About

Simulation Australia again will hold its two annual Asia Pacific Conferences, SimTecT and SimHealth, under one roof at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia from Monday 25 August to Thursday 28 August 2014.

SimTecT and SimHealth are the Asia Pacific’s largest co-located modelling, simulation and training, conference and exhibition. It’s a unique, multi-disciplinary, international conference and exposition for the exchange of simulation knowledge, research, and technology across industry, government, and academia.

Simulation Australia is the Australasian peak body for the simulation community. We provide a forum for those involved with simulation, to allow for discussion and distribution of information, and to further advance the research, development and use of simulation technologies and practices in society, industry, academia and government across the Asia Pacific.

Together with the SimTecT and SimHealth Organising Committees, we invite you to participate in SimTecT and SimHealth 2014 in Adelaide, South Australia. As an exhibitor or sponsor, you will receive high profile exposure to over 800 people attending from the international simulation community, who have rated SimTecT and SimHealth as high points in the international calendar. The conferences are promoted broadly throughout the Asia Pacific and internationally.

In 2014 Simulation Australia will bring you Master Classes with our International Presenters. Gain insights from experts in the simulation industry and learn key analysis styles, productivity enhancement, and proven modelling techniques. Get an extensive dose of education, inspiration and motivation while sharing the experience with peers. Master Classes provide a unique link between real world specific practice and simulation theory. A hand-picked team of simulation experts from a range of backgrounds join the technical staff to discuss their simulation techniques, general research, and the specific features they find intriguing in an interactive seminar setting.

This year we have created many opportunities starting with small to medium enterprises, entrepreneurs, and start-ups, to attend at a minimal cost, or you can bring your major exhibit or simulator van into the combined exhibition area with floor space pricing only. We are also setting up private meeting areas and you will be able to coordinate personalised meetings within the room. Attendees will spend more time in the exhibition area with extended lunch breaks.

We will be holding the Welcome Reception in the main Exhibition Hall to maximise networking and marketing opportunities, and to celebrate success in our community.

Join us in August 2014 to share, inform, experience and explore simulation in research, education and technology innovation.

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.