***Extended deadline: March 26*** COMETS 2012 - 3rd International Track on Collaborative Modeling and Simulation - Call for Papers

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***Extended deadline: March 26*** COMETS 2012 - 3rd International Track on Collaborative Modeling and Simulation - Call for Papers Daniele Gianni 3/15/12 3:45 PM
************* Deadline Extended to March 26, 2012 ***************

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                       IEEE WETICE 2012
     3rd IEEE Track on Collaborative Modeling and Simulation
                        (Comets 2012)

                      in cooperation with
                  AFIS (INCOSE France Chapter)
               MIMOS (Italian Association for M&S)

                       CALL FOR PAPERS

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June 25-27, 2012, Toulouse (France)
http://www.sel.uniroma2.it/comets12

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# Papers Due: March 26, 2012 **** Extended Deadline ****
# Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
# by the IEEE Computer Society Press and indexed by EI.
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Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is increasingly becoming a central
activity in the design of new systems and in the analysis of
existing systems because it enables designers and researchers to
investigate systems behavior through virtual representations. For
this reason, M&S is gaining a primary role in many industrial and
research fields, such as space, critical infrastructures,
manufacturing, emergency management, biomedical systems and
sustainable future. However, as the complexity of the
investigated systems increases and the types of investigations
widens, the cost of M&S activities increases for the more
complex models and for the communications among a wider number and
variety of M&S stakeholders (e.g., sub-domain experts, simulator
users, simulator engineers, and final system users). To address
the increasing costs of M&S activities, collaborative
technologies must be introduced to support these activities by
fostering the sharing and reuse of models, by facilitating the
communications among M&S stakeholders, and more generally by
integrating processes, tools and platforms.

Aside from seeking applications of collaborative technologies to
M&S activities, the track seeks innovative contributions that
deal with the application of M&S practices to the design of
collaborative environments. These environments are continuously
becoming more complex, and therefore their design requires
systematic approaches to meet the required quality of
collaboration. This is important for two reasons: to reduce
rework activities on the actual collaborative environment, and to
maximize the productivity and the quality of the process the
collaborative environment supports. M&S offers the methodologies
and tools for such investigations and therefore it can be used to
improve the quality of collaborative environments.

A non–exhaustive list of topics of interest includes:

* collaborative environments for M&S
* collaborative Systems of Systems M&S
* workflow modelling for collaborative environments and processes
* agent-based M&S
* collaborative distributed simulation
* collaborative component-based M&S
* net-centric M&S
* web-based M&S
* model sharing and reuse
* model building and evaluation
* modeling and simulation of business processes
* modeling for collaboration
* simulation-based performance evaluation of collaborative networks
* model-driven simulation engineering
* domain specific languages for the simulation of collaborative
environments
* domain specific languages for collaborative M&S
* databases and repositories for M&S
* distributed virtual environments
* virtual research environment for M&S
* collaborative DEVS M&S

To stimulate creativity, however, the track maintains a wider
scope and invites interested researchers to present contributions
that offer original perspectives on collaboration and M&S.

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On-Line Submissions and Publication
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CoMetS'12 intends to bring together researchers and practitioners
to discuss key issues, approaches, open problems, innovative
applications and trends in the track research area.

This year, we will accept submissions in two forms:

(1) papers
(2) poster and industrial presentations

(1) Papers should contain original contributions not published or
submitted elsewhere. Papers up to six pages (including figures,
tables and references) can be submitted. Papers should follow the
IEEE format, which is single spaced, two columns, 10 pt
Times/Roman font. All submissions should be electronic (in PDF)
and will be peer-reviewed by at least three program committee
members.

Accepted full papers will be included in the proceedings and
published by the IEEE Computer Society Press (IEEE approval pending).
Please note that at least one author for each accepted paper should
register to attend WETICE 2012 (http://www.wetice.org) to have the
paper published in the proceedings.

(2) Posters should describe a practical, on-the-field, experience in
any domain area using collaborative M&S. The poster submission
requires the submission of an abstract for evaluation from the
organizers. Accepted abstract must be followed by the submission of
a poster which will be displayed at conference time.
With the poster submission, a short (15 minutes) slot might be
allocated for oral presentation illustrating the industrial case.
The presentation may also include a live demo, but it should not
include commercial details.

Interested authors and participants may contact the organizers for
expression of interests and content appropriateness at any time.

Papers and posters can be submitted in PDF format at the submission
site (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=comets2012),
which is supported by the EasyChair conference management system.
Please feel free to contact the track chairs
(comet...@easychair.org)
if you experience problems with the EasyChair Web site.

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Important Dates
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* Submission Deadline: March 26, 2012 **** Extended deadline ****
* Notification to authors: April 16, 2012
* Camera Ready to IEEE: April 30, 2012
* Conference dates: June 25 - June 27, 2012


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Organizing Committee
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* Andrea D'Ambrogio, University of Roma TorVergata, Italy
* Daniele Gianni, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Joachim Fuchs, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Giuseppe Iazeolla, University of Roma TorVergata, Italy

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Program Committee
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* Santiago Balestrini, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
* Massimo Bandecchi, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Joseph Giampapa, SEI, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Alain Kerbrat, CollESys - AFIS, France
* Axel Lehmann, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany
* Cristiano Leorato, Rhea, The Netherlands
* Steve McKeever, University of Oxford, UK
* David Nickerson, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, NZ
* Alfred Park, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer FIT and RWTH Aachen, Germany
* José L. Risco-Martin, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
* Jean-Francois Santucci, University of Corsica, France
* Gabriel Wainer, Carleton University, Canada
* Quirien Wijnand, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Justyna Zander, Harvard University, USA, and Fraunhofer Institute
FOKUS, Germany
* Heming Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

*** Contact Information ***
Daniele Gianni (track co-chair)
Email: danielegm...@yahoo.it