GRUPPO DI INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA - ING-INF/05

Call for Papers

Special Track on Knowledge IT Artifacts (KITA) in professional communities and aggregations (KITA 2017)
 
11th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (http://www.mtsr-conf.org/)
November 28th - December 1st 2017
 
Tallinn University, Estonia
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Aim and Scope
In its broadest meaning, a Knowledge Artifact (KA) is any artifact purposely built to enable and support knowledge-related activities. For this reason, KAs come in very different formats and types: a personal recipe notebook is a KA; a cooking manual is a KA; yet also a blog of amateur cookers can be considered a KA. The common themes regard affordances for real and deep appropriation, often cooperative practices of knowledge representation, recording, sharing and combination.
In the last ten years, the interest of researchers from diverse fields has increased towards the design of computational, interactive KAs (what we can denote as Knowledge IT Artifacts, or KITA) i.e., applications and software platforms that specifically support knowledge creation and sharing in cooperative domains [Cabitza & Locoro, 2014], like Health-Care, Products/Processes/Services Manufacturing, Education, and so on. In all of these research fields authors generally acknowledge the challenges to design for KITA that must be flexible enough to be adapted to the needs of single practitioners and teams, to enable learning and to support decision making. Examples of KAs that could be observed and discussed at the KITA special track are:
* video-publishing platforms where clips show how to make home repairs and social comments complement this information;
* online self-diagnosis and medication wizards, also as smartphone app;
* amateur blogs and fora where novices can ask experts for advices before buying electronic devices and components;
* wiki pages that are frequently maintained by a community of enthusiasts and give their members tutorials on how to set up arduino equipments or allow for the sharing of 3D printing models with comments and suggestions of the contributors.
* decision support systems that convey the most pertinent items from the knowledge bodies mentioned above according to the situation or the user requests, profiles and needs;
* on-line digital platforms enabling an aggregation of firms (a cluster, a supply chain) to share valuable knowledge in order to achieve specific strategic aims (such as internationalization, new product development, lean production);
* online wiki encyclopedias and manuals that represent objectively, if not structuredly (e.g., ontologically) a body of specialist knowledge;
* multimedia learning software that integrates different content sources and interactive techniques to have users develop both intellectual and practical competencies on the basis of the knowledge embedded in the artifacts;
* websites to share 3d printing models or electronic boards specifications (eg: open hardware)
* social media for virtual communities of practice.
 
Artifacts from the above classes can be all put on a broad spectrum of concrete applications and interactive systems. The most appreciated efforts of the contribution would lie in describing the main assumptions related to the nature of the knowledge that the KA at hand are intended to manage or support; in characterizing the main objectives and goals that motivate the KA designers and users; and in extracting both the implications for design and lessons learnt from experience with KA that could fit the interest of a multi-disciplinary community of scholars (across the fields of CSCL, CSCW, HCI, KR, to mention a few) that we aim to coalesce with this Special Track.
In the hope of the organizers, this track will set the practice-based foundations to develop a common ground and language by which the "Knowledge Artifact" construct can become useful both to inform the design and to evaluate the impact of knowledge-oriented technologies in the communities of practice that adopt them and adapt them to their ever-evolving bodies of knowledge.
 
Topics
* Knowledge Artifacts Design and evaluation
* Metadata representations of Knowledge Artifacts
* Metadata and Knowledge Artifacts in Health-Care
* Metadata and Knowledge Artifacts in Education
* Big-data and Knowledge Artifacts
* Digital fabrication
* Relationship btw Knowledge Management Technologies and IT Artifacts
* Relationship btw Knowledge Management and Collaborative-oriented Technologies
* Socio-Technical System Theory and Design
* Models, Theories and Methodologies of Knowledge, Collaboration and Learning
* Knowledge and Data Visualization
* Knowledge Artifacts and Collaboration at the firm level in clusters and supply chains
* Learning Technologies
* Business models enabled by Knowledge Artifacts
* Human-Data Interaction
 
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Important Dates
* 30th June 2017 : Submission deadline for papers
* 25th July 2017 : Notification of acceptance
* 20th August 2017 : Camera-ready papers due
* 28th November - 1st December 2017 : Conference in Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
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Paper Submissions 
Interested authors can submit to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2017 
The following types of presentation are invited:
* Full papers (12 pages) reporting complete research
* Short papers (6 pages) presenting ongoing or preliminary research
* Posters (4 pages)
Papers should be original and not previously submitted to other Conferences or Journals. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity following a double-blind peer review process. Submissions associated by any MTSR member (e.g. Chairs and PC members of MTSR or any of its Tracks) will follow a double-blind peer review process by an independent review committee.
 
Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation. The Conference welcomes Workshops and Tutorial on any issues concerning the main themes of MTSR such as metadata, ontologies, semantic Web, knowledge management, software engineering and digital libraries.
 
 
Conference Proceedings
Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) book series. CCIS is abstracted/indexed in Scopus, SCImago, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, DBLP, Google Scholar. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.
 
Other Publication Opportunities
Selected papers might be considered for a revised and extended version to be published in a range of international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) and Program (Emerald).
 
Awards
There are two types of awards: the Best paper award and the Best student paper award, both sponsored by euroCRIS.
* Best paper award: This award will be presented to the authors of the best full research paper submitted and presented to the conference.
* Best student paper award: MTSR sponsors a paper competition to recognize excellence in a conference paper contribution whose primary author is a student (normally at a PhD or MRes level). The student is required to present the paper at the MTSR 2017 conference. Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition.
 
Special Track Chairs
* Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, ITALY
* Angela Locoro, University of Milano-Bicocca, ITALY
* Arlindo Flavio da Conceicao, Instituto de Ciencia e Tecnologia (ICT), Universidade Estadual Paulista (Sao Paulo State University - UNESP), BRAZIL
For any other inquiry, contact track chair via fabio.sartori@unimib.it 
 
References
Cabitza, F., Locoro, A. (2014). “Made with knowledge” – Disentangling the Knowledge Artifact by a Qualitative Literature Review. In: In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, KMIS 2014, 64-75, 2014, Rome, Italy
 

3rd CINI Annual Conference on

                ICT for Smart Cities & Communities

                          (I-CiTies 2017)





Bari, September 27-28-29, 2017

WebSite: http://sisinflab.poliba.it/icities2017/

EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icities2017





*****        Submission deadline: June 23, 2017

*****        Notification: July 7, 2017

*****        Registration: September 01, 2017

*****        Conference dates: September 27-28-29, 2017





Theme: "Digital Transformation in Smart Territories: the Industry 4.0
paradigm in a Smart City





The term "smart" is frequently misused today.

A city becomes smart only when it can offer services that can properly take
into account the real and priority needs coming from its population. Those
services have to be therefore context-dependent and support the achievement
of city-specific goals. Smart city solutions have to be multi-disciplinary,
blending together socio, cultural, and technical aspects alltogether. In
this context, ICT becomes the means to move from problems to digital
solutions.





The conference, at its third edition, is an opportunity for people from
academia, industries and public institutions to meet and define new
collaborations in the perspective of next national and international project
calls. It is not intended to disseminate theoretical scientific activities.
Instead, its main goal is to present available innovative solutions and
active research projects, as well as novel ideas for new project proposals.

We expect contributions in all the fields related to ICT-based solutions for
smart cities and communities. Potential topics of interest include, but are
not limited to, the following application domains:





* E-Health

* Food

* Smart Energy

* Smart Building

* Mobility, Transports & Logistics

* Climate & Environment Management

* E-tourism

* E-culture

* E-education

* E-government

* E-inclusion

* Urban Security





**** Submissions instructions





Potential contributors are requested to send an extended abstract that
briefly describes the project, or project idea, to be presented. Both active
and recently terminated projects can be considered. Novel ideas for new
project proposals are also welcome.

Extended abstracts must be submitted in PDF, in English, and following the
IEEE template available at
https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.htm
l and should not exceed 2 pages in size. Submission is through EasyChair:





https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icities2017





During the submission, it is requested to select, if applicable, which of
the main tracks of the conference (E-health & Assisted Living, Smart Energy
& Smart Buildings, E-government & E-inclusion, Smart Mobility, E-culture &
E-tourism, E-education, Big Data, Urban Security, IoT for Smart Cities) best
fits the contribution. Submitted extended abstract will undergo a review
process to check their relevance to the conference.





The submission of a contribution implies that, if accepted for presentation,
at least one of its proponents must register (paying the requested fee) and
attend the conference for giving the presentation.





**** Committees





** Steering Committee Chair

Giuseppe Anastasi, University of Pisa and CINI





** General Co-Chairs

Michele Ruta, Polytechnic University of Bari and CINI

Eugenio Zimeo, University of Sannio and CINI





** Technical Program Chair

Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila and CINI





** Technical Program Committee



Stefano Chessa, University of Pisa & CINI - Track Chair for Well-being &
E-health

Michela Milano, University of Bologna & CINI - Track Chair for Smart Energy
& Buildings

Paolo Nesi, University of Florence & CINI - Track Chair for Smart Mobility

Gian Paolo Rossi, University of Milan & CINI - Track Chair for E-culture &
E-tourism

Luca Mainetti, University of Salento & CINI - Track Chair for E-Education

Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari & CINI - Track Chair for Big Data for
Smart Cities

Vittorio Scarano, University of Salerno & CINI - Track Chair for
E-government & E-inclusion





** Local organizing Committee

Danilo Caivano, University of Bari and CINI

Floriano Scioscia, Polytechnic University of Bari

Giuseppe Loseto, Polytechnic University of Bari

Saverio Ieva, Polytechnic University of Bari

Filippo Gramegna, Polytechnic University of Bari





** Financial Chair

Lina Esposito, CINI





** Registration Chair

Agnese Pinto, Polytechnic University of Bari





** Publicity Chair

Antinisca di Marco, University of L'Aquila and CINI





** Publication Chair

Alessandro D'Innocenzo, University of L'Aquila and CINI





** Industrial Board

Ettore Spigno - TIM

Lanfranco Marasso - Engineering I.I.

Alessandro Pane - Ericsson[a]

  WIVACE 2017
     XII Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation
                
                         19-21 September 2017

                 European Centre for Living Technology
                        Università Ca' Foscari
                            Venice (Italy)

 
                 http://wivace.org/2017/index2017.html

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News:

 - Extended submission deadline: ** 10th July 2017 **

 - Confirmed: Proceedings of WIVACE2017 in the Springer CCIS series

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The Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation aims to
bring together researchers working in Artificial Life and Evolutionary
Computation to present and share their research in a multidisciplinary
context. The workshop provides a forum for the discussion of new
research directions and applications in these fields, where different
disciplines could effectively meet.


**** Topics of Interest ****

Contributions solicited cover a variety of topics including but not
limited to:

* Bioinformatics and computational biology
* Bioinspired Algorithms
* Bioinspired Robotics
* Complex Systems
* Evolutionary Computation
* Genetic Algorithms
* Modeling and Simulation of Artificial and Biological Systems
* Modeling and Simulation of Social and Economical Systems
* Synthetic and Systems Biology
* Systems Chemistry
* Theories and Applications of Artificial Life


**** Paper submission ****

Contributions are solicited in the form of an abstract (max 4 pages)
or a full paper (max 12 pages) in pdf format (see workshop webpage
for details). The authors of selected contributions will present their
work in a plenary session talk. An electronic book of abstracts will
be provided to the participants.


**** Workshop proceedings ****

The authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to extend their
contribution and submit a full paper. Full papers will be
peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee
and selected for a post-conference proceedings volume which will be
published with Springer in Communications in Computer and
Information Science (CCIS) series.


**** Invited speakers ****

Stuart A. Kauffman (University of Pennsylvania)
Rudolf M. Fuchslin (Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
Steen Rasmussen (University of Southern Denmark)
Erik A. Schultes (Dutch TechCenter for Life Science)
Roberto Taramelli  (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria)

**** Important dates ****

Abstract submission deadline: ** extended to 10th July 2017 **
Notification acceptance: 1st August 2017
Early Registration: 24th August 2017
Deadline for submission of the extended work: 31th October 2017


**** Workshop fees ****

Regular:
 - early (24th August): 300 euros
 - late: 400 euros
 
Student:
 - early (24th August): 150 euros
 - late: 250 euros

 
**** WIVACE & CINI InfoLife workshop ****

WIVACE 2017 will be co-loacted with the InfoLife workshop
(21-23 Sept. 2017). The topics of the two events are common, hence the
participation to both workshops is encouraged. Participants to any of
the two workshops will be allowed to attend both events on Thursday 21
without additional fee.


**** Organising committee ****

General Chairs

Marcello Pelillo (University Ca' Foscari of Venice)
Irene Poli (University Ca' Foscari of Venice)
Roberto Serra (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Program Chairs

Andrea Roli (University of Bologna)
Debora Slanzi (University Ca' Foscari of Venice)
Marco Villani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)


* Website: http://wivace.org/2017/index2017.html

 WIVACE 2017  XII Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation

                         19-21 September 2017

                 European Centre for Living Technology
                        Università Ca' Foscari
                            Venice (Italy)

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The Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation aims to
bring together researchers working in Artificial Life and Evolutionary
Computation to present and share their research in a multidisciplinary
context. The workshop provides a forum for the discussion of new
research directions and applications in these fields, where different
disciplines could effectively meet.

**** Topics of Interest ****

Contributions solicited cover a variety of topics including but not
limited to:

* Bioinformatics and computational biology
* Bioinspired Algorithms
* Bioinspired Robotics
* Complex Systems
* Evolutionary Computation
* Genetic Algorithms
* Modeling and Simulation of Artificial and Biological Systems
* Modeling and Simulation of Social and Economical Systems
* Synthetic and Systems Biology
* Systems Chemistry
* Theories and Applications of Artificial Life

**** Paper submission ****

Contributions are solicited in the form of an abstract (max 4 pages)
or a full paper (max 12 pages) in pdf format. Each submission will be
refereed by at least two PC members.  The authors of selected
contributions will present their work in a plenary session talk.
An electronic book of abstracts will be provided to the participants.

**** Workshop proceedings ****

The authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to extend their
contribution and submit a full paper. Full papers will be
peer-reviewed by at least two members of the program committee and
selected for a post-conference proceedings volume. Negotiations are
under way with a major international publisher.

**** Invited speakers ****

To be announced


**** Important dates ****

Abstract submission deadline: 26th June 2017
Notification acceptance: 1st August 2017
Early Registration: 1st September 2017
Deadline for submission of the extended work: 31th October 2017

**** Contacts ****


wivace2017@gmail.com

**** Organising committee ****
General Chairs

Marcello Pelillo (University Ca' Foscari of Venice)
Irene Poli (University Ca' Foscari of Venice)
Roberto Serra (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Program Chairs

Andrea Roli (University of Bologna)
Debora Slanzi (University Ca' Foscari of Venice)
Marco Villani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
 

Call for Papers 2017
The 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2017)
Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy
August 29 – September 1, 2017

Call for Papers ARES 2017 (pdf), (txt)
Conference

The 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (“ARES – The International Dependability Conference”) will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of dependability. ARES will highlight the various aspects of dependability – with special focus on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability and security.

ARES aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of dependability as an integrative concept that covers amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity, maintainability and security in the different fields of applications.

ARES will emphasize the interplay between foundations and practical issues of dependability in emerging areas such as e-government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc. ARES is devoted to the critical examination and research challenges of the various aspects of Dependable Computing and the definition of a future road map.

Selected papers that are accepted by and presented at the ARES Conference will be published, after further revision, in special issues of international journals (e.g. Springer EURASIP Journal on Information Security). The acceptance rate of the ARES 2016 conference was 24,42% (full papers only). The ARES conferences have been published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

ARES is ranked as B-conference in CORE.
Conference Officers

General Chair
Francesco Buccafurri, Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy

Program Committee Chairs

Mathias Fischer, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Max Mühlhäuser, TU Darmstadt, Germany


Important Dates
Submission Deadline      March 10, 2017 (23:59 UTC-11)
Author Notification      May 22, 2017
Camera-ready      June 20, 2017
Conference      August 29 – September 1, 2017

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Authorization, Authentication, and Access Control
Availability, Dependability, and Resilience
Botnets and Botnet Monitoring
Business Continuity & Resilience
Cost/Benefit Analysis
Cryptography
Dependability Aspects for Special Applications
Dependability Aspects of e-Government
Dependability and Resilience in Open Source Software
Designing Security Requirements
Digital Forensics
E-Commerce Dependability
Identity Management
IPR of Security Technology
Incident Response and Prevention
Information Flow Control
Information Hiding and Steganograhpy
Interoperability Aspects
Intrusion Detection and Fraud Detection
Legal Issues related to Security and Privacy
Mobile Security
Network and Organizational Vulnerability Analysis
Network Security
Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
Process based Security Models and Methods         Resilience and Security for Critical Infrastructures
Resilience of Computing Systems
Resilience, Security, and Privacy for Smart Grids
Resilience, Security, and Privacy for the Internet of Things
RFID Security and Privacy
Risk planning, Analysis & Awareness
Safety Critical Systems
Secure Enterprise Architectures
Security and Privacy for Ubiquitous Systems
Security and Privacy in E-Health
Security and Trust Management in P2P and Grid applications
Security and Privacy for Sensor Networks, Wireless/Mobile –
Devices and Applications
Security and Usability
Security as Quality of Service
Security in Distributed Systems / Distributed Databases
Security in Electronic Payments
Security in Electronic Voting
Software Engineering of Dependable Systems
Software Security
Threats and Attack Modelling
Trusted Computing
Tools for Dependable System Design and Evaluation
Trust Models and Trust Management
Wireless Security
Submission

The ARES conferences have been published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Authors of selected papers that are accepted by and presented at the ARES Conference (including workshops) will be invited to submit an extended version to special issues of international journals. To submit a paper please visit our submission page.

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