Simulation events

DS-RT 2014, Toulouse, France, 1-3 Oct 2014

Call for Papers - DS-RT 2014

18th IEEE/ACM* International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and
Real Time Applications
October 1 - 3, 2014
Toulouse, France

IMPORTANT: Submission deadline: May 7th, 2014

A Special Issue Wiley Concurrency and Computation will be planned
containing extended versions of best selected papers form DS-RT 2014.

* IEEE/ACM pending approval

*** The Symposium ***

In its eightteenth year, the 2014 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on
Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2014) will
take place in Toulouse, France.
DS-RT 2014 serves as a forum for simulationists from academia,
industry and research labs, for presenting recent research results in
Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications.
DS-RT 2014 targets the growing overlap between large distributed
simulations and real time applications, such as collaborative virtual
environments, pervasive and ubiquitous application scenarios, motor-,
controller-, sensor- and actuator systems.

The conference features prominent invited speakers as well as papers
by top researchers in the field. DS-RT 2014 will include contributed
technical papers, invited papers, and panel discussions. The
proceedings will be published by IEEE-CS press.

Selected best papers from the DS-RT 2014 proceedings will be invited
to be extended for an Special Issue with the Wiley Journal on
Concurrency and Computation.

*** Call for Papers ***

DS-RT provides an international forum for the discussion and
presentation of original ideas, recent results and achievements by
researchers, students, and systems developers on issues and challenges
related to distributed simulation and real time applications. Authors
are encouraged to submit both theoretical and practical results of
significance. Demonstration of new tools/applications is very

The scope of the symposium includes, but is not limited to:

- Paradigms, Methodology and Software Architectures for Large Scale
Distributed and Real-Time Simulations (e.g. Parallel and Distributed
Simulation, Multi-Agent Based Distributed Simulation, HLA/RTI, Web,
Grid and cloud based Simulation, hardware-software co-design for
extreme scale simulations)

- Paradigms, Modelling, Architecture and Environments for Large Scale
Real-time Systems and Concurrent Systems with hard and soft Real-Time

- Advanced modeling techniques (reuse of models, new modeling
languages, agent-based M&S, and spatial M&S)

- Non-functional Properties of Distributed Simulation and Real-Time
Systems (e.g. Dependability, Availability, Reliability,
Maintainability, Safety, Security, Trustworthiness, QoS)

- Theoretical Foundations of Large Scale Real-Time and Simulation
Models (e.g. Event Systems, Causality, Space-Time Models, Notions of
Time, Discrete and Continuous Systems, Simulator Coordination)

- Simulation Studies at Large and Very Large Scale (e.g. Industrial,
Commercial, Ecological and Environmental, Societal, Power and Energy,
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Systems)

- Performance and Validation of Large Scale and Distributed
Simulations (e.g., benchmarking and analytical results, empirical
studies DIS, HLA/RTI studies)

- Algorithms and methods for parallel or distributed simulation
(synchronization, scheduling, memory management, and load balancing)

- Languages and Tools, Development Environments, Data Interfaces,
Network Protocols and Model Repositories that address Very Large

- Data Management and Distribution Issues, Interest Management,
Semantic Modeling, Multi-resolution Modeling, Dead-Reckoning

- Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Architectures and Applications
that involve Simulations and/or adhere to Real-Time Constraints

- Simulation based Virtual Environments and Mixed Reality Systems
(e.g. Interactive Virtual Reality, Human Communication through
Immersive Environments)

- Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Reality, Shared Interaction
Spaces, Telepresence Systems and Shared Workspaces, 3D Video and
Acoustic Reconstruction, Shared Object Manipulation

- Serious Gaming and Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG)
applications, architectures and scalability issues

- Visual Interactive Simulation Environments (e.g., Generic Animation,
Visual Interactive Modeling, Interactive Computer Based Training and
Learning, Scientific Visualization, High-End Computer Graphics)

- Design Issues, Interaction Designs, Human Commuter Interaction
Issues raised by Large Scale DS-RT Systems

- Media Convergence (e.g. New Technologies, Media Theory, Real-Time
considerations of Multi Modality, etc.)

- Innovative Styles of Interactions with Large Scale DS-RT Systems
(e.g. Implicit, Situative and Attentive Interaction, Tangible
Interaction, Embedded Interaction, etc.)

- Technologies for Living Labs (e.g. Mirror World Simulation,
Interoperability, Large Scale Multi Sensor Networks, Global Wireless
Communication, Multi Stakeholder Understanding and Innovation)

- Environmental and Emerging Simulation Challenges (e.g. Growth of
Human Population, Climate Change, CO2, Health Care, Ecosystems,
Sustainable Development, Water and Energy Supply, Human Mobility, Air
Traffic, World Stock Markets, Food Supply Chains, Megacities, Smart
Cities, Disaster Planning, etc.)

- Advanced Simulation Studies and Technologies (e.g. Discrete event,
continuous Simulation, etc.)

- Cognitive Modeling and Simulation, Artificial Intelligence in
Simulation, and Neural Network Models and Simulation

- Service-oriented Computing and Simulation, Web-based Modeling and
Simulation, and Simulation of Multimedia Applications and Systems

- Advances in Simulation Methodology and Practices

- Smart Network Design and Traffic Modeling

*** Important Dates ***

Paper Submission Deadline: May 7, 2014
Posters/Demos Submission Deadline: May 31, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: June 5, 2014
Camera Ready version due: TBA
Symposium presentation: October 1 - 3, Toulouse, France

*** Submission ***

Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication
elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed by Technical Program Committee
members and other experts active in the field to ensure high quality
and relevance to the conference.

Papers should be written in English and should not exceed 10 pages,
double column, IEEE style including tables and figures. Note that the
regular paper size will be 8 pages, with the possibility to obtain up
to 2 additional pages (total 10 pages) by paying a publication fee. A
template for IEEE Proceedings style (LaTeX2e and MS Word) can be found
at conferences_events/ conferences/publishing/
templates.html. Only Postscript and PDF formats are accepted.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be
published by IEEE press.

General information regarding submission can be found at

Questions from authors may be directed to the the Program Co-Chairs.


*** Organizing Committee ***

*General Chair:*
Pierre Siron
ISAE, Toulouse, France

*Program Co-Chairs:*
Georgios Theodoropoulos
Institute of Advanced Research Computing, Durham University, UK

Robson De Grande
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

*Special Sessions Chair:*
Anthony Ventresque
University College Dublin, Ireland

*Posters/Demos Chair*
Gabriele D'Angelo
University of Bologna, Italy

ACM/IEEE MSWiM 2014, Montreal, Canada, Sep 21-26, 2014


17th ACM/IEEE MSWiM 2014
Montreal, Canada, September 21-26, 2014


IMPORTANT: Submission deadline: April 25, 2014 (Abstract), May 5th, 2014
(Final Manuscript)


ACM/IEEE MSWiM 2014 is the 17th Annual International Conference on
Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems. MSWiM
is an international forum dedicated to in-depth discussion of Wireless
and Mobile systems, networks, algorithms and applications, with an
emphasis on rigorous performance evaluation. MSWiM is a highly selective
conference with a long track record of publishing innovative ideas and
breakthroughs. MSWiM 2014 will be held September 21-26, 2014, Montreal,

Authors are encouraged to submit full papers presenting new research
related to the theory or practice of all aspects of modeling, analysis
and simulation of mobile and wireless systems. Submitted papers must not
have been published elsewhere nor currently be under review by another
conference or journal.

Papers related to wireless and mobile network Modeling, Analysis,
Design, and Simulation are solicited on, but not limited to, the
following topics in mobile and wireless systems:

- Performance evaluation and modeling
- Analytical Models
- Simulation languages and tools for wireless systems
- Wireless measurements tools and experiences
- Formal methods for analysis of wireless systems
- Correctness, survivability and reliability evaluation
- Mobility modeling and management
- Models and protocols for cognitive radio networks
- Models and protocols for autonomic, or self-* networks
- Localization, Capacity, coverage and connectivity modeling and analysis
- Wireless network algorithms and protocols
- Wireless PANs, LANs, LTE, 4G
- Mobile Cloud Networking, Mobile P2P networks
- Ad hoc and MESH networks
- Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANET)
- Sensor and actuator networks
- Delay Tolerant Networks
- Integration of wired and wireless systems
- Pervasive computing and emerging models
- Wireless multimedia systems
- QoE/QoS provisioning in wireless and mobile networks
- Security and privacy of mobile/wireless systems
- Algorithms and protocols for energy efficient operation and power control
- Mobile applications, system software and algorithms
- RF channel modeling and analysis
- Design methodologies
- Tools, prototypes and testbeds
- Parallel and distributed simulation of wireless systems

Paper Submission and Publication:

High-quality original papers are solicited. Papers must be unpublished
and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be
reviewed by Technical Program Committee members and other experts active
in the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference.
More detailed instructions for paper submission can be found at and EDAS.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be
published by ACM Press.

Important Dates:

Paper Registration (Full list of authors, title, keywords, abstract):
April 25, 2014
Paper Submission (upload) Deadline: May 5, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2014
Conference Dates: September 21-26, 2014

Organizing Committee:

General Co-Chairs:
- Ravi Prakash, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
- Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa, Canada

TPC Co-Chairs:
- Cheng Li, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Falko Dressler, University of Innsbruck, Austria

TMS 2015, April 12-15, 2015, Alexandria, VA, USA

Preliminary Call For Papers
Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation (TMS 2015)

April 12-15, 2015
The Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA, USA

Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) In cooperation with ACM/SIGSIM Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society (pending)

The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum to discuss recent advancements in M&S theory. The main focus is on modeling, methodology, practice and software to cope with the challenges arising out of these, as well as lessons learned and challenges. The Symposium bridges different areas in the field of theory of M&S, including formal modeling, model-checking, graph transformation, modeling methodologies.
It also provides an opportunity to exchange ideas with other
SpringSim'15 symposia participants in different fields.

All papers will be included in the conference proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission: Sep. 13, 2014
Paper Submission: Oct. 25, 2014
Notification: Dec. 6, 2014
Camera-ready Version : Jan. 6, 2015

Further information in the Conference website =============================================

MOSPAS 2014, July 21-25, 2014, Bologna, Italy

5th International Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Peer-to-Peer and Autonomic Systems (MOSPAS 2014)


As part of
The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014) or

July 21 - 25, 2014
Bologna, Italy

Paper Submission Deadline (Extended): March 28, 2014

High Performance Computing at extreme scale sets new challenges which have to be faced to guarantee fault tolerance and reliability. The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Autonomic Computing (AC) paradigms have emerged as highly appealing, scalable solutions to tackle the above issues and the growing complexity of such software and hardware technologies. While P2P solutions put the emphasis on decentralization and sharing of resources, AC solutions are based on equipping computational entities with autonomic (self-*) features. These approaches are, of course, complementary and are often combined together in modern distributed systems that avoid central coordination and human intervention. The design, implementation, and analysis of these complex systems pose several challenges, both with functional and non-functional properties, depending on network size, churn rate and application context. This workshop has the goal of providing an international forum for researchers and practitioners willing to present, discuss and exchange innovative research results and advanced topics that combine theoretical and practical approaches to modeling and high performance simulation, but also modeling and simulation of high performance (extreme scale) systems.

The workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following issues of P2P and Autonomic systems:
- M&S of High Performance Systems
- High Performance M&S
- Formal Modeling and Analysis
- Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation
- Agent-based Simulation
- Novel Techniques for M&S
- M&S-Based Development Methods
- High Performance Fault Tolerance / Resilience at Extreme Scale
- Evaluation of Combined P2P and AC Systems
- Overlay Schemes Performance Evaluation
- Analysis of P2P/AC-based Applications and Services
- Workload Characterization and Simulation
- Analysis of Emergent Behaviors
- Evaluation of Trust and Reputation Systems
- Verification at Runtime of AC Systems
- Real-Time Aspects, including Timing Violations for Multimedia and Other Real-Time Traffic
- Analysis of novel network services supporting P2P such as RELOAD and ALTO
- Impact of P2P Traffic on the Network Infrastructure

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research works. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions must be in PDF format and should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and authors email addresses. They must clearly indicate the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 350 words. The full manuscripts should not exceed 8 double-column IEEE formatted pages, including figures, tables, references. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters will also be accepted for submission. Short papers are expected to expose preliminary yet promising highly-innovative ideas. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submissions are handled using the EasyChair online system and can be uploaded using the following URL:

Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation by at least three reviewers. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the HPCS 2014 conference proceedings which will be made available at the time of the workshop. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2014 Conference web site. Moreover, further guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) will be specified within the notification of acceptance.

As for other HPCS papers, plans are underway to have the best accepted papers be selected for publication in some journal special issue(s). Detailed information will soon be announced, and will be made available on the conference website.

Paper Submissions: March 28, 2014 (Extended)
Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2014
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: May 06, 2014
Conference Dates: July 21-25, 2014

Michele Amoretti
University of Parma
Via Usberti 181/a, 43124 Parma, Italy
Phone: + 39 0521 906147
Fax: + 39 0521 905723

Francesco Tiezzi
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca
Piazza San Francesco 19, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone: + 39 0583 4326590
Fax: + 39 0583 4326 565

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2014.

- Marco Aldinucci, Università di Torino, Italy
- Carlo Bertolli, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
- Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Bruno Ciciani, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
- Gerhard Haßlinger, T-Systems ENPS Darmstadt, Germany
- Tobias Hoßfeld, University of Würzburg, Germany
- Alberto Lluch Lafuente, IMT Lucca, Italy
- Natarajan Meghanathan, Jackson State University, USA
- Javier Rubio Loyola, CINESTAV, Mexico
- Marco Picone, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
- Dominik Stingl, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
- Petr Tůma, Charles University, Czech Republic
- Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK
- Andrea Vandin, University of Southampton, UK
- Francesco Zanichelli, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

For further information or questions about the HPCS 2014 conference, please consult the
web site at or

Michele Amoretti, Ph.D.
Research Associate at SITEIA.PARMA
Member of the Distributed Systems Group
Università degli Studi di Parma

HMS 2014, Sep 10-12 2014, Bordeaux, France

HMS 2014- Call for papers!

The International Conference on Harbor, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation (HMS 2014)
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Due to Venue availability constraints the I3M organization committee has changed the HMS conference dates. The new dates are September 10-12 2014

Dates and Location
September 10-12, 2014
HMS 2014 will be held at the Multi-purpose Complex Agora, University of Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France, in cooperation with the I3M 2014 MultiConference

Key Dates
Extended Abstracts, April 15th 2014
Acceptance Notification, May 15th 2014
Camera Ready Papers, June 15th 2014

Journals Opportunities
The best papers submitted to HMS 2014 will be selected for publication on the following Journal Special Issue:
· Special Issue on “Modeling and Applied Simulation for the 3rd Millennium: Enhancements in traditional Approaches and moving towards Simulation as Service”, International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing
· Special Issue on “New Advances in Simulation and Process Modeling: integrating new Technologies and Methodologies to enlarge Simulation Capabilities”, International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing
· Special Issue on “New Insights into the Application of Simulation Modeling Multidisciplinary domains including Industry, Logistics, Defense, Healthcare, Energy and Environment”, Journal Of Simulation
· Special Issue on “Supporting Manufacturing Systems and Industrial Processes through Innovative Simulation Models and Advanced Computing”, International Journal of Service and Computing-Oriented Manufacturing
· Special Issue on “Advanced simulation models and techniques for food processing and operations”, International Journal of Food Engineering

The HMS proceedings have been accepted for Indexing in Scopus.

Conference Aim
The HMS Conference concentrates on applications of simulation and computer technologies to logistics, supply chain management, multimodal transportation, maritime environment and industrial logistics. This event is the ideal framework for setting up European Community and International Projects and it could be used as a framework for hosting project review meeting and project exploitation. The audience includes both users, vendors and scientists operating in applying advanced techniques to industry, business and services. The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera-ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns). Please refer to the on line authors instruction section.

Submission website
The online submission system is available at

Registration procedure
The registration procedure is available at

HMS 2014 will be held In Bordeaux, France.

Conference Topics
· Bulk Terminals
· Container Terminals
· C4I & Military Systems
· Harbour Services
· Industrial Facilities
· Navigation Lines
· Multimodal Transports
· Oil Terminals
· Passenger Terminals
· Railways
· Ro-Ro Terminals
· Ships & Platforms
· Supply-Chains
· Warehouses

· Automation
· Concurrent Engineering
· Electronic Data Interchange
· Environment Management
· Harbour Simulation
· Industrial Engineering
· Logistics & Manufacturing
· Naval Architecture
· Naval Training Systems
· Total Quality Management
· Resources Planning
· Safety & Security in Maritime Environment
· Vessel Traffic Systems
· Urban Transportation
Current list of tracks
- Simulation of Transportation and Intermodal Systems
- Modelling & Simulation in Logistics, Traffic and Transportation
- Simulation Metamodelling and Optimisation in Logistics and Supply Chains
- Intermodal transportation systems and services
- Advanced Models and Applications of Logistics & Manufacturing
- Modeling and Simulation of Logistics Networks
- Modelling & Simulation for Inventory Management and Logistics
- Innovative Transport Systems for Urban Areas and Urban Freight Transport
- Workshop on Modeling & Simulation in E-Mobility
- Planning Sustainable Transport Systems
- Integrated Intelligent Platform for Monitoring the Cross-Border Natural-Technological Systems
- Ports and Terminals Modelling

Detailed topics description and current list of tracks/workshops available at

Contact and Information
For further information please contact Marina Massei ( or

We look forward to welcoming you in Bordeaux, France
Best Regards,

HMS 2014 Organization Committee

NMSC Annual Meeting - July 9, 2014, Arlington, VA, USA

NMSC Annual Meeting - July 9, 2014
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Theme: "Building the Coalition," emphasizing the collaborative nature of
the NMSC enterprise.

The National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NMSC) is a cross-discipline
organization of stakeholders in the Modeling and Simulation (M&S)
industry. The NMSC Annual Meeting is open to anyone with an interest in
Modeling & Simulation.

The event will feature:
-- Keynote address from Dr. Barry W. Johnson, Senior Associate Dean,
School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
-- Panel session - "NMSC Outreach Activities: Working Together for the
Common Good" -- an interactive discussion between senior representatives
from various M&S organizations including NTSA, ACM/SIGSIM, INFORMS/I-SIM,
-- Overview of NMSC activities during the past year, including brief
reports from the NMSC Standing Committees
-- Lively Breakout discussion sessions on major issues facing the M&S
industry and the Coalition:
- Advancing support and funding for M&S technologies
- Workforce development, K-12 and beyond
- Public awareness of M&S
- Promoting the M&S profession and discipline

Room Reservation: The room block has been extended to 4 PM. on Thursday,
June 26, based on availability. To reserve your room at the $159
conference (per diem) rate:
- Send an e-mail to Page Holt - ­ with the Subject
Line ³NMSC Meeting Room Reservation.²
- Be sure to include your name, arrival/departure dates, and telephone
number, and the Reservations Department will call you back to complete
the reservation.
- Stay at the Hilton/Crystal City for both the NMSC and the Expo!

For complete details, including draft agenda, registration and lodging,
please visit or Contact Patrick Rowe with any questions at or (703)247-9471.

SIMUL 2014, Oct 12-16 2014, Nice, France


SIMUL 2014, The Sixth International Conference on Advances in System Simulation

October 12 - 16, 2014 - Nice, France

General page:

Call for Papers:

Submission page:


- regular papers

- short papers (work in progress)

- posters

- ideas

- presentations

- demos

- doctoral forum submissions

Proposals for:

- symposia

- workshops

Submission deadline: June 4, 2014

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.:

Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library:

Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules:

SIMUL 2014 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Simulation models

Monte Carlo simulation; Statistical analysis of simulation output; Analytical simulation modeling; Discrete event simulation models; Credible simulation models; Multi-objective simulation models; Multisimulation with multiresolution, multistage multimodels; Verification and validation of simulation models; Simulation metamodels; Executable simulation models; Emulation models; Regression models and experimental designs; Kriging metamodeling; Kriging metamodeling in discrete-event simulation; Kriging modeling for global approximation

Simulation methodologies

Sensitivity analysis; Rare-event simulation methodology; Agent-based modeling and simulation; Regenerative steady-state simulation; Simulation-based ordinal optimization; Ontology-based simulation methodology; Simulation component reuse methodology; Two-level simulation methodology; Emulation methodologies; System adaptation simulation; Simulation methodologies for autonomic and autonomous systems; Virtual reality simulation methodologies; Virtualization simulation; Construction simulation methodologies

Sensitivity analysis

Systematic simulation using sensitive analysis; Probabilistic sensitivity analysis; Sensitivity analysis of simulation technologies (Monte Carlo, Streamline, Spatial models, etc.); Domain-oriented sensitivity analysis (optimization, estimation matching, climate); Sensitivity analysis of products features, formalisms, design optimization (systems, code); Assessing the competency of business services (public, health, transportation, etc.); Sensitivity analysis and performance extrapolation; Adjoint transient sensitivity analysis; Causality and sensitivity analysis; Assessing the accuracy of sensitivity analysis

Simulation mechanisms

Composing simulation models; Reusable simulation model; Uncertainty simulation; Continuous-variable simulation optimization; Approximate zero-variance simulation; Probabilistic processes for simulation; Progressive model fitting; Steady-state simulations with initial transients; Merging simulation and optimization; Simulation optimization, stochastic programming and robust optimization; Overlapping variance estimators; Kriging interpolation in simulation; Kriging versus regression analysis; Interpolation; Random simulation; Prediction and simulation; Interpolation /Kriging, Cokriging, Conditional Simulation, and Inverse Distance Weighting/

Model based system prediction

Model based prediction of system quality characteristics and their trade-offs; Prediction models; Methods and tools for system quality prediction; Reliability prediction; Security prediction; Risk prediction; Performance prediction; Uncertainty handling in prediction models; Prediction of change impacts on system quality and risk; Quality and trustworthiness of prediction models; Predictability of system quality characteristics; Predictability of dynamic and adaptive systems; Data acquisition methods in system quality prediction; Traceability and maintainability of prediction models; Inference types in prediction models; Experience reports on and application areas for system quality prediction; Empirical studies on system quality prediction

Distributed simulation

Large-scale simulation experiments; Industrial scale simulation; Time aspects in distributed simulation; Resource constraints in distributed simulation; Distributed disaster decision simulation; Simulation for rapid assessment of distributed impacts; Parallel and distributed simulation; Model-driven distributed simulation engineering

Human-in simulation

User-in-the-middle simulations; User-feedback in simulations; User-adaptive simulations; Bioterrorism preparedness simulation; Probabilistic risk assessment; Measurement of situation awareness

Simulations in advanced environments

Simulation in Virtualized systems; Simulation in Cloud environments; Simulations in GRID environments; Simulation in Cognitive systems; Simulation in P2P systems; Simulation in Data Centers; Simulation in Power Distribution Centers; Simulation in micro- and nano-systems; Simulation in Geospatial systems; Geostatistics simulation; Spatial simulation; Simulation in Self-Adaptable systems; Simulation in Ubiquitous systems; Simulation in Underwater Vehicular and Communications systems; Simulations in Mobile and Vehicular systems; Simulation in eHealth systems;Computational fluid dynamics simulations for urban and environmental applications

Practical applications on process simulations

Uncertainty in industrial practice; Simulation for business planning; Application to finance; Logistics simulation; Supply chain simulation; Software reliability simulation; Simulation in vehicular systems /avionics, satellites, terrestrial/; Simulation models for manufacturing; Climate and weather-related simulations; Biological system simulation; Chemical system simulation; Commercial simulation environments; Healthcare simulation; Hospital planning; Simulation-based scheduling; Simulation in warehouse operations; Manufacturing simulation interoperability; Telecommunications simulations /reliability, queuing, fault spreading, virus contamination/; Cyber-attack modeling and simulation; Sensor fusion simulation

Case studies on social simulation

Group-work interaction simulation; Behavior analysis in simulations; Social need simulations; Simulating urban open spaces; Social decision simulation; Real-time decision making simulation; e-Polling simulation; Validation of simulated real-world; Simulation to predict market behavior; Predictions via similarity-based data-mining; Simulation of groups in e-Government systems; Simulation of urban mobility

Online social simulation

Online social models, social networking; Simulation of conflicts, cooperation, persuasions; Simulation of dynamics, group decisions, emerging behavior and situations; Simulation of interactive games, predictions and distributed tasks; Simulation of 3D online communities, massive online multiplayers, virtual social communities; Life problems simulation (sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, geography, archeology and linguistics); Group innovation and consumption simulation; Applications, techniques, tools, computational frameworks, experiments and lessons

Building simulation

Simulation of building physics; Human simulation of the indoor environment; Civil-oriented and enterprise-oriented simulations; Simulation of building services (lightning, heating, cooling, ventilation, insulation, etc.); Simulation of energy capture and conversion; Simulation of solar buildings, geothermal energy buildings; Simulation for earthquakes, flooding, fire propagation, etc.; Simulation of design practice; Tools and applications to simulate building-related properties and situations

Transport simulation

Transport system models; Airport simulation; Public transport simulation; Merchandise port simulation; Rural transport simulation during harvest time; Shipping transport simulation; Content and volume-based transport simulation; Simulation of traffic control and synchronization; Prediction accuracy of transport simulations; Simulation of transport projects

Warfare simulation

Warfare simulation environments and models; Tactical and strategic warfare simulation; Attack warfare simulation; Urban warfare simulation; Warfare simulation in unknown environment; Underwater, terrestrial, and spatial simulations; Hierarchical control simulation; Warfare gaming

Simulation tools and platforms

Discrete-event simulation software; Commercial off-the-shelf simulation package interoperability; Ontology-based tools for simulation integration; Simulation frameworks for energy-efficient systems; Public system applications; Simulators for business planning; Simulation tools for systems biology; Simulation tools for constructions /bridges, railways, industrial buildings, subways/

Experience report on ready-to-use tools

ShowFlow and XJ technologies; Rockwell Automation and Frontline Systems; SIMULE-Planner, AutoMOD; PMC-Kanban Simulator, Program Portfolio Simulator and Asprova Scheduler; 3D simulator tool-kits; Wolverine Software-SLX; OPNET; OMNET++; NIIST; NS-2; NS-3; ATDI ICS; Qualnet; Dymola; Matlab/Simulink; Open source tools


SIMUL Advisory Chairs

Edward Williams, PMC-Dearborn, USA

Paul Fishwick, University of Florida-Gainesville, USA

Christoph Reinhart, Harvard University - Cambridge, USA

Amr Arisha, College of Business, DIT, Ireland

SIMUL 2014 Research Liaison Chairs

Tae-Eog Lee, KAIST, Korea

Marko Jaakola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

SIMUL 2014 Industry Liaison Chairs

Diglio A. Simoni, RTI International - RTP, USA

Shengnan Wu, American Airlines, USA

Ann Dunkin, Palo Alto Unified School District, USA

Tejas R. Gandhi, Virtua Health-Marlton, USA

SIMUL 2014 Special Area Chairs

Model-based system prediction

Georgiy Bobashev, RTI International -Research Triangle Park, USA

Aida Omerovic, SINTEF & University of Oslo, Norway

Process simulation

Ian Flood, University of Florida, USA

Gregor Papa, Jozef Stefan Institute - Ljubljana, Slovenia

SIMUL 2014 Publicity Chairs

Nuno Melao, Catholic University of Portugal - Viseu, Portugal


WSC 2014, Savannah, GA, USA, Dec 7-10, 2014


2014 Winter Simulation Conference: Co-Sponsored by SCS

December 7-10, 2014, Westin Savannah Harbor Resort

Savannah, GA, USA

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of dynamic systems modeling and simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers and vendors. Research in modeling and simulation is propelled by fostering cross fertilization between various disciplines. The theme for WSC 2014 is “Exploring Big Data through Simulation.”

WSC 2014 will be held in Savannah, Georgia, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa and the adjacent Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. The hotel and convention center are located on Hutchinson Island along the scenic Savannah River. Visitors can take a complimentary water ferry to explore Savannah’s landmark Historic District, where restaurants, shopping, boat tours, trolley tours and horse-drawn carriages are available.

Robert Roser is the Plenary Keynote Speaker. Dr. Roser is the Scientific Computing Division Head at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois. He will speak about the recently discovered Higgs Boson particle and the role of simulation in the discovery. He is one of the world’s leading experts on experimental particle physics.
Greg Tackett is the Military Track Keynote Speaker. Mr. Tackett is the Director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Evaluation Directorate (BMDED) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency (BMDS OTA), U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Mr. Tackett has full technical and managerial responsibility for operational testing and evaluation of Missile Defense Administration (MDA) capabilities, including tactical and strategic ballistic and cruise missile defense.

John Swanson is the founder of ANSYS, Inc., one of most successful simulation companies in the world. He is an authority and pioneer in the application of finite-element simulation methods to engineering.

Richard Fujimoto is a Professor and Chair of the Computational Science and Engineering Division of the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research is concerned with the execution of discrete-event simulation programs on parallel and distributed computing platforms.

WSC 2014 features a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice. Planned tracks are:

Introductory Tutorials
Advanced Tutorials
Simulation Education
Analysis Methodology
Modeling Methodology
Simulation Optimization
Agent-Based Simulation
Hybrid Simulation
Scientific Applications
Healthcare Applications
Logistics, SCM and Transportation
Manufacturing Applications
Military Applications
Project Management and Construction
Business Process Modeling
Homeland Security and Emergency Response
Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Networks and Communications
Serious Gaming and Simulation
Big Data Simulation and Decision Making

The PhD Colloquium, Poster Session, Vendor and Industrial Case Studies tracks provide background on established and new methods, tools and application domains. WSC 2014 will also continue to incorporate the MASM (Modeling and Analysis for Semiconductor Manufacturing) Conference, the leading modeling and analysis conference for global semiconductor manufacturing and supply chain operations.

All contributed paper submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the CD-ROM version of the conference proceedings. All papers must be presented for the paper to be fully published, copyrighted and disseminated. Instructions, information, submission forms and procedures are available on the WSC website,

Contributed Paper Deadlines
April 1, 2014: Electronically submit contributed papers not previously published or presented. Each submission must be a 5- to 12-page paper, including an abstract of not more than 150 words. The page size in the proceedings is 8.5 by 11 inches (21.6 cm by 27.9 cm). The overall length of the paper should be at least 5 proceedings pages. Papers should be at most 12 pages, except for introductory tutorials, advanced tutorials, and panel sessions, for which the limit is 15 pages. Submission implies that an author will attend WSC 2014 and present the paper, and all clearance required for publication of the paper will be obtained by July 16, 2014. Use of the authors’ templates in one of the following formats is required: Microsoft Word or LaTeX. Submissions must be made through the WSC website,
June 2, 2014: Contributors will be notified whether their paper has been accepted.
July 2, 2014: Authors electronically provide a final draft for the editorial process.
July 16, 2014: Authors electronically provide a final manuscript meeting all technical and format requirements to the Proceedings Editor.

Poster and Ph.D. Colloquium Deadlines
August 18, 2014: Deadline to electronically submit 2-page extended abstracts for presentations in the Poster Session and Ph.D. Student Colloquium. Submissions must be made through the WSC website,
September 22, 2014: Notification of acceptance to authors (including details about submitting slides, and formats of the posters).
October 6, 2014: Final extended abstracts due.
October 27, 2014: Slides for the Poster Madness session due.
December 7, 2014: Bring your poster to the WSC 2014.

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Steve Buckley John Miller
WSC 2014 General Chair WSC 2014 Program Chair

WSC 2014 is sponsored by ACM/SIGSIM, ASA (Technical Co-Sponsor), ASIM (Technical Co-Sponsor), IEEE/SMC (Technical Co-Sponsor), IIE, INFORMS-SIM, NIST (Technical Co-Sponsor) and SCS.

EMSS 2014, Bordeaux, France, Sep 10-12, 2014

EMSS 2014- Call for papers!
The 26TH European Modeling & Simulation Symposium (EMSS 2014)
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Dates and Location
September 10-12, 2014
Bordeaux, France, in cooperation with the I3M 2014 MultiConference

Key Dates
Extended Abstracts, April 15th 2014
Acceptance Notification, May 15th 2014
Camera Ready Papers, June 15th 2014

The EMSS proceedings are indexed by SCOPUS.

Journals Opportunities
The best papers will be selected for publication on some journal special issues. Detailed information will be soon announced and will be available on the official conference website.

Conference Aim
The European Modeling and Simulation Symposium is one of the most important Simulation Appointment in Europe. As tradition the conference focuses on Modeling & Simulation in Industry taking into consideration both applications and theoretical approaches. This event is the ideal framework for setting up European Community and International Projects and it could be used as a framework for hosting project review meeting and project exploitation. The audience includes both users, vendors and scientists operating in applying advanced techniques to industry, business and services. The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera-ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns). Please refer to the on line authors instruction section.

Conference Topics
Topics of interest are included in the following areas, nevertheless different topics concerning Modeling & Simulation are welcome.
- Modeling & Simulation In Industry and in Industrial Engineering
- Effective Design by Modeling & Simulation
- Modeling & Simulation in Business, Economy, Finance and Commerce
- Modeling & Simulation Methodologies, Techniques and Applications
- Discrete and Combined Simulation
- Industrial Processes Modeling & Simulation
- Industrial Engineering
- Agent Directed Simulation
- Petri Nets based Modelling & Simulation
- Simulation and Artificial Intelligence
- Workshop on Cloud Manufacturing
- Simulation Optimization Approaches in industry, services and logistics processes
- Human-centred and Human-focused Modelling and Simulation
- Workshop on Soft Computing and Modelling & Simulation
- Workshop on Cloud Computing
- Simulation Approaches in Logistics Systems
- Modelling and Simulation in and for Education

Detailed topics description and current list of tracks/workshops at

Current list of Tracks:
- Discrete and Combined Simulation
- Industrial Processes Modeling & Simulation
- Industrial Engineering
- Agent Directed Simulation
- Petri Nets based Modelling & Simulation
- Simulation and Artificial Intelligence
- Workshop on Cloud Manufacturing
- Simulation Optimization Approaches in industry, services and logistics processes
- Human-centred and Human-focused Modelling and Simulation
- Workshop on Soft Computing and Modelling & Simulation
- Workshop on Cloud Computing
- Advanced Simulation for Logistics Systems
- Modelling and Simulation Approaches in and for Education
- Modelling and Simulation in Physiology and Medicine (common track EMSS-IWISH)
- Simulation and Modelling for Occupational Health and Safety
- Advanced Models and Applications of Logistics & Manufacturing

Submission system
The EMSS 2014 submission system is available online at:

Registration procedure
The registration procedure is available online at:

EMSS 2014 will be held In Bordeaux, France.

Contact and Information
For further information please contact Francesco Longo ( or

We look forward to welcoming you in Bordeaux, France.

Best Regards,

EMSS 2014 Organization Committee

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