Seventh United Kingdom Simulation Society Conference


St Catherines College, Oxford, England

29 - 31 March 2004

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 Papers are invited on any aspect of simulation to be presented at a three day meeting to be held in Oxford, England. The conference venue is St Catherines College, Oxford, The accommodation, renowned catering and conference facilities are an ideal blend of modern and historic. The venue offers an especially attractive opportunity for both professional discussion and socialising.

Full papers (five pages of A4 with figures) are invited on any aspect of simulation and its applications. The following are suggested topics, but other topics are also welcome; Simulation methodology and practice, software, languages, tools and techniques. Models and modelling tools for software engineering. Data/object bases. Analysis and statistica1 tools. Simulators and simulation hardware, training simulators. Education and development. Data Mining models and simulation. Integration of simulation with concurrent engineering, integrated design and simulation systems. AI in simulation, philosophical issues, analogies, metaphors, knowledge modelling, acquisition and synthesis of new knowledge/models, intelligent/adaptive behaviour. Parallel and distributed simulation. Grid computing, simulation and challenges. Artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary algorithms.

Simulation applications include: aerospace; electronic circuits and systems; computer networks; business; management; finance; data mining; economics; leisure, games, war/conflict/rebellion modelling; psychology, cognitive functions, behaviour, emotion, subjectivity; humanities, literature, semantics modelling/dynamics; biology; medicine; public health; manufacturing; planning; control; robotics; measurement; monitoring; energy; safety critica1 systems; transportation; oil and gas; education and training; military. There will be an Exhibitions area.

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Conference.

Although a national event, presenters and participants from any country are particularly welcome, especially EUROSIM member countries.

The registration cost is 295 Pound Sterling. This includes a copy of the proceedings and all refreshments. Accommodation, including all meals and conference dinner, is 105 Pound Sterling per day for single occupancy with en-suite facilities and 85 Pound Sterling without en-suite.


(click to submit paper electronically as attached Word file):


Sessions and session chairs

Simulation in Mobile Communications

John Pollard

Simulation in Business and Management

Vlatka Hlupic

Analytical and Stochastic Models

Khalid Al-Begain

Simulation of Urban Transport

Joanna Hartley

Healthcare Simulation

Russell Cheng

OR and Simulation

Russell Cheng

Simulation in Industry

Alan Stevens

Vendor Presentation Session

Alan Stevens

Visual and Interactive Simulation

Richard Cant

Simulation and Security

Richard Zobel


Dr John Pollard, UCL, London

Professor Russell Cheng, University of Southampton

Professor David Al-Dabass, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Richard Cant, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Alan Stevens, Rolls Royce, Derby

Mr Barry Thompson, CARCO

Dr Bail Li, Nottingham University

Professor David Evans, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Stewart Robinson, University of Warwick

Professor Steve Turner, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

Dr Vladka Hlupic, Brunel University

Dr Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Professor Khalid Al-Begain, University of Glamorgan

Dr Georgios Theodoropoulos, Birmingham University

Dr Simon Taylor, Brunel University

Dr Mahdi Mahfouf, Sheffield University

Profesor Jacques LeFevre, University of Lille

Professor Robert Pooley, Glasgow University

Dr Yahaya Yusuf, University of Hull

Dr Richard Zobel, University of Manchester



Intention to submit and Paper Title (to: 15 December 2003

Abstracts (1 page A4): 1th January 2004

Draft Paper, electronic submission (5 pages of A4): 29th January 2004

Notice of provisional acceptance, put back to: 27th February 2004.

Camera ready copy and registration fee: 5th March 2004.

Papers/submissions/proposals to any member of the programme committee, conference chair or programme chair from whom further information may be obtained.

Conference/Programme/Facilities Chairs:

John Pollard, Department of Electronics,

UCL, London.


Russell Cheng, Department of Mathematics,

The University, Highfield,

Southampton, Hants SO17 1BJ, England, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1703 594550

Fax: +44 (0)1703 594550


David Al-Dabass, School of Computing & Technology,

The Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham, NG1 4BU, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)115-848-6015

Fax: +44 (0)115-848-6518


Richard Cant, School of Computing & Mathematics,

The Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham, NG1 4BU, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)115-848-2613

Fax: +44 (0)115-848-6518