2016 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference


2016 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (SpringSim'16)

April 3 - 6, 2016 | The Westin Pasadena | Pasadena, CA, USA


The Spring Simulation Multi-Conference 2016 (SpringSim'16) brings leading experts in various domains of Modeling and Simulation together.

The SpringSim'16 Organization Committee is:

The following symposia are organized under SpringSim'16.


Tutorial Schedule (April 3, Sunday)

Tutorial Chair: Ross Gore
Room: Altadena
  • DEVS Modelling and Simulation (abstract)
    • Time Slot: 9:15am-10:45am
    • Speakers: Yentl Van Tendeloo, University of Antwerp, and Hans Vangheluwe, University of Antwerp
  • Using Text and Network Analysis (abstract)
    • Time Slot: 11:00am-12:30pm
    • Speaker: Justin Lane, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Data-Driven Healthcare (abstract)
    • Time Slot: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    • Speaker: David Bell, Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University
  • CLOUDES: Rethinking How We Learn, Build and Play with Simulations (abstract)
    • Time Slot: 3:15pm-4:15pm
    • Speaker: Jose Padilla, Research Assistant Professor
  • Anthropomorphic Task Analysis for Simulation (abstract)
    • Time Slot: 4:30pm-6:00pm
    • Speaker: John Richardson


Conference Venue

Westin Pasadena

Enjoy some of the finest views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Pasadena area from The Westin Pasadena, or step out to partake in the colorful spirit of downtown.

Shoppers and food-lovers alike will revel in the remarkable range of options surrounding us. Just a few minutes on foot from the hotel, the Paseo Colorado features premier dining and retail outlets plus a cinema. Less than a mile away, historic Old Pasadena's charming storefronts house 200 shops plus a wide array of restaurants and night spots.

The Pasadena Convention Center and Pacific Asia Museum are within walking distance, while the California Technical Institute, the historic Tournament of Roses house, and the Norton Simon Museum are all less than two miles away. A ten-minute drive will take you to the resplendent Huntington Library, with its extensive art collections and botanical gardens.

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the 36-hole, William P. Bell-designed Brookside Golf Club, just a five-minute drive away. The nine-hole Eaton Canyon course is 15 minutes away in the San Gabriel foothills, and Santa Anita Park—a famous thoroughbred racetrack—is equally close by. The Rose Bowl, a world-famous sports and entertainment venue boasting beautiful greenery and cliff sides, is only five minutes away by car.

Last but not least, the shimmering skyline of downtown Los Angeles is a mere 20-minutes away.


We recommend flying into Bob Hope Airport (BUR), just 20 minutes away, or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), about 40 minutes away. Taxi, private car services, and SuperShuttle are available from both airports.

Many options are available for getting around Pasadena, including taxis at the Westin taxi stand and a complimentary hotel shuttle that takes guests to shopping destinations, restaurants, and cultural sites. Guests can also utilize the Metro commuter train, accessible on foot, that runs to downtown Los Angeles.

Visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/area/transportation.html?propertyID=1453 for more information on transportation options. If you require transportation assistance, or if you have any additional requests, please feel free to contact the Westin at (1)(626) 792-2727

Hotel Contact Information

191 North Los Robles
Pasadena, CA 91101
TEL: 1 (626) 792-2727

Local Area Map


Call for Papers Important Dates

Full paper submission: Jan 5, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: Jan 31, 2016
Camera-ready Paper: Feb 29, 2016
WIP: Feb 22, 2016 *Extended!*
Posters & Student Colloquium: Mar 7, 2016 *Extended!*
M&S Mobile App. Competition: Mar 7, 2016 *Extended!*

Please use the START system to enter your title affiliation and abstract by the deadline if you intend to submit a paper. Anyone with any questions about paper submittal should contact the Program Chair directly for questions with deadlines.


Keynote Information

The Spring Simulation Multi-Conference 2016 (SpringSim'16) brings leading experts in various domains of Modeling and Simulation together.
  • Paul Fishwick, University of Texas at Dallas
    "Modeling: Toward a Discipline"
  • Peter Haas, IBM Almaden Research Center
    "Information Management and Simulation: Innovation at the Interface"
  • Stephen D. Wall, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by:



Conference Sponsorship provided by:


University of Exeter Business School

VMASC - Old Dominion University

VMASC - Industry Association


Registration Fees

SpringSim 2016 Rate Special
  Registration before March 31, 2016 Registration on or after April 1, 2016
Dates 2/8/16 - 3/31/16 4/1/16 - 4/8/16
Member $750* $850*
Non-Member $835* $935*
Student/Retiree Member $375** $425**
Student/Retiree Non-Member $417.50** $467.50**
*Receive 5% off prevailing rate if you book your hotel room at the Westin Pasadena! Email your hotel confirmation to aleah@scs.org to receive your special 5% off registration discount code. **Students & Retirees must complete a Verification Form and send to scs@scs.org to receive the discounted price (see Registration Discounts for forms).

Registration Discounts

Manual Registration Form


Participant Forms - Updated March 2016

Authors Kit Forms
Authors Kit Guidelines

Author Checklist
Author Certification Form
Copyright Release Form
Generic Registration Form
Paper Formatting Template (LaTex)
Paper Formatting Template (Word)
Paper Scoring Guidelines


SpringSim Conference Archive

Spring Simulation Multiconference Historical Archive