The 26th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium (Simulation in Industry)


10 - 12 September, 2014

Agora Multi-Purpose Complex, University of Bordeaux Bordeaux, France

The 26thEMSS, 2014

 Call For Papers

Workshop on Model Engineering

at the European Modeling & Simulation Symposium

(EMSS 2014)


Chairs: (a) Prof. Lin Zhang(b) Prof. Bernard P. Zeigler, Dr. Saurabh Mittal (c)


Affiliation: (a) Beihang University (Beijing, China) (b) RTSync Corp (USA)

(c) Dunip Technologies (USA)


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Workshop Description

“Model” is the foundation of system simulation, especially for complex system simulation.Model engineering has been in use since the mid 80s through the Model-based Engineering and Model-based Systems Engineering paradigms.The discipline of Software Engineering has matured in the last 15 years leading to enterprise class solutions and various technologies were brought to bear for dealing with complex software/systems issues. Progress in model engineering, in the simulation context has not been as pronounced. due to hard challenges such as the high complexity and long life cycle of a complex system model, the complex evolution process of a model, the model reuse problem, the huge amount of data, the multidisciplinary collaboration in model development and management, etc.

Model Engineering (ME) aims at setting up a systematic, standardized, and quantifiable engineering methodology to manage the data, knowledge, activities, processes and organizations/people involved in the full life cycle of the model, in order to obtain the general term of credible model theory, methods, technology, standards and tools with the minimum cost.Progress in Model Engineeringshould profit from the progress made in model-based and model-driven methods developed in various systems and software engineering communities.At the same time, it should address the distinct challenges posed in the modeling and simulation (M&S) domain clarified by its theoretical and conceptual frameworks.

The workshop deals with topics concerning Model Engineering. Topics of interest are as follows:

· Body of knowledge of model engineering (taxonomies, ontologies, etc.)

· Standards of model engineering

· Modeling of the model lifecycle processand in relation to other entities in the M&S domain (e.g., simulator, experimental frame, etc.)

· Model-to-Model and model-to-entitymappings (e.g., abstraction, simplification,multi-scale organizations, automated transformation)

· Formal approaches to Modeling (e.g., Discrete Event Systems Specification (DEVS))

· Unified Approaches to Modeling (e.g., UML/SysML, RUP, DEVS Unified Process)

· Process management of model engineering

· Acquisition and management of model requirements

· Model description, Meta-modeling and Domain Specific Languages

· Quantitative analysis and evaluation

· Model validation, verification and accreditation (VV&A) methodology

· Model Execution Properties (Simulation run-time performance, variants (real-time, distributed, etc.))

· Model library

· Model composition and reuse technology

· Model Integration and interoperation

· Model reconstruction and configuration management

· Model data and knowledge management

· Visualization of model engineering process

· Supporting environment and tools of model engineering

· Applicationsof model engineering (e.g., net-centric, service composition, complex adaptive systems, emergence, etc.)


Nevertheless different topics concerning model engineering are welcome.



For further information please contact Lin Zhang, Bernard P. Zeigler, Saurabh Mittal

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