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International CAE Conference 2013 in a glance

The 29th edition of the International CAE Conference reflects better than other computer based simulation meeting how, in a single generation, we have collectively changed the world of engineering design.

Participants have watched how, from its initial limited scope, industrial virtual prototyping has evolved into today's advanced synergetic technologies, whose combined forces have led to a true revolution in modern engineering practices and in related scientific fields.

Today, Engineering Simulation radically changes the way products are imagined, designed and produced.

The challenge we are now facing to is how to transform existing commodity products employed in the design process into effective production tools tailored to the needs of each individual organization.

International CAE Conference 2013

21, 22 October 2013
Pacengo del Garda, Verona - Italy

  • This renowned engineering event in the heart of Europe brought together scientists, researchers and managers from various sectors to show how "engineering simulation" can improve our tomorrow. They shared their progress in medicine, engineering, environmental-friendly and renewable energy, safety, aerospace exploration and the management of natural phenomena; together exploring how we may improve our future, our world and our lives.
    The Conference attracted a global audience from various backgrounds and disciplines with a common understanding that no product, process or service innovation can disregard engineering simulation. The 2013 year (the 29th) extended an incredible record: a 25% increase in participants (in comparison to 2012), with thirty seminars and workshops divided into different sectors (energy, civil engineering, transportation and biomechanics, among the others), and with a strong focus on Aerospace & Defense. Fourteen projects displayed their results and prototypes in the R&D area, and 30 remarkable sponsors filled our exhibition space.

    This year we were joined by extraordinary key-note speakers Maurizio Cheli, the Italian astronaut; Alexander Simpson, Global Research leader of General Electric; Catherine Riviere, President of PRACE and GENCI general manager; Michael Gasik, from Aalto University Foundation in Finland and Bernardo Schrefler, who is involved in Padova and Houston in medical research, to predict cancer evolution with relation to medical treatments.
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Past editions

From 1984
Venezia - Italy

  • The International CAE Conference first edition was organized in Venice in 1984.
    The CAE community is still growing; the use of such technology is becoming increasingly popular within companies from various sectors becoming as necessary procedure to the innovation of the design process.
    In the last three editions, the International CAE Conference hosted more than 700 people each year, attending from various countries all over Europe.
    Lecturers, contributors and attendees, are coming from important industrial groups and multinationals: Avio Group, Ansaldo, Snecma, Aerspatial, Magneti Marelli, Piaggio, Ferrari, Fiat, Jaguar, Daimler, BMW, etc.
    The exhibition area holds further opportunities for individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge on CAE related solutions, hardware, software and collaterals as well as the best meeting point for exchange point of views between technical operators.
  • 2012 Pacengo del Garda (VR)
    Virtual experimentation creates employment opportunities for young people but, most importantly, it is an investment in terms of quality and cost savings for companies. Simulation affects all sectors, without exception, and it was the star of the 28th edition of the International CAE Conference.
    Special guest, during the morning section, was Professor Parviz Moin, founder and director of the Centre for Turbulence Research at Stanford University (California). The Centre was created in 1987 as a research consortium between NASA and Stanford University and is dedicated to the study of turbulent motions; it concerns many different areas of our daily lives: from aviation to wind energy, from medicine to biology. Professor Moin has pioneered the use of Large Eddy Simulation, which is a particular methodology for the simulation of turbulence and a reference point in the sector.