[rede.APPIA] FiCloud 2017 – The 5th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (Call For Workshops)

Dear colleague,

Please find enclosed the call for workshops for FiCloud 2017 – The 5th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud.

Please feel free to distribute CFW within your teams and further groups working on these topics.

Thank you,

Best regards,

Filipe Portela

Workshop Coordinator


FiCloud 2017

5th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud
21-23 August 2017, Prague, Czech Republic


Deadline for submission of workshops proposals (via email): 21 January 2017





FiCloud 2017 invites workshop proposals. Research and industrial community is invited to submit proposals of Workshops for FiCloud 2017 – The 5th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud to be held at Prague, Czech Republic, 21-23 August 2017: http://www.ficloud.org/2017/


The main objective of the workshops is to provide a forum for researchers and professionals to discuss a specific topics related to the theme of FiCloud 2017. Each workshop will be coordinated by an Organizing Committee (Workshop Chair) composed of, at least, two researchers in the field. The organizers should create an international Program Committee for the Workshop, with recognized researchers within the specific Workshop scientific area.


The selection of Workshops will be performed by FiCloud 2017 Workshop Coordinator. Workshops full and short papers will be published in the conference main proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Service (CPS) (approval pending). The proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE-Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society (CSDL) digital libraries. The proceedings are also submitted for indexing through IEE INSPEC, EI (Compendex), Thomson ISI, and other indexing services;

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for a special issues in international journals (see Journal Special Issues section).


Detailed and up-to-date information may be found at FiCloud website: http://www.ficloud.org/2017




The Organizing Committee of each Workshop will be responsible for:

    Producing and distributing the Workshop Call for Papers (CFP);

    Coordinating the review and selection process for the papers submitted to the Workshop, as Workshop chairs (on the paper submission system to be installed);

    Delivering the final versions of the papers accepted for the Workshop in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines defined by FiCloud 2017 organizers;

    Coordinating and chairing the Workshop sessions at the conference.


Submission and reviewing of the papers will be managed by the workshops organizers. All the workshop papers must be reviewed by at least of 2 PC members.




Workshop proposals should contain the following information:

          Title of the proposed workshop

          Brief description of the specific scientific scope of the Workshop;

          Workshop theme and call for papers;

          List of topics of interest;

          Name and contact of workshop chairs

          List of potential Workshop Program Committee (Names and affiliations)

          Important dates (You should see the conference dates)


Proposals should be submitted electronically by email to cfp at dsi.uminho.pt, in PDF, (in English), by January 21, 2017.


Workshop Coordinator

Filipe Portela, University of Minho, Portugal


[rede.APPIA] PRO-VE 2017 – Call for Papers

PRO-VE 2017 18th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises 18-20 Sep 2017, Vicenza, Italy
Main theme: Collaboration in a Data-Rich World
Increasing availability of sensors and smart devices connected to the Internet, and powered by the pervasiveness of Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things, create an exponential growth of available data. We observe the hyper-connectivity of organizations, people, and machines taking us to data-rich environments and often facing big data challenges. All activities in the world, and everyday life of people, leave trails that can be accumulated on cloud-supported storage, while developments in open data movement contribute to the wide availability of such data.
This emerging reality challenges the way collaborative networks and systems are designed and operate. Earlier approaches to collaborative networking however were constrained by scarcity of data, and thus previous solutions in terms of the organizational structures, applied algorithms and mechanisms, and governance principles and models, need to be revisited and redesigned to comply with this fast evolving scenario. Furthermore, new solutions need to consider a convergence of technologies, including CPS, IoT, Linked Data, Data Privacy, Federated Identity, Big Data, Data Mining, Sensing Technologies, etc., and the impact of the variables, such as time, location, time, location, population, which suggest a stronger focus on network dynamics. The new abundance of data also raises challenges regarding data validity and quality, with the increasing need for data cleaning and avoiding the cascading of errors. Cyber-security and the impact of non-human data manipulators (bots) becom! e particularly critical, as there is an increasing dependency on data from the society, which may lead to malicious data access and citizen safety concerns. On the other hand, there is a need to better understand the potential for value creation through collaborative approaches in this context, where organizational change can be highly improved.
PRO-VE 2017 will provide a forum for sharing experiences, discussing trends, identifying challenges, and introducing innovative solutions aimed at fulfilling the vision of beneficial collaboration in a data-rich world.
Types of Papers:
A. Technological development and case application papers (Regular papers: up to 8 pages)
B. Foundational Research papers (Full papers: up to 12 pages)
Special Sessions papers:
C. Design Science Research in the field of Collaborative Networks D. Collaboration in Food and Agribusiness Value Chain E. Circular Economy F. Knowledge Sharing for Production CPS
Important dates: Abstract submission – 12 Mar 2017 Full paper submission – 02 Apr 2017 Acceptance notification – 18 May 2017 Camera ready – 28 May 2017 Proceedings by Springer (indexed in Web of Science, SCOPUS and DBLP).
Further information: www.pro-ve.org and easychair.org/cfp/PRO-VE2017

[rede.APPIA] EPIA 2017 — Call for Papers

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EPIA 2017

18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence


September 5-8, 2017

Porto – Portugal


The EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence is a well-established European conference in the field of AI. The 18th edition, EPIA 2017, will take place at Porto in September 5th-8th, 2017. As in previous editions, this international conference is hosted with the patronage of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA). The purpose of this conference is to promote research in all areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), covering both theoretical/foundational issues and applications, and the scientific exchange among researchers, engineers and practitioners in related disciplines.

EPIA 2017 will feature a set of thematic tracks (see below), covering a wide spectrum of AI topics.


Submission and Reviewing


All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the EPIA 2017 EasyChair submission page. Prospective authors should select the thematic track to which their paper is to be submitted (see below).

Submitted papers should be prepared according to the Springer LNCS format, with a maximum of 12 pages. Some thematic tracks (see each track specific page) may accept short papers (max 6 pages). Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process, and will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the respective track Program Committee. It is the responsibility of the authors to remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and to take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process.


Proceedings and Presentations


Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), provided that at least one author is registered in EPIA 2017 by the early registration deadline. EPIA 2015 proceedings were indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science, Scopus, DBLP and Google Scholar.

Each accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors in a track session. Furthermore, authors will have the opportunity to participate in a poster session, open to every accepted paper (but limited to the available physical space).




The conference will grant the following awards:

* Best Paper Award, for the best research paper presented at the conference — sponsored by Springer

* Best Application Paper Award, for the best paper focusing a real-world application

Only papers that have been submitted to a thematic track and presented at the conference will be eligible for these awards.


Thematic Tracks


The following thematic tracks on AI are included in the technical program:

* ABM4Crime – Agent-Based Modelling for Criminological Research

* AICPDES – Artificial Intelligence in Cyber-Physical and Distributed Embedded Systems

* AIG – Artificial Intelligence in Games

* AIM – Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

* AIPES – Artificial Intelligence in Power and Energy Systems

* AITS – Artificial Intelligence in Transportation Systems

* ALEA – Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms

* AmIA – Ambient Intelligence and Affective Environments

* BAAI – Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence

* CoSTA – Computation Sustainability, Technologies and Applications

* IROBOT – Intelligent Robotics

* KDBI – Knowledge Discovery and Business Intelligence

* KRR – Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

* MASTA – Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications

* SE4AIS – Software Engineering for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

* SSM – Social Simulation and Modelling

* TeMA – Text Mining and Applications


Important Dates


Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2017

Paper acceptance notification: May 31, 2017

Camera-ready deadline: June 15, 2017

Conference: September 5-8, 2017


EPIA 2017 Committees


Event Chairs


Eugénio Oliveira, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

João Gama, LIAAD-INESC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Program Chairs


Eugénio Oliveira, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

João Gama, LIAAD-INESC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Henrique Lopes Cardoso, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Zita Vale, GECAD, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Organization Chairs


Ana Paula Rocha, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Goreti Marreiros, GECAD, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

International Steering Committee


Ana Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Ana Paiva, UL/Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Ernesto Costa, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

François Pachet, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, France

Helder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

José Júlio Alferes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

José Maia Neves, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Juan Pavón, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain

Luís Paulo Reis, APPIA/Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Manuela Veloso, University Carnegie Mellon, USA

Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Paulo Novais, APPIA/Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Pavel Brazdil, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Peter McBurney, King's College London, UK

Ulrich Furbach, University of Koblenz, Germany

[rede.APPIA] Fwd: Conferência “Um novo paradigma de proteção de dados e cibersegurança” |18/Nov | 14h00 | Edifício GNRation, Braga

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Exmos(as). Senhores(as),
A APPD – Associação Portuguesa de Proteção de Dados tem o prazer de convidar V.Exa para a sessão de apresentação e conferência subordinada ao tema “*Um Novo Paradigma de Proteção de Dados e Cibersegurança*” a decorrer no próximo dia *18 de novembro às 14 horas no edifício GNRation em Braga*. Nesta sessão será discutida a aplicação do novo Regulamento (UE) 2016/679 do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho de 27 de abril de 2016 (Regulamento relativo à proteção das pessoas singulares no que diz respeito ao tratamento de dados pessoais e à livre circulação desses dados), bem como os mecanismos tecnológicos existentes para proteção de privacidade e segurança na era digital, conforme cartaz em anexo.
14:00 Recepção 14:30 *Apresentação APPD* 14:45 O novo Regulamento (UE) 2016/679 do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho de 27 de abril de 2016 (*Regulamento relativo à proteção das pessoas singulares no que diz respeito ao tratamento de dados pessoais e à livre circulação desses dados*) 15:30 *Avaliação de impacto sobre a proteção de dados e análise de risco* 16:15 Coffee break 16:30 *Transferências internacionais de Dados Pessoais – do “Safe Harbour” ao “Privacy Shield”* 17:15 *Data Protection Officer* 17:45 Encerramento
A participação é gratuita mas sujeita a inscrição prévia e limitada à capacidade do auditório. Mais informações em appd.pt .
Com os melhores cumprimentos,
A Direção
A Associação Portuguesa de Proteção de Dados (APPD) é uma associação com personalidade jurídica, de natureza privada, cujo objecto principal é o desenvolvimento de atividades para a consciencialização, junto de entidades públicas e privadas, da problemática da proteção da privacidade, proteção de dados pessoais e cibersegurança no contexto de utilização das novas tecnologias da informação, com o intuito de promover a implementação de medidas de proteção de direitos fundamentais de acordo com a legislação nacional e comunitária.


[rede.APPIA] IE´17 – First Call for Papers

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—————————— – – – – – – – – First Call for Papers 13th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’17) 21-25th August 2017, Seoul, Korea
ke.cau.ac.kr/intenv2017/ —————————— – – – – – – – –
Intelligent Environments (IEs) refer to physical spaces into which IT and other pervasive computing technology are woven and used to achieve specific goals for the user, the environment or both. IEs have the ultimate objective of enriching user experience, better manage, and increase user awareness of, that environment. The 13th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’17) will be held at Seoul, the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea.
Conference Program: The conference provides a multidisciplinary collaborative forum for researchers and practitioners from Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Building Architecture, Art & Design, Sociology, Government and Education to present theoretical and practical results related to the development and applications of Intelligent Environments. The event will include regular full/short papers as well as a Doctoral Colloquium, a Posters Session and Demos & Videos Session.
Workshops Program: as in previous editions, a number of workshops during the first two days (21-22 August) will complement the main conference program. Papers accepted in any of the workshops sponsored by this conference will be included in one Proceedings volume that will collect the contributions in all workshops, see more details in the publications section.
Publications: All papers accepted in the main conference will be published in internationally indexed proceedings (negotiations are currently underway with the IEEE, who published the proceedings of previous editions of the conference). All papers accepted in the Workshops program will be published as a volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series (ISI indexed) by IOS Press, which will also be Open Access, and be made electronically available through the ACM Digital Library.
Journal Special Issues: a number of journal special issues will be published subsequently, encompassing core areas of the event. We have guarantees of special issues from the editorial boards of the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE). More special issues will be announced.
Industrial Forum: this will be a networking event providing an opportunity for the business sector to showcase their innovations.
Tutorials Programme: for this edition we will include a number of tutorials by well-known colleagues on important topics.
Special Sessions: There will be a selection of “special sessions” on particular topical themes within the main conference. These will include sessions on “Ambient Intelligence for Elderly or Cognitively Impaired People”, on “Robotics and Intelligent Environments” and on “Advanced Human Augmentation”. More details will be released through the webpage of the event.
Awards: a number of awards will recognize the best Full Paper, Short Paper, Doctoral Colloquium paper, Demo, and Video.
Important Dates: Workshop/Tutorial/Special Sessions proposal: 15th December 2016 Conference paper submission: 15st Feb 2017 (Regular Papers) 1st Mar 2017 (Other tracks: Short Papers, etc.) Workshops paper submission: 24th April 2017 Early Bird registration: 22th June 2017

List of Committee Members
Honorary Chair Victor Callaghan (University of Essex, UK) General Chairs: Jason J. Jung (Chung-Ang University, Korea) <j2jung@gmail.com> Andrés Muñoz (Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain) <amunoz@ucam.edu> Program Chairs: Paulo Novais (Universidade do Minho, Portugal) <pjon@di.uminho.pt> Sangwook Kim (Hanyang University, Korea) <wook@hanyang.ac.kr> Track Chairs: Joongheon Kim (Chung-Ang University, Korea) Gordon Hunter (Kingston University, London, UK) Miguel J. Hornos (University of Granada, Spain) Antonio Coronato (ICAR, Italy) Jeannette Chin (Anglia Ruskin University, UK) Hyunsong Chung (Korean National University of Education, Korea) Goreti Marreiros (IPP, Portugal) Workshop Chairs: Cesar Analide (Universidade do Minho, Portugal) <analide@di.uminho.pt> Pankoo Kim (Chosun University, Korea) <pkkim@chosun.ac.kr> Tutorials Chair: David Camacho (UAM, Spain) Chang Choi (Chosun University, Korea) Publications Chairs: Davy Preuveneers (KUL, Belgium) Simon Egerton (Monash University, Malaysia) Publicity Chairs: Francisco Florez-Revuelta (University of Alicante, Spain) Myunggon Hwang (KISTI, Korea) Liang Liu (Northwestern University, USA) Kevin I-Kai Wang (The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand) Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Juan Carlos Augusto (Middlesex University, UK) Wei Chen (Fudan University, China)
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Ambient intelligence Context awareness Ubiquitous/Pervasive computing HCI Security Wearables Robotics Artificial intelligence Computational intelligence Middleware Architecture and interaction design Smart Cities Sustainability Smart educational technology Smart buildings Internet of Things AAL Sensors Virtual/Mixed reality Wireless sensor networks Mobile computing Design and reliability of systems

Best regards, Paulo Novais (Universidade do Minho, Portugal) Sangwook Kim (Hanyang University, Korea) (IE´2017 Program chairs)

[rede.APPIA] Prémio Melhor Tese de Doutoramento em Inteligência Artificial 2015-2016

Caros colegas,

A APPIA institui o Prémio para a Melhor Tese de Doutoramento em Inteligência Artificial 2015-2016, com a finalidade de distinguir trabalhos doutoramento de elevado mérito na área da Inteligência Artificial e que tenham sido obtidos numa instituição de ensino superior portuguesa durante o ano de 2015 ou 2016.

Em anexo segue o regulamento do prémio, sendo que as candidaturas devem ser efectuadas via preenchimento deste formulário até à data limite: 31 de Maio de 2017.

O prémio tem um valor simbólico de 1000 euros, sendo que o candidato (ou seu representante) receberá o certificado do Prémio de Melhor Tese de Doutoramento em Inteligência Artificial 2015-2016 em Setembro de 2017, no Porto, durante a realização da 18th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2017, https://web.fe.up.pt/~epia2017/)

Os organizadores do prémio,

Goreti Marreiros, Politécnico do Porto

Francisco Pereira, Politécnico de Coimbra

Goreti Marreiros
Professor Adjunto
Departamento de Engenharia Informática

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