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First Software & Industrial Workshop, and Midterm Review, in Athens

November 27 @ 13:00 - December 1 @ 13:00

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1st Software and Industrial Workshop, and Midterm Review meeting.      


Please register here no later than October 31, 2017. You don’t have to be logged in to register.


The meeting will take place at the cultural center of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, “Kostis Palamas” building, in downtown Athens: see the map below. Lunches and breaks will be served on site.

Schedule of the event:

The event will start on Monday early afternoon and will close on Friday early afternoon.

The review by the PO and the external reviewer will be from Thursday afternoon till the end.

There shall be two invited speakers are Stefan Boschert (Siemens) and Tom Grandine (Boeing), also members of the Advisory committee of ARCADES. There will be presentations / software tutorials by network member RISC-Software, as well as CAD software company Beta-CAE (Thessaloniki, Greece). On Thursday evening, there will be the Workshop dinner.

The detailed program will be uploaded here soon.

Tentative Schedule:

Monday November 27
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Invited talk: β-CAE: “Introduction to Computer Aided engineering from BETA CAE’s point of view”

  • Abstract: BETA CAE Systems is a worldwide known company that provides simulation solutions. In this presentation, an engineer from BETA CAE Systems introduces you to the world of Computer Aided Engineering, to the company’s software portfolio and how this fits in the industry landscape.

15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Invited talk: β-CAE: “Introduction to Computer Aided engineering from BETA CAE’s point of view”
17:30 Poster Session
18:30 Reception

Tuesday November 28
09:00 Invited talk: T. Grandine (Boeing)
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Tutorial: “Rhino3D”
12:00 Lunch break
13:15 Tutorial: “Rhino3D”
14:15 Coffee break
14:30 Tutorial: “Rhino3D”
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Preparation of the review

Wednesday November 29
09:00 Invited talk: S. Boschert (Siemens): “Integration of CAD and Simulation – practical examples from Industry”
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Tutorial: RISC-Software
12:30 Lunch break
14:00 Tutorial: RISC-Software
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Tutorial: RISC-Software
17:00 Supervisory Board meeting

Thursday November 30
09:00 Tutorial: A. Mantzaflaris (RICAM): “G+Smo: Geometry + Simulation Modules”

  • Abstract: In this tutorial we will demonstrate the functionalities of the G+Smo library. G+Smo (Geometry + Simulation Modules, pronounced “gismo”) is a new open-source C++ library that brings together mathematical tools for geometric design and numerical simulation. It is developed mainly by researchers and PhD students. It implements the relatively new paradigm of isogeometric analysis, which suggests the use of a unified framework in the design and analysis pipeline. The library is partitioned into smaller entities, called modules. Examples of available modules include the dimension-independent NURBS module, the modeling and data fitting module, the PDE discretization module and the adaptive spline module. The library is licensed under the Mozilla Public License v2.0.
  • Requirements: For this tutorial a C++ compiler is required (eg. Visual C++ or GCC on linux) as well as ParaView and CMake. Extensive instructions are available at http://gs.jku.at/trac/gismo/wiki/public/Compiling. The source code of the library is available at https://github.com/filiatra/gismo.

10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Tutorial: A. Mantzaflaris (RICAM): “G+Smo: Geometry + Simulation Modules”
12:00 Lunch break

Midterm Review, part A:
13:30-15:00: Intro, Tour de table, Coordinator’s report
15:00-15:30: Coffee break
15:30-17:30: Fellow’s individual reports
18:30: Workshop dinner

Friday December 1st
Midterm Review, part B:
09:00-10:30: PO meets fellows
10:30-11:00: Coffee break
11:00-12:30: Restricted session, Feedback and open discussion.

Local information

Directions from/To the Athens International Airport “E. Venizelos”

The Athens International Airport is located 27 km southeastern of Athens.

  • Directions to Athens center
    • The best is to use Metro Line 3 (subway), and get off at “Syntagma” stop. Timetable: 05:30-24:00. Frequency: 30′
    • Taxis: the taxi stand extends from Door 4 to Door 1 at the Arrivals Level. Fee: 35 or 50 Euro at daytime or evenings, resp.
    • Express Airport Bus X95 (to Syntagma sq.): Timetable. Runs on a 24-hour basis.
  • Directions to the venue (“Kostis Palamas”)
    • From the airport take Metro Line 3 or Express Airport Bus X95 or a taxi and at Syntagma Metro Station change to Metro Line 2. Get off at “Panepistimio” stop. From there it is a 5′ walk to the venue, see this map.


Here are some suggestions for lodging in Athens in the vicinity of the workshop’s venue.

Schedule of the buses and the metro can be found here


November 27 @ 13:00
December 1 @ 13:00


Ioannis Emiris, Christos Konaxis
emiris at di.uoa.gr, ckonaxis at di.uoa.gr


48, Akadimias str. & Sina str.
Athens, 105 62 Greece
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+30 210 3688712