NASTEC'2008, August 13-15, 2008, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Tutorials

Conference Tutorials

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, by indicating the type of tutorial you would like to suggest. (T1, T2 or T3) before May 30, 2008. When preparing a tutorial submission, please consider the suggested template (to be linked later). A confirmation email will be sent to verify that the proposal was received.

Examples of topic areas for tutorial proposals should mirror the topics in the list of conference themes and workshops.

Proposals must be submitted electronically via e-mail, as plain text or in PDF. The tutorial submission should be contained within five pages. Various parts of the proposal for accepted tutorials may be edited for incorporation in the Advance Program.

Financial Terms

An accepted conference tutor receives a free conference registration plus a free publication of his tutorial paper. Tutorial presenters will receive also an honorarium depending on the number of attendees registering specifically for the tutorial outside the conference registrants. The precise amount of the honorarium will be determined immediately after the early registration deadline.

Tutorials that have less than 8 early registrants will face the risk of cancellation.

Tutorial Selection Committee

The proposals received will be reviewed by the Selection Committee to ensure a high quality and appropriate mix for the conference. The goal of the Selection Committee is to provide a diverse set of tutorials that attract a large interest among the broad segments within the diverse simulation community.

Terrill L. Frantz
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Mining and Analyzing Web-based Social Networks using ORA

A lecture and hands-on workshop presented in two interconnected sections. The first section will be a lecture and discussion on the foundational concepts and techniques of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and the more advanced Dynamic Network Analysis (DNA); then in the second section, there will be a hands-on software workshop featuring powerful software to analyze these networks as they are obtained from the World Wide Web or email servers.
Participants will be presented with a thorough demonstration of software features used to collect the web-based and email networks and analyze them using traditional and advanced DNA techniques. DNA recognizes that web-based social interactions involve multiple networks of human and non-human entities and involves representing and analyzing multi-mode networks, both point-in-time and over-time.

You can download the extended tutorial description here.

You can download his extended biography here.