MODSIM01

Integrating Models for Natural Resources Managment Across Disciplines, Issues and Scales

The congress theme of "Integrating Models for Natural Resources Managment Across Disciplines, Issues and Scales " was selected to reinforce the importance of modelling and simulation developments for management and decision making, particularly those which have not been present at recent MODSIM conferences. There was also a focus on the application of modelling and simulation techniques to a broad range of real-world problems.

10-13 December 2001, The Australian National University
International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Proceedings


Organised by
The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

Major Sponsor
International Association for Mathimatics and Computers in Simulation,
Japan Society in Simulation Technology,
SCS,
CRES,
Enviornmental Modelling & Software

Copyright © 2001 The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
All rights reserved.

ISBN (Book) 0-867405252

Published by the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and new Zealand Inc.
President: Anthony Jakeman, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies,
Institute of Advanced Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Ph: 61 262494742
Fax: 61 2 6249 0757

Email: tony@cres.anu.edu.au


Responsibility for the contents of these papers rests upon the authors and
not the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

About the MSSANZ

The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (MSSANZ), formerly the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia (MSSA). and the Simulation Society of Australia Inc, (SSA), is an affiliate of the International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (lMACS). The aims of the Society are to promote, develop and assist in the study of all areas of modelling and simulation. The Society has more than 500 members from 50 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Members are from a wide range of professional disciplines including hydrology, agricultural science, economics, engineering, atmospheric science, ecology and many others. MSSANZ encourages students through regular student prizes and by subsidising their registrations at conferences.

Previous Conferences of the MSSANZ

May 1974               Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Lucas Heights, NSW
August 1976         Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
September 1978    The Australian National University. Canberra, ACT
August 1980         University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland
May 1982               University of New England, Armidale, NSW
August 1984         University of Adelaide, SA
May 1987               Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Vic
September 1989    Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
December 1991     Greenmount Resort Hotel, Gold Coast, Queensland
December 1993     The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
November 1995     The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW
December 1997     University of Tasmania, Hobart
December 1999     University of Waikato

2001 MSSANZ Medallists

Professor Murugesu Sivapalan (Natural Systems)
Professor Clive Granger (Socioeconomic Systems)
Professor Peter Young (General Systems)

Acknowledgements

The Management committee of the MSSANZ would like to acknowledge gratefully the assistance of the following people in organising the MODSIM 2001 Congress:

  • Fred Ghassemi for convening the Congress
  • All session Convenors
  • Editors and members of the editiorial board
  • Susan Kelo for administration and database development
  • Susan Kelo and Claire Buller for registration and venue setup
  • Craig Mackenzie and the UWA Uniprint team for printing the proceedings
  • All others who have contributed to preparation and management of the Congress and whose names were unknown at the time of printing

Printed and manufactured in Australia by Uniprint,
University of Western Australia, Perth, November 2001

Responsibility for the contents of these papers rests upon the authors and not on the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

Citing Papers in Proceedings

Papers from these online proceedings should be cited using this format:

Ascough II, J.C., G.H. Dunn, G.S. McMaster, L.R. Ahuja, and A.A. Andales (2005) Producers, Decision Support Systems and GPFARM: Lessons Learned From a Decade of Development. In Zerger, A. and Argent, R.M. (eds) MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2005, pp. 170-176. ISBN: 0-9758400-2-9. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim05/papers/ascough_1.pdf

All papers in this volume were refereed by two independent peer reviewers.