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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous SIMULTECH conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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Simulation Methods for Improving Healthcare Services: How to Choose the Right Method and to Model a System Right    
Murat Gunal, Fenerbahce University, Industrial Engineering Department, Turkey

Simulating Robots Activities and Humans Experiences in Underwater Environment    
Fabio Bruno, University of Calabria, Italy

Distributed and Hybrid Digital Twins for Low Latency Applications: The Pros of Exploiting Edge Cloud Computing and the Challenges for Simulation    
Paolo Bellavista, DISI, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italy


Social Simulations for Policy Making: Experiences from the COVID Crisis
Frank Dignum, Umeå University, Sweden

Seamless Coupling of PDE-based Simulations with the Coupling Library preCICE    
Benjamin Uekermann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

M&S and MBSE: Individual Challenges and Mutual Opportunities    
Andrea D'Ambrogio, Dip. Ingegneria dell'Impresa, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy


Mine Your Simulation Model: Automated Discovery of Business Process Simulation Models from Execution Data  
Marlon Dumas, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia

The OpenModelica Environment and Its Use for Development of Sustainable Cyber-physical Systems and Digital Twins  
Peter Fritzson, Linköping University, Sweden

AnyLogic Cloud: An Integrated Environment for the Entire Model Lifecycle  
Gregory Monakhov, AnyLogic, United States


Modeling Engineering for Simulation of Complex Systems  
Lin Zhang, School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, China

Advances in Hybrid Simulation: Challenges and Research Opportunities from Philosophical, Conceptual and Technological Perspectives    
Tillal Eldabi, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Object Event Simulation    
Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany


Co-simulation: A Research Agenda  
Hans Vangheluwe, Computer Science, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Model-based Approaches for Interoperability of Next Generation Organization Information Systems: State of the Art and Future Challenges    
Gregory Zacharewicz, LG2IP, IMT - Mines Ales, France

The Vital Role of Simulation for Many Disciplines: A Desirable Shift of Paradigm from Model-Based Paradigm to Simulation-Based Paradigm    
Tuncer Ören, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada


The Ethics of Computer Simulations: Challenges and Perspectives for the Future of Science and Technology  
Juan M. Durán, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Human-in-the-loop and Other Human Centric Computing Paradigms for Modeling, Simulation and Decision Support    
Janusz Kacprzyk, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, Systems Research Institute - Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Crowd Modeling and Simulation of Spatial Systems with Cell-DEVS
Gabriel Wainer, Carleton University, Canada


Understanding Causal Modelling to Support Decision-making Tasks in Cooperative-competitive Frameworks  
Miquel À. Piera Eroles, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain

Modeling Performance and Energy Efficiency of Virtualized Flexible Networks  
Franco Davoli, University of Genoa, Italy

Cyber Systems Risk – an Opportunity for Model Based Engineering & Design    
Jerry Couretas, Independent Researcher, United States


Object-Oriented Modelling and Simulation: State of the Art and Future Perspectives    
Francesco Casella, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

The Importance of Simulation Technologies for Future Democracies  
Catholijn Jonker, Interactive Intelligence group, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Credibility, Validity and Testing of Dynamic Simulation Models    
Yaman Barlas, Bogaziçi University, Turkey


Cloud Computing - State-of-the-Art and Future Research Trends  
Eleni Karatza, Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

The Role of Domain Specific Languages in Modeling and Simulation    
Adelinde M. Uhrmacher, University of Rostock, Germany

Parallel Discrete Event Simulation - Past, Present and Future    
Richard Fujimoto, Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Agent-based Models for Exploring Social Complexity, with an Application of Network Analysis to Agents     
Pietro Terna, Dipartimento di Scienze economico-sociali e matematico-statistiche, Università di Torino, Italy


The Role of Modeling and Simulation in Coordination of Health Care    
Bernard P.Zeigler, University of Arizona, United States

Framing the Foundations of Computing using Computer Simulation  
Paul Fishwick, University of Texas at Dallas, United States

Modelling as a Way in Design of Novel Algorithms in Computational Intelligence    
Helena Szczerbicka, Elektrotechnik und Informatik, Universität Hannover, Germany


The Complexity Crisis    
François E. Cellier, Independent Researcher, Switzerland

Context-Aware Decision Support in Dynamic Environments - Theoretical & Technological Foundations   
Alexander Smirnov, SPC RAS, Russian Federation


Exploiting Uncertainty and Error to Accelerate Simulations  
David M. Nicol, Department of Computer Science , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States

The Richness of Modeling and Simulation and Its Body of Knowledge  
Tuncer Ören, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada

Advances in e-Science and e-Research: e-Infrastructures for Modelling and Simulation  
Simon Taylor, Brunel University, United Kingdom

Modelling for the Complex Issue of Groundwater Management  
Anthony J. Jakeman, Australian National University, Australia


NOVEL AREAS FOR MODELING AND SIMULATION IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY - Prediction of Energy Consumption in Electric Vehicles  
Oleg Gusikhin, Global Data Insight & Analytics, Ford Motor Company, United States

Organisation Modelling with Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems  
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal

Agostino Bruzzone, MISS-DIME, University of Genoa, Italy