Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Special Interest Group for Simulation and Modeling (SIGSIM)

Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (PADS)


Call For Papers

June 21–23, 2023

Orlando, Florida, USA

To be held as part of the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference


The ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (ACM SIGSIM-PADS) continues its reputation for high-quality papers. SIGSIM-PADS is the flagship conference of ACM's Special Interest Group on Simulation and Modeling (SIGSIM).

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 prepared by using an official ACM proceedings format template provided at For direct compatibility with the ACM Conference Publication Services, the LaTex template is strongly recommended for ACM proceeding preparation. Papers must be written in English and should not exceed 10 pages. Please note that the page limit does not include references.

Short Papers:
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.

Ph.D. Colloquium:
ACM SIGSIM-PADS also invites students to take part in the Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session. The extended abstracts (in double-column format up to two-page long including references, with the same LaTex template as for regular papers) accepted to the colloquium will be published in the conference proceedings. Travel awards are available for students taking part.

For each accepted paper and colloquium extended abstract, at least one author is required to attend the conference and present their work. Papers and abstracts must be submitted using the EasyChair submission system at

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.) Presenters must attend the conference; otherwise, their papers will not appear in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Deadlines (tentative)

Regular/Short Paper Abstract Submission: 

January 30, 2023

Regular/Short Paper Submission: 

February 6, 2023 

Regular/Short Paper Notification of Acceptance: 

March 20, 2023

Ph.D. Colloquium Submission: 

April 3, 2023

Regular/Short Paper Camera-Ready Version: 

April 17, 2023

Ph.D. Colloquium Notification of Acceptance: 

April 17, 2023

Author Registration Deadline: 

May 8, 2023 

Early Registration and Hotel Deadline: 

May 8, 2023 


Organizing Committee

General Chairs:

Kalyan Perumalla Discrete Computing, Inc

Margaret Loper Georgia Tech Research Institute

Program Chairs:

Christopher Carothers Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Kevin Jin University of Arkansas


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