IEEE Conference Record No. #44095
UKSim-AMSS 20th International Conference on Modelling & Simulation
Cambridge University (Emmanuel College), 27 - 29 March 2018
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Call for Papers
Submission: See above
Paper: from 1 Feb
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Conference Chair: Alessandra Orsoni
Honorary Programme Chair: Adam Brentnall
Venue Chair: Richard Cant
Publication Research Editor:
EUROSIM Liaison Chair
Paper Submission Extended deadline, 17 February 2018
Write your paper using these Templates:
And Submit to EDAS http://edas.info , UKSim2018 (kindly ignore all formatting error messages from EDAS, our editors will check it and tell you exactly how to repair it, no need to repeatedly re-upload your paper to EDAS)
Conference venue and accommodation: Emmanuel College, St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AP.
Papers are invited on any aspect of modelling and simulation to be presented at UKSim2018, University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College). The accommodation, renowned catering and conference facilities are an ideal blend of modern and historic. The venue offers an especially attractive opportunity for both professional discussion and socialising.
Full Paper (six pages with figures) are invited on any aspect of modelling, simulation and their applications.
- Intelligent Systems
- Hybrid Intelligent Systems
- Soft Computing and Hybrid Soft Computing
- Computational Intelligence
- Systems Intelligence
- Intelligence Systems
- Control of Intelligent Systems
- Control Intelligence
- e-Science and e-Systems
- Robotics, Cybernetics, Engineering, Manufacturing and Control
- Methodologies, Tools and Operations Research
- Bio-informatics and Bio-Medical Simulation
- Discrete Event and Real Time Systems
- Image, Speech and Signal Processing
- Natural Language Processing/language technologies
- Computer Generated Art (images to be exhibited at the conference and included in the proceedings CD)
- Industry, Business and Management
- Human Factors and Social Issues
- Energy, Power Generation and Distribution
- Transport, Logistics, Harbour, Shipping and Marine Simulation
- Supply Chain Management
- 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
Suggested topics (other topics are also welcome): Simulation methodology and practice, languages, tools and techniques. Models and modelling tools. Data/object bases. Analytical and statistical tools. Simulators and simulation hardware, training simulators. Integration of simulation with concurrent engineering, integrated design and simulation systems. AI, intelligent systems, agent-based simulation, decision support systems, philosophical issues, analogies, metaphors, knowledge modelling, acquisition and synthesis of new knowledge/models, intelligent/adaptive behaviour, man/machine interaction, control systems. Parallel and distributed simulation, discrete event systems. Artificial neural networks, computational intelligence.
Applications: aerospace; remote sensing; electronic circuits and systems; communication and networks; business; management; finance; economics; leisure, games, war/conflict/rebellion modelling; psychology, cognitive functions, behaviour, emotion, subjectivity; humanities, literature, semantics modelling/dynamics; biology; medicine; public health; energy, power generation and distribution, manufacturing; planning; control; robotics; measurement; monitoring; energy; safety critica1 systems; transportation; structural mechanics and civil engineering, oil and gas; education and training; military.
Exhibitors: manufacturers of software and hardware, publishers, etc., are invited to apply to exhibit their products.
Accepted papers will be submitted to the IEEE Digital Library. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science & Technology.
The registration fee is $595. This will include a copy of the proceedings, refreshments and lunch.
Accommodation in College: graduates from Cambridge colleges go on to become leading world scientists, prime ministers, parliamentarians and top civil servants. Share the experience of living-in by staying in college rooms. An all inclusive full-board 3-day package is available for $650, single occupancy. This includes a meal on the evening before the conference, all meals/conference dinner on day 1 and day 2 (including conference pre-dinner reception), and breakfast and lunch on day 3. For those wishing to eat outside, a Bed & Breakfast 3 day package is available at $490 single occupancy. A limited number of en-suite rooms are also available on all-inclusive full board basis at $850 for a 3 day package, single occupancy. Booking and pre-payment is essential,
You are invited to submit:
- computer generated art, submit title and abstract on EDAS as a normal paper then upload the image pdf file only as the Full paper
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 modelling and simulation and their applications in science, technology, business and commerce. The proceedings of the Conference will be submitted to the IEEE Digital Library. The conference is supported/co-sponsored by
- European Council for Modelling & Simulation
- Society for Computer Simulation Int. (SCS)- Europe
- IEEE UK &RI Computer Chapter
- Asia Modelling & Simulation Section
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All papers are to be submitted electronically,- see full instructions under Paper Submission below, in PDF or Word format. All papers and artwork will be peer reviewed by at least three independent referees of the international program committee.
Paper Submission: UKSim2018 is using EDAS for submission, reviews and registration, authors need to:
- create an account with EDAS (if not already have one) at edas.info
- open the list of conferences managed by EDAS & find UKSim2018
- click on Submit button on the right to enter your paper title & abstract
- upload file.
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.
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 email@example.com
Attendance and presentation
1. Non-attendance does not affect publication in the CD, it only affects submission to 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 review by the committee to approve submission to I-Xplore. The presentation file must include the reasons and explanation for non attendance in the first slide after the title slide.
3. Authors who confirm their intention to attend and present 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.
I-Xplore: a paper will not be submitted to I-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 Template,
5. Author did not offer Valid reasons for not attending or not submitted the presentation file (for committee review) or both.
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Kai Juslin (SIMS)
Esko Juuso (SIMS)
Khalid Al-Begain (UKSim)
Rashid Mehmood (UKSim)
Gaius Mulley (UKSim)
Miroslav Snorek (CSSS)
Andras Javor (HSS)
Franco Maceri (ISCS)
Peter Schwartz (ASIM)
Charles Patchett (BAE, Warton)
Henri Pierreval (FRANCOSIM)
Kambiz Badie (Iran)
Yuri Merkuryev (LSS)
Gaby Neumann (ASIM)
Hosam Faiq (Malaysia)
Hissam Tawfik (UK)
Jiri Kunovsky (CSSS)
Azian Azamimi Abdullah (Malaysia)
Sanjay Chaudhary (India)
Arijit Bhattacharya (Ireland)
Atulya Nagar (UK)
Gregorio Romero (Spain)
Kenneth Nwizege (UK)
Kathy Garden (NZ)
M Luisa Martinez (Spain)
Giuseppe De Francesco (Ireland)
Jerry John Kponyo (Ghana)
Suiping Zhou (Singapore)
Mikulas Alexik (CSSS)
Borut Zupancic (SLOSIM)
Igor Skrjanc (SLOSIM)
Wan Hussain Wan Ishak (Malaysia)
Nitin Nitin (India)
Ford Gaol (Indonesia)
Philip Sallis (NZ)
Martin Tunnicliffe (UK)
David Murray-Smith (UKSim)
Mahdi Mahfouf (UKSim)
Emelio Jimenez Macias (SPAIN)
Danilo Pelusi (Italy)
Alessandra Orsoni (UKSim)
Theodoros Kostis (Greece)
Russell Cheng (UKSim)
Miguel Angel Piera (Spain)
Antonio Guasch (Spain)
David Al-Dabass (UKSim)
Jadranka Bozikov (CROSSIM)
Richard Cant (UKSim)
Felix Breitenecker (ASIM, SNE)
Eduard Babulak (Canada)
Siegfried Wassertheurer (ASIM)
Wolfgang Wiechert (ASIM)S. Wassertheurer (ASIM)
Janos Sebestyen-Janosy (HSS)
Olaf Ruhle (ASIM)
Zuwairie Ibrahim (Malaysia)
Marius Radulescu (ROMSIM)
Leon Bobrowski (PSCS)
Mojca Indihar Stemberger (Slovenia)
Rosni Abdulla (Malaysia)
Vesna Bosilj-Vuksic (Croatia)
Nikolaos V. Karadimas (Greece)
Afrand Agah (USA)
Piers Campbell (UAE)
Fabian Bottinger (Germany)
K.G. Subramanian (Malaysia)
Registration: 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. UKSim2015) 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
Best wishes and look forward to meeting you at the conference.
Papers by Track ToC
If your paper is absent it means we have not received the publication fee and your paper will not be published.
If you intend to pay soon by credit card on EDAS (no other payment method is accepted),
email the general chair immediately on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Bird Rate ends 5pm UK time Tuesday 27 February, after that the late rate applies at $640, no student discount.
__Sub____= Substitute Presenter needed ____ _______ = Presentation file in EDAS
0.8: H2, S2, X3, Z1. 0.9: F1
H2, 1570435290, Using PCA and K-Means to Predict Likeable Songs from Playlist Information, Richard Cant
S2, 1570428807, Automated Volume Analysis of Open Pit Mining Productions Based on Time Series Aerial Survey, Zsolt Domozi
X3, 1570432676, Build or Merge: Locational Decisions in Mobile Access Networks, Maurizio Naldi
Z1, 1570424666, Demagnetization Analysis of Mechanical Manipulation on Permanent Magnets, Marcelo Ribeiro
F1, 1570437927, Measurement of Rater Consistency by Chance-Corrected Agreement Coefficients, Zheng Xie
Are invited to submit an extended version to IJSSST
Congratulations, here are the steps:
1. Extend the paper by at least one page over the conference paper, up to a maximum of 20 pages
2. Amend the title, abstract section and conclusions to reflect the additional material
3. Submit the new version to IJSSST-V19 Issue No. 3 using EDAS, by the end of May 2018.
4. Inform the general chair on email@example.com
Brain and Brain-Inspired Artificial Intelligence
Prof Frank Wang
Head of School of Computing, University of Kent
Chair, IEEE Computer Society, UKRI Chapter
Deep learning was inspired by the 1981 Nobel Prize work by David H. Hubel & Torsten Wiesel, who found a cascading model in the human brain. We are building a computer that works similarly to the human brain and could be useful for modern simulation and modelling. Most of previous efforts to build brain-like computers have failed because it took about the same silicon area to emulate a CMOS synapse as that needed to emulate a neuron. In theory, any realistic implementation of a synapse should ideally be at least four orders of magnitude smaller than that required to build a neuron. The invention of the memristor opens a new way to implement synapses. A memristor is a simple 2-terminal element, which means a vast number of memristors could be integrated together with other CMOS elements, in a brain-like machine.
Lessons Learnt in Delivering Complex, Science Based, Large-Scale Synthetic Environment Trials
Professor Jon Platts
Dean, Cardiff School of Technologies
This talk will discuss personal recollections and lessons identified during an intensive period of research involving the use of Synthetic Environments to deliver actionable research output. The research took place between 2010 and 2013 whilst the author was leading the technical teams involved in autonomous systems research within QinetiQ. Four trials were executed at 6 monthly intervals.
The research work was focussed on how best to introduce automation and autonomy to formations of both manned and unmanned air systems to deliver significant additional capabilities. Studies indicated that cloud based concepts would provide benefits by maximising the availability of capability, reducing redundancy and permitting efficiencies in operation and deployment of effect. This work examined automation applied to the cloud and built on substantial work looking at command abstraction of users and consumers interacting with systems. The work retained the absolute authority of the human supervisor. Data was gathered through Synthetic Environment based trials which immersed serving military personnel, exercising both manned and unmanned systems, whilst divorcing the operators from platform ownership allowing them to concentrate instead on task ownership. Within the synthetic environment, baseline systems were compared with systems possessing higher degrees of automation and tool functionality. In a nutshell: candidate technologies were developed for real-time execution and analysis in a militarily realistic scenario with military operators.
The talk will explain the setup of the trial and describe the interplay and conflicting requirements running across parallel swim lanes as the teams involved (for example, military scenario planning, candidate technology development, synthetic environment development, hypothesis development and analysis), developed the trial to meet aggressive deadlines.
Jon T Platts is currently the Dean of the Cardiff School of Technologies at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Professor of Autonomous Systems.
Jon recently took up this role following careers in the Royal Air Force and industry research and development. He has had commercial success with his own company Muretex, winning significant, nationally competed, research grant funding,- most recently in the latest round of Innovate UK funding for Robotics and Autonomous Systems. He has international contacts and reach, having proposed and chaired 2 European research action groups over 8 years; been invited to deliver a NATO lecture series on autonomy. Jon was the Head of Autonomy for QinetiQ for 13 years, shaping the direction of research programmes and co-ordinating multi-organisation teams (from QinetiQ, Dstl, BAE Systems, Thales UK, the Military and Academia) and multi-disciplinary teams, the output being to design and deliver large scale research (both flight and synthetic) trials. Highlights include a flight trial over Dartmoor where a single seat fast jet pilot controlled 4 drones (1 live, 3 synthetic) on an attack mission using high levels of autonomy and leading QinetiQs autonomous systems offering into the UKs Taranis stealthy Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator.
In his current role Jon will lead the ambitious multi-million pound Cardiff School of Technologies launch and development, to further establish Cardiff Metropolitan University as a world leader within the tech industry. The School plans to recruit 2,000 new students by 2024, aligned to the employment needs of South Wales' growing tech sector and will partner with technology-focused companies across the Cardiff Capital Region to support their growth plans with students work ready in areas such as data science, cyber security, mobile computing, artificial intelligence and systems engineering.
Jon holds a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford, an MSc in Aerosystems Engineering from Loughborough University and a PhD in Self organising fuzzy logic from Loughborough University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a member of both the Institution of Measurement and Control and the International Council on Systems Engineering.
Feature Selection in Systems Modelling with Imprecise Data
Prof Qiang Shen
Director, Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK.
Feature selection (FS) addresses the problem of selecting those system descriptors that are most predictive of a given outcome. Unlike other dimensionality reduction methods, with FS the original meaning of the features is preserved. This has found application in tasks that involve datasets containing very large numbers of features that might otherwise be impractical to model and process (e.g., large-scale image analysis, text processing and Web content classification), where feature semantics play an important role. This talk will focus on the development and application of approximate FS mechanisms based on rough and fuzzy-rough theories. Such techniques provide a means by which imprecisely described data can be effectively reduced without the need for user-supplied information. In particular, Fuzzy-Rough Feature Selection (FRFS) works with discrete and real-valued noisy data (or a mixture of both). As such, it is suitable for regression as well as for classification. The only additional information required is the fuzzy partition for each feature, which can be automatically derived from the data. FRFS has been shown to be a powerful technique for semantics-preserving data dimensionality reduction. In introducing the general background of FS, this talk will first cover the rough-set-based approach, before focusing on FRFS and its application to real-world problems. The talk will conclude with an outline of opportunities for further development.
Cross Disciplinary Simulation Studies
Prof Kelvin Donne
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Swansea Campus, Mount Pleasant
Swansea SA1 6ED
We discuss the results of Computer Simulation work undertaken across a diverse range of disciplines, from underpinning numerical analysis in the Boundary Element Method through to computational modelling in ballistics and Product Design.
Computational Modelling of projectile impact onto laminated glazing: we consider the impact of small fragments onto laminated glass windows, which could be either architectural or automotive. We review the physics involved, then discuss simulation studies of a number of situations, including:
- The initial impact event creating a localised chip: computational work using an explicit time-dependent finite element model will be presented.
- The subsequent chip to full crack-off: in the case of automotive glazing, this would mean replacing the whole windscreen rather than a localised repair.
- Thermo-structural analysis of windscreens in extreme environments.
The presentation will consider material models for brittle materials, strain-rate dependency and damage models commonly used in these type of analyses.
The simulation work is informed by experimental ballistic work and some high speed videos will be shown illustrating how these can help in the qualitative interpretation of the simulation work.
The presentation will also emphasise the issues concerned with short deadlines for simulation work sponsored by industry and how results need to be presented for non-technical audience.
Mitigation of the Singularity problem in the Time-Dependent Boundary Element Method: The Time dependent BEM is a relatively obscure technique for solving transient thermal diffusion problems. This presentation will describe recent results showing the power of this method in the context of light-tissue interaction, including benchmarking against analytical solutions. In particular, the well-known singularity problem with algorithms based around Green functions will be discussed along with mitigation strategies. A practical application of the TDBEM will be presented, illustrating the convergence challenge for medical device modelling [1, 2].
Usability Analysis for Product Design Evaluation: Early work in usability analysis for expert system evaluation in our research group has led to an opportunity to diffuse this method into the assessment of new product design and development, where quantitative methods have been relatively underexploited or indeed avoided compared to qualitative techniques. Two case studies are presented to illustrate the power of statistically rigorous usability analysis, where Thurstones method [3, 4] of pairwise comparisons is used in conjunction with a set of design factors to assess new product concepts.
- Design of action furniture: The case study will discuss the process of product deconstruction leading to design factors that serve as criteria to assess different design solutions for both manual and powered reclining furniture, by a UK based company seeking to achieve a competitive edge. The case study will show the conjunction of this Psychophysics approach along with more conventional fatigue analysis.
- Different forms of representing a new glass sculptural concept at an early stage of the product development cycle will be assessed, including sketching, Gouraud shading, photorealistic rendering , mono and stereo [5,6]. This second case study, Thurstones method of pair-wise comparisons,- originally proposed as a quantitative approach for aesthetic judgment, is applied to assess how different representational modes from paper sketching through to stereoscopic virtual images perform in conveying the design intent. This analysis will be applied to three different glass design concepts.
1. Donne K E, Bashford T & Marotin A: Solution of the Transient Thermal Diffusion equation using the Boundary Element Method, Int. J. Comp. Meth. and Exp. Meas., Vol. 5, No. 3 (2017) 260 - 270. DOI: 10.2495/CMEM-V5-N3-260 - 270. Presented at the 39th International Conference on Boundary Element Methods, Siena , Italy, September 2016
2. Bashford T, Donne K E, Marotin A & Al-Hussany A. Parallelisation techniques for the Dual Reciprocity and Time-Dependent Boundary Element Method algorithms, Int. J. Comp. Meth. and Exp. Meas., Vol. 5, No. 3 (2017) 395 - 403. DOI: 10.2495/CMEM-V5-N3-395-403. Presented at the 39th International Conference on Boundary Element Methods, Siena, Italy, September 2016
3. Thurstone LL, A Law of Comparative Judgment, Psychological Review Vol 101, No 2, pp 266-270, (1994).
4. Gescheider G A, PsychoPhysics Method: Theory and Application, 2nd Edn [Lawrence Erlabum Associates], (1985).
5. Donne K E, Head R, A quality metric for glass artefact prototypes, 6th International Conference Quality Reliability Maintenance, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, UK, 2007.
6. Head R, Donne K E, Bender R, Brown RDH (June 2005) Digital Design Methodology for Glass Design & Manufacture 9th International Conference on Architectural & Automotive Glass, Tampere, Finland.
Kelvin Donne is now Professorial Fellow at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and was previously Faculty Dean and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor. He has published over 70 papers and has supervised over 20 PhD students mainly in the area of computational physics. His main areas of research are tissue photonics and automotive glass fracture.