*** Extended deadline Dec 6 *** CfP: 2nd Workshop on Model-driven Approaches for Simulation Engineering (Mod4Sim), in Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation, SCS Spring Sim 2012

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*** Extended deadline Dec 6 *** CfP: 2nd Workshop on Model-driven Approaches for Simulation Engineering (Mod4Sim), in Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation, SCS Spring Sim 2012 daniele 11/16/11 1:32 PM
*************** Deadline Extended to December 6, 2011 ***************
****** Please submit your abstract before November 25, 2011 *********

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                         CALL FOR PAPERS

                   2nd International Workshop on
       Model-driven Approaches for Simulation Engineering
  part of the Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation
                      (SCS SpringSim 2012)

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March 26-29, 2012, Orlando, FL (USA)
http://www.sel.uniroma2.it/Mod4Sim12

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# Papers Due: *** December 6, 2011 ****** Extended
# Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and
archived
# in the ACM Digital Library, IEEE Xplorer and IEEE CS Digital
Library.
# The Symposium is co-sponsored by IEEE.
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The workshop aims to bring together experts in model-based, model-
driven and software engineering with experts in simulation methods and
simulation practitioners, with the objective to advance the state of
the art in model-driven simulation engineering.

Model-driven engineering approaches provide considerable advantages to
software systems engineering activities through the provision of
consistent and coherent models at different abstraction levels. As
these models are in a machine readable form, model-driven engineering
approaches can also support the exploitation of computing capabilities
for model reuse, programming code generation, and model checking, for
example.

The definition of a simulation model, its software implementation and
its execution platform form what is known as simulation engineering.
As simulation systems are mainly based on software, these systems can
similarly benefit from model-driven approaches to support automatic
software generation, enhance software quality, and reduce costs,
development effort and time-to-market.

Similarly to systems and software engineering, simulation engineering
can exploit the capabilities of model-driven approaches by increasing
the abstraction level in simulation model specifications and by
automating the derivation of simulator code. Further advantages can be
gained by using modeling languages, such as UML and SysML – but not
exclusively those. For example, modeling languages can be used for
descriptive modeling (to describe the system to be simulated), for
analytical modeling (to specify analytically the simulation of the
same system), and for implementation modeling (to define the
respective simulator).

A partial list of topics of interest includes:

* model-driven simulation engineering processes
* requirements modeling for simulation
* domain specific languages for modeling and simulation
* model transformations for simulation model building
* model transformations for simulation model implementation
* model-driven engineering of distributed simulation systems
* relationship between metamodeling standards (e.g., MOF, Ecore) and
distributed simulation standards (e.g., HLA, DIS)
* metamodels for simulation reuse and interoperability
* model-driven technologies for different simulation paradigms
(discrete event simulation, multi-agent simulation, sketch-based *
simulation, etc.)
* model-driven methods and tools for performance engineering of
simulation systems
* simulation tools for model-driven software performance engineering
* model-driven technologies for simulation verification and
validation
* model-driven technologies for data collection and analysis
* model-driven technologies for simulation visualization
* Executable UML
* Executable Architectures
* SysML / Modelica integration
* Simulation Model Portability and reuse
* model-based systems verification and validation
* simulation for model-based systems engineering

To stimulate creativity, however, the workshop maintains a wider scope
and welcomes contributions offering original perspectives on model-
driven engineering of simulation systems.

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On-Line Submissions and Publication
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We invite paper submissions in three forms:

1. Full paper (max 8 pages), describing innovative research results.
These papers are eligible for the best paper award and may be invited
for an extended version in a special issue of the SCS SIMULATION
journal.
2. Work-in-progress paper (max 6 pages), describing novel research
ideas and promising work that have not yet been fully evaluated.
3. Short paper (max 6 pages), describing industrial and hands-on
experience on any relevant area (i.e. military, government, space,
etc.).

All the papers must be submitted through the SCS conference management
systems (http://www.softconf.com/scs/DEVS12/), selecting the Mod4Sim
track in the "Submission Categories" section. All the submitted papers
must be in PDF format and must conform to the SCS conference template
(Word template is available at
http://www.scs.org/upload/documents/templates/ConferenceSubmissionWORDTemplate.doc
, guidelines are available athttp://www.scs.org/PDFs/formattingkit.pdf).
All the submitted papers must be original and not submitted else
where. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed with respect to their
quality, originality and relevance. The authors of the accepted papers
must register in advance for inclusion of their paper in the
conference proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to
update their papers basing on the reviews, before providing the camera
ready.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and
archived in the ACM Digital Library, IEEE Xplorer and IEEE CS Digital
Library. However, **only** accepted **full papers** will be printed in
hard copy.

Authors may contact the organizers for expression of interest and
content appropriateness at any time.

Due to numerous requests, we have extended the deadline for submission
of papers. In order to expedite the review process, authors must
submit an abstract and information about the paper/authors in the
submission system before November 25, 2011. The paper should be
uploaded into the system before December 6, 2011.

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Important Dates
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Abstract Submission:  November 25, 2011 **** Extended
Paper Submission:     December 6, 2011 **** Extended
Notification:         January 15, 2012
Ready-Camera Paper:   February 5, 2012
Conference:           March 26-29, 2012

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Organizing Committee
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* Daniele Gianni - European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Nicolas Rouquette - NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

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Program Committee
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* Steffen Becker - University of Paderborn, Germany
* David Chen - Univeristy of Bordeaux I, France
* Andrea D'Ambrogio - University of Rome TorVergata, Italy
* Juan De Lara - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
* Hans-Peter De Koning - European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Christopher Delp - NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
* Dov Dori - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, and Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, USA
* Howard Eisen - NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
* Huascar Espinoza - European Software Institute and Tecnalia, Spain
* Paul A. Fishwick - University of Florida, USA
* Joachim Fuchs - European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Carlos Juiz - University of Balearic Islands, Spain
* Cristiano Leorato - Rhea, The Netherlands
* Steve McKeever - University of Oxford, UK
* Halit Oguztüzün - Middle East Technical University, Turkey
* Chris Paredis - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
* Andreas Tolk - Old Dominion University, USA
* Hans Vangheluwe - University of Antwerp, Belgium and McGill
University, Canada
* Anthony Walsh - European Space Agency, Germany
* Heming Zhang - Tsinghua University, China

*** Contact Information ***

Daniele Gianni and Nicolas Rouquette (workshop co-chairs)
Emails: daniele...@esa.int and nicolas.f...@jpl.nasa.gov