Neural Nets at ESM'2001, Prague Czech Republic

Subject: Neural Nets at ESM'2001, Prague Czech Republic
From: Philippe Geril (
Date: Wed Nov 29 2000 - 15:48:14 MET

                         15th European Simulation Multiconference
                                         Prague, Czech Republic
                                             June 6-9, 2001
                                        CALL FOR PAPERS
                             MODELLING AND SIMULATION 2001

                                     Methodology and Tools
                                    Simulation in Engineering
                                Parallel and Distributed Simulation
                            Verification, Validation and Accreditation
                          Military Simulation, Real-Time Simulation
                                  Neural Nets & Data Mining
                                High Performance Computing
                                      Analytical and Statistic
                                      Modelling Techniques
                                     Transport and Logistics
                             Simulation in Biology and Medicine

                            Student Papers, Poster Sessions
                               Partners for Projects Sessions

                               Organised and Sponsored by
                                 The Society for Computer
                                 Simulation International SCS
                                       Co-Sponsored by

                                           Hosted by

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The ESM'2001 is the international conference concerned with state of the
art technology in modelling and simulation. For several years, ESM has
proven to be an outstanding forum for researchers involved in building
innovative simulation systems, simulation and modelling 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 electronic format), that will
be copyrighted and widely disseminated. 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;

Track Chair: Dr. Andrzej Bargiela, (United Kingdom).
Program Chair: Jiri Kunovsky, (Czech Republic).
Program Co-Chair: Peter Schwarz, (Germany)

Topics Cover:
Continuous and discrete simulation methodology, Simulation tools,
Simulation environments, Multi-paradigm simulation, Simulation
uncertainty, Petri-Nets, Web-based simulation, Simulation visualisation,
Integration of simulation and geographical information systems,
Object-oriented programming, AI and Expert systems, Software
comparisons, Last research results in simulation.

Track Chair: Jiri Bila (Czech Republic).
Program Chair: Ivan Jelinek (Czech Republic)
Program Co-chair: Ewald Hessel (Germany)

Topics cover:
Advanced simulation of dynamic systems, Simulation-based design,
Qualitative modelling and simulation in engineering, Fuzzy modelling and
simulation, Evolutionary synthesis and evolutionary methods in design,
Rapid prototyping, CASE systems in engineering design, Modal Logic
systems in design, Simulation in support of system specification and
design, Simulation of processes, Simulation of heterogeneous systems,
automotive simulation.

Track Chair: Johannes Luthi (Germany)
Program Chair: Clemens Berchtold (Germany).
Program Co-chair: Thomas Schulze (Germany)

Topics cover:
Methods and techniques for parallel simulation (scheduling,
synchronisation, load balancing), Performance of parallel and
distributed simulation (experimental and comparative studies,
performance models, benchmarks), High Level Architecture (HLA) and
related standards (time management, model semantics, implementation
issues), Application of parallel and distributed simulation (computer
systems, manufacturing systems, etc.), Parallelisation of continuous
simulations (numerical methods, (Quasi)-Monte-Carlo simulation),
Web-based distributed simulation (distributed modelling via the Web,

Track Chair: Osman Balci (USA).
Program Chair: Dirk Brade (Germany)

Topics cover:
VV&A methodology (effective VV&A, VV&A planing, confidence levels, risk
estimation, organisation, documentation, standards, cost estimation,
technique application, result presentation, subject matter expert (SME)
selection, formal model specification, fidelity, automation potential),
VV&A technology (documentation, CASE-tools, cross checking, requirements
specification, knowledge based systems, configuration management, tool
overview, simulation environments)

Track Chair: Richard Zobel (United Kingdom).
Program Chair: Eugene Kerckhoffs (the Netherlands

Topics cover:
Military simulation - fidelity, exercise management, tools and modelling
techniques, applications; Local, global, real and non-real time
simulations and applications; Web-enabled simulation, local and remote
invocation, tools, education; Simulators - hardware/persons-in-the-loop,
HLA compliance; Animated visualisation of simulation; Component-oriented

Track Chair: Marcel Jirina (Czech Republic)
Program Chair: Miroslav Snorek (Czech Republic)

Topics covers:
Neural nets for simulation: modelling of parts (components) of the
system simulated by neural networks, evaluation of simulation models
using neural nets, decision support in simulation models by neural nets;
Simulation of neural nets: systems of pre-designed neural networks,
techniques and tools for simulation and programming of neural networks;
Special session on the backgrounds and practical use of GMDH (Group
Method of Data Handling) and GMDH-type networks: background and general
theory of GMDH-type neural networks, heuristics-free GMDH methods,
error control strategies in GMDH net learning processes, application of
GMDH methods; Fuzzy systems modelling and simulation: representation of
fuzzy problems or fuzzy components in simulation models, mutual relation
of fuzzy and statistics in simulation, statistical reliability of fuzzy
simulation models; Techniques used in data-mining: statistical
approaches, neural nets & data mining, genetic algorithms in data
mining, non-standard (other) approaches to data mining.

Track Chair: Ulrich Rüde (Germany)
Program Chair: Graham Horton (Germany)

Topics Cover:
Simulation problems may be extremely compute-intensive. Most current
supercomputer installations in research and industry are being used to
solve complex simulation problems in science or engineering. These
large-scale simulations require efficient simulation techniques, which
may derive their performance from new algorithmic ideas and from the use
of high-performance computer architectures, including both million
dollar multi-vector processors and home-made networks of inexpensive
PCs. This track invites contributions on efficient simulation algorithms
and compute-intensive simulation projects on high-performance computers.

Track Chair: Gunter Bolch (Germany)
Program Chair: Vladimir Anisimov (Turkey)
Program Co-Chair: Helena Karatza, (Greece)

Topics Cover
Techniques and Algorithms: stochastic models, Markov models, stochastic
Petri-net models, queueing systems and network models, reliability and
maintenance models, stochastic optimal control and optimisation,
performance modelling, stochastic process algebras, stochastic
precedence graphs, stochastic simulation, analytical and numerical
simulation, statistical analysis and inference.

Track Chair: Yuri Merkuryev (Latvia).
Program Chair: Rik Vanlandeghem (Belgium)
Program Co-chair: Sigrid Wenzel(Germany)

Topics cover:
Traffic: traffic flows, multi-modal systems, transit, transportation
modes, city transport, transportation in logistics, transportation
management, traffic demand, traffic control, traffic telematics, traffic
performance, safety, macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic
simulations; Logistics: logistics supply chains, inbound logistics,
materials management, physical distribution, production planning and
control, outbound logistics, distribution centres, inventory management,
warehousing decisions, materials handling and packaging, logistics
information systems, information management in logistics systems,
logistics network design and facility location, cost modelling.

Track Chair: Stepan Svacina (Czech Republic)
Track Co- chair: Dietmar P.F. Möller (Germany)
Program Chair: Stefan Bergstedt (Germany)

Topics cover:
Modelling and simulation have an important role in structuring
biological, medical and ecological systems. The intrinsic complexity and
non-linearity of these types of systems need continuous and discrete
simulation methodology, soft computing methodology in order to handle
the different degrees of uncertainty, as well as virtual reality
methodology describing the time and space dependent complexity. Topics
are biological systems, medical systems and ecosystems with the domain
specific topics such as molecular modelling, genetic algorithms in
biosystems, fuzzy sets and neural nets in biosystems, physiology,
cardiology, anesthesia, cancer, circulatory system, respiratory system,
renal system, biomechanics, agricultural production, simulation of
global change, ecotechnology and eco-engineering, GIS, population
dynamics, etc.

Tutorials can be proposed in the following three categories:
    T1- Introductory tutorials
    T2- State of the Art Tutorials
    T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials
Tutorial proposals should be emailed to

The poster session only features work in progress. Next to the actual
poster presentation, these submissions also feature as short papers in
the Proceedings.

This session is for students who want to present their work in progress
or part of their doctoral thesis as a paper. Student papers are denoted
by the fact that only the name of the student appears on the paper as an
author. They are published as short papers in the Proceedings.

For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact SCS International
at the European Office. Special sessions will be set up for vendor
presentations in co-ordination with the scientific program.
User Group meetings for simulation languages and tools can be organised
the day before the conference. 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.
Partners for projects session(s) will be organised 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 a
proposal to SCS.

A special exhibition will be held during the conference focused on
simulation tools. For more information please contact the SCS office for
further details. Email:

General Conference Chair: Miroslav Snorek (Czech Republic)
Program Chair: Eugene Kerckhoffs (the Netherlands
Cosponsoring organizations:

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

Send all submissions in an electronic form uuencoded or zipped, in
Microsoft Word format, PDF or Postscript format indicating the
designated track and a type of submission (full paper or an extended
abstract) to the SCS Europe (
Please provide your name, affiliation, full mailing address, telephone /
fax number and Email address on all submissions as well. For submissions
please put in the subject of your Email the following indications:
esm2001 and designated track. You can also send in one copy of your
paper and three copies by regular mail to Philippe Geril
at SCS Europe. Only original papers, which have not been published
elsewhere, will be accepted for publication


Registration Fees
                     Author SCS/EUROSIM Other
Pre-reg before 450 EURO 450 EURO 525 EURO
April. 30th 2001

Registration after Pre-registration 525 EURO 575 EURO
April 30th '2000 required

The registration fee includes one copy of the Conference Proceedings,
coffee and tea during the breaks, all lunches, a welcome cocktail and
the conference dinner.


FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references)
During review, the submitted full papers can be accepted as a regular 5
page paper. If excellent, full papers can be accepted by the program
committee as an extended (8-page) paper. Each submission will be
reviewed by at least three members of the International Program

EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a regular (5
pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster, which will be reviewed by the
International Program Committee. All accepted papers will be published
in the ESM'2001 Conference Proceedings.

SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three pages)
Participants may also submit a 3 page abstract for a short paper or
poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program Committee.
All accepted papers will be published in the ESM'2001 Conference

Philippe Geril
SCS Europe
University of Ghent
Coupure Links 653
B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Tel (Office): +32 9 2337790
Fax: + 32 9 2234941
T+F Private: +32 59 800 804

The 2001 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.Only papers SUBMITTED
AS FULL papers will be eligible for the Outstanding Paper Award.

The official conference language for all papers and presentations is

January 15, 2001: Submit contributed full-papers (5 to 8
proceedings pages) not previously published. These submissions, when
accepted will be published as regular or extended papers, depending on
their quality.
January 15, 2001: Submit extended abstracts (5 abstract pages) or short
papers (3 abstract pages), reports of industrial projects and summaries
of posters. These submissions, when accepted will be published as
regular, of up to 5 proceedings page papers.
January 15, 2001: Submit one -to -three page proposals to present
tutorials, to organise and chair panel sessions, to organise user
meetings, vendor sessions or to exhibit software
January 15, 2001: Submit abstracts for student and poster session
February 25, 2001: Acceptance Notification
April 30, 2001: Authors provide camera-ready manuscript
June 6-9, 2001: Conference


The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Prague, capital of
the Czech Republic, which offers its visitors a breathtaking historical
environment in which to enjoy the ESM'2001. The conference site itself
is The conference site itself will be the Masarykova kolej, Thákurova
1,160 41 Prague 6, Czech Republic

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