3rd IEEE Workshop on Situation Management (SIMA 2007)

at MILCOM 2007

Orlando, Florida, Oct 30, 2007



The 3rd IEEE Workshop on Situation Management (SIMA 2007) is a one-day workshop to be held in conjunction with MILCOM 2007, October 30, 2007 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

Building on the success of previous SIMA workshops, SIMA 2007 provides a unique forum for researchers in situation awareness and management, information fusion, semantic web and knowledge-based systems, real-time sensor networks, software engineering, and related disciplines to exchange recent results in this new discipline and its application to a diverse range of areas including network centric warfare, homeland security, disaster recovery, and cyber security.

SIMA invites scientists, engineers and decision makers from government, industry and academia to present technical papers on their research and development results in areas of situation mangement including but not limited to the following topics:


  • Situation Monitoring and Awareness
  • Semantic Web Technologies, Situation Modeling and Ontologies
  • High-Level Information and Knowledge Fusion
  • Multi-Agent Systems and Distributed Situation Management (DSM)
  • Net-Centric Warfare and Battlespace Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Disaster Response & Crisis Management
  • Applications in Intelligent Transportation, Industrial and Health Care
  • Infrastructure and Cyber Security
  • Architectures, Case Studies, and Deployments
  • Learning and Situation Discovery
  • Predictive Situation Modeling and Threat Analysis
  • Reasoning about Situations and Decision Management
  • Event Correlation
  • Autonomic and Self-Organizing Systems
  • Situation Specification Languages and Tools
  • Software Engineering of Mixed Paradigm Real-Time DSM
  • Situation Management in Tactical, Ad Hoc, Sensor and Mobile Networks
  • Guidelines for Submission

    Abstracts and papers should be submitted via MILCOM’s WAMS submission system; visit: http://www.milcom.org/CallForPapers.asp Go to the unclassified paper submission section and select SIMA as submission topic.

    Please also submit your submission directly to SIMA at sima@comsoc.org.

    Important dates:

  • April 15, 2007 - abstracts due
  • May 17, 2007 - papers due
  • June 22, 2007 - Notification of acceptance
  • July 27, 2007 - Camera ready copy
  • General Chair

    Gabriel Jakobson (Altusys, USA, jakobson@altusystems.com)

    Technical Program Co-Chairs

    John Buford (Avaya, USA, buford@samrg.org)
    John Salerno (AFRL, USA, John.Salerno@rl.af.mil)

    Technical Program Committee

    Joseph Antonik, AFRL
    Nils Aschenbruck, Universitaet Bonn, Germany
    Serge Chaumette, Universite Bordeaux, France
    Hasan Davulcu, Arizona State University, USA
    Gabi Dreo, University of Federal Armed Forces, Germany 
    Mohamed Eltoweissy, Virginia Tech, USA
    Mica Endsley, SA Technologies, USA
    Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye State University, Ukraine
    Frank Fiedrich, ICDRM, George Washington University, USA
    Rajeev Gopal, Hughes Network Systems, USA
    Mustafa Jarrar, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    James Joshi, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, USA
    Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, USA
    Dale Lambert, DSTO, Australia
    Lundy Lewis, SNHU, USA
    James Llinas, SUNY at Buffalo, USA 
    Christopher Matheus, Versatile Information Systems, USA
    Brad Rhodes, BAE Systems, USA
    Paul Smart, U Southhampton, UK
    Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, Russia 
    Suzette Stoutenburg, MITRE, USA
    Moises Sudit, University at Buffalo, USA
    Per Svensson, Swedish Defense Research Agency, Sweden 
    George Tadda, AFRL, USA
    Klas Wallenius, SAAB, Sweden