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Seminal Contributions to Modelling and Simulation

30 Years of the European Council of Modelling and Simulation

  • Khalid Al-Begain
  • Andrzej Bargiela

Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Eugene J. H. Kerckhoffs
    Pages 1-5
  3. May-Britt Moser
    Pages 7-9
  4. Peter D. Neilson, Megan D. Neilson
    Pages 19-22
  5. Alexander H. Levis
    Pages 23-46
  6. Lars Nolle, Ralph Krause, Richard J. Cant
    Pages 115-140
  7. Dieter Fiems, Stijn De Vuyst, Herwig Bruneel
    Pages 141-157
  8. Andrea Bobbio, Davide Cerotti, Marco Gribaudo, Mauro Iacono, Daniele Manini
    Pages 185-203
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-206

About this book


Marking the 30th anniversary of the European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS), this inspirational text/reference reviews significant advances in the field of modelling and simulation, as well as key applications of simulation in other disciplines. The broad-ranging volume presents contributions from a varied selection of distinguished experts chosen from high-impact keynote speakers and best paper winners from the conference, including a Nobel Prize recipient, and the first president of the European Council for Modelling and Simulation (also abbreviated to ECMS).

Topics and features:

  • Includes a review of the history of the ECMS council and conference
  • Presents a highlight on research into the modelling of the human brain
  • Describes the modelling of organizations for the analysis of their behaviour, and examines developments in fuzzy granular modelling
  • Proposes a research architecture for simulation in the social sciences, and suggests an evolutionary symbolic regression technique for classification and system control
  • Discusses a methodology for the prediction of cruise ship manoeuvring behaviour, which was applied in the investigation into the Costa Concordia shipwreck
  • Provides a meta-method that guides optimisation algorithms towards solutions that are more robust against variations caused by the manufacturing process
  • Covers such topics in stochastic modelling as the packet loss problem, fitting methods based on Markov modulated point processes, and Markovian agent models

This authoritative book will be of great value to all researchers working in the field of modelling and simulation, in addition to scientists from other disciplines who make use of modelling and simulation approaches in their work.


Modeling Simulation ECMS Case Studies Applications

Editors and affiliations

  • Khalid Al-Begain
    • 1
  • Andrzej Bargiela
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Computing, Engineering and ScienceUniversity of South WalesPontypriddUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.ECMSNottinghamUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Prof. Khalid Al-Begain is a Professor of Mobile Computing and Networking at the University of South Wales, UK, where he serves as Director of the Integrated Communications Research Centre (ICRC). He is also President of the European Council for Modelling and Simulation, and President of Kuwait College of Science and Technology. Prof. Andrzej Bargiela is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, UK, and a founding Director and CEO of INFOHUB Ltd.

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