The 10th International Modelica Conference is the main event for our community. Users, library developers, tool vendors, and language designers will gather to share their knowledge and learn about the latest scientific and industrial progress related to Modelica and FMI (Functional Mockup Interface).
This 10th milestone conference returns to Lund, where the first event took place in 2000. Since then, Modelica has matured from an idea among a small number of dedicated enthusiasts to a widely accepted standard language for the modeling and simulation of cyber-physical systems. Modelica is now used in many industries including automotive, energy and process, aerospace, and industrial equipment. Modelica has even been tapped for one-of-a-kind systems engineering designs such as the ESS (European Spallation Source) which is currently being built nearby in Lund. Modelica is the language of choice for modeling and simulation of complex system interactions.
The addition of the FMI standard to the project portfolio under the stewardship of the Modelica Association has greatly strengthened Modelica. FMI provides a complementary standard that enables deployment of high quality models to a larger number of engineers working with system design and verification.
The conference also presents new initiatives from the Modelica Association. Since the last conference, there has been a major effort to improve the standards compliance process for the Modelica language, the Modelica Libraries developed by the Modelica association, and the FMI standard.
These combined efforts have helped to increase the industrial acceptance, commitment to, and use of Modelica and FMI as central standards for analytic model based systems engineering.
Finally, we want to acknowledge the support we received from the program board and program committee. Special thanks to this year’s organizers, the Modelica Association, Modelon AB, and Amelie Rönngård from Anagram. Last but not least, let us thank all authors for their contributions to this conference.
We wish all participants an enjoyable and successful conference.
West Hartford and Lund, February 10th 2014
Hubertus Tummescheit and Karl-Erik Årzén