Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is increasingly becoming a central activity in the design of new systems and in the analysis of existing systems because it enables designers and researchers to investigate systems behaviour through virtual representations.
For this reason, M&S is gaining a primary role in many industrial and research fields, such as space, critical infrastructures, manufacturing, emergency management, biomedical systems and sustainable future. However, as the complexity of the investigated systems increases and the type of investigations widens, the cost of M&S activities increases because of the more complex models and of the communications among a wider number and variety of M&S stakeholders (e.g., sub-domain experts, simulator users, simulator engineers and final system users).
To address the increasing costs of M&S activities, collaborative technologies must be introduced to support these activities by fostering the sharing and reuse of models, by facilitating the communications among M&S stakeholders, and more generally by integrating processes, tools and platforms.
The CoMetS track aims to foster innovative research contributions that address collaboration issues in the field of M&S and vice versa, i.e., contributions that use M&S methodologies and tools to address the design of collaborative environments. A combination of both issues in the same venue will further contribute to the understanding of the underlying mechanisms that can affect the quality of the service delivered by collaborative environments for M&S.
The CoMetS track is held under the aegis of the IEEE WETICE 2022 conference, the 31st IEEE International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, which will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from June 29 through July 1, 2022.
Call for Papers
Aside from seeking applications of collaborative technologies to M&S activities, the track seeks innovative contributions that deal with the application of M&S practices in the field of collaborative engineering platforms. These platforms are continuously becoming more complex and therefore their design requires systematic approaches to meet the required quality of collaboration. This is important for two reasons: to reduce rework activities on the actual collaborative environment, and to maximize the productivity and the quality of the process the collaborative environment supports. M&S offers the methodologies and tools for such investigations and therefore it can be used to improve the quality of collaborative environments.
A non–exhaustive list of topics of interest includes:
- collaborative requirements modeling
- collaborative environments for M&S
- collaborative Systems of Systems M&S
- business proces modeling for collaborative environments
- agent-based M&S
- collaborative distributed simulation
- collaborative component-based M&S
- net-centric M&S
- web-based M&S
- model sharing and reuse
- model building and evaluation
- modeling and simulation of business processes
- modeling for collaboration
- performance and quality control for collaborative M&S
- simulation-based performance analysis of collaborative engineering platforms
- model-driven approaches for collaborative engineering
- domain specific languages for collaborative M&S
- databases and repositories for M&S
- distributed virtual environments
- virtual research environment for M&S
- collaborative DEVS M&S
- multi-method M&S
To stimulate creativity, however, the track maintains a wider scope and invites interested researchers to present contributions that offer original perspectives on collaboration and M&S.
- Paper submission deadline (extended): March 11, 2022
- Notification of acceptance (extended): April 1, 2022
- Camera Ready Deadline: May 6th, 2022
- Early Registration Deadline: May 6th, 2020
- Conference: June 29th—July 1st, 2022
Papers up to 6 pages (including figures, tables and references) can be submitted in PDF format at the conference submission site, by selecting the “Collaborative Modeling and Simulation” track.
Papers should follow the IEEE format, which is available here. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two program committee members.
Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and archived in the Xplore digital library. Accepted papers will be submitted for indexing through INSPEC, Compendex, Scopus, Thomson Reuters, DBLP, Google Scholar and EI Index.
Please note that at least one author for each accepted paper should register to AND attend the WETICE conference to have the paper published in the proceedings.