PhD Colloquium


March 25, 2022: Submissions are now open through EasyChair.

This year we will be accepting extended-abstract submissions of doctoral work in simulation and modeling research areas. Abstracts accepted to the colloquium will be published in the conference proceedings, giving students a citable publication. We highly encourage any researchers in SIGSIM-PADS associated topic areas to recommend their students apply as this provides them with a number of opportunities:

  • Experience with presenting their own research with colleagues in a conference setting
  • A platform for receiving feedback and thoughts on their work
  • A citable document to get their ideas and preliminary research out to the community
  • A free one-year student membership to ACM SIGSIM
  • Winning submission for the Best Abstract/Presentation will receive a certificate and a cash prize.

The organizing committee has decided to move the 2022 ACM SIGSIM-PADS conference to a virtual format. Students with accepted submissions will be expected to present their work at the Ph.D. Colloquium during the conference discussing their current and future work. Abstract submissions with co-authorship on existing regular-track submissions are allowed in the colloquium but we ask that the format/content be different enough to act as a standalone work.

Submission Format:

Two pages maximum, single-column, including references, using the template for ACM TAPS workflow (MS Word or Latex)

Important Notes:

  • Please do not modify the font sizes, line spacing, or margin sizes from the template
  • Your final camera-ready submission should also include the copyright information received from the eRights process.
  • To make it easier to fit into two pages, the following template blocks are OPTIONAL:
    • CCS Concepts
    • Keywords
    • ACM Reference Format

For LaTeX users, to remove the ACM Reference Format block, if desired, include the following in your document preamble:


Important Dates:

Category Date
Ph.D. Colloquium Submission Open March 25, 2022
Ph.D. Colloquium Submission Deadline April 25, 2022
Ph.D. Colloquium Notification of Acceptance May 2, 2022
Ph.D. Colloquium Camera-Ready Version May 9, 2022
Ph.D. Colloquium Dates June 8-9, 2022

Submission Instructions

Submissions may be directed to the Ph.D. Colloquium EasyChair track.

For questions, please contact the Ph.D. Colloquium Co-Chairs Xiaoliang Wu ( and Neil McGlohon (