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


The purpose of the International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH) is to bring together researchers and practitioners from various fields interested in the technological advances and application challenges in all fields of modeling and simulation. The topics listed under each of these tracks highlight the specific interest of this conference in computational approaches related to Modeling and Simulation, including Conceptual Modeling, Agent-Based Simulation, Business Process Modeling, Equation-Based Modeling of Continuous Systems, Multi-Physics Simulation, Hybrid Simulation, Interoperability, Ontologies, Machine Learning, amongst others.


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:



  • Agent-Based Simulation
  • Biologically and Nature-Inspired Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Co-Simulation
  • Data Analytics and Simulation
  • Decision Support
  • Discrete-Event Simulation
  • Distributed and Parallel Simulation
  • Hardware/Software/Human in the Loop Simulation
  • Interoperability
  • Multiscale Simulation
  • Neural Nets and Fuzzy Systems
  • Non-Linear Systems
  • Ontologies
  • Optimization
  • Performance Analysis
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Verification and Validation


  • Domain-Specific Tools
  • Education and Training
  • Laboratory Simulation Software
  • Team-Support Tools
  • Visualization and Virtual Reality


  • Automotive Industry
  • Biological and Social Systems
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Clean Energy and Power Systems
  • Construction Engineering and Project Management
  • Crisis and Conflict Management
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy Systems
  • Entertainment and Serious Games
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Green Technologies
  • Healthcare and Elderly Care
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Systems
  • Materials
  • Plant Simulation
  • Process Engineering
  • Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
  • Security and Military
  • Smart Cities and Homes
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Telecommunication Systems and Networks
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Wireless Systems


Murat GunalFenerbahce University, Industrial Engineering Department, Turkey
Fabio BrunoUniversity of Calabria, Italy
Paolo BellavistaUniversità degli Studi di Bologna, Italy


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


SIMULTECH Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Our event will take place at the Mercure Roma West Hotel Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airport Fiumicino.


Floriano De RangoUniversity of Calabria, Italy


Gerd WagnerBrandenburg University of Technology, Germany
Frank WernerOtto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany


Babak Abbasi, RMIT University, Australia
Saleh Abdel-Afou Alaliyat, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Rini Akmeliawati, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Mikulas Alexik, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Mohd Ashraf Ahmad, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Peter Bentley, UCL, United Kingdom
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Greece
Juliana Bowles, School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Marian Bubak, AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow, Poland / University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
James Byrne, Dublin City University, Ireland
Enrique Canessa, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
Alfonso Capozzoli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Alexandre Cardoso, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
Francesco Casella, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Franco Cicirelli, Università della Calabria, Italy
Silvano Cincotti, University of Genoa, Italy
Flavio S. Correa da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Reggie DAVIDRAJUH, University of Stavanger, Norway
Sanket A. Deshmukh, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Guyh Dituba Ngoma, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
Anatoli Djanatliev, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Karim Djemame, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Ali Eydgahi, Eastern Michigan University, United States
Alberto Falcone, University of Calabria, Italy
Ian Flood, University of Florida, United States
Jason Friedman, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Marco Furini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José Manuel Galán, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Charlotte Gerritsen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apostolos Gkamas, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Vella, Ioannina, Greece
Montserrat Gomez-Delgado, University of Alcala, Spain
Genady Y. Grabarnik, St. John's University, United States
Alexandra Grancharova, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
Giorgio Guariso, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mykola Gusti, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Robert Harrison, Automation Systems Group, WMG, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Rainer Hegselmann, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Lorenz M. Hilty, University Of Zurich, Switzerland
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, United States
Nobuaki Ishii, Kanagawa University, Japan
Jeff Joines, NC State University, United States
Michal Kawulok, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Peter Kemper, College of William and Mary, United States
Luk Knapen, Hasselt University, Belgium
Juš Kocijan, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, IICT - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Claudia Krull, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Bogdan Kuchta, University Of Aix-Marseille, France
Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Jean Le Fur, IRD (Inst. Res. Development), France
Sanghyun Lee, University of Michigan, United States
Francesco Longo, University of Calabria, Italy
Antonio M. Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal
Guillermina Luque, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Nick Malleson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Tomas Margalef, Autonomous University Barcelona, Spain
Ivan Martinovic, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Carla Martin-Villalba, UNED, Spain
Alexander V. Martynenko, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
Moreno Marzolla, University of Bologna, Italy
Radek Matušu, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Natarajan Meghanathan, Jackson State University, United States
Adel Mhamdi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jairo R. Montoya-Torres, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Young Moon, Syracuse University, United States
Nobuhiko Mukai, Tokyo City University, Japan
Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Nazmun Nahar, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Tartu, Finland
Giovanni Nardini, University of Pisa, Italy
David F. Nettleton, IRIS Technology Solutions, Spain
George Pavlidis, "Athena" Research Centre, Greece
Alessandro Pepino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Alexandr Y. Petukhov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Edison Pignaton de Freitas, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Dara Pir, City University of New York, United States
Raul Poler, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Adrian Pop, Linkoping University, Sweden
Tomas Potuzak, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Denise Pumain, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Andreas Pyka, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Andreas Rausch, Independent Researcher, Germany
Jerzy Respondek, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
M. R. Riazi, Montreal Oil & Gas, Canada
Andrea E. Rizzoli, SUPSI, Switzerland
Theresa Roeder, San Francisco State University, United States
Ella E. Roubtsova, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Gianluigi Rozza, SISSA, Int. School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy
Hamid Sadat, University of North Texas, United States
Khodakaram Salimifard, Persian Gulf University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Arup K. Sarma, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
Chien-Chung Shen, University of Delaware, United States
Grzegorz Sierpinski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
James C. Spall, The Johns Hopkins University, United States
William Spataro, University of Calabria, Italy
Richard Stoll, Rice University, United States
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Qiao Sun, Independent Researcher, Canada
Klaus G. Troitzsch, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz Campus, Germany
Mauro Tropea, University of Calabria, Italy
Durk-Jouke van der Zee, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Svetlana Vasileva-Boyadzhieva, Bulgarian Modeling and Simulation Association (BULSIM), Bulgaria
Antonio Virdis, University of Pisa, Italy
Friederike Wall, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Yiping Yao, National University of Defense Technology, China
Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University, United States

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