Please remember that BRIMS submissions are due in two weeks - February
14, 2005.







In affiliation with the

Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization and the Institute for
Simulation and Training


Sheraton Universal Hotel

Universal City, CA

16-19 May 2005


You are invited to participate in the 14th 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 acquisition, analysis, design, training, rehearsal,
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, posters, demos,
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 Committee.



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 February 14, 2005.


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 February 14, 2005.


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 February 14, 2005.



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 16, 2005.  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 February 14, 2005.


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:                                         14 February

Authors Notification:                                           18 March

Final Electronic Draft Due:                                  08 April

Presentations Due:                                            11 May

BRIMS 2005 Begins:                                          16 May 2005



Areas of interest for the 14th 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
*	Verbal and non-verbal communication with HBRs
*	Multi-resolution simulation
*	Synthetic environments for human behavior representation (HBR)
*	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 Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal
City, CA.  Visitƒ
for information about the hotel.  Call 818-980-1212 or 1-888-627-7186 to
make reservations. You should reference BRIMS 2005 to get the group
rate, which is $159.00, or the prevailing government rate with
credentials.  The cut-off date for the group rate is April 23, 2005.


Registration information coming soon!



Laurel Allender & Troy Kelley      Army Research Laboratory Human
Research & Engineering Directorate



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