Model-driven engineering approaches provide considerable advantages to software systems engineering activities through the provision of consistent and coherent models at various abstraction levels. As these models are in a machine readable form, model-driven engineering approaches can also support the exploitation of computing capabilities for model reuse, code generation, model checking and test case generation.
Simulation engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering and simulation science for designing and constructing simulation models, developing and maintaining their software implementations, and conducting simulation experiments. As simulations are basically software systems, they can similarly benefit from model-driven engineering approaches to support automatic code generation, enhance software quality, and reduce costs, development effort and time-to-market.
The workshop on model-driven approaches for simulation engineering (Mod4Sim) aims to bring together experts on model-based, model-driven and software engineering with experts on simulation methods and simulation practitioners, with the objective to advance the state-of-art in model-driven simulation engineering.
The workshop is held under the aegis of the Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation, part of the SCS SpringSim 2016 conference, April 3-6, 2016, Pasadena, CA, USA.