SimTecT 2003 Simulation Conference and Exhibition (SimTecT2003)

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia

Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2003 End Date/Time: May 29, 2003
Registration Date: May 29, 2003
Early Registration Date: Apr 12, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2003
Paper Submission Date: Apr 17, 2003
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The SimTecT 2003 Simulation Conference and Exhibition, will be held 26-29 May 2003 in Adelaide, Australia.
Papers and keynotes will particularly address the Defence, Manufacturing, Transport and Medical sectors - but, together with the exhibtion, will be of interest to others as well.

SimTect has been held annually since 1996, and is becoming the premier simulation conference in the Australasian region.
A feature is the quality of the papers, largely because of the contribution of the Defence Science Technology Organisation to the Technical Comittee which vets the papers.

Keynote Speakers

Simulation and Defence Experimentation - Air Vice Marshal John N. Blackburn, Head Policy Guidance and Analysis Division, Royal Australian Air Force
Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation - Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, Director of Simulation Programs, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, USA
Training systems for the Joint Strike Fighter Program - Ms Jo Anne N. Puglisi, Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Information Systems, USA
Improving Critical Outcomes through Immersive Simulation - Ms Fiona Love, Director of Training & Development, State Rail Authority of NSW, Australia
Simulation and the Digital Factory - Mr Rob Barlow, President, DELMIA, Japan
Discovery and Innovation in the 21st Century - Mr Robert Bishop, Chairman and CEO, Silicon Graphics, USA


On Monday 26 May, a series of workshops will allow a more in-depth presentation of simulation topics:

Introduction to Simulation and Virtual Environments - Paul Beckett, RMIT
Introduction to HLA - David Stratton, University of Ballarat
Simulation Over the Internet - Julian Mallet, MÄK Technologies
Computer Generated Forces / Behaviour Representation - Dr Simon Goss, DSTO and Dr Andrew Lucas, Agent Oriented Software
Simulation Interoperability - Panel Presentation

Medical Symposium

Held in conjunction with SimTecT 2003 on Monday 26 May, the Medical Symposium will include presentations on simulation technology and clinical applications. Participants can also tour the exhibition.

Wargame Cafe

Drop into a special part of the Exhibition area where PC "Games" are used for serious purposes.

Site Visits

There is a site visit on Thursday 29 May to the RAAF AP-3 Orion Advanced Flight Simulator and to the Defence Science and Technology facilities at Salisbury.

The AP-3C Advanced Flight Simulator provides RAAF pilots and flight engineers with a detailed replica of the recently upgraded AP-3C Orion cockpit. The simulator is based on civil full flight simulator technology, with extensive modifications to provide training in mission related capabilities of the Orion aircraft.

These visits will give participants a chance to look at some of the latest simulation related technology used in Defence.

Social Functions

SimTecT Golf Challenge - Monday 26 May, afternoon at the Grange Golf Club.
Welcome Reception - Monday 26 May, evening
Social Evening - Tuesday 27 May, night
Conference Dinner - Wednesday 28 May, night

Point of Contact

Barry Neame
Conference Secretariat
PO Box 3127, BMDC, ACT 2617, Australia
Tel: +61 2 6251 0675
Fax: +61 2 6251 0672


Additional Information

Publicity Contact Peter Hill Simcon Services Pty Ltd PO Box 226, Lindfield, NSW 2070, Australia Tel: +61 417 457 105 Fax: +61 2 9416 3783 Email: