International Mediterranean & Latin American Modelling Multiconference
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Ergife Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy, September 12-14, 2011
Call for Paper I3M2011 in Rome
Submission of Papers & Session Proposals: May 20th, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: June 10th, 2011
Final Camera-Ready Submission: July 1st, 2011
I3M 2011: New Edition
Next year the 8th edition of I3M will be held in Rome, Italy, renovating the opportunity to have an International Multiconference involving different Modelling & Simulation areas and providing an ideal opportunity to meet together in the wonderful framework of the "Caput Mundi".
European Modelling & Simulation Symposium - EMSS
The EMSS represents the 23th edition of the classic autumn M&S event in Europe; therefore the Symposium is a really International meeting involving world experts in the area; EMSS last editions was held in Bergeggi, Barcelona, Calabria, Canary Islands and Fes.
New Simulation Project Workshop - NSP
This event is the ideal framework for setting up European Community, EDA and International Projects and it is a framework for hosting project review and exploitation meetings; NSP welcome submissions for panel sessions on new simulation project proposal.
A Special Joint I3M/CAX Forum Session will focus on CIMIC And Planning Research In Complex Operational Realistic Network, as event related to EDA CAPRICORN Project
McLeod Workshop involves different excellence centers that were active in John McLeod Network of Excellence in M&S; this workshop is carried out in cooperation with the Society for Modelling & Simulation International, this workshop is a Meeting for discussing about M&S innovation.
The International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation- MAS
The MAS Conference concentrates on applied M&S and computer technologies; application fields include production, business and services. Since 2002 it involves Industries and Experts discussiong on the potential of M&S applied in real world; in Rome it will organized the 10th Edition of MAS.
The International Conference on Harbour, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics M&S - HMS
HMS Conference is a traditional event and it was held successfully worldwide, usually in the sourrondings of major international ports (i.e. Genoa, Marseille, Riga, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona). It is focused on applications of simulation and computer technologies to logistics, supply chain management, multimodal transportation, maritime environment and industrial logistics.
Modelling & Simulation Network Workshop
The Modeling and Simulation Network (M&SNet) is a world-wide consortium of 14 independent organizations. A young and active network (founded in 2003) of researchers, professors, practitioners devoted to support the continuous improvement in the field of Modeling & Simulation (M&S).
Its continuing mission to search for innovative ways to use M&S as well as innovative domains of application and to disseminate M&S principles (both theoretical and ethics).
The MS&Net workshop aims to create an evolving framework for sharing experience and knowledge in which participants have the possibility of effective cooperation. Tracks organization is intended to cover all the research areas of MS&Net centers: knowledge exchange is the key of successful collaborations.
The workshop provides to affiliated centers a researches intersection point and to external applicants a research access point to the art and science of Modeling & Simulation.
The International Conference on Integrated Modeling and Analysis in Applied Control and Automation
IMAACA 2011 will be the 5th edition, this Conference in the past was organized in Europe, America and Africa and now it is moving back to Europe; IMAACA will bring experts together for the purpose of presenting and discussing all type of application relevant control and automation problems emphasizing the role of model analysis as integral part of the complete design of the automated system.
Particularly, it will focus on new concepts, methods, techniques, and tools conceived in order to support an integrative interplay of modeling, identification, simulation, system analysis and control theory in all the stages of system design.
The International Defense and Homeland Security Simulation Workshop
DHSS 2011 is a workshop focusing on the advances and potential of using M&S within Defense and Homeland Security framework.
DHSS will bring experts together for the purpose of presenting and discussing all type of innovation related to the
use of Modelling & Simulation in these areas of applications.
DHSS focuses on new concepts, methods, techniques and tools for advancing in modelling & simulation sector.
I3M related Events
The NATO CAX Forum 2011 is co-located with I3M Conference in Ergife Palace Hotel
Rome mostly in the same period (September 12-15 2011).
The I3M attendees will have access to all unclassified session of CAX Forum;
CAX Forum attendees will be enabled to attend I3M Opening and Plenary Presentations free of charge,
while access to EMSS, HMS, MAS, DHSS and IMAACA sessions is available to CAX Forum
attendees through a special rate (please contact Prof.F.Longo,
Special Joint Panels and Demonstations will be organized and included in the program of these two major events.
A Special Session and a Demonstration of Smackdown will be presented during I3M2011 on Tuesday afternoon in connection with NASA Center. The even is a follow up from previous Smackdown in Boston, while after Rome next Smackdown will be in Springsim2012 Orlando
In fact, Smackdown is a “distributed,” multi-team cooperative competition that occurs simultaneously across multiple time-zones. Participating teams design, model, program, test, and operate a simulated spacecraft—or other mission device such as a rover or satellite—on a simulated mission from the Earth to a virtual moon base. To achieve mission success, teams must consider the laws of physics, gravity, trajectory data, fuel, payload size, and landing site characteristics just as they would with a real-life mission. The simulation is complex and requires a number of components, diverse systems, and organizations—distributed across the globe—to work in tandem, emphasizing and demonstrating the concept of “interoperability.” In this instance of distributed simulation, each team will have access to a common and seamless platform from which to work regardless of location. This will include NASA simulation components, SISO (simulation interoperability standards organization) provided standards (HLA IEEE 1516-2010), industry supplied High Level Architecture (HLA) software, and the option of using HLA toolbox for Matlab.
The idea for Smackdown was conceived by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineer Zack Crues and implemented by NASA and SISO Space Community Forum to encourage students to learn about the importance of modeling and simulation. In addition, the event provides students with a great opportunity to gain valuable skills by doing real work in this fast-growing and recession-proof segment of the economy. In the process, students become “job-ready” and more employable than the average college graduate. Smackdown also forges a much-needed relationship between stakeholders in academia, the marketplace, and government.
Smackdown seeks to strengthen the M&S community across industry, government, and academia. M&S is an increasingly valuable tool in science and engineering, with applications that span virtually all industries and services. It gives us the ability to imitate and explore the facets of complex real-world experiences without incurring the risk, expense, and time associated with building, testing, and training in the real world. To date, educational programs that provide a strong background in modeling and simulation are rare, especially ones designed to help students become more employable. As more people realize the benefits of M&S, the need to educate, train, and certify M&S practitioners, researchers, and teachers will become increasingly apparent.
Efforts to meet this challenge can take a number of forms such as academic degree programs, non-degree professional education, professional certifications, and educational outreach. More secondary school programs are giving attention to modeling, simulation, and related emerging technologies. However, these programs are mostly in the engineering, computer science, and medical degree tracks.
The lack of investment and planning energy does not mean that M&S leaders believe that a skilled workforce is unimportant. Indeed, numerous stakeholders have identified the need for competent and seasoned modeling and simulation professionals. Nonetheless, members of the simulation community perceive a persistent gap in workforce development and have identified many factors that may be hindering the “mending” process. Smackdown, along with other efforts, is an engaging, fun, and novel way to help remove these obstacles and facilitate the creation of a robust culture of M&S professionals.
Smackdown’s potential as a satisfying, scalable, and ambitious yet “doable” undertaking sparked enthusiastic support from the M&S community. It was demonstrated for the first time in Boston in April, 2011, at the Spring Simulation Multiconference. Teams participated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Pennsylvania, North Carolina State Colleges, University of Bordeaux (France) and Genoa University (Italy) as well as interns at JSC
The university teams and their faculty advisors consulted with a wide range of organizations, including: NASA, SISO, AEgis Technologies, ForwardSim, MÄK, and Pitch Technologies. The Smackdown Executive, Outreach, Planning, and Technical Committees, who spearheaded this event, provided organizational and technical advice, recruited participants, and gained valuable publicity. Additional support was provided by other members within the international M&S community. These groups formed the backbone of Smackdown and continue their vital support today.
For the event, students had access to SISO’s standards for High Level Architecture Evolved (HLA-evolved). NASA provided the “federates” or virtual components of the simulation, including the orbit shuttle and transport rover, as well as technical and mentoring support. MÄK and Pitch Technologies provided the HLA software, while ForwardSIM supplied the Matlab programming tools and training, 3D viewer, and Simulink platform, which reduced the programming learning curve and created a more engaging and memorable experience. Other industry and government mentors advised students on technical issues, enabling them to build and populate the 3D simulated environment with greater ease. The outcome was the successful planning, experimentation, testing, and demonstration of their work during the SISO Smackdown event.
These SimSummit Meeting will be held in a special session
open to all the attendees of I3M2011, DHSS2011, HMS2011, MAS2011, IMAACA2011, EMSS2011 and CAX Forum.
SimSummit is a Forum involving top Organizations and Institutions involved in M&S and is characterized by the following issues:
During I3M2011 two different workshops are running one as part of EMSS another one as part of DHSS; due to the
success of this subject and to the developments on going in I3M2012 these tracks will be combined in the
next I_WISH Workshop (The International Workshops on Innovative Simulation for Health Care).
These M&S Professional Courses
will be held in connection with DHSS 2011, I3M multi-conference;
program, registration modules and tentative schedule are already available, please
book them early.
The M&S Courses are organized in cooperation with MITIM-DIPTEM University of Genoa,
Simulation Team and with Patronage Liophant Simulation and include foreground assesment for
Simulation Team Professional Certification Program.
The Summer School traditionally aims to provide to participants specific knowledge on Industrial and Mechanical Plants Design topics, favoring interaction and cooperation among researchers coming from different Universities, R&D Centers and Institutions.
The theme for the edition XVI is "Breaking down the barriers between research and industry”;
the event is following strictly I3M Conference and it is organized in a famous Thermal resort Albano Terme, Padova, Italy September 14-16 2011. Special opportunities will be provided to I3M 2011 and SummerSchool 2011 registered attendees.
- Circumstance – Modeling and simulation technology is coherent and comprehensive as a discipline, ubiquitous in its presence in widely disparate application domains, and powerful in its influence for a wide variety of uses. At the same time, modeling and simulation is not generally recognized as a profession, industry, or economic market segment.
- Concept – Deliberate and self-conscious investment in cultivating the M&S community-of-practice is considered necessary and desirable in order to facilitate the emergence of M&S as a profession, industry, and market predicated on M&S technology in all its disparate manifestations. SimSummit is an occasional forum – kept relatively informal by mutual agreement - of organizations with broad interest in M&S technology, professional development, industry and market.
- Mission - The missionary objective of the SimSummit forum is no less than to significantly advance the evolution of the modeling and simulation profession, industry, and market.
- Goals – Particular goals of SimSummit are:
to establish a comprehensive international forum of the most significant organizations in Modeling and Simulation
to identify and maintain for the world-wide M&S community-of-practice a common ‘canonical’ topical agenda upon which cooperative effort may be focused
to facilitate effective and constructive collaboration among member
organizations and beyond by means of participative events, publications,
collaborative workspaces, and shared information assets
to realize a truly intervisible, comprehensive, self-conscious, and effective
modeling and simulation community-of-practice.
- Benefits - The special virtue of the SimSummit forum is to educe the very considerable degree of common interest that exists even among relatively disparate organizations from Government, Industry, Professional Societies and Academia, involved in M&S of many styles for a wide variety of purposes in apparently exclusive application domains, and to derive therefrom the greatest possible collective benefit for the international M&S community-of-practice.
- McLeod Institute of Technology and Interoperable Modeling & Simulation, Simulation Team, Genoa Center - University of Genoa, Italy
Miquel Angel Piera - Spanish Simulation Center – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Francesco Longo - MSC-LES, Italy
Enrico Bocca - Mast, Italy
I3M2011 is Scientifically Sponsored by:
I3M2011 Industrial Sponsors:
I3M2011 Media Partners:
I3M Conference Syntheses
I3M Exhibitors & Media Partners
I3M exhibition provides an unique opportunity to Simulation Companies & Vendors for presenting their innovative solutions to a wide audience; I3M2011 in Rome involved about 500 attendees and Industrial Sponsors representing large corporations, high-tech companies and Small & Medium Size Enterprises such as Presagis, CAE, Cal-Tek, Mast, Aegis. In addition to the Industrial Sponsors it is very interesting the possibility to become an I3M Media Sponsor; for additional info on these issues please check the Sponsorship Package, contact the Exhibition Chair Enrico Bocca or
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