REMINDER: Submissions for the 2004 BRIMS are due -- Friday, 30 Jan 2004



In affiliation with the

Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization

Arlington, Virginia

17-20 May 2004

You are invited to participate in the 13th Conference on Behavior
Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS).  This annual event
provides a forum for scientific and technical exchange on research in the
science of human behavior representation and on the application of
leading-edge cognitive science to the behavior representation challenges
faced by the modeling and simulation community.  Application areas of
interest include training, rehearsal, analysis, acquisition, planning,
experimentation, and gaming.  The conference enables modeling and simulation
research scientists, engineers, application users, and technical communities
to meet, share ideas and experiences, identify gaps in current capabilities,
discuss new research directions, and highlight promising technologies.

The BRIMS Conference Program Committee invites papers, symposia, panel
discussions, and tutorials on topics related to the representation of
individuals, groups, teams and organizations in models and simulations.
Submissions are peer-reviewed and considered for selection by the Program

Traditional Sessions: Paper Presentations

Traditional Sessions are composed of 3 or 4 presentations on related topics.
The presentations are done lecture-style, with 20-25 minutes for the
presentation and approximately 5 minutes for questions.  Presentations are
displayed through electronic slides (e.g., PowerPoint).  Paper submissions
are limited to 8 pages and should describe original research that has not
been published elsewhere.  Papers may be submitted through the on-line
submission system.  If accepted, papers appear in the conference
Proceedings.  Please see the BRIMS Paper Guidelines for format requirements
and content suggestions.  The deadline for paper submissions is January 30,

Interactive Session: Posters and Demos

The Interactive Session involves a longer (approximately 2 hour) period of
multiple simultaneous presentations and provides an opportunity for
continuous interaction with conference attendees.  The Interactive Session
features supporting material in static wallboard/posterboard displays and/or
live demonstrations of state-of-the-art applications in modeling,
simulation, and training.  Poster and demo submissions are limited to a
2-page extended abstract describing the research to be presented or the
technology (e.g., architecture, model, task environment) to be demonstrated.
If accepted, abstracts appear in the conference Proceedings.  Please see the
BRIMS Poster/Demo Guidelines for format requirements and content
suggestions.  The deadline for submissions is January 30, 2004.

Symposia/Panel Discussions

These are 60-90 minutes long, with several speakers presenting research
and/or engaging in discussion on different aspects of a common topic that is
of interest to the BRIMS community.  These are not merely collections of
presentations.  There should be a set of common questions/issues addressed
by all participants.  Abstracts for symposia or panel discussions may be
submitted through the on-line submission system.  The 2-page abstract should
provide a title for the session, identify the chair, list the participants`
names and affiliations, provide a justification for why the session topic is
timely and of interest, include a brief statement (approximately 250 words)
from each participant summarizing the main points they will make during the
session, and identify the common questions/issues each participant will
address.  Submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee.  If
selected, these abstracts will be published in the Proceedings.  Please see
the BRIMS Symposia/Panel Guidelines for format requirements.  The deadline
for submissions is January 30, 2004.


Tutorials provide conference participants the opportunity to gain new
insights, knowledge, and skills in an area related to the interests of the
BRIMS community.  Tutorials are presented in a lecture-and-discussion or
learning-by-doing format.  Tutorials may be a half-day (3 hours, plus
breaks) or a full-day (6 hours, plus breaks) in duration, and will take
place on Monday, May 17, 2003.  Tutorial proposals may be submitted through
the on-line submission system.  Tutorial descriptions should include a
detailed outline of the material that will be covered with time allocations
and scheduled breaks.  Proposals for tutorials will be reviewed by the
Program Committee.  If accepted, a description of the tutorial will be
included in conference announcements and in the Proceedings.  The deadline
for tutorial submissions is January 30, 2004.

If you have any questions about the submission process or are unable to
submit to the web site, please contact

Pat Burgess by email ([log in to unmask]) or phone (407) 882-1372.


All Submissions Due:                                           30 January
2004 (this date is firm, and it will not change)

Authors Notification:                                            27 February

Final Electronic Draft Due:                                   26 March 2004

Presentations Due:                                                12 May

BRIMS 2004 Begins:                                              17 May 2004


Areas of interest for the 13th conference include, but are not limited to,
the following (in no particular order):

*         Intelligent agents and avatars

*         Modeling reasoning and decision making

*         Behavior moderators

*         Modeling architectures and knowledge representation systems

*         Performance assessment and skill monitoring

*         Performance enhancement

*         Perceptual/cognitive state detection and adaptive displays

*         Increasing affordability, efficiency, and/or usability

*         Knowledge acquisition/engineering

*         Application of COTS software for HBR development

*         Verification and Validation

*         Terrain representation and reasoning

*         Spatial representation

*         Interoperability

*         Time representation

*         Physical models of human movement

*         Operator interfaces

*         Multi-resolution simulation

*         Synthetic environments for HBR research

*         Team, group, crowd, and organizational behavior representation

*         HBR for system design and evaluation

*         HBR issues in model federations


The Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington,
Virginia.  Visit
  for information about the hotel.  Call
703-418-1234 or  1-800-233-1234 to make reservations. You should reference
BRIMS 2004 to get the group rate, which is $160.00, or the prevailing
government rate with credentials.  The cut-off date for the group rate is
April 24, 2004.

Registration information coming soon!


Kevin Gluck                          Air Force Research Laboratory

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