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 

Link Rothrock
Penn State University

Steering Committee Chair
Mohammad S. Obaidat
Monmouth University

Affiliated / Co-Located Events  &  Proposed Tracks

International Program Committee

Track Chairs & Workshop References
Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, CA
Tel: 858-277-3888
Fax: 858-277-3930
E-mail: scs@scs.org
Call For Papers

2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference
SCSC 2003

July 20-24, 2003 

Wyndham Hotel Montreal

Sponsored by:
The Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS) 

July 20-24, 2003, Wyndham Hotel Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA 

Summer Computer Simulation Conference is focusing on World Wide Usage of Advanced Simulation this year. Modeling and Simulation is a very critical area for supporting Research and Development as well as competitiveness worldwide; new technologies are enabling new use of M&S and increasing its impact in new areas; SCSC 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. Award will be attributed  by the Conference Committee to the best Papers that will be considered for possible publication in a special issue of an International Journal.
A list of topics is summarized here:
M&S Technologies
M&S Applications
Industry and Business Practice
  •  Distributed Interactive Simulation 
  •  Experimental Design 
  •  Experiential Digital Media 
  •  Fuzzy Logic
  •  High Level Architecture 
  •  Human Behavior Representation Techniques 
  •  Human Factors 
  •  Methodology 
  •  Modeling and Simulation Languages 
  •  Modeling and Simulation System Architecture 
  •  Parallel and Distributed Modeling and Simulation 
  •  Real Time Systems M&S Technology 
  •  Simulation Life-Cycle Evolution 
  •  Simulation Software Engineering 
  •  System Dynamics Representation 
  •  Virtual Reality 
  •  Virtual Environments 
  •  Visualization, Graphics and Animation 
  •  Web-based Architectures and Implementation
  •  Adaptive Systems 
  •  Agent Directed Simulation 
  •  Artificial Life 
  •  Artificial Neural Networks
  •  Bioinformatics 
  •  Business Intelligence 
  •  Data Fusion
  •  Knowledge Management 
  •  Knowledge Based Expert Systems 
  •  New Product Development 
  •  Complexity, Complex Systems 
  •  Ecological and Environmental Systems 
  •  Electro-Mechanical Systems 
  •  Electro-Optics 
  •  Geophysical Systems 
  •  Manufacturing 
  •  Marine Applications 
  •  Materials Modeling and Simulation 
  •  Military Systems 
  •  Queueing Systems 
  •  Robotics and Autonomous Systems 
  •  Synthetic Environment Representation 
  •  System Dynamics 
  •  Training Simulators 
  •  Transportation and Traffic
  •  Collaboration Environments 
  •  Simulation-based Acquisition 
  •  Economics of Modeling and Simulation 
  •  Education of the Modeling and Simulation Professional 
  •  Future of Modeling and Simulation 
  •  Information Systems 
  •  Infrastructure Planning and Design 
  •  Influences of Communications and Media 
  •  Logistics 
  •  Management Science 
  •  Process Engineering 
  •  Scheduling 
  •  Standards 
  •  Verification, Validation, and Accreditation 




Extended abstracts (4-6 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process as a PDF file to the site http://scs.proceedingscentral.com/ by February 28, 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 site http://scs.proceedingscentral.com/ 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.

Important 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).
Peter Kropf, University of Montreal
Link Rothrock, Penn State University
Technical Council Workshop: 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, MISS DIP University of Genoa
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 program.
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 Points:
Peggy Gravitz, Aegis, USA
Steve Swenson, NUCW Navy, USA

For submissions and contributions to a specific workshop please contact directly the Contact Person or Submit the Paper in web Site


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

For submissions and contributions to a specific Track please contact directly the Track Chair or Submit the Paper through the Web Site

International Program Committee
V. Amico, UCF, USA
F. Barros, University of Coimbra, Portugal 
L. Birta, MISS - University of Ottawa, ON Canada
M. Brandolini, BRB Studio, Italy
C .Briano, Liophant Simulation Club, Italy
P. Broas, VTT, Finland
A.G. Bruzzone MISS Genoa Italy
J. Celano Belfaro USA
J. Couretas, Lockheed Martin, USA
M. den Hengst, TU Delft, NL
C.L.N. dos Santos UFRJ/COPPE/PEC/LAMCE, Brasil
P. Elfrey, NASA, USA
A. Elkamel, Waterloo University, Canada
A. El Hami, INSA Rouen, France
A. El Moudni, UTBM, France
S. Frimpong, CAMDeR, Canada
C. Frydman, COSI Marseille, France
N. Giambiasi, LSIS, France
P. Gravitz, Aegis, USA
A. Guash, University Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
D. Hill, Blaise Pascal University, France 
V. Hlupic, Brunel University, UK
R. Huntsinger, MISS - UC Chico, USA
M. Itmi, PSI-MISS, INSA Rouen, France
P. Kropf, University of Montreal, Canada
R. Lutz, J.Hopkins University, USA
R. McGraw, RAM, CA USA
R. Mosca, DIP, Italy
T. Ören, MISS - Ottawa Center, ON Canada
M.A. Piera, University Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
S. Raczynski, University PanAmericana, Mexico
E. Radwan, UCF, FL USA
R. Revetria, ITIM, Italy
C. Roberts, Arizona State University, USA
L. Rothrock, Penn State University, USA 
S. Saetta, University of Perugia, Italy
H. Sarjoughian, ASU, USA 
R. Signorile, Boston College, USA
R. Strini, EBS, USA
S. Swenson, NUWC Navy, USA
H. Szczerbicka, Unviersity of Hannover, Germany
J. Uzdzinski, Lockheed Martin, USA
G. Wainer, Carleton University, Canada
J. Wallace, Envoy Technologies, CA USA
E. Waller, SAIC, Canada USA
F. Wieland, MITRE, USA
E. Williams, PMCorp, USA
S. Youngblood, DMSO, USA
A. Zini, Cetena Fincantieri, Italy

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