J. Rozenblit and J. Sametinger, Eds.: MSM 2017 - Proceedings of the Symposium on Modeling and Simulation in Medicine, SpringSim 2017 Spring Simulation Multiconference, Virginia Beach, VA, USA, April 23 - 26, Society for Computer Simulation International, Inc, 2017
ACM DL, DOI: 10.22360/SpringSim.2017.MSM.000

It is our great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the fourth Modeling and Simulation in Medicine Track at the Society for Modeling and Simulation (SCS) Multiconference. The past decade has brought about a dramatic increase in the deployment of simulation-based techniques in medicine and its related healthcare fields. Simulation scenarios are used extensively for training of medical personnel, students, first responders, and emergency response coordinators in non-patient based settings. This ultimately results in better care outcomes and improved safety of medical procedures.

Advances in computer technologies, biomedical engineering, and systems engineering have driven the development of cyber physical systems that serve as simulation based training platforms. In addition, very complex models are being developed to “digitally” plan pharmaceutical studies, assess potential treatment modalities, and carry out analytics on big health related data sets. However, it is clear that methodological and theoretical foundations need to be strengthened to provide integrated, connected, and cross-cutting solutions for modeling and simulation in healthcare. Thus, this meeting attempts to connect researchers, developers, and medical practitioners in an attempt to define unifying themes for such solutions.