Gathering of the Democratization Community at CAASE18
Dating back to the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress, interest in democratization has grown from a single session to a full conference track at NAFEMS events.
CAASE18 (the Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering) an event hosted by NAFEMS and Digital Engineering Magazine, will take place June 5-7 in Cleveland. What makes CAASE18 so noteworthy is that it highlights the first time that democratization has earned a leading role as a key topic running the duration of the three day conference.
We have pulled together a list of democratization-themed abstracts covering presentations, workshops and discussions taking place at CAASE18. Download Here.
As a preview, you can find the abstracts for the following presentations and workshops in the link provided above:
- The Challenges and ROI of the Democratization of Simulation – Why Progress is Slow (M. Panthaki, Comet Solutions, Inc.)
- GPU Technology in the Cloud for Scalable and Democratized Engineering Simulations (R. Mitchell, ANSYS Inc)
- The Role of Simulation Governance in the Democratization of Simulation through the Use of Smart Sim Apps (R. Actis, ESRD, Inc.)
- Democratization History at Accuride (M. McLeod, Accuride Corporation)
- Taming the Wild Beast: Encapsulating Open-Source Software behind Democratization Framework (Z. Eckblad, Eckdyn Analysis Solutions)
- A Journey towards “Commoditization” of Simulation and Analysis IT Resources to Support “Democratization” Vision of CAE Users Community (A. Jaiswal, John Deere India Pvt Ltd)
- Implementing the Democratization of Simulation at Zhongli (US & China) – The Goals, Challenges and Successes (J. Wu, Shanghai Zhongli Investment Co., Ltd.)
- ASSESS Initiative: Collaborating with NAFEMS to Enable the Simulation Revolution (J. Walsh, intrinSIM LLC)
- Democratizing Engineering Models – Part 1 (T. Valachovic, EASA Software)
- An Investigation into the Suitability of Machine Learning Methodologies As a Supplement to Conventional Engineering Analysis (S. Dewhurst, EASA Software)
- A Business Centric Approach to Simulation Democratization (J. Betts, Front End Analytics LLC)
- Implementing Rules-Based Simulation Automation for Democratizing Automotive Wheel Design – The Goals, Challenges and Successes (T. Hood, Superior Industries)
- Enabling Democratization By Engineers, For Engineers (J. Aldred, HBM Prenscia nCode)
- Towards CFD Democratization in Pre-development (T. Papadopoulos, Siemens AG)
- Wind ITO Fulfillment Center: Capturing Proprietary Processes for Wind Farm Siting Analysis (M. Kornfein, GE Global Research & Development)
- Simulation Data Management and Process Automation at Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics and Electricity (BISME) – Goals and Successes (Y. Yang, BISME)
- Democratizing Engineering Models – Part 2: Evaluating 3-D CAD Designs (M. Panthaki, Comet Solutions, Inc.)
- Democratization Roundtable Discussion/Q&A (M. Panthaki, Comet Solutions, Inc.)
- Assessment of Gearbox Durability Using a Customized App (Y. Marchand, Romax Technology Inc)
- Implementing the Democratization of Simulation at ZPMC – The Goals, Challenges and Successes (L. Yiming, ZPMC)
- RevolutionInSimulation.org – a new, public Web Community for the Democratization of Simulation (M. Panthaki, Revolution in Simulation)
- The Deep Learning Revolution and Its Impact on Computer Aided Engineering (S. Slavetinsky, Renumics GmbH)
For those of you not familiar with NAFEMS, I’ve provided an explanation below of who we are and what we do to support the engineering analysis & simulation community.
NAFEMS mission is to provide knowledge, international collaboration, and educational opportunities for the use and validation of engineering simulation.
In recent years, we have made efforts to educate the community on the key elements of democratization and simulation governance, which includes partnering with industry thought leaders to capture and disseminate information. An example of this includes the “Simulation 20/20: The Next Five Years” webinar series, which saw NAFEMS partner with a number of industry thought leaders and end-user companies to deliver a year-long webinar series covering three major themes: Democratization, Simulation Governance, and Business Challenges. In particular, the Democratization series consisted of an introductory webinar and four additional sessions on Knowledge Capture & Reuse, Usability, Accessibility, and Next-Generation Simulation Environment. These five sessions alone were attended by over 1,200 individuals and have served as a resource to the community since.
NAFEMS continues to collaborate with other organizations and initiatives, such as Revolution in Simulation, to drive awareness and disseminate information to the greater engineering analysis and simulation community.
NAFEMS, a not-for-profit organization established in 1983, is the only worldwide independent association dedicated to engineering simulation. Currently, there are more than 1300 member organizations worldwide ranging from major global corporations through small-scale engineering consultants.