Eugene Kindler and Ivan Krivý

Ostrava University Faculty of Sciences

CZ – 701 03 Ostrava, Dvorakova 7, Czech Republic

E-mail: kindler@ksi.mff.cuni.cz

Ivan.Krivy@osu.cz

Alain Tanguy

LIMOS CNRS UMR 6158, Université Blaise Pascal,
Clermont-Ferrand

Complexe scientifique des Cézeaux, F – 63177 Aubière,
France

E-mail: tanguy@isima.fr

**KEYWORDS**

Object-oriented Programming, Production Systems, Nesting Computer Models, Automatic Programming, Logistics

**ABSTRACT**

*Simulation of anticipatory production/logistic systems
is a fundamental step in acquiring information necessary for decision support
concerning such systems, but it is not practiced because of programming
obstacles. The authors have developed a software that translates a knowledge
base on a certain class of systems into that on similar systems containing
simulating computers. The software is programmed in SIMULA and translates
knowledge bases written and debugged in SIMULA into those written in SIMULA
for reflective simulation.*

**BIOGRAPHY**

**Eugene Kindler **studied mathematics at Charles University
in Prague where he got a PhDr (doctor of philosophy) degree in logic and
a RNDr (doctor of sciences) degree in mathematics. He worked as research
specialist with Research Institute of Mathematical Machines in Prague (1958-66),
and then as scientific specialist with Biophysical Institute at the Faculty
of General Medicine of Charles university (1966-73) and with Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics (1974-2000) of the same University. He was visiting
professor with the university at Pisa (Italy), at Morgantown (West Virginia)
and at Clermont-Ferrand (France) and foreign lector of Humboldt university
(Berlin). Czechoslovak Academy of Science gave him a degree CSc (Candidate
of sciences) in physics and mathematics. Nowadays he is associate professsor
at a new University of Ostrava in Czech Republic. He is a member of Liophant
Simulation Club and since 1993 he has been a senior member of The Society
for Computer Simulation. E. Kindler was the author of the first Czechoslovak
Algol compiler and of the first Czechoslovak digital simulation system.
Since 1967, his main interests have been oriented to simulation, the object-oriented
programming and to applications in industry, life sciences and transportation.

After having finished his study at the Czech Technical
University in Prague, **Ivan Krivý**
worked for 13 years at the Nuclear Research Institute (1962-1975) and later
(1975-1977) he worked at the Computer Art Establishment as a system programmer.
In 1974 he graduated at the Charles University and in 1975 he obtained
the degree Ph.D. in solid state physics. Since 1977 he has been teaching
courses in programming, probability theory and statistics at the Pedagogical
Faculty at Ostrava. After the University of Ostrava having been established
in 1991, he entered the Mathematics Department of the Faculty of Science
and now he works as the head of the Computer Science Department. He is
Assoc. Prof. in both applied mathematics and solid state physics. Since
1992 his research activities have been oriented to dynamic modeling and
computer simulation (e.g. local epidemics, population dynamics) as
well as to stochastic algorithms and their use in the global optimization.
I. K?ivý is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Association of Simula
Users, and the International Association for Statistical Computing. He
is author of about 140 publications including 3 monographs. Stays abroad:
Silesian University of Katowice (1991), Portsmouth Polytechnic (1991),
University of Wroclaw (1995), Universidad de Cordoba (1996, 2000), and
Luleå University of Technology (1999).

**Alain Tanguy** studied mathematics and computer sciences
at the French University Blaise Pascal of Clermont-Ferrand. He received
a DEA in real world modelling and a Ph.D. in modelling and simulation of
manufacturing systems. He has taught as assistant professor at the CUST
engineering high school and presently at ISIMA as MCF (Master of Conferences).
Since his graduation he works as researcher at the University laboratory
LIMOS (CNRS UMR 6158). His main research interests include object-oriented
modelling with process-oriented approach and evaluation using mathematical
methods and discrete event simulation of systems providing a service, such
as manufacturing or transportation systems. He is a member of BERMUDES
and MMS (Multi Modelling and Simulation) work groups. Since 1995 he has
been chairman of the Association of Simula Users.

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