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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Rabe

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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Rabe was born in Tübingen in 1961. Studied physics (specializing in solid-state physics and optoelectronics) in Constance on Lake Constance, while working at the computer centers of the University of Applied Sciences in Constance and the University of Constance, initially in mainframe computer operations, then in software development projects and in user consulting and training.

1986 Transfer to the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK) in Berlin. Initially worked in the "Manufacturing Systems" department, focusing on the design and optimization of new forms of (especially flexible) manufacturing and assembly systems with intensive use of simulation. Due to the lack of availability of suitable commercial simulation programs, simulators were newly developed for this purpose. In 2002, he received his doctorate with distinction from the TU Berlin with a thesis on "Modeling layout and control rules for material flow simulation".

From 1995, Markus Rabe was head of the Corporate Logistics and Processes department, then also head of central IT at Fraunhofer IPK and a member of the institute's management board.

Markus Rabe has been Professor of IT in Production and Logistics at TU Dortmund since October 2010. The core topics of his work are IT fundamentals and the development of information technology for applications in business process engineering, plant and system planning and the control of supply networks.

Markus Rabe has worked as a consultant for numerous companies in Germany and abroad as well as teaching and training at TU Dortmund, TU Berlin, TFH Berlin, University of Konstanz, NDU HSG (University of St. Gallen) and REFA, including courses in English. He has worked as a work package leader and project manager as well as an expert in several European joint projects and has been responsible for several international conferences.



Memberships and secondary functions

2015 - Visiting Professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, IN3 Research Group Smart Logistics and Production

Member of the Advisory Board Journal of Simulation (Taylor & Francis)

Guest Editor Algorithms 14 (2021) 2, Special Issue Simulation-Optimization in Logistics, Transportation, and SCM, Guest Editors Angel A. Juan / David Goldsman / Javier Faulin / Markus Rabe

Guest Editor Simulation Notes Europe 30 (2020) 4, Special Issue Simulation in Production and Logistics, Guest Editors Markus Rabe / Andreas Schlegel / Sigrid Wenzel

Guest Editor Journal of Simulation 14 (2020) 1, Special Issue ASIM Conference in 2017, Guest Editors Markus Rabe / Sigrid Wenzel

Guest Editor Journal of Simulation 10 (2016) 2, Special Issue Simulation in Production and Logistics, Guest Editors Sigrid Wenzel / Markus Rabe / Christoph Laroque

Guest Editor Journal of Simulation 9 (2015) 4, Special Issue Simheuristics, Guest Editors Angel A. Juan / Markus Rabe / Javier Faulin / Scott Grasman

Chairman of the ASIM conference "Simulation in Production and Logistics" in Berlin in 1998, 2000, 2004 and 2008 and in Dortmund in 2015

Membership of the program committee of the above-mentioned conferences in Aachen 1993, Dortmund 1996, Düsseldorf 2002, Kassel 2006, Karlsruhe 2010, Paderborn 2013, Kassel 2017, Chemnitz 2019 and Erlangen 2021.

Local Chair of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) 2012, Proceedings Chair WSC 2018, Co-Proceedings Editor WSC 2019; multiple Track Chair for "Logistics, Supply Chains, and Transport" (currently continuous).

Membership in program committees of various conferences, e.g. "Simulation and Visualization", "International Conference Interoperability for Enterprise Software and Applications (I-ESA)", "International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE)"

Full member of the VDI Society for Production and Logistics (VDI GPL)

Member of Technical Committee 204 (Modeling and Simulation)

Member of the Interdisciplinary Committee Digital Transformation

Deputy Chairman of the "Experiment Planning" guidelines committee (VDI 3633 Sheet 3)

Member of the guidelines committee "Simulation and Spreadsheets" (VDI 3633 Sheet 9)

Chairman of the "Business Process Modeling" guidelines committee (VDI 3633 Sheet 10)

Chairman of the "Verification and Validation" guidelines committee (VDI 3633 Sheet 13)

Member of the guideline committee "Modeling processes" (VDI 4465)

Full member of the Simulation Working Group (ASIM) in the German Informatics Society (GI)

Deputy speaker of the ASIM specialist group Simulation in Production and Logistics

Head of the working group for the organization of the ASIM conferences "Simulation in Production and Logistics"

Head of the working group for the creation of the handbook "Simulation in Production and Logistics - Application-oriented Collection of Case Studies" (published in 1998)

Head of the working group "Validation", publication of the results by Springer 2008

Member of the working group "Quality Criteria", publication of the results by Springer 2008

Computers & Industrial Engineering

European Journal of Industrial Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

International Journal of Automation Technology

Journal of Simulation

Mathematical and Computer Modeling of Dynamical Systems

Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Open Mathematics

Simulation Practice and Theory

Transportation Policy, etc.

Publications and supervised work