We are pleased to announce a call for papers for this year’s special Modeling and Simulation (M&S) edition of the Journal of Cyber Security & Information Systems, published by the Cyber Security & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC). This edition will highlight innovations that were achieved across the broad spectrum of defense and federal endeavors including homeland security, law enforcement, medical, engineering, acquisition, testing, and training. We are requesting your help in contributing and finding contributors who can help us meet that goal by sharing their experiences, accomplishments, and creativity.
This year’s theme will focus the semantic difference between “innovations through” and “innovations in” as a way to highlight that oftentimes innovations don’t come from a technically superior “new and improved” design of a model, simulation or the data supporting them – they come from innovations in how M&S is applied to a problem to gain new insights and understanding. An example –over the last forty years I have watched leaders and staffs in the Army achieve innovative leadership decisions through enhanced understanding of tactical challenges and evolving threats by using live and constructive simulations during training exercises and operational tests. The M&S tools employed often fell short of the technical cutting edge; however, the creativity of the users and exercise planners in applying those tools achieved superior results. Please help me highlight similar examples of innovations achieved in your services, organizations, and communities.
The publication date for this year’s M&S Journal is the annual I/ITSEC gathering in Orlando, FL. That means we need to receive contributions at the Defense Modeling & Simulation Coordination Office (DMSCO) no later than 15 July 2019. Additionally, to facilitate our planning, please submit an intent to write by 15 Apr 2019, just to tell us who will be writing and what they will be writing on. We hope that the following instructions are helpful to you in demystifying the process and making the development of your contribution to the journal much less of a daunting task:
– HOW TO SUBMIT: email both “intent to write,” and articles, to firstname.lastname@example.org
– WHEN: “intent to write”: NLT 15 Apr 2019; and articles NLT 15 July 2019
– FORMAT: –Minimum of 1,500 – 2,000 words (3-4 typed pages using Times New Roman 12pt font); maximum of 12 pages (Authors have latitude to adjust the size as necessary to communicate their message–i.e., exceptions have been made). Graphics and Images are encouraged. Print quality should be 300 or better DPI. JPG or PNG format is preferred. Note: Please embed the graphic images into your article to clarify where they should go but also send the graphics as separate files when you submit the final draft of the article. This makes it easier should the graphics need to be changed or resized. Include author(s) bio with picture (picture optional but desired).
– AFTER YOU SUBMIT: Get your organization’s approval for public release clearance; this must be completed one month before the article goes to print (o/a 1 October 19). During this period, the editorial board will review the article, provide feedback, and request clarifications as needed.
Additional details for article submission are at:
The most recent M&S journal – a great example of innovations achieved through the use of M&S in the medical community, may be found at:
Thanks in advance for your support to this year’s M&S Journal. We are looking forward to reading about your innovations and accomplishments.
John W. Diem
Executive Director, US Army Operational Test Command Guest Editor, 2019 DoD M&S Journal