EAI SIMUTools 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference.

Get the same full publication and indexing, enjoy EAI’s fair evaluation and recognition, present your paper to a global audience, and experience virtual meetings live as well as on-demand from the safety and comfort of your home. Due to the safety concerns and travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, EAI SIMUTools 2021 will take place online in a live stream.

Participants will still be able to enjoy unique interactive benefits – learn more

Top-performing SIMUtools paper is currently at 1713 citations and counting!

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Although we will miss having everyone meet and connect in person, we feel strongly that knowledge exchange must continue, if not more so. That is why we have equipped our online conferences with live viewing with chat, virtual Q&A, and a multitude of other measures to provide you with a great experience.

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Keynote speakers
Prof. Tao Li
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Prof. Yong Tang
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
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Keynote speakers
Prof. Tao Li
Xuzhou University of Technology
Prof. Yong Tang
Tongji University of Technology
Prof. Yong Tang
Nanjing University of Science and Technology,
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Paper Submission is now open for the 13th edition of SIMUtools! Check out the Call for Papers.
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Every author receives EAI Index credits – regardless of acceptance. Learn more about EAI’s Recognition Program here.
Get real feedback on your presentation from other registrants via EAI Compass.

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Let the EAI Community help you build your career with collaborative research, objective evaluation, and fair recognition:

  • Extra visibility for your paper and fair review  →  Community Review
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Update: Proceedings have been published in SpringerLink Digital Library.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Inspec, and Zentralblatt MATH.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:


  • Simulation for AI-enabled networks
  • Simulation for spectrum learning and prediction
  • Simulation for Spectrum measurements and learning of spectrum usage
  • Machine learning techniques for networks
  • Deep learning techniques for networks
  • Reinforcement learning and transfer learning for networks
  • Applications and services (e.g., cognitive networking, massive MIMO, NOMA, intelligent reflecting surface, and full-duplex)
  • Simulation methods: discrete event, parallel and distributed simulation, time synchronization, load balancing and migration, model partitioning, hybrid simulation, simulation-interoperation, multi-resolution and multi-scale simulation.
  • QoS Provisioning for Massive Machine-Type Communications and in IoT Networks
  • Design and Evaluation of Energy Efficient Networks and Services
  • Design and Evaluation of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Design and Evaluation of Application/Service Oriented Networking
  • Performance Evaluation Techniques including Modeling, Simulations and Testbeds
  • Simulation techniques: service-oriented, agent-based, web-based, component-based, symbiotic simulation.
  • Simulation software: environments, tools, libraries, and frameworks.
  • Design and Performance Evaluation of AI/ML-enabled Networks
  • Design and Performance Evaluation of IoV and V2X Networks
  • Network Slicing and Resource Allocation for Radio Access and Core Networks
  • Quality and Performance of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and Fog Computing Solutions
  • Quality, Measurements and Performance in IoT and Big Data Applications
  • Integration of Objects, Devices and Systems for Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 Applications
  • Security, Reliability, Privacy and Trust by Design and Performance Evaluation
  • Scalability, Robustness and Resilience
  • Simulation performance: GPU-based simulation, simulation in the cloud, scalability, performance analysis.
  • Modeling formalisms: DEVS, Petri Nets, process algebras, state charts, and others.
  • Simulation verification, validation, accreditation, and analysis: benchmark models, simulation-based verification, workflows, simulation experiment design, and optimization.
  • Simulation packages: widely used frameworks such as Modelica, NS-2/3, OPNET, Qualnet, OMNET++, Mininet, and other open source software for modeling and simulation.
  • Cloud-based simulation and techniques:
  • Big data simulation and techniques: big data analysis, big data modeling and processing
  • Network simulation and techniques for 5G and 6G: simulation softwares and simulation tools for 5G and 6G.
  • Electromagnetic cognitive simulation and techniques.
  • testbeds, simulation tools, and hardware prototypes
  • Quality and Performance in Beyond 5G Wireless and Mobile Networks
  • Network Traffic Characterization, Measurement and Monitoring Techniques
  • Formal Verification Methods for QoS and Reliability
  • Innovative Modeling Techniques for Large Scale and Emerging Network Technologies

About SIMUtools 2021

SIMUTools 2021 is the 13th edition of the annual International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques. The conference focuses on a broad range of research challenges in the field of system modelling and simulation, software simulation, communication networks’ modelling and analysis, AI system simulation and performance analysis, big data simulation analysis, addressing current and future trends in simulation techniques, systems, networks, methods, platforms, models, practices and software, emulation software, simulation tools, emulation tools. The conference is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary collaborative research in these areas and across a wide spectrum of application domains.

Building on the success of the previous editions (2019-2020), this year’s edition will provide an exciting forum for interaction among academic and industry researchers together with practitioners from both the simulation community, the emulation community, the development community, the application community, the production community, and the different user communities. The SIMUTools 2021 conference will be held in Xuzhou, China, on September 17-19, 2021.

The conference invites submissions on the topics below in all areas of simulations and emulations. Submissions in interdisciplinary areas are especially encouraged, such as. Smart transportation, Smart Cities, big data Health, Intelligent communication, AI-based networking, Intelligent networking, Electromagnetic cognitive, Environment, Electromagnetic spectrum analysis, Mathematic analysis and simulation, Societal Challenges, Digital Humanities, network security, ICT Infrastructure, Intelligent manufacturing, Intelligent Business, and so on. The conference also invites posters, demos, and technical demonstrations that report on recent results, ongoing research or industrial case studies in the area of the platforms, tools, and technologies related to simulations and emulations.

About EAI

This event is organized by EAI.

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.

EAI’s vision is to foster excellence in research and innovation on the principles of transparency, objectivity, equality, and openness. Our guiding principle is community cooperation to create better research, provide fair recognition of excellence and transform best ideas into commercial value proposition.

EAI‘s mission is to create an environment that rewards excellence transparently, and builds recognition objectively regardless of age, economic status or country of origin, where no membership fees or closed door committees stand in the way of your research career.

Through these shared values, EAI leads the way toward advancing the world of research and innovation, empowering individuals and institutions for the good of society to fully benefit from the digital revolution.

Main Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
28 June 2021
Notification deadline
26 July 2021 10th October 2021
Camera-ready deadline
28th October 2021
Start of Conference
5th November 2021
End of Conference
6th November 2021

Previous SIMUtools editions

2020 – Virtual conference
2019 – Chengdu, People’s Republic of China
 – Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2016 – Prague, Czech Republic
2015 – Athens, Greece
2014 – Lisbon, Portugal
2013 – Cannes, France
2012 – Desenzano del Garda, Italy
2011 – Barcelona, Spain
2010 – Malaga, Spain
2009 – Rome, Italy
2008 – Marseille, France