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ACM SIGSIM PADS 2019 Final Program

The final conference program is presented here.

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ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (PADS)
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ACM SIGSIM PADS 2019 Organizing Committee

June 3-5, 2019

Chicago, Illinois, USA


General Chair

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Dong (Kevin) Jin
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.


Program Chairs

personel bio picJason Liu
Associate Professor
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University
Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

personel bio picLaxmikant V. Kale
Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A.


Reproducibility Chairs

personel bio picAdelinde M. Uhrmacher
Modeling and Simulation Group
Universität Rostock
Rostock, Germany

personel bio picAlessandro Pellegrini
Research Fellow
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy


Ph.D. Colloquium Chair

personel bio picPhilippe Giabbanelli
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Furman University
Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A.


Proceedings Chair

personel bio picZengxiang Li
Research Scientist
Institute of High Performance Computing


Publicity Chair

personel bio picMisbah Mubarak
Assistant Computer Scientist
MCS Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.


Local Arrangements Chair

personel bio pic Dawn DeBartolo
Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.



ACM SIGSIM PADS 2019 Final Program

June 3-5, 2019

Chicago, Illinois, USA


Regular paper presentations are 30 minutes; Short paper presentations are 15 minutes.


Monday, June 3, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 am

Chairs' Welcome to SIGSIM PADS 2019

9:15 - 10:15 am   

Session Chair: Kevin Jin
Keynote Speech

Practical PDES: Using PDES to Better Understand HPC Systems

Robert B. Ross, Argonne National Laboratory

10:15 - 10:45 am
10: 45 am - 12:15 pm

Session Chair: Jason Liu
Session 1: HPC and Parallel Simulation

Analyzing Cost-Performance Tradeoffs of HPC Network Designs under Different Constraints using Simulations        
Abhinav Bhatele, Nikhil Jain, Misbah Mubarak and Todd Gamblin

Scalable Performance Prediction of Codes with Memory Hierarchy and Pipelines        
Gopinath Chennupati, Nandakishore Santhi and Stephan Eidenbenz

An Adaptive Non-Blocking GVT Algorithm        
Eric Mikida and Laxmikant Kale

12:15 - 2:00 pm


2:00 - 3:30 pm

Session Chair: Philippe Giabbanelli
Session 2: Network Simulation/Emulation

Simulation-based Algorithms for Network Rules Matching       
David Nicol

Virtual Time Machine for Reproducible Network Emulation       
Jin Chen, Jiang Liu, Tao Huang and Jason Liu

A Distributed Virtual Time System on Embedded Linux for Evaluating Cyber-Physical Systems        
Christopher Hannon, Jiaqi Yan, Dong Jin and Yuan-An Liu

3:30 - 4:00 pm
4:00 - 5:30 pm

Session Chair: Wentong Cai
Session 3: Agent Based Simulation

CoFluences: Simulating the Spread of Social Influences via a Hybrid Agent-Based/Fuzzy Cognitive Maps Architecture        
Philippe Giabbanelli, Michele Fattoruso and Max L. Norman

An Agent-Based Simulation API for Speculative PDES Runtime Environments
Andrea Piccione, Matteo Principe, Alessandro Pellegrini and Francesco Quaglia

Round-based Super-Individuals -- Balancing Speed and Accuracy (Short Paper)
Pia Wilsdorf, Maria E. Pierce, Jane Hillston and Adelinde M. Uhrmacher

Modeling Human Temporal Dynamics in Agent-Based Simulations (Short Paper)
James Flamino, Weike Dai and Boleslaw Szymanski

5:30 pm
  End of Day 1

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 am
  Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 am

Session Chair: Sanjay Kale
Keynote Speech

The Post Bandwidth Era: Modeling an Internet Nutrition Label

Anita Nikolich, Illinois Institute of Technology

10:00 - 10:30 am
10:30 - 12:00 am

Session Chair: Christopher Carothers
Session 4: Applications

Mechanisms for cell-to-cell and cell-free spread of HIV-1 in cellular automata models
Philippe Giabbanelli, Curtis Cole Freeman, Joshua A. Devita, Nicholas Rosso and Zabrina L. Brumme

Transitioning Spiking Neural Network Simulators to Heterogeneous Hardware       
Nguyen Quang Anh Pham, Philipp Andelfinger, Wentong Cai and Alois Knoll

Scaffolded Training Environment for Physics Programming: Modeling High School Physics using Concept Maps and State Machines        
Midori Kitagawa, Paul Fishwick, Michael Kesden, Mary Urquhart, Rosanna Guadagno, Rong Jin, Ngoc Tran, Eric Omogbehin, Priyanka Awaraddi, Aditya Prakash, Baily Hale, Ken Suura, Aniket Raj, James Stanfield and Henry Vo

12:00 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 5:30 pm Ph.D. Colloquium
1:00 - 1:30 pm
  Ph.D. Colloquium Panel on Careers
1:30 - 1:50 pm
  Lightning Talks (5 minutes each)

- Xiaoliang Wu, "Analyzing the effect of virtual time on Blockchain emulation"

- Caitlin Ross, "In Situ Performance Analysis of Parallel Discrete Event Simulations"

- Andrea Piccione, "Higher-level programmability abstraction for distributed speculative PDES systems"

- Cole Freeman, "A new CA Model of HIV using point accepted mutations and cell-free viral transmission"

1:50 - 3:00 pm
  Social and biological models (15 mins each)

- Till Koster, "Efficient Simulation of Cell-Biological Multi-Level Models"

- Sultanah Al-Shammari, "A data-driven computational epidemic modeling to assess the risk of disease outbreaks at global mass gatherings"

- Bart Gajderowicz, "Artificial intelligence planning techniques for emulating agents with application in social services and other social simulations"

- Christopher Davis,"Methods for combining Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs) and Agent-Based Modeling (ABM)"

3:00 - 3:30 pm
  Break with the editors
3:30 - 4:45 pm
  Parallel Simulations and High-Performance Computing (15 mins each)

- Yuping Fan, "CQSim: An Event-Driven HPC Scheduling Simulator"

- Matteo Principe, "Transparent techniques for improved PDES programmability provisioning"

- Eric Mikida, "Adaptive Techniques for Scalable Optimistic Parallel Discrete Event Simulation"

- Xin Wang, "Towards simulating Exascale HPC Systems"

- Xin Liu, "Parallel Simulations of Train Communication Network"

4:45 - 5:05 pm

Machine learning

- Christopher Hannon, "Statistical Modeling Based Online Prediction, Detection and Classification of Anomalies in Distribution Power Grids" (5 mins)

- Roselyne Tchoua, "Enabling Generalizable Machine Learned Scientific Named Entity Recognition" (15 mins)

5:05 - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
  Departure for Conference Dinner



Wednesday, June 5, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 10:30 am
  Session Chair: Navonil Mustafee
Session 5: Network Simulation/Emulation

Fit Fly: A Case Study on Interconnect Innovation Through Parallel Simulation        
Neil McGlohon, Noah Wolfe, Misbah Mubarak and Christopher Carothers

Virtual-Time-Accelerated Emulation for Blockchain Network and Application Evaluation        
Xiaoliang Wu, Jiaqi Yan and Dong Jin

Modeling and Analysis of Application Interference on Dragonfly+        
Yao Kang, Xin Wang, Neil McGlohon, Misbah Mubarak, Sudheer Chunduri and Zhiling Lan

10:30 - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  Session Chair: Zhiling Lan
Session 6: Modeling Methodology

From Effects to Causes: Reversible Simulation and Reverse Exploration of Microscopic Traffic Models        
Philipp Andelfinger, Jordan Ivanchev, David Eckhoff, Wentong Cai and Alois Knoll

Capturing and Reporting Provenance Information of Simulation Studies Based on an Artifact-Based Workflow Approach        
Andreas Ruscheinski, Pia Wilsdorf, Marcus Dombrowsky and Adelinde M. Uhrmacher

Using Scientific Visualization Techniques to Visualize Parallel Network Simulations (Short Paper)
Caitlin Ross, Noah Wolfe, Mark Plagge, Christopher Carothers, Misbah Mubarak and Robert Ross

Proactive Service Recovery in Emergency Departments: A Hybrid Modelling Approach using Forecasting and Real-Time Simulation (Short Paper)
Alison Harper and Navonil Mustafee

12:30 pm
  Close of ACM SIGSIM PADS 2019; Box Lunches will be provided.




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