First International Workshop on Simulation and Modelling
in Emergent Computational Systems (SMECS-2008)

September 8-12, 2008, Portland, Oregon, USA

To be held in conjunction with:


Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience

Scientific International Journal for Parallel and Distributed Computing



With the fast development of Internet and other new technologies, different types of networks, paradigms and platforms of distributed computation are emerging as new forms of the computation in the new millennium. Among these paradigms and technologies, Grid, P2P and network ad-hoc systems are most important. One of the main targets behind these technologies and paradigms is, from the scientific perspective, to enable the solution of very complex problems of the denominated family of eScience problems that arise in different branches of science, engineering and industry. 

An important line of research in this context is the simulation and modeling. Simulation is an essential tool in these new computational systems in order to implement and evaluate different algorithms, resolution techniques and applications before deployment in a real system. Simulation and modelling allow thus to conceive, develop and analyze in a controlled and economic way application prototypes that can be later deployed in real environments.

The aim of this workshop is to present innovative researches, methods and techniques related to Simulation, Modelling and Performance Evaluation in Emergent Computational Systems. The workshop seeks original contributions in all relevant areas, including but not limited to the following topics.

Topics of interest

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers following the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. 

You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at one of the following web pages:

The papers should be 6 pages long. They will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

The papers should be submitted by email to the Workshop Co-Chairs.
( fatos at  and  barolli at )

Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Proceedings of the Workshops will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Based on quality and referee reviews, the best papers selected by SMECS-2008 program committee out of papers accepted for presentation at SMECS-2008 will be further published in some International Journal.

Workshop Co-Chairs

           Fatos Xhafa, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain            Arjan Durresi, Purdue University School of Science, USA

PC Members

Workshop Organizers:

          Fatos Xhafa
          Department of Languages and Informatics Systems
          Polytechnic University of Catalonia
          Barcelona, Spain
          E-mail: fatos at

          Arjan Durresi
          Dept. of Computer and Information Science
          Purdue University School of Science
          Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
          723 W. Michigan St., SL 280M
          Indianapolis, IN 46202
          Email: durresi at