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Eighth EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques

August 24–26, 2015 | Athens, Greece

Simutools 2015 Programme



Monday 24th August 2015


8:00am - 8:45am



8:45am - 9:00am

Opening Session

9:00am - 10:00am

Keynote Session I
Chair: Georgios Theodoropoulos, Durham University, UK

Dynamic Data Driven Applications Systems (DDDAS) and Large-scale Dynamic Data and Large-scale Big Computing

Frederica Darema
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
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10:00am - 10:30am

Coffee Break  

10:30am - 12:30pm

Session 1: Simulation Methodology I
Chair: Helena Szczerbicka, LUH Leibniz Universität Hannover

Split and Merge Strategies for Solving Uncertain Equations using Affine Arithmetic
Oliver Scharf, Markus Olbrich and Erich Barke
Institute of Microelectronic Systems, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
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Modelling and Simulating Systems Security Policy
Tristan Caulfield and David Pym
University College London, Dept of Computer Science, London, U.K.
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Integrating a Neutral Action Language in a DEVS Modelling Environment
Bruno Barroca1, Sadaf Mustafiz1, Simon Van Mierlo2, and Hans Vangheluwe12
1McGill University, 2University of Antwerp
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ProDEVS : an Event-Driven Modeling and Simulation Tool for Hybrid Systems using State Diagrams
Le Hung Vu, Damien Foures1, and Vincent Albert
University of Toulouse, 1University of Corsica, France
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Session 1: Infrastructure simulation and modelling for energy saving
Chair: Andrew Stephen McGough - Durham University

Analytical model of data center infrastructure efficiency for system level simulations
Tuomo Malkamäki and Seppo Ovaska
Aalto University Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Automation Espoo, Finland
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Simulating Power Saver Network Links in MATLAB
Huseyin Abaci, Gerard Parr​, Sally McClean​, Adrian Moore​ and Louise Krug
Adnan Menderes University, Computer Engineering, Aydın/Turkey, ​University of Ulster,School of Computing & Engineering, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, ​BT Group, Adastral Park Martlesham, Ipswich
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Packet Coalescing for Dual­Mode Energy Efficient Ethernet: A Simulation Study
Mehrgan Mostowfi
School of Mathematical Sciences University of Northern Colorado, USA
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Work in Progress

Energy consumption of scheduling policies for HTC jobs in the Cloud
Osama Alrajeh and Nigel Thomas
School of Computing Science Newcastle University, UK
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Session 1: Invited Talk

Virtual Home Visits for Millennial Learners
Danny Stefanic
Chairman of the ExitReality group of companies


12:30pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session 2: Network Simulation
Chair: Sofia Meacham, Bournemouth University

Introducing a Distance Vector Routing Protocol for ns-3 Simulator
Janaka Wijekoon, Rajitha Tennekoon, and Erwin Harahap
Hiroaki Nishi Laboratory, Keio University
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Video Streaming Analysis in Vienna LTE System Level Simulator
Zakaria Ye, Tania Jiménez, and Rachid El-Azouzi
University of Avignon, France
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Comparative study of LTE simulations with the ns-3 and the Vienna simulators
Thiago Abreu, Bruno Baynat, and Marouen GAchaoui1
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, 1University of Avignon, France
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Session 2: Tools and techniques for energy saving
Chair: Matthew Forshaw, Newcastle University

A Flexible Fuzzy Inductive Reasoning Approach for Load Modelling Able to Cope With Missing Data
Sergio Jurado, Àngela Nebot​and Francisco Mugica
Sensing&Control Systems S.L. Aragó, Barcelona, Spain
Soft Computing research group, Computer Science Department Technical University of Catalonia Jordi Girona, Barcelona, Spain
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Flipping the priority: effects of prioritising HTC jobs on energy consumption in a multi­use cluster
Matthew Forshaw and Stephen McGough
School of Computing Science Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Durham University, Durham, UK
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Work in Progress

A Self-Learning Energy Management System for a Smart-Grid-Ready Residential Building
Fabiano Pallonetto, Yerlan Turekeshov, Eleni Mangina and Donal Finn
Electricity Research Centre, School of Computer Science, School of Mechanical Engineer University College Dublin Dublin, Ireland
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Session 2: Case studies for Virtual Reality in Education
Chair: Abraham Campbell, University College Dublin

Revisiting Virtual Reality Training using Modern Head Mounted Display and Game Engines
Chad Jarvis, Daniel Patel and Tyge Løvset
Christian Michelsen Research AS, P.O. Box 6031 NO-5892 Bergen, Norway
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The Serious Gaming Surgical Cognitive Education and Training Framework and the SKY Scripting Language
Brent Cowan, Bill Kapralos, Fuad Moussa and Adam Dubrowski
University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Memorial University. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
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Development of a virtual home visit serious game for physiotherapy students to use when formulating a falls risk management plan for an older adult.
Tony Petta, Danny Stefanic, Ginny Mulvey, Tracy Redwood, Liz Bainbridge and Anne Furness
University, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science Curtin University Western Australia
LearnBrite Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA
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3:00pm - 3:30pm

Coffee Break  

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Session 3: Short Paper Session
Chair: Ibad Kureshi, Durham University, UK

Commercial Buildings Thermal Loads Predictive Models Based on Simulation Performance
Dimitrios-Stavros Kapetanakis, Eleni Mangina and Donal Finn
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering University College Dublin
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Improving ns-3 Emulation Support in Real-World Networking Scenarios
Helder Fontes, Rui Campos and Manuel Ricardo
INESC TEC, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
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CIDRarchy: CIDR-based ns-3 Routing Protocol for Large Scale Network Simulation
Pedro Moreira da Silva, Jaime Dias, and Manuel Ricardo
INESC TEC, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
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Hybrid Simulation Using SAHISim Framework
Muhammad Usman, Wolfgang Gawlik1 and Gregor De-Cillia
Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria and 1Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
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Simulating LTE Mobility Managment in presence of coverage holes with ns-3
Zoraze Ali, Nicola Baldo, Josep Mangues-Bafalluy, Lorenza Giupponi
Mobile Networks Department, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain
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SysML based Design for Variability enabling the Reusability of Legacy Systems towards the support of Diverse Standard Compliant Implementations or Standard Updates: The Case of IEEE-802.15.6 Standard for E-Health
Sofia Meacham, Fotios Gioulekas1 and Keith Phalp
Bournemouth University, UK, 1University General Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
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Session 3: Round Table : The future of simulation and modelling for Energy Efficiency

Chair: Andrew Stephen McGough, Durham University, UK

Session 3: Round Table : The future of Virtual Reality Tools for Education

Chair: Eleni Mangina, University College Dublin

5:45pm - 7:45pm


Museum Tour






Tuesday 25th August, 2015


9:30am - 10:00am

Registration  & Coffee

10:00am - 12:00pm

Session 4: Simulation Methodology II
Chair: Andrew Stephen McGough, Durham University, UK

An Analysis of Increased Vertical Scaling in Three-Dimensional Virtual World Simulation
Sean Mondesire, Jonathan Stevens1, Douglas Maxwell
U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Orlando, 1University of Central Florida
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A V2X Message Evaluation Methodology and Cross-Domain Modelling of Safety Applications in V2X-enabled E/E-Architectures
Harald Bucher, Marius-Florin Buciuman, Alexander Klimm, Oliver Sander, Juergen Becker
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Information Processing Technology (ITIV), Germany
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Multi Agent System Optimization in Virtual Vehicle Testbeds
Patrick Lange, Rene Weller and Gabriel Zachmann
University of Bremen, Germany


Using Finite Forkable DEVS for Decision-Making Based on Time Measured with Uncertainty
Damián Vicino123, Olivier Dalle12, and Gabriel Wainer3
1Université Nice Sophia, 2INRIA - Sophia Antipolis, 3Carleton University
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12:00pm - 1:30pm


 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Session 5: Parallel Simulation and Performance
Chair: James Byrne, Dublin City University

Simonstrator: Simulation and Prototyping Platform for Distributed Mobile Applications
Björn Richerzhagen, Dominik Stingl, Julius Rückert, and Ralf Steinmetz
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
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Parallel Simulation of Queueing Petri Nets
Jürgen Walter, Simon Spinner and Samuel Kounev
University of Würzburg, Germany
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Flexible Performance Prediction of Data Center Networks using Automatically Generated Simulation Models
Piotr Rygielski, Samuel Kounev and Phuoc Tran-Ghia
University of Würzburg, Germany
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HAEC-SIM: A Simulation Framework for Highly Adaptive Energy-Efficient Computing Platforms
Mario Bielert, Florina M. Ciorba, Kim Feldhoff, Thomas Ilsche, Wolfgang E. Nagel
Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH)
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
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3:30pm - 4:00pm

Coffee Break  

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Session 6: Poster Paper Session
Chair: Piotr Rygielski, University of Würzburg, GR

JBotSim: a Tool for Fast Prototyping of Distributed Algorithms in Dynamic Networks
Arnaud Casteigts
LaBRI University of Bordeaux


Netml-Click: Modeling of Routers in Netml/NS3 by means of the Click Modular Router
Ron Addie, Joshua Natarajan
School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Studies, University of South Queensland, Australia
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Comparison of Measurements and Simulation Model of Indoor Signal Level Variation in LTE Networks
Krzysztof Grochla, Michal Gorawski and Konrad Połys
Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of PAS, Poland


Merging OMG Standards in a General Modeling, Simulation, and Testing Framework
Vitali Schneider, Anna Yupatova, Winfried Dulz and Reinhard German
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlanger, Germany
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A Fast Discrete Event Simulation Model for Queueing Network Systems
Jose Luis Vazquez-Avila, Remberto Sandoval-Arechiga and Ramon Parra-Michel
CINVESTAV-IPN, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
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Hardware-software co-simulation for medical X-ray control units
Bruno Kleinert, Marc Reichenbach, Dietmar Fey and Gholam Reza Rahimi
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
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6:30pm - 9:00pm


Conference Dinner






Wednesday 26th August, 2015


8:30am - 10:00am

Session 7: Software, Tools and Applications
Chair: Olivier Dalle, Universite de Nice

TiPeNeSS: A Timed Petri Net Simulator Software with Generally Distributed Firing Delays
Ádám Horváth and András Molnár
University of West Hungary, Institute of Informatics and Economics, Hungary
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Sophisticated Route Calculation Approaches for Microscopic Traffic Simulations
Karl Hübner, Björn Schünemann and Ilja Radusch1
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, 1Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany
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CASSANDRA - A simulation-based, decision-support tool for energy market stakeholders
Konstantinos N. Vavliakis, Anthony C. Chrysopoulos, Kyriakos C., Andreas L. Symeonidis and Pericles A. Mitkas
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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10:00am - 10:30am

Coffee Break

10:30am - 12:30pm

Session 8: Wireless Simulation
Chair: Adam Horvath, University of West Hungary

Notos: Efficient Emulation of Wireless Sensor Networks with Binary-to-Source Translation
Robert Sauter, Sascha Jungen, Richard Figura, and Pedro José Marrón
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
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Deterministic Models of the Physical Layer through Signal Simulation
Daniel Maier, Steffen Moser, and Frank Slomka
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Ulm University, Germany
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Emulating Vehicular Ad hoc Networks for Evaluation and
Testing of Automotive Embedded Systems
Manuel Schiller and Alois Knoll
Department of Informatics, Technische Universität München, Germany
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Combination of Intra-Flow Network Coding and Opportunistic Routing: Reliable Communications over Wireless Mesh Networks
Pablo Garrido, David Gómez, Ramón Agüero, and Joan Serrat1
University of Cantabria, Spain, 1
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
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12:30pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session 9: Hardware Simulation
Chair: Ibad Kureshi, Durham University, UK

ITFComp: A Compression Algorithm for ARM Architecture Instruction Trace Files
Mohammad Qasem
Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE, Germany
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FREACSIM - A Framework for Creating and Simulating Real-Time Capable Network on Chip Systems and Applications
Dominik Schoenwetter1, Ronald Veldema2 and Dietmar Fey2
1FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany,
2Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
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Simulation-based Evaluation of DMAMAC - A Dual-Mode Adaptive MAC Protocol for Process Control
A. Ajith Kumar S.12, Lars M. Kristensen1, Knut Ovsthus1
1Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway,
2University of Agder, Norway
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3:00pm - 3.30pm

Coffee Break

3:30pm - 5.00pm

Session 10: Data Storage Systems
Chair: Georgios Theodolopoulos, Durham University

Targeted on-line data extraction with SystemXtract
Johannes Schützel, Sebastian Stieber, Christian Haubelt and Adelinde Uhrmacher
University of Rostock, Germany
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OGSSim: Open Generic data Storage systems Simulation Tool
Sebastien Gougeaud1, Soraya Zertal1, Jacques-Charles Lafoucriere 2, Philippe Deniel2
1University of Versailles, France,
2CEA-DAM, France
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Towards Automated Data Driven Cloud Computing Simulation Model Creation
Sergej Svorobej1, James Byrne1, Paul Liston1, PJ Byrne1, Christian Stier2, Henning Groenda2, Zafeirios Papazachos3, Dimitrios Nikolopoulos3
1Dublin City University, Ireland,
2FZI Research Centre for Information Technology, Germany,
3School of Electronics Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
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5:00pm - 5.30pm

Closing Session