modsim95

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.

MODSIM95
27-30 November 1995, The University of Newcastle.
International Congress on Modelling and Simulation

Editors: Philip Binning,
Howard Bridgman,
Brian Williams

Organised by
Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia Inc.
Co-sponsoring Organisations
International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
lnternational Society for Ecological Modelling
The International Environmetrics Society
Japan Society for Simulation Technology
Korean Simulation Society
Sponsors:
Newcastle City Council
Tomago Aluininiuln
Public Health Uni/Hunter Area Health Service
The Faculty of Science and Mathematics, The University of Newcastle
The Faculty of Engineering, The University of Newcastle
The University of Newcastle
The Department of Economics, The University of Western Australia

Copyright © 1995 The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia Inc. All rights reserved.
ISBN (Book) 7259 0895 5
Published by the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia Inc.
President: Anthony Jakeman, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Institute of Advanced
Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra, A.C.T. 0200, Australia.
Ph: 61 262494742
Fax: 61 2 6249 0757
Email:tony@cres.anu.edu.au

Responsibility for the contents of these papers rests upon the authors and not the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia Inc.

About the MSSA

The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia inc. (MSSA) formerly the Simulation Society of Australia Inc. (SSA), is an affiliate of the International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS). The aims of the Society are to promote, develop and assist in the study of all areas of modeling and simulation. Members are from a wide range of professional disciplines including hydrology, agricultural science, economics, engineering, atmospheric science, ecology, statistics, epidemiology, medical science, oceanography, decision analysis and many others.

Previous conferences of the MSSA

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

Acknowledgements

The Editors and members of the Editorial Board would like to acknowledge gratefully the assistance of the following people:

  • Tony Jakeman, President of the MSSA and organiser of the Namoi sessions
  • The Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • The Department of Geography
  • Our secretaries Jenny Bowen, Cherie Pilgrim, Joanna Tang, Philip Longworth, Shona Wood and Sue Kelo who took care of all the congress administration
  • Those members of the MSSA who reviewed the abstracts for the congress
  • Joe Whitehead and Jan Watkins who organised the registration and accommodation.

Printed and manufactured in Australia by Uniprint,
University of Western Australia, Perth, November 1995.

Responsibility for the contents of these papers rests upon the authors and not on the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

Citing Papers in Proceedings

Papers from these online proceedings should be cited using this format:

Johnston, R., Abbs, K., Banks, R., Donaldson, S. and R. Greiner (1995) Unique Mapping Areas as the Basis for Integrating Biophysical and Economic Modelling in the Liverpool Plain. In Binning, P., Bridgman, H. and B. Williams (eds) MODSIM 1995 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 1995, pp. 150-154. ISBN 7259 0895 5. http://www.mssanz.org.au/MODSIM95/Vol 1/Johnston.pdf

All papers in this volume were refereed by two independent peer reviewers.

Responsibility for the contents of these papers rests upon the authors and not on the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc