Call for Paper
SIMUTools 2012 (the 5th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques) invites authors to submit original, high-quality papers presenting new research related to simulation tools, methodologies, applications, and practices. While SIMUTools' main focus is on advances in simulation tools, we encourage the submission of papers on all aspects of simulation modeling and analysis, including broader theoretical and practical research contributions. The conference serves as a forum to foster collaborative work by bringing together researchers from academia and industry, and practitioners who develop and who use simulation technologies in a variety of areas.
General areas of interest include:
•Simulation methods: discrete event, parallel and distributed, hybrid, load balancing, partitioning, simulation-interoperation
•Simulation techniques: service-oriented, agent-based, web-based, component-based, symbiotic simulation
•Simulation tools, libraries and frameworks, including specialized tools, such as ns-2/3, OPNET, ATDI ICS, Qualnet, OMNET++, NIIST, e-cell, and other open source tools
•Modeling formalisms: DEVS, Petri Nets, process algebras, state charts, and others
•Simulation verification, validation, accreditation, and analysis: benchmark models, simulation-based verification, workflow, simulation experiment design, optimization, and simulation coercion.
The conference invites submissions in all application areas. We specifically encourage submissions in interdisciplinary areas. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:
•Wireless technologies (cellular, vehicular, mesh, ad hoc, wireless sensor networks)
•Network models (mobility models, traffic models, network topology)
•Overlay networks, peer-to-peer networks
•Parallel and distributed systems, high-performance computing systems
•Fault tolerant systems
•Embedded and real-time systems
•Human behavioral models/representations
•Infrastructure networks (transportation, traffic, electric power, natural gas, etc.)
•Logistics and manufacturing
•Environmental and biological systems
•Security and emergency applications
Papers must be written in English and must not exceed 10 pages. Authors should submit papers through EasyChair in PDF format, complying with the ACM conference proceedings format. Submitted papers must not have been submitted for review or published (partially or completely) elsewhere. Every paper will be peer-reviewed by at least three different individuals. In exceptional circumstances, papers may not receive full-length reviews and may receive early rejection notice; if they are deemed out of scope, for instance. Papers will be accepted based on originality, correctness, and quality of writing. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present the work at the conference. Short papers of 4 to 6 pages, describing work in progress, can also be submitted.
Sponsorship and publication
The event is organized by ICST and CreateNet, in technical cooperation (pending approval) with ACM SIGSIM, ACM SIGMETRICS and SCS. The papers that are accepted and presented at the conference will appear in CD proceedings, in the ACM DL (pending approval), and in EU-DL.
One Best Paper and one Best Student Paper will be selected by peer reviews and will be announced during the social event at the conference. Only papers with a student as a first authors are eligible for the Best Student Paper Award.
Call for Posters
Authors are also invited to submit proposals for poster presentations. Please submit a two- or three-page extended abstract in PDF format to posterssimutools.org. 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.
Call for Demos
We solicit technical demonstrations showing innovative and original research. The main purpose of the demo session is to provide demonstrations that validate important research issues and/or show innovative prototypes. The scope of the demo session consists of all topics covered by the main conference, as well as all the workshops held in conjunction with SIMUTools 2012. Please consult the demo session chairs if you are uncertain whether your demo falls within the scope of this conference.
In order to propose a technical demonstration, please submit a two- or three-page extended abstract in PDF format to demossimutools.org. The abstract shall include the basic idea, the scope and significance of the demo. Accepted demo abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Participants in the demo session are required to register and present their demo at the conference. Please also provide information in the email message with the submission (not in the extended abstract itself) about the equipment to be used for the demonstration and whether you need special arrangements. Be as specific as possible in describing what you will demonstrate. Please include in the email message an estimate of the space and setup time needed for your demo.
Abstract submission deadline : October 18, 2011
Submission deadline : November 1, 2011
Author rebuttal : January 9 (tentative), 2012
Author notification : January 23, 2012
Poster and demo submission deadline : TBA
Camera-ready deadline : TBA
Conference in Sirmione : March 19-23, 2012
Workshop proposal deadline : September 19, 2011
Workshop paper submission deadline : to be defined by the workshop organizers
Workshop papers camera-ready deadline : TBD
Workshop dates in Sirmione : March 19 or 23, 2012
Web site: http://www.simutools.org/2012/Publicity/CallForPapers