NAFEMS, The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community, is inviting papers for its 2008 UK Conference, to be held in Cheltenham on June 10th-11th 2008.
NAFEMS is an independent not-for-profit body with the sole aim of promoting the effective use of engineering simulation methods such as finite element analysis, multibody system dynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
Following on from the success of the previous event, held in 2006, the NAFEMS UK Conference 2008 will be the country’s premier conference on Simulation Technology for the Engineering Analysis Community. Co-sponsored by the IMechE and the Institute of Physics Stress and Vibration Group, it will bring together leading industrial practitioners, consultancies, academic researchers and software developers with a common interest in engineering analysis.
This two day conference will cover the current best practices and state-of-the-art in FEA and CFD and associated technologies, providing attendees with the most comprehensive overview of the technology available.
The conference aims to increase awareness and provide a discussion forum for topics that are important and relevant to engineering industrialists and academics.
Held at the Cheltenham Park Hotel in the centre of Cheltenham, the NAFEMS UK Conference 2008 is readily accessible.
Presentations are sought which will provide case studies illustrating the effective use of simulation for a particular application. Presentations from all areas of simulation can be submitted and will be considered for acceptance. However preference will be given to contributions which highlight one or more of the themes given below. It is expected that there will be parallel sessions devoted to Computational Fluid Dynamics as well as structural analysis. The conference themes will be:
Simulation Quality, Verification and Validation
Innovative Applications of Simulation
Integration of Simulation into the Overall Design Process
Further detail on each of these themes is available at the conference website,
Submission of Presentations
In the first instance, abstracts of 300-600 words should be submitted for consideration by 31st December 2007. Abstracts must be clearly marked with author's name, organisation, address, fax, phone numbers and email address. E-mail your abstract to
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Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be asked to prepare an extended abstract (typically 2-4 pages) and a PowerPoint presentation. Full written papers will not be required.
Who Should Attend?
The conference will be of interest to analysts, engineers, team leaders and managers that have a responsibility for ensuring that a fit-for-purpose engineering solution is obtained from the use of modern simulation software.
The event is open to both members and non-members of NAFEMS.
Attendance is free for NAFEMS members, subject to sufficient remaining seminar credits.
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
The UK Conference 2008 provides an excellent opportunity for promotional and product / project awareness, and direct access to technology leaders. A number of exhibition spaces will be available for vendors of software, hardware and associated services to demonstrate their wares and meet with delegates.
Sponsorship packages are also available. Please visit the conference webpages to enquire further about these opportunities.
NAFEMS is a not for profit organization aimed at promoting best practices and fostering education and awareness in the engineering analysis community. In line with its objectives to promote the effective use of simulation technologies, NAFEMS is continually seeking to create awareness of new analysis methodologies, deliver education & training, and stimulate the adoption of best practices and standards by offering a platform for continuous professional development.