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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issues of Simulation Journal (multiple deadlines)

Dear Colleague:

As a member of the Modeling and Simulation Community, you might be interested in the following 
upcoming call-for-papers for Special Issues to be published in  
Simulation, Transactions of the Society of Modeling and Simulation International".

M&S Optimization Applications in Industry and Engineering

  o Submission of papers due by: April 15, 2011
  o Publication expected: Summer 2012

This Special Issue of the SIMULATION Journal aims to highlight academic foundations as well as 
real-world industrial applications focusing on lessons learned, experienced constraints, and proof 
of concepts and generalizability of implemented solutions. Authors of high quality, unpublished 
contributions to this field of Modeling and Simulation are invited to submit papers to this Special
Issue.  This special issue is aimed to solicit papers on the following topics of interest, but not
limited to:

  Facility Layout Optimization
  Transportation Optimization
  Support of Environmental Science
  Optimization in Business Applications
  Optimization support in Engineering Domains (such as Biomedical, Chemical,
    Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical)

Activity Driven Modeling and Simulation: Theory and Applications

  o  Submission of papers due by: April 30, 2011
  o  Publication expected: Spring 2012

This special issue will highlight new research that uncovers and examines aspects of activity 
driven modeling and simulation that cut across domains of application. Submissions for the special
issue should therefore focus on theory, methods, tools, and applications that have cross-disciplinary
appeal. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  Numerical issues and algorithms
  Modeling methods and tools
  Parallel simulation
  Algorithms for and uses of novel computer architectures
  Fundamental theory
  Inter-disciplinary applications and case studies
  Design and refactoring of simulators to support activity based M&S

Modeling and Simulation of Aeronautical Systems
  o  Submission of papers due by: May 30, 2011
  o  Publication expected: Fall 2012

As a showcase for multidisciplinary research, this special issue shall bring innovative approaches
in composite material behaviors, diagnostic approaches, instrumentation and sensing, implementation
of flight and systems models on computers. Authors of high quality, unpublished contributions are 
invited to submit papers to this Special Issue for a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  Simulation of Complex Aeronautical Systems
  Aeronautical Systems of Systems Engineering
  Materials for Aeronautical and Aerospace vehicles
  Flight control and navigation systems
  CAT (Clear Air Turbulence) prediction and analysis
  Structural Analysis of air lifting bodies
  Aircraft material fatigue phenomenon
  Flight training simulators
  Flight safety analysis and design

Modeling Sustainability for Third Millennium
  o Submission of papers due by: August 1, 2011
  o Publication expected: Fall 2012

This special issue aims at providing the opportunity for authors to submit original and 
unpublished articles on innovative ways to use Modeling and Simulation as Enabling Technology 
for investigating Technical, Economic, Social and Environmental sustainability of Human Enterprises.
Simulation represents probably the only methodology to provide to the human race a tool for 
enabling control of mankind evolution; in fact historical data for understanding the situation 
evolution in this context could be collected just when it is too late to react. Validated, 
verified and accredited models represent the cornerstone for anticipating future critical 
situations. Multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged to properly address the framework of 
complex system sustainability. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  Coupling economic, social, business and environmental models for
    studying sustainability
  Interoperable simulation for combining different models addressing
    sustainability issues
  Modeling and simulation as support risks and opportunities analysis
    within the new reference scenario characterized by the global
    financial crisis
  Modeling social and human factors and their influence in human
    enterprises and activities
  Modeling drivers and guidelines definition for human enterprise sustainability
  Modeling global or local sustainability
  Models for estimating medium and long term sustainability

Advancing Simulation Theory and Practice with Distributed Computing

  o Submission of papers due by: November 30, 2011
  o Publication expected: Spring 2013

The pursuit of high quality simulation experimentation and optimization can require non-trivial 
amounts of computing power. Having access to an increased number of computers usually enables 
"further and faster experimentation" of the models. Distributed computing concepts such as High 
Performance Computing (HPC), High Throughput Computing (HTC), grid and cloud computing can provide
 the required computing capacity for the execution of large and complex models. Further there has 
been a long tradition of adopting advances in distributed computing in simulation as evidenced by 
contributions from the parallel and distributed simulation community. There has arguably been a 
recent acceleration of innovation in distributed computing tools and techniques. This special 
issue presents the opportunity to showcase recent research that is assimilating these new advances 
in simulation. This special issue therefore solicits high quality papers on both computational and 
theoretical studies that further the extant literature on the application of distributed computing 
to simulation. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  Methodologies for creation of scalable simulation models.
  Methodologies and algorithms associated with distributed execution
    of models (e.g. algorithms for task-farming and load-balancing)
  Theoretical issues, methodology and software architectures for large
    scale distributed simulations (e.g. parallel and distributed
    simulation, multi-agent based distributed simulation, IEEE 1516 HLA
    architecture, Distributed Interactive Simulation).
  Algorithms for parallel and distributed simulation, including time
    synchronization, optimistic and conservative protocols.
  Ubiquitous computing architectures for development and experimentation
    of simulation models.
  Collaborative model development (e.g., shared workspace, shared
    manipulation of models)

The above special issues are still open for submission of papers. 
Please see the SCS web site at for details.

If you want to propose a special issue for SIMULATION, please see SPECIAL ISSUES: Principles & 
Guidelines on the SCS website at: 
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If you want to obtain further details about SIMULATION and SCS publications, find more information 
in the following Frequently Asked

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