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The American Modelica Conference 2018

Modelica Association and North American Modelica Users' Group

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

The American Modelica Conference 2018

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Registration
Discounted ticket for early bird registration. Conference dinner is included with this ticket.
Aug 20, 2018 $500.00 $29.92
Student Ticket
To qualify for a student ticket, participants must show a valid student ID. Students who wish to attend the conference dinner must purchase a separate ticket for the dinner.
Oct 9, 2018 $75.00 $6.24
Full Registration
Full cost registration. Conference dinner is included with this ticket.
Not Started $600.00 $35.50
Workshop: Introduction to Modeling with Modelica
This workshop will give an introduction to Modelica. We will be presenting the principles of modeling with Modelica and efficient use of model libraries using various multi-domain examples selected to make the workshop attractive for engineers from all branches of engineering.
Oct 8, 2018 Free $0.00
Workshop: Thermo-fluid Modeling with Applications from the Buildings Library
This workshop will give an introduction into modeling of thermo-fluid systems and their control, using Modelon's latest graphical editor. We will be using applications from the Buildings library, but the course will be structured to also appeal to modelers from other application domains that are concerned with thermo-fluid systems.
Oct 8, 2018 Free $0.00
Platinum Sponsor   more info Oct 9, 2018 $2,000.00 $85.70
Gold Sponsor
Includes 2 attendee tickets.
Oct 9, 2018 $1,500.00 $70.70
Silver Sponsor
Includes 1 attendee ticket.
Oct 9, 2018 $1,000.00 $55.70
Student Dinner Ticket
Students should purchase this ticket if they wish to attend the conference dinner.
Oct 9, 2018 $110.00 $8.18

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Event Details

The American Modelica Conference 2018 will be held at the Samberg Conference Center in Cambridge, MA, United States of America from October 9 - 10, 2018. It is organized by the Modelica Association and the North American Modelica User Group NAMUG.

The Modelica Conference is the main event for users, library developers, tool vendors and researchers to share their knowledge and learn about the latest scientific and industrial progress related to Modelica and to the Functional Mockup Interface (FMI).  The program will cover modeling of complex physical and cyber-physical systems, as well as tools, for a wide range of research and industrial applications. All contributions are peer-reviewed and selected by the Program Committee. This conference is co-organized by NAMUG, the North American Modelica Users' group, and the Modelica Association. 

This conference will have one or several conference tracks with presentations of peer-reviewed papers as all Modelica conferences, but it will, in addition, have one track of industrial user-oriented presentations as user meetings by NAMUG have had for the last 5 years, that does not need to be accompanied by a full scientific paper. The abstracts of the presentations will also be peer-reviewed by the conference board. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Michael Tiller and Assistant Professor Luigi Vanfretti, PhD
General Chairman (Xogeny) and Program Chairman (Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute)


Modelica is a freely available, equation-based, object-oriented language for convenient and efficient modeling of complex, multi-domain cyber-physical systems described by ordinary differential, difference, and algebraic equations. The companion Modelica Standard Library has been utilized in demanding industrial applications, including full vehicle dynamics, power systems, robotics, hardware-in-the-loop simulations and embedded control systems.

The Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) is a freely available standard for the tool-independent exchange of models and for co-simulation. It is supported by many Modelica and non-Modelica tools and is the key to utilize Modelica models in non-Modelica environments.

The Modelica conference will bring together people using Modelica and/or FMI for modeling, simulation, and control applications, Modelica language designers, Modelica and/or FMI tool vendors and Modelica library developers. It provides Modelica users the opportunity to stay informed about the latest language, library, and tool developments, and to get in touch with people working on similar modeling problems. Expected topics for both papers and user presentations include but are not limited to:

  • Multi-engineering modeling and simulation with free and commercial Modelica libraries (mechanics, electrical, hydraulics, thermal fluid, media, chemical, building, automotive, aircraft, etc.) 
  • Automotive applications
  • Thermodynamic and energy systems applications
  • Mechatronics and robotics applications
  • Medicine and biology applications
  • Other industrial applications, such as electric drives, power systems, aerospace, etc.
  • Large-scale system modeling
  • Real-time and hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  • Simulation and code generation for embedded control systems
  •  Simulation acceleration by use of many CPU cores or GPU cores
  • Applications of Modelica for optimization and optimal control
  • Modelica modeling, simulation, and design tools
  • Symbolic algorithms and numerical methods for model transformation and simulation
  • Discrete modeling techniques − FEM, CFD, DEM (Discrete Element Method), etc.
  • New features of the Modelica language and of FMI
  • Experimental language designs and implementations related to Modelica
  • Modelica in other application areas (mathematical programming, databases, etc.)
  • Modelica for teaching and education
  • FMI in Modelica and non-Modelica applications and tools

In addition, the conference will include a Modelica vendor exhibition.


We are currently planning two workshops for October 8th (the day before the conference).  We intend to hold these workshops at Mitsubishi Electronics Research Laboratory (MERL) in Cambridge (not far from the Samberg Conference Center).  At present, there are two workshops being organized.  The first will be titled "Introduction to Modeling with Modelica" and the second is titled "Thermo-fluid Modeling with Applications from the Buildings Library".  Both workshops are free.  If you are interested in either of these workshops, please go ahead and purchase tickets as soon as possible so we can gauge attendance.

Call for Papers

Please see the Call for papers for further information about the submission and/or application process and the submission templates. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by the conference Program Committee (3 reviews per paper).

The conference proceedings will be published electronically. After the conference, the proceedings will be available online. Authors keep the copyright for their papers and just provide non-exclusive publication rights to the Modelica Association.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

To support the conference, and to get an opportunity to expose their Modelica- and/or FMI-related products and services, vendors will have the opportunity to sponsor the event and to participate in the exhibition.

For more information and application, please contact A decision about the acceptance of sponsors and exhibitors will be based upon Modelica/FMI relevance of products and/or services at the time of application submission.


Speaker: Dr. John McKibben, Procter and Gamble

Title: Modeling Challenges in Consumer Products

Procter and Gamble makes a wide variety of products from Always to Zevo [insect protection]. These present a wide range of challenges from non-Newtonian Fluid mechanics to disordered structures like paper. We have a continuing need to delight our consumers with improved products delivered at the right price and Modeling and Simulation plays an increasingly important part of this effort. I’ll discuss some of the areas where we’ve had demonstrated success and outline some challenges ahead of us.

Conference Dinner

There will be a conference dinner served as part of a Boston Harbor cruise.

The conference dinner is included with early-bird and full registration.  Students who wish to attend the conference dinner will need to purchase a separate ticket.

Important Dates

  • Deadline Extended: May 15, 2018: Submission of full papers and abstracts for vendor presentations 
  • June 1, 2018: Submission of extended abstracts for presentation-only contributions
  • August 1, 2018: Notification of acceptance for papers and presentations
  • September 1st, 2018: Submission of final papers
  • September 5th, 2018: Submission of final presentations
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Samberg Conference Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

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