Call: IASTED African Conference on Modelling and Simulation

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Fourth IASTED African Conference on Modelling and Simulation
AfricaMS 2012

Science and Technology – A Platform for Sustainable Development

September 3 – 5, 2012
Gaborone, Botswana

SPONSORS

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)

HOST ORGANIZATION

University of Botswana

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Prof. Francis Ogwu
University of Botswana, Botswana

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR

Prof. George O. Anderson
University of Botswana, Botswana

LOCATION

Located in Southern Africa, Botswana is a country famous for the Kalahari Desert, friendly people, and beautiful landscapes. The economy of Botswana is largely based in diamonds and beef exports; however, the country has currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and there is much effort to diversify the economy by moving into different sectors such as Information and Technology. Tourism is also a very important industry in Botswana. Every year people come to enjoy Botswana’s diverse wildlife and vegetation. Come and enjoy one of Botswana’s famous safaris to experience the true African wilderness at Chobe National Park. Regardless of your past travel experiences Botswana is sure to have something new and exciting to offer!

PURPOSE

This conference is 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.

SCOPE

The topics of interest to be covered by AfricaMS 2012 include, but are not limited to:

MODELLING

  • 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
    • Environment
    • Socio-Economic

SIMULATION

  • 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

SUBMISSION

Submit your paper via our website at: www.iasted.org/conferences/submit-761.html. All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.

The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by April 1, 2012. 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 www.iasted.org/formatting-initial-page.html.

Reviewing
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 15, 2012. Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2012. Registration and final payment are due by June 15, 2012. 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
The final paper must be correctly formatted and submitted online at http://pdfportal.iasted.org.

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

TUTORIALS

Submission

Proposals for three-hour tutorials must be submitted online by April 1, 2012. Submit tutorial proposals via the following web site address:
www.iasted.org/conferences/tutorialsubmit-761.html.

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

Special session proposals must be emailed to calgary@iasted.org by April 1, 2012. 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 April 1, 2012, 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 www.iasted.org/conferences/specialsession-761.html.

JOURNALS

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: www.actapress.com/SubmissionInfo.aspx.

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

INDEXING

The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Submissions Due  –  April 1, 2012

Notification of Acceptance  –  May 15, 2012

Final Manuscripts Due  –  June 1, 2012

Registration Deadline  –  June 15, 2012

Concurrent Conferences

AfricaMS 2012 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

CONTACT US

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

IASTED Secretariat – AfricaMS 2012
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: +1 403-288-1195
Fax: +1 403-247-6851
Email: calgary@iasted.org
Web site: www.iasted.org

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