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Instructions for authors and presenters

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Oral presentations

  • Oral presentations are to be 15 minutes, plus there will be 4 minutes allowed for questions.
  • A 2-minute warning will be given at the 13-minute mark of your presentation.
  • Timing of presentations will be strictly adhered to by session organisers
  • Important: You must upload your presentations from the Speakers Prep Room before your session commences. Personal laptops cannot be used in meeting rooms to give your oral presentation.
  • Presentations should be set up at a size suitable for 16:9 (widescreen) please.

Poster guidelines

Posters may be put up from Sunday 9 July when MODSIM opens. Please hang your poster in the correct location marked on each poster board in the Exhibition area. You will find velcro provided for you there. Posters will be taken down in the afternoon on Thursday 13 July. Make sure you take your poster down if you wish to keep it. Unclaimed posters will be destroyed.

You should plan to be at your poster during the poster session on Tuesday 11 July from 4:30pm until 6:00pm.

The size of posters should be no larger than A0, preferably in portrait orientation (841 mm width x 1189 mm height).

  • The poster must cover the material in your accepted extended abstract or full paper.
  • Place the title of your paper prominently at the top of the poster so people can easily identify your paper. Indicate the:
    1. session title (e.g. A3. Contributions from applied mathematics for modelling and simulation),
    2. title (same as your accepted extended abstract or full paper),
    3. authors’ names.
  • Highlight the presenting authors’ name, e-mail, and affiliation in case someone is interested in contacting you for more information.
  • Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 metres.
    • Paragraph and figure caption text should be AT LEAST 24-point font (0.9 cm height)
    • Headers should be AT LEAST 36 point font (1.2 cm height).
  • Organise the content on the poster so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. For example
    • Group similar ideas and label these groups in the order that readers should follow (e.g. A, B, C)
    • Include the background of your research followed by results and conclusions.
    • Use texts that are easy to read

Full papers and extended abstracts for MODSIM2023 will need to be formatted in accordance with the Word documentInstructions for authors. Please use the templates provided below.

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. You submit an extended abstract by itself, only if you have decided not to submit a full paper.

There are different due dates depending on what you decide to submit.

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). Word is preferred.

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

At MODSIM2023, delegates will have a choice of presentation type – oral or poster. Orals will be 15 minutes plus 4 minutes allowed for questions at the end. Posters will be displayed for the whole week, with a specific poster session to be held on Tuesday 11 July. Each delegate can specify their preferred presentation type (oral or poster), but the final decision on presentation type (oral or poster) will be made by the organisers based on the quality of the submission and the need to keep the number of oral presentations to a manageable number. It is anticipated that each delegate will receive one oral presentation with additional presentations likely to be given as posters. The maximum number of oral presentations granted will be two per person. Please note you must attend in person to present your oral or poster.

Find out more about how to submit your paper or extended abstract online and keep track of the important dates.

Word documentInstructions for authors

Word documentExample MODSIM2023 paper

Word documentExample MODSIM2023 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.

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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