Call for Papers | 2012 Conference on Homeland Security Modeling & Simulation (HLSMS12)

Call For Papers

2012 Conference on Homeland Security
Modeling & Simulation (HLSMS12)

Part of 2012 Autumn Simulation Multi-Conference

October 28 – 31, San Diego, California

Sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International

The Homeland Security Modeling and Simulation Symposium is a series of annual autumn gatherings devoted to the full breadth of modeling and simulation in support of security efforts to protect the United States from a plethora of threats and enhance America’s resiliency. The themes for this year’s conference are Game Theory and Cybersecurity. In addition to providing a venue for publication and presentation of peer-reviewed papers, the symposium is a place for industry and end users to network and exchange of information concerning Homeland Security.

The symposium welcomes papers on any aspect of modeling and simulation related to the homeland security, especially in any of the following areas:

  • Counterterrorism
  • Aviation Security
  • Chemical Security
  • Fraud & Counterfeit
  • Law Enforcement
  • Information Sharing
  • Infrastructure
  • Nuclear Security
  • Secure Identification
  • Border security
  • Travel
  • Trade
  • Training
  • Immigration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Preparedness, Response and Recovery
  • Communications
  • Preparedness
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Disaster Response
  • Research, Development, and Acquisition
  • Design, development & acquisition for new systems and equipment
  • Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements and Training (SMART)
  • Simulation-based acquisition
  • Governance, Process, and Business Models for M&S

Opportunities to participate:

Paper Sessions
  • Technical Articles present significant results in research, practice, or education, and 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 present timely information on the application of modeling and simulation in the homeland security domain, and will be selected based on the interest of the experience presented to the Homeland security modeling and simulation community.
Topical Sessions
  • Workshops provide a session for modeling and simulation professionals to explore issues, challenges, new developments, and other areas of interest.
  • Panel sessions allow a group of experts to address a particular topic and exchange views between themselves and the audience.
  • Tutorials allow experts in particular areas of modeling and simulation to share their expertise with their colleagues.

Key Dates:

Draft Paper Submission August 31, 2012

Technical articles and experience reports, properly formatted in accordance with these guidelines, must be anonymized (author and institution information removed) as part of the blind peer-review process. Submission will be handled online by the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System, which will associate the author info with the paper, but hide it from the reviewers.
Topical Session proposals due August 31, 2012

  • Topical session proposals should be e-mailed directly to the Vice General Chair by this deadline
  • Workshop proposals should state the issue to be addressed, identify the coordinator(s), and provide a description of who (in general terms) might be interested in the workshop.
  • Panel proposals should identify the topic, the panel chair, and actual or potential panelists.
  • Tutorial proposals should identify the topic, the name and qualifications of the instructor, an outline of the material, and the expected level of experience of the participants.
Author Notification 14 Sept 2012 The program committee will review the papers and determine which ones will be accepted. Notification for topical session proposals will also be made by this date.
Final Papers Due 24 Sept 2012 The final version of accepted papers, incorporating changes based on reviewer comments, are due by this date.

HLSMS 2012 Chairs:

General Chair: Dr. Nabil R. Adam (email), Science & Technology Directorate, Dept. Homeland Security, US
Vice General Chair: CDR Rick Gay (email), US Coast Guard Academy, US

Author Guidelines:

Papers should be submitted to the SCS Conference Management System at http://www.softconf.com/scs/HLSMS12. Papers should be formatted according to SCS Conference and Workshop formatting guidelines available at http://www.scs.org/PDFs/formattingkit.pdf