29 - 30 May 2015


The FOSSEE (Free and Open Source Software for Education) project based at IIT Bombay is conducting a workshop on DWSIM, an open source CAPE-OPEN compliant chemical process simulator, an alternative to Aspen Plus. It runs on Windows in native mode, and Linux and Mac OS X through Mono. DWSIM is useful to teach the Principles of Chemical Engineering. It is also useful to solve industrial problems. The workshop provides an opportunity to legally download for free, install and learn DWSIM. You can also download Textbook Companions from here and practice them online or offline.

We recommend all participants to bring their laptops to install DWSIM (legally) and to get familiarised. We also invite you to bring your flowsheeting problems to try out.


We welcome all students and faculty from academic institutions and professionals to attend this workshop and benefit. We also request you to bring this to the attention of others (former students and colleagues) who may be interested.

We have limited number of seats available, please register early to avoid disappointment.

Details Regular (Students and Faculty) Corporate
Online registration (last day 28 May 2015) 1000 INR 2500 INR
On the spot Registration 1500 INR 3500 INR


Type Details
Hostel Accommodation Low cost (Rs 250 per day), bare minimum student accommodation on shared basis, can be
reserved by us for you. If you are interested, please click here to pay.
Service apartments Limited number of AC rooms are available on single (Rs 2750 + Tax per day)
and double (3500 + Tax per day).
For more details, please contact +91 22-42476900/2.
Hotel Accommodation To be arranged by the participants themselves.
Link for a few nearby hotels are given below:

Metro Residency
The Beatle
Meluha-The Fern


DAY 1 - Friday, 29 May 2015

Time Session
08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:30 Inauguration/Introduction Talk - FOSSEE
10:00 – 10:30 Tea break
10:30 – 11:30 Spoken Tutorials
11:30 – 12:15 Unit Operations
12:15 - 13:00 Thermodynamics
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Complex Problems
15:00 - 16:00 Custom modules using spreadsheet
16:00 - 16:30 A lab course on chemical process simulation using DWSIM
16:30 – 17:30 Tea Break / Networking

DAY 2 - Saturday, 30 May 2015

Time Session
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Tea break
10:30 – 13:00
  • Solving user defined problems
  • Presentation of already solved problems using DWSIM by the participants
  • Introduction to OpenModelica
  • Interfacing DWSIM and OpenModelica.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
  • Discussion on Avenues for Collaboration: Improving Thermodynamics
  • Textbook Companion, Lab Migration
  • Introducing in the curriculum
  • Creating a repository of academic projects based on DWSIM
15:30 - 16:00 Tea break
16:00 - 17:00 Discussion and conclusion

  1. Scilab Spoken Tutorials for Beginners
  2. Image Processing
  3. Interfacing Scilab with Arduino

Registration for the workshop is mandatory.
Please note that you can register for only one workshop as the workshop sessions will run in parallel.
The link to the workshop registration will be emailed to you after completion of the conference registration.

Expert Talks

Speaker Topic
Prof. Achutsankar S Nair Scilab - Opportunities and Challenges
Prof. Satish Annegeri Scilab and Scientific Computing in Engineering Education - Experiences and Expectations
Prof. P Naren Experiments and Experiences with Scilab in Undergraduate Education
Prof. A B Raju Using Scilab/Xcos in Teaching and Learning-Sharing Experiences
Prof. Manjusha Joshi Vectorization and Visualization: Using Scilab



Participants can present their flowsheeting problems which are solved through DWSIM. Send such solutions to us at :
contact-dwsim [at] fossee [dot] in with the problem statement and solution.


DWSIM workshop 2015 is organized by FOSSEE. FOSSEE project is part of the National Mission on Education through ICT with the thrust area being "Adaptation and deployment of open source simulation packages equivalent to proprietary software", funded by MHRD, based at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.


The FOSSEE project undertaken by IIT Bombay is funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development , Govt. of India, under National Mission on Education through ICT. The aim of Human Resource Development is education and skill development, which plays a significant role in our country.

Spot Registration Pass

Questions or comments?

For queries mail us at : contact-dwsim [at] fossee [dot] in