ASC 2019 Submissions


The Organising Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the 3rd Annual Australasian Simulation Congress (ASC), hosted by Simulation Australasia (SimAust), the national body for those working in simulation throughout Australasia.

The ASC will once again bring together the SimHealth, SimTecT and Serious Games streams, along with opportunities for a number of joint sessions of mutual interest.

The 2019 Australasian Simulation Congress will explore the theme of Balance and Disruption.

There is a constant stream of commentary in news and other media regarding the increasing rate of advancement in technology, and the consequential impact on all our lives. Automation and artificial intelligence taking over all our jobs, loss of privacy, and concerns about cyber security for the ever increasing number of connected devices represent just a few of these technology related themes. ASC2019 represents an opportunity to consider how simulation will help to achieve a balance between the conflicting priorities today’s needs versus preparing for the disruption of the future. We also need to balance the lure of new technologies applicable to simulation with ensuring that technology is being applied in a considered way, and is leading to results that are valid, whether they be for teaching and training, decision making or other domains.

Please join us at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in September 2019, contribute to the debate, and thus the learning and growth of the simulation community within Australasia and across the world!

In 2019, we are also doing something a little different to distinguish papers and in-conference workshops. For us, papers of studies and new ideas reflect what people are doing in the world right now, whereas workshops represent an added opportunity to learn how to do something. With that in mind, we are also applying this distinction to our invitation for submissions, and in particular, looking to curate in-conference workshop proposals along specific themes.

For research papers, contributions are invited that advance the theory or practice of any aspect of the following topics:

  • Educational Developments (curriculum and techniques)
  • Technology and Technical Innovation
  • Modelling and Decision Support Systems
  • Certification/Accreditation, Policy and Quality Initiatives
  • Human Dimensions in Simulation • Engineering and Industrial Applications
  • Creative and Cultural Applications
  • Economic, Environmental and Resource Applications
  • Innovations and Emerging Trends
  • Serious Games & Gaming Concepts

For in-conference workshops, contributions are invited that will engage your audience to learn how to do:

  • Moulage
  • Tech – manikins
  • Tech – AV
  • Social media (incl. podcasts)
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • In-Situ simulation – challenges and solutions, ensuring staff and patient safety (psychological and physical)
  • Simulated patients and hybrid techniques
  • Safety containers – creating a safe learning environment
  • Simulation design life-cycle
  • Write winning grants & research to get funded and published
  •  Early career research/mentoring
  • Systems engineering & simulation and Verification, Validation and Accreditation
  • Story telling
  • Gamification (levels, scores)
  • Game development, including skill-sets associated with a game development team and understanding what makes a good/successful game?
  • Cloud Based Simulation / Simulation as a Service
  • M&S Environments for Agile Development and Rapid Prototyping
  • Reuse of M&S Assets (Repositories, Metadata, Composability, Transformation)
  • Transforming Legacy Systems/Software

Join us on the Gold Coast in September 2019 to share, inform, experience and explore simulation in research, education, health, defence, resources and many other sectors.

ASC 2019 Submission Dates:

  • Abstract Submissions Close – Sunday 10 March 2019
  • Notification of Abstract Review – Friday 19 April 2019
  • Formal Paper Submission Deadline (for accepted abstracts) – Wednesday 29 May 2019

We hope to see you on the Gold Coast!