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Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
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The journal Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory provides a forum for original, high-quality papers dealing with any aspect of systems simulation and modelling.

The journal aims at being a reference and a powerful tool to all those professionally active and/or interested in the methods and applications of simulation. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed and must significantly contribute to modelling and simulation in general or use modelling and simulation in application areas.

Paper submission is solicited on:

• theoretical aspects of modelling and simulation including formal modelling, model-checking, random number generators, sensitivity analysis, variance reduction techniques, experimental design, meta-modelling, methods and algorithms for validation and verification, selection and comparison procedures etc.;

• methodology and application of modelling and simulation in any area, including computer systems, networks, real-time and embedded systems, mobile and intelligent agents, manufacturing and transportation systems, management, engineering, biomedical engineering, economics, ecology and environment, education, transaction handling, etc.;

• simulation languages and environments including those, specific to distributed computing, grid computing, high performance computers or computer networks, etc.;

• distributed and real-time simulation, simulation interoperability;

• tools for high performance computing simulation, including dedicated architectures and parallel computing.

Papers covering applications should be presented in such a way that the separate steps in the process, such as model development, computer implementation of the derived model, mathematical and scalability problems encountered and validation/verification with real data become transparent to all readers.

Theory may play an important role in a paper, but it should be presented in the context of its applicability to the work being described. For application-oriented readers it is essential that theoretical papers should cover the following aspects: why the theory is relevant and how it can be applied, what is the novelty of the approach and what are the benefits and objectives of a new theory, method or algorithm; what experience has been obtained in applying the approach and what innovations did result.

(Variations from these prototypes, such as comprehensive surveys of active research areas, critical reviews of existing work, and book reviews, will be considered provided they make a clear contribution to the field.)

Special issues on specific topics will be published from time to time; proposals for such issues are invited.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-02-07
Special Issues
Special Issue on Agent-based Modelling and Simulation
Submission Date: 2017-04-30

The usage of agent-based techniques for the modelling and simulation of many different kinds of systems has much increased over the last decades. Agent-based modelling is now being used for the study of many areas spanning technical, human, social, behavioral, cultural, physical and biological systems. The research work on this field has involved both the theoretical study of agent-based systems and the issues related to the implementation of efficient frameworks to support the evaluation of agent-based models. More in detail, the last years have seen a widespread adoption of cloud-based and GPU/multi-core/many-core infrastructures that need to be specifically supported by the simulation frameworks. The scope of this special issue is to present the state-of-the-art research covering a variety of concepts on: i) agent-based modelling, ii) agent-based simulation, iii) engineering of agent-based systems. Furthermore, it also aims to provide future trends and directions on the many interactions between the usage of agents and simulation-based techniques. This special issue also targets subjects on design, implementation and performance analysis of agent-based simulators that run on top of large-scale cloud infrastructures and GPU/multi-core/many-core execution units. Papers for the Special Issue must provide substantial novel contribution, and authors must carefully situate their work considering the relevant scientific literature. They must clearly address research issues of “agent-based modelling and simulation” and show the role of agents in the modelling and simulation state of the art. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Agent-based modelling (ABM) Agent-based simulation (ABS) Parallel and distributed agent-based simulations Engineering of agent-based systems Agent-based modelling and simulation software GPU/multi-core/many-core agent-based frameworks Agent-based simulations tools, techniques and environments Verification and validation of agent-based modelling and simulation Multi-agent systems Crowd simulation Agent in games and virtual environments SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Manuscripts should be submitted online through the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) at the following link: Authors must select “Special Issue: AgentsSim” when they reach the “”Article Type”” step in the on-line submission process. Submitted manuscripts should present original contributions and must not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be peer reviewed according to the high standards of the Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory Elsevier journal. Please feel free to contact the Guest Editor for any questions. IMPORTANT DATES: Manuscript submission deadline: April 30, 2017 Manuscript reviews to authors: June 30, 2017 Manuscript revision due: August 31, 2017 Final notification of acceptance: October 31, 2017 Final manuscript submission deadline: November 30, 2017
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-02-07
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