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Call for Participation

Please consider submitting a contribution to the OpenPlat satellite workshop,
co-located with CCS'15.

*First workshop on Platform Dependency for Open Agent-based Complex model
simulations (OpenPlat)*

in conjunction with Conference on Complex systems 2015

http://www.comp.brad.ac.uk/~mkiran/workshops/openplat_workshop.html

*Workshop theme and call for abstracts:*
Complex models require high amounts of computational power and in some
cases specific architectural requirements in order to be able to simulate
and analyse them. This means sometimes models written to be executed on
certain platforms, have to go through various optimisation processes when
being adapted for newer architectures such as high performance computing
grids or GPU cards. Cloud computing is another model which will allow
researchers to simulate their models in the Cloud. However little is being
discussed on the computational requirements of the models themselves and
the agent-based platforms allowing them to be simulated faster on these new
architectures. This workshop is aimed at understanding these computational
requirements to lay the foundation of a truly open complex system model.
The workshop will also target the needs of non-computer scientists in how
the models can be defined in manners which automatically optimise their
execution on various architectures. The questions being targeted:

1) What are the hardware dependencies that need to be realised for complex
systems simulations?
2) Do hardware dependencies need to be considered as part of the modelling
processes in order to create fully ‘open’ models which can be simulated
anywhere at any platform without any changes?

These questions are crucial to understand how complex system models can be
‘opened’ for further research allowing model sharing among various research
groups and building better and more reliable complex system models for
multiple disciplines.

Workshop goals are to spread awareness among the junior and senior scholars
of complex system modelling and high performance computing community and
provide grounds for innovations in complex system models becoming open
source models catering to wider community.

*Key topics of interest include (but are not limited to)*
-Parallel computing and architectures to understand how simulations can be
optimised
-Complex systems simulations dependent on architectures executing them
-Modelling and Simulation for various scenarios
-Related tools and techniques for hardware and simulation software
-Current problems faced my researchers in simulation domains
-Interdisciplinary research

*Who should participate?* The workshops is suitable for academics,
researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders engaged in simulation related
developments. Early career researchers and PhD students are strongly
encouraged to take part in the discussion.

*Abstract paper submission guidelines:*
Authors are requested to submit abstract papers reporting original research
results and experience. The page limit for papers is 3 pages.
Abstracts much be prepared using IEEE two-column template via the easychair
system here:
Submission Website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=openplat2015
Accepted abstract papers need to have atleast one author registered and
present at the workshop to present their paper in 15 minutes.


*Important Dates: *
Deadline of submission of abstract papers: July 30th 2015
Notification sent to authors: August 15th 2015
Deadline for camera ready paper versions: August 30th 2015
Workshop date: 30 September 2015


Please address any queries to [log in to unmask]

Thankyou,
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Dr. Mariam Kiran
Lecturer in Software Engineering
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Bradford
www.comp.brad.ac.uk/~mkiran

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