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This book comprises the proceedings of the seventh Modelling and Simulation conference IASTED (International Association of Science and TEchnology for Development) ran, back in 2008.

Comprising 420 pages, and 104 papers, making it the slimmest of the conferences to date. Topics include:

 3-Dimensional Modelling
 Agent-based Modelling
 Agricultural Modelling
 Air Modelling and Simulation
 Aquatic Ecosystems
 Arterial Wall Mechanics
 Artificial Intelligence
 Atmospheric Modelling
 Biological Systems
 Biomechanical Modelling
 Biomedical Modelling
 Bond Graph Modelling
 Business Process Simulation
 Cardiovascular Modelling
 CASE Systems in Engineering Design
 Climatic Modelling
 Computational Geometry
 Computer Aided Design
 Congestion Control Mechanisms
 Continuous and Discrete Methodology
 Cost Benefit Analysis
 Data Modelling
 Dental Modelling
 Discrete Event Simulation
 Distributed Simulation
 Dynamic Modelling
 Earth System Modelling
 E-Commerce
 Economics
 Ecosystem Modelling
 Electricity Market Modelling;
 Energy Demand Modelling
 Energy Economics
 Energy Flow Modelling
 Expert Systems
 Fault Simulation
 Financial Models
 Finite Element Methods
 Flexible Manufacturing Systems
 Fluid Models
 Forecasting
 Freshwater Ecosystems
 Fuzzy Systems
 Genetic Algorithms
 Harmonics Modelling
 Hazardous Material
 Health Care Modelling
 Human Animation
 Human-Machine Interfaces
 Hydrological Modelling
 Image-guided Surgery
 Industrial Automation
 Information System Management
 Intelligent Agents
 Intelligent Control
 Joint Modelling
 Knowledge Management Systems
 Knowledge-based Systems
 Limb Modelling
 Logic Programming
 Logistics
 Marine Ecosystems
 Mathematical Modelling
 M-Commerce.
 Medical Education
 Medical Imaging
 Medical Instrument Design
 Medical Robotics
 Medical Vision
 Meteorological Modelling
 Mobile Robots
 Mobile Source Emissions
 Model Development
 Modelling of Energy Sources
 Modelling of Sports Injuries
 Monte Carlo Simulation
 Motion Planning
 Multimedia Systems
 Multi-Paradigm Visualisation
 Multi-Robot Systems
 Muscular Modelling
 Natural Resource Management
 Network Simulation
 Neural Networks
 Numerical Methods
 Object Oriented Implementation
 Operation and Production Management
 Operations Research
 Optimisation
 Orthopaedic Modelling
 Patient Simulators
 Petri Nets
 Physically-based Modelling
 Power Network Simulation
 Power Plant Modelling
 Power Quality Analysis
 Process Automation
 Resource Management
 Respiratory Mechanics
 Risk Analysis
 Robot Design
 Robust Robot Control
 SCADA Systems
 Scheduling
 Sensing and Data Fusion
 Simulation Optimization
 Simulation Tools and Languages
 Simulation Uncertainty
 Stability Studies
 Statistical and Probabilistic Modelling
 Stochastic Models
 Supply Chain Management
 Surgical Modelling
 Surgical Simulators
 Surgical Training
 Synthetic Environments
 Telecommunications
 Tele-Medicine
 Tele-Robotics
 Terrain Analysis
 Terrestrial Ecosystems
 Time Series Analysis
 Total Quality Management
 Transient Analysis
 Transmission Line Modelling
 Turbine Modelling
 Virtual Reality
 Web-based Simulation
 Work Flow Management

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Full Paper List

The following is a list of all papers contained in this volume. Where possible, papers are hyperlinked if we have access to individual online versions. Otherwise, the publishers charge 25 us dollars for access to each individually.

Integration and Coordination of Multirefinery Networks: A Robust Optimization Approach
K. Al-Qahtani and A. Elkamel (Canada)

A SPH-based Method to Simulate Local Scouring
S. Sibilla (Italy)
Diagonal Recurrent Neural Network as an On-Line Identifier of a Nonlinear Energy System
W.A. Caswell, A. Davari, and B. Liu (USA)

Fast and Accurate Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method for Large Three-Dimensional Simulations
J.E. Bendz, H.G. Fernandes, and M.K. Zuffo (Brazil)

Determining State Transition Probabilities using Multi-Objective Optimisation
C. Sandrock and P.L. de Vaal (South Africa)

Intelligent Modeling and Optimal Method for Sewage Disposal Process
Z. Liu, J. Xu, X. Wang, L. Cui, and X. Lian (PRC)

Simulation of XYC Trajectory in Five-Axis Machine Tool and the Jacobian-based Error Estimation
S.H.H. Zargarbashi and J.R.R. Mayer (Canada)

Design Optimization of Valve Timing at Various Engine Speeds using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm (MOGA)
A.K.M. Mohiuddin, A.A.I.S. Ashour, and Y.H. Shin (Malaysia)

An Evaluative Non-Dominate Sorting Genetic Algorithm for Numerical Multi-Objective Optimization
C.-H. Lin and P.-l. Lin (Taiwan)

Modeling Study of Elemental Mercury Depletion during Plume Episodes in Ohio River Valley
M. Kim, K. Crist, A. Kadakia, and K. John (USA)

Biomechanical Modelling of the Bicyclist and Vehicle Impact to Identify the Optimum Front End Vehicle Geometry
C.K. Thorbole, D.A. Renfroe, and B. Enz (USA)

Non-Rigid Multimodal Registration using Finite Elements Method and Mutual Information for 3D Medical Imagery
F.T. Adnriamanampisoa, J.P. Jessel (France), and S. Rakotondraompiana (Madagascar)

Modeling of Biogas Generation in Bioreactor Landfills using Neuro-Fuzzy System
M.S. Abdallah, L. Fernandes, and M.A. Warith (Canada)

Modeling of the Human Body using Stochastic Petri Nets
B.R. Maitipe and P.J. Weber (USA)

Flood Inundation Simulations in the Lowlands of the Changhua Country, Taiwan
H.-C. Lien, W.-Y. Chang, W.-F. Tsai, J.-S. Lai, S.-K. Chang, T.-Y. Pan, and Y.-C. Tan (Taiwan)

Analytical Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Bipedal Models with Holonomic Constraints
A.M. Mughal and K. Iqbal (USA)

Lattice Gas Simulation of Wind Fields in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area
A. Salcido, A.T. Celada, and T. Castro (Mexico)

Modeling the Impact of Temperature Perturbations on Urban and Regional Ozone Levels in Texas
J. Biswas (India), K. John, and Z.M. Farooqui (USA)

Using Guided Imagery as a Distraction Method during Dental Procedures
F.Y. Al-Zamzami and W.S. Al-Halabi (Saudi Arabia)

Effect of Virtual Reality on Breast Cancer Patients
W.S. Al-Halabi, S.A. Aseeri, R.A. Almeleak, and H.T. Al-Hashmie (Saudi Arabia)

Modelling Anatomic Reentry - A 3D Study on Virtual Slab
M. Pop (Canada), M. Sermesant (France, UK), A. Dick (Canada), Y. Coudiere (France), and G.A. Wright (Canada)

Median based Priors for Non-Uniform Resolution Compensation in Tomographic Image Reconstruction
M. Amad and A. Tod-Pokropek (UK)

Modelling, Simulation and Workspace Analysis of a 3D Cable based Robot
J. Hamedi and H. Zohoor (Iran)

A Graphical Development Method for Multiagent Simulators and its Evaluation
K. Matsumoto, M. Murakami, and N. Mori (Japan)

A Capacity Planning Tool for Batch Parallel Processing Systems
A.F. Neto, J.R. de Oliveira, and R.S. Mendes (Brazil)

PLAMAGS: A Language and Environment to Specify Intelligent Agents in Virtual Geo-Referenced Worlds
T. Garneau, B. Moulin, and S. Delisle (Canada)

Using Multi-Agent Geosimulation Techniques to Support What If Reasoning in Virtual Geographic Environments
H. Haddad and B. Moulin (Canada)

Mathematical Model of a Sensorless BLDC Motor for Aerospace Actuators
V. Hubik, M. Sveda, and V. Singule (Czech Republic)

Residual Sinks in Bond Graph based Numerical Fault Detection
W. Borutzky (Germany)

Birds, Rabbits and Cats Interaction Model with Switching Strategy of Opportunistic Cats
Q.J.A. Khan and M.A. Al-Lawatia (Oman)

A Computational Analysis of Driving Variations on Distributed Multiuser Driving Simulators
A.-U.-H. Yasar, Y. Berbers, D. Preuveneers (Belgium), and A. Jameel (Sweden)

Simulations of 3D Flow and Sediment Transport in a Fishway
W.-Y. Chang, H.-C. Lien, L.-C. Lee, W.-F. Tsai, J.-S. Lai, Y.-C. Tan, and W.-D. Guo (Taiwan)

Towards Simulation of Chip Design Processes: The Request Service Model
A. Hassine and E. Barke (Germany)

A Purpose-Planning Dynamical Model of the Mexican Education System
J.C. Romero Corts and A.A. Vzquez (Mexico)

Analysis of a Commercial Absorption-Refrigeration Water-Ammonia (ARWA) Cycle using Aspen Plus Simulator
N.A. Darwish, S.H. Al-Hashimi, and A.S. Al-Mansoori (UAE)

Integrated Modeling Methodology for Nanoscale Electronic Devices
A. Lombo-Carrasquilla and G.E. Becerra-Forigua (Columbia)

Verification of the Controller Area Network Physical Layer with Behavior Modeling and Simulation
T. Nguyen (Austria) and M.-M. Hell (Germany)

Application of the Level Set Method for a Cavity-Filling Simulation
A.E. Varela (Venezuela)

Lane-Changing in a Mesoscopic, Cell-Transmission Traffic Simulator
C. Alecsandru (Canada) and S. Ishak (USA)

Core Decomposition Spectra of Large Graphs and their Applications in Modelling
H. Fuks and M. Krzeminski (Canada)

Transient and Liquid Temperature-Dependent Proprieties Effects on the Liquid Flow in a Microchannel of Square Cross-Section
G.D. Ngoma (Canada) and A. Sadiki (Germany)

Critical Service Recovery Model for System Survivability
I.V. Paputungan, A. Abdullah, and L.T. Jung (Malaysia)

Simulation and Analysis using a Process Centric Activity Model to Achieve Business Process Excellence
C.Y. Lam, W.H. Ip, and L. Wang (PRC)

Low Correlations between Dividends and Returns: The Alitalia's Case
F. Cecconi and S. Zappacosta (Italy)

Simulation-based Proof of Concept for an Innovative Stock Approach at the Airport Logistics
W. Dangelmaier and C. Laroque (Germany)

An Integrated Visual Terminal Modelling for Electronic Money
C.-G. Lim, K.C. Kim, and S.-S. Choi (Korea)

The Reliability Evaluation of Interlocking System for Improving the Operation Factors - A Case Study in Tehran Metro
Z. Hasanzadeh and M.A. Sandidzadeh (Iran)

From Text Descriptions to Interactive 3D Scene Reconstruction
M. Tan and X. Zeng (PRC)

Design of Distributed Half-Physical Simulation Platform
L. Yin, Z. Mao, Y. Liu, L. Wu, and B. He (PRC)

Impacts of Deregulation and Competitive Entry on Telecommunication Networks: Long Distance Telephone Service
K.H. Tiedemann (Canada)

Chip Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation (CHILS) - Embedding Microcontroller Hardware in Simulation
C. Koehler, A. Mayer, and A. Herkersdorf (Germany)

Model-Driven Engineering for High-Performance Computing Applications
D. Lugato (France)

Physical Layer Device Models for Gigabit Passive Optical Networks
A. Lombo-Carrasquilla and G.E. Becerra-Forigua (Columbia)

Transport and Replication Dynamics of Diffusion Processes in Networked Systems
P.T. Breznay (USA)

A Web-Visualization Approach for 3D Elastic Medium Modeling and Simulation
C. Popirlan and M. Dupac (Romania)

Application of the RESTART/Splitting Technique to Network Resilience Studies in NS2
A. Mykkeltveit and B.E. Helvik (Norway)

Modelling Indoor Electrosmog: An Application in the Planning of Wireless Networks
J.E. Bendz, H.G. Fernandes, and M.K. Zuffo (Brazil)

Designing Plant Layouts with Toxic Releases based on Wind Statistics
R. Vzquez-Romn (Mexico), J.-H. Lee (Korea), S. Jung, and M. Sam Mannan (USA)

A Hybrid Algorithm with Diversification and Intensification for Permutation Flow Shop Scheduling
N. Azizi, S. Zolfaghari, and M. Liang (Canada)

A Markov Chain Repurchasing Model for CRM using System Dynamics
S.L. Chan and W.H. Ip (PRC)

A Comparative Study on Predictive Modeling of Tool Wear using Experimental, Analytical and Numerical Schemes
I.M. Deiab (UAE) and H.A. Kishawy (Canada)

Finite Element Modelling of the Neck-Stem Interface of a Modular Hip Implant for Micro-Motion Study
K.A. Abdullah (Malaysia)

A Hybrid Method for Tuning Neural Network for Financial Time Series Forecasting
A.R.L. Junior and T.A.E. Ferreira (Brazil)

3D Modeling for Hydrogeological Simulations in Fractured Geological Media
D. Blessent, L.H. Beni, and R. Therrien (Canada)

A 3D Free-Lagrangian Method to Simulate Three-Dimensional Groundwater Flow and Mass Transport
L.H. Beni, D. Blessent, M.A. Mostafavi, and R. Therrien (Canada)

Statisical versus Deterministic Tolerance Analysis using Jacobian-Torsor Model
W. Ghie (Canada)

Modelling and Simulation for Voltage Stability Enhancement in Radial Distribution Systems by Reconfiguration
K. Prasad and N.C. Sahoo (Malaysia)

Linear Sensitivities Applied to a Decoupled Optimal Power Flow Theoretical Concepts
E.T. Gonzlez and E. de la Torre Vega (Mexico)

Modelling and Simulation of GTO Thyristor and its Application in a 6 Pulse Converter
M. Zahim Sujod (Malaysia)

Statistical Modelling of Residential Electricity Consumption and Electricity Savings by End-Use
K.H. Tiedemann (Canada)


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