Thursday, April 26, 2018

[DMANET] EATCS Bulletin, call for abstracts

EATCS Bulletin, http://eatcs.org/index.php/eatcs-bulletin, has a
section for "Technical contributions." To stimulate this section
further, we have recently started publication abstracts of works
that have been accepted by journals and/or conferences or have
appeared in major archives. The topics of interest include all areas
of theoretical computer science (for instance, see topics of the three
Tracks of ICALP, http://www.easyconferences.eu/icalp2016/cfp.html).

Abstracts should be rather detailed, 2-3 pages long in the format
given at http://eatcs.org/index.php/eatcs-bulletin. Submissions
should include the information on the full paper (the name of
conferences, archives, etc) and sufficiently detailed explanation of
its merits, e.g., importance, motivations, clear comparison with
existing results and novelty and/or new ideas of proof techniques.

The Bulletin is published in Feb, Jun and Oct. The deadline for the
abstract submission is 15th of the previous month, for instance, May
15, 2018 for the Jun issue of 2018. All materials including
tex and pdf files should be sent electrically to bulletin@eatcs.org
and iwama@kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp. Acceptance/rejection, decided based on
its merit mentioned above, will be notified as soon as possible. The
Bulletin will not require copy-right transfer for accepted abstracts.

Kazuo Iwama
Editor-in-Chief
Bulletin, European Association for Theoretical Computer Science
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

[DMANET] 1 Stelle als Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in mit Chance zur Promotion

STELLENAUSSCHREIBUNG

Am Institut für Theoretische Informatik der Leibniz Universität Hannover ist eine Stelle als

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(EntgGr. 13 TV-L, 100 %)

zu sofort zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist auf 3 Jahre befristet.

Aufgaben
Sie bearbeiten Aufgabenstellungen, die im Rahmen des DFG-Projektes „Nicht-klassische Logiken: Parametrisierte Komplexität und Enumeration" formuliert sind. Darunter befassen Sie sich mit Problemen aus der Logik, der Theorie der parametrisierten Komplexität sowie der Enumeration. Ihre Ergebnisse publizieren Sie in hochqualitativen peer-review Zeitschriften und präsentieren sie auf nationalen wie internationalen Konferenzen.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen
Voraussetzung für die Einstellung ist ein abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium (MSc oder äquivalent) im Bereich Informatik oder Mathematik. Erwartet werden exzellente Studienleistungen sowie gute Fachkenntnisse im Bereich der theoretischen Informatik. Darüber hinaus verfügen Sie über eine gute Bereitschaft zu Reisetätigkeit und sehr gute Kenntnisse der englischen Sprache in Wort und Schrift.

Im Rahmen Ihrer Tätigkeit am Institut für Theoretische Informatik besteht die Möglichkeit, eine Promotion zur/zum Dr. rer. nat. mit diesem anspruchsvollen Thema abzuschließen.

Auf Wunsch kann eine Teilzeitbeschäftigung ermöglicht werden.

Die Leibniz Universität Hannover will die berufliche Gleichberechtigung von Frauen und Männern besonders fördern und fordert deshalb qualifizierte Frauen nachdrücklich auf, sich zu bewerben. Schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden bei gleicher Qualifikation bevorzugt.

Für Auskünfte steht Ihnen Herr Dr. rer. nat. Arne Meier (Tel. +49 511 762-19768,
E-Mail: meier@thi.uni-hannover.de) gerne zur Verfügung. Weitere Informationen über das Projekt und Institut finden Sie unter: https://www.thi.uni-hannover.de/213.html

Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung (Lebenslauf, mindestens zwei Referenzen, Zeugnissen sowie einem Motivationsschreiben) bis zum 06.05.2018 elektronisch als zusammenhängendes PDF-Dokument an obige E-Mail-Adresse.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Theoretische Informatik
Herrn Dr. Arne Meier
Appelstrasse 4
30173 Hannover

http://www.uni-hannover.de/jobs

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[DMANET] 8th PhD Summer School in Discrete Mathematics, 1-7 July 2018, Rogla, Slovenia

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to remind you that it is still possible to register for "8th
PhD Summer School in Discrete Mathematics" to be held on Mt. Rogla,
Slovenia, July 1 -- July 7, 2018.

Summer School consist of the following two courses (8 hours each):

1. Finite permutation groups
Colva Roney-Dougal, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom

2. Vertex-transitive graphs and their local actions
Gabriel Verret, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

In addition, there will be a session of invited speakers.

Confirmed invited speakers are:

Wilfried Imrich (Montanuniversitat Leoben, Leoben, Austria)

Arnold Neumaier (University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)

Sanja Rukavina (University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia)

Primož Šparl (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Paul Terwilliger (University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, United States)


Students and other participants will have the opportunity to give short 15
minutes presentations.
Abstracts and further questions should be sent to sygn@upr.si by June 10,
2018.


The registration form together with other relevant information (overview of
the mini-courses, accommodation, traveling information, mode of payment,
instructions for students etc.) is available at

https://conferences.famnit.upr.si/e/rogla2018


Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues and students.
For further questions please contact sygn@upr.si.

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[DMANET] PhD studentship in random graphs, Goethe University Frankfurt

Supported by a joint DFG-FWF project on "Random graphs: cores, colourings and contagion", there is a

PhD studentship (3 years, E13 grade at 75%)

available at Goethe University Frankfurt in the group of Prof Amin Coja-Oghlan.

The project, which is in cooperation with Prof Mihyun Kang of TU Graz, deals with several topics
of current interest, including

- random graph colouring
- cores on random graphs
- contagion problems such as bootstrap percolation
- random systems of linear equations
- connections between combinatorics and statistical physics

The successful candidate will have a MSc degree in mathematics or a related discipline.
A strong background in probability as well as combinatorics is expected.

(Proficiency in German is not a requirement as the position does not come with
teaching obligations.)

If you are interested, please apply by email to

Michele Fellinghauer <fellingh@math.uni-frankfurt.de>

by May 23rd and include a CV, academic transcripts and a copy of your MSc thesis.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

[DMANET] CFP: IEEE DS-RT 2018 (October 15-17, 2018 - Madrid, Spain)

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Call for Papers - DS-RT 2018

22nd IEEE/ACM* International Symposium on
Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications
http://ds-rt.com/
October 15-17, 2018 - Madrid, Spain

*IEEE/ACM Pending Upon Approval
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IMPORTANT: Submission deadline: May 20th, 2018

*** The Symposium ***

The 2018 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and
Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2018) promises to be a grand affair and will
take place in Madrid, Spain.

DS-RT 2018 serves as a platform for simulationists from academia, industry
and research labs for presenting recent research results in Distributed
Simulation and Real Time Applications. DS-RT 2018 targets the growing
overlap between large distributed simulations and real-time applications,
such as collaborative virtual environments, pervasive and ubiquitous
application scenarios, motor-, controller-, sensor- and actuator systems.

The conference features prominent invited speakers as well as papers by top
researchers in the field. DS-RT 2018 will include contributed technical
papers, invited papers, and panel discussions. The proceedings will be
published by IEEE-CS press.


*** Call for Papers ***

DS-RT provides an international forum for the discussion and presentation
of original ideas, recent results and achievements by researchers, research
students, and systems developers on issues and challenges related to
distributed simulation and real-time applications.

Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and practical results of
significance. Demonstration of new tools/applications is enlivened.

The scope of the symposium includes, but is not limited to:


Paradigms, Methodology, Algorithms and Software Architectures for Large
Scale Distributed and Real-Time Simulations (e.g. Parallel and Distributed
Simulation, Multi-Agent Based Distributed Simulation, HLA/RTI, Web, Grid
and cloud-based Simulation, hardware-software co-design for extreme-scale
simulations)

Paradigms, Modelling, Architecture and Environments for Large Scale
Real-time Systems and Concurrent Systems with hard and soft Real-Time
Constraints

Non-functional Properties of Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Systems
(e.g. Dependability, Availability, Reliability, Maintainability, Safety,
Security, Trustworthiness, QoS)

Theoretical Foundations of Large-Scale Real-Time and Simulation Models
(e.g. Event Systems, Causality, Space-Time Models, Notions of Time,
Discrete and Continuous Systems, Simulator Coordination)

Advances in Modelling and Simulation Studies and Technologies (Reuse of
Models, New Modelling Languages, Agent-based M&S, Spatial M&S, Cognitive
Modelling, Neural Network Models, Artificial Intelligence in Simulation,
Discrete Events, Continuous Simulation, Service-oriented Computing and
Simulation, Web-based Modelling and Simulation, Simulation of Multimedia
Applications and Systems, etc.)

Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Architectures and Applications that
involve Simulations and/or adhere to Real-Time Constraints

Languages and Tools, Development Environments, Data Interfaces, Network
Protocols and Model Repositories that address Very Large Simulations

Data Management and Distribution Issues, Interest Management, Semantic
Modelling, Multi-resolution Modelling, Dead-Reckoning Mechanisms

Simulation Studies at Large and Very Large Scale (e.g. Industrial,
Commercial, Ecological and Environmental, Societal, Power and Energy)

Environmental and Emerging Simulation Challenges (e.g. Growth of Human
Population, Climate Change, CO2, Health Care, Ecosystems, Sustainable
Development, Water and Energy Supply, Human Mobility, Traffic Modelling,
World Stock Markets, Food Supply Chains, Megacities, Smart Cities, Smart
Networks, Disaster Planning, etc.)

Performance and Validation of Large-Scale and Distributed Simulations
(e.g., benchmarking and analytical results, empirical studies DIS, HLA/RTI
studies)

Visual Interactive Simulation Environments (e.g., Generic Animation, Visual
Interactive Modelling, Interactive Computer Based Training and Learning,
Scientific Visualization, High-End Computer Graphics)

Simulation-based Virtual Environments and Mixed Reality Systems (e.g.
Interactive Virtual Reality, Human Communication through Immersive
Environments)

Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Reality, Shared Interaction Spaces,
Telepresence Systems and Shared Workspaces, 3D Video and Acoustic
Reconstruction, Shared Object Manipulation

Design Issues, Interaction Designs, Human Computer Interaction Issues
raised by Large Scale DS-RT Systems

Serious Gaming and Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) applications,
architectures and scalability issues

Technologies for Living Labs (e.g. Mirror World Simulation,
Interoperability, Large Scale Multi-Sensor Networks, Global Wireless
Communication, Multi-Stakeholder Understanding and Innovation)

Innovative Styles of Interactions with Large Scale DS-RT Systems (e.g.
Implicit, Situative and Attentive Interaction, Tangible Interaction,
Embedded Interaction, etc.)

Media Convergence (e.g. New Technologies, Media Theory, Real-Time
considerations of Multi-Modality, etc.)


*** Important Dates ***

Paper Submission Deadline: May 20th, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: July 1st, 2018
Camera Ready version due: July 31st, 2018
Symposium presentation: October 15-17, 2018


*** Submission ***

High-quality original papers are solicited. Papers must be unpublished and
must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be
reviewed by Technical Program Committee members and other experts active in
the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference.


Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published
by IEEE-CS press. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit
extended versions of their papers to the Journal of Simulation.

General information regarding submission can be found at
http://ds-rt.com/2018/.


Questions from authors may be directed to the Program Co-Chairs.

IMPORTANT: CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE BY AT LEAST ONE AUTHOR OF ACCEPTED PAPERS
IS MANDATORY

*** ORGANIZING COMMITTEE***

General Chair
José Luis Risco Martín, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Program Co-Chairs
Eva Besada, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Floriano De Rango, University of Calabria, Italy

Posters Chair
Peppino Fazio, University of Calabria, Italy

Demo Chair
Amilcare F. Santamaria, University of Calabria, Italy

Special Sessions Chair
Robson De Grande, Brock University, Canada

Publicity Chair
Lucas Potter, Old Dominion University, VA, USA

Finance Chair
Guillermo Botella, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

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[DMANET] CFP Computational Optimization

Call for Papers

11th International Workshop on Computational Optimization (WCO18)
Poznan, Poland, September 9-12, 2018

organized in the framework of FEDERATED CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
FedCSIS - 2018

IEEE CS is a technical co-sponsor of FedCSIS 2018

https://fedcsis.org/2018/wco

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We invite original contributions related to both theoretical and
practical aspects of optimization methods. The list of topics
includes, but is not limited to:

* combinatorial and continuous global optimization
* unconstrained and constrained optimization
* multiobjective and robust optimization
* optimization in dynamic and/or noisy environments
* optimization on graphs
* large-scale optimization, in parallel and distributed computational
environments
* meta-heuristics for optimization, nature-inspired approaches and any
other derivative-free methods
* exact/heuristic hybrid methods, involving natural computing
techniques and other global and local optimization methods

The applications of interest are included in the list below, but are
not limited to:

* classical operational research problems (knapsack, traveling salesman, etc)
* computational biology and distance geometry
* data mining and knowledge discovery
* human motion simulations; crowd simulations
* industrial applications
* optimization in statistics, econometrics, finance, physics,
chemistry, biology, medicine, and engineering.

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Best paper award

The best WCO18 paper will be awarded during the social dinner of FedCSIS2018.
The best paper will be selected by WCO18 co-Chairs by taking into
consideration the scores suggested by the reviewers, as well as the
quality of the given oral presentation.

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Submission and Publication

* Authors should submit draft papers in PDF format.
* The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages for regular
paper and 4 pages for short papers (IEEE style). IEEE style templates
are available at http://www.fedcsis.org/.
* Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their
scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
* Accepted and presented papers will be published in the Conference
Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore database and submitted for
different indexations (Communication and Position papers will only
appear in the conference proceedings).
* Extended versions of selected papers presented at WCO18 will be
published in edited books of the series "Studies of Computational
Intelligence", Springer.

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Important dates:

Paper submission (sharp / no extensions) : May 10th, 2018
Position paper submission : May 15th, 2018
Author notification : June 12th, 2018
Final paper submission and registration : July 03, 2018
Conference date : September 9-12, 2018

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Organizing Committee

Stefka Fidanova, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Antonio Mucherino, IRISA, University of Rennes 1, France
Daniela Zaharie, West University of Timisoara, Romania

If you have any question do not hesitate to send an email to :
wco2018@fedcsis.org

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IICT-BAS
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[DMANET] CFP Numerical search and optimization

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to participate in
the special session (workshop) on "Numerical Search and Optimization"
at the
9th Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications NM&A'18,
to be held 20-24 August 2018 in Borovets, Bulgaria.
The session is organized by:
Prof. Stefka Fidanova (stefka@parallel.bas.bg)
from the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Gabriel Luque (gabriel@lcc.uma.es) from University of Malaga, Spain, and
Prof. Kalin Penev, (kalin.penev@solent.ac.uk) School Media Arts and
Technology, Southampton Solent University, UK.

Topics

The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

- unconstrained and constrained optimization
- combinatorial optimization
- global optimization
- multi-objective optimization
- optimization in dynamic and/or noisy environments
- large scale optimization
- Scalable search and optimization methods
- Scalable numerical tests
- parallel and distributed approaches in optimization
- random search algorithms
- adaptive search algorithms
- nature inspired optimization methods
- hybrid optimization algorithms involving natural computing
techniques and other global and local optimization methods
- optimization methods for learning processes and data mining
-classical operational research problems (knapsack, traveling salesman, etc)
-computational biology and distance geometry
-data mining and knowledge discovery
-human motion simulations; crowd simulations
-industrial applications
- computational optimization methods in statistics, econometrics,
finance, physics, medicine, biology, engineering etc


Proceedings
The refereed and presented papers will be published as a special
volume of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Important deadlines
Deadline for submission of abstracts
April 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance of the talks on the basis of the
submitted abstract
May 07, 2018
Deadline for submission of full papers
June 10, 2018 (strict deadline)
Notification of acceptance of full papers
July 10, 2018
Submission of accommodation forms
July 15, 2018
Final version of paper submission
September 30, 2018

Abstracts and contributed papers
The abstracts (up to 1 page stating clearly the originality of the
results) are to be written in standard LaTeX. The length of the
contributed papers is limited up to 8 pages. It is assumed that one
participant will present not more than one talk.

Send the abstracts to special session organizers and conference
organizers, indicating the name of the special session. After sending
the abstract go to the conference web page and fill in the
registration form (personal data of the participants, minimum one per
paper, and the name of the special session).

Paper submission, notification, and reviews will be realized through
the Springer OCS (Online Conference Service).
OCS for NM&A'18 is already set up on:

https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/NMA2018

Information about abstract and paper preparation, accommodation,
transportation, registration form and conference location you can find
at the conference web page http://nma18.fmi.uni-sofia.bg/

Special session organizers
Prof. S. Fidanova (stefka@parallel.bas.bg) , Institute of Information
and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Prof. Gabriel Luque (gabriel@lcc.uma.es), University of Malaga, Spain.
Prof. Kalin Penev (penev@solent.ac.uk), School Media Arts and
Technology, Southampton Solent Universi

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Monday, April 23, 2018

[DMANET] Fwd: Call For Special Session

The 9th International Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing
and Applications (IBICA'18)


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Papers describing original research work and practical
experiences/experimental results are solicited on topics that tentatively
include, but are not limited to:

o Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing

o Machine Learning for Knowledge Extraction o Machine Learning and Data
Mining methods for the Semantic Web

o Ontology Engineering and Ontology Pattern

o Ontology Mapping, Merging, Modularity and Alignment

o Search, Query, Integration, and Analysis of the Ontology

o Natural Language Processing and Information Extraction

o Multilinguality in Information Retrieval

o Deep Learning for the Semantic Web

o Feature Extraction and Feature Selection for Ontology Mining

o Ontology Mining and Knowledge Discovery

o Supervised Machine Learning in OWL and DL

o Question Answering over Linked Data and Ontologies

o Ontology Management, Maintenance, and Reuse

o Ontology Evaluation and Schema Quality

o Visualizations and user interfaces for Ontology Engineering

o Integration and Interoperability of Domain Ontologies

Pdf version of this cfp: http://www.mirlabs.net/ibica18/cfss.php

*Paper Publications*

All accepted and registered papers will be published in AISC Series of
Springer, indexed in ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google
Scholar and Springerlink. (Listed in UGC approved list, please refer List
1- Page 32 - S.No. - 1375)

(http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/8919877_Journals-1.pdf)

*Important Dates*

Paper submission due: August 31, 2018
Notification of paper acceptance: October 15, 2018
Registration and Final manuscript due: November 10, 2018
Conference: December 17 - 19, 2018

*Submission Guidelines*

Submission of paper should be made through the submission page from the
conference web page. Please refer to the conference website for guidelines
to prepare your manuscript.

*Paper format templates*

http://www.springer.com/series/11156

*IBICA'18 Submission Link*

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ibica2018

*General Chairs*

Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), USA

Preethi Thekkath, Toc H Institute of Science &Technology, India

*Special Session Chairs*

Sarika Jain, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Applications, National
Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, 136119, Haryana, India.

Millie Pant, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Science and
Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.

Sanju Tiwari, Research Associate*, *Department of Computer
Applications, National
Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, 136119, Haryana, India.

*Information Contact: *Sanju Tiwari <tiwsanju17@gmail.com>

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[DMANET] Call For Contributions: PPSN XV Workshop on Black-Box Discrete Optimization Benchmarking (BB-DOB@PPSN)

Call for Papers: Black-Box Discrete Optimization Benchmarking (BB-DOB@PPSN)

Workshop @ Fifteenth International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving
from Nature (PPSN XV)

September 8-9, 2018 in Coimbra, Portugal

http://iao.hfuu.edu.cn/bbdob- <http://iao.hfuu.edu.cn/bbdob-gecco18>ppsn18


The Black-Box Discrete Optimization Benchmarking Workshop (BB-DOB@PPSN), a
part of the Fifteenth International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving
from Nature (PPSN XV), is cordially inviting the submission of original and
unpublished research papers or of abstracts for a talk contribution.


The Black-Box-Optimization Benchmarking (BBOB) methodology introduced by
the long-standing and successful BBOB-GECCO workshops series has become a
well-established standard for quantifying and comparing the performance of
optimization algorithms for continuous optimization. The aim of this
workshop is to develop a similar standard methodology for the benchmarking
of black-box optimization algorithms for discrete and combinatorial
domains. We want to produce:


(1) a well-motivated benchmark function testbed,

(2) a standardized experimental set-up,

(3) rules for measuring and the generation of data output, and

(4) standardized post-processing and presentations for the results in
graphs and tables.

1. Topics of Interest


This second instalment of the new BB-DOB workshop series focuses on a
debate regarding which functions should be included in the benchmarking
testbed. These benchmark functions should capture the difficulties of
combinatorial optimization problems in practice, but at the same time be
comprehensible so that the resulting algorithm behaviors can be understood
or interpreted. In this way, the mutual advantages and disadvantages of
algorithms can be analyzed in depth. Gaining such insights is vital for the
design of improved algorithms. The sought benchmark functions should
ideally be scalable with the problem size and non-trivial in the black-box
optimization sense, i.e., allow for shifting the optimum to any point. This
workshop wants to provide a common forum to bring together experts on
benchmarking of optimization algorithms. Interested participants are
encouraged to submit papers related to black-box optimization benchmarking
of discrete optimizers in the widest sense. In particular if they suggest,


(1) function classes that should be included in the function collection and
motivate the reasons for inclusion,

(2) benchmark function properties that allow to capture difficulties which
occur in real-world applications (e.g., deception, separability, etc.)

(3) which classes of standard combinatorial optimization problems should be
included and how to select significant instances,

(4) which classes of toy problems should be included and motivate why

(5) issues concerning any other aspect of benchmarking methodology for
discrete optimizers such as design of experiments, performance measures,
presentation methods, etc.


This workshop is organized as part of the ImAppNIO Cost Action 15140.


For more information please contact Pietro S. Oliveto at
p.oliveto@sheffield.ac.uk.


Disclaimer: Two BB-DOB workshops will take place in 2018, i.e., the first
edition as BB-DOB@GECCO and the second edition as BB-DOB@PPSN. Both are
independent events of the same series.

2. Important Dates


Paper Submission Deadline: 20 May 2018

Notification of Acceptance: 30 May 2018

Camera-Ready Copy Due: 4 June 2018

Conference Presentation: 8-9 September 2018

3. Instructions for Authors


Two types of submissions are welcome:

1. An abstract describing the contents of a talk to be presented at the
workshop
2. A full paper with 10 page limit in Springer LNCS style.


Abstracts and papers should be submitted as PDF files via email to the
workshop chair Pietro Oliveto at p.oliveto@sheffield.ac.uk with copy to
wrobel@evosys.org, ales.zamuda@um.si, tweise@hfuu.edu.cn, and
markus.wagner@adelaide.edu.au.


The accepted papers in this workshop will not be included in the
Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Parallel Problem
Solving from Nature (PPSN XV). However, the accepted papers will be listed
in the official conference programme. Submitted full papers will be
considered for an invitation to submit an extended version to the Special
Issue on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms appearing in
the Computational Intelligence journal by Wiley Periodicals Inc., indexed
by EI and SCI. Only full paper submissions can be considered for inclusion
in the special issue.


4. Chairs


o Pietro S. Oliveto, University of Sheffield, UK

o Markus Wagner, University of Adelaide, Australia

o Thomas Weise, Hefei University, Hefei, China

o Borys Wróbel, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

o Aleš Zamuda, University of Maribor, Slovenia

5. International Program Committee


o Abhishek Awasthi, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Görlitz,
Germany

o Christian Blum, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Bellaterra,
Spain

o Josu Ceberio Uribe, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

o Wenxiang Chen, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

o Raymond Chiong, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia

o Carola Doerr, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, Paris, France

o Mohamed El Yafrani, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco

o José Manuel García Nieto, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain

o Thomas Jansen, Aberystwyth University, UK

o Michael Kolonko, TU Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

o William La Cava, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

o Algirdas Lančinkas, Vilnius University, Lithuania

o Jörg Lässig, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Görlitz,
Germany

o Bin Li, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

o Jinlong Li, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

o Pu Li, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany

o Zhen Liu, Hefei University, Hefei, China

o Manuel López-Ibáñez, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

o Yi Mei, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

o Martin Middendorf, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

o Frank Neumann, University of Adelaide, Australia

o Miguel Nicolau, University College Dublin, Ireland

o Pietro S. Oliveto, University of Sheffield, UK

o Luis Paquete, University of Coimbra, Portugal

o Qi Qi, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

o Ofer Shir, Tel-Hai College, Israel

o Danilo Sipoli Sanches, Federal University of Technology – Paraná,
Cornélio Procópio, Brazil

o Kate Smith-Miles, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

o Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), IRIDIA, Belgium

o Markus Ullrich, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Görlitz,
Germany

o Ryan J. Urbanowicz, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

o Markus Wagner, University of Adelaide, Australia

o Thomas Weise, Hefei University, Hefei, China

o Carsten Witt, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

o Borys Wróbel, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

o Zijun Wu, Hefei University, Hefei, China

o Yang Yu, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

o Aleš Zamuda, University of Maribor, Slovenia

o Xingyi Zhang, Anhui University, Hefei, China

--
Pietro S. Oliveto
Senior Lecturer,
EPSRC Early Career Fellow,
Department of Computer Science,
The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
*www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/P.Oliveto/rig/
<http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/P.Oliveto/rig/>*

*Fully funded PhD studentships available now* in time complexity analysis
of bio-inspired computation. Enquiries by excellent candidates can be sent
to me by email. Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.
Further details are here
<http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/P.Oliveto/PhDStudentships.html>.
Applicants should apply using the online application form here
<http://www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/online>

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[DMANET] Operations Research 2018: One week left to submit!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Operations Research 2018

International Conference on Operations Research
Brussels, Belgium, September 12-14, 2018

https://www.or2018.be

Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2018

We have the great pleasure to invite you to take part in the Operations
Research 2018 conference to be held in Brussels, Belgium, on September
12-14, 2018.

The Operations Research 2018 conference is the annual international
conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), co-organized
this year with the Belgian Operational Research Society (ORBEL) with the
support of Université libre de Bruxelles. OR2018 will take place from
September 12 to September 14, 2018 at the MCE Conference & Business
Centre in Brussels, Belgium.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND SESSIONS


We invite practitioners and academics from mathematics, computer
science, business economics and other fields to participate at this
year's conference. The conference provides ample opportunities to
present all OR related topics containing both theoretical as well as
application-oriented research. Theoretical contributions mainly deal
with developing new mathematical techniques to solve all kind of
optimization problems. Practical applications may relate to all relevant
fields such as health care, transportation and logistics, finance, etc.
Following the format of recent years, the conference consists of plenary
and semi-plenary sessions as well as scientific sessions organized by
the streams announced at http://www.or2018.be/streams.

Please submit your abstract to one of these streams. Once your abstract
has been accepted, we provide the option to submit an extended abstract
for potential acceptance in Springer based conference proceedings.

Abstract submission system is available online, via the euro-online
system https://www.euro-online.org/conf/or2018.

Abstracts: max. 3000 characters; submission deadline: April 30, 2018.

Researchers who wish to organize an invited session should contact the
organizers of the relevant stream.

PLENARY SPEAKERS


- Ivana Ljubic, ESSEC Buisness School, France (EURO PLENARY SPEAKER)
- Holger Hoos, Leiden University, The Netherlands

IMPORTANT DATES


- Abstract submission opening: November 01, 2017
- Registration opening: April 15, 2018
- Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2018
- Acceptance notification: May 30, 2018
- Early registration deadline: June 15, 2018
- First author registration deadline: June 30, 2018

COMMITTEES

Program Committee

- Bernard Fortz (Chair), Université libre de Bruxelles
- An Caris, UHasselt
- Yves Crama, Université de Liège
- Patrick De Causmaecker, KU Leuven
- Jan Fabian Ehmke, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg
- Alf Kimms, University Duisburg-Essen
- Natalia Kliewer, Freie Universität Berlin
- Martine Labbé, Université libre de Bruxelles
- Peter Letmathe, RWTH Aachen
- Stefan Nickel, KIT
- Anita Schöbel, University of Göttingen
- Jörn Schörnberger, TU Dresden
- Kenneth Sörensen, UAntwerp
- Frits Spieksma, TU Eindhoven
- Thomas Stützle, Université libre de Bruxelles

Organisation Committee

- Bernard Fortz (Chair), Université libre de Bruxelles
- Yves Crama, Université de Liège
- Jérôme De Boeck, Université libre de Bruxelles
- Guillerme Duvillié, Université libre de Bruxelles
- Martine Labbé, Université libre de Bruxelles
- Fränk Plein, Université libre de Bruxelles

CONTACT

Website: https://www.or2018.be
Email: or2018@euro-online dot org
Twitter: @OR2018Brussels
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[DMANET] PhD position in computational complexity of constraint satisfaction at Linköping University

The Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA) at Linköping
University, Sweden, invites applications for up to two (2) positions
as PhD student in Computer Science. These are positions within the
AI-Math Graduate School of the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence,
Autonomous Systems and Software Program WASP (http://wasp-sweden.org/).

The PhD positions are within a project that focuses on methods for
analysing the computational complexity of constraint satisfaction problems
(CSP). CSPs are an important class of computational problems with a wide
range of applications within computer science, artificial intelligence,
and mathematics. The computational complexity of CSPs has been intensively
studied during the last decades, and several breakthrough results have
recently been obtained. These results are to a large extent based on
utilising methods from universal algebra and mathematical logic. The
project aims at developing new mathematical methods for analysing the
computational complexity of CSP problems over infinite domains---such
problems have very interesting applications within AI. A slightly more
informative project description can be found here:

https://www.ida.liu.se/~petjo00/pmm-descr.pdf


Professor Peter Jonsson (https://www.ida.liu.se/~petjo00) is the leader
of the project and questions may be sent directly to him
(email: peter.jonsson@liu.se). Applicants should have strong backgrounds
in computer science and mathematics. In particular, a strong interest
in discrete mathematics, logic, and computational complexity is desirable.
The project is primarily oriented towards theoretical work.


More information about the positions and the application procedure
can be found here:

https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies?rmpage=job&rmjob=8353&rmlang=UK

The deadline for application is May 18, 2018 and successful candidates
are expected to start in the autumn of 2018.

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[DMANET] 12 PhD Positions available within the Marie-Curie ITN MINOA on mixed-integer non-linear optimisation

The MINOA (Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Optimisation: Algorithms and
Applications) consortium is seeking highly motivated and qualified
Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) that are looking for obtaining a PhD
degree in applied mathematics, operations research, and computer
science.

Starting date for these positions is autumn 2018.
Once recruited, you will study relevant applications in areas such as
energy, logistics, engineering, analytics, and natural sciences. You will be
trained through an innovative training programme based on individual research
projects motivated by these applications. As special
challenges, you will work on dynamic aspects and optimisation in real
time, optimisation under uncertainty, multilevel optimisation or on
non-commutativity in quantum computing.

More information can be found here:

http://admin.euraxess.org/jobs/291084
www.minoa-itn.fau.de

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

[DMANET] DISC 2018 2nd Call for Papers

32nd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2018)
October 16–18, 2018, New Orleans, USA
http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2018/

The submission website is now open:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=disc18

Please see the attached Call for Papers.

Note that the abstract registration and submission deadlines of DISC'18
have been set to give authors of PODC'18-rejected papers sufficient time
for thoroughly revising their papers before re-submitting them to DISC.
However, the rules prevent double-submitting a paper to both SIROCCO'18 and
to DISC'18.

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[DMANET] Special Issue "Algorithm and Distributed Computing for the Internet of Things". SENSORS (ISSN:1424-8220, JCR: 2.677)

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS:

Special Issue "Algorithm and Distributed Computing for the Internet of
Things"


<http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/Algorithm_and_Distribute
d_Computing_for_IoTs>
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/Algorithm_and_Distributed
_Computing_for_IoTs

SENSORS

ISSN: 1424-8220

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Assefa M. Melesse, Prof. Dr. W. Rudolf Seitz,
Prof. Dr. Alexander Star, Prof. Dr. Vittorio M.N. Passaro, Prof. Dr.
Leonhard M. Reindl Impact factor (2016): 2.677

Aims and Scope:

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

There is a growing interest in applying technologies, such as the Internet
of Things (IoT), derived from the intense deployment of Wireless Sensor
Networks (WSNs) during the last few decades, in relevant fields such as
Industry 4.0, smart cities, and connected infrastructures. The use of IoT in
these areas can lead to significant benefits, but it also generates a huge
amount of data, which should be processed by a system to, in many cases,
detect patterns or optimize certain processes of interest. To this end, big
data, machine learning, and deep learning approaches are usually considered,
leading to more complex and powerful systems than those of previous WSN
applications, which also means new challenges to address. Moreover, for
critical areas such as connected infrastructures, dependability,
sustainability, and security issues should be addressed to ensure specific
application requirements.

In this Special Issue, we seek original, unpublished high-quality articles,
not currently under review by another conference or journal, clearly focused
on theoretical and implementation solutions for IoT, including intelligent
approaches (machine learning, big data, and deep learning), network levels
(edge, fog, and cloud), embedded systems, sensing devices, nonfunctional
requirements (dependability, security, and sustainability), deployment
strategies, and management platforms.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

* Smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0

* Connected vehicles

* Smart cities

* Cognitive computing and deep learning

* Big data Processing

* Edge computing and network intelligence, bringing the computation closer
to the data

* Dependability (real-time, reliability, availability, safety)

* Sustainability (low-power operation, energy management, energy harvesting)

* Security

* Distributed and embedded computing for networked systems

* Applications, deployment, and management

* Human behavior and context-aware aspects

* Prediction models

* Optimization and metaheuristics

Deadline for Manuscript Submissions:

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

30 November 2018

Guest Editors:

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

Prof. Juan A. Gomez-Pulido

Dep. of Technologies of Computers and Communications, University of
Extremadura, 10003 Caceres, Spain <mailto:jangomez@unex.es>
jangomez@unex.es

Prof. Jorge Sá Silva

Dep. of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-290 Coimbra,
Portugal <mailto:sasilva@dei.uc.pt> sasilva@dei.uc.pt

Prof. Takahiro Hara

Dep. of Multimedia Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
<mailto:hara@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp> hara@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp

Manuscript Submission Information:

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Manuscripts should be submitted online at <http://www.mdpi.com>
www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Manuscripts can
be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted
papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted)
and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles,
review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned
papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the
Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be
under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings
papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind
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submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.
Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal
published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a
manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open
access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well
formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

[DMANET] post-doctoral position at University of Toronto

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION

IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH / DISCRETE OPTIMIZATION

 

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral position at the University of Toronto. The broad area of research is Operations Research with possible focus areas in Discrete Optimization, Scheduling, Network Optimization, Facility Location, or Stochastic Modeling. However, strong applicants in all areas of Operations Research will be considered. The applicants should be within 5 years (or close to completion) of their Ph.D. in Operations Research / Management, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field.

            The initial contract will be for 6-12 months, with a possibility of extensions for up to 2 years. To apply, send a C.V. and a sample of recent research (papers, preprints, etc.) electronically to professor Igor Averbakh at averbakh@utsc.utoronto.ca

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[DMANET] PhD position in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The TCS Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a PhD position in CS focusing on algorithms for solving the Boolean satisfiability problem (SAT) very efficiently for large classes of instances, and on analyzing and understanding such algorithms. To receive full consideration your application should be submitted via http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/J-2018-0940-Eng.php by the deadline May 15, 2018, but candidates will be reviewed continuously and early applications are encouraged.

This is a position within the AI-Math Graduate School of the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program WASP (http://wasp-sweden.org/), Sweden's largest ever individual research program and a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The PhD student will be part of the WASP AI-Math Graduate School, providing a valuable network with other researchers within WASP and presenting unique opportunities for students who are dedicated to achieving international research excellence with industrial relevance.

The TCS Group (http://www.kth.se/tcs) at KTH offers a strong research environment spanning a wide range of research topics such as theory of computation, computer and network security, cryptography, software engineering, formal methods and natural language processing. We have one of Europe's most prominent groups in algorithms and complexity theory, and the research conducted here has attracted numerous international awards and grants in recent years.

The PhD student will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom (http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/), which currently consists of 4 postdoctoral researchers and 4 PhD students in addition to the PI. There are also several other professors, postdocs, and PhD students in the TCS Group working on other aspects of algorithms and computational complexity, and so this is an excellent opportunity to explore new connections between theoretical and practical areas of computer science within a vibrant and growing research environment.

This is a four-year full-time employed position, but PhD positions usually (though not necessarily) include 20% teaching, in which case they are prolonged for one more year. The successful candidate is expected to start at the latest in August-September 2018, although this is to some extent negotiable. The position is fully funded and comes with a competitive salary.

See http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/J-2018-0940-Eng.php for the full announcement with more information and instructions how to apply. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be sent to jakobn@kth.se .


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[DMANET] Faculty Openings at Loughborough Computer Science: Professor in Theoretical CS, Asst. Professor in Networks

Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University is recruiting for
the following:


*1. Professor in Theoretical Computer Science (Deadline: 25th May, 2018)*


* For detals and application, please see
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/hr/jobs/featured-jobs/
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*2. Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Networks (Deadline: 10th May, 2018)*

* For detals and application, please see
<http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BJA998/lecturer-in-computer-science-networks/>*
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BJA998/lecturer-in-computer-science-networks/


*Further Details:*

*1. Professor in Theoretical Computer Science *

Loughborough University's School of Science is looking to appoint a
Professor in Theoretical Computer Science to support, and provide
supportive leadership to research, teaching and enterprise across the
School of Science.

Computer Science research at Loughborough is spread across three research
themes. This appointment will work within our Theoretical Computer Science
theme, including algorithms, coding theory, combinatorics on words,
cryptography, database theory, decidability, distributed computing, formal
languages and automatatheory, game theory, graph theory, (algorithmic)
learning theory, mathematicallogic, scheduling.

This is an exciting time for the School of Science as we look to recruit to
this role. The School is passionate about driving its success to new
heights and look for exciting candidates to help us do that

*2. Lecturer in Computer Science (Networks): *

The Department of Computer Science
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/compsci/ is part of the School of Science
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/science/ at Loughborough. The Department is looking
to expand its strengths in the areas of *networking, internet, cloud
computing and cybersecurity.* Successful candidates will be able to work
alongside existing researchers in these areas at Loughborough and will
contribute to the learning and teaching of computer science and support
Loughborough's already established excellent student experience.

Candidates should possess a degree in Computer Science, have an emerging
track record of outstanding research with impact and the potential to
attract external funding. They will initiate and participate in
collaborative activity with School members and across the University.

The appointment will be on a full-time, open-ended contract, commencing as
soon as possible.

For informal discussions about this role please contact Dr Iain Phillips,
Acting Head of Computer Science and Director of Academic Staffing for the
School of Science, I.W.Phillips@lboro.ac.uk


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Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
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[DMANET] 2nd cfp: TOPIC 2018 workshop In conjunction with the 37th ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2018)

==Apologies for Cross Posting ==

Theory and Practice for Integrated Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing Paradigms
- TOPIC 2018

https://synnetsys.github.io/topic2018/

In conjunction with the 37th ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed
Computing (PODC 2018)

Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, UK

27 July 2018

Call for Papers:

Proliferated adoption of IoT has given rise to the fog and edge computing
paradigms. As opposed to cloud computing, both fog and edge computing allow
computation on data taking place closer to end users, thus improving data
privacy and application performance. Nevertheless, the cloud will always
exist to provide the last resort for computationally heavy tasks. The aim
of this workshop is to capture and present research from a wide range of
emerging topics related to modelling, designing and analysing of integrated
cloud, fog, and edge computing paradigms. These have different ownership
and operating objectives, preventing delivery of seamless network services
across network/operator boundaries that is needed to support efficient
pervasive and ubiquitous computing. For instance, it is difficult, if not
impossible, to run operator A's content caching, data analytics and/or
packet inspection services in operator B's cloud/fog/edge networks.
Conventional techniques for cloud do not work well in such an emerging
integrated environments since they make assumptions about unified networks
and systems with highly reliable and low latency connectivity.

This workshop aims to bring together practitioners and theoreticians
characterise such cloud, fog, and edge integrated systems, and to explore
theoretical underpinning necessary for modelling, designing, analysing and
optimising of networks and systems that have heterogeneous connectivity
(e.g., intermittent and highly reliable), owned by different owners and
operators, for supporting pervasive and ubiquitous computing. Since there
is no single organisation can control all of the devices across all
networks, we anticipate that there will be strong need for addressing the
gap on policy enforcement, billing and access to data, etc. Security and
privacy issues will also need tackling due to the need for business secrecy.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

- Underpinning theory for integrated cloud, fog and edge

- Distributed algorithms

- SDN and NFV for cloud, fog and edge

- Distributed and decentralised system configuration and management

- Cross layer design and optimisation

- Systems and networks co-design

- Experience on integrated cloud, fog and edge deployment

- Big data analytics for IoT

- Simulation and performance evaluation

- Cross cloud, fog, and edge network policy management

- Cross cloud, fog, and edge security and privacy

- Compact routing

We invite academic and industrial practitioners to submit papers for this
workshop. Potential authors can contact the workshop organisers with a
draft abstract if they would like to confirm it is within scope and
relevance to this workshop.

We invite regular papers written in English that have not been published or
submitted for publication elsewhere. We also invite short research
statements that outline new emerging ideas for fostering discussion and
collaboration in the workshop. Submitted manuscripts should be structured
as technical papers and may not exceed 6 pages for regular papers and 3
pages for short research statements including figures, tables and
references using the templates available athttps://www.acm.org/
publications/proceedings-template-16dec2016

To submit your paper, please access the submission system at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=topic2018

Important Dates:

Paper submission due: 14th May 2018

Notification of acceptance: 28th May 2018

Final camera-ready papers due: 4th June 2018

Workshop date: 27th July 2018

Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Christian Scheideler

Workshop Co-chairs:

Posco Tso - Loughborough University, UK

Amitabh Trehan - Loughborough University, UK

Iain Phillips - Loughborough University, UK

Lin Cui - Jinan University ,China

Publicity Chair:

Thiago Genez - University of Bern, Switzerland

Technical Programme Committee:

Luiz Bittencourt - University of Campinas, Brazil

Rafael Gomes - State University of Ceara, Brazil

Kiho Lim – University of South Dakota, USA

Edmundo Madeira - University of Campinas, Brazil

Lars Nagel – Loughborough University, UK

Stephen Strowes – RIPE Network Coordination Centre, Netherlands

Eiko Yoneki – University of Cambridge, UK

Zhongliang Zhao - University of Bern, Switzerland

Michael Mackay - Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Jonas Lefevre - Loughborough University, UK

Takahiro Shinagawa - University of Tokyo, Japan

Erkki Harjula - University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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[DMANET] DLT 2018 - deadline extension

Call for Papers -- DLT 2018 -- Deadline extensions
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22nd International Conference on Developments in Language Theory
Tokyo, Japan
Sept. 10-14, 2018
https://dlt2018.uec.ac.jp/
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IMPORTANT DATES (DEADLINE EXTENSIONS!!)
Deadline for submissions: May 7th, 2018, AoE (extended)
Notification:                   June 6th, 2018 (extended)
Final Version :                June 20th, 2018
DLT 2018 :                    Sept. 10-14th, 2018

The 22nd International Conference on Developments in Language Theory (
DLT 2018) will take place in Tokyo, Japan on Sept. 10-14, 2018.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together members of the
academic,
research, and industrial community who have an interest in formal
languages,
automata theory, and related areas.

TOPICS
Typical topics include, but are not limited to, grammars, acceptors and
transducers for words, trees and graphs, algebraic theories of automata;
algorithmic, combinatorial and algebraic properties of words and
languages;
variable length codes; symbolic dynamics; cellular automata; polyominoes
and multidimensional patterns; decidability questions; image
manipulation
and compression; efficient text algorithms; relationships to
cryptography,
concurrency, complexity theory and logic; bio-inspired computing;
quantum
computing.


SUBMISSIONS
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished
research. The proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag
Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series. Simultaneous submission to
journals
or other conferences with published proceedings is not allowed.
Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages and should follow the LNCS-
style
LaTeX2e (available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
All
proofs omitted due to space constraints should be given in an appendix
or
made accessible through a reliable link to a freely available electronic
preprint. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF through the

EasyChair system:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dlt2018

INVITED SPEAKERS
- Tomohiro I (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
- Bakhadyr Khoussainov (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
- Dominique Perrin (LIGM, Universit? Paris-Est, France)
- Marinella Sciortino (Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
- Andrew Winslow (University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, USA)
- Alexander Okhotin (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

- Marie-Pierre Beal (Universit? Paris-Est Marne-la-Vall?e, France)
- Thomas Colcombet (Universit? Paris Diderot, France)
- Kenji Hashimoto (Nagoya University, Japan)
- Piotrek Hofman (University of Warwas, Poland)
- Juraj Hromkovic (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Galina Jiraskova (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)
- Nata?a Jonoska (University of South Florida, USA)
- Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland)
- Sang-Ki Ko (Korea Electronics Technology Institute, Republic of Korea)
- Martin Kutrib (Universit?t Gie?en, Germany)
- Sylvain Lombardy (Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique,
France)
- Florin Manea (Christian-Albrechts-Universit?t zu Kiel, Germany)
- Timothy Ng (University of Waterloo, Canada)
- Fumiya Okubo (Takachiho University, Japan)
- Giovanni Pighizzini (Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
- Svetlana Puzynina (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia)
- Michel Rigo (University of Li?ge, Belgium)
- Markus Schmid (Universit?t Trier, Germany)
- Shinnosuke Seki (University of Electro-Communications, Japan, Chair)
- Arseny Shur (Ural State University, Russia)
- Michal Skrzypczak (University of Warsaw, Poland)
- Hsu-Chun Yen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACTS
Web: https://dlt2018.uec.ac.jp/

E-mail: s.seki@uec.ac.jp

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[DMANET] WADT 2018 - 3rd Call for Papers & Leverhulme School

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THIRD CALL FOR PAPERS

WADT 2018
24th International Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques
http://wadt18.cs.rhul.ac.uk
July 2–5, 2018, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK

AND

FIRST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Leverhulme School on Graph Transformation Techniques 2018
http://wadt18.cs.rhul.ac.uk/lsgt
June 29–July 1, 2018, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK
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AIMS AND SCOPE

The algebraic approach to system specification encompasses many aspects of the formal design of software systems. Originally born as a formal method for reasoning about abstract data types, it now covers new specification frameworks and programming paradigms (such as object-oriented, aspect-oriented, agent-oriented, logic and higher-order functional programming) as well as a wide range of application areas (including information systems, concurrent, distributed and mobile systems). The workshop will provide an opportunity to present recent and ongoing work, to meet colleagues, and to discuss new ideas and future trends.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Typical, but not exclusive topics of interest are:
– Foundations of algebraic specification
– Other approaches to formal specification, including process calculi and models of concurrent, distributed, and cyber-physical systems
– Specification languages, methods, and environments
– Semantics of conceptual modelling methods and techniques
– Model-driven development
– Graph transformations, term rewriting, and proof systems
– Integration of formal specification techniques
– Formal testing and quality assurance, validation, and verification
– Algebraic approaches to cognitive sciences, including computational creativity

WORKSHOP FORMAT AND LOCATION

The workshop will take place over four days, Monday to Thursday, at Royal Holloway University of London in Egham, UK (https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk).
Presentations will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts.

This occurrence of the ADT workshop will be preceded by the Leverhulme School on Graph Transformation Techniques. The school will take place over three days, from Friday, June 29th, to Sunday, July 1st, and will comprise a self-contained series of invited lectures on graph transformation to be given by Reiko Heckel (University of Leicester, UK), Fernando Orejas (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain), and Detlef Plump (University of York, UK).

INVITED SPEAKERS

Artur d'Avila Garcez (City, University of London, UK)
Rolf Hennicker (LMU Munich, Germany)
Kai-Uwe Kühnberger (Osnabrück University, Germany)
Fernando Orejas (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline for abstracts: April 27th, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 18th, 2018
Early registration: June 1st, 2018
Final abstract due: June 1st, 2018
Leverhulme School on Graph Transformation Techniques: June 29–July 1, 2018
ADT Workshop: July 2–5, 2018

SUBMISSIONS

The scientific programme of the workshop will include presentations of recent results or ongoing research as well as invited talks. The presentations will be selected by the Steering Committee on the basis of submitted abstracts according to originality, significance and general interest. Abstracts must not exceed two pages including references; if a longer version of the contribution is available, it can be made accessible on the web and referenced in the abstract.

Abstracts have to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wadt18.

PROCEEDINGS

After the workshop, authors will be invited to submit full papers for the refereed proceedings. All submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee. Selection will be based on originality, soundness, and significance of the presented ideas and results. The proceedings will be published as a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer).

The deadline for submissions will be September 3, 2018, with notifications by October 29. Camera-ready versions will be required by November 11.

SPONSORSHIP

The workshop takes place under the auspices of IFIP WG 1.3, while the series of graph-transformation lectures is supported by a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship.

WADT STEERING COMMITTEE

Andrea Corradini (Italy)
José Fiadeiro (UK) [co-chair]
Rolf Hennicker (Germany)
Hans-Jörg Kreowski (Germany)
Till Mossakowski (Germany)
Fernando Orejas (Spain)
Markus Roggenbach (UK)
Grigore Roșu (United States)

PROGRAMME COMMITEE

Paolo Baldan (Italy)
Andrea Corradini (Italy)
Artur d'Avila Garcez (UK)
Răzvan Diaconescu (Romania)
José Fiadeiro (UK) [co-chair]
Fabio Gadducci (Italy)
Reiko Heckel (UK)
Rolf Hennicker (Germany)
Alexander Knapp (Germany)
Barbara König (Germany)
Antónia Lopes (Portugal)
Narciso Marti-Oliet (Spain)
Till Mossakowski (Germany)
Fernando Orejas (Spain)
Leila Ribeiro (Brazil)
Markus Roggenbach (UK)
Pierre-Yves Schobbens (Belgium)
Lutz Schröder (Germany)
Pawel Sobocinski (UK)
Ionuț Țuțu (UK) [co-chair]
Martin Wirsing (Germany)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Claudia Chiriță (UK)
José Fiadeiro (UK)
Ionuț Țuțu (UK)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: wadt18@cs.rhul.ac.uk
Homepage: http://wadt18.cs.rhul.ac.uk

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[DMANET] MIP 2018: registration now open

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2018 workshop in
Mixed Integer Programming (MIP 2018) is now open. The 2018 Mixed
Integer Programming workshop, which is the fifteenth in a series of
annual workshops held in North America, will be held June 18 – 21 at
Clemson University (Greenville, South Carolina). It is designed to
bring the integer programming community together to discuss very
recent developments in the field. The workshop consists of a single
track of invited talks and features a poster session that provides an
additional opportunity to share and discuss recent research in MIP.

The registration page can be found at:
https://or.clemson.edu/mip-2018/registration/

Besides the registration page, the website contains the workshop
schedule, as well as information about hotel reservations and travel.

See you in Greenville, SC!


Confirmed Speakers

* Bob Bixby, Gurobi
* Chen Chen, Ohio State University
* Gérard Cornuéjols, Carnegie Mellon University
* Yuri Faenza, Columbia University
* Ricardo Fukasawa, University of Waterloo
* Matthew Galati, SAS
* Andres Gomez, University of Pittsburgh
* Aida Khajavirad, Carnegie Mellon University
* Pierre Le Bodic, Monash University
* Quentin Louveaux, Université de Liège
* Marco Lübbecke, RWTH Aachen
* Miles Lubin, Google
* Stephen Maher, Lancaster University
* Enrico Malaguti, Università di Bologna
* Jim Ostrowski, University of Tennessee
* Joe Paat, ETH Zurich
* Annie Raymond, University of Washington
* Suvrajeet Sen, University of Southern California
* David Shmoys, Cornell University
* Cole Smith, Clemson University
* Wolfram Wiesemann, Imperial College

Program Committee

* Philipp Christophel, SAS
* Simge Küçükyavuz, University of Washington
* Ruth Misener, Imperial College London
* Giacomo Nannicini (chair), IBM Research
* Alejandro Toriello, Georgia Institute of Technology

Local Committee

* Akshay Gupte (chair), Clemson University
* Matthew Saltzman, Clemson University
* Cole Smith, Clemson University

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[DMANET] 1 Stelle eines/einer Universitätsassistenten/in mit Doktorat

STELLENAUSCHREIBUNG


1 Stelle eines/einer Universitätsassistenten/in mit Doktorat
für 6 Jahre, vollbeschäftigt, voraussichtlich ab 1. September 2018,
am Institut für Diskrete Mathematik
Technische Universität Graz


Aufnahmebedingungen:
- Abgeschlossenes Studium der Mathematik oder Theoretischen Informatik
- facheinschlägiges Doktorat

Gewünschte Qualifikationen:
- Sehr gute Kenntnisse und Forschungserfahrung auf dem Gebiet der
Diskreten Mathematik,
im Speziellen auf den Gebieten Zufällige Graphen und Analytische
Kombinatorik
- Bereitschaft zur Mitarbeit in der Arbeitsgruppe Kombinatorik
(Leiterin: Prof. Mihyun Kang)
- Lehrtätigkeit im Umfang von 4 Wochenstunden pro Semester
- Erfahrung bei der Betreuung von Lehrveranstaltungen,
insbesondere in der Ingenieurmathematik (deutschsprachig), wären von
Vorteil

- Sehr gute Kenntnisse der deutschen und der englischen Sprache


Einstufung:
- B1 nach Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmerinnen/Arbeitnehmer der
Universitäten
- das monatliche Mindestentgelt für diese Verwendung beträgt derzeit €
3.711,10 brutto (14 × jährlich)


Bewerbungsschreiben, Lebenslauf mit Liste der Publikationen sowie eine
Kurzbeschreibung der Forschungsinteressen in einer PDF-Datei
sind unter Angabe der Stelle und der Kennzahl: 5050/18/005

an die


Technische Universität Graz
Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Geodäsie
O.Univ.-Prof. Robert Tichy
Petersgasse 16, A-8010 Graz
E-Mail: bewerbungen.mpug@tugraz.at

zu richten.

Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 31. Mai 2018


weitere Information:
siehe Mitteilungsblatt der TU Graz
http://www.mibla.tugraz.at/17_18/Stk_14/14.html
Punkt 245. Stellenausschreibungen der TU Graz
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[DMANET] ACM DEBS 2018: Call for Demos, Posters and Doctoral Symposium

ACM DEBS 2018 — http://debs.org/2018/


Where: Hamilton, New Zealand

When: 25 - 29 June 2018

Over the past decade, the ACM International Conference on Distributed

and Event-Based Systems (DEBS) has become one of the leading venues for

contributions in the fields of distributed and event-based systems. The

ACM DEBS conference provides a forum dedicated to the dissemination of

original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the

reporting of experiences relevant to distributed systems and event-based

computing. It brings together academia and industry to discuss

innovative technology and exchange ideas.

Scope

The DEBS conference covers topics both in distributed and in event-based

computing. The scope of the conference includes systems dealing with

detecting, processing and responding to events and with massively

distributed middleware and applications. Topics include, but are not

limited to:

1. Models, Architectures and Paradigms: Event-driven architectures,

real-time analytics, complex event processing, event processing in big

data, stream processing, rule-based systems, logic-based event

recognition, event correlation and pattern languages.

2. Middleware infrastructures: Distributed data processing, distributed

programming, federated event-based systems, information-centric

networking, fault tolerance, reliability, availability, and scalability,

as well as cloud, peer-to-peer, ubiquitous and mobile computing.

3. Applications, Experience and Requirements: Use cases and

applications of distributed and event-based systems in various domains

including Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, sensor networks,

network monitoring, online machine learning, online graph algorithms,

smart cities, smart grids, finance, healthcare, transportation, and

logistics. Also, relevant topics span enterprise-level computing,

including enterprise application integration, real-time enterprises,

event-based business process management, and support for enterprises to

respond in timely fashion to changing situations.

Please check http://debs.org/2018/ for how to participate:

1. The Grand Challenge Track involves developing systems that can solve
a specified set of challenge problems, given real-world input data.
Solutions will be judged in terms of how innovatively they solve the
challenge problems, and how the compare to others' solutions.

2. The Poster and Demo Track will accept authors' reports on work in
progress, and/or demonstrations of interesting ideas and applications
that involve distributed and event‐based systems.

3. The Doctoral Symposium Track is intended to receive submissions from
doctoral candidates whose research topics overlap with distributed and
event-based systems.

Some Important Dates

- Grand challenge solution submission: May 7th, 2018
- Poster, demo & doctoral workshop submission April 29th, 2018

Submissions

All submissions must be original and unpublished. Accepted papers will

be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Note that the proceedings will be available prior to the conference, and

that the official publication date is the date the proceedings appear in

the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the

first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the

deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Further information about the submissions are posted on the

conference website: http://debs.org/2018

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[DMANET] SISAP 2018 - 2nd Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS - SISAP 2018
11th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications
Lima, Peru October, 7 - 9, 2018

Web site: http://www.sisap.org/2018/

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Scope
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The 11th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications
(SISAP) is an annual forum for researchers and application developers in
the area of similarity data management. It aims at the technological
problems shared by numerous application domains, such as data mining,
information retrieval, multimedia, computer vision, pattern recognition,
computational biology, geography, biometrics, machine learning, and many
others that make use of similarity search as a necessary supporting service.
From its roots in metric indexing, SISAP has expanded to become the
only international conference entirely devoted to all issues surrounding
the theory, design, analysis, practice, and application of content-based
and feature-based similarity search.

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Topics
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The specific topics include, but are not limited to:

* Similarity queries - k-NN, range, reverse k-NN, top-k, approximate, etc.
* Similarity measures - graph, structural, time series, complex data,
tensors,
secondary similarity, etc.
* Similarity operations - joins, ranking, classification, categorization,
filtering, etc.
* Indexing and access methods for similarity-based processing
* Evaluation techniques for similarity queries and operations
* Merging/combining multiple similarity modalities
* Cost models and analysis for similarity data processing
* Scalability issues and high-performance similarity data management
* Feature selection and extraction for similarity search
* Multimedia retrieval systems
* Security and privacy of similarity search
* Similarity for forensics and security
* Distributed similarity search
* Similarity search cloud services
* Languages for similarity databases
* Applications of similarity-based operations
* Visual analytics for similarity-based operations
* Test collections and benchmarks
* Performance studies and comparisons
* Industrial applications and case studies
* Theory - models of similarity, intrinsic dimensionality, discriminability
and contrast, manifolds and subspaces, etc.

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Special Session for Industry
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A special session devoted to industrial applications and case studies
will also take place.

Submissions are solicited in multimedia, broadcasting, archiving, image
processing, social

networks, bioinformatics, and any other area in which similarity
technology has made a practical

impact. Of particular interest are submissions concerned with one or
more of the following:
* Use cases and scenarios
* Best practice for similarity search
* Adoption of similarity search in new industrial contexts
* Requirements for research and development

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Keynote Speakers
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Alistair Moffat, University of Melbourne, Australia
Hannan Samet, University of Maryland, USA
Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University, USA

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Important Dates
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Paper deadline: May 18th, 2018 (anywhere on Earth)
Notification: July 9th, 2018
Camera-ready due: July 23rd, 2018
Early bird registration: July 23rd, 2018
Main conference: 7th-9th October, 2018

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Organization
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Steering Committee
Laurent Amsaleg, CNRS-IRISA, France
Edgar Chávez, CICESE, Mexico
Michael E. Houle, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Pavel Zezula, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

General Chair
Edgar Chávez, CICESE, Mexico

Program Committee Co-Chairs
Stephane Marchand-Maillet, Universitè de Genève, Switzerland
Yasin N. Silva, Arizona State University, USA

Local Arrangements
Organizing Committee Chair:
Ernesto Cuadros-Vargas, Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC)

Web Chair
Karina Figueroa, Universidad Michoacana, México

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