Monday, March 31, 2014

[DMANET] SSTiC 2014: April 12, 5th registration deadline



SSTiC 2014

Tarragona, Spain

July 7-11, 2014

Organized by
Rovira i Virgili University


--- April 12, 5th registration deadline ---



SSTiC 2014 is the second edition in a series started in 2013. For the
previous event, see

SSTiC 2014 will be a research training event mainly addressed to PhD
students and PhD holders in the first steps of their academic career. It
intends to update them about the most recent developments in the diverse
branches of computer science and its neighbouring areas. To that purpose,
renowned scholars will lecture and will be available for interaction with
the audience.

SSTiC 2014 will cover the whole spectrum of computer science through 6
keynote lectures and 24 six-hour courses dealing with some of the most
lively topics in the field. The organizers share the idea that outstanding
speakers will really attract the brightest students.


Graduate students from around the world. There are no formal pre-requisites
in terms of the academic degree the attendee must hold. However, since there
will be several levels among the courses, reference may be made to specific
knowledge background in the description of some of them.

SSTiC 2014 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep
themselves updated on developments in their own field or in other branches
of computer science. They will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss
with scholars who are main references in computing nowadays.


In addition to keynotes, 3 parallel sessions will be held during the whole
event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they will be
willing to attend as well as to move from one to another.


SSTiC 2014 will take place in Tarragona, located 90 kms. to the south of
Barcelona. The venue will be:

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


Larry S. Davis (U Maryland, College Park), A Historical Perspective of
Computer Vision Models for Object Recognition and Scene Analysis

David S. Johnson (Columbia U, New York), Open and Closed Problems in

George Karypis (U Minnesota, Twin Cities), Recommender Systems Past,
Present, & Future

Steffen Staab (U Koblenz), Explicit and Implicit Semantics: Two Sides of One

Philip Wadler (U Edinburgh), You and Your Research and The Elements of Style

Ronald R. Yager (Iona C, New Rochelle), Social Modeling


Divyakant Agrawal (U California, Santa Barbara), [intermediate] Scalable
Data Management in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Infrastructures

Pierre Baldi (U California, Irvine), [intermediate] Big Data Informatics
Challenges and Opportunities in the Life Sciences

Rajkumar Buyya (U Melbourne), [intermediate] Cloud Computing

John M. Carroll (Pennsylvania State U, University Park), [introductory]
Usability Engineering and Scenario-based Design

Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng (U California, Santa Barbara),
[introductory/intermediate] Smartphones: Hardware Platform, Software
Development, and Emerging Apps

Amr El Abbadi (U California, Santa Barbara), [introductory] The Distributed
Foundations of Data Management in the Cloud

Richard M. Fujimoto (Georgia Tech, Atlanta), [introductory] Parallel and
Distributed Simulation

Mark Guzdial (Georgia Tech, Atlanta), [introductory] Computing Education
Research: What We Know about Learning and Teaching Computer Science

David S. Johnson (Columbia U, New York), [introductory] The Traveling
Salesman Problem in Theory and Practice

George Karypis (U Minnesota, Twin Cities), [intermediate] Programming
Models/Frameworks for Parallel & Distributed Computing

Aggelos K. Katsaggelos (Northwestern U, Evanston), [intermediate]
Optimization Techniques for Sparse/Low-rank Recovery Problems in Image
Processing and Machine Learning

Arie E. Kaufman (U Stony Brook), [intermediate/advanced] Visualization

Carl Lagoze (U Michigan, Ann Arbor), [introductory] Curation of Big Data

Dinesh Manocha (U North Carolina, Chapel Hill), [introductory/intermediate]
Robot Motion Planning

Bijan Parsia (U Manchester), [introductory] The Empirical Mindset in
Computer Science

Charles E. Perkins (FutureWei Technologies, Santa Clara), [intermediate]
Beyond LTE: the Evolution of 4G Networks and the Need for Higher Performance
Handover System Designs

Sudhakar M. Reddy (U Iowa, Iowa City), [introductory] Test and Design for
Test of Digital Logic Circuits

Robert Sargent (Syracuse U), [introductory] Validation of Models

Mubarak Shah (U Central Florida, Orlando), [intermediate] Visual Crowd

Steffen Staab (U Koblenz), [intermediate] Programming the Semantic Web

Mike Thelwall (U Wolverhampton), [introductory] Sentiment Strength Detection
for Twitter and the Social Web

Jeffrey D. Ullman (Stanford U), [introductory] MapReduce Algorithms

Nitin Vaidya (U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), [introductory/intermediate]
Distributed Consensus: Theory and Applications

Philip Wadler (U Edinburgh), [intermediate] Topics in Lambda Calculus and


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


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The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is
only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be
helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course.

Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be
processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will
be closed when the capacity of the venue will be complete. It is very
convenient to register prior to the event.


As far as possible, participants are expected to attend for the whole (or
most of the) week (full-time). Fees are a flat rate allowing one to
participate to all courses. They vary depending on the registration


Information about accommodation is available on the website of the School.


Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.



SSTiC 2014
Lilica Voicu
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

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


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

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