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SIMUTools 2017: Registration is open

The 10th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2017) will take place in Shenzhen, the People’s republic of China on September 11–13, 2017.
The conference invites submissions on the topics in all application areas of simulation. Submissions in interdisciplinary areas are especially encouraged (e.g. Smart Cities, Health, Environment, Societal Challenges, Digital Humanities, Security, IT Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Business). The conference also invites posters and technical demonstrations that report on recent results, ongoing research or industrial case studies in the area of simulation.
2017 editions’ general topics of interest include:

  • Simulation methods: discrete event, parallel and distributed simulation, time synchronization, load balancing and migration, model partitioning, hybrid simulation, simulation-interoperation, multi-resolution and multi-scale simulation;
  • Simulation techniques: service-oriented, agent-based, web-based, component-based, symbiotic simulation;
  • Simulation software: environments, tools, libraries, and frameworks;
  • Simulation performance: GPU-based simulation, simulation in the cloud, scalability, performance analysis;
  • Modeling formalisms: DEVS, Petri Nets, process algebras, state charts, and others;
  • Simulation verification, validation, accreditation, and analysis: benchmark models, simulation-based verification, workflows, simulation experiment design, and optimization;
  • Simulation packages: widely used frameworks such as Modelica, ns-2/3, OPNET, Qualnet, OMNET++, and other open source software for modeling and simulation.

All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to ACM Digital Library.
Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special Journal Issue.
Important dates
Notification deadline: 20 June 2017
Registration Opens: 6 July 2017
Camera-ready deadline: 28 July 2017
If you want to know more about SIMUTools 2017, visit the conference official website.

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Call for participation: SIMUTOOLS 2016

Participate in SIMUTOOLS 2016! The 9th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on August 22–23, 2016.

SIMUTools 2016 will focus on a broad range of research challenges in the field of simulation, modelling and analysis, addressing current and future trends in simulation techniques, models, practices and software. This year’s edition is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary collaborative research in these areas and across a wide spectrum of application domains. Built on the success of the previous seven editions, 2016 edition will provide an exciting forum for interaction among academic and industry researchers together with practitioners from both the simulation community and the different user communities.

Keynote speaker of the event will be Prof. Peter Sloot (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), with the talk ‘SimCity: Contagion, Crime, Sex and Drugs‘.

This editions’ general topics of interest include:

  • Simulation methods: discrete event, parallel and distributed simulation, time synchronization, load balancing and migration, model partitioning, hybrid simulation, simulation-interoperation, multi-resolution and multi-scale simulation;
  • Simulation techniques: service-oriented, agent-based, web-based, component-based, symbiotic simulation;
  • Simulation software: environments, tools, libraries, and frameworks;
  • Simulation performance: GPU-based simulation, simulation in the cloud, scalability, performance analysis;
  • Modeling formalisms: DEVS, Petri Nets, process algebras, state charts, and others;
  • Simulation verification, validation, accreditation, and analysis: benchmark models, simulation-based verification, workflows, simulation experiment design, and optimization;
  • Simulation packages: widely used frameworks such as Modelica, ns-2/3, OPNET, Qualnet, OMNET++, and other open source software for modeling and simulation.

To see all the topics that will be discussed at the Conference, check the Accepted Papers and the Preliminary Program in Full.

SIMUTools 2016 will also present the 2nd Workshop on VRtools for Education/Training (VRtoolsEd 2016), which will address the current and future trends in VR hardware, techniques and practices in different application domains (automotive industry, medicine, education etc.).

If you want to know more about the conference, click here.

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SIMUTools 2016: submit your paper!

The 9th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2016) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on August 22–24, 2016.

The conference focuses on a broad range of research challenges in the field of simulation, modelling and analysis, addressing current and future trends in simulation techniques, models, practices and software. The conference is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary collaborative research in these areas and across a wide spectrum of application domains.

This editions’ general topics of interest include:

  • Simulation methods: discrete event, parallel and distributed simulation, time synchronization, load balancing and migration, model partitioning, hybrid simulation, simulation-interoperation, multi-resolution and multi-scale simulation;
  • Simulation techniques: service-oriented, agent-based, web-based, component-based, symbiotic simulation;
  • Simulation software: environments, tools, libraries, and frameworks;
  • Simulation performance: GPU-based simulation, simulation in the cloud, scalability, performance analysis;
  • Modeling formalisms: DEVS, Petri Nets, process algebras, state charts, and others;
  • Simulation verification, validation, accreditation, and analysis: benchmark models, simulation-based verification, workflows, simulation experiment design, and optimization;
  • Simulation packages: widely used frameworks such as Modelica, ns-2/3, OPNET, Qualnet, OMNET++, and other open source software for modeling and simulation.

SIMUTools 2016 invites submissions on the topics above in all application areas of simulation. Submissions in interdisciplinary areas are especially encouraged (e.g. Smart Cities, Health, Environment, Societal Challenges, Digital Humanities, Security, IT Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Business). Best papers will be invited to publish also in the EAI Transactions Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems.

Important dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 1st April, 2016

Notification Deadline: 1st June, 2016

Camera-ready Deadline: 1st July, 2016

If you want to know more about SIMUTools 2016, visit the conference official website.

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Modelling and Simulation research challenges

Prof. Theodoropoulos, member of the steering committee at SIMUTools 2015 and Professor at the Durham University, United Kingdom, explains how the challenges that Modelling and Simulation research will be facing new research in data-driven simulations. In his work, he links Big Data analytics, scalable data infrastructures and multi-scale, hybrid, distributed and agent based simulations.

The SIMUTools 2015 Conference that recently took place in Athens, Greece was very successful in providing new perspectives on the simulation field and sharing cutting-edge research results. In particular, how info-symbiotic simulation has a strategic importance within Large-scale Dynamic Data and Large-scale Big Computing – as the Keynote speaker Dr Frederica Darema revealed. A dedicated session to I/O and Storage systems addressed an increasingly challenging problem for large-scale, data-centric simulations. Finally, a session on VR tools for Education/Training included very interesting serious games systems for medical applications and an exciting hands-on experience with access to the latest technologies in the field.

Read full interview below. Read more on SIMUTools 2015 and previous conferences.

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Prof. Georgios K. Theodoropoulos, General Chair of SIMUtolls 2015

SIMUTools arrived at this 8th edition. What do you think was the most innovative issue presented at this year’s edition?

SIMUTools 2015 took place in Athens, Greece on 24-26 August and it was a great success with a full three day programme of exciting sessions.  A splendid and insightful Keynote speech by Dr Frederica Darema provided a new perspective of info-symbiotic simulation and its strategic importance within  Large-scale Dynamic Data and Large-scale Big Computing. Another interesting aspect of this year’s conference was a session dedicated on I/O and Storage systems, an increasingly challenging problem for large-scale, data-centric simulations. Finally I would like to highlight the session on VR tools for Education/Training which included some very interesting serious games systems for medical applications and an exciting hands-on experience with access to the latest technologies in the field.

What is, in your opinion, the added value of SIMUTools 2015, in connection with the advancements in its field of research?

Following the success of the previous editions, SIMUTools 2015 received a large number of submissions, confirming its status as a leading conference in the simulation area.  A rigorous reviewing and selection process led to an exciting programme of a total of 16 technical sessions addressing and proposing innovative solutions to challenges covering the entire spectrum of the field of simulation, modelling and analysis, from systems and software to applications and practices. A distinctive feature of SIMUTools is its interdisciplinary focus that allows cross fertilization of ideas in a wide range of application domains bringing together academic and industry researchers together with practitioners from both the simulation community and the different user communities

 What are the main challenges Modelling and Simulation research will face in the near future?

As the physical and virtual worlds merge, it is becoming increasingly viable to envision ultra-large complex socio-technical systems where devices, models, services, data and humans are entangled within large scale, ubiquitous, component-based, collaborative intelligent cyber-infrastructures. Such systems are at the very core of the digital economy and will have a transformational impact on business, industry and society while their analysis introduces enormous technological and methodological challenges. Mainstream Data analytics approaches are inadequate to capture the complexity of such systems rendering simulation the next frontier in the analytics arena. This emerging generation of Big Data Prescriptive Analytics will have at its core large scale Model – Data ecosystems, an intermingling of what-if simulation and data analytics engines that would enable holistic analysis of such complex socio-technical systems-of-systems. The realisation of this paradigm will require new research in data-driven simulations linking Big Data analytics, scalable data infrastructures and multi-scale, hybrid, distributed and agent based simulations. Exascale computing can make such simulations feasible at the scale required, however new research is needed to develop energy-efficient, data-centric simulation engines for exascale systems.

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SIMUTools 2015: an exciting forum for interaction!

Two months until SIMUTools 2015! The 8th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques will take place in Athens, Greece on August 24–26, 2015.

SIMUTools 2015 focuses on a broad range of research challenges in the field of simulation, modelling and analysis, addressing current and future trends in simulation techniques, models, practices and software. This year’s edition is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary collaborative research in these areas and across a wide spectrum of application domains. Built on the success of the previous seven editions (2008-2014), 2015 edition will provide an exciting forum for interaction among academic and industry researchers together with practitioners from both the simulation community and the different user communities.

This editions’ general topics of interest include:

  • Simulation methods: discrete event, parallel and distributed simulation, time synchronization, load balancing and migration, model partitioning, hybrid simulation, simulation-interoperation, multi-resolution and multi-scale simulation;
  • Simulation techniques: service-oriented, agent-based, web-based, component-based, symbiotic simulation;
  • Simulation software: environments, tools, libraries, and frameworks;
  • Simulation performance: GPU-based simulation, simulation in the cloud, scalability, performance analysis;
  • Modeling formalisms: DEVS, Petri Nets, process algebras, state charts, and others;
  • Simulation verification, validation, accreditation, and analysis: benchmark models, simulation-based verification, workflows, simulation experiment design, and optimization;
  • Simulation packages: widely used frameworks such as Modelica, ns-2/3, OPNET, Qualnet, OMNET++, and other open source software for modeling and simulation.

SIMUTools 2015 will also present two workshops: the Workshop on Energy­-aware Simulation (ENERGY-SIM) and the Workshop on VRtools for Education/Training (VRtoolsEd 2015).

Furthermore, SIMUTools 2015 will host, as keynote speakers, some of the most distinguished experts in the field such as: Dr. Pat O’Sullivan (IBM Senior Technical Staff Member) and Dr. Frederica Darema (Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR).

If you want to know more about the conference, click here.