[hpc-announce] CFP Special Sessions: DS-RT 2016 - London, UK September 21-23, 2016

DSRT Symposium dsrt.symposium at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 09:44:40 CDT 2016

Dear Colleagues and Researchers,

Apologies, if you have received multiple copies of this CFP.

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20th IEEE/ACM* International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and
Real Time Applications
           September 21 - 23, 2016,  London, UK

*IEEE/ACM Pending Upon Approval

DS-RT 2016 is running four special sessions this year:
 - Simulation of Urban Traffic Management and ITS
 - Distributed Simulations of Distributed Systems
 - Augmented and Virtual Reality for Real-Time Applications
 - Agent-based Modeling and Simulation

Those special sessions cover prominent areas of the field of
distributed simulations and real time applications, and many papers
were accepted in previous editions of DS-RT on the same topics. See
below for more detailed descriptions of those special sessions.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions
of their papers to a special issue on "Data-driven and Large-scale
Distributed Simulation" in Journal of Simulation (published by
Palgrave Macmillan, SCI indexed)


Submitted manuscripts must be in standard IEEE two-column format that
is used for IEEE conference proceedings and must not exceed "8 pages"
(2-page extension allowed), including figures, tables and references.
Standard IEEE templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats can be
found at:
     - http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

A submission may present preliminary results, propose new research
direction, provide insightful retrospective, or offer a provocative
viewpoint on important topics related to the considered special
session. Papers will be selected based on their likelihood of
generating insightful technical discussions at the special session and
influencing future research. Papers must be unpublished and must not
be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed by
Technical Program Committee members and other experts active in the
field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference and the
special session. At least one author of accepted papers must attend
the conference and present its contribution. Accepted papers will
appear in the conference proceedings to be published by IEEE Press.


Full paper submission deadline: May 30th, 2016
Paper acceptance notification: June 30th, 2016


For questions about the paper submission and review process, please
contact the session organisers - find all relevant information on the
corresponding web pages below.


* Special Session on Simulation of Urban Traffic Management and ITS

This special session focuses on simulation tools and real-time
simulation applications used in and for evaluation, management, and
design of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), as well as Smart
Cities. Such simulations are expected to offer prediction and
on-the-flow feedback for the better decision-making, bringing up means
for both the implementation of more complex traffic management systems
and end-user applications. Off-line and real-time analyses of data
collected from infrastructured systems (e.g. real-time traffic
information), mobile, distributed technologies (e.g. communication
devices), and socially-build systems (e.g. social networks
applications) are of great interest for shaping and influencing how
ITS solutions are designed. Thus, we are particularly interested in
how these data and technologies can be incorporated in domain-related
models and simulations. We aim to bring together experts from both
industry and academia to discuss the challenges related to modelling
and simulation for ITS.

Web page: http://ds-rt.com/2016/soiits_2016.htm

* Special Session on Distributed Simulations of Distributed Systems

Distributed simulation (DS) is a valuable tool for understanding and
evaluating distributed systems. The current computing trend sees
businesses and individuals moving toward a more centralized
infrastructure, namely the cloud. On the one hand, as the computing
infrastructure at data centers is highly complex and distributed, DS
becomes essential for diagnosing and gaining insights of the system.
On the other hand, the scale and nature of interaction between
different components in the cloud present new challenges and push DS's
state of the art.

Another computing trend that has potential to drive DS is
internet-of-things. Such complex systems consist of a large number of
autonomous, heterogeneous devices communicating with one another in
non-uniform manner. DS is valuable not only for discerning system
properties but also for predicting the devices' emergent behavior.
Finally, users in online social networks make up large distributed
systems. Insights of user interaction and the network's collective
behavior --- the study of which fits well into the realm of DS ---
bring significant value to both the society and the business of social
network providers.

This special session seeks to bring together experts and practitioners
in the domain of DS to discuss new opportunities and challenges for
DS. We welcome research papers on both theoretical and empirical

Web page: http://ds-rt.com/2016/dsimdsys_2016.htm

* Special Session on Augmented and Virtual Reality for Real-Time Applications

Virtual Reality (VR) allows users to be immersed in and interact with
a fully virtual computer generated environment. On the other hand,
Augmented Reality (AR) technologies add digital information on top of
the physical reality, allowing users to gain more knowledge about
their environment. VR and AR can become valuable tools for
understanding, visualizing or evaluating real-time applications, such
as simulations.

Both technologies offer tremendous possibilities in terms of
visualization, interaction and collaboration and become widely
available with the development of new affordable devices and toolkits.

This special sessions aims at bringing together industrial experts and
researchers from academia to present their results and discuss the
challenges related to the use of VR and AR technologies dedicated to
real-time applications. We welcome research papers on both theoretical
and empirical issues.

Web page: http://ds-rt.com/2016/avrrta_2016.htm

* Special Session on Agent-based Modeling and Simulation

This special session focuses on general aspects and special properties
for agent-based modeling and simulations that allows them to be
applied on several scientific domains, such as sociology, physics,
chemistry, biology, ecology, and economy. The session is intended to
bring together researchers and practitioners, so they can present the
current status of their work and discuss the challenges they face in
developing solutions and applications for agent-based simulations.
Consequently, the design of these simulations aims not only to social
contexts but also to more technical domains, which involves highly
complex interactive systems.

Web page: http://ds-rt.com/2016/abms_2016.htm

Best Regards,
DS-RT 2016 Special Session Chairs

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