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Program Co-Chairs

Gerd Wagner
Brandenburg University of Technology

Brief Bio
Gerd Wagner is Professor of Internet Technology at Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany. He has studied Mathematics, Philosophy and Informatics in Heidelberg, San Francisco and Berlin. His research interests include modeling and simulation, foundational ontologies, and web engineering. He has more than 150 publications in these areas in international journals and books, 38 of which have been cited at least 38 times (according to Google Scholar). He is also the co-founder of the website web-engineering.info and the web-based simulation portal sim4edu.com. Gerd Wagner is Professor of Internet Technology at Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany. He has studied Mathematics, Philosophy and Informatics in Heidelberg, San Francisco and Berlin. His research interests include modeling and simulation, foundational ontologies, and web engineering. He has more than 150 publications in these areas in international journals and books, 38 of which have been cited at least 38 times (according to Google Scholar). He is also the co-founder of the website web-engineering.info and the web-based simulation portal sim4edu.com.

Frank Werner
Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg

Brief Bio
Frank Werner studied Mathematics from 1975 to 1980 and graduated from the Technical University Magdeburg (Germany) with honors. He defended his Ph.D. thesis on the solution of special scheduling problems in 1984 summa cum laude and his habilitation thesis in 1989. In 1992, he received a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Currently, he works as an Extraordinary Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany). He is the author or editor of seven books, among them a textbook “Mathematics of Economics and Business”, and he has published more than 280 papers in international journals. He is on the Editorial Board of 17 journals; in particular, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Algorithms and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Production Research and Journal of Scheduling. He has been a member of the Program Committee of more than 80 international conferences. His research interests include operations research, combinatorial optimization, and scheduling. ... More >>

Tuncer Ören (honorary)
University of Ottawa

Brief Bio
Tuncer Ören is a professor emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has been involved with simulation since 1965. His research interests include: (1) advancing modeling and simulation methodologies; (2) agent-directed simulation (full synergy of agents and simulation); (3) agents for cognitive and emotive simulations including representations of human personality, emotions, emotional intelligence, understanding, sources of misunderstanding and conflict; (4) reliability, quality assurance, failure avoidance, and ethics; as well as (5) body of knowledge and (6) terminology of modeling simulation. He has over 540 publications –some translated in Chinese, German and Turkish– including 50 books and proceedings. He has contributed to over 500 conferences and seminars held in 40 countries. He has been keynote or invited speaker, or honorary chair in about half of them. Dr. Ören has been recognized, by IBM Canada, as a pioneer of computing in Canada. He received "Information Age Award" from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and an Honor Award from the Language Association of Turkey. He was inducted to SCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame –Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a distinguished lecturer, a fellow as well as AVP for ethics of SCS. A book about him was edited by L. Yilmaz in 2015 (Concepts and Methodologies for Modeling and Simulation: A Tribute to Tuncer Ören, Springer.) ... More >>


Saleh Abdel-Afou Alaliyat, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Mikulas Alexik, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Vera Angelova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Hamid Assadi, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Simonetta Balsamo, University of Venezia Ca' Foscari, Italy
Isaac Barjis, City University of New York, United States
Slim Bechikh, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Mohamed Bettaz, Prague College, Czech Republic
Wolfgang Borutzky, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Greece
Francesco Casella, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Rodrigo Castro, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Srinivas Chakravarthy, Kettering University, United States
Gopinath Chennupati, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Franco Cicirelli, Università della Calabria, Italy
Flavio Correa da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Doug Creighton, Deakin University, Australia
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Guyh Dituba Ngoma, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
Anatoli Djanatliev, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Karim Djemame, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Sabeur Elkosantini, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Zuhal Erden, ATILIM University, Turkey
Jonathan Essex, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Paul Fishwick, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Jason Friedman, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Marco Furini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José Manuel Galán, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Charlotte Gerritsen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apostolos Gkamas, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Vella, Ioannina, Greece
Alexandra Grancharova, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
Giorgio Guariso, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Suresh Gupta, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
Mykola Gusti, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Vagelis Harmandaris, University Of Crete, Greece
Rainer Hegselmann, University Of Bayreuth, Germany
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, United States
Nobuaki Ishii, Kanagawa University, Japan
Mhamed Itmi, INSA, Rouen, France
Syed Waqar ul Qounain Jaffry, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Wander Jager, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Emilio Jimenez Macias, University of La Rioja, Spain
Nina Kargapolova, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Federation
Anniken Karlsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Okba Kazar, university of Biskra, Algeria
Peter Kemper, College of William and Mary, United States
Etienne Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium
Radek Koci, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Juš Kocijan, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, IICT - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Claudia Krull, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Jean LE FUR, IRD (Inst. Res. Development), France
Willem le Roux, CSIR, South Africa
Sanghyun Lee, University of Michigan, United States
Alberto Leva, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Xueping Li, The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States
Richard Lipka, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Antonio Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal
Johannes Lüthi, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria
José Machado, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Musa Mailah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Nick Malleson, University Of Leeds, United Kingdom
Romolo Marotta, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Carla Martin-Villalba, UNED, Spain
Moreno Marzolla, University of Bologna, Italy
Radek Matušu, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Nuno Melão, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Viseu, Portugal
Roderick Melnik, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Francesco Mercaldo, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
Adel Mhamdi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Bozena Mielczarek, Wroclaw University of Science Technology, Poland
Federico Milani, CHEM.CO Consultant, Italy
Gabriele Milani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Vikram Mittal, United States Military Academy, United States
Roberto Montemanni, University of Modena and Reggio emilia, Italy
Jairo Montoya-Torres, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Nobuhiko Mukai, Tokyo City University, Japan
Bertie Müller, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Luis Nardin, National College of Ireland, Ireland
Giovanni Nardini, University of Pisa, Italy
Àngela Nebot, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Bao Nguyen, Defence R&D Canada and University of Ottawa, Canada
Lialia Nikitina, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Germany
Manuel Noguera, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Paulo Oliveira, Universidade de Tras os Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Feng Pan, Liaoning Normal University, China
Victor Parque, Waseda University and Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Japan
George Pavlidis, "Athena" Research Centre, Greece
Alessandro Pellegrini, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Alexandr Petukhov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Mitch Phelps, OSU-The Ohio State University, United States
Régis Plateaux, SUPMECA, France
Jean Philippe Ponthot, University Of Liège, Belgium
Vassilis Pontikis, Atomic Energy Commission, France
Tomas Potuzak, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Marco Remondino, University of Genova, Italy
M. Riazi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
José Risco-Martín, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Ella Roubtsova, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Jaroslav Rozman, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Gianluigi Rozza, SISSA, Int. School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy
Katarzyna Rycerz, Institute of Computer Science, AGH, Krakow, Poland
Antonella Santone, University of Molise, Italy
Mohamed Soliman, University Of Houston, United States
Xiao Song, Beihang University, China
James Spall, The Johns Hopkins University, United States
William Spataro, University of Calabria, Italy
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yevgeniya Sulema, National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Ukraine
Kumar K. Tamma, University Of Minnesota, United States
Sheldon Tan, University Of California, Riverside, United States
Wenjie Tang, National University of Defense Technology, China
Klaus Troitzsch, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz Campus, Germany
Zhiying Tu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Alfonso Urquia, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Durk-Jouke van der Zee, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Svetlana Vasileva-Boyadzhieva, Bulgarian Modeling and Simulation Association (BULSIM), Bulgaria
Maria Viamonte, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Antonio Virdis, University of Pisa, Italy
Friederike Wall, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Frank Werner, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Billy Williams, North Carolina State University, United States
Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Yiping Yao, National University of Defense Technology, China
Hailiang Yu, Central South University, China
František Zboril, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Lin Zhang, Beihang University, China
Feng Zhu, National University of Defense Technology, China

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