Monday, October 27, 2014

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

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This is a reminder that the paper submission deadline is November 10, 2014.



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

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

Special Issue at IndiaCom 2015 (

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All information about the special issue :
All information about IndiaCom:


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

[DMANET] Welcome You to DIPDMWC2015, Dubai

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colleagues and students.
[DIPDMWC2015] The International Conference on Digital Information
Processing, Data Mining, and Wireless Communications
The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Academic City
Campus, Dubai, UAE, From January 28-30, 2015 which aims to enable
researchers build connections between different digital applications.

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to)
research topics:
**Digital Information Processing
* Adaptive Signal Processing
* Parallel Programming & Processing
* Artificial Intelligence
* Expert Systems
* Image Processing
* Information Security and Cryptography
* Modulation, Coding, and Channel Analysis
* Multimedia Signal Processing
* E-Learning, E-Commerce, E-Marketing, E-Banking
**Data Mining
* Data Mining Techniques
* Ethics of Data Mining
* Risk Management and Analysis
* Data Classification and Clustering
* Abnormally and Outlier Detection
* Feature Extraction and Data Reduction
* Multi-Task Learning
**Wireless Communications
* Energy Minimization in Cluster-Based Wireless Sensor Networks
* Bioinformatics and Scientific Computing
* Coding and Modulation
* Mobile IP Networks/ Ad-hoc Networks
* Vehicular Wireless Networks
* Security and Robustness in Wireless Networks
* Wireless Sensor Networks
* Network Management
Important Dates
* Submission Date: Open from now until Jan. 08, 2015
* Notification of Acceptance: 2-3 weeks from the submission date
* Camera Ready Submission and Registration: Open from now until Jan. 18, 2015

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Friday, October 24, 2014

[DMANET] (Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor of Game Theory / Operations Research / Social Choice Theory

(Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor of Game Theory / Operations Research / Social Choice Theory

The Department of Quantitative Economics at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) offers a tenure track assistant professorship in Game Theory / Operations Research / Social Choice Theory

Job description: The applicant will be appointed as a tenure track assistant professor and contribute to research and teaching within the overlapping areas of game theory, operations research, and social choice theory. Teaching concerns courses in economics, economic theory, and operations research, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research falls under the program Economic Theory, Behavior and Computation.

Job qualification: (Almost) Ph.D. in relevant area, affinity with teaching, strong research orientation and background in economic theory and/or operations research. Willingness to work in teams, potential to become a leading researcher in the field.

The Mathematical Economics and Operations Research Group at the Department of Quantitative Economics has a strong research orientation and record in the fields of game theory, mechanism design and social choice theory, including algorithmic and computational aspects. The members teach the undergraduate and graduate courses in these fields in the bachelor and masters programs in econometrics, business and economics at SBE.

Besides the strong focus on research, the group also aims to provide excellent education. The student population at SBE is international, with approximately 60% of students from outside of the Netherlands. All teaching is in the English language. Many of the activities of the group are performed in teams, and the group tries to foster such teamwork as much as possible.

Conditions of employment: The Assistant professor position is initially offered for a three-year period and, subject to a positive evaluation, extended by another three years, with the possibility of tenure thereafter.

Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and work experience, between € 3.259,00 and € 5.070,00 per month for a fulltime assistant professorship (12 monthly payments. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance. Non-Dutch applicants could be eligible for a favorable tax treatment (30% rule).

Applications: Applications should be received not later than November 7, 2014. They should include a curriculum vitae and copies of some written work. Two letters of reference, assessing the applicant's research potential and personality, should be sent independently by the referees. Applications can, preferably, be sent by e-mail to:

(with cc to and or to: Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, Personnel Department, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands, and refer to vacancy AT2014.186 on both letter and envelope.

For further information on the position you may contact: Prof.dr. H.J.M. Peters at, tel. + 31 43 388 3288 or Prof. dr. R. Müller at, tel. + 31 43 388 3799.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

[DMANET] CiE 2015: Evolving Computability, Bucharest, June 29 - July 3, 2015

COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE 2015: Evolving Computability
Bucharest, Romania
June 29 - July 3


Submission Deadline for LNCS: 11 January 2015
Notification of authors: 9 March 2015
Deadline for final revisions: 6 April 2015

CiE 2015 is the 11th conference organized by CiE (Computability
in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians,
computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others
interested in new developments in computability and their
underlying significance for the real world. Previous meetings
have taken place in Amsterdam (2005), Swansea (2006), Siena
(2007), Athens (2008), Heidelberg (2009), Ponta Delgada (2010),
Sofia (2011), Cambridge (2012), Milan (2013) and Budapest (2014).

Evolution of the universe, and us within it, invite a parallel
evolution in understanding. The CiE agenda - fundamental and
engaged - targets the extracting and developing of computational
models basic to current challenges. From the origins of life, to
the understanding of human mentality, to the characterising of
quantum randomness - computability theoretic questions arise in
many guises. The CiE community, this coming year meeting for the
first time in Bucharest, carries forward the search for
coherence, depth and new thinking across this rich and vital
field of research.

In all cases we are looking for fundamental and theoretical
submissions. In line with other conferences in this series, CiE
2015 has a broad scope and provides a forum for the discussion of
theoretical and practical issues in Computability with an
emphasis on new paradigms of computation and the development of
their mathematical theory.

We particularly invite papers that build bridges between
different parts of the research community.

For topics covered by the conference, please visit


* John Reif (Duke Unversity)
* Steve Simpson (Pennsylvania State University)


* Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge)
* Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest, Public Lecture)
* Pawel Gawrychowski (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik)
* Julia Knight (University of Notre Dame)
* Anca Muscholl (Universite Bordeaux)
* Gheorghe Paun (Romanian Academy)
* Alexander Razborov (University of Chicago
and Steklov Mathematical Institute)
* Vlatko Vedral (University of Oxford)


* Representing streams
(Organizers: Joerg Endrullis and Dimtri Hendriks)
* Automata, logic and infinite games
(Organizers: Dietmar Berwanger and Ioana Leustean)
* Reverse mathematics
(Organizers: Damir Dzhafarov and Alberto Marcone)
* Classical computability theory
(Organizers: Marat Arslanov and Steffen Lempp)
* Bio-inspired computation
(Organizers: Andrei Paun and Petr Sosik)
* History and philosophy of computing
(Organizers: Christine Proust and Marco Benini)


* Marat Arslanov (Kazan) * Jeremy Avigad (Pittsburgh)
* Veronica Becher (Buenos Aires) * Arnold Beckmann (Swansea)
* Laurent Bienvenu (Paris) * Alessandra Carbone (Paris)
* Gabriel Ciobanu (Iasi) * S Barry Cooper (Leeds)
* Laura Crosilla (Leeds) * Liesbeth De Mol (Ghent)
* Walter Dean (Warwick) * Volker Diekert (Stuttgart)
* Damir Dzhafarov (Storrs, Connecticut)
* Peter van Emde Boas (Amsterdam) * Rachel Epstein (Harvard)
* Johanna Franklin (Hempstead, NY) * Neil Ghani (Glasgow)
* Joel David Hamkins (New York) * Rosalie Iemhoff (Utrecht)
* Emmanuel Jeandel (LORIA) * Natasha Jonoska (Tampa, FL)
* Antonina Kolokolova (St.John's, NL)
* Antonin Kucera (Prague) * Oliver Kutz (Magdeburg)
* Benedikt Loewe (Hamburg & Amsterdam)
* Jack Lutz (Ames, IA) * Florin Manea (Kiel)
* Alberto Marcone (Udine) * Radu Mardare (Aalborg)
* Joe Miller (Madison, WI)
* Russell Miller (Flushing, NY) * Mia Minnes (La Jolla, CA)
* Victor Mitrana (Bucharest, co-chair)
* Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester) * Dag Normann (Oslo)
* Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (London) * Anne Smith (St Andrews)
* Mariya Soskova (Sofia, co-chair) * Susan Stepney (York)
* Paul Spirakis (Patras & Liverpool)
* Jacobo Toran (Ulm) * Marius Zimand (Towson, MD)

The PROGRAMME COMMITTEE cordially invites all researchers
(European and non-European) in computability related areas to
submit their papers (in PDF format, max 10 pages using the LNCS
style) for presentation at CiE 2015.

The submission site
is open.

For submission instructions consult

The CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS will be published by LNCS, Springer


CiE 2015

CiE Conference Series
CiE Membership Application Form
Computability (Journal of CiE)
CiE on FaceBook
Association CiE on Twitter

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

[DMANET] Position at IBM Research: Research Staff Member in Mathematical Programming

Position at IBM Research: Research Staff Member (in Mathematical Programming)

IBM Research is seeking a Research Staff Member to work with the
Mathematical Programming group in the Business Solutions and
Mathematical Sciences Department. The ideal candidate should possess a
strong publication record and be willing and able to apply theoretical
ideas to industrial problems.

Our group offers a unique environment that combines basic research
with applied optimization projects for our internal and external
customers. A Research Staff Member is expected to conduct basic
research, publish in leading journals and present in scientific
conferences, as well as to model, design and implement solutions for
practical problems.

IBM T.J Watson Research Center
( is located
30 miles north of New York City in Yorktown Heights, NY.

Interested candidates are invited to send their CVs with names of
references to
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[DMANET] Director, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT

Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are looking for a proven
leader to be the next Director of Helsinki Institute for Information
Technology HIIT.

The new leader will create and execute an ambitious research agenda in
an institute conducting basic and applied research in ICT. With almost
300 multidisciplinary researchers, a budget of EUR 10 million and
partnerships with global ICT corporations and major research
institutions, the Director has an opportunity to contribute to ICT
research with world-class results.

The parent universities of HIIT offer up to a five years contract
starting from August 1, 2015 and excellent facilities in Finland. The
position is renewable.

The application deadline is November 20, 2014.

More information at

Additional information is available from:

Professor Risto Nieminen, Dean of Aalto University School of Science,
Professor Jouko Väänänen, Dean of Faculty of Science at University of
Professor Pekka Orponen, Head of the Department of Information and
Computer Science at Aalto University,
Professor Jukka Paakki, Head of the Department of Computer Science at
the University of Helsinki,

Recruitment process: HR Specialist Helena Knuuttila,
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[DMANET] Call for papers : special issue of EURO Journal on Computational Optimization on Nonlinear and Combinatorial Methods for Energy Optimization

Dear colleagues,

Following the recent successful "Workshop on Mathematical Models and
Methods for Energy Optimization (CWM^3EO)"

of the EU COST-Action TD1207 on "Mathematical Optimization in the Decision
Support Systems for Efficient and Robust Energy Networks (ICT)"

and in anticipation of the forthcoming PGMO-COST "Workshop on Validation
and Software"

we are glad to announce a special issue of the journal EURO Journal on
Computational Optimization (EJCO) about "Nonlinear and Combinatorial
Methods for Energy Optimization".

Energy optimization is among the biggest challenges of our time, since
energy is a scarce resource whose efficient production and fair
distribution is associated with many technical, economical, political and
ethical issues like environmental protection and people health.
Optimization problems arise at different levels: planning, production,
transmission, distribution, maintenance, only to mention a few.

We are looking for papers related to the themes of optimization methods
applied to the energy optimization context. Topics of interest include but
are not limited to:
- Energy markets
- Unit commitment
- Economic dispatch
- Nuclear reactors outage
- Infrastructure planning
- Energy distribution
- Smart grid optimization
- Integration of renewables
- Nonlinear and discrete methods for energy related challenges

All interested researchers are invited to submit by January 31, 2015 high
quality contributions to the website

In order to submit a paper for a Special Issue,

1. Log on the editorial manager using the Author Login.

2. Select Submit New Manuscript in the main menu.

3. In the drop down list associated with Choose Article Type, select the
desired special issue ("SI: Nonlinear and Combinatorial Methods for Energy
Optimization"). Note that the entries corresponding to the special issues
start with SI.

Looking forward to receiving your contributions.

The Guest Editors

Claudia D'Ambrosio
Antonio Frangioni
Andrea Lodi
Martin Mevissen

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9th International Conference on Algorithms and Complexity (CIAC)
May 20-22, 2015, Paris, France

The 9th 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;
algorithmic game theory;
computational biology;
communication networks;
computational geometry;
discrete optimization.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in
its Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Deadline for submission: November 02, 2014.
Notification of acceptance: December 22, 2014.
Final manuscript, camera ready: January 31, 2015.
Conference: May 20-22, 2015.

Invited Speakers
Elias Koutsoupias, St Anne's College, Oxford University, UK
Haim Kaplan, School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Bernard Chazelle, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University, USA
Mikkel Thorup, Department of Computer Science, University of
Copenhagen, Denmark

Steering Committee
Giorgio Ausiello, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Josep Diaz, TU Catalonia, Spain
Rossella Petreschi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Maria Serna, TU Catalonia, Spain
Paul Spirakis, University of Liverpool, UK and CTI, Greece

Program Committee
Hannah Bast, University of Freiburg, Germany
Vincenzo Bonifaci, IASI-CNR, Rome, Italy
Jérémie Chalopin, CNRS and Université d'Aix-Marseille, France
Victor Chepoi, University of Aix-Marseille, France
Marek Chrobak, University of California, Riverside, USA
Pierluigi Crescenzi, University of Florence, Italy
Jurek Czyzowicz, University of Québec in Outaouais, Canada
Yann Disser, TU Berlin, Germany
Thomas Erlebach, University of Leicester, UK
Bruno Escoffier, UPMC, France
Irene Finocchi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Fedor Fomin, University of Bergen, Norway
Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS and University Paris Diderot, France
Herman Haverkort, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Matúลก Mihalák, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Luca Moscardelli, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Yoshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Vangelis Th. Paschos, University Paris-Dauphine, France
David Peleg, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Marie-France Sagot, Inria & University Lyon 1, France
Piotr Sankowski, University of Warsaw, Poland
Maria Serna, TU Catalonia, Spain
Paul Spirakis, University of Liverpool, UK and CTI, Greece
Dimitrios M. Thilikos, CNRS, LIRMM, France and UoA, Greece
Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Peter Widmayer (Chair), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gerhard J. Woeginger, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

Organizing Committee
Katerina Kinta, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Cecile Murat, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Eleni Palaiologou, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Vangelis Th. Paschos (Chair), University Paris-Dauphine, France
Olivier Rouyer, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Florian Sikora, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Georgios Stamoulis, University Paris-Dauphine, France

Vangelis Th. Paschos
LAMSADE, University Paris-Dauphine, CNRS and IUF

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[DMANET] Heillbronn Institute Research Fellowship (UK)

Deadline November 27, 2014

The University of Bristol, School of Mathematics invites applications
for one or more Research Fellowships in association with the Heilbronn
Institute for Mathematical Research. You will divide your time equally
between your own research and the research programme of the Heilbronn

The Fellowships will be for three years, with a preferred start date
in October 2015, though another date may be possible by agreement.
Fellows are likely to be working in Bristol during the fellowship,
though may have the opportunity to work in London.

Research areas of interest include but are not restricted to Number
Theory and Algebraic Geometry, Algebra, Combinatorics, Probability,
Quantum Information, Computation Statistics and Data Science.

Please see the following link for further details as well as the
application process.
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[DMANET] ICALP 2015 First Call for Papers

ICALP 2015

First Call for Papers

The 42nd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and
Programming (ICALP) will take place in the period 6-10 July 2015 in
Kyoto, Japan. The conference will co-locate with LICS 2015, the 30th
ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science. The ICALP 2015
conference chair is Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto University).

ICALP is the main conference and annual meeting of the European
Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). As usual, the
main conference will be preceded and/or followed by a series of

Important dates

Submission deadline: Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 23:59 PST (Pacific
Standard Time, UTC-8)
Author notification: 15 April 2015
Final manuscript due: 30 April 2015

Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered.


ICALP proceedings are published in the Springer-Verlag ARCoSS
(Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science) subseries of
LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

Invited Speakers

Ken Kawarabayashi, NII, Japan
Valerie King, University of Victoria, Canada
Thomas Moscibroda, MSR Asia, China
Anca Muscholl, Universite Bordeaux, France (Joint with LICS)
Peter O'Hearn, Facebook, UK (Joint with LICS)

Invited Tutorial Speakers (Joint with LICS)
Piotr Indyk, MIT, USA
Andrew Pitts, University of Cambridge, UK
Geoffrey Smith, Florida International University, USA

Masterclass speaker
Ryuhei Uehara, JAIST, Japan


Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical
computer science are sought. Typical but not exclusive topics of
interest are:

Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games

* Algorithmic Game Theory
* Approximation Algorithms
* Combinatorial Optimization
* Combinatorics in Computer Science
* Computational Biology
* Computational Complexity
* Computational Geometry
* Cryptography
* Data Structures
* Design and Analysis of Algorithms
* Machine Learning
* Parallel, Distributed and External Memory Computing
* Randomness in Computation
* Quantum Computing

Track B: Logic, Semantics, Automata and Theory of Programming

* Algebraic and Categorical Models
* Automata, Games, and Formal Languages
* Emerging and Non-standard Models of Computation
* Databases, Semi-Structured Data and Finite Model Theory
* Principles and Semantics of Programming Languages
* Logic in Computer Science, Theorem Proving and Model Checking
* Models of Concurrent, Distributed, and Mobile Systems
* Models of Reactive, Hybrid and Stochastic Systems
* Program Analysis and Transformation
* Specification, Refinement, Verification and Synthesis
* Type Systems and Theory, Typed Calculi

Track C: Foundations of Networked Computation:
Models, Algorithms and Information Management

* Algorithmic Aspects of Networks and Networking
* Formal Methods for Network Information Management
* Foundations of Privacy, Trust and Reputation in Networks
* Mobile and Wireless Networks and Communication
* Network Economics and Incentive-Based Computing Related to Networks
* Networks of Low Capability Devices
* Network Mining and Analysis
* Overlay Networks and P2P Systems
* Specification, Semantics, Synchronization of Networked Systems
* Theory of Security in Networks

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 12
pages, including references, in LNCS style presenting original
research on the theory of Computer Science. All submissions will be
electronic via the EasyChair page for the conference, with three
tracks (A, B and C):

Submissions should be made to the appropriate track of the conference.
No prior publication or simultaneous submission to other publication
outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed.

Submissions must adhere to the specified format and
length. Submissions that are too long or formatted incorrectly may be
rejected immediately. All the technical details that are necessary
for a proper scientific evaluation of a submission must be included in
a clearly-labelled appendix, to be consulted at the discretion of
program committee members. This includes, in particular, the proofs of
all the key theorems in a paper.

Should I submit my paper to Track A or Track C?

While the scope of Tracks A and B are generally well understood given
their long history, the situation for Track C may be less obvious. In
particular, some clarifications may be helpful regarding areas of
potential overlap, especially between Tracks A and C.

The aim for Track C is to be the leading venue for theory papers truly
motivated by networking applications, and/or proposing theoretical
results relevant to real networking, certified analytically, but not
necessarily tested practically. The motivation for the track was the
lack of good venues for theory papers motivated by applications in
networking. On the one hand, the good networking conferences typically
ask for extended experiments and/or simulations, while the TCS
community is hardly able to do such experiments or simulations. On the
other hand, the good conferences on algorithms tend to judge a paper
based only on its technical difficulty and on its significance from an
algorithmic perspective, which may not be the same as when judging the
paper from the perspective of impact on networks.

Several areas of algorithmic study of interest to track C have a broad
overlap with track A. Graph algorithmics can belong in either, though
if the work is not linked to networking, it is more appropriate in
track A. Algorithmic game theory is another area of major
overlap. Aspects involving complexity, the computation of equilibria
and approximations, belong more in Track A, while results with
applications in auctions, networks and some aspects of mechanism
design belong in Track C.

Finally, it should be noted that algorithms and complexity of
message-passing based distributed computing belong squarely in track
C, while certain other aspects of distributed computing do not fall
under its scope.

Best Paper Awards

As in previous editions of ICALP, there will be best paper and best
student paper awards for each track of the conference. In order to be
eligible for a best student paper award, a paper should be authored
only by students and should be marked as such upon submission.


Track A: Algorithms, complexity, and games

Peyman Afshani, Aarhus University, Denmark
Hee-Kap Ahn, POSTECH, South Korea
Hans Bodlaender Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Karl Bringmann, Max-Planck Institut für Informatik, Germany
Sergio Cabello, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ken Clarkson, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Eric Colin de Verdiere, École Normale Supérieure Paris, France
Stefan Dziembowski, University of Warsaw, Poland
David Eppstein, University of California at Irvine, USA
Dimitris Fotakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Paul Goldberg, University of Oxford, UK
MohammadTaghi Hajiaghayi, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Jesper Jansson, Kyoto University, Japan
Andrei Krokhin, Durham University, UK
Asaf Levin, Technion, Israel
Inge Li Gortz, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Pinyan Lu, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Frederic Magniez, Universite Paris Diderot, France
Kazuhisa Makino, Kyoto University, Japan
Elvira Mayordomo, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Ulrich Meyer, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Wolfgang Mulzer, Free University Berlin, Germany
Viswanath Nagarajan, University of Michigan, USA
Vicky Papadopoulou, European University Cyprus, Cyprus
Michal Pilipczuk, University of Bergen, Norway
Liam Roditty, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Ignaz Rutter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Rocco Servedio, Columbia University, USA
Jens Schmidt, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Bettina Speckmann (chair), TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Csaba D. Toth, California State University Northridge, USA
Takeaki Uno, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Erik Jan van Leeuwen, Max-Planck Institut für Informatik, Germany
Rob van Stee, University of Leicester, UK
Ivan Visconti, University of Salerno, Italy

Track B: Logic, semantics, automata and theory of Programming

Andreas Abel, Chalmers and Gothenburg University, Sweden
Albert Atserias, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Christel Baier, TU Dresden, Germany
Lars Birkedal, Aarhus University, Denmark,
Luis Caires, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
James Cheney, University of Edinburgh, UK
Wei Ngan Chin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ugo Dal Lago, University of Bologna, Italy
Thomas Ehrhard, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, France
Zoltan Esik, University of Szeged, Hungary
Xinyu Feng, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Wan Fokkink, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Shin-ya Katsumata, Kyoto University, Japan
Naoki Kobayashi (chair), The University of Tokyo, Japan
Eric Koskinen, New York University, USA
Antonín Kucera, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University, Israel
Annabelle Mclver, Macquarie University, Australia
Dale Miller, INRIA Saclay, France
Markus Mueller-Olm, University of Münster, Germany
Andrzej Murawski, Univeristy of Warwick, UK
Joel Ouaknine, Univeristy of Oxford, UK
Prakash Panangaden, McGill University, Canada
Pawel Parys, University. of Warsaw, Poland
Reinhard Pichler, TU Vienna, Austria
Simona Ronchi Della Rocca, University of Torino, Italy
Jeremy Siek, Indiana University, USA

Track C: Foundations of networked computation:
Models, algorithms and information management

Ioannis Caragiannis, Univ. Patras, Greece
Katarina Cechlarova, Pavol Jozef Safarik Univ., Slovakia
Shiri Chechik, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel
Yuval Emek, Technion, Israel
Sandor Fekete, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS and Paris Diderot, France
Leszek Gasieniec, Univ. Liverpool, UK
Aristides Gionis, Aalto Univ., Finland
Magnus M. Halldorsson (chair), Reykjavik Univ, Iceland
Monika Henzinger, Univ. Wien, Austria
Bhaskar Krishnamachari, USC, USAL
Fabian Kuhn, Freiburg, Germany
Michael Mitzenmacher, Harvard Univ, USA
Massimo Merro, Univ. Verona, Italy
Gopal Pandurangan, NTU, Singapore
Pino Persiano, Salerno, Italy
R. Ravi, CMU, USA
Ymir Vigfusson, Emory Univ., USA
Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Masafumi Yamashita, Kyushu Univ., Japan

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Monday, October 20, 2014

[DMANET] Full Professor in Algorithms and Complexity at RWTH Aachen

Full Professor (W3) in Algorithms and Complexity
RWTH Aachen University
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the
area of algorithms and complexity. The starting date is 1st October
2015. The research focus of this professorship should be in one or
several branches of current algorithms research, for example,
algorithmic game theory, approximation algorithms, distributed
algorithms, fixed-parameter tractability, networking algorithms,
online algorithms, randomised algorithms. The successful candidate is
expected to seek collaboration both within the department of computer
science and with other disciplines at RWTH Aachen University. We
expect an active involvement in all informatics curricula, as well as
in courses for other areas.

A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral
lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement
as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university
researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly
desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. German
is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language
within the first 5 years. The application should include supporting
documents regarding success in teaching.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to: An den
Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
der RWTH Aachen, Professor Dr. Stefan Schael, 52056 Aachen, Germany.

The deadline for applications is 14th November 2014.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to
Prof. Martin Grohe, RWTH Aachen,

Martin Grohe
RWTH Aachen
Lehrstuhl Informatik 7
Ahornstr. 55
52074 Aachen

t: +49 241 80 21700
f: +49 241 8022 215

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[DMANET] CFP COMCOM, 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: 1.352)

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

Direct Link:


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.


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 - 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

Georgios Portokalidis
Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Josep Domingo-Ferrer
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia

Ying-Dar Lin
National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan

Dimitris Geneiatakis
Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy

Georgios Kambourakis
University of the Aegean, Greece

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

[DMANET] Deadline extended: Elsevier ComCom Special Issue on Online Social Networks (new deadline 2 November)


Extended submission deadline: 2 November 2014
(see below for updated schedule)

Elsevier - Computer Communications Journal
Special Issue on
Online Social Networks

Online Social Networks are a massively successful phenomenon, used by
billions of users to interact. Nowadays they are key platforms for,
among others, content dissemination, social and professional networking,
recommendation, scouting, alerting, and political campaigns. The
research interest in OSNs is multi-faceted, and exploits an unmatched
source of large-scale data about the human behavior. It spans a number
of disciplines, across numerous fields in and beyond computer science,
all the way up to the analysis of human social relationships and how
they evolve and mature over time. Moreover, the pervasive presence of
users' mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) has opened new avenues in the
design of mobile social networking services, and in the study of the
interplay between mobility and social interactions. Research in OSN is a
fertile ground also for industry, to develop innovative ideas fostering
the design of the new generation of communication platforms and their

This special issue seeks contributions pushing the state of the art in
all facets of Online Social Networks highlighted above. We also
encourage original work based on an interdisciplinary research (at the
boundary between computer science and humanistic disciplines such as
sociology and anthropology) where quantitative evidence is available
demonstrating the mutual advantage of such an approach. Therefore,
purely methodological papers or papers that do not present quantitative
results with real Online or Mobile Social Networking technologies are
considered out of scope. Moreover, special attention is expected in
interpreting the proposed research results in order to shed light
towards what users may need and wish in terms of novel, practical
services and application.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Design of OSN platforms based on human behavioural models
- Analysis of OSN users' behaviour and its evolution over time
- Comparison of human social behaviour in Online and "offline" Social
Networks, and across OSNs
- Impact of Online Social Networks on human social behaviour
- Analysis of the use of social-networking sites in the urban context
- OSNs for supporting novel, social-oriented applications and services
- Mobile and Location-aware Online Social Networks
- OSN services enabled by the analysis of mobility and social behaviour
- Crowdsourcing for Online and Mobile Social Networks
- Dynamics of trends, information and opinion diffusion in OSN
- Smart recommendations and advertising in Online Social Networks
- Information extraction and search in Online Social Networks
- Privacy in management and analysis of Online and Mobile Social
Networks data
- Privacy, Security, Trust and Reputation in Online Social Networks
- Prevention of misbehaviours (spamming, phishing, ...) in Online Social
- Modelling of Online Social Networks characteristics and mechanisms
- Graph analysis applied to Online Social Networks
- Complex networks techniques applied to the investigation of OSN
- Data Mining and Machine Learning to gain novel insights on Online
Social Networks
- Novel distributed solutions for designing, supporting and operating
Online Social Networks
- Networking, computation and data infrastructure support for Online
Social Network systems

Schedule (updated)
Submission deadline: 2 November 2014
Author notification: 15 February 2015
Revised paper due: 31 March 2015
Final author notification: 30 April 2015
Publication (tentative): 3rd Quarter 2015

Guest Editors
Xiaoming Fu, Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Germany
Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy
Daniele Quercia, Yahoo Labs, Spain
Alessandra Sala, Bell Labs, Ireland
Thorsten Strufe, TU Dresden, Germany

Instructions for submission
Manuscripts must not have been previously published nor currently under
review by other journals or conferences. If prior work was published in
a conference, the submitted manuscript should include a substantial
extension of at least 35% novel contributions. In this case, authors are
also required to submit their published conference articles and a
summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal

Papers must be submitted through the Computer Communications website at, where guidelines for manuscript
preparation can also be found
To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration
by the Special Issue, the authors should select "Special Issue: OSN"
when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.

For further information, please contact the guest editors at
comcomsi_osn at
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