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


The purpose of the 5th 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 and Parallel Simulation
  • Decision Support
  • Mathematical Simulation
  • Neural Nets and Fuzzy Systems
  • Risk Analysis
  • Verification and Validation


  • 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
  • Sport and Entertainment
  • Wireless Systems
  • City and Regional Planning and Engineering
  • GIS/GPS Systems
  • Hardware in the Loop Simulation


Eleni KaratzaAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Adelinde UhrmacherUniversity of Rostock, Germany
Richard FujimotoGeorgia Institute of Technology, United States
Pietro TernaUniversità di Torino, Italy


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
Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, University of California, Riverside, United States
Carole Adam, , France
Marco Aldinucci, University of Torino, Italy
Mikulas Alexik, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Manuel Alfonseca, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Gianfranco Balbo, University of Torino, Italy
Simonetta Balsamo, University of Venezia Ca' Foscari, Italy
M. Bardossy, University of Baltimore, United States
Isaac Barjis, City University of New York, United States
Jordi Batalla, National Institute of Telecommunications, Poland
Nicolas Belloir, , France
Lucian Bentea, University of Oslo, Norway
Wolfgang Borutzky, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christos Bouras, University of Patras and CTI&P Diophantus, Greece
Mario Bravetti, , Italy
Hajo Broersma, University of Twente, Netherlands
Robin Bye, NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Christian Callegari, Dip Ing Informaz, Italy
Jesus Carretero, Computer Architecture Group, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Rodrigo Castro, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Poland
Srinivas Chakravarthy, Kettering University, United States
Jiangzhuo Chen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Lawrence Chung, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Franco Cicirelli, Università della Calabria, Italy
Tanja Clees, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Germany
Flavio Correa da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Douglas Creighton, Deakin University, Australia
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Gabriella Dellino, , Italy
Guyh Dituba Ngoma, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
Atakan Dogan, Eskisehir Technical University, Turkey
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
Zuhal Erden, ATILIM University, Turkey
Denis Filatov, Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Paul Fishwick, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Jason Friedman, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Marco Furini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José Manuel Galán, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Petia Georgieva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Charlotte Gerritsen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Brian Goldiez, University of Central Florida, United States
John Goulermas, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Alexandra Grancharova, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
Francisco Grimaldo, Universitat de València, Spain
Feng Gu, , United States
Mykola Gusti, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Mirsad Hadzikadic, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Sigurdur Hafstein, University of Iceland, Iceland
Zhi Han, , United States
Samer Hassan, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Monika Heiner, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, United States
Ahmed Ibrahim, , United States
Eric Innocenti, IUT DE CORSE - University of Corsica, France
Nobuaki Ishii, Kanagawa University, Japan
Mhamed Itmi, INSA, Rouen, France
Yumi Iwashita, Kyushu University, Japan
Luis Izquierdo, University of Burgos, Spain
Syed Waqar ul Qounain Jaffry, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Mats Jägstam, University of Jönköping, Sweden
Cara Kahl, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Anniken Karlsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Peter Kemper, College of William and Mary, United States
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
Willem le Roux, CSIR, South Africa
Pierre L'Ecuyer, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Leifur Leifsson, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Alberto Leva, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Fengyuan Li, , United States
Rong Liu, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Jason Liu, Florida International University, United States
Margaret Loper, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States
Antonio Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal
Ulf Lotzmann, University of Koblenz, Germany
Johannes Lüthi, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria
José Machado, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Carla Martin-Villalba, UNED, Spain
Moreno Marzolla, University of Bologna, Italy
Radek Matušu, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Roger McHaney, Kansas State University, United States
Nuno Melão, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Viseu, Portugal
Adel Mhamdi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Bozena Mielczarek, Wroclaw University of Science Technology, Poland
Francesc Miguel Quesada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Gabriele Milani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Federico Milani, CHEM.CO Consultant, Italy
Michael Möhring, University of Koblenz, Germany
Roberto Montemanni, University of Modena and Reggio emilia, Italy
Jairo Montoya-Torres, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Tingting Mu, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Ivan Mura, Duke Kunshan University, China
Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Àngela Nebot, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Libero Nigro, Università della Calabria, Italy
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
Sorin Olaru, CentraleSupélec, France
Paulo Oliveira, Universidade de Tras os Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Stephan Onggo, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Feng Pan, Liaoning Normal University, China
Ioannis Paraskevopoulos, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
María Parra Santos, University of Valladolid, Spain
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
Alexandre Petrenko, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montreal, Canada
Régis Plateaux, SUPMECA, France
Veljko Potkonjak, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Tomas Potuzak, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Bhanu Prasad, Florida A&M University, United States
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Martin Quinson, Université de Lorraine, France
Jacinto Quintero, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
M. Riazi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
José Risco-Martín, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Ella Roubtsova, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Jordi Sabater-Mir, IIIA - CSIC, Spain
Janos Sallai, Vanderbilt University, United States
Paulo Salvador, Instituto de Telecomunicações, DETI, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Antonio Sánchez-Ruiz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Jean-François Santucci, SPE UMR CNRS 6134 - University of Corsica, France
Florence Sèdes, , France
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Philippe Serré, Supméca, France
Clifford Shaffer, Virginia Tech, United States
Jaroslav Sklenar, University of Malta, Malta
Andrzej Sluzek, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Jefrey Smith, Auburn University, United States
James Spall, The Johns Hopkins University, United States
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
Antuela Tako, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Halina Tarasiuk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Mamadou Traoré, University of Bordeaux, France
Klaus Troitzsch, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz Campus, Germany
Giuseppe Trunfio, University of Sassari, Italy
Zhiying Tu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Kay Tucci, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Bruno Tuffin, INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique, France
Alfonso Urquia, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Durk-Jouke van der Zee, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Timo Vepsäläinen, , Finland
Maria Viamonte, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Friederike Wall, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Hao Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Aalesund, Norway
Frank Werner, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Philip Wilsey, Univ. of Cincinnati, United States
Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Li Xia, Tsinghua University, China
Yiping Yao, National University of Defense Technology, China
Gregory Zacharewicz, IMT - Mines Ales, France
Marguerite Zarrillo, , United States
František Zboril, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Houxiang Zhang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Suiping Zhou, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Armin Zimmermann, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Konstantinos Zografos, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom
Borut Zupancic, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Slovenia