Sunday, June 30, 2024

[DMANET] DC Online Resources of IFORS

As our material progresses, this is just a reminder every now and then.
To access information regarding IFORS Developing Countries resources, its regular updates – and to submit your possible "free" (not copyright protected) material, you may occasionally visit the link:

http://ifors.org/developing_countries/index.php?title=Main_Page .

With this open online resources page we aim to provide a platform to make research and applications of OR widely accessible to the entire OR community including researchers, academicians and scholars in the Developing Countries (DCs).

For this purpose we invite scholarly contributions spanning across all areas and sectors ranging from arts and science, to communication and education.

The International Federation of Operational Research Societies ( [ https://www.ifors.org/ | https://www.ifors.org ] ) is a 65-year-old organization which is currently composed of 54 national societies. Regional Groups of are: ALIO (The Latin American Ibero Association on Operations Research), APORS (The Association of Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies), EURO (The Association of European Operational Research Societies), NORAM (The Association of North American Operations Research Societies). conferences are held every three years. The conference 2023 was held very successfully in Santiago, Chile; the next exciting IFORS conference will be celebrated in 2026 in Vienna. Please visit the following link for details regarding the same: https://www.ifors2026.at/home/ .

Thank you very much for your attention. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation and scholarly contributions.

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[DMANET] Call for Participation - 2024 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO2024)

2024 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO2024)
https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/HomePageMelbourne, Australia (hybrid event)
JULY 14-18, 2024

The ACM sponsored flagship conference GECCO2024 (The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference) is the premier research conference in the field of genetic and evolutionary computation, and one of the largest. Topics include genetic algorithms, genetic programming, swarm intelligence, complex systems, evolutionary combinatorial optimization and metaheuristics, evolutionary machine learning, evolutionary multiobjective optimization, evolutionary numerical optimization, neuroevolution, real world applications, search-based software engineering, theory, hybrids, learning for evolutionary computation; benchmarking, benchmarks, software, and reproducibility.

This is the first time ever for GECCO to be held in Australia, and indeed in the Southern Hemisphere!

Please have a look at our conference program (schedule at a glance):
https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/Program

We are very excited about our GECCO2024 program featuring the following:

* 3 keynote speeches (by world renowned researchers): Professor Toby Walsh, Professor Suzie Sheehy, and Professor Una-May O'Reilly:
https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/Keynotes

* 32 tutorials: covering a diverse range of topics to be given by world leading experts:
https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/Tutorials

* 18 workshops: opportunities to interact with top researchers; panel discussion, workshop keynotes:
https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/Workshops

* 11 competitions: challenging optimization problems to tackle:
https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/Competitions

Other sessions include the following:
* SIGEVO Summer School: https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/Summer-School
* HUMIES: https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/Humies
* ECiP (Evolutionary Computation in Practice): https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/EC-in-Practice
* Job Market: https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/Job-Market
* Women+@GECCO: https://gecco-2024.sigevo.org/Women-AT-GECCO

We are looking forward to meeting you here in Melbourne in July!

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GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special
Interest Group for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ACM SIGEVO).
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Richard Allmendinger
Kate Smith-Miles
Publicity Chairs of GECCO2024


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[DMANET] FINAL REMINDER: ICALP 2024 Satellite Workshop: Algorithmic Aspects of Temporal Graphs VII

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ICALP 2024 Satellite Workshop

"Algorithmic Aspects of Temporal Graphs VII"

Tallinn, Estonia, Sunday 7 July 2024.

Website:
https://mertzios.net/Workshops/ICALP-24-Satellite/Temporal-Graphs-ICALP-2024.html

**In-person** event (but talks will also be streamed on **Zoom**)

A participant can register only to the workshop (Sunday 7 July), or to both
the workshop and the one (or more) of the conferences ICALP, LiCS, and FSCD
(Sunday 7 July to Saturday 13 July).

Full information about the registration to the workshop and/or the
conference (ICALP 2024), as well as about accommodation, is given here:
https://compose.ioc.ee/icalp2024/
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We kindly invite you to participate in the 7th ICALP satellite workshop on
"Algorithmic Aspects of Temporal Graphs" which will be held in person
in Tallinn (Estonia) on Sunday 7 July 2024. In this one-day workshop,
recent advances in the area of temporal / dynamically changing graphs will
be presented, as well as some of the key challenges will be highlighted.

Presentations are given by invitation only. Everyone is welcome to register
and attend!

*Speakers:*
Laurent Viennot (INRIA, France)
John Sylvester (University of Liverpool, UK)
Jessica Enright (University of Glasgow, UK)
Thomas Erlebach (Durham University, UK)
Nils Morawietz (University of Jena, Germany)
Andrea Marino (University of Florence, Italy)
Hendrik Molter (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Lutz Oettershagen (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
George Skretas (Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany)
Dibyayan Chakraborty (University of Leeds, UK)
Antonio Fernandez Anta (IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain)

To attend in-person, register for the workshops day of ICALP 2024 at
https://fienta.com/icalp-lics-fscd2024

Organizers:
George B. Mertzios (Durham University)
Paul G. Spirakis (University of Liverpool)
Eleni C. Akrida (Durham University)
Viktor Zamaraev (University of Liverpool)

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Dr. George B. Mertzios
Associate Professor in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Durham University, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 191 33 42 429
Email: george.mertzios@durham.ac.ukhttps://mertzios.net/

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[DMANET] (DDL Extended: July 18 (FIRM)) IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services, Nov. 2024, Nara, Japan

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IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services


18–20 November 2024, Nara, Japan

https://healthcom2024.ieee-healthcom.org/

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*Important Dates: *

Paper Submission: 18 July 2024 (FIRM)

Notification of Acceptance: 30 August 2024

Final Manuscript (Camera Ready): 30 September 2024

*Submission Link:*

https://edas.info/N32010

IEEE Healthcom 2024 aims at bringing together interested parties
(universities, research centers, industries and stakeholders) from around
the world working in the healthcare field to exchange opinions, discuss
brand-new ideas, developing innovative and emerging solutions, and
establishing new collaborations.

Healthcare is one of the largest industries with 5-18% of GDPs spent on
health and Care globally. The healthcare budgets of the vast majority of
nations continue to outgrow their GDPs. Social, demographic, economic and
technological factors are the drivers for ever faster changing healthcare
models. While the demographic shifts in the populations display significant
socio-economic challenges they trigger more and more opportunities for
innovators in the areas of sensor technology, the Internet of Things,
Robotics, e-health, m-Health, Cloud Computing and emerging technologies
such as 5G, Big Data, SDNs, NFV, Precision and Personalized Medicine.
However, the integration of innovative technology into society is
associated with a lot of complexities. Social technological alignment and
societal acceptance of technology requires sound solutions with regards to
ethical, legal, social and security challenges.

Authors are cordially invited to submit their original papers within the
eHealth area. The topics include but are not limited to:

l *Signal/Data Processing and Computing For Health Systems*

AI and machine learning for eHealth

Machine and deep learning approaches for Health Data

Generative AI for eHealth

Fog/Edge/Cloud computing for wearable medical devices

Virtual tele-rehabilitation

Biometric analysis (gait analysis, eye-tracking, falls, mHealth)

Signal processing for virus early detection

Bioinformatics

AI for precision medicine

AI-driven drug discovery and development processes

Federated learning for privacy-preserving health data analysis

l *Communications and Networking*

Network coding and error detection/correction

Delay-tolerant, fault-tolerant, and reliable communication

Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)

In-hospital networking, body area and cloud-integrated networking

B5G-based eHealth solutions

Future network designs and deterministic networking for eHealth

Semantic communications for eHealth

Network security for eHealth

l *Medical, Biomedical & Health Communication Systems*

Medical imaging, image compression and detection

Signal processing, data cleansing, management and mining

Smart health and big data

IoT for eHealth and telemedicine

eHealth platforms

Digital platforms for biopharmaceutical clinical trials

l *Devices*

Integration of medical devices with eHealth platforms

Medical device interoperability

Wearable and implantable devices

Device Security & Safety

Wearable devices against virus infection

eDrugs: nano-devices in blood stream

Healthcare devices and circuits for AI

l *Service & Applications*

eHealth services/applications for physical and mental health

eHealth services/applications for sports and exercise

eHealth services/applications for public health (disease prevention,
pandemic preparedness)

eHealth services/applications for extreme environments

mHealth applications and software

Quality of experience (QoE) for eHealth services/applications

Security, privacy and trust for e-Health services/applications

Metaverse and digital twin applications for eHealth

Decision support systems for eHealth

Real-time genomic counseling and testing

Telemedicine services that incorporate genetic counseling and testing

l *Medical Studies*

eHealth case studies & applications

eHealth for neurological diseases

EEG/MEG in brain network analysis

Telehealth in Obstetrician & Gynecology

Cardiology tele-health

Integration of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with EEG/functional
magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Perspective authors are invited to submit their papers using EDAS. A full
paper should not have more than six (6) IEEE style pages including results,
figures and references. One (1) extra page is allowed with an extra charge
of $85. Papers will be reviewed with the standard reviewing procedure (with
at least 3 independent anonymous reviews). All of the accepted papers will
be published on IEEE Xplore®. Articles selected for publication in journals
must meet the conditions against self-plagiarism.

The submitted manuscripts shall be prepared in LaTeX or Word using the
official IEEE templates. Final submission of the manuscript will be in PDF
format, and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses
letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is
English.

*General Chairs: *

Ruidong Li, Kanazawa University, Japan

Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

*TPC Chairs: *

Payam Barnaghi, Imperial College London, U.K.

Noriaki Kamiyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Danda B. Rawat, Howard University, USA

Peiying Colleen Ruan, NVIDIA, Japan

*Panel Chair: *

Honggang Wang, UMass Dartmouth, USA

*Tutorial Chair:*

Andrea Sciarrone, University of Genoa, Italy

*Workshop Chairs: *

Dapeng Wu, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Xuyu Wang, Florida International University, USA

*Poster Chairs: *

Chiara Garibotto, University of Genoa, Italy

Guangchi Liu, Southeast University, China

*Publication Chairs: *

Zhicheng Jiao, Brown University, USA

*Financial Chairs:*

Zhe Sun, Juntendo University, Japan

*Publicity Chairs:*

Nada Philip, Kingston University, UK

Yun Lin, Harbin Engineering University, China

Zhengxin Yu, Lancaster University, UK

Junji Takemasa, Osaka University, Japan

*Local Chair: *

Tatsuaki Kimura, Doshisha University, Japan

*Steering Committee Chairs:*

Steering Committee Chair: Shiwen Mao, Auburn University, USA

Steering Committee Vice Chair: Honggang Wang, Yeshiva University, USA

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[DMANET] Ph.D. position in Game Theory and Operations Research with applications to Homeland Security

Dear colleagues,

Please find below a Ph.D. vacancy at Eindhoven University of Technology. The position is on the interface of Game Theory and
Operations Research with applications to homeland security.

https://jobs.tue.nl/nl/vacature/phd-in-game-theory-and-or-with-applications-to-homeland-security-1092367.html

Best regards,

Loe Schlicher
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[DMANET] PSC2024 & Summer StringMasters - Call for Participation

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The 27th Prague Stringology Conference (PSC 2024)
will be held in a hybrid format on 26-27 August 2024 in Prague, Czech
Republic.

http://www.stringology.org/event/2024
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INVITED SPEAKER
Igor O. Zavadskyi
The Discreet Charm of Multi-Pattern Codes

CONTRIBUTED TALKS
7 talks
See the conference web page for details.

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Summer StringMasters
will be held on 28 August 2024 in Prague, Czech Republic.

http://www.stringology.org/event/StringMasters2024/

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See you soon,
Jan Holub & Domink Koeppl
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Saturday, June 29, 2024

[DMANET] ALGOCLOUD 2024 - final call for papers

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ALGOCLOUD 2024 - 9th International Symposium on Algorithmic Aspects of
Cloud Computing
September 2-3, 2024, London UK - part of ALGO 2024

https://algo-conference.org/2024/algocloud/

Submission deadline (extended): July 7th, 2024
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SCOPE

The International Symposium on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing
(ALGOCLOUD) is an annual event aiming to tackle the diverse new topics
in the emerging area of algorithmic aspects of computing and data
management in modern cloud-based systems interpreted broadly so as to
include edge- and fog-based systems, cloudlets, cloud micro-services,
virtualization environments, decentralized systems, as well as dynamic
networks.

ALGOCLOUD aims at bringing together researchers, students, and
practitioners to present research activities and results on topics
related to algorithmic, design, and development aspects of modern
cloud-based systems. The 8th edition of this symposium (ALGOCLOUD 2024)
is co-located with ALGO 2024, a leading international event of
researchers working on algorithms and their engineering.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: July 7th, 2024
Notification to authors: July 31st, 2024
Early registration: TBA
Camera-ready submission: TBA
Conference: 2-3 September 2024


KEYNOTE TALK

Invited Speaker: Peter Triantafillou, University of Warwick, UK
Title: Machine Unlearning at Large


CALL FOR PAPERS

ALGOCLOUD invites submissions covering theoretical, design, and
implementation aspects of modern cloud-based systems. It specifically
encourages novel algorithms related to cloud and edge computing, cloud
architectures, and the cloud-edge continuum. Experimental work
evaluating contemporary cloud-edge approaches and relevant applications
is of particular interest. Additionally, ALGOCLOUD welcomes
demonstration manuscripts showcasing successful system developments, as
well as articles discussing experiences, use cases, and high-quality
survey papers. Contributions may encompass a broad spectrum of
algorithms, practices, and techniques for modelling, building, and
evaluating operations and services across various systems, including
virtualized infrastructures, cloud computing platforms, edge computing
platforms, fog computing platforms, data centers, cloud storage options,
cloud data management, non-traditional key-value stores on the cloud,
HPC architectures, decentralized systems, and dynamic networks.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another
journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Regular papers: Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts
reporting original unpublished research in the topics related to the
symposium. A regular paper submission should clearly motivate the
importance of the problem being addressed, discuss prior work and its
relationship to the paper, explicitly and precisely state the paper's
key contributions, and outline the key technical ideas and methods used
to achieve the main results. A regular paper submission should not
exceed 12 pages, including title page and abstract but excluding
references and an optional appendix. Authors should include all
necessary details in their submission so that the Technical Program
Committee (TPC) can judge correctness, importance and originality of
their work. Any material (e.g., proofs or experimental results) omitted
(from the main part of 12 pages)due to space limitations can be put into
the optional appendix, which will be read at the TPC's discretion.
Regular papers will be allotted up to 20 pages in the proceedings.

Short papers: A short paper submission may present work-in-progress on a
specific topic, or work appeared elsewhere but is worth publicizing it
in the symposium, or a demonstration of a system or library, or an
experience/use-case paper, or a vision paper. Authors should clearly
motivate the importance of their contribution, discuss prior work and
its relationship to the paper, and in general provide sufficient details
in their submission so that the TPC can judge the quality and importance
of their work. A short paper submission should be at least 2 and at most
8 pages. Short papers will be allotted up to 8 pages in the proceedings.

Survey papers: A survey paper submission concerns the write-up of a
high-quality survey paper on an emerging hot topic. Authors are asked to
submit a proposal between 5 and 10 pages, that clearly motivates the
importance of the topic, and contains the structure of the survey paper
along with the most important references that will be critically
reviewed and presented. If the proposal is accepted, then authors will
be given sufficient time to prepare the full version of their survey
paper that needs to pass a quality control check by the TPC, in order to
be finally accepted and appear in the proceedings. Survey papers will be
allotted up to 40 pages in the proceedings.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Algorithms for Decentralized Systems
Algorithms for Dynamic Networks
Cloud-Edge Continuum
IoT and Cloud Computing
Fog and Edge Computing
Mobile Edge Computing
Stream processing for Cloud-Edge continuum
In-network stream processing
Machine Learning for Cloud-Edge
Federated Learning in Cloud-Edge Architectures
Resource Management and Scheduling
Resource Management in Mobile Edge Computing
Data Center and Infrastructure Management
Distributed Caching and Load Balancing
Distributed Storage management
Privacy, Security and Anonymization
Game-theoretic Approaches for Cloud-Edge Computing
Economic models and Pricing
Cloud-Edge deployment tools and their analysis
Novel code deployment models
Energy and Power Management
Analysis of Algorithms and Data Structures
Search and Retrieval Algorithms for cloud infrastructures
Caching and Load-Balancing
Storage Structures and Indexing for Cloud Database
Decentralization and Blockchains

PROCEEDINGS
The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer-Nature
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

PAPER SUBMISSION

All papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair
submission system at:
Submissions website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=algocloud2024

Submissions must be in the form of a single pdf file prepared using the
LNCS latex templates and style files (available, together with
Springer's authors' guidelines, from
https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines).
Springer's proceedings LaTeX templates are also available on Overleaf
(https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/springer-lecture-notes-in-computer-science/kzwwpvhwnvfj#.WsdHOy5uZpg).

By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance
at least one of the authors must register at ALGO/ALGOCLOUD 2024 and
present the paper (this holds for all types of papers, including
accepted survey proposals).

Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In
addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of
all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a
Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright
form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the
files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of
the papers cannot be made. Accepted papers will be included in the
post-proceedings published by Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer
Science series.

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the best regular paper and the best student
regular paper. A regular paper is eligible for the best student paper
award if at least one of the authors is a full-time student (Bachelor,
Master, or Ph.D.) at the time of submission and the student(s) must have
made a major contribution to the paper. The TPC can decide to decline or
to split the awards. Awards are sponsored by Springer.

COMMITTEES

Program Committee Chairs

Katerina Doka, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, USA

Program Committee

Dimitrios Amaxilatis, Spark Works Ltd, Ireland
Marios Angelopoulos, Bournemouth University, UK
Marios Avgeris, Carleton University, Canada
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Florina Ciorba, University of Basel, Switzerland
Lakshmi Prathima Devarasetty, Google, USA
Juan Fumero, University of Manchester, UK
Domenico Garlisi, University of Palermo, Italy
Georgios Goumas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ioannis Karydis, Ionian University, Greece
Panagiotis Kokkinos, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Bastian Koller, HLRS, Germany
Ioannis Konstantinou, University of Thessaly, Greece
Aris Leivadeas, ETS, Canada
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


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Friday, June 28, 2024

[DMANET] Junior Professorship in Algebra and Combinatorics Leipzig

Dear all,

We have an opening for a junior professorship in algebra and
combinatorics in Leipzig:
https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/newsdetail/artikel/junior-professorship-in-algebra-and-combinatorics-w1-2024-05-16
with application deadline end of July. Starting date is flexible.

In particular, people interested in graph limits, graph algorithms,
geometric group theory, measurable group theory, Borel and measurable
combinatorics, descriptive set theory, are encouraged to apply.

The position is based at the University of Leipzig, where other people
working in algebra and combinatorics include myself, Tobias Finis and
soon also Dan Kraal. Leipzig also hosts a Max Planck Institute with a
large geometric group theory group, headed by Anna Wienhard, and an
Algebra group headed by Bernd Sturmfels.

Best,
Lukasz Grabowski
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[DMANET] First Announcement: CG Challenge 2025

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce the Seventh Computational Geometry Challenge, as part of CG Week in Kanazawa, Japan, June 23-27, 2025.

As in previous years, the objective will be to compute good solutions to instances of a difficult geometric optimization problem. The specific problem chosen for the 2025 Challenge is Minimum Non-Obtuse Triangulations, as follows.

Description
In the Planar Straight Line Graphs (PSLGs) variant of the Minimum Non-Obtuse Triangulation problem, the objective is to triangulate the convex hull of a given PSLG \(G\), which is defined by a set of vertices and edges laid out in a plane such that the edges do not cross except at their endpoints. The triangulation must incorporate the existing edges of \(G\) and can include the addition of Steiner points anywhere in the plane, including on these edges. The placement of Steiner points is particularly challenging because it can affect the geometric properties of adjacent faces, thus complicating the triangulation process. All triangles formed in the solution must be non-obtuse, with each angle not exceeding 90 degrees, and the solution seeks to minimize the total number of Steiner points. This problem is complex due to its geometric constraints and the interdependencies introduced by Steiner points, making it a computationally demanding task likely belonging to the NP-hard class of problems.

For a polygon, an example of a Minimum Non-Obtuse Triangulation can be
found as Figure 1 in [3], see below.

Objective
Find a feasible non-obtuse triangulation using a minimum number of Steiner points.

Motivation
Historically, triangulations have been crucial for applications ranging from computer graphics and mesh generation to geographic information systems (GIS) and finite element analysis. In computer graphics, triangulating surfaces enables the rendering of three-dimensional objects with high precision and efficiency. In mesh generation, triangulations help in discretizing a continuous geometric space into simpler elements that can be easily processed for simulations and analyses, particularly in engineering and physics.

The importance of non-obtuse triangulations in computational geometry is particularly evident in solving partial differential equations using the finite element method. In this method, the domain is divided into triangles, with non-obtuse triangulations ensuring that the resulting matrices are Stieltjes—symmetric positive definite with non-positive off-diagonal entries. This specific matrix structure enhances the performance of iterative methods, such as block Gauss-Seidel, improving their convergence rates. The geometric constraint of avoiding obtuse angles in triangulations not only stabilizes numerical calculations but also optimizes the efficiency of computational processes, making non-obtuse triangulations a crucial consideration in scientific computing and numerical analysis.

Minimum Non-Obtuse Triangulations have been studied for quite a while, with references in DCG and SoCG going back to the 1980s [1], and connections to finite element analysis. Subsequent work considered bounds on the necessary numbers of Steiner points [2,3]. More recent work [4] considers an algorithm for Planar Straight Line Graphs (PSLGs) [2]. The computational complexity for simple polygons and polygons with holes remains an open question in the field.

Instances
A diverse collection of approximately 150 to 400 Planar Straight Line Graphs will be provided for the competition.

Credit
The underlying problem was suggested by Mikkel Abrahamsen, Copenhagen.

Challenge Team
Sándor Fekete, Phillip Keldenich, Dominik Krupke, Stefan Schirra

Advisory Board
Bill Cook, Andreas Fabri, Dan Halperin, Michael Kerber, Philipp Kindermann, Joe Mitchell, Kevin Verbeek

Timeline
A first batch of test instances will be released at the end of July 2024; the actual benchmark instances for the Challenge will be released in late September. The contest will close in early 2025.
• First test instances: July 31, 2024
• Contest instances: September 30, 2024
• Contest Closes: January 22, 2024 (AOE)

References:
[1] Brenda S. Baker, Eric Grosse, Conor S. Rafferty:
Nonobtuse Triangulation of Polygons. Discret. Comput. Geom. 3: 147-168 (1988)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02187904

[2] Marshall W. Bern, David Eppstein:
Polynomial-Size Nonobtuse Triangulation of Polygons. SoCG 1991: 342-350
https://doi.org/10.1145/109648.109686

[3] Marshall W. Bern, Scott A. Mitchell, Jim Ruppert:
Linear-Size Nonobtuse Triangulation of Polygons. Discret. Comput. Geom. 14(4): 411-428 (1995).
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02570715

SoCG version:
Marshall W. Bern, Scott A. Mitchell, Jim Ruppert:
Linear-Size Nonobtuse Triangulation of Polygons. SCG 1994: 221-230
https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/177424.177974

[4] Christopher J. Bishop:
Nonobtuse Triangulations of PSLGs. Discret. Comput. Geom. 56(1): 43-92 (2016)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00454-016-9772-8


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[DMANET] [Extended Deadline] iMETA 2024: The 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Metaverse Technologies & Applications, Dubai, UAE [Hybrid Conference]

*The 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Metaverse Technologies &
Applications (**iMETA2024)*

24–26 November, 2024 – Dubai, UAE

https://imeta-conference.org/

*[Hybrid Event]*

Over the years, technology has advanced significantly, and the creation of
the virtual environments (i.e., metaverse) is one of the latest innovations
that is set to revolutionize how we interact, process, and connect our
real-life to other lifes. With the metaverse, we are presented with a new
realm that blurs the lines between the physical and digital world,
providing a new space for communication, commerce, services, and
entertainment.

The International Conference on Intelligent Metaverse Technologies &
Applications (iMeta) is to bring together leading researchers, academics,
and industry experts to explore the various aspects of the distributive
metaverse, including its technologies, applications, and implications for
various industries. Attendees can expect to participate in exciting keynote
speeches, panel discussions, and presentations on cutting-edge research
field. Throughout the conference, there will be ample opportunities for
attendees to network, share their knowledge, and collaborate on future
initiatives that will drive the development of the metaverse forward. We
are confident that iMeta conference will inspire new ideas, foster
innovation, and spark collaborations that will push the boundaries of the
metaverse and its potential to change the world as we know it.

Overall, the iMETA conference aims to provide attendees with a
comprehensive understanding of the communication, computing, and system
requirements of the metaverse. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions,
and presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with
leading experts and learn about the latest developments and future trends
in the field. The conference will also provide ample opportunities for
networking, sharing knowledge, and collaborating with others in the
metaverse community.

*List of Tracks:*

Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all
major areas, which include, but not limited to:

1. AI

2. Security and Privacy

3. Networking and Communications

4. Systems and Computing

5. Multimedia and Computer Vision

6. Immersive Technologies and Services

7. Storage and Processing

*Publication*

*IEEE is a technical sponsor of iMETA 2024*. All accepted papers in iMETA
2024 and the workshops co-located with it will be submitted to IEEEXplore,
dblp, and Scopus for inclusion.

*Important Dates:*

- Papers due: May 30, 2024 *June 30**, **2024 (Extended)*
- Acceptance notification: Sept 1, 2024
- Camera-ready paper due: Oct 10, 2024
- Workshop Proposal due: *June 30, 2024*

*Submission Guidelines:*

There are three categories of submission:

- *Long papers:* 7-8 pages.
- *Short papers:* 5-6 pages.

§ *Poster papers: 1-2 pages (undergraduate).*

*Submission Link: *https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=imeta2024

*Organizing Committee*

* Steering Committee*

§ Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia

§ Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

§ Ian F. Akyildiz, Truva Inc., USA

§ Merouane Debbah, TII, UAE

§ Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

§ Salil Kanhere, UNSW Sydney, Australia

§ Walid Saad, Virginia Tech, USA

*General Co-Chair*

§ Farina (Nadia) Bhuiyan, Zayed University, UAE

§ Moayad Aloqaily, MBZUAI, UAE

*Program Co-Chairs*

§ Madhusanka Liyanage, University College Dublin, Ireland

§ Xiaokang Zhou, Shiga University, Japan

§ Vinayaka Pandit, IBM India Research Lab, India

§ Safa Otoum, Zayed University, UAE

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Thursday, June 27, 2024

[DMANET] CFP: The 12th IEEE International Conference on Smart City and Informatization (iSCI-2024)

Dear Professors/Scholars/Researchers,

Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this iSCI
2024 Call for Papers (CFPs) with Deadline (September 1, 2024).

*The 12th IEEE International Conference on Smart*

*City and Informatization (iSCI-2024)*

*Sanya, Hainan, China, 17-21 December 2024*

*http://ieee-aiplus.org/2024/isci/* <http://ieee-aiplus.org/2024/isci/>

*INTRODUCTION*

The smart city is a modern urban sustainable development concept and
practice based on digital, networked and intelligent information and
communication technology facilities, with social, environmental and
management as the core elements, and ubiquitous, green and beneficial to
the people as the main features. It is a strategic cognition of the
scientific development of modern cities and a specific method to respond
wisely, another innovative top-level design for the future scientific
development of cities, and an integration and sublimation of previous urban
development concepts.

Smart cities are both intrinsically linked to and have their own
characteristics in relation to city informatisation, digital cities,
knowledge cities and creative cities. In contrast to city informatisation,
the smart city does not only stay at the level of information technology,
but also integrates technology into urbanisation, focusing on citizen
participation, social management, natural resource utilisation and quality
of life improvement in the process of urbanisation, and developing the
information systems formed in informatisation into an omnipresent and
interactive sensory network.

The 12th IEEE International Conference on Smart City and Informatization
(iSCI-2024) aims to provide a unique platform for multi-disciplinary
researchers and teams, industry solution vendors, and government agencies
to exchange innovative ideas, challenges, research results and solutions,
as well as project experience reports and successful stories.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers to iSCI-2024. Accepted
papers will be submitted for possible inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to
meeting IEEE Xplore's scope and quality requirements. The authors of
selected best papers will be invited post conference to extend their
contributions for special issues of prestigious journals to be planned in
conjunction with the conference.

*SCOPE AND TOPICS*

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

*Track 1: Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Sensing*

Security Model and Architecture

Smart Sensing in IoT

Trustworthy Data Collection in IoT

Information Security in IoT

Ubiquitous Safety in IoT

*Track 2: Urban Computing and Big Data*

Data Collection and Data Mining for Smart City

Expression and Visualization of Urban Data

Urban Monitoring and Optimization

Intelligent Transport Systems

Urban Traffic Flow Prediction

*Track 3: Sustainable Industry 4.0*

Enterprise Manufacturing and Management Informatization

Green Industry and Sustainable Manufacturing

Resource Allocation Efficiency Promotion Technologies

Integration of Information and Industrialization

Energy Informatics

*Track 4: Smart Society Informatization Technologies*

E-Government for Smart City

E-Health for Smart City

E-Education for Smart City

E-Social Services for Smart City

Social Mobility Analysis and Social Life Informatization

*Track 5: Cloud/Edge/Fog Computing for Smart City*

Cloud Computing for Smart City

Collaborative Cloud and Fog Computing for Smart City

Future Computing with Multiple Clouds

Security and Privacy across Clouds

*Track 6: Applications for Smart City Informatization*

Structural Health Monitoring in Smart City

Smart Grids and Energy

Smart Water and Food Systems

Applications for Smart Community and Smart Pension

Applications for Smart Environment and Smart Economy

*IMPORTANT DATES*

Workshop Proposal: 1 July 2024

*Submission Deadline: 1 September 2024*

Authors Notification: 15 October 2024

Final Manuscript Due: 10 November 2024

Registration Due: 10 November 2024

*PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINE*

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference
submission website (https://edas.info/N32632) with PDF format. The
materials presented in the papers should not be published or under
submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 8 pages (or 12 pages with
over length charge) including figures and references using IEEE Computer
Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10
fonts). Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be found at:

https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Once accepted, at least one of the authors of any accepted paper is
requested to register the paper at the conference. One of the authors of
the accept paper should present the paper in the conference. Otherwise, the
paper will be withdrawn from the conference proceedings.

*CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS*

IEEE iSCI 2024 warmly invites researchers, scientists, and industrial
engineers involved in the smart cities and informatization fields to
organize workshops that tackle new and emerging challenges. The workshops
and symposia should be focused on relevant topics, providing vibrant
opportunities for researchers to exchange their experiences and
achievements. Each workshop is envisioned to be cohesive, timely, and
enriching while maintaining distinction from the traditional technical
paper program.

Workshop organizers will bear full responsibility for soliciting the call
for papers, forming the technical program committee to review and select
papers as well as planning the workshop program.

Download the template of workshop CFP from the website:

*http://ieee-aiplus.org/2024/isci/cfw.php*
<http://ieee-aiplus.org/2024/isci/cfw.php>

Prospective Workshop Organizers should email proposals as a single PDF
document containing all the abovementioned information, to the IEEE iSCI
2024 Workshop Chair (bilhanan.silverajan@tuni.fi) by 1st July, 2024.

Publicity Chair

Rui Zhang, Hangzhou Institute of Technology, Xidian University, China

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[DMANET] PhD and Postdoc positions at CISPA Saarbr├╝cken (Algorithms & Complexity)

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security (Saarbruecken, Germany) offers several PhD positions and 2-year postdoc positions in the Algorithms & Complexity group of Daniel Marx. Currently we are hiring in ALL topics related to algorithms & complexity.

CISPA is a German national Big Science Institution within the Helmholtz Association. The working language of the institute is English. The positions are offered with an employment contract and come with social security and generous travel support. There are no teaching obligations associated with the positions. The starting date is flexible.

Strong candidates are sought in ALL theoretical areas related to algorithms and complexity, with particular focus on the following topics:

- graph algorithms
- combinatorial optimization
- parameterized algorithms and complexity

Applications for the positions should be submitted online on the CISPA website by *July 21, 2024* for full consideration:

https://jobs.cispa.saarland/jobs/detail/phd-and-postdoc-positions-related-to-algorithms-and-complexity-f-m-d-group-marx-252

Informal inquiries are welcome and may be sent to Daniel Marx ( marx@cispa.de ).

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[DMANET] ATMOS 2024 Call For Papers (last announcement) and DEADLINE EXTENSION...

Dear colleagues,

this is the final call for papers for the /24th Symposium on Algorithmic
Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems/
(ATMOS 2024).

Please notice that the submission deadline for ATMOS 2024 has been
extended until *_Sunday, July 07 2024_*.

Best regards,

Paul Bouman & Spyros Kontogiannis (ATMOS 2024 PC co-chairs)

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ATMOS 2024: 24th Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation
Modelling, Optimization, and Systems
Royal Holloway, University of London in Egham
London, UK, September 5-6, 2024
Conference website: https://algo-conference.org/2024/atmos/
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=atmos2024
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SCOPE

The 24th Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation
Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2024) will be part of ALGO
2024 (https://algo-conference.org/2024/), which will take place at the
Royal Holloway, University of London in Egham, United Kingdom. ATMOS is
scheduled on 5-6 September 2024.

Since 2000, ATMOS brings together researchers and practitioners who are
interested in all aspects of algorithmic methods and models for
transport optimization. The symposium 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 algorithms, mathematical optimization, theoretical computer
science, and operations research.

ATMOS PLENARY TALK

SPEAKER:    Eduardo Uchoa, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil
TITLE:        Exact Algorithms for Vehicle Routing: advances,
challenges, and perspectives
ABSTRACT:    The vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) is among the most widely
studied problems in operations research and combinatorial optimization.
The current state-of-the-art exact VRP algorithms employ a combination
of column generation and cut separation, known as Branch-Cut-and-Price
(BCP) algorithms. This presentation examines notable recent
contributions made by various researchers in the field. Additionally,
the talk showcases VRPSolver, a very flexible package that implements a
BCP algorithm that achieves outstanding performance for many routing,
packing, and scheduling problems. Furthermore, VRPSolverEasy, a recent
Python application built on top of VRPSolver, is introduced. While
heuristic algorithms are likely to remain the dominant approach for
practical routing, the availability of exact solutions for reasonably
sized instances opens up new possibilities.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline:     Sunday July 07, 2024 (AoE)
Notification to authors: July 31, 2024
Camera ready submission: August 7, 2024
Symposium:              September 5-6, 2024

TOPICS

The symposium welcomes but is not limited to papers addressing the
following topics:

 * Congestion Modelling and Reduction
 * Crew and Duty Scheduling
 * Demand Forecasting
 * Delay Management
 * Design of Pricing Systems
 * Electromobility
 * Infrastructure Planning
 * Intelligent Transportation Systems
 * Models for User Behaviour
 * Line Planning
 * Mobile Applications for Transport
 * Mobility-as-a-Service
 * Multi-modal Transport Optimization
 * Routing and Platform Assignment
 * Route Planning in Road and Public Transit Networks
 * Rostering
 * Timetable Generation
 * Tourist Tour Planning
 * Traffic Guidance
 * Vehicle Routing
 * Vehicle Scheduling

The symposium welcomes but is not limited to papers applying and
advancing the following techniques: Algorithmic Game Theory,
Approximation Algorithms, Combinatorial Optimization, Graph and Network
Algorithms, Heuristics and Meta-heuristics, Mathematical Programming,
Methods for the Integration of Planning Stages, Online and Real-time
Algorithms, Simulation Tools, Stochastic and Robust Optimization.

SUBMISSIONS

Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting
original unpublished research in the topics related to the symposium.
Simultaneous submission to other journals or conferences with published
proceedings is not allowed. By submitting a paper the authors
acknowledge that, in case of acceptance, at least one of the authors
will register at ALGO/ATMOS 2024, attend the conference on-site, and
present the paper.

Submissions must be in the form of a single PDF file prepared using the
LaTeX OASIcs style file
(https://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publishing/series/details/oasics) and must
be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=atmos2024).

ATMOS 2024 accepts two types of submissions, both of which will be
reviewed with the same quality standards by the Program Committee.

(a) REGULAR PAPER SUBMISSIONS: A regular paper submission should clearly
motivate the importance of the problem being addressed, discuss prior
work and its relationship to the paper, explicitly and precisely state
its key contributions, and outline the key technical ideas and methods
used to achieve the main results. A regular paper submission should not
exceed 12 pages including title page and abstract, but excluding
references and an optional appendix. Authors should include all
necessary details in their submission so that the Program Committee can
judge the correctness, importance and originality of their work. Any
material (e.g., proofs or experimental results) omitted (from the main
part of 12 pages) due to space limitations can be put into the optional
appendix, which will be read at the Program Committee's discretion.
Regular papers will be allotted up to 20 pages in the proceedings.

(b) SHORT PAPER SUBMISSIONS: A short paper submission may present
preliminary results or work-in-progress on a specific topic. Authors
should clearly motivate the importance of the problem being addressed,
discuss prior work and its relationship to the paper, explicitly and
precisely state the paper's key contributions, and outline the key
technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main claims. A short
paper submission should have at least 4 and at most 6 pages. Authors
should provide sufficient details in their submission so that the
Program Committee can judge the correctness, importance and originality
of their work. Short papers will be allotted upto 6 pages in the
proceedings.

PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings will be published on the Dagstuhl Open Access Seriesin
Informatics (OASIcs) publication service.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Paul Bouman (co-chair), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
David Coudert, INRIA and Université Côte d'Azur, France
Mattia D'Emidio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Julian Dibbelt, Apple, USA
Twan Dollevoet, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Daniele Frigioni, University of Aquila, Italy
Loukas Georgiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Marc Goerigk, University of Passau, Germany
Andrew Goldberg, Amazon, USA
Vera Grafe, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
Irene Heinrich, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Spyros Kontogiannis (co-chair), University of Patras, Greece
Jesper Larsen, Technical Universtity of Denmark, Denmark
Niels Lindner, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Philine Schiewe, Aalto University, Finland
Sabine Storandt, University of Konstanz, Germany
Rolf van Lieshout, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

STEERING COMMITTEE

Alberto Marchetti-Spaccamela, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Marie Schmidt, Universität Würzburg, Germany
Anita Schöbel, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany
Christos Zaroliagis, University of Patras, Greece (Chair)

CONTACT

All questions about submissions should be emailed to the PC co-chairs:

* Paul Bouman: bouman _A T_ ese.eur.nl
* Spyros Kontogiannis: spyridon.kontogiannis _A T_ upatras.gr

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Associate Professor
Computer Engineering & Informatics Department (CEID)
University of Patras, 26504 Rion, GREECE
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URL:https://www.ceid.upatras.gr/webpages/faculty/kontog/
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[DMANET] PhD position in algorithms, NP-complete problems, and complexity theory at TU Chemnitz

The professorship for Theoretical Computer Science at Chemnitz University
of Technology, Germany, is offering one fully funded position for a

PhD student (100% E13 TV-L)

available from October 1, 2024. Possible research directions include
algorithms for NP-complete problems and complexity theory. The position
comes with teaching obligations amounting to 4 hours per semester (e.g.
holding tutoring sessions). To be eligible, you should hold (or be close to
finishing) a Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or
comparable areas.

Please feel free to contact Dominik Scheder (
dominik.scheder@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de) for further inquiries. You can
find the official job posting here:

https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/verwaltung/personal/stellen/254010_2_LH.php

If interested, please submit your application material to
nr-office@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de, including:

- Curriculum vitae
- 1-page summary of your master thesis
- short overview of your research interests
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We will start reviewing applications by July 19, 2024 until the position
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[DMANET] PhD Position in Network Science (30h, 4 years) JKU Linz

*** PhD opening (JKU Linz, Austria) within the interdisciplinary
research project "Modeling, analyzing, and learning from mechanisms of
community building in networks" ***

At the core of the project is the development of a transdisciplinary
understanding of the mechanisms resulting in community formation in
networks via network analysis (community detection), agent-based
modeling for complex systems (non-equilibrium thermodynamic techniques)
and the historical role of network theory. The project will be jointly
supervised by researchers from three different disciplines - Sophie
Parragh (Operations Research), Kurt Hingerl (Physics), and Clemens
Apprich (Media Theory).

Your qualifications and background:

* A Diploma/Master's degree in mathematics, theoretical physics,
operations research/analytics, statistics, computer science/artificial
intelligence or a related discipline with formal orientation (completed
until October 2024)
* Experience in at least one of the following areas: Modeling and
analysis of networks; Modeling of complex systems; Agent-based methods
* Demonstrated strong motivation to conduct inter- and transdisciplinary
research
* Willingness to analyze the subject of research from a theoretical as
well as from a historical perspective
* Programming skills (Python/C++/Julia)
* Excellent written and spoken English skills (min. Level C1)

The PhD position is part of the Art x Science School for Transformation.
The Art x Science School for Transformation is currently offering five
PhD positions in different subject areas. A JKU professor will be
responsible for the primary supervision of the theses, while a professor
from the University of Applied Arts Vienna will be responsible for the
second supervision.

Further information and application:
https://karriere.jku.at/hcm/jobexchange/showJobOfferDetail.do?jobOfferId=0cce88bc8f5713d30190028afad134ab&j=&languageChanged=true

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

[DMANET] ICDCN 2025 - Final Call for Workshop Proposals

We are happy to announce that the 26th edition of the International
Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2025) will be
held at IIT Hyderabad, India, from 4th – 7th January 2025.

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for one-day or half-day
workshops affiliated with the conference. Workshops should emphasize
current topics of interest within the broader areas of Distributed
Computing and Communication Networks. Some of the topics of interest are
mentioned below, but not limited to:

- 5G and Beyond

- Ad-hoc, Sensor, PAN and Mesh Networks

- Backscatter and Ultra-low Power Networks

- Biological Distributed Algorithms

- Blockchains

- Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing

- Cognitive Networking

- Disaster response

- Distributed AI/ML

- Distributed Data-Analytics

- Distributed game theory

- Energy and Sustainability

- Edge, Fog Computing and Mobile Offloading

- Fault-tolerance, Reliability, and Availability of Distributed Systems

- Federated Learning

- Graph Theory and Applications to Networks and Distributed Computing

- Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical systems

- Mobile Crowdsensing and Social Network Analysis and Mining

- Next-generation internet

- Pervasive and Mobile Computing

- Peer-to-Peer Networks -  Architectures and Algorithms

- Security, Privacy and Game Theory in Distributed Computing and Networking

- Smart City Applications

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- Self-* (Self-organization, Self-stabilization, Self-healing etc) and
Autonomic Computing
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- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

- Vehicular Networks

The workshops may include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations
and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active
discussion. The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for
presenting new ideas in a generally more focused area than the main
conference. The objective of these workshops is to enable stimulating
discussions on state-of-the-art, emerging, visionary, and perhaps
controversial topics. Workshops should be organized to promote such lively
interaction. Plans to promote interaction and discussion should be clearly
addressed in workshop proposals. It is expected that workshop papers will
be published along with the main conference papers as part of the ACM
International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and will be indexed by
the ACM Digital Library, subject to pending ACM approval. Workshop
organisers should follow ACM Peer Review Policy (
https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/peer-review) while accepting
papers.

Format of the Proposal:

Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:

- Title of the workshop

- Description of the technical issues covered, emphasizing the timeliness
of the proposed workshop (1-page maximum)

- Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information),
limiting up to 2 workshop chairs for a half-day workshop and 3 workshop
chairs for a full-day workshop

- A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words)

-Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and
invited speakers (an indication that speakers accepted to participate is a
plus)

- Planned format of the workshop, including:

+ Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day and tentative schedule

+ Preferred day of the workshop: Before or after the conference

+ Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels

+ Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged

- Draft Call for Papers

- A description of the publicity and promotion plan

- Workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the
proposal - will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)

- If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including
the number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.

In order to ensure the quality of the accepted papers in  ICDCN, the ICDCN
steering committee set an upper limit of 40% on the acceptance rate for
ICDCN Workshop papers. Hence, it is desirable for the organizers of the
accepted workshops to adhere to that acceptance rate for their respective
workshops. Also workshop organisers are not encouraged to submit papers in
their own workshop.

Timelines for the Workshop:

The proposals should be submitted (in PDF format) no later than July 10, 202
4, to the ICDCN 2024 Workshop chairs with "ICDCN 2025 Workshop Proposal" in
the subject.

- Proposal Deadline: July 10th, 2024

- Notification of Selection: July 15th, 2024

- Opening of Workshop Papers for Acceptance: July 23rd,  2024

- Deadline for Workshop Papers: September 15th, 2024

- Decision on Acceptance/Rejection of the Workshop Papers: October 6th, 2024
(hard deadline)

- Camera-Ready Papers Version Due: October 20th, 2024 (hard deadline)

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For further queries please write to us:

Amitabh Trehan (amitabh.trehan@durham.ac.uk) and

Punyasha Chatterjee (punyasha.chatterjee@jadavpuruniversity.in)

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[DMANET] CFP [2. Call]: REX-IO Workshop at IEEE Cluster 2024 - Submissions due, July 10, 2024

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Call for Papers

REX-IO 2024: 4th Workshop on Re-envisioning Extreme-Scale I/O for
Emerging Hybrid HPC Workloads

Held in conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2024, Kobe, Japan.

Workshop Date: September 24, 2024

(https://sites.google.com/view/rexio/)

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Scope, Aims, and Topics
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High Performance Computing (HPC) applications are evolving to include not only traditional modeling and simulation bulk-synchronous scale-up workloads but also scale-out workloads, including artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics methods, deep learning, and complex multi-step workflows. With the advent of Exascale systems such as Frontier, workflows include multiple different components from both scale-up and scale-out communities operating together to drive scientific discovery and innovation. With the often conflicting design choices between optimizing for write- vs. read-intensive, having flexible I/O systems is crucial to support hybrid workloads. Another performance aspect is the intensifying complexity of parallel file and storage systems in large-scale cluster environments. Storage system designs are advancing beyond the traditional two-tiered file system and archive model by introducing new tiers of temporary, fast storage close to the computing resources with distinctly different performance characteristics.

The changing landscape of emerging hybrid HPC workloads along with the ever increasing gap between the compute and storage performance capabilities reinforces the need for an in-depth understanding of extreme-scale I/O and for rethinking existing data storage and management techniques. Traditional approaches of managing data might fail to address the challenges of extreme-scale hybrid workloads. Novel I/O optimization and management techniques integrating machine learning and AI algorithms, such as intelligent load balancing and I/O pattern prediction, are needed to ease the handling of the exponential growth of data as well as the complex hierarchies in the storage and file systems. Furthermore, user-friendly, transparent and innovative approaches are essential to adapt to the needs of different HPC I/O workloads while easing the scientific and commercial code development and efficiently utilizing extreme-scale parallel I/O and storage resources.

Established at IEEE Cluster 2021, the Re-envisioning Extreme-Scale I/O for Emerging Hybrid HPC Workloads (REX-IO) workshop has created a forum for experts, researchers, and engineers in the parallel I/O and storage, compute facility operation, and HPC application domains. REX-IO solicits novel work that characterizes I/O behavior and identifies the challenges in scientific data and storage management for emerging HPC workloads, introduces potential solutions to alleviate some of these challenges, and demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed solutions to improve I/O performance for the exascale supercomputing era and beyond. We envision that this workshop will contribute to the community and further drive discussions between storage and I/O researchers, HPC application users and the data analytics community to give a better in-depth understanding of the impact on the storage and file systems induced by emerging HPC applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Understanding I/O inefficiencies in emerging workloads such as complex multi-step workflows, in-situ analysis, AI, and data analytics methods
- New I/O optimization techniques, including how ML and AI algorithms might be adapted for intelligent load balancing and I/O pattern prediction of complex, hybrid application workloads
- Performance benchmarking and modeling, and I/O behavior studies of emerging workloads
- New possibilities for the I/O optimization of emerging application workloads and their I/O subsystems
- Efficient monitoring tools for metadata and storage hardware statistics at runtime, dynamic storage resource management, and I/O load balancing
- Parallel file systems, metadata management, and complex data management
- Understanding and efficiently utilizing complex storage hierarchies beyond the traditional two-tiered file system and archive model
- User-friendly tools and techniques for managing data movement among compute and storage nodes
- Use of staging areas, such as burst buffers or other private or shared acceleration tiers for managing intermediate data between computation tasks
- Application of emerging big data frameworks towards scientific computing and analysis
- Alternative data storage models, including object and key-value stores, and scalable software architectures for data storage and archive
- Position papers on related topics

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Submission Guidelines
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All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Indicate all authors and affiliations. All papers will be peer-reviewed using a single-blind peer-review process by at least three members of the program committee. Submissions should be a complete manuscript. REX-IO accepts traditional research papers (page limit: 8 pages + 2 additional pages) for in-depth topics and short papers (page limit: 4 pages + 1 additional page) for work in progress on hot topics.

Paper format: single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. The submitted manuscripts should include author names and affiliations. The IEEE conference style templates for MS Word and LaTeX provided by IEEE eXpress Conference Publishing are available here: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Papers are to be submitted electronically in PDF format. Submitted papers should not have appeared in or be under consideration for a different workshop, conference or journal. All accepted papers need to be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

All accepted papers (subject to post-review revisions) will be published in the IEEE Cluster 2024 companion proceedings.

Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rexio24

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Important Dates
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Please note: All deadlines and dates are Anywhere on Earth
- Submissions open: May 26, 2024
- Submission deadline: July 10, 2024, 11:59PM AoE
- Notification to authors: July 26, 2024
- Author Registration due: August 2, 2024
- Camera-ready paper due: August 9, 2024
- Workshop date: September 24, 2024

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Workshop Committees
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Workshop Co-Chairs:
- Arnab K. Paul (BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, India)
- Sarah M. Neuwirth (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany)
- Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)

Program Committee:
- Tyler Allen (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
- Phil Carns (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
- Hariharan Devarajan (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
- Anna Fuchs (University of Hamburg, Germany)
- Shadi Ibrahim (National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria), France)
- Ahmad Maroof Karimi (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
- Hideyuki Kawashima (Keio University, Japan)
- Michael Kuhn (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)
- Radita Liem (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
- Kento Sato (RIKEN R-CCS, Japan)
- Houjun Tang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
- Osamu Tatebe (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
- Mai Zheng (Iowa State University, USA)

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Contact
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All questions about submissions should be emailed to <rexio24 AT easychair DOT org>


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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
High Performance Computing and its Applications

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[DMANET] IEEE HONET 2024 - CFP

Apologies for cross-posting.
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2024 IEEE 21st International Conference on Smart Communities: Improving Quality of Life using AI, Robotics and IoT (HONET)
December 03-05, 2024
University of Doha for Science & Technology
Doha, Qatar
https://honet-ict.org

Keynote and invited speakers:
- Dr. Gordon Cheng, Fellow IEEE, Professor and Coordinator Center of Competence Neuro-Engineering in ECE Department, Technical University Munich, Germany
- Dr. James Won-Ki Hong, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Dir. Distributed Processing & Networks Management Lab, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
- Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour, Fellow IEEE, Bodine Chair Professor and Director Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology


SPONSORS:
- University of Doha for Science & Technology, Doha, Qatar
- HONET-ICT cf. Center for Opto-electronics and Optical Communication, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte NC 28223, USA
- IEEE Qatar Section
- IEEE North Carolina Council


TOPICS OF INTEREST:
Authors are invited to submit R&D and concept papers presenting original research work related to the practice and theory related to the scope of HONET thematic areas. Related proposals for Workshops and Tutorials will be considered. All submissions must describe original and pertinent research, development, and future vision. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the ones shown below.

These topics should be discussed in terms of research findings, concepts, state-of-the-art, standards, implementations, developments, field trials/experiments, educational goals, and new applications. Submitted or substantially similar papers must not be under review currently for any other publication.

1. AI & IoT
a. Enhancing the capabilities of Smart Communities using AI
b. Machine Learning models for Smart Cities (LSTM, Deep Learning, Transformers)
c. Realizing Smart Localities using IoT
2. Robotics
a. Robotics & Automation
b. Autonomous Vehicles and Charging Technologies
c. Computer Vision
3. Computer and Communication Networks and Network Security
a. Wireless Networks
b. Photonic Networks
c. 5G Communication and beyond
d. Software Defined Networks (SDN)
e. Network Security and Forensic Analysis
4. Energy and Power Technologies
a. Renewable Energy Sources
b. Smart-Grids and Robust Infrastructure
c. Smart Storage and Demand & Response
d. Micro Grid Analytics and Management
e. Smart Grid and Smart Cities
5. Photonics
a. LEDs, Lasers and Solar Cells and Panels
b. Packaging

STEERING COMMITTEE
M. Yasin Akhtar Raja, Senior Member IEEE, Optica and Fellow SPIE, Prof. Phys. & Optical Science,
Optoelectronics & Optical Communication, UNC Charlotte, NC, USA

Rachid Benlamri, Prof. & VP Academics, University of Doha for Science & Technology, Doha, Qatar

Glenn D. Boreman, Prof. and Chair Physics & Optical Science, Fellow IEEE, SPIE and Optica,
Dir. Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communication, UNC Charlotte, USA

M. Iqbal Choudhary, Prof., Coordinator General COMSATS, Islamabad, Pakistan

GENERAL CHAIRS
Rachid Benlamri, Prof. & VP Academics, University of Doha for Science & Technology, Doha, Qatar

M. Yasin Akhtar Raja, Senior Member IEEE, Optica and Fellow SPIE, Prof. Physics & Optical Science,
Optoelectronics & Optical Communication, UNC Charlotte, NC, USA

CONFERENCE CHAIRS
Zakaria Maamar, Prof., University of Doha for Science & Technology, Doha, Qatar

Mohammad Ilyas, SMIEEE, Prof., Dept. EE & CS, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

IMPORTANT DATES:
Full Len Papers Due: 30 Jun 2024
Short Papers Due: 30 Jun 2024
Acceptance Notification: 31 Aug 2024
Camera Ready Due: 15 Sep 2024
Registration Deadline: 15 Sep 2024
Program Available: 01 Oct 2024

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Visit https://honet-ict.org for more details and instructions on paper submission.
Instructions for paper submission: https://honet-ict.org/author-inst.html
Submit your paper: https://edas.info/N32390

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The position is funded by a JST ASPIRE grant, "Advanced research on discrete
math, graph algorithms and graph theory" with project leaders Ken-ichi
Kawarabayashi and Mikkel Thorup.
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[DMANET] Workshop "30 Years of EDAs" at PPSN 2024

Dear colleagues,

As part of the 18th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving
From Nature (PPSN 2024), a prime international conference on
evolutionary and other randomized search heuristics, we are organizing
an informal workshop to celebrate the 30th birthday of
estimation-of-distribution algorithms (EDAs), defined here as the 30th
anniversary of the definition of the population-based incremental
learning (PBIL) algorithm in 1994.

We invite researchers and practitioners in the area of
estimation-of-distribution algorithms to contribute a short talk to this
workshop, covering current or recent own research, discussing important
classic results and their impact on the field today, or proposing novel
research directions. If you would like to give such a talk, please send
us a short abstract by August 7, 2024. For details on the submission
process and more information on the workshop, please consult the
workshop page at

https://30yearsofedas.github.io/index.html

All the best

Concha Bielza
Benjamin Doerr
John McCall
Weijie Zheng
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[DMANET] [CFP] SPICES 2024 Deadline Extended

SPICES 2024: Call for Papers and for Reproducibility Studies

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The 3rd Workshop on Security and Privacy in Connected Embedded Systems (
SPICES 2024) -- https://www.tii.ae/workshop/spices

Co-located with EWSN 2024 -- December 10, 2024

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**** Important Dates ****

Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2024 *July 15, 2024*

Notification of acceptance: September 10, 2024

Camera-ready: October 10, 2024

Workshop day: December 10, 2024

Embedded systems have become pervasive in modern society, from managing the
power grids that allow you to boil the kettle in the morning to monitoring
your sleep patterns at night. They play a crucial role in facilitating
communication, enabling access to information, and powering the unseen
minutiae of everyday life. Securing these networks and devices is of utmost
importance to ensure the safety and privacy of individuals, businesses, and
governments.

However, despite significant recent progress recognizing the need for
security in such systems, it is often still an afterthought. Furthermore,
emerging communication technologies such as 6G, cloud computing, and the
inexorable rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning present new
security threats and privacy issues that require innovative solutions.
Moreover, unconventional threats and vulnerabilities can circumvent
established security and privacy dogmas, exposing key weaknesses in
critical systems.

The Workshop on Security and Privacy in Connected Embedded Systems (SPICES)
aims to address these challenges and foster interdisciplinary collaboration
to explore innovative solutions for securing wireless and embedded systems.
The workshop provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and
industry experts to discuss the latest topics and challenges in wireless
and embedded systems security and privacy – not only on how existing
systems should be secured but also exploring important security aspects (or
lack of) in current research trends. We welcome submissions with unusual
takes on existing techniques, proposals for novel security and privacy
solutions, exposure of atypical weaknesses, and the application of
unconventional approaches to solving next-generation wireless security
challenges.

We invite researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to
submit papers (up to 6 pages, double-column) focusing on topics such as:

- Wireless security for cyber-physical systems (e.g., factory automation).

- AI / Machine Learning assisted security and privacy at the physical, MAC,
or networking layers.

- Generative Adversarial Networks for wireless and embedded security.

- Security protocols for wireless communications and networking.

- RF Jamming attacks and defenses for wireless networks.

- Localization and positioning privacy (GPS, UWB, BLE 5.2, etc.).

- Measurement of embedded computing privacy leakage.

- Privacy-enhancing and anonymization techniques in embedded computing.

- Security and privacy techniques in embedded computing.

- Privacy-enhanced data analytics and storage in embedded computing.

- Privacy-preservation methods on context (e.g., location, energy) changes
in embedded computing.

- Offensive security and side-channel attacks on IoT devices.

- Security and possible weaknesses in 6G cellular networks (3GPP, ETSI,
IEEE, etc.).

- Testbed and experimental platforms for wireless security.

- Vehicular network security (e.g., drones, automotive, avionics,
autonomous driving).

- Security for UAV swarms (i.e., distributed, highly mobile systems).

- Communications security in satellite systems.

- Cryptography primitives and lightweight protocols for embedded IoT
devices.

- Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS).

- Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs).

- Internet of the Things (IoT) security and privacy.

- Smart Contracts and Blockchain for wireless communication.

- Multi-factor authentication methods for embedded IoT devices.

- Zero-knowledge and zero-trust techniques in embedded computing.

We especially encourage submissions that aim to broaden the discussion
outside of traditional security and privacy challenges and approaches.
Examples could include, but are not limited to:

- Bio-inspired security solutions.

- Visual/movement-based security solutions.

- Environment-adaptive security.

- Underwater communications security.

- Visual Light Communication (VLC)-based security.

- Quantum-based security.

Well-reasoned arguments or preliminary evaluations are sufficient for this
workshop.

**** Submission Instructions ****

Submitted papers must contain at most six pages (US letter, 9pt font size,
double-column format, following the ACM master article template), including
all figures, tables, and references. All submissions must be written in
English and contain the authors' names, affiliations, and contact
information. Submissions may be uploaded through the SPICES workshop track
under the EWSN 2024 EasyChair submission site (
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ewsn2024
).

Accepted papers will be published in ACM as part of the EWSN 2024
proceedings. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work
in a plenary session as part of the main workshop program.

**** Workshop Organizers ****

- Martin Andreoni (Technology Innovation Institute, UAE)

- Pericle Perazzo (University of Pisa, Italy)

- Fikret Basic (TU Graz)
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