[Siguse-l] ACM MEDES 2015: Call for papers/tracks/workshops/tutorials (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Richard Chbeir richard.chbeir at u-bourgogne.fr
Fri Apr 10 10:21:47 EDT 2015

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The 7th International ACM Conference on Management of computational and collective Intelligence
                       in Digital EcoSystems (MEDES 2015)
               In-Cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGAPP and IFIP WG 2.6
                             October 25-29, 2015
                       Caraguatatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Description and Objectives

In the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), the rapid growth and exponential use of digital components leads to the emergence of intelligent environments namely "digital ecosystems" connected to the web and composed of multiple and independent entities such as individuals, organizations, services, software and applications sharing one or several missions and focusing on the interactions and inter-relationships among them. With the help of the computational intelligence, these digital ecosystems can exhibit new self-* properties (such as self-management, self-healing and self-configuration) environments, thanks to the re-combination and evolution of its "digital components", in which resources provided by each entity are properly conserved, managed and used. The underlying web-based resources mainly comprehend big data management, innovative services, smart and self-* properties platforms.

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems, they are highly complex to study and design. This also leads to a poor understanding as to how managing resources will empower digital ecosystems to be innovative, intelligent and value-creating. The application of Information Technologies has the potential to enable the understanding of how entities request resources and ultimately interact to create benefits and added-values, impacting business practices and knowledge. These technologies can be improved through novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as big data management, web technologies, networking, security, human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and self-organizing systems to support the establishment of digital ecosystems and manage their resources.

The International ACM Conference on Management of computational and collective IntElligence in Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end.

MEDES 2015 seeks contributions in the following areas:

1. Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure
2. Green computing
3. Computational and Collective Intelligence
4. Services
5. Trust, Security & Privacy
6. Data & Knowledge Management
7. Internet of Things and Intelligent Web
8. Human-Computer Interaction
9. Networks and Protocols
10. Open Source

Paper Submission

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded using the conference website. The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP.

Workshop Proposal Submission

Proposals for Workshops that examine emerging, innovative, or otherwise provocative issues within the conference area are encouraged. Workshop proposals should include a 1-2 page summary of the topic and the names and affiliations of 3-4 chairs and program committee members who have made a commitment to participate. A mix of industry and academic panel members is recommended.

In the page summary, the organizers should present clearly:

- the motivation of the workshop and its relatedness to the topics of MEDES 2015,
- the specific topics covered and possible application areas,
- the reviewing process, and the expected number of participants,
- if the same workshop has been organized before in MEDES or related conferences and why its continuation is needed.

Special Track Proposal Submission

Special Track proposals for MEDES 2015 should include:

- The title and brief technical description of the special track, specifying its goals and motivation.
- A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
- A brief description of why and to whom the track is of interest, the special track audience, as well as the expected number of participants.
- A list of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50% have to be known and confirmed at the time of the proposal).

Important Dates
- Paper Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2015
- Workshop and track proposal deadline: April 25th, 2015
- Notification of Acceptance: June 26th, 2015
- Camera Ready: July 03rd, 2015
- Paper Registration: July 09th, 2015
- Conference Dates: 25-29 October 2015

Keynote speakers
Nivio Ziviani, CEO, Zunnit Technologies, Brazil
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros, UNICAMP, Brazil
Mario A. Nascimento, University of Alberta, Canada

Conference Chairs
Victor Pellegrini Mammana, CTI, Brazil
Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Eduado Antonio Mondena, IFSP, Brazil

Program Chairs
Agma Traina, Sao Paolo University, Brazil
Oscar Salviano, CTI, Brazil
Youakim Badr, INSA de Lyon, France
Frederic Andres, NII, Japan

International Program Committee:
(Please check the web site for the full list)

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