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1st A*Midex CompNeuro Days

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:57 PM

Workshop on Computational Neuroscience in Marseille (France)
July 12nd-13th, 2017
http://www.sicc-it.org/lists/lt.php?id=Mk4AVUlXUkQAUAkGBQ

The registrations are open for the 1st A*Midex CompNeuro Days, which will be held on July 12nd and 13th, at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Méditerranée(INMED), in the Luminy Campus of Aix-Marseille University at the gates of the Calanques National Park.

The aim of this workshop is to gather researchers active in the field of general computational neuroscience to illustrate the diversity of its approaches and the richness of cooperation between theorists and experimentalists, and all this in an informal atmosphere favourable to discussions, open to PhD students.

The registration is mandatory and limited to the first 90 participants. The deadline is fixed to June 30th, please register here:

http://www.sicc-it.org/lists/lt.php?id=Mk4AVElXUkQAUAkGBQ

Sunbelt 2018

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:55 PM

Sunbelt 2018 will be held in Utrecht, Netherlands, from June 26 – July 1, 2018.

To stay up to date, visit: https://sunbelt.sites.uu.nl/

NetSci website and events

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:54 PM

The NetSci society has a new website: http://www.netscisociety.net/

The website has details of events and jobs, including NetSci 2018, which will be held in Paris, France from 11-15 June 2018 and NetSciX 2018, which will be held in Hangzhou, China from 5-8 Jan 2018.

SICC workshop 2017

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:53 PM

Registration to the 12TH SICC International Tutorial Workshop "TOPICS IN NONLINEAR DYNAMICS" is now open at: http://www.ecctd2017.dieei.unict.it/SICCWorkshop.html#aimscope

The topic of the workshop is "Control of complex networks of nonlinear circuits and systems", and will be held at the University of Catania, 7-8 September 2017, jointly organized with the European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD 2017).

The SICC workshop aims at covering the main topics related to network control starting from introductory material, to recent advances and applications. The workshop offers a unique opportunity to meet researchers working on various aspects of network control across several disciplines and fields of applications.

The participants will also have the opportunity to present their own research in a poster format. The best presentation will be awarded by the speakers of the workshop.

Turing Lecture: Problems in Basic Data Types in Computing

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:53 PM

Wednesday 28 June, 14:00-17:00
Chemistry Auditorium, 20 Gordon Street Bloomsbury, London WC1H

Why do developers have so many problems with calculations since computers should be good at handling numbers? Why is it so hard to manipulate text in code since computers should be good at handling text? After numbers and text, dates and times are probably the next-most-common kinds of information. Why are these really messy in computing?

In this lecture, Jon Skeet, the most highly rated Stack Overflow user and Google senior software engineer, will tackle some of the problems developers commonly encounter dealing with basic data types, where the problems come from and why it's all humanity's fault really.

Register now for this free Turing Lecture:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/turing-lecture-problems-in-basic-data-types-in-computing-tickets-34567689891?mc_cid=8d5ded40ed&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d

Open science school

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:51 PM

This summer, there will be a 1-week summer school course on Open Science in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It will be part of the Utrecht Summer School, which offers over 200 academic courses that yearly attract around 3500 students from over 120 different countries. Participating in the Open Science course is open to researchers of all disciplines and career levels, interested in learning how to make open science integral part of their own research practice.

More information at: https://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/science/open-science-and-scholarship-changing-your-research-workflow

Second International Conference on Real-Time Intelligent Systems

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:50 PM

University  of Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco
October 18-20, 2017 &

University of Macau, Macau
December 08-10, 2017

http://www.socio.org.uk/rtis

Real-Time Computing covers a broad spectrum of the intensively developing area of low-latency priority-driven system responsiveness under certain time constrains to essential and decisive human-computer interactions with constantly incoming data stream. Research on real-time intelligent systems is of a multi-disciplinary nature, exploiting concepts from the areas as diverse as signal processing technologies, computational intelligence, location systems, data processing, digital document processing and embedded system design. To accomplish its real-time performance, systematic analysis is carried out when the systems are working.

The conference welcomes theoretically grounded, methodologically sound research papers from academia and industry that address variety of aspects and innovations related to real-time computing systems. The Proceedings will be published by Springer in the  Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Real-Time Intelligent Systems, Volume 2 RTIS 2017.  (http://www.springer.com/series/11156 )

Paper Submission: July 15, 2017/July 31, 2017 (For Macau)
Registration: September 25, 2017/October 05, 2017 (For Macau)

Postdoc on diversity indicators in recommender systems

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:49 PM

Please find at the following addresses a 12 months postdoctoral position offer on diversity indicators in recommender systems, starting in Fall 2017, at LIP6 (Computer Science, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris).

The applicant should send a CV (including referee contacts) and a short statement discussing how his or her profile fits the job requirements to Lionel Tabourier (LIP6, UPMC/CNRS) and Christophe Prieur (Télécom Paris-Tech). We will consider applications until the position is filled.

*** Summary:

* Topic : Diversity indicators in recommender systems
* Context : ANR Project Algodiv
* Duration : 12 months
* Location : LIP6, University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6)
* Starting date : Fall 2017
* Contacts:
- Christophe Prieur : christophe.prieur@telecom-paristech.fr
- Lionel Tabourier : lionel.tabourier@lip6.fr
* Salary: EUR 2,100 per month (after taxes)

http://perso.telecom-paristech.fr/~cprieur/jobs/annonce_post-doc_Algodiv_en.pdf
http://perso.telecom-paristech.fr/~cprieur/jobs/annonce_post-doc_Algodiv_fr.pdf

PhD positions at IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:47 PM

Several PhD positions are open @ IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy, on the following
topics:

1) Analysis of large-scale Online Social Networks (H2020 SoBigData)
2) Distributed data analytics for IoT (H2020 SoBigData & AUTOWARE)
3) Social-based Network Traffic Analysis for Cybersecurity (IIT Cybersecurity Lab)

** Hosting University: IIT-CNR has multiple agreements for joint PhD programmes with the University of Pisa (http://phd.dii.unipi.it/en/, https://www.di.unipi.it/it/phd) and the University of Florence (http://smartcomputing.unifi.it/).

** Position type: doctoral fellowship, 3 years
** Starting date: fall 2017
** Location: IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy - http://www.iit.cnr.it/
** Supervisor: Andrea Passarella - http://cnd.iit.cnr.it/andrea/
** Salary: EUR ~1200 per month (net)
** Application deadline: continuous evaluation, up until the end of July 2017

PhD position in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:46 PM

Fully funded PhD studentship (4 years) in Aston University, UK
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBV928/phd-studentship-novel-paradigms-for-the-analysis-and-classification-of-non-vectorial-data/

Applications are invited to apply for a four year Postgraduate Research studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Computer Science subject group at Aston University. The successful applicant will join the recently established System Analytics Research Institute. The position is available to start in September 2017 (or later by agreement).

This studentship is combined with a teaching assistant role. The successful candidate will be required to provide up to an average of 6 hours per week of teaching support for a distance learning programme; therefore the student must be capable of teaching on an undergraduate course in Software Engineering.

Applicants from outside the EU may apply for this studentship but will need to pay the difference between the 'Home/EU' and the 'Overseas' tuition fees, currently this is £11,729 for the 2016/17 academic year. As part of the application you will be required to confirm that you have applied for, or, secured this additional funding.

Deadline for applications: 30th June 2017

SocInfo 2017, Oxford

last modified May 23, 2017 09:16 PM

Conference Dates: 13-15 September
Paper Submission Deadline: 31 May 2017
Location: Wolfson College, Oxford

We are delighted to welcome the 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2017) to Oxford, UK, in September 2017.

SocInfo is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena.

Read more about the conference and about the call for papers on the Conference website: http://socinfo2017.oii.ox.ac.uk/

CCS 2017- Contagion'17 Satellite Meeting

last modified May 23, 2017 09:10 PM

Cancun, Mexico

Modeling of disease contagion processes 6th edition (either September 20 or 21, final date to be announced)

http://contagion17.weebly.com/

CCS2017 (September 17-22, http://ccs17.unam.mx/) is a major annual international event gathering diverse communities engaged in Complex Systems research, ranging from Life Sciences to Physics, from Computer Science to Social Sciences, and from Networks to Policy Implications. This satellite meeting will focus on epidemic-related challenges in a fully interdisciplinary fashion, bringing together researchers from a broad range of disciplines such as physics, mathematics, biology, epidemiology, human and veterinary medicine, computer science, information technologies and social sciences.

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract submission deadline: June 10, 2017
Notification to authors: not later than June 20, 2017
Satellite Meeting date: To be announced (either Sept 20 or Sept 21)

Summer schools on social network analysis

last modified May 23, 2017 09:08 PM

NRU HSE International Laboratory for Applied Network Research (https://anr.hse.ru/en/), this time in cooperation with University of Ljubljana, is again offering two summer schools on social network analysis:

1) Clustering and Network Clustering

June 19-23, 2017, Moscow, Russia

For more information and to apply, please follow this link:  https://anr.hse.ru/en/announcements/206126999.html. Application deadline:  June 10, 2017

2) Introduction to network analysis

July 24-28, 2017, Moscow, Russia

For more information and to apply, please follow this link:  https://anr.hse.ru/en/announcements/206136638.html. Application deadline:  July 1, 2017

IC2S2-2017

last modified May 23, 2017 09:05 PM

3rd International Conference on Computational Social Science

July 10-13, 2017, Cologne, Germany
Web: https://ic2s2.org

The 3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 2017) is an interdisciplinary event designed to engage a broad community of researchers – academics, industry experts, open data activists, government agency workers, and think tank analysts – dedicated to advancing social science knowledge through computational methods. IC2S2 2017 affords the opportunity to meet and discuss works in which social systems and dynamics are investigated in a quantitative way through large datasets that are either mined from various sources (e.g. social media, communication systems), or created via controlled experiments or computational modeling.

Registration ends 22nd June 2017.

Turing Lecture: Algorithmic Accountability

last modified May 23, 2017 09:04 PM

The Knowledge Centre at The British Library, 13:30-16:30, Tuesday 30th May

While we support responsible innovation, we want to be able to audit our black boxes and make sure we don’t have unchecked power. Especially nowadays when vital services such as communications, financial trading, healthcare, and transportation depend on sophisticated and often not transparent algorithms. In this Turing Lecture, Ben Shneiderman will explore how some social strategies can play a powerful role in making systems more reliable and trustworthy.

Register online to attend this free event:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/turing-lecture-algorithmic-accountability-tickets-33214520525

12th SICC International Tutorial Workshop "TOPICS IN NONLINEAR DYNAMICS"

last modified May 23, 2017 09:03 PM

12th SICC International Tutorial Workshop "TOPICS IN NONLINEAR DYNAMICS" on the topic of "Control of complex networks of nonlinear circuits and systems", will be held at the University of Catania, 7-8 September 2017, after the European Conference on Circuit Theory and Applications (ECCTD).

For more information please visit:
http://www.sicc-it.org/lists/lt.php?id=Mk4AV0lWWkQAUAkGBQ

Call for the 2017 CSS Senior and Junior Scientific Awards

last modified May 23, 2017 09:02 PM

The Complex Systems Society is proud to announce the 2017 edition of the CSS Scientific Awards. These awards are conferred once a year in two categories: the senior scientific award will recognize outstanding contributions of CSS members at whatever stage of their careers, whereas the junior scientific award is aimed at recognizing excellent scientific record of CSS young researchers (within 10 years of PhD completion).

See http://cssociety.org/calls/32 and http://cssociety.org/calls/33

Post-doctoral Fellowship in modelling brain networks and dynamics

last modified May 23, 2017 09:00 PM

Brain and Mental Health Laboratory, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

We seek a talented post-doctoral researcher to work on developing and applying biophysical models of large-scale brain dynamics, particularly neural mass models and neural field models. The position is funded for three years. The Fellow will be based in team of Prof Alex Fornito in the Brain and Mental Health Lab at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. It involves close collaboration with Prof Gustavo Deco, and will require regular travel to Prof Deco's lab at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.

For further details, please see: careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/561731/research-fellow-brain-and-mental-health-laboratory

Deadline: 28th May 2017.

3 postdocs at the Universities of Bern and Reading

last modified May 23, 2017 08:59 PM

Opening for 3 Post-doctoral research positions each starting on November 2017, of which 2 positions will be held at the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern (Switzerland) for a period of 36 months each and one position at the School of Agricultural Policy and Development of the University of Reading (United Kingdom) for a period of 42 months, within the ERC Consolidator Grant funded project "Indigenous Communities, Land Use and tropical Deforestation" (INCLUDE).

For more information, see: https://includeproject.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/3-post-doctoral-research-positions/

2-year Postdoc Position with MelNet, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

last modified May 23, 2017 08:58 PM

This Postdoctoral Fellow will primarily be engaged in research utilising Social Network Analysis (SNA) in projects investigating technological innovation.

This role will require a solid general understanding of the theory, method and application of SNA, with significant expertise in at least one of these three domains. Examples of current research projects involve an examination of strategic collaborations between research institutes, networks and the commercialisation of polymer technologies, innovation networks in aircraft engineering, biotechnology hubs and clusters, and improving service delivery networks for government and non-government health agencies.

For more information, see:
https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/?jati=307CD613-B811-4C10-DBE6-9B1473953970