Publications and adaptations


Kotiadis, K and Tako, AA (2018) Facilitated Post-model coding in Discrete Event Simulation (DES): A case study in Healthcare, European Journal of Operational Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.10.047.

Tako, AA and Kotiadis, K (2018) Participative Simulation (PartiSim): A Facilitated Simulation Approach for Stakeholder Engagement, Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Kotiadis, K, and Tako, AA (2016): ‘A Facilitation Workshop for the Implementation Stage: A Case Study In Health Care’, in Anagnostou, A, Hoad, K, and Kunc, M (eds): Proceedings of the Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop 2016 (SW16), Stratford, Worcestershire, 165- 174.

Tako, AA, and Kotiadis, K (2015): PartiSim: ‘A Multi-Methodology Framework to Support Facilitated Simulation Modelling in Healthcare’, European Journal of Operational Research, 244(2), 555-564, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.01.046.

Kotiadis, K, Tako, AA, and Vasilakis, C (2014): ‘A Participative and Facilitative Conceptual Modelling Framework for Discrete-Event Simulation Studies in Healthcare’, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 65(2), 197-213.

Tako, AA, Kotiadis, K, Vasilakis, C, Miras, A, and Le Roux, CW (2014): ‘Improving Patient Waiting Times: A Simulation Study of an Obesity Care Service’, BMJ Quality and Safety, 23, 373-381, DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2013- 002107.

Tako, AA, and Kotiadis, K (2012): ‘Facilitated Conceptual Modelling: Practical Issues and Reflections’, in Laroque, C, Himmelspach, J, Pasupathy, R, Rose, O, and Uhrmacher, AM (eds): Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference, Berlin, Germany, 406-417, id=2430284.

Tako, AA, and Kotiadis, K (2012): ‘Proposing a Participative Modelling Framework for Discrete-Event Simulation Studies’, in 45th Hawaii International Conference of Systems Support (HICSS-45), Maui, Hawaii, USA, 207-215, ISBN: 978-0-7695-4525-7.

Tako, AA, Vasilakis, C, and Kotiadis, K (2010): ‘A Participative Modelling Framework for Developing Conceptual Models in Healthcare Simulation Studies’, in Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, 500-512,

Tako, AA, Kotiadis, K, and Vasilakis, C (2010): ‘A Conceptual Modelling Framework for Stakeholder Participation in Simulation Studies’, in Proceedings of the 2010 Operational Research Society Simulation Conference (SW10), Worcestershire, UK, 76-85.

Work citing or adapting PartiSim

  • Used to explore the efficiency of a UK ambulance service (to find out more go to Loughborough SBE blog: )

  • Adapted in the SIMTEGR8 project to evaluate and improve integrated health and care services in the Leicestershire area (

  • Phillips C. ‘Participative simulation and collaborative model design used to manage uncertainty and align production with demand’, Working paper, Leeds University

  • Proudlove, Bisogno, Onggo, et al.(2017) Towards fully-facilitated discrete event simulation modelling: Addressing the model coding stage, European Journal of Operational Research, 263: 2, pp. 583-595.