MAS, 2014


The 13th International Conference on

Modeling and Applied Simulation


10 - 12 September

Agora Multi-Purpose Complex, University of Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

Call For Papers


Simulation based Optimization


at the International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation

(MAS 2014)


Chairs: (a) Pasquale Legato ; (b) Rina Mary Mazza

Affiliation: (a) (b)University of Calabria, Italy

Contact: (a) (b)


Deadlines for papers submission

Authorís instructions for paper submission


Track Description

Simulation based optimization is an integrated methodology developed around the problem of optimizing a cost/performance function over a finite or countably infinite set of alternative system configurations/parameters, whenever the function has to be estimated via stochastic simulation. Modern system design and management ask for the generation of alternative system configurations followed by the choice of what alternative to simulate as well as how to evaluate and compare simulation results. Hence, the track is centered on new developments in simulation optimization techniques and tools as well as on their practical applications and implementation on classical and innovative platforms. In particular, reports on discrete-event simulation combined with structured search methods for solving real problems in system organization and management are welcome. Topics of interest include:

 Discrete-event simulation optimization tools and innovative computational platforms

 Modeling languages and simulation world views

 Selecting the best system

 Local and global search methods

 Combining search algorithms with ranking and selection techniques

 Applications of simulation based optimization techniques

Nevertheless, different discrete-event simulation-centered topics are welcome. Authors are kindly invited to include in their papers and presentations all the research works, case studies and application both theoretical and applied.

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For further information please contact Pasquale Legato Rina Mary Mazza