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

The purpose of the 1st 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. Two 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:



  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Formal Modeling
  • Graph Transformations
  • Stochastic Modeling and Simulation
  • Dynamical Systems Models and Methods
  • Non-Linear Systems
  • Optimization Issues
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Distributed Simulation
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Parallelization of Simulation
  • Discrete Simulation Environments
  • Complex Systems Modeling
  • Multiscale Simulation
  • Performance Analysis
  • Social Systems Simulation
  • Agent Based Modeling and Simulation
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Ontologies
  • Knowledge Based Decision Support
  • Virtual Reality and Graphical Simulations
  • Augmented Reality and Pervasive Systems
  • Synthetic Environments
  • Model-driven Simulation Engineering


  • Business Process Modeling and Simulation
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Security/Emergency Response
  • Military and Defense
  • Construction Engineering and Project Management
  • Life Science Modeling and Simulation
  • Telecommunication Systems and Networks
  • Materials Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Sciences: Fluid Dynamics, Solid Mechanics
  • Automotive Industry
  • Energy and Power Systems
  • Green Computing Systems
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Electronics Design and Manufacturing
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Industrial Processes
  • Service Value and Supply Chains
  • Logistics, Traffic and Transport Simulation
  • Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Game Design, Game study, Game Theories
  • Simulation for Education and Training
  • Simulation Tools and Platforms
  • Petri Nets

Keynote Speakers

Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Research & Adv. Engineering, U.S.A.
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Agostino Bruzzone, University of Genoa, Italy


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
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.
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 papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the JDMS.
The proceedings of SIMULTECH will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.


The conference was held at the NH Hotel Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
The NH Hotel Leeuwenhorst is located in Noordwijkerhout, in the middle of the bulb area and near Noordwijk aan Zee and Katwijk. The North Sea coast is easy to reach and cities as Amsterdam, Leiden and Den Haag (The Hague) can be reached in about 30 minutes by car.

Conference Chair

Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Program Co-chairs

Nuno Pina, EST-Setúbal / IPS, Portugal
Janusz Kacprzyk, Systems Research Institute - Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Program Committee

Russell C. H. Cheng, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Erika Ábrahám, Aachen University, Germany
Marco Aldinucci, University of Torino, Italy
Mikulas Alexik, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Manuel Alfonseca, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Krzysztof Amborski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Min Aung, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jan Awrejcewicz, The Technical University of Lódz (TUL), Poland
Gianfranco Balbo, University of Torino, Italy
Osman Balci, Virginia Tech, United States
Simonetta Balsamo, University of Venezia Ca' Foscari, Italy
Isaac Barjis, City University of New York, United States
Joseph Barjis, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Fernando Barros, Universidade da Coimbra, Portugal
David W. Bauer, Mitre Corp, United States
Yolanda Becerra, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Steffen Becker, University of Paderborn, Germany
Maamar Bettayeb, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Marenglen Biba, University of New York Tirana, Albania
Keith Bisset, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Leon Bobrowski, Bialystok Technical University, Poland
Artur Boronat, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Wolfgang Borutzky, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University Of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ipek Bozkurt, University of Houston Clear Lake, United States
Jeremy Bradley, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Christiano Braga, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Felix Breitenecker, Insitut für Analysis und Scientific Computing, Australia
Christian Callegari, University of Pisa, Italy
Frantisek Capkovic, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic
Christopher D. Carothers, Rensselaer Polytech. Inst, United States
David Carrera, Technical University of Catalonia - Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Jesus Carretero, Computer Architecture Group, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Emiliano Casalicchio, University of Tor Vergata, Italy
Erdal Cayirci, University of Stavanger, Norway
François E Cellier, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Mecit Cetin, Old Dominion University, United States
Srinivas Chakravarthy, Kettering University, United States
Naoufel Cheikhrouhou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Laboratory for Production Management and Processess, Switzerland
Jiangzhuo Chen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
E. Jack Chen, BASF, United States
Chun-Hung Chen, George Mason University, United States
Bo Chen, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Lawrence Chung, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Bruno Ciciani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Silvano Cincotti, University of Genoa, Italy
Priami Corrado, CoSBi, Italy
Maurice Courbage, Université Paris 7 Diderot, France
Douglas Creighton, Deakin University, Australia
James F. Cremer, The University of Iowa, United States
David Crookall, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Gerson Cunha, UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christine Currie, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Olivier Dalle, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Andrea D'Ambrogio, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Gabriella Dellino, University of Siena, Italy
Maged M. Dessouky, University of Southern California, United States
Hassan Diab,  , Lebanon
Francisco J. Durán, University of Málaga, Spain
Stephan Eidenbenz, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Hala ElAarag, Stetson University, United States
Adel Elmaghraby, University of Louisville, United States
Roland Ewald, University of Rostock, Germany
Jesus Favela, Cicese, United States
Paul Fishwick, University of Florida, United States
Ian Flood, University of Florida, United States
Claudia Frydman, Paul Cezanne University, France
Nicolas R. Gauger, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Charlotte Gerritsen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Norbert Giambiasi, Laboratory of sciences of informations and of systems LSIS UMR 6168, France
David Gilbert, Brunel University, United Kingdom
John (Yannis) Goulermas, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Alexandra Grancharova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Esther Guerra, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Murat Gunal, Turkish Naval Academy, Turkey
Ashish Gupta, Minnesota State University Moorhead, United States
Drew Hamilton, Auburn University, United States
Zhi Han, The MathWorks, United States
Scott Y. Harmon, Zetetix, United States
Monika Heiner, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany
Pavel Herout, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
David Hill, Blaise Pascal University, France
Brian Hollocks, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, United States
Eric S Imsand, Auburn University, United States
Veysi Isler, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Mhamed Itmi, Laboratoire Litis,insa Rouen, France, France
Mura Ivan, COSBI, Italy
Mats Jägstam, University of Skövde, Sweden
András Jávor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Hans Jense, NATO C3 Agency (NC3A), Netherlands
Tania Jiménez, Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, France
Björn Johansson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Sunil C. Joshi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
K. Preston White, Jr., University of Virginia, United States
Rihard Karba, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Panagiotis Katsaros, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
W. David Kelton, University of Cincinnati, United States
Jan H.G. Klabbers, KMPC, Netherlands
Franziska Klügl, Örebro University, Sweden
William Knottenbelt, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Juš Kocijan, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Gwendolyn Kolfschoten, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Petia Koprinkova, Institute of System Engineering and Robotics, Bulgaria
Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Nick T. Koussoulas, University of Patras, Greece
Raymond Kristiansen, Narvik University College, Norway
Jirí Kunovský, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Witold Kwasnicki, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Stephanie Jane Lackey, University of Central Florida, United States
Loo Hay Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Gianluca De Leo, Old Dominion University, United States
D. Lesnic, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Bogdan Lesyng, Warsaw University, Poland
Bo Hu Li, Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China
Kang Li, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Baoding Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Francesco Longo, University of Calabria, Italy
Margaret Loper, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States
Adolfo Lopez-Paredes, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Johannes Lüthi, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria
Emilio Jiménez Macías, Universidad de la Rioja, Spain
Radek Matušu, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Frederic D. McKenzie, Old Dominion University, United States
Habtom Mebrahtu, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
Carlo Meloni, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Teo Yong Meng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Galina Merkuryeva, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Adel Mhamdi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Qi Mi, University of Pittsburgh, United States
John Miller, National University of Singapore, United States
Jairo R. Montoya-Torres, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Il-Chul Moon, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Maria do Rosário Moreira, University of Porto, Portugal
Spyros Mouroutsos, Democritus University of Thrace<, Greece
Tingting Mu, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Navonil Mustafee, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Alexandre Muzy, University of Corsica, France
Àngela Nebot, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Eckehard Neugebauer, IABG, Germany
Libero Nigro, Università della Calabria, Italy
Volker Nissen, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Manuel Noguera, Universidad De Granada, Spain
Michael J. North, Argonne National Laboratory, United States
James J. Nutaro, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Peter Csaba Ölveczky, University of Oslo, Norway
Stephan Onggo, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Tuncer Ören, University of Ottawa, Canada
T. Osogami, IBM Research - Tokyo, Japan
C. Michael Overstreet, Old Dominion University, United States
Manolis Papadrakakis, National Technical University, Greece
James Parker, University of Calgary, Canada
George Pavlidis, "Athena" Research Center / Cultural and Educational Technology Institute, Greece
Jean-Pierre Pecuchet, INSA de Rouen, France
Petr Peringer, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
L. Felipe Perrone, Bucknell University, United States
Kalyan S. Perumalla, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Malgorzata Peszynska, Oregon State University, United States
Mikel Petty, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Ralph Huntsinger, Ph.D., California State University, Chico USA, United States
Miquel Àngel Piera, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
H. Pierreval, French Institute of Mechanical Engineering, France
Katalin Popovici, The MathWorks, Inc., United States
Davide Prandi, CoSBI, Italy
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Ghaith Rabadi, Old Dominion University, United States
Hassan Rajaei, Bowling Green State University, United States
Manuel Resinas, Universidad De Sevilla, Spain
M. R. Riazi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
George Riley, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
José Risco-Martín, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Theresa Roeder, San Francisco State University, United States
Paolo Romano, INESC-ID, Portugal
Oliver Rose, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Rosaldo Rossetti, Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial e Ciência de Computadores, LIACC/FEUP, Portugal
Ling Rothrock, Penn State University, United States
Ella E. Roubtsova, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Willem Hermanus le Roux, CSIR, South Africa
Werner Sandmann, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Jean-François Santucci, SPE UMR CNRS 6134 - University of Corsica, France
Hessam Sarjoughian, Arizona State University, United States
Herb Schwetman, Oracle, United States
Mamadou Seck, TU Delft, Netherlands
Florence Sèdes, IRIT, France
Avraham Shtub, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Jaroslav Sklenar, University of Malta, Malta
Jefrey Smith, Auburn University, United States
Young-Jun Son, University of Arizona, United States
James C. Spall, The Johns Hopkins University, United States
Florin Stanciulescu, Institutul National de Cercetare in Informatica, Romania
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
Steffen Straßburger, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Nary Subramanian, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Claudia Szabo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Helena Szczerbicka, Universität Hannover, Germany
Antuela Anthi Tako, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Elena Tànfani, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Pietro Terna, Università di Torino, Italy
Gilles Teyssiere, ResFTS, Denmark
Georgios Theodoropoulos, Birmingham Univ, United Kingdom
Nigel Thomas, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Benny Tjahjono, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Andreas Tolk, Old Dominion University, United States
Klaus G. Troitzsch, University of Koblenz, Germany
Carl Tropper, McGill Univ, United States
Bruno Tuffin, INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique, France
Alfonso Urquia, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Hans Vangheluwe, University of Antwerp and McGill University, Belgium
Jean-Marc Vincent, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Giuseppe Vizzari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Gert-Jan de Vreede, University of Nebraska, United States
William F. Waite, AEgis Technologies, United States
T.R. Wan, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Hannes Werthner, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Philip A. Wilsey, Univ. of Cincinnati, United States
Olaf Wolkenhauer, Universität Rostock, Germany
Katinka Wolter, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Wai Peng Wong, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Shaoen Wu, The University of Southern Mississippi, United States
Muzhou Xiong, China University of Geosciences at Wuhan, China
Yiping Yao, National University of Defense Technology, China
Nong Ye, Arizona State University, United States
Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University, United States
Gregory Zacharewicz, University of Bordeaux, France
František Zboril, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Durk Jouke van der Zee, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Lifeng Zhang, Missouri University of Science & Technology, United States
Lin Zhang, Beihang University, China
Yu Zhang, Trinity University, United States
Suiping Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Laurent Zimmer, Dassault Aviation, France
Armin Zimmermann, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Leon Zlajpah, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Ty Znati, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Konstantinos Zografos, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece