59th International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS 2018

The 59th International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS 2018, took place in Oslo, Norway, September 26-28, 2018. Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) organised the conference in collaboration with University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the Norwegian Society of Electric and Automatic Control (NFEA), and the Scandinavian Simulation Society. The 1000-year-old Norwegian capital sits at the head of the Oslo Fjord and has a municipal population of about 670 000. The city offers visual delights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Holmenkollen, as well as more challenging content such as the new Nobel Peace Centre and the Holocaust Center. The Oslo Pass allows free travel on public transport, free parking and many museum and sight admissions.
The SIMS 59 conference covered broad aspects of simulation, modeling and optimization in engineering, especially in energy applications. Central themes include:
• modeling and simulation for design, planning, optimization, control, monitoring and diagnostics
• modeling tools, numerical methods for simulation, simulation tools, and technology
• visualization of modeling and simulation results
Application areas include: Automotive energy systems, Bio energy and biofuels, Biosystems and medical systems, Carbon capture and storage, Chemical process plants, Electric power systems, Energy storage, Energy and climate, Environmental impact, Fuel cells, Geothermal systems, Health and Welfare, Heat pumps, Hybrid and electrical vehicles, Hydro power, Industrial energy systems, Marine energy systems, Mechatronic energy systems, Oil and gas exploration and production, Photovoltaics, processing plants, Power stations, Refrigeration systems, Solar thermal systems, Thermal power plants, Wave and tidal power, Wind power.
A key component of the SIMS conference is the opportunity to socialize and make new connections. The conference offers several possibilities for networking including a conference dinner at the restaurant Olivia at Aker Brygge, a conference study visit to the VEAS water treatment plant, and last but not least several coffee and lunch breaks.


Proceedings published in Linköping University Press:


The first two days will be the actual conference and the third day study visits.
The schedule for submitting abstract and papers will be as follows:
  • January 29 - Submission of Extended Abstracts (extended with two weeks)
  • February 26 - Notification of acceptance of Extended Abstracts
  • April 30 - Submission of full paper for review (Extended)
  • May 25 - Full paper notification of acceptance and comments from the scientific committee
  • June 18 - Camera-ready manuscript
  • June 18 - Deadline for Early Registration
  • September 26-27 - SIMS conference key note and technical presentations
  • September 28 - SIMS conference study visit
Proceedings will be published in Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings.
Easy Chair will be used for submission of papers: Author instructions are available.

Author instructions

The Extended abstract should be structured into the following sections:
  • Title which clearly indicates the research topics.
  • Authors, names institute, country and email address . The first/presenting author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have agreed to be co-authors.
  • Key words (3-5). Background, Aims, Materials and methods, (Results, Conclusions).
  • Maximum length of the abstract is 5000 characters, about 700 words or approximately one A4 page. Figures and tables are allowed.
The Full articles should use the following templates LaTeX or DOC:
  • The article length should be 6 pages, the maximum is 8 pages.
  • The peer-reviewed conference articles will be published in Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings Series (publication level 1 in Finland, Norway and Denmark). Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings is an open access archive.


  • September 26-27 – SIMS conference key note and technical presentations
  • September 28 – SIMS conference study visit


Recommended hotels for the SIMS2018 conference:



EasyChair will be used for submission of papers. Please follow this link https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sims20180 to submit your abstract and your full article.


Registration Fees VAT included:
490 € Delegates Early Registration before 18.6.2018
510 € Delegates Registration before 1.9.2018
540 € Delegates Late Registration
100 € Master and Bachelor Students Early before 18.6.2018
120 € Master and Bachelor Students Late
100 € Accompanying guest/ extra dinner ticket
STUDENTS: Please send us an email before you register. To secure that you get the right prize we need to pre registrer you in our system as a master/bachelor student!!!
All prices on the registration site will be in NOK.


- Questions about the submissions should be emailed to HiOA/ Tiina Komulainen
- Questions about the program should be emailed to USN/Lars Erik Øi
- Questions about practical arrangements should be emailed to NFA/ Barbro Berg Bakken
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