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Workshop participants


Synopsis of the Workshop









April 23rd, 2019, Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Rostock

With this workshop, we will take a closer look at how multiple simulation models are developed and managed for different purposes in diverse application fields, and will elucidate methodological challenges and their interrelations (also sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors Program,

Typically in answering a research question via simulation studies, not one but different simulation models are built. This may happen as a by-product of iterative calibration, validation, and model revising phases. Here, the intermediate products are often considered of little relevance, although they document where one model fails and another succeeds in explaining observations. In some cases, it is clear from the outset that multiple models will be developed and thus are deliberate products of the simulation study. This happens, for example, when different models are coupled in multi-scale or multi-resolution approaches and form model families to be adapted to concrete data, or constitute model reductions to handle the complexity.

The one day workshop will start with a talk WHY SHOULD WE DEVELOP SIMULATION MODELS IN PAIRS? by Bernard P. Zeigler (as part of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors Program,

Thereafter two sessions are planned with short experience talks from diverse application fields such as demography, electrical engineering, and cell biology. The workshop will conclude with a panel session to discuss methodological challenges arising from developing and managing multiple simulation models.

Bernard Zeigler will leave on Tuesday late afternoon to visit the Applied University of Wismar where a follow up program will be organized on Wednesday morning.

If you have further questions, please contact adelinde.uhrmacheruni-rostockde.

The event will take place in room 110, LL&M Department, Campus South, University of Rostock, (Albert-Einstein-Str. 25, 18059 Rostock)