Our apologies if you have received multiple copies. 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!