Welcome Message

The warmest welcome to the 2019 IEEE/ACM 23rd International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT), held this year in Cosenza, Italy.

Cosenza, is a city located in Calabria, south of Italy. It is in a suitable position to reach the Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts where it is possible to see a marvelous sea and landscapes, and it is just to 30 Km from the green mountains of Sila.

DS-RT serves as a forum for simulationists from academia, industry and research labs, for presenting recent research results that target the growing overlap between large distributed simulations and real time applications. A total of about 100 papers have been submitted, of which 32 have been accepted and selected for presentation and publication as regular papers; 12 papers have been accepted as short papers. The program is completed by 2 demo papers, 2 posters, 3 tutorials, and 1 industrial session. The accepted papers this year are grouped into the following sessions: Parallel Computing and Simulations; Actors, Real-time and Critical Systems; Resource Management in Novel Architectures; Drones modeling; Vehicular Network I and Vehicular Network II; Agent-based Modeling and Distributed Simulation; Modeling Mobility and Urban Scenarios; Machine Learning and Data-oriented Simulation; Simulators Tools and Co-Simulation; 5G Network Modeling.

This year program contains 4 excellent keynote speeches. The first keynote address is on “Smart Disaster Management and Responses for Smart Cities: A new Challenge for the Next Generation of Distributed Simulation Systems”, given by Prof. Azzedine Boukerche from University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. The second keynote is on “Analysing Real-time Distributed Systems using Timed Actors”, given by Marjan Sirjani from Malardalen University, Sweden. The third keynote is on “Social Networks of Devices and Software Defined Networking as enabling factors for improving performance of group communications in 5G Internet of Things networks”, given by Prof. Antonio Iera, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. The last keynote speech is on “Energy Consumption and Quality of Service in Computer Systems and Networks”, given by Prof. Erol Gelenbe from Imperial College, UK.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the members of organization, steering and program committees, and all authors for their invaluable contributions, effort, and time. Special thanks also go to our sponsors, IEEE Computer Society and ACM SIGSIM, and to the editorial staff at IEEE Conference Publication Services for their work in producing these proceedings. Thanks to the Thunderbit srl to manage all administrative and organizational duties and a special thanks to DIMES Dept. (Dept of Excellence) and University of Calabria to have provided spaces and technical support for a successful event.

Prof. Floriano De Rango, General Chair
Prof. Carlos Tavares Calafate, DS-RT Program Co-Chairs
Prof. Miroslav Voznak, DS-RT Program Co-Chairs