Verification and Validation Symposium

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

May 16 - 18, 2018


Call for Abstracts

Full Draft Paper & Presentation-Only Submissions Extension
February 9, 2018


Announcing the large-scale symposium dedicated entirely to the emerging field of verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification of computer simulations. This unique event will bring together engineers and scientists from all disciplines that use computational modeling and simulation to discuss and exchange ideas and methods for verification of codes and solutions, simulation validation, and assessment of uncertainties in mathematical models, computational solutions, and experimental data. The week starts with 2 optional two-day training seminars followed by the 3-day V&V Symposium.

Practicing experts in diverse disciplines are invited to submit abstracts on this emerging field. Share your expertise and leadership, gain recognition, and showcase your organization's work by presenting at this leading conference in this rapidly evolving area.

Abstracts are solicited on uses, methods, and research of verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification in all engineering and scientific computing disciplines. Individuals who would like to participate in the presentation-only sessions should submit an extended 400-word abstract addressing formal aspects of V&V, such as:

  • Code Verification - quantitative comparison of benchmark or analytic solutions to selected code outputs, methods for determining order of convergence codes, and application of techniques such as the Method of Manufactured Solutions
  • Solution Verification - numerical error estimation of system response quantities of interest, analysis of convergence and error due to incomplete convergence
  • Validation - definition and use of metrics for comparing experiment to simulation, formalism of statement of a validation criterion, demonstration of the application of validation metrics, and design and execution of validation experiments
  • Uncertainty Quantification - methods for quantification of uncertainties in experimental data and computational outputs, range or coverage of uncertainties, methods for application of uncertainties in model assessments, and predictive uncertainty for different types of model extrapolation

Program tracks include:

  • Track 1 Challenge Problem Workshops and Panel Sessions
  • Track 2 Development and Application of Verification and Validation Standards
  • Track 3 Topics in Verification and Validation
  • Track 4 Uncertainty Quantification, Sensitivity Analysis, and Prediction
  • Track 5 Validation for Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Track 6 Validation Methods
  • Track 7 Validation Methods for Bioengineering
  • Track 8 Verification & Validation for Impact, Blast, and Material Response
  • Track 9 Validation Methods for Solid Mechanics and Structures
  • Track 10 Verification and Validation of Nuclear Power Applications
  • Track 11 Verification for Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Track 12 Verification Methods
  • Track 13 Verification and Validation of Medical Devices
  • Track 14 Verification and Validation for Materials Engineering
  • Track 15 Verification and Validation for Power Systems
  • Track 16 Verification and Validation for Oil and Gas Applications
  • Track 17 Verification and Validation for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Track 18 Verification and Validation for Transportation Systems Aerospace and Automotive

"This symposium offers a unique venue for researchers and practitioners, from a wide variety of disciplines, to come together to collaborate and present their latest research advances in the areas of verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification."

--Dr. Christopher Roy, Professor, Virginia Tech

Important Dates


Submission of Abstract for Presentations
February 9, 2018

Submission of Full-Length Paper for Review
February 9, 2018

Author Notification Abstract Acceptance for Presentations
February 16, 2018

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