Track Description

The goal of the session is to present advanced methods and tools and recent advances in the application of simulation approaches in logistics and production service systems. In particular, the TC will encourage the application of both theoretical and technological simulation approaches in different application fields such as automated manufacturing systems, transportation systems, logistics systems and, communication and information processing.

The modern logistics systems have to face problems concerning planning and optimization, freight and people flows and the related information. The mission of logistics has great importance in manufacturing systems, firms and public organizations; as they organize the right resources to the right place at the right time, while optimizing suitable performance measures and satisfying a given set of constraints. Moreover, the increasing complexity of such systems and the availability of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) require the development of new models and lead to the definition of novel problems with respect to the related literature.

In particular, the track is organized under the auspices of the Marie Curie 7th EU Program Framework Project SAIL: “ICT System Addressed to Integrated Logistic management and decision support for intermodal port and dry port facilities, SAIL” . SAIL aims at developing an integrated ICT tool able to support logistic chain of goods flow and all business operations provided in the port and the dry port areas.

Topics list :
  • Optimization and scheduling.
  • Modeling and Simulation.
  • Decision support system approaches.
  • Discrete and Hybrid approaches.
  • Distributed and modular approaches.
Application areas include the following :
  • Manufacturing and production systems.
  • Supply Chains.
  • Warehouses and distribution centres.
  • Transportation systems.
  • Medical Systems, Healthcare, and Assisted Living.

Technical and position papers are solicited on the theory, methodology, technology, tools, toolkits, and environments as well as applications. Topics include, but are not limited to the above areas.

For further information please contact Maria Pia FantiChrysostomos Stylios or Walter Ukovich.

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