MODELISAR was an European project to improve significantly the design of systems and of embedded software in
vehicles. MODELISAR had 29 partners and started in July 2008 and finished, after extension, in December 2011.
A new and open interface standard FMI (Functional Mock-up Interface) was developed to conveniently exchange models
from different simulation environments, including the Modelica and non-Modelica tools of the MODELISAR partners.
Usage of a model in another environment can either be performed by model coupling, i.e., no integrators are
embedded in the model, or by co-simulation in various levels.
ARMINES, AIT, ATB, AVL, Altran, Daimler, Dassault Systèmes, Dassault Systèmes AB, David, DLR, FhG (First, IIS,
EAS, SCAI), Geensoft, Halle University, IFP Energies nouvelles, LMS Imagine, INSPIRE, SIMPACK, ITI, LMS International,
QTronic, Trialog, Triphase, TWT, Verhaert, Volkswagen, Volvo
Modelica Association Project
To continue the cooperation of the FMI development partners beyond MODELISAR, the core development partners decided
to find a new home for their activities under the roof of the Modelica Association. According to the Bylaws
of the Modelica Association, a new Modelica Association Project “Functional Mock-up Interface” was created.
Development, standardization and promoting the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) definition, one result of the
ITEA2 project MODELISAR. The intention is that dynamic system models of different software systems can be
used together for software/model/hardware-in-the-loop simulation, for cyber physical systems, and other applications.
License of project results
The FMI specifications are published under the CC-BY-SA (Creative Common Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International)
license, i.e., the license used by Wikipedia. A human-readable summary of the license text is available from
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 Source code, such as C-header and XML-schema files, that accompany the specification documents are provided
under the BSD license (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.html)
with the extension that modifications must be also provided under the BSD license.
Initial project leader
Torsten Blochwitz from ITI
Initial members of the Steering Committee
Daimler, Dassault Systèmes, IFP EN, ITI, LMS,
Modelon, QTronic, SIMPACK
Initial members of the Advisory Committee
Armines, DLR, Fraunhofer (IIS/EAS First, SCAI),
Open Source Modelica Consortium, TWT, University of Halle