in cooperation with

June 16-19, 2008

University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

Steering Committee Chairs
William F. Waite
The AEgis Technologies Group
David Cook
The AEgis Technologies Group
VP Conferences, SCS   

Exhibits Chair
D.J. Weed


Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, CA  92177-7900
Tel: 858-277-3888
Fax: 858-277-3930

2008 International Simulation Multi-conference (ISMc'08)

The 2008 International Simulation Multi-conference consists of:

bullet 2008 Summer Simulation Multiconference (SummerSim'08)
bullet International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer & Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'08)
bullet Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC'08)
bullet Grand Challenges in Modeling & Simulation (GCMS’08)
bullet 2008 SISO European Simulation Interoperability Workshop (Euro SIW)

and will include invited speakers, quality refereed papers, timely topical workshops, joint plenary sessions, consolidated registration, and access for registrants to all Multi-conference activities hosted at the facilities of the University of Edinburgh in the heart of one of Europe’s most inviting venues.

The 2008 Summer Simulation Multiconference (SummerSim'08) is an annual conference sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International which covers state-of-the-art developments in computer simulation technologies, as well as scientific, industrial, and business applications. Areas covered include high-performance computing technologies, models and algorithms, GUI visualization technologies, communications and much more. Application disciplines covered include advanced telecommunication; computer systems; military, government & aerospace; energy, and other industries. The conference includes keynote speeches presented by technology and industry leaders, technical sessions, professional development courses and seminars, as well as vendor exhibits. Scientists, engineers, managers, educators, and business professionals who develop or use simulation tools are invited to participate and present original papers. Proposals are solicited for papers, panels, tutorials, workshops, seminars, exhibits, social activities and for other presentation, discussion and sponsorship formats. People are always welcome to benefit by taking an organizing role. SummerSim'08 offers many ways to promote simulation products and to enhance corporate images. You are invited to use the Summer Simulation Multiconference in ways that best serve your interests.   The conference consists of several topic area sub-conferences / symposia.  This year they are: International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer & Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'08), Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC'08) and Grand Challenges in Modeling & Simulation (GCMS’08).

Conference Theme: "Use of M&S in Command and Control Systems"
The use of simulation for military training and prognostic analysis is well established. There are also a critical operational needs.  During real-world military missions, the ability to predict the actions of friendly forces is critical. The ability to run simulations to support decision-making techniques such as "what if" analysis and analysis of alternatives is a key capability.

There is a critical need for interoperability between simulation environments and actual C2 Systems. To guarantee flexible simulations, the M&S infrastructure must be at least flexible and agile as the GIG in connecting and decoupling systems.

bullet Conference Keynotes
bullet ISMc'08
bullet "The Problems and Promises of M&S"
bullet John C. Deal; VP, Systems Engineering Electronics and Integrated Solutions Operating Group, BAE Systems
bullet Paul Thompson, Executive Director, NITEWorks
bullet GCMS'08
bullet "Quantized State System Simulation"
bullet François E. Cellier; Institute of Computational Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
bullet Ernesto Kofman, Gustavo Migoni & Mario Bortolotto; Laboratorio de Sistemas Dinámicos, University of Rosario, Argentina
bullet Online Registration (Authors & Non-Authors)
bullet Housing / Hotel Information
bullet Programs / Schedules
bullet SummerSim'08 Final Program
bullet SPECTS'08
bullet Grand Challenges in Modeling & Simulation - Program, Session Schedule

Key Dates

see the individual topic area conferences for conference-specific Key Dates.


SummerSim'08 provides Corporate Members and other vendors, offering products and services compatible with the technical program, a low-cost opportunity to display on a tabletop or with free-standing equipment. The program provides specific time blocks designed to enhance vendor contact with attendees who are eager to learn about new products for simulations and simulators.  For Exhibit Information, contact the Exhibits Chair.

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