This book contains the proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2012), which was sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and held in Rome, Italy. SIMULTECH 2012 was technically co-sponsored by the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), GDR I3, Lionphant Simulation, Simulation Team and IFIP and held in cooperation with AIS Special Interest Group of Modeling and Simulation (AIS SIGMAS) and the Movimento Italiano Modellazione e Simulazione (MIMOS). This conference brings together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in methodologies and applications of modeling and simulation. The main topics covered in the papers accepted in the conference are: Methodologies and Technologies, and Applications and Tools of modelling and simulation. We believe the accepted papers demonstrate new and innovative
solutions. They also highlight technical issues and challenges in this field. The high quality of the SIMULTECH 2012 program is enhanced by the four keynote lectures, delivered by distinguished speakers who are renowned experts in their fields: David M. Nicol (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States), Tuncer Ören (University of Ottawa, Canada), Simon Taylor (Brunel University, U.K.) and Anthony John Jakeman (Australian National University, Australia). The technical program features three special sessions: Computationally Efficient Simulation-Driven Engineering Design Optimization and Modeling (SDDOM), Applications of Modeling and Simulation to Climatic Change and Environmental Sciences (MSCCEC) and Health Applications (HA). SIMULTECH 2012 received 125 paper submissions from 38 countries in all continents. A double blind paper review was performed by the International Program Committee members, all of them recognized in at least one of the main conference topic areas. After reviewing, only 38 papers were selected to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (10 pages in proceedings / 30 minutes oral presentations) and 26 papers, describing work-in-progress, were selected as short papers for 20 minutes oral presentation. Furthermore there were also 10 papers presented as posters. The full-paper acceptance ratio was thus 30%, and the total oral paper acceptance ratio was less than 44%. These ratios denote a high level of quality, which we intend to maintain in future SIMULTECH conferences. Based on the reviewer’s evaluations and the presentations, a short list of authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for a book that will be published by Springer and JDMS. Moreover, the best papers with clear contributions to discrete-event simulation will be invited to submit revised versions to the Journal of Simulation. We hope that these Conference Proceedings, submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI, may help the Modeling and Simulation community to find interesting research work. All presented papers will soon be available at the SciTePress digital library 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 in the evening of July 30 (Monday). Building an interesting and successful program for the conference required the dedicated effort of many people. Firstly, we must thank the authors, whose research and development efforts are recorded here. Secondly, we thank the members of the 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 conference secretariat, from INSTICC, who have smoothly and efficiently prepared the most appropriate environment for a productive meeting and scientific networking. Last but not least, we thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver their talks. We hope that you will enjoy the program and your stay in the beautiful city of Rome. We also hope to see you again next year at SIMULTECH 2013.
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