Friday, May 14, 2021

[DMANET] ODS2021: Abstracts and short papers submission deadline is approaching!

Dear Colleagues,

This is the third call for papers of the *International Conference on
Optimization and Decision Sciences 2021 (ODS2021)*, organized by AIRO, the
Italian Operations Research Society and the Department of Statistical
Sciences, Sapienza - University of Rome.



We thank the researchers that already organized many sessions and submitted
contributions.


The *ODS2021 Conference* will be held at the *Sapienza University Campus,
in Rome*, Italy, on *September 14-17, 2021*. However, there is a
possibility of moving to either a hybrid or fully online mode depending on
the pandemic situation.


The conference theme is open in the wide field of analytics, optimization,
problem-solving and decision-making methods and their application in
Production, Service, Knowledge, and IT Systems. However, a special focus is
on *Optimization in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science*.

*Confirmed Plenary speakers:*
*Teodor Gabriel Crainic, University of Montreal and CIRRELT*

*Matthias Ehrgott, Lancaster University Management School*

*Pitu Mirchandani, Arizona State University*
*Dolores Romero Morales, Copenhagen Business School *

All researchers, academics, practitioners and students working on the
conference themes are invited to participate to ODS2021 submitting a *short
paper* or an *abstract*. There is the opportunity to be a sponsor or
exhibitor of the conference. Interested researchers can visit our web site (
*http://www.airoconference.it/ods2021/*
<http://www.airoconference.it/ods2021/>) or contact the conference
secretariat (*ods2021.dss@uniroma1.it <ods2021.dss@uniroma1.it>*).



*IMPORTANT DATES*


* Deadline for Abstracts and Papers Submission:** May 25, 2021*

* Deadline for Early Registration: June 26, 2021*

* Contribution Abstract Acceptance Notifications: June 4, 2021

* Contribution Paper Acceptance Notifications: June 25, 2021

* Camera Ready Paper: July 25, 2021



We hope you will join us (also virtually) in Rome next September 2021,
looking forward to your contribution to making ODS2021 a unique opportunity
and a great success.


The ODS2021 Organizing Committee

--
Lavinia Amorosi
PhD
Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche
Universita' di Roma -- La Sapienza
P.le Aldo Moro, 5
00185 - Rome, Italy
e-mail: lavinia.amorosi@uniroma1.it




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Thursday, May 13, 2021

[DMANET] PhD position in Algorithms at Sapienza University of Rome

One PhD position is funded within the ERC Advanced Grant project
"Algorithmic and Mechanism Design Research in Online Markets" (AMDROMA) led
by Stefano Leonardi is available at Sapienza University of Rome.



The project AMDROMA considers research questions in algorithmic and
mechanism design that are central for today's Internet economy. The focus
of the project is on the development of new methods in research areas such
as algorithmic mechanism design, machine learning in games and markets,
modelling uncertainty in algorithmic market design, algorithmic fairness,
online and approximation algorithms, and large-scale algorithmic data
analysis.



The PhDs will be associated to one of the three areas of investigation of
AMDROMA: i) market and auction design, ii) models of uncertainty and
algorithmic learning, iii) large-scale matching and clustering methods. The
research will primarily focus on theoretical investigation, data driven
modeling, analytical and experimental validation.



PhDs of AMDROMA are expected to contribute to the research problems of
interest of the project, finding and analyzing novel solutions, writing
research papers, and collaborating with other PhD students and postdoctoral
researchers. Applicants should hold a Master of Science degree in computer
science, computer engineering, data science, mathematics, statistics, or
related fields.



The position will start in November 2021. Salary is competitive at the
European level.



Applications, including a CV, a statement of research, and reference
letters, should be sent to



Stefano Leonardi leonardi@diag.uniroma1.it



preferably before June 15th, 2021.

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[DMANET] Call for Applications: SIGEVO Summer School (5 - 9 July 2021)

SIGEVO Summer School
Held in conjunction with ACM GECCO 2021 Conference
5 - 9 July 2021 (online on Zoom and Gather)

Website: https://gecco-2021.sigevo.org/Summer-School<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgecco-2021.sigevo.org%2FSummer-School&data=04%7C01%7C%7C509e45ad1bf746b6808c08d90faaea1b%7Cd47b090e3f5a4ca084d09f89d269f175%7C0%7C0%7C637558049007047596%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=8f3lr8LDf2xYYPDePAAOFg0cBr7H3Vf9MXd3mjuVO1w%3D&reserved=0>
Email: sigevo-school@aber.ac.uk<mailto:sigevo-school@aber.ac.uk>

Application deadline: 31 May 2021
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The SIGEVO Summer School (S3, https://gecco-2021.sigevo.org/Summer-School<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgecco-2021.sigevo.org%2FSummer-School&data=04%7C01%7C%7C509e45ad1bf746b6808c08d90faaea1b%7Cd47b090e3f5a4ca084d09f89d269f175%7C0%7C0%7C637558049007057594%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=1Wnk8cf2npWEhcD8oSZKLXRN8z%2Bd2FA99kRm8Yk6w8Y%3D&reserved=0>)
goes into round 4 with a renewed format covering both, general skills needed
by GECCO researchers and in-depth knowledge about specific GECCO topics.

Networking with fellow students and senior researchers (mentors) will give
participants a unique opportunity to connect with the community.

Interested? Places are limited. Submit a short motivational statement by 31 May 2021.
More information: https://gecco-2021.sigevo.org/Call-for-Summer-School<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgecco-2021.sigevo.org%2FCall-for-Summer-School&data=04%7C01%7C%7C509e45ad1bf746b6808c08d90faaea1b%7Cd47b090e3f5a4ca084d09f89d269f175%7C0%7C0%7C637558049007057594%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=W7UkdjQhiAgkMQpFird0oKIQ1C%2F1nk4D%2BdR07wbSxg4%3D&reserved=0>

Organisers:
- Miguel Nicolau, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland
- Christine Zarges, Aberystwyth University, Wales, United Kingdom

Questions? Send us an email: sigevo-school@aber.ac.uk<mailto:sigevo-school@aber.ac.uk>

Mentors:
- Juergen Branke, University of Warwick, England, United Kingdom
- Carola Doerr, Sorbonne University, France
- Carlos Fonseca, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- Erik Hemberg, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, United States
- Manuel López-Ibáñez, University of Málaga, Spain
(more to be confirmed)


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[DMANET] Last CfP: SCSS 2021

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SCSS 2021
The 9th International Symposium on Symbolic Computation in Software Science
-- In the era of Computational and Artificial Intelligence --

September 8--10, 2021, virtual

Organized by RISC, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
https://www.risc.jku.at/conferences/scss2021/
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Overview
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Symbolic Computation is the science of computing with symbolic objects
(terms, formulae, programs, representations of algebraic objects, etc.).
Powerful algorithms have been developed during the past decades for the
major subareas of symbolic computation: computer algebra and
computational logic. These algorithms and methods are successfully
applied in various fields, including software science, which covers a
broad range of topics about software construction and analysis.

Meanwhile, artificial intelligence methods and machine learning
algorithms are widely used nowadays in various domains and, in
particular, combined with symbolic computation. Several approaches mix
artificial intelligence and symbolic methods and tools deployed over
large corpora to create what is known as cognitive systems. Cognitive
computing focuses on building systems that interact with humans
naturally by reasoning, aiming at learning at scale.

The purpose of SCSS 2021 is to promote research on theoretical and
practical aspects of symbolic computation in software science, combined
with modern artificial intelligence techniques.


Scope
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SCSS 2021 solicits submissions on all aspects of symbolic computation
and their applications in software science, in combination with
artificial intelligence and cognitive computing techniques. The topics
of the symposium include, but are not limited to the following:

- automated reasoning, knowledge reasoning, common-sense reasoning and
reasoning in science
- algorithm (program) synthesis and/or verification, alignment and joint
processing of formal, semi-formal, and informal libraries.
- formal methods for the analysis of network and system security
- termination analysis and complexity analysis of algorithms (programs)
- extraction of specifications from algorithms (programs)
- theorem proving methods and techniques, collaboration between
automated and interactive theorem proving
- proof carrying code
- generation of inductive assertion for algorithm (programs)
- algorithm (program) transformations
- combinations of linguistic/learning-based and semantic/reasoning methods
- formalization and computerization of knowledge (maths, medicine,
economy, etc.)
- methods for large-scale computer understanding of mathematics and science
- artificial intelligence, machine learning and big-data methods in
theorem proving and mathematics
- formal verification of artificial intelligence and machine learning
algorithms, explainable artificial intelligence, symbolic artificial
intelligence
- cognitive computing, cognitive vision, perception systems and
artificial reasoners for robotics
- component-based programming
- computational origami
- query languages (in particular for XML documents)
- semantic web and cloud computing


Important Dates
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May 18: title and single-paragraph abstract submission deadline.
May 25: paper submission deadline.
July 12: notification deadline.
July 30: final paper submission deadline.
September 8-10, 2021: the symposium dates (virtual).


Keynote speaker
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Bruno Buchberger (RISC, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)


Invited Speakers
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Tateaki Sasaki (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Martina Seidl (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Stephen M. Watt (University of Waterloo, Canada)


General Chairs
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Adel Bouhoula (Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain)
Tetsuo Ida (University of Tsukuba, Japan)


Program Chair
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Temur Kutsia (Johannes Kepler University, Austria)


Program Committee
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David Cerna (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic,
and Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Changbo Chen (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Rachid Echahed (CNRS, Grenoble, France)
Seyed Hossein Haeri (UC Louvain, Belgium)
Mohamed-Bécha Kaâniche (Sup'Com, Carthage University, Tunisia)
Cezary Kaliszyk (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Yukiyoshi Kameyama (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Michael Kohlhase (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Laura Kovacs (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Temur Kutsia (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria) (Chair)
Zied Lachiri (ENIT, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia)
Christopher Lynch (Clarkson University, USA)
Mircea Marin (West University of Timisoara, Romania)
Yasuhiko Minamide (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Yoshihiro Mizoguchi (Kyushu University, Japan)
Julien Narboux (Strasbourg University, France)
Michael Rusinowitch (INRIA, France)
Wolfgang Schreiner (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Sofiane Tahar (Concordia University, Canada)
Dongming Wang (CNRS, Paris, France)


Submission
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Submission is via EasyChair:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=scss2021

Original submissions are invited in two categories: regular research
papers and tool papers. We recommend using the EPTCS Class format to
prepare manuscripts. Regular research papers must not exceed 12 pages
with up to 3 additional pages for technical appendices. Tool papers must
not exceed 6 pages. They should include information about a URL from
where the tool can be downloaded or accessed on-line.


Publication
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The proceedings of SCSS 2021 will be published in the Electronic
Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS).

A special issue of Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence
(AMAI) will be organized after the symposium. Submitted full-length
papers will be refereed according to the usual standards of the journal.
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[DMANET] British Combinatorial Conference (BCC 2021): Extended deadline for abstracts until 21st May

The British Combinatorial Conference is a biennial event organized in the UK attracting international researchers in all areas of combinatorics.
The 28th British Combinatorial Conference will be delivered Online from Durham from 5th to 9th July 2021, see https://community.dur.ac.uk/bcc.2021/
The conference is organized by the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences in Durham under the auspices of the ACiD research group. It is overseen by the British Combinatorial Committee.

NEWS:
- The deadline to submit an abstract for a 20-minute contributed talk has been extended until 21st May.
- You can also register online (deadline 18th June). Registration is free of charge.

More information on the website: https://community.dur.ac.uk/bcc.2021/
Contact: bcc.2021@durham.ac.uk

REMINDER:
The plenary speakers will be:
- Karim Adiprasito (Copenhagen)
- Daniele Bartoli (Perugia)
- Marthe Bonamy (Bordeaux)
- Catherine Greenhill (UNSW Sydney)
- Martin Grohe (Aachen)
- Deryk Osthus (Birmingham)
- Oleg Pikhurko (Warwick)
- Cheryl Praeger (UWA)
- Colva Roney-Dougal (St Andrews)

The conference will host mini-symposia in the areas of:
- Codes and cryptography organised by Maura Paterson (Birkbeck, University of London)
- Designs and Latin squares organised by Ian Wanless (Monash University)
- Extremal combinatorics organised by Peter Allen (LSE)
- Graph colouring organised by Irena Penev (Charles Universiy, Prague)
- Probabilistic combinatorics organised by Agelos Georgakopoulos (University of Warwick)
- Temporal graphs organised by Thomas Erlebach (University of Leicester)

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

[DMANET] IFORS 2021 Virtual - 2 days left for submission!

Welcome to IFORS 2021 Virtual!
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**The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to May 14,
2021.**

**Registration is now open at <https://www.ifors2021.kr/>**

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IFORS 2020 is moved to August 22-27, 2021.
Moreover, the IFORS Administrative Committee and the IFORS 2020
Organizing Committee decided to go for a virtual conference.

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 22nd Conference of the
International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2021)
to be held virtually on August 22 (Sun) - 27 (Fri), 2021, hosted by
Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea.

IFORS is an international conference held every three years to bring
together academia, practitioners and experts in the field of Management
Science from more than 60 countries and to contribute to its development
through mutual academic and information exchange. Since its inaugural
meeting in the United Kingdom in 1957, this conference has become a
large international academic conference involving more than 2,000
professionals from the United States, Europe, Asia, Oceania and South
America.

Please visit <https://www.ifors2021.kr/> for more information.

The IFORS 2021 Virtual conference will highlight global developments in
Operations Research and show how the tools of Operations Research are
expanding their impact on society, health, science and industry. IFORS
conferences, held only once every three years, provide a platform for
experts from around the world to showcase the diverse potential of
state-of-the-art Operations Research techniques and technologies. IFORS
2021 offers a unique opportunity to network with Operations Research
analysts, industrial users of Operations Research, and academic and
industry experts from all parts of the globe.

The abstract submission system is available online, via
<https://www.euro-online.org/conf/ifors2021/>.

**New contributions are welcome until May 14, 2021.**

Special issues
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Several special issues dedicated to the conference will be organized.

Confirmed special issues:

- IET Renewable Power Generation - Special issue on Methodological
Advances in Renewable-Energy Analysis
- Journal of Dynamics and Games - Special issue on Games in economics,
finance, human resource management, and neuroscience
- Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences - Special issue on
Computational Performance Analysis based on Novel Intelligent
Methods: Exploration and Future Directions in Production and
Logistics

Talks with other possible journals are still under way.

Information on the page <https://www.ifors2021.kr/sub02/sub07.php>:w
will be updated soon with the latest details.

Plenary speakers
----------------

We are excited to have the confirmed plenary speakers:

- L. Robin Keller, University of California, Irvine, USA
- Maria Conceicao Andrade Silva, Catolica Porto Business School,
Porto, Portugal, EURO Plenary Speaker

In addition to these, there will be a broad range of invited keynote
talks covering a wide range of Operational Research subject. Updated
information on the plenary and keynote talks can be found at
<https://www.ifors2021.kr/sub02/sub03.php>.

Important Dates
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- Abstract Submission Deadline - May 14, 2021.
- Abstracts notification of acceptance - May 21, 2021.
- Speakers Registration Deadline - May 28, 2021.
- Early-bird Registration Deadline - July 9, 2021.

IFORS, and the IFORS Conference Organizing Committee and Program
Committee are looking forward to your contributions!

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[DMANET] Dutch Combinatorics Network

Dear Colleagues,


We announce a new Dutch Combinatorics Network (DCN).


As the presence of people with interests in combinatorics and its
applications in the Netherlands continues to grow, further mechanisms for
sharing our enthusiasm and activities become desirable.


We hope to support this growth with a new Dutch Combinatorics Network (DCN)
that will advance high quality research, facilitate collaborations, and
encourage greater participation in the area. The DCN is open to anyone
interested in combinatorics activity in the Netherlands.


The DCN begins with a simple listserv, which we hope will be an efficient
way to exchange information about combinatorics activity in the country.


Here you will be able to post and find information about

- Vacancies at all levels, including PhD and PostDoc positions in the
Netherlands, both within and beyond academia

- Local Dutch seminars (especially since now many are online)

- Special events such as workshops or conferences

- Announcements of Dutch PhD defenses

- Building research teams with complementary skills

- Non-academic collaboration or internship opportunities

- Open problems

- Other news of interest to the Dutch combinatorics community



Some of this information naturally has some overlap with DMANET, but other
postings, such as local internships, weekly seminars, or PhD defenses, are
perhaps more appropriate on the national rather than international level.



To join, simpy use this link:
https://listserv.tudelft.nl/mailman/listinfo/dcn.

Please note that this is a moderated list, and so there might be a lag of a
day or two between submissions to the list and postings.


*You might not receive the email which is necessary for confirming your
subscription if you are using an institutional email id that uses Office
365 (for example, at TU/E). In that case we recommend using a different
email id to subscribe.*


On behalf of the organizing committee.

*Jo*

Jo Ellis-Monaghan

Korteweg-de Vries Instituut voor Wiskunde, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Editor, PRIMUS

Editor, Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare D, Combinatorics, Physics and
their Interactions

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[DMANET] Postdoc position at University of Warwick (H. Liu)

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to a postdoc position at Warwick. It is
a 21-month post with possible extension to work on the UKRI FLF project
"Embeddings in sparse graphs" (PI: Hong Liu). The *deadline is June 15th.*

Details can be found in the call:

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5062452&ownertype=fair&jcode=1876649&vt_template=1457&adminview=1
The webpage for the project is:
http://homepages.warwick.ac.uk/staff/H.Liu.9/grant.html

Informal inquiries are welcome and can be sent to h.liu.9@warwick.ac.uk

Best regards,

Hong Liu

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[DMANET] Moscow Conference on Combinatorics and Applications (MoCCA'20), May 31 - June 4, 2021 and June 28 - July 2, 2021 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Colleagues,

We have decided to hold the 2020 Moscow Conference on Combinatorics, Graphs Theory and Applications (MoCCA'20), originally scheduled for May 11-15 2020, ONLINE over two weeks:
May 31 - June 4, 2021 and
June 28 - July 2, 2021.

All the information regarding the up-to date schedule, Zoom links etc. can be found on the website http://mipt2020.combgeo.org/

The aim of the conference is to bring together experts in extremal and additive combinatorics, graph theory, random graphs and complex networks and optimization.

There will be a number of plenary talks, as well as invited mini-symposia talks.

WEEK 1 (May 31 - June 4):

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Plenary speakers include:
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- Jozsef Balogh (University of Illinois, USA)
- Stefano Boccaletti (Institute for Complex Systems, Italy)
- Brendan McKey (Australian National University)
- Jose Mendes (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
- Ilya Shkredov (Steklov Institute of Mathematics and MIPT, Russia)
- Ola Svensson (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)

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Invited mini-symposia organizers include:
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- Stefano Boccaletti and Jose Mendes (Institute for Complex Systems, Italy and University of Aveiro, Portugal)
- Aleksandr Gasnikov (MIPT, Russia)
- Roman Karasev (MIPT, Russia)
- Thang Pham (University of Rochester, USA)



WEEK 2 (June 28 - July 2):

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Plenary speakers include:
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- David Conlon (California Institute of Technology, USA)
- Janos Pach (Renyi Institute, Hungary and MIPT, Russia)
- Jane Gao (University of Waterloo, Canada)

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Invited mini-symposia organizers include:
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- Stefan Glock and Felix Joos (ETH Zurich, Switzerland and University of Heidelberg, Germany)
- Carla Groenland (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
- Zilin Jiang (Arizona State University, USA)
- Oleg Musin (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA and MIPT, Russia)
- Alexandr Polyanskii (MIPT, Russia)

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Registration
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Is not required, but you can register on the website in order to get updates.


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Offline meeting
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We also hope to hold a part of the conference in Moscow later this year. We tentatively scheduled it for September 6-12.


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Organizing committee
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- Andrey Kupavskii (MIPT Moscow, CNRS France)
- Andrei M. Raigorodskii (MIPT Moscow, Yandex)

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[DMANET] IFIP WG 7.3 PERFORMANCE 2021 - Call for Papers - Abstract by May 17th - Full paper by May 24th

IFIP WG 7.3 PERFORMANCE 2021

39th International Symposium on

Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurement and Evaluation

November 8th to 12th, 2021, Milan, Italy
https://www.performance2021.deib.polimi.it/

OVERVIEW

The IFIP Performance conference aims to bring together researchers
interested in understanding and improving the performance of computing
and communication systems by means of state-of-the-art quantitative
models and solution techniques. Research papers on the design of
algorithms, mathematical analysis and modeling, simulation and
measurement techniques for computer systems or communication networks
are solicited. Of particular interest is work that presents new
performance evaluation methods, or that creatively applies previously
developed methods to make predictions about, or gain insights into key
design trade-offs in a variety of computing, networked, and
cyber-physical systems, ranging from mobile devices and
Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications to large-scale cloud computing
systems.

IMPORTANT DATES

* Abstract submission: May 17th, 2021

* Full paper submission: May 24th, 2021

* Notification to authors: July 19th, 2021


CONFERENCE FORMAT

Under the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, global
traveling and meetings have been heavily restricted and difficult. It
is not still clear what the conditions will be in November. We very
much hope to provide an opportunity for the community to gather in
person in Milan, however the conference will allow both the authors of
accepted papers and the attendees to connect from remote and attend
live the sessions streamed from Politecnico di Milano site. Different
registration fees, for remote attendees and people attending in
person, will be available.

Tutorial participation is free for PhD students. A certificate of
attendance will be provided to all participants. Tutorials will run in
three parallel sessions (more information available at
https://www.performance2021.deib.polimi.it/?page_id=102).

TOPICS

We solicit papers describing original and previously unpublished
research. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
the following.

Performance-oriented methodologies including:

* Analytical modeling techniques and model validation

* Anomaly detection, problem diagnosis and troubleshooting

* Capacity planning, resource allocation, routing, scheduling and
quality of service

* Experimental design, statistical analysis, simulation

* Game theory, network economics, and platform design

* Machine learning, data mining, graph analysis, optimization

* Performance, scalability, power and reliability analysis

* Stochastic modelling, statistical analysis and simulation

* Sustainability analysis and power management

* Complex networks, sorting and ranking

* System measurement, performance monitoring and forecasting

* Workload characterization and benchmarking

Evaluation techniques, and algorithms for:

* Artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms

* Blockchains and crypto-currency

* Computer architectures and operating systems

* Cyber-physical systems, internet of things, and smart grids

* Data centers, content delivery, cloud computing and virtualization

* High performance computing

* Internet and web services

* Mobile and personal computing systems

* Network architectures, protocols and congestion control

* Network economics and platform design

* Privacy and algorithmic fairness

* Security systems

* Storage systems and data centers

* Social networks, multimedia systems and smart grid

* Virtualization, data centers, distributed and cloud computing, fog
and edge computing

* Quantum computing and quantum communication

* Wireless, ad-hoc and cellular networks

PAPER SUBMISSION

Performance 2021 accepts submissions in two categories:

* Regular papers: 20 pages

* Short papers: 10 pages

FORMAT OF REGULAR PAPER SUBMISSIONS:

Regular papers should not exceed 20 pages (not including references),
in single-column acmsmall template format (with the default 10pt font
size, the template can be found at
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template), for technical
content (including all tables and figures). Authors may supplement
their paper with an appendix, whose length is not constrained.
However, the appendix may only be used for the purpose of justifying
the technical correctness of their claims stated in the body of the
paper, e.g., a subset of the proofs or additional experimental
validation. Note that the novelty of the submission will be judged
based on the technical content of the paper and the reviewers are not
obliged to read the appendix.

Accepted regular papers will be published in a special issue of the
Performance Evaluation (PEVA). Additionally, an extended abstract will
be published in a special issue of the ACM Performance Evaluation
Review (PER).

Authors may opt-out of publication in PEVA in favor of submission to
other special issues in journals related to Performance Evaluation and
Operations Research. See the Special Issues section below for
details.

FORMAT OF SHORT PAPER SUBMISSIONS:

Short papers are limited to 10 pages (not including references), in
single-column acmsmall template format (with the default 10pt font
size), for technical content (including all tables and figures).
Authors may supplement their paper with an appendix, whose length is
not constrained. However, the appendix may only be used for the
purpose of justifying the technical correctness of their claims stated
in the body of the paper, e.g., a subset of the proofs or additional
experimental validation. Note that the novelty of the submission will
be judged based on the technical content of the paper and the
reviewers are not obliged to read the appendix.

Accepted short papers will be published in a special issue of the ACM
Performance Evaluation Review (PER).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS:

Papers must be submitted through hotCRP
(https://performance2021.hotcrp.com) in printable PDF form. No changes
to margins, spacing or font sizes are allowed from those specified by
the style files. Papers violating the formatting guidelines will be
returned without review.

All submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind review process.
The identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each
other. To ensure double-blind reviewing, authors' names and
affiliations should not appear in the paper and bibliographic
references should be made in such a way as to preserve author
anonymity. Please refer to the anonymity guidelines below in the
Polices section for more information.

Authors must declare conflicts truthfully on the submission page. If
a paper is found to have undeclared conflicts or has listed false
conflicts, the paper may be rejected.

Authors of rejected Sigmetrics 2021 papers are invited to submit a
revised version of their paper, which would then be reviewed again as
new by at least one of its Sigmetrics reviewers to aid consistency.
The authors are allowed to include a response to the Sigmetrics
reviews in a clearly-marked appendix that will not count against the
page limit. Submissions rejected at Performance 2021 will be offered a
similar resubmission model at Sigmetrics 2022.

SPECIAL ISSUES

By default, accepted regular papers will be published in a special
issue of the Performance Evaluation (PEVA) journal. Additionally, an
extended abstract will be published in a special issue of the ACM
Performance Evaluation Review (PER). However, authors may opt-out of
publication in PEVA in favor of an expedited review process in
journals related to Performance Evaluation and Operations Research.

Eligible papers are:

* extensions of short-papers and

* long papers that opt-out of publication in PEVA.

Authors need to make sure that their work falls within the scope of
the respective journal and can seek assistance from the TPC chairs
with this determination. All papers will be reviewed according to the
standards of the journal. In all cases, it is required that the
conference version of the paper published in PER should be no more
than 6 pages.

An expedited review process of accepted papers will be provided by the
following journals: ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance
Evaluation of Computer Systems (ToMPECS), Queueing Systems: Theory and
Application (QUESTA), Stochastic Models, and Stochastic Systems. In
each case, after you have notified the TPC Chairs of your decision,
you should prepare your manuscript using the same preparation
guidelines as standard papers for the journals but also notify the
Editor-in-Chief and submit the paper with an author's response to the
IFIP Performance reviews.

SOFT TRACKING

Starting this year, Performance will use "soft tracking" to better
match reviewers with submitted papers and to more clearly define the
scope of submissions. Authors must select a track from among the four
listed on the submission website when submitting their paper.
Optionally, a second track may be selected only for papers with a
strong inter-disciplinary element.

* Learning. Papers in this track make progress on either (i) the
design and analysis of machine learning and AI algorithms, broadly
defined, or (ii) the application of tools from machine learning and
AI, broadly defined, to the design, control, and optimization of
computing, networked, social, or cyber-physical systems. The areas of
interest include, but are not limited to, learning theory, online
learning, reinforcement learning, deep learning, trustworthy learning
(causality, fairness, privacy), distributed learning, as well as their
applications to systems.

* Measurement & Applied Modeling. Papers in this track make an
empirical or applied contribution. They often either (i) draw
significant insights from real or synthetic data through access to new
data sources or experiments, or through novel analysis of existing
data sources; and/or (ii) propose and apply a new model or simulation
tool to capture real-world phenomena. Papers in this track may present
general-purpose measurement or simulation methodologies, or may focus
on a specific application domain, or a particular technology, and
explain data obtained from measurements of that domain or technology.

* Systems. Papers in this track make a contribution to the design,
implementation, and/or practical evaluation of computing, networked,
social, or cyber-physical systems. The areas of interest include, but
are not limited to networking, distributed systems, computer
architecture, wireless networks, edge/IoT applications, high
performance computing, cloud computing, energy efficiency, real-time
and fault-tolerant computing, security and privacy, social networks,
and cyber-physical systems, including the smart grid. System papers
with a strong machine learning and AI focus are encouraged to apply to
the Learning track.

* Theory. Papers in this track make progress on existing theoretical
problems, propose new ones, or introduce significant new analysis
techniques. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to,
stochastic processes & applied probability, graph theory, scheduling &
resource allocation, queueing theory, caching theory, algorithms,
mathematical optimization, control theory, market design & game
theory, privacy & security, network science, and algorithmic fairness.

ANONYMITY GUIDELINES

IFIP Performance is double-blind, meaning that authors should make a
good faith effort to anonymize papers. As an author, you should not
identify yourself in the paper either explicitly or by implication
(e.g., through the references or acknowledgments). However, only
non-destructive anonymization is required. For example, system names
may be left un-anonymized, if the system name is important for a
reviewer to be able to evaluate the work.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chair

Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

TPC Chairs

Vishal Misra, Columbia University, USA

Mariana Olvera-Cravioto, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Adam Wierman, California Institution of Technology, USA

Steering Committee

Sem Borst (Vice-Chair, IFIP WG 7.3), TU Eindhoven and Bell Labs NOKIA

Mark Squillante (Chair, IFIP WG 7.3), IBM Research

Benny Van Houdt (Secretary, IFIP WG 7.3), University of Antwerp

Publication Chair

Zhenhua Liu, Stony Brook University, USA

Workshop Chair

Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, USA

Tutorial Chairs

Michela Meo, Politecnico Torino, Italy

Marco Mellia, Politecnico Torino, Italy

Martino Trevisan, Politecnico Torino, Italy

Travel grant Chairs

Anton Braverman, Kellogg, Northwestern University, USA

Marco Gribaudo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Riccardo Lancellotti, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Ana Paula Couto da Silva, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Publicity Chairs

Manjesh Kumar Hanawal, IIT Bombay, India

Marco Paolieri, University of Southern California, USA

Cristina Rottondi, Politecnico Torino, Italy

Daniel Sadoc Menasche, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Weina Wang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

TPC MEMBERS

TPC members will be forthcoming soon on the Performance 2021 web site at
https://www.performance2021.deib.polimi.it/?page_id=37

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[DMANET] [CFP]: 2nd Joint Workshop on CPS&IoT Security and Privacy (CPSIoTSec 2021)

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C a l l F o r P a p e r s

2nd Joint Workshop on CPS&IoT Security and Privacy (CPSIoTSec 2021)

Seoul, South Korea, November 15 (Monday), 2021

URL: https://cpsiotsec.github.io

co-located with the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications
Security (ACM CCS 2021)

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CONFERENCE OUTLINE:
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The Joint Workshop on CPS&IoT Security and Privacy invites academia,
industry, and governmental entities to submit:

- Original research papers on the security and privacy of CPS&IoT
- Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers on the security and privacy
of CPS&IoT
- Demos (hands-on or videos) of testbeds/experiences of CPS&IoT
security and privacy research

We seek submissions from multiple interdisciplinary backgrounds tackling
security and privacy issues in CPS&IoT,
including but not limited to:

- Mathematical foundations for secure CPS/IoT
- Control-theoretic approaches
- High assurance security architectures
- Security and resilience metrics
- Metrics and risk assessment approaches
- Identity and access management
- Privacy and trust
- Network security
- Game theory applied to CPS/IoT security
- Human factors, humans in the loop, and usable security
- Understanding dependencies among security, reliability and safety in
CPS/IoT
- Economics of security and privacy
- Intrusion and anomaly detection
- Model-based security systems engineering
- Sensor and actuator attacks
- CPS/IoT malware analysis
- CPS/IoT firmware analysis
- Hardware-assisted CPS/IoT security

Also of interest will be papers that can point the research community to
new research directions, and those that
can set research agendas and priorities in CPS/IoT security and privacy.
There will be a best paper award.

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PAPER SUBMISSION:
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Submissions include long papers (12 pages), short papers (6 pages), and
abstracts (1 page):

- Long papers include a) Original research on a CPS/IoT security and
privacy topic, b) Systematization of Knowledge of CPS/IoT security and
privacy;
- Short papers include original work-in-progress research on a CPS/IoT
security and privacy topic; and
- 1-page abstracts include demos/interesting findings/insights on
CPS/IoT security and privacy, which will be accompanied by a hands-on
demo during the workshop.

Submitted papers must include appendices and references (except for SoK
papers where references are excluded).

Submissions must use the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates (see
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template,
with a simpler version here: https://github.com/acmccs/format). Only PDF
files will be accepted.

Accepted papers will be published by the ACM Press and/or the ACM
Digital Library. Submissions must not substantially overlap
with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously
submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Each
accepted paper must be presented by a registered author. Submissions not
meeting these guidelines risk immediate rejection.
For questions about these policies, please contact the chairs.

NEW FOR 2021: The workshop will feature a second paper submission
deadline for papers that have been submitted but not accepted to the
main conference. The deadline will be 10 days after the paper
notification is out.
Authors are not required to upload CCS reviews; verification of CCS
submission status will be done by informing the program chairs of the
paper ID of the CCS submission.

Paper submission site:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cpsiotsec2021

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IMPORTANT DATES:
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- Submission deadline: June 25, 2021 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth).
- Submission deadline applicable only to papers rejected from ACM CCS
2021: July 30, 2021 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth).
- Notification of acceptance/rejection (tentative): August 13, 2021.
- Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers (hard deadline):
September 6, 2021

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Program Committee Chairs:
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- Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
– Michail Maniatakos, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Program Committee:
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- Magnus Almgren, Chalmers University, Sweden
– Rakesh Bobba, Oregon State University, USA
- Gedare Bloom, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA
– Alvaro Cardenas, UC Santa Cruz, USA
– Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
– Yongkai Fan, China University of Petroleum, China
– Vasileios Gkioulos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Norway
– Dawu Gu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
– Le Guan, University of Georgia, USA
– Gerhard Hancke, City University of Hong Kong
– Monowar Hasan, Wichita State University, USA
– Sokratis Katsikas, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
– Charalambos Konstantinou, Florida State University, USA
– Marina Krotofil, Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security Lab, USA
– Peng Liu, Pennsylvania State University, USA
– Xiaofeng Lu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,
China
– Emil Lupu, Imperial College, UK
– Weizhi Meng, Technical Universtiy of Denmark, Denmark
- Sibin Mohan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
– Awais Rashid, University of Bristol, UK
– George Stergiopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece
– Habeeb Olufowobi, Howard University, USA
– Gang Tan, Pennsylvania State University, USA
– Nils Ole Tippenhauer, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information
Security, Germany
– Nektarios Georgios Tsoutsos, University of Delaware, USA
– Claire Vishik, Intel, USA
– Avishai Wool, Tel Aviv University, Israel
– Min Yang, Fudan Fudan University
– Stefano Zanero, Politecnico di Milano, Italy China
– Yuqing Zhang, University of CAS–Jianying Zhou, Singapore
University of Technology and Design, Singapore
– Saman Zonouz, Rutgers University, USA

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Steering Committee:
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- Rakesh Bobba, Oregon State University
– Alvaro Cardenas, University of California, Santa Cruz
– Peng Liu, Penn State University–Sibin Mohan, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
– Awais Rashid, University of Bristol
– Gang Tan, Penn State University
– Nils Ole Tippenhauer, CISPA–Roshan Thomas, MITRE
– Yuqing Zhang, University of CAS

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Publicity Chair:
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- Sergio Gonzalez, University of Malaga, Spain

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Web Chair:
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- Monowar Hasan, Wichita State University, USA
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[DMANET] Data Science meets Optimization w.shop @IJCAI: extended deadline + TSP competition

Data Science meets Optimisation (DSO) Workshop at IJCAI-21
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UPDATES
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- Extended submission deadline till May 24!
- Co-located with the IJCAI competition "AI for TSP (https://www.tspcompetition.com)

Other details:
- The workshop will be an online event
- August, 2021, Montreal, Canada
- https://sites.google.com/view/ijcai2021dso

Important dates
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- May 24 (AOE): deadline for submitting contributions (extended)
- June 10: notification of acceptance

The workshop date will be in the August 21-26, 2021 window.
Workshop organizers
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- Patrick De Causmaecker (KU Leuven, BE) <patrick.decausmaecker@kuleuven.be>
- Tias Guns (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE) <tias.guns@vub.be>
- Michele Lombardi (University of Bologna, IT) <michele.lombardi2@unibo.it>
- Yingqian Zhang (TU Eindhoven, NL) <yqzhang@tue.nl>

Scope
-----

The aim of the workshop is to organize an open discussion and exchange of ideas
by researchers from Data Science, Constraint Optimization and Operations
Research in order to identify how techniques from these fields can benefit each
other. The program committee invites submissions that include but are not
limited to the following topics:

- Applying data science and machine learning methods to solve combinatorial
optimization problems, such as algorithm selection based on historical data,
speeding up (or driving) the search process using Machine Learning including
reinforcement learning, and handling uncertainties of prediction models for
decision-making or neural combinatorial optimization.

- Using optimization algorithms for the development of Machine Learning models:
formulating the problem of learning predictive models as MIP, constraint
programming (CP), or satisfiability (SAT). Tuning Machine Learning models using
search algorithms and meta-heuristics. Learning constraint models from
empirical data.

- Embedding/encoding methods: combining Machine Learning with combinatorial
optimization, model transformations and solver selection, reasoning over
Machine Learning models. Introducing constraints in (hybrid) Machine Learning
models as well as 'predict and optimize'.

- Formal analysis of Machine Learning models via optimization or constraint
satisfaction techniques: safety checking and verification via SMT or MIP,
generation of adversarial examples via similar combinatorial techniques.

- Computing explanations for ML model via techniques developed for optimization
or constraint reasoning systems

- Applications of integration of techniques of data science and optimization.

Submission
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Authors are invited to send a contribution in the in the IJCAI proceedings
format, in the form of:

- Submission of original work up to 6 pages in length (+ references).
- Submission of work in progress with preliminary results, and position papers,
up to 4 pages in length (+ references).

- Published journal/conference papers in the form of a 2-page extended abstracts.
Submission should be prepared following the IJCAI formatting instructions
at: https://www.ijcai.org/authors_kit.

The review process is single-blind. The program committee will select the
papers to be presented at the workshop according to their suitability to the
aims. Selected contributors will be invited to submit extended articles to a
special issue of the journal Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence.

Submissions through: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsoijcai2021
Format and schedule
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The workshop will have a virtual format, and last either half or a full day. It
will include both contributed and invited talks by experts in the field. The
detailed schedule will be made available after the list of accepted papers is
finalized.


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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

[DMANET] [CFP - Deadline approaching] Wi-DroIT 2021 - 3rd International Workshop on Wireless Sensors and Drones in Internet of Things

CALL FOR PAPERS
Wi-DroIT 2021 - 3rd International Workshop on Wireless Sensors and Drones
in Internet of Things

July 14-16, 2021 - Virtual Event
co-located with DCOSS 2021
Website: https://widroit2021.github.io
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=widroit2021
Due to the evolution of the health pandemic, the event will be held fully
on-line. This will not impact the publication of the DCOSS 2021 proceedings
and accepted papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore Proceedings. The
virtual program will include live sessions of invited speakers and author
presentations, possibly supplemented by online material such as the papers,
presentation slides and videos.

Aims and Scope
Recently, the rapid development of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs),
also known as drones, has highlighted a plethora of emergent applications
such as infrastructure inspection and surveillance, smart agriculture, seek
and rescue, parcel delivery, communications, and post-disaster recovery. In
all these applications, UAVs may coexist with ground Internet of Things
(IoT) devices. For example, UAVs autonomously perform remote sensing
relaying the collected data by the sensors. Moreover, single or multiple
UAVs can cooperatively collaborate providing services that require
efficient protocols where multiple objectives and constraints should be
accounted for.

For this workshop, we seek papers that combine the design of algorithms and
testbed implementations to develop the theoretical foundations for UAVs as
well as the synergies with IoT devices. The numerous emergent applications
raised by IoT may require an interdisciplinary approach, involving
techniques from algorithm foundations and different areas, such as computer
networks, artificial intelligence, concurrent, parallel and distributed
computing, security, digital signal, image and sound processing.

Topics of Interest
- Autonomous sensing via UAVs
- Topology monitoring with UAVs
- Remote sensing networks via UAVs
- Communication protocols of UAVs over IoT
- Modeling and analysis of UAVs over IoT
- Precision agriculture and UAVs
- Crops monitoring in agriculture
- Bugs monitoring in agriculture
- UAVs for environmental monitoring
- Autopilot and UAS autonomy
- UAVs path planning and scheduling
- Parcel delivery using UAVs
- Cellular networks and UAVs
- Constrained and multi-objectives problems
- Sensors localization with UAVs
- UAVs tracking techniques
- Cooperative control of multiple UAVs
- Cyber-security communications and UAVs
- Optimal UAV deployment strategies
- Test-beds and experimental results for UAVs
- Single UAV applications
- Multi-UAV applications
- Energy-efficient UAV communications
- Machine learning for UAV communications

Important dates
- Abstract Submission: May 14, 2021
- Paper Submission: May 21, 2021
- Acceptance Notification: June 11, 2021
- Final manuscript, camera ready: June 18, 2021

Submission
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that
demonstrate current research on distributed sensor systems related to
WiDroIt topics of interest. Please use the US letter size (8.5 x 11 in)
standard IEEE conference LaTeX format or Microsoft Word template available
on the link below:
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
All submissions should be written in English and submitted as a full paper.
Full papers should have a maximum of eight (8) printed pages including
figures and references. Full papers are expected to describe fully
developed ideas with a thorough evaluation. Note that Wi-DroIT does not
follow the double-blind review policy. The names and affiliations of all
the authors must be present in the submitted manuscript.


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[DMANET] Special Issue "Data Processing in Quantum Computing" Call For Papers

Special Issue "Data Processing in Quantum Computing" is a special issue of the journal Data (ISSN 2306-5729). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Systems and Data Management". The journal Data is an open access journal published by MDPI. It is indexed in scopus (cite score 2.1) and E-SCI (NOT SCI-E).


Deadline for manuscript submissions
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31 December 2021

Detailed information about the special issue
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Dear colleagues,

In recent years, with the technological development of experimental quantum physics, many countries have made great effort to develop quantum computers. The number of bits that quantum computers can achieve has risen rapidly from a few to nearly a hundred. Thus, theoretical research on quantum computing has become particularly urgent. Quantum computing is an emerging cross-discipline that has developed in recent years. Using the basic principles of quantum mechanics, such as coherence, entanglement, unclonability, and uncertainty of quantum states, quantum computing has demonstrated capabilities that are different from classical computing. Some computing tasks have already demonstrated computing power that far exceeds classical computing and can achieve polynomial time acceleration or even exponential time acceleration. In this Special Issue, we aim to provide deep insights into the data processing in quantum computing.

We expect manuscripts that can discuss data processing topics related to quantum computing. All results related to quantum computing and data processing are welcome. Papers must contain original contributions and must not be currently under review by a conference or a journal.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Data processing in quantum algorithms;
Data processing in quantum circuits;
Data processing in quantum information;
Data processing in simulation of quantum systems;
Data processing in quantum error correction.

Manuscript Submission Information and other information
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See https://www.mdpi.com/journal/data/special_issues/Quant_Comput#info




Best Wishes,

Jialin Zhang, zhangjialin@ict.ac.cn
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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[DMANET] CTW2020: CfP Special Issue DAM

*Call for Papers *
*Discrete Applied Mathematics *
Special Issue: 18th Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial
Optimization (CTW 2020)

Following the tradition of previous CTWs, a special issue of Discrete
Applied
Mathematics will be devoted to the 18th Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs
and Combinatorial Optimization (CTW 2020, https://ctw2020.iasi.cnr.it),
held online on September 14-16, 2020 and organized by CNR-IASI, University
of Rome "Tor Vergata," University "Roma Tre" and CNRS-LIX-Ecole
Polytechnique Palaiseau.
All interested researchers are invited to contribute to this special
volume. The topics should be related to the themes of the workshop

graph theory,
combinatorial optimization,
design and analysis of algorithms,
theory and applications of mathematical programming with discrete variables.

Contributions arising from papers given at the workshop should be
substantially extended and should cite the conference paper.
Submissions of contributions not presented at the workshop are also welcome.
All articles will be thoroughly refereed according to the high standards of
Discrete Applied Mathematics.
The full papers must be submitted through the Elsevier Editorial System
(http://ees.elsevier.com/dam). When submitting your paper, be sure to
specify that the paper is a contribution for the special issue of *CTW 2020*,
so that your paper is assigned to the guest editors. Please see the Author
Instructions on the site if you have not yet submitted a paper through this
web-based system. Be sure to note that your work is intended for the
Special Issue and to select the article type *CTW 2020.*

The deadline for submission is extended to *June 30, 2021*.

Accepted papers will be published online individually, before print
publication.

We are looking forward to receiving your contribution.

The Guest Editors,
Claudio Gentile, Gaia Nicosia, Andrea Pacifici, Giuseppe Stecca, Paolo
Ventura


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*18th Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization*
*Moving ONLINE - September 14-16, 2020*
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Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica "Antonio Ruberti" (IASI-CNR)
Via dei Taurini, 19 - I 00185 Roma Italy.
Tel: +39 06 4993 7128 - Fax: +39 06 49937106 - e-mail: gentile@iasi.cnr.it

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[DMANET] Conference CP 2021 - Call for Workshops

CP2021 - Call for Workshops

The CP conference (cp <http://cp2021.a4cp.org/>2021.a4cp.org <http://cp2021.a4cp.org/>) is the premier annual international conference on constraint programming. It is concerned with all aspects of computing with constraints, including but not limited to algorithms, environments, languages, models, systems, theory, and applications such as decision making, resource allocation, configuration, planning, and scheduling.

We invite proposals for workshops preceding the main conference program of CP 2021, which will be held online from October 25th to October 29th, 2021. The purpose of the CP workshops is to provide an informal venue in which participants can:
explore specific research areas in depth,
discuss new research directions,
study specific application areas of CP, or
bring together researchers from different fields with shared interests.
In previous years, workshop topics included data analytics, smart cities, packing & placement, cloud computing, configuration, AI planning, teaching, testing & verification, bioinformatics, constraint-based modeling, CP solvers, cross-fertilisation with other solving technologies, etc. We are happy to receive workshop proposals for either the same or new topics, especially those exploring multi-disciplinary ideas and methodologies.

While you are free to have a more traditional workshop with invited abstracts and/or invited lectures, we also encourage new ideas and formats that could foster more interaction from your audience, especially given the online context of the conference.

All workshops will take place at the site of the main conference, and follow either a half-day format or a full-day format.
Important Dates (for Workshop organizers)

June 12th, 2021 - Workshop proposal submission deadline,
July 5th, 2021 - Workshop acceptance notification,
(TBD) - Early registration deadline (accepted speakers must have received notifications),
October 25th, 2021 - CP 2021 Workshops.
Proposal Format

Each workshop proposal should include the following information, in a single PDF file or in plain text:
Title
Abstract outlining the goals and scope of the workshop
Description of the target audience
Motivation for running the workshop
Estimate on the number/list of (invited) speakers, tutors, and participants
History of the workshop (if applicable), with the number of applications and the number of attendees (if available)
Tentative duration of the workshop: half day or full day
Relevant chairing experience of the main organizers (if any)
Organizing committee members (if already known)
Contact information of the main organizers
The Workshop Chair will acknowledge receipt of the proposal.
Responsibilities of the Workshop Organizers

The workshop organizers are responsible for:
Creating calls for abstracts (or papers) and calls for participation, and distributing them on specialist channels not used by the Publicity Chair of CP 2021.
The call for abstracts (or papers), if any, must clearly describe the review & selection process and indicate that at least one author of every accepted abstract (or paper) must attend the workshop and pay the workshop fees; otherwise the presentation (and paper) will be withdrawn from the proceedings (if any) and program.
Creating and publishing, in a timely manner, a webpage at the CP 2021 website, including all the relevant calls and information pertaining to the workshop.
Providing a short description for the conference program.
Reviewing and selecting abstract (or paper) submissions.
Scheduling the presentations within the workshop.
Responsibilities of the CP 2021 Organizing Committee

The responsibility of the conference organization is to:
Publicize the workshop calls with the help of the Publicity Chair,
Publicize the workshop program as a whole,
Coordinate the allocation of time blocks for each workshop.
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Submission Process

Please send your proposal of Workshop by email to the Workshop Chair Andre Augusto Cire <mailto:andre.cire@rotman.utoronto.ca>




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Monday, May 10, 2021

[DMANET] Contributing a chapter for a Springer Book on Green Smart Cities

Dear colleague,

We are editing a Springer Book entitled *"Computational Intelligence
Techniques for Green Smart Cities".* The Book will be indexed by Scopus and
ISI.

I cordially invite you to contribute a chapter. The full chapter is due
later this year but for now, I will just need the following:

- Author List
- Chapter Title
- Abstract (between 2 and 6 sentences)

The last deadline to submit your short abstract directly at *lahby@ieee.org
<lahby@ieee.org>* is * May, 31th, 2021*

The tentative structure of the book is mentioned below:

*PART 1: Green Smart Education*

Chapter 1. Machine learning for green smart education

Chapter 2. Deep learning for green smart education

Chapter 3. Evolutionary algorithms for green smart education

Chapter 4. Green Smart learning solutions for combating Covid-19



*PART 2: Green Smart Health*

Chapter 5. Machine learning for green smart health

Chapter 6. Deep learning for green smart health

Chapter 7. Evolutionary algorithms for green smart health

Chapter 8. Green Smart health solutions for combating Covid-19



*PART 3: Green Smart transportation*

Chapter 9. Machine learning for green smart transportation

Chapter 10. Deep learning for green smart transportation

Chapter 11. Evolutionary algorithms for green smart transportation

Chapter 12. Green Smart transportation solutions for combating Covid-19



*PART 4: Green Smart Environment*

Chapter 13. Machine learning for green smart environment

Chapter 14. Deep learning for green smart environment

Chapter 15. Evolutionary algorithms for green smart environment

Chapter 16. Green Smart environment solutions for combating Covid-19


Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Feel free to share with your
network as well.

Regards

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Laboratory of Mathematics and Applications, University Hassan II, Ecole
Normale Superieure (ENS) Casablanca, Morocco

mlahby@gmail.com
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[DMANET] Department Chair Position at University at Albany -- State University of New York

Chair, Department of Computer Science

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany seeks applicants for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer Science, with the academic rank of full professor, to begin September 2021 or January 2022.

The successful candidate will present an established record of scholarship with demonstrated potential to lead the growth and continuing development of computer science as a member of the Dean's leadership team.

We are building a research-intensive College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the tradition of the best high-caliber public programs in the country, within a diverse, comprehensive, Carnegie Research-1 university. The cornerstone of the college, the Department of Computer Science has been in existence since 1967, and provided the foundation for the establishment of our first engineering program in 2016. The College now consists of three departments: Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and (unique in the nation) Environmental and Sustainable Engineering. Programs in several other engineering disciplines are in development as the College is in an exciting period of rapid growth in both enrollments at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as extramurally-funded research. From our location in New York's Capital Region we engage the community, looking to inspire a more diverse generation of students to pursue careers in engineering and applied sciences. Our programs provide an education that prepares students for careers not just in the engineering sciences, but also for careers and/or postgraduate studies in many other fields, including law, medicine, finance, management, and more.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must also have a strong record of funded research and demonstrated expertise in academic administrative and leadership skills and be committed to teaching, research, and service. Applicants should demonstrate active participation in professional engineering organizations. Applicants must demonstrate their experiences and willingness to work with a culturally diverse population.

To apply, please submit a complete CV, including a list of publications, a research statement, and a teaching statement, along with the names and contact information for at least three references. As part of the teaching statement, insights regarding remote or on-line instruction are encouraged.

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers degree programs from the baccalaureate through PhD, and will do so for every discipline we launch. For additional information on the College and its departments, please see http://www.albany.edu/ceas/.

The University at Albany -- State University of New York has a diverse population of approximately 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Albany, the state capital, is located on the Hudson River in beautiful upstate New York, in close proximity to the Berkshires, the Catskills, and the Adirondacks, and is convenient to Boston, Montreal, and New York City.

Questions regarding the position may be addressed to CSChairSearch@albany.edu
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[DMANET] Paper Extension Deadline: IJCAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good (AI4SG 2021)

Dear all,

The deadline for paper submission at the Artificial Intelligence for Social
Good Workshop at IJCAI 2021 has been moved by a week. The new deadline is
17th May at 11:59 PM AOE (anywhere on earth). Please consider submitting
your work to this venue.

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*3rd International Virtual IJCAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for
Social Good (AI4SG 2021)*

*Website*: https://amulyayadav.github.io/AI4SG2021/
*Submission Link*: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ai4sg2021

*Important Dates:*
Paper Submission Deadline: May 17th, 2021 AOE
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: June 1st, 2021
Workshop Date: August 21st, 2021

*Scope*

The field of Artificial Intelligence stands at an inflection point, and
there could be many different directions in which the future of AI research
could unfold. Accordingly, there is a growing interest to ensure that
current and future AI research is used in a responsible manner for the
benefit of humanity (i.e., for social good). To achieve this goal, a wide
range of perspectives and contributions are needed, spanning the full
spectrum from fundamental research to sustained deployments in the
real-world.

This workshop will explore how AI research can contribute to solving
challenging problems faced by current-day societies. For example, what role
can AI research play in promoting health, sustainable development and
infrastructure security? How can AI initiatives be used to achieve
consensus among a set of negotiating self-interested entities (e.g.,
finding resolutions to trade talks between countries)? To address such
questions, this workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners
across different strands of AI research and a wide range of important
real-world application domains. The objective is to share the current state
of research and practice, explore directions for future work, and create
opportunities for collaboration. In addition, the workshop will place a
special emphasis on highlighting AI approaches for tackling the COVID-19
pandemic. The organizers believe that AI research has an important role to
play in providing unique insights about the pandemic and developing
targeted responses; we encourage submissions from both AI researchers as
well as epidemiologists, health policy researchers, and other domain
experts who are interested in engaging with the IJCAI community.



*Topics of Interest*

We are interested in a broad range of research topics, both foundational
and applied. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Applications of Learning and Optimization in Societally Beneficial
Domains
- AI Approaches for COVID-19
- Real-world applications of game theory for security
- Cybersecurity
- Security applications of machine learning
- Foundations of game theory for security
- Adversarial/robust learning
- Fake news control
- Privacy protection
- Agent/human interaction for preference elicitation and optimization
- Protection against environmental crime
- Explainable Artificial Intelligence
- AI Environmental Sustainability
- AI for Democracy in the Developing World

*Submission Details*
Submission Types

- Technical Papers: Full-length research papers of up to 6 pages
(excluding references and appendices) detailing high quality work in
progress or work that could potentially be published at a major conference
in IJCAI format.
- Short Papers: Position or short papers of up to 4 pages (excluding
references and appendices) in IJCAI format that describe initial work or
the release of privacy-preserving benchmarks and datasets on the topics of
interest.

All papers must be submitted in PDF format, using the IJCAI-21 author kit
<https://www.ijcai.org/authors_kit>. Submissions should include the
name(s), affiliations, and email addresses of all authors.
Submissions will be refereed on the basis of technical quality, novelty,
significance, and clarity. Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by
at least two program committee members.
Submissions of papers rejected from the AAMAS 2021 and IJCAI 2021 technical
program are welcomed.
Regards,
Amulya Yadav
PNC Career Development Assistant Professor
Penn State University
http://amulyayadav.com
(On behalf of the AI4SG Organizing Committee)
Regards,
Amulya Yadav
PNC Career Development Assistant Professor
Penn State University
http://amulyayadav.com

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[DMANET] Two PhD/PostDoc Positions in Algorithms and Complexity Theory at Goethe-University of Frankfurt

The research group lead by Holger Dell at Goethe University Frankfurt
is inviting applications for two PhD or Postdoc positions, starting as
soon as possible. The group conducts research on fundamental questions
of computation and information, is driven by curiosity, and provides a
friendly, open-minded, and positive social environment. Potential
future research topics of the group include, but are not limited to,
algebraic graph algorithms, the theory of machine learning on graphs,
circuit complexity, pseudorandomness, fine-grained and parameterized
complexity. Excellent teaching is important to the group, and both
positions include some teaching duties.

Apply by June 15 or later, applications will be considered until the
positions are filled.

For further information, see: https://tcs.uni-frankfurt.de/positions/
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[DMANET] Second Call for Papers: Graph Drawing and Network Visualization GD 2021

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Second Call for Papers

GD 2021

29th International Symposium on
Graph Drawing and Network Visualization

September 14-17, 2021 - Tuebingen, Germany
https://algo.inf.uni-tuebingen.de/gd2021/

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PDF version: https://algo.inf.uni-tuebingen.de/gd2021/data/uploads/cfp2-gd2021.pdf

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Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and constitutes the algorithmic core of Network Visualization. Graph Drawing and Network Visualization are motivated by applications where it is crucial to visually analyze and interact with relational datasets. Examples of such application areas include data science, social sciences, web computing, information systems, biology, geography, business intelligence, information security, or software engineering.

GD has been the main annual event in this area for more than 20 years. Its focus is on combinatorial and algorithmic aspects of graph drawing as well as the design of network visualization systems and interfaces. Researchers and practitioners working on any aspects of graph drawing and network visualization are invited to contribute papers and posters and to participate in the symposium and the graph drawing contest.

GD2021 will be held from September 14 to 17, 2021. A pre-conference PhD school is planned for September 13-14, 2021.

GD2021 will, like GD2020, be held virtually online, although we hope to arrange supplementary in-person activities for those who are able to travel to Tuebingen (depending on numbers and any local restrictions in place at the time.) While this is disappointing, we also acknowledge the benefits of remote participation for those who are unable to travel - both presenters and attendees.

PAPERS
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We invite authors to submit papers describing original research of theoretical or practical significance to graph drawing and network visualization. Regular papers must be submitted explicitly to one of two distinct tracks. Papers submitted to one track will not compete with papers submitted to the other track.

Track 1: Combinatorial and algorithmic aspects
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This track is mainly devoted to fundamental graph drawing advances, such as combinatorial aspects and algorithm design. The range of topics for this track includes (but is not limited to):
* Design and analysis of graph drawing algorithms
* Geometric and topological graph theory
* Computational topology of graphs on surfaces
* Geometric network design and optimization
* Geometric computing

Track 2: Experimental, applied, and network visualization aspects
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This track is mainly devoted to the practical aspects of graph drawing, such as the development of network visualization systems and interfaces in different application areas. The range of topics for this track includes (but is not limited to):
* Visualization of graphs and networks in real world applications, including big data
* Engineering of network visualization algorithms and systems
* Experimental results in graph theory and algorithms
* Benchmarks and experimental studies of network visualization systems and user interfaces
* Cognitive studies on graph drawing readability and user interaction
* Interfaces and methods for interacting with graphs
Authors of applied papers will have the opportunity to show a demo of their software/system during the poster session.

Short papers
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In addition to the above two tracks, there will be a separate category for short papers, describing theoretical or applied contributions of shorter length. Papers in this category will be assigned a shorter time for presentation during the conference.

Submission format
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All submissions must be formatted using the appropriate LaTeX style file, either gd-llncs.cls for long papers or gd-llncs-short.cls for short papers; these are derived from the style file used for the conference series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) provided by Springer. The default margins and fonts must not be modified; in particular, the use of packages such as times.sty is not allowed. Submissions that do not comply with this format risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

To promote inclusion of figures in the submitted papers, submissions will have a strict number of lines limit. Regular papers must have at most 400 lines, (excluding references and figures) and at most 14 pages (excluding references). Short papers must have at most 225 lines (excluding references and figures) and at most 7 pages (excluding references). The claims of the paper should be fully substantiated. If this information does not fit within the page limits, the authors should include it in a clearly marked appendix, whose length is not constrained and which the reviewers may read at their own discretion.

All submissions will be handled through EasyChair at the web site https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gd2021

Posters & Contest
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Submissions of posters on graph drawing, network visualization, and related areas are solicited. The poster session will provide a forum for the communication of late-breaking research results (which may also appear elsewhere) to the GD community. Authors of posters should prepare an abstract (up to 2 pages in the LNCS style) that must be submitted together with the poster itself.

Details about the traditional Graph Drawing Contest held at the conference are provided on the conference web site https://algo.inf.uni-tuebingen.de/gd2021/index.php?id=contest.

PUBLICATION
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All accepted papers (including the two-page poster abstracts) will appear in the conference proceedings, published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The LNCS proceedings will be made freely accessible to the GD community upon publication and openly accessible to anyone after four years.

Authors will be required to submit their accepted papers to the arXiv repository, in order to provide immediate and unrestricted open access to them. The self-archived arXiv papers shall consist of the LNCS proceedings version (identical, except for possibly changed references to the appendix resp. the arXiv version) plus an optional clearly marked appendix. This appendix could contain a long version of the entire paper or proofs that have been omitted from the main text. Subsequent submissions of revised versions of the paper to the arXiv (known as arXiv "replacements") are allowed. Upon submission of the camera-ready version of an accepted paper, the authors will be required to specify the arXiv identifier associated with the paper for inclusion in a conference index, which will be also published in the arXiv repository. Failure to comply with these guidelines will impede the publication of the paper.

Each paper or poster must be presented at the conference by an author (barring unforeseen circumstances), otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

Selected papers from both tracks will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications (JGAA). The authors of two selected papers in Track 2 will be invited to submit a substantially extended and enhanced version of their work to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). A TVCG papers session at the Graph Drawing conference will also feature regular TVCG papers.

AWARDS
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For each of the two tracks, the Program Committee of GD2021 will give a Best Paper Award. In addition, to recognize the effort of participants to present their work and to prepare their posters in a clear and elegant way, there will be a Best Presentation Award and a Best Poster Award voted on by the GD2021 attendees.

IMPORTANT DATES
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Abstract submission deadline June 2 (23:59 PDT)
Paper submission deadline June 9 (23:59 PDT)
Notification of paper acceptance July 19
Poster submission deadline August 11 (23:59 PDT)
Notification of poster acceptance August 20
Final versions due August 31 (23:59 PDT)
Contest submission deadline September 7 (23:59 PDT)
Symposium September 14-17

INVITED SPEAKERS
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Meirav Zehavi, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Md. Jawaherul Alam, Amazon Inc., USA
Michael Bekos, Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany
Carla Binucci, University of Perugia, Italy
Romain Bourqui, Universite de Bordeaux, France
Vida Dujmovic, University of Ottawa, Canada
Cody Dunne, Northeastern University, USA
Seok-Hee Hong, University of Sydney, Australia
Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Radu Jianu, City University of London, UK
Michael Kaufmann, Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany
Andreas Kerren, Linkoping University, Sweden
Linda Kleist, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Anna Lubiw, University of Waterloo, Canada
Guy Melancon, Universite de Bordeaux, France
Yoshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Maurizio Patrignani, Roma Tre University, Italy
Helen Purchase (co-chair), University of Glasgow, UK
Chrysanthi Raftopoulou, NTU Athens, Greece
Ignaz Rutter (co-chair), Universitat Passau, Germany
Marcus Schaefer, DePaul University, USA
Geza Toth, Renyi Institute, Hungary
Arthur van Goethem, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Tatiana von Landesberger, Universitaet Rostock, Germany
Hsiang-Yun Wu, TU Wien, Austria
Kai Xu, Middlesex University, UK

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Michael A. Bekos (co-chair), Universitaet Tuebingen
Henry Forster, Universitaet Tuebingen
Renate Hallmayer, Universitaet Tuebingen
Michael Kaufmann (co-chair), Universitaet Tuebingen
Axel Kuckuk, Universitaet Tuebingen
Maximilian Pfister, Universitaet Tuebingen
Lena Schlipf, Universitaet Tuebingen

CONTEST COMMITTEE
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Philipp Kindermann (chair), Universitaet Wuerzburg, Germany
Tamara Mchedlidze, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Wouter Meulemans, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands







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