ASSESS Insight Webinar Series

Canton, GA –ASSESS Initiative, a broad reaching multi-industry initiative to facilitate a revolution of enablement that will vastly increase the availability and effectiveness of Engineering Simulation, is proud to announce the new monthly ASSESS Insight Webinar Series. The first in this series is scheduled for Thursday, August 7, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT.  Our first ASSESS Insight Webinar will focus on Understanding an Engineering Simulation Risk Model.

With the aid of webinars, the ASSESS Initiative hopes to broaden its exposure to the work that the initiative is doing based on the collaboration of many thought leaders in Engineering Simulation coming together on the ASSESS themes to foster significant growth in the use and benefit of Engineering Simulation. The ASSESS Insight Webinar Series is planned to be a combination of ASSESS related presentations and ASESS theme-based panel discussions.  The webinars are tentatively planned for the first Thursday of every month. Registration for the ASSESS Insight webinars will be open to any who wish to register and attend.

Presentations will be used to inform our audience of advances outlined in our Strategic Insight Papers.  The Strategic Insight Papers are authored and critiqued by experts in the Engineering Simulation field to promote improved understanding and unique concepts to benefit the Engineering Simulation community.  These webinars will allow the audience to engage with these ideas and, through their voice, can contribute to furthering the ideas presented. The webinars are also going to be utilized to allow panels of experts in the ASSESS theme working groups to discuss a question pertinent to that ASSESS Theme. Again, it is hoped that the audience will also get involved with their thoughts and viewpoints. The webinars will also be used to present and discuss relevant ASSESS presentations that have been given at the annual ASSESS Congress and other events.

Our first ASSESS Insight Webinar will focus on Understanding an Engineering Simulation Risk Model. An Engineering Simulation Risk Model (ESRM) is a Predictive Capability Assessment that includes a set of recommended best practices and associated metrics to understand and manage the “appropriateness” and risk associated with Engineering Simulation influenced decisions.

The approach outlined in this paper for an ESRM is founded on the concept of determining the “appropriateness” of the simulations performed to influence/support the decision(s) being made. This approach to Predictive Capability Assessment is inspired by the NASA STD-7009A “Use Assessment,” Sandia Predictive Capability Maturity Model, the ASME V&V 40 standard, NAFEMS Simulation Governance, and Management Working Group activities, and the ASSESS Credibility Theme discussions.

Please join us on Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT to understand the ASSESS efforts in this area to further development of an effective generalized Engineering Simulation Risk Model that can be used to support the current and dramatically expanding use of Engineering Simulation.

Registration for the ASSESS Insight webinars will be open to any who wish to register and attend.  However, the recordings of the webinars will be available to ASSESS Initiative members only.

The ASSESS Initiative Membership program provides the ability for the ASSESS Initiative to expand its efforts and community benefits beyond the annual congress. The ASSESS Membership Program is appropriate for all organizations engaged in Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering activities related to Engineered products & processes. The ASSESS Membership Program is offered in individual or group memberships. Active ASSESS Initiative Members receive access to Members Only content on the ASSESS website and a discount on the ASSESS Congress Registration Fees.

About the ASSESS Initiative

ASSESS Initiative LLC was formed in mid-2016 for bringing together the key players to guide and influence the software development and implementation strategies related to model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering, with the primary objective of expanding the use and business benefit of Engineering Simulation. ASSESS Initiative LLC is based in Clarkesville, GA, USA. Please refer to our website and the following brief summary “What is the ASSESS Initiative and why is it important?” for more information.


Joe Walsh
CEO & Co-Founder
ASSESS Initiative LLC