The 17th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation 2006 (MS 2006)

Venue: Montreal

Location: Montreal, Canada

Event Date/Time: May 24, 2006 End Date/Time: May 26, 2006
Registration Date: Apr 01, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jan 15, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Mar 15, 2006
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Description

The 17th IASTED International Conference on
MODELLING AND SIMULATION
~ MS 2006 ~


May 24-26, 2006
Montreal , Canada


SPONSORS
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Modelling and Simulation

World Modelling and Simulation Forum – WMSF



CONFERENCE CHAIR
Dr. René Wamkeue - University of Quebec, Abitibi-Témiscamingue

PURPOSE
The IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (MS 2006) will act as a major forum for international researchers and practitioners interested in all areas of modelling and simulation. It will be an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

MS 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications (CA 2006).


LOCATION
Visiting the island city of Montreal is truly an experience. During its 360-year history, Montreal has been a French settlement, a British stronghold, and today is the world’s second-largest French-speaking city. European flair has blended with North American savoir-faire and old world charm has mixed with modern style. Relive the atmosphere of the 19th century as you stroll through the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal. Enjoy the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica or the awe-inspiring collection at the Museum of Fine Arts. There are many top-notch galleries all around the Museum District on the fashionable Sherbrooke Street. Beneath the forested rise of Mont Royal, downtown's leafy squares pulse with energy from morning rush hour to the wee hours of the night when visitors and locals revel in the clubs along Ste-Catherine Street and the more intimate lounges of the Plateau and Latin Quarter. Montreal is a jazz lovers paradise, boasts an outstanding orchestra, superb English and French-speaking theatre companies, and is the home of the international phenomenon, Cirque du Soleil. Near the Olympic Stadium you will find the famous Botanical Gardens and the unique Biodome, which houses four distinct ecosystems. In May you will be swept away by playoff hockey fever as the city cheers on the legendary Montreal Canadiens.

SCOPE
Topics will include, but are not limited to:

MODELLING AND SIMULATION METHODOLOGIES
Mathematical Modelling
Physically-based Modelling
Agent-based Modelling
Dynamic Modelling
3-Dimensional Modelling
Continuous and 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 Modelling
Visualization
Virtual Reality
Synthetic Environments
Applications


ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS MODELLING
Air Modelling and Simulation
Atmospheric Modelling
Hazardous Material
Mobile Source Emissions
Ecosystem 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


APPLICATIONS IN MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH
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





ENERGY AND POWER SYSTEMS MODELLING
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 IN BIOMEDICINE AND BIOMECHANICS
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
Industrial Automation
CAD/CAM
Human-Machine Interfaces
Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Assembly Planning
Material Handling
Process Automation
Intelligent Control
Process Control
Robot Design



Multi-robot Systems
Tele-robotics
Mobile Robots
Robust Robot Control
Motion Planning
Scheduling
Sensing and Data Fusion
Intelligent Agents
Virtual Reality
Fluid Power Technology





APPLICATIONS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Information System Management
Telecommunications
The Internet
Multimedia Systems
Wireless System Architectures
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


INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Click here for a list of the program committee for MS 2006.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/greece/submit-530.htm. All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by January 15, 2006. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing 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. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.

All papers submitted to IASTED International Conferences must be written in English, using appropriate grammar and syntax.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by February 15, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by March 15, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by April 1, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: finalpapers@iasted.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final.htm and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.


TUTORIALS
Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by January 15, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/greece/tutorialsubmit-530.htm. A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and thequalifications of the instructor(s).


SPECIAL SESSIONS
Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: calgary@iasted.org. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by January 15, 2006., unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/greece/sessionsubmit-530.htm.


JOURNALS
Extended versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for review for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Authors must submit the expanded and enhanced version of their conference paper for peer review consideration to:
http://www.actapress.com/SubmissionInfo.aspx following the standard procedure as described on the website. All papers considered for journal review must be of the highest quality and demonstrate a novel contribution to the literature. For further information, please email journals@actapress.com.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submissions due January 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance February 15, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due March 15, 2006
Registration Deadline April 1, 2006


For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – MS 2006
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6

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