Call for Papers | 2012 Conference on Defense and Military Modeling & Simulation (DMMS12)

Call For Papers

2012 Conference on Defense and Military
Modeling & Simulation (DMMS12)

Part of 2012 Autumn Simulation Multi-Conference

October 28 – 31, San Diego, California

Sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International

The Defense and Military Modeling and Simulation Symposium welcomes submissions of state of the art technical papers, experience papers, and panel presentations from experts in government, industry and academia. DMMS seeks papers from across the full spectrum of modeling and simulation in the military domain. In addition to providing a venue for publication and presentation of peer-reviewed papers, the symposium provides attendees with the opportunity to network, exchange ideas, discuss and disseminate the most recent advances in military modeling and simulation with practitioners engaged in military modeling and simulation from across North America and around the world.

Acceptable topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Simulations: Military training, military exercise simulations, simulation & exercise integration, mission planning & rehearsal, virtual environments, embedded training.
  • Models and Simulation Development by Branch of Service or Domain: (Include: Land forces, sea forces, air forces). Topics to incorporate synthetic and virtual reality simulation, sea surface and subsurface, flight simulation, unmanned vehicles, terrain & GIS modeling, computer generated forces, agent-based combat modeling.
  • Simulation-based Acquisition: Key areas include the use of M&S in the design, development & acquisition of new weapons systems, communications systems and equipment, Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements and Training (SMART), systems engineering and requirements modeling, and M&S business models.
  • Simulations of Military Operations: Command and control, battlefield visualization, course of action analysis, kinetic and non-kinetic effects modeling.
  • Physical Modeling and Effects: Lethality, vulnerability survivability, modeling weapon system effects – nuclear and non-nuclear, physics-based, computational fluid and molecular dynamics modeling, ballistics & propellant simulations
  • Advanced Concepts and Requirements Modeling: Concepts modeling, requirements development models, informatics and visualization, high performance computing.
  • Serious Games for Training: Multi-player online games, computer generated forces, game-based simulations.
  • Simulations of Space and Cyber Warfare: Simulating effects of cyber warfare on military operations, modeling and simulation in support of cyber warrior training.
  • TCommand and Control (C2) Simulations: Tactical, operational and strategic level simulations, logistics operations.

Opportunities to participate:

  • Technical Articles should incorporate significant results in research, practice, or education. Submissions will be selected based on originality of the work and contribution to the field or body of knowledge of military modeling and simulation.
  • Experience Reports should present timely information on the application of modeling and simulation in the military domain. Papers will be selected based on the interest of the experience presented to the military modeling and simulation community.
  • Panel sessions will allow a group of experts to address a particular topic and exchange views between themselves and the audience. Panels present expert insight into diverse areas of military modeling and simulation, providing a forum to share their expertise and experiences with colleagues.
  • Workshops / Tutorials provide sessions for military modeling and simulation professionals to explore issues, challenges, new developments, and other areas of interest.

Key Dates:

Workshops / Tutorials August 31, 2012

Workshop and tutorial proposals should clearly indicate the topic, instructor name and qualifications, outline of topics to be presented, duration (hours) and expected experience level of participants.
Full Paper Submission August 31, 2012

Technical articles and experience report submissions will follow "SCS Conference and Workshop Guidelines" available on the SCS website. Online submissions and paper reviews will be handled in accordance with the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System.
Panel Sessions August 31, 2012

Panel session proposals should identify the panel topic, panel chair and panelist contact information and biographies of accepted and invited panelists.
Acceptance Notification September 14, 2012 Notification of acceptance will be sent by email by September 14, 2012.
Final Papers Due September 24, 2012 Authors must submit a final version of accepted papers, incorporating reviewer comments, by this date.

DMMS 2012 Chairs:

General Chair: Dr. Mike McGinnis (email), The Peter Kiewit Institute, University of Nebraska
Deputy General Chair: LTC Dan McCarthy
Track Admin Assistant: Ms. Leah Ellis

Author Guidelines:

Papers should be submitted to the SCS Conference Management System at http://www.softconf.com/scs/DMMS12. Papers should be formatted according to SCS Conference and Workshop formatting guidelines available at http://www.scs.org/PDFs/formattingkit.pdf