Call for Papers


The ACM SIGSIM International Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (ACM SIGSIM-PADS) is the flagship conference of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Special Interest Group on Simulation and Modeling (SIGSIM).

ACM SIGSIM-PADS continues its reputation for high quality papers. ACM SIGSIM-PADS complies with the ACM policy on Conflict of Interest.


The ACM SIGSIM-PADS conference focuses on cutting-edge research that lies at the intersection of Computer Science and Modeling and Simulation (M&S). High quality papers are solicited in all aspects of M&S, including (but not restricted to) the following areas:

  • Advanced modeling techniques, including reuse of models, new modeling languages, agent-based M&S, and spatially explicit M&S.
  • Algorithms and methods for parallel or distributed simulation, including synchronization, scheduling, memory management, load balancing, and scalability issues.
  • New simulation algorithms and techniques including hybrid simulation approaches, adaptive algorithms, approximations, GPU, FPGA and hybrid architecture acceleration.
  • Modeling and simulation for big data and big data analytics
  • Simulation infrastructure and security issues for large scale distributed and/or cloud-based modeling and simulation
  • Model and simulation persistence and recovery in the presence of hardware failures
  • Integration of simulation with other IT systems, methods, and developments including simulation-based decision-making, visual analytics, intelligent support in M&S, and simulation in cloud computing environments.
  • Mechanisms for efficient design of experiments, including dynamic verification and validation of models, and automatic simulation model generation and initialization.
  • M&S applied to manage and/or optimize operational systems and methodological challenges arising from these applications including online simulation, symbiotic simulation, dynamic data driven application systems, real-time and embedded simulation, and emulation of real systems.
  • Tools and techniques for interoperability and composability of simulations including emerging standards and service-oriented approaches.
  • Case studies considering the application of new or advanced computational methods to applications of contemporary interest.

Regular Papers

Papers must be written in English and should not exceed 10 pages. Please note that the page limit does not include references. For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the conference and present their work.

Papers must be prepared by using an official ACM Proceedings Format template provided at For direct compatibility with the ACM Conference Publication Services (TAPS), the LaTex template is strongly recommended for ACM proceeding preparation. Submission using MS Word is discouraged.

Short Papers

The ACM SIGSIM-PADS organizing committee is soliciting short papers to be presented at the conference.

Short papers should describe interesting, novel research that is in an early stage of development or position papers of interest to the community. All short papers will be fully reviewed and will be published in the conference proceedings. Short papers should not exceed 4 pages and the page limit does not include references.

At least one author is required to attend the conference and present their work in a time slot of 15 minutes.

Paper Reviewing

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 manuscripts.

PhD Colloquium

ACM SIGSIM-PADS also invites students to take part in the PhD Colloquium and Poster Session at the 2023 ACM SIGSIM-PADS.

The extended abstracts must be in double-column format, up to two pages in length (including references), with the same LaTex template as for regular papers. Abstracts accepted to the colloquium will be published in the conference proceedings.

Travel awards are available for students taking part. See PhD Colloquium.

Reproducibility and Artifact Evaluation

See Reproducibility and Artifact Evaluation on the submission process for the ACM Badges and reproducibility reports.


All the submissions are made through EasyChair.