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Peer-Olaf Siebers

Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Agent-Oriented Discrete Event Simulation (AO-DES) is a novel stochastic approach to study the dynamics of complex adaptive systems. There are numerous application opportunities to use this approach for enhancing the modelling and analysis of human-centric operations and service systems in fields like Operations Research, Energy Policy, Management Science and Digital Economy. However, methods still need to be further developed, tested, and standardised. My research goal is to establish AO-DES as an alternative to the predominately mathematic methods currently used by researchers and practitioners. I am also interested in the application of different types of modelling and simulation to support Risk Analysis and in applying Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation (ABM/S) in Systems Biology.

Recent Publications

  • ZHANG, TAO, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2016. Simulating user learning in authoritative technology adoption: An agent based model for council-led smart meter deployment planning in the UK Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 106, 74-84
  • FIGUEREDO, GRAZZIELA P, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, WHITBROOK, AMANDA and GARIBALDI, JONATHAN M, 2015. Juxtaposition of system dynamics and agent-based simulation for a case study in immunosenescence PloS one. 10(3), e0118359
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and DAVIDSSON, PAUL, 2015. Engineering agent-based social simulations: An introduction Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 18(3),
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and FABOYA, OLUSOLA, 2015. Simulating airline marketing strategies using system dynamics modelling In: 29th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS2015), Albena (Varna), Bulgaria.
  • MAY, LEEANNE and SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2015. Using simulation to assist recruitment in seasonally dependant contact centers In: 2015 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC15), Huntington Beach (CA), USA. 1573-1584
  • ASTA, S., ÖZCAN, E. and SIEBERS, P.O., 2014. An Investigation on Test Driven Discrete Event Simulation In: Proceedings of the 7th OR Society Simulation Workshop (SW14), 1-2 Apr, Worcestershire, UK.
  • SIEBERS, P.O., AICKELIN, U., CELIA, H. and CLEGG, C.W., 2014. Towards the Development of a Simulator for Investigating the Impact of People Management Practices on Retail Performance. In: TAYLOR, S.E., ed., Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (OR Essentials) OR Society. 97-132
  • FIGUEREDO, GRAZZIELA P, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, OWEN, MARKUS R, REPS, JENNA and AICKELIN, UWE, 2014. Comparing stochastic differential equations and agent-based modelling and simulation for early-stage cancer PloS one. 9(4), e95150
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and ONGGO, STEPHAN, 2014. Graphical representation of agent-based models in Operational Research and Management Science using UML In: 7th OR Society Simulation Workshop (SW14), Worcestershire, UK.
  • CHAPMAN, JACOB, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and ROBINSON, DARREN, 2014. Coupling multi-agent stochastic simulation of occupants with building simulation In: Building Simulation and Optimization 2014 (BSO14), London, UK.
  • YU, LEI, ZHANG, TAO, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2014. Modelling electrical car diffusion based on agents International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications. 6(19), 424-431
  • DAWSON, DANIEL, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and VU, TUONG MANH, 2014. Opening Pandora's box: Some insight into the inner workings of an agent-based simulation environment In: 8th International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S'14), Warsaw, Poland.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2014. Changing the assessment strategy for the computer science module 'Simulation for Decision Support': A longitudinal study
  • FABOYA, OT and SIEBERS, PO, 2014. On the search for novel simulation application to support airport operations management In: 26th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium (EMSS2014), Bordeaux, France.
  • VU, TUONG MANH, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and WAGNER, CHRISTIAN, 2014. The potential of object-oriented analysis and design for agent-based computational economics In: 28th European Simulation and Modelling Conference (ESM2014), Porto, Portugal.
  • LI, XIA, BAI, RUIBIN, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and WAGNER, CHRISTIAN, 2014. Modeling urban road risky driving behaviors in China with multi-agent microscopic traffic simulation In: 17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), At Qingdao, China. 1740-1745
  • SIEBERS, P.O. and WILKINSON, I., 2013. From the Special Issue Editors: Multi-Agent Simulation as a Novel Decision Support Tool for Innovation and Technology Management International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management. 10(5), 1-4
  • FIGUEREDO, GRAZZIELA P, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2013. Investigating mathematical models of immuno-interactions with early-stage cancer under an agent-based modelling perspective BMC Bioinformatics. 14(Suppl 6), S6
  • FIGUEREDO, GRAZZIELA P, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AUGUSTO, DOUGLAS A, BARBOSA, HELIO JC and AICKELIN, UWE, 2013. The use of agent-based simulation to discover extreme cases in immune-interactions with early-stage cancer scenarios In: 12th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2013), Taormina, Italy.. 854-855
  • VU, TUONG MANH, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and WAGNER, CHRISTIAN, 2013. Comparison of crisp systems and fuzzy systems in agent-based simulation: A case study of soccer penalties In: 13th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI), Guildford, UK. 54-61
  • SHERMAN, GALINA, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, MENACHOF, DAVID and AICKELIN, UWE, 2012. Evaluating different cost-benefit analysis methods for port security operations. In: Decision Making in Service Industries: A Practical Approach CRC Press.
  • FIGUEREDO, GRAZZIELA P, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE and FOAN, STEPHANIE, 2012. A beginner’s guide to systems simulation in immunology In: International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS2012), Taormina, Italy. 57-71
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2012. Everything you always wanted to know about Dr Siebers (academic details only :) In: 8th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA2012), Salzburg, Austria.
  • ZHANG, TAO, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2012. Modelling the effects of user learning on forced innovation diffusion In: 6th OR Society Simulation Workshop (SW12), Worcestershire, UK.
  • MCCULLEN, NJ, ZHANG, TAO, BALE, CSE, FOXON, TJ, GALE, WF, RUCKLIDGE, AM, AICKELIN, UWE and SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2012. Energy decision-making for cities In: UKERC Meeting on Energy and Complexity, Oxford, UK.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2011. A first approach on modelling staff proactiveness in retail simulation models Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 14(2),
  • ZHANG, TAO, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2011. Modelling electricity consumption in office buildings: An agent based approach Energy and Buildings. 43(10), 2882-2892
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2011. A first approach on modelling staff proactiveness in retail simulations In: OR Social Simulation Special Interest Group (SSIG) Meeting, Surrey, UK.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2011. A Young OR guide to: Everything you always wanted to know about agent-based modelling and simulation In: Young OR (YOR17), Nottingham, UK.
  • FIGUEREDO, GRAZZIELA, AICKELIN, UWE and SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2011. Systems dynamics or agent-based modelling for immune simulation? In: 10th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS2011), Cambridge, UK. 81-94
  • ZHANG, TAO, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2011. A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK In: Energy and People: Futures, Complexity and Challenges, Oxford, UK.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, GALINA, SHERMAN, UWE, AICKELIN and DAVID, MENACHOF, 2011. Comparing decision support tools for cargo screening processes In: 10th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation (MAS2011), Rome, Italy.
  • SIEBERS, PEER OLAF, MACAL, CHARLES M, GARNETT, JEREMY, BUXTON, DAVID and PIDD, MICHAEL, 2010. Discrete-event simulation is dead, long live agent-based simulation! Journal of Simulation. 4(3), 204-210
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, CELIA, HELEN and CLEGG, CHRIS W, 2010. Simulating customer experience and word-of-mouth in retail: A case study Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. 86(1), 5-30
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, CELIA, HELEN and CLEGG, CHRIS W, 2010. Towards the development of a simulator for investigating the impact of people management practices on retail performance Journal of Simulation. 5(4), 247-265
  • SHERMAN, GALINA, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE and MENACHOF, DAVID, 2010. Scenario analysis, decision trees and simulation for cost benefit analysis of the cargo screening process In: International Workshop of Applied Modelling and Simulation (WAMS2010), Buizos, Brasil. 287-295
  • SHERMAN, GALINA, MENACHOF, DAVID, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2010. Scenario analysis, decision trees and simulation for cargo screening In: 5th OR Society Simulation Workshop (SW10), Worcestershire, UK.
  • ZHANG, TAO, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2010. Modelling office energy consumption: An agent based approach In: Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS2010), Kassel, Germany. 5-9
  • SHERMAN, GALINA, MENACHOF, DAVID, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2010. Towards modelling cost and risks of infrequent events in the cargo screening process In: 5th OR Society Simulation Workshop (SW10), Worcestershire, UK.
  • MAZLINA, ABDUL MAJID, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2010. Modelling reactive and proactive behaviour in simulation In: 5th OR Society Simulation Workshop (SW10), Worcestershire, UK.
  • SIEBERS, P.O., AICKELIN, U., CELIA, H. and CLEGG, C., 2009. Modeling and Simulating Retail Management Practices: A First Approach International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling. 5(3), 215-232
  • MAJID, M.A., AICKELIN, U. and SIEBERS, P.O., 2009. Comparing Simulation Output Accuracy of Discrete Event and Agent Based Models: A Quantitative Approach In: Proceedings of the Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC2009), 13-16 Jul, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, CELIA, HELEN and CLEGG, CHRIS W, 2009. Modelling and simulating retail management practices: A first approach International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling. 5(3), 215-232
  • MAJID, MAZLINA ABDUL, AICKELIN, UWE and SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2009. Comparing simulation output accuracy of discrete event and agent based models: A quantitive approach In: 2009 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC09), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • MAJID, MAZLINA ABDUL, AICKELIN, UWE and SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2009. Investigating output accuracy for a discrete event simulation model and an agent based simulation model In: INFORMS Simulation Society Research Workshop (I-SIM2009), Warwick, UK.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, MENACHOF, DAVID, SHERMAN, GALINA and ZIMMERMAN, PETER, 2009. Modelling and analysing cargo screening processes: A project outline In: INFORMS Simulation Society Research Workshop (I-SIM2009), Warwick, UK.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, SHERMAN, GALINA and AICKELIN, UWE, 2009. Development of a cargo screening process simulator: A first approach In: 21st European Modeling and Simulation Symposium (EMSS2009), Tenerife, Spain.
  • SIEBERS, P.O., AICKELIN, U., BATTISTI, G., CELIA, H., CLEGG, C.W., FU, X., DE HOYOS, R., IONA, A., PETRESCU, A. and ADRIANO, P., 2008. The Role of Management Practices in Closing the Productivity Gap Available at: <http://arxiv.org/pdf/0803.2995>
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2008. Introduction to multi-agent simulation. In: Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies Idea Group Publishing. 554-564
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, CELIA, HELEN and CLEGG, CHRIS W, 2008. Understanding retail productivity by simulating management practise In: EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation (EUROSIM2008), Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, BATTISTI, GIULIANA, CELIA, HELEN, CLEGG, CHRIS W, FU, XIAOLAN, DE HOYOS, RAPHAEL, IONA, ALFONSIANA, PETRESCU, ALINA and ADRIANO, PEIXOTO, 2008. Enhancing productivity: The role of management practices
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, CELIA, HELEN and CLEGG, CHRIS W, 2008. An agent-based simulation of in-store customer experiences In: 4th OR Society Simulation Workshop (SW08), Worcestershire, UK.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, CELIA, HELEN and CLEGG, CHRIS, 2008. Multi-agent simulation and management practices. In: Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies Idea Group Publishing. 645-652
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, CELIA, HELEN and CLEGG, CHRIS W, 2008. Agent based simulation as a novel decision support tool for retail managers In: 15th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry (EMI2008), London, UK. 49
  • MAJID, MAZLINA ABDUL, AICKELIN, UWE and SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2008. Modelling and analysing human behaviour in a department store using discrete event and agent based simulation In: 50th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society (OR50), York, UK.
  • SIEBERS, P.O., AICKELIN, U., CELIA, H. and CLEGG, C.W., 2007. Understanding Retail Productivity by Simulating Management Practices In: Proceedings of the EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation (EUROSIM07), 9-13 Sep, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, CELIA, HELEN and CLEGG, CHRIS W, 2007. Using intelligent agents to understand management practices and retail productivity In: 2007 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC07), Washington DC, USA. 2212-2220
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE, CELIA, HELEN and CLEGG, CHRIS W, 2007. A multi-agent simulation of retail management practices In: 2007 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC07), San Diego (CA), USA.. 959-966
  • MAJID, MAZLINA, AICKELIN, UWE and SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2007. Human behavious modelling for discrete event and agent based simulation: A case study In: 49th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society (OR49), Edinburgh, UK.
  • CELIA, HELEN, CLEGG, CHRISTOPHER, ROBINSON, MARK, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, AICKELIN, UWE and SPRIGG, CHRISTINE, 2007. Using intelligent agents to understand organisational behaviour In: British Psychological Society, Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Bristol, UK.
  • CELIA, HELEN, CLEGG, CHRIS W, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and AICKELIN, UWE, 2007. Understanding the impact of management practices and other factors on productivity in the UK retail sector In: 13th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP2007), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • MAZLINA, ABDUL MAJID, AICKELIN, UWE and SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2007. Human behaviour modelling for discrete event and agent based simulation: A case study In: 49th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society (OR 49), Edinburgh, UK.
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2006. Worker performance modeling in manufacturing systems simulation: Proposal for an agent-based approach. In: Handbook of Research on Nature Inspired Computing for Economics and Management Idea Group Publishing. 661-678
  • MASON, S.A., BAINES, T.S., SIEBERS, P.O. and LADBROOK, J., 2004. The Impact of Modelling Human Performance Variation Modelling in a Typical Manufacturing System In: Proceedings of the OR Society Simulation Workshop (SW04), 1-2 May, Birmingham, UK.
  • BAINES, TIM, MASON, STEPHEN, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and LADBROOK, JOHN, 2004. Humans: The missing link in manufacturing simulation? Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory. 12(7), 515-526
  • SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF, 2004. The impact of human performance variation on the accuracy of manufacturing system simulation models
  • SIEBERS, P, BAINES, TIM, MASON, S and LADBROOK, J, 2004. Modelling human variation in assembly line models In: 2nd OR Society Simulation Workshop (SW04), Worcestershire, UK.
  • SIEBERS, PO, BAINES, TIM S, MASON, SA and LADBROOK, J, 2003. Worker behaviour modelling: Does it matter? In: 45th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society (OR45), Keele, UK.
  • MASON, SA, BAINES, T, SIEBERS, PO and LADBROOK, J, 2003. Measurement and analysis of blocked and starved conditions in a flow line assembly plant In: 45th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society (OR45), Keele, UK.
  • MASON, STEVE, SIEBERS, PEER-OLAF and BAINES, TIM, 2002. Humans: The missing link in simulation? In: Simulation Workshop (UK OR Society), Birmingham, UK.
  • SIEBERS, PO and BAINES, TIM S, 2001. Integrated human performance modelling: An overview of human performance modelling and its usability in manufacturing system design In: 43th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society (OR43), Bath, UK.

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