The 20th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation ~MS 2009~ (MS 2009)

Venue: Banff

Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jul 06, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 08, 2009
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The 20th IASTED International Conference on
Modelling and Simulation
~MS 2009~
July 6 – 8, 2009
Banff, Alberta, Canada


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

* Technical Committee on Modelling and Simulation

World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)

The 20th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (MS 2009) will be 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 double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

MS 2009 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Wireless and Optical Communications (WOC 2009)
* Antennas, Radar and Wave Propagation (ARP 2009)
* Environmental Management and Engineering (EME 2009)


Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and spanning 6,641 square kilometres of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows, and rivers, Banff National Park is truly one of the world's premier destination spots. Banff was Canada's first national park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Summer in Banff means time to put away the skis and bring out the hiking boots. Banff National Park is a hiking wonderland, containing over 1,600 kilometres of trails. Even in July, the warmest month, the Rockies will fill you with awe as you fish, golf, camp, horseback ride, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter ride. Visitors can tour historic sites, soak in hot springs, stroll along the shores of Lake Louise, and enjoy many first class accommodations. Drive the Icefields Parkway into adjoining Jasper National Park and you have an excellent chance of seeing elk, deer, moose, and black bears along the roadside. Take a ride on the Banff gondola or spend just one night camping under the diamond-lit sky and you will be convinced that this is the most beautiful place on earth.

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

* Model Development
* Bond Graph Modelling
* Statistical and Probabilistic Modelling
* Numerical Methods
* 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
* Visualization
* Virtual Reality
* Synthetic Environments
* Applications


* 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


* 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
* Fluid Power Systems


* 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
* Orthopaedic 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


* 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


* Industrial Automation
* 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


* 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

To be announced.

If you are interested in joining the International Program Committee (IPC) for this conference, please submit your name, address, phone, fax, email, areas of specialty, a list of your most recent publications, a brief CV, and the name of this conference by email to

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 February 16, 2009. 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 provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be full papers with approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions. 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 March 16, 2009. Final manuscripts are due by May 1, 2009. Registration and final payment are due by May 15, 2009. 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 February 16, 2009. 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 email a proposal to by February 16, 2009. 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 February 16, 2009, 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 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 February 16, 2009
Notification of Acceptance March 16, 2009
Final Manuscripts Due May 1, 2009
Registration Deadline May 15, 2009

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

IASTED Secretariat – MS 2009
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
Web site: