SCS

Submission Guidelines

Call for Papers

The 2024 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM’24) is the annual conference sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), which covers state-of-the-art developments in Modeling & Simulation (M&S). The conference includes keynote speeches presented by technology and industry leaders, technical sessions, and tutorials for professional development. Scientists, engineers, managers, educators, and business professionals who develop or use M&S methodologies and tools are invited to participate and present original contributions.

ANNSIM’24 invites original contributions to the theory, methodology, and practice of modeling and simulation in any scientific or engineering discipline. Original, high-quality technical papers are solicited for peer review, presentation, and subsequent publication in the conference proceedings if accepted. Technical papers are max 12 pages long with single column format. Tutorials and Ph.D. Colloquium submissions are 2 pages long. Papers must not have appeared before (or be pending) in a journal or conference with published proceedings, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the ANNSIM’24 review process.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to register by the time of camera-ready submission, attend the conference, and present their work to their peers. Accepted technical papers will be submitted to the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library for archiving and will be indexed in DBLP and SCOPUS databases.

Evaluation criteria: Double-blind submissions will be assessed with respect to their overall contributions, strengths and weaknesses. Feedback will include qualitative comments on these three dimensions as well as quantitative scores. Both qualitative and quantitative feedback will be used by track chairs to suggest a decision, which will then be reviewed by the organizing committee.

Opportunities will be available for authors of accepted papers to submit extensions to Special Issues in the journal, SIMULATION. You can find the SIMULATION Special Issues Call for Papers HERE.

For any questions, please contact the general chair, Philippe Giabbanelli

Call For Papers PDF

Important Deadlines

Paper Submission Deadline: January 14, 2024. Extended until January 31, 2024
Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2024
Camera-ready Version Deadline: March 20, 2024
Conference Program Announced: April 3, 2024

Submission Types

Full Papers

Papers are max 12 pages long (one extra page with references and bios is allowed) in single-column format. Submissions as full papers must be double-blind. See the instructions below.

Submissions that are clearly outside the scope of the conference or do not respect formatting rules might be desk-rejected without review.” 

Short Papers

Papers are max 6 pages long in single-column format. Submissions as full papers must be double-blind. See the instructions below.

Submissions that are clearly outside the scope of the conference or do not respect formatting rules might be desk-rejected without review.” 

Tutorials

Proposals should be one to two pages and must include the following information:

  • Title of the tutorial and description (max 2 pages)
  • Organizers and their affiliations (including short bios)
  • Expected duration of the tutorial: 90 minutes, 120 minutes, a half-day, or full day.
  • A tutorial may submit a full paper to one of the related technical tracks and if accepted after peer-review, it will appear in the
    conference proceedings.

Ph.D. Colloquium

Students interested in participating in the colloquium should submit a 2-page description of their dissertation.
The abstract should have a single author (the student) and must be formatted using the Submission Guidelines (see below). 
The advisor should be included in the acknowledgments.
The advisor of the participating student must e-mail a letter of recommendation in support of the student’s application to the Ph.D. Colloquium chairs (vinnikov@njit.edu, kabrown@anl.gov) with the subject “ANNSIM 2024 Ph.D. Colloquium Recommendation”. This letter should include the student’s name, a candid assessment of the current status of their dissertation research, a list of publications on the topic so far (if any), and an expected date for dissertation submission.

Author's Kit and Submission Website

Author’s Kit Instructions and Forms for Papers

Below you will find PDF forms including general guidelines for preparing and submitting your paper, the required transfer of copyright and author certification form, tips for writing a quality paper, as well as tips for giving a high-quality presentation (all presenters are encouraged to read this). We encourage all submissions to use LaTeX, and we have provided an Overleaf template to simplify the process of starting your paper. Authors are also able to use Word. Please note that these paper templates have changed significantly from previous versions. Please do not use a template from a previous year, as this will cause your manuscript to be unsubmitted.

General Process to Prepare and Submit a Paper

Once you decide on a paper template, the general process for preparing and submitting a conference paper is as follows: 

  • Decide on a format (LaTeX is recommended but Word is allowed). The overleaf template is a quick way to start.
  • Modify those files to produce your submission. Remember to stay within the page limit and to remove all identifying information, as submissions are double-blind.
  • Use https://softconf.com/sim/ANNSIM24 to submit the paper.
  • If your paper is accepted, you will have to submit to the paper submission site the final material: final version of paper (ZIP file), completed & signed Transfer of Copyright form, completed & signed Author Certification form, and a copy of your registration receipt. At least one author must register in advance for each accepted paper and come present it at the conference.

Policy on the use of AI in research papers: The use of Generative AI to help with writing some of the paper must be disclosed in the acknowledgements section of any paper submitted to an SCS publication. Generative AI includes the use of Large Language Models (LLMs) such as GPT. If this use is specific to certain sections of the paper, we encourage authors to identify such sections (e.g., “We used GPT 4 to draft section 3.2”). The policy applies to conferences such as the Annual Modelling & Simulation Conference (ANNSIM), or extended versions submitted to the Society’s journals (Simulation: Transactions of the SCS, The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation).

Since 1952, SCS has been a multidisciplinary society made up of working scientists, researchers, designers, and managers that are focused on promoting the use of computer simulation. Each year, our organization holds multiple events where M&S professionals from around the world come together to advance their career development, share ideas, benchmark processes, and network with each other.

SCS hosts or sponsors a number of conferences each year where participants may do the following:
• Present Papers
• Attend Technical Sessions
• Visit Exhibit Areas
• Interface with Vendors
• Network with Other M&S Professionals

What We Do

At any of the SCS-sponsored conferences, you may present a paper or attend technical sessions. Either way, you benefit from the professional exchange of information and camaraderie created by the social environment. The conference locations are picked with the family in mind so that they can enjoy the surroundings while you participate in the event.

SCS also publishes the proceedings of each conference for distribution to attendees and resale to other M&S professionals. A listing of all our international publications, provided to members free of charge, can be obtained from our office.

Conference Procedures Manual

Conference Planning Document