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

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The purpose of the 6th 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.

CONFERENCE AREAS

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:

1. SIMULATION TOOLS AND PLATFORMS
2. FORMAL METHODS
3. COMPLEX SYSTEMS MODELING AND SIMULATION
4. APPLICATION DOMAINS


AREA 1: SIMULATION TOOLS AND PLATFORMS


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

AREA 2: FORMAL METHODS


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

AREA 3: COMPLEX SYSTEMS MODELING AND SIMULATION


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

AREA 4: APPLICATION DOMAINS


  • Automotive Industry
  • Process Engineering
  • Security and Military
  • Construction Engineering and Project Management
  • Telecommunication Systems and Networks
  • Clean Energy and Power Systems
  • Electronics Design and Manufacturing
  • Industrial Processes
  • Healthcare and Elderly Care
  • Logistics
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Materials
  • Sport and Entertainment
  • Wireless Systems
  • Sustainable City and Regional Planning and Engineering
  • GIS/GPS Systems
  • Hardware in the Loop Simulation
  • Smart Cities and Homes
  • Cloud Computing Systems

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Francesco CasellaPolitecnico di Milano, Italy
Catholijn JonkerDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
Yaman BarlasBogaziçi University, Turkey

PAPER SUBMISSION

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 acknowledgments 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.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM 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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer in a Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

SECRETARIAT

SIMULTECH Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: simultech.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.simultech.org/

VENUE

Our conference will take place at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, this 4 star Venue was considered Portugal’s leading conference hotel.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Mohammad S. ObaidatFordham University, United States

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Yuri MerkuryevRiga Technical University, Latvia
Tuncer Ören (honorary)University of Ottawa, Canada

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

John A Sokolowski, Old Dominion University, United States
Magdiel Ablan, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, University of California, Riverside, United States
Carole Adam, LIG - UJF, France
Lyuba Alboul, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Mikulas Alexik, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Manuel Alfonseca, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Achraf Ammar, International Institut of Technologie IIT, Tunisia
Jan Awrejcewicz, The Technical University of Lódz (TUL), Poland
Gianfranco Balbo, University of Torino, Italy
Bartosz Balis, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Simonetta Balsamo, University of Venezia Ca' Foscari, Italy
Isaac Barjis, City University of New York, United States
Mohamed Bettaz, Philadelphia University, Jordan
Louis Birta, University of Ottawa, Canada
Wolfgang Borutzky, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christos Bouras, University of Patras and CTI&P Diophantus, Greece
Felix Breitenecker, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Hajo Broersma, University of Twente, Netherlands
Christian Callegari, RaSS National Laboratory - CNIT, Italy
Jesus Carretero, Computer Architecture Group, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
António Carvalho Brito, INESC TEC, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Rodrigo Castro, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Poland
Srinivas Chakravarthy, Kettering University, United States
Franco Cicirelli, Università della Calabria, Italy
Tanja Clees, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Germany
Flavio S. Correa Da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Guyh Dituba Ngoma, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
Anatoli Djanatliev, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Atakan Dogan, Anadolu University, Turkey
Zhihui Du, Tsinghua University, China
Julie Dugdale, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Sabeur Elkosantini, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Zuhal Erden, ATILIM University, Turkey
James F. Lutsko, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Denis Filatov, Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Paul Fishwick, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Jason Friedman, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Richard Fujimoto, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Marco Furini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José Manuel Galán, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Petia Georgieva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Charlotte Gerritsen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Luis Gomes, UNL/UNINOVA, Portugal
John (Yannis) Goulermas, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Alexandra Grancharova, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
Mykola Gusti, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Sigurdur Hafstein, University of Iceland, Iceland
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Monika Heiner, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany
Brian Hollocks, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, United States
Eric Innocenti, IUT DE CORSE - University of Corsica, France
Nobuaki Ishii, Kanagawa University, Japan
Mhamed Itmi, INSA, Rouen, France
Mura Ivan, University EAN, Colombia
Yumi Iwashita, Kyushu University, Japan
James J. Nutaro, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Shafagh Jafer, Embry-Riddle University, United States
András Jávor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Emilio Jiménez Macías, Universidad de la Rioja, Spain
Maria Joao Viamonte, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Anniken Karlsen, NTNU in Ålesund, Norway
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
Sunil Kothari, HP Labs, United States
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Claudia Krull, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Willem Hermanus le Roux, CSIR, South Africa
Pierre L'Ecuyer, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Mike Lees, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alberto Leva, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Fengyuan Li, Freescale Semiconductors, United States
Bin Li, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Richard Lipka, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Margaret Loper, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States
Maria Celia Santos Lopes, COPPE-UFRJ, Brazil
Ulf Lotzmann, University of Koblenz, Germany
Johannes Lüthi, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria
José Tenreiro Machado, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Maciej Malawski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Andrea Marin, University of Venice, Italy
Carla Martin-Villalba, UNED, Spain
Radek Matušu, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Roger McHaney, Kansas State University, United States
Nuno Melão, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Viseu, Portugal
Antonio Mendes Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal
Adel Mhamdi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Bozena Mielczarek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Federico Milani, CHEM.CO Consultant, Italy
Michael Möhring, University of Koblenz, Germany
Jordi Mongay Batalla, National Institute of Telecommunications, Poland
Cristina Montañola Sales, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Roberto Montemanni, IDSIA - Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (USI-SUPSI), Switzerland
Jairo R. Montoya-Torres, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Tingting Mu, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Bertie Müller, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Nazmun Nahar, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Tartu, Finland
Angela Nebot, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Lialia Nikitina, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Germany
Michael J. North, Argonne National Laboratory, United States
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Sorin Olaru, CentraleSupélec, France
Feng Pan, Liaoning Normal University, China
Ioannis Paraskevopoulos, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
George Pavlidis, "Athena" Research Centre, Greece
Krzysztof Pawlikowski, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Alessandro Pellegrini, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
Alexandre Petrenko, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montreal, Canada
Régis Plateaux, SUPMECA, France
Katalin Popovici, The MathWorks, Inc., United States
Tomas Potuzak, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Martin Quinson, Université de Lorraine, France
Jacinto A. Dávila Quintero, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Jerzy Respondek, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
M. R. Riazi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
José Risco-Martín, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Oliver Rose, Universität der Bundeswehr München (University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich), Germany
Ella E. Roubtsova, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Katarzyna Rycerz, Institute of Computer Science, AGH, Krakow, Poland, Poland
Janos Sallai, Vanderbilt University, United States
Paulo Salvador, Instituto de Telecomunicações, DETI, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Jean-François Santucci, SPE UMR CNRS 6134 - University of Corsica, France
Florence Sèdes, IRIT, France
Peer-Olaf Siebers, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Jaroslav Sklenar, University of Malta, Malta
Andrzej Sluzek, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Xiao Song, Beihang University, China
James C. Spall, The Johns Hopkins University, United States
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
Bernhard Steffen, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan
Nary Subramanian, University of Texas at Tyler, United States
Peter Summons, University of Newcastle, Australia
Antuela A. Tako, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Halina Tarasiuk, Warsaw Uiniversity of Tchnology, Poland
Pietro Terna, Università di Torino, Italy
Constantinos Theodoropoulos, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Mamadou K. Traoré, Blaise Pascal University, France
Klaus G. Troitzsch, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz Campus, Germany
Zhiying Tu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Kay Tucci, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Alfonso Urquia, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Durk Jouke van der Zee, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Timo Vepsäläinen, Space Systems Finland, Finland
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Friederike Wall, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Hao Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Aalesund, Norway
Frank Werner, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Hannes Werthner, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Philip A. Wilsey, Univ. of Cincinnati, United States
Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Li Xia, Tsinghua University, China
Yiping Yao, National University of Defense Technology, China
Gregory Zacharewicz, University of Bordeaux, France
František Zboril, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Houxiang Zhang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Qianchuan Zhao, Tsinghua University, China
Suiping Zhou, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Armin Zimmermann, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany

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