On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 2013 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (PADS). Building upon 26 years of history and the reputation for high quality papers, PADS (the Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation) is now the First ACM-SIGSIM Conference on the Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation. SIGSIM PADS focuses on the intersection of computer science and modeling and simulation. This year’s Conference continues its tradition of being the premier forum for presentation of research results in this field of research, including high-quality papers in all aspects of simulation technology. The program includes a wide selection of technical presentations and speakers, and a collection of state-of-the-art presentations and articles related to research, development, and applications of Theory of Modeling and Simulation.
The call for papers attracted 75 Full Paper submissions from Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. The program committee accepted 29 of those Full Papers. Also, 11 Work-in-Progress papers and 3 Invited Papers are included in the program. This year’s sessions include new topics in the field: Automation in generation of Simulation Models, Heterogeneous Parallel Simulation, Theory and Emergent Behavior, Parallel Simulation in Multicore Architectures, Management of Activity in Simulation and a Panel on Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation. Also, advanced papers on Parallel Simulation algorithms, Agent-Based Simulation, Distributed Simulation, Simulation with Hardware-in-the-loop and varied Applications including Networking and communications, Logistics, and Biology.
This year we have organized the First ACM SIGSIM PADS Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session. During this session, students will have the opportunity to discuss their research with top experts in the field. A Best Colloquium Award will be presented to the best student.
The Awards Committee chose the top-five Conference Best Papers, and, based on the reviewer’s evaluations and the Committee evaluations, the Best Paper Award has been chosen, which will be announced during the Conference and posted in the Conference webpage.
We extend our gratitude to the Conference Steering Committee members, Technical Program Committee Members, Session Chairs, to all authors for their invaluable contributions, effort, and time. We sincerely express our appreciation to the numerous technical reviewers and the various Review Committees for their thorough work (which includes over 201 reviews), making the Proceedings a high quality and useful document. The efforts, diligence, and thoroughness of the reviewers are gratefully acknowledged.
On behalf of the Conference Committee, we welcome you to Montréal, and we very much hope you enjoy the conference.
ACM SIGSIM PADS 2013 General Chair
Gabriel A. Wainer
ACM SIGSIM PADS 2013 Program Chair
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