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The call for papers

American Modelica Conference 2020 Call for Papers

Scope of the Conference

The Modelica Association (MA) develops, maintains and promotes related and interoperable standards in the domain of systems modeling and simulation. All Modelica standards are freely available from their respective websites, and all standard development projects are open for contributions by interested parties. Compliance and interoperability are important values of the MA and the MA supports tools and infrastructure to make compliance of tools transparent.  Open source and commercial implementations of the standards are equally encouraged.  

Modelica is a freely available, equation-based, object-oriented language for convenient and efficient modeling of complex, multi-domain cyber-physical systems described by ordinary differential, difference, and algebraic equations. The companion Modelica Standard Library has been utilized in demanding industrial applications, including full vehicle dynamics, power systems, robotics, hardware-in-the-loop simulations and embedded control systems with nonlinear Modelica models.

The Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) is a freely available standard for the tool-independent exchange of models and for co-simulation. It is supported by many Modelica and non-Modelica tools and is the key to utilize Modelica models in non-Modelica environments.

System Structure and Parameterization (SSP) standard describes in a logical way how model components are connected and possibly (hierarchically) composed into composite components, as well as how model parameterization data is stored and exchanged between them. The SSP is compatible to the FMI by design

The Distributed Co-simulation Protocol (DCP) standard is an application level communication protocol. It is designed to integrate models or real-time systems into simulation environments. It enables exchange of simulation related configuration information and data by use of an underlying communication system (such as UDP, TCP, or CAN). At the same time the DCP supports the integration of tools and real-time systems from different vendors. The DCP is compatible to the FMI by design.

The Modelica conference will bring together people using any of the Modelica Association standards for modeling, simulation, and control applications, Modelica language designers, Modelica and/or FMI tool vendors and Modelica library developers. It provides Modelica users the opportunity to stay informed about the latest standards, library, and tool developments, and to get in touch with people working on similar modeling problems. The conference is planned for about 150 participants and will cover topics such as the following:

§  Multi-engineering modeling and simulation with Modelica

§  Free and commercial Modelica libraries (mechanics, electrical, hydraulics, thermal, fluid, media, chemical, building, automotive, aircraft, ...)

§  Automotive applications

§  Thermodynamic and energy systems applications

§  Mechatronics and robotics applications

§  Other industrial applications, such as electric drives, power systems, aerospace, etc.

§  Real-time and hardware-in-the-loop simulation

§  Simulation and code generation for embedded control systems

§  Applications of Modelica for optimization and optimal control

§  Modelica modeling, simulation and design tools

§  Symbolic algorithms and numerical methods for model transformation and simulation

§  New features for future Modelica versions

§  Modelica in other application areas (mathematical programming, databases etc.)

§  Modelica for teaching and education

§  New features of future FMI versions

§  FMI in Modelica and non-Modelica applications and tools

§  Tools and applications using the SSP standard

§  Tool and applications using the DCP standard

§  Digital Twins based on MA technologies.

In addition, the conference will include:

§  Modelica tutorials for different levels of modeling experience

§  Vendors’ presentations of commercial and free Modelica tools

§  Vendors' exhibition

Call for Papers

You are encouraged to submit a full paper of at least 4 pages with a maximum of 10 pages. The full paper in PDF format should be submitted to the Conference Management System. Please see Author's Guide for further information. The final paper has to be submitted together with a one-page abstract.

Papers and extended abstracts for presentations can be submitted via the EasyChair conference management system:

There, you can also read your reviews and hand in the final paper after the reviewing process has taken place. In order to submit a paper, you need to have an EasyChair account. Simply follow the provided instructions to create an account. The same account can be used for several conferences over several years. Once you have logged in, you can upload your contribution in the section: "New submissions". Simply follow the instructions.

The paper submission form includes the option to mark suitable topics for your paper. Please use this feature since it helps us to find suitable reviewers for your paper. Furthermore, there is the option to attach a .zip file to your paper. In this way, you can provide example models that correspond to your paper.

The conference proceedings will be published by the Modelica Association on its website and by Linköping University Electronic Press. Each paper will be individually referenced by a DOI.

Call for Presentations

Industrial or academic Modelica Users can alternatively also submit an extended abstract for a presentation-only contribution, as it has been done for Modelica Users' meetings by NAMUG. The abstract will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field, but no paper will be published. These presentations will be selected based on the expected interest of other Modelica users. Note that slots for presentations without a paper submission will be limited, so please submit early!

Please use also the EasyChair system for submitting an extended abstract for a presentation-only industry session at  


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