IEEE Conference Record No. #41598
UKSim-AMSS 19th International Conference on Modelling & Simulation
Cambridge University (Emmanuel College), 5 - 7 April 2017
View UKSim2015 papers in uksim.info online Digital Library, use Internet Explorer only to see full papers content
View proceedings in ACM Digital Library: UKSim2014
Call for Papers
Submission: See above
Paper: from 1 Feb
Final Upload into EDAS for checking &
Credit Card on EDAS
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Conference Chair: Alessandra Orsoni
Programme Chair: Adam Brentnall
Venue Chair: Richard Cant
Publication Research Editor:
EUROSIM Liaison Chair
Papers to be published
Paper Final Extended submission deadline, 7 March 2017.
Write your paper using these Templates:
And Submit to EDAS http://edas.info (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 UKSim2017, 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: UKSim2017 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 UKSim2017
- 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.
Conference website: http://uksim/uksim2017/uksim2017.htm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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,EUROSIM President)
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)
Vlatko Ceric (CROSSIM)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.
Review Scores: 0.8 and 0.9 papers are shaded in Blue below and invited to submit an extended version for free publication in IJSSST, as follows:
-1. Extend the paper by at least one page of new material
-2. Amend the title, abstract and conclusions sections to reflect the new material
-3. Submit the Word file in single column format to the general chair on email@example.com
-4. Papers with review scores less than 0.8 are welcome to submit an extended version at the special discount fee of $300
Attendees without papers
Keynote Speaker-1, Day-1
Deep Learning Computer for Modern Simulation & Modelling
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.
Big Data and System Simulation for Analysis and Decision Support in Health Care Systems
Dr Nikolas Popper
Director DEXHELPP, Decision Support for Health Policy and Planning, Vienna.
Coordinator, Centre for Computational Complex Systems, TU Wien.
CSO dwh GmbH, Simulation Services and Technical Solutions, Vienna.
National health systems invest annually more billions of Euros (or Dollars). While the demand for health services increases (as a result of demographic change), the resources are limited. This creates a need for the development of new methods, models and technologies in order to support the analysing, planning and controlling of health care systems. Up to now decision support in health care systems is mainly based on the evidence of studies, that have a smaller range and not on the analysis of big data sets. But quantity and quality of available data strongly increases and therefore facilitates the description and analysis of all areas in health care systems.
To provide state of the art Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) we will need to combine health system domain knowledge, knowledge of professional data processes and, last but not leas, mathematical modelling & simulation skills. The areas of data security & data management, big data analysis, machine and deep learning, statistical methods, mathematical modelling & simulation and visualisation as well as public health & decision analytics modelling should help us to transform Big Data into Deep D ata: evidence based, reproducible knowledge.
To bring together all technologies still is a huge challenge. Data Based Demographic models have to be combined with analysis and models for the spreading of diseases. Time dependent treatment paths have to be parametrized with data sets from clinical routine joined with large scale health system data. From the system simulation point of view an important aspect is the possibility to implement changes inside the system, like interventions inside the computer model, and to analyse their effects. N. Popper tries to point out how big interdisciplinary teams will handle the complex processes in the future and which methods are and arenot promising.
He co-invented the award winning Master College for Applied Modelling, Simulation and Decision Making at TU Wien and the award winning blended learning courses in basic maths at the same university. He worked as science editor and journalist and co-founded two successful companies, the production company drahtwarenhandlung for scientific films, data journalism and computer animation and the R&D company dwh GmbH for technical solutions and simulation services, dedicated to develop new and innovative pipelines from the basic idea for a data driven analysis up to a ready for market solution. Niki Popper is married and is father of two children.
Keynote Speaker-3, Day-2
Dynamic Interpolative Modelling and its Application to Network Security
Prof Qiang Shen
Director, Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK.
Application of fuzzy rule-based interpolative (FRI) modelling has been escalating for making intelligent systems viable in solving many challenging real-world problems. However, requirements of such systems may change over time and the supporting static rule models may not be able to provide accurate interpolation results in the long run. Dynamic fuzzy rule interpolation (D-FRI) offers a potential solution to such problems. A particular application is for network security that is often one of the biggest concerns of any organisation irrespective of their size and nature of business.
Intrusion detection systems (IDSs) are a popular and effective security tool for generating alerts to network administrators, in order to inform against possible or existing threats. A standard IDS may be not 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 how 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. The talk will also cover other applications of D-FRI in network security and thoughts for further development.
Simulation Strategies for Tissue Photonics
Prof Kelvin Donne
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Swansea Campus, Mount Pleasant
Swansea SA1 6ED
Light-based medical devices are used in a diverse range of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, both within the clinical context and increasingly for home-based use. Of critical concern to manufacturers of these devices is the requirement to understand the underlying processes and especially the need to optimise the energy delivery, both spectrally and temporally.
This paper will consider the simulation techniques available for modelling both the bio-chemical and thermal effects induced when light is incident on human tissue. Deterministic and probabilistic schemes for solving the Radiation Transfer Equation for low-energy photons will be considered, as well as methods for solving the time-dependent thermal diffusion equation. Optimisation studies require fast parallel implementations of the algorithms, which include the Monte Carlo method and Boundary Element Method and three approaches to parallelisation will be presented. Clinical contexts will include fluorescence detection of basal cell carcinomas, and depilation of hair follicles.
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.