Event Date/Time: May 09, 2005 End Date/Time: May 12, 2005
Early Registration Date: Mar 18, 2005
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SimTecT 2005 Simulation Conference and Exhibition

SimTecT 2005 will be held at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia, from 9 to 12 May 2005.

The theme reflects looking back over past successes, and forward to future challenges, because this is the 10th Anniversary of SimTecT - and there are some special presentations and events planned!

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.

The timetable is:

Monday 9 May: Workshops, Welcome Reception and the SimTecT Golf Challenge
Tuesday 10 to Thursday morning 12 May: Conference and Exhibition
Thursday 12 May afternoon: Site visits

See www.simtect.com for further details.


Registration is now open - download the brochure from the web-site, or Register on-line.

Keynote Speakers

- A Future View from Defence - Dr Roger Lough, Chief Defence Scientist, Australian Defence Organisation
- Simulation and Complex Systems - Dr Frédéric Pradeilles, Director, R&D programs on Simulation and System Engineering, Complex Systems Department at the French DGA/STTC
- Simulation in the Modern Military Environment - Steve Moore Director, Joint Warfighting Center, USJFCOM
- Improving Human Performance Outcomes - Werner Naef, Air New Zealand
- Regulatory Standards: More of the same, or Time to start thinking about new Approaches? - Donald Irving, Chair, JAA Flight Simulation Training Device Steering Group and Consultant to the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority and the European Joint Aviation Authorities


On Monday 9 May, a series of workshops will allow a more in-depth presentation of simulation topics:

- Introduction to Simulation and Virtual Environments - Paul Beckett, RMIT
- Distributing Modelling & Simulation Applications over the Internet – The Extensible Modelling & Simulation Framework (XMSF) - Andreas Tolk, Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center, Don Brutzman, the MOVES Institute and J. Mark Pullen, George Mason University
- How Improved CGF Behavioural Models Can Enhance Simulation Capability - Ralph Rönnquist and Nick Howden, Agent Oriented Software and Simon Goss and Clinton Heinze, Air Operations Division, DSTO
- Introduction to Simulator Visual Systems - Paul Hill and Patrick Bell, Thales, Bernard Lalonde, CAE and George Hioureas, Barco
- Getting Results – Simulation and Achieving Organisational Objectives - Peter Murphy, Jaki Halliday, Noetic Solutions
- Designing” the Simulation Facilitator - Elyssebeth Leigh, University of Technology, Sydney
- Using Behaviour Markers to Change Performance - Werner Naef, Air New Zealand
- Advanced Distributed Simulation: Interoperability Standards, testing and Training - Peter Ryan, Lucien Zulcman, Peter Clark, Jon Blacklock, and Peter Ross, DSTO, Darren McFarlane, ADSO, Mark Fairleigh, DMO, Grant Tudor, Army Simulation Wing, Sean Parr, Calytrix and Warren Katz, SISO

Papers Presentations

Papers from the Defence, Transport and Manufacturing sectors will cover:

- Applications
- Training
- Technologies
- Computer Generated Forces/Agents
- Synthetic Environments
- Distributed Simulation
- Methodologies
- Policy and Management

Special Presentations

- Australian Defence Simulation Office - the status of ADO activities and Defence projects
- Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional Program - a short introduction
- Ten Commandments of Modeling and Simulation – A Paradigm Shift

Wargame Cafe

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

Site Visits

There are site visits on Thursday 12 May to:

RailCorp Australian Rail Training - state-of-the-art reality centres and train driving simulators with advanced scenarios
HMAS WATSON - Ship Bridge Simulator with full visuals and motion base, Ship Combat Team Trainers, Operator Trainers and Part-Task Trainers

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

Social Functions

SimTecT Golf Challenge - Monday 9 May, afternoon, at the Northbridge Golf Club.
Welcome Reception - Monday 9 May, evening, at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre
Social Evening - Tuesday 10 May, night, at TBD
Conference Dinner - Wednesday 11 May, night, at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre


Majors – CAE Australia and Thales
Conference Dinner –Tenix Defence
Welcome Reception – Raytheon Australia
10th Anniversary DVD - Barco Australia and Booz Allen Hamilton
SimTecT Golf Challenge - Concurrent Australia
Wargame Cafe - Dell

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: simtect2005@consec.com.au


The Simulation Industry Association of Australia - promoting and developing the use of simulation in Australia


Additional Information

Full Early Bird Registration (includes Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner): AUD 835