Thursday, April 19, 2018

[DMANET] Postdoc positions at Bar Ilan University

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available at the Computer
Engineering group at Bar Ilan University (Israel).

Candidates of various backgrounds (Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics) who are
interested in performing cutting edge research are welcome to apply.

Faculty and possible research areas:

Computing Systems Lab:
- Ran Gelles: coding theory, interactive communication, distributed
computation.
- Hillel Kugler: parallel algorithms, DNA and biological computing,
formal verification and synthesis.
- Dror Rawitz: approximation, distributed, and online algorithms,
resource allocation and scheduling.

Computer Graphics and Geometry Processing Lab:
- Ofir Weber: computer graphics, digital geometry processing.

The starting date is October 2018.
The position is for one year and can be extended by an additional year
contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

The application deadline is May 1, 2018.

The application should include a CV and 2-3 names of potential referees.

For more information please contact
Ofir Weber <ofir.weber@biu.ac.il>, or
Dror Rawitz <dror.rawitz@biu.ac.il>

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[DMANET] Please announce FPT Workshop 25 July, Wellington, New Zealand

Welcome to the Parameterized / Multivariate Complexity Data Wrangling
for Social Good Workshop. The workshop will be held in Wellington, New
Zealand on 25 July 2018. Register by sending an email to Catherine
McCartin <C.M.McCartin@massey.ac.nz>. There is no fee for the workshop.
For more information see https://www.cmsc.nz/ftp-workshop/

Nearly twenty years after the seminal book by Downey and Fellows, this
workshop is intended to highlight how FPT practitioners are serving the
community, employing parameterized algorithm design and application for
social good in a wide variety of areas. There has been tremendous
progress in bringing the toolkit to support fields such as AI,
computational biology, computational social choice and other
disciplines, and subfields of computer science. The PACE Parameterized
Algorithms and Computational Experiments Challenge is helping deepen the
relationship between parameterized algorithmics and practice.

The main objective of this workshop is to stimulate discussion on
outreach to other disciplines or subfields for useful purpose of FPT. To
encourage wide participation and discussion, there will be no formal
publication of workshop proceedings. Accepted papers will be posted
online for the benefit of the workshop participants. Submission of
preliminary work and papers being prepared for other major venues are
invited. Participants may attend via Skype.

The workshop is informal and broad, and appropriate for PhD, PostDoc and
Masters students as well as more senior academics.

Come early and attend CMSC 2018 (See www.cmsc.nz) to explore ways of
sharing your research ideas broadly, to non-science audiences. Email
Frances.Rosamond@uib.no for more information.

--
Frances Rosamond, Professor
Department of Informatics
University of Bergen
Editor: Parameterized Complexity Newsletter
Editor: Parameterized Complexity wiki (www.fpt.wikidot.com)
Program Chair: Parameter Implementation PACE
(https://pacechallenge.wordpress.com)
President and CEO: Rosamond Computer Science Research and Education
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[DMANET] ADFOCS 2018 - Fine-Grained Complexity and Algorithms

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19th Max-Planck Summer School
Advanced Course on the Foundations of Computer Science

ADFOCS 2018

August 13 - 17, 2018
Saarbrücken, Germany
http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/conference/adfocs
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ABOUT ADFOCS
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ADFOCS is an international summer school held annually at the Max
Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII). It is organized as part of
the activities of the MPII, in particular the International Max-Planck
Research School (IMPRS), MPII's graduate program. The purpose of this
summer school is to introduce young researchers to topics which are
the focus of current research in theoretical computer science. We
bring together three leading researchers in the field and
international participants at the graduate level and above. This
year's focus is on:

*** Fine-Grained Complexity and Algorithms ***


PROGRAM
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Our invited speakers give three 90-minute lectures with subsequent
exercise and discussion sessions. The lecturers are (in alphabetical
order):

* Amir Abboud, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
* Danupon Nanongkai, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
* Ramamohan Paturi, University of California, San Diego, USA


LOCATION & TRAVEL INFORMATION
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ADFOCS will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in
Saarbrücken, Germany. Saarbrücken is the capital of one of Germany's
16 federal states, the Saarland. It is conveniently located in the
center of Europe, on the border of Germany with France, between
Luxembourg, the Saar-Mosel valley, Frankfurt, and Strasbourg. Being
located on several main train and road routes, Saarbrücken is easily
reachable from Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Paris, or Luxembourg. Saarbrücken
also has its own international airport.


REGISTRATION
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The registration fee is EUR 130 for *early registration until July 08*
and EUR 180 after that date. The fee covers lunches and social events.
It does not include accommodation, but we can help you with your
reservations. Per-night prices, including taxes and breakfast,
typically range from about EUR 20 (youth hostel, double room) to about
EUR 70 (hotel, single room). A limited number of grants for graduate
students or young researchers are available. For application please
send your CV until *June 17*. Further, please have your supervisor at
your institute send an email with a brief letter of recommendation,
certifying in particular your relation with the topics in ADFOCS,
before the *deadline*.


CONTACT
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The homepage of ADFOCS, providing forms for registration and hotel
reservation can be found at
http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/conference/adfocs

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the
ADFOCS team by sending an email to adfocs at mpi-inf.mpg.de

Organizers: Karl Bringmann, Marvin Künnemann, and Cosmina Croitoru

--
"Nur wer erwachsen wird, und Kind bleibt, ist ein Mensch!" :D (Erich
Kästner)

Cosmina Croitoru
Raum 329
Tel. 0681/30393082

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[DMANET] Postdoc and Researcher Positions in Probability Theory and Combinatorics at Uppsala University

Please note that we are advertising several postdoc positions and researcher positions (these positions are practically the same but the difference is explained below) in our research group at Uppsala University with last application date 2018-04-30. We would like to ask you to kindly send further this information to anyone who could be interested.

The postdoc positions are for researchers with a PhD that is at most 3 years old (this is by law of the Uppsala University) and the researcher positions are for researchers with a PhD older than 3 years old. Otherwise the positions are exactly the same and the lengths are 2 years in both cases. However, there is a seperate link below for each of these categories. (Thus, a researcher with a PhD less than 3 years should apply for the postdoc positions and a researcher with a PhD older than 3 years should instead apply for the researcher positions.)

http://math.uu.se/the-department/join-us/?positionId=198379


Join us - Department of Mathematics - Uppsala University, Sweden<http://math.uu.se/the-department/join-us/?positionId=198379>
math.uu.se
Up to two postdoctoral positions in combinatorial probability, random structures and algorithms, Uppsala universitet, Matematiska institutionen, Uppsala University


<http://math.uu.se/the-department/join-us/?positionId=198323>http://math.uu.se/the-department/join-us/?positionId=198323

Join us - Department of Mathematics - Uppsala University, Sweden<http://math.uu.se/the-department/join-us/?positionId=198323>
math.uu.se
Up to two researchers in combinatorial probability, random structures and algorithms, Uppsala universitet, Matematiska institutionen, Uppsala University


Best regards,

Cecilia Holmgren, Svante Janson and Erik Ekström

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[DMANET] Position as lecturer or assistant professor

Position as lecturer or assistant professor in Operations Research, Operations Management, and Business Intelligence
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The Department of Quantitative Economics at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE)
is looking for a lecturer or assistant professor in the areas of Operations Research, Operations Management, Business Intelligence.
The position is initially available for three years starting from September 1, 2018.
Job description & qualifications
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The applicant will be appointed either as a lecturer or as an assistant professor, depending on qualifications and work experience,
and will contribute to the research and teaching activities of the department in the above areas.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a Ph.D. in a relevant area, who has a strong affinity with teaching.
As the language of instruction is English, your command of English (oral and writing) should be excellent.
Previous experience in working with innovative, interdisciplinary learning approaches and problem-based teaching
methods are highly welcomed. Experience with teaching international classrooms would be preferable.
Maastricht University
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Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized
by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic
approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,000 students
and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and
staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law,
School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. Maastricht University is renowned for excellence and innovation in learning.
High rankings in Dutch and international league tables attest to our focus on quality. Maastricht University is a
bilingual (Dutch & English) university. We offer a wide range of programmes with a strong international and European
orientation, most of which are taught in English. Almost half of the student population and a third
of our staff is non-Dutch.
Conditions of employment:
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The desired starting date of the position is September 1st 2018.
The position will initially be for a fixed term (lecturer one year/assistant professor three years).
Depending on performance and availability there is the possibility of an extension.
Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and work experience, and is based on the collective labour agreement of the Dutch universities (CAO), salary scales 10-12.

Applications:
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Applications should be received no later than June 1, 2018 and should include a motivation letter, a current CV,
and names and contact information of at least two references. Late applications may be considered if the position has not been filled. Applications can be sent by e-mail to:
recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl (with cc to s.vanhoesel@maastrichtuniversity.nl)
or via regular mail to:
Maastricht University School of Business and Economics Personnel Department
P.O. Box 616
6200 MD, Maastricht
The Netherlands,
and should refer to vacancy "Lecturer/Assistant Professor SBE/QE/OR" on both letter and envelope.
For further information you can contact
Prof. Stan van Hoesel
s.vanhoesel@maastrichtuniversity.nl


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[DMANET] PhD scholarship available at University College London

Dear Colleague,


A fully-funded PhD scholarship is available under the supervision of Dr. Federica Sarro at the Computer Science Department of University College London (UCL), London, UK.


The successful applicant is expected to research novel methods equipping software engineers with search-based and analytics techniques and tools to better drive their day-to-day decisions in crucial Software Engineering activities including, but not limited to, project management, requirements elicitation, and software testing.


The deadline for applications is April 27th, 2018 (for a September 2018 start).


More details are available at http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/F.Sarro/PhDScholarship.html

Informal enquiries and expression of interest can be made by e-mail to Dr. Sarro (f.sarro@ucl.ac.uk<mailto:f.sarro@ucl.ac.uk>).


Feel free to share this message with prospective students.

Best regards,
Federica Sarro
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Dr Federica Sarro
Senior Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
University College London
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/F.Sarro/


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

[DMANET] Postdoc position at Oxford

A postdoc position on the complexity of CSPs is available at Oxford, supported by Standa Zivny's ERC grant. The goal of the project is to study tractability (in a broad sense) of CSPs and convex relaxations. An ideal candidate would have a strong background in universal algebra and/or approximation algorithms/relaxations.

Official advert: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/1505-full.html

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Standa Zivny by email.
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[DMANET] CFP: AlgoSensors 2018 (deadline June 3)

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AlgoSensors 2018 Call for Papers
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14th International Symposium on Algorithms and Experiments for Wireless
Networks

AlgoSensors 2018

August 23-24, 2018
Helsinki, Finland
http://algo2018.hiit.fi/algosensors/

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Important Dates:

- Abstract Submission : May 30, 2018
- Submission: June 3, 2018
- Notification: July 12, 2018
- Camera Ready: July 31, 2018

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AlgoSensors is an international symposium dedicated to the algorithmic
aspects of wireless networks. Originally focused on sensor networks, it
now covers algorithmic issues arising in wireless networks of all types
of computational entities, static or mobile, including sensor networks,
sensor-actuator networks, autonomous robots. The focus is on the design
and analysis of algorithms, models of computation, and experimental
analysis.

AlgoSensors 2018 will be part of ALGO 2018, which also hosts AlgoCloud,
ATMOS, ESA, IPEC, WABI, and WAOA.

Submissions are sought in all areas of wireless networking, broadly
construed, including both theoretical and experimental perspectives.
This year AlgoSensors has two tracks:
- Algorithms & Theory
- Experiments & Applications
Each paper may be submitted only to one track.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Ad Hoc Networks
- Algorithms
- Approximation Algorithms
- Communication Protocols
- Complexity and Computability
- Computational Models
- Cryptography, Security and Trust
- Cyber Physical Systems
- Data Aggregation and Fusion
- Deployment
- Energy Management
- Error Correcting Codes
- Experimental Analysis
- Fault Tolerance and Dependability
- Game Theoretic Aspects
- Infrastructure Discovery
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Localization
- Medium Access Control
- Mobility & Dynamics
- Obstacle Avoidance
- Pattern Formation
- Performance Evaluation
- Power Saving Schemes
- Randomized Algorithms
- Resource Efficiency
- RFID Algorithms
- Routing and Data Propagation
- Self-stabilization, Self-* Properties
- Sensor Networks
- Swarm Computing
- Systems and Testbeds
- Time Synchronization
- Topology Control
- Tracking
- Virtual Infrastructures
- Wireless Networks

Submission guidelines:

Papers are to be submitted electronically using the EasyChair server.
Original research papers must contain results that have not previously
appeared and have not been concurrently submitted to a journal or
conference with published proceedings. Each paper should select one of
the two tracks (Algorithms & Theory or Experiments & Applications) for
submission. Authors need to ensure that for each accepted paper at least
one author will register and attend the symposium.

Submissions are limited to twelve (12) single-column pages in the LNCS
format. This includes figures, but excludes references and an optional
appendix (to be read at the program committee's discretion). Papers
will be published by LNCS after the conference.

Awards:

The best paper from each track will be given a Best Paper Award.

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Conference Committee:

Program Chair: Seth Gilbert (NUS)
Program Chair: Danny Hughes (KU Leuven)
Program Chair: Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern
California)
Publicity Chair: Theofanis Raptis (CNR)
Local Co-Chair: Parinya Chalermsook (Aalto University)
Local Co-Chair: Petteri Kaski (Aalto University)
Local Co-Chair: Jukka Suomela (Aalto University)

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[DMANET] [CFP]: 13th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security CRITIS 2018

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C a l l F o r P a p e r s

13th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures
Security CRITIS 2018
Kaunas, Lithuania, September 24-26, 2018

Full-text paper submission due: April 30, 2018

CONFERENCE OUTLINE:

CRITIS 2018 continues the tradition of presenting innovative research
and exploring new challenges in the field of critical (information)
infrastructures protection (C(I)IP), resilience and fostering the
dialogue with stakeholders.

CRITIS 2018 aims at bringing together researchers, professionals from
academia, critical (information) infrastructure operators, industry,
defence sector and governmental organisations working in the field of
the security of critical (information) infrastructure systems.

Moreover, CRITIS aims to encourage and inspire early stage and
open-minded researchers in this demanding multi-disciplinary field of
research. Outstanding research performance demonstrated by young
researchers may compete for the Young CRITIS Award (YCA).

The Projects' Dissemination Session will be an opportunity of
dissemination for ongoing European, multinational, and national
projects, to share the experiences among scientist and experts working
on different projects in the C(I)IP domain.

CRITIS 2018 conference has a special focus on current and future energy
infrastructures within a special session Energy infrastructure operators
and stakeholders: key challenges and solution directions, chaired by
Marcelo Masera (EC Joint Research Centre in Petten, The Netherlands).
Invited speakers will be mainly from European electricity and/or gas
Transmission System Operators (TSO), some representatives from European
electricity and gas Distributed System Operators (DSO), NATO and
European policy-makers.

CRITIS 2018 topics (but not limited to):
http://www.lei.lt/critis2018/call-for-papers.html

Special sessions will be organized by CRITIS 2018 Supporting Chairs:
- "Energy CIP": Marcelo Masera, European Commission, Joint Research
Centre, the Netherlands
- "CI Resilience": Marianthi Theocharidou, European Commission,
Joint Research Centre, Italy
- "Human Factor and CIP": Grigore Havarneanu, UIC, France
- "SCADA Security": Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköping University,
Sweden
- "Modelling and Simulation in CIP": Erich Rome (President 2E!SAC),
Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
- "Interconnected Infrastructures and Systems of Systems": Enrico
Zio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Ecole Centrale Paris, France
- "IoT Security": Sokratis K. Katsikas, NTNU, Norway and University
of Piraeus, Greece

Call for Papers (PDF to download):
http://www.lei.lt/critis2018/assets/critis_2018_call_for_papers.pdf

Accepted papers are to be included to post-proceedings, published by
Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
series.

IMPORTANT DATES:
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30 April 2018 -- Full-text submission
18 June 2018 -- Notification of acceptance
9 September 2018 -- Camera-ready papers

Programme Chair
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- Eric Luiijf, TNO (retired) and Luiijf Consultancy, the Netherlands

Steering Committee Chairs
- Bernhard M. Hämmerli, Technical University Lucerne and ACRIS GmbH,
Switzerland
- Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
- Stephen D. Wolthusen, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and
NTNU, Norway

Local Co-Chairs
- Inga Žutautaitė, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania
- Ričardas Krikštolaitis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Publicity Chairs
- Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
- Rolandas Urbonas, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania

CRITIS 2018 Secretary Office
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Lithuanian Energy Institute
Breslaujos g. 3, Kaunas, Lithuania
Tel. +370 37 401948
+370 37 401938
E-mail: critis2018@lei.lt

Conference website: www.lei.lt/critis2018
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

[DMANET] CFP (MCDMT 2018)- 3rd Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data (in conjuction with IISA 2018)

Call for Papers

3rd Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data Handling for Marine
Transportation (MCDMT 2018), July 23, 2018, Zakynthos, Greece

(http://iisa2018.unipi.gr/mcdmt/)

in association with the

9th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and
Applications ( IISA 2018 )

Workshop Chairs: Charalampos Konstantopoulos (University of Piraeus,
Greece), Grammati Pantziou (University of West Attica, Greece)

The Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data Handling for Marine
Transportation (MCDMT 2018) is going to take place in Zakynthos, Greece, on
July 23, 2018, in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on
Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA 2018). Nowadays,
advancements on Marine Transportation require the synergy of both computer
science and maritime science and the technical focus of the workshop is upon
the latest developments on Computing Methodologies for Marine
Transportation.

Papers with novel theoretical as well as applied research are welcome for
submission. We would like to invite papers addressing research efforts that
aim at making sea transportation more effective and safer, targeting complex
and large-scale optimization problems with conflicting criteria, requiring
innovative solution techniques and ideas from mathematical optimization,
theoretical computer science, massive data analysis and operations research.

Submissions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

- Graph and Network algorithms for Marine Transportation

- Combinatorial optimization techniques for Marine Transportation

- Weather Routing

- Environmentally Safe Shipping

- Safety and Security of Maritime Shipping

- Risk and Safety Analysis, Assessment and Prediction

- Piracy Protection

- GIS in Maritime Applications

- Spatiotemporal and Marine Data Handling

- Route Planning and Monitoring

- Maritime Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Applications: surveillance,
maritime traffic control, anomaly detection, emergency management, situation
recognition, etc.

- Decision Support Tools for Marine Transportation

- Integration of Heterogeneous Marine Data Sources

Important Dates

Paper Submission: May 14, 2018

Author Notification: June 1, 2018

Camera-Ready: June 11, 2018

Workshop Program Committee

Pierre Cariou, World Maritime University, France

Marco Cococcioni, University of Pisa, Italy

Ali Diabat, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

Shahin Gelareh, University of Portsmouth, UK

Floris Goerlandt, Dalhousie University, Canada

Ignacy Kaliszewski, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences,
Poland

Qiang Meng, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Rahimeh Neamatian Monemi, University of Southampton, UK

Tatsushi Nishi, Osaka University, Japan

Nikolaos Rachaniotis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Carlos Guedes Soares, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Zorica Stanimirovic, University of Beograd, Serbia

Joanna Szlapczynska, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland

Jin Wang, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Shuaian (Hans) Wang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Zaili Yang, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Instructions for Authors

Submitted papers should include original work not previously published or
being under consideration in any journal, conference or other workshop.
Papers should be submitted as a pdf file and follow the IEEE conference
format, according to the general Instructions for Authors of IISA 2018. See
the IISA2018 Instructions for Authors page for appropriate templates for
both Latex and MS Word. Papers for MCDMT 2018 should be submitted through
the general IISA2018 paper submission system (EasyChair).

Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Proceedings of IISA2018 and
will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library (IEL,
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that
their paper will be presented at the workshop.

Journal Special Issue

In addition, authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an
extended version of their workshop paper for possible publication in a
special issue of the Open Access Journal "Algorithms"
(http://www.mdpi.com/journal/algorithms). The five best papers according to
the reviewers' reports will be exempt from article processing charges.


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vlink=3Dpurple><div class=3DWordSection1><p class=3DMsoNormal>Call for =
Papers<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>3rd Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data Handling =
for Marine Transportation (MCDMT 2018), July 23, 2018, Zakynthos, =
Greece<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>(<a =
href=3D"http://iisa2018.unipi.gr/mcdmt/">http://iisa2018.unipi.gr/mcdmt/<=
/a>)<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>in association with the<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>9th =
International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and =
Applications&nbsp; ( IISA 2018 )<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Workshop =
Chairs: Charalampos Konstantopoulos (University of Piraeus, =
Greece),&nbsp; Grammati Pantziou (University of West Attica, =
Greece)<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>The Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data Handling =
for Marine Transportation (MCDMT 2018) is going to take place in =
Zakynthos, Greece, on July 23, 2018, in conjunction with the 9th =
International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and =
Applications (IISA 2018). Nowadays, advancements on Marine =
Transportation require the synergy of both computer science and maritime =
science and the technical focus of the workshop is upon the latest =
developments on Computing Methodologies for Marine =
Transportation.<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Papers with =
novel theoretical as well as applied research are welcome for =
submission.&nbsp; We would like to invite papers addressing research =
efforts that aim at making sea transportation more effective and safer, =
targeting complex and large-scale optimization problems with conflicting =
criteria, requiring innovative solution techniques and ideas from =
mathematical optimization, theoretical computer science, massive data =
analysis and operations research.<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Submissions =
are solicited in, but not limited to, the following =
areas:<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>- Graph and Network algorithms for Marine =
Transportation<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>- Combinatorial =
optimization techniques for Marine Transportation<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>- Weather Routing<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>- =
Environmentally Safe Shipping<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>- =
Safety and Security of Maritime Shipping<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>- Risk and Safety Analysis, Assessment and =
Prediction<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>- Piracy =
Protection<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>- GIS in Maritime =
Applications<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>- Spatiotemporal and =
Marine Data Handling<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>- Route Planning =
and Monitoring<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>- Maritime Data Mining =
and Knowledge Discovery Applications: surveillance, maritime traffic =
control, anomaly detection, emergency management, situation recognition, =
etc. <o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>- Decision Support Tools for =
Marine Transportation<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>- Integration =
of Heterogeneous Marine Data Sources<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Important =
Dates<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Paper Submission: May 14, 2018<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Author Notification: June 1, 2018<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Camera-Ready: June 11, 2018<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Workshop =
Program Committee<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Pierre =
Cariou, World Maritime University, France<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Marco Cococcioni, University of Pisa, =
Italy<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Ali Diabat, New York University =
Abu Dhabi, UAE<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Shahin Gelareh, =
University of Portsmouth, UK<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Floris =
Goerlandt, Dalhousie University, Canada<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Ignacy Kaliszewski, Systems Research Institute, Polish =
Academy of Sciences, Poland<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Qiang =
Meng, National University of Singapore, Singapore<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Rahimeh Neamatian Monemi, University of Southampton, =
UK<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Tatsushi Nishi, Osaka University, =
Japan<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Nikolaos Rachaniotis, =
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Carlos Guedes Soares, Universidade de Lisboa, =
Portugal<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Zorica Stanimirovic, =
University of Beograd, Serbia<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Joanna =
Szlapczynska, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Jin Wang, Liverpool John Moores University, =
UK<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Shuaian (Hans) Wang, The Hong Kong =
Polytechnic University, Hong Kong<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Zaili Yang, Liverpool John Moores University, =
UK<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Instructions =
for Authors<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Submitted papers should include original work not =
previously published or being under consideration in any journal, =
conference or other workshop.&nbsp; Papers should be submitted as a pdf =
file and follow the IEEE conference format, according to the general =
Instructions for Authors of IISA 2018. See the IISA2018 Instructions for =
Authors page for appropriate templates for both Latex and MS Word. =
Papers for MCDMT 2018 should be submitted through the general IISA2018 =
paper submission system (EasyChair).<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Accepted =
papers will be published in the IEEE Proceedings of IISA2018 and will be =
included in the IEEE Xplore digital library (IEL, <a =
href=3D"http://ieeexplore.ieee.org">http://ieeexplore.ieee.org</a>). =
Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be =
presented at the workshop.<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Journal =
Special Issue<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>In addition, authors of accepted papers will be =
invited to submit an&nbsp; extended version of their workshop paper for =
possible publication in a special issue of the Open Access Journal =
&#8220;Algorithms&#8221; (<a =
href=3D"http://www.mdpi.com/journal/algorithms">http://www.mdpi.com/journ=
al/algorithms
</a>). The five best papers&nbsp; according to the =
reviewers&#8217; reports will be exempt from article processing =
charges.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p =
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[DMANET] Combinatorial Optimisation at OR60

There will be a stream dedicated to Combinatorial Optimisation at the 60th Annual Conference of the UK OR Society,  which will take place in Lancaster, UK in September 2018. Abstract submissions on all aspects of combinatorial optimisation and integer programming are welcome. For details, please see this web site:

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[DMANET] Modern OnLIne algorithms (MOLI2018) - call for submissions

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ICALP satellite workshop: MOLI2018, Modern OnLIne algorithms - call for
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Modern OnLIne algorithms (MOLI) is a satellite workshop of ICALP2018.
The workshop will take place in Prague, The Czech Republic, on July 9, 2018.
http://math.haifa.ac.il/lea/MOLI.htm

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers
interested in all aspects of online computation and online algorithms.

There will be no published proceedings, and everyone is welcome to
register and attend. In order to be scheduled to give a talk,
submission of an extended abstract is required.

If you are interested in giving a talk, please submit an extended
abstract of 2-4 pages (excluding references) in pdf format by the
deadline.

The submission page is:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=moli2018


IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: April 30, 2018 (extended).
Notification: May 11, 2018.
Workshop date: July 9, 2018.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

J?sef B??i, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Joan Boyar, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Gy?gy D?a, University of Pannonia, Vezspr?, Hungary
Leah Epstein, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel (chair and organizer)
Elena Kleiman, ORT Braude College of Engineering, Karmiel, Israel
Asaf Levin, The Technion, Haifa, Israel
Danny Segev, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
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[DMANET] SoCS 2018: 2nd call for papers

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS SoCS 2018

11th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search
https://sites.google.com/view/socs18/

IMPORTANT DATES

* Abstract submission: April 29, 2018
* Paper submission: May 1, 2018
* Notification: June 1, 2018
* Symposium: July 14-15, 2018

SUBMISSIONS
Submissions have to be made via EasyChair.
All submissions must be formatted in AAAI Style.
Accepted papers will be included in the SoCS proceedings.

We welcome the following kinds of submissions:

* Original Papers (Long or Short)

Original papers are technical papers that report on substantial research or position papers discussing ideas and concepts related to search. Long papers may be up to 8 pages in length, plus an additional page for references only. Short papers may be up to 4 pages, plus an additional page for references only. Long and short original papers should be new work which has not been published in (nor is currently simultaneously under review at) any other archival publication venue.

* Previously Published Papers

In order to foster the exchange of ideas at SoCS, we encourage authors to submit extended abstracts of papers describing new research which has been published in other venues in the last year. These abstracts may be up to 2 pages, plus an additional page for references only. The abstract should reference the original paper.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

* Analysis of search algorithms

* Automated synthesis of lower bounds

* Automatic algorithm selection and parameter tuning

* Bounding and pruning techniques

* Combinatorial puzzles

* Continuous problem solving

* External-memory and parallel search

* Incremental and active learning in search

* Meta-reasoning and search

* Methodology and critiques of current practice

* Model-based search

* Random versus systematic search strategy selection

* Portfolios of search algorithms

* Real-time search

* Search in goal-directed problem solving

* Search space discretization for continuous state-space problems

* Self-configuring and self-tuning algorithms

* Symmetry handling

* Time, memory, and solution quality trade-offs

* Search in big data

* Constraint search

* Search in robotics

* Search-based diagnosis

* Real-life applications

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[DMANET] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for applications: Graduate-Level Research in Industrial Projects for Students (G-RIPS)-Berlin

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Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite applications for the 2018 G-RIPS program, jointly
organized by Zuse Institut Berlin, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institute
for Pure and Applied Mathematics (LA, USA) and the Research Campus MODAL
Berlin.

EXTENDED Deadline for application is 30 April 2018.

Scholarships for travel and living expenses are available.

*We would be grateful if you could forward this email and/or display our
poster ([1]) at a prominent location to attract the attention of
interested Master and Ph.D. students.*

For more information and application, please see below ([2]) and visit
the project website: http://www.forschungscampus-modal.de/grips

Organizers:

* Prof. Dr. Christof Schuette (ZIB, FU Berlin)
* Prof. Dr. Tim Conrad (ZIB, FU Berlin)
* Dr. Stefan Zachow (ZIB)
* Prof. Dr. Ralf Borndoerfer (ZIB, FU Berlin)
* Dr. Jonas Schweiger (ZIB)
* Dr. Milena Petkovic (ZIB)
* Prof. Dr. Christian Ratsch (IPAM, UCLA)

Thank you for your support and kind regards,
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[1]: http://www.forschungscampus-modal.de/images/grips-2018_poster.pdf

[2]: The Graduate-Level Research in Industrial Projects (G-RIPS) Program
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from industry or the public sector. Each G-RIPS team is comprised of
four international students (two from the US and two from European
universities), an academic mentor, and an industrial sponsor. The
research problem is always a real problem of serious interest to the
sponsor and that offers a stimulating challenge to students.

Most of these projects involve both analytic and computational work. The
students, with direction from their academic mentor and industrial
sponsor, will learn about the problem, master the latest analytical and
computational approaches and techniques to solve it. At the end of the
program, the teams will present the results of their work and prepare a
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Monday, April 16, 2018

[DMANET] Vacancy - Optimisation and Data Science Software Engineer - KTP Associate

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Applicants are invited to apply for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership
(KTP) between the University of Nottingham (School of Computer Science)
and 121 Systems in Nottingham.

The Associate will work with 121 Systems to develop and deploy new
optimisation systems for vehicle routing, logistics and scheduling. The
systems will be tailored for vehicle fleets that include low-and
zero-emissions vehicles, e.g. hybrids, electric, and ground-based
autonomous vehicles. It will also exploit optimisation techniques to
manage dynamic and flexible placement/usage of load transfer locations.
The project will hence provide intelligent decision support software to
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system will aim to reduce overall costs for the users, but also reduce
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

[DMANET] 1st Call for Participation: HALG 2018 (Highlights of Algorithms) - Amsterdam 4-6 2018

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3rd Highlights of Algorithms conference (HALG 2018)
Amsterdam, June 4-6, 2018
http://2018.highlightsofalgorithms.org/

The Highlights of Algorithms conference is a forum for presenting the
highlights of recent developments in algorithms and for discussing
potential further advances in this area. The conference will provide a
broad picture of the latest research in algorithms through a series of
invited talks, as well as the possibility for all researchers and
students to present their recent results through a series of short talks
and poster presentations. Attending the Highlights of Algorithms
conference will also be an opportunity for networking and meeting
leading researchers in algorithms.
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PROGRAM

The conference will begin on Monday, June 4, at 8:45 and end on
Wednesday, June 6, at 17:30.
A detailed schedule and a list of all accepted short contributions and
posters can be found at: 2018.highlightsofalgorithms.org/programme

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REGISTRATION

Please register on our webpage
http://2018.highlightsofalgorithms.org/registration. We have done our
best to keep registration fees at a minimum:

Early registration (by May 2, 2018)
- academic rate (incl. postdocs): 150€
- student rate: 110€

Regular registration will be 50€ more expensive.

The organizers strongly recommend that you book your hotel as soon as
possible. Hotels in Amsterdam are very busy in the summer.
Unfortunately, hotel rates reflect this...

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CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference takes place in the Main Building of the Vrije
Universiteit Amsterdam, 1105 De Boelelaan, Amsterdam. This is south of
the centre of Amsterdam, and is very easily accessible by public
transport or by bicycle.

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INVITED SPEAKERS

Survey Speakers:

- Timothy Chan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Fabian Kuhn (University of Freiburg)
- Ankur Moitra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Danupon Nanongkai (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
- Jelani Nelson (Harvard University)
- Barna Saha (University of Massachusetts Amherst)


Invited Speakers:

- Amir Abboud (Stanford University)
- Nikhil Bansal (CWI & TU Eindhoven)
- Aaron Bernstein (TU Berlin)
- Sergio Cabello (University of Ljubljana)
- Parinya Chalermsook (Aalto University)
- Moses Charikar (Stanford University)
- Chandra Chekuri (University of Illinois, Urbana Champagne)
- Anindya De (Northwestern University)
- Yuval Filmus (Technion)
- Magnús Halldorsson (Reykjavik University)
- Jonathan Kelner (MIT)
- Sanjeev Khanna (University of Pennsylvania)
- Pasin Manurangsi (UC Berkeley)
- Krzysztof Nowicki (University of Wrocław)
- Rotem Oshman (Tel-Aviv University)
- Seth Pettie (University of Michigan)
- Tselil Schramm (Harvard & MIT)
- Uri Stemmer (Weizmann Institute)
- Inbal Talgam-Cohen (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
- Vera Traub (University of Bonn)

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[DMANET] Call for nominations: Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing 2019

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Call for Prize Nominations:
Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing 2019
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Awarded by the Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication
Complexity (SIROCCO).

Deadline for nominations: April 30, 2018.

Nominations are requested for the Prize for Innovation In Distributed
Computing. This prize was established to recognize individuals whose
research contributions expanded the collective investigative horizon in
SIROCCO's area of interest. That is, they formulated new problems, or
identified new research areas, that were at the time of their introduction,
unorthodox and outside the mainstream, but later attracted the interest of
the SIROCCO community.

This community is interested in the relationships between information and
efficiency in decentralized computing. The prize recognizes originality,
innovation, and creativity -- the qualities that reflect the spirit of the
SIROCCO conference.

The winner of the Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing 2019 is
expected to give an invited talk at SIROCCO 2019. The winner of the 2018
edition of the prize (Zvi Lotker) will give a talk at SIROCCO 2018 which is
going to be held on June 18-21, Ma'ale HaHamisha, Israel.

Past prize winners are Nicola Santoro, Jean-Claude Bermond, David Peleg,
Roger Wattenhofer, Andrzej Pelc, Pierre Fraigniaud, Michel Raynal, Masafumi
Yamashita, Shmuel Zaks and Zvi Lotker.

The prize may not necessarily be awarded every year.


Eligibility
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The following conditions must be met by the nominees to be eligible for the
prize. It is requested that a nomination letter explains and demonstrates
how the nominee matches these conditions.

(1) The original innovative contribution was introduced by the nominee(s)
for the first time in a publication at least five years before the
nomination deadline, and the publication must have appeared in a conference
proceedings or a scientific journal.

(2) At least one paper (co)authored by the nominee(s), either the original
paper, or a paper closely related to the innovative contribution, must have
appeared in a SIROCCO proceedings.

A nomination letter should identify the paper(s) that make(s) the nominee
eligible according to conditions (1) and (2) above, as well as explain the
contribution, its originality, and its significance.

Past SIROCCO papers and authors can be found at indexing sites, e.g. Google
Scholar or http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/sirocco/
index.html
.

Selection process
-------------------------

The prize winners are selected by the Award Committee composed of the
current Steering Committee (SC) Chair of the SIROCCO conference, the PC
chairs, including co-chairs, of the three SIROCCO conferences immediately
preceding the nominations deadline, plus one additional member of the
Advisory Board, or one past winner, selected by the Steering Committee for
the current year.

The Award Committee of the Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing
2019 consists of: Shantanu Das (Aix-Marseille Université), Pierre
Fraigniaud (CNRS and Paris Diderot), Andrzej Pelc - chair (Université du
Québec en Outaouais), Christian Scheideler (University of Paderborn), Jukka
Suomela (Aalto University) and Sébastien Tixeuil (Sorbonne Université).

Nominations can be made by any member of the scientific community.

DEADLINE : The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2018.
Please send the nomination to the prize committee chair, Andrzej Pelc, by
e-mail pelc@uqo.ca

Please write SIROCCO Prize Nomination IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

Please help in recognizing the contributions of members of our community.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

[DMANET] PhD position in Algorithms at Bonn University

A PhD position is available in the research group of Dr. Matthias Mnich
(http://tcs.cs.uni-bonn.de/doku.php?id=staff:matthiasmnich) at Bonn
University in Germany.

The position is for 3 years with the possibility of extension. The
starting date is negotiable; we are interested in filling the position
as soon as possible. The position is full-time and paid according to
salary grade TV-L E 13 (the standard rate for junior scientific staff at
German universities; salary depends on experience and social factors).

The successful candidate will perform research as part of the DFG funded
project "Multivariate Algorithms in Scheduling". Candidates must hold
(or be close to completion) of a master's degree (or equivalent) in
computer science, mathematics or a related area. They should have a very
good knowledge about algorithms and complexity. Further background in
mathematical areas, especially discrete mathematics and/or combinatorial
optimization, is considered advantageous. An interest and/or research
experience in scheduling algorithms, parameterized complexity or
approximation algorithms can be supportive. Pro­gram­ming skills are a
plus. Good communication skills and solid English writing skills are
mandatory, while knowledge of German is not required but basic skills
are considered beneficial.

The position is based at the Department of Theoretical Computer Science
(http://tcs.cs.uni-bonn.de/doku.php?id=start) at Bonn University. The
department currently accommodates 4 professors, 3 postdocs and 8 PhD
students.

Bonn offers a strong mathematical and computer science landscape
including the University, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, the
Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, and the Forschungsinstitut fuer
Diskrete Mathematik. Computer Science in Bonn has been ranked as #81 in
the Times Higher Education Ranking and as one of the top 200 places
world-wide in the 2018 QS World University Ranking. The Times Higher
Education World University Rankings 2016 and the Academic Ranking of
World Universities 2015 ranked the University of Bonn as one of the 100
best universities in the world. Besides, Bonn offers a multitude of
cultural attractions as well as the romantic embankments of the Rhine river.

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.
It is certified as a family-friendly university. Its goal is to increase
the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and
to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges relevant
qualified women to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance
with the National Equality Act. The application of suitable people with
proven disability and these same persons is especially welcome.

Interested applicants should send their application consisting of
- cover letter (see below)
- curriculum vitae
- copy of Bachelor and Master certificates (or equivalent)
- an overview of grades and courses taken
- master/diploma thesis, if available
- recommendation letters (see below)

in a single PDF file by

May 15, 2018

to

Dr. Matthias Mnich
mmnich@uni-bonn.de <mailto:mmnich@uni-bonn.de>

--Cover letter
Please include clear statements regarding your motivation to work in
research and why you want to pursue a PhD in the project "Multivariate
Algorithms in Scheduling".

--Recommendation letters
It is requested that interested applicants arrange between 1 and 3
letters of recommendation written by professors and researchers that
they have interacted with (this should include the supervisor of the
master/diploma thesis). These letters should be sent by their writers
directly via email to mmnich@uni-bonn.de <mailto:mmnich@uni-bonn.de> and
preferably arrive by May 15, too.

Applications arriving by May 15 will receive full consideration;
however, the search remains open until the position is filled.

Do not hesitate to contact mmnich@uni-bonn.de
<mailto:mmnich@uni-bonn.de> if you have any questions regarding the
position or your application.

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[DMANET] CFP: 25th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME'2018)

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The 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

TIME 2018

25th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning

Warsaw (Poland), 15-17 October 2018

Call for Papers

https://time2018.ipipan.waw.pl/

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Aims and scope
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TIME 2018 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 25th edition, has a wide remit and intends to cater to both theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the symposium is its interdisciplinarity, with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond. The symposium will encompass four tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in (1) Artificial Intelligence, (2) Databases (3) Logic and Verification, and (4) New areas and Applications.

The Artificial Intelligence track includes, but is not limited to:

- temporal aspects of agent- and policy-based systems
- spatial and temporal reasoning
- reasoning about actions and change
- planning and planning languages
- ontologies of time and space-time
- belief and uncertainty in temporal knowledge
- temporal learning and discovery
- time in problem solving (e.g. diagnosis, scheduling)
- time in human-machine interaction
- temporal information extraction
- time in natural language processing
- spatio-temporal knowledge representation systems
- spatio-temporal ontologies for the semantic web
- constraint-based temporal reasoning
- temporal preferences

The Database track includes, but is not limited to:

- temporal data models and query languages
- temporal query processing and indexing
- temporal data mining
- time series data management
- stream data management
- spatio-temporal data management, including moving objects
- data currency and expiration
- indeterminate and imprecise temporal data
- temporal constraints
- temporal aspects of business processes and ECA systems
- real-time databases
- time-dependent security policies
- privacy in temporal and spatio-temporal data
- temporal aspects of multimedia databases
- temporal aspects of e-services and web applications
- temporal aspects of distributed systems
- temporal aspects and big data
- temporal aspects in NoSQL databases
- temporal data warehouses
- time series analysis and mining
- semi-structured temporal data
- visualizations and interfaces for temporal data

The Logic and Verification track includes, but is not limited to:

- specification and verification of systems
- verification of web applications
- synthesis and execution
- model-checking algorithms and implementations
- verification of infinite-state systems
- reasoning about transition systems
- temporal architectures
- temporal logics for distributed systems
- temporal logics for games and open systems
- temporal logics of knowledge
- hybrid systems and real-time logics
- cyber-physical systems
- tools and practical systems
- temporal issues in security

The New areas and Application track includes, but is not limited to:

- applications of temporal data and temporal reasoning
- temporal information retrieval
- temporal recommendation systems
- applications of temporal database management


Submission and publication
---------------------------------
Submissions of high-quality papers describing research results are solicited. Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance.

Detailed submission instructions can be found on the website:

http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/lipics/instructions-for-authors/

The submissions must not exceed 15 pages excluding references and appendix. The appendix is optional and must not exceed 5 pages. The papers must be submitted to the EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=time2018

Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings, which will be published by LIPIcs-Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, which is a series of high-quality peer-reviewed conference proceedings, published according to the principle of OpenAccess. At least one author of each accepted paper must register at the conference and present the paper.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to a special issue of some high quality journal.

Important Dates
--------------------
Abstracts due: May 7, 2018
Full papers due: May 11, 2018
Notification: June 26, 2018
Final version due: July 13, 2018
Symposium: October 15-17, 2018


Program Committee Chairs
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Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham, UK
Kjetil Norvag, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Wojciech Penczek, Institute of Computer Science, PAS, Warsaw, Poland


Program Committee
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Patricia Bouyer-Decitre (ENS Cachan, Paris, France)
Christos Doulkeridis (University of Piraeus, Greece)
Rajeev Gore (Australian National University, Australia)
Fabio Grandi (University of Bologna, Italy)
Keijo Heljanko (Aalto University, Finland)
Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
Marcin Jurdzinski (University of Warwick, UK)
Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
Martin Lange (University of Kassel, Germany)
Francois Laroussinie (LIAFA, Univ. Paris 7, CNRS, France)
Aniello Murano (University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy)
Eirini Ntoutsi (Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany)
Doron Peled (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
R. Ramanujam (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India)
Peter Z. Revesz (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
Mark Reynolds (University of Western Australia, Australia)
Renate A. Schmidt (University of Manchester, UK)
Sven Schewe (University of Liverpool, UK)
Kostas Stefanidis (University of Tampere, Finland)
Andrzej Szalas (Warsaw University, Poland, and University of Linkoping, Sweden)
Kristian Torp (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Christoph Trattner (University of Bergen, Norway)
Bozena Wozna-Szczesniak (Jan Dlugosz University, Czestochowa, Poland)


Invited Speakers
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Stephane Demri, LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan, France
Johann Gamper, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Wojciech Jamroga, Institute of Computer Science, PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Venue
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TIME 2018 will take place in Warsaw, a beautiful city, which is the capital of Poland.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

[DMANET] ICTAC 2018 2nd call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

15th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing
ICTAC 2018
Stellenbosch, South Africa, 16-19 October 2018
https://www.ictac.org.za/


COLOCATED EVENTS

* ICTAC tutorials, 12-14 October 2018
* ICTAC workshop(s), 15 October 2018
* 14th African Conference on Research in Computer Science and Applied
Mathematics / 14eme Colloque Africain sur la Recherche en Informatique
et en Mathématiques Appliquées, CARI 2018, 14-16 October 2018

IMPORTANT DATES

* Abstracts 4 May 2018
* Papers 11 May 2018
* Notification 6 July 2018
* Camera-ready 3 August 2018


BACKGROUND

Established in 2004 by the International Institute for Software
Technology of the United Nations University (UNU-IIST), the ICTAC
conference series aims at bringing together researchers and
practitioners from academia, industry and government to present
research and exchange ideas and experience addressing challenges in
both theoretical aspects of computing and the exploitation of theory
through methods and tools for system development. ICTAC also aims to
promote research cooperation between developing and industrial
countries.


SCOPE

The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

* Languages and automata
* Semantics of programming languages
* Logic in computer science
* Lambda calculus, type theory and category theory
* Domain-specific languages
* Theories of concurrency and mobility
* Theories of distributed, grid and cloud computing
* Models of objects and components
* Coordination models
* Models of software architectures
* Timed, hybrid, embedded and cyber-physical systems
* Static analysis
* Software verification
* Software testing
* Program generation and transformation
* Model checking and automated theorem proving
* Interactive theorem proving
* Verified software, formalized programming theory


SUBMISSION OF CONTRIBUTIONS

We solicit full-length research papers reporting original research
contributions. Submissions must adhere to the LNCS format and must
not exceed 18 pages (excluding bibliography of maximum 2 pages).

Submissions must not have been published or be under consideration for
publication elsewhere. All submissions will be judged on the basis of
originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation
quality, and relevance to the conference.

Submission is through Easychair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictac2018

One author of each accepted paper must attend the conference to present
it, having paid the regular registration fee.


PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series.


BEST PAPER AWARD

Springer is sponsoring a best paper award.


SPECIAL ISSUE

After the conference, authors of the best contributions are invited to
submit a revised and extended version to a special issue, to be
published in Elsevier's Theoretical Computer Science.


GENERAL CHAIR

Bernd Fischer (Stellenbosch University, ZA)


PROGRAMME CHAIRS

Bernd Fischer (Stellenbosch University, ZA)
Tarmo Uustalu (Reykjavik University, IS)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

June Andronick (Data61, AU)
Éric Badouel (IRISA, FR)
Eduardo Bonelli (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, AR)
Ana Cavalcanti (University of York, UK)
Uli Fahrenberg (LIX, FR)
Anna Lisa Ferrara (University of Southampton, UK)
Adrian Francalanza (University of Malta, MT)
Edward Hermann Haeusler (Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de
Janeiro, BR)
Ross Horne (Nanyang Technological University, SG)
Dang Van Hung (VNU University of Engineering and Technology, VN)
Atsushi Igarashi (Kyoto University, JP)
Jan Kretinsky (Technische Universität München, DE)
Martin Leucker (Universitaet zu Lübeck, DE)
Zhiming Liu (Southwest University, CN)
Radu Mardare (Aalborg Universitet, DK)
Tobias Nipkow (Technische Universität München, DE)
Maciej Piróg (Wroclaw University, PL)
Sanjiva Prasad (IIT Delhi, IN)
Camilo Rueda (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, CO)
Murali Krishna Ramanathan (Uber, US)
Augusto Sampaio (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, BR)
Ina Schaefer (Technische Universität Braunschweig, DE)
Natarajan Shankar (SRI International, US)
Georg Struth (University of Sheffield, UK)
Cong Tian (Xidian University, CN)
Lynette van Zijl (Stellenbosch University, ZA)


ICTAC STEERING COMMITTEE

Ana Cavalcanti (University of York, UK)
Martin Leucker (Universität zu Lübeck, DE)
Zhiming Liu (Southwest University, CN)
Tobias Nipkow (Technische Universität Mänchen, DE)
Augusto Sampaio (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, BR)
Natarajan Shankar (SRI International, US)


HOST INSTITUTION AND CITY

The conference will be hosted by the Division of Computer Science of
Stellenbosch University.

The city of Stellenbosch, founded 1685, is the second oldest European
settlement in South Africa after Cape Town. It is situated about 50 km
to the east of Cape Town. It is the place to admire Cape Dutch
architecture and the heart of the Cape Winelands, South Africa's prime
wine region. Stellenbosch University is one of the leading universities
in Africa.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact Bernd Fischer, bfischer(at)cs.sun.ac.za.

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[DMANET] PhD scholarship at University College London

Dear Colleague,


A fully-funded PhD scholarship is available under the supervision of Dr. Federica Sarro at University College London (UCL), London, UK.


The successful applicant is expected to research novel methods equipping software engineers with search-based and analytics techniques and tools to better drive their day-to-day decisions in crucial Software Engineering activities including, but not limited to, project management, requirements elicitation, and software testing.


The next deadline for applications is April 27th, 2018 (for a September 2018 start).


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[DMANET] ESA 2018 - second call for papers

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            26th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms -
ESA 2018
                20-22 August 2018, Helsinki, Finland
                         http://algo2018.hiit.fi/esa/

                 Submission deadline: 22.04.2018


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The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is one of the premier
conferences
on algorithms. The symposium covers research in all aspects of the
design,
analysis, engineering, and application of algorithms and data structures.

ESA 2018 will be part of ALGO 2018, which also hosts ALGOCLOUD,
ALGOSENSORS, ATMOS, IPEC, WABI, and WAOA.


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Call for papers

The symposium seeks original algorithmic contributions for problems with
relevant
theoretical and/or practical applications: papers with a strong emphasis
on the
theoretical analysis of algorithms should be submitted to Track A, while
papers
reporting on the results of extensive experimental evaluations and/or
providing
original contributions to the engineering of algorithms for practical
applications
should be submitted to Track B.

For Track B, ESA 2018 will conduct an experiment with two independent
PCs, both
of which will follow the usual procedure for reviewing the submissions.
More details
about the experiment are provided on this webpage:

http://algo2018.hiit.fi/esa/experiment/

There will be a Best Student Paper Award as well as a Best Paper Award,
both
sponsored by EATCS. In order for a paper to be considered for the Best
Student
Paper Award, all of its authors are required to be students.


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Topics

Papers presenting original research in all areas of algorithmic research
are sought,
including but not limited to:

Algorithm engineering
Algorithmic aspects of networks
Algorithmic game theory
Approximation algorithms
Computational biology
Computational finance
Computational geometry
Combinatorial optimization
Data compression
Data structures
Databases and information retrieval
Distributed and parallel computing
Graph algorithms
Hierarchical memories
Heuristics and meta-heuristics
Mathematical programming
Mobile computing
On-line algorithms
Parameterized algorithms
Pattern matching
Quantum computing
Randomized algorithms
Scheduling and resource allocation problems
Streaming algorithms


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Important dates

Submission deadline: 22 April 2018 (Sunday, AoE)
Notification deadline: 18 June 2018
Final version deadline: 28 June 2018
ESA 2018 symposium: 20-22 August 2018
ALGO 2018 conference: 20-24 August 2018


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Submission and proceedings
Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission
system:

Track A: easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esa2018tracka
Track B: easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esa2018trackb

Please follow our submission guidelines.
Detailed submission guidelines can be found at:

http://algo2018.hiit.fi/esa/submission/

ESA 2018 proceedings will be published in the Leibniz International
Proceedings in
Informatics (LIPIcs) series, based at Schloss Dagstuhl. The proceedings
chair is
Grzegorz Herman, Jagiellonian University, Poland.


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Keynote speakers
Claire Mathieu · ENS Paris
Tim Roughgarden · Stanford


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Program committee


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Track A (Design and Analysis Track)

Yossi Azar (chair) · Tel Aviv University, Israel
Petra Berenbrink · University of Hamburg, Germany
Shuchi Chawla · University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Flavio Chierichetti · Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Ashish Chiplunkar · EPFL, Switzerland
George Christodoulou · University of Liverpool, UK
Samuel Fiorini · Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Cyril Gavoille · University of Bordeaux, France
Loukas Georgiadis · University of Ioannina, Greece
Anupam Gupta · Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Danny Hermelin · Ben Gurion University, Israel
Zhiyi Huang · University of Hong Kong, China
Satoru Iwata · University of Tokyo, Japan
Klaus Jansen · University of Kiel, Germany
Thomas Kesselheim · TU Dortmund, Germany
Lukasz Kowalik · University of Warsaw, Poland
Sebastian Krinninger · University of Salzburg, Austria
Amit Kumar · IIT Delhi, India
Daniel Lokshtanov · University of Bergen, Norway
Konstantin Makarychev · Northwestern University, USA
Debmalya Panigrahi · Duke University, USA
Merav Parter · Weizmann Institute, Israel
Christian Scheideler · Paderborn University, Germany
Bettina Speckmann · TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Subhash Suri · University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Csaba D. Tóth · Cal State Northridge, USA
Gerhard Woeginger · RWTH Aachen, Germany
Christian Wulff-Nilsen · University of Copenhagen, Denmark


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Track B (Engineering and Application Track)

Martin Aumüller · IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hannah Bast (chair) · University of Freiburg, Germany
Christina Büsing · RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Pierluigi Crescenzi · University of Florence, Italy
Veronica Gil-Costa · Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
Michael T. Goodrich · University of California, Irvine, USA
Paolo Ferragina · University of Pisa, Italy
Stefan Funke · University of Stuttgart, Germany
Inge Li Gørtz · Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Sungjin Im · University of California at Merced, USA
Michael Kerber · Graz University of Technology, Austria
Silvio Lattanzi · Google, Switzerland
Jon Lee · University of Michigan, USA
Tamara Mchedlidze · Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Matthias Müller-Hannemann · Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg,
Germany
Petra Mutzel · TU Dortmund University, Germany
Gonzalo Navarro · University of Chile, Chile
Richard Peng · Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Simon J. Puglisi · University of Helsinki, Finland
Melanie Schmidt · University of Bonn, Germany
Anita Schöbel · Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Chris Schwiegelshohn · Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Sebastian Stiller · TU Braunschweig, Germany
Darren Strash · Colgate University, USA
Carola Wenk · Tulane University, USA


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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (ALGO)

Parinya Chalermsook · Aalto University
Petteri Kaski · Aalto University
Jukka Suomela · Aalto University

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