Marie Curie Initial Training Networks

 

 

Complex Networks: Online course developed by the University of Barcelona.

More information: online course

 

 

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Date: September 26 - 27, 2016

Location: Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Hotel, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece

Organised by: FORTH-ICS

 

                                                              AGENDA            SPEAKERS            PHOTOS

 

 

 

 

AGENDA

 

Thursday, 26 September 2016

09:00 - 09:10

 Coordinator's Welcome

Session I - Session Chair: Elena Ferrari

09:10 - 10:10

 "Big Data Security and Privacy" - Elisa Bertino

10:10 - 11:10

 "Rack-Scale Operating System" - Dejan Milojicic

11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00  iSocial Fellow Poster pitches
12:00 - 12:15  iSocial Video Challenge Award
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch Break

Session II - Session Chair: Sarunas Girdzijauskas

13:30 - 14:30

 "Mining open datasets for transparency in taxi transport in metropolitan environments"  - Tasos Noulas

14:30 - 15:30

 Fellow Poster session - Coffee Break

15:30  Knossos tour  -  bus departing from Hotel entrance
19:30  Dinner at Heraklion Restaurant PARASTIES and return to hotel

 

 

Thursday, 27 September 2016

Session I - Session Chair: Sarunas Girdzijauskas

09:30 - 10:30   

 "Engineering Decentralized Sociotechnical Systems via Social Protocols" - Amit Chopra

10:30 - 11:30   

  " Security and privacy for emerging large-scale mobile systems" - Panos Papadimitratos

11:30 - 12:00    Coffee Break - Poster Session
12:00 - 13:00  

  "Social Networking over Mobile Devices: Insights on Behaviour and Infrastructure Impact" - Kostas Anagnostakis   

12:15 - 13:30    Lunch Break

Session II - Session Chair: Vivi Fragopoulou

14:30 - 15:30  

 "I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me: Measuring Online Behavioural Advertising" - Nikolaos Laoutaris

15:30 - 16:00  

Coffee Break - Poster session

16:00 - 17:00   

 "Good City Life" - Daniele Quercia

17:00 - 17:30  

 "Information diffusion on and offline" -  Bruno Goncalves

 

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

 

 

Elisa Bertino                  Purdue University, USA  Dejan Milojicic              HP Labs, Palo alto, USA   Panos Papadimitratos        KTH, Sweden  Daniele Quercia             Bell Labs, UK
 
Tasos Noulas                      Lancaster University, UK Amit Chopra               Lancaster University, UK Bruno Goncalves                 New York University, USA Nikolaos Laoutaris      Telefónica, Spain Kostas Anagnostakis   Niometrics, Singapore

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS OF THE MEETING

 

   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

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The iSocial Workshop "Decentralized Online Social Networks" will take place in Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Hotel, in Hersonissos, Crete, on the 26th and 27th of September 2016.

More details can be found at the workshop site

 

Distributed Computing, Peer-to-Peer and GRIDS: Online course organised by KTH.

The learning goals of this course is to provide iSocial Fellows with basic concepts and principles of large-scale dynamic distributed systems and distributed algorithms. The course is taught in seminar style, and several case studies are included.

More information on the online course can be found here

 

  •  "Decentralized Privacy Preserving Services for Social Networking Site", Dr Leila Bari. PhD Thesis
  •  "Evolution and ecology of the digital world (a complex systems perspective)", Dr Kaj Kolja Kleineberg. PhD Thesis
  •  "Risk Assessment in Centralized and Decentralized Online Social Networks", Dr Naiemeh Laleh. PhD Thesis

 

 

Dates for Video Challenge submissions: March 30 - May 15, 2016

iSocial Workshop: Crete, Greece (September 2016)

 

Description of the Challenge:

The iSocial Video Challenge provides high school and first-year undergraduate students in Europe with the opportunity to deliver a 2 minutes video in YouTube where the theme is:

 “Online Social Networks for Health and Well-being”

The participants are expected to propose a novel way (new features or services) of using OSNs which would benefit the users or society at large. Teams of up to three students are eligible to participate, and videos will be judged by the iSocial consortium.

 

More information on the iSocial Video Challenge webpage

 

 

                                                            

 

 

Social Networking has become a major factor in our everyday lives influencing the way we communicate, collaborate, learn, do business, build relationships and understand society. Many people have used Online Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Flickr etc) to connect with friends and family in distant parts of the world, to make connections that have advanced their careers in leaps and bounds and to explore and visualize not only their own network of friends but the networks of their friends, family, and colleagues.

The main objective of iSocial is to provide world class training for a next generation of researchers, computer scientists, and Web engineers, emphasizing on a strong combination of advanced understanding in both theoretical and experimental approaches, methodologies and tools that are required to develop novel Online Social Networking (OSN) platforms. To foster publicity of the iSocial research activities, we announce a video challenge that will be opened to students of secondary schools and Universities. 

Description of the Challenge:

The iSocial Video Challenge provides high school and first-year undergraduate students in Europe with the opportunity to deliver a 2 minutes video in YouTube where the theme is:

 “Online Social Networks for Health and Well-being”

The participants are expected to propose a novel way (new features or services) of using OSNs which would benefit the users or society at large. Teams of up to three students are eligible to participate, and videos will be judged by the iSocial consortium.

The videos will be evaluated taking into account the following questions:

  •  How well is the proposed idea conveyed in the video?
  •  How novel is the proposed idea?
  •  What are the benefits of the proposed idea and what functionality does it bring to OSNs?
  •  How realistic/feasible is to implement the proposed idea to current OSNs?

 

The winners will be invited to present their idea at the iSocial workshop in conjuction with ESORICS 2016 conference that will take place in Crete, Greece (September 2016). Their expenses (air tickets/accommodation) will be covered by the project.

Submissions are accepted online between March 30 and May 15, 2016. The URL of the video should be sent at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:  28-29 January 2016

Location: Milan, Italy

 

AGENDA

Thursday, 28 January 2016

09:00-09:15

 Welcome / Agenda

09:15-09:45

 Individualism and collectivism in social dynamics: contact process with stochastic opinion fluctuations in complex networks - Liudmila Rozanova (UB)   presentation

09:45-10:45

 Hidden geometric correlations in real multilayer networks: evidence and implications - Kolja Kleineberg (UB)  presentation

10:45-11:15  Coffee Break

11:15-12:00

 DLSAS: Distributed Large-Scale Anti-Spam for DOSNs - Amira Soliman (KTH)  presentation

12:00-12:30

 Label-based access control for more flexible privacy settings for OSNs users - Leila Bahri (IU)   presentation

12:30-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:30

 Distributed Publish/Subscribe Notification System for Online Social Networks - Stefanos Antaris (UCY)   presentation

14:30-15:15

 Detecting and Understanding User Patterns from Online Social Network Activity  - Hariton Efstathiades (UCY)   presentation

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-16:30

 Scalable Blocking for Privacy Preserving Record Linkage - Alexandros Karakasides (UCY)  presentation

16:30-17:30

 iSocial matters

 

Thursday, 29 January 2016

09:00-09:45

 When Two Choices Are not Enough: Balancing at Scale in Distributed Stream Processing - Anis Nasir (KTH)   presentation

09:45-10:30

 Node-cut partitioning of dense, weighted graphs with application to topic detection in text - Kambiz Ghoorchian (KTH)  presentation

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:45

 Distributed Group Identification and Local Risk Estimation in OSNs and DOSNs - Naeimeh Laleh (INSUB)

11:45-12:30

 Privacy, intellectual property and censorship issues in OSNs - Panagiotis Ilia (FORTH)  presentation

12:30-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:30

 Investigating the complete corpus of Referendum and Elections tweets  - Despoina Antonakaki (FORTH)  presentation

14:30-15:15

 Location based access control for P2P video streaming - Giovanni Simoni   (PEER)   presentation

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-17:15

 Sub-project/secondment meetings

 

PHOTOS

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems:  Online course  organised by KTH.

The objective of the course is to deeper understand and study the behavior of the networks arising within Distributed Systems.

More information for the online course can be found here

 
 
The second issue of the iSocial newsletter on May 2015 PDF

 

 

 

 

Date:  28-29 January 2016

Location: Milan, Italy

 

Details of the meeting can be found here