2020 Spring Simulation

May 19 - 21, 2020
George Mason University, Fairfax Campus, Virginia, USA
The 2020 Spring Simulation Conference (SpringSim’20) is an annual conference sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), which 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 including but are not limited to:
  • AI and Simulation
  • Simulation modeling tools and methods based on AI and ML
  • Communications and Network Simulation
  • Complex, Intelligent, Adaptive and Autonomous Systems
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Cyber Security Engineering
  • High Performance Computing
  • Humans, Societies and Artificial Agents
  • Model-driven Approaches for Simulation Engineering
  • M&S in Medicine
  • M&S for Smart Energy Systems
  • Theory and Foundations for Modeling and Simulation
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.


Important Dates

Tutorial Proposals: December 16, 2019
Paper Submission:
 December 16, 2019
Author Notification: February 17, 2020
Ext Abstract Submission: February 20, 2020
Demo Proposals: February 20, 2020
Camera-Ready: March 4, 2020


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

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

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 and Hessam Sarjoughian

Krzysztof Rechowicz

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

Submission Guidelines

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 will be submitted to the ACM and IEEE Xplore 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 (max 2 hours)
  • Extended abstracts (2 pages max)
  • Live demonstrations to be given during the conference

All presented work will be available to conference attendees electronically.

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)


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