George Papadopoulos | 25 Jan 11:45 2015

[Dbworld] IEEE/ACM UCC 2015: First Call for Papers, Tutorial and Workshop Proposals

*** First Call for Papers, Tutorial and Workshop Proposals ***

8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud
Computing (UCC 2015)

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


Cloud Computing delivers computational resources on-demand as services
that are commoditized and delivered analogous to traditional utilities such as
electricity, gas, water and telephony. Cloud service offerings for compute,
storage and communication resources as well as for hosted software and data
are growing at a tremendous rate, and it is essential to understand how to
effectively transform these services into Utilities that provide value to both
users and providers. There is also increasing interest from commercial
providers to offer business and revenue models around the services they
offer. Understanding how these models could be used to provide utility for
users, intermediary brokers (aggregators) and providers is also an area of
active research. UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas
related to Cloud Computing as a Utility and provides an international forum
for leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing field.
UCC 2015, to be held in Cyprus, will happen as Cloud providers worldwide
add new services and increase Cloud utility at an accelerated pace, and Cloud
service users explore new usage modes.

This will be the 8th UCC in a successful conference series. Previous events
were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010
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Vincent S. Tseng | 25 Jan 10:11 2015

[Dbworld] Call for Workshop Proposals: KDD 2015

Call for Workshop Proposals
KDD 2015 (Aug 10 - Aug 13 2015)

The KDD 2015 organizing committee solicits proposals for full-day and half-day workshops to be held in
conjunction with the main conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide an opportunity for
participants from academia, industry, government and other related parties to present and discuss
novel ideas on current and emerging topics relevant to knowledge discovery and data mining. Workshops
are (tentatively) scheduled for August 10, 2015.

Possible workshop topics include all areas of data mining and knowledge discovery, machine learning,
statistics, and data and information sciences, but are not limited to these. Interdisciplinary
workshops with applications of data mining and data sciences to various disciplines (such as health,
medicine, biology, sustainability, ecology, social sciences, humanities, or aerospace) are of high interest.

The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum to discuss important research questions and
practical challenges in data mining and related areas. Novel ideas, controversial issues, open
problems and comparisons of competing approaches are strongly encouraged as workshop topics. In
particular, we would like to encourage organizers to avoid a mini-conference format by (i) encouraging
the submission of position papers and extended abstracts, (ii) allowing plenty of time for discussions
and debates, and (iii) organizing workshop panels.

Workshop proposals should be emailed to <workshops2015@...> by March 6,
2015 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. A detailed call for proposals, including information about the
expected submission format,  can be found at the above Web address.

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Vincent S. Tseng | 25 Jan 04:13 2015

[Dbworld] CFP: KDD 2015

Call For Papers - KDD 2015
21th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Conference Website:

ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) is a premier conference that brings
together researchers and practitioners from data mining, knowledge discovery, data analytics, and big
data. KDD 2015 will be held in Sydney, Australia during August 10-13, 2015. It will be the first time KDD is
hosted in Australia, and the second time in the Asia Pacific region. Submissions to KDD 2015 are solicited
on all aspects of knowledge discovery and data mining.

Key dates:
- Paper submission due: February 20, 2015, at 11:59 Pacific Standard Time
- Acceptance notification: May 12, 2015

KDD is a dual track conference hosting both a Research track and a Practice track as outlined below. A more
detailed CFP that includes reviewing criteria, formatting guidelines, the dual submission policy,
etc. is available at 

Research track papers
The Research Track invites submission of papers describing innovative research on all aspects of
knowledge discovery and data mining, ranging from theoretical foundations to novel models and
algorithms for data mining problems in science, business, medicine, and engineering. Visionary papers
on new and emerging topics are also welcome, as are application-oriented papers that make innovative
technical contributions to research. Authors are explicitly discouraged from submitting incremental
results that do not provide significant advances over existing approaches.

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Markus Schatten | 25 Jan 01:57 2015

[Dbworld] The 12th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing

(Apologies if you receive this CfP multiple times.)
The 12th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing
August 17-20, 2015
Belfort, France

MobiSPC-2015 will provide a leading edge, scholarly forum for researchers, engineers, and students
alike to share their state-of-the art research and developmental work in the broad areas of pervasive
computing and communications. 

MobiSPC-2015 will be held in the city of Belfort. Belfort exists since the Roman period and was official
recognized as an autonomous city in 1307. From this date, the city was under the authority of the Burgundy
Duchy and Austrian Empire. In 1638, Belfort becomes a French city. After the war of 1871, France looses the
Alsace and Lorraine regions, except the city of Belfort for its outstanding defense. The statue of the
Lion of Belfort was made by Bartholdi to commemorate this event. Belfort is home to multiple academic
institutions, and where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment. 

MobiSPC-2015 is co-organized & co-hosted by the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard,
France. The University was created in 1999 from the fusion of two engineering schools. It is member of the
network of the Universities of Technology with Compiegnes, Troyes and Shanghai (China). The University
is located on three campus located in the towns of Belfort, Sevenans and Montbeliard, from North to South
(separated by 15 kms each). The campus of Belfort is located in one of the biggest technology and
industrial activity park of the town. Basel (in Switzerland) lies 50 kms away to the East, Strasbourg 150
kms to the North-East, Zurich (in Switzerland) 160 kms to the East, Franckfurt (in Germany) 350 kms to the
North-East, Lyon lies 300 kms to the South-West, Paris 500 kms to the North-

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Sandra Sendra | 24 Jan 23:42 2015

[Dbworld] CFP: ICC'15 Workshop - 4th IEEE SCPA 2015 - June 8-12, 2015. London, UK

Apologies for crossposting

-------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE EXTENDED) -----------------

4th IEEE International Workshop on Smart Communication Protocols and Algorithms (SCPA 2015)
June 8-12, 2015. London, UK
In conjunction with IEEE ICC 2015

Selected papers will be invited to the Special Issue on Smart Protocols and Algorithms of the
International Journal Network Protocols and Algorithms (ISSN 1943-3581) or to the Special Issue on
Recent Patents on Telecommunications Journal ((Online)ISSN 2211-7415, (Print) ISSN 2211-7407) 

Communication protocols and algorithms are needed to communicate network devices and exchange data
between them. The appearance of new technologies usually comes with a protocol procedure and
communication rules that allows data communication while taking profit of this new technology. Recent
advances in hardware and communication mediums allow proposing new rules, conventions and data
structures which could be used by network devices to communicate across the network. Moreover, devices
with higher processing capacity let us include more complex algorithms that can be used by the network
device to enhance the communication procedure. 

Smart communication protocols and algorithms make use of several methods and techniques (such as machine
learning techniques, decision making techniques, knowledge representation, network management,
network optimization, problem solution techniques, and so on), to communicate the network devices to
transfer data between them. They can be used to perceive the network conditions, or the user behavior, in
order to dynamically plan, adapt, decide, take the appropriate actions, and learn from the consequences
of its actions. The algorithms can make use of the information gathered from the protocol in order to sense
the environment, plan actions according to the input, take consciousness of what is happening in the
environment, and take the appropriate decisions using a reasoning engine. Goals such as decide which
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Eugene Alferov | 24 Jan 23:34 2015

[Dbworld] ICTERI 2015: The Second Call for PAPERS

=== Our apologies for possible cross-postings ===

Dear Colleagues, 

Please see below the second call for papers of the 11th International Conference on ICT in Education,
Research, and Industrial Applications: Integration, Harmonization, and Knowledge Transfer (ICTERI 2015)

ICTERI 2015 will be hosted by Lviv Polytechnic National University at Lviv, Ukraine on May 14-16, 2015

Please consider ICTERI 2015 for submitting your paper, informing your colleagues and peers about the
event and its open calls. 

More sources of information:
- ICTERI web site:
- ICTERI LinkedIn group :
- ICTERI Facebook group:
- Complete Call for Papers in PDF:
- ICTERI 2015 Program Committee:

01.02.2015 – submission of Papers 
29.03.2015 – notification about acceptance of Papers 
28.04.2015 – submission of the camera ready versions of the accepted papers
28.04.2015 – registration 

Looking forward to receiving the submissions from you, your group and peers.  

Lviv is a major cultural and touristic venue in the very West of Ukraine, having tight historical links to
the neighboring European countries. It is also a comfortable and safe place for a stay. Due to the
development and renewal of its indrastructure and traditional Ukrainian hospitality, the city enjoyed
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Walaa Eldin Moustafa | 24 Jan 18:40 2015

[Dbworld] Research Internships in Data Management at NEC Labs

Internships at NEC Labs

Data Management Department of NEC Labs America, located in the 
Silicon Valley, is seeking highly motivated Ph.D. students for 
summer internships to make a big impact and be part of 
fascinating research activities in data management.

Successful candidates will have an opportunity to work with NEC 
Labs researchers to explore technological breakthroughs and gain 
insights on the industrial aspects of advanced research. In 
addition to contributing to NEC's business, our research has been 
published in premier venues.  For instance, last year our group 
had 5 papers in SIGMOD 2014 conference, most of them co-authored 
with our past interns.

The current research focus of the group is creating cutting edge 
technologies for Data Management. The topics for the internships 
include but not limited to:

- Data Management support for Machine Learning
- Big Data Analytics
- Graph Analytics and Graph Query Processing
- Query Processing and Optimization in the Cloud
- Resource and Workload Management in the Cloud
- Information Sharing and Collaboration
- Mobile Data Management

For consideration, please submit your resume to
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christos nikolaou | 24 Jan 14:41 2015

[Dbworld] 9th Symposium and Summer School on Service-Oriented Computing

SummerSoC 2015:
9th Symposium and Summer School
On Service-Oriented Computing

Call for Papers

SummerSoC is a well-established summer school and symposium focusing on service-oriented computing.
The area of service-oriented computing is interpreted quite broadly, i.e. areas of interest for
SummerSoC include cloud computing, business process management, theoretical foundations of
services, and applications in/of these areas. 

At SummerSoC, renowned researchers and leading industry practitioners give tutorials and invited talks
on current topics from the areas above. PhD students present posters of their ongoing work and give
plenary presentations of their theses. The agenda ensures that enough time is allocated for a lot of
discussions. Participants come from both, academia as well as industry, and from all over the world. 

SummerSoC is also a forum for presenting and discussing research from the areas above. Interested
researchers submit papers that are peer-reviewed. In addition to novel research work we also ask for
application and experience papers as well as overview papers (these submissions have to be marked
accordingly).  Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend SummerSoC 2015. The best papers will be
published in a special issue of the Computing Journal (Springer). All accepted papers will be published
in an IBM Research Report. We recommend to submit a one page abstract of a paper and authors will receive
early brief feedback; full paper submission and review will follow. 

We invite submissions on the following topics:
● Developing services for the cloud
o Moving existing services to the cloud
o DevOps paradigm for services
o Methods and tools for developing “cloud native” services
o Cloud federations and interoperability among clouds
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George Papadopoulos | 24 Jan 11:53 2015

[Dbworld] Last Mile: The 14th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC 2015)

*** Last Mile ***

The 14th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed
Computing (ISPDC 2015)

29 June - 2 July, 2015, St. Raphael Resort 5*, Limassol, Cyprus

*** Submission Deadline: 30 January 2015 ***

Following very successful previous editions since 2002, the 14th ISPDC
conference will be hosted in Limassol, a beautiful coastal Mediterranean city
on the south coast of Cyprus. The conference will be devoted to a highly
selective program with papers describing original and unpublished research
advancing the state of the art in the field of Parallel and Distributed
Computing paradigms and applications. The goal is to provide an interactive
and friendly, yet professional forum, for original research contributions
describing novel ideas, groundbreaking results and/or experiences.

We kindly invite you to submit original contributions to ISPDC 2015 on topics
including, but not limited to:

System Architectures for Parallel and Distributed Computing
- Multi-Cores, Virtualization
- Clusters and Grid Computing
- Methods and Tools for Parallel and Distributed Programming
- Embedded, Mobile and Networking Environments
- System Architecture and System Software for In-Memory Computing
- Innovative System Architecture for Big Data Processing
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Uladzimir Makei | 24 Jan 07:42 2015

[Dbworld] CFP: Fifth International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (ICCSEA-2015)

Fifth International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (ICCSEA-2015)
May 23 ~ 24, 2015, Delhi, India

Call for Papers

The Fifth International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (ICCSEA-2015) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Computer Science, Engineering and Applications. The Conference looks for significant contributions to all major fields of the Computer Science and Information Technology in theoretical and practical aspects. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field.

Authors are solicited to contribute to the workshop by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in the following areas, but are not limited to

  • Algorithms and Bioinformatics
  • Computer Architecture and Real time Systems
  • Database and Data Mining
  • Dependable, reliable and autonomic computing
  • Distributed and parallel systems & algorithms
  • DSP/Image Processing/Pattern Recognition/Multimedia
  • Embedded system and software
  • Game and software engineering
  • Geographical Information Systems/ Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GIS/GNSS)
  • Grid and scalable computing
  • Intelligent Information & Database Systems
  • Mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Multimedia systems and services
  • Networking and communications
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Programming Languages
  • Security and Information Assurance
  • Soft Computing (AI, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, etc.)
  • Software Engineering
  • Web and internet computing
  • Theoretical computer science
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Operating Systems
  • Compiler Design
  • Computer Education

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers through the conference Submission system by January 31, 2015. 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 ICCSEA 2015, after further revisions, will be published in the special issue of the following journals.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline : January 31, 2015
Acceptance Notification : April 24, 2015
Final Manuscript Due : April 27, 2015
Conference Date : May 23 ~ 24, 2015
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Anastasius Moumtzoglou | 23 Jan 21:41 2015


Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2015
M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care

A book edited by
Dr. Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou
Children's Hospital, Greece)

To be published by IGI Global: 

For release in the Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series 

Series Editor: Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A.
Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece) and Anastasia N. Kastania (Athens University of Economics and
Business, Greece) 
ISSN: 2328-1243

Propose a chapter for this book

The Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series aims to
provide a channel for international researchers to progress the field of study on technology and its
implications on healthcare and health information systems. With the growing focus on healthcare and the
importance of enhancing this industry to tend to the expanding population, the book series seeks to
accelerate the awareness of technological advancements of health information systems and expand
awareness and implementation.

M-Health is increasingly being used in the health care field since its use is becoming a cost-effective
method of identifying and monitoring health issues, as well as guiding the formulation of health
policies. Programs to support the professional development of people in the health field, using mHealth
technology, are becoming readily available. mHealth also provides health professionals with access to
patient data as well as access to various information sources, both of which provide valuable assistance
in the diagnosis and formulation of treatment. Individuals can use mHealth to access resource materials
on health issues. Patients can self-monitor and transmit information to their health care provider
making mHealth particularly important to people living in remote areas or those who are physically impaired.

While the timely emergence of mHealth will not resolve all problems, it offers unique opportunities to
reduce cost, increase efficiencies, and improve the quality and access to care. Home-based monitoring
will help hospitals track patient recovery and compliance, thereby minimizing costly episodes of
re-admission. Coordination between departments and providers will reduce wasteful spending and
improve quality of care. Moreover, with rapid consumer adoption of smartphones, physicians can now
perform two-way videoconferencing. Patients and physicians will have access to medical records and
vital signs. Wireless technology will also allow physicians to serve more patients despite
geographical limitations.

In this context, the book will explore the emergence of mHealth in the healthcare setting. It will focus on
the broad range of technologies available, tackle the effects of mHealth on the industry and
stakeholders, explore the infrastructure and architecture needed to support these technologies,
discuss the evolvement of various stakeholders and the impact of mHealth on existing technology, and
analyze the transformation of the business model. Looking forward, it will demistify the impact of
consumer-centric healthcare, and how it might reshape access, quality and treatment.

Objective of the Book
The book will provide an overview of mHealth technologies that affect quality in healthcare. The proposed
book intends to provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and
acronyms. Additionally, it will present chapters (each chapter consisting of 7,000-10,000 words)
authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to the
Interaction of mHealth and quality in healthcare.

Target Audience
This book intends to:

* support students understanding of the effect of mHealth technologies on quality in healthcare 
* help healthcare professionals better understand the needs of their patients 
* act as an assistant for patients to derive more benefits from their healthcare 
* encourage e-health systems designers and managers to ground everyday practice on mHealth technologies 

The prospective audience includes undergraduate and extended degree programs students, graduate
students of health care quality and health services management, executive education and continuing
education, health care managers, and health professionals.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Potential of mHealth 
* Market potential of mHealth 
* Business modeling for mHealth 
* Data Protection and Security of data in mHealth 
* Big Data and mHealth 
* Mobile Telemedicine 
* Practical applications of mHealth 
* The legal framework of mHealth 
* Quality and mHealth 
* Patient Safety and mHealth 
* Role of mHealth in the healthcare systems 
* Interoperability and mHealth 
* Reimbursement models of mHealth 
* Potential liabilities from the use of mHealth 
* Research and innovation in mHealth 
* International cooperation and mHealth 
* Socio-economic impact of mHealth 
* The future of mHealth 

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2014, a chapter proposal
of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.
Authors will be notified by January 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter
guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will
be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for
this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication,
M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind
peer review editorial process.

Full chapters may be submitted to this book here: 

All proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic
publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical
Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science
Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and
electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but
not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management,
information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information
science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information
regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be
released in 2016.

Important Dates
December 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 15, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
April 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
June 30, 2015: Review Results Returned
August 15, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification
August 30, 2015: Final Chapter Submission
Inquiries can be forwarded to
Dr. Anastasius Moumtzoglou
P. & A. Kyriakou Children’s Hospital
Thivon & Levadias, 11527 Athens, Greece
Tel.: +302132009822 • GSM: +306974558870
E-Mail: anas1@...

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