DS-RT 2018, the 22nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed
Simulations and Real Time Applications, is running three special sessions
- Distributed Simulations of Distributed Systems
- Agent-based Modeling and Simulation
- Simulation of Urban Traffic Management and ITS
These special sessions cover important 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.
Accepted works will be published in the main track of IEEE DS-RT 2018
***** PAPER SUBMISSION AND REVIEW *****
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 Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for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.
***** IMPORTANT DATES *****
Full paper submission deadline: June 10th, 2018
Paper acceptance notification: July 10th, 2018
***** FOR MORE INFORMATION *****
For questions about the paper submission and review process, please contact
the session organisers - find all relevant information on the corresponding
web pages below.
***** DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIAL SESSIONS *****
* 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 issues.
Web page: http://ds-rt.com/2018/dsimdsys_2018.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/2018/abms_2018.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/2018/soiits_2018.htm
DS-RT 2018 Special Session Chairs
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