Preliminary Programme - 32nd annual European Simulation and Modelling Conference, October 24-26, 2018, Ghent, Belgium

Dear Colleague,

Please find hereafter the preliminary programme
for the 32nd annual ESM'2018 - European Simulation
and Modelling Conference, which will be held at
the NH Gent Belfort Hotel, Ghent, Belgium from
October 24-26, 2018.

Conference link with extra info is on:

The keynote page has been updated (extra info to be added)

The social programme page has been updated

The online registration form is linked on:

Beware the general timing below is advisory
and can undergo minor changes in the final programme.


Session Timing

Wednesday October 24
08.30-17.00 Registration
09.00-09.15 Welcome Address and Introduction to ESM'2018
09.15-10.00 Invited Speaker Leon Rothkrantz
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-12.30 Sessions
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Sessions
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break
15.30-16.30 Sessions
17.00-18.00 Visit to the Leuven Research Centre
18.30- Free Evening

Thursday October 25
08.30-17.00 Registration
09.00-10.00 Keynote Ivo Adan
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-12.30 Sessions
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Invited Speaker Jacob A. Kegerreis
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break
15.30-17.30 Sessions
19.00-23.00 Conference Dinner

Friday October 26
08.30-09.00 Registration
09.00-10.00 Keynote Jan van Impe
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-12.30 Session
12.30-12.45 Closing Session


Multi-class queueing Applications in Automated Warehousing Systems

Ivo Adan, Technical University of Eindhoven, Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Advanced Dynamic Optimization of (Bio)chemical Processes under Parametric Uncertainty

Jan Van Impe, University of Leuven Research Centre, Ghent, Belgium

Invited Speakers

Giant Impacts: Understanding Uranus' Spin (and More) with SPH Simulations

Jacob A. Kegerreis, Durham University, Department of Physics, Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham, United Kingdom

Simulation and modelling of a flooding disaster at Prague

Leon Rothkrantz, Czech Technical University, Faculty of Transportation Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic


Optimization Methodology

Statistical Optimization with Averaging applied to a 125 Variable and 125 nonlinear System of Equations

William Conley, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Statistical Optimization applied to a large Nonlinear System of Equations

William Conley, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

On Parallel Conformant Planning as an Optimization Problem

Adam Galuszka, Tomasz Grzejszczak, Jaroslaw Smieja and Adrian Olczyk, Institute of Automatic Control, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland and Jerzy Kocerka , Automatix sp. z o.o., Katowice, Poland

Multi-Objective Optimization Driven Construction of Uniform Priors for Likelihood-Free Parameter Inference

Prashant Singh and Andreas Hellander, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

A Simulation Based Technique for Continuous Space Embedding of Discrete Parameter Queueing Systems

Neha Karanjkar, Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-physical Systems, IISc Bangalore and Madhav Desai, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay and Shalabh Bhatnagar, Department of Computer Science and Automation, IISc Bangalore, India

A Simulation-Based Approach to Eliciting Scientific Delusions as an Education Methodology with Examples on the System Identification

Kirill Chernyshov and Elena Jharko, V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Machine Learning and AI

Application of machine learning to model a biological reactor in a wastewater treatment Plant

Bartosz Szelag, Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental, Geomatic and Energy Engineering, Kielce, and Jan Studzinski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Systems Research Institute (IBS PAN), Warsaw, Poland

Modeling Emergence, Integrating DEVS and Machine Learning

Daniel Foguelman, and Rodrigo Castro, FCEyN, UBA and ICC, CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hand Gesture Classification of Convolutional Neural Networks

Tomasz Grzejszczak, Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Automatic Control, Gliwice, Poland and Robert Roth and Reinhard Moller, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany

The Problem with Asynchronous Updating

Joseph Kehoe, Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland

Simulation Driven Engineering

Model-Based Simulation of a Hydraulic Open Loop Rotary Transmission with Automatic regulation of Hydraulic Motor (Part 1: Modelling)

Mait Harf, Institute of Software Science and Gunnar Grossschmidt, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Model-Based Simulation of a Hydraulic Open Loop Rotary Transmission with Automatic regulation of Hydraulic Motor (PART 2: Simulation)

Mait Harf, Institute of Software Science and Gunnar Grossschmidt, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Production Planning

Coupling of Rigid Body Dynamics with Structural Mechanics to include Elastic Deformations in a Real-Time Capable Holistic Simulation for Digital Twins

Max Krause and Kai-Uwe Schröder, Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design, and Dorit Kaufmann, Tobias Osterloh, and Jürgen Rossmann, Institute for Man-Machine Interaction, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Process-based Ship Production Planning System Modeling for Supporting Decision Processes

Dongsu Jeong and Yonnho Seo, Department of Industrial & Management Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Complexity Measure for the Work of Assembly Systems Employing Simulation Studies

Benedikt A. Latos, Peyman Kalantar, Florens L. Burgert, Matthias G. Arend, Verena Nitsch and Philipp M. Przybysz , Susanne Mütze-Niewöhner Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Integrated EPQ and Periodic Condition-Based Maintenance

Alp Darendeliler, Dieter Claeys and El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Ghent University, Zwijnaarde, Belgium and Abdelhakim Khatab, Industrial Engineering and Production Laboratory, Lorraine University, Metz, France

Assembly Line Optimization

Optimization of a supply chain game orders with order cost

Boyrie Florian and Pech-Gourg Nicolas, Universite Perpignan Via Domitia, Perpignan, and Serieye Thibaud, Sciado Partenaires, Villeurbanne, France

The influence of line balancing on line feeding for mixed-model assembly lines

Hendrik Wijnant, Nico Andre Schmid and Veronique Limere, Department of Business Informatics and Operations Management, Ghent University, Ghent and Flanders Make, Lommel, Belgium

Implementation of a Cyber-Physical Systems Simulation Components Allocation Tool

Henrick Deschamps and Gerlando Cappello, Airbus Operation SAS, Modelling and Simulation department, and Janette Cardoso and Pierre Siron, ISAE-SUPAERO, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Supply Chain Analysis and Vehicle Scheduling

Variable and Class-Dependent Service Capacity with a Multi-Class Arrival Process

Jens Baetens, Bart Steyaert, Dieter Claeys and Herwig Bruneel, Dept. of Telecommunications and Information Processing, Ghent University, Ghent, and Flanders Make, Lommel, Belgium

Simulation Analysis tackling Demand Stochasticity through Safety Stock and Lateral Transshipments

Benedikt De Vos and Birger Raa, Ghent University, Zwijnaarde, Belgium

Bidirectional service strategy for reusable transportation packaging (RTPs) pooling system

Di Zhang and Uwe Clausen, Fakultät Maschinenbau / Institut für Transportlogistik, Dortmund, Germany

Integrated Electric Vehicle Scheduling and Charging Infrastructure Planning for Public Transport

Hubert Büchter, Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, Dortmund and Sebastian Naumann, ifak - Institut f. Automation und Kommunikation e.V., Magdeburg, Germany

Simulation in Energy

An Offshore Energy Simulation through Flow Networks: Cell within the MSP Challenge 2050 Simulation Game Platform

Kevin Hutchinson, Harald Warmelink, Wilco Boode, Carlos Santos and Igor Mayer, Academy for Digital Entertainment, Breda University of Applied Sciences, Breda, The Netherlands

Non Cooperative Game Theoretic Approach for Residential Energy Management in Smart Grid

Ilyes Naidji, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, University of Tunis-El Manar, and Moncef Ben Smida, LSA Lab, Tunisia Polytechnic School, University of Carthage, and Mohamed Khalgui, National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, University of Carthage, Tunisia, and Abdelmalik Bachir, LESIA Lab, Computer Science Department, Biskra University, Algeria.

Power System Planning supported by Big Data

Samuel Marrero Vera, José Évora Gómez and José Juan Hernández Cabrera, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and SIANI, Las Palmas, Spain

Simulation of the LB-LOCA in CANDU 6 Reactors with RELAP/SCDAPSIM(IUA). Modelling Effects of the Break Location

Roxana-Mihaela Nistor-Vlad, Daniel Dupleac and Ilie Prisecaru, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania and Marina Perez-Ferragut and Chris Allison, Innovative Systems Software, Ammon, USA

Electronic Network Simulation

New Scheduling Mechanism in Multi-Channel Reconfigurable WSN under QoS and Energy Constraints

Yousra Ben Aissa, Information Faculty of Mathematical Physical and Natural Sciences, University of Tunis El Manar, and Olfa Mosbahi and Mohamed Khalgui, National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (INSAT), University of Carthage, Tunisia and Abdelmalik Bachir, Computer Science Department, University of Biskra, Algeria

Multi-Agent Model of Infrastructural Return for an Intermediary Service Provider

Anton Ivaschenko, Samara National Research University, Samara and Stanislav Korchivoy, Radio Research and Development Institute, Moscow, Russia

Environmental Simulation

Stochastic Model of the Joint Time-Series of Air Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure

Nina A. Kargapolova, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia

Temporospatial Epidemic Simulations using Heterogeneous Computing

Dhananjai M. Rao, CSE Department, Miami University, Oxford, USA

Simulation in Economics and Finances

Regime Analysis of Recent Bitcoin Price Dynamics

Anna Bonello and David Suda, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

Teaching Trading technology on a Simulated Stock Market

Dave Cliff, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Models as part of the Welfare System as part of the Economic Measures for the State of Crisis in Building Resilience

Jozef Ristvej, Ladislav Šimák and Michal Titko, Department of Crisis Management, University of Žilina, and Roman Ondrejka, Transport Research Institute, Inc, R&D Division, Žilina, Slovakia

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NASTEC'2019, GAMEON-NA'2019, July 2-4, 2019, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada
GAME-ON'2019, September 18-20, 2019, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Breda, The Netherlands
ESM'2019, October 2019, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (TBC)
MESM'2019-GAME-ON ARABIA'2019, November 2019, Dubai (TBC)
FOODSIM'2020, April 6-9, 2020, University of Leuven Research Centre, Ghent, Belgium

Philippe Geril
European Simulation Office
Greenbridge science Park
Ghent University - Ostend Campus
Wetenschapspark 1, Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend
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Fax: OO32.59.255339

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