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

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Abstract Submission Deadline: May 8, 2008
Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2008

                            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

**** 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 
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

   Abstract submission Deadline: May 8th, 2008
   Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 15, 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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