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Created in 1997, the MOSIM conference provides a forum for exchange between researchers, teachers and industrialists in the field of modeling, optimization and simulation systems.

2016, Montréal : Innovation in Technology for performant systems: challenges and opportunities
2014, Nancy : From Linear To Circular Economy
2012, Bordeaux : Performance, interoperability and safety for sustainable development
2010, Hammamet : Evaluation and optimization of innovative production systems of goods and services
2008, Paris : Communication, Cooperation and Coordination
2006, Rabat : Modelling, Optimization and Simulation Systems: Challenges and Opportunities

2004, Nantes : Modelling and Simulation for the Analysis and Optimization of Industrial and Logistic Systems
2003, Toulouse : Organization and Control of activities in industry and services
2001, Troyes : Design, Analysis and Management of Industrial Systems
1999, Annecy : Modelling and Simulation of Physical and Informational Flows
1997, Rouen : Modelling and Simulation of Manufacturing and Logistic Systems

MOSIM 2018: The rise of connected systems into industry and services

We are just beginning to realize the extent of the changes that connected technologies will bring. Their improvement (miniaturization, perception capacities, communication capabilities, decision-making, data storage, energetical autonomy, cost, etc.) as well as their diffusion will continue to progress until all facets of human activity.

Industry and services are obviously concerned: plant of the future, maintenance systems, e-health, etc. We can already observe the first impacts of this revolution:

  • The progress of connected technologies accelerates the convergence of products and services, which is accompanied by a shift in value added towards the latter and the players in this sector.
  • Near-instant access to data promotes integration throughout the lifecycle, from the designer to the user.
  • The operational processes themselves see all kinds of connected devices arriving enabling localization, recognition, dematerialization, etc.

Beyond the functional contribution, these technologies lead to break-throughs in the decision-making paradigms of industry and services. On the one hand, by the increased and distributed decision-making capacities of systems that now share decisions with humans. On the other hand, by developing communications between the product and its environment throughout the life cycle, thus erasing the boundaries between those parts of the same connected system. These changes are at the root of the explosion of the quantities of accessible data and contribute to the major evolution of decision support systems.

The tools have themselves benefited from the evolution of digital, going towards a symbiosis between the human, the real system and its digital double. In this way, virtual reality makes it possible to immerse the human (designer, user …) within the virtual system and the augmented reality proposes an insertion of artifacts in a real environment, for applications covering the entire life cycle. These innovations lead in particular to an enrichment of the use of simulation and require models able to integrate both the human and the communication and decision-making capacities of the systems. In addition, the tools for processing large data sets enrich the current means of processing and provide the possibility of designing new approaches to decision-making.

In this context, researchers and industrialists are facing major challenges:

We propose to bring together in Toulouse for MOSIM 2018 researchers in the fields of industrial engineering, operations research, systems engineering, computer science and communication networks, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, ergonomics, cognitive sciences, to present their work and exchange around this theme, in collaboration with industry and service stakeholders.

Conference venue

The conference will take place at ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse, in the heart of the scientific complex of Rangueil where are located University of Toulouse 3, engineering schools, numerous research laboratories and the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales).

Founded in 1909 as the École Supérieure d’Aéronautique et de Constructions Mécaniques (Higher Aeronautics and Mechanical Building School), ISAE-SUPAERO is the world’s first dedicated aerospace engineering school. One century later, the school remains a top reference and can boast having produced numerous graduates and researchers in aeronautics and space; some of them have achieved fame in their field, from the pioneers (Henri Potez, Marcel Dassault, Henri Coanda, …) to the latest (Sylvestre Maurice, Thomas Pesquet).

A virtual tour of the ISAE-SUPAERO campus is available at: http://visitevirtuelle.isae.fr/

The campus is accessible by metro and bus links from the city centre, which allows enjoying the historical city of Toulouse as well as a wide range of hotel accommodations. A bicycle path also connects the campus to the city centre, along with the Canal du Midi.

Toulouse is home to over 700,000 people including some 140,000 students. It is the fourth largest city in France and the number two university town after Paris. Founded in 1229, University of Toulouse federates now twenty-nine institutions of highest education (three universities, twenty schools and six research institutions) which produce 8,000 graduates each year.

Toulouse is well-known for being the European capital of aeronautics and space activities, with the presence of major industrial players such as Airbus, Thales Alenia Space, Thales Avionics, ATR, CNES, Continental, SAFRAN, Rockwell Collins, etc.

Toulouse is also very dynamic in the digital sector. It has recently been selected in five national thematic networks (frenchtechtoulouse.com):

  • #HealthTech: e- health, medicine, biotechnology, silver economy
  • #IoT #Manufacturing: internet of things, connected objects, 3D printing, drones …
  • #EdTech #Entertainment: education, training, entertainment …
  • #CleanTech #Mobility: environment, sustainable development, energy …
  • #Retail: commerce, distribution, e-commerce …

These activities are complemented in the Toulouse region by strong poles in electronics, health-biotechnology-pharmacy and agri-food.