George Papadopoulos | 7 Feb 12:27 2016

[Dbworld] The 15th Int Conf on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques (SoMeT 2016): 2nd CFP

*** Third Call for Papers ***

The 15th International Conference on Intelligent Software
Methodologies, Tools and Techniques (SoMeT 2016)

September 12-14, 2016, Lordos Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

The SoMeT conference series highlights and reßects the state-of-art and
new trends on software methodologies, tools and techniques. The
conference is focused on exploring innovations, controversies, and
challenges facing the Software Engineering community today. The
conference brings together theory and experience to propose and
evaluate solutions to Software Engineering problems. The conference
also provides a forum and an opportunity to assess the current
state-of-the-art in Intelligent Software techniques and to chart
software science initiated from experience to theory. This event is
an opportunity for us in the software science community to think about
where we are and today and where we are going.

You are invited to participate in SoMeT 2016 to help build a forum
for exchanging ideas and experiences to foster new directions in
software development methodologies and related tools and techniques.

The conference is focused on, but not limited to the following areas:

á Modeling and Simulation in Operations Management
á Software application in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
á Requirement engineering, especially for high-assurance system, and 
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Maria Keet | 7 Feb 11:28 2016

[Dbworld] DEADLINE EXTENSION CFP Second Workshop on Logics and Reasoning for Conceptual Models (LRCM 2016)

**** Call for Papers ****

NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENSION to February 17, 2016 

Second Workshop on Logics and Reasoning for Conceptual Models (LRCM 2016)
April 21, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
Co-located with:
15th Int. Conference on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2016)
29th Int. Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2016)

There is an increase in complexity of information systems due to,
among others, company mergers with information system integration,
upscaling of scientific collaborations, e-government etc., which push
the necessity for good quality information systems. An information
system’s quality is largely determined in the conceptual modelling
stage, and avoiding or fixing errors of the conceptual model saves
resources during design, implementation, and maintenance. The size and
high expressivity of conceptual models represented in languages such
as EER, UML, and ORM require a logic-based approach in the
representation of information and adoption of automated reasoning
techniques to assist in the development of good quality conceptual
models. The theory to achieve this is still in its infancy, however,
with only a limited set of theories and tools that address subtopics
in this area. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers
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Said Baadel | 7 Feb 09:53 2016

[Dbworld] Springer - CFP Deadline Extension - ICLIE'16 Dubai. Atlantis Resort. April 20-22


You are invited to submit a paper to the International Conference on Leadership, Innovation, and
Entrepreneurship (ICLIE’16) to be held from 20th to 22nd April, 2016 at Atlantis, the Palm Dubai.
Atlantis is the majestic resort in Dubai situated on the Palm, a man-made island that has captured the
world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity. The ICLIE’16 will bring together
researchers, practitioners and policy makers to debate the emerging challenges and long-term
solutions to some of the key technology, innovations, sustainability, and business challenges arising
in the globalized economy. Innovation, research, science and technology will form the pillars of a
knowledge-based, highly productive and competitive economy, driven by entrepreneurs and leaders in a
business-friendly environment where public and private sectors form effective partnerships. The
purpose of ICLIE’16 is to provide a platform to disseminate and exchange ideas among researchers, student!
 s, policy makers and practitioners to promote a better understanding of current issues and solutions to
the challenges in the globalized economy, in relation to the field of Entrepreneurship, Business and
Economics, Technology Management, Islamic Finance and Management. 
The conference proceedings will be published and indexed by Springer Publishing.

Keynote Speakers: 
Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981 - 2003)

Professor Benoit Montreuil, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, USA
Director - Supply Chain & Logistics Institute

ICLIE’16 includes five tracks focusing on (but not limited to) the following topics:

Track 1: Technology, Innovations and Sustainability: 

SMART Technologies - IT and Corporate Governance - Technology Transfer and the regulatory framework -
Innovation in services, logistics and supply-chain management - e-Technologies including
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Mohammad Rahman | 7 Feb 06:13 2016

[Dbworld] CFP for LACI 2016: IEEE International Workshop on Log Analytics for Cyber Intelligence

**** PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE March 6, 2016 ****
The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Log Analytics for Cyber Intelligence
In conjunction with the IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software, & Applications (COMPSAC)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA. June 10-14, 2016
Workshop Website:

Goal of the workshop
This workshop will bring researchers from academia and industry to discuss platforms, tools, and
techniques to store, process and analyze large amount of log data with the intent to gather meaningful
information for practical purposes such as monitoring of data security breaches, conducting of
forensic investigation, auditing of policies for compliance, and debugging and testing of
applications. This workshop will focus on challenges, experiences and lessons learned on various
aspects of log data analysis-based intelligence gathering for various embedded, decentralized, and
distributed systems, including but not limited to web, mobile, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT).

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

- Platforms, tools, language supports for storing, processing, and querying log data to gather intelligence
- Log analytics and intelligence gathering for various types of applications (web, mobile, cloud, IoT)
and environments (wired network, wireless network)
- Information visualization support for log analytics
- Requirement and design of software and applications to store adequate log data to support analytics and
gathering of intelligence
- Analysis and gathering of intelligence from log data under anonymized, obfuscated, and encrypted state
- Analysis and gathering of intelligence from log data obtained from firewall, intrusion detection
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Myra Spiliopoulou | 6 Feb 21:17 2016

[Dbworld] CBMS 2016: Announcement of awards and deadline extension

The 29th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2016)
will be held in

Dublin, June 20, 2016: 1st conference day
Belfast, June 21 - 23, 2016: Conference days 2-4

CBMS is the leading conference for computational medicine. It is
an international forum for the exchange of ideas and technologies
between scholars and practitioners.  

Through a generous offer by IEEE TCCLS, we are able to offer at least
three best student paper awards to scientific submissions. We decided
to give a little more time to young authors to make their 6-page papers
more competitive for the awards, so we extended our submissions
deadline to:
        February 14, 2016
Competitive new submissions are also welcome.

Following important dates remain unchanged:
Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2016
Camera-ready due: March 31, 2016
Author registration at the conference: March 31, 2016 (same day as camera-ready due)
CBMS 2016: June 20 - 23, 2016 (1st day in Dublin, then Belfast)

Please consult our website for instructions on how to submit a paper and how to register
your paper as a student paper.
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Gunes Kayacik | 6 Feb 18:39 2016

[Dbworld] Call for Papers -- ACM Workshop SecDef 2016

Apologies for cross-posting

Call for Papers -- ACM Workshop SecDef 2016

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce "SecDef", the second Workshop on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation in
Defense, Security, and Risk Management. This workshop will be part of the Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation Conference (GECCO 2016), to be held July 20-24, 2016, in Denver, Colorado USA.

With the constant appearance of new threats, research in the areas of defense, security, and risk
management has acquired increased importance over the past few years. These new challenges often
require innovative solutions and Computational Intelligence techniques can play a significant role in
finding them. We invite papers describing completed or ongoing work, with the aim to encourage
communication between active researchers and practitioners to better understand the current scope of
efforts within this domain. The ultimate goal is to understand, discuss, and help set future directions
for computational intelligence in security and defense problems.

A detailed description of the workshop may be found at

Please note that the submissions deadline is April 3, 2016.

Additional information regarding GECCO 2016, including workshop schedules, is provided at

If you have questions or require other assistance, please contact the organizers at

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George Papadopoulos | 6 Feb 16:50 2016

[Dbworld] 42nd Euromicro SEAA: Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching!

*** Fourth Call for Papers ***
*** Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching! ***

42nd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced
Applications (SEAA 2016)

Aug. 31st - Sept. 2nd, 2016, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

Collocated with the 19th Euromicro Conference on Digital Systems Design
(DSD 2016)


The Euromicro Conference series on Software Engineering and Advanced
Applications (SEAA) is a long-standing international forum for researchers,
practitioners from business and industry, and students to present and
discuss the latest innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns in the
field of Software Engineering and Advanced Applications in information
technology for software-intensive systems.



á ESE: Embedded Software Engineering
(Chairs: Etienne Borde, David Griffin)

á MOCS: Model-based Development, Components and Services
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Ching-Hsien (Robert) Hsu | 6 Feb 07:05 2016

[Dbworld] IEEE DataCom 2016 - CFP: Research Track, Works-in-Progress, Industry & Workshop Track, Demo & Poster

The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing(IEEE DataCom 2016)
Auckland, New Zealand, August 8-12, 2016


Big data is a rapidly expanding research area spanning the fields of computer science and information
management, and has become a ubiquitous term in understanding and solving complex problems in different
disciplinary fields such as engineering, applied mathematics, medicine, computational biology,
healthcare, social networks, finance, business, government, education, transportation and telecommunications.

The goal of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing (IEEE DataCom
2016) is to establish an international forum for engineers and scientists to present their ideas and
experiences in the fields of Big Data intelligence and computing. IEEE DataCom 2016 welcomes paper
submissions on innovative work from researchers in academia, industry and government describing
original research work in Big Data. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended
version (with at least 30% new material) for review and publication in special issues of international
journals. Welcome to Chengdu, which has great weather, genuine Sichuan cuisine and many famous tourism
places, such as Jiuzhai Valley, Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Emei Mountain and so on.

IEEE DataCom 2016 will be held on Dec. 8-12, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:

- 	The 5Vs of the data landscape: volume, variety, velocity, veracity, value
- 	Big data science and foundations, analytics, visualization and semantics
-	Software and tools for big data management.
-	Security, privacy and legal issues specific to big data
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Jake Den | 6 Feb 07:01 2016

[Dbworld] CFP: International Journal of peer-to-peer networks (IJP2P)

International Journal of peer-to-peer networks (IJP2P)
ISSN: 2229 - 3930 [Online]; 2229 - 5240 [Print]

Call for Papers

The International Journal of peer-to-peer networking is a quarterly open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles that contribute new results in all areas of P2P Networks. The journal provides a platform to disseminate new ideas and new research, advance theories, and propagate best practices in the area of P2P networking. This will include works that relate to peer-to-peer systems, peer-to-peer applications, grid systems, large-scale distributed systems, and overlay networks. The journal offers a forum in which academics, consultants, and practitioners in a variety of fields can exchange ideas to further research and improve practices in all areas of P2P.

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 P2P networks.

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

  • Advances in theoretical foundations of P2P
  • Commercial applications
  • Cooperation and collaboration in P2P systems
  • Delay-tolerant P2P systems
  • Higher-level query support in P2P systems
  • Mobile P2P
  • Overlay architectures and topologies
  • Overlay monitoring and management
  • P2P and wireless convergence
  • P2P applications and services
  • P2P economics
  • P2P grids
  • P2P information retrieval
  • P2P overlay interaction with underlying infrastructure
  • P2P systems over mobile networks
  • P2P technology and sensors
  • P2P workload characterization and simulation
  • Performance and robustness of P2P systems
  • Protocols and Algorithms for Mobile and Wireless Peer-to-peer Networks
  • Security in P2P systems
  • Self-organization in P2P systems
  • Semantic overlay networks and semantic query routing in P2P systems
  • Social networks
  • Trust, Reputation and Fairness in P2P Systems
  • ad hoc and sensor networks

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers for this journal through E-mail 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 : February 14, 2016
Notification : March 14, 2016
Final Manuscript Due : March 22, 2016
Publication Date : Determined by the Editor-in-Chief
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Lena Wiese | 6 Feb 05:59 2016

[Dbworld] CfP: NoSQL-Net2016 <at> DEXA (Porto, September 5 - 8)

Call for Papers:
3rd International Workshop on Emerging Database Technologies and Linked
Data Applications

in conjunction with DEXA 2016 in Porto, September 5 - 8, 2016.

In the last few years, NoSQL databases, main memory databases and stream data management as well as
RDF-based technologies have matured enough, so that the Gartner, Inc., the world's leading information
technology research and advisory company, has identified them as the top technology trends that will
play key roles in modernizing information management in 2013 and beyond. Thus it is natural that a
‘Emerging Database Technologies and Linked Data Applications' workshop is organized in
conjunction with the DEXA conference, one of the oldest conferences for intelligent information
management. As in the previous two years, the workshop welcomes submissions covering technological
advances as well as industrial or scientific applications of novel data management technologies.

A major focus will be given this year to semantic technologies based on the Linked Data paradigm. A semantic
approach to publishing and sharing information (based on the Linked Data paradigm) is already
recognized and recommended in European strategic documents. RDF, the Resource Description Framework,
is one of the key ingredients of Linked Data, and provides a generic graph-based data model for describing
things, including their relationships with other things.

The new research challenges, that will be addressed in this workshop, are
related to:
- the emerging methods and techniques leveraged in NoSQL databases,
- the emerging database technologies and applications (mobile databases, multimedia databases,
geographical information systems, biological / bioinformatics databases, sensor data management),
- the emerging pan-European data infrastructure that will enable interoperability, interlinking and
reuse of open data in public and also commercial services,
- the NoSQL advantages in Social networking and Semantic Web applications,
- the need for enhanced security in the forthcoming business models (e-government, e-commerce),
- the alternative technologies for solving different Big Data workload–related problems.

*Areas of interests include, but are not limited to:
- Schema design and schema evolution for Linked Data
- Linked Data tools (platforms / frameworks / services)
- Linked Data standard technologies
- Linked Data workflow (publication / consumption)
- Linked Data applications (e.g., e-Government, e-Environment, or e-Health)
- Quality and trustworthiness of Linked Data
- Interoperability between different knowledge organization schemas
- Efficient and effective processing and management of Big Data
- Advances in NoSQL databases (key/value, columnar, document)
- Advances in Graph databases
- Advances in In-Memory data management
- Map/Reduce framework and its exploitation
- Security mechanisms for NoSQL management

* Important dates:
        Submission of Abstracts: March 31, 2016
        Submission of Full Papers: April 10, 2016
        Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2016
        Camera-Ready Version Due: May 31, 2016
        Conference date: September 5-8, 2016
        Workshop date: to be specified

Dr. Lena Wiese (Research Group Leader Knowledge Engineering)
Institute of Computer Science, University of Goettingen
Goldschmidtstrasse 7, 37077 Goettingen, Germany

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Sridhar Venkatesan | 5 Feb 20:53 2016

[Dbworld] CFP Reminder: IICPS Workshop 2016 (Co-located with IEEE-IRI Conference)


3rd International Workshop on Information Integration in Cyber Physical Systems (IICPS 2016)
Co-located with the 17th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI 2016)
July 28-30, 2016, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Submission deadline: April 10, 2016.

Building on the success of the first and second edition, the 3rd International Workshop on Information Integration in Cyber Physical Systems (IICPS 2016) is soliciting quality submissions in all areas relevant to the design and operation of Cyber Physical Systems (CPSs).

CPSs integrate computational elements and physical processes into complex engineered systems, and can find application in a number of areas, including smart electric grids, smart transportation, building automation, medical technologies, next-generation air traffic management, and advanced manufacturing. CPSs are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems, just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with information.

CPSs are inevitably introducing new and fundamental challenges that the research community will have to address in the coming years. A major challenge is that data collected within CPSs is likely to contain critical or sensitive information that needs to be adequately protected against a variety of threats. In fact, this information may become the target of malicious actors aiming at disrupting critical infrastructures for economic or political reasons. For instance, in smart grids, massive amounts of sensitive data from sensors and smart meters – including usage and billing information – must be collected, integrated and processed in order to optimize energy efficiency across interconnected microgrids at the city and national level: malicious actors may leverage this data in order to compromise real time pricing mechanisms, potentially resulting in serious financial consequences for both utility companies and consumers.

Additionally, CPSs provide limited capabilities in terms of in-situ information integration, attack protection and fault-tolerance. Most of the cyber-physical devices are embedded devices characterized by very limited resources, are prone to failures, and subjects to different types of attacks. In order to provide resiliency and security, CPSs must be heavily monitored through a large network of software and physical sensors deployed across the cyber-physical infrastructure. However, this process is expected to generate a volume of data that can rapidly exceed the data acquisition and analysis capabilities of current approaches. To further compound the problem, data sources in CPSs are geographically distributed and, in order to turn data into actionable information, we need new disruptive technologies and holistic approaches capable of integrating and processing data in a distributed and trustworthy manner, while avoiding time-consuming transfer of big volumes of data ac! ross geographically dispersed locations. With so many critical services relying on CPSs, ensuring adequate levels of security and reliability becomes of paramount importance.

The workshop aims at providing researchers and practitioners from different areas (CPS, security, remote sensing, reliable systems, systems engineering) with an interdisciplinary forum to present, discuss, and exchange ideas that address the challenges of next-generation Cyber Physical Systems. The workshop seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research results in all practical and theoretical aspects of information integration in Cyber Physical Systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Data production, management and organization
  • Data formats and collection
  • Data filtering and processing
  • Data fusion
  • Monitoring and control
  • Reliability and security through data-driven approaches
  • Advances and challenges in reliability and security
  • Analytical and simulation studies
  • Experiences with real systems

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart grids
  • SCADA systems
  • Smart transportation
  • Vehicular ad-hoc networks
  • Building automation
  • Smart cities
  • Medical devices
  • Air traffic management systems
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

Manuscripts must address information integration challenges in one of the areas of interest in a scalable way. Manuscripts proposing interdisciplinary approaches and/or addressing the security of CPSs are highly encouraged.

Important Dates

April 10, 2016   Paper submission deadline
May 10, 2016   Acceptance notification
May 17, 2016   Camera-ready paper due
May 17, 2016   Author registration due

Organizing Committee

Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University, USA
Khondkar Islam, George Mason University, USA

Program Committee


Publicity Chair

Sridhar Venkatesan, George Mason University, USA

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