[Bldg-sim] Call for Papers: American Modelica Conference 2018, October 9-10 2018, Cambridge, MA, USA

Michael Wetter mwetter at lbl.gov
Mon Dec 4 13:16:16 PST 2017


Please see below for the announcement and call for papers and call for
presentations for the American Modelica Conference 2018, to be held on Oct.
9/10 in Cambridge near Boston. We anticipate that there will be quite a few
presentations about building energy simulations, as have been in the past
at the North America Modelica Users' Group meetings.

All the best,

Michael Wetter


Dear colleague,

it is a pleasure for me to invite you to submit a paper and participate to
the forthcoming American Modelica Conference 2018
<https://modelica.org/events/modelica2018Americas> , which will be held in
Cambridge, near Boston on 9-10 October 2018
<http://airmail.calendar/2018-10-09%2012:00:00%20EDT>. The deadline for the
submission of papers is *May 1
<http://airmail.calendar/2018-05-01%2012:00:00%20EDT>st, 2018, *and the
deadline for the submission of extended abstract for a presentation-only
track is *June 1 <http://airmail.calendar/2018-06-01%2012:00:00%20EDT>st,
2018*. For more details, please check the online  Call for papers
Scope of the Conference

Modelica <https://modelica.org/> 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) <http://www.fmi-standard.org/> 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
<http://www.fmi-standard.org/tools> and is the key to utilize Modelica
models in non-Modelica environments.

The Modelica conference will bring together people using Modelica and/or
FMI 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 language, 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

§  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

§  New features for future Modelica versions

§  Modelica in other application areas (mathematical programming, databases

§  Modelica for teaching and education

§  New features of future FMI versions

§  FMI in Modelica and non-Modelica applications and tools

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
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

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 authors of the 10% top papers submitted to the conference will be
invited to submit an extended version after the Conference, for inclusion
in a special issue of an open-access, ISI-referenced journal. Please note
that the extended papers will undergo a full peer-review process which is
independent of the one of the Modelica Conference.
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 https://easychair.org/
Important Dates

*May 1, 2018*

*Submission of full papers for reviewed papers *

*June 1, 2018 <http://airmail.calendar/2018-06-01%2012:00:00%20EDT>*

*Submission of extended abstracts for presentation-only contributions*

*August 1, 2018 <http://airmail.calendar/2018-08-01%2012:00:00%20EDT>*

*Notification of acceptance for papers and presentations*

*September 1st, 2018 <http://airmail.calendar/2018-09-01%2012:00:00%20EDT>*

*Submission of final papers and one-page abstracts*

*September 5th, 2018 <http://airmail.calendar/2018-09-05%2012:00:00%20EDT>*

*Submission of final presentations*

Luigi Vanfretti and Michael Tiller

Conference Chairs
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