15 December 2014

Call for papers: "Simulation Modelling and Optimisation of Large-scale Systems"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling.

Simulation-based optimisation is a widely used methodology to model and analyse many engineering systems, especially large-scale and complex systems for which analytical or closed-form analysis is impossible. In practice, many manmade engineering systems belong to this category, such as communication systems, power systems, manufacturing systems, transportation systems, modern building control systems and supply chain and logistics systems.

The scale of such systems is increasing rapidly, which makes their analysis and optimisation increasingly intractable. With the advances of computation technology and optimisation theory, the simulation-based optimisation methodology provides a feasible way to model, simulate, analyse and optimise such complex systems.

This special issue aims at providing a forum for worldwide scholars to share and communicate their state-of-the-art research results in this area. Research concerning the modelling and simulation of practical and large-scale engineering systems is particularly encouraged. The audience of this issue will include not only academic scholars in the simulation and optimisation area, but also engineers and practitioners in the related industry fields.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Efficiency of simulation
  • Multi-objective simulation optimisation
  • Optimisation and control of building energy and management
  • Simulation and its application in power systems or renewable energy
  • Cloud computing and resource allocation
  • Modelling and analysis of business intelligence
  • Modelling and analysis of transportation systems
  • Simulation optimisation in healthcare and medical systems
  • Application of simulation in supply chain management
  • Simulation optimisation in engineering management
  • Simulation optimisation in service engineering
  • Simulation optimisation based on big data
  • Simulation in environmental monitoring and risk assessment
  • Simulation of decision making processes
  • Online shopping simulation

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 30 May, 2015
Notification to authors: 15 July, 2015
Final versions due: 1 October, 2015

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