Available March 2019

Mission Statement

The Modelica Association Project DCP and its members are committed to define the Distributed Co-Simulation Protocol (DCP) and promote it as a Modelica Association standard. The DCP specification, accompanying files and data are provided under an open source license. The DCP specification can be downloaded and used without any fees.


The DCP is an application level communication protocol intended for simulation based information exchange. It serves numerous different domains, like the automotive, aerospace, maritime, or architecture domain. Applications gaining benefit from the DCP are typically found in distributed simulation, co-simulation, hardware-, software-, or model-in-the-loop testing, and automation.