Friday, July 29, 2016

[DMANET] metaheuristics for optimization

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to participate in
the special session (workshop) on "APPLICATIONS OF METAHEURISTICS TO
LARGE-SCALE PROBLEMS" at the 10th International Conference on Large
Scale Scientific Computation - LSSC'17, June 5 - 9, 2017, Sozopol,
Bulgaria, with arrival: June 4 and departure: noon June 9.

The session is organized by:
Prof. Stefka Fidanova (stefka@parallel.bas.bg)
from the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies
(former Institute for Parallel Processing), Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences and
Gabriel Luque (gabriel@lcc.uma.es) from University of Malaga, Spain.

Topics

The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

combinatorial optimization
global optimization
multiobjective optimization
optimization in dynamic and/or noisy environments
large scale optimization
parallel and distributed approaches in optimization
random search algorithms,
simulated annealing,
tabu search
other derivative free optimization methods
nature inspired optimization methods (evolutionary algorithms, ant
colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, immune artificial
systems etc)
hybrid optimization algorithms involving natural computing
techniques and other global and local optimization methods
optimization methods for learning processes and data mining
computational optimization methods in statistics, econometrics,
finance, physics, medicine, biology, engineering etc

Key speaker Kalin Penev, Southampton Solent University, UK
Title: Free Search - in multidimensional space M*+
Abstract: Multidimensional tasks with thousands parameters, seems to be an
embarrassing challenge for modern computational systems in terms of
software abilities and hardware capacity. Presented study focuses on
evaluation of thousands dimensional heterogeneous real-value numerical tests.
*In roman numerical system M = 1000 in decimal numerical system.

Proceedings
We plan to continue publishing the proceedings of only refereed and
presented papers as a special volume of Springer Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS).

Important deadlines
Deadline for submission of abstracts
January 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance of the talks on the basis of the
submitted abstract
January 31, 2017
Deadline for submission of full papers
March 01, 2017
Notification of acceptance of full papers
April 15, 2017


Abstracts and contributed papers
The abstracts (up to 1 page stating clearly the originality of the
results) are to be written in standard LaTeX. The length of the
contributed papers is limited up to 8 pages. It is assumed that one
participant will present not more than one talk.

Send the abstracts and papers to special session organizers and
conference organizers, indicating the name of the special session.
After sending the abstract go to the conference web page and fill in
the registration form (personal data of the participants, minimum one
per paper, and the name of the special session).

Information about abstract and paper preparation, accommodation,
transportation, registration form and conference location you can find
at the conference web page
http://parallel.bas.bg/Conferences/SciCom17/


Special session organizers
Prof. Stefka Fidanova
Prof. Gabriel Luque

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Prof. Stefka Fidanova
IICT-BAS
Acad. G. Bonchev str. bl.25A
1113 Sofia Bulgaria
Ph. +359-2-9796642
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

[DMANET] ALGO 2016 - Early registration closes July 31

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ALGO 2016

22 - 26 August 2016, Aarhus, Denmark

algo16.au.dk

Early registration closes July 31, 2016

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ALGO is the annual event combining the premier algorithmic conference European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) with a number of specialized conferences and workshops all related to algorithms and their applications, making ALGO the major European event for researchers, students and practitioners in algorithms. ALGO 2016 will consist of the following conferences and workshops:

* ESA - 24th European Symposium on Algorithms

* ALGOCLOUD - 2nd International Workshop on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing

* ALGOSENSORS - 12th International Symposium on Algorithms and Experiments for Wireless Sensor Networks

* ATMOS - 16th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling, Optimization, and Systems

* IPEC - 11th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation

* MASSIVE -8th Workshop on Massive Data Algorithmics

* WAOA - 14th Workshop on Approximation and Online Algorithms

* WABI - 16th Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics

ALGO 2016 will be held during 22-26 August 2016 at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. The event is hosted by the national research center MADALGO affiliated with the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University and is organized in corporation with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EACTS).

Early registration for the conference closes at July 31st.

More information on the participating conferences is available at http://algo16.au.dk.


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Gerth Stølting Brodal, Professor
MADALGO, Center for Massive Data Algorithmics
Aarhus University, Department of Computer Science
Aabogade 34, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
Phone: +45 8716 2387


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[DMANET] 2 Faculty positions in systems biology, genomics and informatics

TWO FACULTY POSITIONS IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, GENOMICS, AND INFORMATICS AT OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Oregon State University is searching for two faculty with enthusiasm for collaborative research and teaching at the interface between the life sciences - biological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, or environmental - and the quantitative or physical sciences. Appointees will be expected to develop independent and collaborative grant-funded research programs, at any level of scale from the molecular to the ecological. The research, teaching, and extension programs of the appointees are expected to integrate student success, diversity, and inclusion as core values. This search is part of a large cohort of new faculty hires at OSU focused on interdisciplinary computational research, and on advancement of diversity, inclusion and student success.

COMPLEX SYSTEMS IN THE LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
An assistant professor (9 month, tenure track) position is available in any domain where the life or environmental sciences intersect with the quantitative or physical sciences. Complex systems in the life and environmental sciences span numerous levels of scale from metabolites, macromolecules, cells, tissues, and organisms, to populations, communities and ecosystems. Increasingly, understanding these systems requires interdisciplinary collaborative research at the intersection with quantitative or physical sciences. The appointment will reside jointly in two units, one a life or environmental sciences unit, and the other ideally in a physical or quantitative sciences unit, depending on the appointee's expertise and interest. To review the full position announcement, qualifications and detailed application go to www.oregonstate.edu/jobs/ and select posting number P00447UF. Contact: Brett Tyler (brett.tyler@oregonstate.edu).
For full consideration, please apply by September 9, 2016.


COMPUTATIONAL AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY
The College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is seeking applications for an assistant professor position (12 month, tenure track) with expertise in using computational or bioinformatics tools to discover new drug targets or mechanisms of action, or uncover disease or physiological mechanisms. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in a biomedical or pharmaceutical science, computer science or statistics, biochemistry or a related discipline with relevant postdoctoral experience is required. Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining an extramurally funded research program; collaborating on initiatives and needs for expertise in computational and systems level approaches; and teaching and mentoring graduate, professional and undergraduate students. To review the full position announcement, qualifications and detailed application go to www.oregonstate.edu/jobs/ and select posting # P00444UF. Contact: Chrissa Kioussi (Chrissa.Kioussi@oregonstate.edu ). For full consideration, please apply by September 23, 2016.

OSU is an AA/EOE and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.


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[DMANET] Registration open: Kolkom 2016 (Colloquium on Combinatorics)

Dear colleagues,

we invite you to participate in the 35th conference

"Colloquium on Combinatorics" (Kolkom 2016),

which takes place at Paderborn University, on November 4-5, 2016.

The Colloquium on Combinatorics is a forum that brings together young researchers and well established scientists. The colloquium will cover all parts of Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics in a broad sense, including combinatorial aspects in Algebra, Geometry, Optimization and Computer Science.

Keynote speakers are

Peter Bürgisser (TU Berlin); Kathrin Klamroth (University of Wuppertal); Patrik R.J. Östergard (Aalto University); Ingo Schiermeyer (TU Bergakademie Freiberg); Xuding Zhu (Zhejiang Normal University)

For registration and more details please visit the conference web page www.kolkom.de.

We hope seeing you in Paderborn in November!

Eckhard Steffen and Kai-Uwe Schmidt

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[DMANET] RP2016: Presentation-Only Track deadline: 1st of August

REACHABILITY PROBLEMS 2016
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The 10th International Workshop on Reachability Problems (RP'16)
19 - 21 September 2016, Aalborg, Denmark

Presentation-Only Track deadline: 1st of August
http://rp16.cs.aau.dk/
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The 10th Workshop on Reachability Problems will be hosted by
Aalborg University, Denmark. This event will take place in Nordkraft,
a recently reconstructed coal power station located at the harbour
front of Aalborg city centre that serves these days as a cultural
and sport centre of Aalborg.

The Reachability Workshop is specifically aimed at gathering
together scholars from diverse disciplines interested in reachability
problems that appear in algebraic structures, computational models,
hybrid systems, logic and verification.

Invited Speakers:

- Alain Finkel, ENS de Cachan, France
- Axel Legay, INRIA, Rennes Cedex, France
- Jaco van de Pol, University of Twente, Netherlands

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): reachability problems
in infinite state systems, rewriting systems, dynamical and hybrid systems;
reachability problems in logic and verification; reachability analysis in
different computational models, counter timed/cellular/communicating
automata; Petri nets; computational aspects of algebraic structures
(semigroups, groups and rings); frontiers between decidable and undecidable
reachability problems; predictability in iterative maps and new computational
paradigms.


Presentation-Only Track

In addition to regular papers that will appear in our LNCS proceedings, we
invite researchers to apply to give a presentation at RP'16 without an
accompanying paper. Such presentations can be based on work that has appeared
(or which is going to appear) in the proceedings of another conference, or
which has not yet been submitted. These contributions will be judged solely on
the basis of their attractiveness to the workshop.

To apply to give such a presentation please submit a PDF file containing a
short abstract (up to two pages) by e-mail [ rp2016@easychair.org ] by
August 1st 2016, with subject "RP2016 Informal Presentations". This abstract
will not be published in the conference proceedings.
Notification for the presentation-only track will be August 8th 2016.


RP'16 Program Committee:

Filippo Bonchi, ENS de Lyon
Tomas Brazdil, Masaryk University Brno
Thomas Brihaye, Université de Mons
Gilles Geeraerts, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Krishnendu Chatterjee, IST Austria
Javier Esparza, Technische Universität München
Kousha Etessami, University of Edinburgh
Stefan Göller, ENS Cachan
Tero Harju, University of Turku
Petr Jancar, Technical University of Ostrava
Sławomir Lasota, University of Warsaw
Kim G. Larsen (co-chair), Aalborg University
Oded Maler, CNRS-VERIMAG
Richard Mayr, University of Edinburgh
Nicolas Markey, ENS Cachan
Pierre McKenzie, Université de Montréal
Igor Potapov (proceedings chair), University of Liverpool
Alexander Rabinovich, Tel Aviv University
Jiri Srba (co-chair), Aalborg University
Igor Walukiewicz, LaBRI Bordeaux
James Worrell, University of Oxford
Lijun Zhang, Chinese Academy of Science


Previous Workshops:

2015: RP'15 in Warsaw, Poland
LNCS proceedings, Volume 9328/2015, Springer Verlag
2014: RP'14 in Oxford, UK
LNCS proceedings, Volume 8762/2014, Springer Verlag
2013: RP'13 in Uppsala, Sweden
LNCS proceedings, Volume 8169/2013, Springer Verlag
2012: RP'12 in Bordeaux, France
LNCS proceedings, Volume 7550/2012, Springer Verlag
2011: RP'11 in Genova, Italy
LNCS proceedings, Volume 6945/2011, Springer Verlag
2010: RP'10 in Brno, Czech Republic
LNCS proceedings, Volume 6227/2010, Springer Verlag
2009: RP'09 in Palaiseau, France
LNCS proceedings, Volume 5797/2009, Springer Verlag
2008: RP'08 in Liverpool, UK
ENTCS proceedings, Volume 223, Elsevier
2007: RP'07 in Turku, Finland
TUCS General Publication Series, Volume 45,
Turku Centre for Computer Science

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[DMANET] WABI 2016 - Final Call for Posters - Deadline, Aug 1

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Call for Posters - WABI 2016 - Submission deadline Aug 1, 2016

16th Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics

August 22-24, 2016. Aarhus, Denmark

http://conferences.au.dk/algo16/wabi
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Scope:

All research in algorithmic work in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology. The emphasis is mainly on discrete algorithms and machine-learning methods that address important problems in molecular biology, that are founded on sound models, that are computationally efficient, and that have been implemented and tested in simulations and on real datasets. The goal is to present recent research results, including significant work-in-progress, and to identify and explore directions of future research.

Poster Submission:

We invite researchers to submit their latest results that fall into the general area of algorithms in bioinformatics in the form of a poster. Therefore they are requested to submit an abstract that will be included in the conference package handed out at the workshop. A poster abstract must be in plain text and no longer than 500 words, not including bibliographic references. The submission form can be found via:

http://conferences.au.dk/algo16/wabi/call-for-posters/

Poster submission deadline: Monday, August 1, 2016.
Notification of poster acceptance: Monday, August 8, 2016.
Workshop: August 22-24, 2016

The poster session will be in the afternoon of Tuesday, August 23. The format will be A0 vertical (84cm=33.1" wide, 118cm=46.8" high). At least one author of each accepted poster is required to register for and attend the workshop.

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[DMANET] PhD Scholarships

Hello,

The University of Nottingham Ningbo has PhD scholarships for suitable candidates who are interested in Datamining, Optimisation, Artificial Intelligence and related subjects such as:


* Data mining/machine learning challenges: large data sets, mixture of data types (including images), data quality and security issues.

* Optimisation challenges: dealing with uncertainty, dynamic problems, large scale optimization problem, new optimization and data mining combinations such as simulation and machine learning.

* Social challenges - users need to understand and trust the solution methods or they will not use them optimally. What technical implications does this have in application areas such as medical data, logistic problems and other areas of the digital economy.

The research projects are multidisciplinary in nature and will involve solving business problems related to designing, planning, controlling and improving of operations and management processes. The scholarships will be attractive to researchers from a range of industrial, engineering, computer science or management backgrounds.

PhD Scholarship package:
The scholarships are based at The University of Nottingham's campus in Ningbo, China. They are available from September 2016 for a period of three years, with a stipend of up RMB 3,000 per month and an accommodation allowance of RMB 4,800 per year for local students and RMB 12,000 per year for international students. Tuition fees are fully funded and medical insurance is provided. Teaching assistantships with extra payment may be available for talented PhD students.

How to Apply:
The application deadline is 15 August 2016. To apply please send an email with the subject IAMET scholarships and the following attachments to PHDAdmissions@nottingham.edu.cn<mailto:PHDAdmissions@nottingham.edu.cn> :

* Application Form (please download here: http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/admissions/domestic-students/phdprogramme/how-to-apply/application--assessment-procedure.aspx

* A brief research proposal (1-2 pages)

* Copies of degree certificate for both undergraduate and postgraduate study (Xueli certificates required for applicants from Chinese universities)

* Official transcripts showing marks for both undergraduate and postgraduate study (in English only, with university's official stamp on)

* Two references which can be emailed by the referees directly toPHDAdmissions@nottingham.edu.cn<mailto:toPHDAdmissions@nottingham.edu.cn>

* English proficiency test report (not required for native English speakers or those with degrees from English speaking countries))

* A copy of passport-sized colour photograph

* A copy of your passport. For Chinese applicants a copy of ID card is accepted

Informal inquiries may be addressed to Professor Uwe Aickelin uwe.aickelin@nottingham.edu.cn<mailto:uwe.aickelin@nottingham.edu.cn>


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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

[DMANET] Open 3-year PhD position at Univ. Nice in cooperation with WEVER

A fully funded 3-year PhD position at Univ. Nice in cooperation with the
start-up company WEVER is to be filled as soon as possible. Desired
starting date: as soon as possible (preferably October 2016; there is some
flexibility with the starting date though). Fixed 3-year-contract, net
salary minimum 1500 Euro/month.

Topic:
The start-up company WEVER offers small-distance rideshare services, taking
place either regularly or occasionally together with special events, for
users registered in their system. The idea is to offer incentives for users
willing to accept a detour to accept other users as passengers, in the form
of vouchers or discounts for certain events. These vouchers or discounts
are offered by companies that in turn pay a fixed amount to WEVER for
every rideshare that indeed takes place and that is sponsored by their
vouchers.
The goals of this thesis are twofold: on the one hand, a sound mathematical
model describing the interactions between users and companies, and on the
other hand also an implementation of the model. More details on the subject
can be found at
http://math.unice.fr/~dmitsche/thesisproposal.pdf

Desired background:
probability theory, analysis of algorithms, programming skills. Knowledge
of French is not required. The candidate will spend half of the time at
Univ. Nice in the probability theory group, half of the time at WEVER.

Deadline for applications:
Sept 5, 2016. Send a CV, a short motivation letter and 2 names that can be
contacted for reference letters to Dieter Mitsche, dmitsche@unice.fr.
Informal inquiries welcome.

Contact address:
Dieter Mitsche
Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis
http://math.unice.fr/~dmitsche/
Email: dmitsche@unice.fr

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[DMANET] CFP: The 3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT), Shanghai, China

Call for Papers

The 3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT)

Date: December 6-9, 2016
Location: Shanghai, China
Website: http://computing.derby.ac.uk/bdcat2016/

Important Dates:
- Paper Submission Due: 30 July, 2016
- Author Notification: 15 September, 2016
- Final Manuscript Due: 21 September, 2016

The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT) is an annual international conference. The first two events were held in London (BDC 2014) and Cyprus (BDC 2015) respectively. In 2016, the conference has been expanded to explicitly include applications and renamed as BDCAT 2016. The conference aims to provide a platform for researchers to present their new discoveries, developments, results, as well as the latest trends in big data computing, technologies and applications.

BDCAT 2016 will be held in conjunction with the 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2016) at Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

I. Big Data Science
Big Data Analytics
Innovative Data Science Models and Approaches
Data Science Practice and Experience
Algorithms for Big Data
Novel Big Data Search Techniques
Innovative data and Knowledge Engineering approaches
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Approaches for Big Data
Big Data Acquisition, Integration, Cleaning, and Best Practices
Experience reports in Solving Large Scale Data Science Problems

II. Big Data Infrastructures and Platforms
Scalable computing models, theories, and algorithms
In-Memory Systems and platforms for Big Data Analytics
Programming Systems for Big Data
Cyber-Infrastructures for Big Data
Performance evaluation reports for Big Data Systems
Fault tolerance and reliability of Big Data Systems
I/O and Data management Approaches for Big Data
Energy-efficient Algorithms
Storage Systems (including file systems, NoSQL, and RDBMS)
Resource management Approaches for Big Data Systems
Many-Task Computing
Many-core computing and accelerators

III. Big Data Security and Policy
Big Data Archival and Preservation
Big Data Management Policies
Data Privacy
Data Security
Big Data Provenance
Ethical and Anonymization Issues for Big Data
Big Data Compliance and Governance Models

IV. Big Data Applications
Experience Papers with Big Data Application Deployments
Big Data Applications for Internet of things
Scientific application cases studies on Cloud infrastructures
Big Data Applications at Scale
Data streaming applications
Mobile Applications of Big Data
Big Data in Social Networks
Healthcare Applications such as Genome processing and analytics
Enterprise Applications

V. Visualization of Big Data
Visual Analytics Algorithms and Foundations
Graph and Context Models for Visualization
Analytical Reasoning and Sense-making on Big Data
Visual Representation and Interaction
Big Data Transformation, and Presentation


Honorary Chairs
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Beng Chin OOI, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Programme Committee Chairs
Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK (Email: a.anjum@derby.ac.uk)
Zhao Xinghui, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, USA

Programme Committee Vice Chairs
Ilkay Altintas, University of California, San Diego, USA
Lei Shu, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China
Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China
Zhangbing Zhou, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China

Local Organizing Chair
Cheng Wong, Tongji University, China


Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the following templates (latex, pdf, doc). Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the BDCAT 2016 paper submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bdsea2016).

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the conference PC Chair for more information.

Selected papers from BDCAT 2016 will be invited to extend and submit to the Special Issue on Big Data Computing in the IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transaction on Big Data and other leading journals.


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[DMANET] Open PhD Position in the DFG priority program “Cyber-Physical,Networking (SPP 1914)

The Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Koblenz-
Landau, Campus Koblenz, Computer Networks Group, is inviting
applications for a

PhD Position
(3 years, full time)

for working within the DFG priority program "Cyber-Physical
Networking (SPP 1914)". The position is to be filled as soon
as possible (preferably Sep/Oct 2016), limited to 3 years and
is subject to the German law on fixed-term contracts in science
(WissZeitVG). Salary will be according to the German public
service salary scale TV-L EGr. 13.

Topic:
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The prospective research assistant will be responsible for the
project "analysis and synthesis of combined cooperative control
and topology control over wireless network models", which is a
joint project between the Computer Networks Group at the
University of Koblenz-Landau and the Institute of Control Systems
at the Hamburg-Harburg Technical University. At both sites one PhD
student is to be employed in this project context.

The PhD student employed at the University of Koblenz-Landau will
research appropriate adaptation of the interaction network graph
to the time-varying conditions of the wireless communication
channels to significantly improve the achievable performance of
cooperative control of multi-agent systems (e.g. swarms of
autonomous AUVs or UAVs). He will develop and analyze topology
control schemes to maintain the highest level of algebraic
connectivity (aiming at high performance and robustness of
cooperative control) while taking into account SINR constraints.
The focus is on distributed and local solutions with the goal to
support any system scale. Proof of concept will be given by
simulation studies based on source-seeking scenarios, which will
be selected to highlight the various features of the proposed
integrated collaborative control and topology control scheme.

Requirements:
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The successful candidate has an above-average completed scientific
university study, preferably in the area of computer science or
mathematics (M.Sc, Diploma). You have demonstrated the ability to
carry out independent scientific work, are dedicated, and strive
to deepen your knowledge and skills, and successfully finish the
project with a PhD. You have the skills to mathematically proof
theoretical claims, and are interested to do research in the area
of algorithms and graphs. Very good proficiency in written and
spoken English are compulsory.

Knowledge in control theory is not required for this part of the
joint project. However, it is expected that the employee is
willing to collaborate with the employee working at the control
theoretic part handled by the project partner Institute of Control
Systems at the Hamburg-Harburg Technical University.

Applicants with background in control theory are welcome to also
apply for the position opening of the project partner, the
Institute of Control Systems at the Hamburg-Harburg Technical
University (https://www.tuhh.de/rts/welcome.html).

Please contact Prof. Dr. Hannes Frey (phone +49 (0)261/287-2726)
for further information.

It is the policy of the University Koblenz-Landau to increase the
percentage of female employees. If equally qualified, preference
will be given to female applicants in fields where they are
underrepresented. Disabled candidates are given priority, if
equally qualified. International candidates are highly encouraged
to apply.

Applications should include a letter of motivation, a complete
curriculum vitae, certificates etc. Please send your application,
quoting the reference number Ko 21-2016, before Sep-01-2016 either
by regular mail to Universität Koblenz-Landau, Ref. K 21 Personal,
Organisation, Wahlen, Universitätsstr. 1, 56070 Koblenz or by
email to bewerbung-fb4@uni-koblenz.de.

We do not send a confirmation of receipt. In accordance to the
protection of data privacy all documents will be destroyed after
the application procedure.

--
Prof. Dr. Hannes Frey
AG Rechnernetze
Universität Koblenz-Landau


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[DMANET] 21st International Symposium on Formal Methods (FM 2016): Call for Industry Track Papers

FM 2016 Industry Track
part of the 21st International Symposium on Formal Methods
http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/~george/lm/lm.php?tk=ZG1hbmV0CQkJZG1hbmV0QHpwci51bmkta29lbG4uZGUJMjFzdCBJbnRlcm5hdGlvbmFsIFN5bXBvc2l1bSBvbiBGb3JtYWwgTWV0aG9kcyAoRk0gMjAxNik6IENhbGwgZm9yIEluZHVzdHJ5IFRyYWNrIFBhcGVycwk1MQlMaXN0cwkyNDcJY2xpY2sJeWVzCW5v&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffm2016.cs.ucy.ac.cy%2Fcfpindustrytrack.html
Limassol, Cyprus, November 7-11, 2016

IMPORTANT DATES
* Industry Track Submission: July 31, 2016 (AoE)
* Industry Track Notification: August 22, 2016
* Industry Track Camera Ready: September 5, 2016
* Industry Track Date: November 10, 2016

CALL FOR INDUSTRY TRACK PAPERS
FM 2016 is the 21st in a series of symposia organized by Formal Methods Europe, an independent association whose aim is to stimulate the use of, and research on, formal methods for software development. The symposia have been notably successful in bringing together innovators and practitioners in precise mathematical methods for software and systems development, industrial users, as well as researchers. The industry track of FM 2016 welcomes short papers and extended abstracts describing industrial applications of formal methods, experience with introducing formal methods in industry, tool usage reports, experiments with challenge problems. Authors are encouraged to explain how the use of formal methods has overcome engineering and qualification problems, led to improvements in design or provided new insights.

A survey of industrial applications of formal methods has been conducted and is continuously being extended (now with more than 100 entries). It would be welcome if submissions to the industrial track also would take the time to supply an entry to this survey (http://fm2016.cs.ucy.ac.cy/img/EntryTemplate.xlsx). We hope during the industry track of FM 2016 to provide a new status of this survey so you will be able to see how your findings compare to others.

PAPER SUBMISSION
Industry track papers should not exceed 6 pages (including appendices and references) for short papers. Accepted short papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, to appear in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Extended abstracts of 2-4 pages are also welcome and will be added in a conference report.

Submitted papers (written in English) should not have been published or submitted elsewhere concurrently for publication, shall not contain any proprietary information that might hamper publication (to be checked and confirmed by author prior to submission) and should be in Springer's LNCS format. All submissions will be evaluated by at least three members of the industry track program committee. Accepted papers shall be presented at the conference in person by at least one of the authors of the paper. Papers should be submitted through the FM 2016 Industry Track EasyChair web site.
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(select "FM Industry Track" when adding a new submission)

A number of invited papers from the industry are also expected for presentation in the Industry track of FM 2016.

INDUSTRY TRACK PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Ewen Denney, NASA, US
Thai-Son Hoang, University of Southampton, UK
Ralf Huuck, NICTA, AU
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, CY (co-chair)
Thomas Kropf, Bosch, DE
Thierry Lecomte, ClearSy, FR
Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick and Lero, IE (co-chair)
Nico Plat, West Consulting BV, NL
Judi Romijn, Movares, NL
Andreas Roth, SAP, DE
Marcel Verhoef, European Space Agency, NL (co-chair)
Aneta Vulgarakis, Ericsson Research, SE

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[DMANET] IPDPS 2017 - Call for workshops, deadline extended

25 July 2016 Release

IEEE IPDPS 2017 - 31st IEEE International Parallel & Distributed
Processing Symposium
May 29 – June 2, 2017
Buena Vista Palace Hotel
Orlando, Florida USA

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CALL FOR WORKSHOPS - Due ***10 August 2016*** (deadline extension)
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WORKSHOPS CHAIR and VICE-CHAIR
Bora Uçar (CNRS and ENS Lyon, France)
Erik Saule (University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA)

WORKSHOPS PROCEEDINGS CHAIR and VICE-CHAIR
Ramachandran Vaidyanathan (Louisiana State University, USA)
Kyle Chard (University of Chicago, USA)

WORKSHOPS COMMITTEE
Olivier Beaumont (Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France)
Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware, USA)
Ananth Kalyanaraman (Washington State University, USA)
Chris J. Newburn (CJ) (Nvidia, USA)
Cynthia A. Philips (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
Sivasankaran Rajamanickam (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
Min Si (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Alan Sussman (University of Maryland, USA)
Jesper Larsson Traff (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)


IPDPS 2017 CALL FOR NEW WORKSHOPS
The proposals should contain the following information:

* Description: Provide brief description of the workshop, its scope and
topics; the list of organizers with the confirmed chair(s); the program
committee members (indicate whether the members have been confirmed);
and the important dates.
* Organizers: Provide a short vita of the organizers by listing the
current affiliation, position, and previous experience in organizing
other events including workshops/conferences/panels at IPDPS or other
venues.
* History: If re-running (earlier editions were held somewhere other
than IPDPS), provide general information by listing the name of the
workshop, the hosting conference, year, number of papers submitted,
number of papers accepted, number of attendees; if there were
posters/panels, their numbers and topics (for panels), and URL's of the
existing web pages.
* Targeted papers and audience: Provide information on targeted papers
and audience: (i) Where are the papers from (government labs,
universities, industry); (ii) What is the expected profile of the
participants (speakers + audience)? (iii) How will the workshop be
advertised?
* Format of the workshop: Provide a short overview of the format by
indicating if the workshop (i) will have peer reviewed papers in the
proceedings? (ii) will be half day or full day long? (iii) will have a
keynote talk? If yes, provide a tentative list of speakers; (iv) will
have a panel? If yes, provide the topic and the potential panelists?

WHAT/WHERE TO SUBMIT
The proposals can be submitted using the link:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ipdpsw2017proposals.

Submitted proposals may not exceed three (3) single-spaced double-column
pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference
style), including figures, tables, and references.

IPDPS 2017 UPDATE FOR EXISTING IPDPS WORKSHOPS
IPDPS Workshops from the preceding year(s) should apply for renewal. For
more information, please contact the workshops chair at workshops@ipdps.org.

REVIEW OF NEW WORKSHOP PROPOSALS and RENEWALS
All submitted proposals and renewal requests will be reviewed by the
workshops committee. Both new workshop proposals and renewal requests
are due 29 July 2016. Notification of final decisions for new proposals
and renewal requests are expected to be mailed on 2 September 2016.

ABOUT IPDPS WORKSHOPS
Held on the first and last day of the conference, IPDPS workshops
provide an extended forum that allows the IPDPS community an opportunity
to fully explore special topics and to present work that is more
preliminary and cutting-edge or that has more practical content than the
more mature research presented in the main symposium. Each workshop has
its own requirements and schedule for submissions. Workshop papers'
submission dates typically fall after the notification date for main
symposium papers. Proceedings of the workshops are distributed at the
conference and are submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital
Library after the conference.

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[DMANET] ETAPS 2017 1st call for papers

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JOINT CALL FOR PAPERS

20th European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software
ETAPS 2017

Uppsala, Sweden, 22-29 April 2017

http://www.etaps.org/2017

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-- ABOUT ETAPS --

ETAPS is the primary European forum for academic and industrial
researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS,
established in 1998, is a confederation of five main annual
conferences, accompanied by satellite workshops. ETAPS 2017 is the
twentieth event in the series.


-- MAIN CONFERENCES (24-28 April) --

* ESOP: European Symposium on Programming
(PC chair Hongseok Yang, University of Oxford, UK)
* FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
(PC chairs Marieke Huisman, Universiteit Twente, The
Netherlands, and Julia Rubin, University of British Columbia,
Canada)
* FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science
and Computation Structures
(PC chairs Javier Esparza, Technische Universität München,
Germany, Andrzej Murawski, University of Warwick, UK)
* POST: Principles of Security and Trust
(PC chairs Matteo Maffei, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany,
Mark D. Ryan, University of Birmingham, UK)
* TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for
the Construction and Analysis of Systems
(PC chairs Axel Legay, INRIA Rennes, France,
and Tiziana Margaria, LERO, Ireland)

TACAS '17 hosts the 6th Competition on Software Verification
(SV-COMP).


-- INVITED SPEAKERS --

* Unifying speakers:
Michael Ernst (University of Washington, USA)
Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, DK)

* FoSSaCS invited speaker:
Joel Ouaknine (University of Oxford, UK)
* TACAS invited speaker:
Dino Distefano (Facebook and Queen Mary University of London, UK)


-- IMPORTANT DATES --

* Abstracts due (ESOP, FASE, FoSSACS, TACAS): 14 October 2016
* Papers due: 21 October 2016
* Rebuttal (ESOP and FoSSaCS only): 7-9 December 2016
* Notification: 22 December 2016
* Camera-ready versions due: 20 January 2017


-- SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS --

ETAPS conferences accept two types of contributions: research papers
and tool demonstration papers. Both types will appear in the
proceedings and have presentations during the conference.

ESOP and FoSSaCS accept only research papers.

A condition of submission is that, if the submission is accepted, one
of the authors attends the conference to give the presentation.

Submitted papers must be in English presenting original research. They
must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere (this
does not apply to abstracts). In particular, simultaneous submission
of the same contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is
forbidden. The proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research
in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of Springer's
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Papers must follow the formatting guidelines specified by Springer at
the URL

http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

and be submitted electronically in pdf through the EasyChair author
interface of the respective conference.

Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be
rejected immediately.

FASE will use a light-weight double-blind review process (see
http://www.etaps.org/2017/fase).


- Research papers

FASE, FOSSACS and TACAS have a page limit of 15 pp (excluding
bibliography of max 2 pp) for research papers, whereas POST allows at
most 20 pp (excluding bibliography of max 2 pp) and ESOP 25 pp
(excluding bibliography of max 2 pp).

Additional material intended for the referees but not for publication
in the final version - for example, details of proofs - may be placed
in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page
limit. ETAPS referees are at liberty to ignore appendices and papers
must be understandable without them.

In addition to regular research papers, TACAS solicits also case study
papers (at most 15 pp, excluding bibliography of max 2 pp).

Both TACAS and FASE solicit also regular tool papers (at most 15 pp,
excluding bibliography of max 2 pp).

The rationale of a separate page limit for the bibliography is to
remove the possibility to win space for the body of a
paper by cutting the bibliography, a practise that has a negative
effect on our competitiveness as a community.


- Tool demonstration papers

Submissions should consist of two parts:

* The first part, at most 4 pages, should describe the tool
presented. Please include the URL of the tool (if available) and
provide information that illustrates the maturity and robustness of
the tool. (This part will be included in the proceedings.)

* The second part, at most 6 pages, should explain how the
demonstration will be carried out and what it will show, including
screen dumps and examples. (This part will be not be included in the
proceedings, but will be evaluated.

ESOP and FOSSACS do not accept tool demonstration papers.

TACAS has a page limit of 6 pages for tool demonstrations.


-- SATELLITE EVENTS (22-23 April, 29 April) --

Around 20 satellite workshops will take place before and after the
main conferences.


-- HOST CITY --

Uppsala city holds a rich history, having for long periods
been the political, religious and academic centre of Sweden.
Uppsala University is over 500 years old and ranked among
the top 100 in the World and has hosted many great
scientists over the years, for instance Carl von Linné, Anders
Celsius and Anders Jonas Ångström. The proximity to the
capital of Sweden, Stockholm, provides additional benefits
as a potential site for arranging both pre- and post congress
tours, as well as for excursions or tourism.


-- HOST INSTITUTION --

ETAPS 2017 is hosted by the Department of Information Technology,
Uppsala University.


-- ORGANIZERS

Parosh Abdulla (General chair), Mohamed Faouzi Atig,
Andreina Francisco, Kaj Lampka, Philipp Rümmer, Konstantinos Sagonas,
Björn Victor, Wang Yi, Tjark Weber, Yunyun Zhu


-- FURTHER INFORMATION --

Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at
parosh.abdulla@it.uu.se, mohamed_faouzi.atig@it.uu.se

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[DMANET] PhD position "Robust Spanner Networks in the Face of Uncertainty" at TU Eindhoven

*PhD position "Robust Spanner Networks in the Face of Uncertainty" at TU
Eindhoven*

We are looking for a strong, motivated PhD candidate with a background
in computer science and/or mathematics for a four-year project on the
intersection between algorithms and probability theory.

*Project description.*

Complex networks are ubiquitous and their failure has severe
consequences. Therefore robustness is an essential property of networks.
The quality of geometric networks like road networks is often measured
based on distances: a good network should provide relatively short
routes between the nodes of the network. Geometric spanners are networks
that have a relatively short route between any pair of nodes. In this
project we will analyze the robustness of geometric spanners under
random failures and develop algorithms to construct and augment spanners
that are robust to random failures. The project is part of the NETWORKS
program (see below) and is a joint project of the Algorithms Group and
the Probability and Statistics Group at the TU Eindhoven, under the
daily supervision of Kevin Buchin and Tim Hulshof, and additional
supervision of Mark de Berg and Remco van der Hofstad.

*Requirements.*

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who has an MSc in
mathematics or computer science. The candidate should be interested in
algorithms as well as in probability theory, and preferably already have
a good background in at least one of these two areas.


*NETWORKS.*

NETWORKS is a 10-year research program funded by the Dutch Ministry of
Education, Culture and Science through the Netherlands Organisation for
Scientific Research. The NETWORKS consortium consists of top researchers
from four different institutions: University of Amsterdam (UvA),
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Leiden University (UL) Center
for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). The program started in the
summer of 2014 and covers a broad range of topics dealing with
stochastic and algorithmic aspects of networks. The aim of the programme
is to address the pressing challenges posed by large-scale networks with
the help of stochastics and algorithmics. See
http://www.thenetworkcenter.nl/ for more details.

Through the NETWORKS programme we offer various post-graduate
educational opportunities to our PhDs. This comes mainly in the form of
"Training Weeks", where one or more experts give an intensive week-long
course on a topic relevant to NETWORKS, as well as the opportunity for
PhDs to do a more extensive, guided internship in a different scientific
group (or company) associated with NETWORKS.

*The TU/e Algorithms Group.*

The algorithms group, headed by prof. Mark de Berg, performs fundamental
research in computational geometry, I/O-efficient algorithms, and FPT
and graph algorithms, with applications to, for instance, geographic
information systems. Currently the group consists of Mark de Berg, Kevin
Buchin, Herman Haverkort, and Bart Jansen, and several PhD students.
Hans Bodlaender (Utrecht University) is associated to the group as a
part-time professor.

*The TU/e Stochastics Section.*

The Stochastics section at the TU/e consists of about sixty people
divided into two groups focussing on Probability and Statistics, and on
Stochastic Operations Research, respectively. The Probability and
Statistics group is headed by professors Edwin van den Heuvel and Remco
van der Hofstad. Other members of the group are Rui Castro, Tim Hulshof,
Julia Komjathy, and Francesca Nardi, as well as several postdocs and PhD
students. The research interests of the group are varied, but the main
focus is on probabilistic and statistical aspects of networks, applied
statistics, machine learning, and statistical physics.

Associated with the Stochastics Section is the EURANDOM institute, which
hosts many international workshops on topics related to probability,
statistics and stochastic operations research throughout the year.


*The TU Eindhoven and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science*.

The TU Eindhoven (TU/e) was established in 1956 as a polytechnic. It has
grown into a university with nine faculties. The TU/e now has
approximately 3000 employees (incl. PhD students) and 8000 BSc and MSc
students. The Department of Computer Science offers several bachelor and
master programs, all of which are taught in English. It has eight
well-established research groups, one of which is the Algorithms Group.
The TU/e campus is in the center of Eindhoven. The city of Eindhoven is
located in the south of the Netherlands. It is a lively city with about
200,000 inhabitants, making it the fifth largest city of the
Netherlands. Including suburbs the population is about 400,000.

Being a PhD student in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, every PhD
student gets paid a salary; no additional grants are needed. Moreover,
although PhD students sometimes take courses, there is no minimum
requirement. Hence, PhD students are more like employees than like
students. Indeed, the Dutch word for PhD student translates to "research
trainee". The work of a PhD student may include assisting in courses of
BSc or MSc programs of the department. This amounts to at most 20% of
the time; the remaining time is spent on research and research-related
activities. Foreign PhD students need not speak Dutch: it is easy to get
by with English, not only at the university but also in everyday life.

*We offer.*
We offer a PhD position on an exciting topic at the intersection of
algorithms and probability theory. The project will take place in a
strong and stimulating environment: the Algorithms Group and the
Probability and Statistics Group are among the largest and strongest
groups world-wide in their respective research areas, and the embedding
into the NETWORKS project offers great opportunities post-graduate
educational opportunities in the form of training weeks, workshops and
internships. Gross salary ranges from € 2.174 per month in the first
year increasing up to € 2.779 in the fourth year. The TU Eindhoven
offers a broad package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical
infrastructure, child daycare and excellent sports facilities).

*Further information.*

For more information about the project or about the working conditions,
please contact Mark de Berg (mdberg@win.tue.nl
<mailto:mdberg@win.tue.nl>), or Kevin Buchin (k.a.buchin@tue.nl
<mailto:k.a.buchin@tue.nl> ).


*How to apply.*

Applications must be done through the Networks website:
http://www.thenetworkcenter.nl/Open-Positions/openposition/15/PhD-position-on-project-%E2%80%9CRobust-Spanner-Networks-in-the-Face-of-Uncertainty%E2%80%9D-at-TU-Eindhoven

Your application should contain in a combined pdf: a letter of
motivation, CV and a list of courses and grades. In addition, please
provide one or (preferably) two letters of reference. These letters
should be sent directly (by the person providing the letter) to
info@thenetworkcenter.nl <mailto:info@thenetworkcenter.nl> . The subject
line of the email should be: "Letter of recommendation for ..." (with
the name of the applicant inserted).

*Closing Date.*Wed 31 Aug 2016


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[DMANET] Postdoctoral Research Position: Maintenance Optimization for Rail Infrastructure Systems

The University of Newcastle, Australia, invites expressions of
interest for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the area of theory
and algorithms for the optimization of maintenance of rail
infrastructure systems for coal and iron exports, starting late 2016,
or as soon as possible thereafter subject to applicant availability.

The fellowship is available for 1 year, with a possible 1-year
extension. The salary will be in the range of AU$81,928-$87,943 per
annum, depending on the skills and experience of the applicant. There
is also provision for a relocation allowance, and for additional funds
to support travel to conferences both overseas and within Australia
during the period of the fellowship.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in operations research,
engineering, mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline.
Strong optimization and computer programming skills are essential. A
knowledge of mixed integer programming and/or metaheuristics would be
an asset. Additionally candidates are encouraged to highlight broad
experience with modelling or assessment of complex networks,
infrastructure asset management or resource management.

Expressions of interest are preferred before September 1, 2016,
however later interest will be considered until the position is
filled. To express your interest in a fellowship please send your CV,
together with an academic transcript showing details of all courses
you have taken, the grades you were awarded, an interpretation of
those grades, and the names and contact details of at least two people
who can provide confidential references, to the contact person at the
address shown below. If your transcript is not in English, please
provide an English translation. Please feel free to include a link to
your PhD thesis, and/or include other publications in your email.
Include details of your computer programming skills and experience,
your optimization training and background, and any experience you have
with modelling and solving industrial problems. Please also indicate
your possible start dates.

The project will be funded under an Australia Research Council (ARC)
Linkage Grant with industry support from Aurizon
(http://www.aurizon.com.au), Australia's largest rail freight
operator. Coal and iron ore export supply chains critically depend on
the transport capacity provided by Australia's rail infrastructure.
Increasingly so, because coal and iron ore export supply chains are
literally getting longer: mineral bodies closer to ports have been
exploited first, and as these become exhausted, supply chains are
stretching further to reach harder-to-get-at resources. Combined with
increasing export volumes, this makes intelligent, efficient, and
effective management of this critical piece of infrastructure vitally
important. Maintenance plays a crucial role in the management of rail
infrastructure as it ensures that infrastructure components, e.g.,
track, signals, and rail crossings, are in a condition that allows
safe, reliable, and efficient transport. This project will
investigate the key planning activities in preventive maintenance of
rail infrastructure systems, and seek to develop effective
optimization algorithms for their solution.

The postdoctoral fellow will join a research team of faculty, research
fellows and PhD students working on this project. The project also
involves international research collaborations with Professors
Natashia Boland and Martin Savelsbergh (Georgia Tech) and Yanfeng
Ouyang (University of Illinois).

The University of Newcastle is a major research university in
Australia, increasingly recognized internationally as a rapidly
emerging educational institution. The main campus is located in the
city of Newcastle: on the coast about two hours drive north from
Sydney. The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences provides a
stimulating and supportive environment for research and teaching, with
ample opportunities for collaborative research partnerships both
within the university and with industry. Although well known for its
beautiful beaches and pleasant climate, Newcastle is home to
Australia's (and the world's) largest coal exporting port. Newcastle
is also at the gateway of one of Australia's largest wine-growing
regions, the Hunter Valley. Thus opportunities for research in
shipping, transportation, and mineral resources abound.

The School includes a strong group in Operations Research, with a
number of faculty, research fellows, and current PhD students working
in areas such as mixed integer programming, mixed integer nonlinear
programming, supply chain logistics, and transportation optimization.
The group has strong collaborations with colleagues in computer
science working with evolutionary algorithms. It also has close
research links with first-class international institutions and
excellent support from industry and government research funding.

For further information on the School and the University, go to
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/mathematical-physical-sciences/ or
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/. For further information about Newcastle,
Australia, visit http://www.visitnewcastle.com.au/. Further
information can be obtained from the contact person below.

Main contact:
Dr Thomas Kalinowski
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The University of Newcastle
T: +61 2 4921 6558
E: Thomas.Kalinowski@newcastle.edu.au

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[DMANET] Post-doc / Research Fellow at Monash University in Constraint Programming

An exciting opportunity exists within the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. We are looking for a Research Fellow who will contribute to an existing grant by the Australian Research Council: "Effective profiling of large scale combinatorial optimisation problems".

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in constraint programming modelling and solving, C++ programming, and high quality verbal and written communication skills. You will join a great team to conduct high quality research, reporting to the Lead Investigator and working closely with all four chief investigators and associated PhD students and research fellows.

This role is a two-year fixed-term full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. The remuneration will be $97,411 - $115,678 pa (including 9.50% employer superannuation).

For more information visit
http://www.jobs-monash.jxt.net.au/academic-jobs/research-fellow-in-constraint-programming/748054 <http://www.jobs-monash.jxt.net.au/academic-jobs/research-fellow-in-constraint-programming/748054>

For any enquiries contact Guido Tack, +61 (3) 9903 1214, guido.tack@monash.edu <mailto:guido.tack@monash.edu>

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Level 6, Room 6.40, Building H, Caulfield Campus
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East VIC 3145
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[DMANET] CFP in DMA for Business and Consumer Analytics

Subject: Call for papers to contribute to:

"Business and Consumer Analytics: New Directions" Volume 2
(Edited by Pablo Moscato & Natalie Jane de Vries, Publisher: Springer)

Dear distinguished researcher(s),

We are currently doing the first round of a call for papers for our contributed volume 2 of "Business and Consumer Analytics: New Directions". Volume 1 of this contributed book is well underway and will be published by Springer in 2017. We are seeking submission for Volume 2 with the first contributor draft deadline of March 31st 2017.

List of possible topic include (but are not limited to):


• Data mining methods for business analytics
o Text mining (incl. sentiment analysis)
o Pattern mining
o Mining graphs
o Feature selection methodologies
o Web mining
o Classification
o Clustering
o Online data stream mining
• Machine Learning (and/or Machine Teaching)
o Association rules
o Learning of semantics/sentiment/images
o Neural networks
o Consumer-related ethics and safety in machine learning
• Network analytics
o Complex network analytics
o Community detection
o Social network analysis
o Multiplex networks in business and marketing
• Predictive analytics
o Time-series prediction
o Churn prediction
o Recommender systems (E.g. cold-start problem, real-time/dynamic recommendations, etc.)
o Purchase prediction
• Evolutionary computation with business applications
o Business-related artificial intelligence
o Memetic algorithms for business applications
o Genetic programming
• Marketing Research
o Online consumer behavior analysis and prediction
o Market segmentation (clustering)
o Online advertising
o Social media research
o Social networking

• Logistics and Operations Research
o Topics in Urban Informatics
o Analytics for logistics and OR
o Decision support systems
o Analytics for 'greener' business practices

• New Optimization problems in Customer and Business Analytics
• Data and Information visualization
• Multi-objective optimization in business analytics
• Ranking with applications in business analytics

And any more related topics.

About the Volumes
These two volumes address the application of computer science, data mining, optimization and data-driven techniques to problems in the areas of business, marketing, consumer and social sciences. They aim to be an authoritative reference for these techniques in an area of science that is in essence a 'greenfield site'. An emphasis is on new personalised approaches.

Our aim is to present ideas that are thought-provoking and will motivate the readers to try more powerful analytic methods as well as introducing exciting new application domains to the 'hard-core' computer scientist.

The intended audience for these volumes includes highly advanced undergraduate students and mainly post-graduate level students and academic researchers. We also hope to generate interest from industry crowd with experience in computer and data science. Hence, contributions using 'real-life' datasets will be highly considered as these would be of great interest to an industry audience.

The list of topics is just a guideline that reflects the current development of the field. Not that any contribution using advanced analytics methods with a business/consumer focus will also be considered for acceptance in this volume.

Springer template guidelines will be followed for all contributions. We highly encourage contributors to prepare their work in Latex using the Author Springer template.

Please contact the Editors regarding any questions about the two volume series.

Pablo Moscato (Editor)
Natalie Jane de Vries (Editor)

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Phone: +61 (2) 49216056 (Prof. Moscato)
Emails: Pablo.Moscato@newcastle.edu.au; Natalie.deVries@newcastle.edu.au


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[DMANET] Postdoc position on network algorithms at TU Eindhoven

Postdoc position on network algorithms at TU Eindhoven

We are looking for a highly motivated, strong algorithms researcher with a PhD in computer science or mathematics, for a two-year postdoc position on network algorithms. Candidates should have a proven track record in algorithms research, preferably related to network problems. We welcome applications from candidates from a broad area within algorithms research, ranging from computational geometry to graph algorithms and FPT algorithms. Candidates working on algorithmic aspects of sensor networks, for instance, can also apply.

The project is part of the NETWORKS program (www.thenetworkcenter.nl<http://www.thenetworkcenter.nl>) and will take place in the Algorithms Group of the TU Eindhoven (TU/e), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. The TU/e Algorithms Group performs research with a focus on computational geometry and FPT and graph algorithms. Currently the group consists of Mark de Berg, Kevin Buchin, Herman Haverkort, and Bart Jansen, and several PhD students. Hans Bodlaender (Utrecht University) is associated to the group as a part-time professor. Besides the Algorithms Group, the department has two more groups working on related areas, the Applied Geometric Algorithms group and the Combinatorial Optimization group. One of the goals of the NETWORKS program is to bring together researchers from algorithms and from stochastics, to jointly work on network problems. Thus we especially encourage algorithms researchers with an interest in stochastic aspects of network algorithms to apply.


We offer
We offer a postdoc position in a strong and stimulating environment: the Algorithms Group is among the largest and strongest groups world-wide in its research areas, and the embedding into the NETWORKS project offers great opportunities for workshops and other activities and for collaboration. This position will allow you to develop your own research agenda on network algorithms and to collaborate with top experts in the field. Gross salary is in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities and depends on your experience. The TU Eindhoven offers a broad package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, child daycare and excellent sports facilities).

Further information.
For more information about the position, please contact Mark de Berg (m.t.d.berg@tue.nl).

How to apply

Your application should contain, in a combined pdf:


* letter of motivation

* CV, including list of publications

* research statement

You can send your application by email to m.t.d.berg@tue.nl. In addition, please provide two reference letters. These letters should be sent directly (by the person providing the letter) to m.t.d.berg@tue.nl. The subject line of the email should be: "Letter of recommendation for ..." (with the name of the applicant inserted).

Closing Date: The opening closes on August 31, 2016.

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[DMANET] Postdoctoral position at UBC Okanagan (Kelowna, Canada)

A Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available immediately with Dr Yong Gao's group(https://people.ok.ubc.ca/yongg/) at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada. The successful candidate will join a curiosity-driven research project on the computational and algorithmic aspects of various problems arising in Artificial Intelligence and Network Science. We are mainly interested in graph-theoretic characterizations, probabilistic models, and algorithmic solutions for the identified problems, but applications of our approaches to problems in others areas such as brain science, computational biology, social media, and marketing research are also desirable. The initial appointment is for eight months and, depending on the progress of the project and availability of funds, can be extended for up to 18 months.

Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. in computer science (or relevant areas of mathematics) with a strong background and experience in one or more of the following areas: (1) algorithm design; (2) graph theory; or (3) network science/machine learning/data mining. Experience with software development and algorithm implementation is also an asset.

For further information, please contact Dr Yong Gao at yong.gao@ubc.ca<mailto:yong.gao@ubc.ca>. To apply for this position please visit — http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (Job Opening ID# 23862)

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Computer Science Department, UBC Okanagan, Canada
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[DMANET] Postdoc position within ERC Starting Grant "Sublinear"

This is to announce a postdoc position in the Efficient Algorithms &
Complexity group headed by Christian Sohler at TU Dortmund University.
The application deadline is August 11th,
2016. The position will be starting at earliest convenience and is
limited until 30.11.2017. The position is funded by ERC Starting Grant
"Sublinear Algorithms for the Analysis of Very Large Graphs"
We are looking for outstanding candidates with a Ph.D. in Computer
Science or Mathematics who have already proven their high scientific
potential in the area of graph algorithms
and/or randomized algorithms through publications in proceedings of
highly ranked international conferences and/or journals.

More details can be found at

https://service.tu-dortmund.de/documents/18/2120797/Research+assistant+(Postdoc)+(Ref.-Nr.+w48-16)/f149e2f6-b7a9-4b4d-b8bd-ec7d695e7e08?version=1.0

If you have any questions regarding the announced position, please
contact Christian Sohler using the following email address:
christian.sohler@tu-dortmund.de

TU Dortmund University wants to increase the percentage of women in
science and particularly encourages women to apply.
We explicitly note that applications of severely disabled persons are
welcome.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

[DMANET] 10th International Conference on Algorithms and Complexity (CIAC), Call for papers

CIAC 2017

10th International Conference on Algorithms and Complexity (CIAC)
May 26-28, 2017, Athens, Greece

http://www.corelab.ntua.gr/ciac2017/

PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS

The 10th International Conference on Algorithms and Complexity is
intended to provide a forum for researchers working in all aspects of
computational complexity and the use, design, analysis and
experimentation of efficient algorithms and data structures.

Papers presenting original research in the areas of algorithms and
complexity are sought, including (but not limited to):
> sequential, parallel and distributed algorithms and data structures;
> approximation and randomized algorithms;
> graph algorithms and graph drawing;
> on-line and streaming algorithms;
> analysis of algorithms and computational complexity;
> algorithm engineering;
> web algorithms;
> exact and parameterized computation;
> algorithmic game theory;
> computational biology;
> foundations of communication networks;
> computational geometry;
> discrete optimization.

The conference proceedings of former CIAC editions have been published
by Springer-Verlag in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
series.

Deadline for submission: November 4, 2016.
Notification of acceptance: December 20, 2016.
Final manuscript, camera ready: January 31, 2017.

Conference: May 26-28, 2017.

Program Committee

Vincenzo Bonifaci, IASI-CNR, Rome, Italy,
Jarek Byrka, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Tiziana Calamoneri, Università di Roma I, "La Sapienza", Italy
Éric Colin de Verdière, CNRS and Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
Dimitris Fotakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Thomas Erlebach, University of Leicester, UK
Irene Finocchi, Università di Roma I, "La Sapienza", Italy
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University, Canada
Dieter Kratsch, University of Lorraine, France
Michael Lampis, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Vangelis Markakis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Dániel Marx, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary
Monaldo Mastrolilli, IDSIA, Switzerland
Aris Pagourtzis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Vangelis Th. Paschos, University Paris-Dauphine, France (chair)
Francesco Pasquale, Università di Roma I, "La Sapienza", Italy
Giuseppe Persiano, Università di Salerno, Italy
Tomasz Radzik, King's College London, UK
Adi Rosén, CNRS and Université Paris Diderot, France
Guido Schäfer, CWI, Netherlands
Maria Serna, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Paul Spirakis, University of Liverpool, UK and CTI, Greece
Ioan Todinca, University of Orleans, France
Angelika Steger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Andreas Wiese, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Invited speakers

Giuseppe Italiano, Università di Roma 2, Italy
Klaus Jansen, University of Kiel, Germany
Christos Papadimitriou, University of California Berkeley, USA


Steering Committee

Giorgio Ausiello, Università di Roma I, "La Sapienza", Italy
Vangelis Paschos, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Rossella Petreschi, Università di Roma I, "La Sapienza", Italy
Paul Spirakis, University of Liverpool, UK and CTI, Greece
Peter Widmayer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Organizing Committee

Dimitris Fotakis, National Technical University of Athens (co-chair)
Euripides Markou, University of Thessaly
Ioannis Milis, Athens University of Economics and Business
Aris Pagourtzis, National Technical University of Athens (co-chair)
Dimitris Sakavalas, National Technical University of Athens
Vassilis Zissimopoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


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LAMSADE, University Paris-Dauphine and CNRS
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Friday, July 22, 2016

[DMANET] MIP workshop 2017

*** MIXED INTEGER PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP 2017: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT ***


We are pleased to announce that the 2017 workshop in Mixed Integer
Programming (MIP 2017) will be held June 19–22 at HEC Montréal
(Quebec, Canada). The 2017 Mixed Integer Programming workshop will be
the fourteenth in a series of annual workshops held in North America
designed to bring the integer programming community together to
discuss very recent developments in the field. The workshop consists
of a single track of invited talks and features a poster session that
provides an additional opportunity to share and discuss recent
research in MIP. Registration details, a list of confirmed speakers, a
call for participation in the poster session, and information about
student travel awards will be made in a subsequent announcement.
Please see the workshop website at
https://sites.google.com/site/mipworkshop2017/ for updates.


Program Committee:
- Merve Bodur, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Daniel Espinoza, Gurobi
- Fatma Kılınç-Karzan (chair), Carnegie Mellon University
- Andrea Lodi, École Polytechnique de Montréal
- Giacomo Nannicini, IBM Research


Local Committee:
- Miguel Anjos, École Polytechnique de Montréal
- Jean-François Cordeau, HEC Montréal
- Andrea Lodi, École Polytechnique de Montréal
- Odile Marcotte, Université du Québec à Montréal
- Louis-Martin Rousseau, École Polytechnique de Montréal

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