SIMS 51 - The 51st Scandinavian Conference on Simulation and Modelling, was organised by FinSim at The Conference Centre Lasaretti, Oulu, Finland, October 14-15, 2010.
The program was focused on modelling and simulation in energy, environment, mining and metal industry. The program consisted of two keynote and 30 regular papers. Both days were opened with keynote presentations. The topics were: (1) Modeling and Control of Hydro Power Systems - an Overview with Trends (Prof. Bernt Lie, Telemark University College, Norway), and (2) Structure of a Property Based Simulator for Minerals and Metallurgical Industry (Senior Tech-nology Adviser, Ph.D., Pertti Lamberg, Outotec Research, Finland).
Energy systems, process industry, water treatment, services and maintenance were important topics throughout the conference. Energy systems were discussed in a wide perspective, including power plants, pyrolysis processes, fludized beds, fuel cells, residential buildings and district heating. Water treatment session covered both water and wastewater and extended to a biofilm process and a water distribution network. Digester fibre lines were the topics in pulp and paper. Metal industry applications combined various modelling method-ologies, including plug flow, CSTR, CFD, equilib-rium calculation and parametric modelling, for a AOD process, oxygen blowing, flotation, crystalli-zation and alumina digestion. Condition monitor-ing and modelling papers provided links between processes and services. Education was dealt in connection with chemical industry. Advances on simulation tools were presented as well, and there was an exhibition.
A panel discussion on Simulation Methodologies and Software Tools in Future Applications and Education was chaired by Esko Juuso. Panelists were prof. Bernt Lie, prof. Erik Dahlquist, Dr. Kaj Juslin and Dr. Pertti Lamberg. The audience took actively part on discussions.
There were over 40 participants.