Call for Abstracts


The Australasian Simulation Congress 2023, being held from 21 to 24 August 2023 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, will once again bring together the SimHealth, SimTecT and Serious Games streams, along with opportunities for a number of joint sessions of mutual interest. We are delighted to partner with the Systems Engineering Society of Australia in a special simulation test and evaluation stream. The ASC congresses have provided a forum for international research, academic innovation and industry communities in Modelling and Simulation and Training for over two decades, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. The three-day event will feature masterclasses, keynote speeches and invited talks, regular paper presentations, as well as special interest panels delivered by leading experts in the respective simulation fields.

About the 2023 theme

The ASC 2023 theme, ‘Life between simulation and reality‘, reflects the practical considerations for bringing simulations to life: budgets, diversity and inclusion, ethics, innovation and more. Practitioners are increasingly called on to juggle these operational realities within a context of ongoing skills and workforce shortages exacerbated by a global pandemic, increasingly frequent natural disasters and a shifting geo-political balance. Innovations and new knowledge span the scope of emerging technologies as well as creating new ways of working together.

In 2023, we continue the rich ASC history of knowledge sharing and collaboration. We invite the submission of abstracts from all traditional areas and strongly encourage work which addresses the conference theme of life between reality and simulation. Traditional spheres include:

  • SimHealth (health industry-based training and simulation – practitioners, developers, researchers),
  • SimTecT (government, defence, aviation, policing/law enforcement, transportation training and simulation practitioners, developers, researchers) and
  • Serious Games (deployment of games technologies and concepts to fields other than entertainment.

Contributions are invited that support the ASC 2023 theme and advance the theory or practice of any aspect of the following topics:

  • International collaborations in a shifting landscape
    • Complexity and beyond as a new normal
    • COVID-19 responses and management
  • Balancing the books:
    • Affordability, accessibility and accountability
    • Economics of simulation
  • Ethical considerations for simulation
    • Diversity
    • Reliability and repeatability
    • Practical considerations
    • Tensions for transparency and spanning boundaries
    • Deontological considerations
    • Standards v complexity.

In addition to the above, we also invite academic papers, practical case studies and workshops that explore these topics in relation to:

  • Modelling and decision support systems
  • Educational developments (curriculum and techniques)
  • Certification/accreditation, policy and quality Initiatives
  • Human dimensions in simulation
  • Personal skills
  • Creative and cultural applications
  • Serious games & gaming concepts
  • Technology Innovations (developments or new uses).

We also hope to provide the option to expand abstracts into short papers/extended abstracts, with potential to publish selected papers in special issues or a conference proceedings book associated with the conference.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be no longer than 300 words (space not included).
  • Title must be no longer than 15 words.
  • Please disclose any conflicts of interest.
  • Please indicate if you do not wish for your abstract and/or final presentation slides or recording to be shared with delegates post-event.
  • Please state your preferred mode of presentation by selecting the relevant options when submitting. Please note that presentation preferences are not guaranteed for modes offered.
  • All submissions must be submitted via the portal, Currinda. If you do not already have a Currinda account, you must create one in order to submit an abstract.
  • Deadline: 5PM AEDT, Monday, 6 March 2023.