ESM'2007, October 22-24, 2007, Westin Dragonara Hotel, St.Julian's, Malta, Conference Workshops

Conference Workshops

SIMULA Workshop: "40 Years of SIMULA, the first OO Simulation Language."

SIMULA is the first OOP language and with the exception of Beta programming language, other broadly used OOP languages are conceptual subsets of SIMULA. The standard was defined in 1967, that's why the language used to be called SIMULA 67. The basic ideas were presented at the IFIP Working Conference "Simulation Programming Languages" in Oslo in 1967, the proceedings were published 35 years ago in 1968. SIMULA (SIMple Universal LAnguage) as such is a general object-oriented language. Its system classes Simset and Simulation add the knowledge of linked lists and time processes making SIMULA a process-oriented simulation language. The workshop would concentrate on the SIMULA's advanced OOP features that cannot be found in other OOP languages and on its simulation capabilities. The so-called main classes (nested classes that contain other local classes) that can be further specialized represent modularity achieved by using the OOP capabilities of the language. The system class Simulation will be enhanced to contain classes supporting transparent statistics and classes oriented to the simulation of queueing networks. SIMULA implementation for PC computers is now freely available, so the participants of the workshop will get tools and knowledge to create fast their own simulation models.

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Workshop Simulation with Petri Nets

Petri nets were introduced by C.A. Petri as a "finitary combinatorial model of event topology which, is in close correspondence with the models of modern physics, is capable of describing total information flow, and has proven superior to some conventional models both in construction and in analysis of systems of complex organization". Although many other models of concurrent and distributed systems have been developed, Petri nets are still considered "a central model for concurrent systems with respect to both the theory and the applications" due to the natural way they allow to represent reasoning on concurrent active objects which share resources and their changing states.

The huge amount of work invested in making the modelling power of Petri nets formalism more and more intensive, led to a continuous evolution of this area, such that "Petri nets" is currently a generic name for a whole class of models divided into three main layers (ranging from Elementary Net Systems and Place/Transition nets to traditional High Level nets and High Level nets with abstract data types). For the performance evaluation of the modelled system, time execution and/or stochastic processes have also been considered, leading to important extensions to the above general Petri nets classification: Timed and Stochastic Petri nets.

Petri nets are widely considered as an operational (rather than denotational) formalism for Discrete Event Systems. They have proven to be useful in solving difficult discrete-event problems in a variety of application domains such as in software engineering, operating systems, databases, communication and co-operation protocols in distributed systems, manufacturing systems, defence command and control, business processes and telecommunications, etc. As investigations in this area show, Petri nets also cover a large number of currently active research areas. Despite the great amount of work and achievements, much effort is still to be done to meet the applications requirements.

This workshop is intended to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of original ideas, recent results and achievements by researchers, students and system developers on issues and challenges related to the above domain. We invite to submit original contributions addressing, but not limited to one of the following topics: -- Simulation using Petri Net Systems, -- Place/Transition nets, -- High-level Petri nets, -- Timed and Stochastic Petri nets, -- Temporal and real-time logics with respect to Petri nets, -- Analysis methods of High Level nets and their time extensions, -- Modular Petri nets, -- Object-oriented Petri nets (OOPNs), -- Computer tools based on OOPNs, -- Applications of OOPNs.

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Workshop Modelling and Simulation with Bond Graphs

The Bond Graph Workshop will bring experts together for the purpose of discussing new concepts, methods, techniques, tools and applications of this energy-based modelling methodology. Papers dealing with all aspects of the use of bond graphs in system design, analysis, and control are welcome. The workshop will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research and applications of the Bond Graph methodology. Research papers are welcome in the following categories of presentation: Tutorials, Panel Discussions, Software and Tools, Bond Graph Theory, Advanced Bond Graph Methodology, Bond Graphs and Block Diagrams, Computer Graphics and Bond Graph Modelling, Qualitative Modelling, Mechatronics Systems, Mechanical Systems and Robotics, Electrical and Power Systems, Control Systems, Thermal and Chemical Systems, Biomechanics and Prosthetics, Ecological Systems, Biological and Medical Systems, Social and Economic Systems, Industrial Applications, Large, Nonlinear Models.

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DEVS Workshop

The DEVS Workshop will cover: Extensions to the DEVS formalism, DEVS and Distributed DEVS frameworks, DEVS-based next generation VHDL, DEVS standardization, DEVS applications.

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Fluid Flow Modelling Simulation Workshop

Papers are solicited in:Conventional fluid dynamics, New developments in boundary tracking, adaptive multiscale meshes, algorithm stability, turbulence.

Atomistic methods

Ab-initio and classical molecular dynamics, direct simulation Monte Carlo.

Mesoscopic methods

Lattice gases, lattice-Boltzmann, smoothed particle dynamics, \dissipative particle dynamics, discrete simulation automata, etc.

Hybrid methods

Atomistic-mesoscopic and mesoscopic-continuum: direct simulation Monte Carlo, adaptive-mesh dissipative-particle dynamics, etc.

Multidisciplinary and industrial applications

Chemical and biomedical engineering, automotive, oil extraction and aeronautic industry, flow in porous media, Fluid Dynamics Simulation, Fluid Dynamics Simulation in Turbomachinery Flow Analysis of Pump Turbines, Water, air, vibration analysis through fluid flow modelling, Electromagnetic Field Simulation, Virtual Wind Tunnels, Structural analysis Statics (Stress, Deformation), Dynamics (Vibration), Eigen value, Fatigue, Thermal load Electric power plants, General plant components Computational fluid dynamics Compressible flow, Incompressible flow, Heat transfer, Multiphase/multi component flow, Combustion, Reaction,, Noise (Flow-induced sound) Gas turbines/Steam turbines,Combustors, Nuclear plant components, Hydro turbines, Pumps, Heat exchangers, Piping systems Computational electro-magnetics Static elecromagnetics, Eddy current, Electromagnetic wave, Electric circuit Nuclear fusion reactor, Transformers, Switch gear, Rotating machinery, Inverters/Converters Coupled problems Fluid-structure coupled analysis, (Flow-induced vibration), Fluid-electric field coupled analysis, (Insulation) Heat exchangers, Electric power transmission components.

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CoSSoM'07 - Complex systems and self-organization modelling

The aim of this workshop is to concern itself with the use of emergent computing and self-organization modelling within various applications of complex systems. We focus our attention both on the innovative concepts and implementations to model self-organizations, but also the relevant applicative domains which can use them in an efficient way. The first part covers, collective intelligence and dynamic combinatorics are conceptual tools which can be used to model self-organization processes. The second part covers, geographical information systems (GIS), cognitive sciences and natural ecosystems are some relevant applicative domains on which we propose to focus our attention.

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Submit your proposal in agent based simulation here

Workshop on Multi-agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S)

Multi-agent systems (MAS) provide powerful models for representing real-world environments with an appropriate degree of complexity and dynamism. Several industrial experiences have already shown that the use of MAS offers advantages in manufacturing processes, e-Commerce, and network management. Since MAS in such contexts are to be tested before their actual deployment and execution, methodologies that support validation through simulation of the MAS under development are highly required. In fact, validation through simulation can demonstrate that a MAS correctly behaves according to its specifications. Moreover, discrete-event simulators can be adopted to evaluate how complex MAS work on scales much larger than those achievable in real testbeds.

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Simulation of Electrical Systems

Modelling of Power System Generation and Distribution, Power System Protection, Wind and Solar Grid Connected Systems, Industrial Electric Drives, Power Electronic Converter Topologies, Power Electronic Devices, Electromechanical devices, Industrial Sensors. Modelling and simulation of Control of Electrical Systems, Industrial Electronics and Electric Drives.

SCICOS Workshop

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