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Author's Guide

Guidelines for preparing, submitting and presenting papers for the Modelica Conference


Preparation of full papers

Please use the following templates for the creation of full papers. There are availabe for MS Word and LaTex.

Please make sure that your submission has been created according to the Modelica Formatting Guidelines. You may use these guidelines also if you do not want to use one of the templates. You may compare the look of your paper also to this example page.

For the final submission, there will also be the possibility to submit Modelica example model files that correspond to your publication. These files will then be attached to your paper in the electronic proceedings.


Submissions process

Papers can be submitted via the EasyChair conference management system:

There, you can also read your reviews and hand in the final paper after the reviewing process has taken place. In order to submit a paper, you need to have an EasyChair account. Simply follow the provided instructions to create an account. The same account can be used for several conferences over several years.

Once you have logged in, you can upload your contribution in the section: "New submissions". Simply follow the instructions.

The paper submission form includes the option to mark suitable topics for your paper. Please use this feature since it helps us to find suitable reviewers for your paper.


Final Paper Submission

Additionally to your paper, you have to submit also the following documents:

  • A one-page abstract (see below)  that will be distributed in printed form at the conference. Please use the template provided at ?? and use the file name "abstract.pdf".
  • A copyright agreement that gives the Modelica Association the non-exclusive right to publish your paper. Fill out this form, add the signature of the main author, scan it and attach the corresponding pdf-file to your submission. Use the file name "copyrightLicense.pdf".

The Easychair management system currently only allows to submit one additional file besides your paper. For this reason, pack the two documents above in one zip-file and submit this zip-file as "attachment". In case you would like to add additional information to your paper, especially a Modelica library or Modelica examples, add this information in this zip-file too.

In case you have any problems, send an email to


Preparation of one-page-abstracts for the Book of Abstracts

Authors of regular papers and poster papers, as well as organizations presenting their tool in the tool presentation sessions, are all required to submit a one-page-abstract of their presentation as PDF file, for inclusion in the book of abstracts.

Here are the corresponding templates:

And here is an example:

Please include the abstract as attachement to your final submission (as described above)


Guidelines for presentations

Oral presentations of regular papers are allocated 25-minutes slots in the programme, up to 20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. Computers with PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader will be available in the session rooms, you might also use your own laptop. We suggest you to keep a PDF version of your presentation at hand on a memory stick, so you have a back-up option in case there are problems with national versions of PowerPoint and/or with the video output of your laptop.

Poster presentations will take place on Wednesday morning. The room for poster sessions will be available from Monday afternoon for authors to display their posters. Vertical wooden panels will be available with a useful area 150 cm high and 120 cm wide, you might choose any poster size that fits this area.

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