GPDIS 2017 Industry Announcement

“Digital Twin Threading in an Open-source and Open Standards Global Ecosystem”

September 18 – 21, 2017


As a previous participant of the 2016 GPDIS (Global Product Data Interoperability Summit), we’re excited to give you advance notice of our upcoming 2017 event so you can mark your calendar, register, and consider submitting abstracts for discussion.  This yearly event exposes opportunities that are unique to any other conference in America today!

The GPDIS Organization, represented by The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Parker Aerospace, and Elysium Inc., is committed to supporting this rapidly growing technical and business summit.  For many years, GPDIS has been a communications hub for industry principals to foster knowledge through the exchange of ideas, methods, and solutions. It has built consensus for tool and process standards across the industry.

This year, the theme focuses on Digital Twin Threading in an Open-source and Open Standards Global Ecosystem. The opportunity and possibility of real-time interoperable standards based open-source global ecosystem is now within our reach.  Is it possible to discover, share, and establish the needed solutions for such a bold strategy?

Come share your innovative ideas and demonstrate real-world successes leveraging IoT (Internet of Things), real-time FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) systems, model-based engineering, and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) systems.  Expect to see ground-breaking and emerging technologies driving the next-generation of interoperability, value, and R&D (Research & Development) investment in this real-time digital twin journey.

This year’s summit once again begins with an MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineering) workshop.  This event strives to bring value to your company’s product development strategy.  The workshop focuses on interoperability use cases by answering the question, “Where do you see ‘friction’ due to the lack of interoperability between tools and models?”  Participants identify scenarios where there is an opportunity to enhance data interoperability through the use of standards.  Learn about opportunities at your companies!  Contributors to the workshop include the viewpoints of the OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), Industry Suppliers, PLM Tool Vendors, and Academia.

Continuing our cooperation with the Computer-Aided Design and Applications Journal, we would like to announce the call for regular and extended abstracts to the GPDIS 2017 conference. All abstracts will be reviewed for presentation consideration. We will offer an extended (4-5 page) abstract option, that is in compliance with the CAD&A template/style guide. These abstracts will go through an extended review for potential publication in the inaugural special GPDIS special issue of CAD&A. For more information, visit the Taylor & Francis CAD&A publication site here (if the link provides a journal error, manually copy the link and paste it in your web browser).

By April 14, we will formalize the call for papers, provide a link to Summit registration and discount hotel reservations at the new location, Arizona Grand Resort & Spa.  You’ll also get a look at the updated tracks and how the Summit is moving towards the future.

Come join the GPDIS team to help foster those ideas, solutions, and methods, to enable industry-wide consensus through tool and process standards.  We hope to see you there!


Thomas A. Cogswell GPDIS Chairman Jennifer Wold GPDIS Program Manager

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