2007 Euro SIW Call For Papers
You are invited to participate in the 2007 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 Euro-SIW will be on New Challenges for Interoperable Simulation in the areas of Transportation, Virtual Prototyping, and Homeland/Societal Security.

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.  Watch for information on http://www.sisostds.org/eurosiw.htm.

SITE AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The Workshop will be held at the at the Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, overlooking the beautiful Portofino coast in the heart of the Italian Riviera.  See http://www.grandhotelmiramare.it. Click "English" in the lower right corner of the main page unless you read Italian.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED 
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 dinner on Tuesday is also being considered, along with other local activities (details to follow).

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
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.

HOTEL REGISTRATION
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Grand Hotel Miramare, with special conference rates of 180 euros (single) to 260 euros (double). Please note that the registration deadline for these special rates is 1 March. Reference the Euro-SIW conference in your communications with the hotel to get these rates.

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

TECHNICAL EXHIBIT INFORMATION
Exhibits and demonstrations will be set up in the Conference Center. If you or your organization would like to set up an exhibit, see the contact information on the Euro-SIW web page.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION
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.

KEY DATES
For planning purposes, expected deadlines are
07 Feb 07 Abstracts due electronically
21 Feb 07 Abstract accept/reject notifications
01 Mar 07 Hotel registration deadline
18 Apr 07 Papers due electronically
18 May 07 Final paper revisions due
05 Jun 07 Final presentations due for CD-ROM
18 Jun 07 Euro-SIW opens

CALL FOR PAPERS INFORMATION
Generally, papers and presentations are considered in three main
categories:

** User Community Forums, which examine and promote topics of interest related to the use and 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.

** Special Sessions, which deal with topics that merit timely 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

2007 Euro-SIW ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Agostino Bruzzone, University of Genoa
Aldo Zini, Cetena-Fincantieri
Fulvia Quagliotti, University of Torino
Marina Massei, Liophant Simulation
Matteo Brandolini, DIP Consortium
Paolo Fadda, University of Cagliari
Paolo Proietti, Datamat
Pierluigi Duranti, Alenia Aerospace
Roberta Colombari, Selex-SI
Stefano Saetta, University of Perugia