Verification and Validation Symposium

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

May 16 - 18, 2018


Call for Abstracts due


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:

  • Challenge Problem Workshops and Panel Sessions
  • Development and Application of Verification and Validation Standards
  • Uncertainty Quantification, Sensitivity Analysis, and Prediction
  • General Topics in Verification and Validation
  • Validation Methods
  • Validation for Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Validation Methods for Bioengineering
  • Validation Methods for Impact, Blast, and Material Response
  • Validation Methods for Solid Mechanics and Structures
  • Verification Methods
  • Verification for Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Verification and Validation of Nuclear Power Applications
  • Verification and Validation of Medical Devices
  • Verification and Validation for Materials Engineering
  • Verification and Validation for Power Systems
  • Verification and Validation for Oil and Gas Applications
  • Verification and Validation for Advanced Manufacturing

"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

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