Plenary speakers
Preliminary programme
Exhibition and tutorials
Technical tours
Social tour


Plenary speakers

Thermal Management Simulations within Power Engineering at ABB

Corporate Research Fellow, Prof. Rebei Bel Fdhila, ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden



Modelling and Simulation of the Electric Arc Furnace Processes

Assistant Professor Vito Logar, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia



Simulating the composition of the atmosphere

Group Leader, Adjunct Professor Harri Kokkola, Finnish Meteorological Institute,
Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland, Atmospheric Modelling Group



Part 1: Autonomous Driving and Levels of Automation
Part 2: Situation Awareness and Early Recognition of Traffic Maneuvers

Dr. Galia Weidl, Daimler AG, Group Research & Advanced Engineering, Böblingen, Germany



Using the power of Simulation to bring Bottom Line Benefits to the Mining, Minerals and Metals Operations

Director Roy Calder, Technical Sales, Global Solutions SimSci by Schneider Electric, Warrington, United Kingdom



Online simulation platform for biophotonic applications

Dr. Alexey Popov, Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques, University of Oulu, Finland




Preliminary programme

Monday 12 September 2016

Related events (Industrial Internet Seminar, Reicovair)
Welcoming reception

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Opening session
Plenary presentations
Parallel technical sessions
IEEE Young Professionals - professional career development
Reception at Oulu City Hall
Young Professionals Meet-up

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Plenary presentations
Parallel technical sessions
Congress dinner

Thursday 15 September 2016

Plenary presentations
Parallel technical sessions
Closing session

Friday 16 September 2016

Technical tours



Poster presentations:

Fault Tolerant Control for a Rotary Wing Aircraft 
Gulay Unal and Emre Kiyak (Anadolu University, Turkey)

Actuator Fault Tolerant Control for a Rotary Wing Aircraft 
Emre Kiyak and Ahmet Ermeydan (Anadolu University, Turkey)

Utilizing on-line optical monitoring to predict the effluent quality in the activated sludge process          
Jani Tomperi (University of Oulu, Finland)

Generation of Formal Plant Models based on Simulation Environments  
Igor Buzhinsky (ITMO University, Russia & Aalto University, Finland), Andrei Sandru (ITMO University, Russia) , Antti Pakonen (VTT, Finland), Daniil Chivilikhin (ITMO University, Russia & Aalto University, Finland), Vladimir Ulyantsev (ITMO University, Russia), Anatoly Shalyto (ITMO University, Russia), Valeri Vyatkin (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)

Simplified mechanistic model of the Multiple Hearth Furnace for control development 
Jose Valentin Gomez Fuentes, Alexey Zakharov, Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela (Aalto University, Finland)

Monitoring and control in mining                     
Antti Koistinen, Esko Juuso, Pirjo Seppälä, Marko Paavola, Markku Ohenoja (University of Oulu, Finland)

Prediction of plant disease occurrence applying advanced data analysis  
Outi Mäyrä (University of Oulu, Finland) 



Monday 12 September, FINSIM Board 
Monday 12 September, FINSIM Annual Meeting
Tuesday 13 September, SIMS Board 
Tuesday 13 September, SIMS Annual Meeting
Wednesday 14 September, Eurosim Excecutive Board
Wednesday 14 September, Eurosim Board

Exhibition and tutorials 

Exhibition area is available for presenting products and services. The program includes vendor sessions to give short presentations for wide audience. Tutorials provide an additional option for longer presentations.
Website links of the exhibitors will be included in the congress websites.

Please visit ( for further information and registration for exhibition and tutorials.

Technical tours, Friday 16 September 2016

Tours I-III are organised in parallel. Tour IV, which starts after Tours I-III, can be taken as an additional option for these tours or separately.

Tour I:

Outokumpu Tornio mill

Outokumpu's site in Tornio is the most integrated stainless steel mill in the world: the same production site includes melt shop, hot rolling mill, cold rolling mill and even ferrochrome smelter as the source of one of the essential raw materials, chromium. The most significant raw materials is recycled steel, and the recycled content in the ready-made products is in average more than 80%. The production site has its own harbor from which products are delivered to the markets and raw materials delivered to the site.

Tornio site covers more than 600 hectares and employs some 2 150 stainless steel professionals. In addition, some 300 people employed by subcontractors and business partners work daily in the production site

Outokumpu Stainless Oy, Terästie 1, FI-95490 Tornio, Finland

Tentative schedule:
7:30 Departure from Oulu
9:15 Outokumpu Tornio mill:
- introduction,
- mill visit (Steel melting shop, Hot Rolling Mill, Cold Rolling Mill)
- lunch
15:00 Arrival at Oulu

Tour II:
Energy production

TA group
Gas generator at micro CHP scale, using wood chips as a fuel. The unit produces most of the heat and electricity for the 32 apartments in the Hiukkavaara area.

Location: Liikkujantie 1, Oulu


Oulun Energia Oy

Oulun Energia is the leading energy company in Northern Finland, employing nearly 400 professionals of the energy industry. The operations cover the entire value chain of the energy industry from the production of raw materials, electricity and heat to sales and distribution of energy and a wide range of services including smart energy services, network management, subcontracting and maintenance services.

Two power plants are visited:

  • Laanila Eco Power Plant, (Typpitie 1, 90620 Oulu) 50 MW Waste to Energy Plant which uses municipal solid waste as a fuel. Started operation on 2012. The eco power plant, located in the Kemira industrial park, also produces steam used in Kemira's industrial processes and for generation of electricity and heat.

More information:

  • Toppila CHP Power Plants, (Tervahovintie 10, 90520 Oulu) 267 MW and 315 MW units which uses peat and wood as a fuel. The plant produces annually approximately 40% of electricity and 90% of district heat of Oulun Energia.

More information:

Tentative schedule:
8:00 Departure from Oulu City Theatre
TA group
Oulun Energia
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch at University of Oulu

Tour III: Radio Technology and Printed Intelligence

Factory tour at Nokia's Radio Technology Center Site

More information:

PrintoCent Pilot Factories, including the new 5G Test Environment and Maxi IoT pilot line at VTT PrintoCent Innovation Center is a world class design, development and manufacturing  environment for Printed Intelligence and Optical Measurements. PrintoCent has wide global reach with its international member companies and partners.

Tentative schedule:
8:00 Departure from Oulu City Theatre
8:30 – 10:30 Nokia's Radio Technology Center Site
11:30 – 13:30 VTT
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch at University of Oulu

Tour IV: Mining Engineering

University of Oulu
The Oulu Mining School (OMS) aims to integrate scientific disciplines along the value chain from exploration to mining and mineral processing. OMS has a unique continuous and automated concentrator mini-pilot facility with a capacity of 30 kg/h of ore. It is based on the flowsheet of the Pyhäsalmi mine concentrator at a scale of 1:5000 and is ideal for research and educational purposes.

Tentative schedule:
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch at University of Oulu
15:00 – 16:00 Mini-pilot facility



Technical tours will be organized by Finnish Automation Support Ltd.

Registration is available for all participants of Eurosim 2016:


Social tour

Saturday 17 September 2016 

Come meet Santa Claus and his reindeers!

Join us for a charming trip to Rokua Geopark and meet Santa

Finnish heritage of the ice age, Rokua Geopark,,  is a unique combination of geology, nature and culture on the Northern hemisphere not far away from the Arctic Circle. The characteristic features of the area are the landforms shaped by the Ice Age: glacial ridges, pine and lichen-clad heaths, kettle holes and small ponds filled with crystal clear water.

First we'll do some nice and easy hiking in the beautiful Geopark and then it's time to meet Santa and reindeers. And then it's time for good food! You'll fall in love with the Nothern Finland! 

Program 17th September 2016

Departure from Oulu at 11.00AM - Arrival to Rokua at 12.30
Welcome to Rokua Health & Spa and Rokua Geopark area
13.00 Geopark walk at Unesco protected Rokua Geopark
15.00 Introduction to Finnish sauna culture and presentation of smoke sauna
16.30 Meet Santa Claus and his reindeer

Program price 50,-/prs

18.00 Dinner at Rokua Restaurant Rousku (buffet 18 euros/prs or Geopark Menu 49 euros/prs)
Departure to Oulu 20.00PM

Possibility to stay overnight 70,-/prs/double room or 100,-/prs single room
Transportation fee 25,-/prs/return ticket

Minimum number of participants 30 prs

Some of the required information for registration is unfortunately in Finnish at the moment, but it will be fixed as soon as possible. For the time being, translations below:

Nimi: Name
Puhelinnumero: Phone number
Sähköposti: Email
Ilmoittaudu: Sign up

Registration for the social tour is now open:

Registration for the Rokua Geopark tour is open till 17th August