UKSim-AMSS 21st International Conference on Modelling & Simulation


Cambridge University (Emmanuel College), 27 - 29 March 2019



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Important Dates

Call for Papers

Paper Submission




College Accommodation


Travel to Cambridge

Flights & Travel

Social Events





Keynote/Tutorial Speakers




Important Dates

Submission: See above




Paper: from 1 Feb

Final Upload into EDAS for checking &



15 March

Credit Card on EDAS





Honorary Conference Chair: Taha Osman


Honorary Programme Chair: Adam Brentnall


Local Arrangements/

Venue Chair: Glenn Jenkins


General Chair:

David Al-Dabass


Publication Research Editor:

Zuwairie Ibrahim


General Co-Chair:

Ajith Abraham


EUROSIM Liaison Chair


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Papers with Top Review Scores of 0.8



Papers Published


Opening Session


Conference venue and accommodation: Emmanuel College, St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AP.


Other accommodation in Cambridge



Papers are invited on any aspect of modelling and simulation to be presented at UKSim2019, 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.


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. Full-board 3-day package is available for $630, and $690 en-suite, 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 take evening meal outside, a Bed & Breakfast 3 day package is available at $490 single occupancy, or $170 per night. Booking and pre-payment is essential, see EDAS Registration.

Submission Guidelines


You are invited to submit:
- full paper of 6 pages (Letter format) for oral presentation,

- computer generated art, submit title and abstract on EDAS as a normal paper then upload the image pdf file only as the Full paper

- 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 modelling and simulation and their applications in science, technology, business and commerce. The conference is supported/co-sponsored by


-                      EUROSIM

-                      European Council for Modelling & Simulation

-                      Society for Computer Simulation Int. (SCS)- Europe

-                      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: the conference is using EDAS for submission, reviews and registration, authors need to:

- create an account with EDAS (if not already have one) at

- open the list of conferences managed by EDAS & find UKSim2019

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

- upload file.


Click here to submit paper


IJSSST Authors Kit: emailed to authors on completion of registration/payment on EDAS.


Paper Templates:

Word template (MS Word .doc format)

PDF template (PDF 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:


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


Papers must not suffer 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 simulation and computing,

4. Not within the conference scope.

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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)

Zulkarnay Zakaria


Gaby Neumann (ASIM)

Hosam Faiq (Malaysia)

Hissam Tawfik (UK)

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)

Glenn Jenkins (UKSim)

Martin Tunnicliffe (UK)

David Murray-Smith (UKSim)

Mahdi Mahfouf (UKSim)

Emelio Jimenez Macias (SPAIN)

Danilo Pelusi (Italy)

Alessandra Orsoni (UKSim)

Vlatko Ceric

Theodoros Kostis (Greece)

Russell Cheng (UKSim)

Miguel Angel Piera (Spain)

Antonio Guasch (Spain)

David Al-Dabass (UKSim)

Jadranka Bozikov (CROSSIM)

Felix Breitenecker (ASIM, SNE)

Majida Alasady (Tikrit)

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)

Roland Wertz (Germany)

Norlaili Safri (Malaysia)
Helen Karatza(Greece)

Nikolaos V. Karadimas (Greece)

Afrand Agah (USA)

Piers Campbell (UAE)
Marco Remondino (Italy)

Fabian Bottinger (Germany)

K.G. Subramanian (Malaysia)

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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 and click on Register yellow tab at the top, a list of conferences will appear

2. Scroll down to conference name (e.g. UKSim2019) 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 immediately.


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

Conference Chairs.

UKSim2019, Papers going to Publication


Authors of papers with top review scores of 0.8


Paper 13: 1570534938, Interpolated Rigid Map Neural Networks for Anatomical Joint Constraint Modelling, Glenn Jenkins

Paper 15: 1570535122, Performance of Static Slicing Algorithms for Petri Nets, Reggie Davidrajuh





First author




Developing a Toolbox for Modeling and Simulation of Elevators Day-2 or Day-3

Reggie Davidrajuh




The Optimum Location for Access Point Deployment Based on RSS for Indoor Communication

Oras Al-ani




Outdoor Transmitter Localization Using Multiscale Algorithm

Oras Al-ani




An Orchestration Framework for IoT Devices Based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Justice Agyemang




Development of High Accuracy BiCMOS Current-Sensor and Error-Amplifier in Current-Mode DC-DC Boost Converter

Chan-Soo Lee




Customized Mixed Model Stochastic Assembly Line Modelling Using Simulink Day-1

Rangith Kuriakose




Functional Encryption Technique in UAV Integrated HetNet: A Proposed Model Day-3

Diwankshi Sharma




Notes Recommendation e-Book System

Mohammed Abdel Razek

Abdel Razek



Bluetooth and ZigBee: A Network Layer Architecture Gateway Day-3

Amina Khan




Green Supply Chain Management Practices in Developing Countries - Case Study from Jordan

Hadeel Abdellatif




A Conceptual Framework for Assessing Anonymization-Utility Trade-Offs Based on Principal Component Analysis

Maurizio Naldi




IR Sensors Array for Robots Localization Using K Means Clustering Algorithm

Israa AL-Forati




Interpolated Rigid Map Neural Networks for Anatomical Joint Constraint Modelling

Glenn Jenkins




Pre-Processing for Neural Model Design in A Real Industrial Problem

Valentina Colla




Performance of Static Slicing Algorithms for Petri Nets Day-2 or Day-3

Reggie Davidrajuh




Optimization Heuristic for Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problem

Ludovica Adacher




A Comparison of Exact and Heuristic Methods for a Facility Location Problem

Maurizio Naldi




Octree-based Implementation of the Monte Carlo Algorithm for Solving Three Dimensional Radiative Transport Problems on an Unstructured

Tim Bashford




Medical-Laboratory Algorithm WTH-MO for Segmentation of Digital Images of Blood Cells: A New Methodology for Making Hemograms

Ana Carolina Monteiro




A Proposal to Improve Channels with Rician Fading Through the Methodology CBEDE

Reinaldo Padilha




Challenges of the Promise of Internet of Things (IoT) in Multi-hop Communications System

Chowdhury Sajadul Islam




Improving Professional Practice for Mobile Operators Through the Development of a Decision Support Tool for Outsourcing

Ayman Amiri




UKSim2019 Conference Program at a Glance


1. Presenter must demonstrate deep and detailed knowledge of the paper content by utilizing the full 20 minutes presentation time.

2. The session chair must be satisfied the presenter has answered at least one question in full to the approval of both the session chair and the participants.

3. The value of conference attendance is to get maximum feedback from participants on the significance of the research being presented.

4. Speak clearly and slowly, do not Mumble or race through the sentences, moderate your voice to make sure attendees hear every word you say without shouting.

Session CodeWed.am2.A means Wednesday morning after tea break in room A. Other Time periods: am1, am2, pm1, pm2

Paper No: from the above table: 1, 2, 3, . 20

Day-0: Tuesday 26 March 2019: 5 to 6pm, Early registration desk opens for one hour


Day-1: Wednesday 27 March 2019  (Keynote Speaker-1 + 10 papers)

9.15 - 10.45

Wed.am1.A: (Chair: David Al-Dabass/Taha Osman): Opening session and Keynote Speakers-1 : Prof Frank Wang

10.45 - 11.05



Room A

11.05 - 12.25, 4

Wed.am2.A (Chair: Glenn Jenkins): 2, 3, 4, 18

12.30 - 1.40


1.45 - 3, 3

Wed.pm1.A (Chair: Taha Osman: 5, 6, 8

3 - 3.20


3.20 - 4.30, 3

Wed.pm2.A (Chair: Glenn Jenkins): 10, 11, 12


Close of day-1 & photo opportunity

6 - 8.30

Dinner at own expense, meet at the Eagle after.



Day-2: Thursday 28 March 2018  (8 papers)

9.10 - 10.25, 3

Thu.am1.A: (Chair: David Al-Dabass/Taha Osman): day-2 opening session + 19, 20, 21

10.25 - 10.45


10.45 - 12.25, 5

Thu.am2.A (Chair: Taha Osman): 13, 14, 15, 16, 17


Close of day-2 & photo opportunity



2.30pm ->

Cambridge Tour/Glenn Jenkins. Conference Dinner 7pm, meet at the Eagle after.




Day-3: Friday 29 March 2018  (Keynote-2 & 3+ 3 papers)

9.10 - 10.20

Fri.am1.A: (Chair: David Al-Dabass/Glenn Jenkins): day-3 opening session + Keynote Speaker-2: Prof Gareth Loudon

10.20 - 10.35


10.35 - 11.35, 3

Fri.am2.A (Chair: Glenn Jenkins/David Al-Dabass): 1, 7, 9

11.35 - 12.35, KN3

Fri.am3.A (Chair David Al-Dabass/ Glenn Jenkins): Keynote Speaker-3: Prof Qiang Shen


Close of conference & photo opportunity


Lunch and depart

Substitute-presented papers:



__Sub____= Substitute Presenter needed ____ _______ = Presentation file in EDAS


Keynote Speaker-1

Brain-like Computer Powered by Memristor
Prof Frank Wang
Head of School of Computing, University of Kent
Canterbury, UK
Chair, IEEE Computer Society, UKRI Chapter
Our memristor-based neuromorphic computation is technically positioned between the brain and the traditional computer. We are pushing it towards the brain direction (Brains are thought to be made of memristors. The traditional Turing machine is represented by CPU and memory. Historically such a separation of computation and memory simplifies the machine design and exceeds the natural human brain in terms of computational performance. However, there are two sides to everything. There are two negative side-effects: the communication overhead between the two boxes (CPU and memory) and the energy consumption that may be several orders of magnitude larger. By nature, a memristor (as well as its variants) is a 2-in-1 element combining both memory and computation functions. The Adaptive Neuromorphic Architecture (ANA) is a remarkable example, in which a mem-inductor can not only memorize the past history of the stimuli but also compute the time constant ( ) [5]. That is why we see a small energy consumption in the brain (it consumes only about the same amount of electric power as a night light) in contrast to that of the traditional architecture..



Frank Z. Wang is the Professor in Future Computing and Head of School of Computing (2010-2016), University of Kent, the UK. The School of Computing was formally opened by Her Majesty the Queen. His led school achieved an amazing result in the 2014 UK government REF (Research Excellence Framework): the research intensity was ranked 12th out of over 150 computing departments in the UK. Professor Wang's research interests include brain-like computer, memristor theory and applications, deep learning, cloud computing, big data, and green computing, etc. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and invited talks to report his research worldwide, for example at Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University, CERN, Hong Kong University of Sci. & Tech., Tsinghua University (Taiwan), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Sydney University of Technology, and University of Johannesburg. In 2004, he was appointed as Chair & Professor, Director of Centre for Grid Computing at CCHPCF (Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance Computing Facility). CCHPCF is a collaborative research facility in the Universities of Cambridge and Cranfield (with an investment size of Sterling 40 million). Prof Wang and his team have won an ACM/IEEE Super Computing finalist award. Prof Wang is Chairman (UK & Republic of Ireland Chapter) of the IEEE Computer Society and Fellow of British Computer Society.


Keynote Speaker-2


The Design And Role Of Simulated Environments In Evaluating New Design Concepts


Gareth Loudon


Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University





The user testing of a new design concept and prototype is an important part of the design process to help discover if and why certain aspects of a new design do not fully meet the needs and satisfaction of target users - and to help find out what needs to be changed. However, how user testing is conducted is also an important factor to consider, as context can play a part in the insights gained. Testing in a traditional laboratory environment provides control, confidentiality, and ease of conducting repeatable tests, but often does not discover all key design flaws as some flaws are only revealed when a prototype is tested in the real context of use. However, testing a new design prototype in a real context, during the design and development process, is often impossible - for example, the design of a new surgical medical device for use in an operating theatre.

To address these challenges we have developed a new laboratory, called the Perceptual Experience Laboratory (PEL), which enables the evaluation of new design concepts in a simulated environment. The aim is to have the advantages of laboratory based testing, but also to consider the importance of context. PEL uses a mixed reality approach to simulate context, combining a 200 deg panoramic visual surround screen with physical objects. In addition, it simulates context through the use of artificially generated smells, temperature control and 3D ambisonics to try and create a sense of immersion and presence. The talk will share details on design features of PEL; lessons learnt so far in terms of key design features affecting feelings of immersion and presence; and how the simulated environment has already helped in the new design and evaluation of products.




Gareth Loudon is a Professor of Creativity at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University and one of the co-founders of the Human-Centred Design research group at the university. He is also co-founder and Director of the Centre for Creativity Ltd that undertakes research, training and consultancy in key areas of creativity. Gareths research interests focus on creativity and the innovation process, combining ideas from anthropology and psychology, engineering and design. Previously he worked for Apple Research and Ericsson Research in the design and development of new software and computer embedded products. Gareth has over 30 years of experience in academic and industrial research and has taken several research ideas all the way through to commercial products for companies, including Apple. He has also helped many companies with their innovation strategies and in the development of new products and services.

Gareth has several patents to his name and over 70 publications in total. He has won many awards including Best Software Product Award at COMDEX Asia, and for his concept design work from IDSA/BusinessWeek. Gareth is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Keynote Speaker-3


Feature Selection: Harmony Search Based Approach


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 of FS mechanisms based on harmony search. Such techniques provide a powerful means by which multiple feature subsets can be obtained simultaneously, offering significant flexibilities for systems modelling, including applications for regression and classification. In addition to introducing the basic concepts of harmony search-based FS (HSFS), the talk will extend to covering the topics of feature selection ensembles and learning classifier ensembles inspired by HSFS. It will conclude with an outline of opportunities for further development.




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 Pro Vice-Chancellor: Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences at Aberystwyth University. He is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and a member of the Computer Science and Informatics panel for the UK Research Excellence Framework (2008-2014 and 2014-2021). 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.

Professor Shens current research interests 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 380 peer-reviewed papers, including an award-winning IEEE Outstanding Transactions paper. He has served as the first supervisor of 60+ PDRAs/PhDs, including one UK Distinguished Dissertation Award winner.



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