Charalampos Konstantopoulos | 30 Mar 18:08 2015

[Dbworld] CFP (MCDMT 2015) - Extended Paper Submission Deadline: April 17, 2015

**Extended  Paper Submission Deadline: April 17, 2015**

Call for Papers

1st Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data Handling for Marine Transportation, July 6, 2015, Corfu, Greece

in association with the

6th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications  ( IISA 2015 )


Workshop Chairs: Charalampos Konstantopoulos (University of Piraeus, Greece),  Grammati Pantziou,
(Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens, Greece), Stavros Perantonis
(National Center for Scientific Research “Dimokritos”)

The Workshop on Modeling, Computing and Data Handling for Marine Transportation (MCDMT 2015) is going to
take place in Corfu, Greece, on July 6, 2015, in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on
Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA 2015).  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:
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Shah Rukh Humayoun | 30 Mar 17:51 2015

[Dbworld] cfp: INTERACT Workshop on Designing Interaction and Visualization for Mobile Applications(DIViM2015)

DIViM 2015 - Workshop on Designing Interaction and Visualization for Mobile Applications
September 14, 2015, Bamberg, Germany

Held in conjunction with the 15th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

The 15th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2015 - takes place
from 14 to 18 September 2015 in Bamberg, Germany. The theme of INTERACT 2015 is
"Connection.Tradition.Innovation". INTERACT is among the world's top conferences in Human-Computer
Interaction. DIViM 2015 workshop will be held in conjunction with the INTERACT 2015 at Banberg, Germany
on September 14, 2015.

The recent advances in mobile environments bring new challenges and open issues for the different
responsible parties (e.g., interaction designers, visualization and HCI experts, etc.) in developing
intuitive and interactive mobile applications. In this context, designing intuitive interaction and
visualization plays an important role for many purposes, e.g., improved user experience and
aesthetics. In addition, better interaction modes and suitable visual representations in mobile apps
are critical for the successful executions of the users’ required tasks. However, this requires
not only an intensive collaboration between the responsible parties – especially the
interaction/UX designers, visualization and HCI experts – but also needs focusing on novel
interaction and visualization approaches and techniques targeting this new mobile paradigm.

Inspired by the critical role of interaction design and visualization in the current mobile app
development, DIViM 2015 focuses on different issues and limitations regarding designing intuitive
interaction and visualization for mobile apps and devices, as well as how to overcome these limits
through novel approaches and techniques.
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Annette Hinze | 30 Mar 17:21 2015

[Dbworld] International Journal on Digital Libraries || Vol 15 issue 2-4 now available

New Issue Alert


International Journal on Digital Libraries Volume 15 Number 2-4 is now available online.

Focused Issue on Semantic Digital Archives

In this issue


Introduction to the focussed issue on Semantic Digital Archives

Thomas Risse, Livia Predoiu, Annett Mitschick, Andreas Nürnberger & Seamus Ross

Linked data authority records for Irish place names

Catherine Ryan, Rebecca Grant, Eoghan Ó Carragáin, Sandra Collins, Stefan Decker & Nuno Lopes


Sam Coppens, Ruben Verborgh, Sébastien Peyrard, Kevin Ford, Tom Creighton, Rebecca Guenther, Erik Mannens & Rik Van de Walle

Assisting digital interoperability and preservation through advanced dependency reasoning

Yannis Tzitzikas, Yannis Kargakis & Yannis Marketakis

Using ontologies to capture the semantics of a (business) process for digital preservation

Rudolf Mayer, Gonçalo Antunes, Artur Caetano, Marzieh Bakhshandeh, Andreas Rauber & José Borbinha

A linked open data architecture for the historical archives of the Getulio Vargas Foundation

Alexandre Rademaker, Dário Augusto Borges Oliveira, Valeria de Paiva, Suemi Higuchi, Asla Medeiros e & Moacyr Alvim

Visions and open challenges for a knowledge-based culturomics (Open Access)

Nina Tahmasebi, Lars Borin, Gabriele Capannini, Devdatt Dubhashi, Peter Exner, Markus Forsberg, Gerhard Gossen, Fredrik D. Johansson, Richard Johansson, Mikael Kågebäck, Olof Mogren, Pierre Nugues & Thomas Risse

A metadata model and mapping approach for facilitating access to heterogeneous cultural heritage assets

Thomas Orgel, Martin Höffernig, Werner Bailer & Silvia Russegger

Named entity evolution recognition on the Blogosphere

Helge Holzmann, Nina Tahmasebi & Thomas Risse

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Gunnar Mathiason | 30 Mar 15:42 2015

[Dbworld] Open position: Postdoc, Big Data Analytics

Post-Doctor in Informatics, Big Data Analytics

University of Skövde, Sweden
Application deadline: May 1st, 2015
Reference number: HS 2015/82

For our project "BIDAF" (A Big Data Analytics Framework for a Smart Society) we seek postdoc applicants.
Your research will be carried out within the work package "High-level Functionality and Analytics". The
overall aim of this package is to define methods and techniques that increase the usefulness and
usability of Big Data Analytics. For this position, special emphasis will be placed upon experience of
research within Big Data Analytics, especially from an applied perspective and an end-user
perspective, good knowledge in visualisation and human-computer interaction as well as good knowledge
in machine learning, data mining, algorithmics or data modelling.

The project, which is a collaboration with SICS Swedish ICT AB and Halmstad University, aims at creating a
strong distributed research environment for Big Data Analytics. The BIDAF consortium consists of
well-established groups in the international research community with complementary backgrounds and
research focuses that together possess the tools to tackle key challenges in Big Data Analytics. The
post-doctor is positioned at the School of Informatics, which is a school in expansion. Our research is
internationally distinguished and our educational programs receive high rankings when it comes to both
quality and cooperation with workplaces. Today there are 9 Professors and in total about 115 employees at
the School of Informatics.

The position as Post-Doctor is fulltime and done accordingly to the collective agreement between the
Swedish Agency for Government Employers, OFR-S, SACO-S and SEKO. The position is a temporary position
for two years.

For full description, see

Gunnar Mathiason
School of Informatics,
Head of Division,
University of Skovde, Sweden

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Charlie Abela | 30 Mar 14:53 2015

[Dbworld] 1st Keystone Summer School: Keyword Search over Big Data

Apologies for any cross-posting

1st Keystone Training School: Keyword Search over Big Data
Malta, 20-24 July 2015

The 1st KEYSTONE Summer School is one of the key objectives of the KEYSTONE COST Action IC1302 (
The summer school's main theme is that of Keyword Search over Big Data and will be  a research-training
event for graduates and postgraduates in the first steps of their academic career. It aims at giving
participants in-depth exposure to the exciting and fast-developing areas related to Keyword Search
over Big Data.

The school will be held in Malta between the 20th and 24th of July and will consist of keynote talks, lectures
and hands-on sessions delivered by renowned academics and experts in the fields of Big Data mining,
Semantic Web, information retrieval and other related areas. During the sessions the speakers will
explore a large spectrum of current exciting research, development and innovation related to various
research areas and society itself.

The list of topics includes:
i. Ontologies and their use in Information Retrieval
ii. Large scale and high dimensional issues in data indexing, processing and mining
iii. Data provenance and quality
iv. Text Representation for data mining
v. Search, exploration and analytics of evolving data
vi. Compression techniques and linked data

The school is being organized by the Department of Intelligent Computer Systems in the Faculty of ICT
( within the University of Malta in collaboration with KEYSTONE.

As an event organized by a COST Action, the school does not require any registration fees. Nevertheless,
the participation is subject to registration: a limited numbers of seats will be made available.

A limited number of grants – 500 EUR –  will be available to a number of eligible participants
(approximately 20 MSc/MPhil/PhD students and Early Career Investigator – up to 8 years after
receiving the PhD).

If you need further assistance please do not hesitate to contact the organizers:
Charlie Abela (charlie.abela@...)
Joel Azzopardi (joel.azzopardi@...)
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JCSE Editorial Office | 30 Mar 14:18 2015

[Dbworld] Newly published papers

Dear Colleague:


We are pleased to announce the release of a new issue of Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE), published by the Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE). KIISE is the largest organization for computer scientists in Korea with over 4000 active members.


Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE) is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal that publishes high-quality papers on all aspects of computing science and engineering. JCSE aims to foster communication between academia and industry within the rapidly evolving field of Computing Science and Engineering. The journal is intended to promote problem-oriented research that fuses academic and industrial expertise. The journal focuses on emerging computer and information technologies including, but not limited to, embedded computing, ubiquitous computing, convergence computing, green computing, smart and intelligent computing, and human computing. JCSE publishes original research contributions, surveys, and experimental studies with scientific advances.


Please take a look at our new issue posted at All the papers can be downloaded from the Web page.


The contents of the latest issue of Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE)

Official Publication of the Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers

Volume 9, Number 1, March 2015


pISSN: 1976-4677

eISSN: 2093-8020


* JCSE web page:

* e-submission:


Editor in Chief: Insup Lee (University of Pennsylvania)

Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University)

Jong C. Park (KAIST)

Taewhan Kim (Seoul National University)


JCSE, vol. 9, no. 1, March 2015


[Paper One]

- Title: Efficient Accessing and Searching in a Sequence of Numbers

- Authors: Jungjoo Seo and Myoungji Han, Kunsoo Park

- Keyword: Data structure; Access/search; Rank/select; Time-memory tradeoff

- Abstract

Accessing and searching in a sequence of numbers are fundamental operations in computing that are encountered in a wide range of applications. One of the applications of the problem is cryptanalytic time-memory tradeoff which is aimed at a one-way function. A rainbow table, which is a common method for the time-memory tradeoff, contains elements from an input domain of a hash function that are normally sorted integers. In this paper, we present a practical indexing method for a monotonically increasing static sequence of numbers where the access and search queries can be addressed efficiently in terms of both time and space complexity. For a sequence of n numbers from a universe U = {0, ..., m ? 1}, our data structure requires n lg(m/n) + O(n) bits with constant average running time for both access and search queries. We also give an analysis of the time and space complexities of the data structure, supported by experiments with rainbow tables.


To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
JCSE, vol. 9, no. 1, pp.1-8


[Paper Two]

- Title: Improved Region-Based TCTL Model Checking of Time Petri Nets

- Authors: Mohammad Esmail Esmaili, Reza Entezari-Maleki, and Ali Movaghar

- Keyword: Time Petri Net; Region abstraction; TCTL; State space; Timed automata; Model checking

- Abstract

The most important challenge in the region-based abstraction method as an approach to compute the state space of time Petri Nets (TPNs) for model checking is that the method results in a huge number of regions, causing a state explosion problem. Thus, region-based abstraction methods are not appropriate for use in developing practical tools. To address this limitation, this paper applies a modification to the basic region abstraction method to be used specially for computing the state space of TPN models, so that the number of regions becomes smaller than that of the situations in which the current methods are applied. The proposed approach is based on the special features of TPN that helps us to construct suitable and small region graphs that preserve the time properties of TPN. To achieve this, we use TPN-TCTL as a timed extension of CTL for specifying a subset of properties in TPN models. Then, for model checking TPN-TCTL properties on TPN models, CTL model checking is used on TPN models by translating TPN-TCTL to the equivalent CTL. Finally, we compare our proposed method with the current region-based abstraction methods proposed for TPN models in terms of the size of the resulting region graph.


To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
JCSE, vol. 9, no. 1, pp.9-19


[Paper Three]

- Title: Speculative Parallelism Characterization Profiling in General Purpose Computing Applications

- Authors: Yaobin Wang, Hong An, Zhiqin Liu, Li Li, Liang Yu, and Yilu Zhen

- Keyword: Multicore; Thread level speculation; General purpose computing; Profiling; Data dependence

- Abstract

General purpose computing applications have not yet been thoroughly explored in procedure level speculation, especially in the light-weighted profiling way. This paper proposes a light-weighted profiling mechanism to analyze speculative parallelism characterization in several classic general purpose computing applications from SPEC CPU2000 benchmark. By comparing the key performance factors in loop and procedure-level speculation, it includes new findings on the behaviors of loop and procedure-level parallelism under these applications. The experimental results are as follows. The best gzip application can only achieve a 2.4X speedup in loop level speculation, while the best mcf application can achieve almost 3.5X speedup in procedure level. It proves that our light-weighted profiling method is also effective. It is found that between the loop-level and procedure-level TLS, the latter is better on several cases, which is against the conventional perception. It is especially shown in the applications where their ¡®hot¡¯ procedure body is concluded as ¡®hot¡¯ loops.


To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
JCSE, vol. 9, no. 1, pp.20-28


[Paper Four]

- Title: Improvement of Accuracy for Human Action Recognition by Histogram of Changing Points and Average Speed Descriptors

- Authors: Thi Ly Vu, Trung Dung Do, Cheng-Bin Jin, Shengzhe Li, Van Huan Nguyen, Hakil Kim, and Chongho Lee

- Keyword: Human action recognition; Dense sampling; HOG; HOF; HCP; AS; SVM

- Abstract

Human action recognition has become an important research topic in computer vision area recently due to many applications in the real world, such as video surveillance, video retrieval, video analysis, and human-computer interaction. The goal of this paper is to evaluate descriptors which have recently been used in action recognition, namely Histogram of Oriented Gradient (HOG) and Histogram of Optical Flow (HOF). This paper also proposes new descriptors to represent the change of points within each part of a human body, caused by actions named as Histogram of Changing Points (HCP) and so-called Average Speed (AS) which measures the average speed of actions. The descriptors are combined to build a strong descriptor to represent human actions by modeling the information about appearance, local motion, and changes on each part of the body, as well as motion speed. The effectiveness of these new descriptors is evaluated in the experiments on KTH and Hollywood datasets.


To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
JCSE, vol. 9, no. 1, pp.29-38


[Call For Papers]

Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE), published by the Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE) is devoted to the timely dissemination of novel results and discussions on all aspects of computing science and engineering, divided into Foundations, Software & Applications, and Systems & Architecture. Papers are solicited in all areas of computing science and engineering. See JCSE home page at for the subareas.

The journal publishes regularly submitted papers, invited papers, selected best papers from reputable conferences and workshops, and thematic issues that address hot research topics. Potential authors are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically, prepared in PDF files, through, where ScholarOne is used for on-line submission and review. Authors are especially encouraged to submit papers of around 10 but not more than 30 double-spaced pages in twelve point type. The corresponding author's full postal and e-mail addresses, telephone and FAX numbers as well as current affiliation information must be given on the manuscript. Further inquires are welcome at JCSE Editorial Office, (phone: +82-2-588-9240; FAX: +82-2-521-1352).


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Ellington Jon | 30 Mar 13:53 2015

[Dbworld] CFP: International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications (IJAIA)

International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications (IJAIA)
ISSN : 0975-900X ( Online ); 0976-2191 (Print)

Call for Papers

The International journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications (IJAIA) is a bi monthly open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles which contribute new results in all areas of the Artificial Intelligence & Applications (IJAIA). It is an international journal intended for professionals and researchers in all fields of AI for researchers, programmers, and software and hardware manufacturers. The journal also aims to publish new attempts in the form of special issues on emerging areas in Artificial Intelligence and applications.

Authors are solicited to contribute to the journal by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in the areas of Artificial Intelligence & applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

  • AI Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence tools & Applications
  • Automatic Control
  • Bioinformatics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • CAD Design & Testing
  • Computer Vision and Speech Understanding
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Tools
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Heuristic and AI Planning Strategies and Tools
  • Computational Theories of Learning
  • Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • Information Retrieval
  • Intelligent System Architectures
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Knowledge-based Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Multimedia & Cognitive Informatics
  • Neural Networks
  • Parallel Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Pervasive computing and ambient intelligence
  • Programming Languages
  • Reasoning and Evolution
  • Recent Trends and Developments
  • Robotics
  • Semantic Web Techniques and Technologies
  • Soft computing theory and applications
  • Software & Hardware Architectures
  • Web Intelligence Applications & Search

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers for this journal through E-mail or ijaiajournal-/E1597aS9LRfmgfxC/sS/ 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 : April 11, 2015
Notification : May 11, 2015
Final Manuscript Due : May 18, 2015
Publication Date : Determined by the Editor-in-Chief
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Gabriela Wagner | 30 Mar 13:49 2015

[Dbworld] DaWaK - last CfP - deadline March 31

Call for Papers - DaWaK '15

17th International Conference on Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK 2015)

In conjunction with DEXA 2015 (


Valencia, Spain
September 1 - 4, 2015

Three Special Issues on the best papers from DAWAK '15 will be expanded and revised for possible inclusion in:

  • Distributed and Parallel Databases, Springer.
  • Transactions on Large-scale Data- and Knowledge Centered Systems - TLDKS,


Submissions presenting current research work on both theoretical and practical aspects of Big Data, Knowledge Discovery are encouraged.

  • Big Data Storage
  • Big Data Query Languages and Optimization
  • Big Data Analytics and User Interfaces
  • Big Data Indexing
  • Big Data Analytics: algorithms, techniques, and systems
  • Big Data Quality and Provenance Control
  • Social Networking Big Data Graph Management
  • Visualization Analytics for Big Data
  • Big Data Searching and Discovery
  • Big Data Management in Mobile Applications
  • Scalability and parallelization for cloud intelligence: map-reduce and beyond
  • Analytics for the cloud infrastructure
  • Analytics for unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data
  • Semantic web intelligence
  • Analytics for temporal, spatial, spatio-temporal, and mobile data
  • Analytics for data streams and sensor data
  • Analytics for multimedia data
  • Analytics for social networks
  • Real-time/right-time and event-based analytics
  • Privacy and security in cloud intelligence
  • Reliability and fault tolerance in cloud intelligence
  • Big Data Application design and deployment
  • Data mining techniques: clustering, classification, association rules, decision trees, etc.
  • Data and knowledge representation
  • Knowledge discovery framework and process, including pre- and post-processing
  • Integration of data warehousing, OLAP and data mining
  • Integrating constraints and knowledge in the KDD process
  • Exploring data analysis, inference of causes, prediction
  • Evaluating, consolidating, and explaining discovered knowledge
  • Statistical techniques for generation a robust, consistent data model
  • Interactive data exploration/visualization and discovery
  • Languages and interfaces for data mining
  • Data Mining Trends, Opportunities and Risks
  • Data Mining from low-quality information sources


Industry and Application Track:

  • Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery Tools
  • Big Data Deployment Industryial Experiences
  • Big Data Applications in scientific, government, healthcare, bioinformatics, etc.
  • Big Data Analytics applications in E-commerce, Web, intrusion/fraud detection, finance, healthcare, marketing, telecommunications, etc
  • Big Data and Business Process Intelligence (BPI)
  • Big Data in Enterprise Management Models and Practices
  • Big Data Applications in Smart City

Paper Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers representing original, previously unpublished work. Papers should be submitted in PDF or Word format.  Submission Online at: DaWaK 2015 Submission site starting in January 2015.

Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format and should not exceed 12 pages. All accepted papers will be published in LNCS by Springer-Verlag.

Authors of selected best papers from DaWaK 2015 will be invited to submit the extended paper for special issues of Distributed and Parallel Databases and LNCS Transactions on Large-Scale Data and Knowledge-Centered Systems.

For further inquiries, contact the DaWaK 2015 PC chairs


  • Submission of abstracts: March 17, 2015
  • Submission of full papers: March 31, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: May 19, 2015
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 09, 2015

Program Chairs

  • Sanjay K Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA  <madrias-/v/bkeWe/>
  • Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan < >

Program Committee




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Victoria Agaeva | 30 Mar 13:17 2015

[Dbworld] Open Position at Innopolis University- Information Security

Institution: Innopolis University
Location: Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia
Category: Faculty – Information Security
Application Deadline: applications will be reviewed until the position is filled
Type: Full Time or special arrangement

Innopolis University (Kazan, Russia), the first Russian university focused on information technology,
is seeking highly qualified faculty members for the Department of Computer Science. Recruited faculty
members will deliver undergraduate programs to high quality Russian students, who have strong
preparation in math and science. Future faculty members will also be responsible for building and
leading research groups. The initial appointment is a 5-year contract, which is renewed every 2 years on a
rolling basis with expectation for tenure. Senior academics are invited to spend a sabbatical leave at
Innopolis University on negotiable conditions.

Innopolis University was established in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (USA). It has
signed and is currently implementing cooperation agreements with the world’s leading universities,
such as ETH Zurich (Switzerland), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Polytechnic
University of Milan (Italy), KAIST (Republic of Korea), University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and others.
Starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, Innopolis University will deliver a Master's degree program
developed on the basis of the Systems and Network Engineering program of the University of Amsterdam –
the best Dutch Master's in the category «Informatics» (Keuzegids 2013), the top rated program
(Keuzegids 2015)

Candidate requirements: 
Applicants of all ranks specializing in computer science, and particularly in information security
systems, and game development and entertainment are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must
have academic qualifications at doctoral level from an internationally recognized educational and
research institution, excellent English communication skills (all instruction at IU is in English),
and a proven research track record. Incoming faculty members are expected to develop strong and
internationally competitive research programs and to teach at the undergraduate level. 

About position: 
Currently the Department of Computer Science is at its formation stage and consists of faculty members
from diverse research areas that include Theoretical and Applied Computer Science, Big Data Analysis,
Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, OS Architecture and Virtualization, Cloud
Computing, Robotics and Statistical Analysis. Position responsibilities include teaching up to three
semester-long courses per academic year, participation in curriculum and program development,
leading relevant research activities, providing general program guidance, advising and mentoring
students, contributing to committee service and performing other activities related to the
intellectual and cultural environment of the university. 
The recruited Innopolis University faculty members will work with their colleagues from partner
universities on development of courses and will spend several months at a partner university in an
intensive training before starting their work at Innopolis University. 
Relocation to Kazan is expected no later than January 2016, teaching starts early February. 

Tentative courses to be delivered in 2015/2016: 
- Software Architecture 
- Operating Systems and Networks 
- InterNetworking and Routing
- Distributed Systems
- Security of Networks and Systems
- Large Installation Administration
- Offensive Technologies
- Cybercrime and Forensics
- Theoretical Computer Science 
- Object-oriented Programming 
- Data Structures and Algorithms 
- Data Modeling and Databases 
and others

Compensation and benefits: 
Innopolis University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package including paid
vacation, housing allowance (based on the rank and family size), relocation allowance, home leave
travel (twice per year), paid health care coverage, educational allowance for dependent children, and
Russian language classes allowance. 
The start-up package will include funding for two PhD students and additional discretionary funds for
research. The University will provide assistance in search and recruitment of PhD students within
Russia and abroad, and with applications for national and international research grants. Assistant
Professors will benefit from a mentoring program involving senior academics from partner universities
and Innopolis University 

Application Information: Please submit the full application package consisting of a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, research statement, and teaching statement to
faculty@...  Additionally, all applicants need to obtain
three confidential reference letters by asking their referees to send these letters directly to the same
email address. Additional information about our university can be found on our website: For more information about the position, please contact the Vice
Provost for Education Dr. Tanya Stanko: t (dot) stanko (at) innopolis (dot) ru

About the location:
Innopolis University campus is located in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, in the new and ultra-modern
part of the city in the heartland of Russia.
Russian and Tatar are the main spoken languages in this culturally diverse place. 
Tatarstan is rapidly moving toward a post-industrial economy through high-tech development and
advancements in education. 

In Kazan, the incoming faculty will experience a unique mixture of western and traditional lifestyles
similar to any mid-sized North American or European cosmopolitan city, including a rich and vibrant
atmosphere with easy access to excellent restaurants, theaters, concert halls, museums, professional
and amateur sports, recreation and much more.

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Cristina Pascual | 30 Mar 12:13 2015

[Dbworld] Last Mile: DEPEND 2015 || August 23 - 28, 2015 - Venice, Italy


The submission deadline is April 15, 2015.

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to
submit and publish original scientific results to:

- DEPEND 2015, The Eighth International Conference on Dependability

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions to one of the IARIA

============== DEPEND 2015 | Call for Papers ===============


DEPEND 2015, The Eighth International Conference on Dependability

General page:

Submission page:

Event schedule: August 23 - 28, 2015 - Venice, Italy

- regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
- short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
- ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
- extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
- posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
- posters:  slide only [slide-deck posted at]
- presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted at]
- demos: two pages [posted at]
- doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:
- mini-symposia: see
- workshops: see
- tutorials:  [slide-deck posed on]
- panels: [slide-deck posed on]

Submission deadline: April 15, 2015

Sponsored by IARIA,
Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:
Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.:
Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library:

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research,
standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies.
Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other
conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work
in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and comply with the editorial rules:

DEPEND 2015 Topics (for topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Call for Papers:

Dependability facets

    Fundamentals on dependability; Formalisms for dependability; Managing and control in dependable
systems; Inter-system and intra-system dependability; Operational and non-operational
requirements; Software and hardware dependability; Dependability design and specification;
Synchronization mechanisms and dependency exception handing; Data protection, recoverability,
fault-tolerance; Trust and dependability; Static and dynamic dependability; Time-oriented or
time-agnostic dependability; Dependability perimeter and dependability models; Stability and
convergence on dependable features and systems; Dependability discovery; Dependability control and
self-management; Dependability degradation of running software and services

Adaptability and (self)adaptability

    Fundamental models and adaptability mechanisms; Principles of (self)adaptability; Adaptive
replication models and protocols; Adaptable structures and behaviors; Context-aware adaptability;
Perceived dependability and adaptability; Adaptive and reflexive models and protocols; Management
and control of (self)adaptable systems; Platforms and tool supporting (self)adaptability; Autonomic
and autonomous adaptation

Adaptability and dependability

    Dependability and adaptability for functional and non-functional features; Software rejuvenation;
Adaptability and dependability gap; Adaptability and dependability as complementing features;
Context-aware adaptable and dependable design; Inter- and intra-systems transactions; Enforcing
mechanisms for application level fault tolerance; Explicit and implicit control of quality of service
and contracts; Dependability and adaptability in cloud and autonomic computing; Verification and
validation of highly adaptable and dependable systems; Scalability aspects in dependable and
adaptable systems; Research projects and topics on dependability and adaptability; Standards on
system dependability and adaptability

Big Data and dependability

    Techniques for big data security analysis; Stream event processing system; Security for big data
platforms (e.g., Storm, Hadoop, S4); Real-time optimization methods for big data processing platforms.

Dependability and security

    Integration of security, dependability, and adaptability concepts; Building and preserving scalable,
secure and resilient architectures; Security models/architectures and threat models; Trade-off and
negotiation of dependability and security properties; Dependability modeling and dynamic management
policies; Verification and validation (including model checking) of dependable software
architectures; Real time detection and recovery capabilities against intrusions, malfunctions and
failures; Redundancy and reconfiguration architectures; Integrated response architectures;
Planning of optimal configurations for anticipated operational modes; Modeling of networks and
Information Systems; Simulation of modeled configurations; Fast reconfiguration with priority to
critical services; Incident
  (including intrusion) detection and quick containment

Trust and system dependability

    Semantics and models of trust; Dynamics of trust; Trust negotiation and management; Trusted systems from
untrusted parts; Trust-based secure architectures; Trust metrics assessment and threat analysis;
Trust in peer-to-peer and open source systems; Trust in mobile networks; Trust management, reputation
management, and identity management; Trust, security, and dependability

Dependability, adaptability, and new technologies

    Dependability and adaptability in service oriented architectures; Principles for adaptive and
dependable distributed systems; Dependability and adaptability in P2P and overlay systems;
Middleware protocols and mechanisms to support adaptability and dependability; Adaptability and
dependability in mobile and pervasive systems; Service composition in highly dependable and adaptable
environments; Dynamic, loosely-coupled, and ad-hoc environments; Group membership services in
failure scenarios with network partitions; Social networks and dependability in dynamic communities;
Cross-organization heterogeneity; Aerospace system dependability; Dependable software for life
critical applications

DEPEND Advisory Chairs
Reijo Savola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Sergio Pozo Hidalgo, University of Seville, Spain
Manuel Gil Perez, University of Murcia, Spain

DEPEND 2015 Industry Liaison Chairs
Piyi Yang, Wonders Information Co., Ltd., China
Timothy Tsai, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, USA

DEPEND 2015 Research/Industry Chair
Michiaki Tatsubori, IBM Research Tokyo, Japan

DEPEND 2015 Special Area Chairs

Cross-layers dependability
Szu-Chi Wang, National Ilan University, Taiwan

Big Data and dependability
Cesario Di Sarno, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy

Empirical assessments
Marcello Cinque, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Security and Trust
Syed Naqvi, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

DEPEND 2015 Committee:
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George Papadopoulos | 30 Mar 12:08 2015

[Dbworld] The 20th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2015): Last Mile for Workshop Papers

*** Last Mile for Workshop Papers ***

The 20th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2015)

6-9 July 2015, Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

*** Final Extended Submission Deadline: April 10th, 2015 (firm) ***

ISCC 2015, in its 20th  anniversary, will provide an insight into the unique
world stemming from the interaction between the fields of computers and
communications. ISCC 2015 will provide an international technical forum for
experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of
ongoing research in most state-of-the-art areas of computer and
communications. This year, special focus will be on the challenging issues
and opportunities related to the computing, sensing and communication in
the era of the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Big Data. 

The ISSC 2015 workshops cover topics such as 5G, Internet of Things,
Software-Defined Networking, Big Data, Cloud Computing, M2M
communications or Smart Grid. The purpose of these workshops is to
provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly
more sharply focused way than at the conference itself. All papers included
in the ISCC 2015 workshops, will be submitted for inclusion in the
conference proceedings published by IEEE.

ISCC 2015 will feature the following workshops:

¥ Management of Cloud and Smart city systems (MoCS 2015)

¥ Performance Evaluation of Communications in Distributed Systems
and Web based Service Architectures (PEDISWESA 2015)

¥ Smart City and Ubiquitous Computing Applications (SCUCA 2015)

¥ Distributed Mobile Systems & Services (DMSS 2015)

¥ A 5G Wireless Odyssey: 2020 (5G)

¥ Security and Forensics in Communication Systems (SFCS 2015)

More information about each workshop and submission guidelines
can be found at each workshop's web site, accessible from the conference
web site.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: April 10th, 2015 (final and firm)
Notification of Paper Acceptance: April 12th, 2015
Submission of Camera-Ready Papers Due: April 17th, 2015
Day of Workshops: July 6th, 2015

General Co-Chairs
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Mahmoud Daneshmand, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs
Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs
George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
George Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Finance and Registration Co-Chairs
Reda Ammar, University of Connecticut, USA
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece

Publication Co-Chairs
Josephine Antoniou, University of Central Lancanshire, Cyprus
Nicos Komninos, City University London, UK

Keynote Speakers Co-Chairs
Panayiotis Kolios, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Marios Lestas, Frederick University, Cyprus

Workshop Co-Chairs
Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Andreas Kamilaris, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

Publicity Co-Chairs
Habib M. Ammari, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Chrysostomos Chrysostomou, Frederick University, Cyprus
Mario Dantas, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales, Australia
Ahmet Sekercioglu, Monash University, Australia
Qing Yang, Montana State University, USA

Steering Committee
Reda Ammar, University of Connecticut, USA
Antonio Corradi, University of Bologna, Italy
Mahmoud Daneshmand, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Christos Douligeris, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
Adel S. Elmaghraby, Univ. of Louisville, USA
Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada 
Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida, USA
Ahmed Tantawy, IBM, USA
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