[hpc-announce] CFP Special Sessions: DS-RT 2019 - Cosenza, Italy, October 7-9, 2019

Robson De Grande rdegrande at brocku.ca
Fri May 3 16:09:51 CDT 2019

Dear Colleagues and Researchers,

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

********** CALL FOR PAPER **********

DS-RT 2019, the 23rd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed
Simulations and Real Time Applications, is running three special
sessions this year:
 - Distributed Simulations of Distributed Systems
 - Agent-based Modeling and Simulation
 - Simulation of Urban Traffic Management and ITS

These special sessions have a focused view on the specialized field of
distributed simulations and real time applications. Authors are invited
to submit works that contain novel approaches and trends in the areas
delimited within these sessions. See below for more detailed
descriptions of the special sessions.
Accepted works will be published in the main track of IEEE DS-RT 2019


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:

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 Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted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, 2019
Paper acceptance notification: June 30th, 2019


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


* 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

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 issues.

Web page: http://ds-rt.com/2019/dsimdsys_2019.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/2019/abms_2019.htm

* 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/2019/soiits_2019.htm

Best Regards,
DS-RT 2019 Special Session Chair

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