This book contains the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2015), which is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), held in cooperation with the ACM SIGSIM - Special Interest Group (SIG) on SImulation and Modeling (SIM), Japan Society for Simulation Technology (JSST), Federation of Asia Simulation Societies (ASIASIM), AIS Special Interest Group on Modeling and Simulation (AIS SIGMAS), Federation of European Simulation Societies (EUROSIM), Movimento Italiano Modellazione e Simulazione (MIMOS) and European Council for Modelling and Simulation (ECMS). It is also technically co-sponsored by Liophant Simulation and Simulation Team.
This conference, which is the fifth in a row, has again met with much interest of the research community worldwide which is the best proof that, first, the idea of the SIMULTECH conferences that has
been conceived some years ago by a group of dedicated people with vision has been a proper choice. And, second, that the research and scholarly community working in the field of broadly perceived simulation has responded with great interest in spite of such an abundance of conferences on all possible topics that we presently face.
This conference, SIMULTEC-2015, has again proven that high expectations of the “founding fathers” of this conference series has been fulfilled, and the interest of the research and scholarly community has been not only maintained but even amplified as, in addition to regular participants, many new people have submitted results of their new research. As in the previous editions, the participation of younger scientists is a very important factor.
This year we have again succeeded to bring together top researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in methodologies and applications of modeling and simulation from all parts of the world. The main topics covered in the papers accepted after a careful review process for presentation the conference are: Methodologies and Technologies, and Applications and Tools of modeling and simulation. The papers accepted demonstrate new and innovative solutions. They also highlight technical issues and challenges in this field.
The high quality of the SIMULTECH 2015 program is enhanced by the four keynote lectures, delivered by distinguished speakers who are renowned experts in their fields, known not only for their stature in the respective fields but their innovative and visionary thinking: Eleni Karatza (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Adelinde (Lin) M. Uhrmacher (University of Rostock, Germany), Richard Fujimoto (Georgia Institute of Technology, United States) and Pietro Terna (Università di Torino, Italy).
The meeting is complemented with the Special Session on Applications of Modeling and Simulation to Climatic Change and Environmental Sciences (MSCCES) which clearly responds to extremely important challenges faced all over the world.
SIMULTECH 2015 received 102 paper submissions, including the special session, from 36 countries in all continents, of which 53% were orally presented (19% as full papers). A double blind peer paper review was performed by the International Program Committee members, all of them recognized in at least one of the main conference topic areas, with an invaluable help by leading experts in the fields.
Conferences are also meeting places where collaboration projects can emerge from social contacts amongst the participants. Therefore, in order to promote the development of research and professional networks the Conference includes in its social program a Conference Social Event & Banquet for the evening of July 22nd (Wednesday).
Building an interesting and successful program for the conference requires the dedicated effort of many people; we thank them all. Firstly, we must thank the authors, whose research and development efforts are recorded here. Secondly, we thank the members of the International Program Committee and additional reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We also wish to include here a word of appreciation for the excellent organization and support provided by the INSTICC team. We would like to thank the invited distinguished keynote speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver their great talks. We also like to thank our distinguished panellists for their insightful and outstanding contributions.
Special thanks go to the administrators, faculty and staff of the IUT - Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Colmar of the University of Haute Alsace, France, especially Professor Pascal Lorenz for hosting the conference and for putting their resources under the disposal of the conference.
We hope that you will enjoy the SIMULTECH 2015 program and your stay in the beautiful city of Colmar. We also hope to see you again next year at SIMULTECH 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.
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