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Simulation Governance & Management

Simulation Governance & Management Working Group


The NAFEMS Simulation Governance and Management Working Group (SGMWG) shall provide a vendor-neutral, end-user driven consortium that promotes advancement of the technology and practices associated with all aspects of managing engineering simulation processes and techniques. It will support the mission of the international NAFEMS organisation, namely:

  • To facilitate international industry, academia, government, and vendor collaboration, that leverages unbiased multi-disciplinary expertise dedicated to the engineering modelling, analysis, simulation, and systems engineering communities.
  • To improve engineering product and process simulations.
  • To have a positive impact on quality, profitability, schedules and safety for engineering companies.


Engineering analysis and simulation processes, procedures, and best practices for ensuring quality and reliable simulations are recognised as strategic business assets within all companies utilising virtual engineering product development techniques.


The focus of the Simulation Governance and Management Working Group is to champion and improve best practices that relate to engineering analysis and simulation. It will promote and enrich simulation management practices aligned with the rapidly-developing technologies in advancing the productivity and quality of virtual product development processes. This includes the development and promotion of requirements and standards that will have general benefits to the international engineering analysis and simulation community.

Discussion Video Series

The Simulation Governance and Management Working Group has begun developing a series of discussion videos tackling key topics within the group's scope. The videos are available to watch via the group's 'Discussion Videos' page.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the SGMWG can be viewed below:


Simulation Governance and Management Working Group Overview

An outline of the group's remit and activities can be downloaded below:

Simulation Governance and Management Working Group Overview

If you would like to express an interest in becoming a member the SGMWG, please complete this form.

Simulation Governance & Management Chair

Gregory Westwater