SIMS 2003 - 44th Conference on Simulation and Modeling on September 18 -19, 2003 in Västerås, Sweden arranged by Malardalen University together with the SIMS and MoSiS


International Program Committee

Call for papers for SIMS 2003

Malardalen University together with the SIMS and MoSiS is arranging SIMS 2003 - 44th Conference on Simulation and Modeling on September 18 -19, 2003 in Västerås, Sweden. The aim of this conference is to cover broad aspects of modeling and simulation and scientific computation. It will thus be of interest for model builders, simulator personnel, scientists, engineers, vendors, etc. The scientific program will consist of technical sessions with submitted and invited papers, and is open for poster sessions and vendor demonstrations. 

Presented papers will be considered for publication in the Journal "Simulation News Europe" or "Simulation Practice and Theory"

Especially Ph.D. students are encouraged to contribute with papers according to the conference themes.


Proceedings have ISBN number: ISBN 91-631-4716-5.


Topics of the conference include but are not limited to:

Paper Submission:

Authors must submit extended abstracts (at least 1.5 pages) or draft papers (maximum 6 pages) as a single PDF (Portable Document Format) or PS (Postscript) file (ZIP compression is encouraged in this case). Please, submit the papers as e-mail attachments to the Secretariat to the address

A recommended paper format is available here:

Demonstrations and Exhibition:

An Exposition for books, commercial simulation programs and small-scaled experimental equipment used for simulation purposes will be held in conjunction with the Conference to provide an opportunity for organizations to display their products or services to Conference delegates. Fur further details, please, contact the Conference Secretariat.

Special exhibition pages will be opened closer to the Conference dates.


SIMS will take place at Malardalen University in Vasteras,Sweden. There are a high number of direct flights from all over the world to Stockholm (Arlanda),from where there is a bus taking1h 30 min or you can take a taxi (1h 10 minutes). The flight connections between Vasteras and Copenhagen ,Gotenburg, London and Oslo are also quite good.

The conference will be held in autumn, which is one of the most beautiful seasons. If the weather is fine a tour at Lake Malaren is a nice experience.

Vasteras is an attractive, high-quality conference city. It is known for high-level technology expertise and rapid growth with 130 000 inhabitants. Vasteras hosts a well-known science park, which is one of the fastest growing in Europe. The university has 13000 students equally distributed between the two neighboring cities Vasteras and Eskilstuna on opposite sides of lake Malaren. See web pages and 


Important Dates:



Please download the registration form in Word or PDF and send by fax before August 20.

Course on Identification and Forecasting of Dynamical Systems by Neural Networks - Principles Techniques, Applications (September 15-17) in connection with SIMS 2003. Please register to this course before September 8. 

Hotel information:

There are many hotels in Vasteras. We have made reservation at "First Hotel City Esplanade " at Domkyrkoesplanaden 2 , 721 09 Vasteras. Telephone +46-21-101200 and webadress . The hotel is open 24 h/d.

This is approximately 500 m from the University and in the city center.

Preferably you book yourself directly, but tell them that you belong to "SIMS2003", and then you will get the discounted price 685 SEK for a single room and 770 SEK for a double room per night. In the price breakfast is included.

The rooms will be kept for us at least for bookings before Sept 5, so please book as soon as possible.

If you want further information you can contact Erik Dahlquist


SIMS - 44th Conference on Simulation and Modeling
Erik Dahlquist
Dept IST, Malardalen University, Box 883, 721 23 Vasteras, SWEDEN
tel + 46-21-151768, fax +46-21-101370, mob +46-70-621 2680

Pictures from the conference