Donald Adjeroh | 29 Sep 08:02 2014
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Call for Papers: SBP15 -- Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction

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--- CALL FOR PAPERS---


2015 International Conference on
Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP15)
March 31 – April 3, 2015, UCDC Center,  Washington DC, USA
Conference Website: http://sbp-conference.org/

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper Registration Deadline:   November   7, 2014
Paper/full text   Due:                 November 14, 2014
Author Notification:                   December 19, 2014

Camera-ready version:              January     16, 2015

 

Pre-conference Tutorial Sessions: March 31, 2015

SBP15 Conference (Single Track), April 1-3, 2015

 

  

SPONSORED BY:
An up to date list of sponsors will be available on the conference website.

Sponsors for SBP in previous years included:


Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Army Research Office (ARO)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

ABOUT SBP:
SBP is a multidisciplinary conference with a selective single paper track and poster session. SBP also invites a small number of high quality tutorials and nationally recognized keynote speakers.

 

Social computing harnesses the power of computational methods to study social behavior within a social context. Cultural behavioral modeling refers to representing behavior and culture in the abstract, and is a convenient and powerful way to conduct virtual experiments and scenario analysis. Both social computing and cultural behavioral modeling are techniques designed to achieve a better understanding of complex behaviors, patterns, and associated outcomes of interest. Moreover, these approaches are inherently interdisciplinary; subsystems and system components exist at multiple levels of analysis (i.e., “cells to societies”) and across multiple disciplines, from engineering and the computational sciences to the social and health sciences.

 

The SBP conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government agencies to exchange ideas on current challenges in social computing, behavioral modeling and prediction, and on state-of-the-art methods and best practices being adopted to tackle these challenges.

 

 

Call for Papers:
Papers (both regular and short papers) are solicited on research issues, theories, and applications. Topics
of interests include, but are not limited to,

 

Basic Research on Sociocultural &

Behavioral Processes using SBP

 Group interaction and collaboration

 Group formation and evolution

 Group representation and profiling

 Collective action and governance

 Cultural patterns & representation

 Social conventions and social contexts

 Influence process and recognition

 Public opinion representation

 Viral marketing and information diffusion

 Psycho-cultural situation awareness

 

Methodological Issues in SBP

 Mathematical foundations

 Verification and validation

 Sensitivity analysis

 Matching technique or method to research questions

 Metrics and evaluation

 Methodological innovation

 Model federation and integration

 Evolutionary computing

 Network analysis and optimization

 

Military & Security Applications

 Group formation and evolution in the political context

 Technology and flash crowds

 Networks and political influence

 Group representation and profiling

 Reasoning about terrorist group behaviors and policies towards them

 

Health Applications of SBP

 Social network analysis to understand health behavior

 Modeling of health policy and decision making

 Modeling of behavioral aspects of infectious disease spread

 Intervention design and modeling for behavioral health

 

Other Applications of SBP

 Economic applications of SBP

 Reasoning about development aid through SBP

 Reasoning about global educational efforts through SBP

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper Registration Deadline:  November  7,  2014 (11:59pm, EST)

Paper Submission:                       November 14, 2014 (11:59pm, EST)

Author Notification:                    December 19, 2014 (11:59pm, EST)

 

 

Format and Submission:
SBP15 Conference Proceedings will b​e published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LCNS) by Springer. The papers must be in English and MUST be formatted according to the
Springer-Verlag LNCS/LNAI guidelines. Sample LaTeX2e and WORD files are available at

http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0.

 

Papers for SBP15 can be in one of two categories: regular papers or short papers. Regular papers will have up to 10 pages and short papers will have up to 6 pages. The short papers will be presented as posters at the conference.  Both regular and short papers will be included in the final conference proceedings. Papers should be submitted in PDF before the specified deadlines.

Submission website is open at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sbp15.


 

For any questions and inquiries concerning submissions, please send to
nxagarwal <at> ualr.edu  or  don <at> csee.wvu.edu and indicate “SBP 2015” in the subject to avoid being trapped by spam filter.

 

 

Pre-conference  Tutorial Sessions:
Four half-day sessions will be offered: two concurrent sessions in the morning and two
concurrent sessions in the afternoon on the day before the full conference. Sessions
will be designed to meet the needs of one of two distinct groups. One group will consist
of attendees who have backgrounds in computational science; computer science,
engineering, and other mathematically oriented disciplines. Other tutorial sessions will

be designed for behavioral and social scientists and others   (e.g. those with medical

backgrounds or training in public health) who may have limited  formal education in

the computational sciences. Attendees will gain an understanding of terminology,

theories, and general approaches employed by computationally based fields, especially

with respect to modeling approaches.

 

More details regarding the preconference tutorial
sessions, including instructors, course content, and registration information will be
posted to the conference website (http://sbp-conference.org/) as soon as this information becomes available.

 

Note that the plans for the tutorial sessions are in progress and are subject to change.

 

Please see the SBP15 website for more details. Keynotes and tutorials delivered in

the previous SBP meetings are available through the website http://sbp-conference.org/.

 

 

SBP15 CHALLENGE TRACK:
This year's challenge is problem-centered -- participants will be presented with a general problem aligned with the theme of social computing, behavioral-cultural modeling, and prediction and be asked to come up with innovative solutions. We will allow participants to use their own datasets, and will favor those who provide or utilize publicly available datasets in their submission. To this end, we will provide some sample datasets to get participants started. Submissions will be judged by an interdisciplinary panel, and winners will be invited to present their work at SBP. More details on problem, submission website, deadline and awards to come.

 

 

Funding Panel & Cross-fertilization Roundtables :
Previous SBP conferences have included a Cross-fertilization Roundtable session or a Funding Panel. The purpose of the cross-fertilization roundtables is to help participants become better acquainted with
people outside of their discipline and with whom they might consider partnering on future SBP-related research collaborations. The Funding Panel provides an opportunity for conference participants to interact with program managers from various federal funding agencies. Participants for the previous funding panels have included representatives from federal agencies, such as the NSF, NIH, DoD, ONR, AFOSR, ARO, USDA, etc.

 

 

Best Paper Awards:
SBP15 will feature a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award.  All papers are
qualified for the Best Paper Award. Papers where the senior author says the principal
author is a student will be considered for the Best Student Paper Award.

 

Hotel and Logistics:
Information on hotel and logistics will be provided at the conference website as it becomes available. 

http://sbp-conference.org/

 

Travel Scholarships:
It is anticipated that a limited number travel scholarships will be available on a
competitive basis. Additional information will be provided at the SBP Conference website
as it becomes available at
http://sbp-conference.org/

 

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION:

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

Nathan D. Bos, Johns Hopkins University

Sun-Ki Chai, University of Hawaii

Huan Liu, Arizona State University

Patty Mabry, National Institutes of Health

Dana Nau, University of Maryland

John Salerno, Air Force Research Lab

V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland

Claudio Cioffi-Revilla George Mason University

S. Jay Yang, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Jeff Johnson, East Carolina University

 

 

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas

Kevin Xu, Technicolor Research

Nathaniel Osgood, University of Saskatchewan

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Fahmida N. Chowdhury, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Rebecca Goolsby, Office of Naval Research

John Lavery, Army Research Lab/Army Research Office

Joseph Lyons, Air Force Research Lab

Patty Mabry, National Institutes of Health

Tisha Wiley, National Institutes of Health

 

POSTER SESSION CHAIR

Lei Yu, Binghamton University

 

TUTORIAL CHAIR

Dongwon Lee, Pennsylvania State University

 

CHALLENGE PROBLEM CHAIRS

Fred Morstatter, Arizona State University

Kang Zhao, University of IowaKenneth Joseph, Carnegie Melon University

 

WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Fahmida N. Chowdhury, NSF

Tisha Wiley, National Institutes of Health

 

SPONSORSHIP CHAIR

Huan Liu, Arizona State University

 

WEB CHAIR

Katherine Chuang, Soostone Inc.

 

PUBLICITY CHAIRS

Donald Adjeroh, West Virginia University

 

 

Further Information about SBP15
Additional information will be posted at the conference website
http://sbp-conference.org/  as it becomes available.

 


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Madeline Bauer | 28 Sep 04:49 2014
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Bob Newcomb Memorial

Renowned statistician, ASA fellow, and president Orange County/Long Beach chapter Professor Robert (Bob) Newcomb of the University of California at Irvine passed away on July 10, 2014 due to complications of a sudden illness.   Three chapters of the American Statistical Association in the southern California region (San Diego, Southern California, and OCLB) are organizing a memorial service to celebrate Bob's successful life, which profoundly influenced the statistical community and the lives of many statisticians.   This statistical tribute will be held on November 15, 2014 at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California.
 
All statisticians who are interested in learning about or sharing Bob's legend are welcome.   For details and pre-registration see the web sites of the three ASA chapters http://community.amstat.org/SDASA/Home/,
http://www.sc-asa.org/, http://community.amstat.org/OCLB/Home/ or contact Thomas Lin at thomasnancy.lin <at> gmail.com.
 
A memorial service will be held at the University of California, Irvine on Oct 19, 2014. http://www1.icts.uci.edu/rnewcomb/notices.cfm.
 
Donations in memory of Bob can be made to Robert Newcomb Fellowship Fund: ucifuture.com/impact/newcomb.php
========================
Madeline Bauer
USC
Southern California and Orange county/Long Beach Chapters, ASA
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Munjal, Aarti | 24 Sep 03:36 2014

ASA John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award - 2015

ASA John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award - 2015

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John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award - 2015
Statistical Computing Section
American Statistical Association

The Statistical Computing Section of the American Statistical Association announces the competition for the John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award. In 1998 the Association for Computing Machinery presented its Software System Award to John Chambers for the design and development of S. Dr. Chambers generously donated his award to the Statistical Computing Section to endow an annual prize for statistical software written by, or in collaboration with, an undergraduate or graduate student. The prize carries with it a cash award of $1000, plus a substantial allowance for travel to the annual Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) where the award will be presented.

Teams of up to 3 people can participate in the competition, with the cash award being split among team members. The travel allowance will be given to just one individual in the team, who will be presented the award at JSM. To be eligible, the team must have designed and implemented a piece of statistical software. The individual within the team indicated to receive the travel allowance must have begun the development while a student, and must either currently be a student, or have completed all requirements for her/his last degree after January 1, 2014. To apply for the award, teams must provide the following materials:

Current CV's of all team members.

A letter from a faculty mentor at the academic institution of the individual indicated to receive the travel award. The letter should confirm that the individual had substantial participation in the development of the software, certify her/his student status when the software began to be developed (and either the current student status or the date of degree completion), and briefly discuss the importance of the software to statistical practice.

A brief, one to two page description of the software, summarizing what it does, how it does it, and why it is an important contribution. If the team member competing for the travel allowance has continued developing the software after finishing her/his studies, the description should indicate what was developed when the individual was a student and what has been added since.

An installable software package with its source code for use by the award committee. It should be accompanied by enough information to allow the judges to effectively use and evaluate the software (including its design considerations.) This information can be provided in a variety of ways, including but not limited to a user manual (paper or electronic), a paper, a URL, and online help to the system.

All materials must be in English. We prefer that electronic text be submitted in Postscript or PDF. The entries will be judged on a variety of dimensions, including the importance and relevance for statistical practice of the tasks performed by the software, ease of use, clarity of description, elegance and availability for use by the statistical community. Preference will be given to those entries that are grounded in software design rather than calculation. The decision of the award committee is final.

All application materials must be received by 5:00pm EST, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the address below. The winner will be announced in May and the award will be given at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings.

Student Paper Competition
c/o Aarti Munjal
Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado Denver


--
Aarti Munjal, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Informatics
Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado, Denver
Phone: 303-724-6273



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Geoffrey Hubona | 28 Apr 19:09 2014
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Online 8-Month 2014 R BOOT CAMP: $100 for students ends midnight May 2

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS END MIDNIGHT THIS FRIDAY for both live AM and live PM online class sessions.

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Live, online, centerpiece Introduction to R summer course is based on authoritative
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then again on same Friday in PM for Pacific Rim countries (where it is Saturday morning).
Also includes 30+ additional 24/7 "on-demand" R courses with 900+ more
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Geoffrey Hubona | 22 Apr 19:29 2014
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SUMMER of SEM Online: SEM with lavaan and Multilevel SEM with xxM

Live, online, 8-session SEM course, with weekly Wednesday 11:30AM EDT and 7:30PM EDT classes using lavaan package in R begins June 18. Early registration discounts ($245 total fee for students) ends on May 15. This registration cost INCLUDES continued educational support through December 2014 by well-published, International experts in SEM and PLS path modeling, with 22 additional courses for you to access 24/7.

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Includes a SEM'n'R registration with 22 other online courses on SEM, PLS path modeling and R software for 24/7 access, as well as ongoing question-and-answer support from the authors of these courses, beginning the day after your initial registration and not ending until January 1, 2015.

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WIC Office | 1 Apr 16:57 2014

WI'14 - Call for Special Session Papers, Workshop Papers & Tutorial Proposals

[Apologies for cross-postings]

##################################################################

         The 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on

                     Web Intelligence (WI'14)

                August 11-14, 2014, Warsaw, Poland

                 CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION PAPERS,

               WORKSHOP PAPERS & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

##################################################################

http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/wi/wi-2014-special-sessions

http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/wi/wi-2014-workshops

http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/wi/submit-proposal

##################################################################

WI'14 is a part of the 2014 Web Intelligence Congress (WIC'14).

The series of Web Intelligence (WI) conferences was started in
Japan in 2001. Since then, WI has been held yearly in several
countries, including: Canada, China, France, USA, Australia and
Italy. WI conference is recognized as the World's leading forum
related to Web Intelligence. In 2014, it will be organized in
Warsaw as a Special Event commemorating the 25th anniversary of
the Web.

WI'14 Special Sessions
- Soft Clustering
- Granular Computing
- Complex Methods for Data and Web Mining 
- Big Data Analytics

WI'14 Workshops
- Web Personalization, Recommender Systems and Social Media
- Social Web Intelligence
- Ensemble Learning for Web Analytics
- Semantic Data Analytics
- Natural Language Processing and Ontology Engineering

Important Dates
##################################################################
# Workshop/special session paper submission:    April     13, 2014 
# Tutorial proposal submission:                 April     13, 2014 
# Tutorial proposal acceptance notification:    April     20, 2014 
# Paper acceptance notification:                May        4, 2014 
##################################################################

Keynote Speakers
- [Turing Award Winner:] Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (Tsinghua University)
- Stefan Decker (National University of Ireland & DERI)
- Karl Friston (University College London)
- Sadaaki Miyamoto (University of Tsukuba)
- Yi Pan (Georgia State University)
- Henryk Skarzynski (Inst. of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing)
- John F. Sowa (VivoMind Research, LLC)
- Andrzej Szalas (Linkoping University & the University of Warsaw)

Panel Speakers
- European Human Brain Project: Richard Frackowiak,
  Piotr Bogorodzki, Thomas Heinis, Ferath Kherif
- [other plenary panels to be announced soon]

Workshop Chairs
- Lipika Dey (India)
- Adam Krasuski (Poland)
- Marek Reformat (Canada)

Tutorial Chairs
- Hiranmay Ghosh (India)
- Radoslaw Katarzyniak (Poland)
- Christina Schweikert (USA)

Online Submissions & Publications
##################################################################
# Papers need to have up to 8 pages in IEEE format:
# http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting
# Accepted special session papers will be published
# in the main WI'14 proceedings (IEEE).
# Accepted workshop papers will be published in the
# WI-IAT'14 workshop proceedings (IEEE).
##################################################################

*** Post-Conference Journal Publications ***

- Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (IOS Press)
- Brain Informatics (Springer)
- Information Technology & Decision Making (World Scientific)
- Computational Intelligence (Wiley)
- Health Information Science and Systems (Springer)
- Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier)
- Computational Cognitive Science (Springer)
- Semantic Computing (World Scientific)
- [special web 25 issue:] Fundamenta Informaticae (IOS Press)

*** About WIC'14 ***

The 2014 Web Intelligence Congress (WIC'14) includes four
international conferences related to intelligent informatics:

- IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence 2014 (WI'14)
- IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2014 (IAT'14)
- Active Media Technology 2014 (AMT'14)
- Brain Informatics & Heath 2014 (BIH'14)

They are co-located in order to bring together researchers and
practitioners from diverse fields with the purpose of exploring
the fundamental roles, interactions and practical impacts of
Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Information Technology.

*** About the Venue ***

The conference will be held in August - the best Summer period
to visit Warsaw and Poland. Lectures will take place in Central
Campus of the University of Warsaw, in the Old Library building
converted to a modern conference center. The campus is located
in downtown Warsaw, close to the Old Town and Vistula River.

*** Contact Information ***

- Special session papers: Dominik Slezak (slezak <at> mimuw.edu.pl)
- Workshop papers: Lipika Dey (lipikadey <at> gmail.com)
- Tutorial proposals: Hiranmay Ghosh (wi14.hiranmay <at> gmail.com)

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cbc-inform | 1 Apr 16:00 2014

WebWI'14 - Call for Special Session Papers, Workshop Papers & Tutorial Proposals

[Apologies for cross-postings]

##################################################################

         The 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on

                     Web Intelligence (WI'14)

                August 11-14, 2014, Warsaw, Poland

                 CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION PAPERS,

               WORKSHOP PAPERS & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

##################################################################

http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/wi/wi-2014-special-sessions

http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/wi/wi-2014-workshops

http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/wi/submit-proposal

##################################################################

WI'14 is a part of the 2014 Web Intelligence Congress (WIC'14).

The series of Web Intelligence (WI) conferences was started in
Japan in 2001. Since then, WI has been held yearly in several
countries, including: Canada, China, France, USA, Australia and
Italy. WI conference is recognized as the World's leading forum
related to Web Intelligence. In 2014, it will be organized in
Warsaw as a Special Event commemorating the 25th anniversary of
the Web.

WI'14 Special Sessions
- Soft Clustering
- Granular Computing
- Complex Methods for Data and Web Mining 
- Big Data Analytics

WI'14 Workshops
- Web Personalization, Recommender Systems and Social Media
- Social Web Intelligence
- Ensemble Learning for Web Analytics
- Semantic Data Analytics
- Natural Language Processing and Ontology Engineering

Important Dates
##################################################################
# Workshop/special session paper submission:    April     13, 2014 
# Tutorial proposal submission:                 April     13, 2014 
# Tutorial proposal acceptance notification:    April     20, 2014 
# Paper acceptance notification:                May        4, 2014 
##################################################################

Keynote Speakers
- [Turing Award Winner:] Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (Tsinghua University)
- Stefan Decker (National University of Ireland & DERI)
- Karl Friston (University College London)
- Sadaaki Miyamoto (University of Tsukuba)
- Yi Pan (Georgia State University)
- Henryk Skarzynski (Inst. of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing)
- John F. Sowa (VivoMind Research, LLC)
- Andrzej Szalas (Linkoping University & the University of Warsaw)

Panel Speakers
- European Human Brain Project: Richard Frackowiak,
  Piotr Bogorodzki, Thomas Heinis, Ferath Kherif
- [other plenary panels to be announced soon]

Workshop Chairs
- Lipika Dey (India)
- Adam Krasuski (Poland)
- Marek Reformat (Canada)

Tutorial Chairs
- Hiranmay Ghosh (India)
- Radoslaw Katarzyniak (Poland)
- Christina Schweikert (USA)

Online Submissions & Publications
##################################################################
# Papers need to have up to 8 pages in IEEE format:
# http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting
# Accepted special session papers will be published
# in the main WI'14 proceedings (IEEE).
# Accepted workshop papers will be published in the
# WI-IAT'14 workshop proceedings (IEEE).
##################################################################

*** Post-Conference Journal Publications ***

- Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (IOS Press)
- Brain Informatics (Springer)
- Information Technology & Decision Making (World Scientific)
- Computational Intelligence (Wiley)
- Health Information Science and Systems (Springer)
- Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier)
- Computational Cognitive Science (Springer)
- Semantic Computing (World Scientific)
- [special web 25 issue:] Fundamenta Informaticae (IOS Press)

*** About WIC'14 ***

The 2014 Web Intelligence Congress (WIC'14) includes four
international conferences related to intelligent informatics:

- IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence 2014 (WI'14)
- IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2014 (IAT'14)
- Active Media Technology 2014 (AMT'14)
- Brain Informatics & Heath 2014 (BIH'14)

They are co-located in order to bring together researchers and
practitioners from diverse fields with the purpose of exploring
the fundamental roles, interactions and practical impacts of
Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Information Technology.

*** About the Venue ***

The conference will be held in August - the best Summer period
to visit Warsaw and Poland. Lectures will take place in Central
Campus of the University of Warsaw, in the Old Library building
converted to a modern conference center. The campus is located
in downtown Warsaw, close to the Old Town and Vistula River.

*** Contact Information ***

- Special session papers: Dominik Slezak (slezak <at> mimuw.edu.pl)
- Workshop papers: Lipika Dey (lipikadey <at> gmail.com)
- Tutorial proposals: Hiranmay Ghosh (wi14.hiranmay <at> gmail.com)

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WIC Office | 1 Apr 16:03 2014

IAT'14 - Call for Special Session Papers, Workshop Papers & Tutorial Proposals

[Apologies for cross-postings]

##################################################################

         The 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on

               Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'14)

                August 11-14, 2014, Warsaw, Poland

                 CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION PAPERS,

               WORKSHOP PAPERS & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

##################################################################

http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/iat/iat-2014-special-sessions

http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/iat/iat-2014-workshops

http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/iat/submit-proposal

##################################################################

IAT'14 is a part of the 2014 Web Intelligence Congress (WIC'14).

The series of Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) conferences was
started in Japan in 2001. Since then, IAT has been held yearly
in several countries, including: Canada, China, France, USA,
Australia and Italy. IAT series of conferences is recognized as
one of the most important events related to Multi-Agent Systems
with an emphasis on their connections to Information Technology.

IAT'14 Special Sessions
- Cooperative Knowledge Discovery and Management
- Agent-Based Simulation Supporting Decision Making

IAT'14 Workshops
- Data Oriented Constructive Mining and Multi-Agent Simulation
- Agent Systems in Business Process Management
- Knowledge Discovery in Ontologies
- Social Intelligent Agent Technology

Important Dates
##################################################################
# Workshop/special session paper submission:    April     13, 2014 
# Tutorial proposal submission:                 April     13, 2014 
# Tutorial proposal acceptance notification:    April     20, 2014 
# Paper acceptance notification:                May        4, 2014 
##################################################################

Keynote Speakers
- [Turing Award Winner:] Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (Tsinghua University)
- Stefan Decker (National University of Ireland & DERI)
- Karl Friston (University College London)
- Sadaaki Miyamoto (University of Tsukuba)
- Yi Pan (Georgia State University)
- Henryk Skarzynski (Inst. of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing)
- John F. Sowa (VivoMind Research, LLC)
- Andrzej Szalas (Linkoping University & the University of Warsaw)

Panel Speakers
- European Human Brain Project: Richard Frackowiak,
  Piotr Bogorodzki, Thomas Heinis, Ferath Kherif
- [other plenary panels to be announced soon]

Workshop Chairs
- Lipika Dey (India)
- Adam Krasuski (Poland)
- Marek Reformat (Canada)

Tutorial Chairs
- Hiranmay Ghosh (India)
- Radoslaw Katarzyniak (Poland)
- Christina Schweikert (USA)

Online Submissions & Publications
##################################################################
# Papers need to have up to 8 pages in IEEE format:
# http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting
# Accepted special session papers will be published
# in the main IAT'14 proceedings (IEEE).
# Accepted workshop papers will be published in the
# WI-IAT'14 workshop proceedings (IEEE).
##################################################################

*** Post-Conference Journal Publications ***

- Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (IOS Press)
- Brain Informatics (Springer)
- Information Technology & Decision Making (World Scientific)
- Computational Intelligence (Wiley)
- Health Information Science and Systems (Springer)
- Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier)
- Computational Cognitive Science (Springer)
- Semantic Computing (World Scientific)
- [special web 25 issue:] Fundamenta Informaticae (IOS Press)

*** About WIC'14 ***

The 2014 Web Intelligence Congress (WIC'14) includes four
international conferences related to intelligent informatics:

- IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence 2014 (WI'14)
- IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2014 (IAT'14)
- Active Media Technology 2014 (AMT'14)
- Brain Informatics & Heath 2014 (BIH'14)

They are co-located in order to bring together researchers and
practitioners from diverse fields with the purpose of exploring
the fundamental roles, interactions and practical impacts of
Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Information Technology.

*** About the Venue ***

The conference will be held in August - the best Summer period
to visit Warsaw and Poland. Lectures will take place in Central
Campus of the University of Warsaw, in the Old Library building
converted to a modern conference center. The campus is located
in downtown Warsaw, close to the Old Town and Vistula River.

*** Contact Information ***

- Special session papers: Dominik Slezak (slezak <at> mimuw.edu.pl)
- Workshop papers: Lipika Dey (lipikadey <at> gmail.com)
- Tutorial proposals: Hiranmay Ghosh (wi14.hiranmay <at> gmail.com)

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cbc-inform | 23 Mar 05:54 2014

CFP: Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'14) - DEADLINES EXTENDED

[Apologies for cross-postings]

##################################################################

         The 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on

               Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'14)

                August 11-14, 2014, Warsaw, Poland

           UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINES EXTENDED

##################################################################

Homepage: http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/iat/homepage

##################################################################

IAT'14 is a part of the 2014 Web Intelligence Congress (WIC'14).

The series of Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) conferences was
started in Japan in 2001. Since then, IAT has been held yearly
in several countries, including: Canada, China, France, USA,
Australia and Italy. IAT series of conferences is recognized as
one of the most important events related to Multi-Agent Systems
with an emphasis on their connections to Information Technology.

Important Dates
##################################################################
# Online submission of full papers:             March     30, 2014 
# Workshop & special session paper submission:  April     13, 2014 
# Notification of paper acceptance:             May        4, 2014 
# Camera-ready of accepted papers:              May       18, 2014 
##################################################################

WIC'14 Keynote Speakers
- [Turing Award Winner:] Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (Tsinghua University)
- Stefan Decker (National University of Ireland & DERI)
- Karl Friston (University College London)
- Sadaaki Miyamoto (University of Tsukuba)
- Yi Pan (Georgia State University)
- Henryk Skarzynski (Inst. of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing)
- John F. Sowa (VivoMind Research, LLC)
- Andrzej Szalas (Linkoping University & the University of Warsaw)

Plenary Panel Speakers
- European Human Brain Project: Richard Frackowiak,
  Piotr Bogorodzki, Thomas Heinis, Ferath Kherif
- [other plenary panels to be announced soon]

IAT'14 Co-Organizers/Co-Sponsors
- Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
- IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII)
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGART
- The University of Warsaw
- Polish Mathematical Society (PTM)
- Warsaw University of Technology
- Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) Committee on Informatics
- Polish Artificial Intelligence Society

IAT'14 Program Co-Chairs
- Barbara Dunin-Keplicz, Poland
- Mike Lewis, USA
- Takao Terano, Japan

Online Submissions & Publications
##################################################################
# Papers need to have up to 8 pages in IEEE 2-column format:
# http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting
# Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE proceedings.
##################################################################

CONFERENCE TOPICS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

1. Autonomy-Oriented Computing
* Autonomy-Oriented Modeling & Computing Methods
* Nature-Inspired Computing
* Self-Organization in Multi-Agent Systems
* Self-Organized Complex Networks
* Swarm or Collective Intelligence
* Multi-Robot Systems

2. Agent Systems Modeling
* Complex Agent Behavior Modeling
* Cognitive Models of Agency
* Emotional Models of Agency
* Peer-to-Peer Models for Multi-Agent Systems
* Large-Scale Agent-Based Simulation
* Simulation & Training

3. Agent Systems Engineering
* Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
* Agent Programming Languages
* Agent Communication Languages
* Evaluation of Multi-Agent Systems
* Efficiency, Scalability & Complexity in Multi-Agent Systems
* Fault-Tolerance in Multi-Agent Systems

4. Cooperation & Coordination
* Collective Group Behavior & Teamwork
* Social Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems
* Learning & Self-Adaptation in Multi-Agent Systems
* Institutions & Normative Behavior
* Trust, Reputation
* Privacy, Safety, Security
* Multi-Agent Planning

5. Knowledge & Information Agents
* Formal Models of Agency
* Agent-Based Knowledge Discovery & Sharing
* Human-Agent/Robot Interactions
* Agent-Based Knowledge Fusion
* Autonomous Information Services
* Ontology-Based Services
* Uncertainty Management in Multi-Agent Systems

6. Economic Inspirations in Agency
* Algorithmic Game Theory
* Mechanism Design & Auctions
* Negotiations
* Computational Social Choice
* Mediating, Pricing & Trading Agents
* Agent-Based Marketplaces

7. Agent Systems Applications
* Traffic & Transportation
* Finance & Economics
* Decision Making & Policy Making
* History & Archaeology
* Military Applications
* Industrial Applications

Tutorial Proposals
##################################################################
# Electronic submission of proposals:           April     13, 2014 
# Notification of proposal acceptance:          April     20, 2014 
##################################################################

*** Post-Conference Journal Publications ***

- Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (IOS Press)
- Brain Informatics (Springer)
- Information Technology & Decision Making (World Scientific)
- Computational Intelligence (Wiley)
- Health Information Science and Systems (Springer)
- Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier)
- Computational Cognitive Science (Springer)
- Semantic Computing (World Scientific)
- Fundamenta Informaticae (IOS Press)

*** About WIC'14 ***

The 2014 Web Intelligence Congress (WIC'14) includes four
international conferences related to intelligent informatics:

- IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence 2014 (WI'14)
- IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2014 (IAT'14)
- Active Media Technology 2014 (AMT'14)
- Brain Informatics & Heath 2014 (BIH'14)

They are co-located in order to bring together researchers and
practitioners from diverse fields with the purpose of exploring
the fundamental roles, interactions and practical impacts of
Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Information Technology.

*** About the Venue ***

The conference will be held in August - the best Summer period
to visit Warsaw and Poland. Lectures will take place in Central
Campus of the University of Warsaw, in the Old Library building
converted to a modern conference center. The campus is located
in downtown Warsaw, close to the Old Town and Vistula River.

*** Contact Information ***

Dominik Slezak <slezak <at> mimuw.edu.pl>
WIC'14 Congress Program Chair

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cbc-inform | 23 Mar 05:52 2014

CFP: Web Intelligence (WI'14) - DEADLINES EXTENDED

[Apologies for cross-postings]

##################################################################

         The 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on

                     Web Intelligence (WI'14)

                August 11-14, 2014, Warsaw, Poland

           UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINES EXTENDED

##################################################################

Homepage: http://wic2014.mimuw.edu.pl/wi/homepage

##################################################################

WI'14 is a part of the 2014 Web Intelligence Congress (WIC'14).

The series of Web Intelligence (WI) conferences was started in
Japan in 2001. Since then, WI has been held yearly in several
countries, including: Canada, China, France, USA, Australia and
Italy. WI conference is recognized as the World's leading forum
related to Web Intelligence. In 2014, it will be organized in
Warsaw as a Special Event commemorating the 25th anniversary of
the Web.

Important Dates				
##################################################################
# Online submission of full papers:             March     30, 2014 
# Workshop & special session paper submission:  April     13, 2014 
# Notification of paper acceptance:             May        4, 2014 
# Camera-ready of accepted papers:              May       18, 2014 
##################################################################

WIC'14 Keynote Speakers
- [Turing Award Winner:] Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (Tsinghua University)
- Stefan Decker (National University of Ireland & DERI)
- Karl Friston (University College London)
- Sadaaki Miyamoto (University of Tsukuba)
- Yi Pan (Georgia State University)
- Henryk Skarzynski (Inst. of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing)
- John F. Sowa (VivoMind Research, LLC)
- Andrzej Szalas (Linkoping University & the University of Warsaw)

Plenary Panel Speakers
- European Human Brain Project: Richard Frackowiak,
  Piotr Bogorodzki, Thomas Heinis, Ferath Kherif
- [other plenary panels to be announced soon]

WI'14 Co-Organizers/Co-Sponsors
- Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
- IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII)
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGART
- The University of Warsaw
- Polish Mathematical Society (PTM)
- Warsaw University of Technology
- Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) Committee on Informatics
- Polish Artificial Intelligence Society

WI'14 Program Co-Chairs
- Yuefeng Li, Australia
- Hung Son Nguyen, Poland
- Eugene Santos Jr., USA

Online Submissions & Publications
##################################################################
# Papers need to have up to 8 pages in IEEE 2-column format:
# http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting
# Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE proceedings.
##################################################################

CONFERENCE TOPICS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

1. Foundations of Web Intelligence
* Brain Informatics for WI
* Human Level WI
* Cognitive & Computational Models for WI
* Granular & Soft Computing for WI
* Computational Wisdom
* Complex Networks for WI
* Cyber Individuals & Personalization
* Inter-connectivity
* Scalability & Big Data
* WI on Cloud Computing Platform
* Uncertainty Management for WI

2. Semantic Aspects of Web Intelligence
* Semantic Web
* Semantic Grids
* Approximate Semantics
* Nature-inspired Models
* Ontology-based Mining / Retrieval
* Ontology Plug-in Search
* Semantic Data: Crawling, Storage, Indexing
* Vague, Incomplete, Dirty Semantic Data
* Semantic Data Search & Ranking
* Semantic Search Evaluation
* Data Web Search: Multi-sources/repositories
* Information Extraction from Deep Web
* Deep Web-based Ontology
* Semantic Deep Web Crawlers
* Semantic Deep Web Data Fusion
* Semantic Deep Web Annotation & Indexing
* Web-Based Ontology Learning
* Semi-automatic Ontology Generation
* Metrics for Quality of Ontology
* Similarity Measures for Ontology Alignment
* Visualization of Semantic Data
* Web-Scale Reasoning
* Paraconsistent Reasoning

3. World Wide Wisdom Web
* Meta-Knowledge Discovery & Representation
* Problem Solver Markup Language (PSML)
* Search of Best Means & Ends
* Goal-directed Services Support
* Distributed Resources Optimization
* Service Self-aggregation
* Web Inference Engines
* Information & Knowledge Markets
* Wisdom Web of Things (W2T)

4. Web Search & Recommendation
* Automatic Cataloguing & Indexing
* Information Filtering
* Clustering-based Recommender Systems
* Collaborative Filtering & Recommendation
* Hybrid Recommendation
* Information Retrieval Criteria & Evaluations
* Web Information Categorization & Ranking
* Proxy & Cache Techniques
* Web Prediction & Prefetching
* Digital Libraries
* Distributed Search
* Specifications for Web Information Extraction Process
* Web Crawling Systems
* Search Engines & Meta-search Engines
* Linked Data: Crawling, Caching, Querying

5. Web Mining & Warehousing
* Text Mining
* Blog/Twitter Analysis
* Data Stream Mining
* Linked Data Mining
* Multimedia Data Mining
* Web Content Mining
* Web Log & Usage Mining
* Learning User Profiles
* Opinion Mining
* SNS Analysis
* Context-sensitive Web Mining
* Web Information Clustering
* Web Page Clustering & Mining
* E-mail Classification
* Web Site Classification
* Web Information Indexing
* Web Farming & Warehousing

6. Human-Web Interaction
* Adaptive Web Interfaces
* Natural Language Interfaces
* Keyword-based Query Interfaces
* Hybrid Query Interfaces
* Context-aware Computing
* Emotional Factor
* Learning User Profiles
* Multimedia Representation
* Personalized Interfaces
* Personalized Websites
* Remembrance Agents
* Visualization of Information & Knowledge
* Visualization & Interaction with Distributed Web Data
* Social & Psychological Issues

7. Web Intelligence Technologies
* Knowledge Resources & Services Discovery
* Knowledge Grids: Routing, Brokering, Scheduling
* Web Services: Matchmaking, Reconfiguration, Workflow
* Decentralized Community Communication Techniques
* Intelligent Web Agent Technologies
* Global Information Foraging
* Web Security, Integrity, Privacy, Trust
* Green Web Data Centers & Information Systems
* Infrastructure for Semantic Search & Its Evaluation
* Linked Data Browsers & Search Engines
* Modern Computational Platforms for Web Intelligence

8. Web Intelligence Applications
* Web Site Navigation
* Recommender Systems
* Web-based Decision Support
* Web-based Business Intelligence
* Intelligent Enterprise Portals
* Web-based Direct Marketing & CRM
* Web-based EDI
* e-Publishing
* e-Business & e-Commerce
* e-Things & e-Activities
* e-Finance
* e-Learning
* e-Health
* e-Science
* e-Government
* e-Community
* Web Bioinformatics
* Web Health Informatics
* Cloud Web Data Mining
* Cloud Web Data Services

Tutorial Proposals
##################################################################
# Electronic submission of proposals:           April     13, 2014 
# Notification of proposal acceptance:          April     20, 2014 
##################################################################

*** Post-Conference Journal Publications ***

- Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (IOS Press)
- Brain Informatics (Springer)
- Information Technology & Decision Making (World Scientific)
- Computational Intelligence (Wiley)
- Health Information Science and Systems (Springer)
- Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier)
- Computational Cognitive Science (Springer)
- Semantic Computing (World Scientific)
- Fundamenta Informaticae (IOS Press)

*** About WIC'14 ***

The 2014 Web Intelligence Congress (WIC'14) includes four
international conferences related to intelligent informatics:

- IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence 2014 (WI'14)
- IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2014 (IAT'14)
- Active Media Technology 2014 (AMT'14)
- Brain Informatics & Heath 2014 (BIH'14)

They are co-located in order to bring together researchers and
practitioners from diverse fields with the purpose of exploring
the fundamental roles, interactions and practical impacts of
Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Information Technology.

*** About the Venue ***

The conference will be held in August - the best Summer period
to visit Warsaw and Poland. Lectures will take place in Central
Campus of the University of Warsaw, in the Old Library building
converted to a modern conference center. The campus is located
in downtown Warsaw, close to the Old Town and Vistula River.

*** Contact Information ***

Dominik Slezak <slezak <at> mimuw.edu.pl>
WIC'14 Congress Program Chair

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