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                             Call for Papers
                              DS-RT 2003
           Seventh IEEE* International Symposium on
       Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications,
                         October 23-25, 2003,
                       Delft, The Netherlands.

                http://www.cs.unibo.it/ds-rt2003/

In conjunction with 15th European Simulation Symposium (ESS 2003)
October 26-29, 2003, Delft, The Netherlands

Hosted by the Delft University of Technology

*IEEE Approval Pending

Scope

In its seventh year, the 2003 International Symposium on Distributed
Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2003) will take place at
the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, just before
the European Simulation Symposium (ESS 2003).

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in two conferences
covering a wide range of simulation research.

Workshop Objectives

DS-RT 2003 serves as a forum for simulationists from academia, industry
and research labs, for presenting recent research results in Distributed
Simulation and Real Time Applications. DS-RT 2003 targets the growing
overlap between large distributed simulations and real time applications.
The conference features prominent invited speakers as well as papers by
top researchers in the field. DS-RT 2003 will include contributed
technical papers, invited papers, and panel discussions. The proceedings
will be published by IEEE-CS press.

Call for Papers

DS-RT is intended to provide an international forum for the discussion
and presentation of original ideas, recent results and achievements by
researchers, students, and systems developers on issues and challenges
related to distributed simulation and real time applications. Authors
are encouraged to submit both theoretical and practical results of
significance. Demonstration of new tools/applications is very desirable.

The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to:

 o- Interactive Virtual Reality, Multi-User Virtual Reality, Interactive
   Simulation in Entertainment;
 o-Algorithms and Studies relating to existing protocols (e.g., HLA, DIS);
 o-Implementation issues; (e.g., general purpose distributed simulation);
 o-Algorithms and Methods for Distributed Interactive Simulation; (e.g.,
 o-event synchronization, network time protocols);
 o-Applications of Distributed Simulation (e.g., Real Time DS, large
      distributed simulation systems);
 o- Distributed Models and Simulation for Analysis;
 o- Data Distribution Management and Interest Management;
 o- Multi-resolution modeling;
 o- Current Critical Design Issues (e.g.: causality, simultaneous events,
     zero look-ahead, compensation for slower than real time);
 o- Methodology for Distributed/Parallel Simulation;
 o- Approaches to interoperation of COTS simulation modelling packages;
 o- Interface Definition, Communication, Management, Security;
 o- Performance of Distributed Simulation; (e.g., benchmark, theoretical,
    empirical, and HLA/RTI studies);
 o- Dead-Reckoning Mechanisms;
 o- Visual Interactive Simulation (e.g., generic animation, visual
 o- interactive modeling, interactive computer based learning);
 o- Animating Language Tools, Visualization Tools for Computational Process
    under Simulation;
 o- Language and Modeling Issues;
 o- Modeling and Simulation Environments for Real Time Concurrent Systems;
 o- Influence of Network-Centric Systems (such as Java, and DCOM) on DIS;
 o- Interoperable Communication Networks;
 o- Network support for distributed simulation and real-time systems
    (QoS requirements and their realization, multicast for distributed/
     real-time simulation systems);
 o- Applications of Web-Based Simulation (e.g. Modeling Global Internet);
 o- Integration of DIS and HLA with Web Technologies.

 Important dates

   Submission Deadline: June 1, 2003 (hard copy or electronic paper
submission)

   Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2003

   Camera Ready version due: August 15, 2003

Symposium presentation: October 23-25, 2003 in Delft, The Netherlands

IMPORTANT: ATTENDANCE BY AT LEAST ONE AUTHOR IS MANDATORY

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be written in English and should not exceed 20 pages.

Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication
elsewhere.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers in electronic form, postscript
pdf, or Microsoft Word 6.0 (or higher) only. Please submit papers to
http://sentosa.sas.ntu.edu.sg:8000/~dsrt2003/ by June 1, 2003.

Questions from authors may be directed to Simon Taylor
([log in to unmask]), or Stephen Turner ([log in to unmask]).

Hardcopy papers also may be submitted, in which case four copies are
required.

Each submission, electronic or paper, must be accompanied by the
following information:

a short abstract
a complete list of authors and their affiliations
a contact person for correspondence
postal and e-mail addresses.

Please contact the above if you wish to do so.

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Stephen J. Turner
School of Computer Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: +65-6790-4054.
Fax : +65-6792-6559

Program Chair

Simon J. E. Taylor
Department of Information Systems and Computing
Brunel University
Uxbridge, Middx, UB8 3PH
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: +44-1895-203389
Fax: +44-1895-251686

Publicity Co-Chairs

Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
Mirela M. S. A. Notare, Barddal University, Brazil

Program Committee

Lee Belfore, Old Dominion University, USA
Azzedine Boukerche, University of North Texas, USA
Alexander Verbraeck, TU Delft
Don Brutzman, Naval Postgraduate School
Wentong Cai, Nanyang Technological University
Judith Dahmann, MITRE Corporation, USA
Alois Ferscha, Johannes Kepler University at Linz
Robert Fransechini, SAIC, USA
Richard Fujimoto, Georgia Institute of Technology
Katherine MorseSAIC, USA
Anand Natrajan, University of Virginia
Mikel Petty, Old Dominion University
Mark Pullen, George Mason University
Paul Reynolds, University of Virginia
Doug Schmidt, DARPA, and University of California at Irvine
Roger Smith, Model Benders Corp., USA
Gary Tan, National University of Singapore
Simon Taylor, Brunel University, UK
Stephen Turner, Nanyang Technological University
Richard Weatherly, MITRE Corp., USA
Philip Wilsey, University of Cincinnati

Steering Committee

Azzedine Boukerche (Chair), University of North Texas
Sajal K. Das, University of Texas at Arlington
Paul Reynolds, University of Virginia
Stephen J. Turner, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Albert Zomaya, University of Western Australia

Advisory Board Committee

Jean-Loup Baer, University of Washington
Jason Yi-Bing Lin, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
Azzedine Boukerche, University of North Texas
K. M. Chandy, California Institute of Technology, USA
Sajal K. Das, University of North Texas
Lorenzo Donatiello, University of Bologna, Italy
Doug DeGroot, Texas Instruments, USA
Tuncer Oren, University of Ottawa, Canada
Paul Reynolds, University of Virginia
Gabriel Silberman, IBM Research, USA
Stephen J. Turner, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
G. Zobrist, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA

Local Arrangement Chair:
Alexander Verbraeck,
Systems Engineering, TU Delft
Delft, The Netherlands

Registration Chair
Susan Standing, Brunel University, UK

Webmaster and System Chair
Luciano Bononi, University of Bologna, Italy

For local information on the beautiful city of Delft see www.delft.nl!