George Mastorakis | 24 Jun 15:06 2016

Call for Chapters_Springer Book on Mobile Big Data

*Call for Book Chapters for the Springer-Verlag Handbook:*

*/Mobile Big Data/*

*/A Roadmap from Models to Technologies/*


*Georgios Skourletopoulos, University of Nicosia, Cyprus*

*George Mastorakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece*

*Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus*

*Ciprian Dobre, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania*

*Evangelos Pallis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece*

*To be published in the “**Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and 
Communications Systems” book series, Springer (2017)*


The usage of mobile devices steadily grows causing an enormous raise in 
the mobile data traffic over the Internet. Data is not produced only by 
handheld devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, but also by 
pervasive and wearable devices. They are configured for collecting and 
delivering data to related servers that host online/mobile social 
networks. To further support this argument, the explosion of data (i.e., 
web traffic and social network comments, as well as software and 
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Deadline extended - Call for Chapters: Springer Book on "Big Data in Education"

Call for Chapters:

Book title: Big Data in Education 

Publisher: Springer

Current educational practices are still not very data intensive, so most of the data can still be handled
with regular data management systems and statistical tools. However, this is rapidly changing as smart
educational devices & services, robots and more in general ‘the internet of things’ are entering the
educational arena in real practice. The availability of large multi-dimensional data sets presents
renewed opportunities for research in educational technology and the learning sciences. The power of
data to understanding learning can also be amplified by combining heterogeneous data sets, extending
beyond, for example, the cognitive to include the emotional, meta-cognitive, and social layers. The use
of Big data in Education can also be envisaged at the macro (institutions), meso (programs) and micro
(courses) level, at each level for different actors/roles and processes.  

We invite chapters that focus on various aspects related to Big data in education. The scope of the book
includes but is not limited to: 
 *Changes in educational paradigm due to Big data
 *Data collection techniques for smart devices and other tools
 *Role of data analysis and learning analysis
 *Effective visualization technologies to support different stakeholders
 *Role of cloud computing and artificial intelligence
 *Smart Devices/Services in Education, including robots, internet of things
 *Application of Machine Learning /Statistical Methods with Educational data
 *Educational architectures, infrastructures and tools for Big data
 *Privacy and ethical issues with Big data in education
 *Example applications of Big data at micro, meso, macro level
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Rong-Hao Liang | 24 Jun 04:05 2016

[ACM UIST 2016] Call for Participation / Submission

Call for Participation / Submission
(Posters, Demos, Doctoral Symposium, Student Volunteers, and Student Innovation Contest)

The 29th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium
October 16-19, Tokyo, Japan

Submission Deadlines 
Posters: July 7, 2016 12:00 PDT
Demonstrations: July 7, 2016 12:00 PDT
Doctoral Symposium: July 7, 2016 12:00 PDT
Student Volunteers: July 25, 2016 17:00 PDT
Student Innovation Contest: August 1, 2016, 12:00 PDT

The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) is the premier forum for innovations in
human-computer interfaces. Sponsored by ACM special interest groups on computer-human interaction
(SIGCHI) and computer graphics (SIGGRAPH), UIST brings together people from diverse areas including
graphical & web user interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual & augmented reality,
multimedia, new input & output devices, and CSCW. The intimate size and intensive program make UIST an
ideal opportunity to exchange research results and ideas. Join us in Tokyo!

- Posters (Deadline: July 7, 2016 12:00 PDT)
Posters provide an interactive forum in which authors can present their work to conference attendees
during special poster sessions. Posters are an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in
progress, and will be more lightly reviewed than papers. The posters track welcomes innovative
research, as well as innovative ways of doing research. 
Read more:

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info | 24 Jun 00:00 2016

[ CfP ] * [ Friendly Reminder - Deadline: 06.30.2016 ] 7th International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage ( HCITOCH 2016 ) :: September, 7 - 9 :: Turin, Italy

[ CfP ]

[ Friendly Reminder: Deadline: 06.30.2016 ] 

7th International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage ( HCITOCH 2016
) :: September, 7 - 9 :: Turin, Italy
HCITOCH 2016 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations,
doctoral consortium, demos, research-in-progress, poster presentations, and parallel sessions.
The works must be submitted following the instructions found on the submission of papers section. All
accepted works will be published in the respective conference proceedings (in printed book form, CD/DVD
and magazine) by international and prestigious publishing houses in America and Europe:
:: Post-conference publishing Handbook of Research. IGI Global Hershey,
Pennsylvania - USA (Publications have been indexed in a number of prestigious indices such as Thomson
Reuters, DBLP, ACM Digital Library, ERIC, and the Australian Education Index).
:: An academic CD proceedings version --not commercial (distribution in the room), with ISBN and DOI (Blue
Herons Editions
:: The contributions are will be submitted for indexation by EI Compendex, Thomson Reuters, Scopus, IET
Inspec and
:: International Magazine in Europe.
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Anita Havele | 23 Jun 20:20 2016

Web3D 2016 Conference - Regular registration ends 1 July 2016

ACM Web3D 2016 Conference <>  co-located with
SIGGRAPH <>   is around the corner.

Regular registration ends 1 July 2016. Register now
<>  and save.  

We hope to see you in Anaheim 22-24 July 2016. 3D for all


Best Regards,


Executive Director, Web3D Consortium <> 

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George Angelos Papadopoulos | 24 Jun 14:31 2016

22nd ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2017): Third Call for Workshop Proposals

** Third Call for Workshop Proposals ***

22nd ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
IUI 2017

St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

March 13-16, 2017


ACM IUI 2017 is the 22nd annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces
community and serves as a premier international forum for reporting
outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces.

The 22nd edition of the conference will be held in Limassol, Cyprus.
Limassol (or Lemesos) is a multicultural bustling town, flanked by two
ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion, and guarded by the Amathusian
Aphrodite and Appolo Hylates. It is a town of great visual diversity and
contrast from spectacular seafront views, historic places like the mediaeval
Castle, and Byzantine churches. Along the 17 km long sandy beaches, two
Marinas, world renowned 5 star hotels, and a most exciting dining, shopping,
nightlife and yachting scene create a year-round vibrant lifestyle well beyond
the expectations of a Mediterranean island.

ACM IUI is where the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community meets
the Artificial Intelligence (AI), with contributions from related fields such as
psychology, behavioral science, cognitive science, computer graphics, design
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Elvira Popescu | 24 Jun 10:35 2016

CFP: SPeL 2016 (9th International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported Learning Communities)


SPeL 2016
9th International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for
Web-Supported Learning Communities

In conjunction with ICWL 2016 (15th International Conference on Web-based
& SETE 2016 (1st International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for

26-29 October 2016
Rome, Italy

* Paper submission deadline: August 6, 2016 (preceded by a mandatory
abstract submission by July 30)

* All accepted workshop papers will be published in a post-conference
proceedings volume in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)



The workshop follows the previous SPeL 2008, SPeL 2009, SPeL 2010, SPeL
2011, DULP & SPeL 2012, SPeL 2013, SPeL 2014 and SPeL 2015 workshops, held
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Denis Parra | 24 Jun 02:07 2016

Extended deadline: LSRS Workshop (ACM RecSys 2016 co-located)

Due to numerous requests we have extended
the original workshop deadline:

================ CFP LSRS 2106 ============
4th Workshop on Large Scale Recommender Systems
co-located at ACM RecSys 2016
Boston, MA, USA

Submission formats:
We invite submissions in two formats: extended abstracts (1-8 pages), or
slides (15-20 slides).
We encourage contributions in new theoretical research, practical solutions
to particular aspects of scaling a recommender, best practices in scaling
evaluation systems, and creative new applications of big data to large
scale recommendation system.

Important Dates:
Submission: 2016-07-01 (new deadline)
Notification: 2016-08-03
Workshop date: 2016-09-16

Our topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Systems of Large-scale RS:
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KSEM | 23 Jun 10:43 2016

Final Call: KSEM 2016 - Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management Conference

** Please apologize for cross-posting **

*Last Call for Papers: KSEM 2016*
The 9th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and 
Management (KSEM)

October 5-7, 2016
Passau, Germany

Paper submission deadline: *July 4, 2016 (extended)*
Reviews due: *August 7, 2016 (extended)*
Paper acceptance notifications: *August 12, 2016 (extended)*
Camera ready papers due: *September**1, 2016 (rigid deadline)*

KSEM 2016 will be the ninth in this series, which builds on the success 
of eight events of International Conference on Knowledge Science, 
Engineering and Management in Guilin, China (KSEM 2006); Melbourne, 
Australia (KSEM 2007); Vienna, Austria (KSEM 2009); Belfast, UK (KSEM 
2010); Irvine, USA (KSEM 2011); Dalian, China (KSEM 2013), Sibiu, 
Romania (KSEM 2014) and Chongqing, China (KSEM 2015).

The conference will provide space for discussion on scientific as well 
as practice-oriented contributions and promote the exchange of 
experiences, ideas and opinions among all participants. An important aim 
is to identify problems and topics with high practical relevance.
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PostGrant Portal | 23 Jun 17:12 2016

Welcome to The PostGrant Portal – a full-text searchable database of USPTO PTAB Trials

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Welcome,   The PostGrant Portal invites you to join our NEW search platform. The Portal was built with the
express intention of providing a user friendly search portal of USPTO PTAB Trials for IP practitioners,
academics, and businesses. The Portal utilizes “relevance” style organization and filtration
methods. One of the most distinguishable features of our platform is that it allows searching across ALL
document types – including exhibits - of the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board post grant
proceedings. You will be amazed by the breadth and depth of the legal research capability our portal
offers. Please go to our website to create a free-trial account!

The PostGrant Portal is extremely easy to use and features numerous filters for sub-searching and further
refinement. We expect that The PostGrant Portal will level the playing field at the PTAB by enabling
anyone to quickly find, sort, and save relevant documents.   While other platforms have claimed to be
capable of “full-text searching” they have greatly limited the types of applicable documents. 
The majority of the documents within the system are not natively capable of
optical character recognition, which is one of many reasons other search platforms are not capable of
providing the level of sophistication we offer.   We are confident that you will find the search
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HCOMP: Workshops & Doctoral Consortium Deadlines

The 2016 AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation (HCOMP)
will be held October 30 - November 3, 2016 in Austin, TX, USA.

In addition to the main conference tracks, HCOMP will offer several
workshops, a doctoral consortium, and a tutorial (details below).  A
forthcoming announcement email will share details on an Industry & Practice
Track and an Encore Track.

PhD Students interested in the doctoral consortium should apply by August
19. Two HCOMP workshops have calls for papers, due August 1, while
CrowdCamp and the tutorial have open enrollment.

Want to receive future updates on crowdsourcing and human computation?
Follow  <at> hcomp_conf on Twitter, or join our new “crowd-hcomp” listserv for
posting and receiving announcements (e.g., CFPs, job openings, etc.). You
can subscribe online at*.*

*# Workshops and Tutorials*
Information and links to individual calls at

* Workshop: Human Computation for Image and Video Analysis (GroupSight)

     Papers due: Aug 1, 2016

* Workshop: Mathematical Foundations of Human Computation

     Papers due: Aug 1, 2016

* Workshop: CrowdCamp (a one day hackathon)
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