JDMS SI: Contra-Terrorism

Call For Papers

Journal of Defense Modeling & Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology (JDMS)

Special Issue: Contra-Terrorism


Terrorism is a tactic of premeditated use of violence to influence government behavior for political or ideological gain. Contra-terrorism includes the concepts of anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism to oppose terrorist threats. Anti-terrorism methods are the defensive measures used to reduce the vulnerabilities or the consequences of a terrorist attack. Counter-terrorism includes the offensive measures used to deny a terrorist the ability to conduct terror operations. As academia and practitioners of security studies seek solutions to the terrorist problem, modeling and simulation has provided strategic and tactical tools that test possible solutions, validate theories, inform policy decisions, or provide decision makers and analysts' insights into the solution set.

This special issue is directed at contra-terrorism research results that create new modeling or simulation approaches or methodologies. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Interfacing multiple models for multiple events
  • Pattern recognition
  • Integration of threat, vulnerability and consequence
  • Integration/mining of environmental, meteorological or transportation data
  • Adaptable simulations for different geographic areas or scalable assessments
  • Scenario generation
  • Output integration for analyst and decision makers
  • Temporal integration
  • Validation within a small population
  • Uncertainty
  • Behavioral threats

Instructions for Manuscript Submission

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

Submissions for Full Paper Review

Manuscripts should be prepared and submitted online at the SCS Manuscript Management System. Please note in your online cover letter that your submission is intended for the "Special Issue: Contra-Terrorism". 

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, an extended paper, and a list of keywords. For multiple author submission, please identify the corresponding author.

Due Dates

Full papers due     February 1, 2012
Reviews returned to authors   April 1, 2012
Revised papers due   June 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance:   August 1, 2012
Submission of final (revised) papers   September 1, 2012
Expected date of publication   Spring 2013

Final Paper Submissions

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

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