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Final Program

Final conference program

Printable program

The final printable program is now available (10/2, 2018). Printed copies are available for participants at the event.


The complete conference proceedings in a single file. 

October 8th (Pre-conference tutorials)

  1. 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Modelica Beginners Tutorial, provided by Modelon, offices of Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab, 201 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
  2. 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Building Simulation Tutorial, provided by Michael Wetter, LBNL, offices of Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab, 201 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
  3. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Physiological Modeling Workshop, provided by Marek Matejak and Filip Jezek, offices of Amgen, 360 Binney St. Cambridge, MA 02141

Please note that workshops 1 and 2 are sequential, and workshop 2 expects users to know Modelica or have done workshop 1, and that workshop 3 is in parallel, at a different location.  

October 9th


Start End Track 1 / Common Track 2 
07:00 09:00 Registration and Mingle  
09:00 10:20 Vendor Session  
10:20 10:40 Coffee Break  
10:40 12.10  Vendor Session and Modelica Association News  
12:10  13:30 Lunch Break  
13.30 14:15  Keynote 1: Modeling Challenges in Consumer Products, John McKibben, P&G Paper Presentations
14.15  14.20 Switch rooms
14:20 15:35 Session 1: Thermofluids I Session 1: Aerospace
15:35 16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 17:15 Session 2: Thermofluids II Session 2: Energy Systems
17:15 18:00 Transfer to conference Dinner  
18:00 21:00 Conference Dinner (Cruise)  

October 10th


Start End Track 1 / Common  Track 2
07:00 08:00 Mingle  
08:00 09:40 Session 3: Tools and FMI  Session 3: Mechanical Systems
09:40 10.10  Coffee Break  
10.10  12.10 Session 4: User presentations, Applications  Session 4: User presentations, Tools
12:10 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 14:15 Keynote 2:  Modelica - History, State, Needs, Trends, and Possibilities, Hilding Elmqvist, Mogram AB  
14.15  14.20 Switch rooms
14:20 15:35 Session 5: Tools II  Session 5: Libraries
15:35 16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00 17:00 Panel discussion  

Session 1


Thermofluid, room 1

  1. Investigation of fuel reduction potential of a capacity controlled HVAC system for buses using virtual test drives
    Christian Kaiser, Sebastian Meise, Wilhelm Tegethoff, and Jürgen Köhler
  2. Control Description Language
    Michael Wetter, Milica Grahovac, and Jianjun Hu 
  3. Molten Salt–Fueled Nuclear Reactor Model for Licensing and Safeguards Investigations
    Scott Greenwood

Aerospace, room 2

  1. Development and Implementation of a Flexible Model Architecture for Hybrid-Electric Aircraft
    John Batteh, Jesse Gohl, Michael Sielemann, Peter Sundstrom, Ivar Torstensson, Natesa MacRae and Patrick Zdunich
  2. A Modelica Library for Spacecraft Thermal Analysis
    Tobias Posielek 
  3. Exergy Analysis of Thermofluid Energy Conversion Systems in Model-Based Design Environment
    Daniel Bender

Session 2


Thermofluid II, room 1

  1. On Closure Relations for Dynamic Vapor Compression Cycle Models
    Christopher Laughman and Hongtao Qiao 
  2. Fast Calculation of Refrigerant Properties in Vapor Compression Cycles Using the Spline-Based Table Look-Up Method (SBTL)
    Lixiang Li, Jesse Gohl, John Batteh, Christopher Greiner and Kai Wang 
  3. Modelica-Based Dynamic Modeling of a Solar Powered Ground Source Heat Pump System
    Defeng Qian and Zheng O'Neill

Energy Systems, room 2

  1. Coalesced Gas Turbine and Power System Modeling and Simulation using Modelica
    Miguel Aguilera, Luigi Vanfretti, Francisco Gómez and Tetiana Bogodorova
  2. Analysing the stability of an islanded hydro-electric power system
    Dietmar Winkler
  3. Modeling of PMU-Based Islanded Operation Controls for Power Distribution Networks using Modelica and OpenIPSL
    Biswarup Mukherjee and Luigi Vanfretti

Session 3


Tools and FMI, room 1

  1. ModestPy: An Open-Source Python Tool for Parameter Estimation in Functional Mock-up Units
    Krzysztof Arendt, Muhyiddine Jradi, Michael Wetter and Christian Veje
  2. A Safe Regression Test Selection Technique for Modelica
    Niklas Fors, Jon Sten, Markus Olsson, and Filip Stenström
  3. Functional Mockup-Interface: An empirical survey identifies research challenges and current barriers
     Gerald Schweiger, Cláudio Gomes, Georg Engel, Irene Hafner, Thierry Nouidui and Josef-Peter Schöggl 
  4. A Method to Import FMU to Hardware Description Language
    Min Zhang

Mechanical Systems, room 2

  1. Developing a Framework for Modeling Underwater Vehicles in Modelica
    Shashank Swaminathan and Srikanth Saripalli 
  2. Hybridisation and splitting of a crank angle resolved internal combustion engine model using a mean value intake for real-time performance
    Xiaoran Han, Alessandro Picarelli, Mike Dempsey and Romain Gillot
  3. Component-Based 3D Modeling Combined with Equation-Based Modeling
    Andrea Neumayr and Martin Otter
  4. The Deployable Structures Library
    Cory Rupp and Laura Schweizer

Session 4


User Presentations: Applications, room 1

  1. Single Pipe Design for Integrated Community Energy Systems
    Ryan Rogers 
  2. Evaluation of the impact of post-combustion CO2 capture on power plant performance: Dynamic model of a 725 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant with a CO2 post-combustion capture unit
    Baligh El Hefni and Eric Joos
  3. Reduced Modelica Model for Building Thermal and Electrical Loads Estimations
    Saber Mohamed, Scott Bucking, James Cotton
  4. Modeling and Control of the IRIS IPWR in a High Renewables Grid Using TRANSFORM
    Richard Bisson, Jamie Coble
  5. Dirt Late Model Race Car Simulations with Dymola / Modelica
    Nate Horn 

User Presentations: Tools, room 2

  1. Using SystemModeler and Modelica to Rapidly Build and Verify Hardware Control Systems
    Neil Singer, Kenneth Pasch 
  2. API for Accessing OpenModelica Models From Julia
    Bernt Lie, Arunkumar Palanisamy, Alachew Mengist, Lena Buffoni, Martin Sjölund, Adeel Asghar, Adrian Pop, and Peter Fritzson
  3. Modeling Integrated Community Energy and Harvesting Systems from Databases using OpenModelica
    James LeMoine 
  4. Virtual Commissioning and Dynamic Systems Modeling of Complex Systems Using Modelica and ControlBuild Co-simulation
    Behnam Afsharpoya, Damien Marchand and Franck Corbier
  5. An Industrial Model-Based Development Systems Engineering Strategy
    Trevor Bailey, Larry Biegler, John Cassidy, Bryan Eisenhower, Degang Fu,  Clas A. Jacobson, Carl Laird, Kevin Otto, Kristian Tuszynski, J. Åkesson

Session 5

Tools 2, room 1

  1. Modelica language – a promising tool for publishing and sharing biomedical models
    Jiří Kofránek, Filip Ježek, and Marek Mateják 
  2. The OpenModelica Integrated Modeling, Simulation and Optimization Environment
    Peter Fritzson and Adrian Pop 
  3. Modelica on the Web
    Tamas Kecskes, Patrik Meijer, Janos Sztipanovits, Peter Fritzson, Adrian Pop and Arunkumar Palanisamy 

Libraries, room 2

  1. A Modelica Library for Thin-Layer Drying of Agricultural Products
    Augusto Souza, Brian Steward, and Carl Bern
  2. Modelica library for the systems engineering of railway brakes
    Marc Ehret
  3. Drilling Library: A Modelica library for the simulation of well construction
    Reza Dadfar, Stéphane Velut, Per-Ola Larsson, Mathias Strandberg, Håkan Runvik, Johan Windahl, Pål Kittilsen, John-Morten Godhavn and Åsmund Hjulstad 

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