July 20 - 24, 2003

Wyndham Hotel Montreal
Montreal, Canada

General Chair

Agostino G. Bruzzone

MISS-DIP University of Genoa

Program Chairs
Joseph P. Celano
Belfaro, LLC

Mhamed Itmi

Steve Branch


Student Papers
Peter Kropf

University of Montreal

Ling Rothrock
Penn State University

Steering Committee Chair
Mohammad S. Obaidat
Monmouth University

Affiliated & Co-Located Events
Proposed Track

International Program Committee

Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, CA  92177-7900
Tel: 858-277-3888
Fax: 858-277-3930
E-mail: scs@scs.org

Call For Papers

2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC'03)


The focus of SCSC 2003 is on World Wide Usage of Advanced Simulation.  Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is a very critical area for supporting Research and Development, as well as competitiveness, worldwide.  New technologies are enabling new uses of M&S and increasing its impact in new areas. SCSC'03 provides an International Forum for presenting the State of the Art in the International Simulation Community as well as the Effectiveness of Simulation Experiences in World Businesses.

Several topical perspectives will serve to illuminate the evolution of the modeling and simulation community. All submissions will be reviewed based on the draft full paper and/or extended abstract.  The best overall papers, as selected by the Conference Committee, will be considered for possible publication in a special issue of an International Journal.

The list of topics includes (but is not limited to):

M&S Technologies
Distributed Interactive Simulation 
Experimental Design 
Experiential Digital Media 
Fuzzy Logic
High Level Architecture 
Human Behavior Representation Techniques 
Human Factors 
Modeling & Simulation Languages 
Modeling & Simulation System Architecture 
Parallel & Distributed Modeling & Simulation 
Real Time Systems M&S Technology 
Simulation Life-Cycle Evolution 
Simulation Software Engineering 
System Dynamics Representation 
Virtual Reality 
Virtual Environments 
Visualization, Graphics & Animation 
Web-based Architectures & Implementation


Industry & Business Practices
Collaboration Environments 
Simulation-based Acquisition 
Economics of Modeling & Simulation 
Education of the Modeling & Simulation Professional 
Future of Modeling & Simulation 
Information Systems 
Infrastructure Planning & Design 
Influences of Communications & Media 
Management Science 
Process Engineering 
Verification, Validation, & Accreditation
M&S Applications
Adaptive Systems 
Agent Directed Simulation 
Artificial Life 
Artificial Neural Networks
Business Intelligence 
Data Fusion
Knowledge Management 
Knowledge Based Expert Systems 
New Product Development 
Complexity, Complex Systems 
Ecological & Environmental Systems 
Electro-Mechanical Systems 
Geophysical Systems 
Marine Applications 
Materials Modeling & Simulation 
Military Systems 
Queueing Systems 
Robotics & Autonomous Systems 
Synthetic Environment Representation 
System Dynamics 
Training Simulators 
Transportation & Traffic

Paper Submission

Extended abstracts (4-6 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process as a PDF file to the http://scs.proceedingscentral.com/ site by February 3, 2003. Each extended abstract must include the title, authors, affiliations, addresses, references and summary (4-6 pages) for proper positioning in the conference. Only original papers, written in English, which have not been published previously elsewhere will be accepted. Please indicate which conference topic is most appropriate, listing first and second choices. Notifications of acceptance status will be sent on April 12, 2003.

Please note that in case of acceptance  your final manuscript will need to be submitted electronically as a PDF file to the http://scs.proceedingscentral.com/ site by May 9, 2003 to guarantee inclusion in the conference CD and final program. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, transfer copyright, and pay a conference registration fee at the time their camera-ready paper is submitted.

Key Dates

Full Draft Paper / Extended Abstracts Due    February 28, 2003
Preliminary Notification of Acceptance April 12, 2003
Final Camera-Ready Submission Due May 9, 2003

Affiliated & Co-Located Events

Student Workshop. The Student Workshop is devoted to PhD Students, Master Students and Undergraduates willing to submit a paper/poster to be presented during SCSC2003; the selected papers will be included in the Conference CD only (not in Proceedings Hardcopy) and will compete for the Best Student Paper Award. A special registration fee is reserved for Students (Student ID and Professor Check Required).
Chairs: Peter Kropf, University of Montreal; Ling Rothrock, Penn State University
SIMPLEST Workshop: Technical Council for Simulation Applications in Management, Planning & Forecasting. The Workshop of the Technical Council for Applications in Management, Planning and Forecasting invites you to submit draft full papers and to participate on the panel session of this new Technical Council of SCS, for setting up Cooperations and Projects.
Contact Person: Marina Massei, Liophant Simulation Club
LESNEX (LEan Simulation Network of Excellence) Workshop. The LESNEX Workshop focuses on the development of the Lean Simulation as a new approach for applying M&S techniques into Small and Medium Size Enterprises as well as during early state evaluation in large programs.
Contact Person: Stefano Saetta, University of Perugia
Standards Workshop. This special SCSC 2003 workshop includes paper sessions as well as panel sessions; this initiative is part of a new series of "M&S Standards" focused panel discussions to be held at multiple simulation events (e.g. SISO, SCS, ITEC, I/ITSEC). The panel session will last approximately two hours and will have a standard format involving panel discussions addressing mid-term modeling and simulation standards needs. The panel discussions will be followed by audience discussion and feedback. Results from each of the sessions will be compiled and briefed back to the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) to advocate modeling and simulation community priorities to leadership in government, industry and academia.
Contact Persons: Steve Swenson, USA; Peggy Gravitz, USA

For submissions and contributions to a specific workshop please contact the Contact Person directly or submit the paper via the http://scs.proceedingscentral.com/ site and indicate which workshop the paper is for.

Proposed Tracks

Agent-Directed Simulation
Chair: Tuncer ÷ren, Ottawa Center, ON Canada
Business & Industry
Chair: Priscilla Elfrey, NASA & NCS, FL USA
Energy & Minerals Production Systems Simulation and Risks Engineering
Chair: Samuel Frimpong, CAMDeR University of Alberta, Canada
Life Science Simulation
Chair: David R.C. Hill, ISIMA, France
Maritime Simulation
Chairs: Pertti Broas, VTT, Finland; Aldo Zini, Cetena/Fincantieri, Italy
Military Applications and Simulation
Chairs: Robert Lutz, John Hopkins University APL, USA; Joe Uzdzinski, Lockheed Martin, USA
M&S Methodology, Tools and Applications
Chairs: Fernando Barros, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Ralph Huntsinger, CSUChico, CA USA
On-Line Simulation
Chair: Helena Szczerbicka, University of Hannover, Germany
Production & Manufacturing
Chair: Edward Williams, PMCorp, USA
Simulation in Transportations
Chair: Fred Wieland, MITRE, USA; Essam Radwan, UCF, FL USA
Science & Technology
Chair: Robert McGraw, RAM, CA USA
Stochastic Processes of Dynamical Systems
Chairs: Abdelkhalak El Hami, INSA Rouen, France; Abdellah El Moudni, UTBM, France
Verification Validation & Accreditation
Chairs: Lou Birta, Ottawa Center, ON Canada; Simone Youngblood, DMSO, USA
Virtual Reality, Visualization and Simulation
Chairs: Marielle Den Hengst, TU Delft, NL; Carlos Luis N. dos Santos, UFRJ / COPPE / PEC / LAMCE, Brasil
Optimization of Logistic Systems through Simulation
Chairs: Dr. Toni Guasch, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya; Dr. Miquel Angel Piera, Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona

For submissions and contributions to a specific Track please contact the Track Chair directly or submit the paper via the http://scs.proceedingscentral.com/ site and indicate which track the paper is for.

International Program Committee

V. Amico, UCF, USA
Fernando Barros, CISUC, Portugal
Lou Birta, MISS - Ottawa Center, ON, Canada
Matteo Brandolini, BRB Studio, Italy
C. Briano, Liophant Simulation Club, Italy
Pertti Broas, VTT, Finland
Agostino G. Bruzzone, MISS-DIP University of Genoa
Joseph P. Celano, Belfaro, LLC
J.M.Couretas, Lockheed Martin, USA
Marielle Den Hengst, TU Delft, NL
Carlos Luis N. dos Santos, UFRJ / COPPE / PEC / LAMCE, Brasil
Priscilla Elfrey, NASA & NCS, FL, USA
A. Elkamel, University of Waterloo, Canada
Abdelkhalak El Hami, INSA Rouen, France
Abdellah El Moudni, UTBM, France
C. Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Samuel Frimpong, CAMDeR University of Alberta, Canada
C. Frydman, COSI Marseille, France
N. Giambiasi, LSIS, France
A. Guash, Universitat PolitŤcnica de Catalunya, Spain
David R.C. Hill, ISIMA, France
V. Hlupic, Brunel University, UK
Ralph Huntsinger, CSUChico, CA USA
Mhamed Itmi, PSI, INSA, Rouen, France
Peter Kropf, University of Montreal, Canada
Robert Lutz, John Hopkins University APL, USA
Robert McGraw, RAM, CA USA
Roberto Mosca, DIP, Italy
Tuncer ÷ren, Ottawa Center, ON, Canada
Alessandra Orsoni, SIREN, Italy
M.A. Piera, Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona, Spain
S. Raczynski, Mexican MISS, Mexico
Essam Radwan, UCF, FL, USA
R. Revetria, ITIM, Italy
C. Roberts, Arizona State University, USA
Ling Rothrock, Penn State University, USA
Stefano Saetta, University of Perugia, Italy
Hessam Sarjoughian, Arizona State University, USA
R. Signorile, Boston College, USA
Robert A. Strini, EBS, USA
Helena Szczerbicka, University of Hannover, Germany
Joe Uzdzinski, Lockheed Martin, USA
G. Wainer, Carleton University, Canada
Jeffrey W. Wallace, Envoy Technologies, CA, USA
E. Waller, SAIC, Canada
Fred Wieland, MITRE, USA
Edward Williams, PMCorp, USA
Simone Youngblood, DMSO, USA
Aldo Zini, Cetena/Fincantieri, Italy

Sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, California 92177
Phone 858-277-3888
Fax 858-277-3930
E-mail scs@scs.org

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