On August 12-16, the city of Västerås (Sweden) hosted two conferences of international prestige. The main conference was ICAE, the International Conference of Applied Energy. This was the 11th conference and the first time in Northern Europe. There were 1100+ submissions of full papers and 800+ were presented as full papers or posters. Moreover, more than 800 participants from 54 countries attended, with a majority from China and other Asian countries.
On the other hand, the city was also running the Scandinavian Simulation Society event (SIMS) as a track within ICAE. It was the 60th conference of this society, which is the oldest simulation society in the world still existing. It is part of Eurosim with 16 local societies in Europe and Russia. The focus was on what is also the core of FUDIPO project, that is smart systems like artificial intelligence for process industries and utility sector.
Within ICAE, a series of sessions on Intelligent Energy were also arranged, which is also very close to what we do in FUDIPO.
The chairmen for the conferences were Erik Dahlquist (FUDIPO coordinator) and Jinyue Yan, editor in chief for Applied Energy, both professors ar Malardalen University. The Journal o Applied Energy is the basis for the conference and has today an impact factor of 8.4 and got 12707 submissions of full papers last year, from which some 1800 were published. The network of reviewer contains more than 6000 single reviewers. 4749 papers came from China, 856 from the US, and 796 from India, the three largest submitters. There were 4.76 million downloads of full papers in 2018. MDH Future Energy presented eight papers at the conference, and four of them directly related to the FUDIPO project research.
More information about FUDIPO papers will be posted soon.