2012-03-05: CFP: MSV'12 (International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods), July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA

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  • March 12, 2012: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
  • April 12, 2012: Notification of acceptance
  • April 26, 2012: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
  • July 16-19, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV'12)

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each paper. The proceedings of the congress that MSV is part of, enjoys a high number of citations; over 25,000 citations so far.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Simulation languages
  • Modeling and simulation for computer engineering
  • Modeling and simulation for education and training
  • Molecular modeling and simulation
  • Performance modeling, simulation, and prediction
  • Modeling, simulation, and emulation of large-scale, volatile environments
  • Modeling and simulation tools for nanotechnology
  • Information and scientific visualization
  • Real-time modeling and simulation
  • Geometric modeling
  • Perceptual issues in visualization and modeling
  • Modeling methodologies
  • Specification issues for modeling and simulation
  • Visual interactive simulation and modeling
  • Visualization tools and systems for simulation and modeling
  • Java-based modelers
  • Scalability issues
  • Numerical methods used in simulation and modeling
  • Finite and boundary element techniques
  • Process simulation/modeling
  • Device simulation/modeling
  • Circuit simulation/modeling
  • Performance evaluation and simulation tools
  • Multi-level modeling
  • Simulation of machine architectures
  • Simulation of wireless systems
  • Simulation and modeling with applications in biotechnology
  • Agent based simulation
  • Analytical and stochastic modeling techniques and applications
  • Bond graph modeling
  • Chaos modeling, control and signal transmission
  • Computational modeling and simulation in science and engineering
  • Simulation in industry, business and services
  • Simulation of complex systems
  • Simulation of intelligent systems
  • Vision and visualization
  • Prototyping and simulation
  • Biomedical visualization and applications
  • Databases and visualization
  • Interaction paradigms and human factors
  • Parallel and distributed simulation
  • Discrete and numeric simulation
  • Geographic information systems and visualization
  • Internet, web and security visualization
  • Virtual reality and simulation
  • Virtual environments and data visualization
  • Petri nets and applications
  • Finite element methods
  • Soft computing / fuzzy logic
  • Tools and applications
  • Object-oriented simulation
  • Knowledge-based simulation
  • Emerging technologies and applications


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at: http://world-comp.org Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables, and references - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, MSV) that the paper is being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).

Authors whose papers are accepted will be instructed to upload their papers to a particular web site for publication - the uploaded papers to the publication web site will only be checked for correct typesetting. At this point, authors will be required to attest to the originality of their work (ie, declaring that no part of the work is plagiarized and the paper does not suffer from any acts of plagiarism.)

Proceedings of MSV will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each published paper (science citation databases such as: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (covers the core scientific literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions are journals; only about 9% are proceedings; worldcomp tracks are selected to be among the 9% - accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others. Though, there is no guarantee that the proceedings will also be included in EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, the track that MSV belonged to was included in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a number of research books contracted with various publishers. These books will be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal special issues to be published after the conference.


Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same instructions that appear above (see, SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS) except for the submission is limited to 2 pages. On the first page, the author should state that "This paper is being submitted as a poster". Poster papers (if accepted) will be published if and only the author of the accepted paper wishes to do so.


The MSV conference is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,100 or more attendees from over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/ tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos available at: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines. 85071


Currently being prepared - The ACADEMIC co-sponsors of the last offering of the congress (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany's University of Siegen; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others. CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list): Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico Computing; SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP - Health without Boundaries; and others.


The proceedings of WORLDCOMP enjoys a high number of citations (ICAI is an important part of WORLDCOMP). As of February 28, 2012, papers published in each track of the proceedings have received the following number of citations: 252 citations to BIOCOMP papers; 116 to CDES papers; 65 to CGVR papers; 55 to CSC papers; 271 to DMIN papers; 69 to EEE papers; 1289 to ERSA papers; 504 to ESA papers; 176 to FCS papers; 9416 to FECS papers; 157 to GCA papers; 75 to GEM papers; 2277 to ICAI papers; 1539 to ICOMP papers; 1247 to ICWN papers; 571 to IKE papers; 255 to IPCV papers; 137 to MSV papers; 5239 to PDPTA papers; 496 to SAM papers; 1390 to SERP papers; and 177 to SWWS papers. In total, over 25,000 citations have been made (so far) to papers published in the proceedings of WORLDCOMP conferences.


This announcement contains updated and current information (correct as of the date of this message). The information that appears in this announcement supersedes earlier ones.


Inquiries should be sent to: editor@world-comp.org