SIMS 2015 Conference

The 56th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 56)

Call for papers
7-9 October 2015
“Modelling, Simulation and Optimization”




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Tutorial Descriptions

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In 2015, the 56th Conference on Simulation and Modelling will be held in Linköping, Sweden. Linköping is one of Sweden’s fastest growing cities. The population is constantly increasing and will soon surpass 150 000 inhabitants. It is currently Sweden’s fifth largest city and a part of the expansive region Twin Cities of Sweden. Linköping has long been characterized by world-class high technology in the fields of aviation, IT and the environment. There is a strong force of innovation especially in Mjärdevi Science Park—one of Europe’s leading technology parks, and at the highly ranked university, which stands for excellence and entrepreneurship.

The SIMS 56 will cover broad aspects of simulation, modelling and optimization. The ambition of the SIMS 56 is to bring the field of modeling and simulation technics of energy systems applied to the general public as a contributing technology for efficient and sustainable energy systems. The scientific program will include technical sessions with submitted and invited papers, and might be open for poster sessions and vendor demonstrations. The conference organization will try to make a number of scholarships available for participation of Ph.D. students in the conference; therefore Ph.D. Students are encouraged to contribute with papers according to the conference themes. The conference papers will be published in LiU Electronic Press, which is an open access archive.

The SIMS 56 will be held at Linköping University. Currently, Linköping University has approximately 27,000 students and 4.000 employees. Since the start in the late 1960s, Linköping University has been an innovator, creating new study programmes and new ways to tackle research problems. The university is an important driving force for regional development. However, the mission is greater—Linköping University is a national and international player. World-class research is conducted within cutting-edge domains such as new materials, IT and disability research. Students come from all across the globe, with over 80 nationalities represented at LiU.
Linköping University is accessible by direct bus from downtown in 10-20 minutes and from the airport by taxi in 10-15 minutes, you can also walk to the university from downtown in about 40 minutes.

SIMS 56 Conference Themes
Topics for the conference include any application of modeling and simulation in general, and papers within this year headline “broad aspects of simulation, modelling and optimization” with focus on energy application are especially welcome. Topics of interest are:
•    Modeling Tools
Numerical methods for simulation

•    Simulation tools and Technology

•    Visualization of modeling and simulation results
•    Training simulators and real‐time simulation
•    Simulation in Control of energy systems
•    Thermal power plants

•    Refrigeration systems

•    Heat pumps

•    Wind power

•    Photovoltaics/solar power

•    Geothermal systems

•    Hydro power

•    Wave and tidal power

•    Carbon capture and storage

•    Energy storage

•    Bio energy and biofuels
•    Oil and gas exploration

•    Energy system optimization

•    Energy planning

•    Energy and climate

•    Environmental impact of energy conversion
•    Process Plant Simulation

•    Simulation in industrial energy systems
•    Simulation in the energy sector

•    Power station design
Simulation in chemical process engineering
•    Simulation in electric power systems
•    Simulation in mechatronic energy systems
•    Simulation of marine energy systems
•    Performance monitoring and Diagnostics
•    Fuel cells
Hybrid and electrical vehicles

•    Oil and gas production
Proposals for special topics are welcome. Please forward suggestions to the Organizing Committee.

Homepage of the SIMS 56:



Important Dates
March  20 - Submission of Abstracts
April 10
- Notification of acceptance of Abstracts.
May 29 - Submission of paper for review
June 30 - Comments from scientific committee
August 14 - Camera‐ready manuscript
August 14 - Deadline for Early Registration
October 7-9 - Conference 2015

Submission procedure
Link to submission page:
copyright agreement needed for every submission

Latex template for paper and abstract: Link

MS Word template for paper and abstract: Link

Conference Organizing Comitee

Program Chairs
Lena Buffoni, Linköping University
Adrian Pop, Linköping University
Bernhard Thiele, Linköping University
National Organizing Committee
Lena Buffoni, Linköping University
Adrian Pop, Linköping University
Bernhard Thiele, Linköping University
International Program Committee

Lena Buffoni, Linköping University, Sweden
Erik Dahlquist, Mälardalens Högskola, Sweden

Magnus Eek, SAAB, Sweden

Lars Eriksson, Linköping University, Sweden
Brian Elmegaard, DTU, Denmark
Alfredo Garro, UNICAL, Italy
Kaj Juslin, VTT, Finland
Britt Halvorsen, Høgskolen i Telemark, Norway
Esko Juuso, University of Oulu, Finland

Magnus Komperød, Nexans Norway AS, Norway

Bernt Lie, Høgskolen i Telemark, Norway
Adrian Pop, Linköping University, Sweden
Bernhard Thiele, Linköping University, Sweden
Tommi Karhela, VTT, Finland
Nikolaos Papakonstantinou, VTT, Finland

Contact Information
Lena Buffoni,