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Instructions for authors and presenters

Full papers and extended abstracts for MODSIM2021 will need to be formatted in accordance with the Word documentInstructions for authors. Please use the templates provided below. They have been updated for 2021.

Please note: you can submit either:

  • an extended abstract (max 1 page) or
  • a full paper (max 7 pages, including an extended abstract on the first page).
You are not required to submit any form of shortened abstract before you submit your full paper. Your only submission should be the full intended final version in the correct template.

The extended abstract should be a complete description of the problem area, broad findings and outcomes or implications and should hence be self contained.

The extended abstracts/full papers will be reviewed by independent reviewers and may require revision before publication.

Extended abstracts should be formatted using the same template as the full papers, using the first page only. They can include 300–500 words, plus affiliations and keywords. A stand-alone extended abstract may include references.

Papers and extended abstracts should be submitted in Word or PDF format (if generated from LaTeX).

The instructions for authors, a template file and an example paper are available in Word and LaTeX format.

Note that authors have the option to include their ORCID iD. See the examples in the templates. More information about ORCID is at

Find out more about how to submit your paper or extended abstract online.

Word documentInstructions for authors

Word documentExample MODSIM2021 paper

Word documentExample MODSIM2021 extended abstract

Word documentWord template file (.dotx)

ORCID iD icon (.jpg)

Zip fileLaTeX instructions, example, template files (zip)


Full papers will be published in online congress proceedings and submitted to Web of Science for indexing.

If the presenting author of an accepted submission does not attend the congress, by default the paper will not appear in the proceedings.

Copyright statement

MODSIM proceedings are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International CC BY License (, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you attribute MSSANZ and the original author(s) and source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence and indicate if changes were made. Images or other third party material are included in this licence, unless otherwise indicated in a credit line to the material.

Individual MODSIM papers are copyright of the Authors and Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (MSSANZ). MSSANZ is the publisher of the MODSIM Proceedings.


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