The 24th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2009

Special Track on Advances in Computer Simulation

March 8-12, 2009, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Chairs: Fabien Michel (fabien.michel [at>, Giuseppe Vizzari (viz [at >

Scope and Aims    Contents and Topics    Important Dates    Submission Guidelines    Program    Committees

Scope and Aims

Computer simulation approaches have established as fundamental conceptual and practical instruments for the analysis of growingly complex systems, both for industry and business applications as well as in the scientific research context. Computational models and simulators are currently employed in the most different application areas, ranging from urban modeling and planning to logistics and production, from biology to social sciences. Consequently, the adopted modeling approaches and methodologies, as well as simulation project life-cycles, techniques for the evaluation and interpretation of simulation results are often very distant.

This track at ACM SAC aims to provide a forum for the discussion of results and relevant research advances on the topic of computer simulation, fostering thus interdisciplinary discussion and cross fertilization of the involved disciplines and application areas.  It is intended to facilitate the dissemination of theoretical advances in computer simulation, as well as a vehicle for discussions about methodologies, models, tools, in several application domains.

Content and Topics

The track will consider both reports on practical results of computer simulation experiences as well as recent research contributions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates
Submission Guidelines

A paper cannot be submitted to more than one track. Authors are invited to submit original papers in any of the areas listed above. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind review. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author's information. Submissions must be original, unpublished and not currently under review by workshops, conferences, or journals. All papers should be submitted online through the electronic submission system.

Authors should pay particular attention to the following guidelines:

    * In order to facilitate blind review, the name(s) and address(es) of
      the author(s) must not appear in the body of the paper
    * Papers should not exceed 4000 words

Papers must be formatted according to the template which can be downloaded from the SAC 2009 website, and their size should be limited to around 4000 words. The total number of pages per paper is five; additional pages (maximum three) may be included for an additional fee. All accepted papers will be published in the annual conference proceedings and will be available at the conference.

Some journals related to simulation as well as agent-based simulation and complex systems are being contacted regarding publication of extended versions of selected papers as post-proceedings.

Special Track Program Chairs

Fabien Michel
Centre de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication,
Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne, France
Giuseppe Vizzari
Complex Systems and Artificial Intelligence research centre,
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Special Track Program Committee