SORS: Specification and Description Language for Simulation

Date: 28/Jun/2018 Time: 11:00

Sala d'actes de la FiB, (B6 Building) Campus Nord UPC

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15th December 2022. 10:30 am. UPC's Vèrtex Building Auditorium + Gardens & Virtual

We are looking forward to celebrating the BSC staff annual meeting this year.

As in the previous edition, the event will be online and shorter.

The event will begin on December 15th at 10:30 am. We will send you a link nearer the time so you can connect.

Even more than normal, we hope that as many BSC staff as possible will be able to attend and participate.

You can participate by telling us:

What you would like to know about?

Let us know which subjects you find interesting to be incorporated into the BSC directors’ presentations.
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What would you like to listen to?

What you would like to share?

We would like to know more about your work, so we have booked one hour of the Annual Meeting to listen to 6 BSC employees that will explain what they do. We encourage you to be one of them.

What I would like to explain

Coming soon

 BSC Talks

We have booked time for 6 employees to explain in 6 minutes what you do at BSC.

The event will be VIRTUAL but the BSC Talks will be presented from the studio where the event is taking place.

We would like you to make short, attractive presentations (6 minutes) so all the BSC staff know what you do.

You could be one of those to go up the stage, and we will help you to prepare it.

What will you need to do?

  1. Let us know about what you would like to explain.
    • Send us a short video (landscape) of 45 seconds’ maximum explaining what you would like to present at
    • State your name, department, research group and a provisional title for your talk.
    • Deadline: November 29th.
  2. All the BSC staff will vote for the 6 most interesting proposals.
    • All videos will be available at the web page and the voting process will be open. Each employee will be able to vote up to 3 proposals.
  3. If your proposal is one of the chosen ones:
    • A training session will be organized for the 6 most voted.
  4. Prepare a 6 minutes’ presentation.
  5. The best presentation of December 15th will be awarded!

Directors’ presentation of 2022

We would like to know what subjects you are interested in so as to incorporate them in the directors’ presentation of the center. Fill in this form with your questions.


To download the presentation please click here


Abstract: In this talk we will discuss the benefits of use a formal language (Specification and Description Language) to define simulation models, and eventually obtain an automatic codification of those models. We present some examples using the methodology and we will discuss the details of an specific implementation of a tool that understand the formalism ( The formal representation of a simulation model, will have strong benefits on multidisciplinary areas where, the unambiguous and complete definition of the hypotheses of the model, are key elements to assure the correctness of the model. Some typical areas where this methodology will be applied are environmental sciences, social sciences or computing, among others. On the talk we will present some examples of several of those areas, to identify the benefits form a practical perspective, along with a presentation of the language itself.


Short bio: PAU FONSECA I CASAS teaches in the Department of statistics and operations research of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. His teaching is in the area of simulation, the treatment of data and operations research and statistics. Holds a PhD in statistics and operations research of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He is the head of the environmental simulation area of InLab FIB ( conducting simulation projects mainly related to industrial or environmental areas. He is a member of the Commission of the industry 4.0 of the engineers of Catalonia. He is the co-founder of Polyhedra Tech (, a company focused on providing solutions to problems related to sustainability in SmartCities that commercializes, among other products and services, the environmental simulation system for building NECADA ( His research interests are the discrete simulation applied to industry the environment or the society, and the formal representation of those models, as well as the impact of the industry 4.0 in society.




PAU FONSECA I CASAS teaches in the Department of statistics and operations research of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya