NASTEC' 2009, August 26-28, 2009, Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, USA, FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

August 26-28, 2009
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
Atlanta, USA
Organized by
The European Technology Institute
Hosted by
Georgia Tech
Co-Sponsored by
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Conference website

The aim of the 2nd annual North American Simulation Technology Conference (NASTEC) is to bridge the information gap in research and improving scientific exchanges between Europe and North-America. For this reason EUROSIS set up the NASTEC conference, which aims to provide an insight into the latest hot research topics in the field of modelling and simulation. As such every year has another main theme, in order to address the latest developments in the field.

The intent of the NASTEC'2009 event is to nurture the spirit of cooperation and strive to improve the quality of life in this global village through excellence in Hybrid Soft Computing Research and Education by Engineering of Next-Generation Intelligent Hybrid Soft Computing Systems for Modeling, Simulation, Software Engineering and Web Computing at the service of humankind. According to Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh (University of California, Berkley, USA) “It may be argued that is Soft Computing rather than Hard-Computing that should be viewed as the foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI)”

NASTEC’2009 will give European and North-American researchers and practitioners the opportunity to gather, network, present and discuss their work, foster links, enhance existing working and friendly relations and establish new ones. The event will take place in Atlanta (Georgia Tech Global Learning Center) on August 26, 27 and 28. NASTEC’2009 aimed to give scientists and practitioners from academic, government and industrial institutions the opportunity to learn about this new area of Soft Computing and discuss the existing and potential Synergies and Applications of Soft Computing Technologies in connection with Modeling, Simulation, Software Engineering and Web Computing. This will definitely promote and boost collaboration with research labs and hi-tech industries active in the field of Soft Computing both in Europe and North-America.

All submissions are reviewed by the programme committee and will be original research never before published. The core of the conference is the paper presentations where people will have the opportunity to present their research to others from around the world.

The conference will cover:
Soft Computing Theory and Practice

This track covers: Soft Computing as the foundation of Artificial Intelligence, Engineering of Soft Computing Systems, Architectures of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Learning Systems, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Probabilistic Reasoning, Chaos Computing, Fractal Theory, Evolutionary Algorithms and Their Real World Applications to Mission-Critical Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Automated Modeling, Medical Diagnosis, Fault Detection and Quality Control, Modeling Human Factors using Soft Computing, Human-Centered Soft Computing, Games, Smart and Fuzzy Control, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Speech Processing, Decision Analysis and Support, Planning and Scheduling, Intelligent Signal Processing, Smart Security and Fuzzy Models in Biometrics, Fuzzy Models in Bioinformatics, Granular Computing, Intelligent Simulation, Software Effort, Cost and Quality Prediction, Performance Analysis and Optimization, Evolving Software Systems and Machines, Fundamentals of Soft Computing, Uncertainty in Soft Computing, Knowledge Management, Intelligent Agents, Intelligent Simulation, Simulation Under Uncertainty, Simulation in Fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Cluster Analysis, Information Fusion, Fuzzy Software Project Management, Fuzzy Databases, Fuzzy Information Retrieval, Fuzzy Computational Linguistics, Fuzzy Approximation Theory, Fuzzy Computational Learning Theory, Non-Monotonic Reasoning, Fuzzy Default Logic, Fuzzy Case-based Reasoning, Fuzzy Logic Programming, Fuzzy Prolog, Soft Computing for Embedded Systems, Validation and Verification of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Assessment, Evaluation and Certification of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Testbeds, Standards and Benchmarks for Soft Computing, Fusion of Hard(Symbolic) Computing and Soft Computing, Fuzzy Hardware Devices, Hardware Implementation of Soft Computing Systems, Soft-Computing related prototypes, tools, shells and IDEs, Reverse Engineering of Hybrid Computing Systems, Best Practices in Soft Computing, Open Source for Soft Computing, Usability of Soft Computing Systems, Soft Computing for Education and Training, Trends and Advances in Soft Computing, Next-Generation Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Ethics in Soft Computing, Emerging New Computing Paradigms, Beyond Soft Computing

Soft Computing for Simulation-based Software Engineering

This track covers: Complex System Modeling, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems, Prediction in and Control of Complex Systems, Hardware/Software Co-design for Complex Systems, Complex System Simulators, Integrating Simulation and Design, Simulation Methodology, Simulation in Software Development, Software for Monte Carlo Simulations, Software for Fuzzy HMM Simulations, Software for Fuzzy Petri Nets Simulations, Performance Analysis and Optimization, Reliability Engineering, Fuzzy Mathematical and Computational Tools in Metrology, Simulation-based Software Design Methodologies, Simulation of Fuzzy Scheduling, Simulation Software Development Frameworks, Simulation Oriented Development Environments, Requirements and Simulation, Simulation for Software Project Management, Fuzzy Simulation Languages, Tools and Environments, Simulation of Learning and Adaptation Processes, Mathematics of Soft Computing, Simulation of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Simulation of Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Methods, Simulation of Interactive Evolutionary Computation, Computing Tools for Modeling, Optimization and Simulation, Modeling and Scientific Computing, Simulation-based Financial Engineering, Simulation on Military and Defense, Artificial Life, Virtual World, Evolved Virtual Creatures, Simulation and Training, Validation, Verification and Accreditation, Simulation-based Problem Solving Environments, Synergy of Soft computing and Simulation, Synergy of Soft Computing and Modeling, Synergy of Soft Computing and Software Engineering, Simulation Standards, Authoring Software for WWW, Case Studies, Real World Applications and Industrial Experience Reports, Future of Simulation Software, Ethics in Simulation

Web Computing

This track covers Web-Centric Engineering, Web-Intensive Databases, XML Databases, Engineering of Web-based Information Systems, Intelligent Web Portals, Web-based Workflow Modeling and Simulation, Web-Centric Knowledge Management, Distributed and Federated Databases, SOA and Web Services, Quality of Web Services, Software Architectures for Web Services, Middleware, Testing and Simulation Tools for Middleware, Embedded Service-Oriented Systems, Computer-Aided Verification, Uncertainty Reasoning in WWW, Web Simulation-based Problem Solving Environments, Cognitive and Emotive Simulations, Wireless Mobile Web, Information Integration, Web Metrics, Monitoring and Analysis, Validation and Verification, Test and Integration, Maintenance and Evolution, Formal Verification of Transactional Systems, Web and Databases Security, Smart Computer Security, Privacy, Intelligent Web Agents and Web Robots, Agents for Digital Cities, Virtual Communities and Agent Societies, Agent Supported Cooperative Work, Web and Data Mining, Smart Biometrics, Web Engineering, Web Embedded Systems, Remote Control of Devices, Advanced Web Collaborative Environments(C/S, P2P and Hybrid), Soft Grid Computing, Web Social Networks, Web Community Mining and Social Network Analysis, Web Intelligence, Semantic Web and Ontology Engineering, Web-based Support Systems, Web Interface Engineering, Web Adaptive User Interfaces, Web Context-Aware User Interfaces, Multimedia Web Databases, Web GIS, Digital Library, Adaptive Intelligent Hypermedia Systems, Web Personalization, User Modeling, Web Simulation and Animation, Advanced Web Authoring and Development, Synergy of Soft Computing and Web Computing, Theoretical Basics of Web Searching and Browsing Algorithms, Web Computing Education, Case Studies, Industrial Experiences and Real World Applications, Trends and Advances in Web Computing, Next-Generation Web Computing Systems and Emerging Web Technologies, Beyond Web Computing, Ethics in Simulation-based Web Computing

Virtual Reality Applications

As a result of improved computing applications, graphics and AI, VR applications have now at last attained the level of realism they have sought since the 1990's. This track aims to cover the latest developments in VR applied to pure science, real world applications, training and entertainment.

Ecological sustainable development and Innovative technologies for a bio-based economy

This track has as theme, the application of intelligent sensing, control, optimisation and modelling techniques for sustainability, renewable energy and sustainability-related topics.

The track topics cover but are not limited to:
Biobased economy

Green genetics, biopolymers, biodiesel, bio-alcohol, bio-refining, white biotechnology, catchbio, paper and agrofibers, seaweed production, Ethanol from pulp and maize, jatropha Curcas, Bioliq, Taylor made fuels: isosorbides and amber acids. Sequestration of carbon monoxide, Carbon capture and storage.

High efficiency power storage systems: battery systems; reversible fuel cells; flywheel systems; Kinetic energy use; super-capacitors.

Control and optimisation of renewable energy systems: sensors and instrumentation technology, virtual sensors; smart monitoring and control using intelligent systems; high-efficiency switching systems; highly-efficient voltage conversion systems; novel high efficiency distribution systems and low voltage buses.

Energy modelling schemes: life cycle analysis methodologies; tools and life cycle analysis; triple-bottom-line analysis.

Renewable energy technologies
Power Grids

On-site, off-grid, grid-supplemented generation systems; combined heat and power (CHP) and micro-CHP systems

Power Plants

Nuclear energy from fission and fusion, Geothermal power plants, biomass fuel, low emission coal plants, Stirling cycle engines, bio-fueled diesel generators.

Solar Energy

Solar power, Solar cells, Photovoltaic solar energy, Solar thermal power stations, Solar power generators household energy systems, New solar cell production (from inkjets f.ex.), Affordable photovoltaic solar energy.

Wave Energy

Tidal wave energy stimulation, Hydropowerwave/tidal.
Wind Energy and materials

Micro-wind turbines, horizontal and vertical axis aero-generators, Wind Turbines, Brushless double fed generators for windmill parks, Superglass for windmill ball bearings

Sustainable buildings

The application of intelligent sensing, control, optimisation and modelling techniques the technology of sustainable buildings. Applications to building services: heating and ventilating control systems for reduced energy use; building management systems; low energy building technology; low energy lighting systems; high-output light LED lighting systems; passive solar heating systems. F.ex.Buildings as Carbon gas receptors, Thermo electric materials for improved energy efficiency and Solar warmth as cooling agent.

GreenTraffic/Car Technology
Power Sources

Green car technology using hydrogen fuel cells, Renewable fuels and biofuels, Fluid biogas, Hybrid vehicles, Plug-in-hybrids, Battery powered cars (lithium ion batteries with manganese components). Vehicles with Electric motors, inverters, and Air compressor motors

High Tech Materials

Ultralight and advanced high-strength steel, Carbon fiber and aluminum, Magnesium, Polycarbonate resin, Polymer composites

Green Ship Technology
Power Sources

Solar sailing, using sun and wind power (Skysails), windmill turbine boats, LNG.

Ship design

Dolphin shaped fin-keels, SharkSkin Coatings, Air Bubble Vents.

The conference will be held at The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, USA


FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references). During review, the submitted full paper can be accepted as a regular 5 page paper.If excellent, the full paper can be accepted by the program committee as an extended (8-page) paper.
EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a regular (5 pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program Committee.
SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three pages)
Participants may also submit a 3 page abstract for a short paper or poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program Committee.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the International Program Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the NASTEC 2009 Conference Proceedings.


Send all submissions in an ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY in (zipped or unzipped) Microsoft Word format or PDF format (PREFERRED FORMAT) indicating the designated track and type of submission (full paper or an extended abstract) to EUROSIS
Please provide your name, affiliation, full mailing address, telephone/fax- number and Email address on all submissions as well. For submissions please put in the subject of your Email the following indications: NASTEC-2009 and designated track or USE the links on the THEMES page or the electronic reply !!
Only original papers, which have not been published elsewhere, will be accepted for publication.


Submit contributed full-papers (5 to 8 proceedings pages) not previously published. These submissions, when accepted will be published as regular or extended papers, depending on their quality.
Submit extended abstracts (5 abstract pages) or short papers (3 abstract pages), reports of industrial projects and summaries of posters. These submissions, when accepted will be published as regular, of up to 5 proceedings page papers.
Submit one -to -three page proposals to present tutorials, to organise and chair panel sessions or for extended workshops.
Submit abstracts for student and poster session.

JULY 5, 2009
Notification of Acceptance or Rejection.

AUGUST 5, 2009
Authors provide camera-ready manuscript.

AUGUST 26-28, 2009 Conference


The 2009 NASTEC Conference Committee will select the Outstanding Paper of the Conference. The author of this paper will be awarded a free registration for a EUROSIS conference. Only papers SUBMITTED AS FULL papers will be eligible for the Outstanding Paper Award.


The official conference language for all papers and presentations is English.


The poster session only features work in progress. Next to the actual poster presentation, these submissions also feature as short papers in the Proceedings.


This session is for students, who want to present their work in progress or part of their doctoral thesis as a paper. Student papers are denoted by the fact that only the name of the student appears on the paper as an author. They are published as short papers in the Proceedings.


For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact Philippe Geril

Registration Fees
Authors EUROSIS Other
Members Participants
Pre-reg before $ 495 $ 495 $ 545
July 30th 2009
Reg after Pre-registration $ 545 $ 595
July 30th 2009 required
Student authors pay:$ 375
Students who register after JULY 30th or who are not authors pay $ 350
The registration fee includes a copy of the Proceedings, lunches, conference dinner, get-together party, coffee breaks and and a possible company visit



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