ESM'2008, October 27-29, 2008, Universite du Havre, Le Havre, France, Conference Workshops


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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Models and simulations for Emergency and Risk Management

Multiple and unexpected failures but also catastrophes waiting to happen are built into our "society's complex systems". This is a matter of increasing concern. How should we understand, control or avoid such potential crisis on a local/global scale, where local interactions play a major role?

Simulations are powerful tools in a context where risk is the product of probability of accident by the losses per accident. This risk can be major when it is collective, the occuring frequency is low, the impacts on humans or environment are very important. In this kind of risk, it is necessary to engage exceptional resources to prevent, to forsee and to help. This aspect is very important, but some crises have demonstrated that the problems can be in upstream and it is also necessary to consider the detection, the defects diagnosis and the supervision of risk systems.

We solicit contributions on (not exhaustive):

  • Modeling risk (including technical, environmental and human factors) to prevent and to manage
  • Tools of analysis, detection and early diagnosis
  • Population flow before, during and after the crisis
  • Information flow for the emergency
  • .....

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Complex Systems: Historical & Dynamical point of view

Complex Systems is a contemporary topics and it is interesting to take a sight on it through both Historical and Dynamical point of view. So this session aims to propose a study of Complex Systems dealing with various domains such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology... For example, Historical and Dynamical aspects of Van der Pol circuit or Predator-prey model should be highlighted through an overview of all studies already done and may be followed by a presentation of new ideas or concepts on the subject.

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Emotional dimensions of cognition and their modelling in problem-solving, learning and decision-making

Cognition is studied from various approaches, both from a computable vision allowing to understand, reproduce the complexity of human brain functioning and from the human understanding vision linking with memory, behavior and feelings. Emotional dimensions have been studied in this context since only few decades because of the complexity to express and to define them and to explain their interaction with cognition, including problem-solving, learning and decision-making. In this session, we expect some contributions from computer sciences researchers for the modeling contribution and from psychologist researchers for the lightening of these complex interactions, including their fundamental knowledge on human behavior. The contribution from neuro-psychologist researchers will allow to root the cognitive and behavioral description on embodied knowledge, allowing to find relevant modeling dimensions.

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Artificial Society

This session focuses on the two complementary aspects: (1) modelling the society and its spatial systems according to their complexity and (2) to use the society as model for distributed artificial agents which contribute to solve problems using their social behaviour. The mixing of contribution from human sciences researchers and from computer sciences researchers are welcome and expected. The contributions on these topics can be based on swarm intelligence, social insect-based algorithms, cultural algorithms, cellular automata modelling.

Community detection over graphs or over geographical information systems is also relevant contributions for this session. The understanding of the dynamical complex development of the human and animal society is one of the goals of innovative research for advancing geographical studies based on complexity approaches and for distributed artificial intelligence modelling.

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Simulation, Modelling and Data Management in Real-Time Systems

The SMDM-RTS'2008 session organized by the LITIS laboratory deals with all aspects of the simulation, Modelling and data management in real-time systems, including the management of quality of service. The aim of the session is to present the researches already done and current researches in this area. This will be done throughout invited papers on one hand, and on the presentations of research papers related to simulation and Modelling in systems combining both database systems aspects and real-time systems aspects. The relationships between these systems and their applications to many areas will be pointed out. The session deals also with papers related to mobility and real-time in geographic information systems, to all aspects of sensor databases, to applying real-time and mobility in intelligent/vehicles and transport systems, in stock trading, etc.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Feedback Control Scheduling Architecture : simulation and Modelling
  • Modelling of real-time data and real-time transactions
  • Real-Time Applications for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Simulation and/or Modelling of Real-Time Multimedia Systems, Quality of Service management
  • Distributed Simulations for Real-Time Systems and Real-Time Databases
  • Management of real-time data
  • Sensor databases
  • Formal or unformal specifications of real-time database systems
  • Real-Time Geographic Systems
  • Real-time vision and perception in ITS
  • Modelling of Real-Time Component based Systems and Real-Time Design Pattern Systems

We also encourage authors to present novel ideas, critique of existing work, and application examples, which demonstrate how real-time DBMSs technology could be effectively deployed and might be be better than existing systems. We also welcome practical work which applies real-time DBMSs in real-word applications. PhD works are welcome.

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