Thursday, September 29, 2016

[DMANET] PostDoc position in Berlin

Operations Research
HU Berlin

PostDoc position (TV-L 13) in Algorithms/Mechanism Design/Optimization.
For two years starting December 1, 2016, or later.

A PostDoc position is available in the project ?Optimization under
Informational and Strategic Uncertainty?. The objective of the project
is to develop methods for solving problems incorporating both
strategic behavior and uncertainty. The project is funded within the
programme ?Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellow? by the Einstein
Foundation Berlin. Additional funds for travelling, guests and
workshops are provided by the Einstein Foundation. The position will
be part of the new Operations Research Group at the Department of
Economics of the Humboldt University Berlin.

Candidates should have an excellent PhD in mathematics, computer
science or a related area. There are no teaching requirements but good
communication and English skills are necessary.

Besides its many cultural attractions, Berlin offers a strong scientific
landscape including three major universities, the research center
MATHEON, and the Einstein Center for Mathematics; these offer
opportunities for joint research and support (e.g., meetings, lecture
series, summer schools etc.).

Applicants should send their application as *a single pdf* file
containing:
- (short) cover letter
- curriculum vitae incl. list of publications
- copies of diplomas
- names and contact details of two referees

by
October 10, 2016
to
Max Klimm (max.klimm@tu-berlin.de)
(Designated head of the Operations Research Group)

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[DMANET] Call for Papers - Annals of Operations Research

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Call for Papers - Annals of Operations Research

Special Issue

Recent Advances in Decomposition Methods
for Hard Optimization Problems
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Motivation

Divide and conquer, from Latin divide et impera, is one of the key
techniques for tackling combinatorial optimization problems. It relies on
the idea of decomposing complex problems into a sequence of subproblems
that are then easier to handle. Decomposition techniques (such as
Dantzig-Wolfe, Lagrangian, or Benders decomposition) are extremely
effective in a wide range of applications, including cutting & packing,
production & scheduling, routing & logistics, telecommunications,
transportation and many others. Moreover, decomposition techniques are
playing an important role in many different fields of mixed-integer linear
and non-linear optimization, multi objective optimization, optimization
under uncertainty, bilevel optimization, etc. Despite the tremendous amount
of research on these topics, the mathematical optimization community is
constantly faced with new challenges coming from theoretical aspects and
real world applications that require the development of new advanced tools.

This special issue will be a point of reference for researchers and
practitioners that want to learn more about the recent advances in
decomposition techniques for hard combinatorial optimization problems. We
solicit original and high-quality papers presenting the latest improvements
in the field.


Topics

The purpose of this issue is to provide a view on state of the art
decomposition methods in the field of mathematical optimization. We will
consider high-quality manuscripts addressing the development of new
theoretical insights, algorithmic approaches and computational studies in
the context of exact and heuristic methods based on decomposition
techniques.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition
- Stabilization techniques
- Row and column generation
- Column generation
- Branch-and-price
- Branch-and-cut-and-price
- Branch-and-cut
- Benders decomposition
- L-shaped method
- Generalized Benders decomposition
- Lagrangian decomposition
- Cross decomposition
- Decomposition for non-linear programming
- Decomposition for robust and stochastic combinatorial optimization
- Heuristic methods derived from exact methods based on decomposition
- Applications to challenging real world problems involving some of the
above techniques

We strongly encourage participants of the EURO 2016 conference to submit
full versions of their presented papers to this special issue. This Call
for Papers is also open to the entire community of academics and
practitioners working in the field of mathematical optimization.


Submission

Prospective authors are asked to follow the Annals of Operations Research
guide for authors
(see
http://www.springer.com/business+%26+management/operations+research/journal/10479
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Authors should submit a cover letter and a manuscript by January 31, 2017,
via the Journal's online submission site. Manuscripts submitted after the
deadline may not be considered for the special volume and may be
transferred to a regular volume.

Please select "SI Decomposition Methods" as the article type during the
submission process. Submitted papers will undergo a regular review process
according to the high standard of Annals of Operations Research.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Open: July 2016
Paper Submission Due: January 31, 2017
Notification of Review Results: July 2017
Revised Manuscript Due: December 2017
Final Decision: no later than October 2018

Guest Editors

Fabio Furini, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Ivana Ljubic, ESSEC Business School, France
Emiliano Traversi, Paris 13, France

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[DMANET] SODA/ANALCO/ALENEX 2017 Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 16th, 2016

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Early-bird registration deadline: October 16th, 2016

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ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), January 16-19, 2017
Meeting on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO), January
16-17, 2017
Meeting on Algorithm Engineering & Experiments (ALENEX), January 17-18, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

http://www.siam.org/meetings/da17/
http://www.siam.org/meetings/analco17/
http://www.siam.org/meetings/alenex17/
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*October 16th, 2016* is the deadline for the early-bird registration
fees of SODA/ANALCO/ALENEX 2017. In former editions of
SODA/ANALCO/ALENEX there were only two types of rates ("regular" and
"late/on-site"), next year there is a third type ("early-bird"),
benefiting from substantial discounts. Notice that SODA 2017 will be a
4-day event and the two meetings (ANALCO, ALENEX) will be 1 1/2-days each.

October 16th is also the first release date for unreserved rooms at the
main hotel of the conference, we highly encourage to do the hotel
reservation as early as possible.

Please access the webpages of the conference (namely, 'Registration
Information' and 'Hotel Information') for further
detailed information.

Conrado Martinez
Chair of the Local Conference Organization


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[DMANET] applications of methaeuristics to large0scale problems

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to participate in
the special session (workshop) on "APPLICATIONS OF METAHEURISTICS TO
LARGE-SCALE PROBLEMS" at the 10th International Conference on Large
Scale Scientific Computation - LSSC'17, June 5 - 9, 2017, Sozopol,
Bulgaria, with arrival: June 4 and departure: noon June 9.

The session is organized by:
Prof. Stefka Fidanova (stefka@parallel.bas.bg)
from the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies
(former Institute for Parallel Processing), Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences and
Gabriel Luque (gabriel@lcc.uma.es) from University of Malaga, Spain.

Topics

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

combinatorial optimization
global optimization
multiobjective optimization
optimization in dynamic and/or noisy environments
large scale optimization
parallel and distributed approaches in optimization
random search algorithms,
simulated annealing,
tabu search
other derivative free optimization methods
nature inspired optimization methods (evolutionary algorithms, ant
colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, immune artificial
systems etc)
hybrid optimization algorithms involving natural computing
techniques and other global and local optimization methods
optimization methods for learning processes and data mining
computational optimization methods in statistics, econometrics,
finance, physics, medicine, biology, engineering etc

Key speaker Kalin Penev, Southampton Solent University, UK
Title: Free Search - in multidimensional space M*+
Abstract: Multidimensional tasks with thousands parameters, seems to be an
embarrassing challenge for modern computational systems in terms of
software abilities and hardware capacity. Presented study focuses on
evaluation of thousands dimensional heterogeneous real-value numerical tests.
*In roman numerical system M = 1000 in decimal numerical system.

Proceedings
We plan to continue publishing the proceedings of only refereed and
presented papers as a special volume of Springer Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS).

Important deadlines
Deadline for submission of abstracts
January 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance of the talks on the basis of the
submitted abstract
January 31, 2017
Deadline for submission of full papers
March 01, 2017
Notification of acceptance of full papers
April 15, 2017


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 and papers 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).

Information about abstract and paper preparation, accommodation,
transportation, registration form and conference location you can find
at the conference web page
http://parallel.bas.bg/Conferences/SciCom17/


Special session organizers
Prof. Stefka Fidanova
Prof. Gabriel Luque

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Prof. Stefka Fidanova
IICT-BAS
Acad. G. Bonchev str. bl.25A
1113 Sofia Bulgaria
Ph. +359-2-9796642
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

[DMANET] ACO25 - A Conference Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ACO Program

Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing a conference to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the
ACO Program at Georgia Tech. It will be held January 9-11 in Klaus 1116
on the Georgia Tech campus. The conference will feature a Distinguished
Lecture by Professor Laszlo Babai of the University of Chicago, a number
of one-hour speakers, lectures by ACO alumni, and a poster session open
to all interested parties. The conference website is
http://aco25.gatech.edu/

Registration is free, but we ask everyone interested in attending to
please register in order to help us plan. A conference banquet will be
held on January 9 at 6 PM in the Klaus Atrium. The subsidized cost of
the banquet is $30.

Sincerely,

Robin Thomas
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[DMANET] In Memoriam Leo Kroon

It is with deep regret that we have learned of the sudden death of our colleague Leo Kroon.

Leo G. Kroon worked as a Professor of Quantitative Logistics at our School and as a Logistics Consultant in the Department of Process Quality and Innovation at Netherlands Railways (NS).

During his long-standing career of more than 32 years at RSM, he served in many positions and roles: as scientific researcher, assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor, ERIM Member and ERIM Fellow, supervisor to many master students and PhD candidates, and as chairman of the Examination Board.

Leo was instrumental in building a world-class research group on decision support tools for the planning and real-time operations control of public transport systems. He taught applied mathematics to the first year bachelor students, and quantitative logistics to bachelor and master students, and PhD candidates.

He was a member of the NS team that won the prestigious INFORMS Edelman Award 2008 for its model-based contributions to the development of the 2007 NS timetable. He was the recipient of the 2008 ERIM Impact Award and he received the Umbra Erasmi.

We will remember Leo as a brilliant and erudite colleague who was committed to his students, PhD candidates, and colleagues he worked with. He was honest, humble, and gifted with a subtle sense of humour.

Our thoughts are with his partner Cisca.


In the attached card, you will find details about the funeral, scheduled on Wednesday 21 September at 2:00 P.M. in Zoetermeer. Also, you are invited to express your condolences on www.memori.nl/gedenkplaats/leo-g-kroon/<http://www.memori.nl/gedenkplaats/leo-g-kroon/>

Steef van de Velde

Dean Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Eric van Heck

René de Koster

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Department of Technology and Operations Management

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[DMANET] XII Escuela de Verano en Matematicas Discretas

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XII Escuela de Verano en Matematicas Discretas
http://eventos.cmm.uchile.cl/discretas2017/
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The school is aimed to students in mathematics, sciences and engineering
interested in algorithms, combinatorics, optimization, games, and their
diverse applications. The courses are oriented towards graduate and
advance undergraduate students.
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Dates: January 3-6, 2017.
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Place: Instituto de Sistemas Complejos de Valparaiso (http://www.iscv.cl/),
Valparaiso, Chile.
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Courses:

- David Shmoys, Cornell U.
"Approximation algorithms for the traveling salesman problem (and
related recent advances)"

- Neil Olver, VU Amsterdam and CWI.
"Advanced Network Flows"

- Santosh Vempala, Georgia Tech
"Computing the Volume in High Dimension" (in spanish)

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Application deadline: October 19.
The accepted students will receive financial aid enough to cover local
expenses in Valparaiso. More info at
http://eventos.cmm.uchile.cl/discretas2017/postulaciones/
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[DMANET] Special Collection on Social and Collaborative Networks and their Applications

Call for Papers

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International Journal of Engineering Business Management
Special Collection on Social and Collaborative Networks and their Applications

This Special Collection is devoted to publishing the latest significant research results on Social and Collaborative Networks design, analysis and management. During the last two decades, there has been a remarkable increase in research attention to networks which fostered the domains of applications and gathered research in the exchanging of knowledge on methods and models. Moreover, the increased availability of large databases and big data analysis opportunities have enabled the description of emergent phenomena as well as communities and collaborative patterns between networks' members.

Networks can be considered a valuable representation of many real systems and play an important role in their understanding. They have a flexible definition - set of nodes and links, representing agents and the interactions among them, respectively - which favors the association between theories in different research fields, ranging from social and managerial to technological and infrastructural aspects as well as to communication systems.

Networks ubiquity has led to a set of common and relevant research problems on how structures facilitate or limit their dynamical behaviors. Thus, the analysis of networks' architecture is extremely useful in order to acquire insight regarding the systems they represent.

This Special Collection encourages research that uses empirical and case study approaches to present theories, techniques and practical experiences in networks that may be used in applications of network methodologies. Articles that have a direct connection to real world problems and lead to more extensive use of network science concepts are preferentially welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

• Social Network Analysis
• Complex networks, quantitative models and their applications
• Community structure and collaboration in networks
• Big data on social and collaborative networks
• Resilience and recovery in networks
• Assortativity and homophily in social network analysis
• Management and networks
• Multilayer networks

Manuscripts submitted to this Special Collection will be peer-reviewed before publication.

Please submit your paper according to the following timetable for the special issue:

Manuscript Deadline
- 31 March 2017

First Round of Reviews
- May 2017

First Papers Published
- July 2017

Guest Editors
Dr Antonio Iovanella,
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, antonio.iovanella@uniroma2.it <mailto:antonio.iovanella@uniroma2.it>

Dr Giovanna Ferraro,
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, giovanna.ferraro@uniroma2.it <mailto:giovanna.ferraro@uniroma2.it>

Antonio Iovanella
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Impresa,
Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Via del Politecnico, 1
00133 - Roma - Italy

Tel: +39 6 72597788

Email: antonio.iovanella@uniroma2.it <mailto:antonio.iovanella@uniroma2.it>
Web: http://www.linkedin.com/in/aiovanella <http://www.linkedin.com/in/aiovanella>
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Antonio_Iovanella <https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Antonio_Iovanella>

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[DMANET] IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC-2017, San Sebastian, Spain: Call for papers, competitions, tutorials, and special sessions.

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 IEEE Conference on Evolutionary
Computation (www.cec2017.org) will be held in San Sebastian, Spain, in
June 5-8, 2017.


IEEE CEC is a world-class conference that aims to bring together
researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation
and computational intelligence from all around the globe. Technical
exchanges within the research community will encompass keynote lectures,
regular and special sessions, tutorials, and competitions as well as
poster presentations. In addition, participants will be treated to a
series of social functions, receptions, and networking to establish new
connections and foster everlasting friendship among fellow counterparts.

Donostia/San Sebastian is a coastal medium-size city located in northern
Spain, 20km from the border with France. It stands as an amphitheatre
over-looking the sea. It is known the world over for its spectacular bay
and is referred to as the Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea. It is also
internationally renowned for being a culinary haven where visitors will
find more Michelin stars per square meter than in any other city in the
world. The conference will take place at the Kursaal Convention Center
and Auditorium. Kursaal is located in the city center, overlooking the
seafront. This avant-garde architectural showpiece was designed by
Rafael Moneo and won the Mies van der Rohe prize for the best building
in Europe in 2001. The main hotels, restaurants and shopping areas are
within walking distance.


CEC 2017 covers all topics in the field of Evolutionary Computation
including the following non-exhaustive list:


* Genetic algorithms
* Genetic programming
* Estimation of distribution algorithms
* Evolutionary programming
* Evolution strategies
* Bioinformatics and bioengineering
* Coevolution and collective behavior
* Combinatorial and numerical optimization
* Constraint and uncertainty handling
* Evolutionary data mining
* Evolutionary learning systems
* Evolvable/adaptive hardware and systems
* Evolving neural networks and fuzzy systems
* Evolutionary multi-objective optimization
* Ant colony optimization
* Artificial life
* Agent-based systems
* Molecular and quantum computing
* Particle Swarm Optimization
* Artificial immune systems
* Representation and operators
* Industrial applications of EC
* Evolutionary game theory
* Cognitive systems and applications
* Computational finance and economics
* Estimation of distribution algorithms
* Evolutionary design
* Evolutionary scheduling


Important Dates:

Submission deadline for special sessions:

November 7, 2016

Deadline for the submission of tutorials and competitions proposals:

January 9, 2017

Paper submission deadline:

January 16, 2017

Paper Decision notification:

February 26, 2017


All the papers have to be submitted electronically through the congress
application.

For Program inquiries please contact the Program Chair, Carlos Coello at
ccoello@cs.cinvestav.mx.

General inquiries for IEEE CEC 2017 should be sent to the General Chair,
Jose A. Lozano at info@cec2017.org

You can also follow CEC 2017 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cec2017


We are looking forward to seeing you in San Sebastian!

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[DMANET] First Call for Papers: WG 2017

WG 2017: FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

43rd International Workshop on Graph-Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science
June 21-23, Heeze (near Eindhoven), the Netherlands
Submission Deadline: Feb 27, 2017
Notification: April 24, 2017
Website: in preparation

The WG 2017 conference is the 43rd edition of the WG series. It will
take place in hotel Kapellerput in Heeze, near Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The
conference will be from Wednesday June 21 to Friday June 23, 2017.
Participants are expected to arrive in Heeze on Tuesday June 20, where we
will have a welcome reception in the evening.

AIMS AND SCOPE
WG conferences aim to connect theory and applications by demonstrating
how graph-theoretic concepts can be applied in various areas of computer
science. The goal is to present recent results and to identify and
explore directions for future research. Submitted papers should describe
original results in any aspects of graph theory related to computer
science, including but not restricted to:
- design and analysis of sequential, parallel, randomized,
parameterized, and distributed graph and network algorithms,
- structural graph theory with algorithmic or complexity applications,
- computational complexity of graph and network problems,
- graph grammars, graph rewriting systems and graph modeling,
- graph drawing and layouts,
- computational geometry,
- computational biology,
- random graphs and models of the web and scale-free networks, and
- support of these concepts by suitable implementations and applications.

SUBMISSIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
Contributors are invited to submit an extended abstract of at most 12
pages Springer LNCS format including title, abstract, but excluding references,
without changes to the settings of margins and vertical spacing, and with numbered pages.
Proofs omitted due to space restrictions must be placed in an appendix,
to be read by program committee members at their discretion.
Simultaneous submission of papers to any other conference with
proceedings published or made publicly available, or submitting papers
previously accepted for journal publication is not allowed. Invited
papers and accepted contributions will be published in the conference
proceedings in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series of
Springer-Verlag.

BEST PAPER AWARD AND BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD
Thanks to a generous donation by Springer Verlag, WG 2017 is able to
offer awards of 500 euro for the best paper and the best student paper. The awards
will be decided by the program committee. The committee can decide to split the award(s)
over multiple papers.
Papers eligible for the best student paper can have non-student coauthors, but the
the main work in a paper that is a candidate for the best student paper award must be
done by co-authors that were students at the time of submission, and the award can be
received only by such co-authors. It must be indicated at the time of
submission whether a paper is candidate for this award.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission of papers: February 27, 2017
Acceptance notification: April 24, 2017
Conference: June 21-23, 2017
Final version: July 31, 2017

INVITED SPEAKERS
Fedor V. Fomin
Remco van der Hofstad
Petra Mutzel

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Hans L. Bodlaender (Eindhoven and Utrecht, chair)
Gerhard J. Woeginger (Eindhoven, chair)
René van Bevern (Novosibirsk)
Andreas Brandstädt (Rostock)
Bart M. P. Jansen (Eindhoven)
Iyad Kanj (Chicago)
Mamadou M. Kanté (Aubiere)
Michael Kaufmann (T\"ubingen)
Eun Jung Kim (Paris)
Christian Komusiewicz (Jena)
Stefan Kratsch (Bonn)
Asaf Levin (Haifa)
Haiko Müller (Leeds)
Sang-il Oum (Daejeon)
Felix Reidl (Raleigh)
Saket Saurabh (Chennai and Bergen)
Pascal Schweitzer (Aachen)
Jan Arne Telle (Bergen)
Ioan Todinca (Orleans)
Dimitrios M. Thilikos (Athens and Montpellier)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Mark de Berg
Hans Bodlaender (chair)
Bart Jansen
Sandor Kisfaludi-Bak
Jesper Nederlof
Tom van der Zanden

CONTACT INFORMATION
h.l.bodlaender@tue.nl

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[DMANET] CfP: AAAI'17 workshop on AI for Smart Grids and Smart Buildings (AISGSB'17)

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2nd International Workshop on AI for Smart Grids and Smart Buildings
(AISGSB17)
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February 4 or 5, 2017

Held in conjunction with AAAI 2017
San Francisco, California, USA

http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/aisgsb17

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Call for Papers
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Workshop Description and Motivation:

The availability of advanced sensing and communication infrastructures,
electric monitoring facilities, computational intelligence, widespread
use and interest in renewable energy sources, and customer-driven
electricity usage, storage and generation capabilities, have posed the
foundations for a robust and dynamic next generation economic interplay
between the demand-side: smart buildings, and the supply-side: smart power
grids. Three key aspects distinguish this evolving economy from more
traditional market forces:
(1) Information: both energy producers and consumers have access to
information (e.g., production costs, customers' electricity needs,
time distribution of demands);
(2) Exchange: communication is possible on a continuous basis, thus
enabling both individual as well as group decision processes
(e.g., producers and consumers can negotiate prices and energy
exchanges);
(3) energy can be produced not only by power plants, but also by
customers (e.g., via solar panels) and stored for later use
(or redistributed through the electric grid), and
(4) given all of the above, customers can employ advanced tactical
measures for improving building operations and reducing energy
consumption without sacrificing occupant satisfaction, which has
direct economic implications for producers.

In general terms, a smart grid enables the distributed generation and
two-directional flow of electricity and information, within an integrated
system of connected smart buildings as key agents within this new ecosystem.

AI plays a key role in the relationship between the smart grid and smart
buildings. New technologies offer infrastructure that provides information
to support automated decision making on how to (automatically) adapt
production/consumption, optimize costs, waste, and environmental impact,
and provide reliability, safety, security, and efficiency. Indeed, several
research projects have already developed the view of this ecosystem as a
multi-agent system, where agents coordinate and negotiate to achieve smart
grid and smart building objectives.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
from diverse areas of AI to explore both established and novel applications
of AI techniques to address problems related to the design, implementation,
deployment, and maintenance of both smart buildings and the smart grid –
either as independent topics or together in an overarching multi-agent
system.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
• Distributed decision making and distributed optimization
• Agents and multi-agent applications in smart grids
• Data analytics and machine learning techniques applied to smart buildings,
grids and energy management
• Advanced machine learning techniques used to improve building maintenance
and operations and reduce energy consumption without sacrificing occupant
satisfaction
• Novel information and sensing technologies that can be used to enable the
deployment of advanced machine learning and data mining techniques within
the built environment
• Knowledge-based methods in design of smart buildings and smart grids
• Coordination of intelligent agents in smart grids
• Negotiation and trading strategies in energy markets
• Human-computer interactions and human-in-the-loop systems within smart grids
• Simulations of energy markets and smart grids


Workshop Format:

The workshop is expected to be a full-day event. It will include three
components:
(1) one invited keynote speaker, selected among leading researchers
exploring the advanced use of AI techniques to address practical
issues of smart grids and smart buildings;
(2) a collection of presentations selected from peer-reviewed submissions,
in response to an open call for papers; (3) a closing panel, including
both invited panelist and workshop participants, to discuss future
directions of research in this field.


Submission Guidelines:

Participants should submit a paper (maximum 6 pages + 1 page of references),
describing their work on one or more of the topics relevant to the workshop.
Accepted papers will be presented during the workshop and will be published
as AAAI technical reports, which will be made freely available in AAAI's digital
library.

Authors are requested to prepare their papers using the AAAI style files (http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Templates/AuthorKit.zip).

All submissions are conducted via the following website:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aisgsb2017.
Submissions should include the name(s), affiliations, and email addresses of
all authors in the body of the email. We welcome the submission of papers
rejected from the AAAI 2017 technical program. The deadline for receipt of
submissions is October 21, 2016. Papers received after this date may not be
reviewed.

Submissions will be refereed on the basis of technical quality, novelty,
significance, and clarity. Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by at
least two program committee members.

For questions about the submission process, contact the workshop co-chairs.


Important Dates:

* October 21, 2016 - Submission Deadline
* November 18, 2016 - Acceptance Notification
* December 8, 2016 - Camera-Ready Deadline
* February 4 or 5, 2017 - Workshop Date

Organizing Committee:

Rodney Martin, NASA Ames Research Center
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University
Son Cao Tran, New Mexico State University
Long Tran-Thanh, University of Southampton

Contact Information:
aisgsb2017@easychair.org

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Long Tran-Thanh
Lecturer
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Agents, Interaction, and Complexity Group,
Electronics and Computer Science,
University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ
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http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ltt08r
tel: +44 (0) 2380593715


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

[DMANET] PhD positions in "Distributed and Dynamic Graph Algorithms and Complexity" at KTH, Sweden

Applications are invited for PhD positions in the group of Danupon
Nanongkai at the Theoretical Computer Science department, KTH Royal
Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. We are looking for people who
want to work on one or more aspects of the project "Distributed and Dynamic
Graph Algorithms and Complexity", supported by the ERC starting grant.

Candidates who have strong interests in exploring the impact of the
following techniques in the fields of distributed and dynamic graph
algorithms are especially desired: (i) algebraic techniques (e.g. fast
algorithms for matrix multiplication and computing ranks), (ii) spectral
techniques (e.g. fast algorithms for computing maximum flow, sparsest cut,
and tree embedding), and (iii) communication complexity.

For more information and how to apply, please visit
https://sites.google.com/site/dannanongkai/vacancies.

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[DMANET] ACM/SPEC ICPE 2017 - Deadline Extension

******** The abstract and submission deadlines for research
******** and industrial papers have been extended as follows:

******** Research Abstracts: Oct 7, 2016
******** Research Papers: Oct 14, 2016

******** Industrial / Experience Abstracts: Oct 21, 2016
******** Industrial / Experience Papers: Oct 28, 2016

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ICPE 2017 8th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering

Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS, SIGSOFT, and SPEC RG

L'Aquila, Italy
April 22-26, 2017

https://icpe2017.spec.org/

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IMPORTANT DATES

Research Abstracts:
Oct 7, 2016
Research Papers:
Oct 14, 2016
Research Paper Notification:
Nov 18, 2016

Industrial / Experience Abstracts:
Oct 21, 2016
Industrial / Experience Papers:
Oct 28, 2016
Industrial / Experience Paper Notification:
Nov 18, 2016

Tutorial Proposals:
Oct 31, 2016
Tutorial Proposals Notification:
Nov 15, 2016

Workshop Proposals:
Nov 05, 2016
Workshop Proposal Notification:
Nov 19, 2016

Work-in-Progress/Vision Papers:
Nov 25, 2016

Dates for posters and demos will be announced.

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SCOPE AND TOPICS

The goal of the International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) is to integrate theory and practice in the field of performance engineering by providing a forum for sharing ideas and experiences between industry and academia. Nowadays, complex systems of all types, like Web-based systems, data centers and cloud infrastructures, social networks, peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless systems, cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, real-time and embedded systems, have increasingly distributed and dynamic system architectures that provide high flexibility, however, also increase the complexity of managing end-to-end application performance.
ICPE brings together researchers and industry practitioners to share and present their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on performance engineering of software and systems, including performance measurement, modeling, benchmark design, and run-time performance management. The focus is both on classical metrics such as response time, throughput, resource utilization, and (energy) efficiency, as well as on the relationship of such metrics to other system properties including but not limited to scalability, elasticity, availability, reliability, and security.

This year's main theme is cost-effective performance engineering, where cost has a wide interpretation including measures such as effort and energy in addition to traditional performance measures.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Performance modeling of software
* Languages and ontologies
* Methods and tools
* Relationship/integration/tradeoffs with other QoS attributes
* Analytical, simulation and statistical modeling methodologies
* Model validation and calibration techniques
* Automatic model extraction
* Performance modeling and analysis tools

Performance and software development processes/paradigms
* Software performance patterns and anti-patterns
* Software/performance tool interoperability (models and data interchange formats)
* Performance-oriented design, implementation and configuration management
* Software Performance Engineering and Model-Driven Development
* Gathering, interpreting and exploiting software performance annotations and data
* System sizing and capacity planning techniques
* (Model-driven) Performance requirements engineering
* Relationship between performance and architecture
* Collaboration of development and operation (DevOps) for performance
* Performance and agile methods
* Performance in Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA)
* Performance of micro-service architectures and containers

Performance measurement, monitoring and analysis
* Performance measurement and monitoring techniques
* Analysis of measured application performance data
* Application tracing and profiling
* Workload characterization techniques
* Experimental design
* Tools for performance testing, measurement, profiling and tuning

Benchmarking
* Performance metrics and benchmark suites
* Benchmarking methodologies
* Development of parameterizable, flexible benchmarks
* Benchmark workloads and scenarios
* Use of benchmarks in industry and academia

Run-time performance management
* Use of models at run-time
* Online performance prediction
* Autonomic resource management
* Utility-based optimization
* Capacity management

Power and performance, energy efficiency
* Power consumption models and management techniques
* Tradeoffs between performance and energy efficiency
* Performance-driven resource and power management

Performance modeling and evaluation in different environments and application domains
* Web-based systems, e-business, Web services
* Big data systems, data analytics systems, and other data analysis systems
* Internet of Things
* Social networks
* Cyber-physical systems
* Industrial Internet (Industry 4.0)
* Virtualization and cloud computing
* Autonomous/adaptive systems
* Transaction-oriented systems
* Communication networks
* Parallel and distributed systems
* Embedded systems
* Multi-core systems
* Cluster and grid computing environments
* High performance computing
* Event-based systems
* Real-time and multimedia systems
* Peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless systems


All other topics related to performance of software and systems.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not being considered in another forum. A variety of contribution styles for papers are solicited including: basic and applied research papers for novel scientific insights, industrial and experience papers reporting on applying performance engineering or benchmarks in practice, and work-in-progress/vision papers for ongoing but yet interesting work.
Different acceptance criteria apply based on the expected content of the individual contribution types.

Authors will be requested to self-classify their papers according to topic and contribution style when submitting their papers.

Submissions to all tracks need to be uploaded to ICPE's submission system and conform to the ACM submission format. For detailed submission instructions, please visit: https://icpe2017.spec.org/submissions.html.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register at the full rate, attend the conference and present the paper. Presented papers will be published in the ICPE 2017 conference proceedings that will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library. After the conference, there will be a call for a special issue of a journal.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.
(For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE (RESEARCH PAPERS)

Amy Apon, Clemson University
Martin Arlitt, HP Labs and University of Calgary Alberto Avritzer, Performance Engineering Consultant Steffen Becker, University of Technology Chemnitz Robert Birke, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory Andre B. Bondi, Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC Niklas Carlsson, Linkoping University Lydia Y. Chen, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory Lucy Cherkasova, HP Labs Antinisca Di Marco, Università dell'Aquila Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology Evangelia Kalyvianaki, City University London Samuel Kounev, University of Wuerzburg Heiko Koziolek, ABB Corporate Research Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary Patrick Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Catalina M. Lladó, Universitat Illes Balears Lei Lu, VMware Andrea Marin, University of Venice Daniel Menasce, George Mason University Daniel S. Menasché, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro José Merseguer, Universidad de Zaragoza Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services Dorina Petriu, Carleton University Denys Poshyvanyk, College of William and Mary Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Alma Riska, Network Appliances Jerry Rolia, HP Labs Rekha Singhal, Tata Consultancy Services Mirco Tribastone, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute Petr Tuma, Charles University Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam Enrico Vicario, University of Florence Katinka Wolter, Freie Universitaet zu Berlin Murray Woodside, Carleton University Feng Yan, University of Nevada-Reno Xiaoyun Zhu, Futurewei Technologies Inc

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE (INDUSTRY PAPERS)

Jeremy Arnold, IBM
Andy Bond, Red Hat
Klaus-Dieter Lange, HPE
Raghu Nambiar, Cisco
Dmitry Potapov, Oracle
Tilmann Rabl, Bankmark
Da Qi Ren, Huawei R&D
Cloyce Spradling, Oracle
Mike Tricker, Microsoft

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chairs
* Walter Binder, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland
* Vittorio Cortellessa, Università dell'Aquila, Italy Research Program Chairs
* Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
* Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, USA Industry Program Chairs
* Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA
Tutorials Chair
* Valeria Cardellini, Università di Roma Torvergata, Italy Workshops Chairs
* Hanspeter Mössenböck, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
* Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy Posters and Demos Chair
* Lubomir Bulej, Charles University, Czech Republic Awards Chairs
* Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic
* Murray Woodside, Carleton University, Canada Local Organization Chair
* Antinisca Di Marco, Università dell'Aquila, Italy Publicity Chairs
* Andrea Rosà, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland
* Diego Perez, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Finance Chair
* André van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart Publication and Registration Chair
* Davide Arcelli, Università dell'Aquila, Italy Web Site Chair
* Cathy Sandifer, SPEC, USA
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[DMANET] 2nd CFP: IPCO 2017

Call for Papers for the Nineteenth
Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
IPCO XIX, June 26-28, 2017 to be held at the University of Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada.


Submission deadline : November 20, 2016 (23:59 CET)

The IPCO conference is a forum for researchers and practitioners working on
various aspects of integer programming and combinatorial optimization. The
aim is to present recent developments in theory, computation, and
applications. The scope of IPCO is viewed in a broad sense, to include
algorithmic and structural results in integer programming and combinatorial
optimization as well as revealing computational studies and novel
applications of discrete optimization to practical problems.

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of their recent work by
November 20, 2016 (23:59 CET); see the conference website for more
information. The Program Committee will select the papers to be presented
on the basis of the submitted extended abstracts. Contributions are
expected to be original, unpublished and not submitted to journals or
conferences with proceedings before the notification date (January 31,
2017). Papers violating these requirements will not be considered by the
Program Committee.

During the conference, approximately 33 papers will be presented in
single-track sessions. Each lecture will be 30 minutes long. The
proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer Lecture Notes in
Computer Science. They will contain extended abstracts of all accepted
submissions. Each participant will receive a copy of the proceedings at the
conference. It is expected that revised and extended versions will
subsequently be submitted for publication in appropriate journals.

More information can be found on the conference webpage
http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/ipco2017
<https://connect.uwaterloo.ca/owa/redir.aspx?C=QzYZC5ZpFTF--Jye4ub_57gDEddtjiE4sCR8_hYTPrbLRc62AOfTCA..&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.math.uwaterloo.ca%2fipco2017>


Programme commitee:
Nikhil Bansal (TU Eindhoven)
Gérard Cornuéjols (Carnegie Mellon University)
Daniel Dadush (CWI Amsterdam)
Santanu Dey (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Fritz Eisenbrand (EPFL, chair)
Samuel Fiorini (Université libre de Bruxelles)
Anupam Gupta (Carnegie Mellon University)
Satoru Iwata (University of Tokyo)
Jochen Koenemann (University of Waterloo, local arrangements chair)
Seffi Naor (Technion)
Kurt Mehlhorn (Max Planck Institute for Computer Science)
Britta Peis (RWTH Aachen)
Laura Sanità (University of Waterloo)
Laurence Wolsey (Université catholique de Louvain)
Rico Zenklusen (ETH Zürich)

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[DMANET] Faculty Positions in Combinatorics & Optimization

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
<http://math.uwaterloo.ca/co>at the University of Waterloo
<https://uwaterloo.ca/> invites applications for one or more open rank,
tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. Applicants should have research
interests in one of the following areas: Algebraic Combinatorics,
Continuous Optimization, Cryptography, Discrete Optimization, and Graph
Theory.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are
required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program
of research, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to participate
in undergraduate and graduate teaching.The salary range for the position is
$105,000 to $155,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be
considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The effective date of
appointment is July 1 2017.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs
<http://www.mathjobs.org/> site. Applications should include a curriculum
vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to three
reprints/preprints. In addition, at least three reference letters should be
submitted.

Inquiries may be addressed to combopt@uwaterloo.ca or to Jochen Koenemann,
Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. Closing date for receipt of
applications is December 1, 2016.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.
We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women,
members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with
disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/watport/why-waterloo

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[DMANET] CTW 2017

Dear colleagues,

please note that the next (15th) Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and
Combinatorial Optimization (CTW2017) will take place at the University
of Cologne in the beautiful Rhineland.

Date: 6-8 June, 2017.

More details will be made available via the web page of the workshop:

http://ctw.uni-koeln.de


With kind regards,
Bert Randerath, Heiko Röglin, Britta Peis, Oliver Schaudt, Rainer
Schrader, Frank Vallentin


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[DMANET] Postdocs in Algorithms at the University of Vienna

DEPARTMENTOFCOMPUTERSCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

POSTDOC POSITION IN ALGORITHMS AND ALGORITHMS ENGINEERING

Two postdoc positions are available in the research group "Theory and

Applications of Algorithms" as part of the ERC Project of Professor Monika Henzinger. See http://cs.univie.ac.at/taa/research/projects/project/infproj/1051/

for more information.

The positions are available starting January 1, 2017 (or later) and will be

of 2 years.

If you are interested, please send your application(CV and names of 3
references) to monika.henzinger@univie.ac.at
<https://webmail.univie.ac.at/src/compose.php?send_to=monika.henzinger%40univie.ac.at>
by October 30, 2016.


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[DMANET] The 16th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2016): Last Call for Papers (***extended deadline***)

*** Last Call for Papers ***

The 16th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and
Information Technology (ISSPIT 2016)

December 12-14, 2016, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/~george/lm/lm.php?tk=ZG1hbmV0CQkJZG1hbmV0QHpwci51bmkta29lbG4uZGUJVGhlIDE2dGggSUVFRSBJbnRlcm5hdGlvbmFsIFN5bXBvc2l1bSBvbiBTaWduYWwgUHJvY2Vzc2luZyBhbmQgSW5mb3JtYXRpb24gVGVjaG5vbG9neSAoSVNTUElUIDIwMTYpOiBMYXN0IENhbGwgZm9yIFBhcGVycyAoKioqZXh0ZW5kZWQgZGVhZGxpbmUqKiopCTcwCUxpc3RzCTI0NwljbGljawl5ZXMJbm8=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcyprusconferences.org%2Fisspit2016%2F

*** Extended deadline: Oct 6th, 2016 ***


IEEE ISSPIT 2016 is the sixteenth in a series of international symposia that
aims to cover a wide range of topics in the intersection of signal processing
and information technology and to become a fertile ground for discussions
between the two research and development communities. Apart from
sessions that will present new research results, tutorials and special sessions
will be offered as well. Papers describing original work are invited in the
general fields covered by ISSPIT, with an emphasis on the topics listed below.
Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of IEEE ISSPIT 2016 and
will be available via IEEE Xplore. Acceptance will be based on quality,
relevance, and originality. A contest for Best Paper Awards (senior and
student) will be held.

Papers are invited in the following (non exclusive) topics:

· Signal Processing Theory and Methods
· Signal Processing for Communications and Networking
· Design & Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
· Image, Video & Multidimensional Signal Processing
· Multimedia Signal Processing
· Biological Image and signal processing
· Audio and Acoustic signal Processing
· Health Informatics and e-Health
· Sensor Arrays
· Big Data Analytics in Signal Processing and IT
· Radar Signal Processing
· Internet Software Architectures
· Multimedia and Image Based Systems
· Mobile Information Systems
· E-Commerce
· Bioinformatics and Bioengineering
· Information Processing
· Geographical Information Systems
· Object Based Software Engineering
· Speech Processing
· Computer Networks
· Neural Networks
· Social Networks Analysis
· Internet of Things
· Engineering Systems of Systems

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length, 6-page (max) papers in
two-column formats including diagrams and references. Authors can submit
their papers as PDF files through the online submission system to be found
on the ISSPIT 2016 website: http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/~george/lm/lm.php?tk=ZG1hbmV0CQkJZG1hbmV0QHpwci51bmkta29lbG4uZGUJVGhlIDE2dGggSUVFRSBJbnRlcm5hdGlvbmFsIFN5bXBvc2l1bSBvbiBTaWduYWwgUHJvY2Vzc2luZyBhbmQgSW5mb3JtYXRpb24gVGVjaG5vbG9neSAoSVNTUElUIDIwMTYpOiBMYXN0IENhbGwgZm9yIFBhcGVycyAoKioqZXh0ZW5kZWQgZGVhZGxpbmUqKiopCTcwCUxpc3RzCTI0NwljbGljawl5ZXMJbm8=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcyprusconferences.org%2Fisspit2016%2F. The
title page should include author(s) name(s), affiliation, mailing address,
telephone, fax, and e-mail address. The author should indicate one or two of
the above categories that best describe the topic of the paper.

IMPORTANT DATES

· Regular paper submission: October 6th, 2016 (extended)
· Notification of acceptance: October 27th, 2016
· Camera-ready version with registration: November 15th , 2016

GENERAL CHAIRS

· Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
· Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
· Andreas Spanias, Arizona State University, USA

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIRS

· Ioannis Kyriakides, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
· Veselin Rakocevic, City University, UK
· Thanos Stouraitis, Khalifa University, UAE

REGISTRATION & FINANCE CHAIR

· Reda Ammar, University of Connecticut, USA

PUBLICATION CO-CHAIRS

· Josephine Antoniou, University of Central Lancanshire, Cyprus
· Christophoros Christophorou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
· Angeliki Tsioliaridou, Foundation of Research and Technology, Greece

TUTORIALS CO-CHAIRS

· Marios Lestas, Frederick University, Cyprus (eng.lm@frederick.ac.cy)
· Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus (vasosv@cs.ucy.ac.cy)

PLENARY & SPECIAL SESSIONS CO-CHAIRS

· Christos Liaskos, Foundation of Research and Technology, Greece (cliaskos@ics.forth.gr)
· Vicky Lesta Papadopoulou, European University Cyprus (V.Papadopoulou@euc.ac.cy)

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS

· Suvendi Rimer, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
· Cristiano Silva, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais ñ UFMG, Brazil

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR

· George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

WEB MANAGER

· Kyriakos Georgiades, Easy Conferences, Cyprus

STEERING COMMITTEE

· E. Abdel-Raheem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
· R. Ammar, University of Connecticut, USA
· F. Elguibaly, University of Victoria, Canada
· A. Elmaghraby, University of Louisville, USA (Chair)
· A. Tantawy, IBM, Egypt, USA
· A. Tewfik, University of Minnesota, USA

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[DMANET] [GECCO 2017] First Call for Proposals for Tutorials, Workshops and Competitions

2017 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017)
July, 2017, Berlin, Germany
http://gecco-2017.sigevo.org/

Important Dates:

Tutorials, Workshops and Competitions Proposals: November 7, 2016
Conference [tentative]: 15-19 July, 2017

*** Call for Tutorials ***

Tutorials at GECCO 2017 will be presented by domain experts to cover
current topics relevant to evolutionary computation researchers and
practitioners. Each tutorial will be 110 minutes long. We encourage the
inclusion of interactive activities and demos.

Tutorials will be free to all GECCO 2017 attendees. One
instructor/presenter of each accepted tutorial will be able to register
for GECCO at half the regular rate (there are no multiple discounts for
each tutorial).

It is expected that all the instructors involved in a tutorial will
attend the conference. Accepted tutorials' slide sets will be collected
by Sheridan/ACM Press, and published as part of a companion volume to
the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital library.

* Submission Process *

Each tutorial proposal should include:

1. A half-page extended abstract (in plain text) that includes: the
title of the tutorial, the name and affiliation of the instructor(s),
and a description of the tutorial scope and content.
2. Short bio of the instructor(s) (about half page in plain text).
3. [Highly encouraged] A description of any interactive activity or demo
planned within the tutorial presentation.

* Reviewing *

Tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the GECCO 2017 organising
committee, based on the GECCO attendees' likely interest in them, the
breadth and depth of the topic(s), and the expertise and credentials of
the instructor(s).

* Information and Submissions *

Petr Posik, GECCO 2017 Tutorials Chair
Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
Email: petr.posik (at) fel.cvut.cz
Webpage: http://gecco-2017.sigevo.org/index.html/Tutorials


*** Call for Workshops ***

GECCO workshops provide the possibility to commonly develop visions
and exchange ideas in an informal setting, especially if focused on an
emerging research field or interdisciplinary research area. In
contrast to regular sessions, workshops can (and should) host
interactive sessions (posters, discussions, demonstrations, etc.).
Attendance at the workshops will be free to all GECCO attendees.

Workshop organisers are responsible for coordination and
publicity. They collect and review papers, and provide a list of
accepted papers and their authors, if applicable. If required, the
GECCO organisers may provide additional support to the workshop
organisers, such as publicity. Note that organisers, participants and
presenters must register for the conference. Accepted workshop papers
will be collected by Sheridan/ACM Press, and published in a companion
volume to the conference proceedings.

* Submission Process *

Each workshop proposal needs to include:

1. A half-page extended abstract (in plain text) that includes: the
workshop title, the name and affiliation of the organiser(s), and a
description of scope and content. Please refrain from using special
characters in the title.
2. Short bio of the organiser(s) (about half-page in plain text).
3. [Highly encouraged] A description of any interactive activity or demo
planned within the workshop.
4. A draft schedule of the workshop, including the estimated duration (1
to max 4 sessions) and type of sessions.
5. If this workshop (or a similar event coordinated by the same
organisers or a subset of them) has taken place in previous years,
either at GECCO or at other events, then include URLs to the event
pages.

* Reviewing of Proposals *

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the GECCO 2017 organising
committee, based on GECCO attendees' likely interest, the breadth and
the depth of the topic(s), and the expertise and credentials of the
organiser(s).

* Information and Proposal Submissions *

Julia Handl and Markus Wagner, GECCO 2017 Workshops Chairs
Manchester Business School, United Kingdom
University of Adelaide, Australia
Email: julia.handl (at) mbs.ac.uk
markus.wagner (at) adelaide.edu.au
Webpage: http://gecco-2017.sigevo.org/index.html/Workshops

*** Call for Competitions ***

Competitions demonstrate how Evolutionary Computation and related
techniques can be utilized in challenging practical, real-world and
gaming settings. They also enable fair comparisons between algorithms
and (for recurrent competitions) provide the possibility to follow the
development of approaches over time.

* Submission process *

Each competition proposal should include:

1. A half-page abstract (plain text) that includes: competition
title, the name and affiliation of the organiser(s), a description
of the
competition, and web address of last edition if already held before.

* Information and Submissions *

Mike Preuss, GECCO 2017 Competitions Chair ERCIS/Westfaelische
Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster
Email: geccocompetitions (at) sigevolution.org
Webpage: http://gecco-2017.sigevo.org/index.html/Competitions

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GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special
Interest Group for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ACM SIGEVO).
********

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E.T.S. Ingeniería Informática
University of Málaga
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Fax: +34 95213 1397
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[DMANET] ISCO2016 Special Issues on Networks and JOCO: deadline approaching (1 October)

We recall that the deadline for submission of full papers is
approaching: OCTOBER 1, 2016.

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The Organizing Committee - ISCO 2016

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ISCO 2016
4th International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization
www.isco2016.it
CALL FOR PAPERS
SPECIAL ISSUES on NETWORKS and JOURNAL OF COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION
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Special Issues of Networks and of Journal of Combinatorial Optimization
are associated with ISCO 2016.

The calls for papers are reported below.

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NETWORKS
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We invite submissions of novel research articles for a forthcoming issue
of Networks.

This special issue is associated with the 4th International Symposium on
Combinatorial Optimization (ISCO 2016) that was held in Vietri sul Mare,
Italy, May 16-18, 2016. However it is also open to papers which have not
been presented at the conference.
High quality research papers are solicited to address theoretical as
well as practical issues of Combinatorial Optimization of a theoretical
or practical nature involving graphs.

TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to:

- Approximation algorithms
- Graph coloring
- Exact algorithms
- Graph and network algorithms
- Computational complexity
- Network flow theory
- Location theory
- Vehicle routing
- Fast algorithms for special graph classes
- Scheduling algorithms

The deadline for submission of full papers is OCTOBER 1, 2016.
We aim at completing a first review of all papers by January 31, 2017.

Submission Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the
following address:
specialissuenetworks@gmail.com

Research articles, review articles as well as communications are
invited.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be
under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference
proceedings papers).
All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process.

Additional information about the special issue can be obtained from the
Guest Editors.

GUEST EDITORS:

Francesco Carrabs
Dep. of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy
fcarrabs@unisa.it

Raffaele Cerulli
Dep. of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy
raffaele@unisa.it

Monica Gentili
Dep. of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy
Industrial Engineering Dep., University of Louisville, KY, USA
mgentili@unisa.it
monica.gentili@louisville.edu

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JOURNAL OF COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION
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We invite submissions of novel research articles for a forthcoming issue
of Journal of Combinatorial Optimization on Combinatorial Optimization.

This special issue is associated with the 4th International Symposium on
Combinatorial Optimization (ISCO 2016) that was held in Vietri sul Mare,
Italy, May 16-18, 2016. However it is also open to papers which have not
been presented at the conference.
High quality research papers are solicited to address theoretical as
well as practical issues of Combinatorial Optimization.

TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to:

- Approximation algorithms
- Cutting-plane algorithms
- Polyhedral combinatorics
- Branch-and-cut-and-price algorithms
- Graph and network algorithms
- Linear and nonlinear (mixed-)integer programming
- Computational complexity
- Randomized algorithms
- Scheduling algorithms
- Interior point methods

The deadline for submission of full papers is OCTOBER 1, 2016.
We aim at completing a first review of all papers by January 31, 2017.

For their submissions, the authors should follow the "Instructions for
Authors" of the journal website
https://www.editorialmanager.com/joco/default.aspx. The article type for
this issue is "S.I. : ISCO2016" and selecting this article type will
ensure that the submission is sent to the editors of the special issue.

Information about Journal of Combinatorial Optimization is available at

http://link.springer.com/journal/10878

Additional information about the special issue can be obtained from the
Guest Editors.

GUEST EDITORS:

Satoru Fujishige
RIMS, Kyoto University, Japan
fujishig@kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp

A. Ridha Mahjoub
LAMSADE, Université-Paris Dauphine, Paris, France
mahjoub@lamsade.dauphine.fr

Franz Rendl
Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Institut für Mathematik, Klagenfurt,
Austria
franz.rendl@aau.at

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[DMANET] Faculty opening in theoretical computer science at UIC

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We have an opening for at least one faculty position in theoretical computer science (TCS) at UIC. We will consider
all valid sub-areas within TCS. The official announcement can be found at:

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[DMANET] ACM/SPEC ICPE 2017 - Deadline Extension

******** The abstract and submission deadlines for research
******** and industrial papers have been extended as follows:

******** Research Abstracts: Oct 7, 2016
******** Research Papers: Oct 14, 2016

******** Industrial / Experience Abstracts: Oct 21, 2016
******** Industrial / Experience Papers: Oct 28, 2016

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ICPE 2017
8th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering

Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS, SIGSOFT, and SPEC RG

L'Aquila, Italy
April 22-26, 2017

https://icpe2017.spec.org/

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IMPORTANT DATES

Research Abstracts:
Oct 7, 2016
Research Papers:
Oct 14, 2016
Research Paper Notification:
Nov 18, 2016

Industrial / Experience Abstracts:
Oct 21, 2016
Industrial / Experience Papers:
Oct 28, 2016
Industrial / Experience Paper Notification:
Nov 18, 2016

Tutorial Proposals:
Oct 31, 2016
Tutorial Proposals Notification:
Nov 15, 2016

Workshop Proposals:
Nov 05, 2016
Workshop Proposal Notification:
Nov 19, 2016

Work-in-Progress/Vision Papers:
Nov 25, 2016

Dates for posters and demos will be announced.

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SCOPE AND TOPICS

The goal of the International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) is to integrate theory and practice in the field of performance engineering by providing a forum for sharing ideas and experiences between industry and academia. Nowadays, complex systems of all types, like Web-based systems, data centers and cloud infrastructures, social networks, peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless systems, cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, real-time and embedded systems, have increasingly distributed and dynamic system architectures that provide high flexibility, however, also increase the complexity of managing end-to-end application performance.
ICPE brings together researchers and industry practitioners to share and present their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on performance engineering of software and systems, including performance measurement, modeling, benchmark design, and run-time performance management. The focus is both on classical metrics such as response time, throughput, resource utilization, and (energy) efficiency, as well as on the relationship of such metrics to other system properties including but not limited to scalability, elasticity, availability, reliability, and security.

This year's main theme is cost-effective performance engineering, where cost has a wide interpretation including measures such as effort and energy in addition to traditional performance measures.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Performance modeling of software
* Languages and ontologies
* Methods and tools
* Relationship/integration/tradeoffs with other QoS attributes
* Analytical, simulation and statistical modeling methodologies
* Model validation and calibration techniques
* Automatic model extraction
* Performance modeling and analysis tools

Performance and software development processes/paradigms
* Software performance patterns and anti-patterns
* Software/performance tool interoperability (models and data interchange formats)
* Performance-oriented design, implementation and configuration management
* Software Performance Engineering and Model-Driven Development
* Gathering, interpreting and exploiting software performance annotations and data
* System sizing and capacity planning techniques
* (Model-driven) Performance requirements engineering
* Relationship between performance and architecture
* Collaboration of development and operation (DevOps) for performance
* Performance and agile methods
* Performance in Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA)
* Performance of micro-service architectures and containers

Performance measurement, monitoring and analysis
* Performance measurement and monitoring techniques
* Analysis of measured application performance data
* Application tracing and profiling
* Workload characterization techniques
* Experimental design
* Tools for performance testing, measurement, profiling and tuning

Benchmarking
* Performance metrics and benchmark suites
* Benchmarking methodologies
* Development of parameterizable, flexible benchmarks
* Benchmark workloads and scenarios
* Use of benchmarks in industry and academia

Run-time performance management
* Use of models at run-time
* Online performance prediction
* Autonomic resource management
* Utility-based optimization
* Capacity management

Power and performance, energy efficiency
* Power consumption models and management techniques
* Tradeoffs between performance and energy efficiency
* Performance-driven resource and power management

Performance modeling and evaluation in different environments and application domains
* Web-based systems, e-business, Web services
* Big data systems, data analytics systems, and other data analysis systems
* Internet of Things
* Social networks
* Cyber-physical systems
* Industrial Internet (Industry 4.0)
* Virtualization and cloud computing
* Autonomous/adaptive systems
* Transaction-oriented systems
* Communication networks
* Parallel and distributed systems
* Embedded systems
* Multi-core systems
* Cluster and grid computing environments
* High performance computing
* Event-based systems
* Real-time and multimedia systems
* Peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless systems


All other topics related to performance of software and systems.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not
being considered in another forum. A variety of contribution styles for
papers are solicited including: basic and applied research papers for
novel scientific insights, industrial and experience papers reporting on
applying performance engineering or benchmarks in practice, and
work-in-progress/vision papers for ongoing but yet interesting work.
Different acceptance criteria apply based on the expected content of the
individual contribution types.

Authors will be requested to self-classify their papers according to
topic and contribution style when submitting their papers.

Submissions to all tracks need to be uploaded to ICPE's submission system
and conform to the ACM submission format. For detailed submission
instructions, please visit: https://icpe2017.spec.org/submissions.html.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register at
the full rate, attend the conference and present the paper. Presented
papers will be published in the ICPE 2017 conference proceedings that
will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library. After
the conference, there will be a call for a special issue of a journal.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings
are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks
prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects
the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.
(For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital
Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the
first day of the conference.)

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE (RESEARCH PAPERS)

Amy Apon, Clemson University
Martin Arlitt, HP Labs and University of Calgary
Alberto Avritzer, Performance Engineering Consultant
Steffen Becker, University of Technology Chemnitz
Robert Birke, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Andre B. Bondi, Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC
Niklas Carlsson, Linkoping University
Lydia Y. Chen, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Lucy Cherkasova, HP Labs
Antinisca Di Marco, Università dell'Aquila
Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University
Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology
Evangelia Kalyvianaki, City University London
Samuel Kounev, University of Wuerzburg
Heiko Koziolek, ABB Corporate Research
Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary
Patrick Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Catalina M. Lladó, Universitat Illes Balears
Lei Lu, VMware
Andrea Marin, University of Venice
Daniel Menasce, George Mason University
Daniel S. Menasché, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro
José Merseguer, Universidad de Zaragoza
Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano
Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services
Dorina Petriu, Carleton University
Denys Poshyvanyk, College of William and Mary
Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Alma Riska, Network Appliances
Jerry Rolia, HP Labs
Rekha Singhal, Tata Consultancy Services
Mirco Tribastone, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute
Petr Tuma, Charles University
Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam
Enrico Vicario, University of Florence
Katinka Wolter, Freie Universitaet zu Berlin
Murray Woodside, Carleton University
Feng Yan, University of Nevada-Reno
Xiaoyun Zhu, Futurewei Technologies Inc

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE (INDUSTRY PAPERS)

Jeremy Arnold, IBM
Andy Bond, Red Hat
Klaus-Dieter Lange, HPE
Raghu Nambiar, Cisco
Dmitry Potapov, Oracle
Tilmann Rabl, Bankmark
Da Qi Ren, Huawei R&D
Cloyce Spradling, Oracle
Mike Tricker, Microsoft

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chairs
* Walter Binder, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland
* Vittorio Cortellessa, Università dell'Aquila, Italy
Research Program Chairs
* Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
* Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, USA
Industry Program Chairs
* Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA
Tutorials Chair
* Valeria Cardellini, Università di Roma Torvergata, Italy
Workshops Chairs
* Hanspeter Mössenböck, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
* Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Posters and Demos Chair
* Lubomir Bulej, Charles University, Czech Republic
Awards Chairs
* Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic
* Murray Woodside, Carleton University, Canada
Local Organization Chair
* Antinisca Di Marco, Università dell'Aquila, Italy
Publicity Chairs
* Andrea Rosà, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland
* Diego Perez, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Finance Chair
* André van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart
Publication and Registration Chair
* Davide Arcelli, Università dell'Aquila, Italy
Web Site Chair
* Cathy Sandifer, SPEC, USA
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