Conference 2020

VMAP International Conference on CAE Interoperability 2020

IMPORTANT CHANGES due to covid-19
NEW DATES: 15 – 16 October, Munich-Taufkirchen (at IABG) Germany
EXHIBITION: Space is now available for an exhibition.

15-16 October 2020                                             Register at bottom of page
Munich-Taufkirchen, Germany

DOWNLOAD Preliminary Conference Programme
Presentations by VMAP project, Opel, Boeing, Robert Bosch,
Grundfos, Transvalor, Daimler, Whirlpool  and many others.

Interoperability is a significant topic for much of the Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation and analysis sector.  Improving accuracy and speed in both product and process design is a constant requirement. A critical factor in this is enabling seamless collaboration between teams, often in different organisations, addressing different simulations and physics. This, however, presents a significant barrier.

The 1st International Conference on Interoperability, organised by the VMAP project, will discuss these issues and more. The conference will take place in Munich-Taufkirchen, Germany, from 15th-16th October 2020, following directly on from the NAFEMS DACH Regional Conference at the same venue.

Focusing on the many aspects, problems and possible solutions in interoperability including software implementation, simulation process integration, data transfer, standards, ontologies, and collaboration, this will be the first independent, international gathering focussing solely on interoperability.


We are looking forward to a lively conference since we have received about 35 abstracts from industry and regions from across the globe. All presentations are relevant to interoperability within CAE related to the following topics:

  • Standards for Interfaces and Data Formats
  • Software Solutions supporting Interoperability and Standards
  • Manufacturing Simulation
  • Process Integration and Design Optimization
  • Digital Factories and Digital Twins

Abstract acceptance
Authors whose abstracts were accepted have been notified and invited to prepare an extended abstract (typically 1-4 pages including images) and a PowerPoint presentation. Full written papers will not be required. Extended abstracts must be submitted by latest 15 September 2020.

Presentation length
Each presentation should be no more than 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion. Invited Keynote presentations will be slightly longer.

IABG, Munich-Taufkirchen, Germany.
Information to be included.

We now have the opportunity to offer exhibition space.
If you are interested please contact the confeence organisers,

Delegate Fee
The VMAP project subsidised a number of participants (experts, engineers, developers and practitioners in the field) and this has now been exceeded. Additional registrations are still welcomed but these do not benefit from the VMAP subsidy and are thus requested to pay a small participation fee of 250 Euro (VAT not included). This includes entrance, coffee breaks and dinner but does not include hotel accommodation.

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Hotel Accommodation
To be decided.
Conference delegates can book their hotel accommodation before a date to be decided by clicking on this booking link. The promotional code is “VMAP”.

Conference Organisation
NAFEMS Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz GmbH
Griesstraße 20, D-85567 Grafing b. München
Phone: +49 176 217 984 01, Fax: +49 3 22 11 08 99 13 41