2020 Spring Simulation

May 19 - 21, 2020
Virtual Event
*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and for the health and safety of our attendees, the 2020 Spring Simulation Conference will now be a virtual event.
Hosted by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), SpringSim’20 covers state-of-the-art developments in Modeling & Simulation (M&S). Springsim’20 invites 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. The technical proceedings of SCS will be listed in the ACM and IEEE digital libraries.




Important Dates

Tutorial Proposals: January 22, 2020
Paper Submission:
 January 22, 2020
Author Notification: March 4, 2020
Extended Abstract Submission: March 20, 2020*
Demo Proposals: March 30, 2020 (Extended)
Camera-Ready: March 30, 2020 (Extended)

*Extended Abstracts refer to tutorials, M&S Demo, and Student Colloquium


option 1

Gregory J. McRae, Ph.D.

Presentation Title: Dynamical Simulation Integrated with Augmented Reality Display Systems

Presentation Abstract: Many challenging problems are posed when Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technologies are deployed in mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) for controlling multi-rate dynamical systems. I will describe the messaging systems for data transfer, signal processing, and methods for the numerical solution of large systems of coupled non-linear differential equations. Particular attention is given to human-in-the-loop issues in designing augmented reality (AR) display systems and synthetic training environments. Applications of the simulation and display environments will be illustrated using simulation of ballistic trajectories and predictive maintenance strategies.

Biography: Gregory J. McRae is the Hoyt C. Hottel Professor of Chemical Engineering Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an independent consultant. He received a M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and B.E. (Hons) Monash University, Australia. He is the author of numerous articles, books and presentations on energy and environmental issues, chemical process modeling, decision making in the presence of uncertainty and computational methods. For this work he has received numerous awards and prizes including the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, Forefronts of Computer Science Award. He is the founder of four companies that provide services to microelectronic, chemical and operations support industries.


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

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

Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
Akshay Rajhans and Nikos Arechiga

Cyber Security Engineering (CSE)
Sachin Shetty and Danda Rawat

Humans, Societies, and Artificial Agents (HSAA)
Philippe J. Giabbanelli and Andrew T. Crooks

Communications and Networking Simulation (CNS)
Abdolreza Abhari and Ala’a Al-Habashna

High Performance Computing (HPC)
Dongyoon Lee and Shaikh Arifuzzaman

Modeling and Simulation in Medicine (MSM)
Jerzy W. Rozenblit and Johannes Sametinger

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

Theory and Foundations for Modeling and Simulation (TMS)
Joachim Denil, Hessam Sarjoughian, Gabriel Wainer, and Cristina Ruiz-Martín

Krzysztof Rechowicz

M&S Demo and Student Colloquium Posters
Salim Chemlal, Youssef Bouanan, Nahom Kidane, and Mohammad Moallemi

Submission Guidelines

For all submissions, unless noted otherwise in their guidelines, go to: https://www.softconf.com/sim/SpringSim20/

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 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 SpringSim’20 review process.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by a minimum of 3 reviewers and feedback will be provided. Authors of papers accepted for the SpringSim’20 Conference 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.

Tutorial proposals should be two pages in length. Interested authors are invited to submit an accompanying optional paper: maximum of 12 pages long, with a minimum of five pages, with single column format.

M&S Demo
The underlying M&S theory and formalism as well as the implementation overview must be documented in a 2-page abstract paper submitted prior to the conference. The paper must embed screenshots of the displays and list all of the capabilities of the system. Limited use of open-source tools and libraries can be incorporated into the system; however, the use of commercial simulation tools is not allowed in the demo. The demo should convey the development, theories, challenges, objectives, or any findings and results of the simulation. The demo should not be a plug-and-play experience that conveys various simulation outcomes. Accepted abstracts will need to be submitted in poster format.

Each participant will need to demo and present the M&S system during the M&S Demo session, the demo can be joined with a PowerPoint presentation. Allotted time for each demo/PowerPoint is 15mins with 5mins of Q&A.

The M&S Demo Session is open not only to undergrads, grads, and post-docs, but also to researchers in the early stage of their career. A student must be the primary author while faculty can be added as co-authors.

Student Colloquium Posters
Graduate students are invited to submit a 2-page extended abstract describing their research work, which can be in the proposal stage or early/middle stages of development.

Accepted abstracts will need to be presented in a poster format. Additionally, authors of accepted abstracts will give a short 10 minutes presentation during the Student Colloquium session.

In addition, we welcome submissions of the following types of contributions and/or proposals:

  • Tutorials (1.5 hours)
  • Extended abstracts (2 pages max)
  • Live demonstrations to be given during the conference

All presented work will be available to conference attendees electronically.


A call for Workshops proposals is open to raise visibility on topics of focused interest in a particular scientific or applications areas such as Humanities, Social Science, & Philosophy, Engineering, Science, & Education, Critical Infrastructure, Healthcare and Medical, Military & Homeland Security, Avionics, etc. Proposals in all areas of Simulation that may be of interest to both modelers and Simulationists, which help, generate new ideas and applications in simulation research are welcome. Proposals for Workshops should be submitted by e-mail to the corresponding Track Chair with a copy to the Program Chair, Hamdi Kavak.

Title: The Second Summit of Simulation Research Centers
Presenters: Saikou Diallo and LeRon Shults
Abstract: Research centers and institutes in the field of computer modeling and simulation are important in helping people, organizations, and governments solve problems. They also help bridge the gap between basic and applied research and foster a collaborative environment where people from all disciplines and backgrounds can share knowledge in service of a greater good.
This workshop will serve as the second “summit” of simulation research centers and institutes (the first was in Berlin in 2019) and provide a collaborative forum in which participants can share their ethos, achievements and future goals in order to: 1) generate a body of knowledge that can be leveraged around the world and, 2) foster relationships that can grow into collaborative teams across centers. The specific goals of this summit are to:

  • Introduce research centers to each other
  • Identify areas of collaboration and funding sources
  • Plan future collaboration
  • Report on existing collaborations

Centers and institutes interested in participating in this SpringSim workshop are asked to contact Saikou Diallo at sdiallo@odu.edu or LeRon Shults at leron.shults@uia.no prior to submitting an abstract and preparing a brief presentation that covers the four areas of the workshop identified above.
Confirmed centers include:
Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center, Virginia, USA
NORCE Center for Modeling Social Systems, Kristiansand, Norway
Center for Mind and Culture, Boston, USA

Registration & Pricing


SpringSim 2020 Registration Fees:

Regular Registration | *Before April 21, 2020

  • Member: $750
  • Non-Member: $880
  • Member-Student: $375
  • Non-Member Student: $440
  • Retiree: $375

Late Registration | *April 22, 2020 thereafter

  • Member: $800
  • Non-Member: $930
  • Member-Student: $375
  • Non-Member Student: $440
  • Retiree: $375

Student Verification Form
Retiree Verification Form
Visa Invitation Request Form

Virtual Venue

The 2020 Spring Simulation Conference (SpringSim’20) will now be a virtual event. Stay tuned for more information in the near future.

Organization Committee

Honorary Chair: Robert Axtell, George Mason University, USA
General Chair:
Fernando Barros, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Vice-General Chair: Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, USA
Program Chair: Hamdi Kavak, George Mason University, USA
Publicity Chair: Umut Durak, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Proceedings Chair: Alberto Del Barrio García, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Sponsorship Chair: Fernando Barros, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Awards Chair: Andrea D’Ambrogio, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Advisory Board

Andreas Tolk, The MITRE Corporation, USA (IEEE Senior Member & Fellow of SCS)
Gabriel Wainer, Carleton University, Canada (IEEE Senior Member & Fellow of SCS)
Bernard Zeigler, University of Arizona & RTSync Corporation, USA (Fellow of IEEE & Fellow of SCS)
Lin Zhang, Beihang University, China (IEEE Senior Member & Fellow of SCS)

Technical Program Committee

Abdurrahman Alshareef, Arizona State University, USA
Adelinde Uhrmacher, Universität Rostock, Germany
Aftab Ahmad, City University of New York, USA
Alan Stewart, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Alberto Falcone, University of Calabria, Italy
Alfonso Urquia, UNED, Spain
Ali Kucukozyigit, Old Dominion University, USA
Allan McInnes, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Andrea D’Ambrogio, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Andreas Naderlinger, University of Salzburg, Austria
Andreas Tolk, MITRE, USA
Andrew Best, Toyota Research Institute, USA
Andrew Crooks, George Mason University, USA
Arika Ligmann-Zielinska, Michigan State University, USA
Ayaz Hyder, Ohio State University, USA
Azamat Mametjanov, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Aznam Yacoub, University of Aix-Marseille, France
BaekGyu Kim, Toyota, USA
Bahram Zarrin, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Bharvi Chhaya, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Bianica Pires, Virginia Tech, USA
Bilge Gorur, Roketsan A.S., Turkey
Biswajit Biswal, South Carolina State University, USA
Brett Bode, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Brian Castellani, Durham University, UK
Bruno Carpentieri, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Carola Wenk, Tulane University, USA
Charles Kamhoua, Army Research Lab, USA
Cheng Chang, Stony Brook University, USA
Christopher Harris, The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Australia
Chung-Wei Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Cristina Ruiz Martin, Carleton University, Canada
D’An Ball, Old Dominion University, USA
Deepak Tosh, The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Dejan Nickovic, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
Dhananjai M. Rao, Miami University, USA
Dieter Pfoser, George Mason University, USA
Dominique Duncan, University of Southern California, USA
Donglan Zhang, University of Georgia, USA
Doug Flournoy, MITRE, USA
Dov Dori, The William Davidson Faculty of Ind. Eng. & Management, Israel
Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK
Enrico Tronci, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy
Ernesto Kofman, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
Eugene Syriani, University of Montreal, Canada
Eun-Kyeong Kim, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Eunsuk Kang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Eva Portas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Ezio Bartocci, TU Wien, Austria
Felicia Doswell, Norfolk State University, USA
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Universitá di Roma, Italy
Francesco Zanichelli, Universitá di Parma, Italy
Frederic Desprez, Inria, France
Gabriel Mateescu, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, USA
Gabriele D’Angelo, University of Bologna, Italy
Gary Mayer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA
Georgios Fainekos, Arizona State University, USA
Goksel Kucukkaya, Old Dominion University, USA
Greg Zacharewicz, IMT – Mines Ales, France
Hakan Aydemir, Turkish Aerospace Industries, Turkey
Halit Oğuztüzün, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Harald Wahl, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Hassan Rajaei, Bowling Green State University, USA
Hayk Shoukourian, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany
Herbert Praehofer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Hessam Sarjoughian, Arizona State University, USA
Hien To, Amazon, USA
Houssam Abbas, Oregon State University, USA
Il-Chul Moon, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Imran Mahmood, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Ismail Abbas, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Ivan Ruchkin, University of Pennsylvania, USA
James Conrad, University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA
James Nutaro, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
James Weimer, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jens Oehlerking, Bosch, Germany
Jeon-Young Kang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jeremy Blum, Penn State Harrisburg, USA
Jin Dong, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Jin Seek Choi, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea
Jing Gong, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Joachim Denil, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jonathan DeCastro, Toyota Research Institute, USA
José Luis Risco Martín, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Joseph Boi-Ukeme, Carleton University, Canada
Joshua Booth, Franklin & Marshall College, USA
Josué Pagán, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Juan de Lara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Juan Zhao, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Justin Lane, Center for Mind and Culture, Prospectus Research, Slovakia
Kaiki Xiong, University of South Florida, USA
Kaiqi Xiong, USF, USA
Kapil Dev, NVIDIA, USA
Khadijeh Salimi, Old Dominion University, USA
Kostas Cheliotis, University College London, UK
Kyoung-Sook Kim, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Kyriakos Vamvoudakis, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Laura Carrington, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, University of Vermont, USA
Lei Chen, Georgia Southern University, USA
Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University, USA
Li Shi, Snapchat, Inc, USA
Libero Nigro, University of Calabria, Italy
Lorenzo Donatiello, University of Bologna, Italy
Luis Gustavo, Nardin Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
Maksudul Alam, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Mamadou Traoré, University of Bordeaux & University of Clermont Auvergne, LIMOS, France
Marina Zapater, Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Switzerland
Mario Antonioletti, The University in Edinburgh, Scotland
Mark Minas, Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany
Massimo Torquati, University of Pisa, Italy
Mathias John, University of Lille, France
Matthew Koehler, MITRE, USA
Matthias Schubert, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Maximiliano Cristia, CIFASIS and Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, Argentina
Michael Affenzeller, Old Dominion University, USA
Michael Giretzlehner, University of Linz, Austria
Michael Klemm, Intel, Germany
Michael Starke, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Minsik Hong, University of Arizona, USA
Mirko Stoffers, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Moath Jarrah, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Moayad Aloqaily, Gnowit Inc. and Carleton University, Canada
Mohammad Raunak, Loyola University, USA
Mona Nasseri, University of Toledo, USA
Nahid Emad, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Nicholas Rouquette, NASA/JPL, USA
Niels Lohmann, University of Rostock, Germany
Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey, UK
Nikos Arechigam, Toyota Research Institute, USA
Norbert Eicker, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany,
Okan Topçu, METU NCC, Turkey
Olaf Hagendorf, Universität Wismar, German
Olama Mohammad, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Óscar Polo, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
Ovi Chris Rouly, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Paolo Bocciarelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Patrick Grim, University of Michigan, USA
Pau Fonseca, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Paul Torrens, New York University, USA
Paul-Antoine Bisgambiglia, CNRS – University of Corsica, France
Peter Foytik, Old Dominion University, USA
Petra Ahrweiler, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Petter Törnberg, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Philippe Giabbanelli, Miami University, USA
Piotr Luszczek, The University of Tennessee, USA
Rajni Goel, Howard University, USA
Ranjita Dash, National Institute of Technology, India
Raphael Duboz, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Rasha Morsi, Norfolk State University, USA
Rhys Goldstein, Autodesk Research, Toronto, Canada
Richard Fujimoto, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Robson De Grande, University of Ottawa, Canada
Román Cárdenas Rodríguez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Ross Gore, Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center, USA
Ruth Falconer, Abertay University, UK
Salah Sharieh, Ryerson University, Canada
Salih Tutun, Binghamton University, USA
Samantha Foley, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA
Samarth Swarup, University of Virginia, USA
Samira Briongos Herrero, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Sarada Prasad, Old Dominion University, Italy
Sarah Wise, University College London, United Kingdom
Saurabh Hukerikar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Saurabh Mittal, MITRE and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States
Shun Yao, Google, USA
Siddharth S. Bhargav, University of Southern California, USA
Simon Gorecki, University of Bordeaux, France
Soonho Kong, Toyota Research Institute, USA
Srikanth Yoginath, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Steffen Becker, Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany
Steve McKeever, Uppsala University, Sweden
Susan Lincke, University of Wisconsin, USA
Ta Duong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Tag Gon Kim, KAIST, Korea
Talal Bin Qamar, Carleton University, Canada
Taylor Anderson, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Teja Kuruganti, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Thomas Clemen, HAW Hamburg, Germany
Thomas Paris, University of Lorraine, France
Thomas Rauber, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Thorsten Pawletta, University of Wismar, Germany
Umar Manzoor, University of Hull, UK
Uttam Ghosh, Vanderbilt University, USA
Vaibhav Sundriyal, Iowa State University, USA
Verena Wolf, Saarland University, Germany
Vincenzo Inzillo, University of Calabria, Italy
Volker Schaus, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Wesley Wildman, Boston University, USA
Wirawan Purwanto, Old Dominion University, USA
Xueping Liang, Old dominion University, United States
Yahia Eldemerdash, Syntronic, Canada
Yelena Rykalova, Boston University, USA
Yilu Yiu, University of Tennessee, USA
Yonglin Lei, National University of Defense Technology, China
Zhongliang Chen, AMD, USA

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