"Collage of products and systems: architecture, biomedical, aerospace, automotive, robotics, electronics, and shipping"


2007 Frontiers in Design & Simulation Workshop

Wednesday, May 16, 2007.
(with social event on Tuesday evening after the CPDA workshop)
Georgia Institute of Technology Campus
Atlanta, GA

Presentation slides available below...


This workshop series is organized by the Georgia Tech Product & Systems Lifecycle Management Center (GIT PSLM Center) in cooperation with Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA)

This two-day event includes:
  • workshop on Developing a Design/Simulation Framework (May 15) organized by CPDA's Design/Simulation Council
  • workshop on Frontiers in Design & Simulation (May 16) organized by the Georgia Tech PSLM Center


Georgia Tech's Global Learning & Conference Center  (Room TBD)
84 Fifth Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Theme: Model-Based Systems Development

Over the last decade, the development of many types of products has evolved into a systems integration problem.  Large numbers of sub-systems are integrated to achieve unparalleled functionality and reliability at an ever decreasing cost.  To continue this trend, there is a need for computer-based support that allows the knowledge and expertise of many domain experts to be shared, managed, and applied towards the thorough exploration of different system architectures while considering complex trade-offs between multiple objectives under uncertainty.  Supporting this complex endeavor is the focus of Model-Based Systems Development.

In this workshop, we will explore methodologies and state-of-the-art tools for addressing key aspects of Model-Based Systems Development, including:

  • How to model and support system-level design decisions in SysML?
  • How to model the behavior of systems effectively?
  • How to manage models for reuse?
  • How to explore and optimize systems of systems?
  • How to visualize system-level trade spaces effectively in support of
    collaborative decision-making?

This Workshop targets industrial practitioners who are interested in learning about the leading edge in methods and tools for model-based systems design, and academics who are interested in exploring how they can bridge the gap between current research topics and industry practice. The workshop will allow for in-depth discussions based on presentation by experts.


Tuesday, May 15th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Social Event (following the CPDA workshop)
After the social hour provided by CPDA, we will walk over to the Toast Restaurant for dinner. We will meet in the lobby of the hotel at 6:45PM.

Wednesday, May 16th
All presentations are 30 minutes + 15 minutes for Q&A

Time Title
8:00 AM-
8:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Leon McGinnis
Eugene C. Gwaltney Professor of Manufacturing Systems
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech
8:15 AM-
9:00 AM
Model-Based Systems Design
presentation slides
Chris Paredis
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
9:00 AM-
9:45 AM
Multi-discipline Program Office and Functional Integration - Challenges and Solutions
presentation slides
Ravi Rangan
Chief Technology Officer
Centric Software, Inc.
  9:45 AM-
10:00 AM
10:00 AM-
10:45 AM
Model Lifecycle Management
presentation slides
Michael Tiller
Vice-President Modeling Research and Development
10:45 AM-
11:45 AM
Design Exploration and Optimization of Systems of Systems Applications
presentation slides
Scott Woyak
President and CEO
Phoenix Integration
11:45 AM-
12:45 PM
Lunch Break
12:45 PM-
  1:30 PM
Trade-Space Exploration for Complex Systems Design
presentation slides
Tim Simpson
Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University
1:30 PM-
2:15 PM
Model-Based Systems Acquisition in the Department of Defense
presentation slides
Jim Hollenbach
Simulation Strategies
2:15 PM-
3:00 PM
All speakers
3:00 PM-
3:15 PM
Closing Remarks and Wrap Up
Leon McGinnis


CPDA Workshop (May 15th) $495
Georgia Tech Workshop (May 16th)    $250
Both Workshops $595 ($150 discount)
Academics (both workshops)    $495 ($250 discount)


Hotel Reservations

Click here for a list of hotels close to the Global Learning Center.

Organizing Committee

Additional information about the Product and Systems Lifecycle Management Center

Leon McGinnis Workshop Co-Chair Leon.McGinnis@isye.gatech.edu
Chris Paredis Workshop Co-Chair Chris.Paredis@gatech.edu
Russell Peak Workshop Organizer Russell.Peak@gatech.edu
Lisa Teasley GIT Admin +1-404-894-9100 Lisa.Teasley@marc.gatech.edu