4th IEEE Workshop on Situation Management (SIMA 2008)

at MILCOM 2008

San Diego, CA, Nov 18, 2008

Sponsored by the IEEE ComSoc Sub-TC on Operational Situation Management

Advance Program


The 4th IEEE Workshop on Situation Management (SIMA 2008) will be held in conjunction with MILCOM 2008, November 17-19, 2008, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

The SIMA 2008 Keynote will be delivered by Prof. Alok R. Chaturvedi, Director of the SEAS Project at Purdue University.

Building on the success of previous SIMA workshops, SIMA 2008 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 14, 2008 - Abstracts due
  • June 16, 2008 - Papers due
  • July 31, 2008 - Author notification
  • August 31, 2008 - Camera ready copy
  • Previous SIMA Workshops:

  • SIMA 2007
  • SIMA 2006
  • SIMA 2005
  • General Chair

    Gabriel Jakobson (Altusys, USA, jakobson at altusystems dot com)

    Technical Program Chairs

    John Buford (Avaya Labs Research, USA)
    George Tadda (AFRL, USA)

    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
    Monica Farah-Stapleton, CERDEC, USA
    Frank Fiedrich, ICDRM, George Washington University, USA
    Rajeev Gopal, Hughes Network Systems, USA
    James Joshi, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, USA
    Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, USA
    Dale Lambert, DSTO, Australia
    Lundy Lewis, SNHU, USA
    Li Li, Communications Research Center Canada, Canada
    Christopher Matheus, Versatile Information Systems, USA
    Brad Rhodes, BAE Systems, USA
    Galina Rogova, Encompass Consulting, USA
    Paul Smart, U Southhampton, UK
    Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, Russia 
    Moises Sudit, University at Buffalo, USA
    Per Svensson, Swedish Defense Research Agency, Sweden 
    Klas Wallenius, KTH, Sweden 
    Shanchieh Yang, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
    Suzanne Yoakum-Stover, CERDEC, USA