2013 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference

2013 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference


2013 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (SpringSim'13)

April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Hotel | San Diego, CA, USA

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The Spring Simulation Multi-Conference 2013 (SpringSim'13) brings leading experts in various domains of Modeling and Simulation together. SpringSim'13 will be collocated with the Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop (Spring SIW) 2013 organized and conducted by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO). The Theory of Modeling and Simulation (TMS/DEVS 2013) will be a sub-conference of SpringSim.

All accepted papers may also be published in the ACM Digital Library.   ACM logo

The SpringSim'13 Organization Committee is:

The following symposia are organized under SpringSim'13.

We are planning a tutorial session on Sunday, April 7. These tutorials are are organized by Daniele Gianni, University of Rome.


Keynote Information

The Spring Simulation Multi-Conference 2013 (SpringSim'13) brings leading experts in various domains of Modeling and Simulation together. SpringSim'13 will be collocated with the Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop (Spring SIW) 2013 organized and conducted by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO). The Theory of Modeling and Simulation (TMS/DEVS 2013) will be a sub-conference of SpringSim.
  • Agostino Bruzzone
    New Challenges for Modeling & Simulation in the Maritime Domain
  • Tag Gon Kim
    Simulations Interoperation Approach for Modeling and Simulation of Defense System as System of Systems


Tutorial Schedule (Sun 7th April)

Tutorial Chair: Daniele Gianni (email)

Call for Papers Important Dates

Abstract Submission* January 8, 2013*
Paper Submission January 18, 2013
Notification February 8, 2013
Ready-Camera Paper Due March 1, 2013

*Please use the START system to enter your title affiliation and abstract by the deadline if you intend to submit a paper.


Registration Fees

SpringSim 2013
  Early Registration Regular Registration Late/Onsite
Dates On/Before 3/1/13 3/2 - 3/31/13 On/After 4/1/13
Fees $695 $750 $795
Student/Retiree* $347.50 $375 $397.50
*Students/Retirees must submit verification forms to get a discount

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2013 Agent-directed Simulation (ADS'13) Symposium
April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Resort | San Diego, CA, USA
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Chair: Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University
Co-Chair: Tuncer Ören, University of Ottawa

Program Chair: Gregory Madey, University of Notre Dame
Program Co-Chair: Maarten Sierhuis, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley/NASA ARC
Program Co-Chair: Yu Zhang, Trinity University

The Agent-directed Simulation (ADS) Symposium is the premier platform to explore all three aspects of the synergy of simulation and agent technologies. Hence, it has a special place within simulation and agent conferences, including agent-based (social) simulation conferences. Therefore the ADS symposium fills a gap in the agent community as well as the simulation community.

The purpose of the ADS symposium is to facilitate dissemination of the most recent advancements in the theory, methodology, application, and toolkits of agent-directed simulation. Agent-directed simulation is comprehensive in the integration of agent and simulation technologies, by including models that use agents to develop domain-specific simulations, i.e., agent simulation (this is often referred to as agent-based simulation -when other two important aspects are not considered), and by also including the use of agent technology to develop simulation techniques and toolkits that are subsequently applied, either with or without agents.

Hence, agent-directed simulation consists of three distinct, yet related areas that can be grouped under two categories as follows:

Through the theme of agent-directed simulation, the symposium will bring together agent technologies, tools, toolkits, platforms, languages, methodologies, and applications in a pragmatic manner. In this symposium, established researchers, educators, and students are encouraged to come together and discuss the benefits of agent technology in their use and application for simulation. It is a way for people to discuss why and how they have used agent technology in their simulations, and describe the benefit of having done so.

The theme of ADS'13 is based on the observation of the following premises:

The growth of new advanced distributed computing standards along with the rapid rise of e-commerce are providing a new context that acts as a critical driver for the development of next generation systems. These standards revolve around service-oriented technologies, pervasive computing, web-services, Grid, autonomic computing, ambient intelligence etc. The supporting role that intelligent agents play in the development of such systems is becoming pervasive, and simulation plays a critical role in the analysis and design of such systems.

The use of emergent agent technologies at the organization, interaction (e.g., coordination, negotiation, communication) and agent levels (i.e. reasoning, autonomy) are expected to advance the state of the art in various application domains. However, modeling and testing complex agent systems that are based on such technologies is difficult. Using agent-supported simulation techniques for testing complex agent systems is up and coming field.

To facilitate bridging the gap between research and application, there is a need for tools, agent programming languages, and methodologies to analyze, design, and implement complex, non-trivial agent-based simulations. Existing agent-based simulation tools are still not mature enough to enable developing agents with varying degrees cognitive and reasoning capabilities.

ADS 2013 will provide a leading forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse simulation societies within computer science, social sciences, engineering, business, education, human factors, and systems engineering. The involvement of various agent-directed simulation groups will enable the cross-fertilization of ideas and development of new perspectives by fostering novel advanced solutions, as well as enabling technologies for agent-directed simulation.

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46th Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS'13)
April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Resort | San Diego, CA, USA
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Chair: Eric Imsand, GaN Corporation
Co-Chair: Shaoen Wu, University of Southern Mississippi

Program Chair: Qishi Wu, University of Memphis

The Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS'13) is a forum for the exchange of ideas, techniques, and applications among practitioners of simulation in industry, government, and academia. This international Symposium is the oldest continuously operating conference/symposium dedicated to simulation. The paper sessions are designed to promote discussion of concepts, tools, methodologies, and results between authors and the audience. The structure of the Symposium also provides for a degree of collegiality and continuity in the discussions of the various topics presented during the week.

Original contributions in all areas of modeling and simulation are welcome. This year's Symposium is particularly seeking papers in the following topical areas:


16th Communications and Networking Symposium (CNS'13)
April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Resort | San Diego, CA, USA
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Chair: Hassan Rajaei, Bowling Green State University
Steering Committee:

Communications and Networks are the heart and the nerve system of Information Technology which profoundly affecting our daily lives. Web 2.0, social networks, mobile devices, smart cell phones, advances in Cloud Computing, and other disruptive technologies are continuing to dominate our communication spectrums. We are witnessing exploding growth in services generated by the networking community to all users; public or private, military or government, educational or industry, healthcare or finance, scientific or entertainment. Quality of service, Security, Interoperability, fast access, and many other important user requirements can be studied, monitored, and predicted by using simulation techniques.

The 16th Communications and Networking Symposium (CNS'13) invites experts, researchers, developers, managers, and entrepreneurs in this dynamic field to publish and share their findings with their peers in this symposium and discuss the challenges and successes in their pursuit of advancing their focused areas.

We welcome papers describing design principles as well as applications pertinent to the above tracts with special emphasis on modeling and simulation of communications and networks. Papers are solicited in the following (but not limited to) area of interests for peer review and presentation in the conference:

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Symposium on Emerging M&S Applications in Industry and Academia (EAIA'13)
April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Resort | San Diego, CA, USA
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Chair: Rafael Diaz, Old Dominion University
Co-Chair: Francesco Longo, University of Calabria

The Symposium for Emerging Applications of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) in Industry and Academia (EAIA) has evolved into a hub for new ideas and successful applications thereof. The focus is on innovative applications of M&S in theory and practice. As such, we are looking for papers that show successful and promising trends. For 2013, we offer seven topic categories plus the "Other Emerging Application" category to be able to give a home to good papers that do not fit into the other categories.

Details about the Tracks

M&S and Education

Many educational institutions have begun to offer either courses or entire degree programs in modeling and simulation (M&S). This track is soliciting papers that explore the emerging field of M&S education and the issues surrounding its development and use. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

M&S and Engineering

The viewpoint of the symposium shows the neighborhood of M&S applications to the engineering discipline that is also more interested in finding applicable solutions (in contrast to science where the focused is more on extending the knowledge). Theoretical underpinnings are welcome, but the track will provide a forum for papers that address the engineering style applications of modeling and simulation. Simulation replaces more and more the traditional experimentation. Where until recently prototypes were created to conduct experiments, virtual prototypes are increasingly used in support of the engineering process. In order to support this use of M&S in engineering, the simulation must fulfill certain requirements, such as being verified and validated for the particular use, or that all data can be obtained in the required form and with the right content. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

Business and Industry Simulation Applications

The Business and Industry Simulation track is one of the best established tracks within EAIA. Operational and financial stresses in conjunction with the demands of customers, both external and internal, have intensified pressure for competent industrial operations. The evolution of complex systems operating within intricate environments has placed pressure on the configuration and performance of agile, efficient, and flexible industrial operations. Firms are recognizing that the continual enhancement of existing operations is essential to gaining and holding a competitive edge. Government organizations today can effectively evaluate solutions for complex challenges in transportation, health care, security, or environmental effects before making decisions. This call for papers aims to highlight academic foundations as well as real-world industrial applications focusing on lessons learned, experienced constraints, and proof of concepts and generalizability of implemented solutions using M&S in such environments. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

M&S and Risk Management

There has been compelling signs of the great potential of building further synergy with academics, researchers, and industry practitioners from the areas of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) in coping with Emergent Risks. M&S’s potential goes far beyond its power to tell us how systems may, would, and should work.And for this same reason, M&S also has a great and still untapped power to tell us how complex systems may fail. Nonetheless, there needs to be the conscious and deliberate attempt to harness this power by bringing together current knowledge and game-changing ideas from the best academics, researchers, and industry practitioners in M&S and Emergent Risk Management. Objectives of the track comprise benchmarking current practices on how M&S are being used in managing emergent risks, identifying important and high-yield research activities towards better application of M&S in managing emergent risk, and developing synergistic collaboration among participants. Topics of interest to this track are:

M&S and Philosophy

Many M&S researchers are not explicitly aware of their philosophical research assumption and the ontological, epistemological, and teleological implications thereof. Ontology is the study of being or the study of what exists, often captured as a system defined by a finite set of systems. Computational representations thereof are only a small subset. Epistemology is the study of how we come to know, or how we define knowledge, represent it, and communicate it with others. Teleology is the study of action and purpose, resulting in methods.

Often without knowing it, M&S experts sub-scribe with their methods to a positivistic worldview. In short, positivism is rooted in the belief that truth exists on its own, it is indepen-dent of the observer and reality is separated from the individual who observes it. The traditional scientific method is rooted in positivism. The al-ternative viewpoint is interpretivism that holds the belief that truth is a construct of the observer. Reality is relative and cannot be separated from the individual who observes it. Following topics are of interest to this track:

M&S and Law Enforcement

The Department of Justice established a Technical Working Group on Modeling and Simulation to coordinate the application of M&S solutions and research of M&S capabilities of interest. Currently, M&S within the Department of Justice is focused on – but not limited to – training, in particular for Law Enforcement organizations. One of the main facilities to support training is the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Georgia. FLETC utilizes M&S as one option to provide better training to Law Enforcement officer. Furthermore, several training systems developed for other departments, in particular training simulation systems developed for the Armed Forces, are evaluated according to the adaptability and applicability for training provided at FLETC. However, the Technical Working Group is also looking at alternative uses of M&S, including serious gaming. The use of emerging technologies, including social networks, is another topic of interest.

Within this track, the current work, vision, and objectives for M&S Support shall be closer evaluated. We are therefore looking for topics like:

M&S Technology Transition

Technology Transition (T2) is a contemporary interest due to the frequent loss of great ideas to the “Valley of Death” between R&D and distribution organizations. Because T2 is often viewed as a process, the goal here is to demonstrate the successful use of modeling and simulation to emulate and facilitate the underlying innovation process to ensure good ideas make their way to candidate users. While developers have internal research and development (IRAD) processes and the sales chain maintain business development processes, the goal here is to describe and demonstrate the too often grey area in-between. The suggested domains over which to describe the large-scale integrated system’s pricing technique include -


21st High Performance Computing Symposia (HPC'13),
Part of the SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'13) in cooperation with ACM/SIGSIM
April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Resort | San Diego, CA, USA
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General Chair: Fang (Cherry) Liu, Georgia Tech
General Vice-Chair: Karl Rupp, Technische Universitat Wie / Argonne National Laboratory
Program Chair: Rhonda Phillips, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Program Vice Chair: Will Thacker, Winthrop University


Paper submission due: January 18, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 8, 2013
Revised manuscript due: March 11, 2013
Symposium: April 7--10, 2013


The 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference will feature the 21st High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2013), devoted to the impact of high performance computing and communications on computer simulations.

Advances in multicore and many-core architectures, networking, high end computers, large data stores, and middleware capabilities are ushering in a new era of high performance parallel and distributed simulations. Along with these new capabilities come new challenges in computing and system modeling. The goal of HPC 2013 is to encourage innovation in high performance computing and communication technologies and to promote synergistic advances in modeling methodologies and simulation. It will promote the exchange of ideas and information between universities, industry, and national laboratories about new developments in system modeling, high performance computing and communication, and scientific computing and simulation.


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers (up to 8 pages, double column format) on topics related to the areas listed above. Submissions will be evaluated on relevance, technical quality, and exposition. 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 the HPC 2013 review process. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings as regular papers. Papers should be submitted electronically using the paper submission system linked from http://www.scs.org/springsim/2013/. Papers must use SCS format. Formatting instructions are available at http://www.scs.org/upload/documents/Formatting_Kit.pdf. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the symposium and must present the paper at the symposium.


Proposals for tutorials, panels, and special sessions are welcome; submit such proposals to the general or program chairs by January 18th, 2013.


The symposium proceedings will be published in hard copy and on CD-ROM through SCS and will be in the ACM Digital Library.


At least one paper from each symposium will be chosen for a Best Paper Award, which will be recognized in an awards ceremony before a plenary lecture.


For further information please visit the conference website at http://www.scs.org/springsim/2013/HPC or contact the symposium chairs.


Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) (http://www.scs.org/) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (http://www.acm.org/).




Military Modeling and Simulation (MMS'13)
April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Resort | San Diego, CA, USA
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Chair: Saikou Diallo, Old Dominion University
Co-Chair: Kevin Gupton, University of Texas at Austin

The Military Modeling and Simulation Symposium is a series of annual spring gatherings devoted to the full breadth of modeling and simulation in the military domain. In addition to providing a venue for publication and presentation of peer-reviewed papers, the symposium is a place for networking, discussions, and exchange of information with military modelers and simulationists from around the world.

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

Special Topics

In addition to these general domains of interest, we invite new and innovative papers that address the bleeding edge/next generation of military simulation including but not limited to:


2013 Modeling and the Humanities (MatH)
April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Resort | San Diego, CA, USA
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Chair: Charles Turnitsa, Columbus State University, Georgia
Co-Chair: Ted Carmichael

The humanities are a collection of academic disciplines that all deal with the study of the human condition.  It traditionally includes such disciplines and pursuits as languages, philosophy, history, art, music, literature and so on.  Increasingly, modeling and simulation as a research and/or analysis technique is being used within these disciplines, in very effective ways.

The 2013 Modeling and the Humanities workshop at the Spring Simulation Multi-Conference is actively seeking papers that have to do with (1) techniques that are appropriate to Modeling for disciplines traditionally thought of as part of the humanities, and (2) specific project and applications where Modeling (and simulation) are used within projects of research or analysis for the Humanities, (3) recommendations and observations as to how best Modeling can serve the Humanities, (4) introduction and tutorial presentations on software packages particularly suited for Modeling and the Humanities.

In addition to the paper topics listed above, we are also interested in proposals for panels and guest presentations.

Program Topics

Modeling Techniques Papers may include (but not limited to):

Please note: General papers on these techniques (and any others) would only be welcome in this workshop if they have some demonstrated applicability to Humanities and related studies.

Workshop organizers:

 Ted Carmichael
 Mirsad Hadzikadic
 Charles Turnitsa



2013 Poster Symposium
April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Resort | San Diego, CA, USA
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Chair: Shafagh Jafer, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Wisconsin, USA
Co-Chair: Mohammad Moallemi, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

We are seeking outstanding short paper (2 pages) submissions that will be presented in a poster format at the conference. Short papers should present interesting recent results, novel ideas or works-in-progress that are not quite ready for a regular full-length paper. Student papers are welcome. Paper submissions are encouraged in all areas of modeling and simulation as mentioned in SpringSim'13 Call for Papers. In particular we are seeking papers in the following areas:

Submission Instructions

Prepare a 2-page paper using the Paper Formatting Guidelines for the conference. All final paper submissions are to be made electronically to SCS via the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System for SpringSim'13 Poster Sessions. Include complete postal and e-mail addresses, and fax and phone numbers of corresponding author. Papers must be in English. For further instructions, please refer to the Submission Instructions in the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System web site. Submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure quality. Accepted short papers will be presented in the poster session as well as the poster proceedings.

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Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD'13)
April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Resort | San Diego, CA, USA
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Chair: Liam O'Brian, Carleton University
Co-Chair: Azam Khan, Autodesk
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We are pleased to announce the third year of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) at the 2013 Spring Simulation Conference (SpringSim'13) in San Diego, CA, USA from April 7-10, 2013.

Researchers in simulation, architecture, urban design and planning, HCI, ubicomp, infoviz, etc., engineers, software developers, managers, educators, and business professionals who develop or use modeling, simulation, visualization, validation, or interaction techniques or tools related to the built environment are invited to participate and present original papers, data sets, and videos (More information).

All submissions are peer-reviewed and considered for selection by the Committee. All accepted submissions will be published in the ACM Digital Library. The conference is run in collaboration with ACM/SIGSIM and is sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International.

Areas of Interest

SimAUD topics include, but are not limited to:

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