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.
27-30 November 1995, The University of Newcastle.
International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Editors: Philip Binning,
Modelling and Simulation Society uf Australia Inc.
International Association for Mathematics and Co~nputersin Simulation
lnternational Society for Ecological Modelling
The International Environmetrics Society
Japan Society for Simulation Technology
Korean Simulation Society
Newcastle City Council
Public Health UniVHunter 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.
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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
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 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 accomodation.
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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:
Ascough II, J.C., G.H. Dunn, G.S. McMaster, L.R. Ahuja, and A.A. Andales (1995) Producers, Decision Support Systems and GPFARM: Lessons Learned From a Decade of Development. In Zerger, A. and Argent, R.M. (eds) MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2005, pp. 170-176. ISBN: 0-9758400-2-9. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim95/papers/ascough_1.pdf
All papers in this volume were refereed by two independent peer reviewers.
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