June 9-11, 2005 - IPK Fraunhofer Institute, Berlin, Germany

Conference Themes



Conference Themes
The preliminary programme is now online


Modelling Methodology

Web Based Simulation, Optimization and Response Surfaces, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Virtual Worlds, Methods for Special Applications, Practice, Extensions, XML, Open Source, Model Development, Network Modeling, Distributed Simulation and Industry, Modeling Very Large Scale Systems, Aerospace Operations, Revising Simulations Components. Submit your proposal here

Analysis Methodology

Advanced Input Modeling, Simulation Optimization, Cross Entropy, Output Analysis, Input Modeling, Simulation Optimization, Input Analysis, Difficult Queueing Problems, New Output Analysis. Submit your proposal here

Discrete Simulation Languages and Tools

Discrete simulation languages; Object oriented modeling languages; UML and simulation; Model libraries and modularity; Component-oriented simulation; Special simulation tools and environments; Meta-models and automatic model generation; Graphical simulation environments and simulation software tools; Intelligent simulation environments; Database management of models and results; Java and Web enabled simulations, UML and OO Simulation. Submit your proposal here

Application Areas

The application section covers: Automation, CAD/CAM/CAE, Defense Electronics, Design Automation, Simulation in industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Industrial and Process Simulation, Manufacturing, Simulations, Logistics and Transport, Power Plants, Multibody Systems, Aerospace, etc..

Simulation in Manufacturing

The goal of this track is to exchange ideas, experiences, and research results between practitioners and researchers. It shall offer the opportunity not only for presenting work done but also for discussing new challenges emerging in this area. It focuses on innovative applications of simulation in the field of production and operation management. State-of-the-art applications covering any part of the value adding chain and any aggregation level are encouraged. This track will show the efficient utilization of simulation techniques and hybrid approaches for the optimization of manufacturing processes.

This session covers: Computer Assisted Learning and Simulation Trainers, Customizing of ERP Systems using Simulation, Distributed Simulation Approaches, Hierarchical Simulation, Integrating Process Mapping and Simulation, Manufacturing Consulting, Manufacturing Controls, Model Integration Standards Optimization and Evaluation, Simulation Frameworks, Simulation of (Manufacturing) Processes in Virtual Enterprises, Virtual Factories, and Virtual Manufacturing Simulation Support Tools , Web-Based Workflow Modeling and Simulation , MRP systems; CAD; CAM; CIM; Process design; Process control; Embedded intelligent control systems; Scheduling; Automotive simulation; Robotics and automation. Manufacturing Applications Transportation and Material Handling, Best Modeling Methods, Integrating Simulation and Design, Manufacturing Modeling Architectures, Manufacturing Modeling Methods, Simulation of Manufacturing Operations. Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Automotive Systems

Automotive simulation of car design, car behaviour, vehicle driver interaction, collision tests simulation, vision enhancement and collision warning systems, vehicle dynamics and simulation, off-road vehicle design and modelling, Drive Train, subsystems and vehicle parts' simulation. Vehicle and vehicle parts vibration simulation. Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Robotics

Robot Systems 

Application of Industrial Robots, Service Robots, Control Technology, Development of Mechatronic Products, Innovation Management. Sensor Simulation , Simulation of Natural Environments Simulation of Agent-Environment Interaction /Intelligent Agents, Neural Networks and Simulation , Simulation of Collective Behaviour and Emergent Phenomena , Simulation of Learning and Adaptation Processes , Assessment Criteria and Assessment Methods for Simulators , Quantitative and Qualitative Comparisons between Originals and their Simulations , Simulation of User-System Interaction  Submit your proposal here

Robots in Assembly Systems

Assembly Systems and Components, Processes Product Development and Design, Wiring Technology. Submit your proposal here

Robots in Technical Production Planning

Technical Production Planning, Device and Equipment Technology, Production processes and Sequences, Information Technology. Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Electronics, Computers and Telecommunications

Modeling and simulation of analogue circuits; Modeling and simulation of digital circuits at switch and/or at logic level; Hardware accelerators for circuit-level simulation; Hardware accelerators for logic simulation; Distributed simulation of circuits, components, and systems; Modeling and simulation of computer systems; Fault simulation; Parallel and distributed systems; High-speed networks; Network simulation software; Computer and telecommunication systems; Telecommunication devices and systems; Intelligent telecommunication networks; ISDN; ATM communications. Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Electronics Manufacturing

Semiconductor Manufacturing,

(Wafer Fabrication, Material Handling, Scheduling and Dispatching, Modeling Methodology, Computer Aided Test and test Pattern Generation, High Level Synthesis and Technology Mapping, Semi Custom and Reconfigurable VLSI Analysis, Design for Testability, Simulation Algorithms, High Level Description and Verification Languages, ASIC Design Techniques and Applications, VHDL and Design Design Methodologies, Fault Design and Testability Analysis, Microelectronics and CIM, Mixed Analogue/Digital VLSI). Submit your proposal here

Cleanroom Manufacturing

(Cleanroom suitability test, microsystem technology, cleaning technology, manufacturing technology for clean environments, information systems) Submit your proposal here

Manufacturing Technologies, Information Technology

(Information Processing, Metrology and Testing Technology, Production Methods, Rapid Prototyping). Submit your proposal here

Surface Engineering

(Development, optimisation and modelling of coating processes, integrated process development and management, production-orientated equipment, development, integration of coating processes into production, quality concepts for complex coating processes, surface characterization) Submit your proposal here

Coating Technology

Simulation Based Scheduling, (Supply Chain Planning Semiconductor Manufacturing, Maintenance and Repair, Scheduling and Control and Schedule Evaluation) Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Logistics, Traffic, Transport and Harbour Simulation

Factory and Logistics Planning

Strategies and Concepts for Production and Logistics, Technical and Organizations Planning of Production and Logistics Systems, Value Stream Mapping, Integrated Factory and Logistics Planning, Innovative Planning Methods, tools and systems. Submit your proposal here


logistics supply chains, inbound logistics, materials management, Manufacturing Supply Chain Management, physical distribution, production planning and control, outbound and inbound logistics, Simulation of regional logistic systems, distribution centres, inventory management, warehousing decisions, materials management, handling and packaging, logistics information systems, information management in logistics systems, logistics network design and facility location, cost modelling. Submit your proposal here


traffic flows, multi-modal systems, transit, transportation modes, urban city transport, transportation in logistics, transportation management, traffic demand, traffic control, traffic telematics, traffic performance, safety, macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic simulations; Submit your proposal here

Harbour Simulation

Bulk Terminals, Container Terminals, Harbour Services, Industrial Facilities, Navigation Lines, Multimodal Transports, Oil Terminals, Passenger Terminals, Railways, Ro-Ro Terminals, Ships and Platforms, Supply Chains and Warehouses, Harbour Management, Safety in Maritime Environments, Vessel Traffic Systems Submit your proposal here

Complex Systems Modelling

Design and Simulation, - Process Control and Optimization, - Information Technology Systems, - Space and Airborne Systems - Communication Networks, - Cybernetics and Control, - Building Engineering and Urban Infrastructures - Nonlinear Systems) Integration of AI Techniques and Simulation, Knowledge Elicitation and Representation for Complex Models, Drawing Understanding and Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms, Simulation in Robotics and Automation, Continuous Simulation of Technical Processes, Fuzzy Models in Simulation, Wireless Communication, Mobile Communication Networks, Satellite Communication, LAN and WAN Protocols, Simulation of Switching Equipment, Design and Coding of Communication Handling Software Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Aerospace

Simulation Applications, Tools and Methods, Low Costs Simulation Environments, Rapid Simulation Prototyping, Simulation Based Design, Simulation of Satellite Navigation, systems (space segment and terrestrial applications) simulation of satellite constellations, real-time hardware-in-the-loop nab-in-the-loop simulation, flight simulation, distributed interactive simulation and HLA standards, Graphical simulation (virtual environments and virtual reality) applied to aerospace. Modelling and Simulation standards, rationalization efforts, repositories and reuse. Simulation in support of system specification and design, simulation in support of system assembly, integration and testing. Simulation in support of flight software validation. Simulation in support of Systems Engineering, Simulation in support of Operations, Robotics and Training Simulation, Spacecraft Subsystem Simulation. Applications for future flight (f.ex.. Super Jumbos, Air-Taxis, All-electric Aircraft, Scramjets, Flying Wings....) Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Industrial and Product Design

Simulation of product design; Planning and control; Reconfigurable responsive computing and process re-engineering; Integrated product and process modelling; Modelling and simulation in virtual global enterprises; Simulation based design; Qualitative and fuzzy modelling and simulation in engineering design; Modal logistics in systems design; Simulation in support of system specification and design. Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Engineering Processes

The Modelling in Engineering Processes track focuses on the application of simulation in mechanical and structural engineering. Oscillations and Waves, Stability and Control, Computational Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Methods in Engineering Sciences, Optimization Advanced simulation of dynamic systems, Simulation-based design, Qualitative modelling and simulation in engineering, Fuzzy modelling and simulation, Evolutionary synthesis and evolutionary methods in design, Rapid prototyping, CASE systems in engineering design, Modal Logic systems in design, Simulation in support of system specification and design, Construction Engineering and Project Management. Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Energy and Power Systems

Simulators: Real-Time simulation methods, GUI, Advanced modelling tools, Trainees' performance evaluation, Simulator Projects Simulation Studies: Simulation during design, Safety and environmental hazard estimation, Production optimisation. Methodology: Real-time simulation and visualisation tools, Parallel and distributed simulation. Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Multibody Systems

General: FE-Methods and Modelling of Flexible Bodies, Non-holonomic Systems and Geometrical Concepts in Multibody Dynamics, Numerical Aspects of Multibody Dynamics , Optimization and Control of Mechanisms , Articulated and Telescopic Multibody Systems , Air, Land and Sea Multibody Systems Applications

Special Sessions on: Multibody Systems in Space: Flexible Body Systems, Orbital Injection, Satellite Injection, Rendezvous and Docking of Spacecraft, Simulation of Space Station Construction and Assembly Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Chemical, Petroleum and Mining Engineering

Simulation of Chemical Plants, Flow simulation, Plant control systems, network simulation, geological simulations, drilling simulations, oil transport simulations, mining simulations. Submit your proposal here

Simulation in Military and Defense

Military simulation - fidelity, exercise management, tools and modelling techniques, applications; Local, global, real and non-real time simulations, applications and results; Web-enabled simulation, local and remote invocation, GUI- advanced modelling tools, education; Simulators - hardware/persons-in-the-loop, HLA compliance; Animated visualisation of simulation; Component-oriented simulation. Massively Paralllel Computing Techniques, Distributed Simulation, Synthetic Environments, Embedded Simulation, Networked Simulation and Interoperability, Campaign Analysis, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Logistics, Agents Modeling, Weapon and Communication Systems, Footmen, Dogs and Robots, C4I and Military Applications. Submit your proposal here

Virtual Reality and Graphical Simulations in Industrial Applications.

Virtual reality and computer graphics simulations applied to industrial applications.
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Virtual Automation Systems. NEW!!

Advanced simulation based engineering methods for industrial control systems play an increasingly important role in a wide array of industrial sectors. This is reflected by the considerable progress that was achieved during recent years in the simulation technology for automation systems, e.g. for robot controllers and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

The usage of automation system simulation, once originating from programming and program verification, now extends into design and even layout phases of installation, but also into operation, maintenance, training and re-configuration and re-construction. Thereby it tends to cover the complete life-cycle of manufacturing installations.

This development is supported by a better availability of simulation models of automation systems, an improved reflection of the real behaviour in simulation and improvements in continuous flow and re-use of data.

The session/track will present latest developments, recent trends and future scenarios and concepts. Submit your proposal here

Verification, Validation and Accreditation UPDATED!!

The term validation is applied to those processes, which try to determine whether or not a simulation is correct with respect to the "reality". More prosaically, validation is concerned with the question "Are we building the right system?" Verification, on the other hand, seeks to answer the question "Are we building the system right?" Accreditation considers efforts to meet use case criteria. Here the question to answer is "Are the model and the system acceptable for use for a specific purpose?"

This track focuses general modelling aspects: model design methods, model representation forms and languages, model interpretation for verification, efforts and approaches for validation of model itself and as a part of simulation system. Application areas may range from archiving and communication technologies over industrial solutions to scientific systems.

Special attention is paid to formal approaches for verification and validation. Here, algebraic methods for the model constructing and generating as well as semantic dependent model interpreting are considered. In this context, XML-based model specification, transformation, and interpretation techniques are also significant.

The track handles VV&A methodology (VV&A planning, confidence levels, risk estimation, organisation, documentation, standards, cost estimation, technique application, result presentation, subject matter expert selection, fidelity, automation potential) as well as VV&A technology (documentation, CASE-tools, cross checking, requirements specification, knowledge based systems, configuration management, tool overview, simulation environments).Submit your proposal here

  Simulation and Training. NEW!!

Motivation & Objectives

Highly skilled staff is an essential prerequisite for the safe and effective operation of industrial production systems. Simulation-based training plays an increasingly important role in qualification of plant personnel. In specific sectors such as aerospace or power stations, training simulators have already been successfully employed for many years. Latest developments in industrial information technology as well as the introduction of virtual product and process engineering provide a new technological basis for the cost-effective implementation of training simulators. Therefore, in near future the general spread of these technology in a variety of industrial sectors and applications is expected. Today s best practice, latest developments, and future concepts of simulation-based training in industry will be presented.


-          Training simulator technology

-          Scenarios and procedures for operator training

-          Modelling approaches, tools and virtual environments for training

-          e-Training in distributed environments

-          HMI and cognitive performance

-          Certification and standardisation issues

-          Industrial applications and best practice

-          Requirements on R&D

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The Future of Industrial Simulation: Roundtable

Simulation Standards, Future of Simulation Software, What's Virtually Possible, Real-Time Control, Equipment Interface, Supply Chain Opportunities, Customer Focus, Making Simulation relevant. Submit your proposal here































































































































































































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