Call for Papers

EAI SIMUtools 2023 will be held as an on-site conference and if needed, Accepted Authors who are unable to attend the event in person will be given an option to present remotely.


SIMUtools 2023 is the 15th 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 systems modeling and simulation, simulation software, communication networks’ modeling 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, and applications. 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, this year’s edition will provide an exciting forum for interaction among academic and industry researchers together with practitioners from both the modeling and simulation community, the emulation community, the development community, and the different user communities. The SIMUtools 2023 conference will be held in Seville, Spain, on December 14-15, 2023. The conference invites submissions on the topics below in all areas of modeling, simulations and emulations. Submissions in interdisciplinary areas are especially encouraged, such as: Smart Transportation, Smart Cities, Complex Systems, Environmental challenges, Healthcare Big Data, Bioinformatics, Intelligent communication, AI-based networking, Electromagnetic spectrum analysis, Mathematic analysis and simulation, Societal challenges, Digital Humanities, Network Security, ICT Infrastructure, Intelligent Manufacturing, Intelligent Business, Fault Diagnosis, Engineering applications, 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 modeling, simulations and emulations.

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We welcome contributions from the following fields:

  • 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.
  • Simulation techniques: service-oriented, agent-based, web-based, cloud-based, component-based, symbiotic simulation.
  • Modeling formalisms: DEVS, cellular automata, lattice-Boltzmann, membrane computing, P-systems, Petri Nets, process algebras, state charts, and others.
  • Simulation performance: GPU-based simulation, simulation in the cloud, scalability, performance analysis.
  • Simulation software: environments, tools, libraries, and frameworks.
  • Scalability, Robustness and Resilience.
  • Simulation verification, validation, accreditation, and analysis: benchmark models, simulation-based verification, workflows, simulation experiment design, and optimization.
  • Testbeds, simulation tools, and hardware prototypes.
  • Security, Reliability, Privacy and Trust by Design and Performance Evaluation.
  • 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.
  • Big data simulation and techniques: big data analysis, big data modeling and processing.
  • Transportation systems modeling and simulation.
  • Ecological modeling and population dynamics.
  • 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 for spectrum learning and prediction.
  • Simulation for Spectrum measurements and learning of spectrum usage.
  • 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, 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.
  • Network Simulation packages: widely used frameworks such as Modelica, NS-2/3, OPNET, Qualnet, OMNET++, Mininet, and other open source software for modeling and simulation.
  • Network simulation and techniques for 5G and 6G: simulation softwares and simulation tools for 5G and 6G.
  • Electromagnetic cognitive simulation and techniques.
  • 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.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer – LNICST book series as an edited book 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:

Extended versions of the conference papers can be submitted to the following Journal Special Issue:

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

Additional publication opportunities:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

  • Regular papers should be up to 12-15+ pages in length.
  • Short papers should be 6-11 pages in length.

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Important dates

Main Track

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Late Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
18 October 2023
Notification deadline
5 November 2023
Camera-ready deadline
25 November 2023
Start of Conference
14 December 2023
End of Conference
15 December 2023