VESS: Virtual EUROSIM Simulation Seminar

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 via Zoom and will last 60 minutes (45 minutes presentations, 15 minutes Q & A).

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Next VESS – Virtual EUROSIM Simulation Seminar:

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 ( 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 & TIME : October 30, 2020 5:00 pm CET

   REGISTRATION : free of charge, open until October 30, 2020 4:00 pm CET

Future VESS – Virtual EUROSIM Simulation Seminars:

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


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Dr Michael Schultz

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


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 2020


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Past VESS – Virtual EUROSIM Simulation Seminars:

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

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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 and

   DATE : July 17, 2020

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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

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