June 16-19, 2008

University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

General Conference Chair
Ralph C. Huntsinger
California State Univ.-Chico, USA
Humboldt State Univ., California
Bialystok Technical Univ., Poland


Program Chair
Hamid Vakilzadian
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Program Co-Chair
Mhamed Itmi


Program Chair
Terry Ericsen
Office of Naval Research, USA

Program Co-Chair
Roy Crosbie
California-State Univ.-Chico. USA


Conference Awards Chair
Mhamed Itmi

Publications & Exhibits Chair
D.J. Weed

Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, CA  92177-7900
Tel: 858-277-3888
Fax: 858-277-3930
E-mail: scs@scs.org

Co-Sponsored by
Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)

Call for Papers
Grand Challenges in Modeling & Simulation

Part of the 2008 Summer Simulation Multiconference (SummerSim'08)

The conference will address two major themes:

  • Modeling and Simulation – Methodology, Tools, {Software} Applications (M&S-MTA’08)

  • Modeling and Simulation of Very Large Systems: Model-based Design & Simulation-based Specification and Procurement (M&S-VLS’08)

The purpose of the M&S-MTA’08 and M&S-VLS’08 conferences is to bring together internationally renowned researchers to present their latest work in all areas of modeling and simulation that are applicable to methodology, tools, and software applications. Topics include but are not limited to the emerging research in:

  • M&S-MTA’08:
    • Hardware/Software Modeling
    • Data Mining Models
    • Embedded and Firmware Modeling
    • Analog and Digital System Modeling
    • Information Technology Modeling
    • Nano-Technology Modeling
    • Bioinformatics, Environment Modeling
    • Software Modeling, Automation Modeling
  • M&S-VLS'08:
    • Models as Specifications
    • Model Standardization and Benchmarks
    • Variable Model Order, Model Reduction, and Model Enrichment
    • Translators and Wrappers
    • Multidiscipline and Multi-rate Simulation
    • Iconic, Plug and Play, Simulation
    • System of Systems and Embedded Systems
    • Simulation Methods for Nonlinear, Discontinuous, and Dynamic Systems
    • Numerical Methods and Cognitive Processes for Large System Simulations
    • Visualization in Simulation Based Design

In addition to peer reviewed paper sessions, there will be keynote and plenary sessions, panel discussions, tutorials, exhibits, professional activity tracks, and tours. The best contributed paper will be given an award.

Submission Procedures: Please submit a summary of 500 words max in electronics form to the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System for review by the program committee. The cover page should include the name of author(s), their affiliation including SCS membership; mailing address as well as the phone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the primary contact author. All the submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the International Program Committee, and they will be judged with respect to their quality, originality, and relevance. All the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings after the advance registration of at least one of the authors. All final paper submissions are to be made electronically to SCS via the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System. 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. Confirmations will be sent to the contact author when the file has been retrieved and successfully viewed or printed. Only original unpublished material will be considered for publication. Authors should identify the area(s) in which they think their contribution would best fit, and should clearly indicate whether the submission is for a poster session or a full paper. Only papers that have not been previously published or presented are acceptable. Authors must obtain any employer, client, or government clearances before submission of the final manuscript. All conference attendees are expected to participate at their own expense.

International Program Committee

  • Joe Borracini, ONR, USA
  • Darren Browning, DSTL, United Kingdom
  • Kelly Cooper, ONR, USA
  • Roger Dougal, Univ S. Carolina
  • Priscilla Elfrey NASA, USA
  • Nari Hingorani Consultant, USA
  • Helen Karatza, University of Thessalonika, Greece
  • David Murray-Smith, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Mikel Petty, Univ. Alabama at Huntsville, USA
  • William Tucker, Boeing, USA
  • Noel Schulz, Mississippi State University, USA
  • John Pearce, ISIM-ESL Simulation, Ltd. UK
  • Edward Frietman, Delft Technical University, NL
  • Zenon Sosnowski, Bialystok Technical University, Poland
  • Wlodzimierz KURNIK, Warsaw Technical University
  • Franciszek SIEMIENIAKO, Bialystok Technical University, Poland
  • Douglas Creighton, Deakin University, Australia
  • Cyrille Bertelle, Université du Havre. France
  • El Hami Abdelkhalak, INSA-Rouen
  • Srini Ramaswamy, UALR, USA
  • Helen Shen, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
  • Stéphane Espié, INRETS-MSIS. France
  • Yann Pollet, CNAM. France
  • Michel Gourgand, LIMOS CNRS, France
  • Lamouri Samir, ISMEP, France
  • Balqies Sadoun, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan

Key Dates

Submission of Abstracts    April 26, 2008
Workshop/tutorial proposals   April 26, 2008
Notification of acceptance   May 15, 2008
Final Camera-ready Manuscript   May 30, 2008

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