Analysis, Simulation & Systems Engineering Software Strategies


The changing role of Engineering Simulation* is really about business benefits. However, achieving those benefits and associated growth of the Engineering Simulation market is tempered due to the lack of expertise available. A simulation revolution needs to occur bring a whole new set of opportunities and challenges.

The ASSESS Initiative is a broad reaching multi-industry initiative with a primary goal to facilitate a revolution of enablement that will vastly increase the availability and utility of Engineering Simulation, leading to significantly increased usage and business benefits across the full spectrum of industries, applications and users. The vision of the ASSESS Initiative is to bring together key players for guiding and influencing the software tool strategies for performing model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering. To achieve this vision the ASSESS Initiative will collaborate with multiple activities and organizations across the complete spectrum of Engineering Simulation.

The primary annual event for the ASSESS Initiative is the annual ASSESS Congress. The ASSESS 2018 Congress will be held Oct 28-30, 2018 at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA (Northeast of Atlanta) and is limited to 115 attendees. Invitations and registration for the ASSESS 2018 Congress will begin in March of 2018.

ASSESS Initiative is also proud to announce the launch of the ASSESS Initiative Membership Program enrollment.  

*Engineering Simulation as defined by NAFEMS is “The use of numerical, physical or logical models of systems and scientific problems in predicting their response to different physical conditions”.


For end users of Engineering Simulation who are not familiar with the ASSESS Initiative we recommend the following brief summary: 

What is the ASSESS Initiative and why is it Important to End Users


To expand significantly the use and business benefit of software tools for performing model-based analysis, simulation, systems engineering, and simulation-driven design in the engineering applications domain




ASSESS Initiative Sponsors


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