The 2022 edition of the IEEE/ACM 26th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT) will be held in Alès, France.

DS-RT 2022 serves as a forum for simulationists from academia, industry and research labs, for presenting recent research results in Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications. DS-RT 2022 targets the growing overlap between large distributed simulations and real time applications, such as mirror world simulations and collaborative virtual environments.
The conference features prominent invited speakers as well as papers by top researchers in the field. DS-RT 2022 will include contributed technical papers, invited papers, and panel discussions. The proceedings will be published by IEEE-CS press.
This event is a wonderful opportunity to join the community of experts on related topics, share experiences, and have fruitful discussions.


General Chair

Gregory Zacharewicz, IMT Mines Ales, France

Program Co-Chairs

Umut Durak, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Flight Systems, Germany
Gabriele D'Angelo, University of Bologna, Italy

Special Sessions Chair

Rodoflo Coutinho, Concordia University, Canada

Poster/Demo Co-Chairs

Simon Gorecki, University of Bordeaux, France
Jalal Possik, Lille Catholic University, France

Web Chair

Noura Aljeri, University of Ottawa, Canada

Finance Co-Chairs

Nicolas Bissez, IMT Mines Ales, France
Sandrine Bauché, IMT Mines Ales, France

Tutorial Co-Chairs

Franck Fontanili, IMT Mines Albi, France
Philip A. Wilsey, University of Cincinnati

Publicity Co-Chairs

Marianne El Kassy, IMT Mines Ales, France
Eva PetitDemange, IMT Mines Albi, , France

Publication/Proceedings Co-Chairs

Kattialyn Gossiaux, IMT Mines Ales, France
Charbel Kady Lebanese American University, Lebanon

Local Organization Co-Chair

Nicolas Daclin, IMT Mines Ales, France
Francois Trousset, IMT Mines Ales, France

Steering Committee

Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sajal K. Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Paul Reynolds, University of Virginia, USA
Stephen J. Turner, KMUTT, Thailand
Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia
Rodolfo W. L. Coutinho, Concordia University, Canada
Antonio Loureiro, UFMG, Brazil
Floriano Di Rango, UNICAL, Italy

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper acceptance notification
Final paper submission deadline

DS-RT provides an international forum for the discussion and presentation of original ideas, recent results and achievements by researchers, students, and systems developers on issues and challenges related to distributed simulation and real time applications.

Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and practical results of significance. Demonstration of new tools/applications is very desirable.

Submission Topics

  • Paradigms, Methodology, Algorithms and Software Architectures for Large Scale Distributed and Real-Time Simulations (e.g. Parallel and Distributed Simulation, Multi-Agent Based Distributed Simulation, HLA/RTI, Web, Grid and cloud-based Simulation, hardware-software co-design for extreme-scale simulations)
  • Paradigms, Modelling, Architecture and Environments for Large Scale Real-time Systems and Concurrent Systems with hard and soft Real-Time Constraints
  • Non-functional Properties of Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Systems (e.g. Dependability, Availability, Reliability, Maintainability, Safety, Security, Trustworthiness, QoS)
  • Theoretical Foundations of Large-Scale Real-Time and Simulation Models (e.g. Event Systems, Causality, Space-Time Models, Notions of Time, Discrete and Continuous Systems, Simulator Coordination)
  • Advances in Modelling and Simulation Studies and Technologies (Reuse of Models, New Modelling Languages, Agent-based M&S, Spatial M&S, Cognitive Modelling, Neural Network Models, Artificial Intelligence in Simulation, Discrete Events, Continuous Simulation, Service-oriented Computing and Simulation, Web-based Modelling and Simulation, Simulation of Multimedia Applications and Systems, etc.)
  • Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Architectures and Applications that involve Simulations and/or adhere to Real-Time Constraints
  • Languages and Tools, Development Environments, Data Interfaces, Network Protocols and Model Repositories that address Very Large Simulations
  • Data Management and Distribution Issues, Interest Management, Semantic Modelling, Multi-resolution Modelling, Dead-Reckoning Mechanisms
  • Simulation Studies at Large and Very Large Scale (e.g. Industrial, Commercial, Ecological and Environmental, Societal, Power and Energy)
  • Environmental and Emerging Simulation Challenges (e.g. Growth of Human Population, Climate Change, CO2, Health Care, Ecosystems, Sustainable Development, Water and Energy Supply, Human Mobility, Traffic Modelling, World Stock Markets, Food Supply Chains, Megacities, Smart Cities, Smart Networks, Disaster Planning, etc.)
  • Performance and Validation of Large-Scale and Distributed Simulations (e.g., benchmarking and analytical results, empirical studies DIS, HLA/RTI studies)
  • Visual Interactive Simulation Environments (e.g., Generic Animation, Visual Interactive Modelling, Interactive Computer Based Training and Learning, Scientific Visualization, High-End Computer Graphics)
  • Simulation-based Virtual Environments and Mixed Reality Systems (e.g. Interactive Virtual Reality, Human Communication through Immersive Environments)
  • Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Reality, Shared Interaction Spaces, Telepresence Systems and Shared Workspaces, 3D Video and Acoustic Reconstruction, Shared Object Manipulation
  • Design Issues, Interaction Designs, Human Computer Interaction Issues raised by Large Scale DS-RT Systems
  • Serious Gaming and Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) applications, architectures and scalability issues
  • Technologies for Living Labs (e.g. Mirror World Simulation, Interoperability, Large Scale Multi-Sensor Networks, Global Wireless Communication, Multi-Stakeholder Understanding and Innovation)
  • Innovative Styles of Interactions with Large Scale DS-RT Systems (e.g. Implicit, Situative and Attentive Interaction, Tangible Interaction, Embedded Interaction, etc.)
  • Media Convergence (e.g. New Technologies, Media Theory, Real-Time considerations of Multi-Modality, etc.)
  • Verification and Validation of Simulation Models
  • Simulation in healthcare, Medical Simulations


Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed by Technical Program Committee members and other experts active in the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference.

At least one author of accepted papers must attend the conference to present its contribution.

Papers should be written in English and should not exceed 10 pages, double column, IEEE style including tables and figures. Note that the regular paper size will be 8 pages, with the possibility to obtain up to 2 additional pages (total 10 pages) by paying a publication fee. A template for IEEE Proceedings style (LaTeX2e and MS Word) can be found here. Only Postscript and PDF formats are accepted.

Papers must be submitted electronically through the EDAS system. The complete list of authors' names must be inserted when registering the paper on the EDAS system. Authors names can be inserted in the paper: that is, the review process is single blind. Authors should check if they already have a login on the EDAS system; otherwise, an account must be created before submitting a paper. If you are not already registered to EDAS please follow the instructions on the EDAS registration page , where you can login, or you can create a new EDAS user account.

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Important Date
  • Conference Date

    Sep 26



    Sep 28


  • May 15 2022

    Final Paper Deadline

  • Jun 30 2022

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Sep 28 2022

    Registration deadline

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