Conference dinner

The conference dinner dinner will take place on Thursday, 20.30 h., at QU QU Restaurant ( It is located right at the beginning of Passeig de Gràcia, one of the main shopping streets of Barcelona (The address is Passeig de Gràcia, 24. Click here  to see the restaurant location in a map).

There are four options in the menu:

  1. Meat menu (veal fillet)
  2. Fish menu (tuna tataki)
  3. Vegetarian menu (artichoke omelet or risotto)
  4. Vegan menu (pasta)

We need to know in advance the attendees’ food preference. So if you will attend the conference dinner and you have not informed us about your own preference yet, please, do it as soon as possible (you can write an email to

Note that  options 1 and 2 cost 35 euros while options 3 and 4 cost 30 euros.  The corresponding amounts must be payed  in cash at the registration desk at the conference venue.


The Organizing Committee of MS7

Registration to MS7 is about to close!

Registration to MS7 will close next Friday 13th.  Although registration is free, it is mandatory. So, if you plan to attend the conference and you have not registered yet, please, do it before Friday.

You will find the registration form in the following link:


The Organizing Committee of MS7

MS7 website down for a while. Problem solved!

Some servers of the University of Barcelona have been down during the last 48 h. As a result, access to the website of MS7 has been impossible. Fortunately, these technical issues have already been solved and the access to our website is restored. We apologize for the inconveniences that this may have caused.

The Organizing Committee of MS7

The program of MS7 is now available

We are happy to announce that the program of MS7 is already available in the ‘program’ tab of the menu above ( If you are a contributed speaker and you have problems with your allocated time slot, please, let us know as soon as possible.

The Organizing Committee

Registration to MS7 is open

We are happy to announce that registration to MS7 is open. There are no fees but, if you want to attend the conference, you must register. In order to do so, please, click in the registration tab of the menu above (or type in your browser) and fill in the registration form.

The Organizing Committee

First Call for Papers


Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

May 18th-20th, 2016


The Models and Simulations 7 conference (MS7) will take place in Barcelona, May 18th-20th, 2016, co-organized by the University of Barcelona and the UNED  (Madrid).

The Models and Simulations conference series is devoted to exploring philosophical issues arising from the construction and use of models and computer simulations in the natural and social sciences. Previous meetings took place in Paris, Tilburg, Charlottesville, Toronto, Helsinki and Notre Dame.


MS7 Plenary Speakers

Anjan Chakravartty (Univ. Notre Dame)

Roman Frigg (LSE)

Sabina Leonelli (Univ. Exeter)


Call for Contributed Papers

Contributing papers are invited from both philosophers and practicing scientists. Sample topics include (but are not limited to):

– Models and simulations, their construction and their use in: prediction; heuristics; theorizing; experimentation; confirmation

– Scientific representation; scientific explanation; scientific reasoning

– The nature of: abstraction; approximation; idealization

– Desiderata (simplicity, unifying power, robustness, …) for modeling and simulating

– Their use and functions: across disciplinary boundaries; in designing and applying technologies; in public policy setting.


Contributed papers sessions will last 45 minutes: 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes discussion.

Please submit a short abstract of 100 words and an extended PDF abstract of 600-700 words to:

If you do not have an EasyChair account, you must create one on entering the site. After logging in, click the ‘New Submission’ link. Add your 100 word abstract and upload the PDF file of your extended abstract. You can revise your submission any number of times before the deadline.


Abstract submission deadline: 22 December 2015.

Abstracts will be refereed blind and results communicated to authors in February 2016.


Registration, travel, accommodation and conference-related information will be available in the MS7 website:


Further inquiries may be addressed to: