MESM'2009, September 27-29, 2009, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon, 1ST CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Colleague,
as we had to reschedule and re-site our MESM conference this year, we are resending
the first call for papers with new deadlines and updated location information from Beirut and Byblos

MESM 2009
10th International
Middle Eastern Simulation Multiconference

September 27-29, 2009
Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon
Organised by
The European Technology Institute
Sponsored by:
De Montfort University
Ghent University


The MESM'2009 International Middle Eastern Multiconference on Simulation and Modelling is the tenth annual conference in the MESM series and is organized by De Montfort University and members of the European Simulation Society. One of the major aims of this conference is to bring people from various parts of the Middle East in contact with colleagues working in modeling & simulation from around the world (e.g..Europe, USA, Canada, Far East etc.).

The other aim is to establish a future local technical society in the Middle East and to integrate these into a wider Network of Simulation Excellence. This conference, is sponsored by, De Montfort University (UK), Ghent University, EUROSIS, ETI as well as IEEE UKRI - SPC.


Modelling Methodology
Continuous, discrete and hybrid simulation methodology, Simulation environments, Multi-paradigm simulation, Simulation uncertainty, Simulation visualisation, Integration of simulation and geographical information systems, Object-oriented programming and Languages, Multi-paradigm Languages, Software comparisons. Numerical Methods for Simulation, Mathematical Analysis in Simulation, Parallel Simulation Methodology, Discrete Event Simulation, Simulation Fidelity and Performance Evaluation, Advanced Training and Simulation Concepts for Education, Multiparameter Sequential Optimization Methods in Simulation, Verification, Validation, and Control in Complex Systems Simulation, Distributed and Parallel Systems Simulation, Combined Continuous and Discrete Event Models, Symbol Analysis and Manipulation of Equation-Based Models, Simultaneous vs Modular Simulation Methods, Standardization Issues.

Modelling Tools
Simulation languages; Object oriented modeling languages; UML and
simulation; Model libraries and modularity; Component-oriented simulation; Special simulation tools and environments; Meta-models and automatic model generation; Graphical simulation environments and simulation software tools; Intelligent simulation environments; Database management of models and results; Java and Web enabled simulations, UML and OO Simulation.

Analysis Methodology
Advanced Input Modeling, Simulation Optimization, Cross Entropy,
Output Analysis, Input Modeling, Simulation Optimization, Input Analysis, Difficult Queueing Problems, New Output Analysis.

Simulation of Networks and Communication
Modeling and simulation of analogue circuits; Modeling and simulation of digital circuits at switch and/or at logic level; Hardware accelerators for circuit-level simulation; Hardware accelerators for logic simulation; Distributed simulation of circuits, components, and systems; Modeling and simulation of computer systems; Fault simulation; Parallel and distributed systems; High-speed networks; Network simulation software; Computer and telecommunication systems; Telecommunication devices and systems; Intelligent telecommunication networks; ISDN; ATM communications.

Complex Systems Simulation
Design and Simulation, Process Control and Optimisation,Information Technology Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, Communication Networks, Cybernetics and Control, Building Engineering and Urban Infrastructures Nonlinear Systems, Integration of AI Techniques and Simulation, Knowledge Elicitation and Representation for Complex Models, Drawing Understanding and Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms, Simulation in Robotics and Automation, Continuous Simulation of Technical Processes, Fuzzy Models in Simulation, Wireless Communication, Mobile Communication Networks, Satellite Communication, LAN and WAN Protocols, Simulation of Switching Equipment, Design and Coding of Communication Handling Software.

Simulation of Signal and Image Processing
Modelling and simulation are powerful tools in image and signal processing applications. For example, the modelling and simulation of communication networks enable the analysis and evaluation of data communication techniques in a much more time and cost efficient way than field tests. Modelling and simulations are also extensively used in biomedical signal processing to study and predict physical behaviour. Mathematical models such as Markov random fields and optical flows have been successfully used to solve a variety of image processing problems, including image restoration, reconstruction, segmentation, and classification as well as texture analysis.

Energy Systems Simulation
Simulators: Real-Time simulation methods, GUI, Advanced modelling tools, Trainees' performance evaluation, Simulator Projects Simulation Studies: Simulation during design, Safety and environmental hazard estimation, Production optimisation. Methodology: Real-time simulation and visualisation tools, Parallel and distributed simulation.

Simulation in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry
Simulation of Chemical Plants, Flow simulation, Plant control systems, network simulation, geological simulations, drilling simulations, oil transport simulations.

Multimedia and Virtual Reality Systems
This track covers simulation programmes used in Multimedia and VR systems enhanced simulation

Decision Processing in Management
Business process engineering and simulation, Simulation in customer-oriented service processes, Decision support systems, Simulation in Finance and Risk Management, Simulation in workflow management,Process mapping and simulation, Simulation of production processes and equipment, Business Information Modeling Methods and Methodologies, UML and UP in Business Modelling, UML and UP for Enterprise Modeling.

Modelling and Simulation in Biomedical Systems
Topics are biological systems, medical systems and ecosystems with the domain specific topics such as molecular modelling, genetic algorithms in biosystems, fuzzy sets and neural nets in biosystems, physiology, cardiology, anesthesia, cancer, circulatory system, respiratory system, renal system, biomechanics, agricultural production, simulation of global change, ecotechnology and eco-engineering, GIS, population dynamics, etc Simulation of Patient Care,Quality of Service, Hospital Logistics, Simulation of Disease Proliferation, Virtual Reality in Surgical Procedures, Simulating Biological Phenomena and Organs, Simulation as a Tool for Diagnosis, Simulation of Emergency Procedures (Disaster Gaming), General Medical Simulations, Pharmacometric Modelling, Physiological Simulations.

Modelling and Simulation for Industrial Applications
The application section covers: Automation, CAD/CAM/CAE, Defense Electronics, Design Automation, Simulation in industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Industrial and Process Simulation, Manufacturing Simulations, Logistics and Transport, Power Plants, Multibody Systems, Aerospace, etc..

Web based Simulation
Web-based Simulation Environments (WSE), Web-based Distributed Interactive Simulation (WDIS) Sharing and reuse of simulation models and tools in WSE, Techniques and Standards for model integration, Communication interoperability in WSE and WDIS, WSE and WDIS applications to education, training and learning, Simulation visualization/animation in WSE and WDIS, Web-based Distributed Simulation (distributed modelling via the Web, Java based, Federated, and so on)

Simulation in Information Processing and Software Development

Simulation in Fuzzy Systems
Classification, Data analysis, Fault tolerance, Forecasting, Knowledge acquisition, Economics and Finance, Planning, Pre-treatment of data, Process control, Robotics, Speech and image recognition, Web intelligence, involving methodologies such as: Hybrid systems (GA, fuzzy, symbolic representation), Methods or tools for evaluating ANN performance, Reinforcement Learning, Simulation tools (research, education, development).

Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
Neural nets for simulation: modelling of parts (components) of the system simulated by neural networks, evaluation of simulation models using neural nets, decision support in simulation models by neural nets; Simulation of neural nets: systems of pre-designed neural networks, techniques and tools for simulation and programming of neural networks. Expert Controllers and Genetic Algorithms in Simulation, Knowledge Based Simulation Tools, AI and Expert Systems in Simulation.

Simulation in the Built Environment
The built environment is a complicated and many-faceted energy system encompassing many different yet synergistic energy flow paths. Each flow path changes its own (and hence the system's) characteristics tics dynamically as time progresses. To accurately model such phenomena a simulation model must take into account all relevant energy subsystems and the interrelationships between them. The areas covered by building simulation models are numerous and varied and include conduction modelling, air/fluid flow modelling, plant side modelling, insolation analysis, lighting studies and building climatic interaction.

Simulation in Archaeology
Archaeologists commonly use theoretical models, experiments, and observations of the world as it is today to try to explain what happened in the past. They have attempted to explain, for example, why people first began to walk upright and why civilizations that once flourished suddenly collapsed. Good explanations come from well-thought-out theoretical models that propose ways in which the existing archaeological record might have been formed. Explanations can include factors such as environmental changes, demographic shifts (changes in population makeup and size), migrations, and patterns of thought and behavior.

In recent years, many archaeologists have begun to use geographic information systems (GIS) to aid in mapping sites. These computer-based systems allow the collection, storage, and manipulation of environmental, geographic, and geologic data, together with archaeological information, in a single database. Using this technology, archaeologists can create maps that simulate different environments and ways in which people might have used land, living space, and material goods.

Simulation Projects in the Arab World
Roundtable discussion on present projects in the Arab World. If you have a topic proposal.

The conference will be held at the Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon. The first two days on the Beirut Campus while the third day on the Byblos Campus.

The keynote for the MESM'2009 will be announced later

Proposals for invited talks can be sent in by JUNE 1st and emailed to

Tutorials can be proposed in the following three categories:
T1- Introductory tutorials
T2- State of the Art Tutorials
T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials
Tutorial proposals should be emailed to by June 1st

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.
Special session will be set up for vendor presentations in co-ordination with the scientific program. User Group meetings for simulation languages and tools can be organised during the conference.

If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact the Conference Chairs. We will be happy to provide a meeting room and other necessary equipment.Partners for projects session(s) will be organised by EUROSIS to give potential project teams or individuals the opportunity to present their research in order to link up with fellow researchers for future research projects. Those wishing to participate in this session need to send a proposal to Philippe Geril.

A special software exhibition will be held during the conference focused on simulation tools. For more information please contact EUROSIS for further details. Email:

Send all submissions in an ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY in Microsoft Word format, PDF or Postscript 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: MESM2009 and designated track or USE THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SITE or the ONLINE FORM


Only original papers, which have not been published elsewhere, will be accepted for publication. All MESM proceedings are INSPEC and ISI-Thomson referenced.

Early Bird Submission: JUNE 10th
Abstract Submission deadline: JUNE 30th
Late Submission: JULY 30th
Notification: AUGUST 10th
Full Paper Submission Deadline: SEPTEMBER 5th
Conference Dates SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2009

Participants from the Middle East 150 EUR to 200 EUR
EUROSIS Members and authors: 495 EURO, All other: 535 EURO
(prices include Proceedings, lunches, conference dinner, get-together party and coffee breaks)

FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references 5 to 8 pages) During review, the submitted full papers can be accepted as a regular 5 page paper. If excellent,full papers can be accepted by the program committee as an extended (8-page) paper. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the International Program Committee.
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. All accepted papers will be published in the MESM'2009 Conference Proceedings.
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. All accepted papers will be published in the MESM'2009 Conference Proceedings.


The 2009 MESM 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 full Call for papers can be downloaded from
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[ ] Presenting a paper, by submitting a full paper
[ ] Presenting a short paper (by submitting an extended
[ ] Participating in the industrial program
[ ] Organizing a vendor session
[ ] Proposing a panel discussion (please mention names of
[ ] Contributing to the exhibition
[ ] Without presenting a paper

Other colleague(s) interested in the topics of the conference is/are:

Yes, I intend to attend the [] MESM'2009
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[] Modelling Methodology
[] Modelling Tools
[] Analysis Methodology
[] Simulation of Networks and Communications
[] Complex Systems Simulation
[] Simulation of Systems and Image Processing
[] Energy Systems Simulation
[] Simulation in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry
[] Multimedia and Virtual Reality Systems
[] Decision Processing in Management
[] Modelling and Simulation in Biomedical Systems
[] Modelling and Simulation for Industrial Applications
[] Web Based Simulation
[] Simulation in Information Processing and Software Development
[] Simulation in Fuzzy Systems
[] Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
[] Simulation in the Built Environment
[] Simulation in Archeaology
[] Simulation in the Arab World
[] Poster Session
[] Student Session
[] Tutorials
[] Exhibition
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