Notice to Pulse community: Updated Call for Papers for Modeling and Simulation in Medicine - March 14

Dear members of the Pulse community,

the deadline for Modeling and Simulation in Medicine is pushed back to March 14, in part to give time for an encouraging trend in the pandemic to play out and encourage reluctant authors to take part. Papers featuring Work in Progress will also be accepted.

Please see below the Call for Papers for the MSM conference.

Call for Contributions
1. Submission URL: ( scs . org / annsim)
Please select Track Preference as M&S in Medicine (MSM)
2. Note: For 2022, all events will be held in a hybrid mode: on site or virtual choices. We hope for an abatement of the viral pandemic, but we will adapt to prevailing Covid-19 conditions.

Special track
M&S in Medicine (MSM)

Michel A. Audette, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, USA
Jerzy W. Rozenblit, Minsik Hong, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM)
July 18 - 21, 2022 San Diego State University, San Diego, Ca, USA

Medical and healthcare simulation span a variety of areas where medicine converges with Modeling and Simulation (M&S). Computer-based medical simulation emphasizes the application of computers to synthesizing the response of tissues to therapy, which represents a trade-off between fidelity to real tissue response and computational efficiency. High-fidelity medical/surgical simulation is typically used to provide experienced clinicians, including surgeons, with insight on how to optimize treatment of the patient, while high-efficiency simulation emphasizes real-time interactivity for haptics, typically used in conjunction with Virtual Reality (VR) visualization for skill acquisition and training. In both cases, a computer visualization of the anatomy is needed, however in the interactive case based on VR, this visualization must be also responsive in real-time, which presupposes highly efficient therapy models (e.g., cutting models) as well as relatively sparse anatomical models and collision models, where the latter determines where the therapy takes place, in conjunction with the pose of the haptic device. A related research area is the segmentation of medical images that map intensities to tissues and discretization (meshing) that converts tissues to elements. Another intensively researched area is the application of digital deep learning (deep neural networks- DNNs) to the synthesis of a neural computation within a medical context, such as to approximate a diagnosis or a tissue response to therapy, while exploiting the ability of the solution to learn.

Healthcare simulation is used to denote two areas that complement the above-described medical simulation. One the one hand, it is used to designate mannequin-based training systems and part-trainers, whose physical implementation is intended to develop proprioceptive understanding of therapies. On the other, this term also represents medical processes at a large scale, such as emergency rooms, and hospitals, to formulate an understanding of bottlenecks in patient treatment and improve efficiencies.

This track is particularly open to contributions in the following areas, though not exclusively:

Simulation for healthcare systems
Simulation of medical processes
Simulation for care learning
Simulation for elderly
Sensing-based patient simulation
Haptics-driven interactive simulation
Predictive simulation
Simulation training methods
Age-based healthcare simulation
Patient surgery simulation
Therapy simulation
Simulation patient safety
Simulation of emergency situations
Calibration of healthcare simulation tools
Integrating simulation tools
Interactive simulation tools
Deep neural networks for computer-assisted medicine

Submission Guidelines

General Technical Papers: Original, high-quality technical papers are solicited for review, possible presentation and subsequent publication in the conference proceedings. Papers are max 12 pages long with single column format (see author’s kit at scs . org / authorskit).

Posters & Live Demonstrations: Submissions for Posters and Demos consist of a 2-page extended abstract paper. All abstracts should describe the research motivation, M&S relevance of the problems being addressed, proposed methodology, and results of completed research.

Important Datelines
Paper Submission: March 14, 2022 (extended)
Tutorial Proposal Submission: March 14, 2022 (extended)
Author Notification: April 25, 2022 (extended)
Camera-Ready Paper Submission: May 16, 2022 (extended)

Paper Submission
Please select Track Preference as MSM


  • Each accepted paper needs at least one full registration, before the camera-ready manuscript can be included in the proceedings.
  • Registration fees are available at ANNSIM website.

Venue Address
San Diego State University
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
6075 Aztec Cir Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182
Ph: +1 (619) 594-6555

Chair: Michel A. Audette