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      SSTiC 2013


      Tarragona, Spain


      July 22-26, 2013


      Organized by:

      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

      Rovira i Virgili University








      SSTiC 2013 will be an open forum for the convergence of top class well recognized computer scientists and people at the beginning of their research career (typically PhD students) as well as consolidated researchers.


      SSTiC 2013 will cover the whole spectrum of computer science by means of more than 70 six-hour courses dealing with hot topics at the frontiers of the field. By actively participating, lecturers and attendees will share the idea of scientific excellence as the main motto of their research work.




      Graduate students from around the world. There are no pre-requisites in terms of the academic degree the attendee must hold. However, since there will be several levels among the courses, in the description of some of them reference may be made to specific knowledge background.


      SSTiC 2013 is appropriate also for people more advanced in their career who want to keep themselves updated on developments in the field.


      Finally, senior researchers will find it fruitful to listen and discuss with people who are main references of the diverse branches of computing nowadays.




      At least 8 parallel sessions will be held during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they will be willing to attend as well as to move from one to another.




      Palau Firal i de Congressos de Tarragona

      Arquitecte Rovira, 2

      43001 Tarragona





      Divyakant Agrawal (Santa Barbara ) [intermediate] Scalable Data Management in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Infrastructures

      Shun-ichi Amari (Riken) [introductory] Information Geometry and Its Applications

      James Anderson (Chapel Hill ) [intermediate] Scheduling and Synchronization in Real-Time Multicore Systems

      Pierre Baldi (Irvine ) [intermediate] Big Data Informatics Challenges and Opportunities in the Life Sciences

      Yoshua Bengio (Montréal) [introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning of Representations

      Stephen Brewster (Glasgow ) [advanced] Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction

      Bruno Buchberger (Linz ) [introductory] Groebner Bases: An Algorithmic Method for Multivariate Polynomial Systems. Foundations and Applications

      Rajkumar Buyya (Melbourne ) [intermediate] Cloud Computing

      Jan Camenisch (IBM Zurich) [intermediate] Cryptography for Privacy

      John M. Carroll (Penn State) [introductory] Usability Engineering and Scenario-based Design

      Jeffrey S. Chase (Duke) [intermediate] Trust Logic as an Enabler for Secure Federated Systems

      Larry S. Davis (College Park ) [intermediate] Video Analysis of Human Activities

      Paul De Bra (Eindhoven ) [intermediate] Adaptive Systems

      Marco Dorigo (Brussels ) [introductory] An Introduction to Swarm Intelligence and Swarm Robotics

      Max J. Egenhofer (Maine ) [introductory/intermediate] Qualitative Spatial Relations: Formalizations and Inferences

      Matthias Felleisen (Northeastern) [introductory] Programming with Contracts

      Richard M. Fujimoto (Georgia Tech) [introductory] Parallel and Distributed Simulation

      David Garlan (Carnegie Mellon) [advanced] Software Architecture: Past, Present and Future

      Mario Gerla (Los Angeles ) [intermediate] Vehicle Cloud Computing

      Georgios B. Giannakis ( Minnesota ) [advanced] Sparsity and Low Rank for Robust Data Analytics and Networking

      Ralph Grishman (New York ) [intermediate] Information Extraction from Natural Language

      Mark Guzdial (Georgia Tech) [introductory] Computing Education Research: What We Know about Learning and Teaching Computer Science

      Francisco Herrera (Granada ) [intermediate] Imbalanced Classification: Current Approaches and Open Problems

      Paul Hudak (Yale) [introductory] Euterpea: From Signals to Symphonies Using Haskell

      Syed Ali Jafar (Irvine ) [intermediate] Interference Alignment

      Niraj K. Jha (Princeton ) [intermediate] FinFET Circuit Design

      George Karypis (Minnesota ) [introductory] Introduction to Parallel Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Programming

      Aggelos K. Katsaggelos (Northwestern) [intermediate/advanced] Sparsity-based Advances in Image Processing

      Arie E. Kaufman (Stony Brook) [advanced] Advances in Visualization

      Carl Kesselman (Southern California ) [intermediate] Biomedical Informatics and Big Data

      Hugo Krawczyk (IBM Research) [intermediate] An Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Authenticated Key Exchange Protocols

      Pierre L'Ecuyer (Montréal) [intermediate] Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Simulation: Theory and Practice

      Laks Lakshmanan (British Columbia ) [intermediate/advanced] Information and Influence Spread in Social Networks

      Wenke Lee (Georgia Tech) [introductory] DNS-based Monitoring of Malware Activities

      Maurizio Lenzerini (Roma La Sapienza) [intermediate] Ontology-based Data Integration

      Ming C. Lin (Chapel Hill ) [introductory/intermediate] Physically-based Modeling and Simulation

      Jane W.S. Liu (Academia Sinica) [intermediate] Critical Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Preparedness and Response

      Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (Nanyang Tech) [introductory] Modelling and Animating Virtual Humans

      Satoru Miyano (Tokyo ) [intermediate] How to Hack Cancer Systems with Computational Methods

      Aloysius K. Mok (Austin ) [introductory/advanced] From Real-time Systems to Cyber-physical Systems

      Daniel Mossé (Pittsburgh ) [intermediate] Asymmetric Multicore Management

      Hermann Ney (Aachen) [intermediate/advanced] Probabilistic Modelling for Natural Language Processing - with Applications to Speech Recognition, Handwriting Recognition and Machine Translation

      David M. Nicol (Urbana ) [intermediate] Cyber-security and Privacy in the Power Grid

      Jeff Offutt (George Mason) [intermediate] Cutting Edge Research in Engineering of Web Applications

      David Padua (Urbana ) [intermediate] Data Parallel Programming

      Bijan Parsia (Manchester ) [introductory] The Semantic Web: Conceptual and Technical Foundations

      Massoud Pedram (Southern California ) [intermediate] Energy Efficient Architectures and Information Processing Systems

      Jian Pei (Simon Fraser) [intermediate/advanced] Mining Uncertain and Probabilistic Data

      Charles E. Perkins (FutureWei) [intermediate/advanced] Beyond 4G

      Prabhakar Raghavan (Google) [introductory/intermediate] Web Search and Advertising

      Sudhakar M. Reddy (Iowa ) [introductory] Design for Test and Test of Digital VLSI Circuits

      Gustavo Rossi (La Plata ) [intermediate] Topics in Model Driven Web Engineering

      Kaushik Roy (Purdue) [introductory/intermediate] Low-energy Computing

      Yousef Saad (Minnesota ) [intermediate] Projection Methods and Their Applications

      Robert Sargent (Syracuse ) [introductory] Validating Models

      Douglas C. Schmidt (Vanderbilt) [intermediate] Patterns and Frameworks for Concurrent and Networked Software

      Bart Selman (Cornell) [intermediate] Fast Large-scale Probabilistic and Logical Inference Methods

      Mubarak Shah (Central Florida) [advanced] Visual Crowd Surveillance

      Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv) [introductory] Revealing Structure in Disease Regulation and Networks

      Micha Sharir (Tel Aviv) [introductory/intermediate] Geometric Arrangements and Incidences: Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Algebra

      Satinder Singh (Ann Arbor ) [introductory/advanced] Reinforcement Learning: On Machines Learning to Act from Experience

      Elliot Soloway (Ann Arbor ) [introductory] Primary & Secondary Educational Computing in the Age of Mobilism

      Dawn Xiaodong Song ( Berkeley ) [advanced] Selected Topics in Computer Security

      Daniel Thalmann (Nanyang Tech) [intermediate] Simulation of Individuals, Groups and Crowds and Their Interaction with the User

      Mike Thelwall (Wolverhampton ) [introductory] Sentiment Strength Detection for the Social Web

      Julita Vassileva (Saskatchewan ) [intermediate] Engaging Users in Social Computing Systems

      Yao Wang (Polytechnic New York) [introductory/advanced] Video Compression: Fundamentals and Recent Development

      Gio Wiederhold (Stanford) [introductory] Software Economics: How Do the Results of the Intellectual Efforts Enter the Global Market Place

      Ian H. Witten (Waikato ) [introductory] Data Mining Using Weka

      Limsoon Wong (National Singapore) [introductory/intermediate] The Use of Context in Gene Expression and Proteomic Profile Analysis

      Michael Wooldridge ( Oxford ) [introductory] Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

      Philip S. Yu (Illinois Chicago) [advanced] Mining Big Data

      Yuanyuan Zhou (San Diego ) [intermediate] Building Robust Software

      Justin Zobel (Melbourne) [introductory/intermediate] Writing and Research Skills for Computer Scientists




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      Since a large number of attendees are expected and the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed when the capacity of the venue will be complete.




      They are the same (a flat rate) for all people by the corresponding deadline. They give the right to attend all courses.




      Information about accommodation will be available on the website of the School.




      Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.




      Announcement of the programme: January 26, 2013

      Six registration deadlines: February 26, March 26, April 26, May 26, June 26, July 26, 2013




      Lilica Voicu:





      SSTiC 2013

      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

      Rovira i Virgili University

      Av. Catalunya, 35

      43002 Tarragona , Spain


      Phone: +34-977-559543

      Fax: +34-977-558386




      Ajuntament de Tarragona

      Diputació de Tarragona

      Universitat Rovira i Virgili


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