SpringSim'12 - MMS'12

Call for Papers

Military Modeling & Simulation Symposium (MMS12)

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:

  • Simulation Support to Operations
    • Battlefield Visualization
    • Course of Action Analysis
    • Mission Rehearsal
    • In-Theater Training
    • Electronic performance support systems
  • Operations and Command and Control
    • Battle field / battle theater simulation
    • Simulation during operations
    • C4I simulation
    • Counterforce operations
    • Airspace management
  • Training, Exercises, and Military Operations
    • Simulations in training
    • Simulation / exercise integration
    • Mission Planning & Rehearsal
    • Live, Virtual, Constructive
    • Locomotion and Virtual Worlds
    • Instructional Support for 3D Immersive Worlds
    • Embedded training
    • Assessment
  • Serious Games
    • Games in training
    • Game AI for military M&S
    • Leveraging game development experience
    • Computer generated forces
    • Game-based simulation technology
  • Simulation for Cyber Warfare
    • Simulating Cyber effects on Military Operations
    • Simulating Cyber attacks, defense & exploitation
    • Simulation Support to Cyber Training
  • Domains (Land, Sea, Air)
    • Synthetic environments / virtual realities
    • Surface and subsurface warfare
    • Avionics, flight control, flight simulation
    • Unmanned vehicles
  • Synthetic Environment Development
    • Tools
    • Processes
    • Computer generated forces
    • Agent-based combat modeling
  • Physical Modeling and Effects
    • Lethality, vulnerability survivability
    • Impact and penetration modeling
    • Computational fluid and molecular dynamics
    • Structural and solid mechanics modeling
    • Ballistics & propellant simulation
  • Advanced Concepts and Requirements
    • Simulation and Experimentation of new concepts
    • Requirements development
    • Predicted impacts of technology integration
    • Informatics and Simulation
    • High performance computing
    • Intelligent systems simulation
  • Research, Development, and Acquisition
    • Design, development & acquisition for new weapons systems and equipment
    • Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements and Training (SMART)
    • Simulation-based acquisition
    • Governance, Process, and Business Models for M&S

How to participate

  • Paper Sessions
    • Technical Articles present significant results in research, practice, or education, and will be selected based on originality of the work and contribution to the field or body of knowledge of military modeling and simulation.
    • Experience Reports present timely information on the application of modeling and simulation in the military domain, and will be selected based on the interest of the experience presented to the military modeling and simulation community
  • Topical Sessions
    • Workshops provide a session for military modeling and simulation professionals to explore issues, challenges, new developments, and other areas of interest.
    • Panel sessions allow a group of experts to address a particular topic and exchange views between themselves and the audience.
    • Tutorials allow experts in particular areas of military modeling and simulation to share their expertise with their colleagues.

Key Dates:

Abstracts Due: 26 Nov 2011 Authors who would like to know if a particular topic would be of interest to the symposium can submit an extended (1-2 page) abstract directly to the chair by this deadline. An abstract will not be considered a submission, just a means for providing initial feedback.
Full Paper Submission 6 Feb 2012 Technical articles and experience reports, properly formatted in accordance with these guidelines, must be anonymized (author and institution information removed) as part of the blind peer-review process. Submission will be handled online by the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System, which will associate the author info with the paper, but hide it from the reviewers.
Topical Session proposals due 6 Feb 2012
  • Topical session proposals should be e-mailed directly to the chair by this deadline. Workshop proposals should state the issue to be addressed, identify the coordinator(s), and provide a description of who (in general terms) might be interested in the workshop.
  • Panel proposals should identify the topic, the panel chair, and actual or potential panelists.
  • Tutorial proposals should identify the topic, the name and qualifications of the instructor, an outline of the material, and the expected level of experience of the participants.
Author Notification 20 Feb 2012 The program committee will review the papers and determine which ones will be accepted. Notification for topical session proposals will also be made by this date.
Final Papers Due 26 Feb 2012 The final version of accepted papers, incorporating changes based on reviewer comments, are due by this date.


Author Guidelines

Papers should be submitted to the SCS Conference Management System at http://www.softconf.com/scs/MMS12. Papers should be formatted according to SCS Conference and Workshop formatting guidelines available at http://www.scs.org/PDFs/formattingkit.pdf.

MMS 2012 Chairs

General Chair: Dr. Nabil R. Adam, Science & Technology Directorate, Dept. Homeland Security, US

Vice General Chair: Dr. Saikou Diallo, Old Dominion University, Virginia, US

Program Chairs-At-Large:

  • Dr. Fil Arenas, Squadron Officer College, USAF
  • Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University
  • Dr. Kimberly Combs-Hardy, Holm Center, USAF
  • Dr. Karen Cooper, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, USN
  • Col. Robert Kewley, PhD, US Military Academy at West Point
  • Mr. Dan Novak, Air Force Wargaming Institute, USAF
  • Ms. Toni Scribner, Air University, USAF

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