15th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (MS 2004)

Venue: Marina del Ray

Location: Marina del Ray, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 01, 2004 End Date/Time: Mar 03, 2004
Registration Date: Dec 15, 2003
Paper Submission Date: Oct 15, 2003
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Description

This conference is an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in, and applications of, modeling and simulation. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS MODELLING
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Air Modelling and Simulation
Atmospheric Modelling
Hazardous Material
Mobile Source Emissions
Ecosystems Modelling
Hydrological Modelling
Aquatic Ecosystems
Marine Ecosystems
Freshwater Ecosystems
Biological Systems
Agricultural Modelling
Terrain Analysis
Meteorological Modelling
Earth System Modelling
Climatic Modelling
Natural Resource Management
Terrestrial Ecosystems

ENERGY AND POWER SYSTEMS MODELLING
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Energy Flow Modelling
Modelling of Energy Sources
Power Plant Modelling
Turbine Modelling
Transmission Line Modelling
Transient Analysis
Stability Studies
Harmonics Modelling
Power Quality Analysis
Fault Simulation
Power Network Simulation
SCADA Systems
Energy Demand Modelling
Energy Economics
Electricity Market Modelling
MODELLING AND SIMULATION METHODOLOGIES
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Model Development
Bond Graph Modelling
Statistical and Probabilistic Modelling
Numerical Methods
Mathematical Modelling
Physically-based Modelling
Agent-based Modelling
Dynamic Modelling
3-Dimensional Modelling
Continuous & Discrete Methodology
Computational Geometry
Time Series Analysis
Finite Element Methods
Simulation Tools and Languages
Discrete Event Simulation
Petri Nets
Object Oriented Implementation
Web-based Simulation
Monte Carlo Simulation
Distributed Simulation
Simulation Optimization
Simulation Uncertainty
Neural Networks
Artificial Intelligence
Expert Systems
Knowledge-based Systems
Fuzzy Systems
Genetic Algorithms
Data Modelling
Computer Aided Design
CASE Systems in Engineering Design
Multi-paradigm Simulation
Visualization
Virtual Reality
Synthetic Environments
Applications

APPLICATIONS IN MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Business Process Simulation
Resource Management
Knowledge Management Systems
Operations Research
Economics
Optimization
Stochastic Models
Logic Programming
Operation and Production Management
Supply Chain Management
Work Flow Management
Total Quality Management
Logistics
Risk Analysis
Scheduling
Forecasting
Cost Benefit Analysis
Economic Revitalization
Financial Models
Accounting
Policy Issues
Regulatory Impact Analysis

APPLICATIONS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Information System Management
Telecommunications
Internet
Multimedia Systems
Wireless System Architecture
Network Simulation
Mobile Networks
3rd and 4th Generation Networks
Congestion Control Mechanisms
Fluid Models
Protocols
RF Circuit Modelling
Software Engineering
Database Management
Quality of Service
Performance Modelling
Distance Education
E-Commerce
M-Commerce


MODELLING IN BIOMEDICINE AND BIOMECHANICS
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Biomedical Modelling
Biomechanical Modelling
Medical Robotics
Medical Instrument Design
Patient Simulators
Surgical Simulators
Surgical Training
Surgical Modelling
Image-guided Surgery
Cardiovascular Modelling
Arterial Wall Mechanics
Respiratory Mechanics
Orthopedic Modelling
Joint Modelling
Limb Modelling
Dental Modelling
Muscular Modelling
Modelling of Sports Injuries
Medical Imaging
Medical Vision
Virtual Reality
Human Animation
Health Care Modelling
Tele-Medicine
Medical Education

APPLICATIONS IN AUTOMATION, CONTROL, AND ROBOTICS
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Industrial Automation
CAD/CAM
Human-Machine Interface
Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Assembly Planning
Material Handling
Process Automation
Intelligent Control
Process Control
Robot Design
Multi-Robot System
Tele-Robotics
Mobile Robots
Robust Robot Control
Motion Planning
Scheduling
Sensing and Data Fusion
Intelligent Agents
Virtual Reality

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Initial Paper
Submit your paper via our website at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/marina/submit-414.htm.
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by October 15, 2003. Do not send hard copies of your paper. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by e-mail.

Please complete the online Paper Submission Form to designate a principal author, to submit your initial paper, and to provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. On the paper, please provide the full names, affiliations, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors.

Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail on November 15, 2003. Final manuscripts are due by December 1, 2003. Registration and final payment is due by December 15, 2003. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Paper
Please send final manuscripts via e-mail to: finalpapers@iasted.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include the six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found on the web at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final.htm and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six pages (single-spaced, double-column, 10 point Times New Roman font). Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. The additional page and paper charge is USD $75.00 per page.

TUTORIALS
Proposals for half-day tutorials (three hours) should be submitted online by October 15, 2003. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/marina/tutorialsubmit-414.htm.

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

SPECIAL SESSIONS
Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via e-mail to calgary@iasted.org by October 15, 2003. Proposals should include a minimum of five papers, a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). The name of the session organizer will appear in the program and proceedings provided five papers or more are presented. More information on special sessions is available online at the following website address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/marina/sessionsubmit-414.htm.

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