Registration for

2nd International workshop on "Open Source Modelling and Simulation of Energy Systems"

27 to 29 March 2023

unfortunately no longer possible




Important notice: For Monday, the trade unions Verdi and EVG have announced a nationwide strike at short notice, which is expected to cancel all long-distance trains, local public transport in Aachen and the majority of all flights to Germany. If you can make it, you should definitely travel and arrive at the hotel on Sunday. For those who cannot make it, we will provide a link on Monday morning so that you can follow the conference online. Please let us know if you cannot make it to Aachen.




Simulation is an essential tool to manage the complexity of modern energy systems and to define effective solutions for planning, designing and operating energy systems. Energy systems are expected to include electricity, gas, and heat networks - to maximize the use of all available forms of energy - and to include storage capacity. The distributed nature of new resources (generation and storage) and the participation of loads in energy management require fast, reactive control and protection. In this context, it is expected that the monitoring and control of modern energy systems will be characterized by the distribution of functions. At the same time, a large use of communication media is envisioned. The interactions between continuous dynamics and discrete events are becoming more relevant due to the increasing number of controllable devices (e.g., power electronic converters in power grids) and the use of networked control systems. In addition, power systems are increasingly driven by market competition, and the impact on system operation should also be considered. In this context, several research groups have developed modelling and simulation solutions to address these challenges, and they have disseminated their software using an open-source approach. The workshop will address all aspects related to the use and development of open source tools for power and energy systems modelling and simulation. The main objective of the workshop is to foster discussion on these topics among experts from academia, industry and utilities. The main topics on which the workshop is intended to provide a qualified forum for contributions to the advancement of knowledge include those listed below.



Technical Tracks


  • Electromagnetic transient simulation
  • Dynamic phasor simulation
  • Electromechanical transient simulation
  • Load flow – energy systems analysis
  • Real-time simulation
  • Co-Simulation
  • Equation based modelling
  • Building simulation
  • Gas grids simulation
  • Open models and metamodeling
  • Visualization








Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.



The workshop is technically supported by the: 

IEEE IES Technical Committee on Smart Grids (TC-SG)

IEEE SMCS Technical Committee on Intelligent Industrial Systems (TC-IIS)




Organizational Committee


General Chair: Andrea Benigni, Forschungszentrum Jülich - RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

General Co-chair: Antonello Monti, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Technical Program Chair: Thomas Strasser, Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria)

Finance Chair: Thiemo Pesch, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany)

Tutorial Chair: Veit Hagenmeyer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

Publicity Chair: Peter Palensky, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)




Technical Committee


Francesco Casella (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Manuel Dahmen (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)

Herb Ginn (University of South Carolina, USA)

Adrien Guironnet (RTE, France)

Amro M. Farid (Dartmouth College, USA)

Sebastian Lehnhoff (OFFIS, Germany)

João Martins (FCT/UNL & UNINOVA, Portugal)

Federico Milano (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Dirk Muller (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Luigi Vanfretti (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Karsten von Maydell (German Aerospace Center, DLR, Germany)

Anke Weidlich (Freiburg University, Germany)

Frank Hellmann (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact, Germany)

Kai Strunz (TU Berlin, Germany)

Marco Musetta (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)



Technical Support


The workshop is supported by the following organizations and consortia in organizing the panel discussion
and keynote presentation: