Event Date/Time: Mar 23, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 31, 2003
Paper Submission Date: Oct 31, 2003
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23-24 March 2004

2nd Two Day Workshop 23-24 March 2004  
The first simulation workshop, held in March 2002, brought together practitioners and academics from the UK and from overseas. It provided an opportunity to exchange ideas on the current and future state-of-the-art in simulation modelling, with a particular focus on discrete-event simulation. Following the success of this event, a second workshop is to be held in March 2004.

Hornton Grange, part of the University of Birmingham’s conference park, provides excellent accommodation with easy access to the centre of Birmingham. The Edwardian property stands in its own attractive and peaceful grounds.

All bedrooms are en-suite, and are equipped to the highest standard. The conservatory dining room and oak room bar provide a relaxed setting for meeting with colleagues. Residents also have access to the University’s leisure facilities. We now have a location map available to download. Click here to download a word document showing directions to Birmingham University and the main reception. (518 kb)

The Programme

The workshop will include plenary sessions, special focus streams and a PhD poster session. Contributions to the technical programme are sought in the following areas, although papers in any area of discrete-event simulation will be considered.

Simulation Methodology
· Component based simulation
· Collaboration methods
· Distributed simulation
· Web based simulation
· Simulation and artificial intelligence
· Simulation software
· Human performance modelling
· Simulation education  

Simulation Applications
· Simulation in manufacturing
· Simulation in services
· Simulation in defence
· Simulation in health

Simulation Modelling and Analysis
· Conceptual modelling
· Verification and validation
· Design and analysis of simulation experiments

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be copyrighted. A paper of between three and ten pages must accompany all talks (excluding the poster session). We have the author guidelines available.

Timetable and Deadlines
31 October 2003: Submit electronically contributed papers not previously published or presented. The submission form and submission instructions can be found here. We also have the author guidelines available. Each submission must be a 3 to 10 page paper, including an abstract of less than 150 words. Submission implies that an author will attend the workshop to present the paper, and all clearance required for publication of the paper will be obtained by 6 February, 2004.
19 December 2003: Contributors will be notified whether or not their paper has been accepted. Instructions for preparing final manuscripts will be made available.
6 February 2004: Authors provide the final manuscript for printing in the conference proceedings.
6 February 2004: Submit 1 to 3 page papers for the PhD poster session. These should be submitted using the electronic submission form for full contributed papers. Submission implies that an author will attend the conference. All PhD posters will be published in the conference proceedings.
If you require any further information, please contact the program chair: Les Oakshott (contact details below).

Organising Committee

Conference Chairs
Dr Stewart Robinson
Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL
Tel: 02476-522132, stewart.robinson@warwick.ac.uk
Dr Simon Taylor
Department of Information Systems & Computing ,
Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middx UB8 3PH
Tel: 01895-203389, simon.taylor@brunel.ac.uk
Program Chair
Les Oakshott
ALLSIM Simulation Consultants
5 Bockenem Close, Thornbury
Bristol, BS35 2XH
Tel: 01454-884897 , les@allsim.co.uk
Proceedings Chair
Dr Sally Brailsford
School of Management, University of Southampton
Southampton, S017 1BJ
Tel: 02380-593567 scb@socsci.soton.ac.uk

Program Committee
· Dr Sola Adesola, Cranfield University
· Dr James D Arthur, Virginia Tech
· Dr Tim Baines, Cranfield University
· Dr Roger Brooks, University of Lancaster
· Professor Russell Cheng, Southampton University
· Dr Ruth Davies, Southampton University
· Simon Dennis, BTexact Technologies
· Dr Tillal Eldabi, Brunel University
· John Ladbrook, Ford Motor Company
· Professor Jim Moffat, dstl
· Professor Richard Nance, Virginia Tech
· Professor Ray Paul, Brunel University
· Professor Michael Pidd, University of Lancaster
· Alan Robinson, dstl
· Tony Waller, Lanner Group

Operational Research Society Simulation Study Group
The simulation study group aims to provide a forum for the regular exchange of ideas on simulation theory and practice, for academics, practitioners and software suppliers. This is achieved through regular meetings and workshops.


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