Abstracts Now Being Accepted for the ASME Verification and Validation Symposium

Jan. 27, 2017


Organizers of this year’s ASME Verification and Validation (V&V) Symposium, to be held in Las Vegas in May, are currently accepting abstracts from authors who are interested in giving presentations at the three-day event. The deadline to submit an abstract for the symposium is Feb. 6.

Now in its sixth year, the ASME V&V Symposium provides engineers, computational scientists, software developers, analysts and other stakeholders who use computational modeling and simulation with a venue for showcasing and exchanging ideas, methods and solutions in verification, validation and uncertainty quantification. This year’s symposium, which will address the theme “Connecting the Computational Modeling and Simulation Community,” will take place from May 3 to 5 at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel.

Individuals who are interested in presenting during one of the symposium’s many technical sessions should submit an abstract of up to 400 words addressing formal aspects of verification, validation and uncertainty qualification in a variety of fields, including aerospace, advanced manufacturing (additive and subtractive, including application of VVUQ to predictive and hybrid models), applied mechanics, bioengineering, defense applications, oil & gas and other energy systems applications, robotics, medical devices, nanotechnology, and nuclear engineering. Abstracts should be submitted by Feb. 6 through the V&V Symposium’s web page at go.asme.org/vandv.


Attendees of this year’s symposium will have the opportunity to meet and interact with V&V specialists from a number of leading international organizations, including Los Alamos National Laboratory, ANSYS, Westinghouse Electric Co., Dassault Systems, Bechtel National Inc., Sandia National Laboratories, Southwest Research Institute, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, the Federal Aviation Administration, Kinectrics Inc., the Medical Device Innovation Consortium, and VEXTEC Corp., as well as a number of universities.

A pair of two-day ASME Training and Development seminars will be offered concurrently on May 1 and 2, prior to the start of the V&V Symposium. “Probabilistic and Uncertainty Quantification Methods for Model Verification and Validation” will be led by David Riha and Ben Thacker of Southwest Research Institute. The second seminar, “Verification and Validation on Scientific Computing,” will be presented by engineering consultant William Oberkampf and Prof. Chris Roy of Virginia Tech.

In addition, six ASME standards development committees will hold meetings at the symposium to discuss V&V practices for solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, nuclear power, medical devices, advanced manufacturing and energy systems.

For more information on the ASME Verification and Validation Symposium, or to register, visit go.asme.org/vandv. For information on sponsorship opportunities for individuals or companies at the conference, contact James Pero, advertising and sponsorship sales representative, at peroj@asme.org.