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The 24th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2021) incorporating the 2nd Regional International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) meeting will be held at The University of Sydney and International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour, from Sunday 5 to Thursday 9 December 2021 with a workshop day on Friday 10 December.

ASOR will be joining us again for the 28th National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research, as will the DST Group led Defence Operations Research Symposium (DORS 2021). We will also be joined by the International Microsimulation Association.

MSSANZ has held biennial congresses since 1974 that typically attract 600–900 participants.

Theme: Modelling for action with a flood of data and a cloud of uncertainty

With the increase in data availability and recognition of uncertainty, MODSIM2021 will focus on how modelling and simulation can be used to translate data into action. Building on the traditional modelling and simulation papers in diverse areas, papers will explore the conference theme from a wide spectrum of disciplinary perspectives organised in different streams. Papers can approach the theme from different angles, including quantitative and qualitative modelling, and stakeholder engagement techniques. We encourage innovative approaches using novel modelling objectives. Special themes of the conference will include methods that take advantage of large datasets, scenario modelling of uncertain futures under climate change, resource constraints, and conflicting objectives. In 2021 the workshops for MODSIM will occur on late Thursday afternoon and Friday, we are inviting members to set up Special Interest Groups and put suggestions forward for a workshop in their area of interest.

MODSIM2021 will be held as a hybrid event, with people attending in person at The University of Sydney and International Convention Centre and also attending as virtual participants through an online platform.

Registration is open

Submissions have opened. Find out more about how to submit your extended abstract online and read the instructions for authors. Submissions of extended abstracts close on 11 October 2021.

Congress convenors

Associate Professor Willem Vervoort, The University of Sydney
Distinguished Professor Alexey Voinov, University of Technology Sydney
Professor Jason Evans, University of New South Wales Sydney
Professor Lucy Marshall, University of New South Wales Sydney.

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