Simulation, Games and Challenges: From Schools to Enterprises

  • Pedro Sá Silva
  • Diogo Pedrosa
  • António Trigo
  • João Varajão
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 88)


In the last decades simulation has been widely used for training and education. Traditionally used on military and medicine education, history shows that analyzing systems through simulation models reveal to be an interesting, safe, few-resources consuming and less disruptive with the real system. Students can experiment and test their knowledge in the simulators, this is, can learn by doing. In order to increase the simulation interactivity and competition spirit, games were added, generating a new concept: simulation games. Business world sees this technique as an opportunity to improve professionals’ skills at low cost. This paper discusses the simulation, games and challenges contribution in schools and enterprises.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Sá Silva
    • 1
  • Diogo Pedrosa
    • 1
  • António Trigo
    • 1
  • João Varajão
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Coimbra Institute of Accounting and AdministrationPortugal
  2. 2.University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroPortugal
  3. 3.Centro ALGORITMIPortugal

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