Venue: St. Thomas

Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, -

Event Date/Time: Nov 29, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 01, 2006
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2006
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The IASTED International Conference on
Environmental Modelling and Simulation
~EMS 2006~

November 29–December 1, 2006
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands


The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

* Technical Committee on Modelling and Simulation

Conference Chair

Dr. Hanqin Tian – Auburn University, USA
Keynote Speaker

"Can a Shutdown of the Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation be Avoided?"
Dr. Michael Schlesinger – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

The IASTED International Conference on Environmental Modelling and Simulation will establish an international medium for the exchange of new ideas and practical experience in the areas of modelling and simulation in relation to the environment. During a time when environmental concerns are heightened and international bodies continue to create regulations to minimize environmental impacts, EMS 2006 aims to strengthen relations between governments, environmental agencies, research laboratories, and universities. The conference will also emphasize the tools and technologies used in the advancement of environmental 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.

EMS 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:
Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Engineering (KSCE 2006)
Communications, Internet, and Information Technology (CIIT 2006)

EMS 2006 is being held on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. One of a group of islands that comprises the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is legendary for its breathtaking natural beauty and the warm hospitality of its people. The pristine white beaches and clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea combine with an average November temperature of 27.5C (81.5F) to make St. Thomas a vacation paradise. The heart-shaped Magens Bay Beach, with its spectacular mountain backdrop, is touted by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Charter a boat to go scuba diving or deep-sea fishing, or check out the stunning views from the Paradise Point Tramway and Drakes Seat, where Sir Francis Drake kept watch on his fleet during the 16th century. At MountainTop, 450 metres above sea level, enjoy festive shopping and the breathtaking panorama of the US and British Virgin Islands. The capital city of Charlotte Amalie is a picturesque harbour and the most visited port in the Caribbean. Experience the superb dining and exquisite nightlife. Abundant duty-free shopping makes it the shopping mecca of the region.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Modelling and Simulation of:

* Atmosphere
* Mobile Source Emissions
* Climate
* Ecosystems
* Land Use
* Hydrology
* Agriculture
* Terrain Analysis
* Meteorology
* Earth Systems
* Terrestrial Ecosystems
* Species Distribution
* River Engineering
* Climate Change
* Geometrics
* Waste Processing

Technologies and Tools:

* 3D Data Modelling and Visualization
* Assessment
* Natural Resource Management
* Automation and Information Technologies
* Satellite Data
* Signal and Image Processing
* Remote Sensing
* Data and Web Mining
* Monitoring
* Membrane Technologies
* Database Management
* Geographic Information Systems
* Water and Wastewater Management
* Information Systems
* Collaborative Learning Tools
* Statistics
* Geostatistics
* Machine Learning Algorithms
* Neural Networks


Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by June 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 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:

Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by August 1, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by September 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by September 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 June 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).
Special Sessions

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 June 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 the one of the 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 June 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance August 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due September 1, 2006
Registration Deadline September 15, 2006