Modeling and simulation has become indispensable in many fields to analyze systems and to design new products. The computation-intensive nature of many simulations requires the exploitation of parallel computing platforms. Other simulations, e.g., models embedded in the real world, require execution on geographically distributed computing platforms.
Current research spans both continuous and discrete event simulation. Research areas include numerical simulation techniques, execution on parallel and distributed computing platforms, statistical analysis of simulation data and novel techniques for modeling systems.