13th European Simulation Multiconference
Warsaw, Poland, June 1-4, 1999
Venue and Social Events


Warsaw has been the capital of Poland since the beginning of the 17th century. At present it has about 1 800 000 inhabitants, which ranks it seventh in Europe both in population and area. The Main Town and Old Town are on the higher, left bank of the Vistula, with parks and squares sloping gently down to the river.


The ICM metacentre http://www.icm.edu.pl , set up with foreign help, provides access to high-performance computing and software systems, including scientific applications and programming tools as well as to a metacenter networking infrastructure and scientific data banks.
Research activity is focused on theoretical and large scale computer simulations in natural sciences, and in particular on studies of biomolecular systems, spatial structure formation in complex systems, global minimization and new areas in applied nonlinear analysis.
New visual modeling methods and parallelization of computing processes have also been developed. Nearly one hundred external computational research projects performed by research groups from the whole Poland cover a wide spectrum of topics in physics, chemistry molecular biology, material sciences, engineering, economy and environmental sciences.
ICM runs educational programs for students, postgraduates and scientists from universities, institutes of Polish Academy of Sciences and other academic and research institutions.

The Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Science (IBIB PAN, http://www.ibib.waw.pl ) concentrates its research works on the following directions:

  1. biomeasurements,
  2. artificial internal organs for metabolic support systems,
  3. mathematical and physical analysis and modelling of physiological systems and processes
  4. computer aided image processing and speech analysis,
  5. computer systems in biology and medicine.

The International Centre of Biocybernetics (ICB) is a part of the Institute. The main area of the Centre activity is organisation of the international seminars and special meetings in different fields of biomedical engineering. The Institute has good facilities for organising conferences and seminars. It is equipped with a lecture hall for 300 persons with the possibility of dividing it on two smaller halls, two halls for 80 persons each and one hall for 50 persons".

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