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.
These 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.
No 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.
Monday, March 4th 2024
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 NAFEMS ASSESS Congress participants. We ask that all participants try their best to attend this reception.
Tuesday, March 5th 2024
Join us for breakfast prior to starting the day’s activities.
Kickoff: Opening Remarks and Call to Order
Joe Walsh will set the stage for the day’s activities
Future Directions for Digital Twins
Karen E. Willcox
Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Notes from the Front Presentations 1
Research on Virtual Testing and Validation
Jan Paul Stein & Alessandro Faure Ragani
McKinsey & Partners
Lunch, Networking, & Discussion
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?
Notes from the Front Presentations 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:
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?
Join us for a night of good wine, good food, and good company
Wednesday, March 6th 2024
Join us for breakfast prior to starting the day’s activities.
Kickoff: Opening Remarks
Modeling: Mastery, Marketing & Making Decisions!
Procter & Gamble
Understanding the Path to Realizable Business Benefits through Engineering Simulation
Mark Meili, Roger Keene, & Andy Richardson
Plenary Session – Working Session Breakout 1 Reports
We’ll hear the reports from each of the previous day’s Breakout 1 Working Sessions.
Lunch, Networking, & Open Discussion
Plenary Session – Working Session Breakout 2 Reports
We’ll hear the reports from each of the previous day’s Breakout 2 Working Sessions.
Plenary Session – Open Discussion
General discussion of the ASSESS Initiative
Close of NAFEMS ASSESS Congress 2024
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 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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