2001 Euro SIW Call For Papers
2001 European Simulation Interoperability Workshop Sponsored by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization in cooperation with The Society for Computer Simulation - Europe International Training Equipment Conference (ITEC, Ltd.) 

University of Westminster, Harrow Campus
Harrow, Middlesex, UK
June 25 - 27, 2001 

You are invited to participate in SISO's First European Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW), held in cooperation with SCS-Europe and ITEC, Ltd. Also participating in the Workshop is the Simulation in Europe Working Group (SiE-WG), an ESPRIT Information Technology Basic Research Working Group formerly sponsored by the European Union. This Working Group brings together industries, academia and end-users involved in the development as well as the use of modeling and simulation. 

This workshop will include a wide range of modeling and simulation (M&S) issues, applications, and communities. The Workshop will include multiple tracks and special sessions addressing simulation interoperability issues and proposed solutions; tutorials on state-of-the-art methodologies, tools, and techniques; and exhibits presenting the latest technological advances. 

The Workshop will be held at the University of Westminster, Harrow Campus (just north of London). Basic site information is available via the SISO web site. 

Low-cost accommodations may be reserved as part of the registration process through February, 2001. Single student rooms are available, with en-suite shower and toilet, plus an unlimited direct internet connection, cable TV, and telephone, all for approximately $50 per night! A small number of double rooms are available. A list of inexpensive nearby hotels is provided in the article for those who may wish to bring their spouses. No children are permitted in the student housing area. 

The registration package includes breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea breaks for Monday through Wednesday, plus a catered reception on Monday evening. Tuesday evening will be left free for those who would like to try one of the twenty restaurants within a ten-minute walk of the campus, or to travel into London via Underground (15 minutes to Baker St. Station). The cost (excluding lodging) is expected to be $450, with a discount for early registration. 

Registration details will be posted on the SISO web site as soon as arrangements are finalized. Registration will be handled via the IEEE Conference Management Services web site, similar to the way registration is handled for the Orlando SIWs. International credit card payments will be accepted. We are planning to begin accepting reservations on the first of January. 

Tutorials will be presented on Monday morning, and perhaps repeated in additional sessions, on topics such as:

  • An Introduction to the High-Level Architecture for M&S (HLA)
  • Adapting Existing Simulations to Use HLA
  • Designing Simulations for Use in Multiple Federations
  • The Synthetic Environment Data Representation and Interchange Specification (SEDRIS), including proposed SISO and ISO standards.
Dr. Duncan C. Miller dmiller@ll.mit.edu USA
Mick Ryan mick_ryan@dial.pipex.com UK
Philippe Geril Philippe.Geril@rug.ac.be BELGIUM
Dr. Paul Birkel pbirkel@mitre.org USA
Dr. Kevin R. Caskey K.R.Caskey@tm.tue.nl NETHERLANDS
Doug Clarke dclark@gardassoc.org USA
Dr. Eberhard Bluemel bluemel@iff.fhg.de GERMANY
Dr. Uwe Dompke Dr.Uwe.Dompke@t-online.de GERMANY
Dr. Esko Juuso esko.juuso@oulu.fi FINLAND
Prof. Dr. Eugene Kerckhoffs e.j.h.kerckhoffs@cs.tudelft.nl NETHERLANDS
Juan Miró jmiro@estec.esa.nl NETHERLANDS
Dr. Katherine L. Morse KATHERINE.L.MORSE@saic.com USA
Tom Mullins thm33@naic.wpafb.af.mil USA
Mike Niven mniven@taz.dera.gov.uk UK
John Shockley john_shockley@sdd.sri.com USA
Graham Shanks graham.shanks@amsjv.com SCOTLAND
Dan Schiavone dschiavone@ball.com USA
Rick Severinghaus severinghaus_rick@bah.com USA
Susan Solick solicks@trac.army.mil USA
Dr. Martin R. Stytz mstytz@worldnet.att.net USA
Harry Thompson hthompson@sisostds.org USA
Gary Waag waag_gary@bah.com USA
Chris Wertman wertman_chris@bah.com USA
Dave Wiesenhahn dwiesenh@ida.org USA
Simone Youngblood smyoungblood@dmso.mil USA

A limited number of spaces for technical/product displays will be available at the Workshop. If your organization is interested in being an exhibitor, contact: 

Lorna Katon, ITEC
51 Market Place
Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 9AZ
Tel: 01985 846181 Int'l: +44 1985 846181
Fax: 01985 846163 Int'l: +44 1985 846163
Email: lorna@andrich.com 

The Workshop invites papers and presentations relating to distributed simulation applications and technologies, interoperability issues and special topics, as summarized below. Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for consideration by the Program Committee. An "Author's Guide" will be posted soon at 2001 Euro SIW. 

For planning purposes, the expected paper deadlines are: 

Abstracts due electronically - 15 Dec 2000
Papers due electronically - 1 Mar 2001
Papers due in camera-ready form - 1 May 2001
2001 Euro-SIW opens - 25 Jun 2001 

The co-sponsors invite submission of papers and presentations in each of the areas listed below. Generally, papers and presentations are considered under two main categories:
  • User Forums, which examine and promote topics of interest related to the use, adequacy of available simulation capabilities and new capabilities needed by M&S users 
  • Specialty Area Forums, which examine and promote current and emerging simulation processes and technology.
The track organization of the 2001 European SIW will depend on the nature and content of the specific submissions received. 

User Community Forums include: 

Interoperability issues and uses of distributed models and simulations for analysis. 

Research, Development, and Engineering
Interoperability issues and uses of distributed models and simulations for Research, Development and Engineering. 

Test and Evaluation
Uses of advanced distributed simulation (ADS) in test and evaluation (T&E), including the incorporation of live entities with virtual and constructive simulations, and with linking historically standalone T&E facilities into distributed simulations. 

Team Training
Use of simulations that provide individual, sub-team, and team training to system operators, team leaders, tactical decision makers, and other hands-on users, including applications of both live and virtual simulation in training. 

Staff-Level Training

Issues of simulation in training higher echelon military staffs or their civilian equivalents. 

Simulation Based Acquisition (SBA)
Integration and reuse of distributed models and simulations for systems acquisition, which may span any or all of the areas above. 

Specialty Area Forums include: 

Run-Time Infrastructure and Communications
HLA Runtime Infrastructures (RTIs) and suggestions for related standards or standard products. 

Live Interaction
The interaction of real-world entities (people, vehicles, etc.) in interoperable simulations and with interoperability standards. 

Simulated Natural Environment
Multi-domain use and reuse of digital representations of the natural environment, including land, oceanic, atmospheric, and space data. 

Sensor Modeling and Simulation
Simulation of environmental effects on sensor systems, issues pertaining to the simulation of sensor systems, and the incorporation of sensor system simulations into other simulations. 

Federation Development Process
Focuses on the process of federation development and execution, on sharing of practical federation development experiences, and on the long-term evolution of a generalized Federation Development Process (FEDEP) for HLA federations. 

Exercise Management
Tools for automating various aspects of the Federation Development Process, including exercise planning, initialization, monitoring, runtime controls, data collection and analysis, visualization, and after-action review. 

Verification, Validation & Accreditation
Methodologies, procedures, and associated techniques for establishing the credibility of federations. 

Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I)
Interoperability of simulations that represent systems and activities in the following areas:
  • Command and control (C2)
  • Realistic representation of communications, including disruptions
  • Interfaces between live C4I systems and simulations
Information Operations - Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Interoperability of simulations that represent systems and activities in Information Operations and Intelligence collection, processing, and dissemination. 

Federation Implementation
Implementation-level details and "lessons learned" in developing useful federations, including the efficiency and effectiveness of federation performance. 

Vehicle/Weapon System Modeling
Development and reuse of weapon/vehicle system simulations, including space, air, ground, and sea environments. 

Human Decision-Making and Behavior Representation
Issues that influence the representation of humans in models and simulations, ranging from providing appropriate interfaces to live humans so that they may act as entities in simulations to automating human decision-making processes. 

Supply chain logistics, logistics business practices, and the representation of logistics systems at the national, strategic, operational, and tactical military levels, as well as appropriate aspects of coalition partner, host nation, civilian, and commercial logistics.