***Extended deadline: March 18*** COMETS 2011 - 2nd International Track on Collaborative Modeling and Simulation - Call for Papers



***Extended deadline: March 18*** COMETS 2011 - 2nd International Track on Collaborative Modeling and Simulation - Call for Papers

From: Daniele Gianni <daniele.gianni_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:13:28 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=4jt4i698nGrky9G2YWjxYWrdnPBHPPGm-bFzP@mail.gmail.com>
**** Please note submission deadline extended to March 18, 2011 ****

(apologies if you receive multiple copies of this call for papers)

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                IEEE WETICE 2011
         2nd International Track on
     Collaborative Modeling and Simulation
                CALL FOR PAPERS
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June 27 - June 29, 2011, Paris (France)
http://www.sel.uniroma2.it/CoMetS11

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# Papers Due: *** March 18, 2011 *** EXTENDED
# Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
# by the IEEE Computer Society Press and indexed by EI.
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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 behavior 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 types of investigations
widens, the cost of M&S activities increases for the more
complex models and for 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.

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 to the design of
collaborative environments. These environments 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 environments for M&S
* collaborative Systems of Systems M&S
* workflow modelling for collaborative environments and processes
* 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
* simulation-based performance evaluation of collaborative networks
* model-driven simulation engineering
* domain specific languages for the simulation of collaborative environments
* domain specific languages for collaborative M&S
* databases and repositories for M&S
* distributed virtual environments
* virtual research environment for 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.

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On-Line Submissions and Publication
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CoMetS'11 intends to bring together researchers and practitioners
to discuss key issues, approaches, open problems, innovative
applications and trends in the track research area.

Papers should contain original contributions not published or
submitted elsewhere. Papers up to six pages (including figures,
tables and references) can be submitted. Papers should follow the
IEEE format, which is single spaced, two columns, 10 pt
Times/Roman font. All submissions should be electronic (in PDF)
and will be peer-reviewed by at least three program committee
members.

Accepted full papers will be included in the proceedings and
 published by the IEEE Computer Society Press (IEEE
approval pending). Please note that at least one author for each
accepted paper should register to attend WETICE 2011 to have the
paper published in the proceedings.

Authors may contact the organizers for expression of interests
and content appropriateness at any time. Papers can be submitted
in PDF format at the submission site
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=comets2011), which is
supported by the EasyChair conference management system. Please
contact the track chairs (comets2011@easychair.org) if you
experience problems with the EasyChair Web site.

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 Important Dates
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* Submission Deadline: March 18, 2011 *** EXTENDED
* Decision to paper authors: April 11, 2011  *** EXTENDED
* Final version of accepted papers due to IEEE: April 29, 2011
* Conference dates: June 27 - June 29, 2011


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Organizing Committee
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* Andrea D'Ambrogio, University of Roma TorVergata, Italy
* Daniele Gianni, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Joachim Fuchs, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Giuseppe Iazeolla, University of Roma TorVergata, Italy

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Program Committee
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* Santiago Balestrini, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
* Torsten Bieler, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Olivier Dalle, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS & INRIA, France
* Joseph Giampapa, SEI, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Ralph Huntsinger, Beijng University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
China
 and California State University, USA
* Axel Lehmann, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany
* Cristiano Leorato, Rhea, The Netherlands
* Brian Lewis, Vanguard Software Corporation, USA
* Steve McKeever, University of Oxford, UK
* David Nickerson, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, NZ
* Alfred Park, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer FIT and RWTH Aachen, Germany
* José L. Risco-Martin, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
* Maarten Sierhuis, NASA and Palo Alto Research Center, USA
* Hans Vangheluwe, University of Antwerp, Belgium, and McGill University,
Canada
* Gabriel Wainer, Carleton University, Canada
* Quirien Wijnands, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
* Heming Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

*** Contact Information ***
Daniele Gianni (track co-chair)
Email: daniele.gianni@esa.int
Received on Sun 27 Feb 2011 - 15:13:36 GMT