ISC 2013, Industrial Simulation Conference, May 22-24, 2013, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Conference Workshops

Conference Workshops and Tracks

Workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems

A broad range of diverse technologies, known collectively as intelligent transportation systems (ITS), holds the answer to many of our transportation problems. ITS is comprised of a number of technologies, including information processing, communications, control, and electronics. Joining these technologies to our transportation system will save lives, time and money. ITS enables people and goods to move more safely and efficiently through a state-of-the-art, intermodal transportation system. Simulating this aspect of transportation is one of the major challenges of our time.

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Workshop NANOSIM

Simulation in long-term interdisciplinary research, simulation of supramolecular and macromolecular architectures, simulation in nanobiotechnologies, simulation of nanometric scale engineering techniques for creating materials and components, simulation of manipulator devices, simulation in nano applications related to chemicals and energy. Simulation of knowledge based multifunctional materials. Simulation of nano production processes and methods.

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Workshop Augmented Reality and Pervasive Systems in Simulation

Pervasive systems are likely to become the next programming paradigm for the information society. They will allow us to implement the augmented reality and the ubiquitous computing ideas. Pervasive systems in factories enable operators and machines to interact on a common virtual level which is also capable of simulating the real part. Among other related topics, this track includes: ubiquitous computing, augmented reality, mixed reality, wireless networks, hybrid systems, simulation models, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, security, scalability, fault tolerance, smart devices, and pervasive services.

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Workshop on Simulation in Lean Manufacturing

Simulation has become a powerful tool to help manufacturers streamline their production and output in order to more rapidly react and play to the everchanging market place while reducing costs at every step. Presentations are solicited that cover part or the whole of this lean production process such
As simulation in: Work Standardization, 5S Workplace Organization, Visual Controls, Batch Size Reduction, Points of Use Storage, Quality at the Source, Workflow Practice, Improved Information and Product Flow, Cellular Manufacturing, Pull & Synchronous Scheduling, Six Sigma & Total Quality, Rapid Setup, Work Teams for Cell Management & Process Improvement, Simplified scheduling and Kanban inventory management.

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Simulation-Based Optimization in Industry

"Simulation models are by nature evaluative – instead of suggesting any optimal solutions, a simulation model evaluates a given set of design variables and generates the required performance measures. For a decision maker, the process of finding a sufficiently good design setting could be too time-consuming and in many cases impossible if the search space is huge. Simulation-based optimization (SBO) is a relatively new technique that can be applied to seek the “optimal” setting for a complex system model based on one or multiple performance measures generated from simulation by using various searching methodologies. On one hand, it has been noticed from the recent publications that SBO has been successfully applied to address a wide range of real-world industrial problems with very promising results. On the other hand, it is believed that the potential benefits offered by SBO and related tools are not yet fully explored or understood on the part of industrial prospective users.

The aim of this workshop is to bring scientists, researchers and industrial practitioners working in simulation from various disciplines with interest in optimization together to share their experiences in applying SBO technologies to a wide range of industrial applications."

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As open source simulation and modelling software has become a qualitative alternative to the commercial simulation packages, this track offers the possibility to showcase present-day research using these free tools.
Presentations are invited about but not limited to the following tools:

  • 3-D Modelling: Abyssal Engine, CAFU, CityEngine, Darkwynter, Delta3D, OPAL , Open CASCADE , Openscenegraph , OpenSimulator, StarLogo TNG, SimplyCube, Visual3D Game Engine
  • Aerodynamics Modelling: APAME
  • Aerospace Simulation: CEASIOM
  • Discrete Event Simulation: erlsim, Genesim, Tortuga
  • Electronics Simulation: Arduino
  • Energy Simulation: Gmodeller
  • Energy Networks Simulation: Gridlab-D
  • Environmental Modelling: FISDEV
  • Finite Element Modelling: Abaqus, FreeFem++
  • Fluid Dynamic Modelling: Khamsin
  • General Simulation: GarlicSim
  • Monte Carlo Simulation: Analytica, MCSim
  • Object-Oriented Simulation: OpenModelica
  • Online and Telecommunications Simulation: OMNET++, X3D
  • Petrinets: WoPeD
  • Physics Simulation: Box2D, GEANT4, PAL
  • Robotics Simulation: Anykode, Open Dynamics Engine, The Player
  • Traffic Simulation: SUMO, tsim
  • Training Simulation: USIP OSP
  • Sustainable Development Modelling: SDSIM
  • Urban Modelling: Urbansim


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