May 31-June 2, 2021

Suffolk, Virginia, USA

ACM SIGSIM PADS 2021 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 2021 Final Program

May 31 - June 2, 2021
Old Dominion University VMASC

Suffolk, Virginia, USA


All times are in Eastern Time (ET; UTC-5 time zone)
Each plenary session will have a 5-minute summary of the article and 5 minutes to answer questions. After each paper is presented, the session shifts to a panel to engage the audience.

Monday, May 31, 2021

9:00 - 9:10 am
  General Chairs’ Welcome to SIGSIM PADS 2021
Drs Andreas Tolk (The MITRE Corporation, USA) and Saikou Diallo (Old Dominion University, USA)
9:10 - 9:20 am
  Program Chair Introduction to SIGSIM PADS 2021
Dr Philippe J. Giabbanelli (Miami University, USA)
9:20 - 10:30 am   

Session Chair: Dr Nathalie Japkowicz, American University, USA
Session 1: Machine Learning and Simulation

Data-driven Microscopic Traffic Modelling and Simulation using Dynamic LSTM
Htet Naing, Wentong Cai, Nan Hu, Tiantian Wu, Liang Yu

Comparing Implementations of Cellular Automata as Images: A Novel Approach to Verification by Combining Image Processing and Machine Learning
Maciej K. Wozniak, Philippe J. Giabbanelli

Differentiable Agent-Based Simulation for Gradient-Guided Simulation-Based Optimization
Philipp Andelfinger

10:30 - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
  Session Chair: Dr Derek Groen, Brunel University London, UK
Session 2: Agent-Based Models

Multi-Agent Systems and Digital Twins for Smarter Cities
Thomas Clemen, Nima Ahmady-Moghaddam, Ulfia A. Lenfers, Florian Ocker, Daniel Osterholz, Jonathan Strobele, Daniel Glake

Causality and Consistency of State Update Schemes in Synchronous Agent-based Simulations
Wen Jun Tan, Philipp Andelfinger, David Eckoff, Wentong Cai, Alois Knoll

When the Wisdom of Crowd is Able to Overturn an Unpopular Norm? Lessons Learned from an Agent-Based Simulation
Kashif Zia, Umar Farooq, Alois Ferscha
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Virtual Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:00 pm
  Keynote Session Chair: Dr Saikou Diallo, Old Dominion University, USA
Keynote Speech:

“Music, Biology, and Math: An Evolutionary Play in the Ecological Theater”

Dr Jon C. Cline, The MITRE Corporation, USA

2:00 - 2:05 pm
  Introduction to the Ph.D. Colloquium
Dr Hamdi Kavak, George Mason University, USA
2:05 - 2:45 pm
  Session Chair: Dr Hamdi Kavak, George Mason University, USA
Session 3: Ph.D. Colloquium on Parallel Computing

Threading Event Scheduling in Discrete Event Simulations
Brandon Waddell and Jim Leathrum

Towards Parallel DEVS Simulation Executions on Heterogeneous Platforms
Guillermo Trabes, Veronica Gil Costa, Gabriel Wainer

Integrating I/O Time to Virtual Time System for High Fidelity Container-Based Network Emulation
Gong Chen and Dong Jin
2:45 - 3:00 pm
3:00 - 4:00 pm
  Session Chair: Dr Hamdi Kavak, George Mason University, USA
Session 4: Ph.D. Colloquium on Agent-Based Modeling

Simulating Urban Shrinkage in Detroit via Agent-Based Modeling
Na Jiang, Andrew Crooks, Wenjing Wang, Yichun Xie

BEAUT: An Explainable Deep Learning Model for Agent-Based Populations with Poor Data
Andrew Fisher, Bart Gajderowicz, Eric Latimer, Tim Aubry, Vijay Mago

Explainable models with feature selection and cooperative game theory
Gayane Grigoryan and Andrew Collins

Computational Modeling of the Social Complexity in Göbekli Tepe
Niloofar Bagheri-Jebelli
4:00 - 4:15 pm
4:15 - 5:00 pm
  Session Chair: Dr Hamdi Kavak, George Mason University, USA
Session 5: Ph.D. Colloquium on Advanced Techniques in Modeling & Simulation

5G New Radio Wireless Chanell Sounding using Machine Learning
Ben Earle, Ala’A Al-Habashna, Gabriel Wainer

Epistemology and Ontology using Experimental Frames
Talal Qamar and Gabriel Wainer

Natural Language Understanding in Support of Semi-Automatic Model Development
David Shuttleworth and Jose Padilla

Increasing speed and granularity of product-based scenario development through Fuzzy Cognitive system modeling and Machine Learning
Christopher Davis
5:00 pm
  End of Day 1

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

9:00 - 9:30 am
  Breakfast with the editor
Session Chair: Dr Philippe J. Giabbanelli, Miami University, USA
Dr Anthony Chang, Editor-in-Chief, Intelligence-Based Medicine (Elsevier)
9:30 - 10:00 am
  Breakfast with the editor
Session Chair: Dr Krzysztof J. Rechowicz, Old Dominion University, USA
Dr Navonil Mustafee, Joint Editor, Journal of Simulation (Taylor & Francis)
10:00 - 10:15 am
10:15 - 11:20 am
  Session Chair: Dr Dhananjai Rao, Miami University, USA
Session 6: Advances in Simulation Execution

Speculative Parallel Execution for Local Timestepping
Maximilian Bremer, John Bachan, Cy Chan, Clint Dawson

Load-Aware Dynamic Time Synchronization in Parallel Discrete Event Simulation
Ali Eker, Yehia Arafa, Abdel-Hameed A. Badawy, Nandakishore Santhi, Stephan Eidenbenz, Dmitry Ponomarev

A Parallel Hierarchical Sort-based Interest Matching Algorithm
Tang Wenjie, Yiping Yao, Feng Zhu, Wentong Cai, Bin Chen
11:20 - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  Session Chair: Dr Christopher Carothers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Session 7: Distributed Environments

An IoT-oriented Multiple Data Replicas Placement Strategy in Hybrid Fog-Cloud Environment
Noura Ben Salah and Narjes Bellamine Ben Saoud

Hot Area Targeting Dead Reckoning for Distributed Virtual Environments
Youfu Chen, Wentong Cai, Elvis S. Liu
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Virtual Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:00 pm
  Keynote Session Chair: Dr Andreas Tolk, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Keynote Speech:

“The digital patient and the digital neighborhood: implications for modeling and simulation in healthcare”

Dr C. Donald Combs, Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA

2:00 - 3:00 pm
  Session Chair: Dr Rhys Goldstein, Autodesk Research, Canada
Session 8: Discrete Event Simulations

DEVS-based Evaluation of UAVs-based Target-search Strategies in Realistically-modeled Missions
Juan Bautista Bordon Ruiz, Eva Besada-Portas, Jose Luis Risco-Martin, Jose Antonio Lopez Orozco

High-Performance PDES on Manycore Clusters
Barry Williams, Ali Eker, Kenneth Chiu, Dmitry Ponomarev

COSIDIA: An Approach for Real-Time Parallel Discrete Event Simulations Tailored for Wireless Networks
Christina Obermaier, Raphael Riebl, Christian Facchi, Ali H. Al-Bayatti, Sarmadullah Khan
3:00 - 4:00 pm
  Social hour.
Facilitated by Dr Andreas Tolk, The MITRE Corporation, USA
4:00 - 5:00 pm
  SIGSIM PADS Business Meeting
5:00 pm
  End of PADS 2021



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