9th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association


The Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) is pleased to host the 9th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA). We are happy to be able to meet in person again. The event will take place in historic state rooms of the University of Vienna on 8-10 January 2024.

The IMA Congress aims to share knowledge and experience concerning developing and using microsimulation models. It will be of interest to creators and users of microsimulation models in international organizations, governments, academia, and the private sector.

Conference website

The conference website is at https://ima-2024.wifo.ac.at/ which provides the latest updates and registration information.

Online application

We invite participants to submit abstracts using the online application form by 30 June 2023. The official deadline has passed but the conference organisers can receive late submissions at their discretion.

Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15 September 2023, and registrations to the Congress will be open by mid-September 2023.

You can contact the organizers of the Congress at

The Congress will start Monday 8th, at 14:00 and end Wednesday at 17:00. The conference fee is 360€ for early registrations. This fee does not include any IMA membership cost, which is free for individuals at the moment.

The venue is available for pre-conference workshops on Monday morning; please contact the organizers if you would like to propose or plan such events.
More information on the Congress venue, the logistics, and the program will be an-nounced later.


The Congress will consist of plenary and parallel sessions which are open to all areas of microsimulation, including:

  • Tax-transfer models
  • Population projections
  • Traffic, Transport, and Land Use
  • Spatial microsimulation
  • Environmental microsimulation
  • Health, disease, and care models
  • Pension models
  • Behavioral microsimulation
  • Agent-based models/microsimulation
  • Issues of microdata used in microsimulation models
  • Microsimulation methodology, including uncertainty
  • Micro-Macro linkage
  • Microsimulation modeling platforms
  • Microsimulation models as input for policy decisions and diffusion to the greater public or stakeholders


Papers can be:

  • Applied (e.g., reporting results of model simulations)
  • Theoretical (e.g., reporting innovative techniques and methodologies)
  • Descriptive (e.g., describing existing models, new models, or the development of particular modules or applications)

General Assembly of the IMA

During the Congress, a General Assembly of the IMA will also be organized to renew the association’s management board and discuss plans for the development of the association and its International Journal of Microsimulation

Special issue of the International Journal of Microsimulation

Selected papers presented at the Congress will be published as a special issue of the International Journal of Microsimulation.