21st IEEE/ACM DS-RT 2017

Special Session on Distributed Simulations of Distributed Systems


Submission Deadline: May 26th, 2017
Notification Date: June 26th, 2017

Session Chair

Prof. Kazuyuki Shudo
Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)

Goals of the Session

Distributed simulation (DS) is a valuable tool for understanding and evaluating distributed systems. The current computing trend sees businesses and individuals moving toward a more centralized infrastructure, namely the cloud. On the one hand, as the computing infrastructure at data centers is highly complex and distributed, DS becomes essential for diagnosing and gaining insights of the system. On the other hand, the scale and nature of interaction between different components in the cloud present new challenges and push DS's state of the art.

Another computing trend that has potential to drive DS is internet-of-things. Such complex systems consist of a large number of autonomous, heterogeneous devices communicating with one another in non-uniform manner. DS is valuable not only for discerning system properties but also for predicting the devices' emergent behavior. Finally, users in online social networks make up large distributed systems. Insights of user interaction and the network's collective behavior --- the study of which fits well into the realm of DS --- bring significant value to both the society and the business of social network providers.

This special session seeks to bring together experts and practitioners in the domain of DS to discuss new opportunities and challenges for DS. We welcome research papers on both theoretical and empirical issues.

List of Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Distributed simulation techniques
  • New domains for distributed simulation
  • Distributed simulation of cloud, social network and internet-of-things
  • New problems in distributed simulation
  • Experience and insights from using or building real distributed simulation systems