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.
6-9 December 1999, University of Waikato, New Zealand
International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
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ISBN (Book) 0-86422-948-8
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President: Anthony Jakeman, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies,
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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
1999 MSSANZ Medallists
Wolfgang Fltigel (Natural Systems)
Kimio Morimune (Socioeconomic Systems)
David White (General Systems)
- The Editors and members of the Editorial Board would like to acknowledge gratefully the assistance of the following people:
- For administration and data-base work - Jenny Cunningham
- For registration and venue setup - Lenni Davenport, Bridget Daldy, William Zhu and Angela-luang
- For refereeing of papers - Vince Bidwell, Fred Ghassemi, Ken Howard, Ian Jolly, Don Kulasiri, Ray Volker and Ian White
- For participation on the Local Organising Committee - Les Foulds, Chuda Basnet, Wei Ye, Leith Knowles. Niall Broekhuizen and David McCall
- Communications Officer for MSSANZ: David White
- For preparation of the MSSA Newsletter - Sue Kelo and Michelle Scoccimarro
- For preparation of these Proceedings - Craig Mackenzie and the Uniprint tcam
- All people who have contributed to MODS1M 99 preparation and management but whose names were unknown at the time of printing
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University of Western Australia, Perth, November 1999
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Citing Papers in Proceedings
Papers from these online proceedings should be cited using this format:
Sydow, A., Abelmeyer, T., Lux, T. , Mieth, P. and S. Unger (1999) Atmospheric Models as Key Elements for Environmental Analysis. In Oxley, L. (ed) MODSIM 1999 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 1999, pp. 587-590. ISBN: 0-86422-948-8. http://www.mssanz.org.au/MODSIM99/Vol 3/Sydow.pdf
All papers in this volume were refereed by two independent peer reviewers.