2006 Euro SIW Call For Papers
You are invited to participate in the 2006 SISO European Simulation Interoperability Workshop (Euro-SIW). Please redistribute this message to other relevant email lists, as appropriate. A PDF version of this announcement will be posted on the SISO web site.  The focus of this SIW will be on simulation as a "Virtual Arena for Crisis Management."

In addition, this workshop will cover 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.

Additional information about this Workshop will be posted at the SISO web site and will be updated as further details become available.  

The Workshop will be held at the Stockholm City Conference Center in Stockholm, Sweden. See the Conference Center website at http://www.stoccc.se.  (If the web page comes up in Swedish, you may wish to click the British flag at the upper left.)  Links to hotel information are available from the Conference Center web site and on the SISO Euro-SIW web page.

The registration fee includes coffee and tea breaks. Breakfast is generally included in the hotel rates.  A Monday evening reception is also included for registrants and guests. A second reception is being considered for Wednesday evening, with local industry tours on Thursday (details to follow).

Registration information 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 SIWs in the US.  International credit card payments will be accepted. We plan to begin accepting reservations by the end of January.

A block of rooms has been set aside at the adjacent Best Western Wallin Hotel, with a 10% discount. The registration deadline is 23 April. The group booking number, 484897, must be referenced to obtain the conference rate.

Tutorials will be offered on Monday morning. Watch the Euro-SIW web page for details.

Several types of exhibits and demonstrations will be set up in the Conference Center, ranging from poster sessions by workshop presenters to product demonstrations. If you or your organization would like to set up an exhibit, see the contact information on the Euro-SIW web page.

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" is posted on the Euro-SIW web page.

For planning purposes, expected deadlines are:
21 Feb 06 Abstracts due electronically
07 Mar 06 Abstract accept/reject notifications
20 Apr 06 Papers due electronically
18 May 06 Final paper revisions due
05 Jun 06 Final presentations due for CD-ROM
19 Jun 06 2006 Euro-SIW opens

Generally, papers and presentations are considered in three main categories:

User Community Forums - which examine and promote topics of
¡ñ  interest related to the use and adequacy of available
¡ñ  simulation capabilities and new capabilities needed by
¡ñ  M&S users.

Specialty Area Forums -  which examine and promote current and
¡ñ emerging simulation processes and technology.

Special Sessions -  which deal with topics that merit timely
¡ñ solicitation of feedback from the SISO community.

For a detailed list of the Forums, Study Groups, and Product Development Groups meeting at this workshop, and their specific interest areas, see http://www.sisostds.org

Jan Tegner, Saab Systems, SISO CC
Duncan Miller, Executive Director, SISO

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