Summer Simulation Multi-Conference

2013 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference (SummerSim'13)

July 7 - 10, 2013 | The Fairmont Royal York | Toronto, ON, Canada

The Summer Simulation Conference 2013 (SummerSim’13) is SCS’s premier international conference. The conference focuses on modeling and simulation, tools, theory, methodologies and applications and provides a forum for the latest R&D results in academia and industry. Take this opportunity to experience the tutorials, tracks and workshops that will be available.


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SummerSim 2013 Program Information


Read the SummerSim 2013 Welcome Address by Dr. Imogen R. Coe

Current SummerSim Info

General Chair: Dr. Abdolreza Abhari, Ryerson University
Program Chair: Francesco Longo, University of Calabria
Program Co-Chair:  Dr. Linda Ann Riley, Roger Williams University
Publicity Chair: Dr. Maryam DavoudPour, Ryerson University
Local Chair: Dr. Hooman Tahayori, Ryerson University

All accepted SCSC & GCMS papers may also be published in the ACM Digital Library except where it is noted. ACM logo


  • Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC'13)
  • SCSC Website
    SCSC Call For Papers
    SCSC Submit Paper
    SCSC Preliminary Program {coming soon}

    Come to Toronto, Canada for SCSC 2013 to witness the 45th edition of this leading conference in the field of Modeling and Simulation. SCSC 2013 features varied tutorials, tracks and workshops. The conference focuses on modeling and simulation, tools, theory, methodologies and applications, providing a forum the lates R&D results in academia and industry. In parallel with technical presentations, companies and research groups will be exhibiting their latest products. Further increasing SCSC's application focus, SCSC13 is adding to the conference program a set of with panels, hot topic sessions and invited industrial sessions. For more information, click here.

    Topics covered: 

    • Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Structure Systems
      Chairs: Fernando Barros, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Gabriel Wainer, Carleton University, Canada
    • Modeling and Simulation based Design
      Chair: Hans Vangheluwe, McGill University, Canada and University of Antwerp, Belgium 
    • Agent-Directed Simulation
      Chairs: Dr. Tuncer I. Ören, University of Ottawa  Ottawa, ON, Canada; Dr. Levent Yilmaz, Computer Science and Software Engineering  Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
    • Computer Graphics for Simulation
      Chair: John F. Richardson, SPAWAR Systems Center PACIFIC, San Diego, California
    • Simulation for Transportation
      Chair: Gianfranco Fancello, Simulation Team, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    • Emergency Simulation
      Chair: Francesco Longo, MSC-LES, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
    • M&S for Defense & Security
      Chair: Andreas Tolk, Old Dominium University, Norfolk, VA, USA
    • Simulation of Complex Social Systems (SiCoSSys 2012)
      Chair: José I. Santos, Luis R. Izquierdo, José M. Galán, INSISOC – University of Burgos, Spain 
    • Modeling and Simulation of Inventory & Materials Management Systems
      Chair: Adriano Solis, York University, Canada 


  • Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation (GCMS’13)

    Honorary Chair: Roy Crosbie, Cal-State Chico
    General Chair: Hamid Vakilzadian, University of Nebraska

    MTSA’13 Program Co-Chairs
    Ralph Huntsinger, Cal-State Chico
    Mhamed Itmi, INSA Rouen

    VLCS’13 Program Co-Chair
    Kelly Cooper, ONR
    Associate Program- Co-Chair
    Janel Nixon, Georgia Tech

    GCMS Website
    GCMS Call For Papers
    GCMS Submit Paper
    GCMS Preliminary Program {coming soon}

    The 6th International Conference on Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation (GCMS’13) is one of the constituent conferences of the 2013 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference (SummerSim’13). Following the success of the earlier conferences in Edinburgh, Istanbul, Ottawa and Genoa the focus of GCMS’13 will continue to be on the major challenges that must be met if the full potential of modeling and simulation is to be realized. Significant progress in M&S methods and applications has accompanied the rapid growth in the power and cost-effectiveness of available computer systems, but many challenges remain. For more information, click here.


  • SPECTS 2013

    General Chair: Pere Vila, Univ. of Girona, Spain
    Program Chair: Isaac Woungang, Ryerson Univ., Canada
    Program Co-Chair: Mario Marchese, Univ. of Genoa, Italy

    SPECTS Website
    SPECTS Call For Papers
    SPECTS Submit Paper 
    SPECTS Preliminary Program {coming soon}

    This annual International conference is a forum for professionals involved in the performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems. Performance evaluation of computer systems and networks has progressed rapidly in the past decade and has begun to approach maturity. Significant progress has been made in analytic modeling, simulation and measurement approaches for performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems.

    All accepted papers will be in the IEEE Xplore. ACM logo

  • Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

    Networking and
    Telecommunication Systems

    Internet Technology
    Quality of Service (QoS)
    World Wide Web (WWW) Technology

    Networking Techniques
    Unicast and Multicast Routing
    Congestion Admission and Control
    Switching Techniques
    Network Protocols
    Network Management and Control
    Network Capacity Planning
    Network Architecture Evaluation
    Service and QoS Pricing
    Security and Authentication

    Broadband Networks
    High-Speed Networking
    Optical Networks

    Wireless Systems and Networks
    Satellite Systems
    Mobile Networks/Computing
    Ad-hoc Networks
    Sensor and Actuator Networks
    3G/4G Networks
    Delay Tolerant/Opportunistic Networks
    P2P for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
    Service Overlay Networks
    Agile-All Photonic Networks

    Multimedia Systems, Communications and Applications

    Green Networking and Communication Systems
    Security and privacy on green information & communication systems
    Innovative applications of green communications, networking, and computing

    Computer Systems

    Distributed Architecture
    Distributed Systems and Agents
    Parallel and Distributed Computing
    Massively Parallel Systems
    Cluster Computing/Grid computing
    Interconnection Networks
    Resource Management & Allocations
    Power Saving Architectures and Protocols for Wireless Hotspots

    Computer Architectures
    Memory Systems
    High Performance I/O
    Real Time Systems/Scheduling Schemes

    Software Performance, Evaluation, and
    Testing; Software Reliability Engineering;
    Formal Methods; Verification and
    Validation; Parallel Algorithms and

    Electronic Commerce

    Hardware and Software Monitors

    High Performance computing

    Security and Information Assurance
    Security protocols; Anonymity and
    Privacy; Electronic Voting; Access
    Control; Digital Rights Management;
    Intrusion Detection; Trust Management;
    Security for Mobile Computing; Database
    Security; Executable Contents; Formal
    Methods for Security; Cryptography.

    Reconfigurable Computing

    Soft Computing

    Scientific Computing Algorithms

    Workload and Traffic Characterization

    Green Computing and Computers

    Tools, Methodologies, and Applications
    Content Delivery


    Parallel and Distributed Simulation

    Verification and Validation

    Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic Applications

    Performance Optimization, Bounds, and Models

    Queuing Systems and Networks

    Scalability Studies

    Integrated Modeling and Measurement

    On-Line Performance Adaptation and Tuning

    Process Algebra Based Models

    Mathematical Aspects and Integrated Design of Performance

    Case Studies


  • Work in Progress Session (WIP13)

    Chair: Dr. Linda Riley, Roger Williams University
    Co-Chair: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour, Ryerson University

    We are seeking outstanding submissions for presentation in a work in progress session at the 2013 Summer Simulation Multiconference (SUMMERSIM 2013). These papers should present work that is currently in progress or not quite ready for full-length articles. Student papers are especially welcome as this track provides an excellent forum for graduate students to present and get feedback for thesis, project or dissertation work. All papers will undergo a peer-review process and accepted papers in this track will also be published in the SummerSim’13 conference proceedings. Paper submission is encouraged in any modeling and simulation related areas including but not limited to the below:

    • 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
    • Any Aspect of Modeling and Simulation related to the Military 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

Prepare a 4 to 6 page paper using the Paper Formatting Guidelines for the conference. All final paper submissions are to be made electronically to SCS via the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System at: http://www.softconf.com/scs/WIP13/


A selected group of the best papers in SummerSim will be invited to be published in a Special Issue devoted to SummerSim 2013. All authors are encouraged to submit extended versions of their papers to the Special Issue according to the guidelines found below:

Special Issue Guidelines


Keynote Information

We are honored to announce the following keynote speakers for SummerSim 2013:


Workshop Schedule

Call for Papers Important Dates

Special Sessions Proposals (Workshops, tutorials, etc.): April 15th, 2013
Paper Submission: April 15th, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 22nd, 2013
Submission of camera-ready papers: See specific Symposium
Camera ready: See specific Symposium


Registration Fees

SummerSim 2013
  Early Registration Regular Registration Late/Onsite
Dates 4/19/2013 to 5/23/2013 5/24/2013 to 7/1/2013 On/After 7/2/2013
Member $675 $695 $795
Non-Member $760 $780 $880
*Students/Retirees must submit verification forms to get a discount

Registration Discounts


Participant Forms

Online Registration Instructions
Generic Registration Form
Verification Forms - Student / Retiree
Presentation Guidelines
Presentation Lessons Learned
Paper Formatting Guidelines
Paper Formatting Templates - Word / LaTeX
Copyright Release Form {Submit with Paper}
Author Certification Form {Submit with Paper}
Author Checklist
General Inquiries


Conference Venue

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