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      SSTiC 2014

      Tarragona, Spain

      July 7-11, 2014

      Organized by
      Rovira i Virgili University



      --- Early registration deadline: June 7 ---



      SSTiC 2014 is the second edition in a series started in 2013. For the
      previous event, see http://grammars.grlmc.com/SSTiC2013/

      SSTiC 2014 will be a research training event mainly addressed to PhD
      students and PhD holders in the first steps of their academic career. It
      intends to update them about the most recent developments in the diverse
      branches of computer science and its neighbouring areas. To that purpose,
      renowned scholars will lecture and will be available for interaction with
      the audience.

      SSTiC 2014 will cover the whole spectrum of computer science through 6
      keynote lectures and 22 six-hour courses dealing with some of the most
      lively topics in the field. The organizers share the idea that outstanding
      speakers will really attract the brightest students.


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

      SSTiC 2014 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep
      themselves updated on developments in their own field or in other branches
      of computer science. They will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss
      with scholars who are main references in computing nowadays.


      In addition to keynotes, 3 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.


      SSTiC 2014 will take place in Tarragona, located 90 kms. to the south of
      Barcelona. The venue will be:

      Campus Catalunya
      Universitat Rovira i Virgili
      Av. Catalunya, 35
      43002 Tarragona


      Larry S. Davis (U Maryland, College Park), A Historical Perspective of
      Computer Vision Models for Object Recognition and Scene Analysis

      David S. Johnson (Columbia U, New York), Open and Closed Problems in

      George Karypis (U Minnesota, Twin Cities), Top-N Recommender Systems:
      Revisiting Item Neighborhood Methods

      Steffen Staab (U Koblenz), Explicit and Implicit Semantics: Two Sides of One

      Philip Wadler (U Edinburgh), You and Your Research and The Elements of Style

      Ronald R. Yager (Iona C, New Rochelle), Social Modeling


      Divyakant Agrawal (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha), [intermediate]
      Scalable Data Management in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Infrastructures

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

      Rajkumar Buyya (U Melbourne), [intermediate] Cloud Computing

      John M. Carroll (Pennsylvania State U, University Park), [introductory]
      Usability Engineering and Scenario-based Design

      Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng (U California, Santa Barbara),
      [introductory/intermediate] Smartphones: Hardware Platform, Software
      Development, and Emerging Apps

      Amr El Abbadi (U California, Santa Barbara), [introductory] The Distributed
      Foundations of Data Management in the Cloud

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

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

      David S. Johnson (Columbia U, New York), [introductory] The Traveling
      Salesman Problem in Theory and Practice

      George Karypis (U Minnesota, Twin Cities), [intermediate] Programming
      Models/Frameworks for Parallel & Distributed Computing

      Aggelos K. Katsaggelos (Northwestern U, Evanston), [intermediate]
      Optimization Techniques for Sparse/Low-rank Recovery Problems in Image
      Processing and Machine Learning

      Arie E. Kaufman (U Stony Brook), [intermediate/advanced] Visualization

      Carl Lagoze (U Michigan, Ann Arbor), [introductory] Curation of Big Data

      Dinesh Manocha (U North Carolina, Chapel Hill), [introductory/intermediate]
      Robot Motion Planning

      Bijan Parsia (U Manchester), [introductory] The Empirical Mindset in
      Computer Science

      Charles E. Perkins (FutureWei Technologies, Santa Clara), [intermediate]
      Beyond LTE: the Evolution of 4G Networks and the Need for Higher Performance
      Handover System Designs

      Robert Sargent (Syracuse U), [introductory] Validation of Models

      Steffen Staab (U Koblenz), [intermediate] Programming the Semantic Web

      Mike Thelwall (U Wolverhampton), [introductory] Sentiment Strength Detection
      for Twitter and the Social Web

      Jeffrey D. Ullman (Stanford U), [introductory] MapReduce Algorithms

      Nitin Vaidya (U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), [introductory/intermediate]
      Distributed Consensus: Theory and Applications

      Philip Wadler (U Edinburgh), [intermediate] Topics in Lambda Calculus and


      Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
      Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, chair)
      Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


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      The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is
      only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be
      helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course.

      Since 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. It is very
      convenient to register prior to the event.


      As far as possible, participants are expected to attend for the whole (or
      most of the) week (full-time). Fees are a flat rate allowing one to
      participate to all courses. They vary depending on the registration

      Early registration: June 7, 2014 --- 470 Euro
      Regular registration: July 5, 2014 --- 500 Euro
      On-site registration: July 11, 2014 --- 530 Euro


      Information about accommodation is available on the website of the School.


      Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.




      SSTiC 2014
      Lilica Voicu
      Rovira i Virgili University
      Av. Catalunya, 35
      43002 Tarragona, Spain

      Phone: +34 977 559 543
      Fax: +34 977 558 386


      Universitat Rovira i Virgili
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