JDMS SI: Special Issue: Fuel Conservation and Alternative Energy in the Department of Defense

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

Special Issue: Fuel Conservation and Alternative Energy in the Department of Defense


The energy footprint of military systems is a well known deciding factor for both the effective reach of expeditionary forces and the sustainability of military campaigns. While conventional supply lines are approachable by well known analysis tools and techniques, recent innovations hold the promise of increased energy independence, and therefore energy security, for military and stability operations. In fact, recent innovations in energy generation, fuels and propulsion technologies are primarily viewed in terms of technology readiness level (TRL) evaluation stages and have yet to benefit from system level scoring; either through detailed modeling (e.g., finite element analysis …) or through overall system simulation. The goal of this special issue is therefore to highlight recent energy system developments and their communities of interest to include, but not limited to:

  • Integration of available fuels into existing supply chains (e.g., natural gas …)
  • Use of static models (e.g., Analytic Hierarchy Process …) to describe stakeholder objectives
  • Clarification of energy-based innovation adoption bottlenecks from an economic / cultural / environmental perspective
  • Strategic, operational, and tactical analytics that support planning for energy system technology insertion across all spectrums of conflict
  • Modeling combined and joint energy logistical operations across the full spectrum of operations
  • Means to evaluate effectiveness of energy logistical operations
  • Means of describing energy logistical operations over the different phases of military operations
  • Logistical challenges for accessing baseline data for energy logistical systems
  • Integration of energy innovations into different force structures (e.g., kinetic, SASO, humanitarian relief,..)
  • Standard "-ilities" via risk, schedule, cost & performance
  • Materiel / Non-Materiel Effectiveness Evaluation Techniques as applied to use of energy system estimations
  • Course of Action Development / Analysis and Architecture / System mix
  • Effects of training on energy system technology insertions (e.g., learning curves …)

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.

Due Dates

Full papers due September 30, 2012
Reviews returned to authors January 31, 2013
Revised papers due February 28, 2013
Notification of acceptance April 30, 2013
Submission of final (revised) papers May 31, 2013
Expected date of publication Fall/Winter 2013


Submissions for Full Paper Review

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system to the JDMS Manuscript Submission System. In the title page, author(s) must specifically mark that the paper is intended for this special issue as follows: "Submission for the Special Issue of JDMS: Modeling & Simulation in Energy Systems. Please follow the guidelines for submission on the Manuscript Central site.

Final paper submissions

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

For questions contact the editor at:

  • Lt Col Brad Anderson
    Department of Operational Sciences
    Air Force Institute of Technology
    2950 Hobson Way
    Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA 45433-7765
    (937) 255-6565

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