The purpose of the annual SIMS conference is to cover broad aspects of modelling and simulation and scientific computation. Every year a special topic is considered; this year multibody dynamics has been the main focus of the conference.
Following the tradition of previous conferences in this series; the scientific program consisted of 2 tutorial sessions; 3 keynote addresses and 23 contributed talks; distributed over two days. The speakers covered a wide range of topics; including numerical issues in simulation; distributed simulation; co-simulation; modelling and simulation aspects of multibody systems; domain specific models and issues related to simulation environments design. Several speakers discussed applications in automotive; production of pharmaceuticals; heating systems and batch reactors.
The broad range of interests was exemplified by the topics selected for the keynote addresses:
- Gustaf Söderlind from the Centre for Mathematical Sciences Lund University; Sweden presented recent advances in adaptive time-stepping numerical algorithms.
- Pieter J. Mosterman; Senior Research Scientist at The MathWorks; Inc.USA gave an overview of tool infrastructure that is essential for the successful adoption of Model-Based Design at an enterprise-wide level and presented the new directions in modelling and simulation research
- Sten Henriksson; a semi retired Senior Lecturer at the Computer Science Department of Lund University presented his personal recollections and reflections on the intellectual contributions of computers to science.
The conference was organized in cooperation with Linköping University (Department of Computer and Information Science); Lund University (Center for Mathematical Sciences) and the two simulation societies: Scandinavian Simulation Society and Swedish Simulation Society.
The SIMS 2007 Conference Program Chairs