Enrico Franconi | 23 May 19:14 2016

PhD Scholarships in Computer Science in Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) - DEADLINE 8 JUNE.

PhD Scholarships in Computer Science at the Free Univ. of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy).

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano was founded in 1997 as a multilingual (English, German, Italian) internationally oriented institution.

A public competition for the allocation of 12 PhD positions in the Faculty of Computer Science is open, and 9 of these positions will be covered by grants (17,000€ per year). The deadline for submitting the application (admission/pre-enrolment to the 32nd PhD cycle) via <http://www.unibz.it/en/public/research/phd/> is the 8th of June 2016.

PhD students are expected to work full-time on their research during the period of the PhD studies, which lasts three years. An additional support is given to spend a period of 6-12 months at an international research center. The official language of the programme is English, and it is expected that students are able to write and speak fluently in English.

The PhD study programme places an emphasis on research. PhD candidates are strongly advised to look at the three areas (listed below) which are the focus of the research at the Faculty of Computer Science, and to get in contact with their desired research area before applying. The Selection Committee ranks PhD students based on a comparative assessment of the merits and qualifications of applicants, taking into account also feedback from potential supervisors in the selected research area.



Logic-based languages for knowledge representation
Intelligent access to data
Semantic technologies
Information integration
Data-aware process modelling, verification, and synthesis
Business process monitoring, mining, and conformance
Temporal aspects of data and knowledge
Extending database technologies
Visual and verbal paradigms for information modelling and exploration
Reasoning with Uncertain and Imprecise Knowledge

The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (web page: <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb>) was founded in 2002, and it currently comprises about 30 researchers, including PhD students. The research activity is focussed on two main areas: (1) intelligent data and information management, with emphasis on modelling of data and on the challenges related to modelling and dealing with structured, complex, and big data; and (2) business processes and data, with the aim of studying the entire process lifecycle including the modelling of business processes and organisations. The KRDB Centre is widely recognised as one of the internationally leading groups in knowledge representation research, with a synergy between foundational research and application-oriented research. KRDB contact person: Enrico Franconi <franconi <at> inf.unibz.it>.


Spatial and temporal databases
Approximation techniques in databases
Query optimisation in databases
Cooperative interfaces for information access and filtering
Data mining techniques for preference elicitation and recommendation
Cloud computing and big data
Agile development and human aspects of software engineering
Software startups and lean startup methodology
Design based hardware engineering
Technology enhanced learning
Interaction design

The research activities in the area of database and information systems engineering focus on key aspects of applied computer science, including data warehousing and data mining, the integration of heterogeneous and distributed databases, time-varying information, data models, and query processing. The research approach is primarily constructive in its outset, and it includes substantial experimental and analytical elements. The development activities cover the design of data models and structures, and the development of algorithms, data structures, languages, and systems. The experimental activities verify real world artefacts with the help of prototypes and simulations. The analytic activities include the analysis of the algorithmic complexity and the evaluation of languages. The main goal is theoretically sound results that solve real world problems.


Empirical software engineering
Mining software repositories
Software reliability and testing
Automatic improvement and empirical investigation of software quality attributes
Recommendation systems in software engineering
Software system behaviour

The research topics in software engineering are focused on the empirical and quantitative study of innovative models for software development. The target analysis techniques include both traditional statistics, and new approaches, such as computational intelligence, Bayesian models, and meta-analytical systems. The innovative software development techniques include (a) methods based on lean management, such as agile methods, with a specific interest for benchmarking and identification of defects, and (b) open source development models, with specific attention for self organising systems and the analysis of the resulting quality aspects.


Call for Position Papers

2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 

Gdansk, Poland, 11-14 September, 2016


(FedCSIS on www.ieee.org: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSIS-on-IEEE-2016)

The FedCSIS 2016 Federated Conference invites submissions of POSITION 
PAPERS to its respective events. Position papers must not exceed 8 pages 
and they should relate to an ongoing research or experience. Position 
papers will be presented by the authors alongside regular papers. 
Position papers may be also submitted as DEMO PAPERS and presented as 
demonstrations of software tools and products. They should describe 
non-for-profit software tools in a prototype-, alpha-, or beta-version.


EMERGING RESEARCH PAPERS present preliminary research results from 
work-in-progress based on sound scientific approach but presenting work 
not completely validated as yet. They must describe precisely the 
research problem and its rationale. They must also define the intended 
future work including the expected benefits from solution to the tackled 

CHALLENGE PAPERS propose and describe research challenges in theory or 
practice of computer science and information systems. The papers in this 
category must be based on deep understanding of existing research or 
industrial problems and should be defining new promising research 

Paper publication:

Position papers will be published as a SEPARATE ELECTRONIC VOLUME (of 
the Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems series; 
annals-csis.org), WITH an ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers. These papers will 
NOT be placed in the IEEE Digital Library and will NOT be submitted to 
Thomson Reuters Web of Science. However, they will be indexed in the 
CrossRef, BazEkon, J-Gate, and submitted for indexing to: SCOPUS, 
Inspec, DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar.

Paper submission:

Authors should submit a position paper in English, carefully checked for 
correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. 
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference website 
ought to be used for all submitted papers. The required submission 
format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check, and 
carefully follow, the instructions and templates provided. Papers that 
are out of scope of the selected event, or that contain any form of 
(self)plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. All position papers 
will be refereed before inclusion in the conference program.

About FedCSIS 2016:

FedCSIS 2016 is organized by the Polish Information Processing Society 
(PTI) in technical cooperation with the IEEE Region 8, IEEE Poland 
Section, IEEE Poland (Gdansk) Section Computer Society Chapter, Poland 
Section Computational Intelligence Society Chapter, ACM Special Interest 
Group on Applied Computing, Lodz ACM Chapter, Committee of Computer 
Science of Polish Academy of Sciences, European Alliance for Innovation, 
Polish Operational and Systems Research Society, Eastern Cluster ICT and 
Mazovia Cluster ICT.

Chairs of FedCSIS Conference Series
Maria Ganzha, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki

Contact FedCSIS at

diwt | 23 May 11:56 2016

Technologies for Smart Cities 2016


First Workshop on "Technologies for Smart Cities"
Colocated with the Fifth International Conference on the Future 
Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT 2016)
Luton, (near London). UK
August 17-19, 2016
(Technically co-sponsored by IEEE UK & Ireland)

Smart cities enable to improve the traditional networks and services to 
become more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication 
technologies, for the benefit of its inhabitants and community. Smart 
technologies lead to transform disparate data collected from machines, 
embedded systems, and sensors around the city or and turn it into valued 
information that helps make the community safe, economically viable and 
more efficient. Using this information can help drive improvements to 
the way we manage our services. Smartly interconnected platforms make it 
easier for people to securely connect and share vital information in 
real time. This powerful capability supports intelligent action in the 
moment and better-informed decision making for the long term.

Thus technologies play a signicant role in the transformation of smart 
cities. The proposed workshop will address such technologies that 
include but not necessarily the following-

Networks and Advanced Communications
Internet of Things (IoT)
Cyber Security and Privacy
Open-data initiatives
Parking apps
Dynamic kiosks for real-time information
Mobile payments
Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology
Self Service Models
Smart Applications
Intelligent Transport Systems

All presented papers in the conference will be published in the 
proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital 

The workshop is co-located with the main conference.

Important Dates

Submission of Papers: 	June 01, 2016
Notification of Acceptance:	July 01, 2016
Camera Ready:	August 01, 2016
Registration:	August 01, 2016
Conference Dates:	August 17-19, 2016
The selected papers after extension and modification will be published 
in many peer reviewed and indexed journals.

  Journal of Computer and System Sciences/ (ISI/Scopus)
  Journal of Digital Information Management (Scopus/EI)
  International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering  (Scopus 
and EI Indexed)
  Decision Analytics
  International Journal of Big Data Intelligence
  International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences (Scopus/EI)
  International Journal of Management and Decision Making (Scopus/EI)
  International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences
  International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (Scopus/EI)
Journal of Electrical Systems
Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

General Chair

Ezendu Ariwa, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Programme Chairs

Carsten Maple, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Yong Yue, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Hathairat Ketmaneechairat, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, 

Submissions at http://www.socio.org.uk/fgct/paper-submission/
Conference email: fgct@...

Heiko Paulheim | 19 May 09:23 2016

[CfP] 13th ESWC 2016 - Call for Minute Madness Presentations

Apologies for cross-posting
                      13th ESWC 2016
            Call for Minute Madness Presentations

This year's ESWC features a "Minute Madness" session. This is an entertaining session that is open for every conference attendee to present an idea or a project in one minute using one slide. In particular, presenters of demos and posters are encouraged to advertise their work and attract attendees to their booth. The session takes place on the May 31st, 2016, at 17:30 (local time).

The rules are as follows:
- You have exactly one slide that will be shown for exactly one minute. During this one minute you give your talk. If you talk longer, we will stop you.
- The slides will be advanced automatically. In between the one-minute talks a transition slide will be shown for approximately five seconds. This transition slide will be generated by us and it will contain the title of the next one-minute talk. The transition slide will include the title of the paper and the submission ID.
- Given the limited time, it is highly advisable to avoid trying to present technical details of your work. Instead, you should provide the audience with a very high-level idea, ideally, presented in a catchy, entertaining manner.
To participate in the Minute of Madness send an email with your slide  to eswc2016pd-bC77Qfv0vuxrovVCs/uTlw@public.gmane.org no later than May 29 (23:59 Hawaii time)  (strict deadline). The subject of the email should be "ESWC2016 Minute Madness" and the email has to include the following details:
(1) your name (i.e., the person who presents the talk);
(2) a title for your talk -- if your talk is an advertisement for your demo or your poster, the title must be the title of the poster/demo and its submission number;
(3) a 1-page PDF document with the slide for your talk (The slide should be in a standard 4:3 format that is suitable for presenting on a projector with a resolution of 1024x768. Please ensure that your slide looks good in this format)

We will also aim to accommodate lightning proposals. However, if we run out of open spots, preference will be given to demo and poster advertisements, and remaining spots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.

-- Prof. Dr. Heiko Paulheim Data and Web Science Group University of Mannheim Phone: +49 621 181 2661 B6, 26, Room C1.09 D-68159 Mannheim Mail: heiko-jNDFPZUTrfTbB13WlS47k7yZi+5vbtHrhC4ANOJQIlc@public.gmane.org Web: www.heikopaulheim.com
Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz | 13 May 17:54 2016

1st Call for Systems - OAEI 2016: Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative

--Apologies for cross-posting--

This is the first call for systems for the 2016 edition of he Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI): http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2016/

Since 2004, OAEI has been supporting the  extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching and instance matching techniques.

This year we will have two new tracks (Disease and Phenotype, and Process Model Matching) and new datasets with respect to some of the last year tracks.

The Pistoia Alliance Ontologies Mapping project (http://www.pistoiaalliance.org/projects/ontologies-mapping/) team will organise the Disease and Phenotype track and will sponsor a prize of $7,500 for the winner of this track.





    Interactive Matching (New datasets)

    Large Biomedical Ontologies

    Disease and Phenotype (New track)

    Process Model Matching (New track)

    Instance Matching (New datasets)


Note that this year the submission of systems is one month earlier: July 31st
    June 1st: (preliminary) datasets available.

    June 30th: datasets are frozen.

    June 30th: participants register their tool (i.e. interest in participating): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ne1w0J6iwRbXPo6Sxr1hb2qu45HLWN6QM4tLUqfYE84/viewform

    July 31st: participants submit final versions of their tools (details will be sent after registration).

    August 31st: evaluation is executed and results are analyzed.

    September 30th: preliminary version of system papers due

    October 17th or 18th: Ontology matching workshop.

    November 15th: final version of system papers due.

Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, UK


Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, UK


Amedeo Napoli | 10 May 15:51 2016

CFP FCA4AI 2016 at ECAI 2016, The Hague, August 30 2016.


                                       -- FCA4AI (Fifth Edition) --
                              ``What can FCA do for Artificial Intelligence?''
                              co-located with ECAI 2016, The Hague, Netherlands
                                           August 30 2016


General Information.

The preceding editions of the FCA4AI Workshop (ECAI 2014 and 2012, IJCAI 2015 and 2013) showed that many researchers working in Artificial Intelligence are indeed interested by a powerful method for classification and mining such as Formal Concept Analysis (see CEUR Proceedings Vol-1430, Vol-1257, Vol-1058, and Vol-939).
This year, we have the chance to organize a new edition of the workshop in The Hague at the ECAI 2016 Conference.

Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematically well-founded theory aimed at data analysis and classification. FCA allows one to build a concept lattice and a system of dependencies (implications) which can be used for many AI needs, e.g. knowledge processing involving learning, knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology engineering, and as well as information retrieval and text processing. Thus, there exist many ``natural links'' between FCA and AI.

Recent years have been witnessing increased scientific activity around FCA, in particular a strand of work emerged that is aimed at extending the possibilities of FCA w.r.t. knowledge processing, such as work on pattern structures and relational context analysis. These extensions are aimed at allowing FCA to deal with more complex than just binary data, both from the data analysis and knowledge discovery point of view and from the knowledge representation point of view, including, e.g., ontology engineering. All these works extend the capabilities of FCA and offer new possibilities for AI activities in the framework of FCA.

Accordingly, in this workshop, we will be interested in two main issues:

- How can FCA support AI activities such as knowledge processing (knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning),
  learning (clustering, pattern and data mining), natural language
  processing, information retrieval.
- How can FCA be extended in order to help AI researchers to solve new
  and complex problems in their domain.

The workshop is dedicated to discuss such issues.

TOPICS OF INTEREST include but are not limited to:

- Concept lattices and related structures: description logics, pattern structures, relational structures.
- Knowledge discovery and data mining with FCA: association rules, itemsets and data dependencies, attribute implications, data pre-processing, redundancy and dimensionality reduction, classification and clustering.
- Knowledge engineering and ontology engineering: knowledge representation and reasoning.
- Scalable algorithms for concept lattices and artificial intelligence ``in the large'' (distributed aspects, big data).
- Applications of concept lattices: semantic web, information retrieval, visualization and navigation, pattern recognition.

The workshop will include time for audience discussion for having a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and ideas being presented.


    Submission deadline: June 5, 2016
Notification to authors: July 5, 2016
          Final version: July 25, 2016
               Workshop: August 30


The workshop welcomes submissions in pdf format in Springer's LNCS style.
Submissions can be:
- technical papers not exceeding 8 pages,
- system descriptions or position papers on work in progress not
  exceeding 4 pages

Submissions are via EasyChair at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fca4ai2016 (to be opened soon)

The workshop proceedings will be published as CEUR proceedings.
A selection of the best papers presented at the workshop will be considered for a special issue of a high-level journal.


  Sergei O. Kuznetsov    Higher Schools of Economics, Moscow, Russia
  Amedeo Napoli        LORIA-INRIA, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
  Sebastian Rudolph    Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (under construction)


Heiko Paulheim | 9 May 12:13 2016

First CfP: NLP & DBpedia 2016 (in conjunction with ISWC2016)

*apologies for cross-posting* --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fourth International Workshop on NLP & DBpedia 2016 17 or 18 October 2016 Kobe, Japan Collocated with the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2016) http://iswc2016.semanticweb.org/ Submission Deadline: 1 July 2016 Notification of Acceptance: 31 July 2016 Workshop URI: https://nlpdbpedia2016.wordpress.com/ Submissions via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nlpdbpedia2016 Hashtag: #NLPDBP2016 Contact: nlpdbpedia2016-bC77Qfv0vuxrovVCs/uTlw@public.gmane.org --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Motivation The central role of Wikipedia (and therefore DBpedia) for the creation of a Translingual Web has been recognized by the Strategic Research Agenda (cf. section 3.4, page 23) and most of the contributions of the Dagstuhl seminar on the Multilingual Semantic Web also stress the role of Wikipedia for Multilingualism. The previous editions of the NLP&DBpedia workshop also contribute to this understanding. As more and more language-specific chapters of DBpedia are created (currently 14 language editions), DBpedia is becoming a driving factor for a Linguistic Linked Open Data cloud as well as localized LOD clouds with specialized domains (e.g. the Dutch windmill domain ontology created from http://nl.dbpedia.org or Japanese domain ontology of screws from http://ja.dbpedia.org/). The data contained in Wikipedia and DBpedia have ideal properties for making them a controlled testbed for NLP. Wikipedia and DBpedia are multilingual and multi-domain, the communities maintaining these resource are very open and it is easy to join and contribute. The open licence allows data consumers to benefit from the content and many parts are collaboratively editable. Especially, the data in DBpedia is widely used and disseminated throughout the Semantic Web. With the foundation of the DBpedia Association and the frequent releases of the DBpedia+ Data Stack, this workshop hopes to channel contributions of the NLP research community into the data ecosystem of DBpedia and LOD, thus easing the use of interlinked language resources as well as increasing the performance of knowledge-based NLP approaches. We envision the workshop to produce the following items: • an open call to the DBpedia data consumer community that will generate a wish list of data, which is to be generated from Wikipedia using NLP methods (for certain domains and application scenarios). This wish list will be broken down to tasks and benchmarks and as a result GOLD standard will be created. • the benchmarks and test data created will be collected and published under an open licence for future evaluation (inspired by http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/ and http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets.html). • strengthen the link between DBpedia and NLP communities that currently meet two times a year at DBpedia developers workshops. • We also offer all authors the chance to contribute their data to the regular DBpedia releases in April and October. NLP4DBpedia DBpedia has been around for quite a while, infusing the Web of Data with multi-domain data of decent quality. The data in DBpedia is, however, mostly extracted from Wikipedia infoboxes, while the remaining parts of Wikipedia are to a large extent not exploited for DBpedia. Here, NLP techniques may help improving DBpedia. Extracting additional triples from the plain text information in Wikipedia, either unsupervised or using the existing triples as training information, could multiply the information in DBpedia, or help telling correct from incorrect information by finding supporting text passages. Furthermore, analyzing the semantics of other structures in Wikipedia, such as tables, lists, or categories, would help make DBpedia richer. Finally, since Wikipedia exists in more than 200 languages, we are particularly interested in seeing NLP approaches not only working for English, but also for other languages, in order to leverage the huge amount of knowledge captured in the different language editions. NLP approaches enable also improving quality of DBpedia, especially by extracting content from sources other than Wikipedia that may validate the data in DBpedia. DBpedia4NLP On the other hand, NLP and information extraction techniques often involve various resources while processing texts from different domains. As high-quality annotated data is often too expensive and time-consuming to obtain, NLP researchers are increasingly looking to the Semantic Web for external structured sources to complement their datasets. Such resources can be gazetteers to aid a named entity recognition system or examples of relations between entities to bootstrap a relation finder. DBpedia can easily be utilised to assist NLP modules in a variety of tasks. We invite papers from both these areas including: • Knowledge extraction from text and HTML documents (especially unstructured and semi-structured documents) on the Web, using information in the Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud, and especially in DBpedia. • Representation of NLP tool output and NLP resources as RDF/OWL, and linking the extracted output to the LOD cloud or the Linguistic LOD cloud . • Novel applications using the extracted knowledge, the Web of Data or NLP DBpedia-based methods. The specific topics of the workshop are listed below. Topics • Enhancing DBpedia with NLP methods • Finding errors in DBpedia with NLP methods • Enriching DBpedia with NLP methods • Improving quality of DBpedia with NLP methods • Annotation methods for Wikipedia articles • Cross-lingual data and text mining on Wikipedia • Pattern and semantic analysis of natural language, reading the Web, learning by reading • Large-scale information extraction • Entity resolution and automatic discovery of Named Entities • Multilingual entity recognition task of real world entities • Frequent pattern analysis of entities • Relationship extraction, slot filling • Entity linking, Named Entity disambiguation, cross-document co-reference resolution • Analysis of ontology models for natural language text • Learning and refinement of ontologies • Natural language taxonomies modeled to Semantic Web ontologies • Use cases of entity recognition for Linked Data applications • Impact of entity linking on information retrieval, semantic search Furthermore, an informal list of NLP tasks can be found on this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_language_processing#Major_tasks_in_NLP These are relevant for the workshop as long as they fit into the DBpedia4NLP and NLP4DBpedia frame (i.e. the used data evolves around Wikipedia and DBpedia). All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop. Together with the KéKi workshop (http://keki2016.linguistic-lod.org/), we have applied for joint proceedings publication in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (LNCS) by Springer and are currently under review. We welcome the following types of contributions: * Full research papers (up to 16 pages). * Position papers (up to 12 pages) All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the style for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Authors. Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nlpdbpedia2016 For details on the LNCS style, see the Springer Author Instructions at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0. NLP & DBpedia 2016 submissions are not anonymous. Important Dates: - submission date: 1 July 2016, 23:59 Hawaii time - author notifications: 31 July 2016, 23:59 Hawaii time - pre-workshop paper: 1 September, 2016 - NLP & DBpedia 2016: 17 or 18 October 2016 - camera-ready for post-proceedings: 18 November 2016, 23:59 Hawaii time Organising Committee: Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim Marieke van Erp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Pablo N. Mendes, IBM Research, USA Programme committee: Caroline Barriere, CRIM Christian Bizer, University of Mannheim Volha Bryl, Springer Nature Paul Buitelaar, Insight - National University of Ireland, Galway Philipp Cimiano, Bielefeld University Agata Filipowska, Department of Information Systems, Poznan University of Economics Jorge Gracia, Ontology Engineering Group. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Anja Jentzsch, Hasso Plattner Institut John P. Mccrae, National University of Ireland, Galway Andrea Moro, Sapienza, Università di Roma Roberto Navigli, Sapienza Universita' di Roma Giuseppe Rizzo, ISMB Harald Sack, Hasso-Plattner-Institute for IT Systems Engineering, University of Potsdam Felix Sasaki, W3C Ricardo Usbeck, University of Leipzig Sebastian Walter, CITEC, Bielefeld University Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics
-- Prof. Dr. Heiko Paulheim Data and Web Science Group University of Mannheim Phone: +49 621 181 2661 B6, 26, Room C1.09 D-68159 Mannheim Mail: heiko-jNDFPZUTrfTbB13WlS47k7yZi+5vbtHrhC4ANOJQIlc@public.gmane.org Web: www.heikopaulheim.com
Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel | 6 May 14:10 2016

CFP: Generalization in Collaborative Case-Based Reasoning - GCCR 2016


Special Session on Generalization in Collaborative Case-Based Reasoning (GCCR 2016)

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016)

October 31 - November 04, 2016, Orlando, Florida, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

http://cts2016.cisedu.info  or  http://cisedu.us/rp/cts16




Paper Submission Deadline: ----------------------------- June 27, 2016

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------------- July 25, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- August 17, 2016 

Conference Dates:  ------------------------------------------ October 31 - November 04, 2016



It is known that case-based reasoning (CBR) systems are more scalable than expert systems by a factor of about ten. Collaborative case-based reasoning (CCBR) systems seek to put this scalability to use in the domain of agent-based knowledge engineering and beyond. Effective collaboration (e.g., swarm robotics) requires that distinct entities plan for cooperation and share their dynamic realizations of those plans. Often, one agent must do something else while waiting for another agent to complete a mutually agreed upon task. It is increasingly difficult, with scale, to create effectively shared rule bases for carrying out complex plans. Rather, case bases can build on the acquired experience in devising plans for replay, generalization, and adaptation. Thus, in a very real sense, case bases can be designed to assist in the automatic programming of distributed software. Such capabilities are needed for building complex cyber-secure systems as well as intelligent systems and systems of systems, in general. 

In this special session, we invite original research contributions that advance the state of the art as well as position papers that pose a new direction or present a controversial point of view on these subjects and related fields. Theoretical and application papers are invited, which address these and related issues. A major goal is to enable collaborative computing through automation and to discover cost-effective techniques for the realization of the same.


The GCCR Special Session topics include (but are not limited to) the following:  

  • Case-based reasoning in automatic programming
  • Generalization in case-based reasoning
  • Case-based reasoning in collaborative design
  • Case-based reasoning in collaborative games
  • Collaborative case-based reasoning for knowledge discovery
  • Collaborative case-based reasoning for architecture planning
  • Multi-agent collaborative case-based reasoning
  • Case-based reasoning and domain transference
  • Case-based reasoning vs collaborative filtering
  • Machine learning and reasoning techniques
  • Logic and reasoning
  • Automated reasoning
  • Mechanisms for interaction 
  • Action languages and policy representation & reasoning
  • Case-based reasoning and Big Data
  • Case-based reasoning in social networking
  • Case-based reasoning for security
  • Answer set programming and policy representation & reasoning
  • Graph Based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Visualization generation



You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Generalization in Collaborative Case-Based Reasoning. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify).  For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://cts2016.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers/call-for-posters for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gccr2016. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop. 


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers. 



Stuart H. Rubin, PhD, stuart.rubin-JoQm+pnW5+g@public.gmane.org

Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel, PhD, t_tebibel-qM4CjABHT9I@public.gmane.org



All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings. 

  • Marcello Balduccini, Drexel University, USA
  • Salem Benferhat, Université of Artrois, France
  • Belaid Behamou, University of Provence Marseilles, France
  • Stefania Costantini, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Habiba Drias, USTHB University, Algeria
  • Joao Ferreira , Teesside University, UK
  • Eric Grégoire, Université of Artrois, France
  • Ahmed Guessoum, USTHB University, Algeria
  • Rohit Parikh, CUNY Graduate Center, USA
  • Lakhdar Sais, Université of Artrois, France
  • Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council, Italy
  • TBA
Prof. Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel
LCSI Laboratory
École nationale Supérieure d'Informatique

True scientists dream the good dreams
and put them on the path to reality.
Loris Bozzato | 3 May 17:34 2016

AIMSA 2016 - Call for papers (updated deadlines)


               The 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence:

                             Methodology, Systems, Applications

                                               AIMSA 2016


                                  - AI in the Data Driven World -


                           Varna, Bulgaria, 7-9th September, 2016




                    **** Submission deadline: May 15th, 2016    (Extended) ****


                          * Proceedings published by Springer/LNCS *



Initiated in 1984, the biennial Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA) conference is a premier forum for exchanging information and research results on AI theory and principles along with applications of intelligent system technology. The conference traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI to share their ideas and experiences and learn about the research in contemporary AI. Under the general theme of "AI in the Data Driven World", the 17th edition of AIMSA will be held in the beautiful Varna area, Bulgaria. With excellent opportunities for outdoor activities, water sports and gastronomy, Varna promises to be a wonderful venue for a memorable conference.


The deadline for submission of paper for AIMSA 2016 has been extended to 15th  May 2016.





The conference welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers in all areas of Artificial Intelligence as well as novel crosscutting work in related areas including but not limited to:


* AI in education

* AI applications in business, industry and entertainment

* Ambient intelligence

* Automated reasoning

* Cognitive Modelling and Cognitive Architectures

* Data mining and data analysis

* Dialogue management and argumentation

* Distributed AI

* Evolutionary Algorithms

* Human-computer interaction and AI

* Information retrieval

* Intelligent decision support

* Intelligent user interfaces

* Knowledge discovery in Big Data

* Knowledge engineering

* Knowledge representation and reasoning

* Large scale knowledge management

* Logic and constraint programming

* Machine learning

* Multi-agent systems

* Multimedia systems

* Natural language processing

* Neural networks

* Ontologies (creating, linking, merging, reconciliation)

* Perception and Vision

* Planning and Scheduling

* Reasoning under Uncertainty

* Robotics

* Search & Retrieval

* Semantic interoperability

* Semantic web for e-business and e-learning

* Social network analysis

* Swarm Intelligence

* Tools and methodologies for multi-agent software systems

* Trust, privacy, and security on the web

* Visualization and modelling and AI

* Web-based technology and AI


We especially welcome papers and posters demonstrating successful AI applications in the Real World, as well as papers that bring useful computational technologies from other areas of computer science into AI.


All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by at least two members of the program committee. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation.


For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the conference to present the paper.


The best paper of the conference will receive the Best Paper Award during the conference.




Josef van Genabith - Scientific Director at DFKI, the German Research Centre for

                               Artificial Intelligence

Edward Chang        - President of HTC Health Care and Research, Taiwan

Barry O'Sullivan      - Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics Computer

                               Science, University College Cork, Ireland




Workshop on Deep Language Processing for Quality Machine Translation (DeepLP4QMT) - 10 September 2016




New Submission deadline: May 15, 2016 

Notification of acceptance: June 01, 2016

Deadline for camera-ready: June 24, 2016

Conference: September 7-9, 2016




Papers have to be submitted electronically (in PDF format) via the submission system to the address: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aimsa2016


Papers should be written in English, font Times 11pt. Regular papers should be no more than 10 pages, posters no more than 2 pages. Authors are requested to follow the LNCS Style. The first page should contain the title of the paper, names and addresses of all authors (including e-mail), an abstract (100-150 words) and a list of keywords.


Submissions should describe original research. Papers accepted for presentation at AIMSA 2016 cannot be presented or have been presented at another meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.


Over lengthy or late submissions will be rejected without review. Notification of receipt and acceptance of papers will be sent to the first author.




The proceedings will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence subline of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.




The official language of the conference is English.




The AIMSA'2016 Registration fees includes attendance to AIMSA'2016 technical sessions, a copy of the AIMSA'2016 proceedings, Welcome reception, working lunches, coffee-breaks and the Conference dinner.


                        Registration fees

Before August 1st

After August 1st

Regular fee AIMSA



Student/PhD Student* AIMSA



Regular fee WORKSHOP**



Regular fee AIMSA & WORKSHOP**



Student/PhD Student* AIMSA & WORKSHOP**




* Early registration fee should be paid not later than August 1st, 2016.

* Authors of accepted papers should pay the registration fee not later than 24 June    2016.

** Students/PhD Students are required to enclose a copy of a certificate.





It is a modern resort with traditions, and history going back 50 years. A unique blend of lovely nature park, warm sea, and fine golden sand! Golden Sands is the winner of a "Blue Flag" - a prestigious international award for environmentally clean resorts.


The resort offers accommodation in 69 hotels of different category, excellent possibilities for recreation, entertainment, business and health.


The Conference itself will take place in the 4-star Lilia Hotel. The hotel disposes of seminar and conference halls, suitable for different kinds of events. The hotel offers advertising and presentation spaces close to the halls and in the hotel’s foyer, various business services – telephone, fax, copier, laminating, as well as proper technical appliances for the successful flow of the meetings.


Wi-Fi Internet is available in/around the working hall and in the hotel lobby, while in the rooms and suites it is subject to individual payment.




Christo Dichev

Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA






Gennady Agre

Institute of Information Technologies

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Acad. G. Bonchev 29A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail: agre-xuraQxDpKWf8YGM1qDmlfA@public.gmane.org

Phone: +359 28700118

Fax: +359 28707273




Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT – BAS)



2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 

Gdansk, Poland, 11 - 14 September, 2016


(FedCSIS on www.ieee.org: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSIS-on-IEEE-2016)

FedCSIS a yearly international multi-conference organized by the Polish 
Information Processing Society (PTI) in technical cooperation with the 
IEEE Region 8, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent 
Informatics, IEEE Poland Section, IEEE Poland (Gdansk) Section Computer 
Society Chapter, Poland Section Computational Intelligence Society 
Chapter, ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing, Lodz ACM 
Chapter, Committee of Computer Science of Polish Academy of Sciences, 
European Alliance for Innovation, Polish Operational and Systems 
Research Society - POSRS, Eastern Cluster ICT Poland, Mazovia Cluster ICT.

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

The FedCSIS Multi-conference consists of Events (conferences, symposia, 
workshops, dissemination events, special sessions). Each Event may run 
over any span of time within the conference dates (from half-day to four 
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. Since 2012, Proceedings of the FedCSIS conference have been 
indexed in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science.


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

* AAIA'16 - 11th International Symposium Advances in Artificial 
Intelligence and Applications
--- AIMaVIG'16 - 2nd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence 
in Machine Vision and Graphics
--- AIMA'16 - 6th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in 
Medical Applications
--- AIRIM'16 - 1st International Workshop on AI aspects of Reasoning, 
Information, and Memory
--- ASIR'16 - 6th International Workshop on Advances in Semantic 
Information Retrieval
--- DSTUI'16 - 6th International Workshop on Dealing with Spatial and 
Temporal Uncertainty and Imprecision
--- LTA'16 - 1st International Workshop on Language Technologies and 
--- WCO'16 - 9th International Workshop on Computational Optimization
* CSS - Computer Science & Systems
--- AIPC'16 - 1st International Workshop on Advances in Image Processing 
and Colorization
--- BCPC'16 - 2nd International Workshop on Biological, Chemical and 
Physical Computations
--- CANA'16 - 9th Computer Aspects of Numerical Algorithms
--- CPORA'16 - 1st Workshop on Constraint Programming and Operation 
Research Applications
--- IWCPS'16 - 3rd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems
--- MMAP'16 - 9th International Symposium on Multimedia Applications and 
--- WSC'16 - 8th Workshop on Scalable Computing
* ECRM - Education, Curricula & Research Methods
--- IEES'16 - 1st International E-education Symposium - Education of the 
--- DS-RAIT'16 - 3rd Doctoral Symposium on Recent Advances in 
Information Technology
* ​iNetSApp'16 - 4th International Conference on Innovative Network 
Systems and Applications
--- EAIS'16 - 3rd Workshop on Emerging Aspects in Information Security
--- SoFAST-WS'16 - 5th International Symposium on Frontiers in Network 
Applications, Network Systems and Web Services
--- WSN'16 - 5th International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks
* IT4MBS - Information Technology for Management, Business & Society
--- ABICT'16 - 7th International Workshop on Advances in Business ICT
--- AITM'16 - 14th Conference on Advanced Information Technologies for 
--- APICSS'16 - 1st Workshop on Autopoiesis Perspective on Information, 
Communication and Social Systems
--- ASEG'16 - 1st Workshop on Advanced Systems for e-Governance and e- 
--- ISM'16 -  11th Conference on Information Systems Management
--- IT4L'16 - 5th Workshop on Information Technologies for Logistics
--- KAM'16 - 22nd Conference on Knowledge Acquisition and Management
--- MIQH'16 - 1st Workshop on M-Health Innovations for Quality in Healthcare
--- UHH'16 - 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Home Healthcare
* JAWS - Joint Agent-oriented Workshops in Synergy
--- ABC:MI'16 - 11th Workshop on Agent Based Computing: from Model to 
--- MAS&S'16 - 10th International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and 
--- SEN-MAS'16 - 4th International Workshop on Smart Energy Networks & 
Multi-Agent Systems
* SSD&A - Software Systems Development & Applications
--- BTMSPA'16 - 1st Symposium on Balancing Traditional and Modern 
Software Process Approaches
--- MDASD'16 - 4th Workshop on Model Driven Approaches in System Development
--- MIDI'16 - 4th Conference on Miltimedia, Interaction, Design and 
--- SEW-36 - The 36th IEEE Software Engineering Workshop
--- WASE'16 - 1st International Workshop on Affective Software Engineering


- Frederik Ahlemann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Keynote 
title : How enterprise architecture management improves IS capabilities 
- Results from a multiple case study

- Stan Matwin, Dalhousie University, University of Ottawa, Institute of 
Computer Science, Polish Academy of Science, Keynote title : Big Water 
Meets Big Data: Analytics of the AIS Ship Tracking Data

- Michael Segal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Keynote title : 
Location always matters: how to improve performance of dynamic networks?

- Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft, Redmond, WA, US, Keynote title: Service 
focus and focused service composition


Papers should be submitted by May 9, 2016 (strict deadline). 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, ISSN and DOI 
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).


- Paper submission: May 9, 2016 (strict deadline)
- Position paper submission: May 30, 2016
- Acceptance decision: June 13, 2016
- Final version of paper submission: July 4, 2016
- Final deadline for discounted fee: July 31, 2016
- Conference dates: September 11-14, 2016


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

Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel | 21 Apr 12:14 2016

Deadline is Tomorrow for FMi 2016: The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Formal Methods Integration

The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Formal Methods Integration - FMi 2016 - 

In conjunction with the 17th IEEE IRI 2016 

Pittsburgh, USA, July 28-30, 2016

Paper submission deadline: April 22, 2016  
Paper notification: May 25, 2016

Formal methods seek to contribute to the engineering of dependable systems by applying sound techniques based on computer science fundamentals. Complex systems often involve different formalisms to deal with the modeling of their different aspects, as each formalism is specific to only some system aspects and none is perfectly supporting all aspect constructs and their related semantics. Accordingly, different analysis techniques are required to check the different system views and verify different kinds of properties. Formalism integration is intended to support coherent specification and analysis of different aspects of a system. The FMi workshop aims at further research into hybrid approaches to formal modeling and analysis. It seeks contributions from researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of integrating methods, either formal or semi-formal, for system development, covering all engineering development phases from user requirements through design and analysis techniques to tools. The workshop also encourages new initiatives of building bridges between informal, semi-formal, and formal notations. Authors are invited to submit both research and tool papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- component-based specification and analysis,
- integrated software/hardware specification and analysis, 
- hybrid and embedded systems modeling and analysis,
- object and multi-agent systems modeling and analysis,
- requirement specification and analysis,
- software and hardware specification, verification, and validation,
- theorem proving and decision procedures,
- formal aspects of software evolution and maintenance,
- formal methods for re-engineering and reuse,
- formal languages integration,
- semi-formal (UML, SysML, …) and formal model integration,
- informal and formal language integration,
- integration of formal methods into software engineering practice,
- integrated analysis techniques,
- tools integration,
- integration of formal methods in education,
- integration of formal methods in health,
- integration of formal methods in industry,
- integration of formal methods in security.

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Submissions will undergo a rigorous review process handled by the Technical Program Committee. Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Only electronic submissions in PDF format through the EasyChair submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fmi2016 will be considered. Papers must be in English, up to 8 pages in IEEE format, including references and appendices. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting guidelines, can be found on the paper submission instructions available at the main conference website.

At least one of the authors must register and present the paper, if accepted. Registered papers will be published as workshop papers in the IEEE IRI conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Presented papers will be invited to be extended and considered for publication in a special issue of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, edited by Springer. Besides, best papers will be invited to be expanded and considered for publication in a special issue of a journal published by Springer (pending).

Thouraya Bouabana-Tebibel, LCSI Laboratory, Ecole nationale Supérieure d’Informatique – ESI, Algiers, Algeria

Erika Ábrahám, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Yamine Ait Ameur, University of Toulouse, France
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Luis Barbosa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy                 
Kamel Barkaoui, CNAM, France
Simona Bernardi, University of Zaragoza, Spain              
Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Radu Calinescu, University of York, UK
Allaoua Chaoui, University of Constantine, Algeria
John Derrick, University of Sheffield, UK
Bernd Finkbeiner, Saarland University, Germany
Alex Groce, Oregon State University, USA
Klaus Havelund, JPL, California Institute of Technology, USA
Rolf Hennicker, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
Dang Van Hung, UET, Vietnam National University, Vietnam    
Nadjet Kamel, University of Sétif, Algeria
Ferhat Khendek, Concordia University, Canada
Peter Gorm Larsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Michele Loreti, University of Florence, Italy
José Merseguer, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Bruno Monsuez, Ensta, France
Alexandre Mota, Centre of Informatics, Brazil
John Mullins, École polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Brina Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Olaf Owe, Universitity of Oslo, Norway
Gordon J. Pace, University of Malta, Malta
Alexandre Petrenko, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal, Canada
Erik Poll, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Matteo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kristin Yvonne Rozier, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Stuart H. Rubin, SSC-Pacific, USA
Philipp Ruemmer, Uppsala University, Sweden
Neha Rungta, SGT/NASA Ames, USA
Djamel Eddine Saidouni, University of Constantine, Algeria
Steve Schneider, University of Surrey, UK
Emil Sekerinski, McMaster University, Canada
Jiri Srba, Aalborg University, Denmark
Helen Treharne, University of Surrey, UK  
Shuling Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Frank Zeyda, University of York, UK

Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel

Prof. Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel
LCSI Laboratory
École nationale Supérieure d'Informatique

True scientists dream the good dreams
and put them on the path to reality.