JDMS SI: USMOS Conference

Call For Papers

Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (JDMS)

Special Issue: USMOS Conference: Recent Research on Defence M&S in Turkey


As the importance and thus the demand for Modeling and Simulation (M&S) technologies started to increase in Turkey, Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries initiated various kinds of research collaborations with some prominent universities in Turkey eleven years ago. One of the results of this initiative is MODSIMMER, which is an M&S Research and Development Center established at the Middle East Technical University. Besides carrying out defence research on M&S, MODSIMMER organizes national and international conferences, symposia and seminars to disseminate the knowledge created in this area. The most important arena for dissemination is the biannual national M&S conference, called the USMOS. It is the only conference in the defence M&S area in Turkey, which is organized by METU-TAF-MODSIMMER, with the support of the Ministry of Defence, General Staff and Undersecretariat for the Defence Industry; and with the cooperation of the Defence Sciences Institute of the Military Academy, the Naval Science and Engineering Institute of the Naval Academy, and the Aeronautics and Space Technologies Institute of the Air Force Academy. The basic and applied research on M&S that is performed by the Turkish Air Force, academia, civilian and military and research agencies has created a proper environment to disseminate the results of the technology and the system development projects in Turkey. Papers submitted should not be concurrently under review at another conference, journal or similar venue.

Instructions for Manuscript Preparation

For manuscript formatting and other guidelines, please visit the Author Guidelines for JDMS.

Note: Manuscripts must not have been previously published or be submitted for publication elsewhere. Each submitted manuscript must include title, names, authors' affiliations, postal and e-mail addresses, and a list of keywords. For multiple author submissions, please identify the corresponding author.

Due Dates

Full Papers Due July 30, 2010
Notification of Acceptance November 30, 2010
Submission of Final (revised) Paper January 30, 2011
Publication Expected Spring 2012

Submissions for abstract / full paper review

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system to the JDMS Manuscript Submission System. Manuscripts must be formatted in single-column .pdf format, double-spaced, and use 12pt fonts. In the title page, author(s) must specifically mark that the paper is intended for this special issue as follows: "USMOS Conference: Recent Research on Defence M&S in Turkey."

Final paper submissions

Each final submission must be prepared based on the Simulation journal requirements (see Author Guidelines for JDMS page).

For questions contact the editors at:

    Veysi ISLER, Director Fatos Yarman VURAL
    MODSIMMER: Modeling and Simulation R&D Center
    Middle East Technical University
    Ankara, Turkey
    Phone:    +90 312 210 5574   +90 312 210 5574
    Chair of USMOS 2009
    Department of Computer Engineering
    Middle East Technical University
    Ankara, Turkey
    Phone:    +90 312 210 5595   +90 312 210 5595