SimTecT 2011: Asia-Pacific Simulation and Training Conference and Exhibition (SimTecT 2011)

Venue: Melbourne Convention Centre

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Event Date/Time: May 30, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 02, 2011
Registration Date: Apr 26, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 28, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 03, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Mar 18, 2010
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The theme of the Conference is: "Achieving Excellence in Training and Decision Support through Simulation".


The SimTecT 2011 Simulation Conference and Exhibition, will be held 30 May - 2 June in Melbourne, Australia.

Papers and keynotes will particularly address the Defence, Transportation, Emergency Management, Mining / Construction, and Serious Games sectors.

SimTecT has been held annually since 1996, and is the premier simulation conference in the Australasian region.

A feature is the educational and technical quality of the papers.

Focus Areas

- Defence (Concepts, Capability / Technology, Network-Centric Warfare, Command & Control)
- Transportation (Aerospace, Civil Aviation, Road, Rail, Maritime, Logistics / Distribution)
- Emergency Management / National Security
- Heavy Industry (Resources, Construction, Infrastructure)
- Manufacturing
- Health (relating to the above)


Within these Focus Areas, the Papers on the following life-cycle oriented specialisations are encouraged:

- Policy and Management (VV&A, data, financing, history, standards)
- Business Imperatives
- Analysis & Experimentation (lifecycle support, experimentation)
- Technologies (development, implementation, synthetic environments, distributed simulation)
- Training (ab-initio, theory, e-learning, human factors, mission rehearsal)
- Operations (Planning and decision support, Command and Control, Joint operation)
- Serious Games (Formats, platforms, applications, Instructional Design, Evaluation and assessment)

Keynote Speakers

- Dr James Blake, Program Executive Officer,
Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), USA

- Mr Dean Bowley, Head, Army Modernisation Research, and Simulation Hub Leader,
Defence Science and Technology Organisation

- Dr Mike Brennan, Director-General Simulation,
Australian Defence Organisation

- MAJGEN John Caligari, DSC, AM
Head of Modernisation and Strategic Planning - Army

- Mr Mick Farrag
Operations Manager, Queensland Mines Rescue Service

- Mr Anthony Gibbs, Psychologist, Sentis

- Mr Pat Halpin, Training Manager, London Underground, UK

- RADM John R. Hines, Jr.
Deputy Commander, United States 3rd Fleet, USA

- RADM (ret) Fred Lewis, President,
National Training and Simulation Association, USA

- COL (ret) Dennis Thompson
Director, Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Training Simulations Division, Marine Corps Training and Education Command, Quantico, Virginia, USA


On Monday 31 May, a series of courses will allow a more in-depth presentation of simulation topics:

C1 SIAA Introduction to Simulation in Australia
C2 Simulation Support to Operations
C3 Using Simulation in a Training Environment
C4 The Support of Training Systems ñ Issues
C5 Human Factors ñ An Introduction
C6 Training Needs Analysis for Simulation Systems
C7 Teaching and Assessing "Soft Skills" in Simulation Environments
C8 Environmental-Modelling Infrastructure for Simulation Applications
C9 Simulation ñ Predicting, Measuring and Presenting the Return on Investment
C10 Getting Training Right the First Time ñ Making Training Preparation and Planning Count

Site Visits

There is one site visit on Friday 3 June to:

- Army Simulation Wing, Puckapunyal

This visit will give participants a chance to look at some of the latest simulation related technologies and practices.

Social Functions

- Networking Party - Tuesday 31 May, evening, at Sotanos at the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
- Conference Dinner - Wednesday 1 June, night, at the Melbourne Convention Centre


1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

Additional Information

Full Registration Early Bird Fee (Received before or on 28 March) $945.00 Full Registration Fee (Received after 28 March and before or on 26 April) $1,150.00 Late Registration Late Fee (Received after 26 April) $1,375.00 Day Registration $595.00 Student Registration (Proof of full-time status required with registration) $360.00 Course - half-day $360.00 Course - full-day $550.00 Additional Welcome Party tickets (Each) $110.00 Additional Conference Dinner tickets (Each) $130.00