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ACM SIGSIM PADS 2024 : 38th ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation


When Jun 24, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
Where Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 19, 2024
Notification Due Apr 3, 2024
Final Version Due Apr 24, 2024
Categories    simulation   modeling   computer science   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers


38th ACM SIGSIM PADS International Conference: Call for Papers
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Special Interest Group for Simulation and Modeling (SIGSIM)
Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (PADS)
June 24-26, 2024
Atlanta, Georgia, USA


We are delighted to announce the 38th ACM SIGSIM PADS International Conference.
SIGSIM PADS is the flagship conference of ACM's Special Interest Group on
Simulation and Modeling (SIGSIM).

The ACM SIGSIM PADS conference focuses on cutting-edge research at the
intersection of Computer Science and Modeling and Simulation (M&S). High-quality
papers are solicited in all aspects of M&S. This year brings about fresh
changes, including the introduction of thematic tracks and a two-phase
submission process, ensuring a more diversified and comprehensive participation.

We encourage submissions that align with the tracks, especially the emerging
topics which offer a novel focus for the year. The topics of the tracks are not
considered comprehensive: we accept high-quality papers on all aspects of M&S.


1. Simulation algorithms and infrastructure
Track Chair: Francesco Quaglia (Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy)

- Synchronization, scheduling, memory management, load balancing, runtime
environments, fault tolerance
- Simulation on emerging hardware platforms
- Simulation in cloud environments, simulation as a service
- Data-driven simulation systems: Digital Twins, DDDAS, symbiotic simulation
- Simulation engines and techniques for differentiable simulation and
reinforcement learning
- Performance evaluation of simulation systems

2. Modeling Methodology
Track Chair: Adelinde Uhrmacher (University of Rostock, Germany)

- Modeling formalisms and domain-specific languages
- Model reuse, composition, interoperability, and provenance
- Hybrid (continuous & discrete) modeling
- Experiment design, V&V, model calibration, simulation-based inference
- Automatic model generation, data-driven model creation
- Big data-driven modeling and output analysis

3. Applications of advanced discrete simulation methods
Track Co-Chairs: Kevin Jin (University of Arkansas, AS, USA)
Philipp Andelfinger (University of Rostock, Germany)

Case studies considering the application of new or advanced computational
methods to applications of contemporary interest, such as:

- Domain Applications
* Healthcare and epidemic modeling
* Transportation and urban planning
* Manufacturing and logistics optimization
* Financial systems and market simulations
* Environmental and climate change modeling
* Defense and emergency response scenarios
* Social network and behavior modeling
* Smart city and infrastructure planning
* Gaming and entertainment industry applications

- Network and System Simulations
* Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc, sensor network simulations
* Simulation of HPC interconnects, LAN, WAN, and peer-to-peer overlay networks
* Hardware performance prediction via simulation
* Cyber-physical systems
* Cyber security and simulation

- Cross-cutting Simulation Applications
* Virtual and augmented reality simulations
* Simulation with Big Data
* Sustainable and energy-efficient simulation


1. AI and Simulation
Track Chair: Christopher Carothers (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA)

- Bridging machine learning models with simulation frameworks
- Real-time AI-driven adaptive simulation environments
- Training agents in simulated environments
- Transfer learning from simulation to real-world scenarios
- Using AI to predict future simulation states or events
- Enhancing simulation accuracy through AI-driven predictions
- Incorporating big data analytics into simulation processes
- Using AI to streamline data preprocessing for simulations
- Using AI to validate simulation models and outputs
- Benchmarking AI-driven simulations against traditional methods
- Employing AI algorithms for simulation optimization tasks
- Dynamic reconfiguration of simulations based on AI insights
- Using simulations for data augmentation in deep learning
- Evaluating and testing neural network robustness in simulated scenarios
- Real-world applications of integrating AI and simulation

2. Quantum Computing and Simulation
Track Chair: Prasanna Date (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA)

Novel, impactful, and original contributions highlighting quantum simulations
including, but not limited to, the following areas are highly encouraged:

- Astronomy
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Economics
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering
- Environmental Science
- Finance
- Geospatial Science
- High Energy Physics
- Information Science
- Materials Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Science
- Pharmaceutical Science
- Physics
- Quantum Communication & Cryptography
- Quantum Chemistry
- Quantum Physics

The specific topics in the papers can also address novel quantum algorithms
(including but not limited to quantum monte carlo, variational quantum
algorithms, quantum machine learning etc.), theoretical contributions,
architectures, applications, data embedding techniques, and any other research
contributions that aid in quantum simulations.


Submission Deadline, First Call ....: November 7, 2023
First Notification of Acceptance ...: December 15, 2023
Submission Deadline, Second Call ...: February 19, 2024
Second Notification of Acceptance ..: April 3, 2024
PhD Colloquium Abstracts ...........: April 5, 2024
PhD Colloquium Notification ........: April 17, 2024
Camera Ready .......................: April 24, 2024

The second submission deadline is the traditional PADS deadline. PADS now offers
an additional and optional earlier one, to provide authors with a unique
opportunity to refine their research and enhance the quality of their

Papers submitted to the first call may receive reviews that include suggestions
for improvements, areas of concern, and additional points that can be addressed
or incorporated. In this case, authors have an interim period between the first
and second deadlines to consider the feedback, make revisions, and further
polish their submissions. Authors can resubmit their revised papers to the
second call for further revision of their submission.

Our two-phase process ensures a higher quality of papers through an iterative
feedback loop. This allows authors to engage more deeply in the review process,
gaining a better understanding of where improvements can be made. By addressing
concerns and making improvements, authors increase the likelihood of their
papers being accepted. This process fosters a culture of excellence and
continuous improvement, pushing the boundaries of research and innovation in the
field of M&S.

Papers can also be directly submitted to the second call. A regular review
process will occur in this case, with an accept/reject outcome.

All contributions that meet the standards and criteria set by the conference
committee during this second phase will be accepted for presentation at the ACM
SIGSIM PADS '24 International Conference. For each accepted paper in any of the
tracks (including the PhD Colloquium) and in the TOMACS special issue, at least
one author must attend the conference and present their work.

All submissions can be made via easychair at the following link:


ACM SIGSIM PADS'24 introduces an exciting opportunity for authors, in
collaboration with ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation

Selection for the Special Issue. Upon submission of a paper to the ACM SIGSIM
PADS'24 conference, the Technical Program Committee (TPC) holds the discretion
to propose that the paper be included in a special issue of TOMACS.

Even papers requiring major revisions can be recommended during the first call
for the TOMACS special issue. Authors of these papers will then have the
opportunity to address feedback and submit their revised manuscripts by the
second deadline set for the conference.

Special Issue Publication Timeline. The special issue of TOMACS will be released
concurrently with the Conference Proceedings. This ensures that the spotlight
remains on the most influential and innovative research at the time of the

Turnaround Time. For papers that require only minor revisions, the turnaround
time from submission to acceptance for the TOMACS special issue can be as short
as 3.5 months. The process will span approximately 6 months for papers needing
major revisions, ensuring authors ample time to refine and improve their work
while benefiting from a timely publication.

Benefits. Selected papers enjoy the prestige of being published in a special
issue of a reputable journal with a short turnaround time. Authors benefit from
rapid feedback, revisions, and publication as well as the opportunity to present
the work at PADS.

Submit your papers and seize the chance to be part of this distinguished special


ACM SIGSIM PADS also invites students to participate in the PhD Colloquium and
Poster Session at the 2024 ACM SIGSIM PADS by submitting an extended abstract
illustrating their research activities.
The extended abstracts must be in double-column format, up to two pages
(including references). Abstracts accepted to the colloquium will be published
in the conference proceedings.
Travel grants are available for students taking part.


Papers must be written in English and present original and unpublished content.
All tracks accept full and short paper contributions.

_Full papers_ should be at most 10 pages in ACM proceedings format, not including
_Short papers_ should be at most 4 pages in ACM proceedings format, not including

Short papers should describe interesting, novel research in an early stage of
development or position papers of interest to the community. All short papers
will be fully reviewed and published in the conference proceedings.


All submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind review process, i.e., the
identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each other. To ensure
blind reviewing, all identifying information must be removed from the
manuscript: this includes removing authors' names and affiliations,
acknowledgments, funding information, and all references to the authors' work
that would disclose their identity. This information can be added to accepted


PADS has joined the group of ACM conferences that have established an optional
reviewing process to evaluate artifacts and reproduce computational results.

When submitting a contribution, the authors can choose to undergo evaluation,
but this process has no effect on the standard paper evaluation process, as the
reproducibility process only starts after the paper is accepted.


General Chair: Margaret Loper, Associate Director, Information and
Communications Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Program Chair: Alessandro Pellegrini, Assistant Professor, Tor Vergata University
of Rome, Italy.

For further details regarding the submission format, guidelines, and other
conference-related information, please visit the official ACM SIGSIM PADS

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