The 14th International Modelica Conference
Linköping, September 20-24, 2021

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The 14th International Modelica Conference will be a fully remote and free event, September 20–24, 2021. It is organized by Linköping University and RISE, in cooperation with the Modelica Association.
Join us from the comfort of your own home.

Registration is now closed

Given the current situation the MA board and the organizers have made the decision to move the conference fully online and extended the dates to September 20-24, 2021.

About the Conference

The Modelica Conference is the main event for users, library developers, tool vendors and language designers to share their knowledge and learn about the latest scientific and industrial progress related to Modelica, FMI, SSP, and DCP. The program will cover modeling of complex physical and cyber-physical systems, as well as tools, for a wide range of research and industrial applications.

In addition to paper presentations, the conference features several Modelica tutorials for beginners and advanced users, as well as industrial user presentations, vendor sessions, and an exhibition. The previous Modelica conference in 2019 in Regensburg, Germany, was attended by more than 400 participants from all over the world, and we would like to welcome even more participants to this conference.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Scope of the Conference

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 Modelica language and the companion Modelica Standard Library have been utilized in demanding industrial applications, including full vehicle dynamics, power systems, robotics, hardware-in-the-loop simulations and embedded control systems. The Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) is an open 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 utilizing Modelica models in non-Modelica environments.

Development in the Modelica Association is organized in Modelica Association Projects:

The projects collaborate to design and maintain a set of coordinated standards for modeling and simulation of complex physical systems.

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

Call for Papers (December 1st – April 26 May 10)

Papers can be submitted for full presentation or for poster presentation. In addition, new free Modelica libraries can be introduced to the public. The Modelica Free Library Award will be given to the best and second best free libraries submitted for review. Modelica Association members (excluding selection committee members) can apply for this award too.

You are encouraged to submit a full paper of 4-10 pages. Please see the Call-for-Papers page for further information about the submission and/or application process and the submission templates. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by the Conference Program Committee (3 reviews per paper).

The conference proceedings will be published electronically. After the conference, the proceedings will be available online. Authors keep the copyright for their papers and just provide non-exclusive publication rights to the Modelica Association.

Call for Industrial User Presentations

During the conference two sessions are planned for Industrial User Presentations related to existing and possibly new Modelica Association projects. You must submit an extended abstract of 1-2 pages for a presentation-only contribution. Please see the Call-for-Papers page for further information about the submission and/or application process. The abstracts will be peer-reviewed by experts, but no papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Please note that purely tool-related presentations are not permitted for these application-oriented presentations, they should be covered by vendor sessions.

Call for Tutorials, Vendor Sessions & Sponsors

During the Modelica 2021 Conference tutorials and vendor sessions will be held.

For more information, please check the Other Calls page.

Sponsors are also welcome to host virtual exhibition booths - virtual conference/chat rooms that they will set up and staff during conference hours. Links to these booths will be available via the program page. The vendors are in charge of setting up the booths themselves in the tool of their choice.

We are sure you will be interested in gaining visibility to the Modelica community, especially since this year with free virtual participation we expect a larger attendance than usual. Therefore we have prepared 2 different Sponsor packages as well as tool vendor sessions and tutorials.

For more information, please check the Other Calls page.

Important Dates

December 1, 2020 Call for Papers
April 26, 2021 Submission of Full Papers and libraries
May 10, 2021 Extended Deadline for Submission of Full Papers and libraries
June 15, 2021 Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers (extended deadline)
June 15, 2021 Submission of extended abstracts for Industrial User Presentations
August 1, 2021 Submission of final version of Full Papers and libraries, Applications for Tutorials, Vendor Sessions and Exhibitors
August 15, 2021 Extended deadline for submission of final version of Full Papers and libraries, Applications for Tutorials, Vendor Sessions and Exhibitors
Semptember 13, 2021 Deadline for conference registration (participation is limited to 1000 people)
September 20-24, 2021 Scientific Program of 14th International Modelica Conference,Tutorials, Industrial User Presentations and Vendor Sessions


Registration is free, but please indicate your interest by registering in advance. This event will be funded by sponsors. Registration is now closed.

Conference Timeline

Day Morning session Afternoon session
Monday, September 20, 2021 Tutorials Opening session, keynote, paper presentations
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Paper presentations Industrial vendor sessions
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Industrial vendor sessions Paper presentations
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Paper presentations Industrial user presentations / FMI User Meeting
Friday, September 24, 2021 Industrial user presentations Closing session, keynote, paper presentations

Organization and Contact

The conference is organized by Linköping University in cooperation with the Modelica Association.

For general questions, please send an email to: modelica2021@groups.liu.se

Conference chairs:

Program chairs:

Conference Board

Lena Buffoni, Lennart Ochel, Adrian Pop, Martin Sjölund, Francesco Casella, Hilding Elmqvist, Peter Fritzson, Martin Otter, Michael Tiller