4th International Workshop to be held in conjunction with Simutools 2011

Barcelona, Spain


Modeling and simulation have become key methodologies for developing, testing, and analyzing protocols and systems in various research domains including communications, networks and systems. This community is addressed by the SIMUTools conference with emphasis on topics of methodology, tools, applications, and practices. We propose a satellite workshop focusing on a specific simulation tool, OMNeT++, which gains increasing significance especially in the communications community.

OMNeT++ is a public-source, component-based, modular and open-architecture simulation environment with strong GUI support and an embeddable simulation kernel. It is designed to simulate discrete event systems, but the primary application area is the simulation of communication networks. Because of its generic and flexible architecture it has been successfully used in other areas like the simulation of IT systems, queuing networks, hardware architectures, and business processes. OMNeT++ is rapidly becoming a popular simulation platform in the scientific community as well as in industrial settings. Several open source simulation models have been published, in the field of Internet simulations (IP, xMIPv6, MPLS, etc), mobility and ad-hoc simulations and other areas.

However, such a growing developerís community also faces growing challenges and problems: integration of different simulation tools, porting of simulation models between different platforms, testing and comparison of applications. Different initiatives were started in the last years for unifying and integrating the already existing simulation models, which involves organization and coordination among the different developer groups. An important task is making the existing tools and applications easily available.