61st International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS 2020

From: 22/09/2020
Until: 24/09/2020
The 61st International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS 2020, arranged as a Virtual Conference on September 22-24, 2020.
The SIMS conference will be organized every year by Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS. The background of this conference series is in the 60-years history of SIMS.
The program of the SIMS 2020 Conference will have a multi-conference structure with several special topics related to methodologies and application areas. The program includes invited talks, parallel, special and poster sessions, exhibition and versatile technical and social tours.
The conference is organized by Scandinavian Simulation Society (SIMS), Finnish Simulation Forum (FinSim), Finnish Society of Automation and University of Oulu.
The Scandinavian simulation society, SIMS, originates from Scandinaviska Analogmaskinsällskabet (SAMS), which was founded in 1959.
The Finnish Society of Automation (FSA), founded in 1953, is a forum for members and all automation users to disseminate technological experience and to advance professional skills. Finnish Simulation Forum (FinSim) is a division of FSA.
The Federation of European Simulation Societies, EUROSIM, was set up in 1989. The purpose of EUROSIM is to provide a European forum for regional and national simulation societies to promote the advancement of modelling and simulation in industry, research and development.
All the accepted camera-ready manuscripts have been received and editorial correction requests have been sent for some authors. The conference program and publications need the following information and submissions:
  • September 15, 2020, Submission information (Title, Abstract and Keywords) - Done
  • September 15, 2020, Presentation need to be submitted in advance - Done
  • October 15, 2020, Final extended abstract for the Book of Abstracts - Extended
  • October 15, 2020, Reference list for the Proceedings
  • October 30, 2020, Final corrections for the Proceedings
All the submissions should be done within the submission page at EasyChair.


The Proceedings has been published by Linköping University Press in Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings No. 176 :
ISSN: 1650-3686, eISSN: 1650-3740, ISBN 978-91-7929-731-2.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3384/ecp20176
Entire Proceedings: 68 papers, 485+26 pages, 61 194 KB,
All papers should use the following templates LaTeX or DOC:
The MSWord template has been updated by including more details about bibliographic citing and references.
  • The length of the scientific papers 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 and Norway). Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings is an open access archive.
  • The length of the industrial papers should from 4 to 8 pages.
  • The length of the short papers should be from 2 to 3 pages.
The extended abstracts 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 and with them the maximum length is two pages.
In the first step, the short abstracts should be minimum 300 words.
Reference lists are needed as separate word or text files. Content: Title and authors are followed by the reference list of the paper.
Instructions for the reference lists
Instructions for the reference listsmedia-files/Instructions for reference lists Upd.pdf
should be used as a check list for citing and references both within the paper and in the separate reference file.
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