ITEA is the Eureka Cluster on software innovation
ITEA is the Eureka Cluster on software innovation
Published on 19 Sep 2017

Join the free IDEaliSM Smart Engineering event

Learn more about novel concepts for integrating and effectively reusing knowledge within engineering

On 16 November 2017, the ITEA innovation project IDEaliSM is organising the Smart Engineering event in the Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung (ZAL) in Hamburg. The event will consist of a project symposium and innovation market to show recent advances in engineering services and multi-disciplinary design optimisation. It is the perfect event to learn all about the state-of-the-art in engineering services, automation of simulation workflows and optimisation within multidisciplinary design teams.

The service-oriented process methodology developed in IDEaliSM consists of tools and methods enabling the integration of companies' legacy processes throughout the complete value chain; from original equipment manufacturers to tier 1 and 2 suppliers. The presented engineering capabilities thereby enable companies in high-tech engineering to capitalise their corporate design knowledge and allow for significant cost or time-to-market reductions in the design of product families.

Presentations will focus on next generation of engineering workflows for CAD/CAE and PLM and standards interoperability using IT standards like UML/XML and ISO 10303 (STEP). The practical use cases guiding the event represent actual industrial challenges ranging from the design of aerospace vehicles to automotive cockpit design. 

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Target audience: (chief) technology officers, vice-presidents and directors of engineering, managers (IT, PLM, ILS, CAD, ERP, MRP), system integrators, supervisors and others with an interest in the deploying the next generation of engineering capabilities.

Expected benefits: To develop an understanding on promising novel concepts for integrating and effectively reusing knowledge within engineering.

For more information & registration:
The programme can be downloaded


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About the ITEA project IDEaliSM:

IDEaliSM (Integrated & Distributed Engineering Services framework for MDO) aims to drastically improve the time-to-market and development cost of high-tech structures and systems through a radical change in the product development process by enabling the continuous integration of distributed and highly specialised development teams. To this end the project delivered a new distributed, flexible and service-oriented development framework for multidisciplinary design and optimisation that is capable of integrating people, process and technology.


Project leader:

Stefan van der Elst, KE-works

Project period:

October 2014 – January 2018

# of partners:


Participating countries:

Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Spain

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Integrated & Distributed Engineering Services framework for MDO