GCMS 2013

GCMS’13 is the 7th annual organization of two unique conferences on grand challenges related  to modeling and simulation (M&S) on the Methodology, Tools, and Software Applications (MTSA)  and M&S issues concerned with Very Large and Complex Systems (VLCS). The specific topics  of each conference include but are not limited to:




































Call For Papers


2013 International Conference on Grand Challenges in

Modeling & Simulation

Part of the Summer Simulation Multiconference 2013 (SummerSim 2013)

Sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International in Cooperation with ACM and IEEE




July 7-10 2013

Toronto, Canada

Fairmont Royal York


GCMS’13 Honorary Chair

Roy Crosbie

California State University, Chico, USA


GCMS’13 General Chair

Hamid Vakilzadian

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA


MTSA 2013

Program co-Chairs

Ralph Huntsinger CSU, Chico-Humboldt, USA

Mhamed Itmi INSA-ROUEN, France


VLCS 2013

Program co-Chairs

Kelly Cooper  Office of Naval Research, USA

Janel Nixon Georgia Tech



Tutorial/Workshop Track Chair


Publicity Chair


Exhibits, Local Arrangement Chair


Student Activities Chair

Tuncer Oren, University of Ottawa

Awards Chair

Mhamed Itmi, INSA-ROUEN, France


International Program Committee

Marcelo Algrain, Caterpillar, Inc.

Leon Bobrowski, Bialystok Tech.Univ.

Bo-Hu Li, Beijing Univ.

Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa

Helena Szczerbicka, U. Of Hannover

Bill Waite , AEGIS TG

Bill Tucker, Consultant

Al Tucker, Consultant

Dietmar Moeller, U of Hamburg

Mischa Steurer, Florida State U

Roger Dougal, U of S Carolina

Patrick Palmer, U of Cambridge

David Murray-Smith, U of Glasgow

John Pearce,  ISIM 

John Zenor, CSU Chico

Richard Bednar, CSU Chico

David Cartes, Florida State U

Chika Nwankpa, Drexel U

Antonello Monti, Aachen U

Helena Szerbicka, U of Hannover

Narain Hingorani, Consultant

Steinar Dale, Florida State U

Ned Mohan, U of Minnesota

Robert Hebner,, U of Texas

Dushan Boroyevich, Virginia Tech

Chrys Chryssostomidis, MIT



Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, CA  92177-7900
Tel: 858-277-3888
Fax: 858-277-3930


In cooperation with ACM and IEEE




· Industrial Logistics

· Models as Specifications

· Information Assurance and Telecommunication Security

· Advanced Building-Block Methods

· Bioinformatics & Biological Systems

· Multidiscipline & Multi-Rate Simulation

· Games and Information Technology

· Simulation-Based Acquisition

· Environmental Modeling & Simulation

· Complex and Complicated Systems

· Chemical Engineering Pollution Control

· Simulation Methods for System Development

· Discrete Systems Simulation

· Standard Models, Reference Models, and Model Libraries

· Emergency Modeling

· Validation and Verification

· Mechanical and Chemical Systems Energy Systems

· Simulation Methods for Nonlinear, Discontinuous, and Dynamic Systems

· Aerospace Systems Simulation

· Cognitive Processes for Very Large System Simulations

· Continuous Simulation Languages and Applications


· Bio-Mechanical Engineering Systems




PDF Call for Paper

Submission Procedure

Please submit full papers in electronic form to the http://www.softconf.com/scs/GCMS13/ All the submitted papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee with respect to their  quality, originality, and relevance. All the accepted and presented papers will be published in  the conference proceedings after the advance registration of at least one of the authors.  An  enhanced version  of the  selected papers of SummerSim’13 which will also include papers  from this conference will be published in the special issue  of SCS Transaction on Modeling  and Simulation.   Authors are required to identify the conference they are submitting their  paper (MTSA or VLCS). Only papers that have not been previously published or presented  are acceptable.  Authors of the accepted papers are required to participate in the conference  at their own expense.  Papers that are not presented in the conference will not be published  in the final conference proceedings.

Key Dates

Submission of Full Papers March. 15, 2013

Workshop/tutorial proposals March 15, 2013

Notification of acceptance April. 30, 2013

Final Manuscript in PDF form May 15, 2013


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