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AfricaMS 2010 : The Third IASTED African Conference on Modelling and Simulation


When Sep 6, 2010 - Sep 8, 2010
Where Gaborone, Botswana
Abstract Registration Due Jun 15, 2010
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2010
Notification Due May 1, 2010
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2010
Categories    modelling and simulation

Call For Papers

The Third IASTED African Conference on
Modelling and Simulation
~AfricaMS 2010~
Science and Technology Applications for Health and Sustainable Development
September 6 – 8, 2010
Gaborone, Botswana


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

* Technical Committee on Modelling and Simulation
* Technical Committee on Optimization

World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)

University of Botswana
Prof. Francis Ogwu
University of Botswana, Botswana
Conference Chair Portrait
Prof. George O. Anderson
University of Botswana, Botswana
Local Arrangements Chair Portrait
"A Multimodal Approach to Blind Source Separation of Moving Sources with Applications"

Prof. Jonathon Chambers
Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Keynote Speaker Portrait
"Building Energy Simulations & Optimizations"

Prof. Milorad Bojić
University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Special Session Organizer Portrait
"Impact of Missing Data Estimation"

Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Tutorial Chair Portrait

The Third IASTED African Conference on Modelling and Simulation (AfricaMS 2010) will be an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in and applications of modelling and simulation. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas.

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

* Power and Energy Systems (AfricaPES 2010)
* Water Resource Management (AfricaWRM 2010)
* Health Informatics (AfricaHI 2010)


Botswana has been called an oasis of peace and tranquility on the African continent. It has a history of political stability, a low crime rate, and is one of Africa's most successful economies. Botswana is about the size of France or Kenya, but its low population density has ensured that its beautiful wilderness has remained unspoiled. Botswana is home to 120,000 migrant elephants – the largest elephant population in the world. The Kalahari Desert covers 84% of the country, yet in the midst of this desert is the world's largest inland delta. The Okavango Delta is a breathtaking labyrinth of lagoons, lakes, and hidden channels covering an area of 17000 km². There you will find the Moremi Game Reserve, with forests, floodplains, and lagoons that offer spectacular glimpses of a huge diversity of plant and animal life, including lions, buffalo, crocodiles, and leopards. The administrative centre for Botswana's strong economy, the capital city of Gaborone, is a fast-growing, vibrant modern city. Shop the amazing collections of local arts and crafts and you will fall in love with Botswana's rich culture and history. Enjoy the many fine restaurants and nightclubs, or take a quiet walk up Kgale Hill to see an amazing view of the city, as well as the pair of black eagles that nest in the craggy cliff face just below the peak. For more information on Botswana, visit the official tourism site: Tourism of Botswana.

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

* Agent-based Modelling

* Bond Graph Modelling

* Continuous and Discrete Methodologies

* Dynamic Modelling

* Information Communications Technologies

* Mathematical Modelling

* Model Development

* Numerical Methods

* Physically-based Modelling

* Time Series Analysis

* Applications of Simulation in Engineering

* Applications of Simulation in Environment

* Applications of Simulation in Other areas

* Applications of Simulation in Socio-Economic Applications


* Discrete Event Simulation

* Distributed Simulation

* Monte Carlo Simulation

* Object-Oriented Implementation

* Simulation Optimization

* Simulation Tools and Languages

* Simulation Uncertainty

* Virtual Reality

* Visualization

* Web-based Simulation


* A. Abbas – British University in Egypt, Egypt
* A. M. Abd El-Aal – Electronic Research Institute, Egypt
* S. Abderrahmane – University of Science and Technology, Algeria
* J. Abdo – Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
* M. Aboelela – Cairo University, Egypt
* J. Abonyi – The University of Veszprém, Hungary
* O. Akiinlabi – Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
* K. Al-Begain – University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd (Cardiff), UK
* S. Al-Khayatt – Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
* T. Altiok – Rutgers University, USA
* A. M. Amel Baha Houda – Electronics, Algeria
* S. Asare – University of Botswana, Botswana
* R. Bachnak – Texas A&M International University, USA
* M. Bojić – University of Kragujevac, Serbia
* F. Castiglione – National Reserch Council (CNR), Italy
* T. Dhaene – Ghent University, Belgium
* B. S. Dhillon – University of Ottawa, Canada
* S. Djohra – Cder, Algeria
* P. Ekel – Pontifical Catholic Universitry of Minas Gerais, Brazil
* R. El Abdouni Khayari – University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich, Germany
* R. El Sehiemy – Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt
* A. Elkamel – University of Waterloo, Canada
* J. L. Faco – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* L. Fan – Shenyang Institute of Chemical Technology, PR China
* R. M. Fernández Alcalá – University of Jaén, Spain
* P. Fonseca i Casas – Universitat politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
* M. Fossa – University of Genoa, Italy
* K. Goher – University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
* P. Gorce – University of Toulon, France
* A. Gottvald – ISI Brno, Czech Republic
* G. A. Gravvanis – Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
* V. Grout – Glyndwr University, United Kingdom
* H. Haddar – University of Sfax, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Tunisia
* A. Hafid – University of Montreal, Canada
* G. Horton – University of Magdeburg, Germany
* R. Hranova – University of Botswana, Botswana
* C. Ishii – Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
* J. Jiya – Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Nigeria
* A. Kadri – Université des Sciences d'ORAN, Algeria
* T. Kawabe – University Tsukuba, Japan
* M. Khajavi – Rajaee University, Iran
* M. Kidouche – Université de Bourmèdes, Algeria
* J. Kinyua – Central University of Technology, South Africa
* D. Komosny – Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
* P. Kropf – University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
* J. Kwanza – Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
* C. Kyrtsou – University of Macedonia, Greece
* M. N. Lakhoua – Institute of Applied Science and Technology of Mateur (ISSATM), Tunisia
* A. Løkketangen – Molde University College, Norway
* M. Lotfalian – University of Evansville, USA
* B. MAHDAD – University of Biskra, Algeria
* M. Mahfouf – University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
* R. Marumo – University of Botswana, Botswana
* T. Z. Marwala – University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
* A. Masizana-Katongo – University of Botswana, Botswana
* M. Massei – DIP University of Genoa, Italy
* S. Merniz – Mentouri University of Constantine, Algeria
* B. Mezghani – University of Sfax, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Tunisia
* M. A. Munlin – Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand
* S. Narayanan – Wright State University, USA
* J. Navarro-Moreno – University of Jaen, Spain
* R. Neji – University of Sfax, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Tunisia
* T. Niculiu – University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
* M. Noureddine – Department of Computer Science, Algeria
* S. Noureddine – Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia
* P. Nyamuhanga – Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
* F. Ogwu – University of Botswana, Botswana
* A. Otieno – Northern Illinois University, USA
* G. Petuelli – South-Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
* P. Poggi – University of Corsica, France
* H. Pranevicius – Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
* B. Rachid – University of Bejaia, Algeria
* Y. B. Reddy – Grambling State University, USA
* T. Riismaa – Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
* J. L. Risco – Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
* S. H. Rubin – Spawar Systems Center, USA
* M. Saeb – Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AAST), Egypt
* K. Salah – Civil Engineering Department, Algeria
* W. Sandmann – University of Bamberg, Germany
* E. Santini – Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
* D. Schreurs – K.U.Leuven, Belgium
* S. Shanmugasundaram – Pathfinder Enterprises Ltd., Botswana
* Y. S. Shmaliy – Guanajuato University, Mexico
* R. Sitte – Griffith University, Australia
* J. Sklenar – University of Malta, Malta
* A. Sobczyk – Krakow University of Technology, Poland
* A. Swierniak – Silesian University of Technology, Poland
* E. H. Tissir – University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Morocco
* M. Trabia – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
* L. Trajkovic – Simon Fraser University, Canada
* T. Tsalaile – University of Botswana, Botswana
* R. Ulson – State University of São Paulo - UNESP, Brazil
* G. Varga – University of Miskolc, Hungary
* J. Vondrich – Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
* L. T. Yang – St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
* K. K. Yen – Florida International University, USA
* L. Yilmaz – Auburn University, USA
* H. Yu – Shenyang Institute of Automation , PR China
* A. zeroual – university of Batna, Algeria
* B. Zghal – University of Sfax, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Tunisia
* 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 March 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 May 1, 2010. Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2010. Registration and final payment are due by June 15, 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 March 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 March 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 March 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 March 15, 2010
Notification of Acceptance May 1, 2010
Final Manuscripts Due June 1, 2010
Registration Deadline June 15, 2010

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

IASTED Secretariat – AfricaMS 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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