International Symposium on
Model-driven Approaches for Simulation Engineering

part of SpringSim 2017
April 23-26, 2017 - Virginia Beach, VA (USA)
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Call for Papers

The symposium aims to bring together experts in model-based, model-driven software and systems engineering from embedded, cyber-physical and software-intensive systems domains with simulation experts, with the objective to advance the state of the art in model-driven simulation engineering and simulation-based systems engineering.

Model-driven approaches allow to increase the abstraction in model specifications and automate the generation of models and executable software artifacts through model transformations, so as to lead to more productive modeling activities.

Simulation-based systems engineering exploits simulation to execute system architecture models and generate the system behaviour. It promotes simulation experimentation for design space exploration, performance and behaviour prediction, evaluation of alternatives or sensitivity analysis.

Model-driven simulation engineering recognizes that simulation systems, as other software systems, can benefit from model-driven approaches. It thus endorses the utilization of metamodeling and model transformations in the simulation life cycle to enhance simulation quality, and reduce costs, development effort and time-to-market.

We would like to invite and encourage researchers and practitioners of model-driven simulation engineering and simulation-based systems engineering to publish and share their contributions in then Mod4Sim symposium.

A partial list of topics of interest includes:

  • model-driven approaches in simulation engineering

  • requirements modeling for simulation

  • domain specific languages for modeling and simulation

  • model transformations for simulation model building

  • model transformations for simulation model implementation

  • model-based engineering of distributed simulation systems

  • relationship between metamodeling standards (e.g., MOF, Ecore) and distributed simulation standards (e.g., HLA, DIS)

  • metamodels for simulation reuse and interoperability

  • simulation ontologies for metamodeling

  • model-driven technologies for different simulation paradigms (discrete event simulation, multi agent simulation, sketch-based simulation, etc.)

  • model-driven methods and tools for performance engineering of simulation systems

  • model-driven technologies for simulation modernization

  • model-driven technologies for data collection and analysis

  • model-driven technologies for simulation visualization

  • model-driven technologies for simulation verification and validation

  • model continuity

  • executable UML

  • executable architectures

  • SysML/Modelica integration

  • simulation model portability and reuse

  • model-based systems verification and validation

  • simulation for model-based systems engineering

  • model engineering for simulation-based systems engineering

To stimulate creativity, however, the symposium maintains a wider scope and welcomes all contributions offering original perspectives on model-driven simulation engineering and simulation-based systems engineering.

The Mod4Sim'17 program is out!