Matthias Hagen | 25 Apr 08:44 2014

[Dbworld] 2nd CfP FoRESEE: Future Search Engines 2014, Stuttgart, Germany

   1st International Workshop on Future Search Engines at INFORMATIK 2014
                    September 22, 2014, Stuttgart (Germany)

                                Call for Papers
                             Deadline May 6, 2014

FoRESEE 2014: Big Data and Semantic Technologies in Backend and Frontend of
Search Engines aims at analysing and integrating vast amounts of data and
semantic technologies in search engines. This workshop will discuss state-
of-the-art approaches and methodologies regarding industrial as well as
research interests.

1. Big Data and Search (Backend)
  Search Engines are prime examples of Big Data technology. In addition to
processing huge amounts of data, its storage, analysis and management are
central issues of Big Data. Various crawling, mining, linking and
integration methods form the basis of every modern search technology.
Nowadays, search engines exceed classic keyword-based document retrieval by
leveraging semantic technologies such as question answering, user context
inception and conversational interaction. Furthermore, semantic datasets
such as the Linked Open Data Cloud are freely available, supporting
knowledge acquisition at scale.
Intelligent linking of knowledge to answer a specific search need by using
geospatial information, multimedia and social data is regarded as key to
the satisfaction of the user information need.

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Xiaolong Zheng | 25 Apr 05:16 2014

[Dbworld] 2014 International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITSC 2014)

2014 International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems - Call for Papers

* Apologies if you received multiple copies of this CFP *

2014 International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITSC 2014)
Hyatt Regency Qingdao, Qingdao, China
October 8-11, 2014
Conference contact: ieeeitsc@...

The IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems is the annual flagship conference of the IEEE
Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. IEEE ITSC 2014 welcomes articles in the field of
Intelligent Transportation Systems, conveying new developments in theory, analytical and numerical
simulation and modeling, experimentation, advanced deployment and case studies, results of
laboratory or field operational tests. It will be held in Qingdao, a beautiful coastal city, home to
Tsingtao beer, Mount Lao - one of the ¡°cradles of Taoism¡±, and numerous scenery & cultural attractions.

The technical areas include but are not limited to:
- Artificial Transportation Systems
- Advanced Public Transportation Management
- Ports, Waterways, Inland navigation, and Vessel Traffic Management
- Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Pedestrians and Cyclists
- Air, Road, and Rail Traffic Management
- ITS User Services
- Emergency Management
- Transportation Networks
- Emissions, Noise, Environment
- Management of Exceptional Events: Incidents, Evacuation, Emergency Management
- Security Systems
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Hao Wen Lin | 25 Apr 04:15 2014

[Dbworld] Computer Science Faculty & Postdoctoral Positions at Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen

Computer Science and Technology Faculty Positions & Postdoctoral Fellows Available at Harbin Institute
of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School

Qualifications & Responsibility
  Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) at Shenzhen invites applications from qualified individuals for 3
faculty positions at the rank of Full/Associate/Assistant Professor, in the areas of computer science.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in computer science, or a closely related discipline and have
demonstrated evidence of research and teaching excellence. Each successful candidate is expected to
establish and/or sustain a vigorous research program and to contribute to high-quality undergraduate
and graduate education in his/her specialized areas by using English and/or Chinese. Successful
applicants must be engaged in full-time research or teaching in Shenzhen.
  Postdoctoral Fellow positions are also offered at our School for applicants who have demonstrated good
academic standing in Computer Science or related disciplines. Priority will be given to applicants who
have made significant achievements in scientific research. Successful applicants must work full-time
in Shenzhen.

Salary and Benefit
  HIT at Shenzhen offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package for faculty positions.
Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience. As for postdoctoral positions,
salary is negotiable, and it is highly competitive that commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply
  Applicant please submits an electronic copy of the cover letter and curriculum vitae that includes the
names and contact information of three referees to:
  Ms. Xiaowan Zhang
  Computer Science and Technology School
  Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School
  HIT Campus, ShenZhen University Town, XiLi, ShenZhen
  518055 P.R. China
  e-mail: zhangxiaowan526@...;
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Anne Kayem | 24 Apr 23:56 2014

[Dbworld] PhD Positions in ICT4D Research

PhD Studentships Call 

The Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Information and Communications Technology for Development,
affiliated with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, is offering Computer
Science PhD studentships in the field of ICT for Development. Eligible candidates will need to meet the
following criteria: 

1.) Be a national of a Sub-Saharan African country (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso,
Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Comoros, Cote dÕIvoire, Democratic
Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eretria, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea,
Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia,
Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan,
South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) 

2.) Hold an MSc degree in Computer Science (with at least a Distinction; GPA = 3.7/4; Mention Bien
(14/20)É) and wish to enroll in full-time study at the University of Cape Town 

3.) Be proficient in English as attested by a TOEFL score of 550 -600 or IELTS score 
of at least 6.5 To apply for the studentships, please send us your CV, copies of academic
transcripts,TOEFL/IELTS result, and a brief research proposal (2-3 pages) outlining the research
question that you would like to tackle and how you would go about conducting the research. We will only
consider Computer Science proposals within the ICT for Development field and the research should result
in the production of a technology artifact such as software. Please submit a single pdf file, comprising
the proposal and CV, electronically at PhD studentships call 2014
( You may also mail in a hard copy of your application to the
address below. Applications must be submitted on or before the 15th of July 2014. Questions or requests
for more information can be made using the contact details below: 

Anne Kayem, PhD
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Lei Cen | 24 Apr 20:22 2014

[Dbworld] Call for Papers: Privacy-Preserving IR (PIR) Workshop At SIGIR 2014

Privacy-Preserving IR: When Information Retrieval Meets Privacy and Security (PIR Workshop 2014)
At SIGIR 2014, July 11 2014, Gold Coast, Australia
Call for Papers (2 & 6 pages)
**Submission deadline: May 19th 2014**
With the emergence of online social networks and the growing popularity of digital communication, more
and more information about individuals is becoming available on the Internet. While much of this
information is not sensitive, it is not uncommon for users to publish sensitive information online,
especially on social networking sites. The availability of this publicly accessible and potentially
sensitive data can lead to abuse and expose users to stalking and identity theft. An adversary can
digitally "stalk" a victim (a Web user) and discover as much information as possible about the victim,
either through direct observation of posted information or by inferring knowledge using simple
inference logic.

Information retrieval and information privacy/security are two fast-growing computer science
disciplines. Information retrieval provides a set of information seeking, organization, analysis,
and decision-making techniques. Information privacy/security defends information from
unauthorized or malicious use, disclosure, modification, attack, and destruction. The two
disciplines often appear as two areas with opposite goals: one is to seek information from large amounts
of materials, the other is to protect (sensitive) information from being found out. On the other hand,
there are many synergies and connections between these two disciplines. For example, information
retrieval researchers or practitioners often need to consider privacy or security issues in designing
solutions of information p
 rocessing and management, while researchers in information privacy and security often utilize
information retrieval techniques when they build the adversary models to simulate how the adver!
 sary can actively seek sensitive information. However, there have been very limited efforts to connect
the two important disciplines.
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Helena Galhardas | 24 Apr 20:07 2014

[Dbworld] DILS2014: Call for Posters and Demos

Call for Posters and Demos
10th International Conference on Data Integration in the Life Sciences
(DILS 2014)

Lisbon, Portugal July 17-18, 2014

Confirmed invited speakers: Alfonso Valencia, CNIO, Spain and Jonas Almeida,  UAB, USA

People registered in DILS2014 can attend the Data Storm Big Data Summer School 
( for free.

Posters and Demos

DILS2014 invites the submission of posters and demos to be presented in the poster/demo session at the
conference. Accepted poster and demo descriptions will be published on the conference website and
distributed at the conference. ÊPoster/demo papers are limited to up to 4 pages and must be submitted
using the EasyChair site, clearly specifying the category (poster or demo).

Important dates

May 15, 2014		Submission deadline Ê
June 6, 2014		Notification of acceptance 
July 17-18, 2014: 	Conference 

Topics of Interest 

The DILS conference is an interdisciplinary forum on advances in data integration, data management and
data analysis for the life sciences. Researchers and professionals from biology, medicine, computer
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Yunyao Li | 24 Apr 19:26 2014

[Dbworld] (Deadline Extended) Call for Submissions: VLDB 2014 PhD Workshop

*** Due to many requests, the following deadline has been extended
*** Paper submission deadline: May 2, 2014

VLDB 2014 PhD Workshop 
(September 1st, 2014) 

The VLDB 2014 PhD Workshop provides an opportunity for doctoral students to explore and develop their
research interests in the broad areas addressed by the VLDB conference itself, under the guidance of a
panel of senior researchers. We invite students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on
their dissertation work to apply for this unique opportunity to share their work with students in a
similar situation as well as senior researchers in the field. We welcome submissions from PhD students at
any stage of their PhD work.  The workshop is co-located with VLDB 2014 and will take place on September
1st, 2014. 

We welcome submissions (up to 6 pages formatted according to the VLDB 2014 formating
guildelines). We have two tracks for submission. The General Track is for students who are in early
stages of their studies. The submission should clearly describe the problem they focus on, explain why
it is important, detail why the existing solutions are not sufficient, and give an outline of the new
solutions that are pursued. The Towards Graduation Track is for students who are in the middle or
close to completion. The submission should be more concrete in describing their contribution, still in
the context of their doctoral work.   The strongest candidates will be those who have a clear topic and
research approach, and have made some progress, but who are not so far along that they can no longer make

VLDB has committed a certain amount of funds to support student participation, including financial
support for traveling and conference registrations. The distribution of these funds will be
adjudicated after the acceptance decisions are made.  

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Alexandra Meliou | 24 Apr 19:03 2014

[Dbworld] Deadline approaching: SIGMOD 2014 student travel award

The deadline for the student travel award for SIGMOD 2014 is approaching!

Deadline: April 25, 2014 (11:59pm PST)

Thanks to the generous support from the National Science Foundation, SIGMOD,
and other sponsors, we will provide scholarship awards to selected students
attending the SIGMOD/PODS conference. The scholarships will include financial
support for traveling and conference registrations.

Each awardee will receive a stipend to partially cover the expense to attend
the conference. Awardees will also be given priority access to on-site and
off-line recruitment events with our Gold and Platinum sponsors.

Awardees are expected to register for the main conference as well as one of
the student oriented events (SIGMOD/PODS Ph.D. Symposium or the Database
Mentoring Workshop). Students will have to make their own arrangements for
travel and accommodation.


Applicants need to be a full-time student (undergraduate or graduate).
Applicants also need to be a SIGMOD member at the time of receiving this award
(to become a member of SIGMOD, you don't need to be a member of the ACM --
students can join SIGMOD for $10).

Applicants do not need to have an accepted paper to be eligible. However,
students who are primary authors of an accepted paper in the main conference
or the workshops are especially encouraged to apply. Junior students without
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Dongsong Zhang | 24 Apr 18:38 2014

[Dbworld] CFP: IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (JISIC) 2014

IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (JISIC) 2014 
[Intelligence and Security Informatics and European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference]

September 24-26, The Hague, The Netherlands


Since 2003 the IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) is the
leading international scientific conference on interdisciplinary research on information
technology for intelligence, safety and security. In 2011, the European counterpart of the ISI started
as European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC). For the first time both events
meet in the IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (JISIC), enabling
international researchers on the challenging field of intelligence and security informatics to share
ideas on problems, solutions and new directions. 

IEEE JISIC features six tracks that are chaired by leading researchers on the respective theme:

1. Forensic Intelligence (Jeroen Keppens - King's College London)
2. Decisioning and Interaction (John Stasko - Georgia Institute of Technology)
3. Cyber and infrastructure security (V.S. Subrahmanian - University of Maryland)
4. Financial and fraud analysis (Niall Adams - Imperial College London)
5. Computational criminology (Thomas Holt - Michigan State University)
6. Border Control (Jakub Piskorski - FRONTEX)


We invite academic researchers in the field of Intelligence and Security Informatics and related areas as
well as companies, industry consultants, analysts and practitioners in the fields involved to submit
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[Dbworld] Call for Presenters: SESE 2014-The 1st South European Systems Engineering Tour

SESE 2014 : The 1st South European Systems Engineering Tour
[Apologies for cross posting and please forward to interested parties.]


Important Dates

When	 Sep 1, 2014 - Sep 3, 2014
Where	Zurich, Paris and Madrid
Submission Deadline	 Jun 1, 2014
Notification Due	 Jun 15, 2014

Call for Presenters 

An event sponsored by the Swiss, French and Spanish chapters of INCOSE to be held in a 3 stop locations. 

The 1st South European Systems Engineering Tour (2014) is looking for high level proposals for topics and
speakers. To ensure a high quality program we are looking for proposals for topics and speakers, the
objective is to create a program that contains a balanced mix of talks addressing both general and local
systems engineering challenges. The tour is not focused on any particular industry domain, rather the
idea is to create a forum where Systems Engineers from different domains can meet and learn from each

For the event we are looking for: 

-Tour speakers: As a tour speaker you will have a 50 minute slot for delivering your talk at each of the
venues. I.e., a tour speaker is expected to deliver the talks at all four stops at the tour. The topic of this
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Irini Fundulaki | 24 Apr 16:59 2014

[Dbworld] 2nd CFP: 2nd Int'l Workshop on Benchmarking RDF Systems (BeRSys 2014)

			   2nd Call for Papers
2nd International Workshop on Benchmarking RDF Systems (BeRSys 2014)
    		  	 co-located with VLDB 2014

BeRSys 2014 is the second edition of the series of BeRSys workshops;
it provides a forum where topics related to the evaluation (included,
but not limited to, expressive power, usability and performance) of
RDF data management platforms can be discussed and elaborated.

The objectives of this workshop are to:

- create a discussion forum where researchers and industrials can meet
  and discuss topics related to the performance of RDF systems
- expose and initiate discussions on best practices, different
  application needs and scenarios related to RDF data management

Topics Of Interest

We welcome contributions presenting experiences with benchmarking RDF
systems as well as technical contributions regarding the development
of benchmarks for different aspects of RDF data management ranging
from query processing and reasoning to data integration and ETL
techniques. We welcome contributions from a diverse set of domain
areas such as life science (bio-informatics, pharmaceutical domain),
social networks, cultural informatics, news, digital forensics among

More specifically, the topics of interest include but are not limited
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