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Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Structure Systems

Many systems are better represented by models with a dynamic structure/topology. Changes in system structure involve the modification of components' interactions and the addition/removal of components.

Examples of structure variant systems include adaptive computer architectures, self-configuring sensor networks and biological systems. The ability to mimic changes in system structure into model topology provides a powerful construct to obtain simpler descriptions of reality, enabling the representation of very complex systems.

We solicit original, previously unpublished papers offering new contributions in the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Methodology
    • Discrete event, synchronous and hybrid dynamic structure M&S formalisms
    • Verification & validation of dynamic structure models
  • Applications
    • Reconfigurable computer architectures
    • Biological systems
    • Self-adaptive systems
    • Self-configuring sensor networks
    • Random networks
    • Adaptive software topologies
    • Adaptive algorithms
    • Manufacturing systems
    • Mobile agents
    • Dynamic structure cellular automata

Program Committee

  • Jean Filippi, University of Corsica, France
  • Jan Himmelspach, University of Rostock, Germany
  • Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, USA
  • Pieter Mosterman, The MathWorks, USA
  • Thorsten Pawletta, Wismar University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • John Plaice, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Hessam Sarjoughian, Arizona State University, USA
  • Mamadou TraorĂ©, Blaise Pascal University, France
  • Hans Vangheluwe, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Authors must strictly follow the general SCSC guidelines and instructions for authors (that can be found here).

Key Dates
Special Sessions Proposals January 31, 2010
Paper submission February 28, 2010
Notification of Acceptance April 30, 2010
Final (in most cases, revised) submission May 28, 2010