Special issue: Simulation and Performance Evaluation of Communications in Distributed Systems

in Special Issue   Posted on June 21, 2019 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Sun 01 Dec 2019
Journal Impact Factor : 2.644
Journal Name : Journal of Computational Science
Journal Publisher:
Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-computational-science/call-for-papers/simulation-and-performance-evaluation-of-communications
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-computational-science

Special Issue Call for Papers:


Distributed systems including newly emergent Web based systems are getting increasingly complex as well as widely required. Implementing them becomes a challenging issue since it needs sophisticated techniques, which integrate both distributed processes and information exchanges using various communication modes and fault-prone mediums. Moreover, they are often deployed over parallel and resource constrained platforms ranging from Internet to mobile, ad hoc networks, or even sensor networks.

These systems being extensively complex, their analysis and performance evaluation play a crucial role in the design process to ensure their correct deployment and efficient operation. It is then important to develop and use effective performance evaluation tools and methods in their design. As a result, performance modeling and evaluation continue to gain increasing importance. However, guaranteeing QoS and provisioning of correct systems are still a challenging problem. For instance, though new methods and tools are proposed to address such issues (e.g., Stochastic Automata Networks, PEPA…) quantitative analysis remains an intractable issue due to state space explosion.

Accordingly, this special issue focuses on newly efficient techniques of simulation and performance evaluation of distributed and mobile systems as well as Web services architectures using both analytical methods and simulation studies. Authors are encouraged to submit full papers presenting new research related to QoS and communication performance evaluation of these systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication performance evaluation of distributed and mobile systems
  • Performance evaluation of distributed and web-based systems
  • Tools and software for performance evaluation
  • Simulation, modeling, analysis and measurements techniques
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Stochastic comparisons
  • Network Protocols design for Web service devices
  • Routing optimization
  • Bandwidth management


Full Paper Regular Submission Due: December 1st, 2019

Notification of Results: March 1st, 2020

Revisions Due: June, 1st 2020

Notifications of Final Acceptance: July 1st, 2020

Submissions of Final Revised Papers: August 1st, 2020

Expected Publication Date: Late 2020

Guest Editors:

Youcef Hammal, University USTHB, Algiers, [email protected]
Abdelkrim Abdelli, University USTHB, Algiers, [email protected]


Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically adhering to the JOCS guidelines (https://www.elsevier.com/journals/journal-of-computational-science/1877-7503/guide-for-authors). Please submit your papers through the online system. The JOCS\’ submission system will be open for submissions to our Special Issue from 01 10 2019. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type \”VSI: SIPECODIS\”. Please submit your manuscript before 01 12 2019. All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.

Inquiries, including questions about appropriate topics, may be sent electronically to Youcef Hammal, [email protected] or Abdelkrim Abdelli, [email protected]

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