This page shows my up-to-date publication list, links to papers, and BibTex citation information. Since my contributions mainly target improving the intersection of simulation modeling and data science, I submit papers to conferences and journals that focus on the advancement of the methods rather than domain-specific advancements.

Last updated on Jan 6, 2021.

Journals | Conferences | Other Publications | Papers In Progress

Journal Papers

  1. A content analysis-based approach to explore simulation verification and identify its current challenges
    C.J. Lynch, S.Y. Diallo, H. Kavak, J.J. Padilla
    PLOS One, 2020, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0232929 [Paper] [BibTeX]

  2. Temporal and Spatiotemporal Investigation of Tourist Attraction Visit Sentiment on Twitter (among the top 10% most cited PLOS ONE papers published in 2018)
    J.J. Padilla, H. Kavak, C.J. Lynch, S.Y. Diallo, R.J. Gore,
    PLOS One, 2018, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0198857
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  3. Applying Statistical Debugging for Trace Validation of Agent-Based Models
    R.J. Gore, C.J. Lynch, H. Kavak
    SIMULATION: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2016, doi:10.1177/0037549716659707
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  4. Towards a World Wide Web of Simulation
    S.Y. Diallo, R.J. Gore, J.J. Padilla, H. Kavak, C.J. Lynch
    The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, 2015, doi:10.1177/1548512915621974
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  5. Semi-Automated Initialization of Simulations: An Application to Healthcare.
    J.J. Padilla, S.Y. Diallo, H. Kavak, O. Sahin, J.A. Sokolowski and R.J. Gore
    The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, 2015, doi:10.1177/1548512915570143
    [Paper] [BibTex]

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. Data-Driven Mobility Models for COVID-19 Simulation
    J. Pesavento, A. Chen, R. Yu, J-S. Kim, H. Kavak, T. Anderson, and A. Züfle
    3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Advances in Resilient and Intelligent Cities, Seattle, Washington, USA (Online), November 03-November 06, 2020
    [Paper TBA] [BibTex TBA]

  2. Location-Based Social Network Data Generation Based on Patterns of Life (~23% full paper acceptance rate)
    J-S. Kim, H. Jin, H. Kavak, O.C. Rouly, A. Crooks, D. Pfoser, C. Wenk and A. Züfle
    The 21st IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, Versailles, France (Online), June 30-July 03, 2020
    [Paper TBA] [BibTex TBA]

  3. Modeling the Modeler: an Empirical Study on How Modelers Learn to Create Simulations
    H. Kavak, J.J. Padilla, S.Y. Diallo and A. Barraco
    The 2020 Spring Simulation Conference, Virtual, May 18-21, 2020
    Paper [BibTex]

  4. Simulating Urban Patterns of Life: A Geo-Social Data Generation Framework
    J-S. Kim, H. Kavak, U. Manzoor, A. Crooks, D. Pfoser, C. Wenk and A. Züfle
    2019 ACM SIGSPATIAL Conference, Chicago, IL, July 10-13, 2018
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  5. Location-Based Social Simulation (Best vision paper runner-up)
    H. Kavak, J-S. Kim, A. Crooks, D. Pfoser, C. Wenk and A. Züfle
    16th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2019), Vienna, Austria, August 19-21, 2019
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  6. Advancing simulation experimentation capabilities with runtime interventions
    J-S. Kim, H. Kavak, U. Manzoor and A. Züfle
    2019 Spring Simulation Conference, Tucson, AZ, April 29 - May 01, 2019
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  7. Fine-Scale Prediction of People’s Home Location using Social Media Footprints
    H. Kavak, D. Vernon-Bido and J.J. Padilla
    SBP-BRIMS Conference 2018, Washington, DC, July 10-13, 2018
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  8. Big Data, Agents, and Machine Learning: towards A Data-Driven Agent-based Modeling Approach
    H. Kavak, J.J. Padilla, C.J. Lynch, and S.Y. Diallo
    51st Annual Simulation Symposium, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 2018, doi: 10.22360/SpringSim.2018.ANSS.021
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  9. Assessing the Impact of Cyberloafing on Cyber Risk
    D. Vernon-Bido, G. Grigoryan, H. Kavak, and J.J. Padilla
    51st Annual Simulation Symposium, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 2018, doi: 10.22360/SpringSim.2018.ANSS.020
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  10. Storytelling and Simulation Creation
    J.J. Padilla, C.J. Lynch, H. Kavak, Shawn Evett, Devon Nelson, Calvin Carson, and Joshua del Villar
    Winter Simulation Conference, Las Vegas, NV, December 3-6, 2017, pp. 4288-4299
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  11. Incorporating Sound Cues in Simulations
    J. Deuro, C.J. Lynch, H. Kavak, and J.J. Padilla
    Winter Simulation Conference, Las Vegas, NV, December 3-6, 2017, pp. 4209-4219
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  12. Identifying Unexpected Behaviors of Agent-based Models through Spatial Plots and Heat Maps
    C.J. Lynch, H. Kavak, D. Vernon-Bido, and R.J. Gore
    Swarmfest 2017, Suffolk, VA, August 11-13, 2017
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  13. The Spread of Wi-Fi Router Malware Revisited
    H. Kavak, J.J. Padilla, D. Vernon-Bido, R.J. Gore, and S.Y. Diallo
    20th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium, Virginia Beach, VA, April 23-26, 2017
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  14. Using Simulation Games for Teaching and Learning Discrete-Event Simulation
    J.J. Padilla, C.J. Lynch, H. Kavak, S.Y. Diallo, R.J. Gore, A. Barraco, and B. Jenkins
    2016 Winter Simulation Conference, Arlington, VA, December, 11-14, 2016, pp. 3375-3384
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  15. Towards Modeling Factors that Enable an Attacker
    D. Vernon-Bido, J.J. Padilla, S.Y. Diallo, H. Kavak, and R.J. Gore
    Summer Simulation Conference Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 24-27, 2016
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  16. A characterization of cybersecurity simulation scenarios
    H. Kavak, J.J. Padilla, D. Vernon-Bido, S.Y. Diallo, and R.J. Gore
    19th Communications and Networking Simulation Symposium, Pasadena, CA, April 3-6, 2016
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  17. Modeling and Simulation as a Service (MSaaS) for Education: Learning STEM Concepts through Simulation Use and Building
    J.J. Padilla, E. Romero-Hall, S.Y. Diallo, A. Barraco, H. Kavak, C.J. Lynch, R.J. Gore, and M. Sheth-Chandra
    2015 Summer Simulation Conference, Chicago, IL, July, 26-29, 2015
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  18. Cloud-based Simulators: Making Simulations Accessible to Non-Experts and Experts Alike
    J.J. Padilla, S.Y. Diallo, A. Barraco, H. Kavak, and C.J. Lynch.
    2014 Winter Simulation Conference, Savannah, GA, December, 7-10, 2014, pp. 3630-3639
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  19. Leveraging Social Media Data in Agent-based Simulations.
    J.J. Padilla, S.Y. Diallo, H. Kavak, O. Sahin, and B. Nicholson.
    47th Annual Simulation Symposium, Tampa, FL, April 13-16, 2014
    [Paper] [BibTex]

Other Publications (non-peer reviewed)

  1. COVID-19 ensemble models using representative clustering
    J-S Kim, H. Kavak, C.O. Rouly, H. Jin, A. Crooks, D. Pfoser, C. Wenk, and A. Züfle SIGSPATIAL Special, Volume 12 Issue 2, doi:10.1145/3431843.3431848
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  2. Location-Based Social Simulation for Prescriptive Analytics of Disease Spread
    J-S Kim, H. Kavak, C.O. Rouly, H. Jin, A. Crooks, D. Pfoser, C. Wenk, and A. Züfle SIGSPATIAL Special, Volume 12 Issue 1, doi:10.1145/3292390.3292397
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  3. Procedural City Generation Beyond Game Development
    J-S Kim, H. Kavak and A. Crooks
    SIGSPATIAL Special, Volume 10 Issue 2, doi:10.1145/3292390.3292397
    [Paper] [BibTex]

  4. Human Mobility Simulation Framework Using Big Data and Agents (Best presentation award)
    H. Kavak and J.J. Padilla
    2016 Spring Simulation Conference, Poster Session and Student Colloquium, doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.4179.7522
    [Poster]

  5. A Data-Driven Spatial Agent-based Simulation Application with In-memory Caching Support
    H. Kavak and J.J. Padilla
    2017 Spring Simulation Conference, DEMO Session
    [Paper]

Papers in Progress

  1. Simulation for Cybersecurity: State of the Art and Future Directions. Kavak et al.
    Revision Submitted to the Journal of Cybersecurity (Oxford University Press).

  2. Urban Life: A Model of People and Places. A. Züfle, C. Wenk, D. Pfoser, A. Crooks, H. Kavak, J-S. Kim, and H. Jin. Submitted to the Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory.

  3. Quantitative Comparison of Population Synthesis Techniques for Two Countries. D. Han, I. Bansal, S. Islam, T. Anderson, and H. Kavak

  4. Conjugated Learning: A Novel Semi-Supervised Machine Learning Algorithm. C. Mitchell and H. Kavak.

  5. Verification and Validation as a Service. H. Kavak et al.