Francesco Longo


Modeling & Simulation Center – Laboratory of Enterprise Solutions (MSC-LES)

Mechanical Department, University of Calabria

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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. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Calabria in January 2006. He is currently researcher in the same Department.


His research interests include Modeling & Simulation for production systems design and supply chain management. In these areas specific subjects regard:


·   Supply chain security. The attention is focalized on developing integrated decision support system for the supply chain security. Several studies has been carried out in the field of marine terminal security and containers inspection procedures.

·   The inventory management problem along the supply chain: definition and constrained comparison of different inventory control policies by using a multi-measure based approach;

·   Simulation tools for training procedures in complex environment (also by using 3D real time simulation).


He is General Chairman of the 20th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium (which will be held in the South part of Italy in 2008). He was Program Co-Chair of the 4th International Modelling Mediterranean Multiconference and Program Co-Chair of the 19th European Modeling & Simulation  Symposium. He belongs to the International Program Committee (IPC) of the Summer Computer Simulation Conference and Track Chair of the Emergency Simulation session in the same conference. He belongs to the IPC of the European Conference on Modeling & Simulation. He works as reviewer for the most important conferences on Modeling & Simulation such as the Summer Computer Simulation Conference, the European Conference on Modeling & Simulation, the Winter Simulation Conference, the Workshop on Applied Simulation, etc. He works also as reviewer for the international journal Computer & Industrial Engineering.


He is Responsible of the Modeling & Simulation Center – Laboratory of Enterprise Solutions (MSC-LES), a laboratory operating in the Mechanical Department of University of Calabria. The MSC-LES is member organization (as unique center in Italy) of the MS&Net (McLeod Modeling & Simulation Network, an institution of the Society for Computer Simulation International with over than 12 worldwide centers: Usa, Korea, France, Spain, Canada etc.). He is also member of the Society for Computer Simulation International and Liophant Simulation.


He has published more than 40 scientific papers on international conferences and journals participating as speaker and chairman to different international conferences. He participated as advisor to ICAMES 2004, 2006 and 2007 (International Cultural and Academic Meeting of Engineering Students, in Istanbul).


He actively cooperates with the Production Engineering Department (Laboratory of Logistics, Simulation Team) of University of Genoa (he was visiting scholar in the period February—May 2004). He also cooperates with the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of the Rutgers University (the State University of New Jersey, USA). He was visiting scholar at Rutgers University during the period April – September 2005. In the same Department he was visiting researcher during 2006.


He works on research projects in the field of supply chain security such as the project “Understanding the Impact of Securing Cargo Flows on the Supply Chain Performance” in cooperation with the Rutgers University and the port authority of New York – New Jersey and “Security Advances in Marine Ports in the Global Supply Chain” in cooperation with a strong European research consortium (Atos Origin, Spain; Nec Portugal; Port Authority and University of Barcelona, etc.).


Starting from 2003 he worked on private research projects involving manufacturing and logistics systems operating in Italy. He has acquired experiences in consulting for Business Process Re-engineering and Logistics in different areas.


He teaches “Design of Production Systems” and “Laboratory of Industrial Plants” respectively for students of the 2nd and 5th year in Management Engineering. He is also tutor on the courses “Industrial Plants” and “Production Systems Management” respectively for students of the 3rd and 5th year in Mechanical Engineering.

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