May 15-18, 2016

Banff, Alberta, Canada

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ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (PADS)
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The 2016 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (ACM SIGSIM PADS) will take place at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta Canada on May 15-18, 2016.

The annual PADS conference has a long history dating back to 1985. The conference was formerly known under the name Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation, and before that simply Parallel and Distributed Simulation. Over the years PADS has broadened its scope beyond its origins in parallel and distributed simulation and now encompasses virtually all research that lies at the intersection of the computer science and the modeling and simulation fields. Specifically, many research topics not related to parallel or distributed model execution are now included.

SIGSIM PADS provides a unique forum for reporting and discussing research results and important topics of interest to the M&S community. SIGSIM PADS is the flagship conference of ACM's Special Interest Group on Simulation and Modeling (SIGSIM) and is fully sponsored by that organization.




ACM SIGSIM PADS and ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS) agreed to link both premier outlets for Modeling and Simulation more tightly. Each year a special issue based on significantly extended, selected papers of SIGSIM PADS will appear in TOMACS. A detailed procedure involving the ACM SIGSIM PADS committees and the editorial board of TOMACS has been worked out to ensure a high quality and fast processing of the special issue.

In the opposite direction, authors who have an accepted paper presenting original work in TOMACS, will receive the possibility to present their work at a SIGSIM PADS conference in the next two years after acceptance in TOMACS. If authors plan to do so, they need to inform the ACM SIGSIM PADS program chair and the TOMACS Editor in Chief before the paper submission deadline of the respective year. Please note that the conference fees will not be waived.


Important Deadlines


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  Deadline, Midnight (EST)

Regular Paper Submission

January 8, 2016

Short Paper Submission

January 25, 2016

Regular/Short Paper Notification of Acceptance

February 22, 2016

Regular/Short Paper Camera-Ready Version

March 23, 2016

Ph.D. Colloquium Submission

March 1, 2016

Ph.D. Colloquium Notification of Acceptance

March 15, 2016

Author Registration Deadline

April 8, 2016

Early Registration and Hotel Deadline

April 15, 2016

Ph.D. Colloquium

May 15, 2016

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