Conference Author’s Information
Welcome to the SCS conference author’s information page. This page contains critical information & guidelines for anyone planning on submitting a paper to an SCS conference. Please review this material carefully—it contains information that has not previously been included in other SCS Author’s Kits.
- Author’s Kit Guidelines
- LaTeX Template and Guidance
- Overleaf LaTeX template (preferred)
- Word Template
- Upon Acceptance: Author’s Kit Forms-Transfer of Copyright and Author Certification
- At the Conference: Guidelines for Writing a Good Paper for the Proceedings of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)
- At the Conference: How to Give a Great Presentation
Decide on a format (LaTeX is recommended but Word is allowed). The overleaf template is a quick way to start.
Modify those files to produce your submission. Remember to stay within the page limit and to remove all identifying information, as submissions are double blind.
Use https://softconf.com/sim/ANNSIM24 to submit the paper.
If your paper is accepted, you will have to provide the final material: final version of paper (ZIP file), completed & signed Transfer of Copyright form, completed & signed Author Certification form, and a copy of your registration receipt. At least one author must register for each accepted paper and come present it at the conference.
Policy on the use of AI in research papers: The use of Generative AI to help with writing some of the paper must be disclosed in the acknowledgements section of any paper submitted to an SCS publication. Generative AI includes the use of Large Language Models (LLMs) such as GPT. If this use is specific to certain sections of the paper, we encourage authors to identify such sections (e.g., “We used GPT 4 to draft section 3.2”). The policy applies to conferences such as the Annual Modelling & Simulation Conference (ANNSIM), or extended versions submitted to the Society’s journals (Simulation: Transactions of the SCS, The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation).
The manual registration form for conferences.
If you are a full-time student wish to apply for a student discount you must complete & submit the Student Verification form.
If you are a retiree & wish to apply for a retiree discount you must complete & submit the Retiree Verification form.
If you are from a foreign country and need a Conference Invitation letter for your visa, you must fill out the form completely, save and email the Visa Invitation form to email@example.com. Note: Visa Invitation Letters are provided ONLY to individuals who have paid their registration to the conference. Individuals who seek to attend the conference regardless of paper acceptance decisions or who may experience long visa processing times are encouraged to start their visa processing early.
For information on conference cancellations, refunds, and more, view the Conference Policies form.