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ACM SIGSIM PADS 2020 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 2020 Organizing Committee

June 15-17, 2020

Miami, Florida, USA


General Chair

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Jason Liu
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University
Miami, Florida, U.S.A.


Program Chairs

personel bio picPhilippe Giabbanelli
Associate Professor
Dept of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A.

personel bio picChristopher D. Carothers
Director, Center for Computational Innovations
Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York, 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

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


Proceedings Chair

personel bio picKishwar Ahmed
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina Beaufort
Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S.A.


Publicity Co-Chairs

personel bio picCaitlin Ross
Research and Development Engineer
Kitware, Inc.
Clifton Park, New York, U.S.A.

personel bio picElsa Gonsiorowski
System Software Developer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, U.S.A.





ACM SIGSIM PADS 2020 Final Program

June 15-17, 2020

Miami, Florida, USA


Monday, June 15, 2020

9:00 - 9:15 am

Chairs' Welcome to SIGSIM PADS 2020

9:15 - 10:15 am   

Session Chair: Piper Jackson, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Session 1: Simulations and Artificial Intelligence

A Method for Robustness Optimization Using Generative Adversarial Networks
Sören Bergmann, Niclas Feldkamp, Steffen Strassburger and Florian Conrad

ABIDES: Towards High-Fidelity Market Simulation for AI Research
David Byrd, Maria Hybinette and Tucker Balch

10:15 - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session Chair: Dhananjai Rao, Miami University, USA
Session 2: Parallel Discrete Event Simulations

Approximated Rollbacks
Matteo Principe, Andrea Piccione, Alessandro Pellegrini and Francesco Quaglia

Demand-Driven PDES: Exploiting Locality in Simulation Models
Ali Eker, Barry Williams, Dmitry Ponomarev and Kenneth Chiu

Exploiting Inter-Processor-Interrupts for Virtual-Time Coordination in Speculative Parallel Discrete Event Simulation
Emiliano Silvestri, Cristian Milia, Romolo Marotta, Alessandro Pellegrini and Francesco Quaglia

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Virtual Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Session Chair: Simon Taylor, Brunel University London, UK
Keynote Speech:

System and Application Performance Modeling and Simulation in the AI Era

Adolfy Hoisie, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

2:00 - 2:15 pm
2:15 - 3:45 pm

Session Chair: Christopher Carothers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Session 3: Accelerating Simulations

Fast-Forwarding of Vehicle Clusters in Microscopic Traffic Simulations
Philipp Andelfinger, David Eckhoff, Wentong Cai and Alois Knoll

Optimizating Discrete Simulations of the Spread of HIV-1 to Handle Billions of Cells on a Workstation
Philippe Giabbanelli, Jared A. Kohrt and Joshua A. Devita

Runtime Abstraction-Level Conversion for Steady-State Simulation Speedup of Semiconductor Manufacturing System
Moon Gi Seok, Feng Li, Chew Wye Chan, Wentong Cai, Daejin Park and Hessam S. Sarjoughian

3:45 - 4:00 pm
4:00 - 5:30 pm

Session Chair: Jason Liu, Florida International University, USA
Session 4: Large-Scale and Energy-Efficient Computing

Autonomic Power Management in Speculative Simulation Runtime Environments
Stefano Conoci, Mauro Ianni, Romolo Marotta and Alessandro Pellegrini

Simulation of Auction Mechanism Model for Energy-Efficient High Performance Computing
Kishwar Ahmed, Samia Tasnim and Kazutomo Yoshii

Evaluation of Link Failure Resilience in Multi-Rail Dragonfly-Class Networks Through Simulation
Neil McGlohon, Robert B. Ross and Christopher D. Carothers

5:30 pm
  End of Day 1

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

9:00 - 11:00 am

Session Chair: Alessandro Pellegrini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Session 5: Agent-Based Models

Pedal to the Bare Metal: Road Traffic Simulation on FPGAs Using High-Level Synthesis
Jiajian Xiao, Görkem Kılınç, Philipp Andelfinger, David Eckhoff, Wentong Cai and Alois Knoll

Efficient Direct Agent Interaction in Optimistic Distributed Multi-Agent-System Simulations
Shuyi Chen, Masatoshi Hanai, Zhengchang Hua, Nikos Tziritas and Georgios Theodoropoulos

An Agent-Based Model of Crowd Evacuation: Combining Individual, Social and Technological Aspects
Kashif Zia and Alois Ferscha

Probing the Performance of the Edinburgh Bike Sharing System using SSTL
Justin N. Kreikemeyer, Jane Hillston and Adelinde Uhrmacher

11:00 - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Session Chair: Philippe J. Giabbanelli, Miami University, USA
Keynote Speech

High Performance Simulations to Support Real-Time COVID19 Response

Madhav Marathe, University of Virginia, USA

12:15 - 1:00 pm

Panel Moderator: Paul Fishwick, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Panel: How will the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Change Modeling & Simulation?


  • Madhav Marathe, University of Virginia, USA
  • David Fishwick, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey, UK
  • Andreas Tolk, MITRE Corporation, USA
  • David Bell, Brunel University, UK
  • Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter, UK
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Virtual Lunch Break

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Session Chair: Kevin Jin, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Session 6: PADS Ph.D. Colloquium

Ph.D. Colloquium Keynote Speech
Adelinde Uhrmacher, University of Rostock, Germany

Simulations in Health Behavior Research and Interventions
Samvel Mkhitaryan, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

NorthCOVID-19: A Comprehensive Model for Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Ontario
Andrew Fisher, Lakehead University, Canada

Investigating Cloud-Based Distributed Simulation for Large-Scale Systems
Nura Tijjani Abubakar, Brunel University London, UK

Real-time Decision Making for Manufacturing Processes Using Deep Reinforcement Learning
Timo P. Gros, Saarland University, Germany

3:30 - 3:45 pm
3:45 - 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Kishwar Ahmed, University of South Carolina Beaufort, USA
Session 7: Network Models and Emulation

Partial Evaluation via Code Generation for Static Stochastic Reaction Network Models
Till Köster, Tom Warnke and Adelinde Uhrmacher

Precise Virtual Time Advancement for Network Emulation
Vignesh Babu and David Nicol

Parallel Simulation of Quantum Key Distribution Networks
Xiaoliang Wu, Bo Zhang and Dong Jin

5:15 pm
  End of PADS 2020



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