Call For Papers
SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International
60th Anniversary Special Issue
With this anniversary issue, we celebrate 60 years of the Society for
Modeling and Simulation International (SCS). Founded in 1952 as a nonprofit
volunteer-driven organization, SCS became the premier technical society that
continues to create a forum to advance the theory and methodology of Modeling
and Simulation (M&S), its applications to solve real-world problems, while
facilitating communication among professionals in the field of simulation.
Simulation-based discovery and innovation is widely acknowledged to be
critical for the advancement of science and engineering. Today, as a
transdisciplinary field, modeling and computer simulation is being routinely
applied in a broad variety of areas from global climate change analysis to
health-sciences, medical devices, manufacturing, renewable energy, systems
engineering and design, materials science etc. Since 1952, SCS played a vital
role in shaping the field and providing a forum for scientific and engineering
innovations in M&S.
This special issue aims to bring together scientists and engineers, who have
been influential in the organization’s growth, to share with the broader M&S
community the role of SCS in the development and promotion of M&S in science and
engineering. By remembering historical developments in the formation, growth,
and evolution of SCS, valuable organizational memory can be captured and
transferred to future generations of M&S professionals. Among the benefits of
capturing and recording organizational memory includes the ability to express
expertise, improve the pace of learning, help the organization remember, record
decision rationale, document achievements, or learn from past failures, as well
as successes. Moreover, since SCS had been and continues to be the premier
technical society in M&S, its history and organizational memory will serve as a
valuable resource for science historians. Such information can shed light on the
context in which M&S discipline emerged, while delineating its critical drivers
and clarifying why the discipline grew and evolved the way it did.
Besides the historical role of SCS, this special issue aims to bring a future
outlook to help examine major emerging technical and scientific trends to
develop recommendations for SCS to lead the new wave of contributions and to
shape developments in M&S. As the M&S landscape continues to evolve with the
changing environment and priorities, successful organizations need to learn
effective ways of adaptation and organizational management. Hence, for this
special issue, we also encourage articles that examine SCS as an organizational
structure and suggest ways to improve its operational processes to better serve
its members, as well as the M&S society at large.
Instructions for Manuscript Preparation
For manuscript formatting and other guidelines, please visit the Author Guidelines for SIMULATION.
Submissions for Full Paper Review
All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system to the SIMULATION Manuscript Submission System. Please note in your online cover letter that your submission is for the special issue on "60th
Anniversary Special Issue".
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, a single page description (refer to Author Guidelines for SIMULATION), and a list of keywords. For multiple author submission, please identify the corresponding author. The submitted manuscripts will first be reviewed by the guest editors to assess the suitability for inclusion in the special issue. Subsequent to this, the selected papers will be subjected to a double blind reviewing process comprising of a minimum of two reviews.
|Full Papers Due
||January 31, 2012
|Notification of Acceptance
||January 31, 2012
|Final (revised) Papers Due
||March 1, 2012
Final paper submissions
Each final submission must be prepared based on the Simulation journal requirements (see Author Guidelines for SIMULATION page).