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SIMULTECH is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH) is to bring together researchers, engineers, applied mathematicians and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of system simulation. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering on one side domain independent methodologies and technologies and on the other side practical work developed in specific application areas. The specific topics listed under each of these tracks highlight the interest of this conference in aspects related to computing, including Conceptual Modeling, Agent Based Modeling and Simulation, Interoperability, Ontologies, Knowledge Based Decision Support, Petri Nets, Business Process Modeling and Simulation, amongst others.

SIMULTECH focuses on bridging formal methods and real world applications; therefore authors should highlight the benefits of Simulation Methodologies and Technologies for industry and services, either in general or for particular applications. Ideas on how to solve business problems, using simulation and modeling methodologies and technologies, will arise from the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of SIMULTECH. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Discrete-Event Simulation
  • Petri Nets
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Security/Emergency Support Tools
  • Plant Simulation
  • Virtual Reality and Graphical Simulations
  • Domain-Specific Tools
  • Serious Games
  • Team-Support Tools
  • Education and Training
  • eLearning Platforms
  • Laboratory Simulation Software
  • Computer Simulation Techniques
  • Case Studies


  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Mathematical Simulation
  • Neural Nets and Fuzzy Systems
  • Stochastic Modeling and Simulation
  • Dynamical Systems Models and Methods
  • Non-Linear Systems
  • Optimization Issues
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Distributed Simulation
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Ontologies
  • Decision Support
  • Risk Analysis
  • Security


  • Business Process Modeling
  • Performance Analysis
  • Social Systems Simulation
  • Swarm Simulation
  • Agent Based Modeling and Simulation
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Multiscale Simulation
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Biological Systems
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Green Technologies
  • Service Value and Supply Chains
  • Crisis Modelling and Simulation


  • Energy and Power Systems
  • Electronics Design and Manufacturing
  • Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Telecommunication Systems and Networks
  • Industrial Processes
  • Logistics, Traffic and Transportation
  • Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Military and Defense
  • Construction Engineering and Project Management
  • Materials
  • Sports
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive Industry


David NicolUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Tuncer ÖrenUniversity of Ottawa, Canada
Simon TaylorBrunel University, United Kingdom
Anthony JakemanAustralian National University, Australia

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgements section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates provided in the documents below, which are also the templates for the camera-ready submission. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the JDMS.
Best papers with clear contributions to discrete-event simulation will be invited to submit revised versions to the Journal of Simulation.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing Series book


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the JDMS.
Best papers with clear contributions to discrete-event simulation will be invited to submit revised versions to the Journal of Simulation.

A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing Series book
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


SIMULTECH Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 300 7549
e-mail: simultech.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.simultech.org/


Mohammad ObaidatFordham University, NY, United States


Nuno GonçalvesSuperior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Janusz KacprzykPolish Academy of Sciences, Poland


Erika Ábrahám, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Manuel Alfonseca, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Giulia Andrighetto, , Italy
Jan Awrejcewicz, The Technical University of Lódz (TUL), Poland
Gianfranco Balbo, University of Torino, Italy
Simonetta Balsamo, University of Venezia Ca' Foscari, Italy
Isaac Barjis, City University of New York, United States
Fernando Barros, Universidade da Coimbra, Portugal
Ana Barros, TNO, Netherlands
Ildar Batyrshin, Mexican Petroleum Institute, Mexico
Lucian Bentea, University of Oslo, Norway
Marenglen Biba, University of New York Tirana, Albania
Louis Birta, University of Ottawa, Canada
Zdeněk Bittnar, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Ipek Bozkurt, University of Houston Clear Lake, United States
Christiano Braga, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Federico Cecconi, , Italy
Srinivas Chakravarthy, Kettering University, United States
Naoufel Cheikhrouhou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Laboratory for Production Management and Processess, Switzerland
E. Chen, , United States
Jean-Yves Choley, , France
Ricardo Choren, IME, Brazil
Lawrence Chung, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Bruno Ciciani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, George Mason University, United States
Kendra Cooper, , Canada
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Gabriella Dellino, , Italy
Atakan Dogan, Eskisehir Technical University, Turkey
Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Stephan Eidenbenz, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Andreas Ernst, University of Kassel, Germany
Roland Ewald, University of Rostock, Germany
Denis Filatov, Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Paul Fishwick, University of Florida, United States
Ian Flood, University of Florida, United States
José Manuel Galán, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Nicolas Gauger, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Nikolaos Geroliminis, Ecole Polytechnique Federal De Lausanne, Switzerland
Charlotte Gerritsen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Daniele Gianni, , Netherlands
Brian Goldiez, University of Central Florida, United States
Alexandra Grancharova, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
Zhi Han, , United States
Monika Heiner, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany
Brian Hollocks, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Polly Huang, , Taiwan, Republic of China
Eric Imsand, Auburn University, United States
Mhamed Itmi, INSA, Rouen, France
Luis Izquierdo, University of Burgos, Spain
Segismundo Samuel Izquierdo, University of Valladolid, Spain
András Jávor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Hans Jense, , Netherlands
Emilio Jimenez Macias, University of La Rioja, Spain
Cara Kahl, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Korina Katsaliaki, International Hellenic University, Greece
Peter Kemper, College of William and Mary, United States
Juš Kocijan, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria
Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Raymond Kristiansen, Narvik University College, Norway
Jirí Kunovský, , Czech Republic
Stephanie Lackey, University of Central Florida, United States
Béla Lakatos, University of Pannonia, Hungary
Sanghyun Lee, University of Michigan, United States
Loo Lee, , Singapore
Johannes Lüthi, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria
Carla Martin-Villalba, UNED, Spain
Radek Matušu, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Yuri Merkuryev, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Adel Mhamdi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Qi Mi, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Federico Milani, CHEM.CO Consultant, Italy
Gabriele Milani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Michael Möhring, University of Koblenz, Germany
Jairo Montoya-Torres, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Spyridon Mouroutsos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Ivan Mura, Duke Kunshan University, China
Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Ines Mynttinen, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Àngela Nebot, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Manuel Noguera, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Michael North, Argonne National Laboratory, United States
James Nutaro, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Peter Ölveczky, University of Oslo, Norway
Stephan Onggo, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Ioannis Paraskevopoulos, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
James Parker, University of Calgary, Canada
Ana Peleteiro, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Petr Peringer, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
L. Felipe Perrone, Bucknell University, United States
H. Pierreval, , France
Katalin Popovici, The MathWorks, Inc., United States
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Jacinto Quintero, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Stanislav Racek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
M. Riazi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
José Risco-Martín, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Stewart Robinson, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Theresa Roeder, San Francisco State University, United States
Paolo Romano, , Portugal
Maarouf Saad, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Université du Québec, Canada
Jean-François Santucci, SPE UMR CNRS 6134 - University of Corsica, France
Rune Schlanbusch, Narvik University College, Norway
Avraham Shtub, , Israel
Yuri Skiba, , Mexico
Jaroslav Sklenar, University of Malta, Malta
Yuri Sotskov, United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Belarus, UIIP, Minsk, Belarus
James Spall, The Johns Hopkins University, United States
Flaminio Squazzoni, University of Brescia, Italy
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
Steffen Straßburger, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Nary Subramanian, University of Texas at Tyler, United States
Claudia Szabo, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Antuela Tako, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Elena Tànfani, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Pietro Terna, Università di Torino, Italy
Emmanuel Tsekleves, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Bruno Tuffin, INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique, France
Alfonso Urquia, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Mayerlin Uzcategui, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Natalie van der Wal, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Durk-Jouke van der Zee, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Timo Vepsäläinen, , Finland
Anil Vullikanti, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Frank Werner, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Philip Wilsey, Univ. of Cincinnati, United States
Muzhou Xiong, , China
Nong Ye, Arizona State University, United States
Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University, United States
Gregory Zacharewicz, IMT - Mines Ales, France
František Zboril, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Yabing Zha, , China
Lin Zhang, Beihang University, China
Laurent Zimmer, , France
Armin Zimmermann, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Konstantinos Zografos, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom