The Sixth IASTED International Conference on MODELLING, SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION 2006 (MSO 2006)

Venue: Goborone

Location: Goborone, Botswana

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 15, 2006
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2006
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The Sixth IASTED International Conference on
~MSO 2006~

September 11-13, 2006
Gaborone, Botswana

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

World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)

H. Nyongesa - University of Botswana, Botswana

Prof. George O. Anderson - University of Botswana, Botswana

Official opening by the Honourable Minister of Communications, Science and Technology.

University of Botswana

This conference is an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in and applications of modelling, simulation and optimization. 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 evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

MSO 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conference on:

Power, Energy and Applications (PEA 2006)

Botswana has been called an “oasis of peace and tranquility” on the African continent. It has a history of political stability, a low crime rate, and is one of Africa’s most successful economies. Botswana is about the size of France or Kenya, but its low population density has ensured that its beautiful wilderness has remained unspoiled. Botswana is also home to 120,000 migrant elephants – the largest elephant population in the world. The Kalahari Desert covers 84% of the country, yet in the midst of this desert is the world’s largest inland delta. The Okavango Delta is a breathtaking labyrinth of lagoons, lakes, and hidden channels covering an area of 17000 km². There you will find the Moremi Game Reserve, with forests, floodplains and lagoons that offer spectacular glimpses of a huge diversity of plant and animal life, including lions, buffalo, crocodiles, and leopards.

The administrative center for Botswana’s strong economy, the capital city of Gaborone, is a fast-growing, vibrant modern city. Shop the amazing collections of local arts and crafts and you will fall in love with Botswana’s rich culture and history. Enjoy the many fine restaurants and nightclubs, or take a quiet walk up Kgale Hill to see an amazing view of the city, as well as the pair of black eagles that nest in the craggy cliff face just below the peak.

For more information on Botswana, visit the official tourism site:

Relevant topics include but are not restricted to:

Model Development
Bond Graph Modelling
Numerical Methods
Mathematical Modelling
Physically-based Modelling
Agent-based Modelling
Dynamic Modelling
Continuous and Discrete Methodologies
Time Series Analysis
Applications of Simulation in:
Socio-Economic Applications
Other areas

Simulation Tools and Languages
Discrete Event Simulation
Object-Oriented Implementation
Web-based Simulation
Monte Carlo Simulation
Distributed Simulation
Simulation Optimization
Simulation Uncertainty
Virtual Reality

Optimization Theory
Linear and Non Linear Optimization
Combinational Optimization
Stochastic Optimization
Dynamic Programming
Multi-Objective Optimization
Optimal Control
Global Optimization
Network Optimization
Optimization Software
Semi-definite Programming
Semi-infinite Programming
Algorithm Design and Analysis
Applications of Optimization in:
Other areas

The International Program Committee can be found here.

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by March 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:

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 May 1, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by June 15, 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: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: 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.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by March 15, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: 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).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: 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 March 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:

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of six international IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:

Submissions due March 15 , 2006
Notification of acceptance May 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due June 1, 2006
Registration Deadline June 15, 2006

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

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