Tuesday, March 28, 2017

[DMANET] Funded PhD position in Distributed Systems at University of Oslo

Dear all,

Department of Networks and Distributed Systems group at University of
Oslo, Norway is looking for excellent doctoral students to work in the
exciting area of distributed systems:

http://www.mn.uio.no/ifi/english/research/doctoral-degree/seven-phd-research-fellowships-in-informatics/projects/p15-nd-social-notifications.pdf

*** The closing date for applications is April 18th, 2017. ***

Main objective and summary:

Devise novel concepts and mechanisms for deploying social notification
services. A particular emphasis is on the user satisfaction due to
delivered notifications and on allocation of resources. We plan to use
state-of-the-art data science and machine learning techniques to design
models for user satisfaction. The models will be constructed by
profiling large-scale user activities over time. Using these models, we
will develop replication strategies that consider user satisfaction
metrics in addition to scalability, efficiency and speed of notification
delivery.

We plan to build on our long-term collaboration and past research with
Spotify to carry out this project. While the main goal of this research
is to help enterprises that move their operation to the cloud, the
problem is also beneficial for minimizing resource consumption when
using in-house deployment.

What we offer in a nutshell

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A strong research environment. Our students have won best paper and
best demo awards1 at several conferences. In addition to Spotify,
our alumni are employed by IBM Research, Microsoft, and highly
reputable academic institutions in Europe.

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The group of Networks and Distributed Systems2 offers a work
environment that is well equipped with the newest hard- and software
technology. The research group has tight bonds with Simula Research
Laboratory. Furthermore, we have well- established links to national
and international research institutions. We conduct collaborative
research projects that are funded by Norwegian research funds, and
the European Community.

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Opportunities for research stays with our renowned collaborators
worldwide, including University of Toronto, TU Munich, and UC Irvine.

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Well-paid PhD positions, in a country which has been ranked by the
UN as having the highest standard of living in the world, and which
is known for its unique scenic beauty. The work is in a smart
futuristic building that has won multiple awards.

Suitable Background and Requirements:

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Applicants must have a degree in Computer Science, or in a related
study, with excellent results. They must also be able to demonstrate
interest in scientific research. The evaluation considers many
aspects of excellence, as well as the personal drive and
organizational skills. The ideal candidate for the position will
have strong background in distributed computing.

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You may apply if you have not yet completed your degree, but expect
to do so before the position starts.

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Knowledge of Norwegian is not a prerequisite for application.
English is our working language for research.

PhD-sosiale-beskjeder-2017 CONTACT INFORMATION

The application process is described on
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/135487/phd-research-fellowships-in-informatics-seven-positions
Interested candidates can contact Roman Vitenberg (romanvi@ifi.uio.no)
or Vinay Setty (vinay@cs.aau.dk) for further information.

Best Regards,
Vinay Setty
Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Aalborg University, Denmark
http://vinaysetty.net

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[DMANET] ATMOS 2017 Call for papers

17th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling,
Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2017)
https://algo2017.ac.tuwien.ac.at/atmos/

Call for papers

The workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling,
Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS) is an annual event bringing together
researchers and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of
algorithmic methods and models for transportation optimization. The
workshop provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of new
ideas and techniques. The aim of making transportation better gives rise
to very complex and large-scale optimization problems requiring
innovative solution techniques and ideas from mathematical optimization,
theoretical computer science, and operations research. Applicable tools
and concepts include those from graph and network algorithms,
combinatorial optimization, approximation and online algorithms,
stochastic and robust optimization.

Topics

We invite authors to present work that advances optimization methods and
algorithms to facilitate planning and operational management of freight
and passenger transportation and traffic. The workshop welcomes but is
not limited to papers addressing the following challenges:
- Demand Forecasting
- Models for User Behavior
- Design of Pricing Systems
- Infrastructure Planning
- Multi-modal Transport Optimization
- Mobile Applications for Transport
- Congestion Modeling and Reduction
- Line Planning
- Timetable Generation
- Routing and Platform Assignment
- Vehicle Scheduling
- Route Planning
- Crew and Duty Scheduling
- Rostering
- Delay Management
- Routing in Road Networks
- Traffic Guidance
The workshop welcomes but is not limited to papers applying and
advancing the following techniques: Graph and Network Algorithms,
Combinatorial Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Approximation
Algorithms, Methods for the Integration of Planning Stages, Stochastic
and Robust Optimization, Online and Real-time Algorithms, Algorithmic
Game Theory, Heuristics for Real-world Instances, Simulation Tools.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at
most 12 pages (including title page and abstract, but not counting
references and an optional appendix). Submissions must be formatted in
LaTeX, using the OASIcs style file. The paper should contain a succinct
statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of the main
results, and a brief explanation of their significance, accessible to
non-specialist readers. Proofs omitted due to space constraints can be
put into an appendix to be read by the program committee members at
their discretion. Papers must be submitted electronically via the
EasyChair submisson system at

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=atmos2017

The submission must be received by June 24, 2017.

By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance
at least one of the authors must register at ALGO 2017 or ATMOS 2017,
attend the conference, and present the paper.
The proceedings will be published online and as open-access in the
Dagstuhl Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs).

Important dates

Submission: June 24, 2017
Notification of acceptance: July 24, 2017
Camera-ready version: August 4, 2017
Workshop: September 7, 2017

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[DMANET] CFP - (ISUT'2017) - Deadline extension

Call for Papers

International Workshop on Intelligent & Sustainable Urban Transportation (in conjunction with ISCC 2017)

July 3, 2017 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

(http://isut.aegean.gr/)

Workshop chairs

Damianos Gavalas (University of the Aegean, Greece)

Charalampos Konstantopoulos (University of Piraeus, Greece)

Grammati Pantziou (Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece)

Christos Zaroliagis (University of Patras, Greece)

Scope and objectives

In the light of the continuous growth of urban areas with respect to population and size, urban transportation systems are facing significant challenges such as traffic congestion, overcrowding, demand management and service availability. Sustainable transportation makes a positive contribution in addressing those challenges, as to its social, economic and environmental impact. It provides affordable access to all groups of citizens, promotes green vehicles, public transportation, new sharing paradigms like vehicle sharing and carpooling and encourages non-motorized modes of transport such as walking and biking. Policy makers, urban traffic planners and transportation system operators realize the need for sustainable transportation, robust transportation policies and demand management strategies. Along this line, they work towards alleviating congestion, making public transport more attractive, maintaining a high level of operational efficiency in the transportation system, responding -and, if possible, predicting and preventing- traffic incidents.

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) aim at providing sophisticated management models and tools across all transport modes, traffic management, new-generation systems for infrastructure charging, and innovative real time travel information services. ITS facilitate city authorities and transportation professionals realize their visions as regards implementing and managing multimodal transportation networks and enabling citizens to be informed and make better use of these networks. It is a matter of critical importance for such systems and tools to scale so as to enable cities with different budgets to deploy them.

The ISUT workshop aims at soliciting original research related to frameworks, algorithmic solutions, applications and case studies in the scope of ITS and sustainable mobility in urban environments.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

ITS planning and implementation

ITS technologies

Green ITS

Public transport network planning

Time-dependent route planning

Dynamic multimodal routing

Multi-criteria multimodal routing

Freight transportation management and planning

Smart parking solutions

Mobility as a Service and single ticketing solutions

Mobility in smart cities

Electric and hybrid vehicles charging and routing: models and solutions

Algorithmic approaches and models in vehicle sharing and carpooling

Traffic prediction

Safety systems and safety aspects of smart transportation

Big data in transportation

Communications in ITS

Vehicular networks

Sustainable urban mobility: planning, implementation and performance indicators

Projects and field operational trials

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: April 12, 2017

Paper Acceptance Notification: May 1, 2017

Camera Ready Papers: May 8, 2017

Technical program committee

Andrea D'Ariano (Universit`a degli Studi "RomaTre", Italy)

Feng Chu (Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne, France)

Jing Dong (Iowa State University, USA)

Marc Goerigk (Lancaster University, UK)

Andreas Hegyi (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Dionisios Kehagias (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece)

Spyros Kontogiannis (University of Ioannina, Greece)

Marco Laumanns (IBM Research, Switzerland)

Xiaoliang Ma (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Valentin Polishchuk (Linköping University, Sweden)

Sudha Ram (University of Arizona, USA)

Bart De Schutter (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Grazia Speranza (Universita Degli Studi di Brescia, Italy)

Pieter Vansteenwegen (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Dorothea Wagner (KIT, Germany)

Ouri Wolfson (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)


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Monday, March 27, 2017

[DMANET] Workshop "Interactions with Lattice Polytopes", September 14-16, Magdeburg

We would like to announce a three-day workshop on lattice polytopes and
their interactions with
toric geometry, mirror symmetry, integer optimization, commutative
algebra and other neighboring fields.

Location: Magdeburg, Germany.

Dates: September 14-16, 2017.

Website:
https://www.math.ovgu.de/Forschung/IAG/Diskrete_+Konvexe+und+Torische+Geometrie/ILP.html


Speakers (as of 03/17):
-Gennadiy Averkov (Magdeburg)
-Victor Batyrev (Tübingen)
-Tom Coates (Imperial)
-Sandra Di Rocco (KTH Stockholm)
-Akihiro Higashitani (Kyoto Sangyo University)
-Katharina Jochemko (KTH Stockholm)
-Lukas Katthän (Minnesota)
-Valentina Kiritchenko (HSE Moscow)
-Mateusz Michalek (MPI Leipzig)
-Hendrik Süß (Manchester)
-Ketil Tveiten (Uppsala)

PhD talks: We invite PhD students to apply for one of three talk slots
together with full reimbursement of accommodation and travel costs.

Organizers:
-Johannes Hofscheier (Magdeburg)
-Alexander Kasprzyk (Nottingham)
-Benjamin Nill (Magdeburg)
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[DMANET] WPDM 2017 CFP

The first International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (WPDM 2017)

CALL FOR PAPERS

As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017)
http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs17

July 17 – July 21, 2017
Genoa, Italy


Submission Deadline: April 3, 2017 (extended)

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

The Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining is an international forum which brings together researchers and practitioners working on different high-performance aspects of data mining algorithms, enabling novel applications.

Data mining techniques and algorithms to process huge amount of data in order to extract useful and interesting information have become popular in many different contexts. Algorithms are required to make sense of data automatically and in efficient ways. Nonetheless, even though sequential computer systems performance is improving, they are not suitable to keep up with the increase in the demand for data mining applications and the data size. Moreover, the main memory of sequential systems may not be enough to hold all the data related to current applications.

Therefore, there is an increasing interest in the design and implementation of parallel data mining algorithms. On parallel computers, by exploiting the vast aggregate main memory and processing power of processors and accelerators, parallel algorithms can easily address both the running time and memory requirement issues. Anyway, parallelising existing algorithms in order to achieve good performance and scalability with regard to massive datasets is not trivial. Indeed, it is of paramount importance a good data organisation and decomposition strategy in order to balance the workload while minimising data dependences. Another concern is related to minimising synchronisation and communication overhead. Finally, I/O costs should be minimised as well.

The Workshop will allow exchanging ideas and results related to on-going research, focusing on high-performance aspects of data mining algorithms and applications.

Creating breakthrough parallel algorithms for high-performance data mining applications requires addressing several key computing problems which may lead to novel solutions and new insights in interdisciplinary applications. The focus of the workshop is on all forms of advances in high-performance data mining algorithms and applications, and related topics.

The WPDM Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Scalable message-passing parallel data mining algorithms using MPI
- Scalable shared-memory parallel data mining algorithms using OpenMP
- Scalable hybrid MPI + OpenMP parallel data mining algorithms
- Parallel data mining algorithms targeting GPUs and many-cores accelerators
- Exploiting modern parallel architectures including FPGA for parallel data mining applications
- Map-reduce based parallel data mining algorithms
- Middleware for high-performance data mining on grid and cloud environments
- Benchmarking and performance studies of high-performance data mining applications
- Novel programming paradigms to support high-performance computing for data mining
- Performance models for high-performance data mining applications and middleware
- Programming models, tools, and environments for high-performance computing in data mining
- Caching, streaming, pipelining, and other optimisation techniques for data management in high-performance computing for data mining


INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to synergy between parallel computing, optimisation and simulation. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers-and-participation/call-for-posters for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wpdm2017. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2017 conference to present the paper at the workshop.

PROCEEDINGS

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2017 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

SPECIAL ISSUE

Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the symposium, please contact the symposium organisers.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- April 3, 2017
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 21, 2017
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------------------ May 03, 2017
Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 17 – 21, 2017


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

Massimo Cafaro
University of Salento, Italy
Phone: +39 0832 297371
Fax: +39 0832 297235
Email: massimo.cafaro@unisalento.it

Italo Epicoco
University of Salento, Italy
Phone: +39 0832 297235
Fax: +39 0832 297235
Email: italo.epicoco@unisalento.it

Marco Pulimeno
University of Salento, Italy
Phone: +39 0832 297371
Fax: +39 0832 297235
Email: marco.pulimeno@unisalento.it

Giovanni Aloisio
University of Salento & Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation, Italy
Phone: +39 334 6501704
Fax: +39 0832 297235
Email: giovanni.aloisio@unisalento.it

International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members.

Committee formation is pending and will be finalised shortly. Current TPC members:

Gianfranco Bilardi, University of Padova, Italy
Ronald Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Matteo Ceccarello, University of Padova, Italy
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste and ICAR-CNR, Italy
Bronis R. de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Kenli Li, Hunan University, China
Donato Malerba, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Pablo Moscato, University of Newcastle, Australia
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy
Jeffrey D. Ullman, Stanford University, USA
Renato Vimieiro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organisation, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference's web site at URL: http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs17 or contact one of the Conference's organisers.


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Prof. Massimo Cafaro, Ph.D.
Dept. of Engineering for Innovation
University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Via per Monteroni
73100 Lecce, Italy
Voice/Fax +39 0832 297371
Web http://sara.unisalento.it/~cafaro
E-mail massimo.cafaro@unisalento.it
cafaro@ieee.org
cafaro@acm.org

CMCC Foundation
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
Via Augusto Imperatore, 16 - 73100 Lecce
massimo.cafaro@cmcc.it

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[DMANET] [CFP Workshop PADABS 2017 - EuroPar'17]

Call for Papers

5th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulations
http://www.padabs.org

August 28-29th, 2019, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, jointly with Euro-Par 2017
http://europar2017.usc.es/


Deadlines

- Workshop papers due: May 5, 2016
- Workshop author notification: June 16, 2016

Organizers

- Vittorio Scarano (Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy), chair
- Gennaro Cordasco (Università degli Studi della Campania, Italy),
- Paul Richmond (University of Sheffield, UK)
- Jonathan Ozik (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
- Carmine Spagnuolo (Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy)

Program Committee (tentative)

- Maria Chli (Aston University, United Kingdom)
- Claudio Cioffi-Revilla (George Mason University, USA)
- Biagio Cosenza (TU Berlin, Germany)
- Nick Collier (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
- Andrew Evans, (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
- Nicola Lettieri (Università del Sannio e ISFOL, Italy)
- Sean Luke (George Mason University, USA)
- Michael North (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
- Mario Paolucci (CNR, Italy)
- Arnold Rosenberg (Northeastern University, USA)
- Daniela Romano (Edge Hill University, UK)
- Flaminio Squazzoni (Università di Brescia, Italy)
- Michela Taufer (University of Delaware, USA)
- Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh(University of Sheffield, UK)
- Paul Brenner (The University of Notre Dame, USA)
- Przemysław Szufel (Warsaw School of Economics)


Objectives of the Workshop

ABSs are an increasingly popular tool for research and management in
many fields such as ecology, economics, sociology, etc. In some
fields, such as the social sciences, these models are seen as a key
instrument to the generative approach, essential for understanding
complex social phenomena. But also in policy-making, biology, military
simulations, control of mobile robots and economics, the relevance and
effectiveness of ABSs is recently recognized.

The computer science community has responded to the need for platforms
that can help the development and testing of new models in specific
fields by providing tools, libraries and frameworks that speed up and
make massive-scale simulations possible. The key objective of this
Fifth Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulations is
to bring together researchers that are interested in getting more
performance out of their simulations, by using synchronized, many-core
simulations (e.g., GPUs), strongly coupled, parallel simulations (e.g.
MPI) and loosely coupled, distributed simulations (distributed
heterogeneous setting) as well as on-demand simulation (cloud
setting).

Several frameworks have been recently developed and are active in this
field. They range from the GPU-many-core approach, to parallel, to
distributed simulation environments. In the first category, you can
find FLAME GPU, that allows also non-GPU specialists to harness the
GPUs performance for real time simulation and visualization. For
tightly-coupled, large computing clusters and supercomputers a very
popular framework is Repast for High Performance Computing (Repast
HPC), a C++-based modeling system. On the distributed side, recent
work on Distributed Mason, allows non-specialists to use heterogeneous
hardware and software in local area networks for enlarging the size
and speeding up the simulation of complex ABS models.

The Program Committee includes the main developers of the three
leading platforms in each of the distributed ABS fields (Repast HPC,
FLAME and MASON/D-MASON) and experts in the field of ABSs.

The workshop will allow presentation of regular papers (25 + 5
minutes). The papers will be presented in the regular format (12 pages
LNCS format) and will be reviewed, anonymously by at least 2 reviewers
of the Program Committee. Acceptance as regular papers will depend
upon scientific value and relevance to the workshop theme.

Special Sessions:

- Panel sessions on the OpenAB initiative (chaired by Paul Richmond,
University of Sheffield, UK)
- M.Sc/PhD Forum (chaired by Jonathan Ozik, Argonne National
Laboratory). The forum will provide an opportunity for M.Sc./Ph.D.
students in the fields of parallel/distributed ABSs to present their
thesis/dissertation research, including work in progress within the
topics of interest for PADABS 2017. To encourage interaction among
the M.Sc./Ph.D. students a full paper collecting the contributions of
the forum will appear in the workshop post-proceedings.

Topics of interest

- Frameworks for parallel/distributed ABSs
- Case studies of ABSs in parallel/distributed settings, with an
emphasis on the technical implementation, architectural choices and
their impact on performances
- Methods and techniques for applications of Deep Learning in
parallel/distributed ABSs
- Data structures for accelerating communication in ABSs
- Benchmark parallel/distributed ABSs
- Debugging parallel/distributed ABSs
- Formal methods and algorithms for ABSs in parallel/distributed models
- Load Balancing algorithms, techniques and frameworks
- Management and deployment of parallel/distributed ABSs
- Visualization of parallel/distributed ABSs
- Parallel/distributed frameworks for Model Exploration and Simulation
Optimization Process
- Open benchmark models contributing towards OpenAB initiative (www.openab.org)

Paper submission

The papers will be presented in the regular format (10 pages LNCS format)
and will be reviewed, anonymously by at least 3 reviewers of the
Program Committee.
Acceptance as regular/short papers will depend upon scientific value,
originality and relevance to the Workshop theme.

Euro-Par Workshops Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture
Notes for Computer Science series after the Workshops. Submissions and
reviewing will be through EasyChair via
https://easychair.org/my/conference.cgi?a=12822916;conf=europar2017workshops

Contact information

- Vittorio Scarano: vitsca@dia.unisa.it
- Gennaro Cordasco: gennaro.cordasco@unicampania.it
- Paul Richmond: p.richmond@sheffield.ac.uk
- Jonathan Ozik: jozik@anl.gov
- Carmine Spagnuolo: cspagnuolo@unisa.it

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[DMANET] CP & OR Summer School - 1st Call for participation

Dear colleagues,

Let us introduce the *Joint ACP and GdR RO Summer School 2017*.
It will be held September, 18-22th, 2017 in Porquerolles island, France.

http://school.a4cp.org/summer2017

This summer school is co-organized by the ACP and the French constraint
programming working group for "Constraints and Operational Research"
within the CNRS research group "Operational Research".

The topic of the school is "*Hybridization of Constraint Programming and
Operational Research: from practical opportunities to concrete
implementation of solutions*".

During this week, participants will be raised awareness on several
classical and novel challenges at the frontier between Constraint
Programming and Operational Research. This year a focus will be done on
the tools that allow to provide concrete implementation of solutions.
Particularly, the participants will be challenged on a given problem
both in terms of modeling and implementation of a solution in their own
standalone tool.

The school is intended for PhD students, masters students and industrial
practitioners, who want to get a good understanding of capabilities and
current research directions in the area of Constraint Programming,
particularly at the frontier with Operational Research. Prior knowledge
of Constraint Programming is not required, but general problem solving
skills, good programming and mathematical skills will be helpful.

Any questions?
Email organizers at acpss2017@i3s.unice.fr <mailto:acpss2017@i3s.unice.fr>

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

[DMANET] [CP 2017] Second Call for Papers (deadline in one month)

The CP 2017 abstract submission deadline is one month away!

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CP 2017: Call for papers + submission information
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Full details at http://cp2017.a4cp.org/call_for_papers/

The Twenty-Third International Conference on Principles and Practice of
Constraint Programming will take place in Melbourne, Australia, from August 28
to September 1, 2017.

This year, CP is co-located with SAT 2017 and ICLP 2017 and follows IJCAI 2017,
also held in Melbourne.

The CP conference series concerns all aspects of computing with constraints,
including: theory, algorithms, environments, languages, models, systems, and
applications.

The CP 2017 programme will include presentations of high-quality scientific
papers on the theory and applications of constraints technology. A number of
invited talks will also be presented that will describe important topics
relevant to the field.


Thematic tracks
===============

Along with workshops, tutorials, the doctoral program, the main technical paper
track, and an application track, we will adhere to the structure that has been
adopted in the past few years with the following thematic tracks:

- CP & Biology
- CP & Machine Learning
- CP & Operations Research
- CP & SAT
- CP & Testing and Verification

Each track has a dedicated sub-committee to ensure that reviewers have the
relevant domain expertise.


Sister Conferences & Journals Track
===================================

CP 2017 is also calling for submissions of papers that have appeared or been
accepted recently (in the past two years) in relevant journals and sister
conferences but have never been presented at CP or CPAIOR. The selected papers
will be presented at the conference and an abstract will appear in the
proceedings.


Journal Fast Track
==================

As with previous editions of CP, a small number of the submissions will be
invited to the Journal Fast Track for publication of an extended version in the
Constraints journal after a subsequent round of reviewing.

Authors should be aware that (with the exception of the Sister Conferences &
Journal track) CP 2017 follows a double-blind reviewing process.


Important Dates
===============

- Abstract Submission: April 27, 2017 (mandatory)
- Paper Submission: April 30, 2017
- Author Feedback: May 29 - June 1, 2017
- Notification: June 12, 2017
- Camera-ready: June 26, 2017


Submission information
======================

Paper submission is via EasyChair
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cp2017).

There are two paper categories: long papers (15 LNCS pages + references) and
short papers (8 LNCS pages + references). Short papers are of the same status as
long papers: they will be reviewed to the same standards of quality as full
papers and are eligible for the best paper prizes.

Submission of the paper should be in the form of a PDF file following Springer's
LNCS formatting guidelines
(https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines)
for their submission. Submissions exceeding the respective page limit or not
formatted according to Springer LNCS style will be rejected without review.

Multiple submission
-------------------

Authors must carefully select the track that their paper is submitted to.
Submissions to multiple tracks are not allowed (see below). In rare
circumstances, in the best interest of a submission, the Program Chair may move
a submission to another track.

Multiple submission is not allowed. Submissions should not have appeared
in, be accepted for, or be under review for another track, another
peer-reviewed conference or journal.

Submissions which have appeared at workshops or other meetings of lower status
than a conference are allowed, as are submissions which have only appeared
in conferences in highly shortened form (e.g., abstracts). Reviewers are
instructed that contributions must be treated as new if they have only appeared
in paper(s) by the same authors in acceptable outlets (as defined by the
previous point). The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in
the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. They will contain the
papers accepted in the technical and thematic tracks, and the abstracts of
invited talks, abstracts of papers accepted in the journal publication fast
track and journal-first and sister conference paper track.

Reviewing process
-----------------

The reviewing is double blind: the authors and the reviewers are both anonymous
to each other. In particular, this means that submissions should not contain
author names, affiliations, or links to web sites.

Rebuttal phase
--------------

There will be an opportunity for authors to respond to reviewers' comments
before decisions are made.

Other information
-----------------

For any queries about the paper submission process, please contact the Program
Chair (J. Christopher Beck) at cp2017@easychair.org.

Full details at http://cp2017.a4cp.org/submission/

Dr Tommaso Urli

Researcher | Optimisation Platforms

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[DMANET] CFP Special Sessions: DS-RT 2017 - Rome, Italy, October 18-20, 2017

Dear Colleagues and Researchers,

********** CALL FOR PAPER **********

DS-RT 2017, the 21st IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed
Simulations and Real Time Applications, is running four special sessions
this year:
- Distributed Simulations of Distributed Systems
- Agent-based Modeling and Simulation

- Simulation of Urban Traffic Management and ITS
- Augmented and Virtual Reality for Real-Time Applications

Those special sessions cover important areas of the field of distributed
simulations and real time applications, and many papers were accepted in
previous editions of DS-RT on the same topics. See below for more detailed
descriptions of those special sessions.


***** PAPER SUBMISSION AND REVIEW *****

Submitted manuscripts must be in standard IEEE two-column format that is
used for IEEE conference proceedings and must not exceed "8 pages" (2-page
extension allowed), including figures, tables and references. Standard IEEE
templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats can be found at:
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http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

A submission may present preliminary results, propose new research
direction, provide insightful retrospective, or offer a provocative
viewpoint on important topics related to the considered special session.
Papers will be selected based on their likelihood of generating insightful
technical discussions at the special session and influencing future
research. Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for
publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed by Technical Program
Committee members and other experts active in the field to ensure high
quality and relevance to the conference and the special session. At least
one author of accepted papers must attend the conference and present its
contribution. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to
be published by IEEE Press.

***** IMPORTANT DATES *****

Full paper submission deadline: May 20th, 2017
Paper acceptance notification: June 20th, 2017


***** FOR MORE INFORMATION *****

For questions about the paper submission and review process, please contact
the session organisers - find all relevant information on the corresponding
web pages below.


***** DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIAL SESSIONS *****

* Special Session on Distributed Simulations of Distributed Systems

Distributed simulation (DS) is a valuable tool for understanding and
evaluating distributed systems. The current computing trend sees businesses
and individuals moving toward a more centralized infrastructure, namely the
cloud. On the one hand, as the computing infrastructure at data centers is
highly complex and distributed, DS becomes essential for diagnosing and
gaining insights of the system. On the other hand, the scale and nature of
interaction between different components in the cloud present new
challenges and push DS's state of the art.

Another computing trend that has potential to drive DS is
internet-of-things. Such complex systems consist of a large number of
autonomous, heterogeneous devices communicating with one another in
non-uniform manner. DS is valuable not only for discerning system
properties but also for predicting the devices' emergent behavior. Finally,
users in online social networks make up large distributed systems. Insights
of user interaction and the network's collective behavior --- the study of
which fits well into the realm of DS --- bring significant value to both
the society and the business of social network providers.

This special session seeks to bring together experts and practitioners in
the domain of DS to discuss new opportunities and challenges for DS. We
welcome research papers on both theoretical and empirical issues.

Web page: http://ds-rt.com/2017/dsimdsys_2017.htm

* Special Session on Agent-based Modeling and Simulation

This special session focuses on general aspects and special properties for
agent-based modeling and simulations that allows them to be applied on
several scientific domains, such as sociology, physics, chemistry, biology,
ecology, and economy. The session is intended to bring together researchers
and practitioners, so they can present the current status of their work and
discuss the challenges they face in developing solutions and applications
for agent-based simulations. Consequently, the design of these simulations
aims not only to social contexts but also to more technical domains, which
involves highly complex interactive systems.

Web page: http://ds-rt.com/2017/abms_2017.htm


Best Regards,
DS-RT 2017 Special Session Chairs

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

[DMANET] Final Call for Participation: Workshop on Data Science meets Optimization

[This call might be of particular interest to you if you are already
attending IEEE CEC 2017 or CPAIOR 2017. Apologies for multiple postings.]

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate the Workshop on Data Science
meets Optimization which will take place colocated with IEEE Congress on
Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2017 in Donostia - San Sebastian, Spain and
14th International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and
Operations Research Techniques in Constraint Programming (CPAIOR 2017) in
Padova, Italy on the 5th of June, 2017.

We will have the following keynote speakers.

CPAIOR 2017: Prof. Dr. Tias Guns, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

CEC 2017: Prof. Dr. Holger Hoos, Universiteit Leiden

This workshop is an activity of EURO working group on Data Science meets
Optimization, but is open to everyone. The general scope of the stream is
the usage of data science methods, including machine learning and
statistics, to improve the effectiveness of optimisation and metaheuristics
and vice versa. The broader aim of the workshop is to encourage interaction
between optimisation and data science; bringing together researchers and
practitioners from related fields, such as Operational Research (OR),
Artificial Intelligence, Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science.

In order to present at the workshop please send us a title and
abstract/paper via an email to "info [ATT] <http://ds-o.org/> ds-o.org" by
April 1, 2017. The workshop programme will be announced soon after the
deadline. Please note that if you are already planning to attend CEC 2017 or
CPAIOR 2017 and have an accepted contribution, you could present the same
work. All submissions will be checked for suitability and there is a limited
number of presentation slots.

In order to join the workshop just to follow the presentations, please
register your interest simply by sending an email to "info [ATT]
<http://ds-o.org/> ds-o.org".

If you know a colleague who might be interested in participating this
workshop please feel free to forward this invitation. Attendance is free of
charge.

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We
look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Best wishes,

Organisers

Patrick De Causmaecker, Ender Özcan, Andrew Parkes, Pieter Leyman, Morteza
Davari

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[DMANET] BCTCS2017 - Second Announcement

Announcement of the 33rd British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science
============================================================================

Dear all,

The 33rd BCTCS will be hosted by the School of Computer Science, University of
St Andrews, from the 26th to the 28th of April 2017.
The purpose of BCTCS is to provide a forum in which researchers in theoretical
computer science can meet, present research findings, and discuss developments
in the field. It also aims to provide an environment in which PhD students can
gain experience in presenting their work, and benefit from contact with
established researchers.
The scope of the colloquium includes all aspects of theoretical computer
science, including algorithms, complexity, cryptography, formal methods, game
theory, machine learning, languages, logics and quantum computation.
Both computer scientists and mathematicians are welcome to attend, as are
participants from outside of the UK.


This year the colloquium will feature the following invited speakers

LMS Keynote Lecture in Discrete Mathematics
-------------------------------------------

Professor László Babai, University of Chicago

Confirmed Speakers
------------------

Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh
Conor McBride, University of Strathclyde
Felix Fischer, University of Glasgow
Edwin Brady, University of St Andrews
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Queen Mary University of London

Registration is *now open*, and you can find more information at the following
web address

https://bctcs2017.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/

PhD students are especially encouraged to offer a talk.

As an additional event, there will be a Scottish Combinatorics Meeting at the
School of Mathematics in St Andrews on the 24th and 25th of April. If you would
like to take part in the meeting, please contact the organisers directly.

The organisers hope to welcome you to St Andrews in April.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

[DMANET] Special Issue in Journal of Global Optimization: Distance Geometry Theory and Applications

Special Issue in Journal of Global Optimization: Distance Geometry
Theory and Applications
=========================================================

Following the Distance Geometry Theory and Applications (DGTA16)
workshop, organized at DIMACS last July 2016
<http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Distance/>,
a special issue dedicated to the topics of the workshop, but open to
everyone, have been set up
in the Journal of Global Optimization (JOGO). This issue will be
co-edited by:
- Farid Alizadeh (Rutgers University, USA)
- Douglas Goncalves (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)
- Nathan Krislock (Northern Illinois University, USA)
- Leo Liberti (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique, France).
We are therefore calling for contributions to this issue.

The submission deadline is: 31 May 2017. Submissions are made through
the web editorial manager:
- JOGO (Springer): <http://www.editorialmanager.com/jogo>

In the system, one of the first screens after specifying the title asks
you for "paper type". This is where you MUST click on the "S.I. :
DGTA16" (or similar label), since otherwise the paper will go directly
to the Editor-in-Chief rather than to our issue. The refereeing process
will involve at least two referees per paper. You do not need to specify
a list of possible referees. As soon as a submission comes in, it will
be handled. So if your paper is ready, submit it now rather than close
to deadline! For transparency: submissions co-authored by one of the
guest co-editors will be handled by the Editors-in-Chief of the journal,
and the process will be completely hidden from the guest editorial
board.

Distance Geometry (DG) in its broader definition is the study of
geometry mostly based on distances between entities. More specifically,
DG is the study of metric spaces. Its main problem is the DG Problem (or
DGP), which is an inverse problem that occurs frequently in many
applications, such as e.g. to localization of wireless networks,
synchronization protocols, determination of protein structure (or
nanostructures) through NMR data, localization of fleets of autonomous
underwater vehicles, flexibility or reach of robotic structures,
rigidity of architectural structures, and more. Given an integer K and a
graph G=(V,E) with weights d_ij on the edges {i,j}, the problem is to
determine positions x_i (for each vertex i) in a K-dimensional Euclidean
space such that, for each edge {i,j} the length of the segment between
x_i and x_j and is exactly, or approximately, the given distance value
d_ij. By "length of segment" we mean the Euclidean norm, but there are
applications that call for the use of other norms. Related fields
include embeddings of metric spaces with some distortion, the restricted
isometry property, Erdos' distances problem.

Feel free to get in touch with any of us if you want to ask us for
advice on your submission. In general, a heads up about a paper you want
to submit to this issue is welcome!

Farid Alizadeh
Douglas Goncalves
Nathan Krislock
Leo Liberti
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[DMANET] PhD position at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France)

***PhD position at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France)***

The research pursued by the PhD student will concern the development of
new models and original solution methods for the optimization of
planning operations for end-of-life products. It aims at addressing
problems dealing with the newly introduced concept of circular economy
and greenhouse gas emissions, recently raised by the French government.
Companies are currently facing two antagonist objectives. On the one
hand, they must ensure a local economic development that creates wealth;
on the other hand, they must satisfy environmental constraints related
to their production. In this challenging context, one of their major
issues is to minimize the consumption and waste of raw materials while
limiting the use of non-renewable energies.

Meanwhile, new communicating technologies could provide necessary
traceability information about end-of-life products, their state and the
state of their components. This information can help organizing and
optimizing remanufacturing and disassembly processes. The process of
valuing end-of-life products could be economically viable, and therefore
valuable from an industrial point of view.

In the light of the above background, this thesis focuses on the use and
advantage taking of new communicating technologies in remanufacturing
and disassembly systems. The goal is to develop new models and original
solution methods for planning remanufacturing and disassembly systems
that exploit this new procured information, while satisfying both
resource and environmental constraints. The proposed news approaches
will be defined and tested with industrial partners.

*Candidate profile:* Applicants must have a Master Degree (or
equivalent) in Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics or any related
discipline. Applicants should demonstrate good programming skills and a
deep knowledge in combinatorial optimization and integer programming.

*Location:* The PhD student will be located in Gardanne (south of
France, near Aix-en-Provence) in the research group Manufacturing
Sciences and Logistics of the Georges Charpak Provence Campus of the
Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne.

*Duration and assumption of duty:* The position is for three years
starting September 1, 2017 (exact date is negotiable).

*Application procedure:* Please send your application electronically
(preferably as a single pdf file) including a detailed curriculum vitae
and examination results, plus, if available, a list of reference letters
and copies of diploma, to: Nabil ABSI (absi@emse.fr) or Valeria BORODIN,
(valeria.borodin@emse.fr). The position will remain open until fulfilled.

These information are also available at :
http://absi.nabil.free.fr/ThesisEcoleDesMines-Absi-Borodin-2017.pdf

*** For further questions regarding the position or details on the
research project, please contact Nabil ABSI or Valeria BORODIN.***

Best regards,

Nabil Absi
Professor
LIMOS - UMR CNRS 6158
Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne
Manufacturing Sciences and Logistics Department
Campus G. Charpak Provence
880 avenue de Mimet
F-13541 GARDANNE
FRANCE

Tel: +33 (0)4 42 61 66 56
E-mail : absi@emse.fr
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

[DMANET] Call for Papers - ACM Workshop SecDef 2017

Dear colleagues,

This might be of interest to some of you.

Apologies for cross-posting.

Anna I. Exparcia-Alcazar, Gunes Kayacik, Frank W. Moore and Nur
Zincir-Heywood
SecDef 2017 Workshop Co-chairs

==========================================

The Fourth ACM Workshop on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation in Defense,
Security, and Risk Management (SecDef'2017)

In conjunction with the ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
(GECCO) in Berlin, Germany, July 15-19, 2017

https://projects.cs.dal.ca/projectx/secdef2017/index.html

(Submissions due: 29 March 2017)

==========================================

The Fourth ACM Workshop on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation in Defense,
Security, and Risk Management (SecDef'2017) will be held in conjunction
with the ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) in
Berlin, Germany, July 15-19, 2017.

With the constant appearance of new threats, research in the areas of
defense, security and risk management has acquired an increasing importance
over the past few years. These new challenges often require innovative
solutions and computational intelligence techniques can play a significant
role in finding them.
We invite both completed and work in progress, with the aim to encourage
communication between active researchers and practitioners to better
understand the current scope of efforts within this domain. The ultimate
goal is to understand, discuss, and help set future directions for
computational intelligence in security and defense problems.

--------------------------------------------

Topics of Interest

--------------------------------------------

Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to one
or multiple topic areas listed below:

Security:
- Intrusion Detection
- Anomaly Detection
- Signature-Based Detection
- Behavior Monitoring
- Network Traffic Analysis
- System Data Analysis
- Application Data Analysis
- Attack Prevention and Defense Systems
- Threat Forecasting Systems
- Anti Spam and/or Antivirus Systems
- Bring Your Own Device
- Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Advanced Persistent Threats

Defense:
- Design of Military Systems and Sub-Systems
- Logistics and Scheduling of Military Operations
- Strategic Planning and Tactical Decision Making
- Logistics and Scheduling of Military Operations
- Examining Tradeoffs in Military and Counter-Terrorism Procedures
- Automated Discovery of Tactics and Procedures for Military and Defense
Systems
- Cyber Warfare
- Cyber Fraud

Risk:
- Identification, Prevention, Monitoring, and Handling of Risks
- Risk Impact and Probability Estimation Systems
- Contingency Plans,
- Real Time Risk Management
- Policy Management

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Paper Submission

--------------------------------------------

Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or
experiences. Each submission must be written in English. There is a length
limitation of 8 pages (including title, abstract, all figures, tables, and
references) for regular papers. Submissions must be in the ACM GECCO
manuscript style.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format to secdefworkshop@gmail.com.
Acceptance to the workshop will be based on peer review of submitted
papers. Each accepted submission will be presented orally at the workshop.

Papers accepted for SecDef'2017 will be distributed in the GECCO Companion
Volume and ACM Digital Library.

--------------------------------------------

Important Dates

--------------------------------------------

Paper Submission Deadline: March 29, 2017
Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2017
Camera-Ready Papers: April 24, 2017
Workshop Date: July 15/16, 2017

--------------------------------------------

Workshop Co-Chairs

--------------------------------------------

Anna I. Exparcia-Alcazar, Gunes Kayacik, Frank W. Moore and Nur
Zincir-Heywood

Please contact us if you have any question about the ACM Workshop
SecDef'2017: secdefworkshop@gmail.com

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[DMANET] School and Workshop "Aperiodicity and Hierarchical Structures in Tiling", Lyon, September 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

This is a double announcement:

For the research school https://tilingslyon2017.sciencesconf.org/
and the following workshop https://aperiodic2017.sciencesconf.org/

"Aperiodicity and Hierarchical Structures in Tilings"

both to be held at the ENS de Lyon.

The school will take place during September 18-22, 2017.
and the workshop during September 25-29, 2017.

School and workshop are part of the thematic semester
"Graphs, Groups and Dynamics" (September, 2017 to February, 2018).

The school will be centred around four mini-courses which will be given by:

- Laurent Bartholdi (ENS, Paris and University of Göttingen)
- Edmund Harris (University of Arkansas)
- Jarkko Kari (University of Turku)
- Lorenzo Sadun (University of Texas at Austin).

Registration is free of charge but compulsory.

For registration and further information please visit the corresponding
webpages.

Looking forward to seeing you in Lyon,

The organising committee
Nathalie Aubrun
Johannes Kellendonk
Michael Rao


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CNRS, LIP, Équipe MC2
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Tél : +33(0)4.26.23.39.32
nathalie.aubrun@ens-lyon.fr

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[DMANET] WAOA 2017 Call for papers

WAOA 2017 - Call for papers

15th Workshop on Approximation and Online Algorithms
https://algo2017.ac.tuwien.ac.at/waoa/

7-8 September 2017. Vienna, Austria
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Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 27, 2017
Notification: July 21th, 2017
Workshop: September 7-8, 2017
Camera Ready: September 25, 2017

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Scope

Approximation and online algorithms are fundamental tools to deal with
computationally hard problems and problems in which the input is gradually
disclosed over time. Both kinds of problems arise from a large number of
applications in a variety of fields. The workshop focuses on the design
and analysis of approximation and online algorithms. It also covers
experimental methods used to design and analyze efficient approximation
and online algorithms.

WAOA 2017 will be part of ALGO 2017 (https://algo2017.ac.tuwien.ac.at/waoa/),
which also hosts ESA, ALGOCLOUD, ALGOSENSORS, ATMOS, IPEC, and PCSS.
ALGO 2017 will take place 4-8 September 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

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

- graph algorithms
- inapproximability results
- network design
- packing and covering
- paradigms for the design and analysis of
approximation and online algorithms
- parameterized complexity
- scheduling problems
- algorithmic game theory
- algorithmic trading
- coloring and partitioning
- competitive analysis
- computational advertising
- computational finance
- cuts and connectivity
- geometric problems
- mechanism design
- resource augmentation
- real-world applications

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Publication:

Proceedings will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes
in Computer Science after the workshop takes place. Instructions for
authors can be found at Springer web site (www.springer.com/lncs).

Submission guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at
most 12 pages, not including the references, describing original
unpublished research. Simultaneous submission to other conferences
with published proceedings is not permitted. The title page of the
submission should include the authors' full names, addresses, e-mail
addresses, and an abstract summarizing the results in roughly 100-200
words. The remainder of the submission should contain a description
of the main results, an explanation of their importance, and a clear
comparison with related work. The submission must include full proofs
of the results. Material that cannot be included in the 12 allowed
pages can be placed in an appendix, that will be read at the sole
discretion of the program committee.

Submissions should be formatted for letter-size paper with reasonable
margins and at least 11-point font.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission
system at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=waoa2017

By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance
at least one of the authors must register at ALGO 2017 or WAOA 2017,
attend the conference, and present the paper.

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Program Committee

Yossi Azar, Tel Aviv University
Danny Chen, University of Notre Dame
Jose Correa, Universidad de Chile
Khaled Elbassioni, Masdar Institute Abu Dhabi
Leah Epstein, University of Haifa
Rudolf Fleischer (co-chair), German University of Technology in Oman
Martin Fürer, The Pennsylvania State University
Klaus Jansen, University of Kiel
Li Jian, Tsinghua University
George Karakostas, McMaster University
Monaldo Mastrolilli, IDSIA Switzerland
Nicole Megow, University of Bremen
Jiri Sgall, Charles University
Roberto Solis-Oba (co-chair), Western University
Frits Spieksma, KU Leuven
Clifford Stein, Columbia University
Denis Trystram, Grenoble Institute of Technology
Gerhard Woeginger, RWTH Aachen University
Qin Zhang, Indiana University Bloomington
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[DMANET] PhD- or Postdoc-positions in algorithms at TU Dortmund (Germany)

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TU Dortmund (Germany): PhD or PostDoc positions in Discrete Algorithms
and Data Structures
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The Technical University of Dortmund has one of the largest faculties
for Computer Science in Germany and offers a very stimulating
environment for algorithm theory and algorithm engineering.

The group of Johannes Fischer (ls11-www.cs.uni-dortmund.de/fischer/start)
offers 2 full-time PhD or PostDoc positions in the broad area of Discrete
Algorithms or Data Structures, starting as soon as possible. We seek:

* PhD-students with an excellent Master's (or equivalent) degree in
computer science and a strong interest in algorithms and data
structures, to be documented, e.g., with specialization in those
topics and very good grades.
* PostDocs with a PhD in computer science and a strong background in
discrete algorithms and data structures, to be documented, e.g.,
with a strong publication record in those fields.

Research areas of the group include:

- string algorithmics,
- text indexing for big data,
- indexes for approximate pattern matching
- text compression and compressed text indexing,
- external memory indexes,
- space efficient data structures, and
- shared memory and distributed parallel computing,

but other research topics fitting into the areas of stringology or
compressed data structures are also welcome.

Good communication skills and solid English writing skills are
mandatory. There are moderate teaching obligations (TA) for which
knowledge of German or the commitment to study it quickly would be a
plus, but are not strictly necessary.

PhD positions are initially for 2 years, but can be extended for up to
2 more years by mutual consent. The net salaries range from around EUR
2000/month in the first year up to 2250 EUR/month in the final year,
including a full health insurance and other welfare benefits (TVL
E13-1/2/3).

PostDoc positions are initially for 1 year, but can be extended by
mutual consent. The net salary starts around 2250 EUR/month, again
including a full health insurance and other welfare benefits (TVL
E13-3).

Please send by email (pdf format only):
- a cover letter, in which you give the names and email-addresses of
at least one (Phd-students) or two (PostDocs) referees who would be
willing to write a letter of recommendation (e.g., your thesis
supervisor)
- your CV
- your motivation to work in the area (PhD-students) or
a short research plan (Postdocs; max. 2 pages)
- your Master's or PhD-thesis
- PhD-students only: copies of transcripts showing your courses taken
and their grades
- list of publications and copies of your two or three most relevant
papers (if available)

to johannes.fischer<<AT>>cs.tu-dortmund.de . Use this email address also
if you have further inquiries. You can send encrypted email (see homepage
for the PGP-key).

Dortmund is situated on the edge of Germany's largest urban
conglomeration, the Ruhr Area with approx. 5 million inhabitants, and
offers all opportunities for leisure time activities. It is also the
home of one of the best football clubs in Germany! Dortmund has a small
international airport; larger airports in Frankfurt and Duesseldorf
are also easily reachable by train (1 or 2 hrs, respectively).

All applications arriving before May 1, 2017, will be given full
consideration, but the call remains open until the positions have been
filled. Successful applicants should ideally start in summer/fall 2017, but
this is negotiable.
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[DMANET] Associate Professor (TF) of Algorithms and Complexity Theory, University of Oxford

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5th MAY 2017

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Algorithms and Complexity Theory to be held in the Department of Computer Science with effect from 1 October 2017. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Fellow and Tutor in Computer Science at Hertford College.

The salary for this position is offered on a scale from £45,562 per annum, plus substantial additional benefits, including single accommodation at college, if available, or a living-out allowance of £8,437 p.a. An allowance of £2,655 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The Department of Computer Science is a vibrant and growing academic department, which has a research profile across the entire spectrum of contemporary computing. The Associate Professor will be expected to engage in independent and original research in the field of Algorithms and Complexity Theory, to secure funding and engage in the management of research projects and disseminate research of the highest international standard through publications, conferences and seminars. They will also will contribute to teaching on the Department's highly successful undergraduate and graduate programmes. Oxford has a strong tradition in Algorithms and Complexity Theory, with multiple active faculty members in the Computer Science, Information Engineering, and Statistics departments.

The Associate Professor will be a member of both the University and the College community. They will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community with access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. They will have a role to play in the running of the College as a member of the Governing Body and a trustee of the College as a charity.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in Computer Science, or a related subject, will have the ability to teach across a range of computer science subjects, and will also have a proven research record of high quality at international level in the area of Algorithms and Complexity Theory, and experience of research collaborations at both national and international level.

For further details and to apply, visit https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form.

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[DMANET] Graphical Models for Security (GraMSec 2017) - CFP

GraMSec 2017 - call for papers

The Fourth International Workshop on Graphical Models for Security
Santa Barbara, CA, USA - August 21, 2017

http://gramsec.uni.lu
Co-located with CSF 2017
LNCS proceedings confirmed

SCOPE
Graphical security models provide an intuitive but systematic approach
to analyze security weaknesses of systems and to evaluate potential
protection measures. Cyber security researchers, as well as security
professionals from industry and government, have proposed various
graphical security modeling schemes. Such models are used to capture
different security facets (digital, physical, and social) and address a
range of challenges including vulnerability assessment, risk analysis,
defense analysis, automated defensing, secure services composition,
policy validation and verification. The objective of the GraMSec
workshop is to contribute to the development of well-founded graphical
security models, efficient algorithms for their analysis, as well as
methodologies for their practical usage.

TOPICS
The workshop seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government
presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of
graphical models for security. The topics of the workshop include, but
are not limited to:

• Graphical models for threat modeling and analysis
• Graphical models for risk analysis and management
• Graphical models for requirements analysis and management
• Textual and graphical representation for system, organizational, and
business security
• Visual security modeling and analysis of socio-technical and
cyber-physical systems
• Graphical security modeling for cyber situational awareness
• Graphical models supporting the security by design paradigm
• Methods for quantitative and qualitative analysis of graphical
security models
• Formal semantics and verification of graphical security models
• Methods for (semi-)automatic generation of graphical security models
• Enhancement and/or optimization of existing graphical security models
• Scalable evaluation of graphical security models
• Evaluation algorithms for graphical security models
• Dynamic update of graphical security models
• Game theoretical approaches to graphical security modeling
• Attack trees, attack graphs and their variants
• Stochastic Petri nets, Markov chains, and Bayesian networks for security
• UML-based models and other graphical modeling approaches for security
• Software tools for graphical security modeling and analysis
• Case studies and experience reports on the use of graphical security
modeling paradigm

INVITED SPEAKER
To be decided.

PAPER SUBMISSION
We solicit two types of submissions:
• Regular papers (up to 15 pages, excluding the bibliography and
well-marked appendices)
describing original and unpublished work within the scope of the workshop.
• Short papers (up to 7 pages, excluding the bibliography and
well-marked appendices)
describing original and unpublished work in progress.

The reviewers are not required to read the appendices, so the papers
should be intelligible without them. All submissions must be prepared
using the LNCS style:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Each paper will undergo a thorough review process. All accepted (regular
and short) papers will be included in the workshop's post-proceedings.
The GraMSec 2017 post-proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) series of Springer. Submissions should be
made using the GraMSec 2017 EasyChair web site:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gramsec17

IMPORTANT DATES
• Submission deadline: Sunday, May 21, 2017
• Acceptance notification: Friday, July 7, 2017
• Workshop: Monday, August 21, 2017

GENERAL CHAIR
• Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

PROGRAM CHAIRS
• Peng Liu, Pennsylvania State University, USA
• Ketil Stølen, SINTEF Digital and University of Oslo, Norway

PC MEMBERS
Mathieu Acher, University Rennes 1, Inria, France
Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University, USA
Ludovic Apvrille, Télécom ParisTech, France
Thomas Bauereiss, DFKI, Germany
Kristian Beckers, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Giampaolo Bella, University of Catania, Italy
Stefano Bistarelli, Università di Perugia, Italy
Marc Bouissou, EDF RD, France
Frédéric Cuppens, Télécom Bretagne, France
Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, Télécom Bretagne, France
Binbin Chen, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore
Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis, France
Harley Eades, Augusta University, USA
Mathias Ekstedt, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Ulrik Franke, Swedish Institute of Computer Science - SICS, Sweden
Frank Fransen, TNO, The Netherlands
Olga Gadyatskaya, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
Dieter Gollmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Joshua Guttman, WPI and MITRE, USA
René Rydhof Hansen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Maritta Heisel, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Hannes Holm, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden
Siv Hilde Houmb, Secure-NOK AS, Norway
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
Ravi Jhawar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Henk Jonkers, BiZZdesign, The Netherlands
Cristian Johansen, University of Oslo, Norway
Florian Kammueller, Middlesex University London, UK
Nima Khakzad, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Dong Seong Kim, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Barbara Kordy, INSA Rennes, IRISA, France
Pascal Lafourcade, Université Clermont Auvergne, LIMOS, France
Jean-Louis Lanet, Inria, France
Per Håkon Meland, SINTEF Digital, Norway
Jogesh Muppala, HKUST, Hong Kong, SAR China
Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköping University, Sweden
Andreas L. Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Xinming Ou, University of South Florida, USA
Stéphane Paul, Thales Research and Technology, France
Wolter Pieters, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Ludovic Piètre-Cambacédès, EDF, FR
Sophie Pinchinat, University Rennes 1, IRISA, France
Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milan, Italy
Marc Pouly, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Nicolas Prigent, Supélec, France
Christian W. Probst, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
David Pym, UCL, UK
Saša Radomirovic, University of Dundee, UK
Indrajit Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Arend Rensink, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Yves Roudier, Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, I3S, UNS, France
Guttorm Sindre, NUST, Norway
Mariëlle Stoelinga, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Xiaoyan Sun, California State University, USA
Axel Tanner, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
Alexandre Vernotte, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Luca Viganò, King's College London, UK
Lingyu Wang, Concordia University, Canada
Jan Willemson, Cybernetica, Estonia

CONTACT
For inquiries please send an e-mail to gramsec17@easychair.org


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[DMANET] [GECCO 2017] Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts - Less than 2 weeks remaining

Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts - DEADLINE 3rd, April

*GENERAL INFORMATION*

Two-page abstracts describing late-breaking developments in the field of genetic and evolutionary computation are solicited for presentation at the Late-Breaking Abstracts Workshop of the 2017 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017), and for inclusion in the proceedings companion to be distributed on USB key to all attendees of the conference and in the ACM Digital Library.SELECTION PROCESS**

Late-breaking abstracts will be briefly examined for relevance and minimum standards of acceptability, but will not be peer reviewed in detail. Authors of accepted late-breaking abstracts will individually retain copyright (and all other rights) to their late-breaking abstracts.

*PRESENTATION FORMAT*

Following the success of the last year poster format for Late Breaking Abstracts, authors of the accepted submissions will be asked to prepare a poster summarizing their contributions. The chair will introduce each work at the beginning of the session and attendees will have the opportunity to interact with authors and enjoy a dynamic forum to share and spread scientific ideas.

*ABSTRACT SUBMISSION*

Submission site:https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco
Submission deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017, 23:59 (Anywhere on Earth)
Page limit: 2 pages using ACM template.

For detailed instructions, please visit our website:http://gecco-2017.sigevo.org/index.html/Call+for+Late-Breaking+Abstracts

For more information, contact the Late-Breaking Abstracts Chair, Hoang Luong, atN.H.Luong@cwi.nl

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E.T.S. Ingeniería Informática
University of Málaga
Tel: +34 95213 2815
Fax: +34 95213 1397
ferrer [at] lcc.uma.es
http://neo.lcc.uma.es/staff/javi/

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

[DMANET] Two positions of full-time researchers in Computer Science

CINVESTAV-IPN
Two positions in Computer Science

The Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados (Center for Research and
Advanced Studies, Cinvestav after its name in Spanish), which is the top
public research center in Mexico, has two positions for full-time
researchers in Computer
Science to be filled for the Computer Science Department located at Mexico
City.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in Computer Science (or a related
field) and an outstanding research record, or a very good potential to
develop an outstanding
research career. Candidates from all areas of computer science are welcome
to apply.

Both junior and senior researchers are encouraged to apply for a position.
The type of appointment in turn could be as an Assistant or as an Associate
Professor.
The salary is competitive and varies depending on the curriculum of the
candidate (note that research experience is emphasized over teaching
experience).

The candidate is expected to have a light teaching load (one graduate-level
class per term), so that he/she can concentrate mostly on research
activities. Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish, as they can
teach in English.

CINVESTAV-IPN is the most important public research center in Mexico, with
645 full-time researchers and the second highest scientific productivity
(per researcher) of the country
(only after UNAM, which is the largest university in Mexico). The Computer
Science
Department offers both a MSc and a PhD program in Computer Science
(CINVESTAV-IPN only offers graduate programs). Both programs are included
in the National Graduate Program certification from CONACyT, which means
that all our Mexican full-time students receive
a stipend scholarship from the Federal Government (no tuition is required
for Mexican students).

The Computer Science Department of CINVESTAV-IPN currently has 17 full-time
researchers
and about 70 graduate students, and has research projects on Computer
architecture, Cooperative work, Cryptography, Databases, Evolutionary
computation, Optimization, Super computing and Visualization.


Interested candidates must send (via email to: jobs2013@cs.cinvestav.mx)
the following
information (as a single PDF file):

1) A detailed curriculum vitae that clearly indicates the publications in
international journals (highlighting the papers in journals included in the
Journal Citations Report), and a list of MSc and PhD graduates (if any).
The candidate should also include a copy of the three papers that he/she
considers as the most representative of his/her research. Note that papers
published in the Lecture Notes series from Springer will not be considered
as JCR papers.

2) A research statement that briefly (no more than 1 page) describes the
sort of research that the candidate has done so far and his/her research
plan in case of being hired.

3) A teaching statement that briefly (no more than 1 page) describes the
sort of graduate-level courses (in computer science) that the candidate can
teach (and has taught in the past, in case of having teaching experience).

4) The names and contact information (postal address, phone and fax number,
and email) of 3 references.

The screening of candidates will start at the end of June and the position
is expected to be filled by the end of 2017.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Francisco Rodriguez-Henriquez
Chair, Computer Science Department
CINVESTAV-IPN
Av. IPN No. 2508
Col. San Pedro Zacatenco.
07300 Mexico City
MEXICO
Tel: +52 (55) 5747 3800 x 6564
Fax: +52 (55) 5747 3757
URL: http://www.cs.cinvestav.mx
email: francisco@cs.cinvestav.mx


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Investigadora Cinvestav 2-C
CINVESTAV-IPN
Depto. de Computación
Av. IPN No. 2508
Col. San Pedro Zacatenco
México, D.F. 07300
e-mail: dlara@cs.cinvestav.mx
Tel. +52 55 5747 3800 ext. 6550


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