NAFEMS 2010 Virtual Conference - Call for Presentations

NAFEMS 2010 Virtual Conference - Call for Presentations

In today's world, corporations and employees are re-engineering themselves to keep up with an ever changing economic and market environment. In order to meet these needs and provide additional educational opportunities to the engineering analysis and simulation community, NAFEMS North America will be hosting the NAFEMS 2010 Virtual Conference on September 8th-9th, 2010 .

The NAFEMS 2010 Virtual Conference will be the first independent virtual conference in the engineering analysis and simulation community. This is an opportunity for you to attend a conference with leading experts from around the world.

NAFEMS, the premier global organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of engineering simulation, will bring together the worldwide leading visionaries, developers, and practitioners of CAE-related technologies and business processes to share relevant trends and roadmaps, to explore common themes, and to address these issues in an open forum. The goal is to provide attendees with the best “food for thought and action” to deploy CAE over the next several years.

Call for Presentations 

A vision of CAE’s potential in 2020 has many facets associated with maximizing the value of using engineering analysis and simulation in addressing the ever-increasingly complexity of products and their life cycles. NAFEMS NA 2010 Virtual Conference will include keynote speakers, exhibits, and breakout sessions exploring the following subjects:

  • Business developments to increase the financial impact of CAE investments
    • Development and deployment of CAE roadmaps
    • Management and executive awareness and understanding to make CAE deployment decisions with enduring positive impact
    • Integration of SDM with PLM 
    • Broadening the scope of industries and applications that benefit from advanced engineering analysis and simulation
    • The roles of CAE software and hardware developers


  • Technical developments to improve speed, accuracy, reliability, accessibility, and applicability of results (“the purpose of computing is insight, not numbers .”) 
    • High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems for CAE (further synergies between hardware architectures and software algorithms)
    • Capturing the relevant physics to gain engineering insight through multifunctional and multiphysics simulation
    • Material characterization including multiscale material models and data management; understanding and coping with model limitations, etc.
    • The impact of nanotechnologies on CAE requirements such as multifunctional “designer” nano-materials
    • Timely insight from flourishing data: visualization, animation, and immersive virtual reality (“Moore’s Law doesn’t apply to the human brain ”)
    • Driving design improvement and optimization from smart simulations
    • Real-Time virtual simulations
    • Design uncertainty quantifications and non-deterministic optimization
    • Innovative approximation methods and evolutionary optimization


  • Human issues
    • Intelligent engineering collaboration environments
    • Teaching simulation as part of the basic engineering curricula 
    • Evolving engineering processes and organizations to leverage CAE advances 
    • Certification of engineers to help ensure safe and effective use of CAE 
    • Training and education aligned with a 2020 vision

In the first instance, abstracts of 300-600 words should be submitted for consideration by June 30th, 2010. Abstracts must be clearly marked with presentation title, author's name, organisation, address, fax, phone numbers and email address. E-mail your abstract to .

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be asked to prepare an extended abstract (typically 2-4 pages) and a PowerPoint presentation. Full written papers will not be required.

If you intend to submit an abstract, please click here to visit the Conference webpages, and notify us of your intent.

Who Should Attend?

The conference will be of interest to all analysts, engineers, team leaders and managers that have a responsibility for ensuring that a fit-for-purpose engineering solution is obtained from the use of modern simulation software. Those involved with the manufacturing and design process at any level will benefit from attendance.

The event is open to both members and non-members of NAFEMS.

Attendance is free for NAFEMS members, subject to sufficient remaining seminar credits.