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25th IEEE/ACM* International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications

September 27-29, 2021, Valencia, Spain

*Pending sponsorship by IEEE and ACM

Important: Paper submission deadline: May 5th, 2021


The Symposium

The 2021 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2021) promises to be a grand affair and will take place in Valencia, Spain. DS-RT 2021 serves as a platform for simulationists from academia, industry and research labs for presenting recent research results in Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications.

DS-RT 2021 targets the growing overlap between large distributed simulations and real time applications, such as collaborative virtual environments, pervasive and ubiquitous application scenarios, motor-, controller-, sensor- and actuator systems.

The conference features prominent invited speakers as well as papers by top researchers in the field. DS-RT 2021 will include contributed technical papers, invited papers, and panel discussions. The proceedings will be published by IEEE-CS press.

Call for Papers

DS-RT provides an international forum for the discussion and presentation of original ideas, recent results and achievements by researchers, research students, and systems developers on issues and challenges related to distributed simulation and real time applications. Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and practical results of significance. Demonstration of new tools/applications is very encouraged.

The scope of the symposium includes, but is not limited to:

  • Paradigms, Methodology and Software Architectures for Large Scale Distributed and Real-Time Simulations (e.g. Parallel and Distributed Simulation, Multi-Agent Based Distributed Simulation, HLA/RTI, Web, Grid and cloud based Simulation, hardware-software co-design for extreme scale simulations)
  • Paradigms, Modelling, Architecture and Environments for Large Scale Real-time Systems and Concurrent Systems with hard and soft Real-Time Constraints
  • Advanced modelling techniques (reuse of models, new modelling languages, agent-based M&S, and spatial M&S)
  • Non-functional Properties of Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Systems (e.g. Dependability, Availability, Reliability, Maintainability, Safety, Security, Trustworthiness, QoS)
  • Theoretical Foundations of Large Scale Real-Time and Simulation Models (e.g. Event Systems, Causality, Space-Time Models, Notions of Time, Discrete and Continuous Systems, Simulator Coordination)
  • Simulation Studies at Large and Very Large Scale (e.g. Industrial, Commercial, Ecological and Environmental, Societal, Power and Energy, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Systems)
  • Performance and Validation of Large Scale and Distributed Simulations (e.g., benchmarking and analytical results, empirical studies DIS, HLA/RTI studies)
  • Algorithms and methods for parallel or distributed simulation (synchronization, scheduling, memory management, and load balancing)
  • Languages and Tools, Development Environments, Data Interfaces, Network Protocols and Model Repositories that address Very Large Simulations
  • Data Management and Distribution Issues, Interest Management, Semantic Modelling, Multi-resolution Modelling, Dead-Reckoning Mechanisms Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Architectures and Applications that involve Simulations and/or adhere to Real-Time Constraints
  • Simulation based Virtual Environments and Mixed Reality Systems (e.g. Interactive Virtual Reality, Human Communication through Immersive Environments)
  • Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Reality, Shared Interaction Spaces, Telepresence Systems and Shared Workspaces, 3D Video and Acoustic Reconstruction, Shared Object Manipulation
  • Serious Gaming and Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) applications, architectures and scalability issues
  • Visual Interactive Simulation Environments (e.g., Generic Animation, Visual Interactive Modelling, Interactive Computer Based Training and Learning, Scientific Visualization, High-End Computer Graphics)
  • Design Issues, Interaction Designs, Human Commuter Interaction Issues raised by Large Scale DS-RT Systems
  • Media Convergence (e.g. New Technologies, Media Theory, Real-Time considerations of Multi Modality, etc.)
  • Innovative Styles of Interactions with Large Scale DS-RT Systems (e.g. Implicit, Situative and Attentive Interaction, Tangible Interaction, Embedded Interaction, etc.)
  • Technologies for Living Labs (e.g. Mirror World Simulation, Interoperability, Large Scale Multi Sensor Networks, Global Wireless Communication, Multi Stakeholder Understanding and Innovation)
  • Environmental and Emerging Simulation Challenges (e.g. Growth of Human Population, Climate Change, CO2, Health Care, Ecosystems, Sustainable Development, Water and Energy Supply, Human Mobility, Air Traffic, World Stock Markets, Food Supply Chains, Megacities, Smart Cities, Disaster Planning, etc.)
  • Advanced Simulation Studies and Technologies (e.g. Discrete event, continuous Simulation, etc.)
  • Cognitive Modelling and Simulation, Artificial Intelligence in Simulation, and Neural Network Models and Simulation
  • Service-oriented Computing and Simulation, Web-based Modelling and Simulation, and Simulation of Multimedia Applications and Systems
  • Modeling and Virtual Evaluation of Distributed Systems through Simulation, Resilience Network Evaluation in Distributed Systems through Simulation, Models and Simulation Environments for Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems Evaluation
  • Advances in Simulation Methodology and Practices
  • Smart Network Design and Traffic Modelling
  • Haptic-audio-visual System and applications
  • Medical and surgical simulation based Systems
  • Human-computer interaction in virtual reality environment

Important Dates Full Papers

Paper Submission Deadline: May 5th, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: June 15th, 2021
Camera Ready version due: TBA
Symposium presentation: September 27-29, 2021

Call for Posters/Demos/Industrial Case Studies

The 25th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2021) also solicits posters and technical demonstrations that report on recent original results, ongoing research or industrial case studies in the area of distributed simulation and real time applications.

Important Dates Posters/Demos/Industrial Case Studies

Paper submission deadline: June 30th, 2021
Notification of acceptance: July 20th, 2021
Camera-ready deadline: TBA


Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All paper should be submitted using the following: papers will be reviewed by Technical Program Committee members and other experts active in the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by IEEE-CS press. General information regarding submission can be found at Questions from authors may be directed to the Program Co-Chairs.



General Chair:
Carlos Tavares Calafate, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Program Chair:
Floriano De Rango, University of Calabria, Italy

Program Vice Chair
Gregory Zacharewicz, National Institute of Mining and Telecommunication,

Special Session Chair:
Rodolfo W. L. Coutinho, Concordia University, Canada

Local Organization Chair
José Oliver Gil, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Posters/Demos Chair:
Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Tutorials Chair
Claudio Palazzi, University of Padua, Italy

Finance and Registration Chair
Juan Carlos Cano, Universitat Politècnica de València , Spain

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