October 26-28, 1998
Nottingham, United Kingdom


Please note: dates and times of sessions and presentations can still change. First proposal for the time-schedule.

Simulation in Business and Finance
Track Chair: Henk Sol (The Netherlands)
Program Chair: Alexander Verbraeck (NL)

Policy modelling
Session Chair: Alan Fowler, University of Newcastle

Strategic Model Conceptualisation Using Resources and Stakeholder Service Fulfillment Concepts
D.Arthur and G.Winch, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Simulation Support for Strategic Human Resource Forecasting: A Conceptual Model
Wilfred S.J.Geerlings, Alexander Verbraeck and Douwe K.de Vries, Delft University of Technology, Delft, and John van Beusekom and Ron P.T.de Groot, Royal Netherlands Navy

Rules as Parameters in Microanalytic Simulation Models
Bernd H.Liedtke, GMD, Sankt Augustin, Germany

Business process modelling and simulation
Session Chair: Yvo Saanen, TBA Netherland / Delft University of Technology

Executive Decision Support in Complex Self Organising Systems
Alan Fowler, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Standard Structures of Organisation for Companies Building Electric Lines
Fabio Asselle, and Giovanni Guglielmone, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

Evaluation of Financial Service Organizations with the ADONIS Simulation Agents
S.Junginger, University of Vienna, H.Kuehn and F.Bartl, BOC GmbH, Vienna, Austria, and J.Herbst, Daimler-Benz AG, Ulm, Germany

Ex-Post Stochastic Optimization in Finance and Insurance
Charles S.Tapiero, ESSEC, Cergy-Pontoise, France

Simulation and Artificial Intelligence
Track Chair:
David Elliman (UK)
Program Chair: Robert Whitrow (United Kingdom)

Handwriting and text recognition systems
Session Chair: Robert Whitrow, The Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

The Generation of Fast Handwritten Oriental Characters using Beta-Curve
Do-Hoon Lee, Miryang National University, Korea

Intellectual Morphological Analysis for Multifunctional Linguistic Processors working on Monosyllabic Languages
Koungurtsev Alexsey Borisovich, Trinh Nguyen Thieu and Singhal Bijoy Raj, Odessa, Ukraine

Fuzzy modelling

Session Chair: Witold Pedrycz, University of Manitoba, Canada

Hybrid Fuzzy ARTMAP and Feed-forward Neural Network for Function Approximation
Li Di, T.Srikanthan and R.S.Chandel, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Inoue Katsunori, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

An Hybrid Approach to Fuzzy Model Identification
G.Castellano and A.M.Fanelli, University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Fuzzy Logic Based Mutation Operator for Genetic Algorithm
Genshe Chen, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Knowledge-Based Man-Machine Dialogue for Object-Oriented Hardware-Software Co-Simulation
Tudor Niculiu, Cornelin Burileanu, and Anca Manolescu, Technical University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania and Manfred Glesner, Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Genetic and reinforcement learning

Session Chair: Nasser Sherkat, The Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Simulation-Based Dynamic Optimization of Chemical Processes using Reinforcement Learning
E.C.Martinez, Ingar Instituto de Desarrollo y Diseno, Santa Fe, Argentina

A New Global Optimization Method: Genetic Powell Algorithm
Genshe Chen, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Using Machine Learning Methods to simulate known deterministic parameters for a robot arm.
P.Kabiri, N.Sherkat, V.Shih, The Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Neural networks and genetic algorithms
Session Chair: Agostino Bruzzone, University of Genoa, Italy

Application of Genetic Algorithms & Simulation for Supporting Public Service Planning
Agostino G.Bruzzone and Pietro Giribone, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

Power Load Forecasting by Neural Network with Weights-Limited Training Algorithm
Shang-jen Chuang, Colin Fyfe and Rey-chu Hwang, University of Paisley, Paisley, United Kingdom

Control of Wastewater Treatment Plants Using Neural Networks for Decision Making and Forecasting
Jan Studzinski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland and Thomas Thesche, Brandenburgische Technische Universitaet Cottbus, Cottbus, Germany

Human Centred Simulation
Track Chair: Martin Rygol (United Kingdom)
Program Chair: Stephen Gray (United Kingdom)

Virtual Design
Session Chair: Stephen Gray, The Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Crafting Computer Graphics
Jane Harris, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

The VR design studio - tempering user requirements with technical capability and cost
Anthony Rosella, Tim Parkinson and Stephen Gray, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Neural Network Evaluation of Real-Time Texture Mapping Algorithms
Adrian R.Cook, The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Virtual Reality systems 1
Session Chair:

A Tool for The Visualisation, Assessment, and Training of Restricted Visibility from Underground Vehicles
Robin Hollands, Bryan Denby, Damian Schofield and Dave McClarnon, AIMS VR Research Unit, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Effects of Terrain Representation on Line of Sight
Sasa Bistrovic and Imre Balogh, Institute for Defense Studies, Zagreb, Croatia

GRAPHITE- A Scalable Language for Training Simulator Design
C.S.Langensiepen, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Simulation Test of Virtual Environment Based Telepresence System
Chengi Kuo, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom and Qingping Lin, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Virtual Reality systems 2
Session Chair:

Cubic Cellular Graphics Processing: A Simulation
P.Shrubsole, The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Virtual Reality Based Computer Simulation Program Modelling Underground Fires and Explosions
Timothy Walsha, Bryan Denby and Damian Schofield, AIMS VR Research Unit, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

The ERA Simulation Facility for the European Robotic Arm Programme
M.J.H.Couwenberg, D.J.Schulten and R.M.Lieuw, Fokker Space Bv, Leiden, The Netherlands

Training and education 1

Session Chair: Hans Vangheluwe, University of Ghent, Belgium

Operators Training for Wastewater Treatment Plants
Eugeniusz M.Sroczan and Andrzej Urbaniak, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland

A Conceptual Model for an Internet Based Intelligent Tutoring System for Simulation Modelling
Tajudeen A.Atolagbe and Vlatka Hlupic, Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Graphical Programming of Real-Time Simulator of Biological Activated Sludge Process for Training and Education
Mieczyslaw Metzger, Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland

A Push-Based System for Web-Based Simulation in an Educational Environment
Pedro Garcia Lopez and Antonio F.Gomez Skarmeta, University of Murcia, Spain and Hans Vangheluwe, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

Training and education 2
Session Chair:

Virtual Rehearsal Simulation Over Distributed Networks
D.L.Mountain, N.Chilton, W.Tang and C.M.Reeve, University of Bradford, Bradford, and J.Howell, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Interactive 3D Manufacturing Simulation
James Potter and Richard Greenough, Cranfield University, Cranfield, United Kingdom

A Methodology for The Integration of Computer-Based Training into Simulation Modelling Courses
R.J.Paul, S.J.E.Taylor, V.Hlupic and L.P.Baldwin, Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom


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