Multiscale Modelling and Simulation Workshop 2021

The MMS workshop 2021 is a part of the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS) on  16-18 June 2021 on “Multiscale Modelling, Uncertainty Quantification and the Reliability of Computer Simulations”.


Modelling and simulation of multiscale systems constitutes a grand challenge in computational science, and is widely applied in fields ranging from the physical sciences and engineering to the life science and the socio-economic domain. Most of the real-life systems encompass interactions within and between a wide range of spatio-temporal scales, and/or on many separate levels of organization. They require the development of sophisticated models and computational techniques to accurately simulate the diversity and complexity of multiscale problems, and to effectively capture the wide range of relevant phenomena within these simulations. Additionally, these multiscale models frequently need large scale computing capabilities as well as dedicated software and services that enable the exploitation of existing and evolving computational ecosystems.

This MMS workshop aims to provide a forum for multiscale application modellers, framework developers and experts from the distributed infrastructure communities to identify and discuss challenges in, and possible solutions for, modelling and simulating multiscale systems, as well as their execution on advanced computational resources and their validation against experimental data.


Key topics of the MMS workshop include:

  • Simulation and modelling of multiscale systems.
  • Challenging applications in science, industry or society (e.g. in computational biology).
  • Uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis in a multiscale simulation.
  • Verification and validation in a multiscale modelling context.
  • New approaches for coupling and scale bridging, to combine different models and scales in one application.
  • Advanced numerical methods for solving multiscale problems.
  • Software approaches for simulating multiscale systems, and handling the complex workloads accompanying it.
  • Executing multiscale models on advanced computational infrastructures (distributed, HPC, cloud, etc.).
  • Performance analysis of multiscale applications and/or tools.


We kindly invite you to submit a paper reporting original, unpublished research and recent developments in the broad area of modeling and simulation of multiscale systems. Depending on your preferences, there are two options for submission available.

Full papers

You can submit your paper through the ICCS EasyChair system. Please be sure to select the Workshop on Multiscale Modelling and Simulation as your target workshop. All ICCS papers are of up to 14 pages, written in English and complying with the Procedia format.

Out of the submitted full papers to the main track and workshops, we will select some 30% high-quality papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings. These are published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series and indexed by Scopus, EI Engineering Index, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in ISI Web of Science), and several other indexing services. The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers.

After the conference, selected papers will be invited for a special issue of the Journal of Computational Science (Impact Factor: 2.644).

Abstract only

While we encourage full paper submissions, the “Abstract Only” option caters to researchers who can only publish in specific journals or work for companies in circumstances such that they cannot publish at all, but still want to present their work and discuss it with their peers at ICCS. In the “Abstract Only” option, a short abstract is published in a book of abstracts, but not in LNCS. Abstracts, too, are submitted through the ICCS EasyChair system.

Important Dates

Paper submission: 10 February 2021
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2021
Camera-ready papers: 5 April 2021

Workshop Organisers

  • Derek Groen, Brunel University London, United Kingdom;
  • Wouter Edeling, Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
  • Gabor Závodszky, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
  • Diana Suleimenova, Brunel University London, United Kingdom;
  • Bartosz Bosak, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), Poland.

Contact E-mail

Programme Committee (provisional)

BastienChopardUniversity of Geneva
BernhardGeigerKnow-Center GmbH.
ChristophSchweimerKnow-Center GmbH.
DaanCrommelinCWI, University of Amsterdam
DavidCosterMax Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
DerekGroenBrunel University London
GaborZávodszkyUniversity of Amsterdam
HaoJingTsinghua University
ImranMahmoodBrunel University London
JamesSuterUniversity College London
JannisTeunissenCWI, KU Leuven
JiříJarošBrno University of Technology
KatarzynaRycerzAGH University of Technology
KennethLeiterU.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory
PhilippNeumannHelmut Schmidt University
Robin RichardsonNetherlands eScience Center
Roderick MelnikMS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute, Wilfrid Laurier University
Scott MacLachlanMemorial University of Newfoundland
SergiyGogolenko Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart
Simon Portegies ZwartLeiden Observatory
StefanLudingUniversity of Twente
StefanoCasarinHouston Methodist Hospital
Ulf D.SchillerClemson University
ValeriaKrzhizhanovskayaUniversity of Amsterdam
VytautasJancauskasLeibniz Supercomputing Centre 
WenlaiZhaoTsinghua University
WlodzimierzFunikaAGH-University of Science and Technology
YuriyGorbachevCoddan Technologies LLC
ZhaoLiuNational Supercomputer Center in Wuxi

Previous editions of the MMS workshop

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004