Call For Papers


Live data: Digital approaches to building situational awareness in near-real time.


The International Workshop on Applied Modeling and Simulation

(WAMS 2012)


Track Chairs:(a) Biagini Marco; (b) Joy Bruce


Affiliations: (a)University of Genoa; (b) Vastpark


Contacts: (a); (b)


Track description

Command and Control environments need access to near-real time situational awareness on-demand. Building a 360 degree situational awareness is an ongoing live intelligence gathering and analysis process. Intelligence in the future may include real time crowd-sourced intelligence from reputable and unknown sources where computers filter data and analysts corroborate and information is given value ratings for timeliness and trustworthiness enabling commanders access to more information faster and from new sources.

Topics of interest include:

· Live intelligence feeds and real time intelligence processes

· digital awareness information sharing

· the Internet Open Source Intelligence Resources: Crowd sourcing and Intelligence process

· Mobile Command and Control situational awareness

· Automated Intelligence data-fusion and filtering.

· Intelligent Agents for operational analysis support

· data modeling and Interoperability

· data simulation and Interoperability


Key Dates

Submissions of Extended Abstracts: May 15, 2012

Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2012

Final Camera-Ready Submission: July 15, 2012

Early Registration: July 3, 2012


Authors' Guidelines (further information author’s instruction section)



Extended abstracts (minimum 2 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process through the submission section by May 15, 2012

The extended abstract or the full draft paper must contain title, authors, affiliations, addresses, main body and references.

Each extended abstract or full draft paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee taking into consideration scientific quality, originality and relevance. Only original papers, written in English will be accepted.

The extended abstract or the full draft paper should be prepared by following the final paper formatting. However any type of paper formatting can be accepted for the first submission.



Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 15, 2012.



The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns) both for regular and special sessions.

The camera ready paper must adhere to the conference template. The .dot file contains the complete instructions for preparing a camera ready copy for the Proceedings. The final version of the paper must be a PDF file.

Your camera ready paper (extended paper or regular paper) in PDF format must be submitted by using the submission section before the July 15, 2012

The page limit for manuscripts is ten (10) pages (included  in the author registration fee). Additional pages will require an additional fee.

If your work must be cleared or approved before publication by  your institution, company, or governmental agency, please be sure that  process will be completed by the due date above or we will not be able to include it in the CD Conference Proceedings

WAMS 2012

The International Workshop on

Applied Modeling and Simulation

co-located with

M&S Conference applied to Defense


24 –27 September 2012, Ergife Palace Hotel, Rome - Italy

For further information please contact Marco Biagini; Bruce Joy