Military Modeling and Simulation Symposium (MMS'07)

Part of the 2007 Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'07)

Sponsored by:
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)
and in cooperation with

March 25 - 29, 2007

Norfolk Marriott Waterside
Norfolk, VA

The Military Modeling and Simulation Symposium is a series of annual spring gatherings devoted to the full breadth of modeling and simulation in the military domain. In addition to providing a venue for publication and presentation of peer-reviewed papers, the symposium is a place for networking, discussions, and exchange of information with military modelers and simulationists from around the world. To that end, the symposium welcomes papers on any aspect of modeling and simulation related to the military.

   Co-Sponsored by the DoD Modeling and Simulation Steering Committee

All accepted papers will also be published in the ACM Digital Library.


bullet Space
bullet Simulation & control of spacecraft, satellites, and near space platforms
bullet Missile Defense
bullet Advanced Concepts and Requirements (Chair: LeRoy A. (Jack) Jackson, TRADOC Analysis Center)
bullet Simulation of new concepts
bullet Requirements development
bullet Predicted impacts of technology integration
bullet Intelligent systems simulation
bullet Research, Development, and Acquisition (Chair: Mike Coville, Booz Allen Hamilton)
bullet Design, development, and acquisition for new weapons systems and equipment
bullet Simulation and modeling for acquisition, requirements, and training (SMART)
bullet Simulation-based acquisition
bullet RDT&E Security
bullet Training, Exercises, and Military Operations (Chair: Col. Kevin McClung, Director, National Simulations Center)
bullet Simulations in training
bullet Simulation / exercise integration
bullet Mission Planning & Rehearsal
bullet Embedded training
bullet Assessment
bullet Visualization
bullet 2D and 3D visualization of simulations
bullet Military Networks
bullet Network-centric operations
bullet Information assurance
bullet Global information grid (GIG)
bullet Military M&S Capabilities
bullet Science and technology needs
bullet Serious Games (Chair: Bruce Leistikow, Director, AcuSoft, Inc.)
bullet Games in training
bullet Game AI for military M&S
bullet Leveraging game development experience
bullet Computer generated forces
bullet Game-Based Simulation Technology (Chair: Pete Schrider, Breakaway, Ltd.)
bullet Mission planning and rehearsal
bullet Rapid turn development
bullet Course of action analysis
bullet Experimentation
bullet Training
bullet Operations
bullet Open architecture
bullet Effects-based modeling
bullet Domains (Land, Sea, Air)
bullet Synthetic environments / virtual realities
bullet Surface and subsurface warfare
bullet Avionics, flight control, flight simulation,
bullet Unmanned vehicles
bullet Entity and System Modeling and Behaviors
bullet Human performance modeling
bullet Entity behaviors
bullet Computer generated forces
bullet Agent-based combat modeling
bullet Operations and Command and Control (Chair: Don Kroening, Booz Allen Hamilton)
bullet Battle field / battle theater simulation
bullet Simulation during operations
bullet C4I simulation
bullet Counterforce operations
bullet Airspace management
bullet Physical Modeling and Effects
bullet Lethality, vulnerability survivability
bullet Impact and penetration modeling
bullet Computational fluid and molecular dynamics
bullet Structural and solid mechanics modeling
bullet Ballistics & propellant simulation

Accepted Panels:

bullet TBD

How to participate

Paper Sessions

bullet Technical Articles present significant results in research, practice, or education, and will be selected based on originality of the work and contribution to the field or body of knowledge of military modeling and simulation.
bullet Experience Reports present timely information on the application of modeling and simulation in the military domain, and will be selected based on the interest of the experience presented to the military modeling and simulation community.

Topical Sessions

bullet Workshops provide a session for military modeling and simulation professionals to explore issues, challenges, new developments, and other areas of interest.
bullet Panel sessions allow a group of experts to address a particular topic and exchange views between themselves and the audience.
bullet Tutorials allow experts in particular areas of military modeling and simulation to share their expertise with their colleagues.

Key Dates


Authors who would like to know if a particular topic would be of interest to the symposium can submit an extended (1-2 page) abstract directly to the chair, John Hill, at any time.  An abstract will not be considered a submission, just a means for providing initial feedback.

1 DEC 2006
Full Paper Submission due
Technical articles and experience reports, properly formatted in accordance with these guidelines, must be anonymized (author and institution information removed) as part of the blind peer-review process.  Submission will be handled online by the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System, which will associate the author info with the paper, but hide it from the reviewers.
1 DEC 2006
Topical Session proposals due
Topical session proposals should be e-mailed directly to the chair, John Hill, by this deadline.
bullet Workshop proposals should state the issue to be addressed, identify the coordinator(s), and provide a description of who (in general terms) might be interested in the workshop.
bullet Panel proposals should identify the topic, the panel chair, and actual or potential panelists.
bullet Tutorial proposals should identify the topic, the name and qualifications of the instructor, an outline of the material, and the expected level of experience of the participants.
10 JAN 2007
The program committee will have three weeks to review the papers and one week to determine which ones will be accepted.  Notification for topical session proposals will also be made by this date.
7 FEB 2007
Final Paper due
The final version of accepted papers, incorporating changes based on reviewer comments, are due by this date.



General Chair:  John M. D. Hill, U.S.  Military Academy


Program Chair:  Timothy Nix, U.S. Army

Sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, California 92177
Phone 858-277-3888
Fax 858-277-3930

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