Hans Vangheluwe - University of Antwerp - Computer Science

Hans Vangheluwe 

Department of Computer Science
University of Antwerp
Middelheimcampus, M.G.116
Middelheimlaan 1
2020 Antwerp

phone +32 (3) 265 32 91  
fax +32 (3) 265 37 77  
cell +32 (479) 853 815  
e-mail     Hans.Vangheluwe@uantwerp.be 
URL https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/hans-vangheluwe/ 
Hans Vangheluwe


I am interested in the modelling and simulation based analysis and design of complex, cyber-physical systems. In the Modelling, Simulation and Design Lab (MSDL), we study the theory of Multi-Paradigm Modelling (MPM) and build tools to support the design and implementation of such complex systems. The MSDL is part of the AnSyMo (Antwerp Systems and software Modelling) group in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. AnSyMo is a Core Research Lab of Flanders Make, the strategic research centre for the Flemish manufacturing industry. I am also a founding member of the NEXOR Industrial Research Fund (IOF) Consortium on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) of which AnSyMo/CoSys-Lab is a part. I work closely with colleagues in the School of Computer Science of McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada, the main location of MSDL 2000 - 2010. The MSDL has (had) projects, researchers and students in both locations. For more details, follow the research link. I was the chair 2014 - 2019 of the EU COST Action IC1404 "Multi-Paradigm Modelling for Cyber-Physical Systems" (MPM4CPS). Though the EU funding has ended, the participants still actively continue the research we started during this exciting Action. We now work on a general framework for the design of Digital Twins, and apply this in very diverse domains, from mechatronic/production systems to the complex Antwerp harbour ecosystem. Lately, I also enjoy working on supporting collaborative/concurrent modelling/engineering and on building the next generation of analog computers.

In the 90s, I worked on my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Ghi(slain) Vansteenkiste at biomath, the Department for Applied Mathematics and Process Control, at Ghent University (formely known as Rijksuniversiteit Gent -- RUG). My website there (one of the first in Belgium in the early days of the WWW) on hobbes.rug.ac.be, the department server (a Silicon Graphics Indigo with a MIPS R4000 processor) I managed for almost a decade is copied here (many links are now broken). The most notable blast from the past is the Simulation in Europe (SiE) ESPRIT Basic Research Working Group 8467 "Simulation for the Future: New Concepts, Tools and Applications".

Have a look at an overview of all the Multi-Paradigm Modelling (MPM)-related events we organized over the years.

Have a look at my rules/guidelines for an ideal tutorial.

Modelling/Simulation/Design Conferences/Workshops (past events are here)

Maintained by Hans Vangheluwe. Last Modified: 2024/01/14 17:40:47.