Tuesday, September 19, 2017

[DMANET] Extended Call for Helmut Veith Stipend Deadline November 30

Dear colleagues,

Apologies for crossposting, herewith we announce an extension for the
annually awarded Helmut Veith Stipend, for female master students at TU
Wien. Invited to disseminate the call with the flyer further on. Thank you!

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It is our pleasure to invite academically excellent female applicants in
pursuit (or planning to pursue) a master degree in Computer Sciences at TU
Wien to apply for annually awarded Helmut Veith Stipend. The recipients of
Helmut Veith Stipend receive EUR 6000 annually for the duration of up to two
years, and waiver of all tuition fees for the study at TU Wien. The
application deadline is November 30, 2017. For more information download the
Flyer for Helmut Veith Stipend.

About Helmut Veith

The stipend is named to honour the memory of Helmut Veith (1971–2016),
specifically his international influential research, and his visionary
mentorship of building bridges between the computer science and the society.
The Helmut Veith Stipend continues the late scholar´s support of female
scientist in the field of computer science, and his backing of the revival
era in the Austrian logic scene.

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For more information please follow the link -
http://bit.ly/Forsyte-Helmut-Veith-Stipend

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Mihaela Rozman, MA

Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms

Technische Universität Wien - TU Wien

Institut für Informationssysteme

Favoritenstraße 9-11, 1040 Wien

Telefon: +43 1 58801 184806

Email: <mailto:mihaela.rozman@tuwien.ac.at> mihaela.rozman@tuwien.ac.at

Web: http://www.vcla.at/

Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBVCLA

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[DMANET] PhD position in Decomposition Approaches for Multiobjective Optimisation

Dear Colleagues,

A fully funded PhD position in Multiobjective Optimisation is available
at the University of Auckland.

The PhD project will be part of the research project "Novel
Decomposition Techniques for Multiobjective Optimisation". The
successful candidate will work on the integration of decomposition
techniques such as Dantzig-Wolfe and Bender's decomposition in
multiobjective optimisation methods, and their potential applications.
The PhD candidate will be working with Dr Andrea Raith (Engineering
Science, University of Auckland), and Associate Professor Richard Lusby
(Danish Technical University, Copenhagen, Denmark).

Scholarship: The upcoming scholarship will provide $27,500 per annum,
and covers fees up to $7,500 per annum. The PhD candidate has the
opportunity to visit Richard Lusby at Danish Technical University. The
university also provides support that can be used towards conference
travel and other research expenses.

For details on the application process, please refer to the project
description on the University of Auckland findathesis page (project
10385334): https://www.findathesis.auckland.ac.nz/research-entry/10385334

Applications will be reviewed from 1 October 2017 until the position is
filled.

Questions can be directed to Andrea Raith a.raith@auckland.ac.nz

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Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering
University of Auckland
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 9231977
email: a.raith@auckland.ac.nz


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Monday, September 18, 2017

[DMANET] A workshop in Rome in honour of János Körner

We are pleased to invite you to a one-day workshop in Rome in honour of
János Körner
in the occasion of his retirement from Sapienza University.

The workshop will be an event to celebrate Janos' research and his work in
combinatorics, information theory and computer science.

It will take place in the Aula Magna of the Department of Computer Science
of Sapienza University the day November 10th 2017.

The list of invited speakers includes

Imre Csiszár (Hungarian Academy of Science),
Ron Holzman (Technion),
Joret Gwenaël (Université Libre de Bruxelles),
Katalin Marton (Hungarian Academy of Science),
Jaikumar Radhakrishnan (Tata Institute),
Gábor Simonyi (Hungarian Academy of Science).

Please visit the web page http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~galesi/WS.html

The admission is free but it would be preferable to send an email to:
fachini@di.uniroma1.it
to confirm your participation.

Looking forward to see you at the workshop.

E. Fachini
N. Galesi
P. Wollan

Dpt. Computer Science
Via Salaria,113
00198 Roma
Italy
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[DMANET] Tenure-track position in Combinatorics and Number Theory

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University
invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin September 1,
2018, in the areas of combinatorics and number theory and nearby areas.

Applications should be submitted by October 31, 2017 for full consideration.

The Department has a long-standing strength in combinatorics, and seeks
outstanding candidates who will broaden the research profile of the
department. Candidates for this position should be able to contribute to
Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary PhD program in Algorithms,
Combinatorics and Optimization. This program is a joint effort of the
Computer Science Department, the Department of Mathematical Sciences and
the Tepper School of Business.

Preference will be given to candidates who have shown outstanding
promise and/or excellent accomplishments in research, and are pursuing a
vigorous research program including major contributions beyond the
doctoral dissertation. Promise of excellent ability to teach and mentor
students of diverse backgrounds is a plus.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to increasing our
faculty diversity. Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment
without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender,
race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally
protected status.

Applicants should submit all materials electronically at
www.mathjobs.org. This includes a cover letter, curriculum vita, list of
publications, a statement describing current and planned research, and
at least three letters of recommendation (including at least one that
specifically addresses teaching). Recommenders who are unable to submit
their letters electronically may mail them to: Combinatorics/Number
Theory Appointments Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Applications may be accepted and reviewed until any open positions are
filled.

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[DMANET] Special Issue on Information and Opinion Diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media

CALL FOR PAPERS

Elsevier - Online Social Networks and Media Journal
Special Issue on Information and Opinion Diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2017
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/online-social-networks-and-media/


Online Social Networks are a massively successful phenomenon, used by billions of users to interact. Nowadays, information diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM) has a major role, among many others, for recommendation systems, advertising, and political campaigns. Moverover, the way information circulates in OSNEM impacts on the formation of opinions and on the social roles of users and their influence on others. OSNEM are extensively used for spreading information, opinions and ideas, but also to propagate fake news and rumors. Therefore, prevention of spam, bots and fake accounts, information leakage, trustworthiness of information and trust between users are relevant research issues associated with information diffusion.

This special issue seeks contributions pushing the state of the art in all facets of information and opinion diffusion in online social networks and media. We solicit manuscripts where quantitative and/or data-driven approach is used to investigate information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Dynamics of trends, information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM
- Recommendations and advertising in OSNEM
- Spread of news, topics, and opinions
- Trust, reputation, privacy in OSNEM information and opinion diffusion
- Rumors and fake news spreading in OSNEM
- Bots and fake users detection
- Influence analysis and social influence
- Identification of diffusion sources and influencers
- Methods to modify/control/maximise information and opinion diffusion
- Measurements of information and opinion diffusion??in OSNEM
- Models of information and opinion diffusion
- Data-driven approaches to study information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM


*** Tentative Schedule ***
Manuscript submission deadline: October 1, 2017
First notification: November 10, 2017
Submission of revised paper: December 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance: January 10, 2018


Guest Editors
Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy

*** Instructions for submission ***
Manuscripts must not have been previously published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Papers previously published in conference proceedings are eligible for submission if the submitted manuscript is a substantial revision and extension of the conference version. In this case, authors should indicate the previous publication(s) in the cover letter and are also required to submit their published conference article(s) and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version.
The submission website for this journal is located at https://www.evise.com/profile/#/OSNEM/login. Please select "Research Paper" when you reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified, for consideration by the special issue, the authors should indicate in the cover letter that the manuscript has been submitted for the special issue on Information and Opinion Diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media.

For further information, please contact the guest editors at {m.conti,a.passarella} at iit.cnr.it
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[DMANET] Postdoc in Sublinear/Randomized Algorithms, University of Warwick

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Postdoc in Sublinear/Randomized Algorithms
University of Warwick
http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/people/artur_czumaj/postdoc-advert-2016/
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Applicants are sought for a postdoctoral position in connection with a grant of Artur Czumaj (http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~czumaj/).

We are looking for highly qualified candidates with a PhD degree (or expecting to get one very soon) in combinatorics, discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, or related fields. The main focus of the post is on the research in the broadly understood area of design and mathematical analysis of sublinear and randomized algorithms, including research in property testing and combinatorics, and sublinear-time approximation algorithms for combinatorial and optimization problems.

The position is affiliated with the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications, DIMAP (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/dimap/) and the Foundations of Computer Science Research Group (http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/research/focs/) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick.

The position is for 12 months, with the possibility to extend (the start date is flexible and can be negotiated).

Closing date for receipt of applications: October 1, 2017.

Informal inquiries should be addressed to Artur Czumaj at A.Czumaj@warwick.ac.uk.

Formal applications, which include CV with a list of publications,, a research statement, and a short statement highlighting your suitability for this post, should be made following the link at
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BDY447/research-fellow-77111-087/.

Closing date: October 1, 2017.

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Prof Artur Czumaj
Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications
Department of Computer Science
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
Email: A.Czumaj@warwick.ac.uk
http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~czumaj/
Phone: +44 24 7657 3796
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[DMANET] ICGT 2018, July 9-13, Lyon France

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International Conference on Graph Theory

To be held in Lyon, France
From July 9th to 13th 2018

http://liris.cnrs.fr/~icgt2018/ <http://liris.cnrs.fr/~icgt2018/>
mail: igct2018@liris.cnrs <mailto:igct2018@liris.cnrs>.fr


ICGT is a conference initiated by Claude Berge in 1976 and organized by the French community in Graph Theory every 4-5 years. This 10th edition succeeds the editions of Grenoble in 2014, Orsay in 2010 and Hyères in 2005, and will take place in Lyon from July 9th to 13th 2018.


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Invited speakers

László Babai, University of Chicago
Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University
Zdeněk Dvořák, Charles University, Prague
Samuel Fiorini, Université libre de Bruxelles
Daniela Kühn, University of Birmingham
Daniel Lokshtanov, University of Bergen
Claire Mathieu, École Normale Supérieure de Paris
Carsten Thomassen, Technical University of Denmark


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Important dates

Submissions: from February 1st to March 25th 2018
Notification of acceptance: April 25th 2018
Early registration: from February 1st to May 11th 2018
Late registration: from May 12th to June 20th 2018
Conference: From July 9th to 13th 2018


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Fees

Early registration : 190 euros for students and retired researchers, 280 euros for the others.
Late registration : 230 euros for students and retired researchers, 320 euros for the others.


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Scientific Committee

Cristina Bazgan, Paris
Pierre Charbit, Paris
Victor Chepoi, Marseille
Guillaume Fertin, Nantes
Frédéric Havet, Sophia-Antipolis
Olivier Hudry, Paris
Dieter Kratsch, Metz
Zhentao Li, Paris
Yannis Manoussakis, Orsay
Christophe Paul, Montpellier
Arnaud Pêcher, Bordeaux
Myriam Preissmann, Grenoble
Jean-Sébastien Sereni, Nancy
Ioan Todinca, Orléans
Olivier Togni, Dijon
Annegret Wagler, Clermont-Ferrand


And the members of the organizing committee, all from Lyon

Christophe Crespelle
Eric Duchêne
Brice Effantin
Mohamed Haddad
Hamamache Kheddouci (co-chair)
Bodo Lass
Arnaud Mary
Aline Parreau
Michael Rao
Hamida Seba
Hamza Si Kaddour
Eric Tannier
Eric Thierry
Stéphan Thomassé
Nicolas Trotignon (co-chair)
Bora Ucar
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Nicolas Trotignon
http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/nicolas.trotignon/
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CNRS, LIP, Équipe MC2
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Département d'informatique
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

[DMANET] 7th Int. Conf. HPSC Hanoi, March 2018

7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes
March 19-23, 2018
Hanoi, Vietnam

Detailed information can be found at the conference
websiteshttp://www.math.ac.vn/HPSCHanoi2018/
andhttp://hpsc.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/HPSCHanoi2018/
(Participants can register, reserve hotel and submit data needed for
applying for a Vietnamese visa by using these conference websites.)

PROCEEDINGS: The conference proceedings with selected high-quality contributions
will be published by Springer.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts: September 29, 2017.
Notification of acceptance for presentation: December 22, 2017.
Deadline for applying a business visa through the organizers: January 19, 2018.
Deadline for hotel reservation: January 19, 2018.

Contact address: hpsc2018@math.ac.vn

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

[DMANET] Post-Doc Position in Operations Research at ESSEC

The IDS (Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics)
department of ESSEC Business School opens a Post-Doc position of 12
months in Operations Research for its Paris-Cergy campus, starting
between November 2017 and January. The IDS Department is composed of 15
professors. Operations Research is a core topic of the OMOR (Operations
Research-Operations Management) research cluster at ESSEC (see
operations-management-research.essec.edu).

ESSEC is a major European Business School, a French "Grande Ecole" with
three campuses, one in the Paris metropolitan area (Cergy), one in
Singapore and one in Morocco. It offers graduate level training in
business administration (MSc, MBA, Executive MBA, Specialized Masters,
PhD). Its Master in Management (MiM) program was ranked #5 worldwide in
the last Financial Times ranking.

We are searching for a candidate with a research profile in Mathematical
Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, with a strong emphasis on
designing efficient exact methods. Research can be related to (but is
not restricted to) applications in: Network Design, Facility Location,
Routing, Transportation, Production Planning… To be considered,
candidates should hold a Ph.D. or doctorate in Operations Research or a
related discipline, and show evidence of excellence in research by
publications in top-tier journals.

The Post doctorate is required to be in residence for the duration of
the appointment and work at the ESSEC Cergy campus.  The candidate
should be fluent in English, autonomous in writing high-quality research
papers, and ready to collaborate with the OR professors of the IDS
Department on a common research project to be defined. He/she will be
also asked to disseminate the research results in OR Conferences and
Journals. The application should include (1) an application letter
/research statement, (2) a detailed resume including the list of
publications and the PhD thesis, (3) a job market paper, and (4) two
letters of recommendation, and be sent to :

Prof. Ivana Ljubic

IDS Department

ESSEC Business School

ljubic@essec.edu

The final closing date for applications is October 1st, 2017.

For further information on academic matters and Operations Research at
ESSEC, candidates are invited to contact Prof. Ivana Ljubic or Prof.
Laurent Alfandari(alfandari@essec.edu)

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Friday, September 15, 2017

[DMANET] Urgent: A PhD position: Optimization of Dynamic Pricing Issues in Manufacturing Industry (Coordination of Pricing and Production Decisions)

Dear colleagues,

A PhD position on coordination of production and pricing decision problems
is available in the Laboratory of Industrial System Optimization (LOSI,
UTT), France.
The description can be found here : https://goo.gl/Ue1Gw2

The expected start is from 1st October 2017. Applications are to be sent as
soon as possible.

Regards,
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Taha Arbaoui, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Technology of Troyes.
Laboratory of Industrial Systems Optimization (LOSI <http://losi.utt.fr/>).
Institute Charles Delaunay - UMR-STMR
12 rue Marie Curie, CS 42060-10004, Troyes Cedex, France.
Email: taha.arbaoui@utt.fr
Web: http://www.tahaarbaoui.com
Tel: (+33) 03 25 71 84 55 <03%2025%2071%2084%2055>

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[DMANET] postdoctoral positions at IRIF (previously, LIAFA), Paris, France

The Algorithms and Complexity group of IRIF - previously LIAFA -
(CNRS and University ParisDiderot), Paris, France, is seeking excellent
candidates for one or more postdoctoral positions in classical and quantum
computing. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): algorithms,
streaming algorithms, approximation algorithms, online algorithms, communication
complexity, cryptography (including post-quantum cryptography), computational
game theory, quantum computing, computational applications of logic, randomness
in computing.

IRIF is a joint laboratory of the CNRS (the French National Center
for Scientific Research) and University Paris Diderot - Paris 7.
For more information about IRIF, please seehttp://www.irif.fr ,
and for more information about the Algorithms and Complexity
group please see http://algo.irif.fr .
Further information may be obtained from any of the permanent
members of the group.

The starting date of the position(s) will usually be in September 2018
but can be negotiated.

The application should include a CV, a summary of research and
names of at least three references. For further instructions on how to
submit applications, please visit the "openings" sections at:
algo.irif.fr .

The position(s) will be financed either by the team's own resources, or
via joint applications of the candidate and the team to external funding
sources.

Applications should be received by November 15, 2017.
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[DMANET] Assistant professor in Brno, CZ

*** Assistant professor in TCS
Faculty of Informatics, MU Brno, CZ

The Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University (FI MU) in Brno,
Czech Republic, http://www.fi.muni.cz/, invites applications for
an Assistant Professor Position in Formal Methods, Discrete Structures,
or Quantum Information Processing.
The candidates are expected to have an excellent international research
record in the subjected area or in closely related disciplines, and very
good teaching abilities in English or Czech languages. At least six
months of research experience abroad (outside of the Czech and Slovak
Republics) is required and at least one year is strongly preferred.
Longer foreign experience is an advantage, preferably at more than one
institution.

The position is focussed both on research and teaching. The candidates
are expected to carry out research of top international quality and show
enthusiasm for teaching and student supervision, and a large amount of
flexibility in teaching subjects that are not directly related to their
areas of research. For full details see:
https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/36126

* Deadline for application: November 12, 2017

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[DMANET] Call for extended abstracts (Odysseus 2018, 3-8 June, Cagliari, Italy)

Dear colleague,

We kindly invite you to *Odysseus 2018*, the 7th Workshop on Freight
Transportation and Logistics, which will be held on June 3-8, 2018, in
Cagliari, Italy.

Please do not forget that the deadline for the submission of extended
abstracts is *November**10th 2017*. For further information, please
visit the workshop website: http://convegni.unica.it/odysseus2018/

Technical topics of the conference include (but are not limited to):

• Vehicle Routing
• Fleet and Crew Management
• Modal/Intermodal Transportation
• Terminal Management
• Supply Chain Logistics
• Network Design and Planning
• City Logistics
• Synchromodality
• Physical Internet
• Intelligent Transportation Systems
• Humanitarian Logistics

Submitted extended abstracts should be up to 4 pages length, written in
English and typeset using either the LaTeX or the Word template provided
at http://convegni.unica.it/odysseus2018/submission/. Extended abstracts
will be peer-reviewed and acceptance of the contributions will be based
on originality of the work, suitability regarding the main topic of the
workshop, and overall quality of the submission.

Looking forward to welcoming you next June in Cagliari

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

[DMANET] Informs Optimization Society Meeting 2018, Denver Colorado, Invitation and Call for Papers

INVITATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS

Informs Optimization Society Meeting, Denver Colorado, March 23-25, 2018

http://orwe.mines.edu/conference/

Abstract submission deadline: November 16, 2017 11:59 EST

TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to

- theory and applications of linear, integer, and nonlinear optimization


- stochastic programming and optimization under uncertainty


- graph theory and network flows


- exact solution algorithms including decomposition methods, approximation algorithms, heuristics, and meta-heuristics for combinatorial optimization problems


-multi-objective optimization, dynamic programming and constraint programming

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[DMANET] CFP: 1st Iranian Conference on Computational Geometry

1st Iranian Conference on Computational Geometry

Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, February 27, 2018

The 1st Iranian Conference on Computational Geometry (ICCG) will be held on February 27, 2018 at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, at the Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. ICCG is an annual conference whose goal is to bring together students and researchers from academia and industry, in order to promote research in the fields of combinatorial and computational geometry.

Topics to be covered include all aspects of computational geometry, but are not limited to:


Algorithmic methods in geometry
Experimental studies of geometric algorithms
Geometric modeling, visualization and simulation
Combinatorial optimization
Computational biology and geometric computations
Computer-aided design
Computer vision
Graph drawing
Geographic information systems
Robotics


Submission information: ​

ICCG does not have formally reviewed proceedings. The results presented at ICCG could also be submitted to peer-reviewed conferences and/or journals. Papers that have been just submitted to other peer-reviewed events, conferences, or journals are eligible to be presented at ICCG.

We invite authors to submit their research works as extended abstracts that should not exceed ​four pages, and must be prepared with LaTeX, using ​our ​ICCG 201​8 LaTeX template. ​The submission must be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/cfp/iccg2018).

Website: http://cglab.ir/iccg

Important dates:


Submission deadline: November 30, 2017 (submission page opens on November 1, 2017)
​Acceptance notification: December 30, 2017
Conference: February 27, 2018


​General chair:


​Zahed Rahmati, Amirkabir University of Technology


Program committee:


Mohammad Ali Abam, Sharif University of Technology (co-chair)
Mansoor Davoodi Monfared, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences
Mohammad Farshi, Yazd University
Mohammad Ghodsi, Sharif university of Technology
Shahin Kamali, University of Manitoba
Ali Mohades Khorasani, Amirkabir University of Technology
Debajyoti ​ Mondal, University of Saskatchewan​
Zahed Rahmati, Amirkabir University of Technology ​(co-chair)
Alireza Zarei, Sharif university of Technology
Hamid Zarrabi-Zadeh, Sharif university of Technology


Local organizing committee:


​Mohammad Reza Kazemi, Amirkabir University of Technology
Ali Mohades Khorasani, Amirkabir University of Technology
Zahed Rahmati, Amirkabir University of Technology


-- ZAHED RAHMATI
Assistant Professor
Amirkabir University of Technology

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[DMANET] Special Issue on Information and Opinion Diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media

CALL FOR PAPERS

Elsevier - Online Social Networks and Media Journal
Special Issue on Information and Opinion Diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2017
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/online-social-networks-and-media/


Online Social Networks are a massively successful phenomenon, used by billions of users to interact. Nowadays, information diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM) has a major role, among many others, for recommendation systems, advertising, and political campaigns. Moverover, the way information circulates in OSNEM impacts on the formation of opinions and on the social roles of users and their influence on others. OSNEM are extensively used for spreading information, opinions and ideas, but also to propagate fake news and rumors. Therefore, prevention of spam, bots and fake accounts, information leakage, trustworthiness of information and trust between users are relevant research issues associated with information diffusion.

This special issue seeks contributions pushing the state of the art in all facets of information and opinion diffusion in online social networks and media. We solicit manuscripts where quantitative and/or data-driven approach is used to investigate information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Dynamics of trends, information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM
- Recommendations and advertising in OSNEM
- Spread of news, topics, and opinions
- Trust, reputation, privacy in OSNEM information and opinion diffusion
- Rumors and fake news spreading in OSNEM
- Bots and fake users detection
- Influence analysis and social influence
- Identification of diffusion sources and influencers
- Methods to modify/control/maximise information and opinion diffusion
- Measurements of information and opinion diffusion??in OSNEM
- Models of information and opinion diffusion
- Data-driven approaches to study information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM


*** Tentative Schedule ***
Manuscript submission deadline: October 1, 2017
First notification: November 10, 2017
Submission of revised paper: December 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance: January 10, 2018


Guest Editors
Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy

*** Instructions for submission ***
Manuscripts must not have been previously published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Papers previously published in conference proceedings are eligible for submission if the submitted manuscript is a substantial revision and extension of the conference version. In this case, authors should indicate the previous publication(s) in the cover letter and are also required to submit their published conference article(s) and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version.
The submission website for this journal is located at https://www.evise.com/profile/#/OSNEM/login. Please select "Research Paper" when you reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified, for consideration by the special issue, the authors should indicate in the cover letter that the manuscript has been submitted for the special issue on Information and Opinion Diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media.

For further information, please contact the guest editors at {m.conti,a.passarella} at iit.cnr.it
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[DMANET] DISC 2017 Final Call for Participation

FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

DISC 2017
The 31st International Symposium on Distributed Computing
October 16-20th, 2017, Vienna, Austria
www.disc-conference.org/2017/

HIGHLIGHTS

Invited speakers:

Anne-Marie Kermarrec (INRIA, Rennes, France)
Dana Randall (Georgia Tech, USA)
Christian Cachin (IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland)

Program:

http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2017/program/

Workshops:

October 16th:

FRIDA: Formal Reasoning in Distributed Algorithms
Workshop on Blockchain Technology and Theory
TPC: Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Concurrent Data Structures

October 20th:

ADGA: Workshop on Advances in Distributed Graph Algorithms
CoDyn: Workshop on Computing in Dynamic Networks
HDT: Workshop on Hardware Design and Theory

Dijkstra Prize:

The 2017 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing sponsored by ACM
PODC and EATCS DISC will be presented at DISC this year.
It has been awarded to the paper

Elizabeth Borowsky, Eli Gafni:
Generalized FLP impossibility result for t-resilient asynchronous
computations.

The award ceremony will be held at the DISC 2017 banquet.

Celebration of Yoram Moses's 60th birthday

The talks in honor of Yoram will be held on the afternoon of October 17th
by Joe Halpern (Cornell University, USA), Moshe Tenenholtz (Technion,
Israel), Moshe Vardi (Rice University, USA), Shafi Goldwasser (MIT, USA),
and Sergio Rajsbaum (UNAM, Mexico).

VENUE AND REGISTRATION

DISC'17 will be held at Austria Trend Hotel Park Royal Palace, at
Schlossallee 8, 1140 Wien (Vienna), in close proximity to the Vienna
Technical Museum, and with views of Schönbrunn Palace.

We cordially invite you to register under

http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2017/registration/

For information on the venue, hotels, and travelling, please see:

http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2017/local-arrangements/

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

[DMANET] Department Chair position in ISE at Lehigh

Dear Colleagues,

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science at Lehigh
University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair
of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). We seek a
high-profile, accomplished researcher who is a dynamic leader with a vision
to build upon the continued growth and success of the Department and to
expand its interdisciplinary efforts within Lehigh.

The Department currently has 14 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and
three Professors of Practice. Our undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D.
programs are vibrant and growing, with current enrollments of approximately
180 undergraduate, 190 Masters, and 40 Ph.D. students. ISE faculty members
maintain outstanding international reputations in a variety of areas,
including mathematical optimization, analytics, high performance computing,
data science, manufacturing systems, financial optimization, healthcare
systems, logistics, and supply chain analysis. Research expenditures
currently exceed $3 million.

ISE has extensive interdisciplinary ties with other academic departments at
Lehigh. It also plays active roles with various programs, centers, and
other initiatives, such as with the Integrated Business and Engineering
(IBE) Honors Program, the Research Computing Group, the Analytical Finance
Program, the Integrated Networks for Electricity (INE) Center, and Lehigh's
ADVANCE initiatives. The Department houses the Enterprise Systems Center,
offers a Masters of Engineering in Healthcare Systems Engineering, and
maintains excellent computational and manufacturing/robotics laboratory
facilities. For its achievements, the Department has been recognized as a
four-time finalist for the UPS-INFORMS George D. Smith Prize for innovative
programs to educate OR/Analytics professionals. Further information can be
found through the Department website: http://ise.lehigh.edu/.

Lehigh University is in Bethlehem, PA, in the rapidly growing Lehigh Valley
metropolitan area. The Lehigh Valley, with a population over 800,000, is
located approximately 1 hour north of Philadelphia and 1.5 hours west of
New York City. The University has a current enrollment of approximately
5,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, and is planning
to increase these enrollments significantly in the next few years. Lehigh
is investing substantially over the next few years in new innovative
research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual footprint. These
investments, based on faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the
University's commitment to enhance student experiences.

We welcome applications from, and nominations for, individuals with a
strong background in any ISE- relevant discipline, including industrial
engineering, operations research, and applied mathematics. A candidate
should possess a Ph.D., have an exemplary record of achievement in
research, teaching, and service at a level sufficient for appointment as a
tenured Professor, and demonstrate commitment to supporting the advancement
of fellow faculty members at all levels. The candidate should also be able
to communicate a clear vision for the future of the Department. The
audience for this communication should include members of the industrial,
governmental, academic, and alumni communities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. For full consideration, application materials should be
received on-line https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9673 by October
15, 2017. Candidates should provide a statement of educational, research,
and leadership philosophy, a curriculum vitae, full contact information of
at least three references, and a cover letter. Any inquiries regarding this
search should be directed to Professors Wojciech Z. Misiolek and Frank E.
Curtis, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee at (ISE.Chair.Search@lehigh.edu).

Applications and nominations from female or minority candidates are
strongly encouraged. Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color,
disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status,
national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran
status. Lehigh provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits,
including partner benefits.

Regards,

Frank E. Curtis
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[DMANET] Linköping University expands research in railway planning (PhD-position or post-doc position)

The research group for public transport and railways at Linköping University, Sweden, is expanding its research in railway planning and searches for new staff members. Maybe you or somebody you know is interested in joining our team?

You can find further details and information below, or check out the following link: goo.gl/rGUapR <http://www.goo.gl/rGUapR>

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Linköping University expands research in railway planning

The research group for public transport and railways at Linköping University is expanding its research in railway planning and searches for new staff members.

The research group is part of the Division for Communication and Transport Systems affiliated in the city center of Norrköping. The division has over 70 researchers, lecturers and graduate students, studying communication networks in its broadest sense. Many projects aim at developing models and methods, which describe the traffic system and can be used as decision support tools by infrastructure managers, operators, vehicle drivers and others.

Current projects in railway include, for example, construction of robust railway timetables, defining and balancing multi-objectives for timetable qualities, socio-economic distribution of railway capacity, and scheduling of time for maintenance work.

Our research is carried out together with stakeholders and funders from industry and society. We are coordinating the national research program Capacity in the Railway Traffic System (KAJT) and some of our collaborators are RISE SICS, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and Swedish Transport Administration. We are also honored to organize the 8th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis (RailNorrköping) which will be held in June 2019.

We are now looking for people who want to join our group, and work with one or more of the following topics:
- Operational train planning and shunting, aiming at increased rail cargo speeds and capacity.
- Strategic planning of critical infrastructure components (switches) which have a major impact both on maintenance and traffic.

We wish you have a strong background from mathematics, modelling, optimization, programming and/or simulation. You have studied either applied mathematics, computer science, operations research, software engineering or equivalent. If you also have experiences from railways or transportation planning it is beneficial but not necessary. You should in any case have a keen interest for analytical work, planning and scheduling, algorithmic development, be fluent in some computer language(s), English and (soon) scientific writing.

We are searching for a person with a master's degree for a PhD-position or a person with a PhD-degree for a post-doc position. We hope to fill the positions by early 2018.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining our group and contributing to better transportation planning decisions in the future.

For further information about the research group, see https://liu.se/en/research/public-transport-and-railway

Our research projects are described at http://kts.itn.liu.se/trafiksystem/forskning?l=en

Contact:
Associate Professor Anders Peterson, anders.peterson@liu.se, + 46 11 363107
Professor Jan Lundgren, jan.lundgren@liu.se, +46 11 363187

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[DMANET] OPTL special issue in memory of Michel Deza (deadline extended to Dec 31st, 2017)

Dear colleagues,

we are currently collecting papers for a special issue of Optimization
Letters (OPTL, Springer) that is dedicated to the memory of Michel Deza
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Deza). The title of the issue is
"Applications of Distance Geometry".

The submission deadline is extended to December 31st, 2017.

Michel suddenly passed away on last November 2016. He is author of the
Encyclopedia of Distances, that almost reached the threshold of 1000
citations, and which makes him an eminent member of the distance
geometry community.

OPTL generally collects short contributions (about 10 pages long).
Submissions should be performed via the editorial system at the address:

https://www.editorialmanager.com/optl/default.aspx

by selecting the article type "si:DGD16".

All the best,

Antonio Mucherino
Carlile Lavor
OPTL guest co-editors

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[DMANET] 2017 COIN-OR Cup: 2nd call for submissions

Announcing the thirteenth annual "COIN-OR Cup" competition,
sponsored by the COIN-OR Foundation.

Guidelines:
* A submission or nomination must contain:
1. a synopsis of an effective use of COIN-OR or
valuable contribution to COIN-OR (or both!),
2. an explanation of its significance.

* The winner must accept the prize in person at the 2017 INFORMS
Annual Meeting so we can all celebrate appropriately (see "Celebration"
below).

* Submission deadline: Friday, September 22nd, 2017.

* Self-nominations are welcome.

* We especially encourage nominations of effective use of COIN-OR that
the community may not know about.


Celebration: The 2017 COIN-OR Cup will be awarded at a celebration
on October 23rd during the INFORMS Annual meeting in Houston, TX.
All entrants, their supporters, and other interested parties are welcome
to join the celebration and regale, rile, and roast the prize winners.
Details of the event will be announced later.

The winning entry will be announced at this celebration event,
and posted on the COIN-OR website https://www.coin-or.org .


Please e-mail your submissions to coin-cup@coin-or.org in a single
zipped archive, containing a description of your submission and copies
of all relevant papers/documents.


2017 COIN-OR Cup Committee:
Giacomo Nannicini (chair), IBM T.J. Watson
Andrew Conn, IBM T.J. Watson
Thomas Wortmann, Singapore University of Technology and Design
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