As the largest European simulation conference for production and logistics, the ASIM Dedicated Conference presents every second year trends and current developments, scientific papers as well as interesting industrial applications. The discussed topics cover different aspects from questions of resource efficiency and digitalization to virtual commissioning and assistance as well as various aspects that relate to the application of simulation for planning, commissioning and operating factory and logistics systems. Intentionally, reports from research and teaching are presented equitably alongside developments and industrial applications.

In this constellation, the conference offers an ideal platform to exchange ideas with top-class speakers and participants having background in research or application, to gain insights into possible applications of simulation, to establish professional expert contacts and to see new offers. Workshops and tutorials, an evening dialogue event and the accompanying company exhibition with software vendors and service providers from the simulation industry create further opportunities for detailed discussion and to get to know current topics and offers. Technical presentations are available in German and English.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in September 2021 in Erlangen!

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Franke
Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS)
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg


Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Peter Schuderer
Business Informatics and Logistics
THI Business School



May 21, 2021 Submission of full papers by authors. [more]

21.04.2021 Announcement of Keynote Speakers: We are looking forward to exciting plenary presentations. [mehr]

30.03.2021 Notification of authors: The received exposés were reviewed. [mehr]

26.03.2020 The decision has been concluded: The 19th ASIM Conference will take place in Erlangen 2021! [more]


Conference Topics

  • Assistance Systems
  • Digital Twin and Digital Shadow
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Intralogistics Systems
  • One-of-a-kind Processes
  • Personnel Deployment
  • Production Processes
  • Robot Applications
  • Simulation and Data Analytics
  • Simulation and Economy
  • Simulation and Machine Learning
  • Simulation and Optimization
  • Simulation in Energy Efficiency
  • Simulation of Services
  • Supply Chains and Production Networks
  • Transport Logistics and Transport Systems
  • Verification and Validation
  • Virtual Ramp-up
  • Visualization and VR/AR


Conference Committee

  • Hans-Peter Barbey, Null (Germany)
  • Thomas Bauernhansl, Universität Stuttgart Institut für Industrielle Fertigung und Fabrikbetrieb (Germany)
  • Eva Brandmeier, HAW Coburg, Fakultät Maschinenbau und Automobiltechnik (Germany)
  • Thorsten Claus, TU Dresden - IHI Zittau (Germany)
  • Uwe Clausen, TU Dortmund (Germany)
  • Jochen Deuse, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering TU Dortmund (Germany)
  • Toni Donhauser, Siemens Mobility GmbH (Germany)
  • Klaus Dröder, TU Braunschweig Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungstechnik (Germany)
  • Johannes Fottner, TU München (Germany)
  • Jörg Franke, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
  • Frank Herrmann, OTH Regensburg (Germany)
  • Steffen Ihlenfeldt, Professur für Werkzeugmaschinenentwicklung und adaptive Steuerungen TU Dresden (Germany)
  • János Jósvai, Széchenyi István University (Hungary)
  • Angel A. Juan, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain)
  • Markus Klug, SSI Schäfer IT Solutions GmbH (Austria)
  • Bernd Kuhlenkötter, Lehrstuhl für PRoduktionssysteme / Fakultät Maschinenbau Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
  • Gisela Lanza, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
  • Christoph Laroque, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau (Germany)
  • Mathias Liewald, Universität Stuttgart Institut für Umformtechnik (Germany)
  • Lothar März, STREMLER AG (Germany)
  • Jochen Merhof, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Coburg (Germany)
  • Joachim Metternich, TU Darmstadt Institut für Produktionsmanagement, Technologie und Werkzeugmaschinnen (Germany)
  • Hans-Christian Möhring, Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen Universität Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Alexander Pflaum, Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg Supply Chain Management (Germany)
  • Carsten Pöge, Volkswagen AG (Germany)
  • Bastian Prell, TH Wildau (Germany)
  • Markus Rabe, TU Dortmund (Germany)
  • Andreas Rinkel, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil (SUISSE)
  • Oliver Rose, Universität der Bundeswehr München (Germany)
  • Jürgen Roßmann, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
  • Johannes Schilp, Universität Augsburg Lehrstuhl für Produktionsinformatik (Germany)
  • Andreas Schlegel, Fraunhofer IWU (Germany)
  • Robert Schmitt, Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL der RWTH Aachen Lehrstuhl Fertigungsmesstechnik und Qualitätsmanagement Cluster Produktionstechnik (Germany)
  • Monika Schneider, RSE Fabrik-/Logistik-Planungsgesellschaft mbH (Germany)
  • Peter Schuderer, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (Germany)
  • Sven Spieckermann, SimPlan AG (Germany)
  • Dirk Steinhauer, SimPlan AG (Germany)
  • Patricia Stock, REFA-Institut e.V. (Germany)
  • Johannes Stoldt, ABB STOTZ-KONTAKT GmbH (Germany)
  • Steffen Straßburger, TU Ilmenau (Germany)
  • Sebastian Thiede, TU Braunschweig (Germany)
  • Margit Thomsen, INCONTROL Simulation Solutions (Germany)
  • Kirsten Tracht, Universität Bremen bime | Bremer Institut für Strukturmechanik und Produktionsanlagen (Germany)
  • Alexander Verl, Institut für Steuerungstechnik der Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungseinrichtungen Universität Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Markus Vorderwinkler, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Global Sales and Marketing (AUSTRIA)
  • Matthias Wenk, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (Germany)
  • Sigrid Wenzel, Universität Kassel (Germany)