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


The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH) is to bring together researchers, engineers, applied mathematicians and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of system simulation. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering on one side domain independent methodologies and technologies and on the other side practical work developed in specific application areas. The specific topics listed under each of these tracks highlight the interest of this conference in aspects related to computing, including Conceptual Modeling, Agent Based Modeling and Simulation, Interoperability, Ontologies, Knowledge Based Decision Support, Petri Nets, Business Process Modeling and Simulation, amongst others.

SIMULTECH focuses on bridging formal methods and real world applications; therefore authors should highlight the benefits of Simulation Methodologies and Technologies for industry and services, either in general or for particular applications. Ideas on how to solve business problems, using simulation and modeling methodologies and technologies, will arise from the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of SIMULTECH. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


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:



  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Petri Nets
  • Virtual Reality and Graphical Simulations
  • Discrete-Event Simulation
  • Security/Emergency Support Tools
  • Plant Simulation
  • Domain-Specific Tools
  • Serious Games
  • Team-Support Tools
  • Education and Training
  • eLearning Platforms
  • Laboratory Simulation Software
  • Computer Simulation Techniques
  • Case Studies


  • Security
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Ontologies
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Stochastic Modeling and Simulation
  • Dynamical Systems Models and Methods
  • Non-Linear Systems
  • Optimization Issues
  • Distributed Simulation
  • Decision Support
  • Mathematical Simulation
  • Neural Nets and Fuzzy Systems
  • Risk Analysis


  • Interoperability
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Service Value and Supply Chains
  • Multiscale Simulation
  • Performance Analysis
  • Social Systems Simulation
  • Agent Based Modeling and Simulation
  • Swarm Simulation
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Biological Systems
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Green Technologies
  • Crisis Modelling and Simulation


  • Automotive Industry
  • Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Military and Defense
  • Construction Engineering and Project Management
  • Telecommunication Systems and Networks
  • Energy and Power Systems
  • Electronics Design and Manufacturing
  • Industrial Processes
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics, Traffic and Transportation
  • Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Materials
  • Sports
  • Wireless Systems
  • City and Regional Planning and Engineering
  • GIS/GPS Systems


Bernard P.ZeiglerUniversity of Arizona, United States
Paul FishwickUniversity of Texas at Dallas, United States
Helena SzczerbickaUniversität Hannover, Germany


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.

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.

Authors can submit their work in the form of 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. 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 papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


SIMULTECH Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: simultech.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.simultech.org/


Mohammad ObaidatFordham University, NY, United States


Janusz KacprzykPolish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Tuncer Ören (honorary)University of Ottawa, Canada


Magdiel Ablan, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Erika Ábrahám, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, University of California, Riverside, United States
Athena Akrami, Princeton University, United States
Lyuba Alboul, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Marco Aldinucci, University of Torino, Italy
Mikulas Alexik, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Manuel Alfonseca, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Krzysztof Amborski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Jan Awrejcewicz, The Technical University of Lódz (TUL), Poland
Mohsen Bahrami, Amirkabir Univ.of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Gianfranco Balbo, University of Torino, Italy
Simonetta Balsamo, University of Venezia Ca' Foscari, Italy
Piotr Bania, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Poland
Juan Antonio Barcelo, Autonoma University of Barcelona, Spain
M. Bardossy, University of Baltimore, United States
Isaac Barjis, City University of New York, United States
Ana Barros, TNO, Netherlands
Ildar Batyrshin, Mexican Petroleum Institute, Mexico
Nicolas Belloir, , France
Lucian Bentea, University of Oslo, Norway
Marenglen Biba, University of New York Tirana, Albania
Louis Birta, University of Ottawa, Canada
Keith Bisset, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Zdeněk Bittnar, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Gennaro Boggia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Wolfgang Borutzky, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa, Canada
Christos Bouras, University of Patras and CTI&P Diophantus, Greece
Felix Breitenecker, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Agostino Bruzzone, University of Genoa, Italy
Marian Bubak, AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow, Poland / University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Christian Callegari, Dip Ing Informaz, Italy
Jesus Carretero, Computer Architecture Group, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Emiliano Casalicchio, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
François Cellier, , Switzerland
Srinivas Chakravarthy, Kettering University, United States
Chun-Hung Chen, George Mason University, United States
Jiangzhuo Chen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Dan Chen, , China
Ricardo Choren, IME, Brazil
Lawrence Chung, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna, Italy
Bruno Ciciani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Franco Cicirelli, Università della Calabria, Italy
Silvano Cincotti, University of Genoa, Italy
Tanja Clees, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Germany
Rosaria Conte, , Italy
Kendra Cooper, , Canada
Priami Corrado, , Italy
Flavio Correa da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Douglas Creighton, Deakin University, Australia
David Crookall, , France
Christine Currie, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Diganta Das, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Sanjoy Das, Kansas State University, United States
Maryam DavoudPour, Ryerson University, Canada
Eugen Dedu, University of Franche-Comté, France
Gabriella Dellino, , Italy
Guyh Dituba Ngoma, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
Atakan Dogan, Eskisehir Technical University, Turkey
Susanna Donatelli, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Petr Dostál, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Zhihui Du, Tsinghua University, China
Julie Dugdale, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Stephan Eidenbenz, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Sabeur Elkosantini, University of Monastir, Tunisia
Ehab Elmallah, University of Alberta, Canada
Mostafa El-Said, Grand Valley State University, United States
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal
Ian Flood, University of Florida, United States
Jason Friedman, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Claudia Frydman, Aix Marseille University, France
Richard Fujimoto, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Marco Furini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José Manuel Galán, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Petia Georgieva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Nikolaos Geroliminis, Ecole Polytechnique Federal De Lausanne, Switzerland
Charlotte Gerritsen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Norbert Giambiasi, , France
Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
David Goldsman, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
John Goulermas, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jan Gravdahl, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Feng Gu, , United States
Murat Gunal, Turkish Naval Academy, Turkey
Mykola Gusti, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Sigurdur Hafstein, University of Iceland, Iceland
Zhi Han, , United States
Scott Harmon, Zetetix, United States
Samer Hassan, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Monika Heiner, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany
Herbert Hoeger, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Brian Hollocks, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, United States
Zbigniew Hulicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Eric Innocenti, IUT DE CORSE - University of Corsica, France
Nobuaki Ishii, Kanagawa University, Japan
Mhamed Itmi, INSA, Rouen, France
Yumi Iwashita, Kyushu University, Japan
Segismundo Samuel Izquierdo, University of Valladolid, Spain
Luis Izquierdo, University of Burgos, Spain
Shafagh Jafer, Embry-Riddle University, United States
András Jávor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
(Samuel) Jia, Tsinghua University, China
Emilio Jimenez Macias, University of La Rioja, Spain
Björn Johansson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Cara Kahl, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Rihard Karba, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Peter Kemper, College of William and Mary, United States
Matthias Klumpp, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
William Knottenbelt, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Juš Kocijan, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria
Sunil Kothari, HP Labs, United States
Claudia Krull, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Witold Kwasnicki, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
Kennard Laviers, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
Willem le Roux, CSIR, South Africa
Pierre L'Ecuyer, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Loo Lee, , Singapore
Sanghyun Lee, University of Michigan, United States
Leifur Leifsson, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Bogdan Lesyng, University of Warsaw and Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Alberto Leva, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Bertrand Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Rong Liu, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Renato Lo Cigno, University of Trento, Italy
Margaret Loper, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States
Maria Celia Lopes, COPPE-UFRJ, Brazil
Adolfo Lopez-Paredes, University of Valladolid, Spain
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Ulf Lotzmann, University of Koblenz, Germany
Edwin Lughofer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Johannes Lüthi, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria
José Machado, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Pekka Malo, Aalto University, Finland
Emilio Mancini, , France
Michael Manitz, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Ivan Martinovic, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Carla Martin-Villalba, UNED, Spain
Radek Matušu, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Tommaso Mazza, , Italy
Teo Meng, , Singapore
Adel Mhamdi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Qi Mi, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Bozena Mielczarek, Wroclaw University of Science Technology, Poland
Gabriele Milani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Federico Milani, CHEM.CO Consultant, Italy
Ali Mili, NJIT, United States
Saurabh Mittal, , United States
Mohammad Moallemi, , United States
Michael Möhring, University of Koblenz, Germany
Roberto Montemanni, University of Modena and Reggio emilia, Italy
Antonello Monti, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Jairo Montoya-Torres, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Il-Chul Moon, , Korea, Republic of
Spyridon Mouroutsos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Tingting Mu, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Nazmun Nahar, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Tartu, Finland
Àngela Nebot, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Libero Nigro, Università della Calabria, Italy
Navid Nikaein, , France
Lialia Nikitina, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Germany
Manuel Noguera, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Michael North, Argonne National Laboratory, United States
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
James Nutaro, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Paulo Oliveira, Universidade de Tras os Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Peter Ölveczky, University of Oslo, Norway
Stephan Onggo, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Paul Ormerod, , United Kingdom
C. Overstreet, Old Dominion University, United States
Ernest Page, , United States
Ioannis Paraskevopoulos, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
George Pavlidis, "Athena" Research Centre, Greece
Krzysztof Pawlikowski, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Ana Peleteiro, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
L. Felipe Perrone, Bucknell University, United States
Katalin Popovici, The MathWorks, Inc., United States
Marta Posada, University of Valladolid, Spain
Tomas Potuzak, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Martin Quinson, Université de Lorraine, France
Jacinto Quintero, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Stanislaw Raczynski, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
Urvashi Rathod, Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), India
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
M. Riazi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
José Risco-Martín, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Theresa Roeder, San Francisco State University, United States
Paolo Romano, , Portugal
Rosaldo Rossetti, FEUP, Portugal
Ella Roubtsova, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Miguel Rubio González, , Spain
Maarouf Saad, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Université du Québec, Canada
Janos Sallai, Vanderbilt University, United States
Jean-François Santucci, SPE UMR CNRS 6134 - University of Corsica, France
Massimo Scala, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Florence Sèdes, , France
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Philippe Serré, Supméca, France
Tielong Shen, Sophia University, Japan
Jaime Sichman, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Peer-Olaf Siebers, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Yuri Skiba, , Mexico
Jaroslav Sklenar, University of Malta, Malta
Andrzej Sluzek, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Jefrey Smith, Auburn University, United States
Qing Song, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yuri Sotskov, United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Belarus, UIIP, Minsk, Belarus
James Spall, The Johns Hopkins University, United States
Vlado Stankovski, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Nary Subramanian, University of Texas at Tyler, United States
Peter Summons, University of Newcastle, Australia
Violet Syrotiuk, Arizona State University, United States
Claudia Szabo, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Antuela Tako, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Elena Tànfani, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Simon Taylor, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Pietro Terna, Università di Torino, Italy
Constantinos Theodoropoulos, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Klaus Troitzsch, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz Campus, Germany
Giuseppe Trunfio, University of Sassari, Italy
Emmanuel Tsekleves, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Kay Tucci, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Bruno Tuffin, INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique, France
Vratislav Tukac, , Czech Republic
Alfonso Urquia, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Mayerlin Uzcategui, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Hamid Vakilzadian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Durk-Jouke van der Zee, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Timo Vepsäläinen, , Finland
Maria Viamonte, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Jean-Marc Vincent, , France
Bernhard Volz, University of Bayreuth, Germany
William Waite, , United States
Friederike Wall, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Frank Werner, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
K. White, Jr., University of Virginia, United States
Philip Wilsey, Univ. of Cincinnati, United States
Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Shaoen Wu, The University of Southern Mississippi, United States
Yaoqing Yang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Yiping Yao, National University of Defense Technology, China
Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University, United States
Gregory Zacharewicz, IMT - Mines Ales, France
František Zboril, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Lin Zhang, Beihang University, China
Qianchuan Zhao, Tsinghua University, China
Armin Zimmermann, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Leon Zlajpah, , Slovenia
Konstantinos Zografos, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom