Ismail Khalil | 1 Sep 20:03 2014

[Dbworld] Deadline Approaching - iiWAS2014

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C  A  L  L     F O R       P A P E R S

The 16th International Conference on Information Integration and
Web-based Applications & Services

4 - 6 December 2014
Hanoi, Vietnam
email: iiwas2014@...

**** In Conjunction with *****
- The 5th Symposium on Information and Communication Technology (SoICT 2014)
- The 8th IFIP International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information
Systems (CONFENIS 2014)

**** Important Dates *****
5 September 2014 (SHARP) : Full Papers (10 pages), Short papers, Demos and work in progress (4 pages)
10 October 2014: Acceptance Notification
1 November 2014: Camera-Ready Papers and Authors Registration
04-06 December 2014:   Conference Dates

***** Publication *****
ALL accepted iiWAS2014 papers will be published by ACM International Conference Proceedings Series
(ISBN:978-1-4503-3001-5). Selected high-quality papers will be invited to be published, after
revision and extension, in special issues of international journals and in a book in the Book Series:
Atlantis Ambient and Pervasive Intelligence published by Springer.
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Carlo Combi | 1 Sep 18:45 2014

[Dbworld] TIME 2014 Call for Participation - Verona (Italy) September 8 -10, 2014

*******   TIME 2014 *******

21st International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning
September 8-10, 2014, Verona, Italy


Call for Participation

TIME 2014 aims to bring together researchers from distinct research areas involving the management of
temporal data as well as the reasoning about temporal aspects of information.

This unique and well-established event (see has as its objectives to bridge
theoretical and applied research, as well as to serve as an interdisciplinary forum for exchange among
researchers from the areas of artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification,
and beyond. Moreover, this year, the symposium will encompass two special tracks on Interval Temporal
Logics and on Temporal Networks, respectively.

The TIME 2014 program can be found at  

There will be two keynote speeches:

Formal Methods for Dynamical Systems
Calin Belta
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering and Bioinformatics
Boston University, Director of the Hybrid and Networked Systems (HyNeSs) Lab

Advances in symbolic model checking for multi-agent system
Alessio R. Lomuscio
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Jose M. Juarez | 1 Sep 18:35 2014


IEEE ICHI 2014 Call for participation - International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Verona -
September 15 - 17, 2014

Call for Participation

The annual IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2014 (ICHI 2014, is the premier international forum concerned with the application of
computer science principles, information science principles, information technology, and
communication technology to address problems in healthcare, public health, everyday wellness as well
as the related social and ethical issues.

The ICHI 2014 will be a forum for demo and paper contributions from researchers, practitioners,
developers, and users to explore and disseminate cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange
techniques, tools, and experiences.  The conference program can be found at   

There will be three keynote speeches:

Data Science Against Disease: Perspectives on Research Networks, eHealth and Medical Product
Discovery, Development and Regulation
Eric D. Perakslis
Executive Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and the Countway Library of Medicine at
Harvard Medical School, USA

Here, There and Everywhere – Towards Healthcare Process Support in a Complex and Mobile World
Manfred Reichert
Director of the Institute of Databases and Information Systems, University of Ulm, Germany

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William Spataro | 1 Sep 17:46 2014

[Dbworld] CFP : Special Session on High Performance Computing in Modelling and Simulation (HPCMS) - PDP 2015

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Special Session on High Performance Computing in Modelling and Simulation (HPCMS)

The 23rd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, and
Network-Based Computing (PDP 2015)
Turku, Finland
4-6 March 2015

Paper submission: *** FIRM *** 15th September 2014


The development of models through which computers can simulate the evolution of artificial and natural
systems is fundamental for the advancement of Science. In the last decades, the increasing power of
computers has allowed to considerably extend the application of computing methodologies in research
and industry, but also to the quantitative study of complex phenomena. This has permitted a broad
application of numerical methods for differential equation systems (e.g., FEM, FDM, etc.) on one hand,
and the application of alternative computational paradigms, such as Cellular Automata, Genetic
Algorithms, Neural networks, Swarm Intelligence, etc., on the other. These latter have demonstrated
their effectiveness for modelling purposes when traditional simulation methodologies have proven to
be impracticable.

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Li Yan | 1 Sep 13:54 2014

[Dbworld] Final Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Innovative Database Query Processing Techniques

Final Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Innovative Database Query Processing Techniques

Databases are designed to support data storage, processing, and retrieval activities related to data
management. The wide usage of databases in various applications has resulted in an enormous wealth of
data, which populate a great variety of databases around the world. One can find many types of database
systems, for example, relational databases, object-oriented databases, object-relational
databases, deductive databases, parallel databases, distributed databases, multidatabase systems,
Web databases, XML databases, multimedia databases, temporal/spatial databases, spatiotemporal
databases, and uncertain databases. Recently some new databases are emerging, for example, NoSQL and
NewSQL for big data management, RDF databases for metadata  management, ontology bases for knowledge
management in the Semantic Web, and so on. Nowadays databases have become the repositories of large
volumes of data. So it is very critical to deal with the enormity and retrieve the worth informati!
 on for effective problem solving and decision making. It is especially true when a variety of database
types, data types and users¡¯ requirements as well as large volumes of data are available. Database
queries are the fields which must be investigated by academic researchers together with developers and
users both from database and industry areas.

Recommended Topics
* Top-k queries
* Key queries
* Contextual queries
* Semantic queries
* Fuzzy/flexible/imprecise/approximate queries
* Personalized/Preference queries
* Queries of near neighbors
* Skyline queries
* Query rewriting
* Meta data queries
* Big data queries
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Ira Assent | 1 Sep 13:27 2014

[Dbworld] Postdoc position Analyzing Big Data on Modern Hardware at Aarhus University, Denmark

A postdoc position is available in the Data-Intensive Systems group at Aarhus University, Denmark.

The Data-Intensive Systems group ( is a
new and expanding research group in the Department of Computer Science. Since it was founded, in August
2010, the group has established a portfolio of research activities that include several externally
funded projects.

The department employs some 150 members of staff and has about 1000 students. The department is strong in
both theoretical and experimental research, and it is recognized internationally for its contribution
within theory as well as the practice of computing. To encourage a multi-disciplinary attitude to
research, no firm dividing lines are drawn between the various subjects, and there is lively interaction
among subjects. 

Aarhus University has in excess of 40,000 students. Among over 17,000 universities world-wide, it is
ranked in the top 100 by several influential rankings. Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and is
situated by the sea in East Jutland. Aarhus is a "young" city due to its disproportionally large
population of young inhabitants.

The postdoc position is a research position in a project on data mining on modern hardware. We are looking
for a recent PhD graduate (or graduate within the next two months) with a background in data management, in
particular modern hardware (GPUs, multi-core CPUs). Knowledge of data mining algorithms would be
considered an advantage, but can be part of the postdoctoral training in our group. The project focus is on
efficient algorithmic strategies that exploit modern hardware rather than on developing novel data
mining models. Successful applicants must demonstrate an ability to publish their work in top-ranked
database or data mining research outlets. 

The responsibilities include research on the above topics in collaboration with other staff and project
partners, along with modest teaching and service tasks.

The position is initially for one year, but may be extended to two years based on mutual agreement. The
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Aleqa Hammond | 1 Sep 12:44 2014

[Dbworld] CFP: Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (JSE-2015)

Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (JSE-2015)
January 2 ~ 3, 2015 - Zurich, Switzerland

Call for Papers

Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (JSE-2015) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Software Engineering and Applications. The goal of this Conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on understanding Modern software engineering concepts and establishing new collaborations in these areas.

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

  • The Software Process
  • Software Engineering Practice
  • Web Engineering
  • Quality Management
  • Managing Software Projects
  • Advanced Topics in Software Engineering
  • Multimedia and Visual Software Engineering
  • Software Maintenance and Testing
  • Languages and Formal Methods
  • Web-based Education Systems and Learning Applications
  • Software Engineering Decision Making
  • Knowledge-based Systems and Formal Methods
  • Search Engines and Information Retrieval

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers through the Conference Submission System by September 16, 2014. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this conference. The proceedings of the conference will be published by Computer Science Conference Proceedings in Computer Science & Information Technology (CS & IT) series (Confirmed).

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

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline : September 16, 2014
Acceptance Notification : November 24, 2014
Final Manuscript Due : December 01, 2014
Conference Date : January 2 ~ 3, 2015
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Chiara Ghidini | 1 Sep 12:08 2014

[Dbworld] Joint PhD Position at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler and University of Brescia on AI techniques for Pr

Subject: Joint PhD Position at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler and University of Brescia on AI techniques for
Process Mining 

Position: 1 PhD position
Duration: 3 years
Close Date: 12 September 2014 at 13.00 Italian Time
Web site:

One PhD position is open at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia (Italy) on
Artificial intelligence and reasoning techniques for process mining in information systems. The
research will be carried out jointly between the Department of Information Engineering, University of
Brescia and the SHELL team, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento Italy, where most of the research
activities will be conducted. 

About Us

FBK-ICT ( conducts research in information technology. Research units and
interdisciplinary research projects, such as SHELL (, aim at  addressing important
research challenges by exploiting and joining the different scientific competences that are at the base
of the internationally well-known scientific excellence of FBK-ICT.

The Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia conducts research in several areas of
information and communication technologies, including computer science and engineering. In this area
different groups work on various basic and applied research projects with strong scientific
competences especially in the fields of artificial intelligence, information systems, robotics, and
human-computer interaction.

For further infos please contact:

Prof. Alfonso Emilio Gerevini, gerevini@...
Department of Information Engineering
University of Brescia

Dr. Chiara Ghidini, ghidini@...
SHELL project
Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Topic Description

TITLE: Artificial intelligence and reasoning techniques for process mining in information systems
REFERENCE PERSONS: Chiara Ghidini, Alfonso Gerevini 
ABSTRACT: Process mining is a recent and rapidly emerging research field with many applications, aiming
at discovering, monitoring and improving real processes by extracting knowledge from event logs
readily available in today's (information) systems. Despite the several enormous steps carried on in
the last years, still a number of open challenges waits to be addressed in this field, as for example, the
run-time operational support for processes (i.e., the on-line detection and prediction of problems,
and  the run-time provision of recommendations towards their resolution), or the management of complex
event logs with different characteristics (e.g., too many, too few or too abstract data).  
The aim of this thesis is investigating how to exploit, adapt and combine techniques and approaches
borrowed from different research fields, ranging from logic to artificial intelligence, from model
checking to statistics, to advance the existing services for process analysis and process model
(re-)design from monitoring data.  To this purpose, several are the challenges to be faced in the work as,
for example, (i) the capability to represent and reason about secondary aspects for business processes
such as data, time, resources, purpose of data; (ii) the capability to align execution information with
models, when they exist, or to mine (logic-based) models from traces, when they do not exist; (iii) the
capability to monitor run-time execution and to predict its outcome.  The work will put
  together theoretical and methodological aspects, including for example the problem conceptualization
and representation, as well as implementation and optimization ones, aimed at the devel!
 opment of process analysis services and tools.

SKILLS REQUIRED: good knowledge of artificial intelligence and/or knowledge representation techniques

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XIAOLI LI | 1 Sep 10:29 2014

[Dbworld] Machine Learning Opportunities at Singapore

Machine Learning Lab at The Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) Singapore is looking for researchers
with an excellent research track record in machine learning and data mining. Researchers with
multi-disciplinary expertise that brings together data analytics with application knowledge are
particularly welcome. A PhD degree in Computer Science/Computer engineering is essential.

The appointment can commence any time and will be initially for 2-3 years, with high possibility for
extension every three years. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary and benefits
based on their qualifications.

Potential applicants can send detailed CV to Dr. Xiaoli Li at xlli@...
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Magnus Knuth | 1 Sep 09:04 2014

[Dbworld] CFP: WaSABi - 3rd Workshop on Semantic Web Enterprise Adoption and Best Practice <at> EKAW2014

for the 3rd Workshop on

Special Issue on Linked Data Lifecycle Management
(WaSABi SI 2014)
November 24th or 25th (tba), 2014, Linköping, Sweden
*** Paper submission deadline: September 19th, 2014 ***

There is a disconnect between the Semantic Web research and commercial practitioner communities, as
evidenced by the limited uptake of these very promising technologies for managing knowledge and
information in the broader industry. Researchers steadily improve upon modelling languages,
reasoners, and triple stores - but all too often, these improvements are driven not by real business
needs, but rather by the interests of researchers to solve interesting challenges. Conversely,
practitioners are oftentimes unaware of how existing Semantic Web technologies can help solve their
problems. Even in the cases that they do know about these Semantic Web solutions, most practitioners lack
the knowledge about tooling, scalability issues, design patterns, etc., that is required to
successfully apply them.

In order to bridge this gap, the WaSABi workshop provides an arena for discussing and developing ways of
applying Semantic Web technologies to real world knowledge modelling problems. The workshop aims to
develop a greater understanding of industrial organisations and their needs among academics (guiding
them in selecting problems to work on that are of direct relevance to practitioner partners), and to
discover or establish best practices for Semantic Web technology development and use, guiding
practitioners who want to apply these technologies. 

Authors are invited to consider the following (non exhaustive) list of topics:

* Semantic technologies for practical knowledge management
* Semantic tools supporting knowledge acquisition 
* Surveys or case studies on Semantic Web technology in enterprise systems
* Comparative studies on the evolution of Semantic Web adoption
* Architectural overviews for Semantic Web systems
* Design patterns for semantic technology architectures and algorithms
* System development methods as applied to semantic technologies
* Semantic toolkits for enterprise applications
* Surveys on identified best practices based on Semantic Web technology

Of special interest are submissions that touch upon the issues discussed during the brainstorming
sessions of the previous WaSABi workshop:

* Linked Data lifecycle management: How can the longevity of key URIs and namespaces be guaranteed? Are
such resources too important infrastructure or community assets to leave to commercial actors? How does
one handle change management in a linked data context? How can software be analysed to find (potentially
dangerous) dependencies on distributed Semantic Web resources?
* Software development for the Semantic Web: Are traditional software engineering methods well suited to
the development of solutions for the Semantic Web? How can the complexity of the Semantic Web technology
stack be abstracted or simplified (e.g. ORM for RDF)? Can Semantic Web software components run unchanged
on cloud computing platforms, or how must they be adapted?

Additionally, industrial papers that focus on approaches, architectures, or tools demonstrating best
practices in Semantic Web technologies are particularly encouraged.

Submission criteria are as follows:

* Papers must adhere to the LNCS format guidelines (
* Papers are limited to eight pages (including figures, tables and appendices).
* Papers are submitted in PDF format via EasyChair (

Accepted authors are given a presentation time slot of 15 minutes, with 5 minutes Q&A.

All accepted papers will be included in the WaSABi SI 2014 proceedings, to be published online via CEUR-WS.

All deadlines are unless otherwise stated 23:59 Hawaii time.

    • Submission - September 19, 2014
    • Notification -  October 17, 2014
    • Camera ready version - October 31, 2014
    • Workshop - November 24 or 25 (tba), 2014 (half day)

    • Marco Neumann, KONA LLC
    • Sam Coppens, IBM Research
    • Karl Hammar, Jönköping University, Linköping University
    • Magnus Knuth, Hasso Plattner Institute - University of Potsdam
    • Dominique Ritze, University of Mannheim
    • Miel Vander Sande, iMinds – Multimedia Lab – Ghent University

For enquiries, please contact the organizers at wasabiekaw2014@...

- Ghislain Atemezing, Eurecom
- Henrik Eriksson, Linköping University
- Daniel Garijo, UPM
- Charles Mccathie Nevile, Yandex / Littleguy SL
- Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim
- Vladimir Tarasov, Jönköping University
- Sebastian Tramp, University of Leipzig
- Ruben Verborgh, Ghent University - iMinds
- Jörg Waitelonis,
(to be extended)

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Hua Lu | 1 Sep 09:00 2014

[Dbworld] CFP: Special Issue on Big Geo-Referenced Data, Journal of Big Data Research


Special Issue on Big Geo-Referenced Data, Elsevier Journal of Big Data Research

We are witnessing rapid increases in the deployment of mobile computing, wireless communication, and a
variety of sensing devices that capture the movements of mobile objects. For example, wireless
connectivity and bandwidth are improving, and smartphone users are proliferating. As a result, an
increasingly capable infrastructure is becoming available that is able to collect very large volumes of
geo-referenced data, to transmit such data as needed for use at computing platforms, and to fuel novel and
value-creating applications and services.

This special issue aims to publish articles that, broadly construed, present advances in the data
management foundations capable of creating value from big geo-referenced data. Such articles may
present systems as well as techniques that address specific challenges, such as the availability of
large data volumes, high data arrival rates, and low-latency requirements; and they may present
proposals for new functionality that enables new applications and services that in turn create value
from big-geo-referenced data.

Submission Format and Guidelines

All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and must contain only original work,
which has not been published by, or is currently under review for, any other journal or conference.
Submissions are expected to not exceed 30-35 pages (including figures, tables, and references) in the
journal¡¯s single-column format using 11 point font. Detailed submission guidelines are available
under ¡°Guide for Authors¡± at: 

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through the Elsevier Editorial
System (EES). The authors must select SI: BigGeoData as Article Type when they reach the Article Type step
in the submission process. The EES website is located at: 

All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent reviewers. Requests for additional
information should be addressed to the guest editors.

Beng Chin Ooi, National University of Singapore
Zhaohui Wu, Zhejiang University 

Guest Editors
Christian S. Jensen, Aalborg University
Hua Lu, Aalborg University

Important dates 
Submission: October 5, 2014
Acceptance notification: March 15, 2015
Expected publication: May 2015
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