SIMUTools 2009 - Second International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools)

Venue: Rome

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Mar 02, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 06, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Oct 19, 2009
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-- TOPICS --

The aim of the conference is to bring academic and industry researchers
together with practitioners (from both the simulation community and
from the numerous simulation user communities). The conference will
address current and future trends in simulation techniques, models and
practices, and foster interdisciplinary collaborative research in this
area. While the main focus of the conference is on simulation tools,
the conference also encourages the submission of broader theoretical
and practical research contributions. General areas include, but are
not limited to:

** Simulation Techniques and Methodologies: Discrete Event,
Web-based, Agent-based, Petri Nets, Fluid-flow simulation, Bond
Graphs, Simulation-based Scheduling, Simulation languages, Simulation
interoperability techniques, etc.

** Tools: NS-2/3, OPNET, ATDI ICS, Qualnet, OMNET++, NIIST, Dymola,
Matlab/Simulink, open source tools, etc.

The principal points of focus for the conference are computer networks,
computer systems, and interdisciplinary work bridging various
areas. Position papers from industry representatives, stimulating
collaboration between industry and academia (e.g. posing problems
and giving input to the simulation community) are particularly
encouraged. Specific topics include but are not limited to:

* Wireless technologies (vehicular, mesh, ad hoc and sensor networks,
cellular systems, IEEE 802.11, 802.15, and 802.16.)
* Mobility models
* Overlay networks
* Network traffic modeling and generation
* Topology generation
* Quality of service
* Networked applications and new networking paradigms
* Energy-efficient computing
* Distributed systems
* Operating systems
* Interconnection networks
* Fault tolerant systems
* Embedded and real time systems
* Logistics
* Security and emergency response
* Health care
* Transportation
* Manufacturing
* Education and training
* Environmental and biological systems
* Social networks
* Public systems


Authors are invited to submit papers in a PDF file, complying
with the ACM conference proceedings format, through easychair
( Regular papers (7 to 10 pages) will be
eligible for awards and journal extension. The conference will include
a "work in progress" session, which will accommodate short papers
(4 to 6 pages) presenting ongoing work or new open issues. Each paper
will be peer reviewed for quality and correctness by at least three
reviewers. Only original papers, written in English, which have not
been published previously elsewhere, will be accepted.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present
the work at the conference.


The event is organized in cooperation (approval pending) with the
ACM Special Interest Group on Simulation (SIGSIM) and the Society
for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) . All accepted papers
will be made available in the ACM Digital Library, and they will be
indexed by EI and ISI.

Best papers, after further reviews, will be considered for publication
in a special issue of Simulation: Transactions of The Society for
Modeling and Simulation, International.

-- AWARDS --

Best Paper and Best Student Paper will be identified by peer reviews
and will be acknowledged with awards presented during the social event.


We invite proposals for one-day workshops on new and emerging
topics in Simulation Tools and Techniques to be held in conjunction
with the main conference. Workshop proposals should be sent to, by June 29th, 2008. Acceptance notifications
will be emailed by July 15th, 2008.


Authors are also invited to submit proposals for poster
presentations. Submit a ONE page extended abstract in PDF format
to Accepted abstracts will be published in
the Conference Proceedings. Participants in the Poster Session are
required to register and present their poster at the conference. Poster
abstracts are due by December 8, 2008.


** David Nicol (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

** Francesco Quaglia (Universita` di Roma - La Sapienza)


Workshop submission deadline: June 29th, 2008
Workshop acceptance notification: July 15th, 2008
Paper submission deadline: October 19, 2008
Poster submission deadline: December 8, 2008
Notification of acceptance: Jan 10, 2009
Camera ready: Jan 25, 2009
Conference: March 2-6, 2009


Steering Chairs
Imrich Chlamtach, Create-Net
John Heath, University of Southern Maine

General Chairs
Olivier Dalle, INRIA/University of Nice
Gabriel Wainer, Carleton University

Local Chair
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Universita` di Roma "Tor Vergata"

Program Chairs
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa
Felipe Perrone, Bucknell University

Conference Organization Chair
Melissa Ezell, ICST

Publication Chair
Frederic Mallet , INRIA/University of Nice

Publicity Chairs
Claudio Cicconetti, University of Pisa, Italy (Europe)
Polly Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Asia/Pacific)
Rodrigo Castro, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina (America)

Financial Chair
Karen Decker, ICST

Juan-Carlos Maureira, INRIA


(to be completed)

* Fernando Barros - University of Coimbra, Portugal
* Luciano Bononi - University of Bologna, Italy
* Jean-Pierre Briot - LIP6, Paris, France
* Franck Cappello - INRIA Futurs & LRI, Orsay, France
* Carlos Christoffersen - Lakehead University, Canada
* Andrea D'Ambrogio - University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
* Bernard Espinasse - LSIS, Marseille, France
* Richard Fujimoto - Georgia Tech Institute, USA
* Jean-Marie Garcia - QoS Design, France
* Javier Garcia Villalba - Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
* Norbert Giambiasi - LSIS, Marseille, France
* Tom Henderson - Boeing Phantom Works & University of Washington, USA
* Dohy Hong - N2NSoft, France
* Tania Jimenez - University of Avignon, France
* Helen Karatza - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
* Ernesto Kofman - Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
* Pierre L'Ecuyer - University of Montreal, Canada
* Zhen Liu - IBM Watson Research Center, USA
* Chung-Horng Lung - Carleton University, Canada
* Benjamin Melamed - Rutger Business School, USA
* Sandor Molnar - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
* Pieter Mosterman - Mathworks, USA
* Krzysztof Pawlikowski - University of Canterbury, New Zealand
* Ramon Puigjaner - Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
* Martin Quinson - University Henry Poincare' & Loria, Nancy, France
* George Riley - Georgia Tech Institute, USA
* Herb Schwetman - Sun Microsystems Laboratories, USA
* Robert Szabo - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
* Dietmar Tutsch - Technical University of Berlin, Germany
* Adelinde Uhrmacher - University of Rostock, Germany
* Jean-Marc Vincent - ENSIMAG, Grenoble, France
* Bernard Zeigler - Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation, USA