CONF/CfP - 2021 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANSIM'21)

Publish Date: Jan 28, 2021

Deadline: Mar 01, 2021

Event Dates: from Jul 19, 2021 12:00 to Jul 22, 2021 12:00


Hybrid Event

July 19 - 22, 2021

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA



About ANNSIM'21

The Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference is a new annual conference of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) after merging SpringSim and SummerSim into a single conference starting from 2021. Built on strengths of SpringSim and SummerSim, the 2021 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference is the flagship conference of SCS to cover state-of-the-art developments in Modeling & Simulation (M&S). We invite original contributions to the theory and practice of modeling and simulation in all scientific and engineering disciplines.

The 2021 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference will be a hybrid conference accommodating both physical and virtual participation. The physical venue of the conference will be at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. The conference includes keynote speeches presented by technology and industry leaders, technical sessions, as well as professional development tutorials. Scientists, engineers, managers, educators, and business professionals who develop or use M&S methodologies and tools are invited to participate and present original contributions. 

COVID-19 Preparations

SCS will be closely following the advice of institutional health officers, regional health authorities and, for larger conferences, national guidance for travel as well as the organizers for the Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference for updates. Preparedness for the conference in a COVID-19 world will include hand sanitation stations, required masks, social distancing in all general and breakout rooms, and a sanitized check in registration table. 

Important Dates

Tutorial Proposal Submission: January 22, 2021
Paper Submission: March 1, 2021
Author Notification: April 30, 2021
Camera-Ready Paper Submission: May 17, 2021


The 2021 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference is composed of some of the following tracks. For more information, visit the ANNSIM website:

AI and Simulation (AIS)
Joon-Seok Kim and Andreas Züfle

Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS)
José Luis Risco Martín and Erika F. Frydenlund

Communications and Networking Simulation (CNS)
Abdolreza Abhari and Ala'a Al-Habashna

Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
Umut Durak and Claudio Gomes

Emerging Topic – Aspects of Pandemic Modeling (ET-APM)
Andreas Tolk and Jiangzhuo Chen

High Performance Computing and Simulation (HPC) 
Philip Wilsey and Sounak Gupta

Humans, Societies, and Artificial Agents (HSAA)
Philippe J. Giabbanelli and Andrew Crooks

Modeling and Simulation based Systems Engineering (MSBSE)
Andrea D'Ambrogio and Gregory Zacharewicz

Modeling and Simulation for Smart Energy Systems (MSSES)
James Nutaro and Ozgur Ozmen

Modeling and Simulation in Cyber Security (MSCS)
Sachin Shetty and Danda Rawat

Modeling and Simulation in Medicine (MSM)
Minsik Hong, Jerzy W. Rozenblit, and Johannes Sametinger

Theory and Foundations for Modeling and Simulation (TMS)
Gabriel Wainer and Andrea Vandin 

Tutorial Track
Joachim Denil

M&S Poster & Demo Track
Salim Chemlal and Mohammad F. Obeid 

Submission Guidelines

General Technical Papers

To see the Author's Kit, go to:
Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, transfer copyright, and pay a conference registration fee at the time their camera-ready paper is submitted. All accepted research papers will be included in the conference proceedings and may be archived in the ACM Digital Library, IEEE Xplore (approval pending), and indexed in DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and SCOPUS; some exceptions apply. Best papers will also be considered for a special issue of SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. 

Original, high-quality technical papers are solicited for review, possible presentation and subsequent publication in the conference proceedings. Papers are max 12 pages long with single column format (see author’s kit at Papers must not have appeared before (or be pending) in a journal or conference with published proceedings, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during ANNSIM’21 review process.


Tutorial proposals should be two pages in length. Interested authors are invited to submit an accompanying optional paper: maximum of 12 pages long, with a minimum of five pages, with single column format.

Poster & Demos

Submissions for Posters and Demos consist of a 2-page extended abstract paper. All abstracts should describe the research motivation, M&S relevance of the problems being addressed, proposed methodology, and results of completed research.

For further submission guidelines and submission link for General Technical papers and Tutorials please refer to the Submission Guidelines on the SCS Annual Modeling & Simulation Conference Website:

Venue & Accommodation Information

Venue Address:
George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030


Please know that the conference website has a list of recommended hotels you can book for the conference. Please visit the conference website for the links to make your reservations to hotels. 

Organizing Committee

General Chair: Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, USA
Vice-General Chair: Hamdi Kavak, George Mason University, USA
Program Chair: Mamadou Kaba Traoré, University of Bordeaux, France​
Proceedings Chair: Cristina Ruiz Martin, Carleton University, Canada
Awards Chair: Fernando Barros, University of Coimbra, Portugal 
Publicity Chair: Moharram Challenger, University of Antwerp, Belgium


General Chair
Xiaolin Hu, Ph.D.
Georgia State University, USA

If you have any questions, please contact the General Chair or the SCS office ( or 858-277-3888). Thank you!


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Eligible Countries


Host Countries

United States

Conference Types

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