Sebastiaan Meijer

Sebastiaan Meijer
KTH Royal Institute of Technology | KTH · School of Technology and Health

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December 2011 - December 2014
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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  • Associate professor, head of GaPSlabs

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BACKGROUND Homecare is facing increasing demand due to an aging population. Several challenges have been identified in the provision of homecare, such as the need for support, and tailoring support to the individual needs. Goal-oriented interventions, such as reablement, may provide a solution to some of these challenges. The reablement approach ta...
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In recent studies, small cell lung cancer (SCLC) treatment guidelines based on VALSG limited/extensive disease staging resulted in broad and inseparable prognostic subgroups. Evidence suggests that the eight version of TNM staging can play an important role to address this issue. The aim of the present study was to improve the detection of prognost...
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PAGE 30 (2022) Abstr 10067 [www.page-meeting.org/?abstract=10067] Objectives: Stratification of patients to predict accurate prognostic outcomes and improve treatment selection is a crucial challenge in oncology [1]. Increased availability and utilization of real-world data (RWD) provides the opportunity to aid stratification from prognostic indic...
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The use of games as a method for planning and designing cities is often associated with visualisation, from simplistic to immersive environments. They can also include complex and sophisticated models which provide an evidence base. The use of such technology as artefacts, aids, or mechanics curates the player experience in different and very often...
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Engineering systems are complex, amongst others due to the interdependencies between actor and technical aspects. This complexity has consequences for the way of designing such systems and, in particular, for the decision-making process. Recognizing the impossibility of having an optimal system design in such complex systems, this article explores...
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In this paper, the spotlight is directed towards studying the handling capacity of pure Ro-Ro terminals, especially the new terminal of Norvik port. To this end, a simulation model based on a distributed architecture is built to assess the handling capacity under different flow scenarios with a particular focus on the trailer flow and export-lorry...
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PAGE 29 (2021) Abstr 9742 [www.page-meeting.org/?abstract=9742] Introduction: Retrospective studies using clinical data from cancer patients usually are analysed using Cox Proportional Hazards CPH. [1] This approach has several limitations when it comes to evaluating effects of relevant covariates, such as lack of relative importance criterion be...
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Various factors influence mental well-being, and span individual, social and familial levels. These factors are connected in many ways, forming a complex web of factors and providing pathways for developing programs to improve well-being and for further research. These factors can be studied individually using traditional methods and mapped togethe...
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Background: Serious games can be a powerful learning tool in higher education. However, the literature indicates that the learning outcome in a serious game depends on the facilitators’ competencies. Although professional facilitators in commercial game-based training have undergone specific instruction, facilitators in higher education cannot rely...
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Game sessions consist of three phases: briefing, gameplay, and debriefing, with the latter being considered the most important feature of games. Nevertheless, given that games are considered by many to be more of an artistic form rather than a scientific artifact, a question that rises is: Can game sessions in general and debriefing in particular b...
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Competency is central to a sustainable and resilient emergency department. Decision-makers, including clinicians, managers, and developers, would benefit from meaningful simulated scenarios in which their skills are trained. Among the various types of skills, non-technical skills are prioritized because the failure to communicate, coordinate and co...
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The adoption of open data policy-making by governments is limited due to different types of constraints. Civil servants are reluctant to open their data to the public for many reasons. The lack of knowledge of benefits that can be produced by the release of data and the overestimation of risks and operational complexity seems to decrease their will...
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Background Using serious games for learning in operations management is well established. However, especially for logistics skills in health care operations, there is little work on the design of game mechanics for learning engagement and the achievement of the desired learning goals. Objective This contribution presents a serious game design repre...
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This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 50th International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference, ISAGA 2019, which took place in Warsaw, Poland, during August 26–30, 2019. The 38 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 72 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: simulation...
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UNSTRUCTURED Serious games are often said to be a powerful learning tool in higher education. The games used are often facilitated, and literature indicates that the success of the players’ learning outcomes depends on the facilitators’ competencies. Facilitators in most commercially offered game-based training have undergone specific instruction,...
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Background Serious games can be a powerful learning tool in higher education. However, the literature indicates that the learning outcome in a serious game depends on the facilitators’ competencies. Although professional facilitators in commercial game-based training have undergone specific instruction, facilitators in higher education cannot rely...
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Mental health in urban environments is often treated from a healthcare provision perspective. Research in recent decades showed that mental illness in cities is a result of dysfunctional coordination between different city systems and structures. Given the nature of the city as a system of systems, this work builds through a participatory method, a...
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Nowadays, gaming simulations (games) are used for various different purposes and generate a wealth of knowledge. Yet, there is still lack of research on whether, and if so how, these games can be used by researchers and practitioners to build evidences on systems’ behavior within a larger scheme and/or manage and exploit the knowledge produced by a...
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Governments are increasingly using games for civic engagement, decision making, and education. Serious gaming is a type of game that has often been advocated as a means for changing the attitude of its players and can be used for changing the attitude of civil servants. However, the relationship between games and attitude change in civil servants r...
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Open data policies are increasingly being adopted by governments. However, civil servants find it challenging to comply with open data policies. Gaming can help civil servants to practise opening data and can change their behaviour to support the opening of more data. In this article, the effect of playing a game is evaluated in an experiment in wh...
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The actual opening of government data is done by civil servants operating within their institutional environment. As such, the institutional environment and their behavior towards the opening of data is key to increase the quality and quantity of open data. However, few studies have analyzed the behavior of government professionals towards open dat...
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The recent need for social-distancing caused by COVID-19 resulted in working remotely, which can cause loneliness and disconnect from the organization. The pandemic stimulated people to look for novel ways to interact and, at the same time, socialize with each other. The change to home office increased the number of people using digital video calls...
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BACKGROUND Using serious games for learning in operations management is well established. However, especially for logistics skills in health care operations, there is little work on the design of game mechanics for learning engagement and the achievement of the desired learning goals. OBJECTIVE This contribution presents a serious game design repr...
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Evaluation professionals need to be nimble and innovative in their approaches in order to be relevant and provide useful evidence to decision-makers, stakeholders, and society in the crowded public policy landscape. In this article, we offer serious games as a method that can be employed by evaluators to address three persisting challenges in curre...
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Access blocks throughout the entire healthcare system and overcrowding issues are pervasive in many emergency departments where the coordination and strategic management of resources could be supported by serious games and simulations approaches. However, existing studies have not addressed the reciprocal relation between patient inflow and working...
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Gaming simulations (games) for policy and decision making have been the neglected "sibling" of educational and training games. The latter have experienced a widespread usage by practitioners and researchers, while the former have had limited , yet slowly increasing, adoption by organisations. As a result, various issues developing and using these g...
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This study takes upon a group cognition perspective and investigates the cognition of railway traffic operations, in particular railway traffic and passenger traffic control. A table-top simulation environment is used to conduct the study, in which its design principles are elaborated upon. Network cognition is operationalized through communication...
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The adoption of open data policy-making by governments is limited due to different types of constraints. Civil servants are reluctant to open their data to the public for many reasons. The lack of knowledge of benefits that can be produced by the release of data and the overestimation of risks and operational complexity seems to decrease their will...
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In Sweden, Electric Road Systems (ERS) are gaining importance in the quest for sustainable solutions for road transportation. The main driver is the 2018 Swedish climate law that requires a 70% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 for domestic transport, excluding aviation, compared to the 2010 level. Due to the urgent need for change, the...
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Outcomes of care for various diseases and urgent conditions in an emergency department are dependent on balancing the patient’s need and available resources through management and coordination under often rapidly changing preconditions. However, although it is central to resilient operations, decision-making in dynamic resource management is rarely...
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The handling of patients is a complex process. The training and education of patient transportation workers are meant to ensure efficiency and health outcomes. A simulation game, joined by personnel with working experience or prospective professionals in the healthcare system, is a lifelike medium for improving decision-makings in nonrational opera...
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Games used by organizations generate a wealth of valuable output in terms of knowledge. In order to maintain the produced knowledge, such as the explicit, e.g., logging and questionnaires, and implicit/tacit knowledge, e.g., experience from game sessions, a knowledge management system (KMS) should be employed. This paper starts by giving a brief de...
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Gaming simulation is a successful approach to many issues where a holistic view is important. However, to use results from gaming simulations, the game has to be validated. This paper proposes a two-step approach for process validation of behavior for the gaming simulation by comparing decisions that players make in a game with the perceptions that...
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Implementation and training about changes in a procurement process are complex due to the complexity of the procurement process characterised by the adaptive stakeholder network and continuously changing market rules. Traditional training approaches for procurement split the process into separate steps; however, to be able to assess all training as...
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In innovating and designing new concepts in the railway sector, the Dutch railway infrastructure manager ProRail uses different types of simulations to identify and tackle possible bottlenecks in future infrastructure design. Computer simulation tools are used in earlier stages of the design process, followed by the application of gaming simulation...
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Background. The abstraction of complex systems, which is required by default when modelling gaming simulations, is a convoluted and time-consuming process. For gaming simulations to be efficient and effective, the problem of the real system they imitate needs to be narrowed down and simplified as much as possible. Additionally, even after abstracti...
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Combustion is a chemical reaction that emits heat and light. Nanofire is a kind of flameless combustion that occurs on the micro–nano scale. Pt/Al2O3 film with a thickness of 20 nm can be prepared as a catalyst by micro–nano processing. When the methanol-air mixture gas passes through the surface of the catalyst, a chemical reaction begins and a si...
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Background Resource allocation in patient care relies heavily on individual judgements of healthcare professionals. Such professionals perform coordinating functions by managing the timing and execution of a multitude of care processes for multiple patients. Based on advances in simulation, new technologies that could be used for establishing reali...
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Planning transport system, building, operating and maintaining public roads and railways is typically performed by public institutions in collaboration with other stakeholders, such as manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. In many cases, this collaboration is done with a procurement process. Despite the formal nature of such process, stakehold...
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Decision-making on changes to large infrastructural systems is complex. It involves many actors, the system shows unpredictable behaviour and the environment in which decision-making takes place is dynamic. In a unique development case of the Dutch railway sector two decision-making processes regarding the same issue are performed in two consecutiv...
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Games for decision making have developed into a powerful tool for corporations. Irrespective of their size, corporations have been increasingly using these games in order to evaluate and ascertain impactful business decisions and strategies. Despite their proven added value to the decision making process, there is still lack of research on whether,...
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21st Annual Simulation Technology and Training Conference, SimTecT 2016, and 47th International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference, ISAGA 2016, Held as Part of the First Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2016, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, September 26-29, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
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Background. The increasing cognizance of complexity in systems has brought into focus important questions about the methods and tools we use to address them. Games for design, where games and computer simulations are used together to create concrete and tangible designs in a pluralistic way, with multiple stakeholders within the game is a new area...
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Developing open government by local government is cumbersome. Many local governments have no policies or are struggling to develop policies enabling to create value from open data. Policy-making is challenging due to the wicked nature of many policy problems, unclear objectives, and the involvement of diverse stakeholders. At the same time governme...
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The design of a new timetable for a railway system is a complex process. Focusing only on the product and the exchange of information between design phases, does not cover the complexity. Strategic actor behaviour and contextual factors are underexposed by research on theory of designing civil infrastructures. Therefore, we investigate the redesign...
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Simulations are the core of every railway system. Changes in the timetable and the infrastructure, or even in the internal processes of a railway company should be, and usually are, first tested through simulations. Given their significance and potential impact, simulations should be primarily validated; validation ensures-at least to some extent-t...
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The health perspective in urban science brings new methodological challenges to planning of city networks. Due to the system of systems nature of healthcare, new methods are needed to facilitate disciplinary integration and management of models and models-of-models. Participation of stakeholders and policy makers demands the uptake of new methods a...
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The affordability of wearable psychophysiological sensors has led to opportunities to measure the mental workload of operators in complex sociotechnical systems in ways that are more objective and less obtrusive. This study primarily focuses on the sensors themselves by investigating low-cost and wearable sensors in terms of their accuracy, obtrusi...
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Recent interest in applications of games and gaming methods has stimulated discussion of their use in engineering systems research. Simulation games or gaming simulations are interactive environments which simultaneously model a technical system through simulation and a social system with role-play participants. Their boundary-spanning nature align...
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The advent of ‘big data’ already enables a wide range of conveniences to citizens. However, the dominant utilization of this data for systematic improvement is geared towards operations such as informing on real-time events in cities. The impact of big data on the long-term planning and design purposes in cities is still unclear. This chapter prese...
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Background. The Dutch railway company ProRail is performing large-scale capacity upgrades to their infrastructure network. As part of these upgrades, ProRail uses gaming simulations to help prepare train traffic controllers for new infrastructure situations. Researching the validity of these gaming simulations is essential, since the conclusions dr...
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Decision making and planning of large scale infrastructures within cities is often a long process encompassing years, between multiple institutions represented by experts that require negotiations and consensus of demands and goals. The role big data plays in such design could be crucial, by providing access to otherwise elusive information on move...
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Planning of transportation infrastructure is built upon an established set of planning methods to estimate the need for and specifications of roads, amongst others. The abstraction from the real world as needed for applying clear planning tools has grown to considerably differ from the complex urban fabric of activities underlying the transport dem...
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The increasing pervasiveness of location-aware technologies is leading to the rise of large, spatio-temporal datasets and to the opportunity of discovering usable knowledge about the behaviors of people and objects. Applied extensively in transportation, spatial big data and its analytics can deliver useful insights on a number of different issues...
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Previous research on situation awareness (SA) predominantly focused on its explicit, reasoned, conscious features rather than on the implicit, intuitive, unconscious aspects that are often identified with expert operators. This research investigated implicit levels of SA of train traffic controllers (TTCs) in order to contribute to the body of know...
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As a public organisation, road administrations have the responsibility to improve the road construction process. However, the changes in such process involve a number of the stakeholders, who have different perceptions about what is most important in the road construction process. Perspectives on the necessity and nature of change will differ too....
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Performing Q methodology using web tools allows for reaching a larger number of participants and is less time consuming. However, the tools currently available are limited; tools for Q sorting do not have well-integrated mechanisms with factor analysis. Besides, web based tools do not provide information on aspects such as time taken to answer cert...
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Agent-based modeling is used for simulating the actions and interactions of autonomous entities aiming to assessing their effects on the system as a whole. At an abstract level, an agent-based model (ABM) is a representation of the many simple agents and interactions among them. The decision making of the agents is based on the rules given to them....
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Real world decision making on socio-technical systems, such as the railways, is complex. The system contains technical uncertainties; multiple actors with different incentives are involved; institutional rules play a role and external events have a big influence on the process of decision making. Game theory helps in understanding the complexity of...