13th European Simulation Multiconference
Warsaw, Poland, June 1-4, 1999
General Conference Information


The ESM'99 is the international conference concerned with state of the art technology in modeling and simulation. For several years, ESM has proven to be an outstanding forum for researchers involved in building innovative simulation systems, simulation and modeling tools and applications on both the research and industrial front. The SCS European Simulation Multiconference features an outstanding technical program ranging from introductory tutorials to software reviews to state-of-the-art research and practice. The conference includes exhibits, business meetings for professional societies, software user groups, and a social program.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by three members of the International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference Proceedings (both print and CD), which will be copyrighted and widely disseminated. Volume 1 of Proceedings will contain accepted regular papers submitted as full papers, Volume 2 will contain accepted short papers submitted as abstracts, reports of industrial projects and summaries of posters. All talks and tutorials must be accompanied by a paper of between three to eight Proceedings pages. Contributions to the technical program are solicited in the following general areas, although papers in any area of discrete-event and combined discrete-event and continuous simulation will be considered:


Prof. Henri Pierreval, IFMA,France,
Dr. Jean-Luc Paris, IFMA, France,

The benefits of simulation are well recognized in many applications areas. By providing useful information about the dynamic behavior of the studies system, simulation efficiently contributes to decision making, either in design or in operation stages of the system life cycle. Recent methodological and technological advances, for example, in simulation software, computational intelligence, user interfaces, parallel computing and optimization, allow more complicated problems to be tackled through the use of simulation. Simulation is also more and more often embedded in dedicated software, to solve such problems as production management, training, control of complex systems, etc. There is therefore a strong need for the simulation community to discuss how these recent progresses can efficiently contribute to solving complex application oriented problems.

Typically, such problems involve both a good knowledge of the problem domain and a good knowledge of simulation based approaches in this area.

The objective of the conference is to bring together both specialists of the application domains concerned and of simulation. This conference will represent a major opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share their experience about practical cases, to learn and to discuss research advances about engineering problems were simulation based approaches have been involved. Both continuous and discrete event world views are concerned.

Original papers are solicited for this "applications of simulation" conference. The problem addressed and the novelty should be highlighted. In this respect, the authors should also clearly situate their research regarding existing published works. The role of simulation has to be made clear. Case studies will also be considered by the international program committee. The concrete problem addressed and its concrete implication should be clearly presented. The simulation methodology used has to be relevant and should be correctly presented in the paper. Relevant technical aspects related to the application developed have to be explained. Concrete results and concrete benefits of the study must be indicated and eventually discussed.

Suggestions (introductory tutorial, panel discussions, session organization) are welcome and can be submitted to the conference chairpersons. Contribution in the following application area will be more particularly solicited:


There will be two workshops at the conference:

International Conference on Qualitative Information, Fuzzy Techniques and Neural Networks in Simulation
Prof. Francois Cellier, University of Arizona, USA, Cellier@iri.upc.es
Josep Aguilar, LAAS, Universita de Girona, Spain, Aguilar@eia.udg.es

Modeling Multimedia Support in Next Generation High Speed Network
Dr. Hermann de Meer, Columbia University, USA, hdm@comet.columbia.edu
Dr. Stefan Fischer, International University, Germany, Stefan.Fischer@i-u.de


The tutorials will be divided into three categories:
    T1- Introductory tutorials
    T2- State of the Art Tutorials
    T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials

Chair: Prof. Helena Szczerbicka, University of Bremen, Germany
Email: esm99@informatik.uni-bremen.de

D1 Poster Session:
Track Chair: Dr. M. Doros, Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, PAS, Warsaw. Poland
Email: Marek.Doros@ibib.waw.pl

D2 Student Session
Track Chair: Dr. Zenon Sosnowski, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Email: zenon@ii.pb.bialystok.pl


For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact SCS International at the European Office. Special sessions will be set up for vendor presentations in coordination with the scientific program.

User Group meetings for simulation languages and tools can be organized on Monday. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact the Conference Chairs. We will be happy to provide a meeting room and other necessary equipment.

This particular session(s) will be organized by SCS to give potential project teams or individuals the opportunity to present their research in order to link up with fellow researchers for future research projects. Those wishing to participate in this session need to send to the SCS.

If you plan to organize a panel discussion, please contact the European Simulation Office.

The 1999 European Simulation Multiconference Committee will select the Outstanding Paper of the Conference. The author of this paper will be awarded a free registration for an SCS conference, and will be published on the SCS web site. Only papers SUBMITTED AS FULL papers will be eligible for the Outstanding Paper Award.


General Chair
Prof. Helena Szczerbicka, University of Bremen, Germany
Email: esm99@informatik.uni-bremen.de

Program Chair
Prof. Marek Niezgodka, ICM, Warsaw University Poland
Email: marekn@icm.edu.pl

Local Chair
Prof. Leon Bobrowski, IBIB PAN, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland.
Email: Leon.Bobrowski@ibib.waw.pl

Cosponsoring organizations:

ASIM German Society of Computer Simulation
PTSK Polish Society of Computer Simulation
CASS The Chinese Association for System Simulation
EuSC The European Simulation Council
JSST The Japanese Society for Simulation Technology
LSS  The Latvian Simulation Society
TSS The Turkish Simulation Society

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