The 23rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2008

Special Track on Advances in Computer Simulation

March 16-20, 2008, Ceará Fortaleza, Brazil

Chairs: Ana Bazzan (bazzan [ at >, Giuseppe Vizzari (viz [at >

Scope and Aims    Contents and Topics    Important Dates    Submission Guidelines    Program    Committees

Scope and Aims

Computer simulation approaches have established as fundamental conceptual and practical instruments for the analysis of growingly complex systems, both for industry and business applications as well as in the scientific research context. Computational models and simulators are currently employed in the most different application areas, ranging from urban modeling and planning to logistics and production, from biology to social sciences. Consequently, the adopted modeling approaches and methodologies, as well as simulation project life-cycles, techniques for the evaluation and interpretation of simulation results are often very distant.

This track at ACM SAC aims to provide a forum for the discussion of results and relevant research advances on the topic of computer simulation, fostering thus interdisciplinary discussion and cross fertilization of the involved disciplines and application areas.  It is intended to facilitate the dissemination of theoretical advances in computer simulation, as well as a vehicle for discussions about methodologies, models, tools, in several application domains.

Content and Topics

The track will consider both reports on practical results of computer simulation experiences as well as recent research contributions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates
Some journals related to simulation as well as agent-based simulation and complex systems are being contacted regarding publication of extended versions of selected papers as post-proceedings.

Submission Guidelines

A paper cannot be submitted to more than one track. Authors are invited to submit original papers in any of the areas listed above. Submissions must be original, unpublished and not currently under review by workshops, conferences, or journals. All papers should be submitted online at

Authors should pay particular attention to the following guidelines:

Papers must be formatted according to the template which can be now downloaded from the SAC 2008 website, and their size should be limited to around 4000 words. The total number of pages per paper is five; additional pages (maximum three) may be included for an additional fee. All accepted papers will be published in the annual conference proceedings and will be available at the conference.

Accepted papers and posters

Full papers

Session 1  - Chair: Giuseppe Vizzari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Session 2 - Chair: Ana Bazzan, UFRGS, Brazil


Special Track Program Chairs

Ana Bazzan
Institute of Informatics,
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Giuseppe Vizzari
Complex Systems and Artificial Intelligence research centre,
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Special Track Program Committee