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Program Co-Chairs

Helena Szczerbicka
Universität Hannover

Brief Bio
Dr. Helena Szczerbicka is a full professor in computer science at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. Her research interests are in the area of simulation, modeling with stochastic Petri Nets, nature based computational methods, co-simulation and sensor networks. She is a co-author of over 100 papers. In 2010 she was a vice President of the Society of Computer Simulation International (SCS) and since 2012 belongs to the Board of Directors of the SCS. In 2011 she was awarded with the Outstandig and 2018 with the Distinguished Service Award from the SCS. She served several times as the general chair of the SPECTS conferences. In 2014 she was a keynote speaker of the Simultech conference. ... 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 500 publications –some translated in Chinese, German and Turkish– including 40 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 >>


Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, University of California, Riverside, United States
Carlos Argáez, University of Iceland, Iceland
Bartosz Balis, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Simonetta Balsamo, University of Venezia Ca' Foscari, Italy
Juan Antonio Barcelo, Autonoma University of Barcelona, Spain
Christos Bouras, University of Patras and CTI&P Diophantus, Greece
Marian Bubak, AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow PL / University of Amsterdam NL, Poland
Rodrigo Castro, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Srinivas Chakravarthy, Kettering University, United States
Franco Cicirelli, Università della Calabria, Italy
Sanjoy Das, Kansas State University, United States
Anatoli Djanatliev, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Zuhal Erden, ATILIM University, Turkey
Jason Friedman, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Marco Furini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José Manuel Galán, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Alexandra Grancharova, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
Francisco Grimaldo, Universitat de València, Spain
Maamar Hamri, LSIS, France
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Dr Ralph Huntsinger, California State University, Chico campus USA, United States
Nobuaki Ishii, Kanagawa University, Japan
Mura Ivan, University EAN, Colombia
Shafagh Jafer, Embry-Riddle University, United States
Syed Waqar ul Qounain Jaffry, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Michael Katchabaw, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Juš Kocijan, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, IICT - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Willem le Roux, CSIR, South Africa
Pierre L'Ecuyer, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Margaret Loper, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States
Maria Celia Lopes, COPPE-UFRJ, Brazil
Johannes Lüthi, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria
Maciej Malawski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
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
Bozena Mielczarek, Wroclaw University of Science Technology, Poland
Federico Milani, CHEM.CO Consultant, Italy
Cristina Montañola Sales, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Roberto Montemanni, IDSIA - Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (USI-SUPSI), Switzerland
Jairo Montoya-Torres, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Nobuhiko Mukai, Tokyo City University, Japan
Nazmun Nahar, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Tartu, Finland
Angela 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
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Paulo Oliveira, Universidade de Tras os Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
María Parra Santos, University of Valladolid, Spain
George Pavlidis, "Athena" Research Centre, Greece
Alessandro Pellegrini, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
Alexandre Petrenko, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montreal, Canada
Régis Plateaux, SUPMECA, France
Tomas Potuzak, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Jerzy Respondek, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Ella Roubtsova, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Katarzyna Rycerz, Institute of Computer Science, AGH, Krakow, Poland, Poland
Jean-François Santucci, SPE UMR CNRS 6134 - University of Corsica, France
Xiao Song, Beihang University, China
Yuri Sotskov, United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Belarus, UIIP, Minsk, Belarus
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan
Halina Tarasiuk, Warsaw Uiniversity of Tchnology, Poland
Mamadou Traoré, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Klaus Troitzsch, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz Campus, Germany
Giuseppe Trunfio, University of Sassari, Italy
Zhiying Tu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Alfonso Urquia, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Svetlana Vasileva-Boyadzhieva, Bulgarian Modeling and Simulation Association (BULSIM), Bulgaria
Vladimír Veselý, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Maria Viamonte, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Friederike Wall, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Frank Werner, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Philip Wilsey, Univ. of Cincinnati, United States
Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Yiping Yao, National University of Defense Technology, China
Gregory Zacharewicz, IMT - Mines Ales, France

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