4th. Bernard P. Zeigler DEVS AWARD

Preliminary Call for Applications

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the DEVS framework which was invented by Prof. Bernard Zeigler, this DEVS M&S Award is announced by RTSync Corp., commercial spin-off of ACIMS. The award recognizes high-impact innovations in modeling and simulation methods, applications, and tools. The Award promotes advances in all facets of the DEVS that lead to novel solutions for commercial and government use.


The Award has two tracks, (i) research & development and (ii) commercial products & services. Contributions in the DEVS framework research, applications, and tools are welcome in existing and emerging complex problem domains including, but not limited to, enterprise computing, information sciences, engineering, and their cross sections.

The prize

Winners will be announced at the 2013 Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation in San Diego, California and at the RTSync and ACIMS websites. The two winners in Research and Development track will be given award plaques with first and second place receiving $7,000 and $4,000 prize money (US dollars), respectively. One winner in commercial products & services track will be given an award plaque receiving $5,000 prize money (US dollars - TBC).


RTSync will form an award evaluation committee with independent members who are DEVS Symposium organizers and experienced entrepreneurs. Each application will be reviewed and winners will be selected based on the application's own merits.

Chair: Doohwan Kim, President, RTSync Corp.

How to apply

You can apply for the competition (see http://www.rtsync.com/DEVSAward/application_form.doc) or you can request a Word document by sending eMail to DEVSaward@rtsync.com.


Deadline for Entries is Monday, November 30, 2012 (6 p.m. Eastern Time). Applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered.

Previous Winners

The following list includes the previous winners of the Bernard P. Zeigler Award. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEVS_Award

2010 - First Edition

Track I: DEVS Theory and Methodology

  • Professor Gabriel A. Wainer; Carleton University, Canada. “The Cell-DEVS formalism and CD++”.
  • Professor Hessam Sarjoughian; Arizona State University, USA. “Component-based simulation models”.

Track II: Commercial DEVS Application

  • Professor Tag Gon Kim, Chang Ho Sung, and et al.; KAIST, South Korea. “DEVSim++ Tools Set: DEVS-based M&S Tools Set for Military Applications”.

Pictures from the Award Ceremony can be found here.

2011 - Second Edition

Track I: DEVS Theory and Methodology

  • Professor Mamadou Kaba Traore. Universite Blaise Pascal, France; and Ufuoma Bright lghoroje, African University of Science and Technology, Nigeria. “DEVS modeling language and graphical editor”.
  • Alexandre Muzy, Ph.D., CNRS, France. “Activity-based modeling and simulation for automated tracking and synthesis of components”.

Pictures from the Award Ceremony can be found here

2012 - Third Edition

Track I: DEVS Theory and Methodology

  • Moon H. Hwang, Dassault Systemes, Delmia Corp., USA. “DEVS verification and XSY Software”.

Track II: Commercial DEVS Application

  • Phil Hammonds, Northrop Grumman, USA. “Commercializing DEVS Software, MS4 Me and MS4 DMe”.

Pictures from the Award Ceremony can be found here

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