Projects Overview Page

As one of the aims of EUROSIS is to further the cooperation and research between scientific centres and industry using the means provided by the EU research network, EUROSIS will strive to promote the use of computer simulation and modelling as a time and cost saving tool and methodology through the following:

As project are coming in faster then before we have opted to post them on our EUROSIS LinkedIn Group, so that you can respond quicker and receive updates on projects on a weekly basis.


We will aim to have a proposal ready by August-September in the People network

Integrated Projects

A list of projects in which EUROSIS has been involved will be expanded here shortly and then moved to the dedicated I.P. page.


COST Proposal 1

One of the results of the FOODSIM conferences has been the establishment of a COST proposal on Modelling and Simulation in the Food and Bio-industries.
A copy of the proposal, can be downloaded here or here.

COST Proposal 2

"How to find new solutions for sustainable food chains"“ Integrated modelling on different systems levels

The food sector is an important part of the European economy (put in some figures to show the significance)
Moreover, environmental impact of food is an important part of society's total impact, for global warming around 25%, globally. Hitherto, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been used to assess the environmental impact of food products, by use of statistical data and yearly averages on energy use, raw material utilisation etc. By that a relatively good understanding has been achieved about what the important issues along the food chains are.
The next, logical, step is to start working on finding improvements for food chains. In that work, statistical data and averages will not be sufficient. The food chain is complex and anything but static. In order to move towards environmental improvements, detailed knowledge about the chemical, physical and biological processes in food products is needed, as well as knowledge about processing technology and functioning of the food system as a whole. An example is food safety and quality modelling, where the food wastage in later stages of the chain as a result of degradation have an important effect on the total environmental impact, since a lot of resources has been spent on that product, which later will be sent to disposal.
In order to include all detailed knowledge into the larger systems models used in LCA, a lot of considerations need to be done. It is not possible just too simply add all detailed models together, but simplifications are needed, and such simplifications must be done very thoroughly to keep the overview without loosing the content. This is the core idea for this COST proposal, to arrange seminars and workshops where these issues are discussed from various perspectives in order to synchronise research efforts to create tools for managing sustainable food chains.

Issues that need to be discussed and synchronised are:

Structure and format of data to be transferred through the food chain. By agreeing on a certain format for data describing microbiology, efficiency and environmental impact the research conducted can be made compatible through the whole food chain at different levels.

Knowledge transfer: The output of food chain research on different levels needs to be communicated in order to provide input to the real need of research in order to cover up for weak points. The knowledge transfer will ensure that research focus for the participating groups is formulated in such a way that it will contribute to the most for reaching sustainable food chains.(This will strengthen the research output from the group participating belonging to the Excellences of research groups in Europe in this area).

Areas that need to be synchronised are:
* Food safety
* Food Environmental analysis
* Production
* Logistics
* Food Traceability

In the project we will use a few food chains as case studies or "ballparks" for our discussions, e.g. cured meat or cheese (to be defined definitely later). The delivery from the project will be a description of a working procedure how to approach the challenge in modelling on extremely different systems levels simultaneously and in several scientific areas, applied on the case studies. Additional efforts when discussion sustainable food chains in this multidisciplinary forum is to achieve a better understanding of how each area of research/application influence on others. Efforts will also be made to form an FP7 project proposal from this group if/when this area is addressed in a call from the European Commission.

Some comments:

Which modelling topics to include in such a proposal?
* Population modelling (e.g. of cows on a farm)
* Process modelling
* Logistics modelling
* Production modelling
* Consumer modelling
* Recycling?

COST Proposal 3

Modelling and Simulation for Safe and Sustainable Food Production
A copy of the proposal, can be downloaded here .

For more information please contact:
Daniel Thiel
Univ.des Sciences et Technologie de Lille
104 Avenue du Peuple Belge
F-59043 Lille Cedex, France

As EUROSIS the project facilitator, all questions of sub-contracting or how to be involved in this project have to be mailed to:

CSA-Project: REGPOT-2007-1

PROJECT between EUROSIS and Momentum A.S.and partners

Unlocking and developing the research potential in the EU's
convergence regions and outermost regions.

The "Coordination and Support Action (CSA)" project proposal within FP7 with the objective of improving our company's research potential in the area of technology enhanced learning with an emphasis on game based learning, mobile learning, and digital TV learning. This project will also fund two-way researcher exchanges in order to develop strategic and durable partnerships with other well established research groups elsewhere in the European Union who are also working in the areas related to technology-enhanced learning.

As EUROSIS is a partner all questions of sub-contracting to be involved in this project have to be mailed to:

Projects supported by EUROSIS

Hill 60 a WWI, Serious Game FPS

Here you will find the the first pdf and powerpoint files about the WWI shooter Hill60, developed in cooperation with HOWEST.

Survey on Game Engine use by Educators

Are you using a game engine for teaching and learning purposes?
If so, I'd like to hear from you via this short survey:〈=en

Results will be publicly published, here and on Penny de Byl's website.


The making of an Interactive Digital Narrative - InStory


Information of the PLATOMUNDI FP7 proposal can be obtained from Helena Barbas.

For more information please contact:
Helena Barbas
CENTRA-Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Quinta da Torre
P-2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel: 351.21.294.8535
Fax: 351.21.294.8541


The FP7 INCO programme provides funding for establishing 'infrastructure' in Mediterranean countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya,Egypt, Jordan, Palestinian-administered Areas, Lebanon, Syria and involves EU partners along this line. More specifically we are looking for project partners in Egypt and Jordan. Deadline for the final proposal is March 2011.

For more information please contact:
Prof. dr. sc. Zdravko Terze
Head of Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering
Chair of Flight Vehicle Dynamics
Faculty of Mechanical Eng. and Naval Arch.
University of Zagreb
Ivana Lucica 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +385-(0)1-6168.476
Fax: +385-(0)1-6156.940

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