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MESM'2015
The 15th annual Middle Eastern Simulation and Modelling Conference
Arab Open University
http://www.aou.org.bh
Manama, Bahrain
March 2-4, 2015

Modelling Methodology
Modelling Tools
Analysis Methodology
Simulation of Networks and Communications
Complex Systems Simulation
Simulation of Systems and Image Processing
Energy Systems Simulation
Simulation in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry
Multimedia and Virtual Reality Systems
Decision Processing in Management
Modelling and Simulation in Biomedical Systems
Modelling and Simulation for Industrial Applications
Web Based Simulation
Simulation in Information Processing and Software Development
Computational Cognition and Learning
Simulation in Fuzzy Systems
Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
Simulation in the Built Environment
Simulation in Archeology
Simulation in the Arab World
Student Session
Tutorials
Exhibition

Organised by
The European Technology Institute
and Sponsored by
AOU
EUROSIS
IEEE-UKRI-SPC
For latest information see:
www.eurosis.org
or
http://www.eurosis.org/cms/?q=taxonomy/term/360

AIM OF MESM'2015

The MESM'2015 (International Middle Eastern Simulation and Modelling
Conference) on Simulation and Modelling is the fourteenth annual
conference in the MESM series and is organized by the Arab Open
University and members of the European Simulation Society. One of the
major aims of this conference is to bring people from various parts of
the Middle East in contact with colleagues working in modeling &
simulation from around the world (e.g..Europe, USA, Canada, Far East
etc.). The other aim is to establish a local technical society in the
Middle East and to integrate these into a wider Network of Simulation
Excellence. This conference, is sponsored by The Arab Open University,
Ghent University, EUROSIS, ETI as well as IEEE UKRI - SPC.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the
International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in
the conference Proceedings (both print and electronic format), that
will be copyrighted and widely disseminated. All talks and tutorials,
must be accompanied by a paper of between three to eight Proceedings
pages.


CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference venue for the 2015 MESM is the Arab Open University,
Bahrain Branch (http://www.aou.org.bh) in Aali on the outskirts of
Manama, capital of Bahrain.
Average temperature for March is between 22 and 26 degrees centigrade
More info on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain
and
http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Bahrain

Contributions to the technical program are solicited in the following
general areas;
Modelling Methodology

Continuous, discrete and hybrid simulation methodology, Simulation
environments, Multi-paradigm simulation, Simulation uncertainty,
Simulation visualisation, Integration of simulation and geographical
information systems, Object-oriented programming and Languages,
Multi-paradigm Languages, Software comparisons. Numerical Methods for
Simulation, Mathematical Analysis in Simulation, Parallel Simulation
Methodology, Discrete Event Simulation, Simulation Fidelity and
Performance Evaluation, Advanced Training and Simulation Concepts for
Education, Multiparameter Sequential Optimization Methods in
Simulation, Verification, Validation, and Control in Complex Systems
Simulation, Distributed and Parallel Systems Simulation, Combined
Continuous and Discrete Event Models, Symbol Analysis and Manipulation
of Equation-Based Models, Simultaneous vs Modular Simulation Methods,
Standardization Issues.
Modelling Tools

Simulation languages; Object oriented modeling languages; UML and
simulation; Model libraries and modularity; Component-oriented
simulation; Special simulation tools and environments; Meta-models and
automatic model generation; Graphical simulation environments and
simulation software tools; Intelligent simulation environments;
Database management of models and results; Java and Web enabled
simulations, UML and OO Simulation.
Analysis Methodology

Advanced Input Modeling, Simulation Optimization, Cross Entropy,
Output Analysis, Input Modeling, Simulation Optimization, Input
Analysis, Difficult Queueing Problems, New Output Analysis.
Simulation of Networks and Communication

Modeling and simulation of analogue circuits; Modeling and simulation
of digital circuits at switch and/or at logic level; Hardware
accelerators for circuit-level simulation; Hardware accelerators for
logic simulation; Distributed simulation of circuits, components, and
systems; Modeling and simulation of computer systems; Fault
simulation; Parallel and distributed systems; High-speed networks;
Network simulation software; Computer and telecommunication systems;
Telecommunication devices and systems; Intelligent telecommunication
networks; ISDN; ATM communications.
Complex Systems Simulation

Design and Simulation, - Process Control and Optimisation, -
Information Technology Systems, - Space and Airborne Systems -
Communication Networks, - Cybernetics and Control, - Building
Engineering and Urban Infrastructures - Nonlinear Systems, Integration
of AI Techniques and Simulation, Knowledge Elicitation and
Representation for Complex Models, Drawing Understanding and Pattern
Recognition, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms,
Simulation in Robotics and Automation, Continuous Simulation of
Technical Processes, Fuzzy Models in Simulation, Wireless
Communication, Mobile Communication Networks, Satellite Communication,
LAN and WAN Protocols, Simulation of Switching Equipment, Design and
Coding of Communication Handling Software.
Simulation of Signal and Image Processing

Modelling and simulation are powerful tools in image and signal
processing applications. For example, the modelling and simulation of
communication networks enable the analysis and evaluation of data
communication techniques in a much more time and cost efficient way
than field tests. Modelling and simulations are also extensively used
in biomedical signal processing to study and predict physical
behaviour. Mathematical models such as Markov random fields and
optical flows have been successfully used to solve a variety of image
processing problems, including image restoration, reconstruction,
segmentation, and classification as well as texture analysis.
Energy Systems Simulation

Simulators: Real-Time simulation methods, GUI, Advanced modelling
tools, Trainees' performance evaluation, Simulator Projects Simulation
Studies: Simulation during design, Safety and environmental hazard
estimation, Production optimisation. Methodology: Real-time simulation
and visualisation tools, Parallel and distributed simulation.
Simulation in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry

Simulation of Chemical Plants, Flow simulation, Plant control systems,
network simulation, geological simulations, drilling simulations, oil
transport simulations.
Multimedia and Virtual Reality Systems

This track covers simulation programmes used in Multimedia and VR
systems enhanced simulation
Decision Processing in Management

Business process engineering and simulation, Simulation in
customer-oriented service processes, Decision support systems,
Simulation in Finance and Risk Management, Simulation in workflow
management, Process mapping and simulation, Simulation of production
processes and equipment, Business Information Modeling Methods and
Methodologies, UML and UP in Business Modelling, UML and UP for
Enterprise Modeling.
Modelling and Simulation in Biomedical Systems

Topics are biological systems, medical systems and ecosystems with the
domain specific topics such as molecular modelling, genetic algorithms
in biosystems, fuzzy sets and neural nets in biosystems, physiology,
cardiology, anesthesia, cancer, circulatory system, respiratory
system, renal system, biomechanics, agricultural production,
simulation of global change, ecotechnology and eco-engineering, GIS,
population dynamics, etc Simulation of Patient Care,Quality of
Service, Hospital Logistics, Simulation of Disease Proliferation,
Virtual Reality in Surgical Procedures, Simulating Biological
Phenomena and Organs, Simulation as a Tool for Diagnosis, Simulation
of Emergency Procedures (Disaster Gaming), General Medical
Simulations, Pharmacometric Modelling, Physiological Simulations.
Modelling and Simulation for Industrial Applications

The application section covers: Automation, CAD/CAM/CAE, Defense
Electronics, Design Automation, Simulation in industrial Design,
Industrial Engineering, Industrial and Process Simulation,
Manufacturing, Simulations, Logistics and Transport, Power Plants,
Multibody Systems, Aerospace, etc..
Web based Simulation

Web-based Simulation Environments (WSE), Web-based Distributed
Interactive Simulation (WDIS) Sharing and reuse of simulation models
and tools in WSE, Techniques and Standards for model integration,
Communication interoperability in WSE and WDIS, WSE and WDIS
applications to education, training and learning, Simulation
visualization/animation in WSE and WDIS, Web-based Distributed
Simulation (distributed modelling via the Web, Java based, Federated,
and so on)
Simulation in Information Processing and Software Development in Engineering

Topics covered by this track are: Agile Methods, Computer Supported
Cooperative Software Engineering, Configuration Management, Dependable
and Secure Computing, DevOps and Operations (esp. in Distributed/Cloud
Environment), Domain-specific Models and Languages, and Model Driven
Development, Domain-specific Applications for Logistics, Finance,
Health Care,Manufacturing, Defense etc., Empirical Research in
Software Engineering, Engineering Big Data and Analytics Applications,
Engineering Cloud Applications, Engineering/operating Large-Scale
Distributed Systems, Formal Methods, Knowledge-Based Software
Engineering, Legacy Systems, Software Maintenance and Reverse
Engineering, Measurement, Metrics, Experimentation, Mobile Computing
and Apps Development, Modularisation Techniques, including
Component-Based Software Engineering and Aspect-Oriented Programming,
Open Source Software Development, Programming Languages and Techniques
such as Dynamic Languages, Concurrent and Functional Programming,
Quality Assurance, Real-Time and Embedded Software, Requirements
Engineering, Service Oriented Architectures and Services Engineering,
Software Analysis and Visualisation, Software Architecture, Design and
Patterns, Software Documentation, Software Ecosystem and
Ultra-Large-Scale Systems, Software Engineering of Multi-Agent
Systems, Software Engineering of Services, Software for Internet of
Things and Ubiquitous Computing, Software Modelling Approaches,
Software Performance Engineering, Software Processes and Quality,
Software Project Management and Risk Management, Software Reuse and
Product Lines, Software Security, Safety and Reliability, Software
Verification and Validation, Usability, Web Applications and REST.
Computational Cognition and Learning

The computational cognition and learning" (CCL) track covers studies
of the computational basis of human learning and inference by using
mathematical modeling, computer simulation and behavioral experiments.
Aim of such studies is to uncover the basis behind the processing of
information. Fields of the CCL track includes
Bayesian Networks, Bayesian Estimation, Bayesian Inference, Bayesian
Statistics, Conditional Independence, Factor Analysis, Hidden Markov
Models, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Principle Components Analysis,
Hebbian Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Model-Based and Model-Free
Learning, Sensory Integration and Kalman Filtering.
Simulation in Fuzzy Systems

Classification, Data analysis, Fault tolerance, Forecasting, Knowledge
acquisition, Economics and Finance, Planning, Pre-treatment of data,
Process control, Robotics, Speech and image recognition, Web
intelligence, involving methodologies such as: Hybrid systems (GA,
fuzzy, symbolic representation), Methods or tools for evaluating ANN
performance, Reinforcement Learning, Simulation tools (research,
education, development).
Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms

Neural nets for simulation: modelling of parts (components) of the
system simulated by neural networks, evaluation of simulation models
using neural nets, decision support in simulation models by neural
nets; Simulation of neural nets: systems of pre-designed neural
networks, techniques and tools for simulation and programming of
neural networks. Expert Controllers and Genetic Algorithms in
Simulation, Knowledge Based Simulation Tools, AI and Expert Systems in
Simulation.
Simulation in the Built Environment

The built environment is a complicated and many-faceted energy system
encompassing many different yet synergistic energy flow paths. Each
flow path changes its own (and hence the system's) characteristics.
tics dynamically as time progresses. To accurately model such
phenomena a simulation model must take into account all relevant
energy subsystems and the interrelationships between them.
The areas covered by building simulation models are numerous and
varied and include conduction modelling, air/fluid flow modelling,
plant side modelling, insulation analysis, lighting studies and
building climatic interaction.
Simulation in Archaeology

Archaeologists commonly use theoretical models, experiments, and
observations of the world as it is today to try to explain what
happened in the past. They have attempted to explain, for example, why
people first began to walk upright and why civilizations that once
flourished suddenly collapsed. Good explanations come from
well-thought-out theoretical models that propose ways in which the
existing archaeological record might have been formed. Explanations
can include factors such as environmental changes, demographic shifts
(changes in population makeup and size), migrations, and patterns of
thought and behavior.

In recent years, many archaeologists have begun to use geographic
information systems (GIS) to aid in mapping sites. These
computer-based systems allow the collection, storage, and manipulation
of environmental, geographic, and geologic data, together with
archaeological information, in a single database. Using this
technology, archaeologists can create maps that simulate different
environments and ways in which people might have used land, living
space, and material goods.
Simulation Projects in the Arab World

Roundtable discussion on present projects in the Arab World. If you
have a topic proposal feel free to contact ***@eurosis.org

WORKSHOPS

Workshop proposals may be sent in by the 30th of October 2014
For information on workshops go to:
http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/2934

TUTORIALS

Tutorials can be proposed in the following three categories:
* T1- Introductory Tutorials
* T2- State of the Art Tutorials
* T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials

Tutorial proposals should be emailed to ***@eurosis.org, by
indicating the type of tutorial you would like to suggest. (T1, T2 or
T3) before OCTOBER 30, 2014. A confirmation email will be sent to
verify that the proposal was received.

POSTER SESSION

The poster session only features work in progress. Next to the
actual poster presentation, these submissions also feature as short
papers in the Proceedings.

STUDENTS SESSION

This session is for students who want to present their work in
progress or part of their doctoral thesis as a paper. Student papers
are denoted by the fact that only the name of the student appears on
the paper as an author. They are published as short papers in the
Proceedings.

DIVERSE ACTIVITIES

For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact EUROSIS.
Special session will be set up for vendor presentations in co-
ordination with the scientific program. User Group meetings for
simulation languages and tools can be organised the day before the
conference. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact
the Conference Chairs. We will be happy to provide a meeting room
and other necessary equipment.
Partners for projects session(s) will be organised by EUROSIS to
give potential project teams or individuals the opportunity to
present their research in order to link up with fellow researchers
for future research projects. Those wishing to participate in this
session need to send a proposal to EUROSIS.
A EUROSIS TC Meeting and an EU Project update meeting

EXHIBITION

A special exhibition will be held during the conference focused on
simulation applications. For more information please contact EUROSIS for
further details. Email: ***@eurosis.org

DEADLINES AND REQUIREMENTS

Send all submissions in an ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY in (zipped)
Microsoft Word format, or PDF format (preferred format) indicating the
designated track and type of submission (full paper or an extended
abstract) to the EUROSIS office (***@eurosis.org).
Please provide your name, affiliation, full mailing address,
telephone / fax number and Email address on all submissions as well.
For submissions please put in the subject of your Email the
following indications: MESM'2015 and designated track or USE THE
ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.
http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/2723

Only original papers, which have not been published elsewhere, will
be accepted for publication
Journal Publication

Only accepted and presented extended papers are eligible for journal
publication in any of the journals listed here.

REGISTRATION FEES
Registration Fees
Author

EUROSIS members

Other Participants
Pre-registration before February 5, 2015 € 500 € 500 € 555
Registration after February 5, 2015 Pre-registration required € 545 € 595
Registration Fees Middle Eastern Participants *
Author

EUROSIS members

Other Participants
Pre-registration before February 5, 2015 € 275 € 275 € 325
Registration after February 5, 2015 Pre-registration required € 325 € 375

* Are denoted as Middle Eastern Participants, those who are living and
working in the countries of the Middle East (University or Private).
Furthermore ALL authors should be in a Middle Eastern University or a
company based in the Middle East. If some authors are based outside
the Middle East the other conference fees apply.
Registration Fees AOU/Bahrain Academic Participants **
Author

EUROSIS members

Other Participants
Pre-registration before February 5, 2015 € 200 € 200 € 200
Registration after February 5, 2015 Pre-registration required € 225 € 225


** Are designated as AOU / Bahrain Academic participants, those living
in the Middle East and working at an AOU branch the time of the
conference or being part of an Bahrain based academic institution at
the time of the conference. Furthermore ALL authors should be in an
AOU or a Bahrain Academic Institution. If some authors are based
outside Bahrain the other conference fees apply.

Included in the registration fee:

Free entrance to all sessions
One copy of the proceedings
Free entrance to the exhibition
If there are tutorials: free access to a professional development
seminar, including material
All coffee and tea during the morning and afternoon breaks
Lunches during the full conference days
The social event for one person, including the conference dinner

Authors are expected to register early (at a reduced fee) and to
attend the conference at their expense to present the accepted papers.
Without early registration and payment, the paper will NOT be
published in the conference Proceedings. In the case of multiple
authors, one author should be identified as the person who will act as
correspondent for the paper.
Non-Authors can also register for a one day participation of EUR 350.
STUDENTS

Western students who are authors, pay a registration of EUR 375. To
qualify as a student author you need to send in together with your
paper a copy of your student card. Student papers are only accepted as
student papers if only the name of the student appears as author of
the paper or in the case of multiple authors, all authors should be
students.
Students who are not authors can participate in the event for EUR 350.
Registration Fees Students
Author

EUROSIS members

Other Participants
Pre-registration before February 5, 2015 € 375 € 375 € 425
Registration after February 5, 2015 Pre-registration required € 375 € 450
GROUPS

Authors from the same institution or project can present several
papers at the event and will qualify for a special discount.
Discounted prices can be requested from Philippe Geril. Prices vary
according to submission types and numbers. A group consists of minimum
3 people.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
A visit is envisaged to the Bahrain Formula One Circuit
http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/bahrain_916

PAPER SUBMISSION TYPES
FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references- 5-8 pages)
During review, the submitted full papers can be accepted as a
regular 5 page paper. If excellent, full papers can be accepted by
the program committee as an extended (8-page) paper. Each submission
will be reviewed by at least three members of the MESM'2015 International
Program Committee.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a
regular (5 pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster, which will be
reviewed by the International Program Committee. All accepted papers
will be published in the MESM'2015 Conference Proceedings.

SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three pages)
Participants may also submit a 3-4 page abstract for a short paper or
poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program
Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the MESM'2015
Conference Proceedings.

PLEASE NOTE: ONE (1) PAGE ABSTRACTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD

The 2015 MESM Conference Committee will select the Outstanding Paper of
the Conference. The author of this paper will be awarded a free registration
for a EUROSIS conference. Only papers SUBMITTED AS FULL papers will be
eligible
for the Outstanding Paper Award.

LANGUAGE

The official conference language for all papers and presentations is
English

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

EARLY BIRD SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 1, 2014
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 30, 2014
LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 5, 2014
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION: January 10, 2015
Authors provide camera-ready manuscript: February 5, 2015
CONFERENCE AT THE ARAB OPEN UNIVERSITY, BAHRAIN: March 2-4, 2015

REPLY CARD
First Name:
Surname:
Occupation and/or Title:
Affiliation:
Mailing Address
Zip code: City: Country.
Telephone: Fax:
E-Mail:
Yes, I intend to attend the MESM 2015:
[ ] Presenting a paper, by submitting a full paper
[ ] Presenting a short paper (by submitting an extended abstract)
[ ] Participating in the industrial program
[ ] Organizing a vendor session
[ ] Proposing a panel discussion (please mention names of
panellists)
[ ] Contributing to the exhibition
[ ] Without presenting a paper
The provisional title of my paper / exhibited tool is:
With the following highlights:
The paper belongs to the category (please tick only one):
[ ] Modelling Methodology
[ ] Modelling Tools
[ ] Analysis Methodology
[ ] Simulation of Networks and Communications
[ ] Complex Systems Simulation
[ ] Simulation of Systems and Image Processing
[ ] Energy Systems Simulation
[ ] Simulation in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry
[ ] Multimedia and Virtual Reality Systems
[ ] Decision Processing in Management
[ ] Modelling and Simulation in Biomedical Systems
[ ] Modelling and Simulation for Industrial Applications
[ ] Web Based Simulation
[ ] Simulation in Information Processing and Software Development
[ ]¨Computational Cognition and Learning
[ ] Simulation in Fuzzy Systems
[ ] Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
[ ] Simulation in the Built Environment
[ ] Simulation in Archeology
[ ] Simulation in the Arab World
[ ] Poster Session
[ ] Student Session
[ ] Tutorials
[ ] Exhibition
Other colleague(s) interested in the topics of the conference
is/are:
Name:
Address:
Name:
Address:

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS
Philippe Geril
EUROSIS-ETI
European Simulation Office
Greenbridge Science Park
Ghent University - Ostend Campus
Wetenschapspark 1
Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend Belgium
Tel: OO32.59.255.330
Fax: OO32.59.255.339
Email: ***@eurosis.org



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