Janine Bennett | 22 May 23:55 2015

[Dbworld] Call For Papers: LDAV 2015, The 5th IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization

LDAV 2015 
The 5th IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization, 
co-located with IEEE VIS 2015, October 25-26, 2015, Chicago, Illinois, USA


Contact: papers@...

Modern large-scale scientific simulations, sensor networks, and experiments are generating enormous
datasets, with some projects approaching the multiple exabyte range in the near term. Managing and
analyzing large data in order to transform it into insight is critical for a variety of disciplines
including climate science, nuclear physics, security, materials design, transportation, and urban
planning. This is currently referred to as the Big Data Challenge. The tools and approaches needed to
mine, analyze, and visualize data at extreme scales can be fully realized only if we have end-to-end
solutions, which demands collective, interdisciplinary efforts.

The 5th IEEE Large Scale Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV) symposium, to be held in conjunction with
IEEE VIS 2015,Êis specifically targeting possible end-to-end solutions. The LDAV symposium will
bring together domain scientists, data analysts, visualization researchers, users, designers and
artists, to foster common ground for solving both near- and long-term problems.

We are looking for original research contributions on a broad-range of topics related to collection,
analysis, manipulation or visualization of large-scale data. We also welcome position papers on these topics.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

¥ Data collection, management and curation
¥ Innovative approaches combining information visualization, visual analytics, and scientific visualization
¥ Streaming methods for analysis, collection and visualization
¥ Novel, extreme or innovative methods for understanding and interacting with data
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IL-YEOL SONG Prof. | 22 May 23:03 2015

[Dbworld] Nominations of ER Fellows: Last Call

Call for Nominations for ER Fellows

The ER (Entity-Relationship) Fellows Award is an honor given to selected individuals 
in the conceptual-modeling community in recognition of their contributions to ER research, 
ER education, and ER community service. Since the annual ER conference (International Conference on
Conceptual Modeling)
 is the flagship conference for the conceptual-modeling community, special consideration is given to
who have a sustained publication record in the conference proceedings, a record of encouraging students
and others 
they mentor to become actively involved in the conference, and strong involvement in and service to the
such as serving as a PC co-chair, conference chair, or steering-committee chair. Notwithstanding this
intentional bias, 
ER Fellows may be selected from the broader community when they have clearly made significant research,
and service contributions to conceptual modeling and continue to be actively involved in ER-community
Each year, the committee will select at most two ER Fellows.  

At the annual conceptual-modeling conference (this year, ER2015 will be held at Stcokholm, Sweden, Oct
19-22, 2015), 
the selection-committee chair (or an appointed ER Fellow in the absence of the chair) will recognize,
and give a plaque to each new ER Fellow. To give new ER Fellows the opportunity to attend the annual
and be honored, the committee will complete the selection of new ER Fellows at least four months 
in advance of the annual ER conference, and the committee chair will send a congratulatory letter 
to the new inductees immediately after the selection process is complete.
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Andrew Clashe | 22 May 20:09 2015

[Dbworld] CFP: IEEE CPSCom 2015 (Cyber, Physical and Social Computing), Dec 2015, Sydney, Australia

Call for papers: 

The 8th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom 2015), 11-13 Dec.
2015, Sydney, Australia. 

Website: http://www.swinflow.org/confs/cpscom2015/

Key dates:
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015
Notification: September 25, 2015
Final Manuscript Due: October 15, 2015

Submission site: http://www.swinflow.org/confs/cpscom2015/submission.htm

Proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Press.

Special issues:
Distinguished papers will be selected for special issues in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and
Experience; Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, and
IEEE Transactions on Big Data.

As an emerging cross-disciplinary research area, the Cyber Physical System (CPS) is attracting
attention worldwide. A Cyber-Physical System is a system featuring a combination of computational and
physical elements, all of which are capable of interacting, reflecting and influencing each other.
Furthermore, social systems are evolving with cyber systems and physical systems along with the
popularity of online social networking. With the advent of ubiquitous sensing and networking, future
social networks turn into cyber-physical interactions, which are attached with associated social attributes.
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Erik Perjons | 22 May 18:32 2015

CAiSE’15: Final Call for Participation

CAiSE is the premier conference series for information systems engineering. CAiSE’15 in Stockholm 8 - 12 June 2015 offers a meeting space for presentation of recent research results, discussion about trends and futures of information systems engineering, and interaction between researchers and practitioners.

http! ://caise2015.dsv.su.se/

See all CAiSE’15 speakers,  the conference venue and the social events.


Keynotes, Invited Talks, and Panels

  • Keynote by Harold W. “Bud” Lawson: Attaining a Systems Perspective
  • Keynote by Aleksandra Mojsilović: The Age of Data & The New Era of Computing
  • Keynote by Jan Bosch: From Opinions to Facts - Building Products Customers Actually Use
  • Invited Talk by Roel Wieringa: Design Science Methodology for Information Systems and Sof tware Systems Engineering
  • Working Conference Keynote by Hajo Reijers: Hybrid Models
  • Workshop Keynote by Ian Sommerville: Des! igning Software for a Million Users: it’s not about the Technolog! y
  • Workshop Keynote by Avigdor Gal: When Processes Rule Event Streams
  • Workshop Invited Talk by Ulrich Frank: Multilevel Modelling: Toward a new Paradigm of Developing, Using and Maintaining (Enterprise) Software Systems
  • Workshop Keynote by Roel Wieringa: Theoretical Reasoning in Case-Based Research
  • Workshop Keynote by Irina Rychkova: Many Truths about Business Capability - What Capability Modeling Brings to Different Enterprise Levels?
  • Panel on Design Science in Information Systems Engineering with Steven Alter, Erik Perjons, Matti Rossi, Tuure Tuunanen, John Venable and Roel Wieringa
  • Panel on Topics in Information Systems Engineering with Barbara Pernici, Hajo Reijers, Pnina Soffer, Arne Solvberg and Roel Wieringa

Industry Day on Big Data - 11 June 2015

  • Aleksandra Mojsilović, IBM: Industrial Keynote (also CAiSE Keynote) - The Age of Data & The New Era of Computing
  • Nicholas Millman, Accenture: Industrial Keynote - Big Success with Big Data
  • Industrial Panel on Digital Transformation and its Impact on Industry, Research and Society with Vandana Kabilan, Nicholas Millman, Aleksandra Mojsilović, Kabilan Seenivasagan, and Elisabeth Stjernstoft
  • Industry paper presentations

Tutorials on Design Science, Work Systems, Systems Thinking, Know-How Mapping, and Model Matching

  • Steven Alter: Work System Theory: A Bridge between Business and IT Views of Systems
  • Gil Regev: Fundamental Systems Thinking Concepts for! IS Engineering: Balancing between Change and Non-change
  • Arnon Sturm and Eric Yu: Know-how Mapping with ME-map
  • Avigdor Gal and Matthias Weidlich: Model Matching - Processes and Beyond
  • John Venable: FEDS2 - A Practical Tutorial on the Framework for Evaluation in Design Science Research

Research Paper Presentations

Working Conferences and Workshops

  • Working conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support (BPMDS)
  • Working conference on Exploring Modelling Methods for Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD)
  • 10 workshops on advances in Digital Business Innovation, e-Governance, Enterprise Modeling and Architecture, and other topicsn>

Social Events in Cultural Heritage Settings of Stockholm

  • Workshop Dinner at Blå Port! en - a 200 year old restaurant on the garden island of Djurgården
  • Conference Reception at the Stockholm City Hall - the venue of the Nobel prize banquet
  • Conference Dinner at Högloftet - romantic rustic architecture in an open-air museum

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Tomas Kliegr | 22 May 17:41 2015

[Dbworld] FINAL CALL: Rule-based Recommender Systems CHALLENGE

** apologies for cross-posting **

==== Final call: Rule-based Recommender Systems Challenge ====

A challenge of RuleML 2015, 2-5 August 2015 Berlin 
URL:  http://2015.ruleml.org/recsysrules-2015.html

co-located with:

- The 11th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2015), July 31 - August 4, 2015
- 9th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2015), August 4-6, 2015
- 25th International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-25), August 1-7, 2015
- 7th Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry (FOMI 2015), August 5th

This challenge has two focus areas:

    * rule learning algorithms applied on recommender problems
    * using the linked open data cloud for feature set extension

The challenge uses a semantically enriched version of the MovieLens dataset. 
In addition to the standard metrics of recommender performance, the challenge aims to assess the
understandability of the rule set  generated by the participating rule-based systems.

== Task ==
The participating systems are requested to find and recommend a limited set of 5 items that best match a user

* The participants will be provided with a semantically enriched version of the MovieLens dataset.
* It is mandatory that a participating solution either uses the linked open data cloud to further extend the
feature set or is a rule-based classifier. Both options simultaneously are preferred.
* A scorer is provided by the organizers so that the participants can check their progress.
* Challenge submission will consist of the set of additional recommendations (top-5 movies) for each user
from the train dataset and a file containing the rules that lead to the prediction (rule based classifiers
only, PMML RuleSet model preferred but not required).

== Judging and Prizes ==
Four prizes, totalling to 500 USD, will be given:
* best recommender performance will be given to the paper with the highest score in the evaluation (main prize)
* most understandable ruleset (only rule-based submissions eligible)
* best aggregate diversity
* most original approach, selected by the Challenge Program Committee with the reviewing process 

== Proceedings ==
Rule Challenge 2015 proceedings will be published as CEUR Proceedings and indexed by SCOPUS.

== Important dates ==

* Paper and result submission: June 1st, 2015 **EXTENDED**
* Author Notification: June 6, 2015
* Challenge: 2-5 Aug, 2015

== Organisers ==
* Jaroslav Kuchar (Czech Technical University, Prague)
* Tommaso di Noia (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
* Heiko Paulheim (University Mannheim, Germany)
* Tomas Kliegr (University of Economics, Prague)

The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is an international conference on research,
applications, languages and standards for rule technologies. RuleML is the leading conference to build
bridges between academia and industry in the field of rules and its applications, especially as part of
the semantic technology stack.
Conference URL: http://2015.ruleml.org
Conference hashtag: #RuleML2015
Organization Website: http://www.ruleml.org
RuleML Blog & Social Mediazine: http://blog.ruleml.org
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Charlotte Hug | 22 May 16:48 2015

[Dbworld] Extension deadline 8 June : 2nd workshop Quality of Models and Models of Quality with ER 2015

Extension deadline : 8 June 2015

Call for Papers
2nd workshop Quality of Models and Models of Quality QMMQ
In conjunction with the
34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER2015)

To be held in
Stockholm, Sweden, 19-22 October 2015


Quality assurance has been and still is a very challenging issue within the Information Systems (IS) and
Conceptual Modeling (CM) disciplines. This ongoing research encompasses theoretical aspects
including quality definition and quality models, and practical/empirical aspects such as the
development of methods, approaches and tools for quality measurement and improvement. Research can be
general and conceptual in nature or focused on specific application domains, such as web application
quality, data warehouse quality, requirements model quality, model transformations quality, etc.

Although research contributions are highly diverse and relevant, they are not adopted by practitioners
as useful solutions to reach better developed solutions.

Nowadays, with the development of web technologies and the growth of collected and exploited data volumes
(or to exploit), IS and CM communities are faced to new challenges. They have to envision new perspectives
to the problem of evaluating quality in IS.

The QMMQ workshop intends to provide a space for fruitful exchanges involving both researchers and
practitioners having a variety of interests such as: data quality, information quality, system quality
as well as models, methods, processes and tools for managing quality. The aim of the workshop is twofold:
firstly, to provide an opportunity for researchers and industry developers working on various aspects
of information systems quality to exchange research ideas and results and discuss them; secondly, to
promote research on information systems and conceptual model quality to the broader conceptual
modeling research community attending ER 2015.

Data and information in general need to be of high quality to be valuable. However, this quality, to be
ensured, requires reliable IS that can only be designed with a precise ontological commitment.
Moreover, research on quality needs more contributions based on experimentation to provide empirical
evidences of successful IS design. Empirical Software Engineering techniques and protocols should be
followed in the CM modeling to provide reliable and useful results to assess IS quality.
Topics of interest

-          Quality constructs, models and ontologies

-          Quality measures and instruments

-          Experiments for validating quality models, measures and instruments

-          Methodological issues of research on IS quality

-          Method and tool support for improving and monitoring quality

-          Quality of requirements engineering artifacts and processes

-          Quality of models and meta-models

-          Quality of ontologies and reference models

-          Data quality

-          Big data quality

-          Quality modeling languages

-          Ontological analysis of conceptual modeling grammars

-          Cost/benefit analysis of quality assurance processes

-          Quality assurance practices : case studies and experiences

-          Experiments and case studies on quality evaluation.
Important dates

Paper submission (extended deadline)

8 June 2015

Author notification

29 June 2015

Camera-ready paper submission

13 July 2015

Workshop dates

19 October - 22 October 2015


Authors’ guideline: http://qmmq2015.cnam.fr/?content=guidelines

Samira SI-SAID – CHERFI (CNAM, France)
Oscar PASTOR (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Charlotte HUG (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)
Program Committee

Jacky AKOKA (CNAM, France)

Said ASSAR (Telecom Ecole de Management, France)

Marko  Bajec (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Laure BERTI-EQUILLE (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France)


Cristina CACHERO (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)


Rebecca DENECKÈRE (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)

Sophie DUPUY-CHESSA (Grenoble University, France)

Cesar GONZALEZ-PEREZ (Spanish National Research Council, Institute of Heritage Sciences, Spain)

Roberto E. LOPEZ-HERREJON (Johannes Kepler Universität, Austria)

Wolfgang MAASS (Saarland University, Germany)

Raimundas MATULEVICIUS (University of Tartu, Estonia)

Jeffrey PARSONS (University of Newfoundland, Canada)

Verónika PERALTA (University of Tours, France)

Erik A. PROPER (CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)

Jolita RALYTE (   University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Sudha RAM (University of Arizona, USA)

Farida SEMMAK (UPEC - Université Paris-Est Créteil, France)

Guttorm SINDRE (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Pnina SOFFER (IS Department, University of Haifa, Israel)
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Nils Masuch | 22 May 15:34 2015

[Dbworld] CfP: Deadline extension: EUSPN 2015

===== CFP =====


The 6th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2015)

September 27-30, 2015
Berlin, Germany

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: June 3rd, 2015 (extended) 
Author Notification: June 26, 2015 
Final Manuscript Due: July 26, 2015

The 6th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN) is a
premier venue for bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and
practitioners from both academia and industry, who are engaged in different facets of ubiquitous
systems and pervasive networks. The conference encourages innovative research contributions
providing the recent significant developments and promising future trends of EUSPN based
applications, systems, tools, environments and infrastructures in the fields of EUSPN and related areas.

All EUSPN-2015 accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier
Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Sciences is
hosted on www.Elsevier.com and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com),
and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus
(www.scopus.com) and Engineering Village (Ei) (www.engineeringvillage.com). This includes EI
Compendex (www.ei.org/ compendex). The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and
citable DOI numbers. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP (http://dblp.uni-trier.de/).
Selected papers will be invited for publication in the special issues of:

- Journal of Mobile Information Systems, by IOS Press
- Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, by Springer
- Journal of Web and Grid Services

Papers on either completed or ongoing research are invited in the following and related tracks:

- Ad hoc and Pervasive Networks (Chair: Fikret Sivrikaya, German-Turkish Advanced ICT Research Centre, Germany)
- Adaptive Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications (Chair: Ingrid Nunes, UFRGS, Brazil)
- Big Data and Big Data Science (Chair: Brijnesh-Johannes Jain, DAI-Lab, TU Berlin, Germany)
- Cloud, Cluster, Grid and Social Computing (Chairs: Kechar Bouabdellah, Oran University, Algeria;
Shibo He, Zhejiang University, China)
- Pervasive / Ubiquitous Technologies - Emerging Tools and Applications (Chair: René Schumann,
HES-SO, Switzerland)
- Intelligent Traffic and Transportation Systems (Chairs: Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University,
Canada; K. K. Pattanaik, ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, India)
- Internet of Things (Chair: Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK)
- Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications (Chair: Hamid Mcheick,University of Quebec At
Chicoutimi, Canada)
- Security, Privacy, and Trust (Chair: Karsten Bsufka, DAI-Lab, TU Berlin, Germany)
- Semantic Web Technologies (Chair: Nils Masuch, DAI-Lab, TU Berlin, Germany)

Paper Submission Guidelines:
Submitted technical papers must be no longer than 8 pages for full papers, 5 pages for short papers and 4
pages for work in progress, including all figures, tables and references. The submitted paper must be
formatted according to the guidelines of Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier. The EUSPN submission
link can be found
at: http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=euspn2015.
All accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and will be printed in the conference
proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series
on-line. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to
present the work.


General Chairs
Marco Lützenberger, DAI-Lab, TU Berlin, Germany 
Elhadi Shakshuki, Arcadia University, Canada

Program Chairs
Stéphane Galland, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, France 
Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, IMOB, Hasselt University, Belgium

Advisory Committee
Ali Ghorbani, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada 
Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada 
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy 
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE 
Makoto Takizawa, Seikei University, Japan 
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia 
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Workshops Chairs
Zahoor Khan, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Publicity Chairs
Christian Kuster, German-Turkish Advanced ICT Research Centre, Germany
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George Papadopoulos | 22 May 13:00 2015

[Dbworld] Second IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing (BDC 2015): Second Call for Papers

*** Second Call for Papers ***

2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing
(BDC 2015)

December 07-10, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

Co-located with the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference
on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2015)



Rapid advances in digital sensors, networks, storage, and computation along
with their availability at low cost is leading to the creation of huge collections
of data -- dubbed as Big Data. This data has the potential for enabling new
insights that can change the way business, science, and governments deliver
services to their consumers and can impact society as a whole. This has led
to the emergence of the Big Data Computing paradigm focusing on sensing,
collection, storage, management and analysis of data from variety of sources
to enable new value and insights.

To realize the full potential of Big Data Computing, we need to address
several challenges and develop suitable conceptual and technological
solutions for dealing them. These include life-cycle management of data,
large-scale storage, flexible processing infrastructure, data modeling,
scalable machine learning and data analysis algorithms, techniques for
sampling and making trade-off between data processing time and accuracy,
and dealing with privacy and ethical issues involved in data sensing, storage,
processing, and actions.

The International Symposium on Big Data Computing (BDC) 2015 -- held in
conjunction with 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud
Computing (UCC) 2015, December 7-10, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol,
Cyprus, aims at bringing together international researchers, developers,
policy makers, and users and to provide an international forum to present
leading research activities, technical solutions, and results on a broad range
of topics related to Big Data Computing paradigms, platforms and their
applications. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations,
posters, and workshops.


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts
that demonstrate current research in all areas of Big Data Computing.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

I. Big Data Science
á Analytics
á Algorithms for Big Data
á Energy-efficient Algorithms
á Big Data Search
á Big Data Acquisition, Integration, Cleaning, and Best Practices
á Visualization of Big Data

II. Big Data Infrastructures and Platforms
á Programming Systems
á Cyber-Infrastructure
á Performance evaluation
á Fault tolerance and reliability
á I/O and Data management
á Storage Systems (including file systems, NoSQL, and RDBMS)
á Resource management
á Many-Task Computing
á Many-core computing and accelerators

III. Big Data Security and Policy
á Management Policies
á Data Privacy
á Data Security
á Big Data Archival and Preservation
á Big Data Provenance

IV. Big Data Applications
á Scientific application cases studies on Cloud infrastructure
á Big Data Applications at Scale
á Experience Papers with Big Data Application Deployments
á Data streaming applications
á Big Data in Social Networks
á Healthcare Applications
á Enterprise Applications

One or more best paper awards will be given for outstanding contributed


Authors are invited to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts
should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter size
(8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references. Authors should
submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print
on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of
the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged
on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of
presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers
conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the BDC 2015
paper submission system:


Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not
currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not
following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action
may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of
the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions
received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately
structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the conference
PC Chair for more information.

At least one author of each paper must be registered for the conference in
order for the paper to be published in the proceedings. Presentation of an
accepted paper at the conference is a requirement of publication. Any paper
that is not presented at the conference will not be included in IEEE Xplore.


Selected papers from BDC 2015 will be invited to extend and submit to the
Special Issue on Big Data Computing in the IEEE Transaction on Cloud


á Paper submissions due: 03 July, 2015
á Notification of acceptance: 21 August, 2015
á Camera ready papers due:  21 September, 2015

á Early and author registration deadline: 21 September, 2015

á Proceedings-published posters due: 28 August, 2015
á Notification of acceptance: 18 September, 2015
á Camera ready posters due:  21 September, 2015


General Chairs
á Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
á George Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus

Program Committee Chairs (bdc15-chairs@...)
á Amy Apon, National Science Foundation, USA
á Ioan Raicu, Illinois Institute of Technology & Argonne National Laboratory,
á Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA

Program Committee Vice Chairs
á Ilkay Altintas, University of California, San Diego, USA
á Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

Program Committee Members
á Alexander Rasin, DePaul University, USA
á Alok Choudhary, Northwestern University, USA
á Abhishek Chandra, University of Minnesota, USA
á Andre Luckow, BMW IT Research Center, USA
á Daniel Katz, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab, USA
á Dongfang Zhao, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
á Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame, USA
á Florian Schintke, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
á Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
á Jaliya Ekanayake, Microsoft, USA
á Jessica Chen-Burger, Heriot-Watt University, UK
á Judy Qiu, Indiana University, USA
á Justin Wozniak, Argonne National Lab, USA
á Ke Wang, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
á Kesheng (John) Wu, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
á Kyle Chard, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab, USA
á Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
á Marco Netto, IBM Research, Brazil
á Matei Ripeanu, University of British Columbia, Canada
á Matei Stroila, HERE, USA
á Nagiza Samatova, North Carolina State University, USA
á Paolo Missier, Newcastle University, UK
á Paul Watson, NewCastle University, UK
á Peter Burnap, Cardiff University, UK
á Rahul	Potharaju, Microsoft, USA
á Rajkumar Kettimuthu, Argonne National Lab and University of Chicago, USA
á Robert Ross, Argonne National Lab, USA
á Samer Al-Kiswany, University of British Columbia, Canada
á Scott	Klasky, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA
á Wei Tang, Argonne National Lab, USA
á Weidong Shi, University of Houston, USA
á Xiaolin (Andy) Li, University of Florida, USA
á Yanlong Yin, Bloomberg, USA
á Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA
á Yong Zhao, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
á Zhao Zhang, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Cyber Chair
á Dongfang Zhao, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Local Organizing Committee Chair
á George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
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Harry Jayden | 22 May 11:52 2015

[Dbworld] CFP: International Journal on AdHoc Networking Systems (IJANS)

International Journal on AdHoc Networking Systems (IJANS)

ISSN : 2249 - 0175 [Online] ; 2249 - 2682 [Print]

Call for Papers

In recent years, AdHoc networks have been attracting much interest in both academic and industrial communities. International Journal on AdHoc Networking Systems is an open access peer-reviewed journal that serves as a forum to discuss on ongoing research and new contributions. The journal addresses both practical and theoretical research in the areas of ad hoc networks, sensor networks, mesh networks and vehicular networks. Its main focus is on all issues from link layer up to the application layer. The journal solicits original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to, the following

  • Wireless mesh networks and cognitive networks
  • Vehicular networks and protocols
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  • Sensor networks
  • MAC layer design for ad-hoc networks and WSNs
  • MAC protocols (802.11, 802.15.4, UWB)
  • Multi-channel, multi-radio and MIMO technologies
  • Cross layer design and optimization
  • Wireless Local and Personal Area Networks
  • Home Networks
  • Ad Hoc Networks of Autonomous Intelligent Systems
  • Novel Architectures for Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Self-organizing Network Architectures and Protocols
  • Transport Layer Protocols
  • Routing protocols (unicast, multicast, geocast, etc.)
  • Media Access Control Techniques, routing and transport Protocols
  • Error Control Schemes
  • Power-Aware, Low-Power and Energy-Efficient Designs
  • Synchronization and Scheduling Issues
  • Mobility Management
  • Capacity planning and admission control in ad-hoc and sensor networks
  • Handoff / mobility management and seamless internetworking
  • Resource management and wireless QoS Provisioning
  • Key management, trust establishment in wireless networks
  • Security and privacy issues in ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Reliability, resiliency and fault tolerance techniques
  • Security, privacy issues in vehicular, DTNs, and mesh networks
  • Operating systems and middle-ware support
  • Novel applications and architectures for WSNs
  • Modeling, analysis and performance evaluation
  • Measurements and Hardware and Software Platforms, Systems, and Test bed
  • Mobility-Tolerant Communication Protocols
  • Location Tracking and Location-based Services
  • Resource and Information Management
  • Security , Privacy and Fault-Tolerance Issues
  • Experimental and Prototype and test beds
  • Quality-of-Service Issues
  • OFDM and MIMD techniques
  • Cross-Layer Interactions
  • Scalability Issues
  • Performance Analysis and Simulation of Protocols

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to Submit papers for this journal through ijansjournal-W065q4xbdzpAfugRpC6u6w@public.gmane.org Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this Journal.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline : June 30, 2015
Notification : July 30, 2015
Final Manuscript Due : August 06, 2015
Publication Date : Determined by the Editor-in-Chief
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Ansar Yasar | 22 May 10:51 2015

[Dbworld] MTS 2015: Mobility-management, Traffic safety and Simulations (13-16 JULY 2015)

MTS 2015: Mobility-management, Traffic safety and Simulations (13-16 JULY 2015)

Hasselt University | Campus Diepenbeek
Agoralaan Building D
3590 Diepenbeek - Belgium

Visit us at: www.mts-summerschool.eu
Registration DEADLINE: 31st May 2015


MTS 2015 will feature a series of lecturers by renowned researchers in the following topics:

Mobility modeling: basic principles and tools

1. Behavior modeling, activity based models (activity selection, planning, daily schedule generation)
2. Multi-modal trips
3. Modeling cooperation, cooperative scheduling (e.g. carpooling)
4. Ontologies
5. Traffic and transportation related models, travel demand prediction models
6. Simulations in practice: what conclusions can be drawn?

Special focus: Agent based modeling & simulation for mobility, travel behavior, mobility
market, electro-mobility (including smart grid, etc.) and freight transport modeling

1. Delimiting the domain of applicability: where can agent based modeling be useful?
2. Models for cooperation, mutual influence, negotiation
3. Computability issues, scalability
4. Ontologies
5. How to interpret results? What can be expected?

Big data as source for modeling

1. Big data repositories
2. Annotation, semantic enrichment of big data
3. Data mining and process mining to extract information from big data
4. Crowd sourcing and publicly available data: pitfalls and challenges
5. Using data from different sources: how to align?

NEW AT MTS 2015! In partnership with ABEONA bvba, we will organize an Industrial Showcase,
where interested attendees get the opportunity to experience and work with real life solutions and
systems in the fields of transportation modeling, big mobility analytics and road safety.

Road Safety

1. Effectiveness evaluation studies & risk modeling
2. Conflict observation research
3. Driving simulation to study the effect of infrastructural measures on driving behavior
4. Driving simulation to understand underlying mechanisms of dangerous or distracted driving
5. Driving simulation to assess and train driving behavior

Transport applications

1. Electric vehicles (including smart grid concepts)
2. Carpooling (cooperation on trip traveling)
3. Multi-modality and car-sharing (cooperation on resource usage)
4. Markets based on big data related to traffic
- Business models for EV, multi-modal trips, car-sharing, carpooling
- Online support systems (ride sharing advisors)
- Traffic load prediction systems
5. Effect of EV characteristics (range anxiety, charging time, limited range) on household travel


ABEONA bvba will identify key technologies and their stakeholders in the fields of transportation modeling,
big mobility data analytics and road safety. Representatives from exhibiting companies will exhibit their
solutions and products and will answer visitors questions and inform them about the latest trends in their
domains. Example exhibitors will cover the following domains:

1. Driving simulator platforms (small and large) for both research and training purposes.
2. Mobility and accessibility mobile applications developers.
3. Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art activity based models simulating personal mobility
4. Transport related agencies and establishments.


The Summer School is suited for senior-researchers, early-stage researchers, practitioners and
companies from the domain of transportation sciences, data mining, agent/activity based modeling and
related topics.

- Participants interested only in applications and industry trends can attend the Industrial Showcase
- Academic participants can get feedback on their work during the graduate symposium sessions by
submitting a 1 page (A4) abstract motivating the main research challenges and stating the approach
being taken.


For more information contact Ansar Yasar (ansar.yasar@...) or
consult the MTS 2015 Summer School webpages (www.mts-summerschool.eu).
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[Dbworld] DBSec 2015 - Call for Participation

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29th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference
on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec 2015)
Fairfax, VA, USA -- July 13-15, 2015


DBSec is an annual international conference covering research in data and
applications security and privacy.  The conference seeks submissions from
academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical
and practical aspects of data protection, privacy, and applications security.

The 29th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications
Security and Privacy (DBSec 2015) will be held in Fairfax, VA, USA.


Registration information is available at


Monday, July 13, 2015

8:30 - 9:15 Registration

9:15 - 9:30 Opening Remarks

09:45 - 10:30 Keynote speaker: Vipin Swarup, The MITRE Corporation, USA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break


    MR-RBAT: Anonymizing Large Transaction Datasets Using MapReduce
    Neelam Memon, Jianhua Shao

    Towards Collaborative Query Planning in Multi-party Database Networks
    Mingyi Zhao, Peng Liu, Jorge Lobo

    Privacy-Preserving Range Queries from Keyword Queries
    Giovanni Di Crescenzo, Abhrajit Ghosh

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


    An Administrative Model for Relationship-Based Access Control
    Scott D. Stoller

    Migrating from DAC to RBAC
    Emre Uzun, David Lorenzi, Vijayalakshmi Atluri, Jaideep Vaidya, Shamik Sural

    Assisting the Deployment of Security-Sensitive Workflows by Finding Execution Scenarios
    Daniel R. dos Santos, Silvio Ranise, Luca Compagna, Serena E. Ponta

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30 SESSION 3: USER PRIVACY 

    Privacy Preserving Record Matching Using Automated Semi-Trusted Broker
    Ibrahim Lazrig, Tarik Moataz, Indrajit Ray, Indrakshi Ray, Toan Ong, Michael Kahn, 
    Frédéric Cuppens, Nora Cuppens

    Outsourceable Privacy-Preserving Power Usage Control in a Smart Grid
    Hu Chun, Kui Ren, Wei Jiang

    Privacy-Preserving Public Transport Ticketing System
    Milica Milutinovic, Koen Decroix, Vincent Naessens, Bart De Decker

17:30 - 18:00 Business Meeting

18:00 Reception


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

09:30 - 10:30 Keynote speaker: Sara Foresti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break


    Expiration and Revocation of Keys for Attribute-based Signatures
    Stephen R. Tate, Roopa Vishwanathan

    Detecting Opinion Spammer Groups through Community Discovery and Sentiment Analysis
    Euijin Choo, Ting Yu, Min Chi

    Constructing Inference-Proof Belief Mediators
    Joachim Biskup, Cornelia Tadros

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


    Personalized Composition of Trustful Reputation Systems
    Johannes Sänger, Christian Richthammer, André Kremser, Günther Pernul

    FamilyID: A Hybrid Approach to Identify Family Information from Microblogs
    Jamuna Gopal, Shu Huang, Bo Luo

    Sanitization of Call Detail Records via Differentially-private Bloom Filters
    Mohammad Alaggan, Sèbastien Gambs, Stan Matwin, Mohammed Tuhin


    Protecting Personal Data: Access Control for Privacy Preserving Perimeter Protection System
    Annanda Thavymony Rath, Jean-Noël Colin

    Integrating Attributes into Role-Based Access Control
    Qasim Mahmood Rajpoot, Christian Damsgaard Jensen, Ram Krishnan

    Automated Translation of End User Policies for Usage Control Enforcement
    Prachi Kumari, Alexander Pretschner

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break

17:30 Social Event and Dinner


Wednesday, July 15, 2015


    Defensive Resource Allocations with Security Chokepoints in IPv6 Networks
    Assane Gueye, Peter Mell, Richard Harang, Richard J. La

    A Topology based Flow Model for Computing Domain Reputation
    Igor Mishsky, Nurit Gal-Oz, Ehud Gudes

    FPGuard: Detection and Prevention of Browser Fingerprinting
    Amin FaizKhademi, Mohammad Zulkernine, Komminist Weldemariam

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break


    Stream Processing with Secure Information Flow Constraints
    Indrakshi Ray, Raman Adaikkalavan, Xing Xie, Rose Gamble

    Optimal Constructions for Chain-based Cryptographic Enforcement of Information Flow Policies
    Jason Crampton, Naomi Farley, Gregory Gutin, Mark Jones

    Inference Leakage Detection for Authorization Policies over RDF Data
    Tarek Sayah, Emmanuel Coquery, Romuald Thion, Mohand-Saïd Hacid

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


Additional information about the conference can be found at

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