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[PVS] [Researchers] 12th IEEE/ACM DS-RT´2008 - Vancouver, Canada - 27-29/10/2008


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                             Call for Papers
                               DS-RT 2008
                  12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on
           Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications,
                           October 27-29, 2008
                       Vancouver, BC, Canada

* IEEE/ACM pending upon Approval

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2008

**** Scope

 In its twelth anniversary, the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on
Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2008) will
take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in conjunction with
the 11th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and
of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM 2008).

**** Symposium Objectives

 DS-RT 2008 serves as a forum for simulationists from academia, industry and
research labs, for presenting recent research results in Distributed
Simulation and Real Time Applications. DS-RT 2008 targets the growing
between large distributed simulations and real time applications, such as
collaborative virtual environments, pervasive and ubiquitous application
 motor-, controller-, sensor- and actuator systems.

 The conference features prominent invited speakers as well as papers by
top researchers in the field. DS-RT 2008 will include contributed
technical papers,
invited papers, and panel discussions. The proceedings will be published

**** Call for Papers

 DS-RT is intended to provide an international forum for the discussion and
presentation of original ideas, recent results and achievements by
students, and systems developers on issues and challenges related to
simulation and real time applications. Authors are encouraged to submit both
theoretical and practical results of significance. Demonstration of new
tools/applications is very desirable.

 The scope of the symposium includes, but is not limited to:

 o- Paradigms, Methodology and Software Architectures for
    Large Scale Distributed and Real-Time Simulations
    (like e.g. Parallel and Distributed Simulation, Multi-Agent
    Based Distributed Simulation, HLA/RTI, Web and Grid based Simulation)

 o- Paradigms, Modelling, Architecture and Environments for
    Large Scale Real-time Systems and Concurrent Systems with
    hard and soft Real-Time Contstraints

 o- Non-functional Properties of Distributed Simulation and Real-Time
    Systems (like e.g. Dependability, Availability, Reliability,
    Maintainability, Safety, Security, Trustworthiness, QoS)

 o- Theoretical Foundations of Large Scale Real-Time and Simulation
    Models (Event Systems, Causality, Space-Time Models, Notions of Time,
    Discrete and Continuous Systems, Simulator Coordination)

 o- Simulation Studies at Large and Very Large Scale
    (like e.g. Industrial, Commercial, Ecological and Environmental,
    Societal, Power and Energy, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Systems)

 o- Performance and Validation of Large Scale and Distributed Simulations
    (like e.g., benchmarking and analytical results, empirical
    studies; DIS, HLA/RTI studies;

 o- Languages and Tools, Development Environments, Data Interfaces,
    Network Protocols and Model Repositiories that address Very Large

 o- Data Management and Distribution Issues, Interest Management,
    Semantic Modeling, Multi-resolution Modeling, Dead-Reckoning Mechanisms

 o- Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Architectures and Applications
    that involve Simulations and/or adhere to Real-Time Constraints

 o- Simulation based Virtual Environments and Mixed Reality Systems
    (like e.g. interactive Virtual Reality, Human Communication through
    Immersive Environments, Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Reality,
    Telepresence Systems and Shared Workspaces, Shared Interaction Spaces,
    Shared Object Manipulation)

 o- Visual Interactive Simulation Environments
    (like e.g., Generic Animation, Visual Interactive Modeling,
    Interactive Computer Based Training and Learning; Scientific
    High-End Computer Graphics;

 o- Design Issues, Interaction Designs, Human Comuter Interaction
    Issues raised by Large Scale DS-RT Systems

 o- Innovative Styles of Interactions with Large Scale DS-RT Systems
    (like e.g. Implicit, Situative and Attentive Interaction,
    Tangible Interaction, Embedded Interaction,

 o- Emerging Simulation Challenges
    (like e.g. Growth of Human Population, Climate Change, CO2, Health Care,
     Ecosystems, Sustainable Development, Water and Energy Supply,
     Human Mobility, Airtraffic, World Stock Markets, Food Supply Chains,
     Megacities, Global Wireless Communication, Privacy Preserving Access,

**** Important dates

    Submission Deadline: May 1, 2008
    Notification of Acceptance: July 1, 2008
    Camera Ready version due: August 1, 2008
    Symposium presentation: October 27-29, 2008 in Vancouver, BC, Canada


**** Submission Guidelines

 Papers should be written in English and should not exceed 10 pages
 (single-spaced) or 18 pages (double-spaced).

 Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication

 Authors are encouraged to submit papers in electronic form, postscript
 pdf, or Microsoft Word 6.0 (or higher) only.
 Genaral information regarding submission can be found at

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be
published by IEEE press.

Questions from authors may be directed to the General Chair or one of
the PC Co-Chairs.

**** Organizing Committee

 General Chair:
    David J. Roberts
    Centre for Virtual Environments, Business House, University Road,
    University of Salford, Salford, Manchester, UK

 Program Co-Chairs:
    Alois Ferscha
    Johannes Kepler University at Linz, Austria

    Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
    School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE),
    University of Ottawa, Canada

Demo Chair
   Emiliano Casalicchio, University of Roma, Italy

Poster Chair
  Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, USA

Steering Committee Chair
    Azzedine Boukerche, University of ottawa, Canada

Webmaster and System co-Chair
    Luciano Bononi, University of Bologna, Italy
    Marco Di Felice, University of Bologna, Italy 

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