PhD Colloquium


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.

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. Students will bring a poster and participate in the poster session and provide a short presentation at the PhD Colloquium. 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.

A limited number of travel grants are available as detailed below.

Submission Format:

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.

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:

Please see important dates.

Submission Instructions

Submissions are to be made on EasyChair, in the Ph.D. Colloquium track.

For questions, please contact the Ph.D. Colloquium Chair.

Student Travel Grant

To support the professional development of Ph.D. students working in the field of modeling and simulation, both SIGSIM and NSF offers travel support for students to attend the ACM SIGSIM PADS conferences.

Individual award of up to $1000 will be made. These awards can be used for travel, lodging, and registration expenses. Awardees will need to submit receipts for reimbursement.

Travel grant application details will be posted here. Please check back after a few weeks.