FUBUTEC 2008, April 9-11, 2008, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, Call for Papers

5th Annual Future Business Technology Conference 2008

Limiting Risk in Business through Simulation

April 9-11, 2008
FEUP-University of Porto, Porto

Student Papers, Poster Sessions
Partners for Projects Sessions

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Statistical Analysis and Data Mining of Business Processes
Discrete Event Simulation and Queueing Systems in Business and
Agents in Business Automation and Economics
Simulation in Business and Economics
Simulation in Business Games
Simulation in OR and Knowledge Management
Emergency Management and Risk Analysis Management
Simulation in E-Management, E-Government, E-Commerce and
Simulation Tools for Business Management and Business Intelligence
Simulation and Analysis of Environmental effects of business

Aim of FUBUTEC'2008
As simulation and integrated knowledge management are regarded as the driving forces behind some of the world's largest and most successful organisations the FUture BUsiness TEchnology Conference aims to push business technology research onto the next evolutionary step beyond the building blocks of present day business practices such as "Operations Research" or 'Business Process Simulation" This conference is meant to integrate them all into an even higher level enterprise wide framework with its new work roles, responsibilities, reward systems methods and tools.
In other words, attaining true knowledge management is about radical and fundamentally new ways to create retain share and leverage knowledge of people and organisations in ways that were simply not possible before.

Next to the integral simulation part, the conference will try to provide a strategic business overview of knowledge management in all its varied applications. In this aspect the conference focus is on the latest knowledge strategies that business leaders need in
order to become a Knowledge Organisation and to withstand the forces of the financial and management markets in the present day precarious society, which constitutes the global environment.

Papers and extended abstracts are requested, which fall within the scope of the following conference themes:

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining of Business Processes

Advanced statistical techniques for Business: dependency networks, influence
diagrams, data envelopment analysis, data mining
Design of Methodological Studies
Machine Learning Techniques with applications in business
Data warehouses, OLAP, meta-data related issues and such
Neural Networks and Support-vector machines in Business
Genetic algorithms in Business
Decision/Classification/Regression Trees and rule-based systems in Business
K-Nearest Neighbours, case-based reasoning and other Methods
Fuzzy-related methodology in Business
Verification and/or validation techniques
Adaptive systems related to machine learning/data mining
Clustering methodologies with applications in business
Time-series methods/applications for Business
Other identification-methods applicable for Business

Applications in data mining
Data Mining or fuzzy-related Tools
Text-mining related to Business
Web Data mining and information retrieval
Fraud-detection, CRM, SRM, ERM

Discrete Event Simulation and Queueing Systems in Business and Economics

Simulation and optimisation
Experimental design of simulation studies
Queuing networks and models
Embedded Heuristics in simulation
Rule-based optimization and simulation

Agents in Business Automation and Economics

Knowledge Management, Intelligent Business Agents, Human and Agent Interaction, Virtual-Agent Based Marketplaces, Automated Shopping and Trading Agents, Agents and E-Commerce, Legal Aspects of agents in e-commerce, performance measurement of e-commerce agents, rational information agents and electronic commerce, Agent-Based
Trade and Mediating Services; Virtual Trading Institutions

Agent-Based Interface for Business Automation
Agent-Based Data Retrieval for Business Automation
Agent-Based Automatic Demand/Supply Formation for Business Automation
Agent-Based Demand/Supply Matching for Business Automation
Agent-Based Transaction Formation for Business Automation
Agent-Based Transaction Implementation for Business Automation
Agent-Based Logistics and Workflow Management for Business Automation
Modeling; System Design and Validation for Agent-Based Business Automation

Personal Agents
Virtual Agent-Based Office
E-Management and E-Control with Agents
E-Trade and E-Marketplace with Agents
E-Payment and E-Banking with Agents
Financial and Investment Agent-Based Applications
Agent-Based Supply Chain and B2B Systems
Agents for Games on the Internet
Wireless Agent-Based Systems
Semantic Web and Agents
Large Scale E-Business: Agent Based Systems

Agent Methodology
Agent Learning
Agent Negotiation
Agent Trusts and Trust Based Action
Agent Cooperation Competition
AI Techniques: Neural Networks
Agent Coordination for Cooperative Systems
Agent Communication/Interaction
Agent Security and Authentication
Agent Visualization
Agent and Multi-Agent Architecture
Distributed and Real-Time Techniques

Simulation in Business and Economics

Business process engineering and simulation
Simulation in customer-oriented service processes
Decision support systems
Simulation in Finance and Risk Management
Simulation in workflow management
Process mapping and simulation
Simulation of production processes and equipment
Business Information Modeling Methods and Methodologies
UML and UP in Business Modelling
UML and UP for Enterprise Modeling

Simulation in Business Games

Enhancing strategic thinking and decision making capabilities using
simulation games
Simulating Key Management and Strategic Issues
Customized Business Simulation Applications
Systems Thinking and System Dynamics
Visualizing, analyzing and solving challenges and opportunities
Using games to achieve strategic objectives
Simulation with "man in the loop"
Virtual Reality systems
Realistic presentation of simulation results
Simulation for training and education
Web-based simulation
Multi-site Group simulation
Simulation of Emergency procedures (Disaster gaming)

Simulation in OR and Knowledge Management

The skill of the management scientist lies in the ability to balance the reality of the developed model with the effort that it will take to find an answer to the problem. Many decision support systems (DSS) use representational models to predict the impact of possible decisions. There are two major types of model: simulation and
analytical. A more subjective approach to decision-making is needed. While information and some form of data processing are essential, the decision-maker should adopt a less structured approach to the way the data is used. The development of interactive software has given more flexibility to the way in which the decision-maker
uses the data and the applied models. This is the essence of decision support systems. Simulation models as used in business, policy, conflict situations, and and crisis management through, in almost all cases, dynamic, discrete-event, and stochastic models.
According to the application area, the researcher or designer should model the real-world situation very carefully. An incorrect, incomplete, or inconsistent model could result in a bad decision being made by the decision-maker possibly resulting in economic loss, physical damage or injury. The simulation models and their applications should take into account uncertainty and thus contain procedures for risk analysis. We are therefore interested in research presentations on the science of designing and developing simulation models to solve decisional problems in policy, management, conflict situations, and anti-disaster actions. In particular (but not exclusively), we welcome presentations
and reports in the following areas:
- new developments and sound practice in the use of interactive simulation in building
decision support systems for conflict situations (including simulation games);
- practice in the use of hybrid systems (artificial intelligence in simulation
environments) as decision support in political, conflict and anti-disaster problems;
- simulation based logistics decision support systems;
- model based simulation in risk analysis for decision makers;
- application of simulation based pattern recognition in complex adaptive systems to
identify and classify a situation to solve decision problems.
- Project Management
- Project Intelligence
- From Modelling to Management
- Consumer Demand Behaviour
- Modelling Future Demand
- Data Modelling Tools
- Sustainable Development Simulation
- Business Process: Integration, Workflow and Process Management
- Representation of Processes to Business Management
- Achieving Flexibility
- Encapsulating Processes the influence of the OO Revolution
- From Business Model to Operational Performance Support
- Models with the end users in mind
- Best practice Processes
- Business Process Modelling including information architecture and persuasive
- Web design
- Creating and sharing knowledge

Emergency Management and Risk Analysis Management

This part of the conference concerns itself more with the more "extreme" aspects of management, extreme managerial situations or management problem solving.
This track covers
- Risk identification, analysis and assessment
-Risk sensoring
-Risk scenario modelling, procedures formulation and planning: (Prevention,
Preparedness, Mitigation, Response, Recovery)

Crisis management - extreme events or total disaster
- Environment (forest fires, marine risk - tanker disaster, flood, earthquakes, drought,
volcanic eruptions
- Industrial (Hazards, Accidents (nuclear meltdown), Technology (asbestos))
- Terrorist (Extreme events (September 11), Civil Protection, Conflicts risk
management - security (Petersberg tasks)
- Project risk management (Investment decisions, Research projects risk management,
Extremely risky projects risk management (space exploration), Software development
risk management.
- Enterprise risk management (Decision-making, Venture capital)
- Financial risk management (Stocks, Portfolio selection, Options, Credit Risk
Assessment, Insurance sector)
- Crisis management (Extreme events, Total disaster)
- Financial Modelling and simulation (Black-Scholes Model, Real Options, Wiener
process, Risk measures
- Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
- Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA)
- Fault Tree Analysis (Static and Dynamic FTA)
- Event Tree Analysis (ETA)
- HAZIP (Hazard identification) tools (HAZOP (Hazard and Operability Study),
Judgement, FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), SWIFT (Structured What-
IF Checklist Technique)
- Human Error Analysis (HEA)

Simulation in E-Management, E-Government, E-Commerce and E-Trade

e-learning/ education management, knowledge management, knowledge economy, multimedia in manufacturing companies, maintenance of technical facilities and maintenance service management UML applications in Risk Management Modelling. E-democracy, electronic local government, the digital divide, e-governors, citizen centric services, GovMl Description Language, Government Portals, Shared contact centres, Costs and Risks, Customer relationship management, Models for automatic evaluation of public sector sites,
the role of standards, knowledge management, community portal dynamics, diversity, creativity, Innovation and Knowledge Management in the Service Sector, Integrated Electronic Records, from e-government to e-regulation.Knowledge Management and Dynamic Portals, Learning Networks: Policy making through portals, Portals with Purpose Case Studies,e-government portal design and Evolution, Risk Based Testing of E-government Portals

Simulation Tools for Business Management and Business Intelligence Simulation

Management and Business simulation using PDSim, TreeAge Pro, StatFit, MyStrategy, Extend OR, Decision Pro, Decision Script, Crystal Ball, Analytica, AgenaRisk, @Risk,
CBML, Cognos OLAP Datacubes in order to simulate a flexible system for setting up, tracking and communicating company performance against a set of management-defined Key Measurables within the Dashboard Module.

Simulation and Analysis of Environmental effects of business

* Simulation of Costs and Effects of Business Policies for the Environment
* Business Simulation for Environmental Feedback Analysis
* Green Metrics for Business Simulation
* Simulation of Customer Synchronous Reaction to Business Policies
* Simulation of Social Feedback into Business Activity

Tutorials can be proposed in the following three categories:
T1- Introductory tutorials
T2- State of the Art Tutorials
T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials
Tutorial proposals should be emailed to Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org

The poster session only features work in progress. Next to the
actual poster presentation, these submissions also feature as short
papers in the Proceedings.

This session is for students who want to present their work in
progress or part of their doctoral thesis as a paper. Student papers
are denoted by the fact that only the name of the student appears on
the paper as an author. They are published as short papers in the

For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact EUROSIS.
Special session will be set up for vendor presentations in co-
ordination with the scientific program. User Group meetings for
simulation languages and tools can be organised the day before the
conference. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact
the Conference Chairs. We will be happy to provide a meeting room
and other necessary equipment.
Partners for projects session(s) will be organised by EUROSIS to
give potential project teams or individuals the opportunity to
present their research in order to link up with fellow researchers
for future research projects. Those wishing to participate in this
session need to send a proposal to EUROSIS.

A EUROSIS TC Information Meeting of the management simulation TC's
in full set-up

A special exhibition will be held during the conference focused on
simulation tools. For more information please contact EUROSIS for
further details. Email: Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org

Send all submissions in an ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY in uuencoded, zipped
Microsoft Word format, PDF or Postscript format indicating the
designated track and type of submission (full paper or an extended
abstract) to the EUROSIS (Philippe.Geril@eurosis.org).
Please provide your name, affiliation, full mailing address,
telephone / fax number and Email address on all submissions as well.
For submissions please put in the subject of your Email the
following indications: FUBUTEC'2008 and designated track or USE THE
Only original papers, which have not been published elsewhere, will
be accepted for publication


Registration Fees
Author EUROSIS Other
Members Participants
Pre-reg before 485 EURO 485 EURO 535 EURO
March 15th 2008

Registration after Pre-registration 525 EURO 595 EURO
March 15th 2008 required

The registration fee includes one copy of the Conference
Proceedings, coffee and tea during the breaks, all lunches, a
welcome cocktail a conference dinner and a company visit.


FULL PAPER (5 to 8 pages double column-including abstract, conclusions,diagrams, references)
During review, the submitted full papers can be accepted as a
regular 5 page paper. If excellent, full papers can be accepted by
the program committee as an extended (8-page) paper. Each submission
will be reviewed by at least three members of the International
Program Committee.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a
regular (5 pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster, which will be
reviewed by the International Program Committee. All accepted papers
will be published in the FUBUTEC'2008 Conference Proceedings.

SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three pages)
Participants may also submit a 3 page abstract for a short paper or
poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program
Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the FUBUTEC'2008
Conference Proceedings.


Philippe Geril
Ghent University
Faculty of Engineering
Dept. of Industrial Management
Technologiepark 803
B-9062 Ghent-Zwijnaarde, Belgium
Tel: +32 9 2645509
Fax: + 32 9 2645824
Email: philippe.geril@eurosis.org

The 2008 FUBUTEC Conference Committee will select the Outstanding
Paper of the Conference. The author of this paper will be awarded a
free registration for a EUROSIS conference. Only papers SUBMITTED AS
FULL papers will be eligible for the Outstanding Paper Award.

All EUROSIS Proceedings are referenced by ISI-Thomson and INSPEC

The official conference language for all papers and presentations is



JANUARY 10, 2008:
Submit contributed full-papers
(5 to 8 proceedings pages double column) not previously published.
These submissions, when accepted will be published as regular or
extended papers, depending on their quality.

JANUARY 10, 2008:
Submit extended abstracts (5 abstract pages) or short papers (3
abstract pages), reports of scientific projects and summaries of
posters. These submissions, when accepted will be published as
regular, of up to 5 proceedings page papers.

JANUARY 10, 2008:
Submit one -to -three page proposals to present tutorials,
to organise and chair panel sessions, to organise user meetings,
vendor sessions or to exhibit software

JANUARY 10, 2008:
Submit abstracts for student and poster session


FEBRUARY 5, 2008:
Notification of Acceptance or Rejection

MARCH 17, 2008:
Authors provide camera-ready manuscript

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