Call for Papers

NAFEMS World Congress 2021

Call for Papers

No matter how the international landscape looks next year, we’ll be making sure that you can participate in the Congress, be it onsite in Austria, or remotely from wherever you are.

The important thing is that you are part of it.



We want your 300-word abstract for presentation in Salzburg. If you’re reading this, then the paper you’re thinking of is probably relevant. If you don’t see your topic on any of these lists, just contact us at and ask if your proposed abstract is relevant.

Abstract length: 300 words

Submission deadline: 16th April 2021


Submit your abstract


We’re looking at every aspect of engineering modelling, analysis & simulation, including the items on our Analysis Agenda below, but also covering every other area you can think of.
Please submit here also your abstracts for the International SPDM conference and the International Multiphysics Simulation conference.
If you don’t see your topic on any of these lists, just contact us at and ask if your proposed abstract is relevant.

Analysis agenda topics

Engineering Data Science
The Fourth Paradigm

Designer-Oriented Simulation
Putting Simulation Upfront

Simulation Supporting Certification
Relying Less on Test

Communicating Complexity
Ensuring Simulation is Understood

The Digital Twin
Connecting Virtual with Physical

Autonomous Things
Artificial Intelligence becomes Real

System-level Simulation
Modelling the Sum of the Parts

Simulation Governance
Building a Simulation Capability

Multiscale Simulation
Analysis Great and Small

Simulating Tomorrow
Ensuring a Sustainable Future

Code Verification
Keeping you Accurate

The Failure Test
Modelling Structural Failure

Simulation Data Management
Making the Data Work

Rapid Manufacturing
Towards Distributed Digital Production

Process Simulation
Predicting and Optimizing Systems

Generative Design
Making the Impossible a Reality

List of relevant topics

We have put together an extensive list of relevant topics, but even that is not exhaustive.

Take a look at the detailed topic list, or contact us at


Submit your Abstract







Important Dates

Author notification of acceptance
03 May 2021
First draft agenda launch
around 17 May 2021
Full paper submission deadline
(optional) 02 August 2021
Pre-recorded presentation submission 01 September 2021
PowerPoint submission for live presentations
15 September 2021