VMAP International Conference on CAE Interoperability 2020

VMAP International Conference on CAE Interoperability 2020

Interoperability is a significant topic for much of the Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation and analysis sector.  Improving accuracy and speed in both product and process design is a constant requirement. A critical factor in this is enabling seamless collaboration between teams, often in different organisations, addressing different simulations and physics. This, however, presents a significant barrier.

The 1st International Conference on Interoperability, organised by the VMAP project, will discuss these issues and more. The conference will take place in Bamberg, Germany, from 13th-14th May 2020, following directly on from the NAFEMS DACH Regional Conference at the same venue.

Focusing on the many aspects, problems and possible solutions in interoperability including software implementation, simulation process integration, data transfer, standards, ontologies, and collaboration, this will be the first independent, international gathering focussing solely on interoperability.


The call for papers is now open, and we are welcoming submissions from every industry and region from across the globe. All presentations which are relevant to interoperability within CAE will be welcome, but we are particularly interested in the following topics:

  • Standards for Interfaces and Data Formats
  • Software Solutions supporting Interoperability and Standards
  • Manufacturing Simulation
  • Process Integration and Design Optimization
  • Digital Factories and Digital Twins

Abstract submission
Please send your abstract (300 words) to gino.duffett@nafems.org by January 24th 2020 at the latest. Abstracts must include author name, organisation, address, phone number and email address.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be notified by March 1st 2020. Authors will then be asked to prepare an extended abstract (typically 1-4 pages including images) and a PowerPoint presentation. Full written papers will not be required. Extended abstracts must be submitted latest April 1st 2020.

Presentation length
Each presentation should be no more than 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion

Welcome Kongresshotel Bamberg
Mußstraße 7, 96047 Bamberg, Germany

Delegate Fee
Free of charge for experienced experts, engineers, developers and practitioners in the field. This includes coffee breaks and dinner but does not include hotel accommodation.

The number of participants is therefore strictly limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, with acceptance being solely at the organiser’s discretion.

Participation will be limited to one person per entity; however, additional registrations can be requested from the organisers if necessary.

Register at the VMAP Website

Conference Language

Hotel Accommodation
Welcome Kongresshotel Bamberg, Mußstraße 7, 96047 Bamberg, Germany
Conference delegates can book their hotel accommodation before 15 April 2020 by clicking on this booking link. The promotional code is “VMAP”.

Conference Organisation
NAFEMS Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
Griesstraße 20, D-85567 Grafing b. München
Phone: +49 176 217 984 01, Fax: +49 3 22 11 08 99 13 41


Event Type: User Conference

Member / Non-Member Price: Free


Start Date

End Date


13 May 2020 14 May 2020 Bamberg, Germany

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