Conferences & Workshops

IMA 7th World Congress, Galway June 2019

Date and location

National University of Ireland, Galway June 19-21 2019


The 7th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association will be hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway from Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, June 21, 2019. We encourage submissions in the fields (broadly defined) of microsimulation, agent based modelling and computational methods.

Plenary Speakers (Proposed):

  • Herwig Immervoll, OECD
  • Deborah Schofield, Director of GenIMPACT: Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine at Macquarie University, Sydney
  • Andreas Peichl, Director of @ifo_Institut's Center for Macroeconomics & Surveys, Professor of Economics @LMU_Muenchen
  • Eveline Van Leeuwen, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

National University of Ireland, Galway

 The National University of Ireland, Galway will host the conference. Founded in 1845, NUI Galway is one of Ireland’s leading Universities  and is ranked in the top 2% globally.  Beautifully situated on the banks of the river Corrib, just minutes from Galway city centre, NUI Galway’s 260 acre parkland campus is an ideal location for conferences and events.  From contemporary meeting spaces and comfortable accommodation to a choice of dining options and first class recreational amenities, the campus facilities available to delegates are excellent.

Nestled along the  river banks, our  campus  accommodation includes our recently opened, September 2018,    Goldcrest Village which boast 429 en-suite bedrooms and the nearby 764 bed residence Corrib Village. Both provide quality accommodation at very affordable prices and are within a short walk of conference lecture theatres.

There  are seventeen restaurants  on campus  operated by  five different catering companies. Local seasonal produce forms the key ingredient across menus on a daily basis and the five catering companies providing services on campus are enthusiastically working with growers/ producers and wholesalers to create nutritional, tasty dishes for our campus community of approximately 20,000.  We also welcome over 10,000 conference delegates and visitors to campus annually. In recent years local, artisan and craft producers have exhibited at receptions for international delegates which has added enormously to the enjoyment of their experience in Galway and we hope to repeat this at IMA. We know that food is central to the delegates’ experience and having such a wealth of wonderful fresh produce on our doorstep adds enormously to the delegates’ enjoyment.   Testament to the quality of food is the recent success of campus caterers. One  company won the Celebrate Local and  Seasonal Category organised by the London based Sustainable Restaurant Association and two other companies received  Irish Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards; one for  Event Caterer of the Year and  the other was placed 2nd  in the Ireland’s Site Contract Caterer 2018. These awards recognise initiatives to support food culture in the region.

 Galway City:

As a conference destination, Galway offers the best of all worlds, providing the peace and seclusion essential for a truly focused conference.  Meanwhile, the beautiful scenery, fresh air and wide range of activities on hand give delegates the chance to unwind, recharge their batteries and mix with their colleagues. Social event can be organised for  delegates during their stay including a trip to the wold renowned  and truly breath-taking Burren of north Clare and the Cliffs of Moher  which is a one hour drive. Additionally, majestic, rugged Connemara is another option again  just 30 minutes  Galway City. 

Program Chair:

Prof. Cathal O’Donoghue, National University of Ireland, Galway

Local Organising Committee

Cathal O’Donoghue, Dilovar Haydarov, Cathal Geoghegan, Mary Ryan, Andreas Tsakaridis, Deirdre Finan

Program Committee:

Gijs Dekkers, Melissa Favreault, Seiichi Inagaki, Jinjing Li, Philippe Liegeois, Cathal O’Donoghue, Sophie Pennec, Matteo Richiardi, Raymond Wagener,

Paper Submission

Participants who would like to present a paper or poster are requested to send an abstract in English (max 2 pages; Times New Roman font size 12, double spacing).

The abstract should include objectives, research questions, theoretical framework, methodology and results. Papers  will be in English and maximum length is 12 pages.

A poster session will also be organized. A dedicated email address will be supplied for the submission of papers and posters.

Please summit your abstract at


  • Abstract submissions must be received on or before March 1, 2019.
  • Authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 31, 2019.
  • Late abstract submissions (to be considered only subject to slot availability) must be received on or before April 1, 2019.
  • Authors of late submitted papers will be notified by April 30, 2019.
  • Early registration must be completed and paid  by April 30, 2019.
  • Regular registration must be completed and paid by May 31, 2019


The official language of the Seminar will be English

Registration Participation fee

The registration fees of €350 (€250 student) up to April 30th, or €400 thereafter. The registration fees cover seminar proceedings, conference dinner and buffet lunches and coffee breaks on each day. In addition there is a fee of €25 membership fee for the International Microsimulation Association.

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