This book contains the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2013), which is co-organized by the Reykjavik University (RU) and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC). SIMULTECH 2013 is held in cooperation with the ACM SIGSIM - Special Interest Group (SIG) on SImulation and Modeling (SIM), Movimento Italiano Modellazione e Simulazione (MIMOS) 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 International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). 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 2013 program is enhanced by the three keynote lectures, delivered by distinguished speakers who are renowned experts in their fields: François E. Cellier ( ETH Zürich, Switzerland), Alexander Smirnov (SPIIRAS, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation) and Norbert Giambiasi (Aix-Marseille Université, France). The technical program features four special sessions: Applications of Modeling and Simulation to Climatic Change and Environmental Sciences (MSCCEC), Health Applications (HA), Modelling and Simulation in Biology and Medicine (BIOMED) and Computationally Efficient Simulation-Driven Engineering Design Optimization and Modeling (SDDOM). SIMULTECH 2013 received 142 paper submissions from 39 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 the reviewing process, 35 papers were selected to be published as full papers and 58 papers were selected as short papers. The full-paper acceptance ratio was thus 25%, and the total oral paper acceptance ratio was less than 41%. 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 (Tuesday). 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. Special thanks go to the leadership, faculty and staff of Reykjavik University (RU) for hosting the conference in its beautiful campus and providing RU facilities and resources. 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 SIMULTECH 2013 program and your stay in the beautiful city of Reykjavík. We also hope to see you again next year at SIMULTECH 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
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