The Third IASTED African Conference on Modelling and Simulation ~AfricaMS 2010~ SCIENCE AND TECHNOLO (AfricaMS 2010)

Venue: Gaborone

Location: Gaborone, Botswana

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CALL FOR PAPERS



The Third
IASTED African Conference on


Modelling and Simulation

~AfricaMS 2010~



SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT



September 6 – 8, 2010

Gaborone, Botswana



SPONSORS



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)

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CONFERENCE CHAIR



Prof.
Francis J. Ogwu
– University of Botswana, Botswana



LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR



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



HOST ORGANIZATION



University of Botswana

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PURPOSE



This conference is an international forum for researchers and practitioners
interested in the advances in and applications of modelling and simulation. 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 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.



AfricaMS 2010 will be held
in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:




  • href="http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-684.html">Power and Energy
    Systems (AfricaPES 2010)

  • href="http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-686.html">Water Resource
    Management (AfricaWRM 2010)

  • href="http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-687.html">Health Informatics
    (AfricaHI 2010)



LOCATION



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 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 centre 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: Tourism
of Botswana
.



SCOPE



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










Modelling




  • Model Development

  • Bond Graph Modelling

  • Numerical Methods

  • Mathematical Modelling

  • Physically-based
    Modelling

  • Agent-based Modelling

  • Dynamic Modelling

  • Continuous and
    Discrete Methodologies

  • Time Series Analysis

  • Information
    Communications Technologies

  • Applications of
    Simulation in:


    • Engineering

    • Environment

    • Socio-Economic
      Applications

    • Other areas style='font-size:12.0pt'>





Simulation




  • Simulation Tools and
    Languages

  • Discrete Event
    Simulation

  • Object-Oriented
    Implementation

  • Web-based Simulation

  • Monte Carlo
    Simulation

  • Distributed
    Simulation

  • Simulation
    Optimization

  • Simulation
    Uncertainty

  • Visualization

  • Virtual Reality style='font-size:12.0pt'>




INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE



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 calgary@iasted.org.



SUBMISSION



Initial Papers

Submit your paper via our website at: href="http://www.iasted.org/conferences/submit-685.html">www.iasted.org/conferences/submit-685.html.



All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED
Secretariat must receive your paper by March 15, 2010. 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: www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.



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 May 1, 2010.
Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2010. Registration and
final payment are due by June 15, 2010. 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: href="mailto:finalpapers@iasted.org">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: href="http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final-page.html">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 March
15, 2010
. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website
address:

www.iasted.org/conferences/tutorialsubmit-685.html.



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 href="mailto:calgary@iasted.org">calgary@iasted.org by March 15,
2010
. 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, 2010
, 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: href="http://www.iasted.org/conferences/specialsession-685.html">www.iasted.org/conferences/specialsession-685.html.



JOURNALS



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: href="http://www.actapress.com/SubmissionInfo.aspx">www.actapress.com/SubmissionInfo.aspx.



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



IMPORTANT DEADLINES





















Submissions Due



March 15, 2010



Notification of Acceptance style='font-size:12.0pt'>



May 1, 2010



Final Manuscripts Due style='font-size:12.0pt'>



June 1, 2010



Registration Deadline style='font-size:12.0pt'>



June 15, 2010




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



IASTED Secretariat – AfricaMS 2010

B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW

Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9

Tel: 403-288-1195

Fax: 403-247-6851

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