Simulation events

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 http://www.tms-devs.org

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
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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 =============================================
http://www.tms-devs.org

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

5th International Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Peer-to-Peer and Autonomic Systems (MOSPAS 2014)
http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info/2-conference/workshops/workshop-07-mospas

CALL FOR PAPERS

As part of
The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014)
http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info/ or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs14

July 21 - 25, 2014
Bologna, Italy

Paper Submission Deadline (Extended): March 28, 2014

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
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

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS:
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:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mospas2014

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.

IMPORTANT DATES
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

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
Michele Amoretti
University of Parma
Via Usberti 181/a, 43124 Parma, Italy
Phone: + 39 0521 906147
Fax: + 39 0521 905723
Email: michele.amoretti@unipr.it

Francesco Tiezzi
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca
Piazza San Francesco 19, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone: + 39 0583 4326590
Fax: + 39 0583 4326 565
Email: francesco.tiezzi@imtlucca.it

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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 http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info/ or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs14.

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Michele Amoretti, Ph.D.
Research Associate at SITEIA.PARMA
Member of the Distributed Systems Group
Università degli Studi di Parma
http://www.ce.unipr.it/people/amoretti

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)
(http://www.msc-les.org/conf/hms2014 )

IMPORTANT:
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

Indexing
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 http://www.caltekserv.eu/submission/hms2014/

Registration procedure
The registration procedure is available at http://www.caltekserv.eu/shopping/i3m/registrations/products.php

Venue
HMS 2014 will be held In Bordeaux, France.

Conference Topics
Applications
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 http://www.msc-les.org/conf/hms2014/index_file/HMS_Tracks.htm

Contact and Information
For further information please contact Marina Massei (massei@itim.unige.it) or hms@msc-les.org.

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,
SCS, SISO, MORS and AME.
-- 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 - page.holt@hilton.com ­ 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 www.trainingsystems.org/events or
www.ndia.org/meetings/41N0. Contact Patrick Rowe with any questions at
prowe@ndia.org or (703)247-9471.

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

CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS

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

October 12 - 16, 2014 - Nice, France

General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/SIMUL14.html

Call for Papers: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/CfPSIMUL14.html

Submission page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/SubmitSIMUL14.html

Contributions:

- 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, www.iaria.org

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals: http://www.iariajournals.org

Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.: http://www.proceedings.com/9769.html

Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library: http://www.thinkmind.org

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: http://www.iaria.org/editorialrules.html

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

Committee: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/ComSIMUL14.html

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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

2014 Winter Simulation Conference: Co-Sponsored by SCS

December 7-10, 2014, Westin Savannah Harbor Resort

Savannah, GA, USA

www.wintersim.org

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.”

LOCATION
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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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.

TITANS OF SIMULATION
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.

PROGRAM
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.

PAPER DEADLINES AND REQUIREMENTS
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, www.wintersim.org.

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, www.wintersim.org.
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, www.wintersim.org.
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.

For even more news and information, visit and bookmark our website, www.wintersim.org.

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)
(http://www.msc-les.org/conf/emss2014 )

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

Indexing
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 http://www.msc-les.org/conf/emss2014/index_file/EMSS_Tracks.htm

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: http://www.caltekserv.eu/submission/emss2014/

Registration procedure
The registration procedure is available online at: http://www.caltekserv.eu/shopping/i3m/registrations/products.php

Venue
EMSS 2014 will be held In Bordeaux, France.

Contact and Information
For further information please contact Francesco Longo (f.longo@unical.it) or emss@msc-les.org.

We look forward to welcoming you in Bordeaux, France.

Best Regards,

EMSS 2014 Organization Committee

ASTEC'2014, Singapore, March 10-12, 2014

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

ASTEC'2014
4th annual Asian Simulation Technology Conference 2014
Singapore Polytechnic
Singapore
March 10-12, 2014

Simulation Methodology
Discrete Event Simulation Technology
Simulation Tools
Agent Based Simulation
Simulation in Aerospace
Engineering Simulation
Simulation in Logistics and Transport
Robotics Simulation
Simulation in Manufacturing
Simulation in Electronics and Telecommunications
Automotive Simulation
Simulation in Civil and Building Engineering
Water Management Simulation
Simulation in Energy and Power Systems
Graphics Simulation
Ecological Sustainable Development
Tutorials
Student Papers
Poster Sessions
Exhibition

Organised by
The European Technology Institute
and Sponsored by
EUROSIS
For latest information see:
www.eurosis.org
or
http://www.eurosis.org/cms/?q=taxonomy/term/348

AIM OF ASTEC'2014

The aim of the 4th annual Asian Simulation Technology Conference 2013 (ASTEC 2014) is to give a state of the art overview of industrial simulation related research and to provide an annual status report on present day simulation research within Asia and the rest of the world. The exchange of techniques and ideas among the different disciplines, universities and industry, which support the integration of simulation in the everyday workplace, is the basic premise at the heart of ASTEC-2014. Each year ASTEC will adapt its aim in response to the demands of research at that particular point in time and on the bequest of the organizing country's and university's research needs. One of these needs is securing China's coast again natural disasters.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference Proceedings (both print and electronic format), that will be copyrighted and widely disseminated. All talks and tutorials, must be accompanied by a paper of between three to eight Proceedings pages.

Contributions to the technical program are solicited in the following general areas;
The conference will cover the following tracks:
GENERAL MODELLING METHODOLOGY

Continuous, discrete and hybrid simulation methodology, Simulation environments, Multi-paradigm simulation, Simulation uncertainty, Simulation visualisation, Integration of simulation and geographical information systems, Object-oriented programming and Languages, Multi-paradigm Languages, Software comparisons. Numerical Methods for Simulation, Mathematical Analysis in Simulation, Parallel Simulation Methodology, Discrete Event Simulation, Simulation Fidelity and Performance Evaluation, Advanced Training and Simulation Concepts for Education, Multiparameter Sequential Optimization Methods in Simulation, Verification, Validation, and Control in Complex Systems Simulation, Distributed and Parallel Systems Simulation, Combined Continuous and Discrete Event Models, Symbol Analysis and Manipulation of Equation-Based Models, Simultaneous vs Modular Simulation Methods, Standardization Issues
DISCRETE EVENT SIMULATION METHODOLOGY

Web Based Simulation, Optimization and Response Surfaces, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Virtual Worlds, Methods for Special Applications, Practice, Extensions, XML, Open Source, Model Development, Network Modelling, Distributed Simulation and Industry, Modelling Very Large Scale Systems, Aerospace Operations, Revising Simulation Components.
SIMULATION TOOLS

Application papers using different simulation tools in all fields of research are welcomed here.
AGENT BASED SIMULATION

Agent Based Simulation covers, Basic Methodologies, Agent Architectures, Model Specification and Languages, Mobile Agents, Multi Agent System Communication and Cooperation, Multi-Level Simulation and Emergence, decision making and Strategies, plus applications in Ecology and Environment (environment management, resource management, social and political impact on the environment, computer aided decision making, socio-eco systems modelling), psychology, Cognitive Science and AI, Economics and Market Systems, Business Process Management, Industry, Manufacturing and Logistics and Transport(control of Industrial Systems, scheduling, Planning, Supply Chain) and Health Care with the emphasis on simulation and modelling.
SIMULATION IN AEROSPACE
Space Simulation

Low Cost Simulation Environments, Rapid Simulation Prototyping, Simulation Based Design, Simulation of Satellite Navigation, systems (space segment and terrestrial applications) simulation of satellite constellations, real-time hardware-in-the-loop nab-in-the-loop simulation, flight simulation, distributed interactive simulation and HLA standards, Graphical simulation (virtual environments and virtual reality) applied to aerospace. Modelling and Simulation standards, rationalisation efforts, repositories and reuse. Simulation in support of system specification and design, simulation in support of system assembly, integration and testing. Simulation in support of flight software validation, structural dynamics of Pylon Store Coupling, Flutter Prediction, volterra kernels to model nonlinear aeroelasticity.
Aircraft Simulation

Air Systems Simulation Modelling and Design (Airframe, Wing, Lift Coefficient, Parasitic Drag, Aircraft Stabilization, Impact Dynamics, Flight Controls, Avionics, Fit Control, Landing Gear), Control Surface Shaping, Active wing Morphing Control and Self-repair, Structures technology for future aerospace systems, Aerospace Vehicle Systems Technology (AVST), Aviation Safety Analysis Software within the Intelligent Synthesis Environment, Aviation Systems Capacity, Bio-nanotechnology simulation, Aerospace Propulsion and Power (Ultra Efficient Engine Technology, Hypersonic Craft Simulation, Ramjet Simulation, Aerothermoelastic Effects in Hypersonic Vehicles, Micro Air Vehicles Simulation, Small Aircraft Transportation Systems, Quiet Aircraft and Noise Reduction Technology, CICT Simulation, Vision-Based Autonomous Flight, Aircraft-UAV-UCAV networked flight simulation, Stealth and radar evasion technology, Thrust vectorization simulation.
Space flight Simulation

Next generation launchers (f.ex future X-Pathfinder), reusable launch vehicles (RLV), Aerospace Vehicle Systems, Technology, Payload Launch Simulation, Aerospace Autonomous Operations, System studies for future space transport architectures, Rocket propulsion simulation, Space materials and structures, Aerothermodynamics, launcher health management systems, avionics and in-flight experimentation. Space Cryo Electronics, Innovative Concepts and Technologies for lunar exploration (in-situ resource utilization, nuclear propulsion, habitation, nano-technology, modular architecture.
ENGINEERING SIMULATION

The Modelling in Engineering Processes track focuses on the application of simulation in mechanical and structural engineering. Oscillations and Waves, Stability and Control, Computational Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Methods in Engineering Sciences, Optimization Advanced simulation of dynamic systems, Simulation-based design, Qualitative modelling and simulation in engineering, Fuzzy modelling and simulation, Evolutionary synthesis and evolutionary methods in design, Rapid prototyping, CASE systems in engineering design, Modal Logic systems in design, Simulation in support of system specification and design, Construction Engineering and Project Management.
SIMULATION IN LOGISTICS, TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT, PORT, AIRPORT AND HOSPITAL LOGISTICS SIMULATION
Factory and Logistics Planning

Strategies and Concepts for Production and Logistics, Technical and Organizations Planning of Production and Logistics Systems, Value Stream Mapping, Integrated Factory and Logistics Planning, Innovative Planning Methods, tools and systems
Logistics

Logistics supply chains, inbound logistics, materials management,Manufacturing Supply Chain Management, physical distribution, production planning and control, outbound and inbound logistics, Simulation of regional logistic systems, distribution centres, inventory management, warehousing decisions, materials management, handling and packaging, logistics information systems, information management in logistics systems, logistics network design and facility location, cost modelling, information systems (networked Manufacturing, Enterprise design and Control, etc..)
Traffic

Traffic flows, multi-modal systems, transit, transportation modes, urban city transport, transportation in logistics, transportation management, traffic demand, traffic control, traffic telematics, traffic performance, safety, macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic simulations.
Port Simulation

(Bulk Terminals, Container Terminals, Harbour Services, Industrial Facilities, Navigation Lines, Multimodal Transports, Oil Terminals, Passenger Terminals, Railways, Ro-Ro Terminals, Ships and Platforms, Supply Chains and Warehouses, Harbour Management, Safety in Maritime Environments, Vessel Traffic Systems.
Airport Simulation

Airport logistics simulation, passenger traffic throughput simulation, Aircraft traffic and airport capacity optimization.
Hospital Logistics

Decision support systems in medicine (diagnosis, prognosis, therapeutic, treatment follow-up...) which are based on medical knowledge representation, ontologies and cooperation of different knowledge sources. Organisation of health care units (hospital, ...) which involves management, economics, law, deontology, ethics, social and information technology aspects...f ex. Patient waiting time simulation, Emergency evacuation simulation, Brancardage, hospital occupation simulation and optimization.
ROBOTICS SIMULATION
Robot Systems

Application of Industrial Robots, Service Robots, Control Technology, Development of Mechatronic Products, Innovation Management. Sensor Simulation,Simulation of Natural Environments Simulation of Agent-Environment Interaction/Intelligent Agents, Neural Networks and Simulation, Simulation of Collective Behaviour and Emergent Phenomena, Simulation of Learning and Adaptation Processes, Assessment Criteria and Assessment Methods for Simulators, Quantitative and Qualitative Comparisons between Originals and their Simulations, Simulation of User-System Interaction
Robots in Assembly Systems

Assembly Systems and Components, Processes Product Development and Design, Wiring Technology
Robots in Technical Production Planning

Technical Production Planning, Device and Equipment Technology, Production processes and Sequences, Information Technology.
SIMULATION IN MANUFACTURING

The goal of this track is to exchange ideas, experiences, and research results between practitioners and researchers. It shall offer the opportunity not only for presenting work done but also for discussing new challenges emerging in this area. It focuses on innovative applications of simulation in the field of production and operation management. State-of-the-art applications covering any part of the value adding chain and any aggregation level are encouraged. This track will show the efficient utilization of simulation techniques and hybrid approaches for the optimization of manufacturing processes.

This session covers: Computer Assisted Learning and Simulation Trainers, Customizing of ERP Systems using Simulation, Distributed Simulation Approaches, Hierarchical Simulation, Integrating Process Mapping and Simulation, Manufacturing Consulting, Manufacturing Controls, Model Integration Standards Optimization and Evaluation, Simulation Frameworks, Simulation of (Manufacturing) Processes in Virtual Enterprises, Virtual Factories, and Virtual Manufacturing Simulation Support Tools, Web-Based Workflow Modelling and Simulation, MRP systems; CAD; CAM; CIM; Process design; Process control; Embedded intelligent control systems; Scheduling; Automotive simulation; Robotics and automation. Manufacturing Applications Transportation
and Material Handling, Best Modelling Methods, Integrating Simulation and Design, Manufacturing Modelling Architectures, Manufacturing Modelling Methods, Simulation of Manufacturing Operations.
SIMULATION IN ELECTRONICS, COMPUTERS AND TELECOM

Modeling and simulation of analogue circuits; Modeling and simulation of digital circuits at switch and/or at logic level; Hardware accelerators for circuit-level simulation; Hardware accelerators for logic simulation; Distributed simulation of circuits, components, and systems; Modeling and simulation of computer systems; Fault simulation; Parallel and distributed systems; High-speed networks; Network simulation software; Computer and telecommunication systems; Telecommunication devices and systems; Intelligent telecommunication networks; ISDN; ATM communications.
AUTOMOTIVE SIMULATION

Automotive simulation of Car Design, car behaviour, vehicle driver interaction, collision tests, on board diagnostics, vision enhancement and collision warning systems, vehicle dynamics and simulation, off-road vehicle design and modelling, engineering propulsion controls simulation, power train and fluid systems simulation, hydrogen and electric engine simulation, homogeneous charge compression ignition, emissions control, brake simulation

Race Car Simulation: Aerodynamics simulation, Atmosphere simulation, Lift-Drag Simulation, Wind Tunnel Simulation, Flow Visualization, Computational Fluid Dynamics.
SIMULATION IN CIVIL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING

Construction Technologies, Flooding and Erosion, Infrastructure Engineering, Measurement and Control of Building Performance, Solid Waste Management, Subsurface flow and transport and Water Supplies. Physical Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Structures using computer simulation.
SIMULATION IN ENERGY AND POWER SYSTEMS

Simulators: Real-Time simulation methods, GUI, Advanced modelling tools, Trainees' performance evaluation, Simulator Projects Simulation Studies: Simulation during design, Safety and environmental hazard estimation, Production optimisation. Methodology: Real-time simulation and visualisation tools, Parallel and distributed simulation. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulations based on Monte Carlo techniques to simulate the behaviour of Non Destructive Assay (NDA) instruments used in nuclear safeguards.
WATER MANAGEMENT SIMULATION

As climate change is affecting water levels the world over, simulation of the effects of this phenomenon has become an important indicator for future habitat development. This track therefore looks at the development of models to improve the safety of human habitats, especially in the coastal regions of the world. Submissions are invited on the following subjects; Computer modelling in the natural and built environment; Coping with uncertainties in environmental modelling; Flood Risk Management; Vulnerability assessment; Integrated Water Resources Management and Integrated River Basin Management and Research and practice at the interfaces between engineering and social science.
GRAPHICS SIMULATION

Dedicated to scientific visualization--the new approach in the field of numerical simulation--which focuses on basic geometric, animation and rendering techniques specific to visualization, as well as concrete applications in sciences and medicine. Simulation on graphics workstations and processors. Fundamental problem solving of computational geometry, various aspects related to representing volume and special methods for modelling natural objects. Particle systems and modular maps, basic and advanced techniques in computer animation, and robotics methods for task-level and behavioral animation applications of visualization and graphics simulation, and computer vision.
Conference Workshops

The conference organization is open to suggestions on possible workshops featuring software packages, new hardware or methods used in simulation and modelling.

If you want to propose a specific simulation workshop please contact; philippe.geril@eurosis.org before SEPTEMBER 15TH
Workshop Ecological sustainable development and Innovative technologies for a bio-based economy
Biobased economy

Green genetics, biopolymers, biodiesel, bio-alcohol, bio-refining, white biotechnology, catchbio, paper and agrofibers, seaweed production, Ethanol from pulp and maize, jatropha Curcas, Bioliq, Taylor made fuels: isosorbides and amber acids. Sequestration of carbon monoxide, Carbon capture and storage.

High efficiency power storage systems: battery systems; reversible fuel cells; flywheel systems; Kinetic energy use; super-capacitors.

Control and optimisation of renewable energy systems: sensors and instrumentation technology, virtual sensors; smart monitoring and control using intelligent systems; high-efficiency switching systems; highly-efficient voltage conversion systems; novel high efficiency distribution systems and low voltage buses.

Energy modelling schemes: life cycle analysis methodologies; tools and life cycle analysis; triple-bottom-line analysis.
Renewable energy technologies

Power Grids

On-site, off-grid, grid-supplemented generation systems; combined heat and power (CHP) and micro-CHP systems, Simulation models and tools to measure systems ability to scale and to achieve relevant energy savings, Energy, performance, quality of service, Energy efficient resource allocation, Energy efficient scheduling, Energy management and power optimization, Power-down techniques, Energy efficiency and virtualization methodologies.

Power Plants

Nuclear energy from fission and fusion, Geothermal power plants, biomass fuel, low emission coal plants, Stirling cycle engines, bio-fueled diesel generators.

Solar Energy

Solar power, Solar cells, Photovoltaic solar energy, Solar thermal power stations, Solar power generators household energy systems, New solar cell production (from inkjets f.ex.), Affordable photovoltaic solar energy.

Wave Energy

Tidal wave energy stimulation, Hydro-powerwave/tidal.

Wind Energy and materials

Micro-wind turbines, horizontal and vertical axis aero-generators, Wind Turbines, Brushless double fed generators for windmill parks, Superglass for windmill ball bearings
Sustainable buildings

The application of intelligent sensing, control, optimisation and modelling techniques the technology of sustainable buildings. Applications to building services: heating and ventilating control systems for reduced energy use; building management systems; low energy building technology; low energy lighting systems; high-output light LED lighting systems; passive solar heating systems. F.ex.Buildings as Carbon gas receptors, Thermo electric materials for improved energy efficiency and Solar warmth as cooling agent.
GreenTraffic/Car Technology

Power Sources

Green car technology using hydrogen fuel cells, Renewable fuels and biofuels, Fluid biogas, Hybrid vehicles, Plug-in-hybrids, Battery powered cars (lithium ion batteries with manganese components). Vehicles with Electric motors, inverters, and Air compressor motors

High Tech Materials

Ultralight and advanced high-strength steel, Carbon fiber and aluminum, Magnesium, Polycarbonate resin, Polymer composites
Green Ship Technology

Power Sources

Solar sailing, using sun and wind power (Skysails), windmill turbine boats, LNG, hybrid power plants.

Ship design

Dolphin shaped fin-keels, SharkSkin Coatings, Air Bubble Vents, Stern Flaps.

TUTORIALS

Tutorials can be proposed in the following three categories:
T1- Introductory tutorials
T2- State of the Art Tutorials
T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials
Tutorial proposals should be emailed to Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org before NOVEMBER 15TH.

POSTER SESSION

The poster session only features work in progress. Next to the
actual poster presentation, these submissions also feature as short
papers in the Proceedings.

STUDENTS SESSION

This session is for students who want to present their work in
progress or part of their doctoral thesis as a paper. Student papers
are denoted by the fact that only the name of the student appears on
the paper as an author. They are published as short papers in the
Proceedings.

DIVERSE ACTIVITIES

For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact EUROSIS.
Special session will be set up for vendor presentations in co-
ordination with the scientific program. User Group meetings for
simulation languages and tools can be organised the day before the
conference. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact
the Conference Chairs. We will be happy to provide a meeting room
and other necessary equipment.
Partners for projects session(s) will be organised by EUROSIS to
give potential project teams or individuals the opportunity to
present their research in order to link up with fellow researchers
for future research projects. Those wishing to participate in this
session need to send a proposal to EUROSIS.
A EUROSIS TC Meeting and an EU Project update meeting

EXHIBITION

A special exhibition will be envisaged during the conference focused on
industrial simulation applications. For more information please contact EUROSIS for
further details. Email: Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org

DEADLINES AND REQUIREMENTS

Send all submissions in an ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY in (zipped)
Microsoft Word format, or PDF format indicating the
designated track and type of submission (full paper or an extended
abstract) to the EUROSIS (Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org).
Please provide your name, affiliation, full mailing address,
telephone / fax number and Email address on all submissions as well.
For submissions please put in the subject of your Email the
following indications: ASTEC'2014 and designated track or USE THE
ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.
http://www.eurosis.org/cms/?q=node/2642

Only original papers, which have not been published elsewhere, will
be accepted for publication
Journal Publication

Only accepted and presented extended papers are eligible for journal publication in any of the journals listed here.
Quality Control

In order to ensure the quality of the proceedings, Thomson-Reuters ISI and IET will receive the listing of the actually presented papers, next to the copies of the Proceedings.

All EUROSIS Proceedings are ISI-Thomson Reuters and IET referenced.

REGISTRATION FEES
Registration Fees
Author

EUROSIS members

Other Participants
Pre-registration before February 5, 2014 € 500 € 500 € 555
Registration after February 5, 2014 Pre-registration required € 550 € 595

STUDENT FEES
Registration Fees Students
Author

EUROSIS members

Other Participants
Pre-registration before February 5, 2014 € 360 € 360 € 400
Registration after February 5, 2014 Pre-registration required € 370 € 420

The full registration fee includes one copy of the Conference
Proceedings, coffee and tea during the breaks, all lunches, a
welcome cocktail and a conference dinner.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
More information to follow.

PAPER SUBMISSION TYPES
FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references)
During review, the submitted full papers can be accepted as a
regular 5 page paper. If excellent, full papers can be accepted by
the program committee as an extended (8-page) paper. Each submission
will be reviewed by at least three members of the ASTEC'2014
International Program Committee.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a
regular (5 pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster, which will be
reviewed by the International Program Committee. All accepted papers
will be published in the ASTEC'2014 Conference Proceedings.

SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three pages)
Participants may also submit a 3 page abstract for a short paper or
poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program
Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the ASTEC'2014
Conference Proceedings.

PLEASE NOTE: ONE (1) PAGE ABSTRACTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS
Philippe Geril
EUROSIS-ETI
European Simulation Office
Greenbridge Science Park
Ghent University - Ostend Campus
Wetenschapspark 1
Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend Belgium
Tel: +32.59.255330
Fax: +32.59.255339
Email: philippe.geril@eurosis.org

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD

The 2014 ASTEC Conference Committee will select the Outstanding Paper of the Conference. The author of this paper will be awarded a free registration for a EUROSIS conference. Only papers SUBMITTED AS FULL papers will be eligible for the Outstanding Paper Award.

LANGUAGE

The official conference language for all papers and presentations is
English

CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference will be held at at the Singapore Polytechnic.
http://www.sp.edu.sg/wps/portal/vp-spws

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

EARLY BIRD SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30TH, 2013
LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15TH, 2013
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION: JANUARY 5TH, 2014
Authors provide camera-ready manuscript: FEBRUARY 5TH, 2014
CONFERENCE AT THE SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC, SINGAPORE: MARCH 10-12, 2014

REPLY CARD
First Name:
Surname:
Occupation and/or Title:
Affiliation:
Mailing Address
Zip code: City: Country.
Telephone: Fax:
E-Mail:
Yes, I intend to attend the ASTEC'2014:
[ ] Presenting a paper, by submitting a full paper
[ ] Presenting a short paper (by submitting an extended abstract)
[ ] Participating in the industrial program
[ ] Organizing a vendor session
[ ] Proposing a panel discussion (please mention names of
panellists)
[ ] Contributing to the exhibition
[ ] Without presenting a paper
The provisional title of my paper / exhibited tool is:
With the following highlights:
The paper belongs to the category (please tick only one):
[ ] Simulation Methodology
[ ] Discrete Event Simulation Technology
[ ] Simulation Tools
[ ] Agent Based Simulation
[ ] Simulation in Aerospace
[ ] Engineering Simulation
[ ] Simulation in Logistics and Transport
[ ] Robotics Simulation
[ ] Simulation in Manufacturing
[ ] Simulation in Electronics and Telecommunications
[ ] Automotive Simulation
[ ] Simulation in Civil and Building Engineering
[ ] Water Management Simulation
[ ] Simulation in Energy and Power Systems
[ ] Graphics Simulation
[ ] Ecological Sustainable Development
[ ] Poster Session
[ ] Student Session
[ ] Tutorials
[ ] Exhibition
Other colleague(s) interested in the topics of the conference
is/are:
Name:
Address:
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Address:

Please send or fax this card immediately to:
Philippe Geril, EUROSIS-ETI
European Simulation Office
Greenbridge Science Park
Ghent University - Ostend Campus
Wetenschapspark 1
Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend Belgium
Tel: +32.59.255330
Fax: +32.59.255339

FOODSIM'2014, Brest, France, June 23-25, 2014

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

FOODSIM'2014
9th Biennial FOODSIM Conference
June 23-25, 2014
Oceanopolis
http://www.oceanopolis.co.uk/
Brest, France

THEMES:
Simulation in Food Engineering and Processing
Simulation in Food Sciences and Biotechnology
Methods and tools applied to Food and Bio-industries
Methods & tools in Food Quality & Safety Evaluation
Simulation in Functional Foods
Food Production Management, Economics and Traceability
Sustainable Food Production
Innovation in Traditional Food Products
Processing of non-Newtonian food fluids
Poster Session
Student Session
Tutorials
Exhibition

Organised by
The European Technology Institute
and Sponsored by
EUROSIS
In cooperation with
LERRCo
and
l'Universite de Bretagne Occidentale
http://www.univ-brest.fr/
For latest information see:
www.eurosis.org
or
http://www.eurosis.org/cms/?q=taxonomy/term/356

AIM OF FOODSIM'2014

We invite you to participate in the 9th biennial FOODSIM2014, which will be held from June 23-25, 2014, at Oceanopolis, in Brest, France. FOODSIM’2014 will bring together researchers, food experts, and industrial users to present state-of-art research, new research results, and to exchange ideas and experiences in the modeling and simulation tools used for food processing, quality, safety and sustainability. The general conference theme is "Simulation applied to food processes, quality, safety, and sustainability", and will feature specific sessions covering mathematical modelling and simulation of food processing, quality, safety and sustainability.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference Proceedings (both print and electronic format), that will be copyrighted and widely disseminated. All talks and tutorials, must be accompanied by a paper of between three to eight Proceedings pages.

KEYNOTES

Virtual Reality Software and Biological Simulation with an Application to Food

Mr Gireg Desmeulles, European Center of Virtual Reality, Brest, France

Modelling in Microbiology

Antonio Valero, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain

TUTORIAL

ReISCOP: a software to simulate biological behaviour
more info soon

WORKSHOP
The Baseline Project

A practical workshop that shows a new software in predictive microbiology created during the European Baseline Project.

THEMES

The development and use of model simulation in risk analyses, food safety, fermentation, texture and flavour of food products. How simulation models can help to manufacture a consumer-friendly food product on specs with a shorter time-to-market.; The state-of-the-art in modelling of complex food properties. This translates itself into the use of models in process and plant control. Process control based on a set of product specs by application of neural networks, fuzzy logic, cost models and mechanistic models; traceability and logistics management. These aspects are covered by the following:

Modelling and Simulation in Food Engineering and Processing

The objective of this research track is to assess the state of art of computer modelling and simulation in food processing and engineering. Themes focusing on computer modelling and simulation applications conducted with the objective of improving knowledge and understanding on physical phenomena, developing software sensors and optimising systems, are greatly well-advised to be presented. Therefore, this theme is concerned with different applications, such as:

Optimisation of the design of a unit operation or process (including thermal and non-thermal processes)
Optimisation of the operating conditions
Optimisation of products (formulation)
Real time simulation and control
Indirect measurement, observation and estimation techniques (software sensors)
Estimation of thermophysical properties by inverse techniques
Condition based monitoring, Failure analysis

Simulation in Food Sciences and Biotechnology

Computer modelling and simulation methods offer imaginative possibilities for studies in food sciences and biotechnology. Extraction yield or quality of final products, biokinetic studies, molecular investigations, bioprocess control, and risk assessment, beyond other areas, can be improved by using those approaches.

Possible topics to be discussed:

Simulation and molecular structure
Biomolecular engineering
Biotechnology
Biokinetics modelling
Bioprocess control
Growth and death modelling

Methods and tools applied to Food and Bio-industries

This theme concerns itself with the methodological aspects of simulation modeling covering Systems analysis, model specification and evaluation, sensitivity analysis, statistical models, metamodels, etc., applied to Food and Bio-industries. Problems of software tools also will be addressed within this theme.

Possible topics to be discussed:

Software development
User friendly interfacing
Web-enabled applications
Commercial modeling tools applications
Innovation in sensors (including low-cost on-line sensors)
Robotic solutions for food
Dynamic modeling of food industry systems
Model-Driven Architecture approach (MDA)
Simplification of complex models (for control or real time simulation)
Neural networks (for modelling, control or computing)
Fuzzy techniques (for simulation or control)
Expert Systems

Methods and tools applied to Food Quality and Safety Evaluation

The objective of this research track is to assess the state of art of computation programs developed to evaluate food quality and safety, in order to assist food companies to achieve the level of product security and customer confidence appropriate to their situation.

Examples of areas of interest to be discussed:

Computation tools developed to assure quality solutions in relation to microbiological and chemical contaminants, food additives and processing toxicants;
Traceability solutions to food industries;
Computation systems applied in food risk assessments (including predictive Microbiology);
Real-Time Vision-Based Food Inspection Systems;
Image processing and analysis applied to quality inspection and/or safety evaluation;
Modelling/Predicting of food shelf-life;
Food packaging;
Sensory analysis
modelling exposure, hazards and risk
modelling food structure and behaviour

Simulation in Functional Foods

Functional Foods are known for providing a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. In the last years, consumers are increasingly concerned with their health and wellness, and are demanding food products with associated health benefits. Due to the growing awareness of nutrition's role in maintaining health and preventing diseases, the market for functional foods is expected to grow.
The main objective of this research theme is to cover the aspects related with the issue of bringing functional foods to market.

Examples of areas of interest to be discussed:

Designing Functional foods
Developing and marketing of functional foods
Modeling human gastrointestinal tract
Viability analysis of probiotic bacteria
Functional food technology

Simulation in Food Production Management, Economics and Traceability

Concerns about food safety and quality gave rise to legislation on the traceability control and labeling of food products. Labeling legislation assures that foods are properly described, in order to give guarantees to consumers and protect food industries. European Union introduced mandatory traceability and relevant labeling (General Food Law 178/2002/EC), thus all food operators must have a traceability system. Special attention must be paid on the traceability of food products with quality labels (Protected Designation of Origin and Protected Geographic Indication) with added market value.
Another aspect to be considered is the fact that, nowadays, firms in the food industry often face short delivery delays mandated by marketing requirements. Food products are frequently perishable and firms in the industry need to react quickly within a flexible organization. Thus, this theme also concerns the variety of research efforts addressing intra-firm and inter-firm economic and management problems across food chains.

Applications in the following subjects are welcome:

Production and operation management;
Scheduling and logistics problems;
Supply chain management;
Efficient Consumer Response;
Micro economics and industrial models;
Quality management;
Human resources management;
Marketing and strategy;
Trade marketing;
Sales forecasting;
Information systems;
Traceability

Sustainable Food Production

Sustainability has become an issue widely debated, being a value which has to be maintained throughout the food supply chain. The objective of this research track is to cover aspects related with the issue of sustainable food production.

Examples of areas of interest to be discussed:

Sustainable food production practices/production efficiency
Energy sustainability
Environmental efficiency
Sustainable Impact Assessment (SUIA)
Development of intelligent decision support systems
Life cycle assessment methodologies and programs
Food chain management
Food security and sustainability
Sustainability and market
Sustainability concept seen from the consumer standpoint
Integrated farming standards and food eco-labelling

Innovation in Traditional Food Products

In European countries, traditional food products constitute an important element of culture and heritage, simultaneously contributing to the development and sustainability of rural areas. Generally, those products are perceived by consumers as products with regional identity and high sensory quality, consequently attaining higher commercial value. Due to an increased demand for traditional food products, innovative solutions are needed for this specific sector resulting in a great need to carry out research in this field.
Works focusing in all aspects concerned with innovation in traditional food products, namely, innovation on their production, marketing, etc., with priority to computational studies performed with the objective of attaining surplus value are greatly well-advised to be presented.

Workshops

The conference organization is open to suggestions on possible workshops featuring software packages, new hardware or methods used in food simulation. We would like to facilitate the discussions about our research and our new projects.

Workshop proposals should be emailed to Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org, by indicating the type of workshop you would like to organize, before February 15, 2014. When preparing a workshop submission, please consider the link to the event and the specific nature of your proposal. A confirmation email will be sent to verify that the proposal was received.

TUTORIALS

Tutorials can be proposed in the following three categories:
T1- Introductory tutorials
T2- State of the Art Tutorials
T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials
Tutorial proposals should be emailed to Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org before FEBRUARY 15TH.

POSTER SESSION

The poster session only features work in progress. Next to the actual poster presentation, these submissions also feature as short papers in the Proceedings.

STUDENTS SESSION

This session is for students who want to present their work in
progress or part of their doctoral thesis as a paper. Student papers
are denoted by the fact that only the name of the student appears on
the paper as an author. They are published as short papers in the
Proceedings.

DIVERSE ACTIVITIES

For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact EUROSIS.
Special session will be set up for vendor presentations in co-
ordination with the scientific program. User Group meetings for
simulation languages and tools can be organised the day before the
conference. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact
the Conference Chairs. We will be happy to provide a meeting room
and other necessary equipment.
Partners for projects session(s) will be organised by EUROSIS to
give potential project teams or individuals the opportunity to
present their research in order to link up with fellow researchers
for future research projects. Those wishing to participate in this
session need to send a proposal to EUROSIS.
A EUROSIS TC Meeting and an EU Project update meeting

EXHIBITION

A special exhibition is envisaged during the conference focused on
industrial applications. For more information please contact EUROSIS for
further details. Email: Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org

DEADLINES AND REQUIREMENTS

Send all submissions in an ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY in (zipped)
Microsoft Word format, or PDF format (PREFERRED FORMAT)indicating the
designated track and type of submission (full paper or an extended
abstract) to the EUROSIS (Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org).
Please provide your name, affiliation, full mailing address,
telephone / fax number and Email address on all submissions as well.
For submissions please put in the subject of your Email the
following indications: FOODSIM'2014 and designated track or USE THE
ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.
http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/2811

Only original papers, which have not been published elsewhere, will
be accepted for publication
Journal Publication

Only accepted and presented extended papers are eligible for journal publication in any of the journals listed here.
Quality Control

In order to ensure the quality of the proceedings, Thomson-Reuters ISI and IET will receive the listing of the actually presented papers, next to the copies of the Proceedings.

All EUROSIS Proceedings are ISI-Thomson Reuters and IET referenced.

REGISTRATION FEES
Registration Fees
Author

EUROSIS members

Other Participants
Pre-registration before May 15, 2014 € 500 plus VAT € 500 plus VAT € 555 plus VAT
Registration after May 15, 2014 Pre-registration required € 555 plus VAT € 565 plus VAT
STUDENTS

Students who are authors, pay a registration of EUR 375 plus VAT . To qualify as a student author you need to send in together with your paper a copy of your student card. Student papers are only accepted as student papers if only the name of the student appears as author of the paper or in the case of multiple authors, all authors should be students.
Registration Fees
Student Author

EUROSIS Student members

Other Student Participants
Pre-registration before May 15, 2014 € 375 plus VAT € 375 plus VAT € 455 plus VAT
Registration after May 15, 2014 Pre-registration required € 455 plus VAT € 475 plus VAT

The full registration fee includes one copy of the Conference
Proceedings, coffee and tea during the breaks, all lunches, a
welcome cocktail, a conference dinner and a conference visit

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
info to follow

PAPER SUBMISSION TYPES
FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references)
During review, the submitted full papers can be accepted as a
regular 5 page paper. If excellent, full papers can be accepted by
the program committee as an extended (8-page) paper. Each submission
will be reviewed by at least three members of the FOODSIM'2014
International Program Committee.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a
regular (5 pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster, which will be
reviewed by the International Program Committee. All accepted papers
will be published in the FOODSIM'2014 Conference Proceedings.

SHORT ABSTRACT (at least four pages)
Participants may also submit a 4 page abstract for a short paper or
poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program
Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the FOODSIM'2014
Conference Proceedings.

PLEASE NOTE: ONE (1) PAGE ABSTRACTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS
Philippe Geril
EUROSIS-ETI
European Simulation Office
Greenbridge Science Park
Ghent University - Ostend Campus
Wetenschapspark 1
Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend Belgium
Tel: +32.59.255330
Fax: +32.59.255339
Email: philippe.geril@eurosis.org

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD

The 2014 FOODSIM Conference Committee will select the Outstanding Paper of the Conference. The author of this paper will be awarded a free registration for a EUROSIS conference. Only papers SUBMITTED AS FULL papers and accepted as EXTENDED papers will be eligible for the Outstanding Paper Award.

LANGUAGE

The official conference language for all papers and presentations is
English

CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference will be held at Oceanopolis, Brest
http://www.oceanopolis.co.uk/

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

EARLY BIRD SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15TH, 2014
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15TH, 2014
LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 25TH, 2014
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION: APRIL 15TH, 2014
Authors provide camera-ready manuscript: MAY 15TH, 2014
CONFERENCE AT OCEANOPOLIS, BREST, FRANCE: JUNE 23-25, 2014

REPLY CARD
First Name:
Surname:
Occupation and/or Title:
Affiliation:
Mailing Address
Zip code: City: Country.
Telephone: Fax:
E-Mail:
Yes, I intend to attend the FOODSIM'2014:
[ ] Presenting a paper, by submitting a full paper
[ ] Presenting a short paper (by submitting an extended abstract)
[ ] Participating in the industrial program
[ ] Organizing a vendor session
[ ] Proposing a panel discussion (please mention names of panellists)
[ ] Contributing to the exhibition
[ ] Without presenting a paper
The provisional title of my paper / exhibited tool is:
With the following highlights:
The paper belongs to the category (please tick only one):
[ ] Simulation in Food Engineering and Processing
[ ] Simulation in Food Sciences and Biotechnology
[ ] Methods and tools applied to Food and Bio-industries
[ ] Methods & tools in Food Quality & Safety Evaluation
[ ] Simulation in Functional Foods
[ ] Food Production Management, Economics and Traceability
[ ] Sustainable Food Production
[ ] Innovation in Traditional Food Products
[ ] Processing of non-Newtonian food fluids
[ ] Poster Session
[ ] Student Session
[ ] Tutorials
[ ] Exhibition
Other colleague(s) interested in the topics of the conference
is/are:
Name:
Address:
Name:
Address:

Please send or fax this card immediately to:
Philippe Geril, EUROSIS-ETI
Greenbridge Science Park
Ghent University - Ostend Campus
Wetenschapspark 1
Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend Belgium
Tel: +32.59.255330
Fax: +32.59.255339

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