13th European Simulation Multiconference
Warsaw, Poland, June 1-4, 1999
Track A6. Decision Processes in Management

Program Chair
Dr. Andrzej Najgebauer, Military University of Technology, Poland
Email: anajgeb@isi.wat.waw.pl


The skill of the management scientist lies in the ability to balance the reality of the developed model with the effort that it will take to find an answer to the problem. Many decision support systems (DSS) use representational models to predict the impact of possible decisions. There are two major types of model: simulation and analytical. A more subjective approach to decision-making is needed. Whilst information and some form of data processing are essential, the decision-maker should adopt a less structured approach to the way the data is used. The development of interactive software has given more flexibility to the way in which the decision-maker uses the data and the applied models. This is the essence of decision support systems. Simulation models as used in business, policy, conflict situations, and anti-crisis management re, in almost all cases, dynamic, discrete-event, and stochastic models. According to the application area, the researcher or designer should model the real-world situation very carefully. An incorrect, incomplete, or inconsistent model could result in a bad decision being made by the decision-maker possibly resulting in economic loss, physical damage or injury. The simulation models and their applications should take into account uncertainty and thus contain procedures for risk analysis. We are therefore  interested in research presentations on the science of designing and developing simulation models to solve decisional problems in policy, management, conflict situations, and anti-disaster actions. In particular (but not exclusively), we welcome presentations and reports in the following areas:


Dr. Andrzej Najgebauer - Track chair
Cybernetics Faculty
Military University of Technology
Ul. Kaliskiego 2
01-489 Warsaw, Poland
tel. (+4822) 6859264
fax. (+4822) 6857858
e-mail: anajgeb@isi.wat.waw.pl

Prof.Krzysztof Malinowski Ph.D., D.Sc  - Program chair
Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology
Nowowiejska 15/19, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland
tel. (+48 22) 253758, (+48 22) 6607497,
tel./fax. (+48 22) 251984
e-mail: dziekan@elka.pw.edu.pl

Assoc. Prof. Paul Fishwick,
University of Florida
Computer&Information Science and Engineering Department
University of Florida, 332 Bldg.CSE, Gainesville, FL 32611-6120, USA
tel/fax (352) 392-1414
e-mail: fishwick@cise.ufl.edu

Prof. Paul Luker
De Montfort University, School of Computing Sciences
The Gatway Leicester LE1 9BH
tel. +44 (0)116 257 7488
fax. +44 (0)116 250 6114
e-mail: luker@dmu.ac.uk

Prof Jonathan Blackledge
De Montfort University, Department of Mathematical Sciences
The Gatway Leicester LE1 9BH
tel. (44116) 257 7473
(44116) 250 6114
e-mail: jmb@dmu.ac.uk

Prof Andrzej Chojnacki Ph.D., DSc
Military University of Technology
Kaliskiego 2
01-489 Warsaw, Poland
tel. (+48 22) 6859011
e-mail: achoj@wcy.wat.waw.pl

Prof Marian Chudy Ph.D., DSc
Cybernetics Faculty
Military University of Technology
Kaliskiego 2
01-489 Warsaw, Poland
tel. (+4822) 6859429
e-mail: mchudy@wcy.wat.waw.pl

Prof Tadeusz Nowicki Ph.D., DSc
Cybernetics Faculty, Institute of Computer Sciences
Military University of Technology
Kaliskiego 2
01-489 Warsaw, Poland
tel. (+4822) 6859504
fax. (+4822) 6857858
e-mail: nowicki@isi.wat.waw.pl

Dr Julie Dugdale
De Montfort University, Milton Keynes
Dept. of Computer and Information Science, De Montfort University,
Hammerwood Gate, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, MK7 6HP, UK
tel.(441908) 834938
fax.(441908) 834948
e-mail: jdugdale@dmu.ac.uk, dugdale@irit.fr

Dr Ken Xia, DMU Milton Keynes
Department of Computer and Information Sciences, De Montfort University,
Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, MK7 6HP, UK
tel.(441908) 695511 04144
e-mail: kxia@dmu.ac.uk

ESM'99 conference information: Helena Szczerbicka, SCS Europe Office, Alexander Verbraeck. SCS Europe, 1998