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Simulation Verification and Validation (V&V): A Key Enabler for Virtual Product Development

3 – 4 November 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Call for Papers!

Extended deadline for abstract submission:

24 September 2014!

Engineering simulation plays an increasing role in industry’s search for competitiveness and technology based innovation at every stage of the design, qualification and certification of products. Key decisions and product qualification/certification increasingly rely on virtual tests and digital simulation, creating a major paradigm shift in which the objective of physical tests is progressively moving to a reference for analysis validation. This situation creates new responsibility for the engineer to guarantee the required confidence level.

This new approach requires secured processes for the verification and validation of models and analyses bringing evidence of their predictive capability. In particular, programme managers now require formal evidence on “simulation fit for purpose” on which they can build confidence and take decisions. In addition, the increasing situation for extended enterprise creates new constraints to guarantee safe and robust analysis processes.

At the same time, and due to the economic pressure, verification and validation activities are frequently seen as an additional cost that can easily be reduced or even fully cut, thus underestimating the induced risks. In addition, verification and validation is not easy to implement because of the diversity of involved persons: managers, simulation experts, test specialists, software developers and quality controllers, software vendors.

This conference will give a unique opportunity to interact between engineers and scientists from different industry sectors, research institutions and solution providers form different simulation domains to discuss and exchange best practices in verification and validation.

Expected contributions

We would appreciate receiving contributions describing case studies and best practices, challenges and experiences in the following V&V topics:

•    Verification: code verification, verification of analyses
•    Validation including simulation/experiment synergy, validation metrics…
•    Uncertainty quantification
•    Virtual testing and certification of industrial products
•    Assessment of predictive maturity, reporting to the customer
•    Implementation, lessons learnt from existing methodologies and standards

Please send a short abstract latest 24 September 2014 to

Specifications for Presentations

Abstract submission deadline (title, author(s), half page):

24 September 2014

Extended abstract submission (1-2 pages) for seminar proceedings:

10 October 2014

Presentation length: 25 min.
Presentation language: English
If you have any questions regarding your presentation please contact us. After notification we will provide more information as well as templates which you please use to prepare the extended abstract.

Planned Seminar Format

Day 1
12:30 registration / 13:30 – 18:30 Presentations
(18:30 beverages & snacks in the exhibition)
Day 2
08:30 – 15:00 presentations

Technical Coordination

The conference/seminar will be organized by the NAFEMS NORDIC Steering Committee in cooperation with the NAFEMS Analysis Management Working Group.

Location & Hotel Accommodation

Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport
Engvej 171, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
Tel. +45 32 87 02 02, Fax +45 32 87 02 20
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Close to the metro and train stations, this hotel’s home near Copenhagen Airport places guests within easy access of both the airport and the city centre: Metro station Femøren (two stops to airport and six to city centre) - beside hotel / Copenhagen airport - 3 km (5 min by metro).
A limited number of reduced-price rooms have been reserved for course delegates. Please book your hotel room by using the keyword “NAFEMS”.

Registration Fees

  • Staff working for companies which are NAFEMS members:
    FREE attendance*
  • *Staff of NAFEMS member companies can apply seminar credits towards free attendance. This event requires three seminar credits per delegate.
  • Staff working for companies which are NAFEMS members, but no seminar credits are available:
    3,100 DKK / 415 EUR
  • Staff working for companies which are not NAFEMS members:
    4,100 DKK / 550 EUR

Note: These fees include attendance at the seminar, one copy of the proceedings, lunch on one day, break refreshments, and beverages & snacks in the evening of the first day. Hotel accommodation is not included. All presenter need to pay regular delegate fees or use NAFEMS seminar credits towards free attendance.

All costs plus local VAT if appicable.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

  • Infopoint:
    1 table + own poster or pop-up display: 3,700 DKK / 500 EUR
  • Booth space:   
    3 x 2 m, incl. 1 table, chairs: 5,600 DKK / 750 EUR *
    All booth staff needs to be registered as regular attendees.
  • Sponsoring:   
    Please request further information.

All costs plus local VAT if appicable.

Analysis Management Working Group

The primary focus of the AMWG is the quality assurance of engineering simulation and the management of the simulation process. This is predominantly a management responsibility in as much as it demands the development of appropriate procedures and organizational support. The Terms of Reference refer to engineering analysis and simulation. The remit of the working group therefore extends beyond FEA, to encompass CFD and the emerging simulation technologies such as multi-physics. The working group output therefore influences not only the quality of the simulation, but by extension the quality of the finished engineered product.

  1. The AMWG has the remit to produce, monitor and maintain; guidance, procedures and advice relating to:
    a. The applicability of engineering simulation in relation to improving business practice and performance; and
    b. Best practice with respect to the definition and execution of engineering simulation.
  2. The working group’s output will relate to all “engineering numerical simulation”.


NAFEMS Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
NAFEMS Contact for Nordic Countries
Osterham 23
D-83233 Bernau, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 80 51 - 96 59 3 49
Fax +49 (0) 80 51 - 96 74 3 37


Event Type: Seminar
Location: Copenhagen Denmark
Date: November 3, 2014

Events - Cancellation Policy

Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all DACH events is as follows:

  • Cancellation up to 3 weeks before the event date: free of charge;
  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: 75% of registration fee non-refundable;
  • Cancellation up to 1 week before the event date: all seminar credits non-refundable;
  • No show at the event: 100% of registration fee non-refundable;

NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative event/course, however an administration charge will be applicable.

This policy is subject to change.


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