Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia
and New Zealand Inc.
Advances and Applications for Management and Decision Making
The congress theme of "Advances and Applications for Management and Decision Making" 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.
MODSIM 97 IMACS
8-11 December 1997, University of Tasmania, Hobart
International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Organised by The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia Inc.
Hydro-Electric Corporation of Tasmania
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About the MSSA
The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia inc. (MSSA) formerly the Simulation Society of Australia Inc. (SSA), is an affiliate of the International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS). The aims of the Society are to promote, develop and assist in the study of all areas of modeling and simulation. Members are from a wide range of professional disciplines including hydrology, agricultural science, economics, engineering, atmospheric science, ecology, statistics, epidemiology, medical science, oceanography, decision analysis and many others.
Previous conferences of the MSSA
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
The Editors and members of the Editorial Board would like to acknowledge gratefully the assistance of the following people:
- For computing and editorial assistance - Adam Davidson
- For design and artwork - Louise Bell
- For MODSIM 97 promotion - Terese Kendrick
- For administration and data-base work - Vicki Smith, Tanya Fisher, Kathryn Allen, Katherine Street, Toni Cracknell, Kylie Featherstone, Glenn Forbes, Kate Hodgson, Peter McDonough, Anne Pirrone and Helen Webb
- For registration and venue setup - Sue Abel, Nakome Bentley, Norton Grey, Tracy Kostiuk and Helen Phillips
- For refereeing of papers - Jenny Bellamy, Gunter Blbschl, Thomas Chapman, Sheri Coakes, allan Dale, Ian Jolly, Peter Kinnell, David Ingle Smith and Ian White
- For participation on the Local Organising Committee: Randall Gray and Tony Smith
- For preparation of the MSSA Newsletter: Sue Kelo
- For preparation of these Proceedings: Craig Mackenzie and the Uniprint team
- All people who have contributed to MODSIM 97 preparation and management but whose names were unknown at the time of printing
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University of Western Australia, Perth, November 1997.
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.