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MS 2010 : The 21st IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation


When Jul 15, 2010 - Jul 17, 2010
Where Banff, Alberta, Canada
Abstract Registration Due May 20, 2010
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2010
Notification Due Apr 1, 2010
Final Version Due May 13, 2010

Call For Papers

The 21st IASTED International Conference on
Modelling and Simulation
~MS 2010~
July 15 – 17, 2010
Banff, Alberta, Canada


The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

* Technical Committee on Modelling and Simulation

World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)
Prof. Reda S. Alhajj
University of Calgary, Canada
Conference Chair Portrait
Dr. Tansel Ozyer
TOBB Economics and Technology University, Turkey
Publicity Chair Portrait

The 21st IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (MS 2010) will be a major forum for international researchers and practitioners interested in all areas of modelling and simulation. It will be an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas.

MS 2010 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Control and Applications (CA 2010)
* Wireless Communications (WC 2010)
* Environmental Management and Engineering (EME 2010)
* Solar Energy (SOE 2010)


Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and spanning 6,641 square kilometres of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows, and rivers, Banff National Park is truly one of the world's premier destination spots. Banff was Canada's first national park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Summer in Banff means time to put away the skis and bring out the hiking boots. Banff National Park is a hiking wonderland, containing over 1,600 kilometres of trails. Even in July, the warmest month, the Rockies will fill you with awe as you fish, golf, camp, horseback ride, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter ride. Visitors can tour historic sites, soak in hot springs, stroll along the shores of Lake Louise, and enjoy many first class accommodations. Drive the Icefields Parkway into adjoining Jasper National Park and you have an excellent chance of seeing elk, deer, moose, and black bears along the roadside. Take a ride on the Banff gondola or spend just one night camping under the diamond-lit sky and you will be convinced that this is the most beautiful place on earth.

The topics of interest to be covered by MS 2010 include, but are not limited to:

* Electricity Market Modelling

* Energy Demand Modelling

* Energy Economics

* Energy Flow Modelling

* Fault Simulation

* Fluid Power Systems

* Harmonics Modelling

* Modelling of Energy Sources

* Power Network Simulation

* Power Plant Modelling

* Power Quality Analysis

* SCADA Systems

* Stability Studies

* Transient Analysis

* Transmission Line Modelling

* Turbine Modelling


* Agricultural Modelling

* Air Modelling and Simulation

* Aquatic Ecosystems

* Atmospheric Modelling

* Biological Systems

* Climatic Modelling

* Earth System Modelling

* Ecosystem Modelling

* Freshwater Ecosystems

* Hazardous Material

* Hydrological Modelling

* Marine Ecosystems

* Meteorological Modelling

* Mobile Source Emissions

* Natural Resource Management

* Reservoir Simulation

* Terrain Analysis

* Terrestrial Ecosystems


* 3-Dimensional Modelling

* Agent-based Modelling

* Applications

* Artificial Intelligence

* Bond Graph Modelling

* CASE Systems in Engineering Design

* Computational Geometry

* Computer Aided Design

* Continuous and Discrete Methodology

* Data Modelling

* Discrete Event Simulation

* Distributed Simulation

* Dynamic Modelling

* Expert Systems

* Finite Element Methods

* Fuzzy Systems

* Genetic Algorithms

* Knowledge-based Systems

* Mathematical Modelling

* Model Development

* Monte Carlo Simulation

* Multi-Paradigm

* Neural Networks

* Numerical Methods

* Object Oriented Implementation

* Petri Nets

* Physically-based Modelling

* Simulation Optimization

* Simulation Tools and Languages

* Simulation Uncertainty

* Statistical and Probabilistic Modelling

* Synthetic Environments

* Time Series Analysis

* Virtual Reality

* Visualization

* Web-based Simulation


* Arterial Wall Mechanics

* Biomechanical Modelling

* Biomedical Modelling

* Cardiovascular Modelling

* Dental Modelling

* Health Care Modelling

* Human Animation

* Image-guided Surgery

* Joint Modelling

* Limb Modelling

* Medical Education

* Medical Imaging

* Medical Instrument Design

* Medical Robotics

* Medical Vision

* Modelling of Sports Injuries

* Muscular Modelling

* Orthopaedic Modelling

* Patient Simulators

* Respiratory Mechanics

* Surgical Modelling

* Surgical Simulators

* Surgical Training

* Tele-Medicine

* Virtual Reality


* Assembly Planning


* Flexible Manufacturing Systems

* Fluid Power Technology

* Human-Machine Interfaces

* Industrial Automation

* Intelligent Agents

* Intelligent Control

* Material Handling

* Mobile Robots

* Motion Planning

* Multi-Robot Systems

* Process Automation

* Process Control

* Robot Design

* Robust Robot Control

* Scheduling

* Sensing and Data Fusion

* Tele-Robotics

* Virtual Reality


* 3rd and 4th Generation Networks

* Congestion Control Mechanisms

* Database Management

* Distance Education

* E-Commerce

* Fluid Models

* Information System Management

* M-Commerce

* Mobile Networks

* Multimedia Systems

* Network Simulation

* Performance Modelling

* Protocols

* Quality of Service

* RF Circuit Modelling

* Software Engineering

* Telecommunications

* The Internet

* Wireless System Architectures


* Accounting

* Business Process Simulation

* Cost Benefit Analysis

* Economic Revitalization

* Economics

* Financial Models

* Forecasting

* Knowledge Management Systems

* Logic Programming

* Logistics

* Operation and Production Management

* Operations Research

* Optimization

* Policy Issues

* Regulatory Impact Analysis

* Resource Management

* Risk Analysis

* Scheduling

* Stochastic Models

* Supply Chain Management

* Total Quality Management

* Work Flow Management


* G. Abu-Lebdeh – Michigan State University, USA
* G. K. Adam – Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece
* K. Amborski – Warsaw University of Technology , Poland
* F. Amini – Jackson State University, USA
* C. Angeli – Technological Institute of Piraeus, Greece
* L. G. Birta – University of Ottawa, Canada
* W. Borutzky – Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
* O. Castillo – Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
* F. Cecconi – ISTCCnr, Italy
* F. E. Cellier – ETH - Zurich, Switzerland
* J. H. Chin – National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
* J. K. Cochran – Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
* T. S. Dahl – University of Wales, UK
* I. Deiab – American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
* T. Dhaene – Ghent University, Belgium
* D. Dutta – Monash University, Australia
* A. Elkamel – University of Waterloo, Canada
* W. Ghie – Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
* D. Gorgan – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
* G. A. Gravvanis – Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
* K. R. Gurley – University of Florida, USA
* J. A. Hamilton – Auburn University, USA
* V. Hnatyshin – Rowan University, USA
* R. Karba – University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
* P. Koprinkova-Hristova – Institute of Control and System Research, Bulgaria
* S. Kovela – University of Kingston, UK
* S. Lazarova--Molnar – United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
* H. Lin – University of Houston-Downtown, USA
* S. Liu – Tianjin University, China
* F. Longo – University of Calabria, Italy
* L. S. Louca – University of Cyprus , Cyprus
* S. Majumdar – Carleton University, Canada
* G. H. Majzoobi – Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran
* D. Marceau – University of Calgary, Canada
* P. Melin – Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
* Y. A. Merkuryev – Riga Technical University, Latvia
* J. L. Montes – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos , Spain
* L. Monticone – The MITRE Corporation, USA
* G. Neumann – University of Magdeburg, Germany
* T. Niculiu – University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
* J. J. Nieto – University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
* S. Oplatková – Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
* J. Otamendi – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos , Spain
* L. M. Pedrera – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos , Spain
* N. H. Rashidi – Virginia State University, USA
* G. Razaqpur – McMaster University, Canada
* M. Rodriguez – Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
* L. Rothrock – Pennsylvania State University, USA
* G. Ruhe – University of Calgary, Canada
* E. Santini – Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
* V. Selman – The American University, USA
* J. Sklenar – University of Malta, Malta
* R. Snow – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
* J. Štecha – Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
* G. K. Theodoropoulos – University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
* C. Thorbole – The Engineering Institute, USA
* M. Trabia – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
* T. Tsubaki – Yokohama National University, Japan
* R. Ulson – State University of São Paulo - UNESP, Brazil
* H. Unger – Fern University in Hagen, Germany
* J. Vance – The University of Virginia's College at Wise, USA
* A. E. Varela – University of Carabobo, Venezuela
* T. Voggenberger – Society for Reactor Safety (GRS) mbH, Germany
* J. Vojtesek – Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
* K. P. White – University of Virginia, USA
* M. C. Yagoub – University of Ottawa, Canada
* R. Younsi – University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
* I. Zelinka – Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
* Y. Zhang – Pennsylvania State University, USA


Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.

The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by February 15, 2010. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Initial Paper Requirements
All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions.

Initial paper submissions should be full papers. Papers of up to 8 pages in length are included in the conference registration fee. An extra charge will apply for every additional page for papers longer than 8 pages. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar before submitting to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

When submitting a paper, complete the online initial paper submission form, designating an author who will attend the conference, and provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope, above.

Formatting instructions for initial papers are available at

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

Acceptance and Registration
Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by April 1, 2010. Final manuscripts are due by May 13, 2010. Registration and final payment are due by May 20, 2010. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Only one paper of up to eight pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Final Paper Requirements
Email your final manuscripts to The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number.

The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is eight single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font.


Proposals for three-hour tutorials must be submitted online by February 15, 2010. Submit tutorial proposals via the following web site address:

Proposal Format

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate:

* The topic.
* Background knowledge expected of the participants.
* Objectives.
* Time allocations for the major course topics.
* The qualifications of the instructor(s).


Special session proposals must be emailed to by February 15, 2010. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s).

Papers submitted to the special session must be received by February 15, 2010, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program.

More information on special sessions is available at

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at:

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:

The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:

* Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index
* EI Compendex
* FIZ Karlsruhe

Submissions Due February 15, 2010
Notification of Acceptance April 1, 2010
Final Manuscripts Due May 13, 2010
Registration Deadline May 20, 2010

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – MS 2010
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: +1 403-288-1195
Fax: +1 403-247-6851
Web site:

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