MODSIM 2013 Day 2 (Monday)

The 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2013) is continuing in Adelaide, South Australia.

Maja Schlüter, of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, gave the first plenary talk of the day, making some important comments about the feedbacks between social and ecological systems. This was followed by fourteen parallel sessions – of which the session on Designing and validating agent-based models was the most interesting to me.


Adelaide is known as the “City of Churches”

MODSIM 2013 Day 1 (Sunday)

The 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2013), in conjunction with the 22nd National Conference of the Australian Operations Research Society (ASOR2013), has begun this evening in Adelaide, South Australia.

The formal conference opening will be followed with a plenary talk by Jeff Kepert on forecasting severe weather. An interesting and wide-ranging programme of talks continues until Friday. The full set of conference papers is already online, as is the book of 1-page abstracts.


Severe Tropical Cyclone Ingrid over Australia’s north, 2005

MODSIM 2013 starts tomorrow

The 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2013), in conjunction with the 22nd National Conference of the Australian Operations Research Society (ASOR2013), begins tomorrow in Adelaide, South Australia.

The final programme of talks and list of abstracts are online.


Conference venue (click for photo credit)

MODSIM draft program released

The 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2013), run by the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Adelaide, South Australia, from Sunday 1 to Friday 6 December 2013, in conjunction with the 22nd National Conference of the Australian Operations Research Society (ASOR 2013). Registration closes November 15th.

See www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013 for more details, including the draft program, which has just been released. It promises to be a great event, with hundreds of talks on applied mathematics, biology, climate, defence, ecology, economics, engineering, environmental issues, epidemiology, health, homeland security, urban infrastructure, water resources, weather, and more!


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Frequently-occurring keywords in the program include: agent-based, agricultural, analysis, application, assess, Australia, Bayesian, bushfire, catchment, change, climate, control, data, decision, Defence, design, dynamic, ecosystem, energy, environment, estimate, evaluate, fire, flood, flow, forecast, framework, future, groundwater, health, hydrological, impact, information, integrated, land, management, method, model, natural, network, performance, plan, predict, quality, rainfall, reef, regional, research, resource, risk, river, scheduling, science, sensitivity, simulation, soil, spatial, statistical, support, surface, system, uncertainty, urban, water, weather.


The beach is just a tram-ride away

Plenary speakers at MODSIM 2013 include (among others), Graeme Dandy (Uni. of Adelaide), Hedwig van Delden (RIKS, the Netherlands), Jerzy Filar (Flinders Uni.), Maja Schlüter (Stockholm Resilience Centre), Paul Whitehead (Oxford), and Alex Zelinsky (Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist).


Adelaide is known as the “City of Churches”

Looking forward to MODSIM 2013

Every 2 years, the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand holds an international congress. The 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2013) will be combined with the 22nd National Conference of the Australian Operations Research Society (ASOR 2013) and will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Adelaide, South Australia, from Sunday 1 to Friday 6 December 2013. See www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013 for more details. Initial abstracts are due on April 8.

It promises to be a great event. I plan to be there and to chair a session on Homeland Security & Emergency Management Applications of Modelling & Simulation.


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