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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, engineers, applied mathematicians and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in all fields of modeling and simulation. 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.


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


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


  • Interoperability
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Green Technologies
  • Crisis and Conflict Management Simulation
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Service Value and Supply Chains
  • Multiscale Simulation
  • Performance Analysis
  • Biological and Social Systems Simulation
  • Agent-Directed Simulation
  • Biologically Inspired Systems Simulation


  • Automotive Industry
  • Logistics
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Materials
  • Sport and Entertainment
  • Wireless Systems
  • Sustainable City and Regional Planning and Engineering
  • GIS/GPS Systems
  • Hardware in the Loop Simulation
  • Process Engineering
  • Smart Cities and Homes
  • Cloud Computing Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Internet of Things (IoT) Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Cybersecurity Protocols and Schemes
  • Data Analytics and Simulation
  • Simulation of Energy Systems
  • Security and Military
  • Construction Engineering and Project Management
  • Telecommunication Systems and Networks
  • Clean Energy and Power Systems
  • Electronics Design and Manufacturing
  • Industrial Processes
  • Healthcare and Elderly Care
  • Ad Rare Event Simulation and Co-Simulation


Hans VangheluweComputer Science, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Gregory ZacharewiczLG2IP, IMT - Mines Ales, France
Tuncer ÖrenSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada


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 ( 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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

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 Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
A short list of papers presented at the conference
venue will be selected for publication of extended
and revised versions in a special issue of
International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing (IJMSSC journal)

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


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


The conference will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Mohammad S. ObaidatFordham University, NY, United States


Tuncer Ören (honorary)School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada
Helena SzczerbickaElektrotechnik und Informatik, Universität Hannover, Germany


Saleh Abdel-Afou Alaliyat, IKT, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, University of California, Riverside, United States
Carole Adam, Independent Researcher, France
Lyuba Alboul, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Mikulas Alexik, Technical Cybernetic, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Ayman Aljarbouh, Computer Science, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Vera Angelova, Intelligent systems, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Carlos Argáez, Science Institute, Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland, Iceland
Gianfranco Balbo, Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy
Bartosz Balis, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Simonetta Balsamo, Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Informatica e Statistica, University of Venezia Ca' Foscari, Italy
Juan Antonio Barcelo, Prehistoria, Autonoma University of Barcelona, Spain
Isaac Barjis, Biology Department 300 Jay Street, City University of New York, United States
Jordi M. Batalla, Internet Architecture and applications, National Institute of Telecommunications, Poland
Wolfgang Borutzky, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christos Bouras, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, University of Patras, Greece
Felix Breitenecker, Inst. f. Analysis & Scientific Computiing / Math. Modelling, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
António C. Brito, INESC TEC, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Agostino Bruzzone, MISS-DIME, University of Genoa, Italy
Marian Bubak, Department of Computer Science / Informatics Institute, AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow, Poland / University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larysa Burtseva, Physical Engineering, Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico
Flavio Canavero, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Francesco Casella, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Rodrigo Castro, Computer Science Department, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Srinivas Chakravarthy, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Kettering University, United States
Gopinath Chennupati, Information Sciences (CCS-3), Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Lawrence Chung, Department Of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Franco Cicirelli, ICAR - CNR, Italy
Gökhan Cinar, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey
Tanja Clees, High Performance Analytics, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Germany
Flavio S. Correa da Silva, Computer Science, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Dip. Ingegneria dell'Impresa, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Sanjoy Das, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Kansas State University, United States
Guyh Dituba Ngoma, 445, boulevard de l'Université, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
Anatoli Djanatliev, Ursula-Wolfring-Str. 43, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Atakan Dogan, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Eskisehir Technical University, Turkey
Lorenzo Donatiello, Univ. of Bologna, Italy
Julie Dugdale, HAwAI, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
Stephan Eidenbenz, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Dirk Eisenbiegler, University of Furtwangen, Germany
Sabeur Elkosantini, University of Monastir, Tunisia
Zuhal Erden, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, ATILIM University, Turkey
Denis Filatov, Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Ian Flood, Rinker School, College of Design, Construction, and Planning, University of Florida, United States
Jason Friedman, Physical Therapy, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Claudia Frydman, LSIS, Aix Marseille University, France
Marco Furini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José Manuel Galán, Civil Engineering, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Charlotte Gerritsen, Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Anna Golovkina, Department of Control Systems Theory for Electrophysical Facilities, Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
Alexandra Grancharova, Department of Industrial Automation, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
Francisco Grimaldo, Av. de la Universitat, s/n, Universitat de València, Spain
Mykola Gusti, ESM, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Ibrahim A. Hameed, ICT and Natural Sciences, NTNU, Norway
Maamar A. Hamri, Université Aix-Marseille, Laboratoire d'Informatique et Systèmes, France
Cathal Heavey, School of Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland
Monika Heiner, Computer Science Institute, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany
Martin Hruby, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, No 128 Section 2 Academy Road, Nankang, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xiaolin Hu, Computer Science, Georgia State University, United States
Ralph Huntsinger, Mechanical Engineering / Computer Science, California State University, Chico Campus, United States
Giuseppe Iazeolla, University of Roma TorVergata, Italy
Nobuaki Ishii, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University, Japan
Veysi Isler, Department Of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Shafagh Jafer, Embry-Riddle University, United States
Syed Waqar Ul Qounain Jaffry, Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT), University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Emilio Jimenez Macias, Electrical Engineering, University of La Rioja, Spain
Björn Johansson, Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Catholijn Jonker, Interactive Intelligence group, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Nina Kargapolova, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Federation
Anniken Karlsen, Larsgårdsvegen 2, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Michael Katchabaw, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Peter Kemper, Computer Science, College of William and Mary, United States
Etienne Kerre, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Ghent University, Belgium
William Knottenbelt, Computing, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Radek Koci, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Juš Kocijan, Department of Systems and Control, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, IICT - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Vladimir Kotev, Embeded intelegent technologies , Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Claudia Krull, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Paolo Landa, Institute of Health Research, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Jean Le Fur, Ecology, Biodiversity and Functioning of Continental Ecosystems (ECOBIO), IRD (Inst. Res. Development), France
Willem H. le Roux, Defence, Peace, Safety and Security, CSIR, South Africa
Pierre L'Ecuyer, DIRO, Pavillon Aisenstadt, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Sanghyun Lee, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, United States
Alberto Leva, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Richard Lipka, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Margaret Loper, Information and Communications Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States
Maria Celia S. Lopes, COPPE-UFRJ, Brazil
Antonio M. Lopes, Mechanical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Adolfo Lopez-Paredes, INSISOC, University of Valladolid, Spain
Ulf Lotzmann, University of Koblenz, Germany
Johannes Lüthi, Rectorate, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria
José T. Machado, Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Maciej Malawski, Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Andrea Marin, University of Venice, Italy
Carla Martin-Villalba, Informática y Automática, UNED, Spain
Moreno Marzolla, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy
Radek Matušu, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Nuno Melão, Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Viseu, Portugal
Teo Y. Meng, Computer Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Francesco Mercaldo, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
Adel Mhamdi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Qi Mi, Sports Medicine and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Bozena Mielczarek, Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wroclaw University of Science Technology, Poland
Gabriele Milani, Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Federico Milani, CHEM.CO Consultant, Italy
Ramzi Mirshak, Defence R&D Canada, Canada
Vikram Mittal, Department of Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy, United States
Cristina Montañola Sales, Sant Pere 19, baixos 2, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Roberto Montemanni, Department of Methods and Sciences for Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio emilia, Italy
Jairo R. Montoya-Torres, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Nobuhiko Mukai, Computer Science, Tokyo City University, Japan
Bertie Müller, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Ivan Mura, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke Kunshan University, China
Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Nazmun Nahar, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Tartu, Finland
Àngela Nebot, Computer Science Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Bao Nguyen, School of mathematics and statistics, Defence R&D Canada and University of Ottawa, Canada
Lialia Nikitina, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Germany
Paulo Novais, Departamento de Informática, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
James J. Nutaro, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Paulo M. Oliveira, Engineering, Universidade de Tras os Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Feng Pan, Physics, Liaoning Normal University, China
Victor Parque, Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University and Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Japan
María T. Parra Santos, Ingenieria Energetica y Fluidomecanica, University of Valladolid, Spain
George Pavlidis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, "Athena" Research Centre, Greece
Alessandro Pellegrini, Department of Civil and Computer Engineering, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
L. Felipe Perrone, Computer Science, Bucknell University, United States
Alexandre Petrenko, CRIM, Canada
Alexandr Y. Petukhov, Research laboratory "Mathematical methods of political analysis and forecasting", Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Cátia B. Pires, Programmer, INSTICC, Portugal
Régis Plateaux, SUPMECA, France
Tomas Potuzak, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Francesco Quaglia, DIS, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Urvashi Rathod, Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), Plot 15, Rajiv Gandhi InfoTech Park, Hinjawadi,Phase I, Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), India
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Jerzy Respondek, AEI, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
M. R. Riazi, Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, United States
Rosaldo Rossetti, Departamento de Engenharia Informática, FEUP, Portugal
Ella E. Roubtsova, MST, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Jaroslav Rozman, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Cristina Ruiz-Martin, Carleton University, Canada
Katarzyna Rycerz, Institute of Computer Science, AGH, Krakow, Poland
Paulo Salvador, DETI, Instituto de Telecomunicações, DETI, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Antonella Santone, University of Molise, Italy
Jean-François Santucci, TIC Project, SPE UMR CNRS 6134 - University of Corsica, France
Frederik Schaff, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Florence Sèdes, Independent Researcher, France
Peer-Olaf Siebers, Computer Science, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Xiao Song, Automation, Beihang University, China
Yuri Sotskov, Surganova Str, 6, United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Belarus, UIIP, Minsk, Belarus
James C. Spall, Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, United States
Giovanni Stea, Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy
Mu-Chun Su, Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Peter Summons, School of Design, Communication and IT, Faculty of Science and IT, University of Newcastle, Australia
Antuela A. Tako, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Halina Tarasiuk, Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Mamadou K. Traoré, IMS UMR 5218, University of Bordeaux, France
Klaus G. Troitzsch, Institute of Information Systems in Business and Public Administration, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz Campus, Germany
Giuseppe A. Trunfio, Biomedical sciences, University of Sassari, Italy
Zhiying Tu, 775#, No 92 West DaZhi Street, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Kay Tucci, SUMA - CeSiMo, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Alfonso Urquia, Informática y Automática, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Durk-Jouke van der Zee, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Svetlana Vasileva-Boyadzhieva, 30, Boris Rangelov Str., Bulgarian Modeling and Simulation Association (BULSIM), Bulgaria
Vladimír Veselý, Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Maria J. Viamonte, Dep. Computer Science, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Antonio Virdis, Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Pisa, Italy
Friederike Wall, Controlling and Strategic Management, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Frank Werner, Faculty of Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
K. P. White, Jr., University of Virginia, United States
Philip A. Wilsey, Dept of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Univ. of Cincinnati, United States
Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Angus Wu, Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hui Xiao, Management Sciience, School of Statistics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China
Yiping Yao, College of Information System and Management, National University of Defense Technology, China
František Zboril, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Lin Zhang, School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, China
Houxiang Zhang, Faculty of Maritime Technology and Operations, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway