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



November 11, Save the date! The 20th ASIM Conference is planned for September 13th – 15. September 15, 2023 in Ilmenau (Germany, Thuringia).

September 15, 2021 Opening of the Conference. [more]

August 21, 2021 Publication of the conference program. [more]

July 31, 2021 Proceedings in printing process. [more]

June 30, 2021 Decision of a digital realization. [more]

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. [more]

March 30, 2021 Notification of authors: The received exposés were reviewed. [more]

March 26, 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, Germany
  • Thomas Bauernhansl, Universität Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Eva Brandmeier, HAW Coburg(Germany)
  • Thorsten Claus, TU Dresden - IHI Zittau (Germany)
  • Uwe Clausen, TU Dortmund (Germany)
  • Jochen Deuse, TU Dortmund (Germany)
  • Toni Donhauser, Siemens Mobility GmbH (Germany)
  • Klaus Dröder, TU Braunschweig (Germany)
  • Johannes Fottner, TU München (Germany)
  • Jörg Franke, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
  • Frank Herrmann, OTH Regensburg (Germany)
  • Steffen Ihlenfeldt, 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, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
  • Gisela Lanza, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
  • Christoph Laroque, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau (Germany)
  • Mathias Liewald, Universität Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Lothar März, STREMLER AG (Germany)
  • Jochen Merhof, HAW Coburg (Germany)
  • Joachim Metternich, TU Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Hans-Christian Möhring, Universität Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Alexander Pflaum, Universität Bamberg (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 (Germany)
  • Andreas Schlegel, Fraunhofer IWU (Germany)
  • Robert Schmitt, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
  • Monika Schneider, RSE Fabrik-/Logistik-Planungsgesellschaft mbH (Germany)
  • Peter Schuderer, TH Ingolstadt (Germany)
  • Sven Spieckermann, SimPlan AG (Germany)
  • Dirk Steinhauer, SimPlan AG (Germany)
  • Patricia Stock, REFA-Institut e.V. (Germany)
  • Johannes Stoldt, Fraunhofer IWU (Germany)
  • Steffen Straßburger, TU Ilmenau (Germany)
  • Sebastian Thiede, University of Twente (Netherlands)
  • Margit Thomsen, INCONTROL Simulation Solutions (Germany)
  • Alexander Verl, Universität Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Markus Vorderwinkler, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria)
  • Matthias Wenk, OTH Amberg-Weiden (Germany)
  • Sigrid Wenzel, Universität Kassel (Germany)