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DS-RT 2020 2020 : 24th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications


When Sep 14, 2020 - Sep 16, 2020
Where Prague
Submission Deadline Jul 5, 2020
Notification Due Aug 6, 2020
Final Version Due Aug 30, 2020
Categories    simulations   modelling   parallel processing   computer science

Call For Papers

*** The Symposium ***

The 2020 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications (DS-RT 2020) promises to be a grand affair and will take place in Prague, Czech Republic. DS-RT 2020 serves as a platform for simulationists from academia, industry and research labs for presenting recent research results in Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications.

DS-RT 2020 targets the growing overlap between large distributed simulations and real-time applications, such as collaborative virtual environments, pervasive and ubiquitous application scenarios, motor-, controller-, sensor- and actuator systems.

The conference features prominent invited speakers as well as papers by top researchers in the field. DS-RT 2020 will include contributed technical papers, invited papers, and panel discussions. The proceedings will be published by IEEE-CS press.

*** Call for Papers ***

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

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

- Paradigms, Methodology and Software Architectures for Large Scale Distributed and Real-Time Simulations (e.g. Parallel and Distributed Simulation, Multi-Agent Based Distributed Simulation, HLA/RTI, Web, Grid and cloud based Simulation, hardware-software co-design for extreme scale simulations)

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

- Advanced modelling techniques (reuse of models, new modelling languages, agent-based M&S, and spatial M&S)

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

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

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

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

- Algorithms and methods for parallel or distributed simulation (synchronization, scheduling, memory management, and load balancing)

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

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

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

- Simulation based Virtual Environments and Mixed Reality Systems (e.g. Interactive Virtual Reality, Human Communication through Immersive Environments)

- Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Reality, Shared Interaction Spaces, Telepresence Systems and Shared Workspaces, 3D Video and Acoustic Reconstruction, Shared Object Manipulation

- Serious Gaming and Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) applications, architectures and scalability issues

- Visual Interactive Simulation Environments (e.g., Generic Animation, Visual Interactive Modelling, Interactive Computer Based Training and Learning, Scientific Visualization, High-End Computer Graphics)

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

- Media Convergence (e.g. New Technologies, Media Theory, Real-Time considerations of Multi Modality, etc.)

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

- Technologies for Living Labs (e.g. Mirror World Simulation, Interoperability, Large Scale Multi Sensor Networks, Global Wireless Communication, Multi Stakeholder Understanding and Innovation)

- Environmental and Emerging Simulation Challenges (e.g. Growth of Human Population, Climate Change, CO2, Health Care, Ecosystems, Sustainable Development, Water and Energy Supply, Human Mobility, Air Traffic, World Stock Markets, Food Supply Chains, Megacities, Smart Cities, Disaster Planning, etc.)

- Advanced Simulation Studies and Technologies (e.g. Discrete event, continuous Simulation, etc.)

- Cognitive Modelling and Simulation, Artificial Intelligence in Simulation, and Neural Network Models and Simulation

- Service-oriented Computing and Simulation, Web-based Modelling and Simulation, and Simulation of Multimedia Applications and Systems

- Modeling and Virtual Evaluation of Distributed Systems through Simulation, Resilience Network Evaluation in Distributed Systems through Simulation, Models and Simulation Environments for Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems Evaluation

- Advances in Simulation Methodology and Practices

- Smart Network Design and Traffic Modelling

- Haptic-audio-visual System and applications

- Medical and surgical simulation based Systems

- Human-computer interaction in virtual reality environment

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a prestigious international journal

*** Important Dates Full Papers ***

Paper Submission Deadline: July 5th, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: August 6th, 2020
Camera Ready version due: August 30th, 2020
Symposium presentation: September 14-16, 2020
/* remote presentation is possible

*** Call for Posters/Demos/Industrial Case Studies ***

The 24th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2020) also solicits posters and technical demonstrations that report on recent original results, ongoing research or industrial case studies in the area of distributed simulation and real time applications.

*** Important Dates Posters/Demos/Industrial Case Studies ***

Paper submission deadline: July 15th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: August 6th, 2020
Camera-ready deadline: August 30th, 2020
/* remote presentation is possible

*** Submission ***

Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All paper should be submitted using the following ( All papers will be reviewed by Technical Program Committee members and other experts active in the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference.

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

General information regarding submission can be found at
Questions from authors may be directed to the Program Co-Chairs.



General Chair:
Miroslav Voznak, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Program Co-Chairs:
Floriano De Rango, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
Carlos Tavares Calafate, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Special Session Chair:
Rodolfo W. L. Coutinho, Concordia University, Canada

Local Organization Chair
Robert Bestak, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Posters/Demos Chair:
Gokhan Ilk, Ankara University, Turkey

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Mauro Tropea, University of Calabria, Italy
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, Mexico
Mirela Sechi Notare, University of Technology in Fly Transportation, Brazil

Publication/Proceedings Chair:
Dusan Maga, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Web Chair:
Noura Aljeri, University of Ottawa, Canada

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