Call For Papers


Modeling and Simulation for System Reliability Analysis 

At the International Workshop on Applied Modeling and Simulation (WAMS)


Chair:  (a)  Alfredo Garro

Affiliation(a) University of Calabria, Italy



Track: Modeling and Simulation for System Reliability Analysis 

System reliability is an important non-functional requirement whose satisfaction is even crucial for mission critical systems in several application domains ranging from automotive to aerospace and defence. However, the increase in both system complexity and accuracy required in the reliability analyses often makes inadequate traditional techniques which are mainly based on statistical and probabilistic tools and on the hierarchical decomposition of the system in terms of its components. Moreover, the integration of classical techniques in typical system development processes is quite difficult and thus their use is often postponed to the later development stages (e.g. system verification) with the possible risk of having to revise even basic design choices and with a consequent increase in both completion time and development cost. As a consequence, new techniques are emerging which are centered on model-based approaches so to benefit from the available modeling practices and which incorporate the use of simulation to flexibly evaluate the system reliability indices and compare different design choices. However, despite a general consensus on the advantages that could derive from the exploitation of modeling and simulation approaches for system reliability analysis, the use of these techniques has been traditionally unusual and has not been recommended by international standards until recently (see IEC 61508, 2010). This delay in the adoption is mainly due to the lack of methods able to integrate available modeling and simulation languages, tools and techniques in a consistent framework. The Track on “Modeling and Simulation for System Reliability Analysis” of the WAMS 2012 Workshop aims at providing a forum for discussing recent advances on these research topics thus contributing to fill this lack. In particular, the areas of interest are the following (although this list should not be considered as exclusive):


· Modeling and Simulation methods for the Reliability Analysis of Systems;

· Model-Based approach for System Reliability Analysis;

· Combining Simulation and traditional RAMS techniques (FMECA, FTA, RDB, etc.);

· OMG modeling languages (SysML, UML) for the definition of Simulation models;

· Simulation Tools for System Reliability Analysis;

· Industrial case studies on System Reliability Analysis;

· Mission-critical Systems and Reliability Analysis;

· Agent-based and Discrete-event simulation for System Reliability Analysis;

· Simulation as validation tool for the development process of mission-critical Systems

· Testing vs. simulation of mission-critical Systems



Key Dates

Submissions of Extended Abstracts: May 15, 2012

Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2012

Final Camera-Ready Submission: July 15, 2012

Early Registration: July 3, 2012


Authors' Guidelines (further information author’s instruction section)



Extended abstracts (minimum 2 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process through the submission section by May 15, 2012

The extended abstract or the full draft paper must contain title, authors, affiliations, addresses, main body and references.

Each extended abstract or full draft paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee taking into consideration scientific quality, originality and relevance. Only original papers, written in English will be accepted.

The extended abstract or the full draft paper should be prepared by following the final paper formatting. However any type of paper formatting can be accepted for the first submission.



Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 15, 2012.



The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns) both for regular and special sessions.

The camera ready paper must adhere to the conference template. The .dot file contains the complete instructions for preparing a camera ready copy for the Proceedings. The final version of the paper must be a PDF file.

Your camera ready paper (extended paper or regular paper) in PDF format must be submitted by using the submission section before the July 15, 2012

The page limit for manuscripts is ten (10) pages (included  in the author registration fee). Additional pages will require an additional fee.

If your work must be cleared or approved before publication by  your institution, company, or governmental agency, please be sure that  process will be completed by the due date above or we will not be able to include it in the CD Conference Proceedings

WAMS 2012

The International Workshop on

Applied Modeling and Simulation

co-located with

M&S Conference applied to Defense


24 –27 September 2012, Ergife Palace Hotel, Rome - Italy

For further information please contact Alfredo Garro