Call for papers

RESIM 2008 is the 7th workshop in a series of successful events held on the same topic in Aachen (Germany) 1997, Enschede (The Netherlands) 1999, Pisa (Italy) 2000, Madrid (Spain) 2002, Budapest (Hungary) 2004, and Bamberg (Germany) 2006. It covers all aspects of rare event simulation ranging from purely theoretical developments to practical applications. The objective is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners working in different locations and on different applications to present recent results, exchange ideas, and discuss open problems and new directions.

Invited speakers

There will be two invited speakers:

Special issue

Authors will also be invited to submit their paper to a special issue on Rare Event Simulation that will appear in ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation.

Best student paper award

There will be a best student paper award, sponsored by the Fondation Metivier.

Workshop topics

RESIM 2008 solicits papers on rare event simulation methodologies and applications, including (but not limited to) the following list of topics.

  • Importance Sampling
  • Stratified Sampling
  • RESTART/Splitting
  • Coupling based Techniques
  • Large Deviations based Techniques
  • Adaptive Optimization Techniques
    • Cross-Entropy Method
    • Simulated Annealing
    • Genetic Algorithms
    • Stochastic Approximation
  • Hybrid Analytic/Simulation Techniques
  • Other novel approaches
Applications and Models
  • Computer Networks
  • Internet Applications
  • Distributed Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Operations Research
  • Finance and Insurance Risk
  • Computational Biology
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Petri Net Models
  • Queueing Models
  • Reliability Models
  • Other relevant areas


Initial submission of an extended abstract (1-2 pages, Postscript or PDF) along with the intention to participate must be made until May 30, 2008 by email to Gerardo Rubino and Bruno Tuffin. Please use the subject "RESIM" in your email. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors not later than June 30, 2008. In case of acceptance a final short or full paper of 2-12 pages (Postscript or PDF) is due by September 1, 2008.

Important Dates


We plan to have a low reggistration fee. More on the Registration web page.