The submission deadline has been extended to July 25, 2012.

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the 
following opportunity to submit and 
publish original scientific results to SIMUL 2012.

In addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended 
article versions to one of the IARIA 


============== SIMUL 2012 | Call for Papers ===============


SIMUL 2012, The Fourth International Conference on Advances in System Simulation
November 18-23, 2012 - Lisbon, Portugal

General page:

Call for Papers:

- regular papers
- short papers (work in progress)
- posters

Submission page:

Submission deadline: July 25, 2012

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options.

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Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under 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 tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of 
Regular papers, Posters, Work in 
progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and 

Before submission, please check and comply with the Editorial rules:

SIMUL 2012 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

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 

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 

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

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


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