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ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

2009 Euro Simulation Interoperability Workshop
sponsored by the
Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)

a component of the
2009 International Simulation Multi-conference
sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)

Grand Cevahir Hotel and Convention Center
Istanbul, Turkey
13-16 July 2009

Click the "2009 Euro SIW" link under "Upcoming
SISO Events" on the main SISO web page,
http://www.sisostds.org, for more detailed (and
more colorful) information.

SISO's Simulation Interoperability Workshops
(SIWs) encompass a broad range of modeling and
simulation issues, applications, and communities,
with the overall goal of identifying and
supporting the development of products to
facilitate simulation interoperability standards
and reuse. Each SIW includes working sessions
addressing interoperability and reuse
requirements and issues; tutorials on
state-of-the-art methodologies, tools, and
techniques; and exhibits presenting the latest
technological advances.

Please note that registrations for this workshop
are being handled by SCS. Conference
registrations will be managed via their on-line
registration web page at
http://www.scs.org/confernc/summersim/summersim09/summersim09.htm.
Hotel reservation information is also available
on the same page. Abstract and paper evaluations
and acceptances will be managed by SISO via our
usual process, as described below.


KEY DATES:

02 Mar 09 -- Abstracts due in electronic form
18 Mar 09 -- Abstract accept/reject notifications
27 Apr 09 -- Papers due in electronic form
13 May 09 -- Paper accept/reject notifications
15 May 09 -- Hotel/early registration deadline
01 Jun 09 -- Final paper revisions due
01 Jul 09 -- PowerPoint presentations due
13 Jul 09 -- International Simulation Multi-conference opens


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION. The Workshop
invites papers and presentations relating to
distributed simulation standards, applications,
and technologies, interoperability issues, and
other topics identified below and on the SISO web
site. Abstracts are reviewed and selected by
Planning and Review Panels (PRPs) and leaders of
the individual Forums and Groups. Papers are
considered for presentation in one or more Forums
and Groups. Abstract and paper format
requirements are described in the Author's Guide
posted on the SISO web site.

Individuals who wish to participate should
complete and submit an abstract, using the
submission form provided on the SISO web site. If
you have any problems or are unable to submit to
the web site, please contact Pat Burgess
<[log in to unmask]>, phone: +1-407-882-1372,
fax: +1-407-658-5059.


2009 Euro SIW Focus:
Contingency Planning and Crisis Management

SISO sessions will include models and simulations
used in planning for civil security problems
ranging from natural disasters (fire, flood,
earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, etc.) to
deliberate hostile actions, as well as general
safety and contingency planning and operations.
The primary focus will be on cooperation among
national and international civilian, military,
and non-governmental agencies, including scenario
generation, command and control interoperability,
and simulation reusability.



EXPERIENCE WITH SISO STANDARDS

SISO invites papers that report the results of
experiences with SISO-developed standards and
guidelines. We are looking for feedback
(positive or negative) on the utility of our
products. If the author(s) indicate in both the
abstract and in the completed paper that they are
submitting a "SISO Standards Experiences" paper,
these papers will be highlighted in a listing in
the SIW Workshop Agenda.


INDIVIDUAL FORUM AND GROUP CALLS FOR PAPERS

Generally, papers and presentations are considered in three main categories:

User Community Forums, which examine and promote
topics of interest related to the use and
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.
Special Sessions, which deal with topics that
merit timely solicitation of feedback from the
SISO community.

For a list of the Tracks and Forums, Study
Groups, and Product Development Groups meeting at
this workshop, and their specific interest areas,
see the corresponding links at
http://www.sisostds.org.


TECHNICAL EXHIBITS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Throughout the week, several organizations will
provide exhibits and demonstrations of materials,
software, and equipment relevant to distributed
simulation applications. If your organization is
interested in being an exhibitor, contact DJ
Weed, <[log in to unmask]>.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SISO Sponsorship provides a means for
organizations to gain representation and benefits
in partnership with the activities and operation
of SISO. Sponsors enjoy the following privileges:

Printing of Sponsor's corporate logos on SISO flyers and printed material
Display of logos and links from the SISO web site to the Sponsor's web site
10% Discount on all SISO fees (workshop registration fees, booth rental, etc.)
Invitation to Speaker's lunch at SIWs (including SISO EXCOM and VIPs).

For information on becoming a SISO Sponsor,
contact Duncan Miller <[log in to unmask]>.

Special sponsorship opportunities for the 2009
International Simulation Multi-Conference are
described on the SCS website under the
"SummerSim'09 Corporate Sponsorship" link.
Contact DJ Weed <[log in to unmask]> for further
information.


SITE AND ACCOMMODATIONS. The Workshop will be
held at the Grand Cevahir Hotel and Convention
Center in Istanbul, Turkey. See
http://www.gch.com.tr/eng/index.php. The special
conference rate is 100 (single) or 120 (double)
per night plus VAT. See the SCS registration web
page for further information.


REGISTRATION. Please note that the early
registration deadline (and the deadline for the
special room rate) is 15 May 2009.


SISO CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Sarah Trbovich (Chair)
Chris Rouget (Vice Chair)
Jim Coolahan (Secretary)
Emmet Beeker, Emmet
Wink Bennett Jr.
Chales Cohen
Priscilla Elfrey
Bret Givens
Jim Kogler (SAC Vice Chair)
Grover Lollar
Ed Powell
Austin Stoudenmire
Steve Swenson


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