SIM Special Issue: Advancements in the Theory, Methodology, and Practice of M&S Discipline

Call For Papers

SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International

Special Issue: Advancements in the Theory, Methodology, and Practice of M&S Discipline

We are pleased to announce that submissions are open for the Special Issue of the Journal of SIMULATION for papers that were presented at the 2013 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (Springsim’13), San Diego, CA, April 7 – 10, 2013.


The purpose of this Special Issue (SI) journal is to provide present most recent advancements in Theory of Modeling and Simulation. The journal focuses on a broad range of research challenges in the field of simulation, modeling and analysis, addressing current and future trends in simulation techniques, models, practices and software. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Computer/Communication Networks with Special Emphasis on Modeling and Simulation
  • Numerical Simulation and Optimization as Applied to Business and Industry
  • Use of Modeling and Simulation in the Area of Computer Security
  • Modeling and Simulation in the area of Neural Networks
  • Modeling and Simulation related to Image/Video Compression/Processing and Robotic Vision
  • Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Telecommunication Systems
  • Web-based Modeling and Simulation
  • High-performance Computing and Simulation
  • Network/Internet Traffic Modeling and Workload Characterization
  • Simulation Languages, Tools, and Environments
  • Simulation of Parallel Systems, Distributed Systems and Databases
  • Simulation of Clusters, Grids and Wireless Systems
  • Simulation of Multimedia Applications and Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Real-Time and Embedded Systems
  • Simulation Methodology, Theory and Philosophy
  • Parallel and Distributed Simulators and Simulation Techniques
  • Application of Modeling and Simulation in Biology
  • Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation

We believe that this special issue will provide comprehensive information on the current progress being made in the field of Modeling and Simulation.

While the SI is looking for an extended version of the Conference papers, a meaningful change is expected. Submitted papers must be significantly different from the conference papers, and enhanced by newest research insights that were not yet captured in the presented paper. It is suggested that the paper have at most 30% of overlap with the original submission. That is approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the paper must be new and provide new insights.
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 SIMULATION.

Due Dates

Full Papers Due September 15, 2014
Notification of Acceptance January 2015
Submission of final (revised) papers March 2015
Publication Expected Fall 2015*

*Online versions of the articles are available as sons as the articles are accepted.

Submissions for Full Paper Review

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system to the SIMULATION 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: "Advancements in the Theory, Methodology, and Practice of M&S Discipline.”

Final paper submissions

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

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