error Mining
Roger K. Moore (Sheffield, UK), Spoken Language Processing: Time to Look
Outside?
Martti Vainio (Helsinki, FI), Phonetics and Machine Learning: Hierarchical
Modelling of Prosody in Statistical Speech Synthesis

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Sophia Ananiadou (Manchester, UK)
Srinivas Bangalore (Florham Park, US)
Patrick Blackburn (Roskilde, DK)
Hervé Bourlard (Martigny, CH)
Bill Byrne (Cambridge, UK)
Nick Campbell (Dublin, IE)
David Chiang (Marina del Rey, US)
Kenneth W. Church (Yorktown Heights, US)
Walter Daelemans (Antwerpen, BE)
Thierry Dutoit (Mons, BE)
Alexander Gelbukh (Mexico City, MX)
James Glass (Cambridge, US)
Ralph Grishman (New York, US)
Sanda Harabagiu (Dallas, US)
Xiaodong He (Redmond, US)
Hynek Hermansky (Baltimore, US)
Hitoshi Isahara (Toyohashi, JP)
Lori Lamel (Orsay, FR)
Gary Geunbae Lee (Pohang, KR)
Haizhou Li (Singapore, SG)
Daniel Marcu (Los Angeles, US)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
Manuel Montes-y-Gómez (Puebla, MX)
Satoshi Nakamura (Nara, JP)
Shrikanth S. Narayanan (Los Angeles, US)
Vincent Ng (Dallas, US)
Joakim Nivre (Uppsala, SE)
Elmar Nöth (Erlangen, DE)
Maurizio Omologo (Trento, IT)
Mari Ostendorf (Seattle, US)
Barbara H. Partee (Amherst, US)
Gerald Penn (Toronto, CA)
Massimo Poesio (Colchester, UK)
James Pustejovsky (Waltham, US)
Gaël Richard (Paris, FR)
German Rigau (San Sebastián, ES)
Paolo Rosso (Valencia, ES)
Yoshinori Sagisaka (Tokyo, JP)
Björn W. Schuller (London, UK)
Satoshi Sekine (New York, US)
Richard Sproat (New York, US)
Mark Steedman (Edinburgh, UK)
Jian Su (Singapore, SG)
Marc Swerts (Tilburg, NL)
Jun'ichi Tsujii (Beijing, CN)
Gertjan van Noord (Groningen, NL)
Renata Vieira (Porto Alegre, BR)
Dekai Wu (Hong Kong, HK)
Feiyu Xu (Berlin, DE)
Roman Yangarber (Helsinki, FI)
Geoffrey Zweig (Redmond, US)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

Laurent Besacier (Grenoble, co-chair)
Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Benjamin Lecouteux (Grenoble)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting
original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced
pages (including eventual appendices) and should be prepared according to
the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNAI/LNCS series (see
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsp2014

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNAI/LNCS series will
be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing
peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the
conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration is open from January 16, 2014 to October 14,
2014. The registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/slsp2014/Registration.php

DEADLINES:

Paper submission: May 7, 2014 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: June 18, 2014
Final version of the paper for the LNAI/LNCS proceedings: June 25, 2014
Early registration: July 2, 2014
Late registration: September 30, 2014
Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: January 16, 2015

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat

POSTAL ADDRESS:

SLSP 2014
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Departament d'Economia i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya
Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
Universitat Rovira i Virgili


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[DMANET] Final Call for Papers: SIROCCO 2014, Takayama, July 23-25

--- New: student travel awards ---
--- Submission deadline: April 25 ---

Last Call for Papers

SIROCCO 2014
Twenty-First International Colloquium on Structural
Information and Communication Complexity

July 23-25, Takayama Green Hotel, Takayama, Japan
http://sites.google.com/site/sirocco2014japan/
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= Theme =
SIROCCO is devoted to the study of the interplay between communication
and knowledge in multi-processor systems from both the qualitative and
quantitative viewpoints. Special emphasis is given to innovative
approaches and fundamental understanding, in addition to efforts
to optimize current designs. Conference. SIROCCO has a tradition of
interesting and productive scientific meetings in a relaxed and pleasant
atmosphere, attracting leading researchers in a variety of fields
in which communication and knowledge play a significant role. This time,
SIROCCO is held at Takayama, a small town located at the central
region of Japan with exotic scenery. Scope. Original papers are
solicited from all areas of study of local structural knowledge and
global communication and computational complexities. Among the typical
areas are distributed computing, communication networks, game theory,
parallel computing, social networks, mobile computing (including
autonomous robots), peer to peer systems, and communication
complexity. Keeping with the tradition of SIROCCO, new areas are
always welcome.

= SIROCCO Award =
The Prize for Innovation In Distributed Computing is awarded
annually in the SIROCCO conference to recognize individuals whose
research contributions had a major impact on the understanding of
the relationships between information and efficiency in decentralized
computing. The contribution (or a related contribution) should have
been either made or demonstrated by the author in a paper that
appeared in SIROCCO in the past. Moreover, the author should have
made the contribution in at least one paper that appeared (in either
a scientific journal or the proceedings of a scientific conference)
at least 5 years ago.

= Best Student Paper =
A paper is eligible for the Best Student Paper Award if one or more
authors are full-time students at the time of submission. The program
committee may decline to make this awards or split it.

= Student Travel Awards =
SIROCCO will offer a limited number of student travel awards, which is
available for full-time students who might otherwise be unable to attend
the conference. Priority will be given to students with papers to present.

= Submission =
Papers are submitted using Easy Chair at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sirocco2014; see
submission guidelines on the conference website. The submission
deadline is 25 April 2014 (23:59 PST). Notifications will be sent out
by 25 May, and the camera-ready papers are due on 9 June.

= Publication =
The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag as a part of the
LNCS series. Selected papers will be invited to a special issue of the
journal Theoretical Computer Science.

= Micro-MAC =
In conjunction with the conference, a compact version of Research
meeting on Distributed Computing by Mobile Robots (MAC) will be
held at 26th, July.

= Invited Speakers =
Yuval Emek Technion
Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide U. Paderborn
Rotem Oshman Princeton
Gopal Pandurangan NTU Singapore
Michel Raynal IRISA

= Program Committee =
Hagit Attiya Technion
Amotz Bar-Noy CUNY
Guy Even Tel-Aviv U.
Sandor Fekete TU Braunschweig
Paola Flocchini U. Ottawa
George Giakkoupis INRIA Rennes
Magnus M. Halldorsson (Chair) Reykjavik U.
Taizuke Izumi Nagoya Tech.
Valerie King U. Victoria
Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide U. Paderborn
Alessia Milani U. Bordeaux
Calvin Newport Georgetown U.
Hirotaka Ono Kyushu U.
Peter Robinson NTU Singapore
Jukka Suomela Aalto U.
Corantin Travers ENSEIRB-MATMECA
Roger Wattenhofer ETH
Peter Widmayer ETH

= Steering Committee =
Guy Even Tel-Aviv U.
Ralf Klasing CNRS & U. Bordeaux
Shay Kutten (chair) Technion
Thomas Moscibroda Microsoft
Boaz Patt-Shamir Tel-Aviv U.
Masafumi Yamashita Kyushu U.

= Organization Committee =
Taisuke Izumi (Chair) Nagoya Tech.
Tomoko Izumi Ritsumeikan U.
Sayaka Kamei Hiroshima U.
Yoshiaki Katayama Nagoya Tech.
Fukuhito Oosita Osaka U.
Yukiko Yamauchi Kyushu U.
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[DMANET] Computer Communications Journal (Elsevier), Special issue on Security and Privacy in Unified Communications: Challenges and Solutions, Manuscript Due October 31, 2014

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*Call for Papers*

Computer Communications Journal, Elsevier
(Current Impact Factor: 1.079)

Special Issue on:

Security and Privacy in Unified Communications: Challenges and Solutions

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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: October 31, 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
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from Stefan Kraft: Final Call for Papers; Approx and Random 2014

APPROX 2014 and RANDOM 2014

17th Intl. Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial
Optimization Problems - APPROX 2014
&
18th Intl. Workshop on Randomization and Computation - RANDOM 2014

http://cui.unige.ch/tcs/random-approx/

Sep. 4-6, 2014
UPC, Barcelona

Call for papers

SCOPE
17th Intl. Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial
Optimization Problems - APPROX 2014
18th Intl. Workshop on Randomization and Computation - RANDOM 2014

The 17th. International Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for
Combinatorial Optimization Problems (APPROX'2014), and the 18th.
International Workshop on Randomization and Computation (RANDOM'2014)
will be held in 4-6 September 2014 at Barcelona.
APPROX'2014 focuses on algorithmic and complexity theoretic issues
relevant to the development of efficient approximate solutions to
computationally difficult problems, while RANDOM'2014 focus on
applications of randomness to computational and combinatorial problems.
RANDOM'2014 is the eighteenth workshop in the series; APPROX'2014 is
the seventeenth in the series.

TOPICS

Papers are solicited in all research areas related to randomization and
approximation, including, but not limited to:

APPROX

- - design and analysis of approximation algorithms
- - hardness of approximation
- - small space, sub-linear time and streaming algorithms
- - embeddings and metric space methods
- - mathematical programming methods
- - combinatorial problems in graphs and networks
- - algorithmic game theory and economics
- - computational geometric problems
- - approximate learning
- - online algorithms
- - approaches that go beyond worst case analysis
- - other applications

RANDOM

- - design and analysis of randomized algorithms
- - randomized complexity theory
- - pseudorandomness and derandomization
- - random combinatorial structures
- - random walks/Markov chains
- - expander graphs and randomness extractors
- - probabilistic proof systems
- - random projections and embeddings
- - error-correcting codes
- - average-case analysis
- - property testing
- - computational learning theory

SUBMISSIONS

Abstract Format: Electronic submissions are solicited. Please consult
the following servers:
For submission of APPROX papers:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=approx2014
For submission of RANDOM papers:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=random2014

Note: You will be asked to login using an EasyChair account. Directions
on how to register for such an account are available at the submission
servers (you may also have an old account from a previous conference
submission).

The submission must be received by 17:00pm (PDT) of April 17 for your
submission to be considered.

Submission Format: Submissions should start with the title of the
paper, each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address, followed by
a one-paragraph summary of the results to be presented. This should
then be followed by a technical exposition on single-spaced pages on
letter-size paper, using reasonable margins and at least 11-point
font. The first 10 pages should contain the main ideas and techniques
used to achieve the results including motivation and a clear comparison
with related work (not including the references). There is no page
limit but any material beyond the first 10 pages will be read at the
sole discretion of the program committee.

Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings
is not allowed.


PROCEEDINGS
Accepted papers will be published in the online proceedings of the
conference in the Leibniz International Proceedings in
Informatics (LIPIcs) series, based at Schloss Dagstuhl. This guarantees
perennial, free and easy electronic access, while the authors retain
the rights over their work. Further detail will be available early
January at the conference website.

Previous proceedings of APPROX appeared as LNCS 1444, 1671, 1913, 2129,
2462, 2764, 3122, 3624, 4110 and 4627 while previous proceedings of
RANDOM appeared as LNCS 1269, 1518, 1671, 2129, 2483, 2764, 3122, 3624,
4110, 4627 and as Proceedings in Informatics 8.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submissions: April 17th, Thursday
Notifications: June 6th, Friday
Camera ready: June 20th, Friday


PROGRAM COMMITTEES

Approx

Niv Buchbinder - Tel-Aviv University
Deeparnab Chakrabarty - Microsoft Research, India
Siu On Chan - Microsoft Research, New England
Shuchi Chawla - University of Wisconsin
Eden Chlamtac - Ben Gurion University
Nikhil Devanur (Chair) - Microsoft Research, Redmond
Alina Ene - Princeton University
Konstantinos Georgiou - University of Waterloo
Telikepalli Kavitha - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Ken Ichi Kawarabayashi - National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo
Jochen Koenemann - University of Waterloo
Amit Kumar - Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Konstantin Makarychev - Microsoft Research, Redmond
Debmalya Panigrahi - Duke University
Thomas Rothvoss - University of Washington
Barna Saha - AT&T Shannon Research Laboratory, New Jersey
Bruce Shepherd - MCGill University
Aravind Srinivasan - University of Maryland
David Williamson - Cornell University


Random

Louigi Addario-Berry - MCGill University, Canada
Nayantara Bhatnagar - University of Delaware
Amin Coja-Oghlan - Goethe University, Germany
David Galvin - University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Valentine Kabanets - Simon Fraser University, Canada
Michael Molloy - University of Toronto
Cris Moore (Chair) - Santa Fe Institute
Assaf Naor - New York University
Krzysztof Onak - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Dana Ron - Tel-Aviv University
Alex Russell - University of Connecticut
Dominik Scheder - Aarhus University
Devavrat Shah - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Perla Sousi - University of Cambridge
Mario Szegedy - Rutgers University
Amnon Ta-Shma - Tel-Aviv University
Thomas Vidick - Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK


Program Chairs

APPROX
Nikhil Devanur - Microsoft Research, Redmond
email: nikdev@microsoft.com

RANDOM
Cris Moore - Santa Fe Institute
email: mmore@santafe.edu

Workshop Chairs
José Rolim, U. of Geneva
e-mail: jose.rolim@unige.ch
Klaus Jansen, U. of Kiel
e-mail: kj@informatik.uni-kiel.de

Organizing Commitee Chair
Carme Alvarez - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
email: alvarez@lsi.upc.edu


CONFERENCE WEB PAGE
http://cui.unige.ch/tcs/random-approx/

Saturday, April 12, 2014

[DMANET] TPNC 2014: 1st call for papers

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3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF NATURAL COMPUTING

TPNC 2014

Granada, Spain

December 9-11, 2014

Organized by:

Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems (SCI2S)
University of Granada

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2014/
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AIMS:

TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of
computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information
processing in nature. TPNC 2014 will reserve significant room for young
scholars at the beginning of their career. It aims at attracting
contributions to nature-inspired models of computation, synthesizing nature
by means of computation, nature-inspired materials, and information
processing in nature.

VENUE:

TPNC 2014 will take place in Granada, in the region of Andalucía, to the
south of Spain. The city is the seat of a rich Islamic historical legacy,
including the Moorish citadel and palace called Alhambra.

SCOPE:

Topics of either theoretical, experimental, or applied interest include, but
are not limited to:

* Nature-inspired models of computation:

- amorphous computing
- cellular automata
- chaos and dynamical systems based computing
- evolutionary computing
- membrane computing
- neural computing
- optical computing
- swarm intelligence

* Synthesizing nature by means of computation:

- artificial chemistry
- artificial immune systems
- artificial life

* Nature-inspired materials:

- computing with DNA
- nanocomputing
- physarum computing
- quantum computing and quantum information
- reaction-diffusion computing

* Information processing in nature:

- developmental systems
- fractal geometry
- gene assembly in unicellular organisms
- rough/fuzzy computing in nature
- synthetic biology
- systems biology

* Applications of natural computing to: algorithms, bioinformatics, control,
cryptography, design, economics, graphics, hardware, learning, logistics,
optimization, pattern recognition, programming, robotics, telecommunications
etc.

A flexible "theory to/from practice" approach would be the perfect focus for
the expected contributions.

STRUCTURE:

TPNC 2014 will consist of:

- invited talks
- invited tutorials
- peer-reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS:

tba

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Hussein A. Abbass (Canberra, AU)
Uwe Aickelin (Nottingham, UK)
Thomas Bäck (Leiden, NL)
Christian Blum (San Sebastián, ES)
Jinde Cao (Nanjing, CN)
Vladimir Cherkassky (Minneapolis, US)
Sung-Bae Cho (Seoul, KR)
Andries P. Engelbrecht (Pretoria, ZA)
Terence C. Fogarty (London, UK)
Fernando Gomide (Campinas, BR)
Inman Harvey (Brighton, UK)
Francisco Herrera (Granada, ES)
Tzung-Pei Hong (Kaohsiung, TW)
Thomas Jansen (Aberystwyth, UK)
Yaochu Jin (Guildford, UK)
Okyay Kaynak (Istanbul, TR)
Satoshi Kobayashi (Tokyo, JP)
Soo-Young Lee (Daejeon, KR)
Derong Liu (Chicago, US)
Manuel Lozano (Granada, ES)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
Ujjwal Maulik (Kolkata, IN)
Risto Miikkulainen (Austin, US)
Frank Neumann (Adelaide, AU)
Leandro Nunes de Castro (São Paulo, BR)
Erkki Oja (Aalto, FI)
Lech Polkowski (Warsaw, PL)
Brian J. Ross (St. Catharines, CA)
Marc Schoenauer (Orsay, FR)
Biplab Kumar Sikdar (Shibpur, IN)
Darko Stefanovic (Albuquerque, US)
Umberto Straccia (Pisa, IT)
Thomas Stützle (Brussels, BE)
Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan (Singapore, SG)
Johan Suykens (Leuven, BE)
El-Ghazali Talbi (Lille, FR)
Jon Timmis (York, UK)
Fernando J. Von Zuben (Campinas, BR)
Michael N. Vrahatis (Patras, GR)
Xin Yao (Birmingham, UK)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos García-Martínez (Córdoba)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Manuel Lozano (Granada, co-chair)
Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Granada)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting
original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced
pages (including eventual appendices) and should be prepared according to
the standard format for the Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpnc2014

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series will be
available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing
peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the
conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration is open from April 5 to December 9, 2014. The
registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2014/Registration.php

DEADLINES:

Paper submission: July 17, 2014 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: August 24, 2014
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: September 7, 2014
Early registration: September 7, 2014
Late registration: November 25, 2014
Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: March 11, 2015

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat

POSTAL ADDRESS:

TPNC 2014
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Departament d'Economia i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya
Universidad de Granada
Universitat Rovira i Virgili


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Friday, April 11, 2014

[DMANET] PPDP 2014: Call for Papers

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Call for papers
16th International Symposium on
Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming
PPDP 2014

Canterbury, Kent, September 8-10, 2014
(co-located with LOPSTR 2014)

http://users-cs.au.dk/danvy/ppdp14/

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 MAY, 2014

PPDP 2014 is a forum that brings together researchers from the
declaratrive programming communities, including those working in the
logic, constraint and functional programming paradigms, but also
embracing languages, database languages, and knowledge representation
languages. The goal is to stimulate research in the use of logical
formalisms and methods for specifying, performing, and analyzing
computations, including mechanisms for mobility, modularity,
concurrency, object-orientation, security, verification and static
analysis. Papers related to the use of declarative paradigms and tools
in industry and education are especially solicited. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to

* Functional programming
* Logic programming
* Answer-set programming
* Functional-logic programming
* Declarative visual languages
* Constraint Handling Rules
* Parallel implementation and concurrency
* Monads, type classes and dependent type systems
* Declarative domain-specific languages
* Termination, resource analysis and the verification of declarative
programs
* Transformation and partial evaluation of declarative languages
* Language extensions for security and tabulation
* Probabilistic modeling in a declarative language and modeling reactivity
* Memory management and the implementation of declarative systems
* Practical experiences and industrial application

This year the conference will be co-located with the 24th
International Symposium on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and
Transformation (LOPSTR 2014).

The conference will be held in Canterbury, UK. Previous symposia were
held at Madrid (Spain), Leuven (Belgium), Odense (Denmark), Hagenberg
(Austria), Coimbra (Portugal), Valencia (Spain), Wroclaw (Poland),
Venice (Italy), Lisboa (Portugal), Verona (Italy), Uppsala (Sweden),
Pittsburgh (USA), Florence (Italy), Montreal (Canada), and Paris
(France). You might have a look at the contents of past PPDP symposia.

Papers must describe original work, be written and presented in
English, and must not substantially overlap with papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal,
conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings. Work that already
appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings
may be submitted (please contact the PC chair in case of
questions).

After the symposium, a selection of the best papers will be invited to
extend their submissions in the light of the feedback solicited at the
symposium. The papers are expected to include at least 30% extra
material over and above the PPDP version. Then, after another round of
reviewing, these revised papers will be published in a journal.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 12 May, 2014
Paper submission: 15 May, 2014
Notification: 30 June, 2014
Camera-ready: To be announced

Symposium: 8-10 September, 2014

Invites for journal publication: To be announced
Submission of journal version: To be announced
Notification: To be announced
Camera-ready version: To be announced


Authors should submit an electronic copy of the full paper in
PDF. Papers should be submitted to the submission website for PPDP
2014. Each submission must include on its first page the paper title;
authors and their affiliations; abstract; and three to four
keywords. The keywords will be used to assist the program committee in
selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. Papers should consist
of the equivalent of 12 pages under the ACM formatting
guidelines. These guidelines are available online, along with
formatting templates or style files. Submitted papers will be judged
on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality, and
clarity. They should include a clear identification of what has been
accomplished and why it is significant. Authors who wish to provide
additional material to the reviewers beyond the 12-page limit can do
so in clearly marked appendices: reviewers are not required to read
such appendices.

Program Committee

Michael Adams University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Elvira Albert Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Dariusz Biernacki University of Wroclaw, Poland
Bernd Brassel Recordbay, Germany
Mike Codish Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Olivier Danvy (chair) Aarhus University, Denmark
Marc Denecker KU Leuven, Belgium
Joshua Dunfield Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany
Zoe Drey ENSTA Bretagne/Lab-STICC, France
Thibaut Feydy NICTA, Australia
Danko Ilik Inria, France
Yukiyoshi Kameyama University of Tsukuba, Japan
Chantal Keller Microsoft Research -- Inria Joint Centre
Temur Kutsia RISC, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Dan Licata Wesleyan University, USA
Akimasa Morihata University of Tokyo, Japan
Matthias Puech McGill University, Canada
Tiark Rompf Oracle Labs and EPFL, Switzerland
Kristoffer H. Rose Two Sigma Labs, New York, USA
Ilya Sergey IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Ralf Treinen University Paris-Diderot, France
Frank D. Valencia CNRS and LIX, Ecole Polytechnique, France


Program Chair

Olivier Danvy
Department of Computer Science
Aarhus University
Aabogade 34
DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
Email: danvy@cs.au.dk

Symposium Chairs:

Andy King
School of Computing
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF
United Kingdom
Email: A.M.King@kent.ac.uk

Olaf Chitil
School of Computing
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF
United Kingdom
Email: O.Chitil@kent.ac.uk

Publicity Chair:

Jacob Johannsen
Department of Computer Science
Aarhus University
Aabogade 34
DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
Email: cnn@cs.au.dk

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[DMANET] Fwd: BlockCourse: Towards the Polynomial Freiman-Ruzsa Conjecture (FU Berlin)

BlockCourse: Towards the Polynomial Freiman-Ruzsa Conjecture
FU Berlin
6-23 October 2014

http://www-ma2.upc.edu/jrue/BlockCourse.html


--Scope--
The course is intended for master students, PhD-students and
postdoctoral researchers interested in the field of Additive
Combinatorics and related areas.

Participants can join any part of the course, depending on their
individual background and interest.

--Topics and lecturers--

Week 1: Giorgis Petridis (University of Rochester): Classical and new
results in Additive Combinatorics
6 - 10 October 2014

Week 2: Julia Wolf (University of Bristol): Analytic techniques in
Additive Combinatorics
13 - 16 October 2014

Week 3: Tomasz Schoen (Adam Mickiewicz University): The Polynomial
Freiman-Ruzsa Conjecture
20 - 23 October 2014

--Audience--
The course is addressed to graduate students and postdocs of
Mathematics or Computer Science, who are interested in additive
combinatorics, applications of Fourier analysis in discrete
mathematics, and related fields.

--Organizers--
The Block Course is organized within the Research Training Group
"Methods for Discrete Structures" and organized by Jun. Prof. Juanjo
Rué and Prof. Tibor Szabó.

--Participation/Stipend--
Applications for participation in the course (the whole or part of it
-- please indicate the weeks you plan to participate in), with a short
curriculum vitae and scientific background, should be sent by June 30,
2014, preferably by email, to Jun. Prof. Juanjo Rué at jrue (at)
zedat.fu-berlin.de

There is a limited amount of financial support available for
PhD-students or for advanced Master/Diploma students in a field
related to the topics of the course.

Applications for financial support, with curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates, thesis, areas of interest, and a letter of
recommendation (sent directly by the letter writer) should be sent by
May 31, 2014, preferably by e-mail, to Jun. Prof. Juanjo Rué at jrue
(at) zedat.fu-berlin.de

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[DMANET] PhD positions at the Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation (CTIC), Aarhus University

PhD positions at CTIC, Aarhus University

A number of attractive PhD grants is available at Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation (CTIC), which is a Sino-Danish research center. The center is a collaboration between the Computer Science Department at Aarhus University, Denmark and IIIS, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and is led by Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua University, and Professor Peter Bro Miltersen, Aarhus University. The positions are within the focus areas of the center which are computational complexity theory, cryptography, quantum informatics, and algorithmic game theory. See also http://ctic.au.dk/.

The successful candidates will obtain their degrees from Aarhus University and are expected to do most of their studies there, but also do stays at IIIS.
To be admitted as a PhD student at Aarhus University Graduate School of Science and Technology PhD program requires between 3 and 5 years of study, depending on the background of the candidate. The minimum requirement for applying is a Bachelor's degree. Applications should be entered at the Aarhus
Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST) web interface, where PhD applicants will also find detailed and relevant information about the application process, deadlines, financing etc.: http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/.
To obtain further information before applying, please email ctic@cs.au.dk. The next application deadline is May 1st, 2014.


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

[DMANET] OptMAS-DCR 2014: Call for participation

** OptMAS-DCR 2014: Call for participation **

OptMAS-DCR is an AAMAS workshop on Optimization in multiagent systems
and Distributed Constraint Reasoning, which will take place on May
5-6th, 2014 in Paris.

http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~wyeoh/optmas-dcr2014/

This year's program includes **17 contributed papers**, a **tutorial**,
and an **invited talk by Prof. Toby Walsh**.

Please note that the AAMAS registration procedure has changed this year.
Now, when you register for a workshop day (either Monday, Tuesday, or
both), you are allowed to attend any or all of the workshop sessions on
that day. Recall that to present you should be registered the day at the
workshops; otherwise, you will not be able to enter the workshop venue.
See http://aamas2014.lip6.fr for more information about registration.

** LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS **

Anytime Coalition Structure Generation on Scale-Free and Community Networks
Filippo Bistaffa, Alessandro Farinelli, Jesus Cerquides, Juan A.
Rodriguez-Aguilar and Sarvapali D. Ramchurn

Multi-Agent Patrolling under Uncertainty and Threats
Shaofei Chen, Feng Wu, Lincheng Shen, Jing Chen and Sarvapali Ramchurn

Model and Algorithm for Dynamic Multi-Objective Distributed Optimization
Maxime Clement, Tenda Okimoto, Tony Ribeiro and Katsumi Inoue

Simulation vs Real Execution in DCOP Solving
Francisco Cruz, Patricia Gutierrez and Pedro Meseguer

A Simple Polynomial-Time Randomized Distributed Algorithm for Connected
Row Convex Constraints
T.K. Satish Kumar, Duc Thien Nguyen, William Yeoh and Sven Koenig

Equilibria of EV Charging
Benny Lutati, Vadim Levit, Tal Grinshpoun and Amnon Meisels

AgentZero: A Framework for Simulating and Evaluating Multi-Agent Algorithms
Benny Lutati, Vadim Levit and Amnon Meisels

Distributed Problem Solving in Geometrically-Structured Constraint Networks
Roger Mailler and Huimin Zheng

Neuroevolution of a multi-agent system for the dynamic pickup and
delivery problem
Jonathan Merlevede, Rinde R.S. van Lon and Tom Holvoet

Decentralized Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning in Average-Reward
Dynamic DCOPs
Duc Thien Nguyen, William Yeoh, Hoong Chuin Lau, Shlomo Zilberstein and
Chongjie Zhang

Binary max-sum for multi-team task allocation in RoboCup Rescue
Marc Pujol-Gonzalez, Jesus Cerquides, Alessandro Farinelli, Pedro
Meseguer and Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar

Discriminative MO-COP Operators
Nicolas Schwind, Tenda Okimoto, Tony Ribeiro, Sebastien Konieczny and
Katsumi Inoue

Using Machine Learning for Operational Decisions in Adversarial
Environments
Yevgeniy Vorobeychik and John Ross Wallrabenstein

Computing Minimax Strategy for Discretized Spatio-Temporal Zero-Sum
Security Games
Haifeng Xu, Fei Fang, Albert Xin Jiang, Vincent Conitzer, Shaddin Dughmi
and Milind Tambe

Applying DCOP_MST to a Team of Mobile Robots with Directional Sensing
Abilities
Harel Yedidsion and Roie Zivan

PaCcET: An Objective Space Transformation to Shape the Pareto Front and
Eliminate Concavity
Logan Yliniemi and Kagan Tumer

Opportunistic Security Game: An Initial Report
Chao Zhang, Albert Xin Jiang, Martin B. Short, P. Jeffrey Brantingham
and Milind Tambe


Program details will be posted soon at:

http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~wyeoh/optmas-dcr2014/


We hope to see you in Paris!

Archie Chapman
Meritxell Vinyals
William Yeoh
Roie Zivan

(OptMAS'14 co-chairs)
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[DMANET] Two funded PhD studentships in operations research at Inria Bordeaux, France

Dear colleagues.

The mathematical programming team of Inria Bordeaux invites applications
for two funded PhD studentships.

The first PhD studentship is funded by Université de Bordeaux. It is an
academical subject inspired from a real-life problem. The objective is
to propose integer programming methods for solving very large scale
clustering problems. The methods will be adapted for the robust case in
a second step.
http://www.math.u-bordeaux1.fr/~fclautia/docs/PhD_Clustering.pdf

The second PhD studentship is funded by Saint Gobain S.A., a French
multinational corporation. The objective of the thesis is to propose new
mathematical programming based methods for solving hard cutting problems.
http://www.math.u-bordeaux1.fr/~fclautia/docs/PhD_cutting.pdf

Both PhD students will be located at Inria Bordeaux. Speaking French is
absolutely not mandatory. English is the working language in the team.

Both PhD thesis will lie in the scientific scope of the RealOpt project,
led by François Vanderbeck. The aim of Inria RealOpt team is to develop
tight formulations for combinatorial problems by combining the latest
reformulation techniques, such as Lagrangian and polyhedral approaches,
and graph theoretics tools. Through industrial partnerships, the team
targets large scale problems.
https://realopt.bordeaux.inria.fr/

François Clautiaux
Inria team RealOpt, Bordeaux, France
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[DMANET] IPCO 2014 in Bonn: early registration deadline is April 20

Dear colleagues,
Note that the early registration deadline for IPCO 2014 is
April 20, 2014.
On the same day, our hotel contingents with discounted rates expire.
So please register and book now!

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Call for Participation
in the
17th Conference on
Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
(IPCO XVII)
Bonn, Germany


Early registration deadline: April 20, 2014
Summer school: June 20-22, 2014
IPCO Conference: June 23-25, 2014


Website for details and registration:
http://www.or.uni-bonn.de/ipco/

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The IPCO conference is a forum for researchers and practitioners working on various aspects of integer programming and combinatorial optimization. The aim is to present recent developments in theory, computation, and applications. The scope of IPCO is viewed in a broad sense, to include algorithmic and structural results in integer programming and combinatorial optimization as well as revealing computational studies and novel applications of discrete optimization to practical problems.

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Summer School:
The following distinguished lecturers will give two 90-minute lectures each (see the website for abstracts):

Gérard Cornuéjols (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh): Cut-generating functions in integer programming
András Frank (Eötvös University, Budapest): Constructive characterizations
Thomas Rothvoß (University of Washington, Seattle): Extended formulations
David Shmoys (Cornell University, Ithaca): Improving Christofides' algorithm with randomization and LP

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IPCO conference:

34 papers, selected among more than 140 submissions by the program committee (chaired by Jon Lee), will be presented in single-track sessions.
The detailed program is online.
Each participant will receive a copy of the proceedings (Springer LNCS 8494) at the conference.



There will also be a welcome reception, a poster session, Arithmeum tours, and a boat trip on the Rhine with conference dinner.
We look forward to seeing you in Bonn - register now!


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[DMANET] CCCG 2014 Second Call for Papers: Submission Server Open

The 26th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2014)
will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on August 11-13, 2014.



SCOPE



CCCG focuses on the design of efficient algorithms, the development of
software, and the study of the mathematical foundations of
computational problems whose formulations involve geometric
constraints. The field of computational geometry is motivated by
problems from a broad range of application areas, as diverse as
computer graphics and animation, computer vision, computer-aided
design and manufacturing, geographic information systems, pattern
recognition, wireless communications, robotics, protein folding, urban
planning, graph drawing, or statistical analysis, to name just a few.
Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research of
theoretical or practical significance in computational, combinatorial
and discrete geometry, as well as related areas.



AUDIENCE



CCCG is an international forum, accessible to a broad community of
researchers, to disseminate and discuss new theoretical and applied
results in discrete and computational geometry. The intended audience
for this conference includes graduate and undergraduate students,
researchers in the area, and members of industry whose work involves
geometric computation.



SUBMISSION DETAILS



Submissions should not exceed six pages, must be submitted
electronically, and must be prepared using LaTeX. Authors who feel
that additional details are necessary should include a clearly marked
appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the Program
Committee. Submission details, including the appropriate LaTeX
template, are available on the conference website. Simultaneous
submission to another conference or journal is not allowed. Authors of
accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the
conference. Failure to do so will result in removal of the paper from
the proceedings.



Submission is now open at EasyChair:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cccg2014



PROCEEDINGS



Proceedings will be published online on the conference website. There
is no page limit for papers published in the proceedings.



SPECIAL ISSUE



Selected papers from the conference will be invited for submission to
a special issue of the journal Computational Geometry: Theory and
Applications.



STUDENT SUPPORT



CCCG has a tradition of being welcoming to students. It is expected
that there will be partial travel support for students and postdocs.



CONFERENCE WEBPAGE



http://www.cs.dal.ca/cccg2014/



INVITED SPEAKERS



Timothy Chan (University of Waterloo)

Tamal Dey (Ohio State University)

Jack Snoeyink (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)



IMPORTANT DATES



Submission deadline: May 9, 2014

Notification: June 8, 2014

Final version due: June 20, 2014

Early registration deadline: July 11, 2014

Conference: August 11-13, 2014



PROGRAMME COMMITTEE



Mohammad Ali Abam (Sharif University)

Peyman Afshani (Aarhus University)

Oswin Aichholzer (Graz University of Technology)

Therese Biedl (University of Waterloo)

Prosenjit Bose (Carleton University)

David Bremner (University of New Brunswick)

Jean Cardinal (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Paz Carmi (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Otfried Cheong (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

Vida Dujmovic (University of Ottawa)

Sándor Fekete Braunschweig (University of Technology)

Joachim Gudmundsson (University of Sydney)

Meng He (co-chair) (Dalhousie University)

Michael Hoffmann (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)

Ferran Hurtado (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

John Iacono (New York University)

Akitoshi Kawamura (University of Tokyo)

Christian Knauer (University of Bayreuth)

Marc van Kreveld (Utrecht University)

Stefan Langerman (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Pat Morin (Carleton University)

Jason Morrison (University of Manitoba)

Michiel Smid (Carleton University)

Jack Snoeyink (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Csaba Tóth (California State University Northridge)

Haitao Wang (Utah State University)

Ke Yi (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)

Norbert Zeh (co-chair) (Dalhousie University)



Organizers

Meng He (Dalhousie University)

Norbert Zeh (Dalhousie University)

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[DMANET] Post-Doctoral Researcher Positions in Operations Research/Management Science: Smart Manufacturing and Logistics

----> Application deadline – 15th April 2014


INESC TEC announces one Post-Doctoral Researcher Positions in Operations
Research/Management Science.


Area: Optimisation and Simulation


Objectives:
Develop a framework for hybrid optimisation algorithms in order to solve
problems related to Planning and Scheduling, Vehicle Routing and
Cutting and Packing, as well as optimisation tools based on simulation,
as part of the activity Modelling, Optimisation and Simulation of
project Smart Manufacturing and Logistics.



Requirements:

Candidates holding a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management,
Operations Research, Computer Science or related fields may apply to
this position. Experience in Operational Research, optimisation
algorithms and programming.



Preference factors:

Preference will be given to candidates who have previously worked on
projects in this area. A good scientific track record is also a plus,
namely publications in this domain or similar areas. Preference will
also be given to candidates with solid knowledge on models and
algorithms associated with the problems under study, and candidates
experienced in Simulation.



Position:

The responsibilities include conducting research related to supply
chain management and working on projects with impact for the remaining
research/development team. The work is collaborative in nature,
teaming up with other researchers/scientists, business
executives/consultants, software engineers, external clients, and others.


Application form:
http://www2.inescporto.pt/ip-en/work-with-us/bolsas-inescporto/concurso-para-a-atribuicao-de-1-bolsa-de-pos-doutoramento-projeto-smart-manufacturing-and-logistics-2?set_language=en&cl=en

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