European Simulation and Modelling Conference, Octob 24-26, Porto, Portugal, CFP

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Philippe Geril

Mar 16, 2005, 6:47:27 AM3/16/05
The 2005 European Simulation and Modelling Conference
Porto, Portugal
October 24-26, 2005

Methodology and Tools
Simulation and AI
High Performance and Large Scale Computing
Simulation in Education and Graphics Visualization Simulation
Simulation in the Environment, Ecology, Biology and Medicine
Analytical and Numerical Modelling Techniques
Web Based Simulation
Agent Based Simulation

Workshop Simulation with Petri Nets
Modelling and Simulation with Bondgraphs
DEVS Workshop
Fluid Flow Simulation Modelling Workshop
SIMULA Workshop

Student Papers, Poster Sessions
Partners for Projects Sessions

Organised by
The European Simulation Society
and Sponsored by
The European Technology Institute
The International Simulation Association

Hosted by
University of Porto

For latest information see:
(this website will be moved to a dedicated EUROSIS webserver


The ESM'2005 (European Simulation and Modelling Conference) is the
new international conference concerned with state of the art
technology in modelling and simulation. ESM'2005 aims to provide an
overview of academic research in the field of computer simulation.
A number of major tracks of simulation research are presented next to
specific workshops, which capture the art and science of present-day
simulation research
All submissions will be peer reviewed by three members of the
International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published
in the conference Proceedings (both print and electronic format on
the web), that will be copyrighted and widely disseminated. All
talks and tutorials, must be accompanied by a paper of between three
to eight Proceedings pages. Contributions to the technical program
are solicited in the following general areas;


Continuous, discrete and hybrid simulation methodology, Simulation
environments, Multi-paradigm simulation, Simulation uncertainty,
Simulation visualisation, Integration of simulation and geographical
information systems, Object-oriented programming and Languages,
Multi-paradigm Languages, Software comparisons. Numerical Methods for

Mathematical Analysis in Simulation, Parallel Simulation Methodology,
Discrete Event Simulation, Simulation Fidelity and Performance Evaluation,
Advanced Training and Simulation Concepts for Education, Multiparameter
Sequential Optimization Methods in Simulation, Verification, Validation,
and Control in Complex Systems Simulation, Distributed and Parallel Systems
Simulation, Combined Continuous and Discrete Event Models, Symbol Analysis
and Manipulation of Equation-Based Models, Simultaneous vs Modular
Simulation Methods, Standardization Issues

Object orientation and Re-use
Object-Oriented Modelling Languages, Modularity, Model Structuring,
Inheritance, Model Re-use, Organization of Model Libraries

Simulation Tools, Statistical Output Evaluation Tools, Optimization
Tools, Special Purpose Simulation Languages and Tools, Simulator
Development Environments, Interfaces for Coupling with External


AI Based Simulation Languages, Special Architectures, Graphical
Simulation Environments and Simulation Software Tools, Intelligent
Simulation Environments, Parallel Processing Environments for
Simulation, User Friendly Software Tools, Advanced Man-Machine
Interfaces, Graphical Model Editors, Browsing Facilities, Database
Management of Models and Results, Architecture of Modelling and
Simulation Environments

AI and Expert Systems
Expert Controllers and Genetic Algorithms in Simulation, Knowledge
Based Simulation Tools, AI and Expert Systems in Simulation

AI and Neural Networks
Classification, Data analysis, Fault tolerance, Forecasting,
Knowledge acquisition, Economics and Finance, Planning, Pre-
treatment of data, Process control, Robotics, Speech and image
recognition, Web intelligence, involving methodologies such as:
Hybrid systems (GA, fuzzy, symbolic representation), Methods or
tools for evaluating ANN performance, Reinforcement Learning,
Simulation tools (research, education, development), Neural nets for
simulation: modelling of parts (components) of the system simulated
by neural networks, evaluation of simulation models using neural
nets, decision support in simulation models by neural nets;
Simulation of neural nets: systems of pre-designed neural networks,
techniques and tools for simulation and programming of neural


This track invites contributions on efficient Modelling and
Simulation Algorithms and Computer-intensive Simulation Projects on
High-performance Large Scale Computers and Distributed Platforms.
Methods and techniques for parallel simulation (scheduling,
synchronisation, load balancing), Performance of parallel and
distributed simulation (experimental and comparative studies,
performance models, benchmarks), High Level Architecture (HLA) and
related standards (time management, model semantics, implementation
issues), High Performance and Large Scale Systems for Computational
Science (biological, chemical, physical, etc.) Application of
parallel and distributed simulation (computer systems, manufacturing
systems, etc.), Parallelisation of simulations (numerical methods,
(Quasi-Monte-Carlo simulation), Simulation in Cluster, Multicluster,
and Grid Computing, Simulation in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
(wireless, mobile, wearable, invisible)


This track covers; Simulation and e-learning, - Role Strategies)
Management Games, Simulation with "man in the loop", Virtual Reality
Systems, Realistic Presentation of Simulation, Results, Simulation
for Training and Education, Web-based Simulation, Multi-site Group
Simulation, Special Purpose Simulation Languages and Tools,
Simulation Environments, Simulator Development Environments, Visual
Modelling Tools, Multimedia, Visualisation and Animation Tools,
Interfaces for Coupling with External Tools


The main goal is to enhance the trans-disciplinarity and to
facilitate contacts and dialogs between computer scientists and
specialists of Environmental Sciences. Since 10 years the modelling
process took benefits from recent (and less recent) techniques of
computer science : Object-Oriented Languages, Discrete Event
Simulation, Concepts of Agent and Actor, Fuzzy Logic, UML, model -
GIS interface, Web-based simulation, environment management,
predictive models of forest growth, fishing, climate and other
biological processes. Papers dealing with ecological modelling (in a
wider sense) are welcome in the areas of: Applications: Environment
managing, Waste managing, Ecosystem dynamics (terrestrial and
oceanographic ecology) Population dynamics (diseases & epidemics,
changes in biodiversity, genome, predator-prey relationships,
fishing...), Population behaviour, Individual behaviour, involving
methodologies such as: Artificial Intelligence, Distributed
Interactive Simulation, High-Performance Computing, Languages,
Modelling Techniques, Simulation Methodologies & Tools, Synthetic
Environment, Virtual Reality, Petri nets, DEVS and Bond Graphs.
Modelling and simulation have an important role in structuring
biological, medical and ecological systems.

The intrinsic complexity and non-linearity of these types of systems
need continuous and discrete simulation methodology, soft computing
methodology in order to handle the different degrees of uncertainty,
as well as virtual reality methodology describing the time and space
dependent complexity.

Topics are biological systems, medical systems and ecosystems with
the domain specific topics such as molecular modelling, genetic
algorithms in biosystems, fuzzy sets and neural nets in biosystems,
physiology, cardiology, anesthesia, cancer, circulatory system,
respiratory system, renal system, biomechanics, agricultural
production, simulation of global change, ecotechnology and eco-
engineering, GIS, population dynamics, etc Simulation of Patient
Care,Quality of Service, Hospital Logistics, Simulation of Disease
Proliferation, Virtual Reality in Surgical Procedures, Simulating
Biological Phenomena and Organs, Simulation as a Tool for Diagnosis,
Simulation of Emergency Procedures (Disaster Gaming), General
Medical Simulations, Pharmacometric Modelling, Physiological

Simulation in Biology, Medicine and Health Care Management
Health Care Management
Strategic Management & Resource Planning in Health Care, Operational
Management in Health Care, Decision Support in Health Care, Disease
Management and Emergency and Disaster Organization, Case Studies:
Success Stories and Failures

Hospital Logistics
Healthcare Networks, Modelling of Clinical Environments, Clinical
Information Flows, Patient Flows in Hospitals, Wards Planning, Drugs
Inventory Management, Logistics Flow, Long and Short Time Tables of
Personnel, Utility and Case Analysis of Helicopter Usage,
Information and Surveillance Systems


Contributions based on exact and approximate methods as well as
applications are encouraged but not restricted to the following
Techniques and Algorithms, Stochastic Petri Net Models, Queuing
Systems and Network Models, Markov Models, Performance Optimization,
Stochastic Process Algebras, Stochastic Precedence Graphs, Bounds
and Theoretical Properties, Interconnection Networks, Evaluation
Studies of Analytical and Numerical Modelling, Computer Systems,
Manufacturing Systems, Workflow Management Systems, Communication
Systems (LANs and Distributed Systems, ATM Switches, Mobile
Radio,...), Workload modelling and Characterisation, Operating
Systems, Client-Server Systems, Multimedia Systems, Measurements and
Hybrid Techniques, Software Performance and Software Tools for
Analytical and Numerical Modelling


Web-based Simulation Environments (WSE), Web-based Distributed
Interactive Simulation (WDIS) Sharing and reuse of simulation models
and tools in WSE , Techniques and Standards for model integration,
Communication interoperability in WSE and WDIS, WSE and WDIS
applications to education, training and learning. , Simulation
visualization/animation in WSE and WDIS, Web-based Distributed
Simulation (distributed modelling via the Web, Java based,
Federated, and so on)

Agent Based Simulation covers, Basic Methodologies, Agent
Architectures, Model Specification and Languages, Mobile Agents,
Multi Agent System Communication and Cooperation, Multi-Level
Simulation and Emergence, decision making and Strategies,
plus applications in Ecology and Environment (environment
management, resource management, social and political
impact on the environment, computer aided decision making,
socio-eco systems modelling), psychology, Cognitive Science
and AI, Economics and Market Systems, Business Process
Management, Industry, Manufacturing and Logistics and
Transport(control of Industrial Systems, scheduling,
Planning, Supply Chain) and Health Care with the emphasis
on simulation and modelling.


Petri nets were introduced by C.A. Petri as a "finitary
combinatorial model of event topology which, is in close
correspondence with the models of modern physics, is capable of
describing total information flow, and has proven superior to some
conventional models both in construction and in analysis of systems
of complex organization". Although many other models of concurrent
and distributed systems have been developed, Petri nets are still
considered "a central model for concurrent systems with respect to
both the theory and the applications" due to the natural way they
allow to represent reasoning on concurrent active objects which
share resources and their changing states.

The huge amount of work invested in making the modelling power
of Petri nets formalism more and more intensive, led to a
continuous evolution of this area, such that "Petri nets" is
currently a generic name for a whole class of models divided into
three main layers (ranging from Elementary Net Systems and
Place/Transition nets to traditional High Level nets and High Level
nets with abstract data types). For the performance evaluation of
the modelled system, time execution and/or stochastic processes
have also been considered, leading to important extensions to the
above general Petri nets classification: Timed and Stochastic Petri

Petri nets are widely considered as an operational (rather than
denotational) formalism for Discrete Event Systems. They have proven
to be useful in solving difficult discrete-event problems in a
variety of application domains such as in software engineering,
operating systems, databases, communication and co-operation
protocols in distributed systems, manufacturing systems, defence
command and control, business processes and
telecommunications, etc.

As investigations in this area show, Petri nets also cover a large
number of currently active research areas. Despite the great
amount of work and achievements, much effort is still to be done to
meet the applications requirements.

This workshop is intended to provide a forum for the
presentation and discussion of original ideas, recent
results and achievements by researchers, students and system
developers on issues and challenges related to the above domain.
We invite to submit original contributions addressing, but not
limited to one of the following topics:
-- Simulation using Petri Net Systems,
-- Place/Transition nets,
-- High-level Petri nets,
-- Timed and Stochastic Petri nets,
-- Temporal and real-time logics with respect to Petri nets,
-- Analysis methods of High Level nets and their time extensions,
-- Modular Petri nets,
-- Object-oriented Petri nets (OOPNs),
-- Computer tools based on OOPNs,
-- Applications of OOPNs.


The Bond Graph Workshop will bring experts together for the purpose
of discussing new concepts, methods, techniques, tools and
applications of this energy-based modelling methodology. Papers
dealing with all aspects of the use of bond graphs in system design,
analysis, and control are welcome. The workshop will provide a
forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research and
applications of the Bond Graph methodology. Research papers are
welcome in the following categories of presentation: Tutorials,
Panel Discussions, Software and Tools, Bond Graph Theory, Advanced
Bond Graph Methodology, Bond Graphs and Block Diagrams, Computer
Graphics and Bond Graph Modelling, Qualitative Modelling,
Mechatronics Systems, Mechanical Systems and Robotics, Electrical
and Power Systems, Control Systems, Thermal and Chemical Systems,
Biomechanics and Prosthetics, Ecological Systems, Biological and
Medical Systems, Social and Economic Systems, Industrial

Applications, Large, Nonlinear Models

The DEVS Workshop will cover: Extensions to the DEVS formalism, DEVS
and Distributed DEVS frameworks, DEVS-based next generation VHDL,
DEVS standardization, DEVS applications


Papers are solicited in:
Conventional fluid dynamics
New developments in boundary tracking, adaptive multiscale meshes,
algorithm stability, turbulence

Atomistic methods
Ab-initio and classical molecular dynamics, direct simulation Monte

Mesoscopic methods
Lattice gases, lattice-Boltzmann, smoothed particle dynamics,
dissipative particle dynamics, discrete simulation automata, etc.

Hybrid methods
Atomistic-mesoscopic and mesoscopic-continuum: direct simulation

Monte Carlo, adaptive-mesh dissipative-particle dynamics, etc.

Multidisciplinary and industrial applications
Chemical and biomedical engineering, automotive, oil extraction and
aeronautic industry, flow in porous media, Fluid Dynamics
Simulation, Fluid Dynamics Simulation in Turbomachinery Flow
Analysis of Pump Turbines, Water, air, vibration analysis through
fluid flow modelling, Electromagnetic Field Simulation, Virtual Wind
Tunnels, Structural analysis Statics (Stress, Deformation), Dynamics
(Vibration), Eigen value, Fatigue, Thermal load Electric power
plants, General plant components Computational fluid dynamics
Compressible flow, Incompressible flow, Heat transfer,
Multiphase/multi component flow, Combustion, Reaction,, Noise (Flow-
induced sound) Gas turbines/Steam turbines,Combustors, Nuclear plant
components, Hydro turbines, Pumps, Heat exchangers, Piping systems
Computational electro-magnetics Static elecromagnetics, Eddy
current, Electromagnetic wave, Electric circuit Nuclear fusion
reactor, Transformers, Switch gear, Rotating machinery,
Inverters/Converters Coupled problems Fluid-structure coupled
analysis, (Flow-induced vibration), Fluid-electric field coupled
analysis, (Insulation) Heat exchangers, Electric power transmission

SIMULA Workshop: "SIMULA past, present and future"

SIMULA is the first OOP language and with the exception of Beta
programming language, other broadly used OOP languages are
conceptual subsets of SIMULA. The standard was defined in 1967,
that's why the language used to be called SIMULA 67. The basic ideas
were presented at the IFIP Working Conference "Simulation
Programming Languages" in Oslo in 1967, the proceedings were
published 35 years ago in 1968. SIMULA (SIMple Universal LAnguage)
as such is a general object-oriented language. Its system classes
Simset and Simulation add the knowledge of linked lists and time
processes making SIMULA a process-oriented simulation language.
The workshop would concentrate on the SIMULA's advanced OOP features
that cannot be found in other OOP languages and on its simulation
capabilities. The so-called main classes (nested classes that
contain other local classes) that can be further specialized
represent modularity achieved by using the OOP capabilities of the
language. The system class Simulation will be enhanced to contain
classes supporting transparent statistics and classes oriented to
the simulation of queueing networks. SIMULA implementation for PC
computers is now freely available, so the participants of the
workshop will get tools and knowledge to create fast their own
simulation models.

Tutorials can be proposed in the following three categories:
T1- Introductory tutorials
T2- State of the Art Tutorials
T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials
Tutorial proposals should be emailed to

The poster session only features work in progress. Next to the
actual poster presentation, these submissions also feature as short
papers in the Proceedings.

This session is for students who want to present their work in
progress or part of their doctoral thesis as a paper. Student papers
are denoted by the fact that only the name of the student appears on
the paper as an author. They are published as short papers in the

For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact EUROSIS.
Special session will be set up for vendor presentations in co-
ordination with the scientific program. User Group meetings for
simulation languages and tools can be organised the day before the
conference. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact
the Conference Chairs. We will be happy to provide a meeting room
and other necessary equipment.
Partners for projects session(s) will be organised by EUROSIS to
give potential project teams or individuals the opportunity to
present their research in order to link up with fellow researchers
for future research projects. Those wishing to participate in this
session need to send a proposal to EUROSIS.

A EUROSIS TC Meeting and an EU Project update meeting

A special exhibition will be held during the conference focused on
simulation tools. For more information please contact EUROSIS for
further details. Email:

Send all submissions in an ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY in uuencoded, zipped
Microsoft Word format, PDF or Postscript format indicating the
designated track and type of submission (full paper or an extended
abstract) to the EUROSIS (
Please provide your name, affiliation, full mailing address,
telephone / fax number and Email address on all submissions as well.
For submissions please put in the subject of your Email the
following indications: ESM2005 and designated track or USE THE
Only original papers, which have not been published elsewhere, will
be accepted for publication


Registration Fees
Author EUROSIS Other
Members Participants
Pre-reg before 485 EURO 485 EURO 545 EURO
September. 30th 2005

Registration after Pre-registration 545 EURO 595 EURO
September 30th '2005 required

The registration fee includes one copy of the Conference
Proceedings, coffee and tea during the breaks, all lunches, a
welcome cocktail a conference dinner.


FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references)
During review, the submitted full papers can be accepted as a
regular 5 page paper. If excellent, full papers can be accepted by
the program committee as an extended (8-page) paper. Each submission
will be reviewed by at least three members of the International
Program Committee.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a
regular (5 pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster, which will be
reviewed by the International Program Committee. All accepted papers
will be published in the ESM'2005 Conference Proceedings.

SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three pages)
Participants may also submit a 3 page abstract for a short paper or
poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program
Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the ESM'2005
Conference Proceedings.

Philippe Geril
Ghent University
Faculty of Engineering
Dept. of Industrial Management
Technologiepark 803
B-9062 Ghent-Zwijnaarde, Belgium
Tel: +32 9 2645509
Fax: + 32 9 2645824

The 2005 European Simulation and Modelling Conference Committee will
select the Outstanding Paper of the Conference. The author of this
paper will be awarded a free registration for a EUROSIS conference.
Only papers SUBMITTED AS FULL papers will be eligible for the
Outstanding Paper Award.

Selected papers are published in the following journal:
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering
(IJCSE) to be published by InderScience:

The official conference language for all papers and presentations is





June 15 - July 1 - July 15, 2005:
Submit contributed full-papers
(5 to 8 proceedings pages) not previously published. These
submissions, when
accepted will be published as regular or extended papers, depending
on their quality.

June 15 - July 1 - July 15, 2005:
Submit extended abstracts (5 abstract pages) or short papers (3
abstract pages), reports of scientific projects and summaries of
posters. These submissions, when accepted will be published as
regular, of up to 5 proceedings page papers.

June 15 - July 1 - July 20, 2005:
Submit one -to -three page proposals to present tutorials,
to organise and chair panel sessions, to organise user meetings,
vendor sessions or to exhibit software

July 15, 2005:
Submit abstracts for student and poster session

August 25, 2005:
Notification of Acceptance or Rejection

September 30, 2005:
Authors provide camera-ready manuscript

October 24-26, 2005:

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Yes, I intend to attend the ESM'2005:
[ ] Presenting a paper, by submitting a full paper
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[ ] Participating in the industrial program
[ ] Organizing a vendor session
[ ] Proposing a panel discussion (please mention names of
[ ] Contributing to the exhibition
[ ] Without presenting a paper
The provisional title of my paper / exhibited tool is:

With the following highlights:

The paper belongs to the category (please tick only one):
[ ] Methodology and Tools
[ ] Simulation in AI
[ ] High Performance and Large Scale Computing
[ ] Simulation in Education and Graphics Visualization Simulation
[ ] Simulation in the Environment, Ecology, Biology and Medicine
[ ] Analytical and Numerical Modelling Techniques
[ ] Web Based Simulation
[ ] Agent Based Simulation
[ ] Simulation with Petri Nets
[ ] Modelling and Simulation with Bondgraphs
[ ] DEVS Workshop
[ ] Fluid Flow Simulation Modelling
[ ] SIMULA Workshop
[ ] Poster session
[ ] Student Session

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activities, please tick the following box:

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Please send or fax this card immediately to:
Philippe Geril, Ghent University, Technologiepark 903, B-9052
Ghent-Zwijnaarde, Belgium

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