First SIMS EUROSIM Conference on Modelling and Simulation, SIMS EUROSIM 2021, and 62nd International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS 2021

The First SIMS EUROSIM Conference on Modelling and Simulation, SIMS EUROSIM 2021 takes place in Oulu, Finland, September 21-23, 2021. The 62nd International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS 2021, is embedded with SIMS EUROSIM 2021.


The SIMS EUROSIM conference will be organized every third year by SIMS and the Federation of European Simulation Societies, EUROSIM. The background of this conference series is in the 60-years history of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS. The program of the SIMS EUROSIM 2021 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.
**DEADLINE EXTENSION: The deadline of the abstracts for the short papers and extended abstract contributions are extended to June 15, 2021.

Author instructions

- 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.
The short abstracts should be 150 - 300 words. Note! They are required in the information part of the first submissions and should be updated later for the conference program and publications. There will not be any separate review for these abstracts.
Thematic sessions should be devoted to a specific topic within the scope of the conference. The proposals are submitted at EasyChair, see the submission instructions. The contributions do not need to be of the same paper type. The submission procedures, deadlines and the review process follow the guidelines of the appropriate submission type from the draft paper / draft extended abstract phase onwords. The first submission steps will be controlled by the session organizers. EasyChair should be used in all submission phases. The thematic session is indicated by selecting the topic information.
The deadline of the proposals is extended to March 26, 2021.


Keynote presentations
Technical presentations
  • Parallel sessions
  • Panel discussion
  • Tutorials
Company visits
Plans include both physical and virtual alternatives, TBD.
Plans include both physical and virtual alternatives, TBD.
Social program
Plans include both physical and virtual alternatives, TBD.


*Oulu City

The SIMS EUROSIM 2021 is planned to be organized in the heart of the at ’s conference facilities, address: the 4th floor of the Valkea shopping centre, Isokatu 25, 90100 Oulu.
Oulu, the Capital of Northern Scandinavia
is located on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, 220 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle and Lapland. Oulu is a vibrant research community with a population of over 200 000 inhabitants. It offers a combination of a charming small city, an urban Centre and a dynamic international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through research and education. The , founded in 1958, is with 13 000 students and 2900 employees strong one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Oulu has been awarded as the most intelligent community in Europe 2012. The city provides free wireless Internet access to all its visitors.
offers links to growth-oriented companies with competitive operating environments, partnership networks and business services.
How to get
There are good flight connections to Oulu from all over the world via Helsinki. Numerous only one hour flights per day between Oulu and Helsinki are operated by and Oulu has frequent Pendolino and InterCity train connections with Helsinki and Tampere, see .

*Hybrid conference / LIVE-event / Virtual conference

The virtual participation option for the event will be realized only in the following cases:
  • It is not possible to arrange the conference as a LIVE-event due to health safety reasons and at least thirty (30) persons have registered to participate virtually (at June 18, 2021)
  • If less than thirty (30) persons have registered (at June 18, 2021) to participate on-site, the event will be arranged only virtually.
The current answers support a hybrid conference combining both live and virtual presentations. Your answer is highly important planning of the event.
Please choose at EasyChair your preferred way of presenting your paper.


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 EUROSIM 2021 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
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, .
- Posters: Submissions are accompanied with short papers or extended abstracts.


The registration fees depend on the participation:

LIVE Conference

- Full registration fees include admission to all the sessions of the conference, refreshments, lunches and the conference dinner.
- The student fees include admission to all the sessions and refreshments. It allows one short paper.
- The accompanying guest fees are for the conference dinner only.

Virtual participation

  • Full registration fees include admission to all the sessions of the conference.
  • The student fees include admission to all the sessions. It allows one short paper.


  • The membership needs to be proven by a certificate.
  • The student fees are only for Master and Bachelor Students. PhD students do not belong in this group.
  • All prices are including VAT, and do not include the price of the hotel.
  • The conference publications are Open Access.


Questions about the submissions should be emailed to
Esko Juuso, SIMS EUROSIM 2021 Chair
Bernt Lie, President of SIMS, IPC Chair
Jari Ruuska, SIMS EUROSIM 2020 NOC Chair
SIMS EUROSIM 2020 Secretariat
Finnish Society of Automation / Finnish Automation Support Ltd
Tel. +358 50 400 6624
SIMS, the Scandinavian Simulation Society, is a member of
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