The NAFEMS ASSESS Initiative has one vision - to lead every aspect of engineering simulation toward a more valuable and accessible future in the medium to long term, leveraging the expertise and knowledge of top-level figures in industry, government, and academia.
To continue that journey, the ASSESS Congress 2023 was held in Atlanta, Georgia, between March 26th and 28th. This is not a traditional conference. It was an opportunity for thought leaders to work as one to map out the future of engineering simulation and lead the way toward it.
The ASSESS Congress 2023 brought together key leadership participants, including experts, industry analysts, software providers, researchers, simulation users, and others in the community of model-based analysis, simulation and systems engineering.
The conference was highly interactive, splitting into several theme workshops where participants will meet, discuss, and report to the main plenary.
Attire for the duration of the ASSESS Congress 2023 is casual.
Registration and Badge Pick-up Opens
Welcome Reception & Cocktails
Please join us for food, drinks, and networking opportunities. You’ll have a chance to meet and talk with the other ASSESS Congress participants. We ask that all participants try their best to attend this reception.
Breakfast: Join us for breakfast prior to starting the day’s activities.
Kickoff: Opening Remarks
Keynote Presentation: Effective Based Design: An Air Force Perspective
Notes from the Front Presentations 1
Making the Business Case for Simulation by Mark Meili, Modeling Enabled Innovation, Leadership, & Insight
The strong engineering culture needed to best use simulation by Gene Allen, Decision Incite
Technologies to Meet Fusion Energy Industry’s Simulation Needs by Dr. Mark Shephard
How to move from simulation to reduce physical testing to simulation to replace physical testing? by Gavin Streather, GKN Automotive
ASSESS Presentation: “An Update on the Unified Model Characteristics for Engineering Simulation UMC4ES”
Joe Walsh, CEO/Co-Founder ASSESS Initiative LLC, CEO/Founder INTRINSIM LLC
Lunch, Networking, & Discussion
Working Session Breakout 1
We will be breaking into a set of working groups to discuss focused questions for each ASSESS Theme:
Break & Transition to Notes from the Front Presentations 2
Notes from the Front Presentations 2
Establishing Trust in Engineering Simulations to unlock the value of Simulation by Dr. Alexander Karl, Rolls Royce
Best Practices for Enhancing Engineering Simulation Business Impact by Roger Keene
NAFEMS Simulation Validation and Verification Challenges by Jillian Steffek, Oshkosh
Design for Multifunctionality: we know a lot and we know very little by Dr. Carmen Torres-Sanchez, Loughborough University
Break & transition to Working Session Breakout 2
Working Session Breakout 2
We will be breaking out into the second set of working groups to discuss focused questions for each ASSESS Theme:
7 – 9 PM
Dinner: Join us for a night of good wine, good food, and good company
Kickoff: Opening Remarks
Keynote Presentation: Accelerating Innovation with Generative Design and Lattice Structures tools
Plenary Session – Working Session Breakout 1 Reports
Lunch, Networking, & Open Discussion
Session – Working Session Breakout 2 Reports
Plenary Session – Open Discussion
Close of ASSESS Congress
Registration for the ASSESS Congress 2023 is limited to 105 attendees.
*Early Bird Members must book their own stay and NAFEMS will pay the hotel for the agreed room night(s) on-site. Please note that this agreed room night(s) payment will not include incidentals.
If you are a Federal Employee, or if you are one of the conference ‘Notes from the Front Participants’ or ‘Facilitators’, please email us so you can receive your discount code.