Call for Submissions

Symposium Chairs:
Angelos Chronis and Gabriel Wurzer
angelos (dot) chronis (at) and gabriel (dot) wurzer (at)

Scientific Chairs:
Cristiane M. Herr, Ulrich Pont, Dana Cupkova and Gabriel Wainer

Workshops Coordinator:
Wolfgang E. Lorenz

Download Call for Submissions PDF

We invite you to submit and present an original contribution for SimAUD2020. All submissions are peer-reviewed and considered for selection by the Scientific Committee. All accepted full papers (8 pages) will be published in the ACM Digital Library. However, all the accepted submissions (both full and short papers) will be published in SimAUD’s proceedings. Please observe the submission types and deadlines on the Symposium website. SimAUD is run collaboratively with ACM/SIGSIM and is sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International.

Areas of Interest

SimAUD topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Simulation-based Generative Design
  • Simulation-Based Collaborative Design
  • Simulation-Based Design Tools and Methods
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Simulation Performance and Scalability
  • Building Comfort & Energy Performance
  • Simulation of Occupant Behavior
  • Simulation of Building Controls
  • Physics-Based Simulation in Design
  • Whole Building Energy Simulation
  • Thermal Comfort & Occupant Satisfaction
  • Lighting and Daylighting
  • Airflow In & Around Buildings
  • Acoustics Modeling, Simulation & Design
  • Visualization of Simulation Data
  • Urban-Scale Modeling
  • Uncertainty, Validation and Risk Management
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Design Agency & Multi-Agent Systems
  • Intelligent Buildings & Building Lifecycle Management
  • Sensor Networks & Building Performance Monitoring
  • Interactive Environments
  • Responsive Facades
  • Robotic Fabrication in Design

Submission Types

Research works can be submitted in several categories:

Note: All submissions are published in SimAUD’s Proceedings.


Important Dates (all times in UTC)

Abstracts deadline: October 27, 2019 (Optional)

The Abstract submission should be a short paragraph describing the topics to be covered in the full submission. Abstracts are optional. They will NOT be reviewed and are simply to help the Committee recruit the number of reviewers needed in the appropriate sub-disciplines.

Submission deadline: December 22, 2019 extended to January 12, 2020

This is the date when papers (archival format, 8 pages maximum for full papers, 4 pages maximum for short papers), projects, and accompanying videos must be submitted. The review process will be double-blind.

Acceptance notification: February 23, 2020 March 2nd, 2020

Authors will receive their peer-review feedback and acceptance decision by this date. Accepted and conditionally accepted works will then have a short period of time to integrate reviewer feedback before submitting the final Camera-ready deadline.

Camera-ready due: March 22, 2020 April 1st, 2020

At this date, final submissions of accepted works are due.

Workshop proposals due: March 23, 2020

We kindly ask all prospective workshop organizers to submit their ideas for workshops by filling in a proposal.

Registration open: April 1st, 2020

Changed registration fee is 50$ (20$ bachelor and master students). Authors already registered will be reimbursed for the difference. We will contact you pro-actively in that case.

Registration due: NOW REGISTER NOW!

If you haven't registered please do that urgently.

Schedule announced May 1st, 2020

The schedule was published online.

Call for workshop participations: from May 1st 8th, 2020 UPCOMING!

We will be contacting you regarding your participation in the conference.

Presentation link due: until May 17, 2020 PREPARE YOUR PRESENTATION NOW!

Please upload your presentation as video to youtube or another cloud-based video service, then share the URL with the conference organizers per mail ( Full papers: max 12 minutes, short papers: max 8 minutes (Hint: The shorter your presentation, the more people are going to watch it to the end). Please make sure your video link is public, so others can watch it.

Virtual venue ready: May 24, 2020 at the latest

We will open the virtual venue for the conference. Please watch the presentations right away and read the papers you are interested in, please also note down questions.

Online Conference: May 25-27, 2020

Participants will watch the pre-recorded presentations/keynotes and participate in live Q&A webinars for asking. Details will be made available in the program!


Submission Types

We invite research works in several categories:

Full Papers

Full papers (max. 8 pages) present significant contributions to research and practice in the SimAUD areas. Accepted full papers will be archived at the ACM Digital Library. Links to SimAUD papers in the Digital Library are posted at

Please adhere to the 8-page limit and prepare your paper using one of the templates below:

Paper Template - Word

Paper Template - LaTeX

Short Papers

Short papers are non-archived publications (max. 4 pages) that present brief and focused research contributions that are noteworthy but may not merit a full paper. Typically short papers provide an overview of research-in-progress and/or thought-provoking work relevant to the SimAUD community. They have not reached completion level necessary for jury review and acceptance as complete papers; however, authors will benefit from in-person feedback from symposium attendees.

Short papers should include:

  • A focused description, and if appropriate, analysis of the work
  • Potential impact of the work to the SimAUD community
  • Recommendations for future research and application in practice

Please adhere to the 4-page limit and prepare your paper using one of the templates below:

Paper Template - Word

Paper Template - LaTeX

Invited Papers

In order to help bring together diverse disciplines we aim to establish a common language of perspectives, case studies, techniques or technologies. One way to start this process is through invited works. The Committee may internally evaluate and invite certain papers, projects, or videos to include in the symposium outside the formal peer-review process. To nominate research that you believe would be beneficial to building this new community, please email any of the chairs with suggestions.

Project & Videos

Many architecture and urban design projects communicate visions of a proposed future. Projects and videos are among the best ways to communicate these visions. We invite project and video submissions of high-quality scientific visualizations of architecture or urban design projects, interactive design decision support systems, compelling animations of construction simulation, and more. We strongly encourage authors of full and short paper submissions to also provide a high-quality video for peer-review and exhibition at the SimAUD symposium.

A project submission is a poster that summarizes a professional or student design project that utilizes simulation as a means for informing design decisions, in an effort to demonstrate innovation and excellence in architecture and urban design. All projects should be submitted on boards that adhere to an A1 page size, portrait or landscape orientation, with no other specific limitations and not necessarily tied to a paper submission.

All papers that were accepted as posters should be submitted following the same format as the project posters.

Accepted projects and videos will be featured in a poster session during the conference, and will be featured on SimAUD's website. If you plan to provide a video or project, please notify the General Chair by email prior to the submission deadline.

Data Sets

Data sets are optional (but recommended) collections of ZIP files of original data that accompany full or short paper submissions. A data set submission may include, for example, a detailed Building Information Model (BIM) of a real or virtual building that would be of use to the SimAUD community for simulation testing or cross-validation. Another example would be a conceptual model of a process or event expressed as DEVS classes. Other data sets could be point clouds, sensor data, programs, models of HVAC units, fridges, escalators, geothermal, etc. Many scientific communities suffer from a lack of access to high-quality detailed data sets and algorithms. At SimAUD, an accepted peer-reviewed data set is recognized as a significant contribution to science, and we hope to encourage researchers and practitioners to share their data for the greater good of the community.

Data sets will be linked or archived at If you plan to contribute a data set, please notify the General Chair by email prior to the submission deadline.