On the way to EUROSIM 2023

From June 2020, EUROSIM 2023 will organise VESS – the Virtual EUROSIM Simulation Seminar, a series of online presentations discussing trends in modelling, simulation and forecasting. These international online seminars are open to everybody. Each virtual seminar will be organized online and will last 60 minutes (45 minutes of presentation, 15 minutes Q & A).

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Next VESS – Virtual EUROSIM Simulation Seminar:

Dr Vito Logar

Assistant professor at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Use of Modelling and Simulation Tools in Steel-Recycling Processes

Vito Logar received his B.Sc. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of electrical engineering, the University of Ljubljana in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the same institution, as a member of the Laboratory of Control Systems and Cybernetics.

His professional career relates to the research and development in the field of electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking, primarily focusing on theoretical and data-based process models, process analysis, simulation, and optimization in terms of resource use. He has published 40 papers in international journals, 40 papers on international conferences, and is a holder of an international patent. In the past, he has participated in several research projects related to the EAFs. Currently, he is a leader of the cooperating partner in the scope of an ongoing EU Horizon 2020 project INEVITABLE, devoted to digital transformation and advanced software support of the steel-making industry. He has received an award for outstanding scientific achievements from the Slovenian Research Agency and Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Golden Plaque of the University of Ljubljana, awarded for exceptional contributions to the development of science, and for strengthening the reputation of the University of Ljubljana. Since 2014 he is the president of the Slovenian Society for Simulation and Modelling (SLOSIM).

   DATE : June 18, 2021 5:00 pm CEST

   REGISTRATION : free of charge, open until June 18, 2021 4:00 pm CEST

Future VESS – Virtual EUROSIM Simulation Seminars:

Dr Stephan Onggo

Associate professor at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, UK


Stephan Onggo is an Associate Professor of Business Analytics at the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, UK. His research interest is in simulation modelling with applications in the food supply chain and health care. He is the PI of an EPSRC funded project Relief-OpS to design a resilient relief food supply network for natural disasters in West Java Indonesia using optimisation-via-simulation. Currently, he is supervising PhD students working on real-time simulation optimisation in an emergency department and the automotive industry, as well as behavioural modelling and simulation in the food supply chain, tourism, and project management. He is the associate editor for the Journal of Simulation, the chair of The OR Society’s Simulation SIG and a member of The OR Society’s General Counsel. He is actively involved in the Winter Simulation Conference as the track coordinator of Agent-Based Simulation.

   DATE : July 2, 2021

Umut Durak

Dr Umut Durak

Group leader at the German Aerospace Center, Germany

Safety Critical Simulation Engineering for Assured Autonomy

Umut Durak is the Group Leader for Assured Embedded Systems in the Institute of Flight Systems at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He is also a Professor for Aeronautical Informatics in the Informatics Institute at the Clausthal University of Technology. His research interests concentrate on modelling and simulation-based approaches for airborne systems. He has published 4 books and more than 80 papers in various conference proceedings and journals. He is the Vice President for Education at the Society for Computer Simulation International (SCS), Speaker of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation (ASIM) Section – Basic Principles and Methods in Simulation (GMMS) and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

   DATE : July 16, 2021


   DATE : TBD, 2021

Past VESS – Virtual EUROSIM Simulation Seminars:

Prof. Erik Dahlquist

Senior professor at Malardalen University, Sweden

Implementation of AI Systems in Process Industries Using Both Physical and Statistical Models (project FUDIPO)

Started work at ASEA Research Sept 1975. Did PhD thesis in separation technology for off-shore platforms in relation to this work. Was technical project manager for the development of Cross Flow Membrane filter. From 1989 project leader for ABBs Black Liquor Gasification project. 1992- 1995 Department manager for Combustion and Process Industry Technology at ABB Corporate Research. Also a member of the board of directors for ABB Corporate Research in Vasteras. From January 1996- April 2000  General Manager for the Product Responsible Unit “Pulp Applications” worldwide within ABB Automation Systems. The product area was Advanced Control, Diagnostics, Optimization, Process Simulation and Special Sensors. Professor at Mdh from May 2000. Responsible for research in Energy, Building and Environmental Technology and the research profile Process and Resource Optimization 2000-2018. Dekanus (Dean) 2004- 2007. Senior professor since 1 October 2018. EU technical evaluator for the JOULE program 1996 in Bruexelles. Chairman WGB (on-line applications) of EU COST action E36 on Processimulation in Pulp and paper industries with 13 EU-countries participating, since 2003. Editor of book that was published by EU May 2008. Member of the editorial board for Journal of Applied Energy, Elsevier since 2007. Academician: Member of Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering, department II (Electrical engineering and Automation) since 2011. Chairman of SIMS, Scandinavian Modelling and simulation society 2013-2019. Coordinator EU Horizon 2020 SPIRE project FUDIPO 2016-2021. 20+ patents and 300+ Scientific publications in refereed journals or conference proceedings with referee procedure. 

   DATE : June 4, 2021 5:00 pm CEST 

Modelling, Simulation and Data

Sanja Lazarova-Molnar is Professor of Computer Science with The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at the University of Southern Denmark, leading the Research Group in Modelling, Simulation and Data Analytics. Prof. Lazarova-Molnar is a Senior Member of IEEE, and currently serving as Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors of The Modeling & Simulation International (SCS). She is, furthermore, chairing IEEE Denmark and IEEE Denmark Women in Engineering Affinity Group. She was also one of the Proceedings Editors for the Winter Simulation Conference in 2019 and 2020. Prof. Lazarova-Molnar’s current research focus is on the development of methods and tools for data-driven modelling and simulation, which combines the areas of artificial intelligence and modelling and simulation; a synergy that has been enabled through the advancements in sensing and data collection infrastructures, such as the Internet of Things (IoT). The research projects that Prof. Lazarova-Molnar currently works on are highly interdisciplinary, including data-driven extraction of reliability models from cyber-physical systems, data-driven agent-based simulation for trading markets, and modelling and simulation for enhanced sustainability in livestock farming.

Prof. Lazarova-Molnar completed her PhD in 2005 at the University in Magdeburg, specializing in the area of Modeling and Simulation. During her PhD, she developed and formalized a new simulation method, i.e. the proxel-based method that was implemented in the DaimlerChrysler simulation tool and was superior to discrete-event simulation for certain classes of problems. Prof. Lazarova-Molnar is the author of more than 100 papers published in international conferences, books and journals.

   DATE : May 28, 2021 5:00 pm CEST

Modeling and Simulation in Education

Yuri Senichenkov is a full professor at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia. He holds a PhD degree in Numerical Analysis from St. Petersburg State University and Dr Sci. degree (Computer Science) from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Prof. Senichenkov is an author of 125 scientific publications – conference papers, articles, monographs and textbooks. Furthermore, he is a board member of the National Simulation Society – NSS, and the Federation of European Simulation Societies – EUROSIM; a member of the Scientific Editorial Board of «Simulation Notes Europe» Journal and «Computer Tools in Education» Journal; Chairman and Chief-Editor of COMOD 2001-2014 conferences.

   DATE : May 14, 2021 5:00 pm CEST

Raid Al-Aomar

Dr Raid Al-Aomar

Full professor at the Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates

Simulation of IoT-Enabled Supply Chains

Dr Raid Al-Aomar is a professor of Industrial Engineering. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Wayne State University in Detroit, USA. He has over 20 years of experience at companies and universities in Jordan, USA, and UAE with more than 50 publications in Industrial Engineering. He is also a professional trainer and a consultant on deploying Lean Six Sigma systems, Supply Chain, & Quality Management. He is the author of “Process Simulation using WITNESS” and “Simulation-based Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma” books from John Wiley. Dr Al-Aomar’s research interests include Simulation-based Optimization, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Lean Six Sigma Systems.

   DATE : April 9, 2021

Simulation of Humanitarian Logistics for Covid 19

Luiz Augusto developed his career in information technology, mathematics and logistics industries. Specialized in mathematical modelling, scenarios evaluation, business planning and simulation/optimization. He holds degrees in Engineering (FEI), MSc in Logistics (POLI USP) and Innovation (Endeavor Innovation Program/Stanford/Harvard/Insper).

Industries: Logistics/Supply Chain, Waterways, Airports, Railroads, Ports, Mining, Steel

Keywords :  Simulation – Operations Research – Logistics – Innovation

    DATE & TIME : March 19, 2021  

Jaume Figueras i Jové

Associated professor and researcher at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

Environmental Simulation: a case study for wildfire simulation and firefighting resource optimization in Catalonia

Jaume Figueras, born in 1974, a faculty member at the UPC since 1998 teaching simulation, computer science and robotics subjects. His research is in Automatic Control and Computer Simulation an Optimization. He has designed and developed CORAL, an optimal control system for sewer networks, applied at Barcelona (Spain); PLIO, an optimal control system and planner for drinking water production and distribution, applied at Santiago de Chile (Chile) and Murcia (Spain); also participated in the Fire Fighting by Optimization of Ground Logistics project with UAB and CVC partnership. Nowadays He participates in different industrial projects related with simulation and optimization, like the power consumption optimization of tramway lines in Barcelona with Tram and Siemens or Railway, ship and passenger logistic operations simulation with the Barcelona Port Authority.

   DATE : January 22, 2021   

Public Passenger Transport, Optimization and Simulation

She is a professor at the National University of Mexico. She received a Bachelor in Mathematics, Master and PhD in Operations Research. Her research area is optimization and simulation for production systems and services. Since 1998 she has been working in research projects, some of them related to industrial problems. She has been chair of a simulation and optimization track at the European Simulation Multiconference since 2009.
Professor Flores has contributed to many modelling and simulation books.
She has also managed numerous simulation optimization projects.

   DATE : December 18, 2020

Dr Michael Schultz

Senior researcher and principal investigator at the Institute of Logistics and Aviation, TU Dresden, Germany

The Connected Aircraft Cabin – Passenger Boarding in the Times of COVID-19

Dr Schultz is a senior researcher and principal investigator at TU Dresden, Institute of Logistics and Aviation. His research topics address today’s and future operations in the air transportation domain. He is focused on data-driven (machine learning) and model-based approaches to improve air traffic management. In particular, his topics are dynamic, flow centric management of airspaces (enroute, terminal area, and urban environment), inter-airport coordination, performance-based airport operations (air- and landside), and advanced concepts for the future traffic management (from drafting upcoming operations up to the implementation of initial demonstrators). His publications can be found here.

   DATE : November 27, 2020

Use of Simulations for Airport Characterization, Planning and Design

Aeronautical Engineer (UNLP-Argentina) and Master in Airport Systems (UPM-Spain). Professor of four subjects in the Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering career at UNLP, Argentina. In addition, he has taught postgraduate courses, classes, conferences or talks at more than 40 institutions and universities in 19 countries. Director of the “Grupo Transporte Aérro (GTA)” (Air Transport Group)” and director of the “Research, Development, Extension and Transfer Unit” UIDET “GTA-GIAI” of the Department of Aeronautics – UNLP, with professional work experience in more than 100 airports around the world and various studies on aircraft and airspace. All of them made for different companies and organizations. Co-author of several publications in the areas of: airports, air transport and aeronautical engines. Member of the scientific committee and Academic Member of differents conferences. Member of the RIDITA Board of Directors;  ICAO Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) expert, and co-Founder and co research director “International Group on Aviation and Multimodal Transport Research (IGAMT)”.

   DATE : November 13, 2020

Dr Miquel Àngel Piera

Logistics and Aeronautics Unit, Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Socio-Technical Simulation Models to Improve Human Performance in Very Demanding Contexts: A Cockpit Artificial Intelligence Use Case

Miquel Angel Piera graduated with excellence from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Computer Engineering (1988), Msc from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in Control Engineering (1991), and PhD from UAB in 1993. He is a full time professor at UAB and co-founder and member of the scientific advisory board a spin-off company  Aslogic (www.aslogic.es). Dr Piera is director of LogiSim (research group on Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems). He is member of the Editorial Board of 3 international journals, former Editor in Chief of IJBRM. Dr. Piera has received several awards and recognitions, among which it is mentioned the “Outstanding Professional Contribution Award” from the internal Society for Computer Simulation (SCS) in USA in 2013 and Institution of Mechanical Engineers Award (UK), Aerospace Division : William Sweet Smith Prize 2015. He has coordinated as Scientific Coordinator more than 10 Spanish national research projects and more than 30 Industrial funded projects, he has also participated in a number of EC funded research. He is author of more than 100 scientific papers, 9 scientific books and has been invited as Key note speaker in more than 10 international conferences.

   DATE : October 30, 2020

Roman Buil

Intelligent Logistics & Operations,
Barcelona Innovation Center, Accenture, Spain

Are Large Companies Using Simulation Tools?

Roman is part of the Accenture Supply Chain & Operations Applied Intelligence group based on the Barcelona Innovation Center. His main areas of expertise are Operations Research (modelling, optimization and simulation), as well as data analysis and machine learning. Roman has more than 15 years of experience in using discrete event simulation for decision making. And he has been working on the use of simulation and optimization techniques to solve any type of problem.

   DATE : October 16, 2020

Dr Francesco Longo

Modeling & Simulation Center – Laboratory of Enterprise Solutions, DIMEG, University of Calabria, Italy

New Enabling Methodologies and Technologies in and for Education & Training

Francesco Longo took his degree in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum Laude, in October 2002 from the University of Calabria. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calabria in January 2006. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering of the University of Calabria.
His research interests include Modeling & Simulation for Industry, Defence, Logistics and Cultural Heritage following different research projects in these areas.
He is Director of the Modeling & Simulation Center – Laboratory of Enterprise Solutions (MSC-LES), a laboratory operating at DIMEG of the University of Calabria.
He has published more than 200 scientific papers on international conferences and journals participating as speaker and chairman to different international conferences. He participated as an advisor to ICAMES from 2004 to 2015 (International Cultural and Academic Meeting of Engineering Students, in Istanbul).
He actively cooperates with many research institutions all over the world and he served as PI and Scientific Responsible for different research projects.
He is Associate Editor in Chief of the Simulation: Transaction of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International. He is Guest Editor and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling.
During the last years, he has strongly supported the organization of conferences in the area of simulation applied to Industry and supply chain. He is Program Chair of Summer Simulation Multiconference (2012 and 2013), he is Vice General Chair of Summer Simulation Multiconference (SummerSim2011), General Co-Chair of the European Modeling & Simulation Symposium (EMSS 2008-2018), General Chair of the International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation (MAS 2009, 2010), Program Chair of the International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multi-conference (2007 and 2008, 2011-2018).

   DATE : September 25, 2020

Dr Edward J. Williams

Department of Management Studies, Decision Sciences, University of Michigan, USA

Experiences Adapting a Simulation Course to a Business Analytics Curriculum

Edward J. Williams holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics (Michigan State University, 1967; University of Wisconsin, 1968).  From 1969 to 1971, he did statistical programming and analysis of biomedical data at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C.  He joined Ford Motor Company in 1972, where he worked until retirement in December 2001 as a computer software analyst supporting statistical and simulation software.  After retirement from Ford, he joined PMC, Dearborn, Michigan, as a senior simulation analyst.  Also, since 1980, he has taught classes at the University of Michigan, including both undergraduate and graduate simulation classes using GPSS/HÔ, SLAM IIÔ, SIMANÔ, ProModelÒ, SIMUL8Ò, or Arena®.  He is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers [IISE], the Society for Computer Simulation International [SCS], and the Michigan Simulation Users Group [MSUG].  He serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering – Applications and Practice.  During the last several years, he has given invited plenary addresses on simulation and statistics at conferences in Monterrey, México; İstanbul, Turkey; Genova, Italy; Rīga, Latvia; and Jyväskylä, Finland.  He served as a co-editor of Proceedings of the International Workshop on Harbour, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modelling & Simulation 2003, a conference held in Rīga, Latvia.  Likewise, he served the Summer Computer Simulation Conferences of 2004, 2005, and 2006 as Proceedings co-editor.  He was the Simulation Applications track coordinator for the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference.  A paper he co-authored with three of his simulation students won “best paper in track” award at the Fifth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in March 2015.  His email addresses are ewilliams@pmcorp.com and williame@umich.edu

   DATE : July 17, 2020

Prof. Gabriel A. Wainer

Dept. of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Canada

Introduction to Cellular Model with Application to Social Spatial Models with Application to Studies of COVID-19

GABRIEL A. WAINER, FSCS, SMIEEE, received the M.Sc. (1993) at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Ph.D. (1998, with highest honors) at UBA/Université d’Aix-Marseille III, France. In July 2000 he joined the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON, Canada), where he is now Full Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. He has held visiting positions at the University of Arizona; LSIS (CNRS), Université Paul Cézanne, University of Nice, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, Université de Bordeaux (France); UCM, UPC (Spain), University of Buenos Aires, National University of Rosario (Argentina) and others. He is the author of three books and over 400 research articles; he edited four other books, and helped organizing numerous conferences, including being one of the founders of the Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation, SIMUTools and SimAUD. Prof. Wainer was Vice-President Conferences and Vice-President Publications, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the SCS. Prof. Wainer is the Special Issues Editor of SIMULATION, member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering, Wireless Networks (Elsevier), Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (SCS). He is the head of the Advanced Real-Time Simulation lab, located at Carleton University’s Centre for advanced Simulation and Visualization (V-Sim). He has been the recipient of various awards, including the IBM Eclipse Innovation Award, SCS Leadership Award, and various Best Paper awards. He has been awarded Carleton University’s Research Achievement Award (2005, 2014), the First Bernard P. Zeigler DEVS Modeling and Simulation Award, the SCS Outstanding Professional Award (2011), Carleton University’s Mentorship Award (2013), the SCS Distinguished Professional Award (2013), and the SCS Distinguished Service Award (2015). He is a Fellow of SCS.

   DATE : June 26, 2020