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REMINDER: Abstracts for the 2004 Euro-SIW are due this Friday, 23 Jan 2004. ---------------------------------------------------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS 2004 European Simulation Interoperability Workshop Sponsored by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization University of Edinburgh Edinburgh First (David Hume Tower) Edinburgh, Scotland 28 June - 1 July 2004 You are invited to participate in the 2004 SISO European Simulation Interoperability Workshop (Euro-SIW). Please redistribute this message to other relevant email lists, as appropriate. A PDF version will be available soon. This workshop will cover a wide range of modeling and simulation (M&S) issues, applications, and communities. The Workshop will include multiple tracks and special sessions addressing simulation interoperability issues and proposed solutions; tutorials on state-of-the-art methodologies, tools, and techniques; and exhibits presenting the latest technological advances. Additional information about this Workshop will be posted on the SISO web site as further details become available. See SITE AND ACCOMMODATIONS. The Workshop will be held at the Edinburgh First (University of Edinburgh) David Hume Tower, Edinburgh, Scotland. See This venue is half a mile from the center of Edinburgh. Accommodations will be arranged through the Edinburgh Convention Bureau. Information will be posted soon on Special conference rates will be offered -- be sure to mention SISO when making your reservations. ACTIVITIES INCLUDED. The registration fee includes coffee and tea breaks. Breakfast is normally included in the hotel rates. A Monday evening reception and buffet dinner will be held at the world-famous Edinburgh Castle. A guided tour of the Castle is included. See for information on the Castle. Details of the reception will be posted on the SISO web site. REGISTRATION. Registration information will be posted on the SISO web site as soon as arrangements are finalized. Registration will be handled via the IEEE Conference Management Services web site, similar to the way registration is handled for the Orlando SIWs. International credit card payments will be accepted. We plan to begin accepting reservations about the first of January. TUTORIALS. Tutorials are being planned for Monday morning. Watch the SISO web site for details. TECHNICAL EXHIBIT INFORMATION. Exhibits and demonstrations will be presented, ranging from poster sessions by workshop presenters to product demonstrations. If your organization would like to set up an exhibit, contact Graham Shanks <[log in to unmask]>. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION. The Workshop invites papers and presentations relating to distributed simulation applications and technologies, interoperability issues and special topics, as summarized below. Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for consideration by the Program Committee. An ``Author`s Guide`` is posted at KEY DATES. For planning purposes, expected deadlines are Abstracts due electronically 23 Jan 2004 Abstract accept/reject notifications 9 Feb 2004 Papers due electronically 1 Mar 2004 Final paper revisions due 24 May 2004 Final presentations due for CD-ROM 14 Jun 2004 2003 Euro-SIW opens 28 Jun 2004 CALL FOR PAPERS INFORMATION The co-sponsors invite submission of papers and presentations in each of the areas listed below. Generally, papers and presentations are considered under two main categories: * User Forums, which examine and promote topics of interest related to the use, adequacy of available simulation capabilities and new capabilities needed by M&S users * Specialty Area Forums, which examine and promote current and emerging simulation processes and technology. The track organization of the 2003 European SIW will depend on the nature and content of the specific submissions received. USER FORUMS User Community Forums include Analysis Interoperability issues and uses of distributed models and simulations for analysis purposes, including experiment design and data analysis. Research, Development, and Engineering Interoperability issues and uses of distributed models and simulations for research, development and engineering purposes. Test and Evaluation Uses of advanced distributed simulation (ADS) in test and evaluation (T&E), including the incorporation of live entities with virtual and constructive simulations, and with linking historically standalone T&E facilities into distributed simulations. Training and Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Use of simulations that provide individual, sub-team, and team training to system operators, team leaders, tactical decision makers, and other hands-on users, as well as higher echelon military staffs or their civilian equivalents. Issues of ADL as it applies to the M&S community, including the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and the education, training, and performance support needs and requirements of users and implementers of ADL technologies. Simulation Based Acquisition (SBA) and Product Development Integration and reuse of distributed models and simulations for the entire system/product life cycle, as well as the interoperability of systems of systems. Subjects include policy and process approaches, establishment of business cases for M&S and solutions to intellectual property issues, and the value of standards, information sharing, reuse, collaboration, and work force perspectives. SPECIALTY AREA FORUMS Specialty Area Forums include Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Modeling of C4ISR systems and information operations, development of tactical decision aids, and stimulation of live systems. Use of C4ISR data models, software components and architectures in models and simulations. Real-world applications that show interoperability solutions between C4ISR architectures and M&S architectures. Proposals for migration and overarching approaches, such as commercial information technology standards, for interoperability. Communication, Frameworks, and Infrastructure Technologies that support interoperation and run-time execution of distributed simulations. Topics include performance data, implementation and design details, usage strategies, networking techniques, fault tolerance, security considerations, and middleware or other frameworks for constructing, utilizing, or extending simulation infrastructure. Distributed Simulation Development Process Developing a generalized system engineering process for constructing and executing distributed simulations. Includes ``lessons learned`` solutions from creating real-world, useful M&S applications, including problems of integration, scalability, reuse, robustness, and effectiveness. Exercise Management Tools for automating various aspects of the Federation Development Process, including exercise planning, initialization, monitoring, runtime controls, data collection and analysis, visualization, and after-action review. Human Decision-Making and Behavior Representation Issues that influence the representation of humans in models and simulations, ranging from providing appropriate interfaces to live humans so that they may act as entities in simulations to automating human decision-making processes. Logistics and Enterprise Models Simulations of supply chains, logistics management processes, logistics policies, and enterprise process simulations. The latter include executable models of work flow, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and customer, patient, crowd, or traffic flow. Medical Simulation Medical simulation needs interoperability standards that build upon already extensive medical interface standards for application in areas such as operational systems for robot assisted surgery; command & control systems for medical situational awareness; medical models of varying resolutions for research and development; training systems for instruction and rehearsal; imaging systems for treatment planning and assessment; and logistic planning systems for security and disaster response. Sensor Modeling and Simulation Simulation of environmental effects on sensor systems, issues pertaining to the simulation of sensor systems, and the incorporation of sensor system simulations into other simulations. Simulated Natural Environment Multi-domain use and reuse of digital representations of the physical environment including representations of the land, sea, air and space as well as associated 3-D Models. Algorithms and server designs for the processing of environmental data and effects within simulations and for runtime interchange in federations addressing dynamic change. Vehicle/Weapon System Modeling Development and reuse of weapon/vehicle system simulations, including space, air, ground, and sea environments. Verification, Validation & Accreditation Methodologies, procedures, and associated techniques for establishing the credibility of models, simulations, and federations. VV&A goals emphasize quality (e.g., building in authoritative representations and behaviors) and risk management, as well as development and evolution of VV&A guidance for the federation lifecycle process. 2004 Euro-SIW PROGRAM COMMITTEE Martin Adelantado French Aeronautics and Space Research Agency (ONERA) Gran Ancker Saab AB (Sweden) Rassul Ayani Royal Inst. of Technology (KTH) Stockholm (Sweden) Alex Baylot, Jr. USA Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Emmet Beeker MITRE Darrell Bench US Army Developmental Test Command Michelle Bevan Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center Steve Boswell BBN Technologies Robert M Chapman US Air Force HQ Air Combat Command Dan Chen Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology Paul Foley US Defense Modeling and Simulation Office Keith Ford Thales Training & Simulation (UK) Orris Hambleton HQ USAF M&S Policy Division Peter Hoare QinetiQ (UK) Pat Jones US Army Research Laboratory Reed Little Software Engineering Institute Carnegie Mellon Univ Bob Lutz Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Bruce McDonald MRA Wesley A. Milks Lockheed Martin Information Systems James I. Montgomery British Army, Land Warfare Centre (UK) Farshad Moradi Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) Katherine L. Morse SAIC Ulrich Raape Fraunhofer Institute IFF (Germany) Susan Solick US Army TRAC Terry Schmidt Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc Kevin Schum Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL/VSES) Van Sullivan Amtec Corporation Pichaya Tandayya Prince of Songkla University, Thailand Simon Taylor Brunel University (UK) Olga Timokhina IBS Company (Russia) Gene Wiehagen US Army RDECOM STTC Simone Youngblood US Defense Modeling and Simulation Office 2004 Euro-SIW ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Paul Bosher UK UK Ministry of Defence Philippe Geril BELGIUM Ghent University Duncan Miller USA Executive Director, SISO Graham Shanks UK AMS Ltd

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