2022 Annual Modeling and
Simulation Conference

July 18 - 20, 2022
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
In-Person Conference




(SCS is only accepting manual registration forms at the moment. Please send in your form to scs@scs.org.)


Hosted by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), the Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM) is the flagship conference of SCS to cover state-of-the-art developments in Modeling & Simulation (M&S). We invite original contributions to the theory and practice of modeling and simulation in any scientific or engineering discipline. The conference includes keynote speeches presented by technology and industry leaders, technical sessions, professional development tutorials, as well as vendor exhibits. Scientists, engineers, managers, educators, and business professionals who develop or use M&S methodologies and tools are invited to participate and present original contributions. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into ACM and IEEE Xplore subject to meeting ACM and IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.
Net Zero and SDSU
To help build a sustainable future, the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS) has prioritized learning environments for conference sites that minimize the impact on the environment. As buildings are the dominant cause of greenhouse gases, ANNSIM is moving toward the use of Net-Zero Buildings to house the conference to demonstrate what the future will look like for everyone. On site sustainability, tours will leverage the physical conference location to educate attendees and to share lessons learned, including how the use of energy modeling and simulation helps to inform advanced sustainable building design and construction.
For ANNSIM 2022, San Diego State University will share how it is rising in the ranks of the most sustainable academic campuses. Learn more at https://sustainable.sdsu.edu/initiatives/green-buildings.

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Social Events

Sunday, July 17, 2022:

Evening Meet & Greet at 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley Hotel
8757 Rio San Diego Dr., San Diego, CA 92108

Sun Room

Arrived attendees can mingle with served Hors d’Oeuvres.

Monday, July 18, 2022: 

Welcome Reception at 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Third Floor Terrace
6075 Aztec Cir Dr., San Diego, CA 92182

There will be a Buffet Mexican Fiesta.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022:

Closing Mixer 5:15 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Eureka! Restaurant
5140 College Ave Suite 111, San Diego, CA 92115

Important Dates

Paper Submission: March 28, 2022*
Tutorial Proposal Submission: March 28, 2022*
Author Notification: May 16, 2022
Camera-Ready Paper Submission: June 7, 2022

*Due to so many changes we have witnessed in the last couple of days, many people now see the opportunity to participate in person to the SCS flagship conference, and we would like to give them the opportunity to celebrate with SCS the reopening of the in-person conference in July.

Keynote - Monday, July 18, 2022 | 9:00 a.m.


Dr. Michael Grieves, Digital Twin Institute, Florida, USA

Presentation Title: Digital Twins: Utilizing M&S to Drive 21st Century Transformation

Location: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre 

Day | Time: July 18, 2022 | 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Presentation Abstract: Digital Twins are driving 21st-century transformation by moving work from the physical world into the virtual world. This transformation replaces atom-based wasted physical resources of time, energy, and material with bit-based information. Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is a prime technological enabler of Digital Twins. Dr. Grieves will discuss the integral role M&S plays in today’s Digital Twins for both products and processes, the role M&S will play in the future, and issues and technologies that will need to be considered and addressed.

Biography: Dr. Michael Grieves is an internationally renowned expert on Digital Twins, a concept that he originated, and organizational digital transformation. His focus is on product development, engineering, systems engineering, and complex systems, manufacturing, especially additive manufacturing, and operational sustainment. Dr. Grieves has written the seminal books on Product Lifecycle Management and the seminal papers and chapters on Digital Twins, He has consulted and/or done research at some of the top global organizations, including NASA, Boeing, Unilever, Newport News Shipbuilding, and General Motors.

In addition to his academic credentials, Dr. Grieves has over five decades of extensive executive and deep technical experience in both global and entrepreneurial technology and manufacturing companies.  He has been a senior executive at both Fortune 1000 companies and entrepreneurial organizations during his career. He founded and took public a national systems integration company and subsequently served as its audit and compensation committee chair. Dr. Grieves has substantial board experience, including serving on the boards of public companies in the United States, China, and Japan.

Dr. Grieves earned his B.S. Computer Engineering from Michigan State University, an MBA from Oakland University, and his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University.


AI and Simulation (AIS)
Joon-Seok Kim and Andreas Züfle

Modeling and simulation (M&S) have advanced our understanding of complex systems, have improved our ability to predict future states, and have been leveraged to prescribe (near-)optimal interventions and policies in many different application areas. In the enterprise of exploring such complex systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) have the potential to improve our ability to optimize simulation parameters, to train agent/actor behavior throughout simulations, and to evolve the simulation environment based on observations. The vision of this track is to push the boundaries of human understanding by marrying M&S with AI/ML.

This AI and Simulation (AIS) track is a dedicated forum to exchange our views, ideas, research methods, and applications to resolve the scientific questions of what and how cutting-edge AI/ML methods can synergize M&S and vice versa. This track explorers M&S practices to which AI/ML methods are applied such as knowledge reasoning, computer vision, natural language processing, deep learning, and reinforcement learning.

In this track, we are seeking full papers (up to 12 pages) on original contributions across all modes of M&S leveraging AI/ML and interdisciplinary contributions that advance the state of the arts in AI/ML. This track will use the traditional format of having oral paper presentations. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Advancing validation and verification (V&V) using AI and ML
  • AI and ML methods for training and evolving agents
  • Best practices of convergence of AI and Simulation
  • Empirical comparisons of state-of-the-art AI and ML methods in M&S
  • Facilitating experimentation using AI and ML
  • M&S to improve AI and ML solutions
  • Simulation modeling tools and methods based on AI and ML
  • Simulation optimization using AI and ML
  • Visionary methodology of AI and ML in simulation

Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS)
José Luis Risco Martín and Erika F. Frydenlund

Modeling and simulation (M&S) is currently the core of many industrial processes. It is a vital ingredient, since it can support early evaluation and optimization of designs, as well as ongoing verification while changes occur to make sure that the right product is developed with the required quality. However, there are still businesses that must understand that embracing M&S in project development and management is good practice, and this can be done by showing real-world examples of success.

Real-world applications have always been the driving force for the development of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) theories. For over 50 years, the Annual Simulation Symposium has been a forum to exchange ideas, results, and methods related to real-world theories and applications of M&S for simulationists in industry, government, and academia.

The purpose of this track is to highlight and advance rigorous experimental, computational practices of M&S devoted to the study of real-world problems. Research on all topics concerning the practice of M&S theories are welcome. Authors are invited to present research of all kinds, including case studies and applications.

Recommended topics in the track include, but are not limited to, the following with application to real-world problems:

  • Advances in the field of M&S for implementation purposes
  • Application of modeling formalisms into real world applications
  • Rigorous comparisons across M&S techniques
  • New applications of M&S
  • Novel uses of M&S in real world applications
  • Application of M&S to co-design, hardware-in-the-loop, co-simulation
  • M&S tools: performance analysis, scalability

Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
Claudio Gomes and Bentley Oakes

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are well-entrenched in our daily lives, including self-driving cars, Industry 4.0 machines, and smart grid technologies. This wide range of uses comes with many challenges stemming from the complex behaviour of heterogeneous CPS components interacting between themselves and the environment. This track focuses on new developments in Modelling and Simulation (M&S) which manage complexity for all stages of a CPS’ life-cycle, including design, verification, optimization, and monitoring.

Examples include: intellectual property protection when integrating third-party modelling components, collaborative modelling techniques for multi-user/multi-domain scenarios, and the role of Digital Twins to serve as the enabler for these techniques.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applied Modelling and (Co-)Simulation of CPS
  • Machine Learning for CPS
  • Model-Based Digital Twins for CPS
  • Model Creation/Recommendation Systems for CPS
  • Collaborative Modelling and Simulation for CPS
  • Techniques for Handling Uncertainty, Reliability, and/or Explainability in CPS
  • (Co-)Simulation-Based Verification/Optimisation of CPS
  • Low-Code Development of CPS
  • (Co-)Simulation in Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Modeling and (Co-)Simulation as a Service for CPS
  • Advanced and Visual Analytics for (Co-)Simulation of CPS

High Performance Computing and Simulation (HPC)
James Nutaro

The increasing power of computers has allowed to considerably extend the application of high computing methodologies in research and industry, but also to the quantitative study of complex phenomena. This track aims to provide a platform for a multidisciplinary community composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, practitioners and experts from world leading Universities, Institutions, Agencies and Companies in Computational Science, and thus in the High-Performance Computing (HPC) for Modelling and Simulation field. The intent is to offer an opportunity to express and confront views on trends, challenges, and state-of-the art in diverse application fields, such as engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, life sciences geology, medicine, ecology, sociology, traffic control, economy, etc. In such a way these professionals will have the opportunity to present significant applications, new approaches, cutting edge techniques and results and to discuss research challenges related to the use of HPC to support the modelling and simulation of various systems.

The topics of the High-Performance Computing Track include but are not limited to:

  • High-performance computing in modelling and simulation of systems,
  • MPI, OpenMP, GPGPU implementation and benchmarking of various systems models,
  • Nature inspired inherent parallel techniques, like for example Cellular Automata, implementations for high-performance computing applications,
  • High performance algorithms for modelling and simulation,
  • High-performance computing in computational science: intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research applications,
  • High-performance computing applications to physics, chemistry, biology, geology, engineering, medicine, ecology, economics and social science,
  • Hardware approaches to high-performance computing in modelling and simulation of systems,
  • Tools based on systems models and high-performance computing in the field of urgent computing.

Humans, Societies and Artificial Agents (HSAA)
Taylor Anderson and Andreas Tolk

Artificial societies have typically relied on agent-based models, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), or cellular automata approaches that can capture the decision-making processes of individuals as they interact and respond to other individuals and their environment. This has supported a wide range of applications (e.g., in archaeology, economics, geography, psychology, political science, health and epidemiology) and research tasks (e.g., what-if scenarios or predictive models, models to guide data collection). Of particular interest are artificial societies where the individual agents’ behavior is guided by insights from computational social sciences and calibrated using real world data. These heterogeneous agents participate in social networks, which can be physical – such as those established in workplaces, schools, sporting events, etc. – or virtual, like chat groups of common interest. Agents are situated in an environment that exposes them to social determinants and physical constraints. Despite the many applications and resulting publications, there remain basic methodological challenges for modeling realistic human behavior i.e., agent representation, construction of behavioral rules, the degree to which behavioral theories and their assumptions are incorporated, validation and calibration of models representing complex social phenomena, as well as the detection and avoidance of unwanted or harvesting of welcomed emergent behavior on the societal level.

Thus, authors are encouraged to submit papers that include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Applications of artificial societies (e.g., modeling group decisions and collective behaviors, emergence of social structures and norms, dynamics of social networks)
  • Data collection for artificial societies (e.g., using simulations to identify data gaps, population simulations with multiple data sources, use of the Internet-of-Things)
  • Design and implementation of artificial agents and societies (e.g., case studies, analyses of moral and ethical considerations)
  • Participatory modeling and simulation
  • Policy development and evaluation through simulations
  • Improved models of social behavior
  • Simulations of societies as public educational tools
  • Mixed-methods (e.g., analyzing or generating text data with artificial societies, combining machine learning and artificial societies)
  • Models of individual decision-making, mobility patterns, or socio-environmental interactions
  • Testbeds and environments to facilitate artificial society development
  • Tools and methods (e.g., agent-based models, case-based modeling, soft systems)

M&S Based Systems Engineering (MSBSE)
Andrea D’Ambrogio and Greg Zacharewicz

The track aims to bring together experts in model-based, model-driven software and systems engineering and M&S experts, with the objective to advance the state of the art in M&S based systems engineering and simulation systems engineering.

System architecture models describe the structure of a system by specifying its components and their relations. Modeling and Simulation (M&S) based systems engineering further promotes executable models and proposes simulation as the native mechanisms to address measures of performance and effectiveness throughout conceptual design, development, and later systems life cycle phases.

As the system complexity increases, the executable system architecture (i.e., the simulation model) may become so complex that it is necessary to assess it not only as a valid support of SE processes but also as an objective of SE efforts. Executing an interdisciplinary systems engineering process for developing, maintaining and employing simulations, which enable systems engineers to experiment and gain insights about the systems of interest, is referred to as simulation systems engineering.

We invite and encourage researchers and practitioners of M&S based systems engineering and simulation systems engineering from any application domain to publish and share their contributions at the track.

A partial list of topics of interest includes:

  • model-driven/based approaches (e.g., MDE, MDA, MDI, MBSE) in simulation engineering
  • SysML and executable architectures
  • domain specific languages
  • metamodeling
  • model transformations
  • M&S based systems engineering in each application domain (e.g., aerospace, defense, healthcare)
  • M&S based system of systems (SoS) engineering
  • M&S based engineering of adaptive systems
  • M&S based engineering of ultra large scale (ULS) systems
  • M&S based engineering of IoT systems
  • M&S based engineering for Smart Cities
  • M&S based engineering for Industry 4.0
  • M&S based design of autonomy features
  • model-based engineering of distributed simulation systems
  • model-driven technologies for different simulation paradigms (discrete event simulation, multi agent simulation, sketch-based simulation, etc.)

To stimulate creativity, however, the track maintains a wider scope and welcomes all contributions offering original perspectives on M&S based systems engineering and simulation systems engineering.

M&S for Smart Energy Systems (MSSES)
James Nutaro and Ozgur Ozmen

Smart energy systems integrate sensing, communication, and control to produce, transmit, and use electrical power more efficiently. The new capabilities created by these systems have the potential to radically transform our economy. At the same time, smart energy systems are necessarily complex software systems that must be cost effective and perform reliably while overseeing critical tasks. Modeling and Simulation (M&S) plays an indispensable role in achieving the simultaneous goals of reliability and affordability by providing virtual venues in which to explore requirements, test new materials and physical instruments, develop new algorithms, and perform software testing. This track invites papers describing novel uses of modeling and simulation to create and demonstrate smart energy systems that improve reliability, efficiency, environmental impact, and other aspects of energy generation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Using of small, distributed electrical loads to provide ancillary services
  • Achieving high levels of renewable energy generation
  • Micro-grids
  • Smart buildings
  • Power flow control
  • Advanced batteries
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sensor technologies
  • New or more efficient forms of power generation

M&S in Cyber Security (MSCS)
Sachin Shetty and Danda Rawat

Modeling and Simulation has the ability to improve our understanding and gain better insights into the exploitability and impact of threat landscape in cyber systems underpinning several critical infrastructures. The emergence of Internet of Everything has resulted in the growth in interactions between humans, physical and cyber systems and there is a increased need to understand how these interactions could be exploited by adversaries. Modeling and simulation provide a cost-effective means to support research, development, refinement, deployment, and evaluation of the next generation of security solutions for preventing, detecting, and recovering from cyber-attacks and failures. The goal of this track is to provide a forum to present and discuss advancements in research, tools, techniques, solutions, best practices, and heuristics related to the modeling and simulation of cybersecurity. The symposium will address all aspects of modeling, analyzing, design, simulation, implementation, deployment and management of security algorithms, protocols, architectures and systems. We encourage submissions related to all aspects of cybersecurity in a modeling and simulation context in a broad spectrum of application areas.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal models for cybersecurity simulation
  • Cybersecurity evaluation and assessment approaches
  • Test beds and experimental infrastructure for cybersecurity simulation
  • Simulation platforms for cybersecurity assessment
  • Hybrid simulations for cyber physical system security
  • Modeling and Analysis of Networked security systems
  • Modeling security and privacy in mobile and cellular networks
  • Modeling security for future Internet architectures
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Systems engineering for security

M&S in Medicine (MSM)
Michel Audette, Jerzy W. Rozenblit, and Minsik Hong

Medical and healthcare simulation span a variety of areas where medicine converges with Modeling and Simulation (M&S). Computer-based medical simulation emphasizes the application of computers to synthesizing the response of tissues to therapy, which represents a trade-off between fidelity to real tissue response and computational efficiency. High-fidelity medical/surgical simulation is typically used to provide experienced clinicians, including surgeons, with insight on how to optimize treatment of the patient, while high-efficiency simulation emphasizes real-time interactivity for haptics, typically used in conjunction with Virtual Reality (VR) visualization for skill acquisition and training. In both cases, a computer visualization of the anatomy is needed, however in the interactive case based on VR, this visualization must be also responsive in real-time, which presupposes highly efficient therapy models (e.g., cutting models) as well as relatively sparse anatomical models and collision models, where the latter determines where the therapy takes place, in conjunction with the pose of the haptic device. A related research area is the segmentation of medical images that map intensities to tissues and discretization (meshing) that converts tissues to elements. Another intensively researched area is the application of digital deep learning (deep neural networks- DNNs) to the synthesis of a neural computation within a medical context, such as to approximate a diagnosis or a tissue response to therapy, while exploiting the ability of the solution to learn.

Healthcare simulation is used to denote two areas that complement the above-described medical simulation. One the one hand, it is used to designate mannequin-based training systems and part-trainers, whose physical implementation is intended to develop proprioceptive understanding of therapies. On the other, this term also represents medical processes at a large scale, such as emergency rooms, and hospitals, to formulate an understanding of bottlenecks in patient treatment and improve efficiencies.

This track is particularly open to contributions in the following areas, though not exclusively:

  • Simulation for healthcare systems
  • Simulation of medical processes
  • Simulation for care learning
  • Simulation for elderly
  • Sensing-based patient simulation
  • Haptics-driven interactive simulation
  • Predictive simulation
  • Simulation training methods
  • Age-based healthcare simulation
  • Patient surgery simulation
  • Therapy simulation
  • Simulation patient safety
  • Simulation of emergency situations
  • Calibration of healthcare simulation tools
  • Integrating simulation tools
  • Interactive simulation tools
  • Deep neural networks for computer-assisted medicine

Theory and Foundations for Modeling and Simulation (TMS)
Hessam Sarjoughian and Joachim Denil

The TMS Track provides a forum to present the most recent advances in the Theory and Foundations of Modeling and Simulation. The focus is on the Modeling and Simulation concepts, methods, methodology, practice, and toolkits. The TMS Track welcomes unpublished papers on the topics below as well as others that can help deepen and expand the M&S Theory and Foundations for better understanding and development of computing, physical, and human systems.


  • Modeling & Simulation Formalisms (Actors, DEVS, Petri nets, Statecharts, etc.)
  • Multi-formalism Modeling, Hybrid Modeling Languages, Multi-Modal Modeling
  • Multi-Resolution/Multi-Scale Modeling, Multi-Paradigm/Multi-Domain Modeling,
  • Model Checking, Formalism-Based Model Debugging, Model Transformation
  • Parallel, Distributed, Real-Time, Cloud-Based, and Interactive Simulation
  • Modular Hybrid, Spatially Distributed, and Ultra Large-Scale Systems
  • Co-simulation, Interoperability, Simulation Languages, Numerical Solvers
  • Embedded, IoT, and Fog Computing Systems
  • Model Development and Simulation Visualization Tools
  • Model Libraries, Repositories, and Data Formats

Simulation of Architectural and Urban Design (SimAUD)
Niloufar Emami and Roya Rezaee

We invite you to submit your original research to SimAUD 2022, held as part of ANNSIM 2022. The Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design provides an opportunity for architecture researchers and simulation researchers to come together to focus on this important area. Buildings are the largest consumers of energy, responsible for the majority of all Green House Gas emissions due to the complexity and multidisciplinary aspects of architectural design and construction. However, there are now hundreds of exemplar net-zero buildings around the world demonstrating that research should focus on how to generalize and deploy this knowledge at scale. To this end, we seek submissions, for example, that can apply net-zero systems to novel designs for retrofit recommendations or optimizations to new build designs. Examinations of aspects of the built environment, and how they impact emissions and occupancy health, are welcome. Additional topics of interest include:

  • Simulation, Data-Driven, and Generative Design for Sustainability
  • Whole Building Energy Simulation
  • Modeling of Net-zero Building Systems
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Modeling of Occupant Behavior
  • Thermal Comfort & Occupant Satisfaction
  • Lighting and Daylighting
  • Airflow In & Around Buildings
  • Acoustics Modeling, Simulation & Design
  • Urban-Scale Modeling & Simulation
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Intelligent Buildings & Building Lifecycle Management
  • Interactive Environments & Responsive Facades
  • Digital and Robotic Fabrication
  • Material and Structural Performance Modeling

Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems / Communications and Network Simulation (SPECTS/CNS)
Malamati Louta, George Karetsos, Abdolreza Abhari and Ala’a Al-Habashna

The SPECTS/CNS track is a new track in the Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM). Built on the strengths of The Communications and Network Symposium (CNS) and the Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems (SPECTS), this joint track discusses Communications, Networks, Computer and Telecommunication Systems as they are the nerve system of Information Technology and a dominating part of our daily lives. Over the years, topics related to communication, computer and network research have expanded from traditional compute network systems to emerging systems such as Internet of Things and to intelligent network-based systems in broader contexts.

SPECTS/CNS provides a forum for professionals and researchers to discuss and disseminate the most promising contributions on performance evaluation of current and emerging computer and communication systems, technologies and networks. Papers describing results of theoretic and/or practical significance are solicited. Experimental, modeling, analysis, optimization and simulation studies as well as testbed deployment, field trials and experiences gained are all in the scope of this track. Work presenting novel performance evaluation methods or providing insights on design and runtime tradeoffs are particularly encouraged. All papers describing design principles, network simulation, and applications pertinent (but not limited) to the following topics are welcome:

  • AI and ML in communications and networking and computer systems
  • Data Science, Big Data Analysis in communications, networking and computer systems
  • Next Generation Internet of Things, enabling technologies and intelligent applications (Architecture, networking technologies, smart-cities, health-care systems, smart environment, smart mobility, precision agriculture, livestock, smart sustainability)
  • 5G/6G and Beyond and enabling technologies (mmWave communications, Terahertz communications, massive MIMO, Intelligent Reflective Surfaces, etc.), Device to Device communications
  • Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
  • Edge/Fog/Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems
  • Green and energy efficient communications and networking
  • Cooperative communications and networking
  • Cognitive radio and networking, Future Radio Access Networks
  • Optical-Wireless communication and systems, Wireless ad-hoc Networks/ Wireless Sensor Networks/ Delay Tolerant Networks/ Opportunistic Networks/ Peer-to-Peer networking and computations
  • Social networks modeling and simulation, socially aware networking and applications
  • Vehicular ad-hoc networks / connected vehicles
  • Traffic modeling and simulation of Telecommunication systems and networks, Large scale networks simulation
  • Trust and security in communications, networking and computer systems and enabling technologies
  • Web-based simulation and applications

Emerging Topic – Supply Chain Modeling (ET-SCM)
Scott Rosen and Anastasia Anagnostou

COVID-19 exposed the vulnerabilities in supply chains globally and how quickly economic shocks can propagate across industries and across regions.  However, economic shocks can also be caused by changes in technology, trade restrictions, environmental effects, and supply and demand shifts. Modeling and simulation is an effective tool for assessing supply chain vulnerabilities and resilience and identifying the critical links which are important to focus on in the supply chain. Modeling and simulation can be applied at both the micro and macro level.  At the micro level it can examine risk and vulnerabilities with respect to an individual supplier or critical product, such as with medical equipment while examining supply chain bottlenecks at the firm level. At the macro level, it can provide decision-makers with insights into the critical industries that impact supply chain resiliency for an entire region or country. Ensuring supply chain resiliency in practice involves major commitments of capital and often involves operational changes that also increase costs. It is not practical or cost effective to test candidate allocations and changes everywhere, and simulation provides a better means for analysis to support these tough decisions.

In this track, we are seeking full papers on original contributions across all modes of M&S addressing supply chain problems. Papers presenting simulation applications at any level of the supply chain are welcome from the macro level examining industry level input output relationships in a region to the micro level involving specific movement of parts between suppliers. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Modeling Methodologies for studying supply chains – Including, but not limited to Agent based simulation, Discrete-event simulation, System Dynamics
  • Simulation optimization for analyzing supply chains and maximizing resiliency
  • Simulation applications and case studies pertaining to supply chain analysis
  • Distributed simulations for supply chains
  • Supply chain decision support systems involving simulation
  • Supply Chain Digital Twins
  • Simulations incorporating supply chain security

M&S Poster & Demo Track
Jalal Possik and Danielle Azar

Submissions to the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Posters and Demos Track covers all areas related to M&S. Researchers and students are invited to display their prototypes and research ideas in this track and receive comments from experts in the area. Researchers, post-docs, and graduate students are welcome to apply. Submissions and participation in the demos are also open to undergraduate students.

This is a highly interactive track to present late-breaking scientific results and work in progress in posters. Demos are a great venue to present the developed models and explain the technical aspect of system design and simulation. Systems do not have to be in their final stage of development. Authors of full papers are welcome to use demos to promote their work.

Tutorial Track
Simon Gorecki and Alberto Falcone

Following the tradition of SpringSim and SummerSim, the Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM) offers conference attendees a stimulating and informative selection of tutorials reflecting current topics in the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) domain.

Tutorials will be presented by experts in the M&S domain and will reflect the high academic and research standards of the ANNSIM 2022 conference. Tutorials provide researchers and practitioners with the opportunity to introduce their applications, tools, methodologies, or theories in 90-120 minutes long tutorials.

Tutorials engage conference attendees in extended discussions and are great venues for hands-on activities. Tutorials can be introductory, oriented toward the participants who are interested in broadening their knowledge or, advanced tutorials for the participants who seek the latest advances in M&S. We would like to invite and encourage modelling and simulation researchers and practitioners in academia, government agencies, or industry to submit proposals for tutorials.

Topics of interest include M&S theories, methodologies, and tools. Application areas include but are not limited to accessibility, collaborative training, learning everywhere, human-simulation interface, inclusion, cyber-physical systems simulation, Internet-of-things simulation, multi-sensory simulation environments, aviation and aerospace, environment, energy, and other industries.

A tutorial proposal should include the following:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Instructor(s)
  • Aims/Learning objectives
  • Description of topics
  • Scope of the tutorial
  • Tutorial history (previous offerings of tutorial, if any)
  • Format of tutorial (90 or 120 minutes)
  • 300 Word Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)
  • Target Audience Information
  • Prerequisite knowledge of audience
  • Relevant references that would support proposal evaluation

Tutorials (Times and Dates Now Available)

Chairs: Simon Gorecki and Alberto Falcone

Title: Using Simulation to Finalize Certification of Unmanned Autonomous Systems Over Multi Domain Virtual Testing Environment
Authors: Agostino Bruzzone, Roberto Cianci and Antonio Giovannetti
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Title: Introductory Tutorial on Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation: ABM Design for the Coming Zombie Apocalypse
Author: Chick Macal
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Time: 1:30 p.m.—3:00 p.m.

Title: Defining Cell-DEVS Models with CD++ Online Simulation Environment
Authors: Gabriel Wainer and Cristina Ruiz Martin
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

Title: Building a Distributed Agent-Based Model with Repast4py
Authors: Nicholson Collier and Jonathan Ozik
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Time:  9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Title: Applications of Deep Learning in Modeling of Dynamical Systems
Author: Christian Legaard
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Time:  9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Title: An Introduction to Equation-Based Object-Oriented Modelling and Simulation with Modelica
Author: Hans Vangheluwe
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Time:  9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Title: Complex Simulation Specification: Do your Simulations Meet their Needs?
Author: Henri Sohier
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Time:  9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Strategy Day Meetings

  • Monday, July 18, 2022
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – “How to get Published” presented by Richard Jansz-Moore

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – “How to be a Peer Reviewer” presented by Richard Jansz-Moore

Submission Guidelines

Where to submit: For all submissions, unless noted otherwise in their guidelines, go to: https://www.softconf.com/sim/ANNSIM22/

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, transfer copyright, and pay a conference registration fee at the time their camera-ready paper is submitted. Conference proceedings may be submitted to the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries, for archiving and indexed in DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and SCOPUS. Some exceptions apply.

General Technical Papers

Original, high-quality technical papers are solicited for review, possible presentation and subsequent publication in the conference proceedings. Papers are max 12 pages long with single column format (see author’s kit at https://scs.org/authorskit). Papers must not have appeared before (or be pending) in a journal or conference with published proceedings, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during ANNSIM’22 review process. All submissions will be peer reviewed by a minimum of 3 reviewers and feedback will be provided.

Please ensure that author names and institutions are replaced with placeholder text to follow the double-blind review process and to maintain the overall paper page length limit. Also, please note that the 12-page limit includes authors bios and the references.

The copyright form can be found in the authors kit at this link: https://scs.org/authorskit/.

It can also be downloaded at this link: https://scs.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/AuthorsKitForms-TransferOfCopyrightAuthorCert.pdf.

Tutorials (max 2 hours)

A tutorial proposal includes a tutorial description (max 2 pages) to be submitted to the tutorial track. In addition, a tutorial may submit a full paper to one of the technical tracks. The full paper will go through a review process and be included in the conference proceedings if accepted.

Posters & Live Demonstrations

Submissions for Posters and Demos consist of a 2-page extended abstract paper. All abstracts should describe the research motivation, M&S relevance of the problems being addressed, proposed methodology, and results of completed research. Demo abstracts should convey the development as well as screenshots of the simulation. The demo should not be a plug-and-play experience that conveys various simulation outcomes. Limited use of open-source tools and libraries can be incorporated; however, the use of commercial simulation tools is not allowed in the demo. Authors may also include a URL of a screencast video and additional external material in their submission. Abstracts should be submitted through the ANNSIM START System, as PDF files formatted using the templates provided on the ANNSIM webpage.

Accepted poster and demo abstracts will be published in the conference program but not in the conference proceedings.

Each presentation will be reviewed among the organizing committee for best poster and demo awards. The main evaluation criteria include the relevance and quality of the posters and demos in terms of originality, relevance to M&S, technical soundness, and presentation quality. A certificate will be awarded to: 1) Best Overall Demo; 2) Best Undergraduate Demo; and 3) Best Poster.

Poster/Demo proposal Submission: June 14, 2022
Author Notification: June 21, 2022

All presented work will be available to conference attendees electronically.

Registration & Pricing



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*For the SDSU NAHOM group or any SDSU Affiliate, please contact the SCS Office at scs@scs.org.

*IEEE and IEEE Computer Society Members are eligible to receive the member registration fee.

*Manual Registration and Verification Forms:

Full Paper Manual Registration Form
Student Verification Form
Retiree Verification Form
Visa Invitation Request Form

For students and retirees to receive the discount price, please turn in the Student and Retiree Verification Forms. All other registrations will require a filled manual registration form to be emailed to the SCS Office. All forms must be sent to scs@scs.org.

Venue & Hotels

Venue Address
San Diego State University
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
6075 Aztec Cir Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182
Ph: +1 (619) 594-6555

Architecturally, the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union is a classic “mission revival” design that pays tribute to the rich history of San Diego State University. In keeping with the classic design, the building features expansive, arches, arcades, balconies and courtyards. To take advantage of San Diego’s beautiful year-round climate, there are several outdoor seating areas and courtyards for dining, studying, relaxing and enjoying outdoor entertainment.

Transportation options in San Diego to and from the university include the Green Line Trolley and Uber. To know more about how to get to SDSU, you can visit the university website here. Shuttle buses will be provided by the SCS Office for the Rodeway Inn San Diego Near SDSU, Days Inn by Wyndham Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU,  Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle, and the Best Western Seven Seas.

Hotel Accommodation Options
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr.
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 692-3800
Group Rate
Group Rate ends Friday, June 24, 2022
This hotel has trolley access

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 297-5466
This hotel has trolley access

Rodeway Inn San Diego Near SDSU
(Average Rate $89)
5399 Adobe Falls Road
San Diego, CA 92120

Phone: (619) 287-8730
Shuttle service will be provided by SCS to SDSU

Days Inn by Wyndham Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU
(Average Rate $75))
5343 Adobe Falls Road
San Diego, CA 92120

Phone: (619) 436-4637
Shuttle service will be provided by SCS to SDSU

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
(Average Rate $85)
543 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 297-8800
Shuttle service will be provided by SCS to SDSU

Best Western Seven Seas
(Average Rate $88)
411 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 291-1300
Shuttle service will be provided by SCS to SDSU

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Solana Beach-Del Mar, an IHG Hotel
621 Hwy 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: (858) 350-0111

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Del Mar/Solana Beach
717 Hwy 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: (858) 72-8200

San Diego Trolley
Some hotels are located near the Green trolley line that will take to you directly to the stop on the San Diego State Campus, or in the other direction to downtown for restaurant choices.

Organizing Committee

General Chair: Mamadou Kaba Traore, University of Bordeaux, France​
Vice-General Chair: Hamdi Kavak, George Mason University, USA
Program Chair: Azam Khan, Trax.co, Canada
Proceedings Chair: Cristina Ruiz Martin, Carleton University, Canada
Awards Chair: Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, USA
Publicity Chairs: Angelos Chronis, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria, and Yuanjun Laili, Beihang University, China
Logistics Chair: John Richardson, GFC, USA

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Questions? Call Phone: 858-277-3888 or Email scs@scs.org