Call for Papers | Conference on Medical Processes Modeling & Simulation (MPMS12)

Call For Papers

2012 Conference on Medical Processes
Modeling & Simulation (MPMS12)

Part of 2012 Autumn Simulation Multi-Conference

October 28 – 31, San Diego, California

Sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International

Medical modeling and simulation is a contemporary interest due to the labor-intensive nature of the current practice of medical processes in organizations that span from University research to patient care. Systems based healthcare requires cooperation on research and integration of resulting discoveries into clinical practices. One example of this includes “lab rat” testing in the R&D of molecular and cellular phenomena. Because of regulatory restrictions, medical science procedures are clearly defined processes and are therefore ripe for the application of modeling and simulation to develop cyber “lab rats” for each scale of physiological phenomena. A goal here is to demonstrate the successful use of modeling and simulation to emulate and facilitate underlying molecular, cellular, operational and patient-level processes, with a longer term goal of standardizing medical modeling and simulation approaches for repeatable, verifiable and accredited phenomenological description. Two topics are of particular interest:

Translational research – research enabling movement from laboratory bench to patient bedside more quickly than traditional processes.
Personalized medicine research – research which advances development of capability to provide diagnosis, treatment, and recovery using modeling and simulation applied at the level of individual patients.

The suggested domains over which to describe the large-scale integrated system’s medical modeling and simulation techniques include:

  • Case Studies on medical modeling and simulation at each scale of physical phenomena (e.g., molecular, cellular …)
  • Use of medical modeling and simulation within and between organizations
  • Model based prediction of pharmacokinetic processes
  • Medical modeling and simulation metrics
  • Leveraging of techniques in other domains (e.g., Experimental Frames for discrete event systems) to describe and maintain user advocacy through the model development process
  • Organization reuse / modification vs. design from first principles

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 medical modeling and simulation.
  • Experience Reports should present timely information on the application of modeling and simulation in the medical domain. Papers will be selected based on the interest of the experience presented to the medical 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 medical modeling and simulation, providing a forum to share their expertise and experiences with colleagues.
  • Workshops / Tutorials provide sessions for medical 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.

MPMS 2012 Chair:

General Chair: Richard J Severinghaus, CMSP, (email), The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc.
Deputy General Chair: C. Donald Combs, Ph.D., (email), Eastern Virginia Medical School

Author Guidelines:

Papers should be submitted to the SCS Conference Management System at http://www.softconf.com/scs/MPMS12. Papers should be formatted according to SCS Conference and Workshop formatting guidelines available at http://www.scs.org/PDFs/formattingkit.pdf