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CFP: ESM2008 European Simulation and Modelling

www.eurosis.org

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
ESM2008
The 2008 European Simulation and Modelling Conference
Le Havre, France

October 27-29, 2008
MODELLING AND SIMULATION 2008

Methodology and Tools
Simulation and AI
High Performance and Large Scale Computing
Simulation in Education and Graphics Visualization Simulation
Simulation in the Environment, Ecology, Biology and Medicine
Analytical and Numerical Modelling Techniques
Web Based Simulation
Agent Based Simulation
Cosmological Simulation

Simulation with Petri Nets
Simulation with Bond Graphs
DEVS Workshop
Fluid Flow Modelling Simulation
Complex Systems and Self-Organization Modelling
Models and simulations for Emergency and Risk Management
Complex Systems: Historical & Dynamical point of view
Emotional dimensions of cognition and their modelling in
problem-solving, learning and decision-making
Artificial Society
Simulation, Modelling and Data Management in Real-Time Systems

Tutorials
Student Papers, Poster Sessions
Partners for Projects Sessions
Exhibition

Organised by
The European Technology Institute
and Sponsored by
EUROSIS
L'Universite du Havre

For latest information see:
www.eurosis.org
or
http://www.eurosis.org/cms/?q=taxonomy/term/129

AIM OF ESM 2008

The 22nd annual ESM 2008 (European Simulation and Modelling
Conference) is the original European international conference
concerned with state of the art technology in modelling and
simulation. ESM 2008 aims to provide an overview of academic
research in the field of computer simulation.

A number of major tracks of simulation research are presented
next to specific workshops, which capture the art and science
of present-day simulation research.

KEYNOTE:
Multi-agent modelling and applications to robotics and cognition
Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members
of the International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be
published in the conference Proceedings (both print and electronic
format on the web), that will be copyrighted and widely
disseminated. All talks and tutorials, must be accompanied by a
paper of between three to eight Proceedings pages. Contributions to
the technical program are solicited in the following general areas;

METHODOLOGY AND TOOLS

METHODOLOGY
Continuous, discrete and hybrid simulation methodology, Simulation
environments, Multi-paradigm simulation, Simulation uncertainty,
Simulation visualisation, Integration of simulation and geographical
information systems, Object-oriented programming and Languages,
Multi-paradigm Languages, Software comparisons. Numerical Methods
for Simulation, Mathematical Analysis in Simulation, Parallel
Simulation Methodology, Discrete Event Simulation, Simulation
Fidelity and Performance Evaluation, Advanced Training and
Simulation Concepts for Education, Multiparameter Sequential
Optimization Methods in Simulation, Verification, Validation, and
Control in Complex Systems Simulation, Distributed and Parallel
Systems Simulation, Combined Continuous and Discrete Event Models,
Symbol Analysis and Manipulation of Equation-Based Models,
Simultaneous vs Modular Simulation Methods, Standardization Issues

OBJECT ORIENTATION AND RE-USE
Object-Oriented Modelling Languages, Modularity, Model Structuring,
Inheritance, Model Re-use, Organization of Model Libraries

TOOLS
Simulation Tools, Statistical Output Evaluation Tools, Optimization
Tools, Special Purpose Simulation Languages and Tools, Simulator
Development Environments, Interfaces for Coupling with External Tools

SIMULATION AND AI

AI Based Simulation Languages, Special Architectures, Graphical
Simulation Environments and Simulation Software Tools, Intelligent
Simulation Environments, Parallel Processing Environments for
Simulation, User Friendly Software Tools, Advanced Man-Machine
Interfaces, Graphical Model Editors, Browsing Facilities, Database
Management of Models and Results, Architecture of Modelling and
Simulation Environments

AI AND EXPERT SYSTEMS
Expert Controllers and Genetic Algorithms in Simulation, Knowledge
Based Simulation Tools, AI and Expert Systems in Simulation

AI AND NEURAL NETWORKS
Classification, Data analysis, Fault tolerance, Forecasting,
Knowledge acquisition, Economics and Finance, Planning, Pre-
treatment of data, Process control, Robotics, Speech and image
recognition, Web intelligence, involving methodologies such as:
Hybrid systems (GA, fuzzy, symbolic representation), Methods or
tools for evaluating ANN performance, Reinforcement Learning,
Simulation tools (research, education, development), Neural nets for
simulation: modelling of parts (components) of the system simulated
by neural networks, evaluation of simulation models using neural
nets, decision support in simulation models by neural nets;
Simulation of neural nets: systems of pre-designed neural networks,
techniques and tools for simulation and programming of neural
networks.

AI AND FUZZY SYSTEMS
Fuzzy Qualitative simulation, fuzzy rules and fault models.
Classification, Data analysis, Fault tolerance, Forecasting,
Knowledge acquisition, Economics and Finance, Planning,
Pre-treatment of data, Process control, Robotics, Speech and image
recognition, Web intelligence, involving methodologies such as:
Hybrid systems (GA, fuzzy, symbolic representation), Methods or
tools for evaluating ANN performance, Reinforcement Learning,
Simulation tools (research, education, development).

HIGH PERFORMANCE AND LARGE SCALE COMPUTING

This track invites contributions on efficient Modelling and
Simulation Algorithms and Computer-intensive Simulation Projects on
High-performance Large Scale Computers and Distributed Platforms.
Methods and techniques for parallel simulation (scheduling,
synchronisation, load balancing), Performance of parallel and
distributed simulation (experimental and comparative studies,
performance models, benchmarks), High Level Architecture (HLA) and
related standards (time management, model semantics, implementation
issues), High Performance and Large Scale Systems for Computational
Science (biological, chemical, physical, etc.) Application of
parallel and distributed simulation (computer systems, manufacturing
systems, etc.), Parallelisation of simulations (numerical methods,
(Quasi-Monte-Carlo simulation), Simulation in Cluster, Multicluster,
and Grid Computing, Simulation in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
(wireless, mobile, wearable, invisible)

SIMULATION IN EDUCATION AND GRAPHICS VISUALIZATION SIMULATION

This track covers; Simulation and e-learning, - Role Strategies)
Management Games, Simulation with "man in the loop", Virtual Reality
Systems, Realistic Presentation of Simulation, Results, Simulation
for Training and Education, Web-based Simulation, Multi-site Group
Simulation, Special Purpose Simulation Languages and Tools,
Simulation Environments, Simulator Development Environments, Visual
Modelling Tools, Multimedia, Visualisation and Animation Tools,
Interfaces for Coupling with External Tools

SIMULATION IN ENVIRONMENT, ECOLOGY, BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

The main goal is to enhance the trans-disciplinarity and to
facilitate contacts and dialogs between computer scientists and
specialists of Environmental Sciences. Since 10 years the modelling
process took benefits from recent (and less recent) techniques of
computer science : Object-Oriented Languages, Discrete Event
Simulation, Concepts of Agent and Actor, Fuzzy Logic, UML, model -
GIS interface, Web-based simulation, environment management,
predictive models of forest growth, fishing, climate and other
biological processes. Papers dealing with ecological modelling (in a
wider sense) are welcome in the areas of: Applications: Environment
managing, Waste managing, Ecosystem dynamics (terrestrial and
oceanographic ecology) Population dynamics (diseases & epidemics,
changes in biodiversity, genome, predator-prey relationships,
fishing...), Population behaviour, Individual behaviour, involving
methodologies such as: Artificial Intelligence, Distributed
Interactive Simulation, High-Performance Computing, Languages,
Modelling Techniques, Simulation Methodologies & Tools, Synthetic
Environment, Virtual Reality, Petri nets, DEVS and Bond Graphs.
Modelling and simulation have an important role in structuring
biological, medical and ecological systems.

The intrinsic complexity and non-linearity of these types of systems
need continuous and discrete simulation methodology, soft computing
methodology in order to handle the different degrees of uncertainty,
as well as virtual reality methodology describing the time and space
dependent complexity.

SIMULATION IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Topics are biological systems, medical systems and ecosystems with
the domain specific topics such as molecular modelling, genetic
algorithms in biosystems, fuzzy sets and neural nets in biosystems,
physiology, cardiology, anesthesia, cancer, circulatory system,
respiratory system, renal system, biomechanics, agricultural
production, simulation of global change, ecotechnology and eco-
engineering, GIS, population dynamics, etc Simulation of Patient
Care,Quality of Service, Hospital Logistics, Simulation of Disease
Proliferation, Virtual Reality in Surgical Procedures, Simulating
Biological Phenomena and Organs, Simulation as a Tool for Diagnosis,
Simulation of Emergency Procedures (Disaster Gaming), General
Medical Simulations, Pharmacometric Modelling, Physiological
Simulations.

ANALYTICAL AND NUMERICAL MODELLING TECHNIQUES

Contributions based on exact and approximate methods as well as
applications are encouraged but not restricted to the following
topics:
Techniques and Algorithms, Stochastic Petri Net Models, Queuing
Systems and Network Models, Markov Models, Performance Optimization,
Stochastic Process Algebras, Stochastic Precedence Graphs, Bounds
and Theoretical Properties, Interconnection Networks, Evaluation
Studies of Analytical and Numerical Modelling, Computer Systems,
Manufacturing Systems, Workflow Management Systems, Communication
Systems (LANs and Distributed Systems, ATM Switches, Mobile
Radio,...), Workload modelling and Characterisation, Operating
Systems, Client-Server Systems, Multimedia Systems, Measurements and
Hybrid Techniques, Software Performance and Software Tools for
Analytical and Numerical Modelling

WBE BASED SIMULATION

Web-based Simulation Environments (WSE), Web-based Distributed
Interactive Simulation (WDIS) Sharing and reuse of simulation models
and tools in WSE , Techniques and Standards for model integration,
Communication interoperability in WSE and WDIS, WSE and WDIS
applications to education, training and learning. , Simulation
visualization/animation in WSE and WDIS, Web-based Distributed
Simulation (distributed modelling via the Web, Java based,
Federated, and so on)

AGENT BASED SIMULATION
Agent Based Simulation covers, Basic Methodologies, Agent
Architectures, Model Specification and Languages, Mobile Agents,
Multi Agent System Communication and Cooperation, Multi-Level
Simulation and Emergence, decision making and Strategies,
plus applications in Ecology and Environment (environment
management, resource management, social and political
impact on the environment, computer aided decision making,
socio-eco systems modelling), psychology, Cognitive Science
and AI, Economics and Market Systems, Business Process
Management, Industry, Manufacturing and Logistics and
Transport(control of Industrial Systems, scheduling,
Planning, Supply Chain) and Health Care with the emphasis
on simulation and modelling.

COSMOLOGICAL SIMULATION
Detailed computer simulations are a powerful tool to study
one of the biggest challenges for theoretical cosmology:
How did the galaxies we see in the universe today form out of
the small fluctuations in matter density that were present
in the primordial universe? Having carried out the largest
cosmological simulations ever, scientists of astrophysics
are able to follow the hierarchical galaxy formation process
with unprecedented accuracy and detail, allowing new theoretical
insights into dark matter dynamics, and novel tests of the cold
dark matter theory for galaxy formation.
Simulations in this area, at present can be categorized under:
The Millenium Simulation, Galaxy Formations Simulation,
First Objects, Mock Catalogues, Dark Matter Halos,
Intergalactic Medium, Semi-Analytical Modelling and Hubble
Volume Simulation, Star Formation etc...

WORKSHOP SIMULATION WITH PETRI NETS

Petri nets were introduced by C.A. Petri as a "finitary
combinatorial model of event topology which, is in close
correspondence with the models of modern physics, is capable of
describing total information flow, and has proven superior to some
conventional models both in construction and in analysis of systems
of complex organization". Although many other models of concurrent
and distributed systems have been developed, Petri nets are still
considered "a central model for concurrent systems with respect to
both the theory and the applications" due to the natural way they
allow to represent reasoning on concurrent active objects which
share resources and their changing states.

The huge amount of work invested in making the modelling power
of Petri nets formalism more and more intensive, led to a
continuous evolution of this area, such that "Petri nets" is
currently a generic name for a whole class of models divided into
three main layers (ranging from Elementary Net Systems and
Place/Transition nets to traditional High Level nets and High Level
nets with abstract data types). For the performance evaluation of
the modelled system, time execution and/or stochastic processes
have also been considered, leading to important extensions to the
above general Petri nets classification: Timed and Stochastic Petri
nets.

Petri nets are widely considered as an operational (rather than
denotational) formalism for Discrete Event Systems. They have proven
to be useful in solving difficult discrete-event problems in a
variety of application domains such as in software engineering,
operating systems, databases, communication and co-operation
protocols in distributed systems, manufacturing systems, defence
command and control, business processes and
telecommunications, etc.

As investigations in this area show, Petri nets also cover a large
number of currently active research areas. Despite the great
amount of work and achievements, much effort is still to be done to
meet the applications requirements.

This workshop is intended to provide a forum for the
presentation and discussion of original ideas, recent
results and achievements by researchers, students and system
developers on issues and challenges related to the above domain.
We invite to submit original contributions addressing, but not
limited to one of the following topics:
-- Simulation using Petri Net Systems,
-- Place/Transition nets,
-- High-level Petri nets,
-- Timed and Stochastic Petri nets,
-- Temporal and real-time logics with respect to Petri nets,
-- Analysis methods of High Level nets and their time extensions,
-- Modular Petri nets,
-- Object-oriented Petri nets (OOPNs),
-- Computer tools based on OOPNs,
-- Applications of OOPNs.

WORKSHOP MODELLING AND SIMULATION WITH BONDGRAPHS

The Bond Graph Workshop will bring experts together for the purpose
of discussing new concepts, methods, techniques, tools and
applications of this energy-based modelling methodology. Papers
dealing with all aspects of the use of bond graphs in system design,
analysis, and control are welcome. The workshop will provide a
forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research and
applications of the Bond Graph methodology. Research papers are
welcome in the following categories of presentation: Tutorials,
Panel Discussions, Software and Tools, Bond Graph Theory, Advanced
Bond Graph Methodology, Bond Graphs and Block Diagrams, Computer
Graphics and Bond Graph Modelling, Qualitative Modelling,
Mechatronics Systems, Mechanical Systems and Robotics, Electrical
and Power Systems, Control Systems, Thermal and Chemical Systems,
Biomechanics and Prosthetics, Ecological Systems, Biological and
Medical Systems, Social and Economic Systems, Industrial

Applications, Large, Nonlinear Models

DEVS WORKSHOP
The DEVS Workshop will cover: Extensions to the DEVS formalism, DEVS
and Distributed DEVS frameworks, DEVS-based next generation VHDL,
DEVS standardization, DEVS applications

FLUID FLOW SIMULATION MODELLING WORKSHOP

Papers are solicited in:
Conventional fluid dynamics
New developments in boundary tracking, adaptive multiscale meshes,
algorithm stability, turbulence

Atomistic methods
Ab-initio and classical molecular dynamics, direct simulation Monte
Carlo.

Mesoscopic methods
Lattice gases, lattice-Boltzmann, smoothed particle dynamics,
dissipative particle dynamics, discrete simulation automata, etc.

Hybrid methods
Atomistic-mesoscopic and mesoscopic-continuum: direct simulation

Monte Carlo, adaptive-mesh dissipative-particle dynamics, etc.

Multidisciplinary and industrial applications
Chemical and biomedical engineering, automotive, oil extraction and
aeronautic industry, flow in porous media, Fluid Dynamics
Simulation, Fluid Dynamics Simulation in Turbomachinery Flow
Analysis of Pump Turbines, Water, air, vibration analysis through
fluid flow modelling, Electromagnetic Field Simulation, Virtual Wind
Tunnels, Structural analysis Statics (Stress, Deformation), Dynamics
(Vibration), Eigen value, Fatigue, Thermal load Electric power
plants, General plant components Computational fluid dynamics
Compressible flow, Incompressible flow, Heat transfer,
Multiphase/multi component flow, Combustion, Reaction,, Noise (Flow-
induced sound) Gas turbines/Steam turbines,Combustors, Nuclear plant
components, Hydro turbines, Pumps, Heat exchangers, Piping systems
Computational electro-magnetics Static elecromagnetics, Eddy
current, Electromagnetic wave, Electric circuit Nuclear fusion
reactor, Transformers, Switch gear, Rotating machinery,
Inverters/Converters Coupled problems Fluid-structure coupled
analysis, (Flow-induced vibration), Fluid-electric field coupled
analysis, (Insulation) Heat exchangers, Electric power transmission
components

MODELS AND SIMULATIONS FOR EMERGENCY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Multiple and unexpected failures but also catastrophes waiting
to happen are built into our "society's complex systems". This
is a matter of increasing concern. How should we understand,
control or avoid such potential crisis on a local/global scale,
where local interactions play a major role?

Simulations are powerful tools in a context where risk is the
product of probability of accident by the losses per accident.
This risk can be major when it is collective, the occuring
frequency is low, the impacts on humans or environment are very
important. In this kind of risk, it is necessary to engage
exceptional resources to prevent, to forsee and to help. This
aspect is very important, but some crises have demonstrated
that the problems can be in upstream and it is also necessary
to consider the detection, the defects diagnosis and the
supervision of risk systems.

We solicit contributions on (not exhaustive):

* Modeling risk (including technical, environmental and human
factors) to prevent and to manage
* Tools of analysis, detection and early diagnosis
* Population flow before, during and after the crisis
* Information flow for the emergency

COMPLEX SYSTEMS: HISTORICAL & DYNAMICAL POINT OF VIEW

Complex Systems is a contemporary topics and it is interesting
to take a sight on it through both Historical and Dynamical
point of view. So this session aims to propose a study of
Complex Systems dealing with various domains such as Physics,
Biology, Chemistry, Ecology... For example, Historical and
Dynamical aspects of Van der Pol circuit or Predator-prey
model should be highlighted through an overview of all
studies already done and may be followed by a presentation
of new ideas or concepts on the subject.

EMOTIONAL DIMENSIONS OF COGNITION AND THEIR MODELLING IN
PROBLEM-SOLVING, LEARNING AND DECISION-MAKING

Cognition is studied from various approaches, both from a
computable vision allowing to understand, reproduce the
complexity of human brain functioning and from the human
understanding vision linking with memory, behavior and
feelings. Emotional dimensions have been studied in this
context since only few decades because of the complexity
to express and to define them and to explain their
interaction with cognition, including problem-solving,
learning and decision-making. In this session, we expect
some contributions from computer sciences researchers for
the modeling contribution and from psychologist researchers
for the lightening of these complex interactions, including
their fundamental knowledge on human behavior. The contribution
from neuro-psychologist researchers will allow to root the
cognitive and behavioral description on embodied knowledge,
allowing to find relevant modeling dimensions.

ARTIFICIAL SOCIETY

This session focuses on the two complementary aspects:
(1) modelling the society and its spatial systems according
to their complexity and (2) to use the society as model for
distributed artificial agents which contribute to solve problems
using their social behaviour. The mixing of contribution from
human sciences researchers and from computer sciences researchers
are welcome and expected. The contributions on these topics
can be based on swarm intelligence, social insect-based algorithms,
cultural algorithms, cellular automata modelling.

Community detection over graphs or over geographical information
systems is also relevant contributions for this session. The
understanding of the dynamical complex development of the human
and animal society is one of the goals of innovative research for
advancing geographical studies based on complexity approaches and
for distributed artificial intelligence modelling.

SIMULATION, MODELLING AND DATA MANAGEMENT IN REAL-TIME SYSTEMS
(SMDM-RTS'2008)

The SMDM-RTS'2008 session organized by the LITIS laboratory deals
with all aspects of the simulation, Modelling and data management
in real-time systems, including the management of quality of service.
The aim of the session is to present the researches already done
and current researches in this area. This will be done throughout
invited papers on one hand, and on the presentations of research
papers related to simulation and Modelling in systems combining
both database systems aspects and real-time systems aspects.
The relationships between these systems and their applications
to many areas will be pointed out. The session deals also with
papers related to mobility and real-time in geographic information
systems, to all aspects of sensor databases, to applying real-time
and mobility in intelligent/vehicles and transport systems,
in stock trading, etc.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Feedback Control Scheduling Architecture : simulation and
Modelling
* Modelling of real-time data and real-time transactions
* Real-Time Applications for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
* Simulation and/or Modelling of Real-Time Multimedia Systems,
Quality of Service management
* Distributed Simulations for Real-Time Systems and Real-Time
Databases
* Management of real-time data
* Sensor databases
* Formal or unformal specifications of real-time database systems
* Real-Time Geographic Systems
* Real-time vision and perception in ITS
* Modelling of Real-Time Component based Systems and Real-Time
Design Pattern Systems

We also encourage authors to present novel ideas, critique of
existing work, and application examples, which demonstrate how
real-time DBMSs technology could be effectively deployed and might
be be better than existing systems. We also welcome practical work
which applies real-time DBMSs in real-word applications. PhD works
are welcome.

TUTORIALS
Tutorials can be proposed in the following three categories:
T1- Introductory tutorials
T2- State of the Art Tutorials
T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials
Tutorial proposals should be emailed to Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org

POSTER SESSION
The poster session only features work in progress. Next to the
actual poster presentation, these submissions also feature as short
papers in the Proceedings.

STUDENTS SESSION
This session is for students who want to present their work in
progress or part of their doctoral thesis as a paper. Student papers
are denoted by the fact that only the name of the student appears on
the paper as an author. They are published as short papers in the
Proceedings.

DIVERSE ACTIVITIES
For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact EUROSIS.
Special session will be set up for vendor presentations in co-
ordination with the scientific program. User Group meetings for
simulation languages and tools can be organised the day before the
conference. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact
the Conference Chairs. We will be happy to provide a meeting room
and other necessary equipment.
Partners for projects session(s) will be organised by EUROSIS to
give potential project teams or individuals the opportunity to
present their research in order to link up with fellow researchers
for future research projects. Those wishing to participate in this
session need to send a proposal to EUROSIS.

A EUROSIS TC Meeting and an EU Project update meeting

EXHIBITION
A special exhibition will be held during the conference focused on
simulation tools. For more information please contact EUROSIS for
further details. Email: Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org

DEADLINES AND REQUIREMENTS
Send all submissions in an ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY in zipped
Microsoft Word format, PDF or Postscript format indicating the
designated track and type of submission (full paper or an extended
abstract) to the EUROSIS (Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org).
Please provide your name, affiliation, full mailing address,
telephone / fax number and Email address on all submissions as well.
For submissions please put in the subject of your Email the
following indications: ESM2007 and designated track or USE THE
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PAGE!!
Only original papers, which have not been published elsewhere, will
be accepted for publication

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration Fees
Author EUROSIS Other
Members Participants
Pre-reg before 495 EURO 495 EURO 545 EURO
September 30th 2008

Registration after Pre-registration 545 EURO 595 EURO
September 30th 2008 required

The registration fee includes one copy of the Conference
Proceedings, coffee and tea during the breaks, all lunches, a
welcome cocktail and a conference dinner.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
Conference dinner in Honfleur
(http://en.ot-honfleur.fr/Accueil,0,0,1.html)
and visit to Mont Saint Michel
(http://mont-saint-michel.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/)
are envisaged

PAPER SUBMISSION TYPES

FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references)
During review, the submitted full papers can be accepted as a
regular 5 page paper. If excellent, full papers can be accepted by
the program committee as an extended (8-page) paper. Each submission
will be reviewed by at least three members of the International
Program Committee.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a
regular (5 pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster, which will be
reviewed by the International Program Committee. All accepted papers
will be published in the ESM 2008 Conference Proceedings.

SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three pages)
Participants may also submit a 3 page abstract for a short paper or
poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program
Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the ESM 2008
Conference Proceedings.

ONE PAGE ABSTRACTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS
Philippe Geril
EUROSIS-ETI
Greenbridge NV
Wetenschapspark 1
Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend Belgium
Tel: +32.59.255330
Fax: +32.59.255339
Email: philippe.geril@eurosis.org

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD
The 2008 European Simulation and Modelling Conference Committee will
select the Outstanding Paper of the Conference. The author of this
paper will be awarded a free registration for a EUROSIS conference.
Only papers SUBMITTED AS FULL papers will be eligible for the
Outstanding Paper Award.

Selected papers are published in the following journal:
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering
(IJCSE) to be published by InderScience:
http://www.inderscience.com/catalogue/c/ijcse/indexijcse.html

LANGUAGE
The official conference language for all papers and presentations is
English

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

EARLY BIRD SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 30TH, 2008

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 15TH, 2008 -JULY 25, 2008

June 15 - July 25, 2008:
Submit contributed full-papers
(5 to 8 proceedings pages) not previously published. These
submissions, when accepted will be published as regular or
extended papers, depending on their quality.

June 15 - July 25, 2008:
Submit extended abstracts (5 abstract pages) or short papers (3
abstract pages), reports of scientific projects and summaries of
posters. These submissions, when accepted will be published as
regular, of up to 5 proceedings page papers.

June 15 - July 25, 2008:
Submit one -to -three page proposals to present tutorials,
to organise and chair panel sessions, to organise user meetings,
vendor sessions or to exhibit software

July 25, 2008:
Submit abstracts for student and poster session

LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE JULY 25TH 2008

AUGUST 15, 2008:
Notification of Acceptance or Rejection

OCTOBER 1, 2008:
Authors provide camera-ready manuscript

October 27-29, 2008:
Conference

VENUE: Universite du Havre, Le Havre, France
http://www.univ-lehavre.fr/internat/index_anglais.php

REPLY CARD
First Name:
Surname:
Occupation and/or Title:
Affiliation:
Mailing Address

Zip code: City: Country.
Telephone: Fax:
E-Mail:

Yes, I intend to attend the ESM 2008:
[ ] Presenting a paper, by submitting a full paper
[ ] Presenting a short paper (by submitting an extended abstract)
[ ] Participating in the industrial program
[ ] Organizing a vendor session
[ ] Proposing a panel discussion (please mention names of
panellists)
[ ] Contributing to the exhibition
[ ] Without presenting a paper
The provisional title of my paper / exhibited tool is:

With the following highlights:

The paper belongs to the category (please tick only one):
[ ] Modelling Methodology
[ ] Modelling Simulation Tools
[ ] Object-Orientation and Re-use
[ ] Simulation and AI
[ ] AI and Expert Systems
[ ] AI and Neural Networks
[ ] AI and Fuzzy Systems
[ ] High Performance/Parallel and Large Scale Computing
[ ] Simulation in Education and Graphics Visualization Simulation
[ ] Simulation in Environmental Ecology, Biology and Medicine
[ ] Analytical and Numerical Modelling Techniques
[ ] Web Based Simulation
[ ] Agent Based Simulation
[ ] Cosmological Simulation
[ ] SIMULA- Special 40th anniversary Track
[ ] Simulation with Petri Nets
[ ] Simulation with Bond Graphs
[ ] DEVS
[ ] Fluid Flow Modelling Simulation
[ ] Complex Systems and Self-Organization Modelling
[ ] Models and simulations for Emergency and Risk Management
[ ] Complex Systems: Historical & Dynamical point of view
[ ] Emotional dimensions of cognition and their modelling in
problem-solving, learning and decision-making
[ ] Artificial Society
[ ] Simulation, Modelling and Data Management in Real-Time Systems
[ ] Poster session
[ ] Student Session

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