Head of the department:
Academic staff:
Artis Teilâns
Arnis Lektauers
Technical staff:
Inese Upîte
Ainars Mazvçrsîtis
Researchers
Vitaly Bolshakov
Decision Support Systems Group
 

Dr.habil.sc.ing., Professor Yuri Merkuryev
(in Latvian - Jurijs Merkurjevs)

Personal data

Born in 1954 (April, 30) in Riga, Latvia. In 1976 graduated from Riga Technical University as an engineer in “Automation and Remote Control”. Doctor of Engineering (Dr.sc.ing.) in Technical Cybernetics and Information Theory (1982, from Riga Technical University, “Minimax estimation of control objects model parameters under interval uncertainty of initial information”), Habilitated Doctor of Engineering (Dr.habil.sc.ing.) in Information Technology (1997, from Riga Technical University, “Methods for discrete-event systems simulation under limited resources”).


List of Scientific Publications

With Riga Technical University from 1976: at the Department of Automatic Control Systems (until 1993; as a research assistant, doctoral student, teaching assistant, lecturer, associate professor, acting head of the department), and at the Department of Modelling and Simulation (since 1993; as an associate professor, full professor, head of the department (until September, 2018)).

In 1987/88 spent a sabbatical year in Finland at Abo Akademi (the Swedish University of Turku) and the Helsinki University of Technology.

Full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Expert of the Latvian Council of Science in Information Technology, and in Transport and Logistics.

President of Latvian Simulation Society, Senior member of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), Board member of the Federation of European Simulation Societies (EUROSIM), IEEE Senior member.

Associate editor of “Simulation: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International”. Editorial board member of “International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling” and “Baltic Journal of Modern Computing”. International advisory board member of „Management and Production Engineering Review”(MPER).

Invited speaker at AMS 2012 (Indonesia, May 2012), I3M 2011 (Italy, September 2011), AMS 2009 (Indonesia, May 2009) and WAMS 2010 ( Brazil, May 2010) international conferences. General Chair of HMS 2003 (Latvia, September 2003), ECMS 2005 (Latvia, June 2005), CICSyN2015 (Latvia, June 2015) and SIMS2016 (Latvia, June 2016) international conferences, General Co-Chair of HMS 2008 (Italy, September 2008), HMS 2009 (Spain, September 2009), HMS 2010 (Morocco, October 2010), HMS 2011 (Italy, September 2011), HMS 2012 and I3M 2012 (Austria, September 2012), HMS 2013 and I3M 2013 (Greece, September 2013), HMS 2014 and I3M 2014 (France, September 2014), HMS 2015 and I3M 2015 (Italy, September 2015), HMS 2016 (Cypros, September 2016), HMS 2017 and I3M 2017 (Spasin, September 2017), and HMS 2018 (Hungary, September 2018) international conferences. Programme Chair of HMS 1999 (Italy, September 1999), HMS 2000 (Italy, October 2000), HMS 2001 (France, October 2001), HMS 2002 (Italy, October 2002), HMS 2004 (Brazil, September 2004), HMS 2005 (France, October 2005), HMS 2006 (Spain, 2006) and HMS 2007 (Italy, October 2007) international conferences, General Program Co-Chair of I3M 2018 (Hungary, September 2018) international conference.

Listed in „Top 10 Latvian Research Achievements” ( Latvian Academy of Sciences, 2008, 2011 and 2014). Eizhen Arinsh Award winner from Latvian Academy of Sciences, Exigen Services Latvia, and Riga Technical University Development Foundation, 2017. Excellence Award winner from Lattelecom Ltd., Latvian Academy of Sciences, and Latvian Education Foundation, 2006.

Academic titles

  • Full member, Latvian Academy of Sciences
  • Professor, Riga Technical University

Professional Interests

  • Methodology of discrete-event simulation
  • Design of simulation experiments
  • Optimisation of simulation models
  • Simulation business games
  • Practical applications of discrete-event simulation
  • Supply chains modelling and management
  • Simulation-based sustainable management of complex systems
  • Education in the area of modelling and simulation
  • Education in the area of logistics management

Teaching Activities

  • Programme director for a curriculum “Logistics and Supply Chain Management” at Riga Technical University (at the Master level, since 2012, within the international joint study programme)
  • Programme coordinator for the Curriculum “Industrial Logistics Management” at Riga Technical University ( at the Master level, within the IT study programme, 1998-2018)
  • Programme director for the curriculum “Industrial Logistics Management” at Rezekne Academy of Technologies (at a Bachelor level, 1998-2001)
  • Teaches courses in:
    • Systems simulation
    • Discrete-event systems simulation (both introductory and advanced)
    • Supply chains management
  • Promoted 9 Doctoral and 81 Master theses

Lecturing abroad

  • University of Ghent, Belgium : January 1991, “Ínowledge-Based Simulation Systems”
  • Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands : October 1993, “Optimization of Discrete-Event Simulation Models”.
  • Tilburg University, The Netherlands : October 1993, “Optimization of Discrete-Event Simulation Models”.
  • University of Genoa, Italy : October 2000, Intensive course “Siren M&S” to Italian companies
  • Cranfield University, UK : December 2003, " Methodology and Practice of Discrete-Event System Simulation"
  • Ljubljana University, Slovenia : March 2005 & April 2006, Intensive course “Supply Chain Dynamics”
  • Warsaw University of Technology, Poland : November 2005, Intensive course “ Discrete-Event Simulation: Methodology and Practice”
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain : February 2006, Intensive course “Simulation-Based Analysis and Metamodelling of Supply Chains”
  • La Laguna University, Spain : October 11, 2006, “Research and Education at RTU Department of Modelling and Simulation”
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, USA : January 2007, “Supply Chain Dynamics: Simulation-Based Analysis and Training”
  • Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand : April 2007, “Simulation-Based Analysis of Logistics Systems”.
  • University of Technology Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2008, Lecture „Simulation-Based Analysis of Logistics Systems"
  • Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, April 2009, Lecture „Simulation-Based Analysis and Management of Supply Chains”
  • La Laguna university, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, September 2009, Lecture „Introduction to Discrete - Event Simulation”
  • Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2010, Lecture “Supply Chain Management: Simulation-Based Analysis and Training”
  • Hasselt University, Belgium, April 2014, Lecture „Simulation-Based Analysis and Management of Supply Chains”
  • Tashkent Automobile and Road Construction Institute, Uzbekistan, May 2015, Lectures “Modern IT Technologies in Supply Chain Management” (for staff and field professionals) and “Simulation-Based Analysis and Management of Supply Chains” (for students)
  • Bukhara State University, Uzbekistan, May 2015, Lecture “Simulation-Based Analysis and Management of Supply Chains”
  • Samarkand State University, Uzbekistan, May 2015, Lecture “Simulation-Based Analysis and Management of Supply Chains”
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, March 2016, Lecture "Simulation-Related Education and Research: Experiences at the RTU Institute of Information Technology, Riga, Latvia"
  • Vel Tech Technical University, Avadi-Chennai, India: December 2018, Short Course within the MBA Study Program “Logistics and Supply Chain Management 4.0”

Recent Research & Educational Projects

  • “Development and application of simulation-based tools for analysis and optimisation of logistics systems” (a research grant from the Latvian Council of Science; project leader; 2001-2004)
  • “Development and Implementation of Simulation-Supported Training Methodology in Logistics Based on Case-Studies and Business Games” (a research grant from the Latvian Council of Science; project leader; 2005-2008)
  • „Simulation-based optimisation using computational intelligence” (a research grant from the Latvian Council of Science; project leader, 2009)
  • „Simulation and computational intelligence methods for logistics and e-business optimization” (a research grant from the Latvian Council of Science; project leader, since 2010)
  • “Competence network for simulation applications”, CONSA (supported by the Swedish Institute, Sweden ; Assistant Coordinator and RTU local coordinator; 1998-2003)
  • Leonardo da Vinci pilot project "Long-distance tutorial network in “Logistics Information Systems” (RTU coordinator; 2000 - 2002)
  • IST-2000 Accompanying Measure IST-2001-33030 BALTPORTS-IT "Simulation and IT-solutions: Applications in the Baltic ports' areas of the newly associated states" (RTU coordinator; 2001-2003)
  • “Risk factors, their evaluation and risk management in Latvian agriculture” (a co-operation project from the Latvian Council of Science, 2002-2005; leader of the sub-project "Evaluation of agricultural production, transportation, warehousing and selling risks”)
  • "Agricultural risk and crises management systems in Latvia " (a co-operation project from the Latvian Council of Science; 2006-2009; leader of the RTU sub-project)
  • IST-2004 Coordinated Action 511285 ELOGMAR-M “Web-based and Mobile Solutions for Collaborative Work Environment with Logistics and Maritime Applications” (leader of RTU modelling group; 2004-2006)
  • IST-2004 Coordinated Action 511331 IST4Balt “Information Society Promotion in Baltic States ” (2004-2007)
  • Leonardo da Vinci pilot project PP-172.013 LOGIS-MOBILE “Competence Framework for Mobile On-site Accelerated Vocational Training in Logistics Information Systems” (RTU coordinator; 2004-2006)
  • Leonardo da Vinci pilot project PP-172.00 SocSimNet "Competence Network for Introduction of Modern ICTE Technologies in Vocational Learning in Social Systems Simulation and Research" ( 2004-2006)
  • 6 FWP Specific targeted research project NMP-032378 ECLIPS „Extended Collaborative Integrated Life Cycle Supply Chain Planning System” ( RTU coordinator; 2006-2009)
  • ERAF project Nr. VPD1/ERAF/CFLA/05/APK/2.5.1./000014/P “Information technology for providing sustainability of the electrical transmission network and generation” (project leader; 2006-2008)
  • Lifelong Learning Programme project Nr. 134522-LLP-1-2007-ES-ERASMUS-ECDSP LSCM „Master on Logistics and Supply Chain Management” of the European Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency ( RTU coordinator; since 2007)
  • MES RL (Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia) project „Information technology governance: Research of operational IT risks in financial institutions” (project leader, 2008)
  • RTU internal project “Development of IT risks multilingual management portal” (project leader, 2008-2009)
  • RTU internal project “Functional Modelling of IT Risk Assessment Support System” (project leader, 2010)
  • RTU internal project Nr. FLPP-2011/7 “Concept elaboration for development of the RTU Kipsala complex” (project leader, 2011)
  • ERAF project Nr. 2010/0191/2DP/2.1.1.2.0/10/APIA/VIAA/001 "Support of FP7 ICT STREP project “Simulation highway” proposal development” (project leader, 2010-2011)
  • Project Nr. ELRI-184 INFROM “Integrated Intelligent Platform for Monitoring the Cross-Border Natural-Technological Systems“ of the Estonia – Latvia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument 2007-2013 (project leader, 2012-2014)
  • State Research Programme 2.2.1. NexIT “Next Generation Information and Communication Technologies” (coordinator of the sub-project “Research and Innovative Solutions in the Area of Intelligent Transport Systems”, 2014-2017)
  • COST Action TD1406 "Innovation in Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings" (2015-2019)
  • Flag-ERA JTC 2016 project FuturICT 2.0 "Large scale experiments and simulations for the second generation of FuturICT" (RTU scientific manager, 2017-2019)

Participation in Professional Bodies

  • Expert of the Latvian Council of Science in Information Technology (since 2000), and in Transport and Logistics (since 2003)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Engineering Section of the Department of Physics and Engineering Sciences, Latvian Academy of Sciences (since 2017)
  • Member of the Consulting Board in the field of Mathematics and Physics, Latvian Academy of Sciences (since 2018)
  • RTU Promotion council P-09 (1992-1993)
  • RTU Habilitation council H-07 awarding “Dr.habil.sc.ing” and “Dr.sc.ing.” doctoral degrees in Information and Computer Technologies (1999)
  • Extended Habilitation council "Informatics" of Latvian University (1998-1999)
  • Promotion council P-07 awarding “Dr.sc.ing.” doctoral degree in Information and Computer Technologies (since 2000)
  • Promotion council awarding “Dr.sc.ing.” doctoral degree in Telematics and Logistics (since 2003)
  • Promotion council P-21 awarding “Dr.sc.ing.” doctoral degrees in E-Learning (since 2012)
  • Promotion council P-22 awarding “Dr.sc.ing.” doctoral degrees in Transport, Telematics and Logistics (since 2012)
  • Doctoral School “Computer Science and Its Applications” (Latvian University, Board member, since 2009)
  • Professors council “Information Technology” of Riga Technical University (since 1998)
  • Professors council awarding professorship in "Computer Science" (Latvian University, since 2008)
  • International expert in the assessment of research performed in the time frame 2004-2010 by researchers of all Italian universities and research institutes ( Italian Evaluation of Research Quality , VQR 2004-2010) ; Project proposals evaluation for the Program "Scientific Independence of Young Researchers, SIR 2014; Evaluation of fundamental research project proposals, PRIN 2015) (since 2012)
  • International expert in project proposal evaluation for the Research Foundation – Flanders, FWO (Belgium, (2015)
  • Scientific Journal of Riga Technical University “Information Technology and Management Science” – Editor in Chief (2002-2016)
  • Editorial Board member of Scientific Proceedings of Vidzeme University Colleague “Annual Proceedings: ICTE in Regional Development” (2007-2016)
  • Editorial Board Member of “International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling” (IJSPM) (since 2004)
  • Editorial Board Member of “Simulation: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International” (Associate editor, since 2008)
  • International Advisory Board Member of “Management and Production Engineering Review” (MPER) (since 2010)
  • Editorial Board Member of “Baltic Journal of Modern Computing” (since 2012)
  • Editorial Board member of “Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research” (Associate editor in Modelling and Simulation, 2000-2011)
  • Editorial Board Member of “SNE Simulation Notes Europe” (since 2011)
  • The Society for Modelling and Simulation (SCS) International: Senior member (since 2004), member of the Steering Committee of the SCS European Council (1991-1993, and 1995-2006), director of the Latvian Center of the SCS McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences
  • Chief Co-Editor of the SCS Publishing House (2006-2007)
  • The Latvian Simulation Society (LSS): Vice-President (1990-1991), President (since 1992)
  • Latvian National Organisation on Automation (since 1992)
  • Baltic Operations Research Society: President (2000-2003), Board member (1998-2004)
  • Latvian Operations Research Society: Board member (2004-2006)
  • Simulation society Liophant Simulation Club (Genoa University, Italy, since 1996)
  • Liophant Simulation Association (Italy, since 1996)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (1997)
  • National Geographic Society (1997-2014)
  • Latvian Scientists Union (since 1998)
  • Latvian Association of University Professors (since 2000)
  • Latvian Transport Development and Education Association (since 2000), Board member (2000-2007)
  • Member of the RTU Academic Committee (2001-2014)
  • Senate member of Riga Technical University (2001-2014), Chairman of Finance Commission (2003-2014)
  • Member of the RTU Investment Board (2014-2016)
  • Member of the RTU Council of Academicians (since 2017)
  • Board member of the RTU Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (since 1992)
  • Academic and Research Councils member of the RTU Faculty of Computer Science and Technology (since 2018)
  • Board member of the RTU Direction of studies “Information Technology, Computer Hardware, Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer Control and Computer Science”(since 2013)
  • Fellow of the European Academy for Industrial Management, AIM (since 2016)
  • The British Computer Society: Chartered IT Professional Fellow (2005-2017)
  • EUROSIM (Federation of European Simulation Societies): Board member (since 2007)
  • Member of the Research Board of Advisers of the American Biographical Institute (2007-2010)
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) senior member (since 2012), Treasurer of the IEEE Latvia Section (2012-2015)
  • Member of the international simulation network “Simulation Team” (since 2009)

Recent Participation at International Conferences

Regularly participates at international conferences in the field of computer simulation(see publications in conference proceedings in the list of scientific publications below), and takes part in their organisation as well.

Invited lectures at international conferences:

  • Keynote speech “Advances in Supply Chain Simulation” at the Third Asia International Conference on Modelling and Simulation “Asia Modelling Symposium”, AMS 2009 (Bandung, Bali, Indonesia, May 25-29, 2009)
  • Keynote speech “International Cooperation Experiences in the Simulation Area” at the 4 th All-Russian Conference on Simulation and Its Applications in Research and Industry, IMMOD 2009 (Sankt-Petersburg, Russia, October 21-23, 2009)
  • Invited speech “Exploiting Simulation in Supply Chain Management: ECLIPS Project Experience” at the International Workshop on Applied Modelling and Simulation, WAMS 2010 (Buzios, Brasil, May 5-7, 2010)
  • Plenary speech „Supply Chain Dynamics: Simulation-Based Training and Education” at the 8th International Mediterranean & Latin American Modeling Multiconference, I3M 2011 (Rome, Italy, September 12-14, 2011)
  • Plenary speech Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems: History, Current State and Development Perspectives” at Riga Technical University 52 nd International Scientific Conference, Section “Computer Science” (Riga, Latvia, October 12-16, 2011)
  • Keynote speech New Challenges in Supply Chain Management Simulation: Competitiveness vs Sustainability” at the Sixth Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation “Asia Modelling Symposium 2012”, AMS 2012 (Bali, Indonesia, May 31, 2012)

Involvement into organisation of international conferences since 2001:

  • Chair of the track “Simulation in Transport and Logistics” of the 2001 European Simulation Multiconference (Prague, Czech Republic, June 6-9, 2001)
  • Programme Chair of the SCSI international workshop “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS 2001 (Marseilles, France, October 15-17, 2001)
  • Chair of the track "Methodology and Tools" of the 2002 European Simulation Multiconference (Darmstadt, Germany, June 3-5, 2002)
  • Programme Co-Chair of the international workshop “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2002 (Bergeggi, Italy, October 3-5, 2002)/li>
  • Chair of the track “Simulation in Logistics, Traffic and Transport” of the 2002 European Simulation Symposium (Dresden, Germany, October 23-26, 2002)
  • Chair of the track “Simulation in Logistics, Traffic and Transport” of the 2003 European Simulation Symposium (Delft, The Netherlands, October 26-29, 2003)
  • General Chair of the international workshop “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2003 (Riga, Latvia, September 18-20, 2003)
  • Programme Chair of the international workshop “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2004 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 16-18, 2004)
  • Chair of the track “Simulation in Logistics, Traffic and Transport” of the 2004 European Simulation Symposium (Budapest, Hungary, October 17-20, 2004)
  • General Chair of the international conference “European Simulation Multiconference”, ESM'2005 (Riga, Latvia, June, 2005).
  • Programme Chair of the international workshop “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2005 (to be held in Marseille, France, October 20-22, 2005)
  • Chair of the track “Discrete Event Modelling and Simulation in Production, Logistics and Transport” of the international conference "European Conference on Modelling and Simulation", ECMS'2006 (Bonn, Germany, June 2006)
  • Chair of the track “Logistics Simulation” of the international conference “European Modelling and Simulation Symposium”, EMSS 2006 (Barcelona, Spain, October 2006)
  • Co-chair of a special session „Simulation in Logistics” of the international conference “12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing”, INCOM’2006 (Saint-Etienne, France, May 2006)
  • IPC member of the international conference The 17th IASTED International Conference “Modelling and Simulation”, MS 2006 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 24-26, 2006)
  • Programme Chair of the international workshop “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2006 (Barcelona, Spain, October 2006)
  • IPC member of the international conference “International Conference on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms”, ICANNGA’07 (Warsaw, Poland, April 11-14, 2007)
  • Co-Chair of the track “Discrete Event Modelling and Simulation in Production, Logistics and Transport” of the international conference “European Conference on Modelling and Simulation”, ECMS'2007 (Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007)
  • Co-Chair of the track “Modelling and Simulation” of the IEEE International Conference “Computer as a Tool”, EUROCON 2007 (Warsaw, Poland, September, 2007)
  • Chair of the track “Transport, Logistics, Harbour, Shipping and Marine Simulation” of the international conference “Asia Modelling Symposium”, AMS 2007 (Phuket, Thailand, March 2007)
  • Programme Chair of the international workshop “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2007 (Bergeggi, Italy, October 2007)
  • IPC member of the international conference The 18th IASTED International Conference “Modelling and Simulation”, MS 2007 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 30 – June 1, 2007)
  • IPC member of the international conference The IASTED Asian Conference on “Modelling and Simulation”, AsiaMS 2007 (Beijing, China, October 8-10, 2007)
  • IPC member of the international conference “6th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation”, EUROSIM 2007 (Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 9-13, 2007)
  • IPC member of the special session “Applied Modelling & Simulation in Industry and Academia” at the 6th WSEAS International Conference on SYSTEM SCIENCE and SIMULATION in ENGINEERING (Venice, Italy, November 21-23, 2007)
  • Chair of the track “Transport, Logistics, Harbour, Shipping and Marine Simulation” of the Second Asia International Conference on Modelling and Simulation “Asia Modelling Symposium” , AMS 2008 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 13-15 2008)
  • IPC member of the 9th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, IMS 2008 (Szczecin, Poland, October 9-10, 2008).
  • Co-chair of the track “Discrete Event Modelling and Simulation in Logistics, Transport and Supply Chains” at the 22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, ECMS 2008 (Nicosia, Cyprus, June 3-6, 2008)
  • General Co-Chair of the international workshop “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2008 (Campora S. Giovanni, Italy, September 17-19, 2008)
  • IPC member of the “10th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation”, EUROSIM/UKSim2008 (Cambridge, England, April 1-3, 2008)
  • IPC member for the 19th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation , MS 2008, (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, May 26-28, 2008)
  • IPC member for the 4th International Workshop on Enterprise & Organizational Modeling and Simulation , EOMAS 2008 (Montpellier, France, June 16-17, 2008)
  • IPC member for the 2nd UKSim European Symposium on Computer Modelling and Simulation “European Modelling Symposium 2008”, EMS2008 (Liverpool, 8-10 September, 2008)
  • General Co-Chair of the international workshop “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2008 (Campora S. Giovanni, Italy, September 17-19, 2008)
  • IPC member for the 20th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2008 (September 17-19, 2008, Campora San Giovanni, Amantea, Italy)
  • IPC member of the “11th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation”, UKSim2009 (Cambridge, England, March 25-27, 2009)
  • Chair of the track “Transport, Logistics, Harbour, Shipping and Marine Simulation” of the Third Asia International Conference on Modelling and Simulation “Asia Modelling Symposium”, AMS 2009 (Bandung, Bali, Indonesia, May 25-29, 2009)
  • Co-chair of the track “Discrete Event Modelling and Simulation in Logistics, Transport and Supply Chains” at the 23rd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, ECMS 2009 (Madrid, Spain, June 9-12, 2009)
  • IPC member for the 20th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, MS 2009, (Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 6-9, 2009)
  • IPC member for Brno International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation 2009, CSSim 2009 - EUROSIM / CSSS (Brno, Czech Republic, September 7-9, 2009)
  • Technical Program Committee member of The First International Conference on Advances in System Simulation, SIMUL 2009 ( Porto , Portugal , September 20-25, 2009)
  • General Co-Chair of the international conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2009 (Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, September 23-25, 2009)
  • IPC member for the 21th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2009 (Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, September 23-25, 2009)
  • IPC member for the IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Identification, MSI 2009, (Beijing, China, October 12-14, 2009)
  • IPC member for the First International conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation, ISMS 2010 (Liverpool, England, January 27 – 29, 2010)
  • General Co-Chair of the international conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2010 (Fez, Morocco, October 13-15, 2010)
  • IPC member for the 12th UKSim-AMSS International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation, UKSim2010 (Cambridge, England, March 24–26, 2010)
  • IPC member for the 7th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2010 (Prague, Czech Republic, September 6-10, 2010)
  • IPC member for the 21st IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, MS 2010, (Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 15-17, 2010)
  • Technical Program Committee member of The Second International Conference on Advances in System Simulation, SIMUL 2010 ( Nice , France , August 22-27, 2010)
  • IPC member for the Second International conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation, CimSIM 2010 (Bali, Indonesia, September 28-30, 2010)
  • IPC member for the UKSim 4th European Modelling Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, EMS 2010 (Pisa, Italy, 17-19 November 2010)
  • Member of the International Workshop Commitee and IPC for the International Workshop on Applied Modelling and Simulation, WAMS 2010 (Buzios, Brasil, May 5-7, 2010)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the 4th International Scientific Conference „Applied Information and Communication Technologies”, AICT 2010 (Jelgava, Latvia, April 22-23, 2010)
  • IPC member for the 30th IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Identification, AsiaMSI 2010 (Bangkok, Thailand, November 24–26, 2010)
  • IPC member for the 6th International Workshop on Enterprise & Organizational Modeling and Simulation, EOMAS 2010 (Hammamet, Tunisia, June 7-8, 2010)
  • IPC member for the 4th Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling & Computer Simulation, Asia Modelling Symposium 2010, AMS 2010 (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo Island, Malaysia, 26-28 May 2010)
  • General Co-Chair of the 14th international Conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2011 (Rome, Italy, September 2011)
  • Technical Program Committee member of The Third International Conference on Advances in System Simulation, SIMUL 2011 (Barcelona, Spain, October 23-28, 2011)
  • IPC member of the First International conference on Informatics and Computational Intelligence, ICI 2011 (Bandung, Indonesia, 12-14 December 2011)
  • IPC member of the Third International conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation, ISMS 2012 (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 8-10 February 2012)
  • Scientific Advisory Board member of the 5th International Scientific Conference „Applied Information and Communication Technologies” (Latvia University of Agriculture, 26-27 April, 2012)
  • IPC member of the “Sixth Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation “Asia Modelling Symposium 2012”, AMS 2012 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Bali, Indonesia, May 28-31, 2012)
  • General Co-Chair of the 9th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference, I3M 2012 (Vienna, Austria, September 19-21, 2012)
  • General Co-Chair of the 14 th International Conference „The 15 th International Conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation””, HMS2012 (Vienna, Austria, September 19-21, 2012)
  • General Co-Chair of the 10th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference, I3M 2013 ( to be held in Athens, Greece, September 25-27, 2013)
  • General Co-Chair of the 15 th International Conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2013 (Athens, Greece, September 25-27, 2013)
  • General Co-Chair of “The International Workshop on Innovation for Logistics”, W inLog 2013 ( Campora San Giovanni, Amantea (CS), Calabria, Italy, November 14-15, 2013)
  • General Co-Chair of the 11th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference, I3M2014 (Bordeaux, France, September 2014)
  • General Co-Chair of the 16 th International Conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2014 (Bordeaux, France, September 2014)
  • General Co-Chair of the 12th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference, I3M2015 (Italy, September 2015)
  • General Co-Chair of the 17th International Conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2015 (Italy, September 2015)
  • General Chair of the „7th International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks”, CICSyN2015 (Riga, Latvia, 3 – 5 June 2015)
  • General Chair of the "2nd International Conference on Systems Informatics, Modelling and Simulation", SIMS2016 (Riga, Latvia, 1–3 June 2016)
  • Program Co-Chair of the "6th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications", Simultech 2016 (Lisbon, Portugal, July 29-31, 2016)
  • General Co-Chair of the 13th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference, I3M2016 (Larnaca, Cypros, September 26-28, 2016)
  • General Co-Chair of the 18th International Conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2016 (Larnaca, Cypros, September 26-28, 2016)
  • General Co-Chair of “The International Workshop on Innovation for Logistics”, WinLog 2016 (Cagliari, Italy, November 3-4, 2016)
  • General Program Co-Chair of the 14th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference, I3M2017 (scheduled: Barcelona, Spain, September 18-20, 2017)
  • General Co-Chair of the 19th International Conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2017 (scheduled: Barcelona, Spain, September 18-20, 2017)
  • IPC member of the 5th IEEE Workshop on Advances in Information, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, AIEEE’2017 (Riga, Latvia, November 24-26, 2017)
  • General Program Co-Chair of the 15th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference, I3M2018 (Budapest, Hungary, September 17-19, 2018)
  • General Co-Chair of the 20th International Conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2018 (Budapest, Hungary, September 17-19, 2018)
  • IPC member of the “2018 International Symposium on Simulation and Process Modelling”, ISSPM (Shenyang, Liaoning, China. 21-22 July, 2018)
  • Conference Chair of the 40th International Conference of the European Academy for Industrial Management, AIM2018 (Riga, Latvia, September 6-9, 2018)
  • General Program Co-Chair of the 16th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference, I3M2019 (scheduled: Lisbon, Portugal, September 18-20, 2019)
  • General Co-Chair of the 21st International Conference “Harbour, Maritime, & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation”, HMS2019 (scheduled: Lisbon, Portugal, September 18-20, 2019)

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Employee of Riga Technical University (2017)
  • Eizhen Arinsh Award 2017 in Computer Science for the significant theoretical contribution to development of Latvian computer science (Latvian Academy of Sciences, Exigen Services Latvia, Riga Technical University Development Foundation)
  • Acknowledgement of the significant theoretical contribution to development of Latvian Computer Science (Latvian Academy of Sciences, Exigen Services Latvia, Riga Technical University Development Foundation; 2015-2017)
  • Listed in „Top Latvian Research Achievements of Year 2014” (Latvian Academy of Sciences)
  • Listed in „Top Latvian Research Achievements of Year 2011” (Latvian Academy of Sciences)
  • Listed in „Top Latvian Research Achievements of Year 2008” (Latvian Academy of Sciences)
  • Riga City Council Award, 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Expert in Information Technology (American Biographical Institute, 2006)
  • Excellence Award 2006 from Lattelekom Ltd., Latvian Academy of Sciences, and Latvian Education Foundation
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2005-2009
  • Award of the stock company Dati and Latvian Education Foundation, 2003
  • RTU Professor, 2001
  • Annual Award of the Latvian National Organization on Automation, 1997
  • Award of SWH Information Systems and Latvian Education Foundation, 1996
  • Best Paper Award at the 1992 European Simulation Symposium (Dresden, October 1992, Germany)

Listed

  • • “Who's Who in the World”, 18 th ed., 2000, 19 th ed., 2002, 20 th ed., 2003, 21st ed., 2004, 22 nd ed., 2005, 23 rd , 2006, 24 th , 2007, 25th, 2008, 26th, 2009, 27th, 2010, 28 th, 2011, 29 th, 2012, 30 th, 2013, 31th, 2014, 32nd, 2015, 33th, 2016, 34th, 2017, 35th, 2018, Marquis Who'sWho, USA
  • “Who is Who in Latvia ”, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003-2004, 2007-2008
  • “Who's Who in Finance and Industry”, 32 nd ed., 2001-2002 and 33 rd ed., 2002-2003, Marquis Who'sWho, USA
  • “Who's Who in Science and Engineering”, 6 th ed., 2002-2003, Marquis Who'sWho, USA
  • “International Directory of Experts and Expertise”, 2006, 2008, American Biographical Institute, USA
  • “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21 st Century”, 4 th ed., 2006, 5 th ed., 2008, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
  • Dictionary of International Biography, 33 rd ed., 2006; 34 th ed., 2007; 35 th ed., 2010; 36 th ed., 2012, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
  • Latvian Encyclopaedia, Vol. IV, 2007

Languages

  • Latvian
  • Russian
  • English

Publications

Authors 405 publications, including 11 books (incl. Zigurds Krishans, Anna Mutule, Yuri Merkuryev, Irina Oleinikova. Dynamic Management of Sustainable Development. Methods for Large Technical Systems. Springer-Verlag, London, 2011. 163 p.) and 6 textbooks (incl. Agostino Bruzzone, Alexander Verbraeck, Yuri Merkuryev, et.al. Logistics Information Systems. Edited by Egils Ginters. Riga, 2002. Part 1, 380 p. Part 2, 302 p.), as well as 351 scientific papers, including 15 chapters in books (incl. “Bounding Approaches to System Identification” (Plenum Press, 1996), "Supply Chain Optimisation: Product/process design, facility location and flow control" (Springer Verlag, 2005), „Supply Chain Configuration: Concepts, Solutions, and Applications” (Springer Verlag, 2007), „Simulation-based Case Studies in Logistics: Education and Applied Research” (Springer Verlag, 2009), „Managing Risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks: Implementing Supply Chain Principles” (IGI Global. 2010)), 50 papers in journals (incl. International Journal of Control, Simulation: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Automatic Control and Computer Sciences, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Studies in Informatics and Control, JORBEL, International Journal of Simulation Systems, Science & Technology, International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Technological and Economic Development of Economy. Baltic Journal of Sustainability, Computational Science), and in proceedings of many international conferences, 20 teaching publications and 12 popular science publications;

The latest books:

  • Yuri Merkuryev, Galina Merkuryeva, Miquel Angel Piera, Antoni Guasch (Eds.) Simulation-based Case Studies in Logistics: Education and Applied Research. Springer-Verlag, London, 2009. 232 p. (Included: SCI: ISI Web of Knowledge, SpringerLink, British Library, Library of Congress Control Number: 2008937461)
  • Zigurds Krishans, Anna Mutule, Yuri Merkuryev, Irina Oleinikova. Dynamic Management of Sustainable Development. Methods for Large Technical Systems. Springer-Verlag, London, 2011. 163 p. (Included: SCI: ISI Web of Knowledge, SpringerLink, British Library, Library of Congress Control Number: 2010936450)
  • Y.Merkuryev, B.Sokolov, V.Zelentsov, G.Merkuryeva (Eds.). Information Technologies and Support Tools for Space-Ground Monitoring of Natural and Technological Systems. RTU, Riga, 2014. 110 p.
  • Obaidat, M.S., Oren, T., Merkuryev, Y. (Eds.) Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications. International Conference, SIMULTECH 2016. Lisbon, Portugal, July 29-31, 2016. Revised Selected Papers. / Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 676. Springer, 2018. 330 p. (Included: Scopus, Library of Congress Control Number: 2017956736)
  • Leonîds Ribickis, Nadeţda Kuňicina, Anatolijs Ţabasta, Jeďena Čaiko, Alîna Galkina, Kaspars Kondratjevs, Antons Patďins, Sergejs Nazarovs, Jurijs Merkurjevs, Jeďena Pečerska, Andrejs Românovs, Nadeţda Zeňina, Aďona Skorobogatjko, Agris Ňikitenko, Ilze Andersone, Aleksandrs Grakovskis, Igors Kabađkins, Mihails Savrasovs, Aleksejs Piďipovecs, Sandis Dejus. Sensoru tîklu tehnoloěiju lietojums űdensapgâdes un transporta sistçmâs. Zinâtniskâ monogrâfija. Rîga, RTU Izdevniecîba, 2017. 194 lpp.

Editor of 61 volumes, proceedings and reports.

Citation:

  • I10-index: 31 (Google Scholar, on 23.11.2018)
  • h-index:
    • Scopus – 11 (on 8.01.2019.)
    • Web of Science – 7 (on 8.01.2019.)
    • ResearchGate – 13 (on 23.11.2018.)
    • Google Scholar – 17 (on 23.11.2018.)

List of Scientific Publications

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