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PTM&S track-EMSS 2011 : Track on Petri Nets based Modelling & Simulation.EMSS 2011


When Sep 12, 2011 - Sep 14, 2011
Where Rome, Italy
Submission Deadline May 20, 2011
Notification Due Jun 20, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 20, 2011
Categories    petri nets   modeling   simulation

Call For Papers

Call For Papers - Deadlines Extensions - Journal Special Issue

Petri Nets based Modeling and Simulation
Track at the European Modelling & Simulation Symposium 2011
EMSS 2011)

Chairs: Emilio Jimenez(a) and Juan Ignacio Latorre(b)
Affiliations: (a) University of La Rioja (Spain) and (b) Public University of Navarre (Spain)

Key Dates (Extended!)
Submissions of Extended Abstracts (Extended): May 20, 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2011
Early Registration: July 20, 2011
Final Camera-Ready Submission: July 20, 2011

Journal Special Issue
Best Papers will be selected and published in a Special issue of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling

Track Description

Petri nets (PN) as a base for modelling and simulation (M&S) constitute a combination in constant development, based on advances in computing and in the development of different artificial intelligence techniques; but this advance opens up new lines of research aimed at achieving the new opportunities that appear, demanded from both the scientific community, as a base for other issues, and from industry, as a natural way of development towards efficiency and competitiveness.

Petri nets constitute a well-known formal paradigm for modelling, simulation, analysis and optimization of the dynamic systems that can be seen as discrete, with different interpretations (autonomous, timed, stochastic, …) and abstraction levels (ordinary, generalized, coloured, …). Their double interpretation, graphic/mathematical, allows developing efficiently not only the modelling and simulation of complex concurrent discrete systems, such as production or logistic industrial systems, but also their performance analysis. Much effort has been devoted to formal analysis techniques in PN, which represent a solid theoretical basis that can be applied to industrial systems (state space exploration, model reduction, graph based techniques, mathematical programming, …). But not always these formal techniques can be applied to models in practice, and then simulation can be a powerful tool in order to improve and optimize the system.

Thus, the main topic of this track is the contribution to M&S in Industry through Petri nets based modelling and simulation (at different interpretations and abstraction levels) and the knowledge and optimization of discrete event dynamic systems.

Overall objectives of the track

· To gather and to present original papers concerning the use of the variety of formalisms that constitute PN for modelling, simulation and optimization of discrete event systems.

· To propose hybrid approaches, which combine simulation and analytical techniques, to develop efficient methodologies oriented to improve and optimize discrete event systems modelled with PN.

· To analyze the combination of artificial intelligence techniques with PN modelling and simulation

· To identify and publish worldwide methodologies and practices regarding development and use of simulation-based techniques and algorithms in PN models.

· To demonstrate the application potential of PN and related modelling, simulation and optimization methodologies in solving various practical problems.

Topics List:

· Petri nets for modelling, analysis, simulation and optimization of discrete systems.

· Theory and applications of different Petri net formalisms: discrete, continuous and hybrid, coloured, stochastic, ...

· Development of techniques and tools for simulation of PN systems.

· Researching advances over state space exploration, continuization, hybrid systems, ...

· PN in Industry and business: manufacturing systems, factory automation, transportation and logistic systems, business models, supply chains, ...

· Practical experience and industrial trial: Computer tools for PN, benchmarks, tutorials, case studies, ...

· Any other additional topic concerning Modelling and Simulation with Petri Nets.

Authors are kindly invited to include in their papers and presentations all the research works, case studies and application both theoretical and applied.

Extended abstracts (minimum 2 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process through the submission section by May 20, 2011.
The extended abstract or the full draft paper must contain title, authors, affiliations, addresses, main body and references.
Each extended abstract or full draft paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee taking into consideration scientific quality, originality and relevance. Only original papers, written in English will be accepted.
The extended abstract or the full draft paper should be prepared by following the final paper formatting. However any type of paper formatting can be accepted for the first submission.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 20, 2011.

The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns) both for regular and special sessions.
The camera ready paper must adhere to the conference template. The .dot file contains the complete instructions for preparing a camera ready copy for the Proceedings. The final version of the paper must be a PDF file.
Your camera ready paper (extended paper or regular paper) in PDF format must be submitted by using the submission section before July 20, 2011.

The page limit for manuscripts is ten (10) pages (included in the author registration fee). Additional pages will require an additional fee.
If your work must be cleared or approved before publication by your institution, company, or governmental agency, please be sure that process will be completed by the due date above or we will not be able to include it in the CD Conference Proceedings.

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