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10 May 2013 09:05

### AMT 2013 Last Call for Papers: 5 days left

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Based on numerous requests, the full paper submission deadline has been
extended to May 13th.

####################################################################
Active Media Technology 2013 (AMT'13)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

2013 International Conference on Active Media Technology (AMT'13)

October 29-31, 2013, Maebashi, Japan

Homepage: http://wi-consortium.org/conferences/amtbi13/

Co-organized by Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
IEEE-CIS Task Force on Brain Informatics (IEEE TF-BI)
Co-sponsored by Maebashi Institute of Technology
Maebashi City and Gunma Prefecture Government
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science

##################################################################
# Full Paper Submission Due: *** 13 May 2013 ***  (Extended)
# a volume of the series of LNCS/LNAI.
# Extensions of selected papers from the proceedings will be
# considered for publication in special issues of journals
##################################################################

Special AMT-BHI 2013 Joint Keynote:
Yuichiro Anzai
President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Keynote Speakers:
Yuzuru Tanaka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University, USA
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland

Shinsuke Shimojo, California Institute of Technology, USA
Marcel A. Just, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (pending)
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR

In the great digital era, we are witnessing many rapid
scientific and technological developments in human-centred,
seamless computing environments, interfaces, devices, and
systems with applications ranging from business and communication
to entertainment and learning. These developments are collectively
best characterized as Active Media Technology (AMT), a new area
of intelligent information technology and computer science that
emphasizes the proactive, seamless roles of interfaces and systems
as well as new media in all aspects of digital life. An AMT based
system offers services to enable the rapid design, implementation
and support of customized solutions.

AMT'13 aims at providing a leading international forum to bring
together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, to
increase the cross-fertilization of ideas and explore the fundamental
roles, interactions as well as practical impacts of intelligent
information technology and computer science on the next generation of
computing environments, systems and media. AMT will feature
high-quality, original research papers in all theoretical, technical,
practical, and interdisciplinary studies that make up the field of
active media technology.

The 1st International Conference on Active Media Technology (AM'01)
was held in Hong Kong in 2001, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th International
Conferences on Active Media Technology (AMT04, AMT05, AMT06) were
held respectively, in Chongqing China, Kagawa Japan, and Brisbane
Australia, and the 5th, 6th, and 7th International Conferences on
Active Media Technology (AMT'09, AMT'10, AMT'11) were jointly held with
International Conferences on Brain Informatics (BI09, BI10, BI11),
respectively, in Beijing China, Toronto Canada, and Lanzhou China.
Active Media Technology 2012 (AMT12) was held under the 2012 World
Intelligence Congress, jointly with  other four international
conferences (BI12, WI-IAT12 and ISMIS12) in 2012.
Following the success of AMT01, AMT04, AMT05, AMT06, AMT09, AMT10,
AMT11 and AMT12, Active Media Technology 2013 (AMT'13) will be held
in Maebashi, Japan, October 29-31, 2013.

Active Media Technology 2013 will be jointly held with the 2013
International Conference on Brain and Health Informatics (BHI'13).
The two conferences will have a joint opening, keynote, reception, and
banquet. Attendees only need to register for one conference and can
attend sessions, exhibits and demonstrations across the
two conferences.

+++++++++++++++++++
Topics of Interest
+++++++++++++++++++

CONFERENCE TOPICS AND AREAS INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO

* Active Computer Systems and Intelligent Interfaces
* Agent-Based Software Engineering
* AMT for Semantic Web and Web2.0
* Cognitive Foundations for AMT
* Computational Intelligence for Active Media
* Conversational Informatics
* Data Mining
* Digital City and Digital Interactivity
* E-Commerce and Web Services
* Edutainment and E-learning
* Entertainment and Social Applications of Active Media
* Evaluation of Active Media and AMT Based Systems
* Human-Centred Robotics
* Human-Web Interaction
* Human Factors in AMT
* Human Modeling and Personalized Services
* Information Design with Active Media
* Information Retrieval
* Information Foraging Agents
* Interactive Gaming Media
* Media Art with Computing
* Machine Learning
* Multi-Agent Systems
* Multi-Modal Processing, Detection, Recognition, and
Expression Analysis
* Network, Mobile and Wireless Security
* Ontology Mining and Web Reasoning
* Personalized, Pervasive, and Ubiquitous Systems and their
Interfaces
* Semantic Computing for Active Media and AMT Based Systems
* Semantic Web, Linked data, and Ontology
* Sensing Web
* Smart Digital Media
* Social Networks and Social Media
* Statistical Analysis and Pattern Recognition
* Transparent Computing and Active Services
* Trust on Web Information Systems
* Ubiquitous Intelligent Devices and Systems
* Wearable Computing
* Web Mining, Wisdom Web and Web Intelligence

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
On-Line Submissions and Publication
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

There are 2 types of Paper Submissions and Publication,
which you can choose one of them:

Type I of Submissions and Publication: Full Paper Submissions:
--------------------------------------------------------------

High-quality papers in all AMT related areas are solicited. Papers
exploring new directions will receive a careful and supportive
review. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of
technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

The proceeding of the conference will be published by Springer as a
volume of the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture
Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI).  Extensions of selected
papers from the proceedings will be considered for publication in
special issues of international journals.

Authors are strongly encouraged to use Springer LNCS/LNAI manuscript
submission guidelines (available at
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) for their initial
submissions (a maximum of 12 pages in Springer LNCS/LNAI style file).
All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format only, using
the conference management tool.

Type II of Submissions and Publication: Abstract Submissions:
-------------------------------------------------------------

Accepted abstract submissions will be included in the conference
program.  Selected abstract submissions will be considered for
publication in special issues of international journals after their
abstracts are extended to a full-length paper and pass a peer review
process.

We will also have poster, demonstration, and late breaking result
paper sessions.

Detailed instructions and a paper submission form can be found
from the AMT'13 Web page at http://wi-consortium.org/conferences/amtbi13/

+++++++
Awards
+++++++

AMT 2013 best paper awards and student paper awards will be conferred
on the authors at the conference.

++++++++++++++++
Important Dates
++++++++++++++++

Electronic submission of full papers
(12 pages in Springer LNAI/LNCS style file):
*** 13 May 2013 *** (Extended)

Notification of full paper acceptance: June 30, 2013
Camera-ready of accepted papers: July 21, 2013

Electronic submission of abstracts
*** 15 July 2013 ***

Notification of abstract acceptance: July 30, 2013

Conference:  October 29-31, 2013

++++++++++++++++++++++++
Conference Organization
++++++++++++++++++++++++

AMT-BHI'13 Honorary General Chair:
Setsuo Ohsuga, University of Tokyo, Japan

AMT'13 Conference General Chairs:
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
Jian-Nong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, SAR China

AMT'13 Program Chairs:
Tetsuya Yoshida, Hokkaido University, Japan
Gang Kou, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

AMT'13 Workshop/Special Session Chair:
Hakim Hacid, Alcatel-Lucent Bell lab, France

AMT-BHI'13 Organizing Chairs:
Kazuyuki Imamura, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Tetsumi Harakawa, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

AMT-BHI'13 Panel Chair:
Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA

AMT-BHI'13 Journal Special Issue Chairs:
Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK
Runhe Huang, Hosei University, Japan

AMT-BHI'13 Publicity Chairs:
Shinichi Motomura, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Dominik Slezak, Infobright Inc., Canada & Univ. of Warsaw, Poland
Jian Yang, Beijing University of Technology, China

BHI'13 Conference General Chairs:
Tomoaki Shirao,	Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Takuji Kasamatsu, The Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, USA

BHI'13 Program Chairs:
Kazuyuki Imamura, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Shiro Usui, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

BHI'13 Workshop/Special Session Chair:
Lars Schwabe, University of Rostock, Germany

IEEE-CIS-TFBI Chair
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

WIC Co-Chairs/Directors
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

Edward A. Feigenbaum, Stanford University, USA
Setsuo Ohsuga, University of Tokyo, Japan
Benjamin Wah, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
Philip Yu, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
L.A. Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley, USA

WIC Technical Committee
Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Georg Gottlob, Oxford University, UK
Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Jianchang Mao, Yahoo! Inc., USA
Pierre Morizet, Mahoudeaux Compiegne University of Technology, France
Hiroshi Motoda, Osaka University, Japan
Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
Jinglong Wu, Okayama University, Japan
Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada

*** Contact Information ***
Tetsuya Yoshida (Hokkaido University, Japan)
<yoshida <at> meme.hokudai.ac.jp>

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### Deadline Extended -- WI12/IAT12 Call for Workshop Proposals

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#####################################################################
CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on
Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology

December 4-7, 2012, Macau SAR, China
Conference Website:  http://www.fst.umac.mo/wic2012
#####################################################################

The submission deadline is extended to April 28, 2012.

The WI-IAT 2012 joint conferences (WI-IAT'12) will co-locate with AMT'12,
BI'12, and ISMIS'12 as a Congress, a Special Event of the Alan Turing Year
(Centenary of Alan Turing's birth). The Congress will have a joint opening,
keynotes, reception and banquet.

IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII)
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), and ACM-SIGART

###########################################################################
# Workshops Chairs
# Prof. Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
#	  Email: y2.li <at> qut.edu.au
# Prof. Yanqing Zhang, Georgia State University, USA
#	  Email: yzhang <at> cs.gsu.edu
#
# (Workshop Proposals Due: April 28, 2012)
# (Workshop Papers Due: July 25, 2012)
# (Workshops Date: December 4, 2012)
#
# Accepted workshop papers will be published in the workshops proceedings
# by the IEEE Computer Society Press, which are indexed by EI.
# High-quality workshops will be recommended to pursue special issues in
# WI/IAT related journals.
###########################################################################

As the Web continues to grow and evolve, many new problems and
challenges are being introduced. The WI-IAT workshops aim to provide
researchers who share similar research interests to meet and address
new research challenges and initiatives that concern Web Intelligence (WI)
and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT). The Workshops provide a venue and
forum for contributions in specialized sub-areas of Web Intelligence and
Intelligent Agent Technology, and allowing authors to present new and
emerging trends in methods and technologies to dedicated audiences.

Following the great successes of WI-IAT'01 held in Maebashi City, Japan,
WI-IAT'03 held in Halifax, Canada, WI-IAT'04 held in Beijing, China,
WI-IAT'05 in Compiegne, France, WI-IAT'06 held in Hong Kong, WI-IAT'07 held in
Silicon Valley USA, WI-IAT'08 held in Sydney, Australia,
WI-IAT'09 held in Milano, Italy, WI-IAT'10 Canada and WI-IAT'11 France.

WI-IAT'12 will provide a leading international forum for researchers and
practitioners to present the state-of-the-art WI-IAT technologies;
examine performance characteristics of various approaches in WI and IAT;
and cross-fertilize ideas on the development of WI and IAT.

By idea-sharing, brain-storming and discussions on the underlying foundations
and the enabling technologies of WI and IAT, 2012 WI-IAT Workshops will
capture current important developments of new models, new methodologies and
new tools for building a variety of embodiments of WI or IAT systems.
As an important part of the conference, the workshop program will focus on
new research challenges and initiatives. All papers accepted for workshops
will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer
Society Press that are indexed by EI, and will be available at the workshops.
Detailed information is available at the conference homepage.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Workshop Proposal Submission
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Workshop organizers should submit their proposals (PDF or Word files)
directly to both Workshop Chairs via e-mail.

Workshop proposals should include the following elements:

- Title of the workshop
- A description of the topics of the workshop (not exceeding 200 words)
- Type of the workshop (full-day or half-day)
- A description of how the workshop will contribute to the field of
Web Intelligence and/or Intelligent Agent Technology
- A short description on how the workshop will be advertised so as
to ensure a sufficiently wide range of authors and high quality papers

+++++++++++++++++++
Workshop Organizers
+++++++++++++++++++

The workshop organizers will be responsible for advertising the workshop,
forming the program committees, reviewing and selecting the papers,
and guaranteeing a high quality worthy of the prestige and range of
the Conference. All papers accepted for workshops will be included in
will be available at the workshops.

The workshop organizers will also have the discretion of editing selected
papers (after their expansion and revision) into books or special journal
issues.  Workshops may be full-day or half-day. A full-day workshop should
select 16-20 regular papers, while a half-day workshop should select 8-10
regular papers, from a large number of submissions. The workshop organizers
should ensure the presence of authors of accepted papers at the workshops.

After the acceptation of a workshop proposal the organizer(s) should:

- Create a "Call for papers/participation" for the workshop
- Create a Web page for the workshop, the link of which will be published
on the Conference Web site
- Create a Board of Reviewers (Program Committee)
- Review and select papers
- Schedule the workshop activities

Those papers selected by a workshop organizer will also be reviewed by
the Workshop Chairs for final acceptance.

All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality,
relevance, significance, and clarity.

The conference will provide an online paper submission and review system
to support the workshops.

+++++++++++++++++++
Topics of Interest
+++++++++++++++++++

Each workshop subject will focus on new research challenges and
initiatives in Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT).
The workshops should provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers
and industry practitioners to share their research results and practical
development experiences in these two fields.  Suggested, but not limited to,
workshop topics include:

- Intelligent e-Technology (including e-Science, e-Business,
e-Things and e-Activities, e-Learning, e-Finance,
e-Medicine, e-Government, e-Community)
- Intelligent Human-Web Interaction
- Knowledge Grids and Grid Intelligence
- Semantics and Ontology Engineering
- Sensing Web and Smart World
- Social Networks and Ubiquitous Intelligence
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Web Agents
- Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
- Web Mining and Farming
- Web Scale Commonsense Knowledge Processing
- Web Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust
- Web Services and Grid Services
- Web Support Systems
- World Wide Wisdom Web (W4)
- Agent Systems Modeling and Methodology
- Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents
- Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation
- Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)
- Distributed Intelligence

++++++++++++++++
Important Dates
++++++++++++++++

Workshop proposal submission (extended):        April 28, 2012
Electronic submission of workshop papers:       June 01, 2012
Workshop paper submission:                      July 25, 2012
Notification of paper acceptance:               August 05, 2012
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers:         August 31, 2012
Workshops:                                      December 4, 2012
Conference:                                     December 5-7, 2012

*** Contact Information ***

Professor Yuefeng Li
School of Information Technology
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Email: y2.li <at> qut.edu.au
Phone: 61-7-31385212

Professor Yanqing Zhang
Department of Computer Science
Georgia State University
Email: yzhang <at> cs.gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-5733

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### Call for Tutorials of WI-IAT 2012

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==================================================================
CALL FOR TUTORIALS

The 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on
Web Intelligence (WI'12) and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'12)

December 4-7, 2012, Macau SAR, China
Conference Website: http://www.fst.umac.mo/wic2012

IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee
on Intelligent Informatics (TCII),
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), and ACM-SIGART
==================================================================

The WI-IAT 2012 joint conferences (WI-IAT'12) will co-locate with
AMT'12, BI'12, and ISMIS'12 as a Congress, a Special Event of the Alan
Turing Year (Centenary of Alan Turing's birth).  The Congress will
have a joint opening, keynotes, reception and banquet.

WI-IAT'12 will provide a leading international forum for researchers
and practitioners to present the state-of-the-art WI-IAT technologies;
examine performance characteristics of various approaches in WI and
IAT; and cross-fertilize ideas on the development of WI and IAT.

===============
Important Dates
===============

Tutorial proposal submission 		July 10, 2012
Notification of proposal acceptance 	August 1, 2012

===========================================
Detailed instructions for tutorial proposal
===========================================

Proposal for tutorials, in PDF format, should consist of an outline and
background information on the presenter(s). The tutorial outline should
be limited to 2 pages and must contain the following information:

- Title and abstract of the tutorial (overall goal of the tutorial)
- Proposed duration: short (2 hours) or long (4 hours)
- Description of intended audience: to whom is the tutorial going to be
of interest (WI or IAT communities or both)
- Description of prerequisite knowledge: what background the attendees
- Outline: overview of the tutorial (including references to papers,
books, etc.)
- The background information on the presenter(s) should be limited to
2 pages and must contain:
* Names, affiliations, homepages and contact details of
all the presenters
* Short biographies, including main publications related
to the topic of the proposed tutorial
* If it makes sense, information about previous tutorials
given by the same presenters (title, conference,
year number of attendees, etc.)
- Tutorial proposals should be sent to both tutorial chairs by e-mail.

===================
Tutorial Co-Chairs
===================

Tsuyoshi Murata, E-mail: murata <at> cs.titech.ac.jp
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Hui Xiong, E-mail: hxiong <at> rutgers.edu
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA

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### Summer Online: Learn to Program in the R Language

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31 Mar 2012 19:09

### CFP: The 2012 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2010)

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******************************************************************
Call For Papers

The 2012 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2010)

December 4-7, 2012, Macau SAR, China
http://www.fst.umac.mo/wic2012/BI/

Important Dates:
Electronic submission of full papers:  June 1, 2012
Notification of paper acceptance:      August 1, 2012
Camera-ready of accepted papers:       August 31, 2012
Workshops:                            December 4, 2012
Conference:                            December 5-7, 2012
******************************************************************

BI 2012 provides a leading international forum to bring together
researchers and practitioners that explore the interplay between
the studies of human brain and the research of informatics.
On the one hand, research of informatics opens a new avenue for
modeling and characterizing the human brain based on the
notions of information processing systems.  On the other hand,
informatics-enabled brain studies, e.g., based on fMRI, EEG, and
MEG, significantly broaden the spectrum of theories and models
of brain sciences and offer new insights into the development of
systems with human-level intelligence.

Web Intelligence centric information technologies are applied to
support brain science studies. For instance, the wisdom Web and
knowledge grids enable high-speed, large-scale analysis, simulation,
and computation as well as new ways of sharing research data
and scientific discoveries.

Topics
------------------------------------
High-quality papers in all BI related areas are solicited.
The topics and areas include, but not limited to:
- Human reasoning mechanisms
- Human learning mechanisms
- Human higher cognitive functions
- Systematic design of cognitive experiments
- HIPS meets complex systems
- Databasing the brain and constructing data brain models
- Formal conceptual models of human brain data
- Multi-media brain data mining
- Multi-aspect analysis in fMRI/EEG/MEG

Papers exploring new directions will receive a careful and supportive
review. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical
quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

On-line Submissions and Publication
------------------------------------
as a volume of the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture
Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI).

Authors are strongly encouraged to use Springer LNCS/LNAI manuscript
submission guidelines (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html)
or their initial submissions (a maximum of 12 pages in Springer
LNCS/LNAI style file).  All papers must be submitted electronically
in PDF format only, using the conference management tool.

A selected number of the best papers from BI'12 will be expanded and
revised for possible inclusion in "Knowledge and Information Systems:
An International Journal" (http://www.cs.uvm.edu/~kais/) by Springer
and "Cognitive Systems Research: An International Journal"
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13890417) by Elsevier.

Awards
------
BI 2012 best paper awards and student paper awards will be
conferred on the authors at the conference.

Notes
-----
The BI 2012 will co-locate with WI'12, IAT'12, AMT'12, and ISMIS'12
as a Congress, a Special Event of the Alan Turing Year (Centenary
of Alan Turing's birth). The Congress will have a joint opening,
keynotes, reception and banquet.

*** Contact Information ***
Fabio Massimo Zanzotto (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy)
<fabio.massimo.zanzotto <at> uniroma2.it>

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29 Mar 2012 23:36

### JOB OPPORTUNITY - DIRECTOR of Quantitative Decision Strategies at Janssen Research & Development, LLC.

Job Description

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Director of Quantitative Decision Strategies that can be located in Titusville, NJ or Raritan, NJ.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency.

The Director of Quantitative Decision Strategies will be responsible for identifying opportunities to utilize innovative designs and statistical analysis methods in drug development.  She/He will be proposing/developing innovative designs and analysis methods and evaluating them via simulation studies and other appropriate instruments.  This person will be interacting with clinical teams to ensure the proper implementation of innovative approaches in clinical trials and development programs.  They will be participating in strategic planning and supporting the broad implementation of innovative approaches across clinical development.  She/He will be providing/arranging internal training on innovative designs and methods to ensure adequate knowledge and awareness of these approaches in the company.  This person will be serving in internal Independent Data Monitoring Committees for trials involving innovative approaches requiring unblinded interim analyses; and maintaining external collaborations and interactions (via professional associations, participation in conferences, publications, etc) to influence the external pharmaceutical industry and regulatory environment.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in statistics or related field.  A minimum of 10 years experience in drug development and/or applied quantitative methods for decision making is required.  He/She must have working knowledge of scientific programming.  A familiarity with industry principles of drug development, modeling and simulation, clinical pharmacology, clinical trial design and regulatory guidelines is required.  Sound knowledge of biostatistics applied to clinical trials and model-based drug development is required. This candidate must have working knowledge of statistical software, such as SAS, R, and S-PLUS. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including formal presentation skills is required.   Experience presenting to technical and lay groups at public meetings is desirable.  Written skills as evidenced by publication and journal articles is highly preferred.   Ability to successfully multi-task and work independently, under minimal supervision is required.  This person must have excellent teamwork skills and the ability to influence, negotiate and communicate with both internal and external customers.  This position may be based in Titusville, NJ or Raritan, NJ.

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27 Mar 2012 09:39

### IAT 2012 - Call for Papers

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference
on Intelligent Agent Technology(IAT 2012)

December 4-7, 2012, Macau SAR, China
Conference Website: http://www.fst.umac.mo/wic2012

Important Dates:
Workshop proposal submission: April 10, 2012
Electronic submission of full papers: June 1, 2012
Tutorial proposal submission: July 10, 2012
Workshop paper submission: July 25, 2012
Notification of paper acceptance: August 1, 2012
Camera-ready of accepted papers: August 31, 2012
Workshops: December 4, 2012
Conference: December 5-7, 2012
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IAT 2012 provides a leading international forum to bring together
researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, such as computer
science, information technology, business, education, systems
engineering, and robotics, to (1) examine the design principles and
performance characteristics of various approaches in intelligent agent
technology, and (2) increase the cross-fertilization of ideas on the
development of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems among
different domains.  By encouraging idea-sharing and discussions on the
underlying logical, cognitive, physical, and sociological foundations
as well as the enabling technologies of intelligent agents, IAT 2012
in agent and multi-agent based computing.

IAT 2012 will be jointly held with the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International
Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2012) and co-locate with AMT'12,
BI'12, and ISMIS'12 as a Congress, a Special Event of the Alan Turing
Year (Centenary of Alan Turing's birth). Furthermore, WI-IAT 2012 will
include workshops providing in-depth background on subjects that are
of broad interest to Web intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology
communities. The workshop programs will focus on new research
challenges, initiatives and applications.

The topics and areas include, but not limited to:
1) Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)
2) Agent and Multi-Agent Systems Modeling
3) Agent and Multi-Agent Systems Engineering
4) Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation
5) Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents
6) Coordination
7) Distributed Problem Solving
8) Applications

High-quality papers in all IAT related areas are solicited.  Paper
submissions should be limited to a maximum of 8 pages in the IEEE
2-column format.  The same format will be used for final camera-ready
papers (see the Author Guidelines at
http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting).

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the
basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

Note that IAT 2012 will accept ONLY on-line submissions in PDF
format. Accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press that is indexed by EI.

*** Contact Information ***
Email: wi-iat2012 <at> Comp.HKBU.Edu.HK

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20 Mar 2012 22:28

### Call for Participation - SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM'12)

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SDM'12: THE TWELFTH SIAM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATA MINING
Anaheim, California, USA
Apr 26 - 28, 2012
URL: http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/

DESCRIPTION
Data mining is an important tool in science, engineering, industrial processes, healthcare, business,
and medicine. The datasets in these fields are large, complex, and often noisy. Extracting knowledge
requires the use of sophisticated, high performance and principled analysis techniques and
algorithms, based on sound theoretical and statistical foundations. These techniques in turn require
implementations that are carefully tuned for performance; powerful visualization technologies;
interface systems that are usable by scientists, engineers, and physicians as well as researchers; and
infrastructures that support them.

This conference provides a venue for researchers who are addressing these problems to present their work
in a peer-reviewed forum. It also provides an ideal setting for graduate students and others new to the
field to learn about cutting-edge research by hearing outstanding invited speakers and attending
presentations and tutorials (included with conference registration). A set of focused workshops are
also held on the last day of the conference. The proceedings of the conference are published in archival
form, and are also made available on the SIAM web site.

REGISTRATION
Pre-registration deadline – Thursday, March 29, 2012
Register now at https://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/regform.php.

KEYNOTES
The conference features the following invited presentations. For more details, please visit the
conference website http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/invited.php.

1. Professor Noshir Contractor
http://sonic.northwestern.edu/people/noshir-contractor/
Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Science of Networks in
Communities (SONIC) Research Group
Northwestern University
Talk on analysis of large social networks. More details at: http://nosh.northwestern.edu/cv/keynote-addresses-and-distinguished-lectures/.

2. Dr. Susan Dumais
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/sdumais/
Principal Researcher
Context, Learning and User Experience for Search (CLUES) Group, http://research.microsoft.com/adapt/
Microsoft Research
Talk on dynamic/temporal information retrieval.

3. Dr. R. Bharat Rao
Director of Knowledge Solutions
Health Services Division
Siemens Healthcare.
Talk on Data Mining for Healthcare.

4. Professor Qiang Yang
http://www.cs.ust.hk/~qyang/
Professor and Associate Head (PG and Research)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
HKUST
Talk on Transfer Learning.

TUTORIALS
The conference features the following tutorials on several special topics. For more details, please
visit the conference website http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/tutorials.php.

- Distance Metric Learning in Data Mining
Fei Wang and Jimeng Sun, IBM TJ Watson Research, USA

- Discovering Roles and Anomalies in Graphs:Theory and Applications
Tina Eliassi-Rad, Rutgers University, USA and Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

- How to do Good Research and Get it Published in Top Venues
Eamonn Keogh, University of California Riverside, USA

- Multi-Task Learning: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications
Jiayu Zhou, Arizona State University, USA; Jianhui Chen, GE Global Research, USA; and Jieping Ye, Arizona
State University, USA

- Privacy-Preserving Medical Data Sharing
Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Research-Zuric, Switzerland; and Grigorios Loukides, Cardiff
University, United Kingdom

WORKSHOPS
The conference features the following workshops on several special topics. For more details, please
visit the links mentioned next to each workshop or the conference website at http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/workshops.php

- Broadening Participation in Data Mining (http://www.dataminingshop.com/)
- Workshop on Dynamic Network Analysis (https://sites.google.com/site/dnasdm/)
- Text Mining (http://web.eecs.utk.edu/events/tmw12/)
- MultiClust Workshop: Discovering, Summarizing and Using Multiple Clusterings (http://www.dbs.ifi.lmu.de/research/MultiClust2012/)
- Data Mining in Official Statistics (https://www.stat.washington.edu/people/klimova/indexW.html)
- Workshop on Analytics for Cyber-Physical Systems (http://www.ornl.gov/sci/knowledgediscovery/asc-2012/)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Steering Committee Chair
Chandrika Kamath, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Conference Chairs
Joydeep Ghosh, University of Texas - Austin, USA
Huan Liu, Arizona State University, USA

Program Chairs
Ian Davidson, University of California - Davis, USA
Carlotta Domeniconi, George Mason University, USA

Workshop Chairs
Rui Kuang, University of Minnesota, USA
Chandan Reddy, Wayne State University, USA

Tutorial Chair
Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame, USA

Publicity Chairs
Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Jennifer Dy, Northwestern University, USA
Jimeng Sun, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Local Chair
Yan Liu, University of Southern California, USA

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