September 9-11, 1999, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
Aim of the CSM'99 workshop
Chairman of the Japan Institute of Systems Research (JISR)
the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
have been organizing since 1987 annual workshops in order to provide
a forum for researchers and practitioners working on development
and application of system analysis methods to model based analysis
of complex problems.
The workshops are aimed at reviewing advances in methodology and
tools of system analysis applied to various practical problems.
The main topics of this series of workshops have gradually been changing from algorithmic aspects of model analysis, through topics of decision analysis and support, multi criteria decision analysis up to - recently dominating - analysis of complex systems for integrated policy assessment (you may want to click here for links to abstracts of related workshops held at IIASA in 1996, 1997 and in 1998).
Scope of the CSM'99 workshop
The presentations at the CSM'99 workshop are expected to cover
the following areas:
Modeling life-cycle (listed above as a container of problems) includes the following phases of modeling: designing or adapting a model; developing and verifying the necessary data; preparing or adapting tools (solvers) for the model analysis; developing or adapting interfaces between the model and the solvers; verifying and validating the model and solvers; analyzing the model, typically in a loop composed of designing and generating of a scenario, solving the model and analyzing solution results; developing, reporting and explaining findings/conclusions/policy implications; documenting the model, data development procedures, and model analysis methods; maintaining, updating, and improving these items for the duration of the study; and, finally, terminating the study with proper attention to archives that invite as much reuse as possible.
The organizers encourage presentations of very recent results, especially innovative methods, tools and applications relevant for analysis of either global or universal problems for which standard methods and tools of operations research do not offer a satisfactory solution.
Participation in the CSM'99 workshop
Strong international participation is traditionally encouraged
for this workshop so that participants can introduce and be introduced
to various research perspectives and approaches in the above listed
research and applications areas.
As in previous years, we are counting on a strong delegation from Japan
and we are also inviting leading researchers from other
countries to present their methods, applications and tools.
Additionally, this open invitation for preregistration is posted
on the Web in order to reach those prospective participants
who are not yet aware of this annual workshop.
In this way, we hope that also in 1999 constructive discussions
will be stimulated to benefit all participants and for the progress
of the methodologies and tools for model-based analysis of complex
systems and integrated policy assessment.
The number of participants of the workshop must be limited, therefore participation is by invitation only. The invitations for the workshop will be distributed before May 15, 1999 to authors of accepted presentations. It is likely that a number of persons who will preregister will exceed the maximum number of participants. In such a case preferences will be given to those who:
There is no registration fee for participating in the CSM'99 workshop. IIASA can provide moderate support for covering local expenses to participants who are not able to cover such costs from other sources. Only in exceptional cases will support be offered to participants from countries that are not members of IIASA. Unfortunately, no support can be provided for covering travel expenses.
Prospective participants are kindly requested to complete as soon as possible (but not later than May 5, 1999) the preregistration procedure which is composed of two elements:
The invitations for the workshop will be distributed before May 15, 1999 to authors of accepted presentations.
Dates, organizational details
CSM'99 home page