Modelling, Simulation, and Optimization    (MSO 2006)

September 11 – 13, 2006
Gaborone, Botswana
Editor(s): H. Nyongesa
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Track Scientific Applications FreeSubscription
507-033 Co-Design for Speed and Space Optimization of Chips for Image Processing Applications
J. Kaszubiak, M. Tornow, B. Michaelis, and T. Szczepanski (Germany)
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507-034 Optimizing Three-Dimensional Bin Packing Through Simulation
E. Dube and L.R. Kanavathy (South Africa)
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507-047 Gaussian Mixture Model for Texture-based Medical Image Analysis
L. Tesar, H. Kobatake, A. Shimizu (Japan), and D. Smutek (Czech Republic)
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507-065 An Optimization based Approach to Color Image Compression using a Rate-Distortion Model
E. Gershikov and M. Porat (Israel)
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507-072 Critical Behaviour in the Evolution of Trust
J. Thompson and T. Bossomaier (Australia)
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507-807 Modelling and Simulation of a Flat Plate Solar Collector using Neural Networks
R. Solomon, R. Marumo, and A. Garebamono (Botswana)
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Track Systems Design FreeSubscription
507-011 Analysis of Systems with Variable Parameters and Robust Control Design
K. Yanev (Botswana)
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507-068 The Application of the Helical Transformation to a 7-DOF Manipulator
I. Juárez Campos (Mexico)
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507-069 Singular Postures Concerning the 7-DOF SPRPP Manipulator
I. Juárez Campos (Mexico)
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507-093 A Variable Kernel Classifier using ALOPEX Optimization and its Application to Bearing Fault Diagnosis
K. Kith, B.J. van Wyk, and M.A. van Wyk (South Africa)
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507-114 Vehicle Roof Structure Design Evaluation under Rollover Impact Conditions
K. Friedman, D. Mihora, and J. Hutchinson (USA)
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507-800 The Dynamics Simulation of Spatial RSSR_SC Mechanism
G. Xijuan, L. Shuang, and L. Xiaoman (PRC)
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507-813 Effect of Learning Rate on the Performance of a PSS based PBIL
K.A. Folly (South Africa)
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Track Environmental Applications FreeSubscription
507-015 SIMULATION AND EVALUATION OF IMPACT OF EXISTING IRRIGATION SCHEDULING PRACTICE FOR MAIZE CROP IN MKOJI SUB-CATCHMENT OF TANZANIA
H.E. Igbadun, H.F. Mahoo, A.K.P.R. Tarimo, and B.A. Salim (Tanzania)
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507-076 Design of Simulation-based Early Warning Systems
I. Hotz and T. Schulze (Germany)
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507-102 Tools and Techniques for Optimisation of Microscopic Artificial Life Simulation Models
C.J. Scogings, K.A. Hawick, and H.A. James (New Zealand)
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507-110 Climatic Characteristics of Botswana
P.K. Jain, J. Prakash, and E.M. Lungu (Botswana)
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507-115 A Zoology of Emergent Patterns in a Predator-Prey Simulation Model
K.A. Hawick, H.A. James, and C.J. Scogings (New Zealand)
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507-805 Improvement of the Model Based on Cellular Automata for Simulating the Spread of Fire
M. Xie and T. Kiritoshi (Japan)
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Track Economic and Financial Applications FreeSubscription
507-030 Use of Enterprises Data in Economic Planning
C. Domingo, V. Ramírez, A. Velásquez, and H. Zavarce (Venezuela)
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507-035 Stochastic Dynamics of Asset-Liabilty Ratios for Insurance Companies
J. Mukuddem-Petersen, M.A. Petersen, and A.B. Tau (South Africa)
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507-037 Bank Profitability Indicators under Regulation
I. Schoeman, M.A. Petersen, and K. Thosago (South Africa)
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507-045 Long Memory in Producer Prices of South Africa's Trading Partners: ARFIMA Model
L. Yadavalli (South Africa)
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507-048 QALY Models in the Economic Evaluation of Cardiovascular Disease
J. Mukuddem-Petersen and M.A. Petersen (South Africa)
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507-053 An Empirical Study of the Combination of Forecasts in Foreign Exchange Rates Forecasting
Y.-T. Chang, C.-Y. Lo, P.-C. Chen, and Y.-K. Huang (Taiwan)
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507-062 Training Simulation as Competitive Advantage for Policy Definition in Logistics Networks
E. Briano, E. Bocca, and M. Massei (Italy)
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507-063 Simulation and Optimization as Decision Support System in Relation to Life Cycle Cost of New Aircraft Carriers
A.G. Bruzzone, C. Briano, M. Massei, and S. Poggi (Italy)
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507-082 Modelling of an Intermittently Busy Manpower System
V.S.S. Yadavalli, K. Setlhare (South Africa), and M. Jeeva (India)
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507-087 Stochastic Structures of Graded Size in Manpower Planning Systems
V.S.S. Yadavalli, K. Setlhare (South Africa), and N. Forcheh (Botswana)
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Track Modelling Techniques FreeSubscription
507-012 An Efficient Host-to-Host Available Bandwidth Estimation Scheme
A.O. Oluwatope, G.A. Aderounmu (Nigeria), F.J. Ogwu (Botswana), and O. Obembe (Nigeria)
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507-014 Estimation of Critical Streamflow Discharge Level using Quantile Regression Approach
P.N. Mwita (Kenya) and J. Franke (Germany)
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507-026 A New Friction Model Based on a Hypothetical Friction Mechanism
C. Hsieh, Y.F. Chen, and S.Y. Lee (Taiwan)
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507-031 Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Sub-Harmonics in Relay Control System
P.M. Nawghare (Botswana)
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507-050 Modelling of Tunable Vibration Absorber
J. Vondrich and E. Thondel (Czech Republic)
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507-061 Spin Modelling in Magnetism and Inertial Motion Structure
F. Miroslav (Slovak Republic)
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507-111 Nonparametric Time-Varying Phasor Estimation using Non-Quadratic Criterium
J.A. Jordaan and M.A. van Wyk (South Africa)
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Track General Methods FreeSubscription
507-042 Transforming SDL Diagrams in a DEVS Specification
P. Fonseca i Casas (Spain)
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507-058 Numerical Simulations of Astrophysical Plasmas
D. Pomarède, B. Thooris, E. Audit, and R. Teyssier (France)
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507-066 IRML - Information Retrieval Modeling Language
J. Ferreira, A. Silva, and J. Delgado (Portugal)
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507-083 Statistical Inference for a Tandem Queue with Dependent Structure for Service Times
P. Chandrasekhar, B. Chandrasekar (India), and V.S.S. Yadavalli (South Africa)
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507-095 The Use of Linear Transfer Function "Boxes" for Simulating the Behaviour of Stiff Initial-Value Problems
E.B. Awuah (Botswana)
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507-814 A Solution Method for the Time Slot Assignment Problem in SS/TDMA Systems with Intersatellite Links
B.M. Nyambo (Zimbabwe) and G.K. Janssens (Belgium)
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507-827 A Recursive Approach to Simulating Virtualization
G. Anderson and A.O. Eyitayo (Botswana)
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Track Special Session FreeSubscription
507-096 Thermal Modelling of a Photovoltaic Module
C. Cristofari, P. Poggi, G. Notton, and M. Muselli (France)
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507-097 Modelling and Simulation of an Energetical Complex System Constituted by a Photovoltaic Array, a Wind Turbine, an Electrolyzer, and Fuel Cells
P. Poggi, M. Muselli, and C. Cristofari (France)
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507-815 Modeling Application of Overhangs and Side Fins to High-Rise Residential Buildings by using Energyplus
M. Bojic (Serbia)
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507-817 A Day-Night Solar Dryer with Temperature and Flow Control: Numerical Simulations
O. Tamarin, J.L. Bernard, F. Dupont, H. Clergeot, and M. Dupont (France)
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507-818 Numerical Evaluation of the Thermal Performances of Roof-Mounted Radiant Barriers
F. Miranville, H. Boyer, F. Lucas, and J. Sériacaroupin (France)
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507-821 Experience with Porting a Benchmark Suite to QNX
G. Anderson and A.O. Eyitayo (Botswana)
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507-822 Routing Model for Computer Network
E.B. Awuah, F.J. Ogwu, S.D. Asare, and G.A. Aderoumu (Botswana)
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507-823 The Next Challenge: Aspect-Oriented Programming
K. Padayachee and J.H.P. Eloff (South Africa)
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507-824 Intelligent Design of Local Area Network
B. Gopolang and T. Zuva (Botswana)
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507-825 Decision Support for Provision of HIV Treatments
A. Masizana and T. Mpho (Botswana)
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507-826 On Modelling User Information Needs
H.O. Nyongesa and B. Gopolang (Botswana)
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Track Additional Papers FreeSubscription
507-060 System Dynamics Modelling for the Management of HIV/AIDS in Botswana: An Evolution Process
J. Mothibi and J. Prakash (Botswana)
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507-064 An Analytical Study of Pulsatile Flow of a Power Law Fluid in a Constricted Tube
J. Prakash (Botswana) and A. Ogulu (South Africa)
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The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: Model Development; Bond Graph Modelling; Numerical Methods; Mathematical Modelling; Physically-based Modelling; Agent-based Modelling; Dynamic Modelling Continuous and Discrete Methodologies; Time Series Analysis; Information Communications Technologies; Simulation Tools and Languages; Discrete Event Simulation; Object-Oriented Implementation; Web-based Simulation; Monte Carlo Simulation; Distributed Simulation Simulation Optimization Simulation Uncertainty; Visualization Virtual Reality; Optimization Theory; Linear and Non Linear Optimization; Combinational Optimization Stochastic Optimization; Dynamic Programming; Multi-Objective Optimization; Optimal Control; Global Optimization; Network Optimization; Optimization Software; Semi-definite Programming; Semi-infinite Programming; and Algorithm Design and Analysis.

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