Brittany Canfield | 28 Feb 05:43 2015

[Dbworld] Rural Childhood Trauma

Call for Chapters: 
Identifying, Treating, and Preventing Childhood Trauma in Rural Communities

Editors

Dr. Marion A. Baker (Center of Hope Arizona, USA)
Jacqueline Y. Ford, MS (Center of Hope Arizona, Walden University, USA)
Brittany A. Canfield, MS (Fielding Graduate University, University of Liverpool, Center of Hope
Arizona, UK)
Traci L. Grabb, MA, LAC (Center of Hope Arizona, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 15, 2015
Full Chapters Due: May 30, 2015

Introduction

For release in the Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series.
The Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) book series presents
comprehensive research publications focusing on topics relating to the human psyche, cognition,
psychiatric care, mental and developmental disorders, as well as human behavior and interaction.
Featuring diverse and innovative research, publications within APMHBS are ideally designed for use by
mental health professionals, academicians, researchers, and upper-level students.
* * *
Childhood trauma has been a social issue throughout history. Research in this area is vast and continues to
serve toward the greater understanding of this issue, the impact it has on the lifespan, and barriers to
treatment. Rural community mental health is a topic with growing interest and exposure as rural or remote
areas have been subjected to further marginalization, misunderstanding, and the recipient of
inadequate care when care is provided or available.
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Wic Office | 28 Feb 04:09 2015

[Dbworld] IAT 2015 - Call for Papers

[Apologies for cross-postings]

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			CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology 2015 (IAT'15) December 6-9,
2015 / Singapore

Homepage: http://wi-iat15.ntulily.org 

Sponsored By:
 IEEE Computer Society
 Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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The 2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology 
(IAT'15) will be held in Singapore on December 6-9, 2015, hosted by the Joint 
NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY) 
at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Living Analytics Research 
Centre at Singapore Management University (SMU). Co-located with the 2015 
IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'15), IAT'15 is 
sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent 
Informatics (TCII), Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), ACM-SIGAI, and Memetic 
Computing Society.

IAT'15 will feature special thematic workshops, technical sessions, tutorials 
and panels. Conference programme will further include a welcome reception, 
keynotes, demos, poster sessions, and a banquet. Attendees only need one 
registration to attend all technical events.
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Tayla Shaun | 28 Feb 04:08 2015

[Dbworld] CFP; 4th International Conf on Advanced Computer Science and Information Technology (ICAIT-2015)

Fourth International conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Technology (ICAIT-2015)

http://ccsit2015.org/icait2015/index.html
May 23 ~ 24, 2015, Sydney, Australia

Call for Papers

Fourth International conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Technology (ICAIT-2015) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Advanced Information Technology. The Conference looks for significant contributions to all major fields of the Computer Science and Information Technology in theoretical and practical aspects. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field.

Authors are solicited to contribute to the conference by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in the following areas, but are not limited to

Topics of Interest:

  • Computational Science and Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Intelligent Manufacturing Technology and Services
  • Computational Engineering
  • E- Commerce, Business and Management
  • IT Bio/Medical Engineering
  • Security & Management System
  • Computer Physics
  • Financial Assessment of Intelligent Building Systems
  • Vehicular communications
  • Information Management Systems and Services
  • Computer Physics & Biology

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers through the conference Submission system by March 07, 2015. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this conference. The proceedings of the conference will be published by Computer Science Conference Proceedings in Computer Science & InformationTechnology (CS & IT) series(Confirmed).

Selected papers from ICAIT 2015, after further revisions, will be published in the special issue of the following journals.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline : March 07, 2015
Acceptance Notification : April 18, 2015
Final Manuscript Due : April 25, 2015
Conference Date : May 23 ~ 24, 2015
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Wic Office | 28 Feb 03:33 2015

[Dbworld] BIH'15 Call for Satellite Symposium/Special Session Proposals

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BIH'15 CALL FOR SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM/SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSALS

2015 International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health (BIH'15)

August 30 - September 2, 2015, London, UK

Homepage: http://braininformatics.london

Proposal submission due: March 10, 2015
Notification of proposal acceptance: March 30, 2015

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Brain research is rapidly advancing with the application of big data
technology to neuroscience as can be seen in major international
initiatives in the US, Europe and Asia. BIH'15 reflects that brain
informatics has emerged as a distinct field and crosses the
disciplines of neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science,
signal processing, and neuroimaging technologies as well as data
science. Following the success of past conferences in this series,
BIH'15 will take place at Imperial College London, in UK, gathers the
researchers from major international brain research projects, and
plans an industrial exhibition.

BIH'15 draws special attention to informatics for brain science, human
behavior and brain health. BIH'15 will address big data approaches to
both the brain and behaviour, with a strong emphasis on emerging
trends of big data analysis and management technology for BI, active
media technology in behavior learning, and real-world applications for
brain and mental health.

BIH'15 welcomes proposals to organize satellite symposiums (workshops)
and high-end special sessions on related topics.

*** Topics and Areas ***

Please find the topics and areas of interest of the 2015 International
Conference on Brain Informatics and Health (BIH'15)
at http://www.bih-amt.com/call-for-papers/topics/

*** AMT'15 Session ***

The advance of wearable sensor technology makes the monitoring of
human behavior and life style becomes feasible. This development gives
the active media technology a new dimension which is more closely
related to the healthcare and cognitive studies. Following the success
of past conferences in this series, AMT'15 will be jointly held with
BIH’15 as a special session.

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Submission Process
++++++++++++++++++

Symposium/Special-Session organizers should submit their proposals (PDF)
directly to one of the Workshop Chairs via e-mail (see email addresses below).

Symposium/Special-Session proposals should include the following elements:

- Title of the symposium/special-session
- Names of the symposium/special-session organizers, affiliation,
mailing address, e-mail
- A description of the topics of the symposium/special-session
(approx. 250 words)
- Type of the symposium/special-session (to accept full-papers or abstracts)
- A description of how the symposium/special-session will contribute
to the field
- A short description on how the symposium/special-session will be advertised
so as to ensure a sufficiently wide range of authors and high quality papers
- A list of reviewers for the symposium/special-session contributions, and
a short outline of how the review process will be conducted.

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Publication
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The organizers of approved symposiums/special sessions are required to
announce the call for papers, assign papers to PC members for
reviewing and decide upon the final program.

As for the main conference, there are 2 types of Paper Submissions and
Publication, which you can choose one of them:

TYPE-I (Full Paper Submissions):

Papers need to have up to 10 pages in LNCS format:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0.
All full length papers accepted (and all special sessions' full
length papers) will be published by Springer as a volume of
the series of LNCS/LNAI.
We also receive Case Reports: Up to 4 pages in Springer LNCS format.

TYPE-II (Abstract Submissions):

Abstracts have a word limit of 500 words. Experimental research is
particularly welcome. Accepted abstract submissions will be included
in the conference program, and will be published as a single,
collective proceedings volume.

Title: Include in the title of the abstract all words critical for a
subject index. Write your title in sentence case (first letter is
capitalized; remaining letters are lower case). Do not bold or
italicize your full title.

Author: List all authors who contributed to the work discussed in the
abstract. The presenting author must be listed in the first author
slot of the list. Be prepared to submit contact information as well as
conflict of interest information for each author listed.

Abstract: Enter the body of the abstract and attach any applicable
graphic files or tables here. Do not re-enter the title, author,
support, or other information that is collected in other steps of the
submission form.

** Post-Conference Journal Publication ***

The BIH conferences have the formal ties with Brain Informatics
journal (Springer, http://www.springer.com/40708). Accepted papers
from the conference, including their Best Paper Award papers, will be
expended and revised for possible inclusion in the Brain Informatics
journal each year. It is fully sponsored and no any
article-processing fee charged for BIH authors.

Selected submissions will be considered for publication in special
issues of international journals after their papers are extended to a
full-length paper and pass a review process. More information can be
found at http://www.bih-amt.com/publications/

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Important Dates
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Proposal submission due: March 10, 2015
Notification of proposal acceptance: March 30, 2015

Submission of symposium/special-session papers: May 20, 2015
Notification of symposium/special-session paper acceptance: June 10, 2015

Satellite symposiums: August 30, 2015
Main conference (including special sessions): August 31-September 2, 2015

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Workshop Chairs & Contact Information
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Please send the proposal via email to one of the workshop chairs,
and don't hesitate to contact in case of questions.

Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
<andreas.holzinger@...>

Zhisheng Huang, Vrije University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
<huang@...>

David Powers, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
<david.powers@...>

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Heiko Ludwig | 28 Feb 02:10 2015
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[Dbworld] Summer Intern Position in PaaS Resiliency

This is a correction to the previous post.

The Cloud Management Services group is looking for a summer intern interested in working on Platform as a
Service (PaaS) systems at the IBM Research - Almaden Research in San Jose, CA. Our group’s research
focuses on improving cloud services to speed up development & deployment of applications in the cloud as
well as to simplify infrastructure and application management (e.g. reduce costs, maintain/improve
performance, provide fault tolerance, scale, etc.).

We are looking for candidates with a background or interest in distributed systems, in particular
resiliency and recovery of PaaS applications. The work takes place in a small team and includes
investigation and original innovation in application resiliency (e.g. distributed application
checkpointing) and proof of concept development (e.g. on IBM’s Bluemix PaaS system) with the goal
of submitting the work to a top journal or conference. 

Candidates pursuing a Master’s or a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area are preferred.

Required
-	Bachelor’s degree
-	Background in distributed systems
-	Experience in Java or C/C++ programming
-	English: Fluent

Preferred
-	Basic knowledge and experience in systems programming (OS, networking, distributed systems)
-	Familiarity in Ruby or Go programming

If interested please apply at IBM Research’s summer intern job site
(https://jobs3.netmedia1.com/cp/faces/job_summary?job_id=RES-0717345) and send an email to
Gabriel Alatorre at galatorr@...

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Heiko Ludwig | 28 Feb 02:00 2015
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[Dbworld] Summer Intern Position in PaaS Resiliency

The Cloud Management Services group is looking for a summer intern interested in working on Platform as a
Service (PaaS) systems at the IBM Research - Almaden Research in San Jose, CA. Our group’s research
focuses on improving cloud services to speed up development & deployment of applications in the cloud as
well as to simplify infrastructure and application management (e.g. reduce costs, maintain/improve
performance, provide fault tolerance, scale, etc.).

We are looking for candidates with a background or interest in distributed systems, in particular
resiliency and recovery of PaaS applications. The work takes place in a small team and includes
investigation and original innovation in application resiliency (e.g. distributed application
checkpointing) and proof of concept development (e.g. on IBM’s Bluemix PaaS system) with the goal
of submitting the work to a top journal or conference. 

Candidates pursuing a Master’s or a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area are preferred.

Required
-	Bachelor’s degree
-	Background in distributed systems
-	Experience in Java or C/C++ programming
-	English: Fluent

Preferred
-	Basic knowledge and experience in systems programming (OS, networking, distributed systems)
-	Familiarity in Ruby or Go programming

If interested please apply at IBM Research’s summer intern job site and send an email to Gabriel
Alatorre at galatorr@...

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Oshani Seneviratne | 27 Feb 20:29 2015
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[Dbworld] CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2015 AAAI Spring Symposium on Structured Data for Humanitarian Technologies

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the AAAI Spring Symposium on Structured Data for Humanitarian
Technologies. The symposium's objective is to assess the role of Structured Data standards such as
Linked Data, which can be quickly reused, integrated and extended, in the humanitarian space. The
symposium will be held from March 23-25 at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

We have an exciting program designed to appeal to computer science researchers, and both linked data and
humanitarian technology practitioners. It includes
 * Three Keynote Speeches: Andrej Verity (UN OCHA), Sharad Mehrotra (University of California Irvine),
and Eduardo Jezierski (InSTEDD)	
 * Two Panels:  Challenges and Prospects of integrating Data-driven approach in Large-scale Humanitarian
Operations, Building a Data-driven Emergency Response
 * Research Papers
 * Tutorials, Demos, and a Poster Session

More information about the symposium can be found at: http://knoesis.org/hemant/symposium/aaai2015

We invite you to register for the symposium at: http://www.aaai.org/Symposia/Spring/sss15.php

Regards,

Oshani, Hemant, and Lalana 
(Symposium co-chairs)

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Georgia Koutrika | 27 Feb 18:44 2015
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[Dbworld] CFP: ExploreDB <at> SIGMOD2015

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ExploreDB: 2nd International Workshop on Exploratory Search in Databases and the Web
https://sites.google.com/site/exploredb2015/
May 31, 2015 - Melbourne, Australia

Co-located with SIGMOD/PODS 2015
http://www.sigmod2015.org/
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
====================
Today, there is a need to develop novel paradigms for exploratory user-data interactions that emphasize
user context and interactivity with the goal of facilitating exploration, interpretation, retrieval,
and assimilation of information. A huge number of applications need an exploratory form of querying. 
Ranked retrieval techniques for relational databases, XML, RDF and graph databases, text and multimedia
databases, scientific and statistical databases, social networks and many others, is a first step
towards this direction. Recently, several new aspects for exploratory search, such as preferences,
diversity, novelty, surprise and serendipity, are gaining increasing importance. From a different
perspective, recommendation applications tend to anticipate user needs by automatically suggesting
the information, which is most appropriate to the users and their current context. Also, a new line of
research in the area of exploratory search is fueled by the growth of online social interactions within
social networks and Web communities. Many useful facts about entities (e.g., people, locations,
organizations, products) and their relationships can be found in a multitude of semi-structured and
structured data sources, such as Wikipedia, Linked Data cloud, Freebase, and many others!
 . Therefore, novel discovery methods are required to provide highly expressive discovery capabilities
over large amounts of entity-relationship data, which are yet intuitive for end-users.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
======================
The main topics covered by the workshop include, but are certainly not limited to:

- Exploratory analytics over large-scale datasets
- Interactive data analytics
- Personalizing data exploration
- Personal and historical data exploration
- Exploration and analysis of massive social networks
- Use of social networks for exploratory search
- Exploratory search in relational databases, Web, XML, RDF and graph databases, and multimedia databases
- Preferences, diversity, novelty, surprise and serendipity in exploratory search
- Exploratory search via recommendations
- Exploratory search via query reformulation, auto-completion and refinement, query relaxation and
approximate query-answering, and faceted search
- Why and why not queries
- Location-aware exploratory search
- Result presentation for data exploration, e.g., summarization, clustering, snippet generation
- Intelligent browsing, navigation and visualization
- Interfaces for supporting user-generated content and social interaction
- Declarative languages for exploration
- Exploratory problem solving

IMPORTANT DATES
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Paper Submission Deadline:	March 10, 2015
Acceptance Notification:	April 10, 2015
Camera Ready:			April 30, 2015
ExploreDB Workshop:		May 31, 2015

SUBMISSION
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ExploreDB 2015 invites submissions of original research, practical experiences, evaluation results,
or novel approaches and applications. Papers submitted should be at most six (6) pages long (including
all references and figures). In addition, we welcome summaries of previous research relevant to the
workshop as short paper submissions of up to three (3) pages long (including all references and figures).
Papers of this kind outline work of the authors that has already been published in other venues, and
highlight the relevant future directions. Finally, we accept position, outrageous-idea and vision
papers of up to three (3) pages long (including all references and figures). Submissions should have
their type mentioned within, as a title footnote (i.e., technical, summary or position paper). 
Papers should be submitted electronically as PDF documents and be formatted using the ACM proceedings
double-column format (see the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates).

Submissions will be accepted only through the submission site EasyChair at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=exploredb2015

Please note that at least one of the authors of any accepted paper must be registered to the conference.

WORKSHOP CHAIRS
================================================================
Georgia Koutrika (HP Labs, Palo Alto, koutrika -at- hp.com)

Laks V.S Lakshmanan (Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of British Columbia, laks -at- cs.ubc.ca)

Mirek Riedewald (College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University, mirek -at- ccs.neu.edu)

Kostas Stefanidis (Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, kstef -at- ics.forth.gr)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Wolf-Tilo Balke, Institut fŸr Informationssysteme, TU Braunschweig, Germany
K. Selcuk Candan, Arizona State University, USA
Nicola Ferro, University of Padova, Italy
Stratos Idreos, Harvard University, USA
H. V. Jagadish, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Haridimos Kondylakis, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Mohamed Mokbel, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Kjetil Norvig, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Aditya Parameswaran, University of Illinois, USA
Evaggelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina, Greece
Mohamed Sharaf, University of Queensland, Australia
Letizia Tanca, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Panayiotis Tsaparas, University of Ioannina, Greece
Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete and ICS-FORTH, Greece
Gerhard Weikum, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Demetris Zeinalipour, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
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Konstantinos Pelechrinis | 27 Feb 18:27 2015
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[Dbworld] Student travel grants for IEEE MDM 2015

THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MOBILE DATA MANAGEMENT (IEEE MDM 2015)
			STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS
	(http://mdmconferences.org/mdm2015/student_travel_grant.html)

The IEEE MDM 2015 conference (http://mdmconferences.org/mdm2015/) is pleased to announce the
availability of student travel grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for U.S.-based
students.  Each travel grant will cover up to $1,000 USD towards conference-travel related costs.  The
amount of support provided to each student is to cover the student’s conference registration fee
(early registration only),  economy airfare from a U.S. carrier, and logging for up to four nights (June
15, 2015 to June 18, 2015).  Recipients of the grants will be reimbursed after the conference for their
conference-travel related expenses with valid receipts.  We especially encourage female students and
other under-represented students in the field of Computer Science to apply.  In addition, special
consideration will be given to exceptional undergraduate students.  

* ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

- The applicant must be a student enrolled at a U.S. University.
- The recipient must register and attend the whole conference.
- The funding will be used for student conference travel-related support only.

* GRANT COMMITTEE

- Le Gruenwald (University of Oklahoma)
- Konstantinos Pelechrinis (University of Pittsburgh)
- Vasilis Tsotras (University of California, Riverside)

* APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, you must send an e-mail to mdm2015grants@... with a
single PDF document containing the following materials:
- Your CV or resume (containing your full name and e-mail address, current address and contact phone
number, current GPA in your coursework, and list of research contributions such as publications). 
- A letter indicating why you believe you will benefit from attending MDM 2015.  This letter should also
include a brief summary of your research interests, accomplishments to date and describe areas
reflected in the MDM 2015 program that would impact your research.
- A budget outlining your estimated expenses to attend the conference.  The budget can include: (i) student
early registration fee for the conference, (ii) lowest cost domestic roundtrip airfare (U.S. carrier
only), and (iii) hotel costs  at the conference site for Monday June 15, 2015 through Thursday June 18,
2015.  The travel grant is expected to partially cover these expenses of up to $1,000 USD.  You must provide
valid receipts for all these expenses within one week after the conference in order to get reimbursements.
- A recommendation letter from your advisor.  This letter should also  mention the additional travel
resources that will be provided to you for attending MDM 2015.

* DEADLINES

Application submission :	March 27, 2015
Decisions/Notifications:	April 8, 2015
Acceptance by recipient:	April 15, 2015 (conference registration must be completed)

* POST-CONFERENCE REPORT

Within one week after the conference, the recipients of the travel grants will need to submit a short report
that summarizes how he/she benefited from the NSF travel support, what he/she learned from the
conference, and how this impacted his/her career goals. 

For any questions please contact Prof. Gruenwald (ggruenwald@...) and
Prof. Pelechrinis (kpele@...)
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Cataldo Musto | 27 Feb 17:12 2015
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[Dbworld] CFP: DeCAT <at> UMAP 2015 - 1st Workshop on Deep Content Analytics Techniques for Personalized and Intell

DeCAT Workshop  <at> UMAP 2015 - CALL FOR PAPERS
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1st Workshop on Deep Content Analytics Techniques 
for Personalized and Intelligent Services (DeCAT)

co-located with UMAP 2015 (http://umap2015.com) - Dublin, Ireland, 30 June 2015

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/decat_ws
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/decatws 
Web: http://www.di.uniba.it/~swap/decatws
eMail: decat.ws@... 

SUBMISSION SYSTEM IS OPEN: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=decat2015

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ABSTRACT
=========

According to a recent claim by IBM, 90% of the data available today have been created in the last two years. 
This uncontrolled and exponential growth of the online information gave new life to the research in the
area of user modelling and personalization, 
since information about usersÕ preferences, sentiment and opinions can now be obtained by mining data
gathered from many heterogeneous sources.

As an example, many recent work rely on the analysis of the content posted by people on social networks and
micro-blogs to unveil latent information 
about their interests, automatically extract people personality traits, build preferences models on
the ground of textual reviews, and so on. 
At the same time, the recent phenomenon of (Linked) Open Data fueled this research line by making available
a huge amount of machine-readable textual data.

All these trends paved the way to the design of intelligent and personalized systems able to extract some
real value from this plethora of 
rough textual content produced on the Web: examples of such services are online brand monitoring
platforms, social recommender systems and 
smart cities-related applications, as incident detection systems or personalized city tour planners.

However, a complete exploitation of such textual streams requires a comprehension of the information
conveyed by people. In turn, 
this requires a deep understanding of the language, which is not trivial. 

The major goal of this workshop is to stimulate the attention of the scientific community on the
aforementioned topics. 
The workshop aims to provide a forum for discussing open problems, challenges and innovative research
approaches in the area, 
in order to investigate whether the adoption of techniques for semantic content representation and deep
content analytics can be effective 
to build a new generation of intelligent and personalized services based on the analysis of Social, Big and
Linked Open Data.

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TOPICS
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Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

•	User Modeling
o	User Modeling based on Social and Linked Open Data;
o	User Modeling based on Semantic Content Analysis;
o	User Modeling based on Big Data Analytics;
o	User Modeling based on Emotions and Personality Traits;
o	Tracking implicit feedbacks (e.g. social activities) to infer user interests;
o	Holistic User Modeling, interoperable and decentralized profiles.

•	Deep Content Representation
o	Natural Language Processing Techniques;
o	Semantics Analysis for enhanced content representation;
o	Semantics Representation based on Open Knowledge Sources (Wikipedia, DBpedia, Freebase, etc.);
o	Semantics Representation based on Entity Linking algorithms (TagMe, DBpedia Spotlight, etc.);
o	Semantics Representation based on Linked Open Data;
o	Multilingual Content representation;
o	Geometrical Semantics Models (e.g. Distributional Models);
o	New Trends in Content Representation (e.g. Deep Learning approaches).

•	Big Data, Social Data and Linked Data Mining
o	Techniques for social user data collection, aggregation and analysis
o	Social Sensing (aggregating user-based data to obtain people-based findings)
o	Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis of social content;
o	Network Analysis and Community Detection.
o	Privacy, Trust , Reputation and ethical issues;
o	Scalability issues and technologies for massive social data extraction;

•	Applications
o	Recommender Systems based on Social, Big and Linked Data;
o	Recommender Systems based on Emotions and Personality;
o	Adaptation and Personalization in e-Government domain;
o	Online Monitoring based on Social Data (Social CRM, Brand Analysis, etc.)
o	Location-based and Context-aware Adaptive Applications;
o	Intelligent and Personalized Smart Cities-related Applications (e.g. Event Detection, Incident
Detection, Personalized Planners, etc.)

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SUBMISSIONS
===============

We encourage the submission of original contributions, investigating the impact of content analysis
techniques on adaptive and personalized services:
(A) Full research papers (max 12 pages);
(B) Short Research papers (max 6 pages);
(C) Posters and Demo papers (max 3 pages).

Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=decat2015

All submitted papers will be evaluated by at least two members of the program committee, based on
originality, 
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. 
Papers should be formatted according to the LNCS format (detailed formatting instructions 
can be found at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html)

Submissions must be made through the EasyChair conference system prior the specified deadline
(EasyChair instance will be activated soon!)
(all deadlines refer to GMT).
At least one of the authors should register and take part at the conference to make the presentation.

The final proceedings will be published on CEUR-WS.org in the joint Poster and Demo proceedings of UMAP 2015.
We will be looking at the possibility of editing a journal special issue from the workshop.

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IMPORTANT DATES
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* Full paper submission: March 31, 2015 (GMT)
* Paper notification: April 24, 2015
* Camera-ready paper: May 4, 2015

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ORGANIZATION
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Lora Aroyo - VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands - lora.aroyo@...
Geert-Jan Houben - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands - g.j.p.m.houben@...
Pasquale Lops - University of Bari, Italy - pasquale.lops@...
Cataldo Musto - University of Bari, Italy - cataldo.musto@...
Giovanni Semeraro - University of Bari, Italy - giovanni.semeraro@...

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PROGRAM COMMITEE
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Liliana Ardissono, University of Turin, Italy 
Martin Atzmueller, University of Kassel, Germany
Alejandro Bellogín, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Robin Burke, DePaul University, United States
Ivan Cantador, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Federica Cena, University of Turin, Italy 
Paolo Cremonesi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Tommaso Di Noia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy 
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark 
Alexander Felfernig, Technische Universitat Graz, Austria
Cristina Gena, University of Turin, Italy 
Fabio Gasparetti, University Roma Tre, Italy 
Alessandro Giuliani, Università degli Studi di Cagliari
Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Marius Kaminskas, Insight Center, University of Ireland, Cork 
Fedelucio Narducci, University of Bari, Italy 
Simone Paolo Ponzetto, University of Mannheim, Germany 
Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bolzano, Italy 
Shaghayegh Sahebi, University of Pittsburgh, United States 
Marko Tkalcic, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria 
Christoph Trattner, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Markus Zanker, University Klagenfurt, Austria

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[Dbworld] CFP PROCARE: Workshop on Process-oriented approach for patient-centered care delivery

** Workshop on Process-oriented approach for patient-centered care delivery (PROCARE)

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Workshop at the 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
May 20-23, 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey

Website: http://procare.intec.ugent.be 
Email: procare@... 

** SCOPE
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Stimulating innovation through the introduction of novel IT solutions is by default a multidisciplinary
field, certainly in pervasive healthcare. Supporting and solving healthcare problems need
holistically combined methods and insights. Aligning a complex ecosystem of stakeholders with
different goals, backgrounds and perspectives, such as care delivery (medicine, home care), IT
(communication, hardware, software, media), organizational, economic, legal and user perspectives,
is one of the main hurdles to be tackled. 

Few focus has been paid to the introduction of efficient and effective processes behind this innovation in
order to integrate the solution in this complex care and cure ecosystem. Achieving a truly combined
approach on research, product development, process design, management, improvement and
optimization, and measurement system through key performance indicators (KPIs) when introducing
pervasive healthcare systems still proves to be challenging.

This workshop aims to bring together a diverse public on this topic to exchange knowledge and showcase the
benefits of process thinking in care & cure environment  to discuss case studies, and to develop
guidelines on stimulating interdisciplinary cooperation and best practices how to avoid pitfalls.

** Topics
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Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Different perspectives on the process oriented approach: User, Technology, Legal, Organisational,
Economics, Information Systems
* Design principles, tools & methodologies
* Technology acceptance & performance
* Modelling techniques
* Declarative and rules modelling of healthcare processes
* Process integration and strategic alignment
* Measurement and evaluation
* Optimization techniques
* Lean management
* Fit with business models & valorisation strategies
* Cost/benefit analysis
* Change management strategies in organizations
* Social and societal implications
* Regulatory issues
* Privacy, security, and trust
* Organization management
* Other perspectives

Case Studies
* Presentation and lessons learned (best practices / bottlenecks) of cases where a process oriented
approach was introduced in a pervasive healthcare setting

Tools and demos

* Presentation of tools that support the project oriented approach e.g. interoperability between IT
systems, BPMN and Declare modelling and simulation tools, KPI dashboard systems, etc.

** Author timeline
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Paper submission:
March 15th, 2015

Acceptance notification:
March 31st, 2015

Final paper submission
April 10th, 2015

** Submission guidelines
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Interested researchers are invited to submit a full paper formatted according to the IEEE format until
March 15th, 2015. Please visit the main conference website for detailed submission requirements and
procedures (http://pervasivehealth.org/2015/show/initial-submission). 

All accepted workshop papers will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings and published in the
IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

** Organizers
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iMinds                     http://www.iminds.be/
UGent                      http://www.ugent.be/

** Contact
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Website: http://procare.intec.ugent.be 
Email: procare@... 

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