The workshop on model-driven approaches for simulation engineering (Mod4Sim) aims to combine the most recent advances in the software engineering field with well-known and widely used techniques for simulation engineering.
The term simulation engineering denotes the set of activities to be carried out first to build the simulation model that specifies the behavior of a given source system and then to implement the simulation model into a software application that allows to “execute” the model onto a given centralized or distributed computer platform.
In the software engineering community, the exploitation of principles and standards introduced in the model-driven engineering field has obtained a significant increase of the degree of automation provided by software development processes and has led to software products with higher quality and reduced costs and time-to-market.
The Mod4Sim workshop aims to investigate the use of model-driven approaches in the simulation engineering field and provides a unique opportunity to bring together leading researchers and practitioners from both the software engineering community and the simulation community in a focused workshop environment.
The workshop is held under the aegis of the Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation, part of the SCS SpringSim 2011 conference, April 4-7, 2011, Boston, MA (USA).