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Professor Peter Köchel

October 2008


Brief CV



            Date of Birth: February 1, 1945, in Apolda, Germany. German citizen.

            Marital Status: Married to Inge Köchel, née Pilawa, with two children                               Karen (born 1971), Tomas (born 1979).


Education and degrees

Matriculation, Martin-Luther-University Halle, 1963.

            Worker at Electro-Chemical-Combinat Bitterfeld (final degree: Chemical worker), 1963-64.

Study Economical Kybernetics (Operations Research), State University Leningrad, 1964-69.

Diploma (equivalent to Master of Science) in Economics, State University Leningrad, 1969.

            PhD student at the chair for „Mathematical Methods“, 1969-73,

            Faculty of Eco­no­mics, State University Leningrad.

Doctor of Economics, State University Leningrad, January, 1973.

            facultas docenti, teaching field „Probability Theory and Mathematical Sta­tis­tics“, 1981.

                Promotion doctor scientiae naturalium (Dr. sc. nat.) at the field of Mathematics at University Leipzig, 1982.


University Positions etc.

Assistant, Department of Mathematics,  Technische Hochschule Karl-Marx-Stadt, Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), 1973-76.

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,  Technische Hochschule Karl-Marx-Stadt, Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), 1976-87.

Docent, Department of Informatics,  Technische Universität Karl-Marx-Stadt, Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), 1987-1992.

Professor of Modelling and Simulation, Department of Informatics, Chemnitz University of  Technology, 1992-.

Dean, Department of Informatics, Chemnitz University of  Technology, 2000-2003.

Vice Dean, Department of Informatics, Chemnitz University of  Technology, 1987-1990.

Chairman of the examination board, Department of Informatics, Chemnitz University of  Technology, 1997-2000, 2006-2009.


Visiting Professor, Universa v Ljubljani, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, Portorose (Slovenia), 1996-.

External Examiner,  University of the West Indies, St. Augustin, Trinidad & Tobago, 2005-.

            Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia),

            Faculty of Economics, 2006-.


Refereeing assignments for various scientific journals, among others

American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Computers and Industrial Engineering, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Planning and Control, Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Mathematical Reviews, Naval Research Logistics, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory



Awards, Board Positions and Memberships etc.



International Society for Inventory Research, Member of the Executive Committee, 2006-, Member of the Auditing Committee, 2002-2006.

GOR - Gesellschaft für Operations Research (Germany), Member, 1990-.

GI - Gesellschaft für Informatik (Germany), Member, 1994-.



MSO – Modellierung, Simulation, Optimierung GbR, Board Member, 1997-2002.


Examination/Subject Area Responsibility for Graduated Doctoral Students

Sonja Helbig, „Ein Beitrag zur Qualitätssteuerung von Produktionsprozessen mit Abnutzungserscheinungen und unvollständiger Information – Anwendung der Theorie der diskreten stationären Entscheidungsmodelle“, Technische Universität Karl-Marx-Stadt, 1982.

Thomas Winkler, „Eine Methode zur Bestimmung optimaler Instandhaltungs-strategien für redundante Systeme“, Technische Hochschule Karl-Marx-Stadt, 1983.

Sven Hader, „Ein hybrider Ansatz zur Optimierung technischer Systeme“, Chemnitz University of Technology, 2001.

Jens Arnold, „Simultane Dimensionierung und hierarchisch-räumliche Strukturierung von Werkstückflusssystemen mittels Genetischer Algorithmen“, Chemnitz University of Technology, 2006.

           Moustafa El-Ashry, „The Fleet-Sizing-and-Allocation Problem:

Models and Solution Approaches”,

 Chemnitz University of Technology, 2007.

Michael Kämpf, Software Framework zur Simulationsbasierten Optimerung mit Anwendung auf Produktions- und Lagerhaltungsmodelle“, Chemnitz University of Technology, 2008.

Jörg Lässig, „Algorithms and models fort he generation and control of competence networks“, Chemnitz University of Technology, 2009.




Assignments as Official Faculty Opponent/Evaluator for Doctoral Theses

Andrea Blechschmidt, „Rechnergestützte Zuverlässigkeitsanalyse stochastischer Netzstrukturen auf der Basis von Dekompositions- und Reduktionstechniken“ (Mittweida), 1993.

Alemayehu Worku Yalew, “Investigation of allocation rules in multi-armed bandit problems“, University Leipzig, 1996

Bernd Kolkwitz, “Zur Steuerung von Produktionslagerhaltungsmodellen”, University Leipzig, 1989.

Arvind Mohais, “Random Dynamic Neighbourhood Structures in Particle Swarm Optimization", University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, 2007.

Grigory Pishulov, "Inventory Rationing and Sharing in Pre-Sell Distribution with Mobile Commuication Technologies", Europa University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), 2007.

Anna-Maria Khan, “Computers and legal affairs”, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, 2009.

In addition membership has been held in Doctoral Examination Committees from Chemnitz University of Technology.


International Conference Responsibilities

Programme Committee/Organisation Committee/Advisory Committee responsibilities at conferences in Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Russia.


International Teaching Responsibilities

Several Socrates Courses held, latest at Ljubljana University, Slovenia.

International Society for Inventory Research Summer School for Doctoral Students,

Ioannina (Greece), 1997; Exeter (Great Brittain), 1999; Loftahammar (Sweden), 2001;

Brescia (Italy), 2007. 


Current Educational Development Interests

Applications of Information Technology to Interactive Educational Processes.

Markov Chains and Queueing Theory. Software development for student interaction. First prototype developed and used 2004. Final version developed in collaboration with Jan Winkler & Kevin Hipp 2005-2006.


Consulting Activities


Books Published

Zuverlässigkeit technischer Systeme (Reliability technical systems). Fachbuchverlag

Leipzig and Birkhäuser-Verlag Basel, 1982.

Steuerung dynamischer Systeme: Mehrstufige Entscheidungen bei Unsicherheit (Control of dynamic systems: Multi-stage decisions under uncertainty). Fachbuchverlag Leipzig and Harri-Deutsch-Verlag Thun and Frankfurt/Main, 1990, (Coauthors: H.-J.Girlich, H.-U.Küenle)

KI-Methoden in der simulationsbasierten Optimierung (KI-methods in simulation optimisation). Proceed. of the „13. Workshop der ASIM-Fachgruppe Simulation und Künstliche Intelligenz“. Chemnitzer Informatikberichte CSR-99-03, Chemnitz 1999, (Editor).


Articles and Research Reports etc.

Author or co-author of some 100 articles, essays, research reports and working papers, of which more than thirty have been published in scientific journals, including  Elektronische Informationsverarbeitung und Kybernetik, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Mathematische Operationsforschung und Statistik, Optimization, Operations Research, Production Planning & Control, Promet-Traffic-Traffico. Please refer to SCOPUS.

Latest articles published:

            With Ulf Nieländer “Simulation-based optimisation of multi-echelon inventory

            systems”. Internat. Journal of Production Economics, 93-94 (2005), 505-513.


            “Some considerations on optimisation in logistic systems”.

            Proceedings of  the 8th Intern. Symposium on Operational Research SOR’05, Nova

            Gorica, Slovenia, Sept. 28-30, 2005, 219-226.


With Michael Kämpf “Simulation-based sequencing and lot size optimisation for a

production-and-inventory system with multiple items using simulation”.

            Internat. Journal of Production Economics, 104(2006), 191-200.


“Order optimisation in multi-location models with hub-and-spoke structure”.

            Internat. Journal of Production Economics, 108(2007), 368-387.


            With Christian Andreas Hochmuth “A Simulator for Logistic Systems with Hub-and-

            spoke Structure”. In Ivanov, D., Jahns, C., Struabe, F., Procenko, O., Sergeev, V.

            (eds.):Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Trends in Germany and Russia.

            Publishing House of the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University, 2008, 431-442.





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