Sunday, December 10, 2017

[DMANET] ISCO 2018 second call, submissions are open

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ISCO 2018 Second Call

Submissions are now open

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5th International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization (ISCO 2018)
April 11-13, 2018 - Marrakech - Morocco
[+Spring School on "Advanced MIP Formulations and Computations"
on April 9- 10, 2018]
http://isco2018.lip6.fr/

THEME AND SCOPE
ISCO is a biennial symposium whose aim is to bring together researchers from all the
communities related to combinatorial optimization, including algorithms and complexity,
mathematical programming and operations research. It is intended to be a forum for
presenting original research in these areas and especially in their intersections.
Quality papers on all aspects of combinatorial optimization, from mathematical
foundations and theory of algorithms to computational studies and
practical applications, are solicited.

SESSIONS
The conference is organized into plenary and parallel sessions. The conference languages
is English. Each speaker can give only one talk. Proposals for invited sessions
are welcome. Researchers who are interested in organizing an invited session should
contact Ridha Mahjoub (ridha.mahjoub@)lamsade.dauphine.fr).

SPRING SCHOOL
ISCO 2018 will be preceded by a spring school on "Advanced MIP Formulations and
Computations". Juan Pablo Vielma and Joey Huchette from MIT will give 16 hours of
lectures on April 9 and 10, 2018.

SUBMISSION - PUBLICATION
Papers presenting original unpublished results in all areas of combinatorial optimization
and its applications are welcome. The submission deadline is January 10, 2018.
Simultaneous submissions to other conferences with published proceedings or journals
are not allowed.
Two types of submissions:
Regular papers with up to 12 pages
Accepted regular papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) series in a post-conference proceedings volume. The authors will
have to prepare their camera-ready version two weeks after the end of ISCO 2018.
Short papers up to 2 pages. Accepted short papers will be included in a volume
of local proceedings. More information about the submission procedure is available
on the website of the conference.

SPECIAL ISSUE:
A special issue of the journal Discrete Applied Mathematics will be dedicated to ISCO 2018.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission: January 10, 2018
Notification: February 20, 2018
Early registration: March 6, 2018
Early registration school: March 6, 2018
Camera Ready: April 30, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Friedrich Eisenbrand (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Marcia Fampa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Bresil)
Bernard Gendron (University of Montreal, Canada)
Franz Rendl (University of Klagenfurt, Graz, Austria)

CONFERENCE CHAIRS
Abdelatif El Afia (ENSIAS, University Mohammed V, Marroco)
Jon Lee (University of Michigan, USA)
A. Ridha Mahjoub (University Paris-Dauphine, France)
Giovanni Rinaldi (IASI, Roma, Italy)

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

[DMANET] Tenure track faculty position in Computer Science (Big Data Analytics)

Dear colleagues,

Please feel free to forward this call for applications for a tenue track faculty position in our department.

http://informatique.umons.ac.be/index.php?p=jobs <http://informatique.umons.ac.be/index.php?p=jobs>

Best regards,

Hadrien

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[DMANET] PhD position in Algorithms & Optimisation (Univ. of Liverpool, UK)

PhD position in Algorithms & Optimisation (Univ. of Liverpool, UK)


A fully funded PhD position:

A fully funded 3-year PhD position is available at the Computer Science Department of the University of Liverpool, UK.
The Department is the world-leading research centre in Computer Science with a particular strength in theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. The department offers a strong research environment, spanning a wide range of research topics such as complexity theory and algorithms, distributed computing and computer networks, verification and formal methods, automata and computability theory, computational game theory, data mining, machine learning and natural language processing.

The successful candidate will do research in the areas of algorithms, optimisation and machine learning, designing new approaches and their analyses for simulation-based planning techniques with applications to online retail. This project will be in cooperation with Shop Direct, the second largest retailer in the UK. The candidate will be supervised by Professor Piotr Krysta ( https://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~piotr/ ) and will become a member of the Algorithms and Optimisation research group at the Department of Computer Science: https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/research/optimisation/people.html.

This PhD project will study a Loan Pricing Problem (LPP), in which a customer browses pages of an online retailer and is interested to purchase a new product. The retailer offers the customer payment options: a list of appropriately priced loans. These offers are based on the customer's past history, and are carefully chosen and personalised, to maximise the customer's lifetime value. How can we model and efficiently solve this problem based on the customer's history? LPP can be approached by simulation-based planning techniques via Markov decision processes. We will use our expertise in this area and in combinatorial pricing and the design and analysis of algorithms to build a learning model for LPP based on data from Shop Direct. Our goal is to develop a novel framework of meta-algorithms which would automatically generate efficient algorithms to solve LPP based on the historic data. We will use both experimental and theoretical analysis of the performance of our algorithms. Our toolkit will involve state of the art techniques in simulation-based planning, machine learning, approximation algorithms and optimisation.

This PhD project is an exciting opportunity to delve into an important and timely research area on a border of algorithms, optimisation and data analysis with a renowned team of researchers and a modern high-tech internet retailer Shop Direct based in Liverpool. The project will help expose the PhD candidate to contemporary theoretical developments in these research areas as well as their direct deployment in industrial practice. A PhD within this project will prepare the candidate to undertake academic research career and industrial research and development IT career.

The position will be based in University of Liverpool's Department of Computer Science and supervised by Professor Piotr Krysta, and co-supervised by Dr. Rahul Savani (Economics and Computation group) and Dr. Frans Oliehoek (Data Mining and Machine Learning group), with a close cooperation with Shop Direct's Data Science Department.

Prior Experience:
We look for ambitious and highly motivated candidates with good first degree (BSc or MSc) in Computer Science, Mathematics or closely related subject, and with a strong interest and background in algorithms and optimisation, and programming skills. A mathematically oriented mind is desired. The applicant must have good communication skills, both verbal and in writing (English), be self-motivated and helpful team member.

How to Apply:
Applications should be made formally by following the University of Liverpool's standard process. Details can be found
here: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/computer-science/postgraduate/phdstudy/applications/ Applications should list
Prof. Piotr Krysta as the potential supervisor and choose the option "School funded PhD" when asked how you will
fund the PhD. Applications must contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae or resume, copies of undergraduate and
graduate transcripts, a 1-2 page research statement describing how the applicant's qualifications and research
interests would fit the project, a copy of the applicant's bachelor or master's thesis and the names and contact
information of academic references.

Funding Notes:
This PhD studentship will be for 3 years at GBP 20,000 (tax-free) per year.
a) If UK/EU this will relate to Full Fees & Maintenance (current fee £4,195)
b) If overseas/international applicants this will relate to Full Fee and a small maintenance (current fee is £18,900).

Applications are admitted until 31 January 2018, or until a suitable candidate is found thereafter. The selected candidate can start this position immediately, but the latest starting date for this fully-funded PhD position is 1 March 2018. Please send your informal inquiries to Prof. Piotr Krysta (pkrysta@liverpool.ac.uk).

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Friday, December 8, 2017

[DMANET] 2nd CFP - VIII Latin-American Workshop on Cliques in Graphs (LAWCG 2018)

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LAWCG 2018
VIII Latin-American Workshop on Cliques in Graphs
August 9-11, 2018
Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil
http://lawcg2018.icomp.ufam.edu.br/

We are very pleased to announce that the 8th Latin American Workshop on Cliques
in Graphs will be held on August 9-11, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Following the previous workshops at (2002) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; (2006)
La Plata, Argentina; (2008) Guanajuato, Mexico; (2010) Itaipava, Brazil;
(2012) Buenos Aires, Argentina; (2014) Pirenópolis, Brazil and (2016) La
Plata, Argentina, the workshop is meant to foster interaction between the
Latin American Graph Theory and Combinatorics researchers, whose research
interests include cliques, clique graphs, the behavior of cliques and other
topics in Graph Theory.

The LAWCG 2018 is supported by the Special Committee on Algorithms,
Combinatorics
and Optimization (CE-ACO) of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).

In 2018, the LAWCG is a satellite event of ICM 2018 (International Congress
of Mathematicians), that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, from August 1st to
9th, 2018. Also in the 2018 edition, the LAWCG joins the commemorations of
the 50th edition of the Brazilian Operational Research Symposium (SBPO),
organized by the Brazilian Society of Operational Research (SOBRAPO), which
is part
of ALIO and IFORS.

The official languages are English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

We have five confirmed plenary talks by:

Bojan Mohar (Canada and Slovenia)
Gyula O. H. Katona (Hungary)
Jorge Urrutia (Mexico)
Marisa Gutierrez (Argentina)


Contributed Papers covering original work on the conference topics will be
accepted for presentation. Each contributor must submit a one page brief
abstract in .pdf format by e-mail to

lawcg2018@eic.cefet-rj.br

using the following LaTex format avaiable at

http://lawcg2018.icomp.ufam.edu.br/call-papers

Submissions open on: January 15th 2018
Closing date for submissions: March 31st 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 15th 2018

After the workshop, the proceedings of the workshop will be published
by Matemática
Contemporânea, a journal of the Brazilian Mathematical Society. All
participants of the conference will be invited to submit an extended abstract
(up to 6 pages) describing their contributions. The submitted papers will
go through the normal review process. Please follow the formatting
guidelines of Matemática Contemporânea.

Registration fee and payment method will be announced by mid-April.

We sincerely hope to see you at Rio de Janeiro for the workshop,


Committees

ICM 2018's satellite representatives
Jayme Szwarcfiter, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nelson Maculan, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

General Chair
Celina de Figueiredo, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Program Committee
Ana Karolinna Maia, UFC, Ceará, Brazil
Cláudia Linhares Sales, UFC, Fortaleza, Brazil
Leo Liberti, CNRS LIX, École Polytechnique, France
Luerbio Faria, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Maya Stein, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Rosiane de Freitas, UFAM, Manaus, Brazil

Organizing committee
Diana Sasaki, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Diego Nunes Brandão, CEFET, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Helder Vasconcelos, CEFET, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Laura Silva de Assis, CEFET, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pedro Henrique González Silva, CEFET, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rainer Amorim, UFAM, Manaus, Brazil
Raphael Machado, CEFET, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rubens Sucupira, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Simone Gama, UFAM, Manaus, Brazil

Steering Committee
Celina de Figueiredo, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Erika Coelho, UFG, Goiânia, Brazil
Jayme Szwarcfiter, UFRJ and UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Liliana Alcón, UNLP, La Plata, Argentina
Márcia Cappelle, UFG, Goiânia, Brazil
Marina Groshaus, UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marisa Gutierrez, UNLP, La Plata, Argentina
Miguel Pizaña, UAM, Mexico, Mexico


Additional information are available at LAWCG 2018's website:

http://lawcg2018.icomp.ufam.edu.br/
<http://lawcg2018.icomp.ufam.edu.br/call-papers>


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Optimization, Algorithms, and Computational Complexity research group
Institute of Computing - Federal University of Amazonas (IComp/UFAM)
Manaus - Amazonas, Brazil
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[DMANET] [GECCO 2018] SIGEVO Summer School - Call for Participation

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies]

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*** For GECCO students!
*** We have grants to ease your participation!
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.......... Held along with ACM GECCO 2018 Conference ..........

July 13, 14, and 19 (plus activities in July 15-19)

SIGEVO is a special interest group of ACM always looking for new ways
to enlarge the community of researchers working in different
biologically inspired metaheuristics. The second SigEvo Summer School
(S3), held in conjunction with GECCO 2018 in Kyoto, is looking for
students and mentors.

The core of the second S3 will take place in Osaka in the days
previous to the conference, and will continue in daily interactions
during the conference proper in Kyoto, finishing in the same day of
the conference later in the afternoon. That way, students will be able
to enjoy and learn during the conference proper at the same time they
meet researchers and advance in their learning tasks. GECCO tutorials,
workshops, and papers will be an integral part of the S3.

Students are expected to:

- Attend the two days before the conference, as well as the session
after the conference, is finished, on the same day.

- Have a valid registration to GECCO itself, plus a small fee to
participate in the school.

- Cooperatively work on an assignment and follow the standards of
proper social and research behavior.

Students of the S3 will be eligible for travel, register and lodging
grants of GECCO.

See the special section on S3 that will appear soon on the web page of
GECCO: http://gecco-2018.sigevo.org/index.html/Summer+School

Any comments or questions on the school organization, please contact
JJ Merelo (jmerelo@ugr.es <mailto:jmerelo@ugr.es>)

If you are interested in being a mentor for the second S3, please send
your information (name, affiliation, and contact information) to JJ
Merelo (jmerelo@ugr.es <mailto:jmerelo@ugr.es>).

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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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Associate Professor
Dept. of Information and Communication
Nagoya University

Andrew M. Sutton
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Minnesota Duluth

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[DMANET] Scholarship, master in fundamental computer science, ENS de Lyon, France

Scholarships are proposed for international students willing to do a master in fundamental computer science at ENS de Lyon (France). Important informations below.

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Scope: all areas of fundamental computer science are covered (logic, combinatorics, graphs, cryptography, algorithms, computing, optimization, computational geometry, complexity, information theory...)

The scholarship is 1000 euros per month. Teaching is fully given in English. Students may apply for the two years of the master, or just for the second year. Students are encouraged to continue with a PhD.

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Detailed program of the 1st year of the master:
http://www.ens-lyon.fr/DI/?page_id=4036&lang=en

Detailed program of the 2nd year of the master:
http://www.ens-lyon.fr/DI/?p=5331


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How to apply:

The scholarships are provided by Labex MiLyon and ENS de Lyon. Here are the links to apply.
One application is enough to apply to the two scholarships (MiLyon and ENS)

MiLyon, deadline to apply : January 9th 2018
http://milyon.universite-lyon.fr/en/formation/bourses/

ENS de Lyon, deadline to apply : December 18th, 2017, 12 pm (Time at Lyon - France)
http://international.ens-lyon.fr/grants-and-scholarships-279258.kjsp?RH=1444323973665&RF=1445867537855


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Nicolas Trotignon
http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/nicolas.trotignon/
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CNRS, LIP, Équipe MC2
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Département d'informatique
Tél : (+33 | 0) 4 37 28 76 43

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[DMANET] CTW18 on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization (18-20 June, Paris)

16th Cologne-Twente Workshop (CTW18) on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization

June 18-20, 2018, Paris (France)

Call for papers
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The Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization
2018 welcomes contributions on theory and applications of discrete
algorithms, graphs and combinatorial structures in the wide
sense. CTW18 will be organized by CNRS LIX, École Polytechnique, and will
take place at the Conservatoire National d'Arts et Métiers (CNAM), in
the center of Paris.

Contacts
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URL: http://ctw18.lipn.univ-paris13.fr/
EMAIL: ctw18paris@gmail.com

Invited speakers
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Thomas Seiller, Univ. de Paris-Nord
Angelika Wiegele, Alpen-Adria-Univ. Klagenfurt

Registration fee
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EUR 250 if the payment is received by May 2, 2018, and EUR 300
afterwards. For PhD/MSC students and/or postdocs, EUR 100 if received
by May 2, 2018, and EUR 125 afterwards (PhD studentship / postdoc status
proof is required). The registration fee includes entry to all technical
sessions, coffee-breaks and the social event.

Abstract Submission
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Submit extended abstracts of at most 4 pages using the Easychair link
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ctw18>, no later than
Feb 1st, 2018, using the templates (coming soon too) available on the
website. The scientific committee will select the presentations for
the workshop on the basis of the extended abstracts received and on
the available number of slots.

Proceedings volume
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A special issue of the journal Discrete Applied Mathematics is planned
as a post-conference proceedings outlet.

Scientific committee
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Ali Fuat Alkaya, Marmara Univ.
Alberto Ceselli, Univ. Milan
Roberto Cordone, Univ. Milan
Ekrem Duman, Ozyegin Univ.
Ulrich Faigle, Univ. Koeln
Johann Hurink, Univ. Twente
Leo Liberti, CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique
Bodo Manthey, Univ. Twente
Gaia Nicosia, Univ. Roma Tre
Andrea Pacifici, Univ. Roma Tor Vergata
Stefan Pickl, Univ. des Bundeswehr Muenchen
Bert Randerath, Technische Hochschule Koeln
Giovanni Righini, Univ. Milan
Heiko Roeglin, Univ. Bonn
Britta Peis, RWTH Aachen
Oliver Schaudt, Univ. Koeln
Rainer Schrader, Univ. Koeln
Rudiger Schultz, Univ. Duisburg-Essen
Frank Vallentin, Univ. Koeln

Local organization
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Fabio Furini, Univ. Paris-Dauphine
Amelie Lambert, CNAM Paris
Lucas Letocart, Univ. Paris-Nord
Leo Liberti, CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique (chair)
Ivana Ljubic, ESSEC Paris
Emiliano Traversi, Univ. Paris-Nord
Roberto Wolfler Calvo, Univ. Paris-Nord

EMAIL: <ctw18paris@gmail.com>
URL: <http://ctw18.lipn.univ-paris13.fr>

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

[DMANET] AAAC 2018 First Call For Papers

The 11th Annual Meeting of the Asian Association for Algorithms and Computation (AAAC) May 18-20, 2018, Beijing, China http://theory.ict.ac.cn/aaac2018/


The 11th Annual Meeting of the Asian Association for Algorithms and Computation (AAAC) will take place at the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing on May 18-20, 2018. AAAC was founded in 2007, aiming at promoting collaborations in theoretical computer science within the region. The website of AAAC is at http://www.aa-ac.org/

Important Dates
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Submission due: Feb 10, 2018
Notification: Feb 28, 2018
Conference Dates: May 18-20, 2018


Abstract Submission
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Authors are invited to submit one-page abstracts (A4 size in pdf format) that can be based on original results or surveys of existing results in theoretical computer science. An informal collection of the one page abstracts will be distributed at the meeting, which does not prevent any future publication of the results.


Meeting Format
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There will be invited talks, tutorials and contributed talks in the meeting. An accepted contributed talk is given about 25 minutes. The first tutorial will be scheduled in the afternoon of May 18 before the welcome reception in the evening of May 18. The main meeting will start on May 19 and end on May 20. There will be a dinner banquet on May 19.


Invited Speakers
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Keynote Speakers
Uri Zwick, Tel Aviv University

Tutorial Speakers
Shengyu Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Wei Chen, Microsoft Research Asia


AAAC Board Members
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Hee-Kap Ahn, POSTECH
Sang Won Bae, Kyonggi University
Kun-Mao Chao, National Taiwan University
Siu-Wing Cheng, HKUST
Chung-Shou Liao, National Tsing Hua University
Pinyan Lu, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Heejin Park, Hanyang University
Kunihiko Sadakane, The University of Tokyo
Xiaoming Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Takeshi Tokuyama, Tohoku University
Ryuhei Uehara, JAIST
Guochuan Zhang, Zhejiang University
Shengyu Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Contact: Jialin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, zhangjialin@ict.ac.cn

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[DMANET] PhD positions at University of Edinburgh in Algorithms, Geometry and Data mining

PhD student positions in algorithms for data mining, networks and computational geometry are available at the Department of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Applicants should have interest in one or more of the following areas:

* Algorithms with focus on self driving cars, IoT, sensor networks
* Computational Geometry and topology
* Data mining algorithms, graph analysis, streaming data

For more information, contact Dr Rik Sarkar (rsarkar@inf.ed.ac.uk) or see:

http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/rsarkar/positions.html

The research at Edinburgh School of Informatics is consistently ranked as the top in the U.K. The historic city of Edinburgh is lively, beautiful, and a great place to live. More information for students are available at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/informatics/postgraduate

Early applications are encouraged. Students from abroad (outside U.K. and E.U.) should complete the applications by December 8.


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Chancellor's Fellow
School of Informatics
The University of Edinburgh
10 Crichton street, IF 3.45
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Ph: +44 (0) 131 650 4444
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[DMANET] Postdoc Positions at UNSL (Argentina)

The Research Group of Algebraic Graph Theory at Universidad Nacional de San
Luis (San Luis, Argentina) is looking for 4 young European reasearchers
to fill post doc positions in Combinatorics and Graph Theory. The positions
are supported by of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie
postdoctoral fellowships programme (MSCA-IF 2018).

For further information, please contact Daniel A Jaume (
daniel.pastine.tag@gmail.com) or Adrián Pastine (
adrian.pastine.tag@gmail.com).

The duration of the fellowship is 12-24 months, based at Universidad
Nacional de San Luis, San Luis, Argentina.

Working Language: Spanish, Portuguese or English.
APPLICATION PROCESS

We invite researchers to submit a short research proposal (around 1,000
words) on one of the following major research themes:

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Spectral Graph Theory.
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Cayley Graphs.
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Combinatorial Matrix Theory.
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Chemical Graph Theory.
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Extremal Combinatorics.


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Random Graphs.


Please provide us with the following documents for our selection committee:

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Research proposal (around 1,000 words)
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CV
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A minimum of one representative research paper/working paper.
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One reference letter, sent directly by your reference to our mail
address.


Mail your documents to UNSL:

Daniel A. Jaume: daniel.jaume.tag@gmail.com

or

Adrián Pastine: adrian.pastine.tag@gmail.com

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[DMANET] [GECCO CFP] [GECCO 2018] Second Call for Papers - Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2018

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies]

** Second Call for Papers **

2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2018)
July 15th-19th, 2018, Kyoto, Japan
http://gecco-2018.sigevo.org/

Submission site is now open for abstracts and papers:
https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco/

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2018) will
present the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary
computation. Topics include genetic algorithms, genetic programming,
evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, memetic algorithms,
hyper-heuristics, real-world applications, evolutionary machine
learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behavior, ant
colony optimization, swarm intelligence, biological applications,
evolutionary robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and
more.

The GECCO 2018 Program Committee invites the submission of technical
papers describing your best work in genetic and evolutionary
computation. Full papers of at most 8 pages are aimed to present
original new work that meets the high-quality standards of
GECCO. Accepted full papers appear in the ACM digital library as part
of the MAIN PROCEEDINGS of GECCO. For full papers, a separate
abstract needs to be submitted first by January 30, 2018. Full papers
are due by the non-extensible deadline of February 6, 2018.

Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously evaluated in a
double-blind review process. Evaluation is done on a per-track basis,
ensuring high interest and high expertise of the reviewers. Review
criteria include the significance of the work, technical soundness,
novelty, clarity, writing quality, relevance, and sufficiency of
information to permit replication, if applicable.

Besides the traditional GECCO full papers, poster-only papers of at
most 2 pages can be submitted. These are aimed to present original and
new work that has not yet reached the stage of the more mature,
complete research results that are typically published in full papers
at GECCO. The review of poster-only papers follows the same
double-blind process described above. However, accepted poster-only
papers appear in the ACM digital library as part of the COMPANION
PROCEEDINGS of GECCO. Poster-only papers are due by the non-extensible
deadline of February 6, 2018, and no abstract needs to be submitted
first.

By submitting a paper, the author(s) agree that, if their paper is
accepted, they will:
- Submit a final, revised, camera-ready version to the publisher on
or before the camera-ready deadline
- Register at least one author to attend the conference on or before
the advance registration deadline
- Attend the conference (at least one author)
- Present the accepted paper at the conference

If an author has more than one paper to present at the conference,
there are NO additional registration fees. The author registers one
time (pays for 1 registration) and presents as many papers as have
been accepted. If a paper has more than one author, and more than one
author will attend the conference, then each author in attendance must
pay for a separate registration.


Important Dates:

Full papers (traditional category)
Abstract Deadline: ** January 30, 2018 **
Submission of Full Papers: ** February 6, 2018 **

Poster-only papers
Submission of Poster-only papers: ** February 6, 2018 **

Conference: ** July 15-19, 2018 **

*** NOTE ***
We kindly suggest booking your accommodations as soon as possible. The
Gion festival, which occurs simultaneously with GECCO, may impact the
availability of hotels during the month of 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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Tomohiro Yoshikawa
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Nagoya University

Andrew M. Sutton
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University of Minnesota Duluth

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[DMANET] Visiting Professor through Fulbright (Argentina)

Dear all.

We are looking for American Professors to visit Universidad Nacional de San
Luis (UNSL), in San Luis, Argentina, through the U.S. Scholars/Core
Fulbright Scholar Program. The length of the program is two to three
months, during 2019.

We are looking for professors working in Graph Theory and Combinatorics.
Our research is focused on Spectral and Algebraic Graph Theory, but
researchers on any field of Combinatorics or Graph Theory are encouraged to
apply.


The professor is expected to teach a short course on his area of research,
and to work with Ph.D. Daniel Jaume, Ph.D. Adrian Pastine, and their
students.
The Fulbright Program covers travel fees, health insurance, and a stipend
for the professor.


Dead line: April 30th. 2018


Interested candidates should contact


Daniel Jaume (daniel.jaume.tag@gmail.com)
and

Adrian Pastine (adrian.pastine.tag@gmail.com).

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[DMANET] 6-month internship

Dear All,

Here is an offer for a 6-month internship at LIX-Ecole Polytechnique
(Paris, France) and LAAS-CNRS (Toulouse, France), on "Linearization
techniques for mathematical optimization problems with an application in
energy optimization".

Further details at:
https://app.laas.fr/boreal/web/fr/voir/stage/simple/without/503

Please forward this announcement to possible interested candidates.

Claudia d'Ambrosio
Sandra U. Ngueveu

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31031 Toulouse Cedex 4 - France
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Département GEA
INP-ENSEEIHT
2 rue Charles Camichel
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[DMANET] Workshop "Symmetry vs. Regularity", first announcement

Dear colleague,

it is a pleasure for us to announce that we organize the workshop:

Symmetry vs. Regularity: The first 50 years since Weisfeiler-Leman
stabilization

July 1 - July 7, 2018, Pilsen, Czech Republic

https://www.iti.zcu.cz/wl2018/

The main goal of the conference is to reflect recent significant events in
the development of Algebraic Graph Theory (AGT) and related areas of
mathematics. In particular it will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the
discovery of a polynomial-time algorithm for the computation of the
coherent closure of a given graph. Over the years, this algorithm has
played a significant role in both AGT and computer science.

The conference will take place in Pilsen, named as one of the two European
capitals of culture in 2015. Most participants will be accommodated at the
Hotel Trend Pilsen, near the scenic center of Pilsen. The lectures will be
at the meeting room of the City Hall nearby (capacity of the room up to 100
persons).

*Keynote speakers*:

- László Babai, University of Chicago, USA,
- Peter Cameron, University of St Andrews, UK,
- Edwin van Dam, Tilburg University, the Netherlands,
- Tatsuro Ito, Anhui University, China
- Mikhail Muzychuk, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel,
- Dmitrii Pasechnik, University of Oxford, UK,
- Ilia Ponomarenko, St Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute of
Mathematics, Russia,
- Sergey Shpectorov, University of Birmingham, UK.


*Invited speakers*:

- Vladimir Arlazarov, Institute for System Analysis, Moscow, Russia,
- Rosemary Bailey, University of St Andrews, UK,
- Eiichi Bannai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China,
- Igor Faradžev, Institute for System Analysis, Moscow, Russia,
- Alexander Gavrylyuk, Pusan National University, South Korea,
- Bohdan Kivva, University of Chicago, USA,
- Elena Konstantinova, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk,
Russia,
- Marianna Rozenfeld, California, USA,
- Alyssa Sankey, University of New Brunswick, Canada,
- Andrey Vasiľev, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia,
- Oleg Verbitsky, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany,
- Olga Weisfeiler, USA,
- John Wilmes, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

Further details are available at the workshop's web-page

https://www.iti.zcu.cz/wl2018/
Yours faithfully,
Peter Zeman
(on behalf of the organizers)

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[DMANET] Post-doc position on Graph Edit Distance, error correcting graph matching, Quadratic minimization in Caen, France

Brief Description of the position

The candidate will work within a small team of three persons in
collaboration with other laboratories. Together with this team the
candidate will develop new methods to compute close approximations
of the Graph edit distance on large graphs. This research activity will
be based on a formulation of the Graph edit distance as the minimization
of a quadratic functional. From this point of view, the Graph edit
distance is quite similar to error correcting graph matching. The
candidate will be encouraged to propose his own improvements of this
existing framework. Possible research directions, include the design
of efficient parallel bipartite graph matching methods (to be included
in quadratic minimization schemes) and proposals of new quadratic
minimization schemes. Validated methods will be included in a global
library on Graph edit distance developed by the team.

Salary: This position will be granted with about 2280 euros/month
net salary (charges deduced).

Application domains: machine learning on graphs (prediction of
molecular properties, analysis of brain connectivity graphs, malware
detection, . . . )

Further details:

Place: The research will be conducted at GREYC Laboratory (Caen, France)
in Normandy. The GREYC (UMR 6072) is affiliated to the CNRS,
University of Caen and ENSICAEN.

Start date: January/ February 2018

Duration: 12 to 20 months according to discussions with the candidate.

Topics: Graph Edit distance, combinatorial optimization, quadratic
minimization, error correcting graph matching.

Contacts to apply and further information:

• Luc Brun (luc.brun@ensicaen.fr, 02 31 45 27 01) and
• Sébastien Bougleux (sebastien.bougleux@unicaen.fr)

Required skills:

• PhD or Master in Applied Mathematics or computer science,
• experience in C++ or Matlab programming,
• knowledge in optimization.

Required documents: Please send the following documents:

• up to date CV,
• Any recommendation letter
• A short document on research experience and interests

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

[DMANET] 2nd Call: Ausschreibung des Richard-Rado-Preises 2018

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2nd Call:
Ausschreibung des Richard-Rado-Preises 2018
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Die Fachgruppe Diskrete Mathematik der Deutschen
Mathematiker-Vereinigung schreibt zum elften Mal einen Preis für
hervorragende Dissertationen in der Diskreten Mathematik aus. Der Preis
wird vom Springer-Verlag gestiftet und ist in diesem Jahr mit EUR 1000,-
dotiert. Die Bekanntgabe der Preisträgerin/des Preisträgers und die
Übergabe des Preises wird im Rahmen des Symposiums Diskrete Mathematik
2018, 15.-16. Juni 2018 in Graz
(https://www.math.tugraz.at/comb/sdm2018/) erfolgen.

Die Preisträgerin/der Preisträger werden zu diesem Symposium eingeladen,
um ihre/seine Dissertation in einem Vortrag vorzustellen. Die
Entscheidung über die Preisvergabe liegt in den Händen einer
renommierten ausländischen Mathematikerin oder eines renommierten
ausländischen Mathematikers. Vorschlagsberechtigt sind die Betreuer der
Dissertationen. Eigenbewerbung ist ausgeschlossen. Vorgeschlagen werden
können Personen, die in Deutschland, Österreich oder der
deutschsprachigen Schweiz promoviert haben oder eine solche Nationalität
besitzen und deren Dissertation über ein Thema der Diskreten Mathematik
zwischen dem 1. Januar 2016 und dem 31. Dezember 2017 abgeschlossen
wurde. Dem Vorschlag sind ein Exemplar der Dissertation sowie ein
Gutachten (in englischer Sprache) der Betreuerin/des Betreuers der
Arbeit beizufügen. Desweiteren fügen Sie bitte ein in Englisch
verfasstes Abstract der Dissertation bei, falls diese in deutscher
Sprache verfasst wurde.

Die Vorschläge und Gutachten sind bis zum 31. Januar 2018 bei einem der
Vorstandsmitglieder der Fachgruppe Diskrete Mathematik, bevorzugt in
pdf-Dateien, einzureichen:

Prof. Mihyun Kang (Fachgruppensprecherin)
TU Graz
Institut für Diskrete Mathematik
Steyrergasse 30
A-8010 Graz
kang@math.tugraz.at

Prof. Dr. Volker Kaibel
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Institut für Mathematische Optimierung
Universitätsplatz 2
D-39106 Magdeburg
kaibel@ovgu.de

Prof. Tibor Szabó
FU Berlin
Institut für Mathematik
Arnimallee 6
D-14195 Berlin
szabo@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Theobald
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
FB 12 - Institut für Mathematik
Robert-Mayer-Straße 10
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
theobald@math.uni-frankfurt.de

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[DMANET] Two faculty positions at IEOR, Columbia University

Columbia Engineering invites applications for two faculty positions in the
Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. One position
is for candidates with research interests in the area of data/business
analytics and is open-ranked. The second position is at the level of
assistant professor and is open to candidates with research interests in
all areas of operations research, broadly defined, including optimization,
applied probability, data/business analytics, financial engineering, and
high-dimensional statistics. Applicants should have a record that
demonstrates potential for research and teaching excellence. Applicants for
senior faculty positions are expected to have a proven record of research
and teaching excellence.

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the advancement of
their field and the department by developing an original and leading
research program, and to contribute to the department's undergraduate and
graduate educational programs. Columbia fosters multi-disciplinary research
and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across
the university. The Department is particularly interested in qualified
candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the
university community.

For additional information, please see: http://engineering.columbia.ed
u/faculty-job-opportunities Applications should be submitted electronically
and include the following: curriculum-vitae including a list of
publications, a description of research accomplishments, a statement of
research and teaching interests and plans, contact information for three
experts who can provide letters of recommendation, and up to three
pre/reprints of scholarly work. Applicants should apply at one of the
following links, depending on rank:

*Professor:* http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFin
d=65497

*Associate Professor: * http://academicjobs.columbia.
edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65500
*Assistant Professor: *http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/C
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<http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65476>

All applications received by December 15, 2017 will receive full
consideration.

Applicants can consult www.ieor.columbia.edu for more information about the
department.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer---Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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[DMANET] Call for Papers: Special Session at the Interface of Multiobjective Optimization and Biology @ CIBCB 2018

***We apologize for multiple posting. Please kindly disseminate this CFP to
your colleagues and contacts***

Hi there,

Below is a call for papers for an interesting *special session at the
interface of multiobjective optimization and biology
<https://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/Richard.Allmendinger/SS-MOBCBBE_IEEE_CIBCB_2018>*.
The session is organized as part of the exciting *IEEE CIBCB 2018
<http://cibcb.org/CIBCB2018/index.html> *conference, which is taking place
in beautiful Saint Louis, Missouri.

The paper submission deadline is approaching quickly (around 3 weeks away)
so if you are interested in participating then please get your paper(s)
ready now:)

Please feel free to contact me for any additional information.

Best wishes,
Richard


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Special Session on Multiobjective Optimization in Bioinformatics,
Computational Biology and Biomedical Engineering
in IEEE CIBCB 2018
30 May - 2 June 2018, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
*Submission deadline: 23 December 2017*
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This special session invites papers discussing recent advances in the
development and application of Multiobjective Optimization in
Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Engineering.

Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Engineering (BCBBE)
are interdisciplinary scientific fields involving many branches of computer
science, engineering, mathematics, and statistics. Broadly speaking, we can
define Bioinformatics as a field concerned with the creation/engineering of
tools (e.g. algorithms, databases) that solve problems based on biological
data, while Computational Biology is concerned with the (scientific) study
of biology using computational techniques with the goal to learn new
biology and knowledge about living systems (Russ Altman). Finally,
Computational Biomedical Engineering is an emerging research field
concerned with the development of software and hardware tools to ultimately
enhance human health.

Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology and Biomedical Engineering are
fields in which challenges and issues can often be formulated as
optimization problems subject to multiple conflicting objectives. Such
multiobjective optimization problems span from traditional problems, such
as the optimization of biochemical processes, construction of gene
regulatory networks, protein structure alignment and prediction, to more
modern problems, such as big data analysis of healthcare data, and medical
imaging and pattern recognition.

The main aim of this special session is to bring together both experts and
new-comers working on Multiobjective Optimization in Bioinformatics,
Computational Biology and Biomedical Engineering to discuss new and
exciting issues in this area.

We encourage submission of methodology papers describing new challenges and
optimization techniques as well as application papers discussing the power
and applicability of these novel methods to multiobjective problems in
Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Engineering. You are
invited to submit papers that are unpublished original work for this special
session at IEEE CIBCB 2018. Topics include, but are not limited to,

• Multiobjective optimization techniques for problems in
Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Engineering (BCBBE)
• Evolutionary algorithms
• Swarm Intelligence
• Metaheuristics
• Fuzzy optimization
• Surrogate-based methods
• Hybrid optimization algorithms (combinations of
heuristics and exact methods)
• Preference-based methods

• Tuning of multiobjective optimization and decision-making
techniques for problems in BCBBE
• Performance measures
• Test and benchmark problems
• Visualization techniques
• Optimization and visualization software

• Applications of multiobjective optimization techniques in BCBBE
• Gene expression array analysis
• Structure prediction and folding
• MicroRNA analysis
• Biological network reconstruction
• Signal and image processing
• Medical imaging and pattern recognition
• Biomakers

• Further prominent and emerging topics in multiobjective optimization
in BCBBE
• Scaling up from lab-based work to commerical manufacture
• Challenging problem features (e.g. many decision
variables, dynamic problems, uncertainty, expensive and limited
evaluations, etc)
• Closed-loop applications and challenges
• Multiobjective data mining
• Predictive fitness landscape design
• Many-objective optimization
• Side effect machines and other kernal representations for
sequence analysis
• Ecoinformatics
• Visual analytics
• Data modelling/mining, and Big Data analytics

Submission instructions

We welcome original contributions describing ongoing projects or completed
work. The instructions for authors, and LaTeX and Word templates can be
found at http://cibcb.org/CIBCB2018/index-4.html <http://www.cibcb2016.org/>


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Important dates
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*Paper submission: 23 December, 2017*
Author notification: 9 February, 2018
Final Submission: TBD


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Contact/Organizers
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Please feel free to contact us
Richard Allmendinger (Univ. Manchester): richard.allmendinger
@manchester.ac.uk
Julia Handl (Univ. Manchester): julia.handl@manchester.ac.uk
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[DMANET] Faculty Position of Industrial Engineering in Oman

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman invites qualified candidates for faculty position in Industrial Engineering (Automation/Industrial Systems) . Application Deadline 31st of December 2017 (http://www.squ.edu.om/engineering/home.aspx/Jobs <http://www.squ.edu.om/engineering/home.aspx/Jobs>)

A single opening is available for the applications meeting the requirements.

Areas of research interest may include, but are not limited to research addressing: Concurrent Engineering, Bioinspired
Manufacturing, Automation, Robotics & Controls in Manufacturing and Assembly Rapid Manufacturing, prototyping and Design, Modeling & Optimization of Conventional Manufacturing processes, Computer Integrated Design (CIM), Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Sustainable Systems, Health Systems Engineering, Systems Modelling, Operations Research, and Decision Support, Human Systems Engineering, System Informatics, Human-System Integration and Ergonomics.

Interested candidates should fill an Application Form (available on http://www.squ.edu.om/engineering/home.aspx/Jobs <http://www.squ.edu.om/engineering/home.aspx/Jobs>) and submit it together with a CV to:

Dr. Mahmood Al-Kindi, HoD, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University
P.O. Box 33, Al-Khod 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Tel: (968) 24141352, Fax: (968) 2441316
Email: engmie@squ.edu.om <https://webmail.unisalento.it/src/compose.php?send_to=engmie%40squ.edu.om>

Application Deadline 31st of December 2017.


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[DMANET] Junior Professorship (W1) at Hamburg

We are seeking applications for a Junior Professorship at Hamburg; deadline 4 Jan 2018.

https://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/juniorprofessuren/04-01-18-jp-266.pdf
https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/juniorprofessuren/04-01-18-jp-266-engl.pdf

Please note the small eligibility window: essentially, you can apply only within 6 years of starting your PhD. See §18 (4) of HmbHG for details.

Excellent candidates from any area of Discrete Mathematics are very welcome to apply; some affinity to our existing activities however will be expected. Get in touch if you have any questions!

Reinhard Diestel
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[DMANET] Position in extremal graph theory in Prague

We are seeking a researcher to join our
team(http://uivty.cs.cas.cz/ExtrA/people.html)for the junior project
"Extremal graph theory and its applications" funded by the Czech Science
Foundation. The candidate should have strong background in extremal
graph theory, theory of random graphs, or theory of graph limits. Among
the conditions imposed by the Czech Science Foundation there is an age
limit of 37 (with possible exceptions for well-documented
maternity/parental leave or long lasting illness). The position is
full-time from January 1, 2018 or later, until December 31,2018, when
the project ends (part-time position can be considered). Gross salary is
in the range from 35000 to 40000 CZK/month, depending on qualifications.
Please refer to https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/comparison.jsp.
There is no teaching duties. The position is in the beautiful city of
Prague, Czech Republic, at the Institute of Computer Science of the
Czech Academy of Sciences.


For more information, please refer to our
webpage(http://uivty.cs.cas.cz/ExtrA/index.html), or contact the main
investigator Diana Piguet (piguet@cs.cas.cz <mailto:piguet@cs.cas.cz>).


Please send your application with your CV, a proof of education, and a
listof at least two reference persons to
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Kind regards,
Diana Piguet

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

[DMANET] The Second International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (WPDM 2018)

The Second International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (WPDM 2018)

CALL FOR PAPERS

As part of The 18th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2018), http://www.iccsa.org

July 2 - 5 2018, Melbourne, Australia


Submission Deadline: January 28, 2018

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

The Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining is an international forum which brings together researchers and practitioners working on different high-performance aspects of data mining algorithms, enabling novel applications. Data mining techniques and algorithms to process huge amount of data in order to extract useful and interesting information have become popular in many different contexts. Algorithms are required to make sense of data automatically and in efficient ways. Nonetheless, even though sequential computer systems performance is improving, they are not suitable to keep up with the increase in the demand for data mining applications and the data size. Moreover, the main memory of sequential systems may not be enough to hold all the data related to current applications. Therefore, there is an increasing interest in the design and implementation of parallel data mining algorithms. On parallel computers, by exploiting the vast aggregate main memory and processing power of processors and accelerators, parallel algorithms can easily address both the running time and memory requirement issues. Anyway, parallelizing existing algorithms in order to achieve good performance and scalability with regard to massive datasets is not trivial. Indeed, it is of paramount importance a good data organization and decomposition strategy in order to balance the workload while minimizing data dependences. Another concern is related to minimizing synchronization and communication overhead. Finally, I/O costs should be minimized as well. The Workshop will allow exchanging ideas and results related to on-going research, focusing on high-performance aspects of data mining algorithms and applications. Creating breakthrough parallel algorithms for high-performance data mining applications requires addressing several key computing problems which may lead to novel solutions and new insights in interdisciplinary applications. The focus of the workshop is on all forms of advances in high-performance data mining algorithms and applications, and related topics.

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

- Parallel data mining algorithms using MPI and/or OpenMP
- Parallel data mining algorithms targeting GPUs and many-cores accelerators
- Parallel data mining applications exploiting FPGA
- Distributed data mining algorithms
- Benchmarking and performance studies of high-performance data mining applications
- Novel programming paradigms to support high-performance computing for data mining
- Performance models for high-performance data mining applications and middleware
- Programming models, tools, and environments for high-performance computing in data mining
- Caching, streaming, pipelining, and other optimization techniques for data management in high-performance computing for data mining

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above topics. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. The submitted paper must be between 10 to 16 pages long and formatted according to the Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) rules, Guidelines and templates can be found at the url http://www.springer.com/it/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines

To submit a paper, please connect to the Submission site from the link available at the ICCSA 2018 web site: http://ess.iccsa.org.
Only papers submitted through the electronic system and strictly adhering to the relevant format will be considered for reviewing and publication. Please pay attention, when submitting your contribution to the workshop, to select the right entry in the listbox shown in the submission form.

CONFERENCE POLICY

By submitting the paper to ICCSA conference, all authors agree to abide by all ICCSA conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies. Namely, authors confirm that the work is original, has not appeared in literature in any form in the past and will not be submitted to any other venue concurrently with ICCSA submission or until it appears in ICCSA proceedings (in the case of acceptance). Furthermore, upon paper acceptance, authors agree to transfer copyright on the accepted paper to ICCSA, and one of the authors will register the paper and present the paper at the event. No paper withdrawals can be accepted after Conference pre-registration date or within three months of the actual event, whichever date comes first. Paper withdrawal request can be only accepted in writing through email, letter or fax to conference organizers. The conference has no responsibility for any intentional or accidental misuse, misinterpretation, or failure to follow above rules and conditions and holds no legal, civil or other responsibility for opinions, content or utilization of any methods/algorithms expressed in the Conference Proceedings.

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

IMPORTANT DATES

January 28, 2018: Deadline for paper submission
April 8, 2018: Notification of Acceptance.
May 6, 2018: Early-bird Registration ends.
May 6, 2018: Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers
July 2-5, 2018: ICCSA 2018 Conference


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

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

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

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

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


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members.
Program Committee formation is pending and will be finalised shortly. Current TPC members:

Gianfranco Bilardi, University of Padova, Italy
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste and ICAR-CNR, Italy
Giuliano Laccetti, University of Naples, Italy
Pablo Moscato, University of Newcastle, Australia
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy
Jeffrey D. Ullman, Stanford University, USA

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

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

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[DMANET] SIAM-DM18 Conference: Call for Minisymposium Proposals

This is a call for proposals for Minisymposia at the upcoming SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics. The SIAM-DM conferences are bi-annual internationally prominent gatherings of the broad Discrete Math community. The conferences are known for the high quality of the talks and for strong attendance. (DM16 in Atlanta attracted roughly 350 registrants.) SIAM-DM18 will be held June 4-8, 2018, in Denver, USA, with sessions taking place at the University of Colorado Denver. See http://www.siam.org/meetings/dm18/

There will be a slate of nine invited talks by internationally prominent researchers. Minisymposia (MS) form the heart of the DM conference, where experts on many topics attend and speak, attracting even more people to come hear them (and perhaps contribute their own talks).

The deadline for MS proposals is January 8; please see http://www.siam.org/meetings/dm18/submissions.php for instructions. To make it simple for proposers (and what is not clear from the website) is that we only ask for proposed speakers (they don't have to be invited yet). For titles, proposers can enter TBD. The actual speakers and talk titles can be worked out later after the proposal is accepted. A typical MS at DM-18 will consist of from one to three sessions of five talks each. Each talk is 25 minutes, with 5 additional minutes for questions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. Thank you for your consideration!

Jerry Griggs and Ravi Kumar

j@sc.edu<mailto:j@sc.edu> ravi.k53@gmail.com<mailto:ravi.k53@gmail.com>

SIAM-DM18 OC co-chairs

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Monday, December 4, 2017

[DMANET] CFP: "Efficient Data Structures" special issue of Algorithms

CALL FOR PAPERS:
"Efficient Data Structures" -- A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893)

For this special issue of Algorithms, we would like to invite articles dealing
with the design, formal analysis, implementation, and experimental evaluation
of efficient data structures for all kinds of computational problems.
Of particular interest are algorithms for constructing data structures and
extracting information from them efficiently.
Articles focusing on complexity aspects of data structures related to
time-space tradeoffs, information-theoretic entropy, and lower bounds in
various models of computation are also welcome.

Guest Editor:
Dr. Jesper Jansson, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Keywords:
* Succinct data structures for strings, trees, and graphs
* Probabilistic data structures
* Dynamic data structures
* Geometric data structures
* Distributed data structures
* Classic data structures
* Lower bounds
* Implementations

Submission information:
Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are
invited.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under
consideration for publication elsewhere, except for in conference proceedings.
All submissions will be thoroughly refereed through a peer-review process.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com after registering and
logging in.
Accepted articles will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as
accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website.
A guide for authors and other information related to the submission of
manuscripts is available on the "Instructions for Authors" page.
The article processing charge for publication in this open access journal is
currently 550 CHF (Swiss Francs) but it will increase for articles submitted
after 1 January 2018.

Deadline:
The deadline for manuscript submissions is 31 May 2018.

About the journal:
Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893; CODEN: ALGOCH) is an international open access
journal of computer science, theory, methods and interdisciplinary
applications, data and information systems, software engineering, artificial
intelligence, automation, and control systems.
It is published online quarterly by MDPI.

Journal webpage:
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/algorithms

Special issue main webpage:
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/algorithms/special_issues/Efficient_Data_Structures

Instructions for authors:
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/algorithms/instructions

Submission:
http://susy.mdpi.com/user/login


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[DMANET] POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW POSITIONS IN Machine Learning and/or Operations Research at McGill University, Montreal

Post-doctoral research fellow positions are available at the COSMO research group at McGill University (http://cosmo.mcgill.ca). COSMO is a collaborative laboratory dedicated to the development of new simultaneous stochastic optimization frameworks for production planning needed to create value across the entire mining-mineral value chain. The related industrial environment requires particular focus on adaptive responses, machine learning methods, and real-time optimization. Research is funded by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and a consortium of major mining companies: AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick Gold, BHP, De Beers, Kinross Gold, Newmont Mining, and Vale.

Job description
Successful candidates will work on one (or more) of related research areas:
• Adaptive responses and decision-making processes under uncertainty through machine learning techniques such as

reinforcement learning
• Development of efficient algorithms for large-scale stochastic optimization problems, including approaches based

on hyper-heuristics
• Integrated optimization – machine learning frameworks for large scale problems, big data and related analytics

with respect to mine production scheduling and mineral value chains.

Candidates will have the opportunity to apply their developments at mine sites worldwide, thus learn about mining complexes and mineral value chains, test newly developed methods on real-life applications and gain substantial experience with advanced digital technologies in industrial environments.

In conjunction with their research, candidates are expected to interact with graduate students and mining professionals, and be involved in diverse projects led by the COSMO Laboratory, including global knowledge mobilization activities.

The position based in the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering at McGill University, in close collaboration with related research groups such as GERAD, IVADO and McGill's CIM.
Building future career opportunities

Post-doctoral research fellows from our lab develop major career opportunities; for example, our last three moved on to DeepMind research engineer, faculty at University of Calgary, and BHP principal scientist (geostatistics and computing).

Requirements

Candidates are required to have completed (or being close to completion) a PhD in areas including: Computer science & machine learning, operations research, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, or a related discipline. They should have excellent programming skills (C/C++) and a strong background in one of the following areas: machine learning, stochastic optimization, development of algorithms for large-scale optimization, artificial intelligence, or big data and analytics. Knowledge in mine planning is desirable but not required.

Terms and conditions

This post-doctoral research fellow position is a full-time employed position for one year with possible extension. Salary is commensurate to qualifications.

Application

The position is available immediately. The application procedure will remain open until the position is filled. If interested, please contact Roussos Dimitrakopoulos at
E-mail: roussos.dimitrakopoulos@mcgill.ca or tel. 514 398-4986, and forward a detailed CV, including a list of publications, research interests, and the names of three referees.


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[DMANET] CFP: IEEE Int. Conferences (HPCC, SmartCity, DSS) in Exeter, England, UK, 25-27 June 2018

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*** IEEE (HPCC-2018, SmartCity-2018, DSS-2018 International Conferences ***

To be held in Exeter, England, UK, 25-27 June 2018.

The 20th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-2018) http://cse.stfx.ca/~hpcc2018/

The 16th IEEE International Conference on Smart City (SmartCity-2018) http://cse.stfx.ca/~smartcity2018/

The 4th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Systems (DSS-2018) http://cse.stfx.ca/~dss2018/

Sponsored by
IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (TCSC)

IMPORTANT DATES
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Workshop/Special Session Proposal Due: 10 January 2018
Paper Submission Deadline: 10 February 2018
Authors Notification: 15 April 2018
Camera-Ready Paper Due: 15 May 2018
Early Registration Due: 15 May 2018
Conference Date: 25-27 June 2018

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINE
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All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference websites 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 10 pages with over length charge) including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:
http://www.computer.org/web/cs-cps/
Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be found at
https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
Once accepted, the paper will be included into the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI). The authors of selected papers will be invited to extend their contributions for special issues of prestigious journals.

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[DMANET] Post-doc positions in Brno, CZ (graphs and algorithms)

*** Post-doctoral open call FI MU 2018

The Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University (FI MU) in Brno,
Czech Republic, http://www.fi.muni.cz/, invites applications for
Post-doctoral positions in all areas of Computer Science.
See the call https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/37189.

This includes, in particular, the area of
Structural and Topological/geometric Graph Theory,
and Algorithmic Metatheorems.
Please contact Petr Hlineny <hlineny@fi.muni.cz> if you are interested
in these particular topics (or can suggest a strong candidate).

* Offer
The positions are awarded for two years (not shorter). Gross salary is
63,000 CZK per month which sums to more than 29,000 EUR per year.
Additional funds of 6,000 EUR per year will be available for travel
and material expenses. Expected start date of the contract is between
April and August 2018.

* Deadline for application: January 28, 2018

* Requirements
All candidates are expected to be fluent in English, while prior
knowledge of Czech is not required. Candidates will be evaluated on
the ground of their strong international research record.
Unfortunately, the rules of this call require candidates to have
Ph.D. degree before the application deadline.

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[DMANET] EURO 2018 - Call for invited sessions - OR for Health and Care

*EURO 2018 - Call for invited sessions - OR for Health and Care*
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Dear Colleague,

As you may know, EURO 2018 -- the 29th European Conference on
Operational Research -- will be held in Valencia, Spain from 8 to 11
July, 2018. (http://euro2018valencia.com/).

As organisers of the stream "OR for Health and Care" we would like to
cordially invite you to organise a session on associated topics.
Manifestations of interest should be sent to ana.viana@inesctec.pt,
joana@fe.uc.pt or hrocha@mat.uc.pt, with an indication of the topic to
be addressed in that session and name(s) of the organiser(s).

The deadline for submission of proposals is January 31th, 2018. After
acceptance of the topic, session organisers will be contacted with
additional information regarding the abstract submission process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Ana Viana
Humberto Rocha
Joana Matos Dias

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