About

We are excited to invite you to attend SimTecT 2015, the simulation industry’s premier conference held in conjunction with SimHealth 2015, at the Adelaide Convention Centre from Monday 17 August to Friday 21 August 2015.

2015 will be SimTecT’s 20th Anniversary, marking two decades of showcasing the best modelling and simulation technologies, methodologies and research across Australasia. Comprising an exciting cross disciplinary gathering of industries, users, developers, decision makers and researchers, SimTecT provides a unique platform to connect with the simulation community and keep abreast of the latest national, and international developments.

This 20th anniversary will allow us to celebrate the significant growth of the industry across Australasia, as well as its increasing interface with fields such as visualisation technologies, gamification, user experience, data analytics, manufacturing, industrial design - to name just a few - and the added potential that these dimensions can unleash.

There are many levels of engagement across the conference from international Keynote presentations, practical workshops, industry exhibitions and demonstrations, to robust panel discussions. And a variety of flexible attendance packages for you to choose from.

We look forward to seeing you in August 2015..

History

In 1994 the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) collaborated with industry and academic representatives on a Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) proposal for simulation-related research and development. While that proposal was not funded, project participants were enthused and decided to form an association, led by industry, to further the use and development of simulation in Australia.  DSTO also hoped that such an association would manage a newly established annual simulation conference.

In 1996, after planning and negotiation, the Simulation Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) was formed (now Simulation Australia Ltd). Its primary goal was to conduct an annual conference, which it did so – SimTecT is held is held annually.  SIAA had a mission of advancing the research, development, and use of simulation technologies and practices in Australian industry, academia, and government.

In 2007 Simulation Australia created for their health division, the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH) brand to reflect the international partnership with SSH. This was prior to the SimTecT Health Conference (now SimHealth) being held as an individual conference.