IEEE Conference Record No. # 42672

UKSim-AMSS 11th

European Modelling Symposium on

Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation



Manchester, 20 - 22 November 2017

Conference Venue: Manchester Conference Centre

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Keynote & Tutorial Speakers: TBA


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Conference Chairs:

Alessandra Orsoni

Kingston University

Glenn Jenkins

University of Wales Trinity Saint David


Local Arrangements/

Venue Chair: TBC

Zheng Xie, University of Central Lancashire




Programme Chairs:

- Athanasios Pantelous

University of Liverpool

- Alessandra Orsoni

Kingston University

- Richard Cant

Nottingham Trent University

- Valentina Colla

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna




General Chair:

David Al-Dabass


General Co-Chair:

Ajith Abraham


Honorary/Advisory Chair:

Agostino Bruzzone

McLeod Institute of Simulation Science - Genoa Director


European Liaison:

Alessandra Orsoni

Kingston University


Papers to be Published


Paper submission deadline: 10 October 2017. Click to download Brochure


Papers are invited on any aspect of computer based mathematical, analytical and symbolic modelling and computer simulation. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the EDAS system. The conference will be held in Manchester, England.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:



- Intelligent Systems

- Hybrid Soft Computing

- Methodologies, Tools and Operations Research

- Bio-informatics and Bio-Medical Simulation

- Discrete Event and Real Time Systems

- Image, Speech and Signal Processing

- Industry, Business and Management

- Human Factors and Social Issues

- Engineering, Manufacturing and Control: emilio.jimenez@unirioja.es

- Energy, Power Generation and Distribution

- Transport, Logistics, Harbour, Shipping and Marine Simulation

- Virtual Reality, Visualization and Computer Games

- Parallel and Distributed Architectures and Systems

- Internet Modelling, Semantic Web and Ontologies

- Mobile/Ad hoc wireless networks, mobicast, sensor placement, target tracking

- Performance Engineering of Computer & Communication Systems

- Circuits, Sensors and Devices


Applications: aerospace; remote sensing; wireless communication, intelligence and simulation, electronic circuits and systems; communication and networks; management; games, war/conflict/rebellion modelling, cognitive functions, semantics modelling/ dynamics; manufacturing; robotics; measurement; monitoring; safety critica1 systems; military. 

Exhibitors: manufacturers of software and hardware, publishers, etc., are invited to apply to exhibit their products.



Submission Guidelines

You are invited to submit:
- full paper of 6 pages for oral presentation, see template,

- proposal to organize a technical session and/or workshop.

Submissions must be original, unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research in all areas of computational intelligence, computer systems and networks, focusing on modelling, simulation and applications in science, technology, business and commerce. Proceedings will be published by IEEE Conference Publication Services (CPS) and submitted for inclusion in IEEE online digital library I-Xplore and other global indexing agencies like EI, ISI, SCOPUS, INSPEC etc. The conference is jointly organised by UK Simulation Society and Asia Modelling and Simulation Section and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE UK & RI Computer Chapter. Patrons, promoters and supporters include:


Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Nottingham Trent University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Kingston University

Liverpool University

University of Malaysia in Sabah

University of Technology Malaysia

University of Malaysia in Pahang


European Council for Modelling & Simulation

Society for Computer Simulation Int. (SCS)


Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All papers are to be submitted electronically through EDAS, in PDF or Word format. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three independent referees of the international program committee.


Paper Submission: EMS2017 is using EDAS for submission and registration, authors need to:

- create an account with EDAS by clicking on the link below

- open the list of conferences managed by EDAS & find EMS2017

- click on Submit button on the right to enter your paper title & abstract

- upload file.


Click here to submit paper: http://edas.info, right click and choose Open Link in New Tab you must have an EDAS account to login with user name and password to open EDAS.

Or send your paper to ems2017-chairs@edas.info


IEEE Author Kit will be emailed to authors individually upon acceptance of their papers.


Paper Templates:

Word template (MS Word .doc format)

PDF template (PDF format)

Latex template (Latex format)


Authors of the best papers will be invited to revise and extend their work for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology.

Conference website: http://ems2017.info


IEEE Student Members Travel Grants: a limited number of travel bursaries are available for partial support of travel expenses to attend the conference to present the paper, contact the general chair david.al-dabass@ntu.ac.uk


Attendance and presentation  

1. Absence does not affect publication in the CD, it only affects submission and placement in I-Xplore (about 6 to 12 months after the conference).

2. Authors who find it impossible to attend but still wish their paper to be submitted to I-Xplore must upload their Presentation file to EDAS for presentation by a substitute presenter to approve submission to I-Xplore. The author must explain the reasons for absence in the first slide after the title slide with the name and email address of head of department or professor to confirm and support the reasons.

3. Authors who state they will attend but do not show up will not have the proceedings CD sent to them nor will their paper be submitted to I-Xplore.

4. The presentation program must be accurate to avoid time waste.


IEEE-Xplore: a paper will not be submitted to IEEE-Xplore if it suffers from one or more of the following problems:

1. Below average English,

2. Excessive number of citations to the authors own work in References,

3. Little interaction with EE and Computing,

4. Not within the conference scope or has not followed the Template,

5. Author did not offer valid reasons for not attending, or did not upload to EDAS the presentation file (for committee review and substitute presenter), or both.


IPC and international reviewers

Kai Juslin (SIMS)

Sokratis Katsikas (Greece)

Esko Juuso (SIMS)

Carl James Debono (Malta)

Adrian Muscat (Malta)

Khalid Al-Begain (UKSim)

Gaius Mulley (UKsim)

Miroslav Snorek (CSSS)

Andras Javor (HSS)

Franco Maceri (ISCS)

Peter Schwartz (ASIM)

Theodoros Kostis (Greece)

Patrick Wang (UK)

Eduard Babulak (Canada)

Charles Patchett (BAE, Warton)

Richard Zobel (UKSim)

Nitin Nitin (India)

Kenneth Nwizege (Nigeria)

Hosam Faiq (Malaysia)

Kambiz Badie (Iran)

Ladan Momeni (Iran)

Henri Pierreval (FRANCOSIM)

Yuri Merkuryev (LSS)

Gaby Neumann (ASIM)

Mikulas Alexik (CSSS, EUROSIM President)

Agostino Bruzzone (Liophant, Italy)

Borut Zupancic (SLOSIM)

Orlando Toscanelli (Italy)

Igor Skrjanc (SLOSIM)

Li-Pei Wong (Singapore)

Wan Hussain bin Wan Ishak (Malaysia)

Rohit Sharma (India)

Marco Vannucci (Italy)

Marek Ogiela (Poland)

David Murray-Smith (UKSim)

Valentina Colla (Italy)

Mahdi Mahfouf (UKSim)

Emelio Jimenez Macias (SPAIN)

Silvia Cateni (Italy)

Zulkarnay Zakaria (Malaysia)

David Al-Dabass (UKSim)

Alessandra Orsoni (UKSim)

Vlatko Ceric (CROSSIM)

Arijit Bhattacharya (UKSim)

Arshin Rezazadeh (Iran)

Russell Cheng (UKSim)

Ajith Abraham (Norway)

Terrence Fernando (UK)

Athanasios Pantelous (UK)

Kusum Deep (India)

Atulya Nagar (UK)

Khaled Shaalan (UAE)

Hussam Tawfik (UK)

P. Thangavel (India)

Abir Hussain (UK)

Dhiya Al-Jumeily (UK)

K.G. Subramanian (Malaysia)

Gurvinder Singh-Baicher (UK)

Lilia Kakaradova (UAE)

Ljerka Beus-Dukic (UK)

Miguel Angel Piera (Spain)

Antonio Guasch (Spain)

Jadranka Bozikov (CROSSIM)

Richard Cant (UKSim)

Felix Breitenecker (ASIM, SNE)

Siegfried Wassertheurer (ASIM)

Wolfgang Wiechert (ASIM)

S. Wassertheurer (ASIM)

Janos Sebestyen-Janosy (HSS)

Olaf Ruhle (ASIM)

Yong Fan (USA)

Marius Radulescu (ROMSIM)

Leon Bobrowski (PSCS)

Mojca Indihar Stemberger (Slovenia)

Vesna Bosilj-Vuksic (Croatia)

Roland Wertz (Germany)
Fabian Bottinger (Germany)
Helen Karatza(Greece)

Nikolaos V. Karadimas (Greece)

Piers Campbell (UAE)
Marco Remondino (Italy)

Kponyo Jerry, KNUST, (Ghana)

Majida Ali Abed Meshari (Iraq)

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Only one method of payment is available on EDAS:

Credit Card: payment is accepted online and confirmation is instant.


Here is the procedure:


1. go to EDAS at http://edas.info and click on Register yellow tab at the top, a list of conferences will appear

2. Scroll down to conference name (e.g. EMS2017) line and click on the extreme right green money symbol at the end of this line, a new page will appear

3. click on the extreme right button (Trolley symbol) after USD $595, a new table will immediately appear under a new line Registered, but no paid.

4. Under this table a list of credit card symbols and SWIFT. Click on the credit card symbol.


5. A new page will appear, enter all card details, scroll down to the bottom and click Pay for Registration


6. REMEMBER: NO payment received by the set deadline means your paper will NOT be in the Proceedings.


If you have problems meeting this deadline email david.al-dabass@ntu.ac.uk immediately.


Best wishes and look forward to meeting you at the conference.

Conference Chairs.


Paper to be Published 9pm 19 October


1. If your paper is not listed kindly process the publication fee by credit card on EDAS and upload your final revised paper for checking.

2. To speed up the process, upload the Word file to EDAS. The Word file enables our editors to make final format repairs to comply with the conference template.






First author

Registered author



Securing a Large-Scale Data Center Using a Multi-Core Enclave Model


Mohammed Qahtani

Mohammed S Qahtani



Investigating the TQM Practice of Enterprises Winning China Quality Award: A Grounded Theory Perspective


Jiamin Deng

Jiamin Deng



Investigating Arabic Speakers' Emotions Using Speech Rhythm Metrics


Ali Meftah

Yousef A Alotaibi



Taxonomy of Network Metrics and Services


Salman Alshehri

Salman Alshehri



Light Fidelity(LiFi) as An Alternative Data Transmission Medium in VANET


Justice Agyemang

Kponyo J. Jerry



A Novel Fault Tolerance Mechanism for Software Defined Networking


Wael Hosny Fouad Aly

Wael Hosny Fouad Aly



Evaluative Comparator Hardware Implementation for State-of-The-Art High Performance Multipliers


Tarek Elarabi

Tarek Elarabi



Spoken Arabic Vowel Recognition Using ANN


Fatimah Aloqayli

Fatimah Aloqayli



Prototype Infrastructure Cloud Expert System DNA Analysis (CESDA) as the Basis of Sustainability DNA Software Improvement in Indonesia AWAITING FINAL VERSION


Berlian Al Kindhi

Berlian Al Kindhi



Simulation-Based Analysis of a Hardware Mechanism to Support Isolation in Mixed-Criticality Network on Chip


Luigi Pomante

Luigi Pomante



Combining projective geometry modelling and spectral thresholding for automated cloud shadow masking in Landsat 8 imageries


Desi Suyamto

Desi Suyamto



Model-driven development methodology applied to real-time MEG signal preprocessing system design


Tao Chen

Tao Chen



Development of Wearable Pulse Oximeter Based on Internet of Things and Signal Processing Techniques AWAITING FINAL VERSION


Yuyang Xie

Weixi Li



Development of a User-Friendly Neuron Analyzer and Simulator (NAS)


Vitor Chaud

Vitor Chaud



An Acoustic Analysis and Comparison of two Unique and Almost Identical Arabic Emphatic phonemes


Abdulaziz Altamrah

Abdulaziz Altamrah



Visual Voice Activity Detection Based on Motion Vectors of MPEG Encoded Video


Marcelo Parada

Marcelo Parada



Illumination modelling for topographic correction of Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2A imageries AWAITING FINAL VERSION


Sahid Hudjimartsu

Sahid Hudjimartsu



Digital Hardware Implementation of LED Temperature Measurement Based on Forward Voltage Method


Thomas Tetzlaff

Thomas Tetzlaff



Individual Competence Evolution under Equality Bias


Loretta Mastroeni

Maurizio Naldi



A Novel Predictive Energy Management System AWAITING FINAL VERSION


Philipp Rehlaender

Philipp Kemper



Competitive Evaluation of Energy Management Strategies for Hybrid Electric Vehicle based on Real World Driving



Philipp Kemper

Philipp Kemper



Geometric Challenges of Modelling Textile Antennas


Ana Vukovic

Ana Vukovic



A Matlab-Based Dynamic Simulation Module for Power System Transients Analysis in the eASiMOV Framework


Michael Kyesswa

Michael Kyesswa



Modelling of thermostatically controlled loads to analyse the potential of delivering FFR DSR with a large network of compressor packs AWAITING FINAL VERSION


Andrey Postnikov

Andrey Postnikov



Optimization of Thermo-electric Power Generators by Gating the Silicon Nanowires


Ali Hamid

Ali Hamid



Tropical optimization techniques in multi-criteria decision-making with analytical hierarchy process


Nikolai Krivulin

Nikolai Krivulin



Lightweight and Cost-Effective Spectrum AnalyserBased on Software Defined Radio and Raspberry Pi AWAITING FINAL VERSION


David Ball

David C Ball



Keynote Speaker-1


The SpiNNaker Project: Past, Present and Future?


Dr Simon Davidson


Senior Research Fellow

Advance Processor Technologies Group

School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester, UK.

Email: simon.davidson@manchester.ac.uk


SpiNNaker was developed at The University of Manchester as a massively-parallel yet low-power architecture optimised for the simulation of spiking neural networks of cortical scale. The project is ongoing, with software development and platform maintenance currently supported by the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP).

In this talk, I will provide a quick reminder of the goals and key design features of SpiNNaker before bringing you up to speed on the current state of the project, covering both the physical construction of a one million processor SpiNNaker toroid within our department and the software stack that allows users to remotely submit jobs to access time on this computing resource. SpiNNaker is now being used by researchers all over the world - and not just for spiking neural networks! I will talk about what we and others have been doing with SpiNNaker and where we expect these ideas to lead.

In the final part of the talk, I will look to the future of SpiNNaker, putting it in context with other neuromorphic platforms that have emerged in recent years. I will conclude with a peek at how the lessons we have learned from SpiNNaker are being used to design our next generation SpiNNaker-2 chip, in collaboration with TU Dresden.




simon_davidson_headshotSimon Davidson (BEng 1989, PhD 1999) has been a Research Fellow in the Advanced Processor Technologies Group (APT) within the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester since 2009 and has contributed to the development of the original SpiNNaker chip as well as the subsequent software stack and spiking neural applications.

Graduating in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 1989, he began a PhD in neural networks before relegating this to a part-time activity to become an RA developing SoCs for image processing. He spent ten years in industry: in the early 1990s at SGS-Thomson he worked on their Chameleon project, helping to develop a 64-bit superscalar processor for set top boxes. After a few years at Hewlett Packard and after finally finishing his PhD, he returned to the UK to join ARC International (a small London-based processor IP start-up) where he led the development of the ARC-TangentA5 processor and co-developed the ARCompact instruction set.

His doctoral research into neural memory took him back to academia in 2005, with time at York University leading to his current position at Manchester. Currently employed on an EU-funded ERC Advanced grant held by Prof Steve Furber, his main research interest include the development of large spiking neural networks implementing high capacity associative memory that is both robust and reliable and the mechanisms for both representation and computation using simple spikes.


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Keynote Speaker-2


Dynamic Interpolative Modelling and its Application to Intrusion Detection


Prof Qiang Shen


Director, Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science

Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK.

Email: qqs@aber.ac.uk


Intrusion detection systems (IDSs) are considered as a popular and effective security tool for generating alerts to network administrators, in order to inform possible or existing threats. A standard IDS may not be very effective or even unsuitable for an organisational requirements over a sustained period. This talk will present an application of D-FRI for building an effective IDS. In particular, it will introduce an intelligent IDS that is built upon the most popular open source IDS, Snort via integration with D-FRI. The talk will illustrate the results that the integration of D-FRI with Snort provides an additional level of intelligence in predicting possible threats. This integration also facilitates dynamic modelling, in terms of a dynamic fuzzy rule base, by promoting new rules based on the current network traffic conditions, helping Snort to reduce both false positives and false negatives.





Professor Qiang Shen received a PhD in Knowledge-Based Systems and a DSc in Computational Intelligence. He holds the Established Chair of Computer Science and is Director of the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at Aberystwyth University. He is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and was a UK Research Excellence Framework (2008-2014) panel member for Computer Science and Informatics. He has been a long-serving Associate Editor or Editorial Board member of many leading international journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics and IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems), and has chaired and given keynotes at numerous international conferences.

Current research interests of Professor Shen include: computational intelligence, learning and reasoning under uncertainty, pattern recognition, data modelling and analysis, and their applications for intelligent decision support (e.g., space exploration, crime detection, consumer profiling, systems monitoring, and medical diagnosis). He has authored 2 research monographs and over 350 peer-reviewed papers, including an award-winning IEEE Outstanding Transactions paper. He has served as the first supervisor of more than 50 PDRAs/PhDs, including one UK Distinguished Dissertation Award winner.

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Keynote Speaker-3


Beyond Big Data Scalability: Bringing High-Performance Analytics to Processing Hardware



Dr Zaid Al-Ars


Associate Professor, Computer Engineering Lab

Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Email: Z.Al-Ars@tudelft.nl



Big data computing is rapidly becoming the approach of choice for many scientific and commercial applications in business analytics, bioinformatics, deep learning, etc. This is due to the high-level of abstraction provided by big data frameworks that allows developers to shorten development time of powerful programs able to process vast amount of data on large computer clusters. This ease-of-development adds much overhead to the compute infrastructure and prevents fine-grain cluster optimizations and efficient control of compute resources. However, the changing big data landscape is witnessing an aggressive expansion of the target big data application domains, with new applications serving the needs of the scientific and research community as well as other users interested in running optimized high-performance workloads, stretching the computational resources to their limits. This talk discusses the sources of large overheads incurred by mainstream big data frameworks, and how these overheads prevent the applications developed for the high-performance computing domain from being effectively ported to these frameworks. We also discuss methods to bridge this difference in performance by bringing high-level big data frameworks closer to the computing hardware, thereby enabling integration of heterogeneous computing devices, such as FPGAs, GPUs and DSPs, into the big data framework. This offers the potential to increase system utilization in large computing clusters, in addition to increasing performance, thereby achieving the cost and power efficiency needed for compute-intensive big data applications.




Zaid Al-Ars is an associate professor at the Computer Engineering Lab of the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he leads the research activities of the big data research theme of the lab. His work focuses on developing high-performance computing infrastructures to enable the efficient processing of big data applications using optimized solution alternatives for system performance, memory, power, etc.

Dr. Al-Ars is cofounder of Bluebee, a big data company active in the intersection between genomics, high performance computing and big data analytics. He is also the chair of the Personalized Medicine Workgroup in the OpenPOWER Foundation, leading industrial efforts to develop customized solutions to address the computational challenges in precision medicine. Dr. Al-Ars has more than 100 publications in the field of computer design and manufacturing.





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