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The Ninth International Conference on Advances
in System Simulation

SIMUL 2017
October 8 - 12, 2017 - Athens, Greece


Call for Papers

SIMUL 2017 continues a series of events focusing on advances in simulation techniques and systems providing new simulation capabilities.  While different simulation events are already scheduled for years, SIMUL 2017 identifies specific needs for ontology of models, mechanisms, and methodologies in order to make easy an appropriate tool selection.  With the advent of Web Services and WEB 3.0 social simulation and human-in simulations bring new challenging situations along with more classical process simulations and distributed and parallel simulations. An update on the simulation tool considering these new simulation flavors is aimed at too. 

The conference will provide a forum where researchers shall be able to present recent research results and new research problems and directions related to them. The conference seeks contributions to stress-out large changels in scale system simulation, and advanced mechanisms and methodologies to deal with them.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

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 Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.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 topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

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

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

May 20, 2017

Notification

July 20, 2017

Registration

August 5, 2017

Camera ready

August 24, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

Panel proposals
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 
 

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