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Flagship IEEE Conference on Smart Cities Comes to Kansas City in September

August 10, 2018

See the conference website:

When: September 16-19, 2018

This is the flagship IEEE conference on smart cities sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community that is a coalition of six IEEE technical societies and organizations including

  1. IEEE Communications Society
  2. IEEE Control Systems Society
  3. IEEE Industry Applications Society
  4. IEEE Power & Energy Society
  5. IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
  6. Council on Electronic Automation Design

This conference has amazing keynote speakers, tutorials, 120+ technical papers/posters/demos and 4 co-located workshops including NSF, Blockchain, 5G/Security/Privacy, and SC architecture Workshops.

They will also offer a certificate of Professional Development Hours (PDH) for Professional Engineers (PE).

12th Central Area Networking and Security Workshop (CANSec) @ KSU

August 8, 2018


The 12th Central Area Networking and Security Workshop (CANSec) will be held at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas on October 27th and 28th, 2018. The workshop portion will be on Saturday(the 27th) with the cyber defense competition on Sunday (the 28th). You’re welcome to attend either or both days, of course. The workshop website, with registration forms, deadlines, and abstract submissions, is at

The CANSec workshop brings together researchers and practitioners in security and networking related fields in the central area of the US. The goal of the CANSec workshop is to provide a regular forum for presenting research and education activities in all areas related to computer and communication security, as well as promoting interactions and collaborations among scholars and students and between academia and industry.

They are seeking submissions for presentations on research and education activities relating to all practical and theoretical aspects of networking and security. As with past workshops, these will consist of oral and/or poster presentations. Students are strongly encouraged to give these talks. They also invite faculty, especially first-time attendees, to introduce your group and your research briefly (about 10 minutes). If you are interested in giving this presentation, please email to discuss details.

The deadlines for registration for the workshop and competition, as well as one-page abstract submission, are October 14th. There are student travel grants available, and the deadline to apply for those is October 15th. They expect to have decisions returned a week after the deadline.

They welcome any and all interested participants. Please distribute this email and attached flyer to any schools or individuals who might be interested, including graduate and undergraduate students. If your school has a cyber defense club, please let them know about the competition. We look forward to seeing you in Manhattan, KS in October!

HPC System Administrator Job Opening @ KU

The University of Kansas (KU) seeks to hire a high performance computing (HPC) system administrator to join their team in the Center for Research Computing (CRC).

The position will be responsible for system administration of the center’s high performance computing resources with the majority of work supporting a large-scale, complex, research computing environment including a Dell HPC cluster with 8500+ CPU cores, Panasas storage system, scientific and system software including the cluster scheduling environment, and high-throughput Ethernet and lnfiniband networks.

The CRC provides the HPC infrastructure, expertise, and advanced research computing capabilities to researchers on KU’s main campus in Lawrence, Kansas, and the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The successful candidate will be located on KU’s main campus in Lawrence, Kansas.

Globus Tutorials in Boulder, CO

Globus is offering a free hands-on workshop for system administrators, developers, and anyone interested in using Globus for research data management in the Boulder, CO  on September 5, 2018.

Hosted at NCAR’s Center Green Campus, this day of tutorials mirrors Day 2 of this year’s GlobusWorld conference. Topics include:

  • endpoint management,
  • best practices for file sharing,
  • workflow automation,
  • Jupyter + Globus, data publication and more.

Companion Jupyter notebooks will provide application skeletons you can adapt to develop your own research data portals, science gateways, and other web applications that support research data workflows.


Agenda details can be found here: