JDMS - Verification, Validation and Accreditation in Modeling & Simulation

Call For Papers

Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology (JDMS)

Special Issue: Verification, Validation and Accreditation in Modeling & Simulation


Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VV&A) is key in making models and their subsequent simulations applicable for trustworthy analyses and decision support in defense, safety, or emergency response modeling, and a proxy for hardware test and evaluation (T&E). VV&A is especially important right now due to increasing complexity of models and simulations being applied, as well as the contemporary emphasis on cost savings and increased interest in virtual tool sets in all aspects of analyses, training and technology development, deployment and maintenance.

This special issue is therefore interested in novel / emerging modeling and simulation VV&A techniques and processes that facilitate design, development, production and deployment of models that effectively trade for their physical counterparts in reducing T&E cost and / or time over the lifecycle of models from individual systems to enterprise descriptions. Potential contributions can include but are not limited to:

  • Use of accredited models to trade for range time / physical testing (e.g., computational fluid dynamics vs. wind tunnel testing) to save time / cost
  • Quality improvements via design changes in the virtual world prior to physical realization
  • Novel / emerging quality assurance processes / products / tools especially for defense, safety, or emergency response M&S
  • Modeling combined and joint information operations across the full spectrum of operations
  • Means to evaluate effectiveness of integrated V&V processes and of accredited systems' operations
  • Integration of accredited models systems into legacy defense models (e.g., technology insertion)
  • Standard "-ilities" via risk, schedule, cost & performance
  • Materiel / Non-Materiel Effectiveness Evaluation Techniques accredited models
  • Course of Action Development / Analysis and Architecture / System mix
  • Rare or unexpected event modeling
  • Validity of simulations used for data farming
  • Practical experiences or case studies including cost-benefit considerations

Papers submitted should not be concurrently under review at another conference, journal or similar venue.

Instructions for Manuscript Preparation

For manuscript formatting and other guidelines, please visit the Author Guidelines for JDMS.

Note: Manuscripts must not have been previously published or be submitted for publication elsewhere. Each submitted manuscript must include title, names, authors' affiliations, postal and e-mail addresses, and a list of keywords. For multiple author submission, please identify the corresponding author.

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts should be sent to Dr. Axel Lehmann by April 30, 2011.

Due Dates

Submission of Abstracts   April 30, 2011
Full papers due     September 30, 2011
Notification of acceptance   December 30, 2011
Submission of final (revised) papers   February 28, 2012
Publication Expected   Spring 2013

Submissions for full paper review

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system to the JDMS Manuscript Submission System. Manuscripts must be formatted in single-column pdf format, double-spaced, and use 12pt fonts. In the title page, author(s) must specifically mark that the paper is intended for this special issue as follows: "Verification, Validation and Accreditation in Modeling & Simulation".

Final paper submissions

Each final submission must be prepared based on the Simulation journal requirements (see the Author Guidelines for JDMS page).

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