Adrian Paschke | 19 Dec 19:14 2014
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CfP: The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015), August 3-5, 2015, Berlin, Germany

Apologies for cross-postings. Please send it to interested colleagues and
students. Thanks!

The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015) 

August 3-5, 2015, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany 

http://2015.ruleml.org

++++++++++++ News ++++++++++++++++
- Keynotes by Michael Genesereth on FOL Herbrand Semantics
  and Thom Fruewirth on Constraint Handling Rules
- Industry Track
http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html
- 9th International Rule Challenge
http://2015.ruleml.org/challenge.html
- challenge track "Rule-based Recommender Systems for the Web of Data"
http://2015.ruleml.org/recsysrules-2015.html
- 5th Doctoral Consortium
http://2015.ruleml.org/DoctoralConsortium.html
- Student Travel support
http://2015.ruleml.org/student-travel-support.html
- Co-located with: CADE 2015, RR 2015, Reasoning Web 2015, FOMIS 2015
- Sponsors and Partners: Association for Logic Programming, ECCAI, W3C, OMG,
OASIS LegalXML,
  IEEE Technical Committee on Semantic Computing, IFCoLog,
  Coherent Knowledge, Binarypark, ShareLatex, Corporate Semantic Web,
Springer

The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is the leading
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Mathieu d'Aquin | 18 Dec 11:12 2014
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Announcement: SSSW 2015 - the 11th Semantic Web Summer School. July 2015, Bertinoro, Italy

THE 11TH SEMANTIC WEB SUMMER SCHOOL - SSSW 2015
Now in Bertinoro, near Bologna, Italy.
5-11 July, 2015

The groundbreaking SSSW series of summer schools started in 2003. It is now a well-established event within the research community and a role model for several other initiatives. After 10 years in Cercedilla, Spain, SSSW is coming back in 2015 to a new location – Bertinoro, Italy – and a new programme centred on research and the open challenges facing the semantic web and the related technologies. As always, the summer school includes lectures, invited talks, practical research work and projects, led by a set of tutors comprising leading researchers in the community and prestigious invited speakers. SSSW also represents a unique opportunity for networking with research and industry leaders (including former students of the school), including of course, an exciting social programme in one of the most beautiful locations in Italy.

Applications to attend SSSW 2015 will open in January, and close in March. To ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school will be limited to 60 participants. 

In 2013, SSSW celebrated its 10th edition and its 10 year anniversary, demonstrating through the quality of the content, the great environment and the amazing engagement of the some of the brightest young researchers in the area as students that it remains the premier educational event in our research community. In 2015, SSSW is entering a new phase: As the technologies evolved and the Semantic Web is getting mature, the focus of the school is also evolving to cover the open research challenges that are being faced by the scientific community related to the Semantic Web. 

Keeping the “mixed” approach pioneered in the previous editions of SSSW, invited talks and lectures by some of the greatest researchers in the area are now complemented with “Research in Practice” sessions where key research questions are being investigated and collectively discussed. A wide range of skills are required when working in this area. Therefore the summer school also includes a “hackday”, as a break from the research focus where participants will be able to apply and show off their technical skills too. SSSW 2015 will provide a stimulating and enjoyable environment in which participants will benefit not only from the formal and practical sessions but also from informal and social interactions with established researchers and the other participants to the school. To further facilitate interaction and exchange of ideas, a poster session will also take place, which will provide an opportunity for attendees to present and obtain feedback on their research.

TOPICS

(Linked) Data Workflows
Web Data Management
Knowledge Discovery
Knowledge Extraction
Sense-Making
Cognitive/Human Computing
Semantic Web Applications
Semantic Web Technologies
Semantic Web Research Methods

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Valentina Presutti (Co-Director), valentina.presutti-ZvkT8om3I3o@public.gmane.org

TUTORS AND INVITED SPEAKERS (MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED)

Claudia d'Amato (University of Bari, Italy)
Mathieu d'Aquin (The Open University, UK)
Eva Blomqvist (Linköping University, Sweden)
Oscar Corcho (UPM, Spain)
Philippe Cudre-Mauroux (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Roberto Navigli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Frank van Harmelen (Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Valentina Presutti (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
Maria-Esther Vidal (Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela)

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will open in January 2015.

We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. Normally, but not exclusively, applicants will be postgraduate students in relevant disciplines with some knowledge of semantic and web technologies. Some basic acquaintance with knowledge representation languages for the Semantic Web (RDF, OWL, etc.) is required.

The deadline for applications will be in March 2015.

Accepted candidates are expected to arrive on Sunday, July 5th, between 3pm and 6pm and to participate fully in the activities of the school until its conclusion,
at 2pm on Saturday, July 11th. Applicants should keep in mind that we will not consider applications from students who cannot commit themselves to a full participation for the whole duration of the school. Students are also required to bring and present a  poster at the summer school, describing their own research.

Apart from activities directly related to lectures, the summer school schedule is rightly famous for its unrivalled social programme, which enables informal interaction between all participants to the school - i.e., students, tutors, invited speakers, school staff, etc. These events include a gala dinner, picnic at the swimming pool, a disco, and sport activities.

STUDENT GRANTS

We expect to provide a number of grants for students who would not otherwise be able to attend the school. More details about student grants will be published at a later date.

VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION

SSSW 2015 will be located at the University Residential Center located in the small medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro. This town is in Emilia Romagna, about 50km east of Bologna at an elevation of 230m above sea level. It can easily be reached by train and taxi from Bologna.

Bertinoro is picturesque, with many narrow streets and walkways winding around the central peak. Sessions of the summer school will be held in an archiepiscopal castle that has been converted by the University of Bologna into a modern conference centre with computing facilities and Internet access.  From the castle you can enjoy a beautiful vista that stretches from the Tuscan Apennines to the Adriatic coast and the Alps over the Po Valley.

More information about the location will be available at http://sssw.org/2015/venue-details/

The cost of the summer school, including accommodation, meals and excursion will be 900€.

ABC:MI 2015 - CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS
=======================================

10th Workshop on Agent Based Computing: from Model to Implementation 
(ABC:MI)

Lodz, Poland, September 13-16, 2015

WWW: https://fedcsis.org/abcmi
E-mail: abcmi2015@...

We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing a paper 
to ABC:MI - held as a part of the Federated Conference on Computer 
Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2015).

FedCSIS a yearly international multi-conference organized by the Polish 
Information Processing Society (PTI) in cooperation with the IEEE Region 
8, ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing, European Alliance 
for Innovation, Lodz ACM Chapter, Polish Operational and Systems 
Research Society - POSRS, Eastern Cluster ICT Poland, Mazovia Cluster 
ICT (further technical collaborations will be announced shortly).

The field of agent technology is rapidly maturing. One of key factors 
that influence this process is the gathered body of knowledge that 
allows in-depth reflection on the very nature of designing and 
implementing agent systems. As a result, there is now significant 
knowledge on how to design and implement them. There is also a deeper 
understanding of the most important issues to be addressed in the 
process. Therefore, on the top-most level a progress in development of 
methodologies for design of agent-based systems can be seen. 
Furthermore, these methodologies are usually supported by tools that 
allow not only top level conceptualization but guide the process towards 
implementation (e.g. by generating at least some code). Next, it can 
seen that new languages for agent based systems are created, e.g. AML or 
API Calculus. Separately, tools/platforms/environments that can be used 
for design and implementation of agent systems have been through a 
number of releases, eliminating problems and adding new, important 
features. Resulting products are becoming truly robust and flexible. 
Furthermore, open source products (e.g. JADE) are surrounded by user 
communities, which often generate powerful add-on components, further 
increasing value of existing solutions.

TOPICS
=======================================

The Workshop primarily focuses on all aspects of the process that leads 
from the model of the problem domain to the actual agent-based solution. 
These aspects will cover both principled approaches and established 
practices of software engineering aimed at producing high quality 
software. In this context, research into the application of agent-based 
solutions to key challenges faced by software engineering (e.g. 
reduction of costs and delivery times, coping with a larger diversity of 
problems) will be of primary importance. ABC:MI Workshop welcomes 
submissions of original papers concerning all aspects of software agent 
engineering.

Topics include but are not limited to:
- Methodologies for design of agent systems
- Multi-agent systems product lines
- Modeling agent systems
- Agent architectures
- Agent-based simulations
- Simulating and verifying agent systems
- Agent benchmarking and performance measurement
- Agent communication, coordination and cooperation
- Agent languages
- Agent learning and planning
- Agent mobility
- Agent modeling, calculi, and logic
- Agent security
- Agents and Service Oriented Computing
- Agents in the Semantic Web
- Applications and Experiences

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
=======================================

Papers should be submitted by April 24, 2015. Preprints will be 
published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants. 
Only papers presented during the conference will be submitted to the 
IEEE for inclusion in the Xplore Digital Library. Furthermore, 
proceedings, published in a volume with ISBN and ISSN numbers will 
posted at the conference WWW site.  Extended versions of selected papers 
presented during the conference will be invited to:
- the Special Issue of Scalable Computing; Practice and Experience
- Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling (publication fee waiver for the 
papers that are going to be selected is expected)
- Multiagent and Grid Systems
- Computer Science Journal (7 points in current ranking of MNiSW - this 
is something cryptic to the outsiders, but will be clear for scientists 
from Poland)

IMPORTANT DATES
=======================================

- Paper submission: April 24, 2015
- Position paper submission: June 1, 2015
- Acceptance decision: June 15, 2015
- Final version of paper submission: July 1, 2015
- Final deadline for discounted fee: July 1, 2015
- Conference dates: September 13-16, 2015

EVENT CHAIRS
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- Badica, Costin, University of Craiova, Romania
- Ganzha, Maria, University of Gdańsk and Systems Research Institute 
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
- Paprzycki, Marcin, Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of 
Sciences, Poland
- Rahimi, Shahram, Southern Illinois University, United States

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed so far)
=======================================

- Agotnes, Thomas, University of Bergen, Norway
- Ambroszkiewicz, Stanislaw, Institute of Computer Science, Polish 
Academy of Sciences, Poland
- Balke, Tina, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
- Barseghyan, Artak, Yerevan, Armenia
- Botía, Juan, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
- Braubach, Lars, University of Hamburg, Germany
- Budimac, Zoran, Faculty of Sciences, Univ. of Novi Sad, Serbia
- Byrski, Aleksander, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Cabri, Giacomo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Cervenka, Radovan, Whitestein Technologies AG, Slovakia
- Cetnarowicz, Krzysztof, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Fernández, Alberto, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
- Florea, Adina, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania
- Gams, Matjaz, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
- Gomez Sanz, Jorge, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
- Goncalves, Ricardo, Uninova, Portugal
- Hinchey, Mike, Lero-the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, 
Ireland
- Ivanović, Mirjana, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
- Jamroga, Wojtek, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Jedrzejowicz, Piotr, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
- Jezic, Gordan, University of Zagreb, Croatia
- Kaleta, Mariusz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
- Khorasani, Elham, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States
- Koukam, Abder, IRTES-SeT Université de Technologie de Belfort 
Montbéliard, France
- Kruczkiewicz, Zofia, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
- Kusek, Mario, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering 
and Computing, Croatia
- Leszczyna, Rafal, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
- Letia, Ioan Alfred, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Morge, Maxime, Université Lille 1, France
- Negru, Viorel, West University of Timisoara, Romania
- Neruda, Roman, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of 
the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
- Ngoc-Thanh, Nguyen
- Niazi, Muaz, Bahria University, Pakistan
- Novak, Peter, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Czech 
Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
- Nowostawski, Mariusz, University of Otago, Information Science 
Department, New Zealand
- Oliveira, Eugenio, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
- Omicini, Andrea, Alma Mater Studiorum–Università di Bologna, Italy
- Oren, Nir, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
- Ouedraogo, Moussa, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
- Paik, Incheon, University of Aizu, Japan
- Poggi, Agostino, DII - University of Parma, Italy
- Pokahr, Alexander, University of Hamburg, Germany
- Rimassa, Giovanni, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
- Rykowski, Jarogniew, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
- Sakellariou, Ilias, Dept. of Applied Informatics, University of - 
Macedonia, Greece
- Santoro, Corrado, University of Catania, Italy
- Schaefer, Robert, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Senatore, Sabrina, University of Salerno, Italy
- Slavkovik, Marija, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Stanek, Stanislaw, General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military Academy of Land 
Forces in Wrocław, Poland
- Tang, Yuqing, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
- Thimm, Matthias, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
- Trcek, Denis, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Troquard, Nicolas, ISTC-CNR, Italy
- Tucci, Salvatore, University of Rome at Torvergata, Italy
- Venticinque, Salvatore, Second University of Naples, Italy
- Vouros, George, University of Piraeus, Greece
- Wahjudi, Paulus, Marshall Unviersity, United States
- Yazdani, Samaneh, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research 
branch, Iran

CHAIRS OF FedCSIS CONFERENCE SERIES

Maria Ganzha, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki

CONTACT FedCSIS AT: secretariat@...

FedCSIS on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSISFacebook
FedCSIS on LinkedIN: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSISLinkedIN

Mario Pavone | 14 Dec 21:53 2014
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CFP AIS 2015 - International Workshop on Artificial Immune Systems, 15-18 July 2015, Taormina, Italy


CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATIONS
** Apologies for cross-posting **
** Please forward to anybody who might be interested. **


International Workshop on Artificial Immune Systems
- Systems & Synthetic Immunology, Computational Immunology &  
Immune-Inspired Engineering -
July 17-18, 2015 - Taormina, Italy

http://www.dmi.unict.it/ais2015/
ais2015@...

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**** PLENARY SPEAKERS: Hugues Bersini & Alessandro Sette.
http://www.dmi.unict.it/ais2015/plenary.html

**** PROCEEDINGS in IEEE Press, as post-proceedings
http://www.dmi.unict.it/ais2015/calls.html

**** SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 18th February 2015
http://www.dmi.unict.it/ais2015/dates.html
--

** General Information **

The main aim of AIS 2015 is to foster the essential relations between  
immunologists and modelers that work into the research areas of  
systems immunology, synthetic immunology, computational immunology,  
cellular immunology, immune-inspired computation and immune-inspired  
engineering. In addition to peer-reviewed papers, the workshop will  
present a range of plenary lectures in order to inspire and facilitate  
all AIS researchers in their current and future work.

The workshop is under the patronage of IEEE CIS Task Force on  
Artificial Immune Systems (http://ieee-cis-ais.org) and it is  
co-sponsored by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society  
(http://cis.ieee.org/)

*** You are invited to submit papers to this exciting event! ***

** Important Dates **

- Abstract submission:        18th February 2015
- Regular Paper submission:   18th February 2015
- Abstract Notification:      26th March 2015
- Regular Paper notification: 26th March 2015
- Camera-ready submission:    16th April 2015
- Early Registration:         20th April 2015

** Plenary Speakers **

- Hugues Bersini, IRIDIA, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

- Alessandro Sette, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, La Jolla, USA

More speakers to be announced
http://www.dmi.unict.it/ais2015/plenary.html

** Paper Submission **

Authors are encouraged to submit novel contributions in one of the  
main topics of AIS 2015, and explain how their work sheds light on the  
fundamental properties of natural and artificial immune system, and  
makes progress on the important open questions of systems & synthetic  
immunology, computational immunology, and immune-inspired engineering.

AIS 2015 includes three different types of submission:
1) *regular paper*: 8-pages maximum length, including figures, table &  
references. It should report on new and unpublished work;
2) *abstract*: max 2 pages length;
3) *Oral/Poster presentations*: no pages restriction. It should  
discuss works in progress; new research ideas; works previously  
published elsewhere (it is essential that a reference to the previous  
article is clearly cited); and all that may be relevant and fruitful  
for soliciting discussions at the workshop.

All the submitted papers must be formatted using IEEE style  
(http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html). Note that the
format is exactly the same for all  
options.

All submissions will be subject to peer review by the program  
committee, and all accepted submissions are allocated either an oral  
presentation slot or a poster slot with no distinction being made  
between the submission options.

** Proceedings - IEEE press **

All accepted papers for the first two options will be published in a  
volume by IEEE Press, whilst all accepted papers relative to the last  
option will be published in an electronic book, and it will put online  
in the workshop website.

The authors of the best papers will have the opportunity to publish a  
revised and expanded version of their conference paper in  
international journal (TBA).

** Location **

The conference will be held in Taormina  
http://www.dmi.unict.it/ais2015/location.html

All information about venue and accommodation may be found at the  
following links:

http://www.dmi.unict.it/ais2015/venue.html
http://www.dmi.unict.it/ais2015/accommodation.html

-----

http://www.dmi.unict.it/ais2015/
ais2015@...

Looking forward to welcoming you to Taormina in July 2015.
     Carlos A. Coello Coello, Vincenzo Cutello, Doheon Lee, and Mario Pavone.

-- 
Dr. Mario Pavone (PhD)
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Catania
V.le A. Doria 6 - 95125 Catania, Italy
tel: 0039 095 7383038
fax: 0039 095 330094
Email: mpavone@...
http://www.dmi.unict.it/mpavone/
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International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School
* Biology meets Engineering and Computer Science *
July 5-9, 2015 - Taormina, Italy
http://www.taosciences.it/ssbss2015/
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International Workshop on Artificial Immune Systems
* Systems & Synthetic Immunology, Computational Immunology,
          Immune-Inspired Engineering *
July 17-18, 2015 - Taormina, Italy
http://www.dmi.unict.it/ais2015/
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12th European Conference on Artificial Life - ECAL 2013
September 2-6, 2013 - Taormina, Italy
http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/advances-artificial-life-ecal-2013
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FedCSIS 2015 - PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS

PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS

2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 
(FedCSIS)

Lodz, Poland, 13 - 16 September, 2015

www.fedcsis.org

(FedCSIS on www.ieee.org: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSIS2015onIEEE)

We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing a paper 
to the FedCSIS 2015 - a yearly international multi-conference organized 
by the Polish Information Processing Society (PTI) in technical 
cooperation with the IEEE Region 8, ACM Special Interest Group on 
Applied Computing, European Alliance for Innovation, Lodz ACM Chapter, 
Eastern Cluster ICT Poland, Mazovia Cluster ICT (further technical 
collaborations will be announced shortly).

Please forward the announcement to your colleagues and associates who 
could be interested in it.

The FedCSIS Multiconference consists of Events (conferences, symposia, 
workshops, special sessions). Each Event may run over any span of time 
within the conference dates (from half-day to three days). The FedCSIS 
Events provide a platform for bringing together researchers, 
practitioners, and academia to present and discuss ideas, challenges and 
potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to 
research and practice in computer science and information systems.

FedCSIS EVENTS

The FedCSIS multi-conference consists of EVENTS (conferences, workshops, 
consortia, tutorials, etc.), grouped into six conference areas.

AAIA'15 - 10th International Symposium Advances in Artificial 
Intelligence and Applications
---- AIMaVIG'15 -1st International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence 
in Machine Vision and Graphics
---- AIMA'15 - 5th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in 
Medical Applications
---- ASIR'15 - 5th International Workshop on Advances in Semantic 
Information Retrieval
---- CEIM'15 - 2nd Workshop on Complex Events and Information Modelling
---- LQMR'15 - 1st Workshop on Logics for Qualitative Modelling and 
Reasoning
---- WCO'15 - 8th Workshop on Computational Optimization

CSS - Computer Science & Systems
---- BCPC'15 - 1st International Workshop on Biological, Chemical and 
Physical Computations
---- CANA'15 - 8th Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms
---- IWCPS'15 - 2nd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems
---- MMAP'15 - 8th International Symposium on Multimedia Applications 
and Processing
---- WAPL'15 - 5th Workshop on Advances on Programming Languages

ECRM - Education, Curricula & Research Methods
---- DS-RAIT'15 - 2nd Doctoral Symposium on Recent Advances in 
Information Technology
---- ISEC'15 - 4th Information Systems Education & Curricula Workshop
---- WmL'15 - 1st International Workshop on Mobile Learning

iNetSApp'15 - 3rd International Conference on Innovative Network Systems 
and Applications
---- EAIS'15 - 2nd Workshop on Emerging Aspects in Information Security
---- SoFAST-WS'15 - 4th International Symposium on Frontiers in Network 
Applications, Network Systems and Web Services
---- WSN'15 - 4th International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks

IT4MBS - Information Technology for Management, Business & Society
---- ABICT'15 - 6th International Workshop on Advances in Business ICT
---- AITM'15 - 13th Conference on Advanced Information Technologies for 
Management
---- ISM'15 -  10th Conference on Information Systems Management
---- IT4L'15 - 4th Workshop on Information Technologies for Logistics
---- KAM'15 - 21st Conference on Knowledge Acquisition and Management

JAWS - Joint Agent-oriented Workshops in Synergy
---- ABC:MI'15 - 10th Workshop on Agent Based Computing: from Model to 
Implementation
---- MAS&S'15 - 9th International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and 
Simulations
---- SEN-MAS'15 - 4th International Workshop on Smart Energy Networks & 
Multi-Agent Systems

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

List of keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

Papers should be submitted by April 24, 2015. Preprints will be 
published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants. 
Only papers presented during the conference will be submitted to the 
IEEE for inclusion in the Xplore Digital Library. Furthermore, 
proceedings, published in a volume with ISBN and ISSN numbers will 
posted at the conference WWW site.  Moreover, most Events' organizers 
arrange quality journals, edited volumes, etc. and may invite selected 
extended and revised papers for post-conference publications 
(information can be found at the websites of individual events).

IMPORTANT DATES

- Paper submission: April 24, 2015
- Position paper submission: June 1, 2015
- Acceptance decision: June 15, 2015
- Final version of paper submission: July 1, 2015
- Final deadline for discounted fee: July 1, 2015
- Conference dates: September 13-16, 2015

CHAIRS OF FedCSIS CONFERENCE SERIES

Maria Ganzha, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki

CONTACT FedCSIS AT: secretariat@...

FedCSIS on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSISFacebook
FedCSIS on LinkedIN: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSISLinkedIN

TSD 2015 | 10 Dec 01:30 2014
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TSD 2015 - Preliminary Call for Papers

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          TSD 2015 - PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS
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Eighteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2015)
            Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 14-17 September 2015
                       http://www.tsdconference.org

TSD HIGHLIGHTS

* Invited speakers Hermann Ney, Dan Roth, Björn W. Schuller, Peter D. Turney,
  and Alexander Waibel.
* TSD is traditionally published by Springer-Verlag and regularly listed 
  in all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings 
  Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX, etc.
* TSD offers high-standard transparent review process - double blind, final 
  reviewers discussion.
* TSD will take place in Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015.
* TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, 
  all meals, one social event etc) for an easily affordable fee starting 
  at 270 EUR for students and 330 EUR for full participants.

TSD SERIES

TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over
the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in
their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD
proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference
Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation
databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.

TOPICS

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility
    analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship
    attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web, 
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
    dialogues)

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event will be English. However, papers on
processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.

IMPORTANT DATES

March 31, 2015 ............ Submission of full papers
May 10, 2015 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31, 2015 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration

September 14-17, 2015 ....... Conference date

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that
will be made available on a CD to participants at the time of the
conference.

CONFERENCE FEES

The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status. It
includes one copy of the conference proceedings, refreshments/coffee
breaks, opening dinner, welcome party, mid-conference social event
admissions, and organizing costs. In order to lower the fee as much as
possible, the accommodation and the conference trip are not included. 

Full participant:
early registration by May 31, 2015 - CZK 9.000 (approx. 330 EUR)
late registration by August 1, 2015 - CZK 10.000 (approx. 370 EUR)
on-site registration - CZK 10.700 (approx. 390 EUR)

Student (reduced): 
early registration by May 31, 2015 - CZK 7.400 (approx. 270 EUR)
late registration by August 1, 2015 - CZK 9.000 (approx. 330 EUR)
on-site registration - CZK 10.000 (approx. 370 EUR)

LOCATION

The city of Plzeň (Pilsen) is situated in Western Bohemia at the
confluence of four rivers. With its 170,000 inhabitants it is the fourth
largest city in the Czech Republic and an important industrial,
commercial, and administrative centre. It is also the capital of the
Pilsen Region. In addition, Pilsen won the title of the European Capital 
of Culture for the upcoming year 2015.

Pilsen is well-known for its brewing tradition. The trademark
Pilsner-Urquell has a good reputation all over the world thanks to the
traditional recipe, high quality hops and good groundwater. Beer lovers
will also appreciate a visit to the Brewery Museum or the Brewery itself.

Apart from its delicious beer, Pilsen hides lots of treasures in its core.
The city can boast the second largest synagogue in Europe. The dominant of
the old part of the city center is definitely the 13th-century Gothic
cathedral featuring the highest church tower in Bohemia (102.34 m). It is
possible to go up and admire the view of the city. Not far from the
cathedral is the splendid Renaissance Town Hall from 1558 and plenty of
pleasant cafes and pubs are situated on and around the main square.

There is also the beautiful Pilsen Historical Underground - under the city
center, a complex network of passageways and cellars can be found. They
are about 14 km long and visitors can see the most beautiful part of this
labyrinth during the tour. It is recommended to visit the City Zoological
Garden, having the second largest space for bears in Europe and keeping
several Komodo dragons, large lizards which exist only in a few zoos in
the world.

The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen provides a variety of courses for
both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of
higher education in this part of the country which prepares students for
careers in engineering (electrical and mechanical), science (computer
science, applied mathematics, physics, and mechanics), education (both
primary and secondary), economics, philosophy, politics, archeology,
anthropology, foreign languages, law and public administration, art and
design.

ABOUT CONFERENCE

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
 of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, 
Brno. The conference is supported by International Speech Communication 
Association (ISCA). 

Venue: Plzeň (Pilsen), Parkhotel Congress Center Plzeň, Czech Republic

ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Ms Anna Habernalová, TSD2015 Conference Secretary
E-mail: tsd2015@...
Phone: (+420) 724 910 148
Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with capitals
                        'TSD' on top.
TSD 2015 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2015

TSD 2015 | 10 Dec 01:30 2014
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TSD 2015 - Preliminary Call for Papers

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          TSD 2015 - PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS
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Eighteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2015)
            Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 14-17 September 2015
                       http://www.tsdconference.org

TSD HIGHLIGHTS

* Invited speakers Hermann Ney, Dan Roth, Björn W. Schuller, Peter D. Turney,
  and Alexander Waibel.
* TSD is traditionally published by Springer-Verlag and regularly listed 
  in all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings 
  Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX, etc.
* TSD offers high-standard transparent review process - double blind, final 
  reviewers discussion.
* TSD will take place in Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015.
* TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, 
  all meals, one social event etc) for an easily affordable fee starting 
  at 270 EUR for students and 330 EUR for full participants.

TSD SERIES

TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over
the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in
their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD
proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference
Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation
databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.

TOPICS

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility
    analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship
    attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web, 
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
    dialogues)

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event will be English. However, papers on
processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.

IMPORTANT DATES

March 31, 2015 ............ Submission of full papers
May 10, 2015 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31, 2015 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration

September 14-17, 2015 ....... Conference date

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that
will be made available on a CD to participants at the time of the
conference.

CONFERENCE FEES

The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status. It
includes one copy of the conference proceedings, refreshments/coffee
breaks, opening dinner, welcome party, mid-conference social event
admissions, and organizing costs. In order to lower the fee as much as
possible, the accommodation and the conference trip are not included. 

Full participant:
early registration by May 31, 2015 - CZK 9.000 (approx. 330 EUR)
late registration by August 1, 2015 - CZK 10.000 (approx. 370 EUR)
on-site registration - CZK 10.700 (approx. 390 EUR)

Student (reduced): 
early registration by May 31, 2015 - CZK 7.400 (approx. 270 EUR)
late registration by August 1, 2015 - CZK 9.000 (approx. 330 EUR)
on-site registration - CZK 10.000 (approx. 370 EUR)

LOCATION

The city of Plzeň (Pilsen) is situated in Western Bohemia at the
confluence of four rivers. With its 170,000 inhabitants it is the fourth
largest city in the Czech Republic and an important industrial,
commercial, and administrative centre. It is also the capital of the
Pilsen Region. In addition, Pilsen won the title of the European Capital 
of Culture for the upcoming year 2015.

Pilsen is well-known for its brewing tradition. The trademark
Pilsner-Urquell has a good reputation all over the world thanks to the
traditional recipe, high quality hops and good groundwater. Beer lovers
will also appreciate a visit to the Brewery Museum or the Brewery itself.

Apart from its delicious beer, Pilsen hides lots of treasures in its core.
The city can boast the second largest synagogue in Europe. The dominant of
the old part of the city center is definitely the 13th-century Gothic
cathedral featuring the highest church tower in Bohemia (102.34 m). It is
possible to go up and admire the view of the city. Not far from the
cathedral is the splendid Renaissance Town Hall from 1558 and plenty of
pleasant cafes and pubs are situated on and around the main square.

There is also the beautiful Pilsen Historical Underground - under the city
center, a complex network of passageways and cellars can be found. They
are about 14 km long and visitors can see the most beautiful part of this
labyrinth during the tour. It is recommended to visit the City Zoological
Garden, having the second largest space for bears in Europe and keeping
several Komodo dragons, large lizards which exist only in a few zoos in
the world.

The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen provides a variety of courses for
both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of
higher education in this part of the country which prepares students for
careers in engineering (electrical and mechanical), science (computer
science, applied mathematics, physics, and mechanics), education (both
primary and secondary), economics, philosophy, politics, archeology,
anthropology, foreign languages, law and public administration, art and
design.

ABOUT CONFERENCE

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
 of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, 
Brno. The conference is supported by International Speech Communication 
Association (ISCA). 

Venue: Plzeň (Pilsen), Parkhotel Congress Center Plzeň, Czech Republic

ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Ms Anna Habernalová, TSD2015 Conference Secretary
E-mail: tsd2015@...
Phone: (+420) 724 910 148
Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with capitals
                        'TSD' on top.
TSD 2015 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2015

Tim Finin | 7 Dec 18:14 2014

Three 2015 JWS special issues open for submissions

The Journal of Web Semantics (http://bit.ly/ElsJWS) has three special
issues to be published in 2015 that are open for submissions.

 * Machine Learning and Data Mining for the Semantic Web, edited by
   Dunja Mladenic, Marko Grobelnik and Estevam R. Hruschka Jr.,
   submissions due 2015-01-10, http://bit.ly/jwsMLDM

 * Geospatial Semantics, edited by Yolanda Gil and Raphaël Troncy,
   submissions due 2015-01-31, http://bit.ly/jwsCFPgs

 * Knowledge Graphs, edited by Markus Kroetzsch and Gerhard Weikum,
   submissions due 2015-02-28, http://bit.ly/jwskg

Final copies will appear in print and on Elsevier's archival server.
Author preprints will be immediately available on the JWS preprint
server (http://bit.ly/JWSpreprint)

--

-- 
Tim Finin, Computer Science & Electrical Engr, U. of Maryland, Baltimore
County, 1000 Hilltop, Baltimore MD 21250 voice:4104993522 fax:4104553969
finin@...  tfinin@... 
skype:timFinin  http://umbc.edu/~finin

Serge Autexier | 2 Dec 19:13 2014
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CICM 2015: Call for Workshops

                     Call for Workshop Proposals

     CICM 2015 - Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
                           July 13-17, 2015
       The George Washington University, Washington, D.C , USA
                 http://www.cicm-conference.org/2015

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As   computers   and   communications  technology   advance,   greater
opportunities arise  for intelligent mathematical  computation.  While
computer  algebra, automated  deduction,  mathematical publishing  and
novel user interfaces individually have long and successful histories,
we are  now seeing  increasing opportunities  for synergy  among these
areas.  The Conference  on  Intelligent  Computer Mathematics  (CICM)
offer a venue for discussing these areas and their synergy.

CICM has been held annually as  a joint meeting since 2008, colocating
related conferences and  workshops to advance work  in these subjects.
Previous meetings have been held in Birmingham (U.K. 2008), Grand Bend
(Canada  2009), Paris  (France 2010),  Bertinoro (Italy  2011), Bremen
(Germany 2012), Bath (U.K. 2013) and Coimbra (Portugal, 2014).

This is a  call for proposals for  workshops to be held  at CICM 2015,
which will be held in Washington D.C. (USA), July 13-17 next year.

The principal tracks of the 2015 meeting will be

  Calculemus (Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning)
  DML (Towards a Digital Mathematics Library)
  MKM (Mathematical Knowledge Management)
  Systems and Data

Some of the workshops that have been held at past CICM meetings are:

  Automated Reasoning: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
  Compact Computer Algebra
  Empirically Successful Automated Reasoning for Mathematics
  Intelligent Proof Search
  Mathematical user Interfaces
  OpenMath
  Pen-Based Mathematical Computation
  Programming languages for Mechanized Mathematics Systems
  SCIEnce
  The Notion of Proof

Proposals for workshops  to be held at CICM  2015 are solicited.  Both
well-established workshops and newer or brand new ones are encouraged.

Please provide the following information:

 + Workshop title.
 + Names and affiliations of organizers.
 + Brief description of workshop goals and/or topics.
 + Proposed workshop duration (half a day up to two days is possible).
 + If the workshop has met previously, please include the conference 
   affiliation for the previous meeting. If the workshop is new, 
   please indicate so.

CICM  will take  care  of copying  and  distributing informal  printed
proceedings for  workshops that  would like this  service, as  well as
permanently archived open access online proceedings with CEUR-WS.org.

All proposals should be sent via email to

             cicm-organizers@...

for consideration by the CICM 2015 organizers:

 Local Organization Chairs:    Bruce Miller    (NIST)
                               Abdou Youssef   (GWU, USA)
 General Program Chair:        Manfred Kerber  (U. Birmingham, UK)
 Calculemus Track Chair:       Jacques Carette (McMaster U., Canada)
 DML Track Chair:              Volker Sorge    (U. Birmingham, UK)
 MKM Track Chair:              Cezary Kaliszyk (U. Innsbruck, Austria)
 System & Data Chair:          Florian Rabe    (JUB, Germany)
 Workshop Chair:               Serge Autexier  (DFKI, Germany)

Important dates:

 Deadline for proposal submissions:                   January 23, 2015
 Acceptance/rejection notification:                   February 4, 2015
 Workshop dates:                                      July 13-17, 2015

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Marie-Laure Mugnier | 25 Nov 18:28 2014
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CFP: Special issue of the Journal on Data Semantics (JoDS)

WEB REASONING AND RULE SYSTEMS

On the occasion of the 8th International Conference on Web Reasoning
and Rule Systems (RR 2014), this special issue will collect original
research contributions on the major topics of the conference, which
include all areas of Web Reasoning, with an emphasis on combinations
with Rule Systems.

Submissions may include, but are not restricted to, extended RR 2014
conference papers (both full papers and technical communications).

Topics of particular interest are:

 * Semantic Web, rule and ontology languages, and related logics
 * Reasoning, querying, searching and optimization
 * Incompleteness, inconsistency and uncertainty
 * Non-monotonic, commonsense, and closed-world reasoning for the Web
 * Dynamic information, stream reasoning and complex event processing
 * Decision making, planning, and intelligent agents
 * Machine learning, knowledge extraction and information retrieval
 * Data management, data integration and reasoning on the web of data
 * Ontology-based data access
 * System descriptions, applications and experiences


Submissions
-----------

Deadline: January 15, 2015

Submissions have to be formatted according to the journal's guidelines at

http://www.springer.com/13740 

and have to be uploaded into Springer's Electronic Management System at

https://www.editorialmanager.com/jods

Note that you need to request an account on the website for submitting
a paper. Please indicate in the cover letter that it is for the
"Web Reasoning and Rule Systems" special issue.


Guest Editors
-------------

Marie-Laure Mugnier, University of Montpellier and Inria, France
Roman Kontchakov, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

The editors can be reached by emailing

        mugnier-BUuzT83VEWE@public.gmane.org and roman-vdkkCC4CxPk2EctHIo1CcQ@public.gmane.org.


Guest Editorial Board
---------------------

(The following list is subject to extension.)

Leopoldo Bertossi, Carleton University, USA
Fernando Bobillo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Thomas Eiter, TU Vienna, Austria
Domenico Lembo, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
Marco Montali, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Boris Motik, University of Oxford, UK
Magdalena Ortiz, TU Vienna, Austria
Giorgio Orsi, University of Oxford, UK
Adrian Paschke, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Francesco Ricca, University of Calabria, Italy
Michael Thomazo, TU Dresden, Germany
Phillip Lord | 14 Nov 11:26 2014
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[ANN] Tawny-OWL 1.3.0

I am pleased to annouce the 1.3.0 release of Tawny-OWL, now available on
clojars and github (http://github.com/phillord/tawny-owl).

What is Tawny-OWL
=================

Tawny-OWL allows construction of OWL ontologies, in a evaluative, functional
and fully programmatic environment. Think of it as the ontology engineering
equivalent of [R](http://www.r-project.org/). It has many advantages over
traditional ontology engineering tools, also described in a
[video introduction](https://vimeo.com/89782389).

- An interactive shell or REPL to explore and create ontologies.
- Source code, with comments, editable using any of a range of IDEs.
- Fully extensible -- new syntaxes, new data sources can be added by users
- Patterns can be created for individual ontologies; related classes can be
  built easily, accurately and maintainably.
- A unit test framework with fully reasoning.
- A clean syntax for versioning with any VCS, integrated with the IDE
- Support for packaging, dependency resolution and publication
- Enabled continuous integration with both ontology and software dependencies

For the Clojure developer
=========================

Tawny-OWL is predominately designed as a programmatic application for ontology
development, but it can be used as an API. OWL ontologies are a set of
statements about things and their relationships; underneath these statements
map to a subset of first-order logic which makes it possible to answer 
questions about these statements using highly-optimised reasoners.

Take Wing
=========

Although in it's early stage, a rich manual is now being written for Tawny-OWL
https://github.com/phillord/take-wing
http://homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk/phillip.lord/take-wing/take_wing.html

Changes
=======

Two new features are added to this release. First, it is now possible to
annotate axioms as well as just entities. Second, new functions have been
added to make development of patterns easier, both in function and macro form.

Full change log is available.

https://github.com/phillord/tawny-owl/blob/master/docs/releases.md


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