Tuesday, August 22, 2017

[DMANET] OPODIS 2017 Deadline extension - International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems

========================= *CALL FOR PAPERS* ============================
The 21st International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems

18-20 Dec, Lisbon


Abstract registration: 28 August 2017
Submission deadline: 04 September 2017
Acceptance notification: 30 October 2017
Final version due: 13 Nov 2017
Conference: 18-20 Dec 2017, Lisbon


OPODIS is an open forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge on
distributed computing and distributed computer systems. All aspects of
distributed systems are within the scope of OPODIS.
OPODIS solicits papers in all aspects of distributed systems, including
theory, specification, design, performance, and system building.
With a strong background in the theory of distributed systems, OPODIS
has recently expanded its scope to cover the whole range between the
theoretical aspects and practical implementations of distributed systems.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Design and analysis of distributed algorithms
- Synchronization, concurrent algorithms, shared and transactional memory
- Design and analysis of concurrent and distributed data structures
- Communication networks (protocols, architectures, services,
- High-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing
- Mesh and ad-hoc networks (wireless, mobile, sensor), location and
context-aware systems
- Mobile agents, robots, and rendezvous
- Internet applications, social systems, peer-to-peer and overlay networks
- Distributed operating systems, middleware, and distributed database systems
- Programming languages, formal methods, specification and verification
applied to distributed systems
- Embedded and energy-efficient distributed systems
- Distributed event processing
- Distributed storage and file systems, large-scale systems, and big data
- Dependable distributed algorithms and systems
- Self-stabilization, self-organization, autonomy
- Security and privacy, cryptographic protocols
- Game-theory and economical aspects of distributed computing
- Randomization in distributed computing
- Biological distributed algorithms


OPODIS has post-proceedings published by Leibniz International Proceedings in
Informatics (LIPIcs) in gold open access mode. The proceedings become available
online, free of charge, after the conference. Preliminary versions of the
proceedings will be available to participants at the conference electronically.
The camera-ready version of a paper must have the same format and be of the
same length as its submitted version.

Extended and revised versions of selected papers will be considered for a
special issue of Theoretical Computer Science (Elsevier).


Papers are to be submitted electronically through Easychair at the following
link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=opodis2017.
Submissions must be in English in PDF format and they must be prepared using the
LaTeX style templates for LIPIcs and choosing the A4 paper option. A submission
must not exceed 16 pages, including the cover page, figures, tables and
references. The cover page should include the title of the paper, the authors'
names, affiliations and e-mails, an abstract, information about the contact
author, and a list of keywords.

Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix or as
supplementary material which will be read at the discretion of the reviewers.
Submissions are expected to be intelligible and complete without such additional

A submission must report on original research that has not previously appeared
in a journal or conference with published proceedings. It should not be
concurrently submitted to such a journal or conference. Any overlap with a
published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. The
Program Chairs reserve the right to reject submissions that are out of scope,
or of clearly inferior quality, or that violate the submission guidelines.
Each of the remaining papers will undergo a thorough reviewing process.


OPODIS features a best paper award. All accepted papers will be evaluated for
the best paper award. The best paper award aims to encourage work that combines
theory and practice and demonstrates excellence of research in at least one of
these two areas. Such work could be an advance in theory that sheds lights on
an interesting system problem or an advance in system work that builds upon
strong theoretical results.


Alysson Bessani, University of Lisboa, Portugal


Pascal Felber, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
James Aspnes, University of Yale, USA


Sara Bouchenak, INSA Lyon, France
Armando Castaneda, UNAM.Mexico
Bogdan Chlebus, University of Colorado, USA
Xavier Defago, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Oksana Denysyuk, Pure Storage, USA
Carole Delporte, Université Paris Diderot, France
David Doty, University of California, USA
Jim Dowling, SICS/KTH, Swedish
Patrick Eugster, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Chryssis Georgiou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Wojciech Golab, University of Waterloo, Canada
Vincent Gramoli, University of Sydney, Australia
David Ilcinkas, LaBRI, CNRS & Bordeaux University, France
Taisuke Izumi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Ruediger Kapitza, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Christoph Lenzen, MPI for Informatics, Germany
Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Emanuel Onica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Sebastiano Peluso, Virginia Tech, USA
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London, England
Maria Potop-Butucaru, Université Paris-VI Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, France
Laurent Réveillère, Bordeaux INP/Labri, France
Etienne Rivière, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Luis Rodrigues, INESC-ID / IST - University of Lisboa, Portugal
Paolo Romano, INESC-ID / IST - University of Lisboa, Portugal
Romain Rouvoy, University of Lille / Inria / IUF, France
Christian Scheideler, University of Paderborn, Germany
Paul Spirakis, U. Liverpool UK and U. Patras Greece
Jukka Suomela, Aalto University, Finland
Maarteen van Steen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo, Norway
Spyros Voulgaris, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Yukiko Yamauchi, Kyushu University, Japan
Haifeng Yu, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Christian Cachin, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
Panagiota Fatourou, FORTH ICS & University of Crete, Greece
Alessia Milani, University of Bordeaux, France
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Maria Potop-Butucaru, Université Paris-VI Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, France
Giuseppe Prencipe, Università di Pisa , Italy
Etienne Rivière, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Sebastien Tixeuil, IUF & Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France (chair)


Ibéria Medeiros (local arrangements chair), FCUL, University of Lisboa, Portugal
Miguel Matos (publicity chair), INESC-ID / IST, University of Lisboa, Portugal
João Leitão (publication chair), University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

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Monday, August 21, 2017

[DMANET] ESORICS 2017: Call for Participation

22nd European Symposium on Research in Computer Security
Oslo, Norway — September 11-15, 2017

WWW: https://www.ntnu.edu/web/esorics2017/

ESORICS is the annual European research event in Computer Security. The
Symposium started in 1990 and has been held in several European
countries, attracting a wide international audience from both the
academic and industrial communities.
The 22nd European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS
2017) will be held in Oslo, Norway.

ESORICS 2017 spans a total of 3 days, featuring:
* 3 keynote speeches
(Cormac Herley, Paul Syverson, Sandro Etalle)
* 54 paper presentations in 3 days (Sep 11-13)
* 8 workshops (Sept 14 - 15)

Presentations Program
The 54 papers of ESORICS 2017 are distributed between **18 sessions**
in **two parallel tracks**.

Following is the list of paper presentations for the main ESORICS
conference. For the workshop programs, please consult their
corresponding websites:

* SECPRE 2017: https://samosweb.aegean.gr/secpre2017/
* SecSE 2017: http://secse.org
* CBT 2017: http://www.deic.uab.cat/~jherrera/CBT/
* DPM 2017: http://deic.uab.cat/conferences/dpm/dpm2017/
* STM 2017: http://stm2017.di.unimi.it
* QASA 2017: http://www.iit.cnr.it/qasa2017/
* CyberICPS: http://www.ds.unipi.gr/cybericps2017/
* SIoT 2017: http://siot-workshop.org

### September 11 - Day 1 ###########
09:30 - 10:30
* Keynote: Cormac Herley
- Justifying Security Measures - a Position Paper

11:00 - 12:30

* Session 1: Security of embedded things
- Shortfall-based Optimal Placement of Security Resources for Mobile
IoT Scenarios
Antonino Rullo, Edoardo Serra, Elisa Bertino and Jorge Lobo
- Analyzing the Capabilities of the CAN Attacker
Sibylle Froeschle and Alexander Stühring
- Boot Attestation: Secure Remote Reporting with Off-The-Shelf IoT
Steffen Schulz, André Schaller, Florian Kohnhäuser, and Stefan

* Session 2: Cryptographic Application I
- Per-Session Security: Password-Based Cryptography Revisited
Gregory Demay, Peter Gazi, Ueli Maurer and Björn Tackmann
- Non-Interactive Provably Secure Attestations for Arbitrary RSA Prime
Generation Algorithm
Fabrice Benhamouda, Houda Ferradi, Rémi Géraud and David
- Tightly Secure Ring-LWE Based Key Encapsulation with Short
Martin Albrecht, Emmanuela Orsini, Kenneth Paterson, Guy Peer and
Nigel Smart

14:00 - 15:30

* Session 3: Documents and Authorship
- Identifying Multiple Authors in a Binary Program
Xiaozhu Meng, Barton Miller and Kwang-Sung Jun
- Verifiable Document Redacting
Herve Chabanne, Rodolphe Hugel and Julien Keuffer
- Source Code Authorship Attribution using Long Short-Term Memory
Based Networks
Bander Alsulami, Edwin Dauber, Richard Harang, Spiros Mancoridis
and Rachel Greenstadt

* Session 4: Analysis of Security Protocols
- Automated analysis of equivalence properties for security protocols
using else branches
Ivan Gazeau and Steve Kremer and Levente Buttyán
- Secure Authentication in the Grid: A formal analysis of DNP3: SAv5
Cas Cremers, Martin Dehnel-Wild and Kevin Milner
- Modular Verification of Protocol Equivalence in the Presence of
Matthew Bauer, Rohit Chadha and Mahesh Viswanathan

16:00 - 17:30

* Session 5: Threat Analysis
- Preventing Advanced Persistent Threats in Complex Control Networks
Juan E. Rubio, Cristina Alcaraz and Javier Lopez
- MTD CBITS: Moving Target Defense for Cloud-Based IT Systems
Alexandru G. Bardas, Sathya C. Sundaramurthy, Xinming Ou and Scott
A. Deloach
- Is my attack tree correct?
Maxime Audinot, Sophie Pinchinat and Barbara Kordy

* Session 6: Side Channels and data leakage
- On-Demand Time Blurring to Support Side-Channel Defense
Weijie Liu, Debin Gao and Mike Reiter
- Acoustic Data Exfiltration from Speakerless Air-Gapped Computers via
Covert Hard-Drive Noise
Mordechai Guri, Yosef Solewicz, Andrey Daidakulov and Yuval
- Practical Keystroke Timing Attacks in Sandboxed JavaScript
Moritz Lipp, Daniel Gruss, Michael Schwarz, David Bidner,
Clémentine Maurice and Stefan Mangard

### September 12 - Day 2 ###########
09:00 - 10:00
* Keynote: Paul Syverson
- The Once and Future Onion

10:30 - 12:00

* Session 7: Vulnerabilities and Malware
- Mirage: Toward a Stealthier and Modular Malware Analysis Sandbox for
Lorenzo Bordoni, Mauro Conti and Riccardo Spolaor
- VuRLE: Automatic Vulnerability Detection and Repair by Learning from
Siqi Ma, Ferdian Thung, David Lo, Cong Sun and Robert Deng
- Adversarial Examples for Malware Detection
Kathrin Grosse, Nicolas Papernot, Praveen Manoharan, Backes
Michael and Patrick McDaniel Russo

* Session 8: Privacy in Systems
- PerfWeb: How to Violate Web Privacy with Hardware Performance Events
Berk Gulmezoglu, Andreas Zankl, Thomas Eisenbarth and Berk Sunar
- SePCAR: A Secure and Privacy-enhancing Protocol for Car Access
Iraklis Symeonidis, Abdelrahaman Aly, Mustafa Asan Mustafa, Bart
Mennink, Siemen Dhooghe and Bart Preneel
- Privacy Implications of Room Climate Data
Philipp Morgner, Christian Müller, Matthias Ring, Björn
Eskofier, Christian Riess, Frederik Armknecht and Zinaida Benenson

13:30 - 15:00

* Session 9: Network security
- Link-Layer Device Type Classification on Encrypted Wireless Traffic
with COTS Radios
Rajib Ranjan Maiti, Sandra Siby, Ragav Sridharan and Nils Ole
- Preventing DNS amplification attacks using the history of DNS
queries with SDN
Soyoung Kim, Sora Lee, Geumhwan Cho, Muhammad Ejaz Ahmed, Jaehoon
Paul Jeong and Hyoungshick Kim
- Zero Round-Trip Time for the Extended Access Control Protocol
Jacqueline Brendel and Marc Fischlin

* Session 10: Controlling Access
- No sugar but all the taste! Memory Encryption without Architectural
Panagiotis Papadopoulos, George Christou, Giorgos Vasiliadis,
Evangelos Markatos and Sotiris Ioannidis
- Tree-based Cryptographic Access Control
James Alderman, Naomi Farley and Jason Crampton
- Securing Data Analytics on SGX With Randomization
Swarup Chandra, Vishal Karande, Zhiqiang Lin, Latifur Khan, Murat
Kantarcioglu and Bhavani Thuraisingham

15:30 - 17:00

* Session 11: Information Flow
- We are Family: Relating Information-Flow Trackers
Musard Balliu, Daniel Schoepe and Andrei Sabelfeld
- A Better Composition Operator for Quantitative Information Flow
Kai Engelhardt
- WebPol: Fine-grained Information Flow Policies for Web Browsers
Abhishek Bichhawat, Vineet Rajani, Jinank Jain, Deepak Garg and
Christian Hammer

* Session 12: Blockchain and social networks
- A Traceability Analysis of Monero's Blockchain
Amrit Kumar, Clément Fischer, Shruti Tople and Prateek Saxena
-RingCT 2.0: A Compact Linkable Ring Signature Based Protocol for
Blockchain Cryptocurrency Monero
Shi-Feng Sun, Man Ho Au, Joseph Liu and Tsz Hon Yuen
- Secure Computation in Online Social Networks
Foteini Baldimtsi, Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Stavros Papadopoulos,
Alessandra Scafuro and Nikos Triandopoulos

### September 13 - Day 3 ###########
09:00 - 10:00
* Keynote: Sandro Etalle
- From Intrusion Detection to Software Design

10:30 - 12:30

* Session 13: Web Security
- DeltaPhish: Detecting Phishing Webpages in Compromised Websites
Igino Corona, Battista Biggio, Matteo Contini, Luca Piras, Roberto
Corda, Mauro Mereu, Guido Mureddu, Davide Ariu and Fabio Roli
- DOMPurify: Client-Side Protection against XSS and Markup Injection
Mario Heiderich, Christopher Späth, and Jörg Schwenk
- Quantifying Web Adblocker Privacy
Arthur Gervais, Alexandros Filios, Vincent Lenders and Srdjan

* Session 14: Cryptographic signatures
- Reusing Nonces in Schnorr Signatures
Marc Beunardeau, Aisling Connolly, Remi Geraud, David Naccache and
Damien Vergnaud
- How to Circumvent the Structure-Preserving Signatures Lower Bounds
MEssam Ghadafi
- Server-Supported RSA Signatures for Mobile Devices
Ahto Buldas, Aivo Kalu, Peeter Laud and Mart Oruaas

13:30 - 15:00

* Session 15: Formal techniques
- Inference-Proof Updating of a Weakened View under the Modification
of Input Parameters
Joachim Biskup and Marcel Preuß
- Verifying Constant-Time Implementations by Abstract Interpretation
Sandrine Blazy, David Pichardie and Alix Trieu
- AVR Processors as a Platform for Language-Based Security
Florian Dewald, Heiko Mantel and Alexandra Weber

* Session 16: Privacy and garbled circuits
- Labeled Homomorphic Encryption: Scalable and Privacy-Preserving
Processing of Outsourced Data
Manuel Barbosa, Dario Catalano and Dario Fiore
- New Way for Privacy-Preserving Decision Tree Evaluation
Raymond K. H. Tai, Jack P. K. Ma, Yongjun Zhao and Sherman S. M.
- Enforcing Input Correctness via Certification in Garbled Circuit
Yihua Zhang, Marina Blanton and Fattaneh Bayatbabolghani

15:30 - 17:00

* Session 17: Intrusion Detection
- Secure IDS Offloading with Nested Virtualization and Deep VM
Shohei Miyama and Kenichi Kourai
- Network Intrusion Detection based on Semi-Supervised Variational
Genki Osada, Kazumasa Omote and Takashi Nishide
- LeaPS: Learning-Based Proactive Security Auditing for Clouds
Suryadipta Majumdar, Yosr Jarraya, Momen Oqaily, Amir
Alimohammadifar, Makan Pourzandi, Lingyu Wang and Mourad Debbabi

* Session 18: Cryptographic Applications II
- Multiple Rate Threshold FlipThem
David Leslie, Chris Sherfield and Nigel Smart
- Stringer: Measuring the Importance of Static Data Comparisons to
Detect Backdoors and Undocumented Functionality
Sam L. Thomas, Tom Chothia and Flavio D. Garcia
- Generic Constructions for Fully Secure Revocable Attribute-Based
Kotoko Yamada, Nuttapong Attrapadung, Keita Emura, Goichiro
Hanaoka and Keisuke Tanaka

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Friday, August 18, 2017

[DMANET] UCC 2017, Austin, Texas, USA: Final Call for Papers

10th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2017)

December 5-8, 2017 – Austin, Texas, USA – Call for Participation

Website: http://ucc-conference.org


AT&T Hotel & Executive Education Conference Center

1900 University Avenue

Austin, TX 78705

Context & Scope

Cloud Computing delivers computational resources on-demand as services that are commoditized and delivered comfortably analogous to traditional utilities such as electricity, gas, water and telephony. Cloud service offerings for compute, storage and communication resources as well as for hosted software and data are growing at a tremendous rate. It is essential to understand how to effectively transform these services into Utilities that provide value to both users and providers. There is also increasing interest from commercial providers to offer business and revenue models around the services they offer. Understanding how these models could be used to provide utility for users, intermediary brokers (aggregators) and providers is also an area of active research. UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility and provides an international forum for leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing field. UCC 2017, to be held in Austin, reflects the need to bring academics and industrial researchers together to discuss how to improve existing services and how to bring new applications into the cloud.


This will be the 10th UCC in a successful conference series of community-driven events. Previous events were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), Dresden, Germany (UCC2013), London, UK (UCC 2014), Limassol, Cyprus (UCC 2015) and Shanghai, China (UCC 2016). BDCAT and predecessor conferences have been co-located with UCC for the past several events.


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of Cloud and Utility computing including design and analysis of distributed and centralized Cloud systems, data centre design and engineering, economic and market models for cloud systems, revenue and business models and their applications in scientific and commercial deployments.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and service models

* Policy languages and programming models, such as cloud-native and cloud-enabled applications

* Utility-driven models and mechanisms for Cloud federations

* Autonomic techniques for Cloud applications

* Utility-/comfort-driven platforms for Clouds

* Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds

* Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated

* Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)

* Integration of Cloud systems with edge devices

* Virtualization technologies and other enablers

* Economic models and scenarios of use

* Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, parallelism and elasticity, as well as marketplaces

* Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, performance models and monitoring

* Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science) and business, as well as large-scale foundations for Big Data and analytics

* Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds

* Cloud business and legal implications beyond technology, such as government regulation, security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction especially in Utility Computing contexts

* Hands-on activities, tutorials, and instructional sessions on new technologies and methods

Important Dates

Paper submissions due

30 Aug 2017

Notification of acceptance

23 Sep 2017

Camera ready papers due

30 September, 2017

Early registration deadline

30 September, 2017

Regular registration deadline

31 October, 2017

* (Separate calls for submissions will be issued by each workshop or tutorial accepted)

Manuscript guidelines

Authors are requested to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the templates available at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, which include an optional free collaborative cloud-based LaTeX authoring tool. Papers should be prepared in two-column single-spaced format.

Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the UCC 2017 paper submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc2017).

Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and need to conform to the ACM conference format guidelines.

Manuscript submissions must be received by the announced submission deadline. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance of the problem to the conference theme, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Further details on the publication instructions and registration information will be published on the UCC website.

See also the call for posters and the workshop pages on the ucc-conference.org web site.

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[DMANET] Open Positions (ETH, ENS) - Compilation for Heterogenous Systems (Math. Optimization, Polyhedral Compilation, FPGA)

I'm happy to forward this announcement on behalf of Tobias Grosser
(CS, ETHZ) to this audience. These are excellent opportunities for applying integer (non-)linear
optimization techniques to compiler construction, with direct impact on the LLVM compiler family,
from embedded devices to high-performance computing. Links to the Cray EMEA Research Lab
are also possible.

We are glad to announce four open positions at Polly Labs (hosted at ENS
Paris and at ETH Zurich) to work with us towards developing scalable
compilation technology for heterogeneous systems (including FPGAs) and
large-scale real-world programs.

Starting off from the solid foundations the LLVM Polly loop optimizer
and accelerator compiler provides, we aim to scale the underlying
techniques towards larger programs, better (or optimal) transformations,
and modern programming languages (Julia, Javascript, ...). For this
journey we will combine linear and non-linear solvers, integer polyhedra
based program generation techniques, JIT compiler technology, automatic
tuning, accelerator compilation, ... and likely many other ideas.
Emerging platforms such as FPGAs are one of our core focus points. All
of our research results will be published as open source!
Depending on the position, you might work in close collaboration with
one of our industrial partners.

We are looking for excellent candidates for (PRE)DOCTORAL and
POST-DOCTORAL positions!

If you are (or know somebody who is):

- Expert in compilation and code generation (e.g., LLVM, gcc, …)
- Strong mathematical background (e.g., linear programming, (non)-linear
optimization, …)
- Interested in doing theoretically profound research applied in
practice and published as open source

with additionally experience in:

- Polyhedral loop modeling (e.g., Polly, isl, Pluto)
- Accelerators (e.g., CUDA, OpenCL, Vulkan)
- Development high-quality software and interactions with open source

and for the FPGA positions experience in:

- High-level synthesis (e.g., Xilinx Vivado, SDAccel)
- Overlay networks

get in touch!

Our job offers are pretty demanding. Still, we do not hire by ticking
boxes, but look for exceptional candidates. If you are able to write a
non-linear branch-and-bound solver over night, but never heard of GPUs,
please talk with us. Similarly, if you can program FPGAs in and out, but
need a crash course in polyhedra, get in touch!

Detailed job descriptions: http://grosser.es/jobs.html and https://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/tgrosser/jobs.html


Dr. Utz-Uwe Haus <uhaus@cray.com>
Cray EMEA Research Lab <http://www.cray.com/cerl>
Hochbergerstrasse 60C, 4057 Basel, Switzerland

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

[DMANET] EVOApplications 2018 Call for Papers

CfP: EVOApplications 2018 - Parma, 4-6 April 2018

Submission Deadline: 1 November, 2017, 16 pages Springer LNCS

Authors of selected publications will be invited to submit an extended
version of their work to Springer's Genetic Programming and Evolvable
Machines (GPEM, impact factor: 1.514, fast track review process).

EvoApplications, the European Conference on the Applications of
Evolutionary Computation brings together researchers in a variety of areas
of application of Evolutionary Computation and other Nature-inspired

EvoApplications' 21st edition will be held as part of the EvoStar 2018
event in Parma, Italy, 4-6 April 2018, and co-located within EvoStar with
three related conferences: EuroGP, EvoCOP and EvoMUSART.

- Page limit: 16 pages.
- Accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science series.
- The review process is double-blind. Please ensure to anonymize your
submission accordingly.
- Selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to Genetic
Programming and Evolvable Machines.

*The Venue*
Parma is an elegant city with the refined atmosphere of a "petite
capitale". It is rich in cultural treasures and with its attractive
architecture, shops and restaurants, it is very welcoming. Parma is a
centre of gastronomic heritage, famous for Parma ham and Parmigiano
Reggiano cheese. The conference will be held at the University Campus.

EvoApplications 2018 is composed of 14 tracks, each focusing on an area of
application of genetic and evolutionary computation and other related
Computational Intelligence fields. The following tracks will be running in
2018. Papers on applications of Evolutionary Computation and related
methods to other fields are also welcome and will be presented within a
"General" track.

- EvoBAFIN - Natural Computing Methods in Business Analytics and Finance.
- EvoBIO - Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining

for Biology and Medicine.
- EvoCOMNET - Nature-inspired Techniques for Communication Networks and
other Parallel and Distributed Systems.
- EvoCOMPLEX - Evolutionary Algorithms and Complex Systems.
- EvoENERGY - Evolutionary Algorithms in Energy Applications.
- EvoGAMES - Bio-inspired Algorithms in Games.
- EvoIASP - Evolutionary Computation in Image Analysis, Signal
and Pattern Recognition.
- EvoINDUSTRY - Evolutionary and Bio- Inspired Computational Techniques
within Real-World Industrial and Commercial Environments.
- EvoKNOW - Knowledge Incorporation in Evolutionary Computation.
- EvoNUM - Bio-inspired algorithms for Continuous Parameter
- EvoPAR - Parallel Architectures and Distributed Infrastructures.
- EvoROBOT - Evolutionary Robotics.
- EvoSET - Nature-inspired algorithms in Software Engineering and
- EvoSTOC - Evolutionary Algorithms and Meta-heuristics in Stochastic
Dynamic Environments.

Visit http://www.evostar.org/ or join the EVOstar group on LinkedIn for
more details and updates.

EvoApplications Coordinator
Kevin Sim, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

EvoApplications Publication Chair
Paul Kaufmann, Paderborn University, Germany

Evo* Coordinator
Jennifer Willies, United Kingdom

Evo* Local Chairs
Stefano Cagnoni, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
Monica Mordonini, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

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[DMANET] Stellenausschreibung wiss. Mitarbeiter/in am Institut für Transportlogistik, TU Dortmund (neue Deadline)

Mit über 6.200 Beschäftigten in Forschung, Lehre und Verwaltung und ihrem einzigartigen Profil gestaltet die Technische Universität Dortmund Zukunftsperspektiven: Das Zusammenspiel von Ingenieur- und Naturwissenschaften, Gesellschafts- und Kulturwissenschaften treibt technologische Innovationen ebenso voran wie Erkenntnis- und Methoden fortschritt, von dem nicht nur die 34.200 Studierenden profitieren.

An der Technischen Universität Dortmund ist in der Fakultät Maschinenbau, im Institut für Transportlogistik zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle

einer / eines wissenschaftlich Beschäftigten

zunächst befristet bis zum 31. Mai 2019 (Projektlaufzeit) mit der Option auf Verlängerung zu besetzen. Die Vertragslaufzeit wird dem Qualifizierungsziel angemessen gestaltet. Die Entgeltzahlung erfolgt entsprechend den tarifrechtlichen Regelungen nach Entgeltgruppe E 13 TV-L bzw. ggfls. nach dem Übergangsrecht (TVÜ-L). Es handelt sich hierbei um eine Ganztagsstelle. Eine
Beschäftigung in bzw. Reduzierung auf Teilzeit ist grundsätzlich möglich.

In einem interdisziplinären Team forschen und lehren die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter des ITL im Bereich der Verkehrs- und Transportlogistik. Dabei stehen die Optimierung von Verkehrsflüssen oder die Verbesserung der Ressourcenplanung und
-nutzung in logistischen Anlagen im Mittelpunkt der Aktivitäten.


* Überdurchschnittlich abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium (Diplom/Master) in der Fachrichtung Informatik, (Wirtschafts-)Mathematik, Verkehrsingenieurwesen o. ä.,
* Fundierte Kenntnisse in mathematischer, insbesondere diskreter, Optimierung und Algorithmenentwicklung,
* Interesse an logistischen Fragestellungen, insbesondere im Bereich des ÖPNV
* Programmierkenntnisse (z. B. C++ oder Java) sind wünschenswert,
* Erfahrungen im Umgang mit einer Modellierungssprache (GAMS, Aimms, etc.) sind von Interesse
* Sicherer Umgang mit den gängigen Office-Anwendungen
* Gute Englischkenntnisse,
* Interesse an einer selbstständigen Bearbeitung von wissenschaftlich anspruchsvollen Fragestellungen,
* Fähigkeit zur Zusammenarbeit in einem interdisziplinären Team, soziale Kompetenz und ein hohes Maß an Engagement und Kooperationsbereitschaft.


Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) hat die Forschergruppe "Integrierte Planung im öffentlichen Verkehr" eingerichtet. In diesem überregionalen Vorhaben ist das Ziel der Forschungsarbeit des Instituts für Transportlogistik der Technischen Universität Dortmund, vorherrschende Unsicherheiten bei verschiedenen Planungsproblemen im öffentlichen Verkehr besser mit Hilfe mathematischer Optimierung und Simulation handhaben zu können und so zu robusteren Lösungen im täglichen Betrieb zu gelangen. Die Technische Universität Dortmund will den Anteil von Frauen in der Wissenschaft in der Fakultät Maschinenbau erhöhen und bittet daher insbesondere Frauen um ihre Bewerbung. Es wird darauf hingewiesen, dass die Bewerbung geeigneter Schwerbehinderter erwünscht ist. Sie sind interessiert? Dann senden Sie uns Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen bitte bis zum 05.09.2017 unter Angabe der Referenznummer w46-17 an:

Technische Universität Dortmund
Herrn Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Clausen
Institut für Transportlogistik (ITL)
Leonhard-Euler-Straße 2
44227 Dortmund

Für Fragen steht zur Verfügung:
Herr Sven Langkau
Tel.: 0231/755-7329
E-Mail: langkau@itl.tu-dortmund.de<mailto:langkau@itl.tu-dortmund.de>

Dortmund, 09.08.2017

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

[DMANET] Professorship "Sustainable Transportation Logistics (Physical Internet)" at JKU Linz

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business at the Johannes
Kepler University Linz (Austria) invites applications for a full-time,
tenured faculty position as a

Professor for
Sustainable Transportation Logistics with a focus on "Physical Internet"

Application deadline: August 31, 2017

The successful candidate is expected to support the development and
expansion of research in the field of the "Physical Internet" at the
Johannes Kepler University and will represent this field in research and
teaching in all of its sub-areas. Research activities will focus on the
future-oriented design of a logistical flow of goods and using the
Physical Internet to strive for a sustainable, positive economic,
ecological, and socially relevant impact. Accordingly, the successful
candidate will work equally on conducting application-oriented and
base-knowledge research in both logistical and computer science-related
research topics. In the field of teaching, the successful candidate will
be expected to develop a new area of specialization in conjunction with
existing courses already offered at the Johannes Kepler University. The
successful candidate will also be willing to independently address and
carry out administrative tasks at the university/department as well as
actively take part in academic committees.

The successful candidate must

(a) hold a post-doctorate (venia docendi) degree or a comparable
post-doctorate degree, preferably with a focus on transportation
logistics and/or computer science,
(b) demonstrate past experience in conducting base-knowledge research
with a focus on logistics and/or computer sciences,
(c) possess experience in academia and teaching at all levels,
(d) submit a list of publications on an international level and a list
of all academic lectures, presentations, etc.,
(e) show professional relationships with companies and industries
demonstrated through ongoing projects in collaboration with companies,
(f) show experience in acquiring external funding, and
(g) show international experience and professional contacts.

In addition to the key qualifications as cited above, the successful
candidate is expected to possess a strong social skill set.

The annual gross salary is €90,000 to €110,000; the actual net income
amount can only be negotiated with the Rector.

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of
academic female faculty members and, for this reason, especially
welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally
qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position.

The applicant may not have been previously employed at an Austrian
university since 2013.

Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to
electronically send an application in adherence to the stated criteria,
together with the requested documentation (including all relevant
documents, application form, current CV, list of publications, and a
list of all courses taught, etc.) to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler
University of Linz (bewerbung@jku.at).

Information for Applicants:

Application Form:

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

[DMANET] Open positions: Two lecturer/senior lecturer positions in algorithms at the University of Sydney

Two lecturer/senior lecturer (assistant professor) positions in algorithms
available at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday, 27 August 2017 (Sydney time)

Full ad: http://bit.ly/2wBCOxv

The School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney is
embarking on an exciting growth journey, adding several new positions which
will complement our core areas of strength pushing the frontiers to new
research areas. As part of this plan, the School of Information
Technologies (SIT) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a
continuing Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position (Level B/C) in Algorithms
starting immediately. The level of appointment will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

This is an attractive opportunity for candidates with an interest and
passion for high quality excellent research and teaching. Strong candidates
from all areas of algorithmic research are sought, including but not
limited to: algorithm analysis, graph algorithms, algorithmic game theory,
approximation algorithms, combinatorial optimization, quantum algorithms
and computational learning theory.

To be successful, you will have a PhD in computer science, or a closely
related discipline. You must show evidence of excellent research
achievements in areas of algorithms and the ability to publish your
research in highly-ranked outlets. You will be expected to teach a range of
computer science courses including algorithms related courses. A strong
commitment to teaching and learning is required as well as evidence of
ability to lecture and prepare new teaching material. The candidate is
expected to teach in a broad range of computer science subjects including
algorithms and computing theory.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and can be made to Joachim Gudmundsson (

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Monday, August 14, 2017

[DMANET] Announcement: [Algorithms] Special Issue "Online Algorithms"

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for consideration and
possible publication in a Special Issue on "Online Algorithms" to be
published in the open access journal Algorithms
(http://www.mdpi.com/journal/algorithms), which is indexed by EI and ESCI.

The submission manuscript deadline is 30 November 2017. The goal of this
Special Issue is to offer a forum for exchanging new ideas about the
design and analyses of online algorithms for various optimization
problems. For more details please visit the website:

You may share this invitation with your team members and colleagues;
co-authors are most welcome.

Please let me know within a month or as soon as possible if you and your
colleagues are interested in submitting a manuscript for this special
issue. Your contribution would be most welcome.

Kind regards,
Ms. Yi Zhang
Assistant Editor

Algorithms CiteScore 2016: 1.15

MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan
Tel. +86 27 878 086 58;
Fax: +86 27 876 125 88
E-Mail: algorithms@mdpi.com

St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel,
Postfach, CH-4020 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax +41 61 302 89 18

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[DMANET] Building Bridges II. registration

Dear Colleague,

We apologoze for the possible multiple posting. The registration for

Building Bridges II.
Conference to celebrate 70th birthday of László Lovász
Budapest, Hungary
July 2 - 6, 2018

is open now. Please go to page


for details.

It is hard to believe but true: László (Laci) Lovász will turn seventy in
2018. His contributions to discrete mathematics and theory of algorithms
have been fundamental. He has connected combinatorics and theoretical
computer science with other areas of mathematics in many ways. To celebrate
Laci's birthday and his extraordinary achievements, the János Bolyai
Mathematical Society, the Eötvös University, and the Alfréd Rényi Institute
of Mathematics organize an international conference. Titled "Building
Bridges II", the meeting will be held in Budapest, Hungary, July 2 to 6,
2018. The scientific program will consist of invited lectures and poster

Confirmed invited speakers include

Noga Alon László Babai Anders Björner
Béla Bollobás Christian Borgs Sourav Chatterjee
Jennifer Chayes Persi Diaconis Uriel Feige
Tibor Jordán Jacob Fox Jeff Kahn
Gil Kalai Ravi Kannan Peter Keevash
Nathan Linial Jaroslav Nešetřil Alexander Razborov
Lex Schrijver Joel Spencer Balázs Szegedy
Endre Szemerédi Tamás Szőnyi Terry Tao
Éva Tardos Gábor Tardos Santosh Vempala
Vu Ha Van Avi Wigderson Ágnes Backhausz
Endre Csóka Péter Csíkvári László Végh
Hamed Hatami

Best wishes,
Attila Sali
Secretary of the Organizing Committee
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[DMANET] 2-Year Stipend for a PhD Student in Text Algorithms at University of Warsaw, Poland

One stipend position for a PhD student is opening in the "Algorithms for
text processing with errors and uncertainties" project that is carried out
within the HOMING programme of the Foundation for Polish Science. The
project is co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional
Development Fund.

The maximum duration of the stipend is 21 months, starting Oct 2, 2017. The
deadline for applications is *Aug 25, 2017*.

A candidate should have a status of a PhD student on the starting date of
the project. This could include eligibility for PhD studies at the
University of Warsaw in the recruitment during September 2017.

The goal of the project is the design of pattern matching algorithms when
errors and uncertainties occur in the data. The expected developments of
the project are in the scope of computer science while the motivation stems
mainly from computational biology. In pattern matching with errors we are
to report approximate matches with bounded edit or Hamming distance.
Uncertain texts are texts with don't care symbols, indeterminate symbols,
or positions that specify a probability distribution over the alphabet
(so-called Position-Weight Matrices). The scope of problems considered in
the project includes pattern matching in the off-line, on-line, and
streaming setting, text indexing, internal text queries, and computation of
similarity measures.

The key responsibilities include:

- Design and analysis of efficient algorithms for pattern matching in
the presence of errors and uncertainties
- Preparation of manuscripts and presenting them at international
- Optional: Implementation of selected algorithms

A successful candidate will take part in research on key problems in the
area of text algorithms. The project is conducted at the Faculty of
Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw which is a
leading institution in the field of theoretical computer science. The
official partners of the project are experienced researchers and PhD
students from the UK and France. You will be able to disseminate the
results of your work at international conferences. Your results will be
expected to become the basis of your PhD thesis.
More details can be found at the website:

For further information, feel free to contact me at jrad@mimuw.edu.pl

Best regards,
Jakub Radoszewski
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