November 10, 2016 |  Weissach

Simulation methods are pioneers of the mobility of the future. They enable engineers to analyze highly complex interrelationships within the shortest possible time and to efficiently cope with hitherto unsolved problems. Even though this technology may play a pivotal role in the design of future mobility concepts, it is the impending challenges that are of major importance to society. Mobility is one of the central pillars in the inexorable striving of an ever-growing world population for more prosperity. Alternative drive concepts, resource efficiency and lightweight design, vehicle connectivity, data analysis and autonomous driving are trend-setting concepts to avoid a global collapse in the mobility sector. For this purpose, existing technology has to be linked – through technology transfer – to the latest achievements from the academic and business communities.

The peripheral conditions that arise from globalization require more than an adjustment of the final products. On the contrary, they call for a new way of thinking in the development process and the training of future engineers. Due to a consistent method development, innovative simulation methods together with the use of high-performance computing (HPC) allow us to tap into as yet unused potential.



8:00 a.m.

Registration of the event guests - visit to the exhibition

9:00 a.m.

Initial welcome and motivation

9:15 a.m.

Welcoming address by political dignitary

9:25 a.m.

Simulation and Virtual Reality as future links between Customer and OEM
Dr. Ulrich W. Schiefer
Managing Director
AtTrack GmbH

9:55 a.m.

Fast-forward presentation exhibitors: solutions for greenCAE

10:20 a.m.

Coffee break and visit to the exhibition

11:00 a.m.

Session: Lightweight Design

Chairman: Dr.-Ing. Andreas Wierse - SICOS BW

Development of Light Weight Designs Using Simulation Based Optimization
Prof. Dr. Lothar Harzheim
Optimization and Robust Engineering
Adam Opel AG

Simulation methods for process design of structural composite components
Dr. Luise Kärger

Deputy Head of Chair Lightweight Technology

KIT – Institute of Vehicle System Technology

World Cafe Autonomous Driving

Session: Alternative Drives

Chairman: Luigi Zullo - EMOBILITY EXPERTS
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell - a contribution to realize the Hydrogen Society
Thomas Brachmann
Automobile Powertrain & Material Research
Honda R&D Europe (Deutschland) GmbH
Thermal Management for Alternative Drives
Dr. Heike Schönerstedt
Senior Manager Thermal Management
Daimler AG

World Cafe Alternative Drives

12:30 p.m.

Lunch break and visit to the exhibition

2:00 p.m.

Session: Autonomous Driving

Chairman: Rainer Hoffmann - carhs
Distance Perception in Driving Simulators
Dr. Hans-Peter Schöner
Senior Manager Driving Simulator,
Workshops and Testing
Daimler AG
Simulation driven innovation for autonomous driving
Dr. Markus Schick
Director Electromagnetic Solutions - EMEA
Altair Enginnering GmbH

World Cafe Lightweight Design

Session: Data Analytics / HPC

Chairman: Dr.-Ing. Martin Bernreuther - HLRS
Connecting HPC and analytics in Automotive design
Greg Clifford
Manufacturing Segment Manager
Cray Inc.

Machine Learning for Numerical Crash Simulations
Prof. Dr. Jochen Garcke
Head of Department
Fraunhofer SCAI

World Cafe Data Analytics / HPC

3:30 p.m.

Coffee break and visit to the exhibition

4:15 p.m.

Podium & Summary of World Cafes -> greenCAE roadmap

4:45 p.m.

Conquering Virtuality - How simulation changed - and will change - human life. 
Matthias Horx

Since the beginning of culture human have used mental techniques of forecasting and simulation. Now in the digital age these technologies become widespread appliances in industries and economies. From simulating cities of the future until creating models for terroristic dangers, from anticipating building structures to space travel, virtualisation creates another „mind of possibilities“. This speech circles around the cultural and mental impacts of simulation technologies and their acceptance in society.  

5:40 p.m.

Closing remarks

5:45 p.m.

Get-together in the exhibition (with snacks and drinks)

7:00 p.m.

Dismantling of exhibition

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Ms. Natalia Schuchart

Nobelstraße 15 |  70569 Stuttgart |  Germany |  +49 (0) 711 699659-10 |






Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart e.V.  |  Nobelstraße 15 |  70569 Stuttgart |  Germany
Key visual: courtesy of Dr.-Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG