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Program Co-Chairs


Gerd Wagner
Brandenburg University of Technology
Germany


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
Germany


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
Canada
http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~oren/


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 >>



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