ASSESS 2017 CONGRESS

More and more organizations are looking to improve their competitiveness by leveraging Engineering Simulation* (analysis, simulation, systems engineering in the engineering applications domain) for improved design decision support, simulation-driven design, system-driven design, smart generative design and robust performance evaluation of their full portfolio of products and processes. The demand for software tools for Engineering Simulation is exploding to support the demand for increased competitiveness and to deal with the rapidly growing complexity of products, processes, and systems. At the same time, we are struggling to keep up with the expertise required to meet the current demand. The actual growth in usage and benefit of Engineering Simulation is directly related to the available expertise to effectively use the software tools. This has resulted in an inability to meet the rapidly growing demand for a higher reliance on more realistic virtual Engineering Simulations.

Business drivers are forcing a “simulation revolution” to overcome the expertise based limitations which are restricting the expansion of Engineering Simulation applications.

  • Increase innovation
  • Increase quality
  • Reduce cost
  • Reduce risk
  • Reduce time

The ASSESS 2017 Congress is being organized by the ASSESS Initiative to help shape the industry and product strategies for the next decade related to Engineering Simulation to enable the required “simulation revolution. Those who participate in ASSESS 2017 will help shape the industry and product strategies for the next decade and beyond.

The ASSESS 2017 Congress will be held at the Bolger Center in Potomac, MD. Registration for the ASSESS 2017 Congress is by invitation only and is limited to 150 attendees.

Bolger Conference Center Hotel
9600 Newbridge Dr.
Potomac, MD 20854
USA

*Engineering Simulation as used by the ASSESS Initiative refers to Analysis, Simulation and Systems Engineering technologies and associated usage in the engineering applications domain.

 

 

Program

The demand for model-based software tools for analysis, systems engineering, and simulation is exploding; at the same time, we are struggling to keep up with our current demand to effectively use these tools.


Program

Attire for the duration of the ASSESS 2017 Congress is winter comfortable: jeans or khakis; flannels or long sleeve shirts; sneakers or boots.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

4 PM Registration and Badge Pick-up Opens
6 -10 PM

Welcome Reception & Cocktails  
Please join us for music, food, drinks, and networking opportunities. You’ll have a chance to meet and talk with the other ASSESS participants. We’ll also be providing you with detailed logistics for the meetings. We ask that all participants attend this reception, if at all possible.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

7-8:30 AM Breakfast
Join us for breakfast, prior to starting the day’s activities.
8:30 AM Kickoff: Opening Remarks and Call to Order
Your hosts, Joe Walsh and Brad Holtz, will welcome you to the Congress, and set the stage for the day’s activities. 
9 AM First Keynote Presentation: TBD  
Keynote Presentation TBD
9:45 AM Technology Briefings     
ASSESS has a broad focus of intersecting domains. We have much to benefit from a common understanding of what is possible today. These briefings are designed to get us up to speed on the ASSESS themes that we don’t normally focus on, but that have the potential to influence our thinking.
11:00 AM Plenary Session   
Your hosts, Joe Walsh and Brad Holtz, will present an overview and update of the ASSESS Initiative along with the goals and instructions for the working groups
11:15 AM Working Group Breakout 1
We will be breaking out into the initial set of working groups to discuss selected issues.
12:30 AM Lunch & Open Discussion
1:45 PM Working Group Breakout 1 (cont.)  
We will be resuming the break out into working groups to discuss & progress the status of the ASSESS Themes. Each group will report back out to the plenary on Friday.
3:15 PM

Plenary Session  
Review of the goals and instructions for the working groups.

3:30 PM

Working Group Breakout 2 
We will be breaking out into a second set of working groups to discuss selected issues.

6:30 PM Buses leave the Bolger Center for an offsite dinner event      
Buses will be leaving for the offsite dinner from the Bolger Center
6:45 PM Offsite Dinner Event     
Join us for a night of good food and good company
9:15 PM Buses leave the Evening Event for the Bolger Center      
We will return to the Bolger Center between 9:30 and 10:00 pm.

Friday, November 3, 2017 

7-8:30 AM Breakfast
Join us for breakfast, prior to starting the day’s activities.
8:30 AM Kickoff: Opening Remarks for the Day
Your hosts, Joe Walsh and Brad Holtz, will follow up from the evening’s discussions to set the stage for the remainder of the day.
9 AM Second Keynote: TBD
Keynote address TBD.
9:45 AM Plenary Session – Working Group reports
We’ll hear the reports from each of the previous day’s working groups, then open the floor to discussions. 
12:30 PM Lunch
1:45 PM

Plenary Session – Open Discussion
General discussion of the ASSESS Initiative

2:45 PM Close of ASSESS 2017 & Lunch
3-4:30 PM ASSESS Initiative Advisory Committee Meeting