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Call for Papers

NAFEMS World Congress & International SPDM Conference

Abstract Deadline - November 17th 2014

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The NAFEMS World Congress offers an audience like no other. These are the people who work at the sharp-end of engineering analysis and simulation, their managers and executive teams. 

Attendees from around the globe will take part in the event, from every industry involved in engineering simulation and analysis and SPDM - making it the best platform to showcase how simulation is used in your organization. 

NAFEMS invites you and your company to get involved in the World Congress by submitting a paper for presentation in San Diego. Make sure you are a part of the event by submitting your abstract today. 

Papers focusing on SPDM will be included in the SPDM conference, and all attendees and presenters at each conference will have access to both conferences simultaneously.

The Congress will cover a wide range of topics, addressing every aspect of engineering simulation in a full 3-day program. NAFEMS invites papers from any area in simulation including, but not limited to, the areas listed below 

In the first instance, abstracts of 300-600 words should be submitted for consideration by

17th November 2014. 

Abstracts must be clearly marked with presentation title, author's name, organization, address, phone numbers and email address, indicating the industry area and technical topic your abstract relates to.

Submit your abstract today using our on-line submission system by clicking here


The Congress will cover a wide range of topics, addressing every aspect of engineering simulation in a full 3-day program. Papers related to SPDM will automatically be considered for the SPDM Conference. We invite papers from any area in simulation including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Structural Analysis

Linear and Nonlinear Analysis
Joints, Connections & Welding Contact
Durability, Fatigue & Fracture
Thermal Structural Analysis 

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Conjugate Heat Transfer Multiphase and Phase Change Acoustics
Mesh Solutions & Mesh Adaption 

Dynamics & Testing

Crash Simulation
Linear Dynamics
Non-linear Dynamics
Combining Physical & Virtual Testing

Multi-body Simulation

MBS, FE, and the co-simulation of both 

Analysis Management

Quality Assurance Measures of Agreement Automation of Analysis
Virtual Testing in a Regulatory Environment

Business Issues

The Business Case for Simulation
The World Market for Simulation
Strategies for Determining Level of Investment in Simulation
Return on investment (ROI)

Simulation Data Management

SDM Requirements
SDM Strategies
Scope of SDM
Experience of SDM Systems
Simulation Process Management Data Standards

CAD CAE Integration

CAE Interoperability Simulation Driven Design Meshing
Integration of Analysis into the Design Process
The Semantic Web
CAD Representation of ManufacturingFeatures


Materials Characterisation
Plastics Elastomers/Polymers
Parameter identification
Material Data


Layer Optimisation Draping
Composite Manufacture and Assembly
Simulating As-Built and In-Service Conditions
Multi-scale, Multi-fidelity Modelling
Damage and Failure Criteria

Life Sciences 

Medical Devices

Geotechnical & Foundation Engineering 

Constitutive Models for Civil Engineering
Input Parameters for Geotechnical Models Using FEA with Eurocode 7
Soil-Structure Interaction

Confidence in Results 

Verification & Validation
Benchmarks & Test Cases
Lessons Learnt from Round Robins
High Confidence FEA and CFD
Uncertainty Quantification


Coupled Simulations
Fluid-Structure Interaction
Structure-acoustics Vibro-acoustics Thermo-mechanical
Multi-physics, Multi-scale, Multi-fidelity Modelling
Benchmarking and Validation of Multiphysics 


Electronics Cooling


Systems Modelling & Simulation

Systems Simulation
Systems Engineering
Requirements Management
Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)


Discrete Element Method (DEM)
Meshfree Methods(EFG, SPH, …)
New Methods
Pre- and Postprocessing

Emerging Issues 

Current Industrial Applications
Future Industrial Needs
Business Benefits of CAE


High Performance Computing
Open Source Codes
Cloud Computing
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Solver Technology
Virtual Reality 


Topology, Shape, Sizing
Design/Process Integration

Manufacturing Processes



Sensitivity Analysis
Taguchi Methods
Variational Studies
Robust Design

Education & Training

Qualifying the Analysts
Element Selection
Methods Development
Modelling Techniques
Simulation Skills Management
Results Interpretation
Using FEA and CFD for Code Compliance

Submit your abstract today using our on-line submission system by clicking here


Call_for_papers (pdf)

Call for papers - Japan (pdf)

Submit your abstract today using our on-line submission system by clicking here

Important dates:

Abstract submission:
17 Nov.

Author notification (abstracts): planned for 28 Nov.

Full manuscript submission:
26 Jan. 2015

Author notification (manuscripts): planned for 14 Feb. 2015

Agenda publication:
March 2015