This book contains the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2014), which is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and co-organized by Austrian Computer Society and Vienna University of Technology – TU Wien (TUW). SIMULTECH 2014 is held in cooperation with the ACM SIGSIM - Special Interest Group (SIG) on SImulation and Modeling (SIM), ACM SIGMIS - ACM Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems, Movimento Italiano Modellazione e Simulazione (MIMOS), Japan Society for Simulation Technology, Federation of Asia Simulation Societies and AIS Special Interest Group on Modeling and Simulation (AIS SIGMAS) and technically co-sponsored by the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), Liophant Simulation, Simulation Team and IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Simulation (TCSIM). 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 2014 program is enhanced by the three keynote lectures, delivered by distinguished speakers who are renowned experts in their fields: Bernard P. Zeigler (University of Arizona, United States), Paul Fishwick (University of Texas at Dallas, United States) and Helena Szczerbicka (Universität Hannover, Germany). The technical program features three special sessions: Special Session on Computationally Efficient Simulation-Driven Engineering Design Optimization and Modeling (SDDOM), Special Session on Applications of Modeling and Simulation to Climatic Change and Environmental Sciences (MSCCEC) and Special Session on Health Applications (HA). SIMULTECH 2014 received 167 paper submissions, including special sessions, from 45 countries in all continents, of which 23% were presented as full papers. 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. 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 Friday, August 29, 2014. Building an interesting and successful program for the conference required 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 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. Last but not least, we thank the invited distinguished keynote speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver their talks. We hope that you will enjoy the SIMULTECH 2014 program and your stay in the beautiful city of Vienna. We also hope to see you again next year at SIMULTECH 2015 in Colmar, France.
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