About Us

About Us


Modeling & Simulation Center - Laboratory of Enterprise Solutions is the laboratory of the Industrial Engineering Section at Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering of  University of Calabria.

Current research activities include the development of interoperable simulations (i.e. IEEE 1516 HLA) for training and decision support in complex systems.

  • Development of Innovative Ways
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Smart Manufacturing e Industry 4.0
  • Augmented Reality

Modeling & Simulation Center Laboratory of Enterprise Solutions

MSC-LES is a research laboratory (part of the LIME Lab) at Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering of University of Calabria, Italy. The main goal of MSC-LES is the development of innovative ways to use Modeling & Simulation (M&S) to achieve new scientific advances in different application areas.

The MSC-LES research activities concentrate on Industry (with specific applications for Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0), Logistics (logistics nodes design and supply chain management) and Defense (human behavior modeling and multi-coalition systems). Advanced simulation models based on different Simulation paradigms, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Intelligent Agents and Knowledge Navigators are developed both for decision-making and for training and education in complex systems.

The MSC-LES research team work with many national and international partners and it is fully involved in different research projects; it supports the organization of the major International Conferences in the area of Modeling & Simulation (e.g. EMSS, HMS, MAS, IWISH, etc.) and, every year, promotes different International Journals Special Issues for diffusing the latest research advances in the Simulation area.

The MSC-LES is member organization of the most important M&S networks worldwide including Simulation Team (a pool of HiTech world-wide institutions active in M&S), MS&Net (the McLeod Modeling & Simulation Network) a consortium of co-operating independent organizations active in professionalism, research, education, and knowledge dissemination in the modeling and simulation (M&S) domain and Liophant Simulation, a non-profit association born in order to be a trait-d’union among simulation developers and users.


Dr. Francesco Longo

Associate Professor

Francesco Longo was born in Crotone on February the 8th 1979. He took his degree in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum Laude, in October 2002 from the University of Calabria.


Alessandro Chiurco

Senior Research Fellow, PhD

Took his degree in Management Engineering, summa in December 2010 from the University of Calabria. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Calabria in December 2015.


Caterina Fusto

Research Fellow

Took her degree in Energy Engineering summa cum laude at University of Calabria in 2012. She is currently working in CAL-TEK srl as administrative manager supervising the company projects and international conferences organization


Jessica L. Frangella

Research Fellow

Earned her Master's Degree in Cooperation and Development Sciences, summa cum laude in 2017, acquiring skills in socio-economic contexts analysis and Project Cycle Management.


Lucia Gazzaneo

PhD Student

Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, Cube 45C, Fifth Floor


Antonio Padovano

Senior Research Fellow, PhD

Received his degree of Management Engineering summa cum laude by developing a ground-breaking e-commerce platform for innovative and smart consumers service.


Simone Talarico

Computer Scientist

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Energetica e Gestionale, cubo 45C, ponte carrabile.




We develop innovative products integrating different technologies such as Simulation, Immersive and Interactive Virtual Reality, Smart Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Serious Games.


MSC-LES is one of the partners of Simulation Team which is an excellence network in M&S.


MSC-LES is member of the Liophant Simulation. Liophant is a non-profit association born in order to be a trait-d'union among simulation developers and users.


MSC-LES is member organization of MS&Net (Modeling & Simulation Network).

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+39 0984 494891