61st International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS 2020

The 61st International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS 2020, arranged as a Virtual Conference on September 22-24, 2020.

Information

The 61st SIMS conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 2020) was organized as a virtual conference. Originally, this conference was planned to be the first SIMS EUROSIM conference and organized in Oulu, Finland. The COVID-19 pandemic presented tremendous challenges for the global research community and for the entire world. The organizers were first postponing the deadlines and keeping the plan of organizing the conference in person. Since the pandemic was continuing strongly, the plans were changed: the SIMS 2020 was decided to organize as a virtual conference in September 2020 and the first SIMS EUROSIM conference in September 2021.
The conference program consisted of four keynote presentations, a SIMS history review, 70 regular presentations and a panel discussion. The proceedings include 68 full papers. The keynotes and the history review are included as abstracts. The call for papers resulted in 81 submissions prepared by 181 authors from eleven countries. The reviews of all submissions were done by four chairs, eleven IPC members and 37 international reviewers. Full papers were selected on the grounds of academic merit and relevance to the conference theme. Each submission had 2-4 reviews and the acceptance rate was 84% for the full papers published in the proceedings.
The SIMS 61 conference covered broad aspects of simulation, modeling and optimization in engineering applications, including many papers on energy, industry, circular economy, automation and methodologies. Panel discussions were organised on future challenges and possibilities for simulation. The discussion focused on five areas: simulation, energy systems, big data, environment and simulation toolboxes.
All the sessions were held in a virtual conference organized in Zoom. A group of students from the Process Engineering Guild, University of Oulu, were helping the session chairs and co-chairs by taking care of the system operation as session hosts.

Proceedings

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,

Program

Keynote presentations
NOTE: The time zone is Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Venue

Virtual Conference:
All the sessions were held in a virtual conference organized as parallel tracks in Zoom. A group of students from the Process Engineering Guild ( ), University of Oulu, were helping the session chairs and co-chairs by taking care of the system operation as session hosts. Physical conference attendance was not possible since physical venues were not provided.
The presentations were submitted in advance. Since the authors were presening online, prerecording was not needed. The presentations were recorded during the sessions. Recorded presentations were kept visible for a limited time after the conference. For each presentation, a permission from the speaker(s) was asked to allow this visibility.

Submissions

EasyChair will be used for submission of all papers and abstracts. Please follow the link .
Submission Types and Schedule
Five types of contributions can be offered to the SIMS 2020 conference:
Scientific papers must be written in English and will be accepted for presentation based on a peer review of the draft papers. The peer-reviewed conference articles will be published in Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings Series http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/index.en.asp .
Industrial papers can be submitted as scientific papers. Additionally, industrial papers written in English, Finnish or Swedish can be submitted as full papers to be reviewed for publication in the conference proceedings published by The Finnish Society of Automation. Interesting case reports are welcomed as well.
Extended abstracts:The presentation at the conference can also be accepted on the basis of extended abstracts without a full paper. Extended abstracts will be published by The Finnish Society of Automation
Short papers: Student/Discussion papers should follow the writing guidelines of scientific papers when applicable. The final guidelines will be available in review phase. Selected short papers will be published by Journal SNE, https://www.eurosim.info/journal-sne .
- Posters: Submissions are accompanied with short papers or extended abstracts.

Key dates

Contact

Questions about the submissions should be emailed to
Esko Juuso, SIMS 2020 Chair
Bernt Lie, President of SIMS, IPC Chair
Jari Ruuska, SIMS 2020 NOC Chair
SIMS 2020 Secretariat
Finnish Society of Automation / Finnish Automation Support Ltd
Tel. +358 50 400 6624
E-mail:
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