Event Date/Time: May 24, 2004 End Date/Time: May 27, 2004
Early Registration Date: Apr 14, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 19, 2003
Paper Submission Date: Apr 26, 2007
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Title: SimTecT 2004 Simulation Conference and Exhibition
Location: National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia
Dates: 24-27 May 2004
URL: http://www.simtect.com

Short Description

Held annually since 1996, SimTecT is becoming the premier simulation conference in the Australasian region. SimTecT includes international keynotes, technical and applications papers, workshops, special presentations, exhibition and social program.


The SimTecT 2004 Simulation Conference and Exhibition, will be held 24-27 May 2004 in Canberra, 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 Committee which vets the papers.

Keynote Speakers

Simulation in Defence Acquisition - Sir Robert Walmsley, KCB FREng , former Chief Executive of the UK’s Defence Procurement Agency
Enhancing Crtitical Decision Outcomes - Major-General James Molan, AO , Commander Australian Defence College
Can Flight Simulators do Everything? - Capt. Kip Caudrey, Director, Simulator Evaluation and Standards, Asia/South Pacific, Alteon Training Asia
Entertainment and Defense Collaboration - Professor Michael Zyda, Director, the Moves Institute, US Naval Postgraduate School
High Fidelity Patient Simulators - Professor David M. Gaba, M.D., Director, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University
The Power of Virtual Reality Training for Improved Operating Room Performance - Professor Tony Gallagher, Director of Research in the Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia


On Monday 24 May, a series of workshops will allow a more in-depth presentation of simulation topics:

Introduction to Simulation and Virtual Environments - Paul Beckett, RMIT
Hands-on HLA - David Stratton, University of Ballarat
An Overview of Simulation Standards - Shane Arnott, Boeing Australia, and Warren Katz, Chairman SISO
Computer Generated Forces Behavioural Models and Agent Enabled Simulation - Dr Simon Goss, DSTO and Dr Andrew Lucas, Agent Oriented Software
Getting Results – Simulation and Achieving Organisational Objectives - Peter Murphy, Noetic Solutions and Peter Dyson, Manage by Design
Human Factors Workshop – Where is The Learning Happening? - Elyssebeth Leigh, Dr Robert Mclaughlan, Laraine Spindler, University of Technology, Sydney
Visual Database Development - Patrick Bell, Thales, Graeme Brook, VIZMAP, Dave McKeown, Terrasim

Special Presentations

Australian Defence Simulation Office - the status of ADSO activities and Defence projects
Simulation Standards - Proposed Australian Defence Force Platform DIS Enumerations
Ten Commandments of Modeling and Simulation – a Paradigm Shift - John Illgen

Health and Medical Simulation Symposium

Held in conjunction with SimTecT 2003 on 24 to 26 May, the Health and Medical Simulation Symposium will include presentations on simulation technology and clinical applications, with the theme: "Simulation Safer than Reality?".
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 are site visit on Thursday 27 May to:

Academy of Interactive Entertainment - Specialising in 3D computer graphics, games programming and design education, the Academy provides real pathways to employment through outcomes-based training approved by industry and delivered through industry.
CSIRO Division of Mathematical and Information Science - collaborative multi-modal virtual reality, including the use of haptics

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

Social Functions

SimTecT Golf Challenge - Monday 24 May, afternoon at the Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club.
Welcome Reception - Monday 24 May, evening
Social Evening - Tuesday 25 May, night at Flavours – The Culinary Centre
Conference Dinner - Wednesday 26 May, night at the National Museum of Australia

Point of Contact

Barry Neame
Conference Secretariat
PO Box 3127, BMDC, ACT 2617, Australia
Tel: +61 2 6251 0675
Fax: +61 2 6251 0672
Email: simtect@consec.com.au

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: exec@siaa.asn.au


Simulation Industry Association of Australia - aiming to promote and development the use of simulation in Australia


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