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ASSESS Summit 2024

NAFEMS ASSESS Summit 2024 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA

ASSESS Summit 2024

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.

T​hese top-level figures will come together for an interactive leadership summit in Atlanta, Georgia, between March 4th and 6th 2024. This is the think-tank for engineering analysis and simulation, which will guide and shape the direction of the industry for years to come.

N​o other meeting brings top-level thought-leaders together to discuss the real issues in industry, and look at the bigger picture. You'll find key players from the consulting world, cutting-edge software development, global industrial users, government agencies, and elite academia. The community of model-based analysis, simulation and systems engineering looks to NAFEMS through initiatives like ASSESS to lead the industry toward the future - and the ASSESS Summit will deliver that guidance.

Places at the Summit are limited. The meeting will cover all of the main ASSESS Themes during interactive workshops, reporting findings and recommendations to the plenary and, ultimately, the simulation world.


P​reliminary Programme

 

 

M​onday, March 4th 2024

6​pm

Registration and Badge Pick-up Opens

6pm-9pm

Welcome Reception & Cocktails

Please join us for food, drinks, and networking opportunities. You’ll have a chance to meet and talk with the other NAFEMS ASSESS Congress participants. We ask that all participants try their best to attend this reception.

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 5th 2024

7​:45am-8:30am

Breakfast

Join us for breakfast prior to starting the day’s activities.

8​:30am

Kickoff: Opening Remarks and Call to Order

Joe Walsh will set the stage for the day’s activities

9​:00am

Karen E. Willcox

Keynote Presentation

Future Directions for Digital Twins

Karen E. Willcox

Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

9​:45am

B​reak

1​0:15am

Notes from the Front Presentations 1

  • Digital Twin, building block of Industrial Metaverse by Virginie Maillard, Siemens Corporate Research
  • You can simulate what? by Alan Rose, Corrdesa
  • RIED: Bioinspired generative design by Trevor Robinson, Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification for Engineering Simulations to establish Credibility for Decision Makers by Alexander Karl, Rolls Royce
  • Scaling metadata extraction with large language models by Olivia Pinon-Fischer, ASDL

1​1:30am

Invited Presentation

Research on Virtual Testing and Validation

Jan Paul Stein & Alessandro Faure Ragani

McKinsey & Partners

1​2:00noon

Lunch, Networking, & Discussion

1​:15pm

Working Session Breakout 1

We will be breaking out into a set of working groups to discuss focused questions for each ASSESS Theme:

Align: What incentives (or dis incentives) exist that prevent progress toward realization of a more interoperable ecosystems?

Autonomy: How does an autonomous context impact the required Engineering Simulations and do we need new forms of Engineering Simulations to support autonomy?

Business: What are the current unresolved challenges to leveraging Engineering Simulation for business benefits and what do companies need to do to overcome them?

Credibility: How can we elevate the awareness and application of the Engineering Simulation Risk Model to improve Engineering Simulation credibility and market Engineering Simulation assessment to engineering leadership?

Democratization: How do we ensure democratized tools are reliable for use by non-CAE experts? Can we leverage AI/ML to reduce significantly the required level of expertise?

Integration: How should uncertainty and variations of physical test data be coordinated with Engineering Simulation uncertainty quantification?

Twins: How are verification and validation maintained when the ES model is continuously changing?

2​:30pm

B​reak

2​:45pm

Notes from the Front Presentations 2

  • Simulation-based Methods for Enabling Collaborative Multidisciplinary Design for Smart Cities by Michael Balchanos, ASDL
  • The Ongoing Simulation Revolution by Petra Gartzen, Cambashi
  • The future for the modeling and simulation expert by Bob Tickel, Cummins
  • Crossing the Chasm: System Qualification and Certification by Analysis by Scott Shaw, MBDA Systems
  • Physiological Digital Twins by Robert Hester, University of Mississippi

4​:00pm

B​reak

4​:15pm

Working Session Breakout 2

We will be breaking out into the second set of working groups to discuss focused questions for each ASSESS Theme:

Align: What are the key use cases and/or requirements you would propose the stakeholders align around to help realize interoperability across sectors?

Autonomy: How can we leverage Engineering Simulation and AI/ML to enable confidence and credibility for real-time evaluations of physics phenomena to support Autonomy?

Business: How do we define and maximize the business value of AI/ML related to improving innovation, improving design iterations, and moving toward zero prototype design?

Credibility: What can NAFEMS/ASSESS do to improve confidence of simulation analysts and credibility for decision makers?

Democratization: How do we address the bottleneck(s) of required expertise (e.g, meshing, training, VVUQ, …) to enable a broader set of users?

Integration: How can we ensure stability and credibility for plug and play across multi-fidelity Engineering Simulation models including the need to identify common definitions of parameters that are used across multiple Engineering Simulation models?

Twins: How do we manage ES Digital Twins across a fleet (or large aggregate) of physical assets?

5​:30pm

W​rap-up sessions

6​:00pm

R​eception

7​-9pm

Dinner

Join us for a night of good wine, good food, and good company

 

 

 

W​ednesday, March 6th 2024

7​:45am-8:30am

Breakfast

Join us for breakfast prior to starting the day’s activities.

8​:30am

Kickoff: Opening Remarks

8​:35am

Alison Main

Keynote Presentation

Modeling: Mastery, Marketing & Making Decisions!

Alison Main

Procter & Gamble

9​:30am

B​reak

9​:45am

Invited Presentation

Understanding the Path to Realizable Business Benefits through Engineering Simulation

Mark Meili, Roger Keene, & Andy Richardson

1​0:30am

Plenary Session – Working Session Breakout 1 Reports

We’ll hear the reports from each of the previous day’s Breakout 1 Working Sessions.

1​1:45am

Lunch, Networking, & Open Discussion

1​:15pm

Plenary Session – Working Session Breakout 2 Reports

We’ll hear the reports from each of the previous day’s Breakout 2 Working Sessions.

2​:30pm

B​reak

2​:50pm

Plenary Session – Open Discussion

General discussion of the ASSESS Initiative

4​:00pm

Close of NAFEMS ASSESS Congress 2024

 

 

K​eynote Speakers

Alsion Main - Keynote Speaker at ASSESS 2024

A​lison Main
Procter & Gamble

Modeling: Mastery, Marketing & Making Decisions!

Alison Main is a Research and Development Senior Director for Corporate Functions R&D at Procter & Gamble. She has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford in the UK and 30 years’ experience at P&G. During her career Alison has delivered product and process innovation for Laundry and Automatic Dishwashing Detergents, Downy fabric softeners, Bounty, Charmin and Puffs paper goods, Duracell batteries and a variety of health care products.

She has a passion for transforming the way we work and has been a strong advocate for wide-spread use of modeling & simulation tools to accelerate innovation. She is also passionate about people development and creating winning organization cultures and has led multiple interventions in career development, diversity and inclusion and leadership culture.

 

Karen Willcox - Keynote Speaker at ASSESS 2024

Karen E. Willcox
Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Future Directions for Digital Twins

Karen E. Willcox is Director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Associate Vice President for Research, and Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Before joining the Oden Institute in 2018, she spent 17 years as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she served as the founding Co-Director of the MIT Center for Computational Engineering and the Associate Head of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Prior to joining the MIT faculty, she worked at Boeing Phantom Works with the Blended-Wing-Body aircraft design group.

She is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Fellow of the US Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM), and member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Willcox's research has produced scalable computational methods for design of next-generation engineered systems, with a particular focus on reduced-order modeling as a way to learn principled physics-based approximations from data, multifidelity formulations to leverage multiple sources of information in decision-making and uncertainty quantification, and scalable methods for predictive digital twins.


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Details

Event Type Summit
Member Price £1415.70 | $1795.00 | €1653.47
Non-member Price £1731.18 | $2195.00 | €2021.93

Dates

Start Date End Date Location
04 Mar 202406 Mar 2024Atlanta, GA, USA

Registration Information

  • Member Pricing: $1795
  • Non-member Pricing: $2195
  • Government Rate: $1300 (please contact Kathy Elliott to have the Government rate applied)
  • Notes From the Front Rate: $1300 (please contact Kathy Elliott to have the Government rate applied)

P​latinum Sponsor

Ansys

G​old Sponsors

BETA Simulation Solutions - Gold Sponsor of the ASSESS Summit

 

Coreform
DE247 - - Gold Sponsor of the ASSESS Summit

 

SIEMENS

 

IntelliTwin

 

ALTAIR

 

Silver Sponsors

ZSWOFT - Silver Sponsor of the ASSESS Summit
rescale
GoEngineer

 

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