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PDE 2011
The 13th NASA-ESA Workshop on Product Data Exchange
Siemens Innovation Center, Cypress, California, USA
11 - 12 May 2011
Hosted by Siemens PLM Software
PDE 2011 Theme: Living the Good Product Lifecycle



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Notes to all presenters:

Abstracts should be submitted on-line by 1 April 2011 22 April 2011 at the latest (absolute final deadline!), at the PDE 2011 Participant Services web site -- note that you must register for the workshop in order to access the web site: On-line Workshop Registration.

Late abstracts will be accepted only if time and space permit. After the workshop, the papers and presentations will be published on this website. Presentations should address general interest, should have substantial technical content, and should not be of a commercial nature. People considering participation are welcome to contact the organizers with ideas for presentations and/or demonstrations.


1 April 2011 22 April 2011 Deadline for abstract submission
08 April 2011 24 April 2011 Notification to authors and preliminary program
29 April 2011 (unchanged) Preferred date for slide upload -- but they may be uploaded at the workshop
10 May 2011 Arrival of workshop participants and welcome reception
11-12 May 2011 Workshop


You are invited to participate in the 13th NASA-ESA Product Data Exchange (PDE) Workshop, which is jointly organized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA).

We continue to build on the heritage of twelve highly successful annual workshops. The workshop venue alternates between the US and Europe. Over the years the workshop scope has evolved from focusing mainly on ISO 10303 / STEP standards to a much broader range of technologies and standards for the exchange and sharing of data, e.g XML/XSD, SysML, OWL, MDA, UPDM. The final goal remains the same: to facilitate and improve collaboration between organizations and disciplines to achieve highly efficient and effective product life cycles for the development and operation of complex systems. High quality, reliable and robust electronic data exchange is an essential enabler.

The program will be similar to previous PDE workshops: an opening evening reception followed by three days of presentations, plenary keynotes and discussions, networking opportunities, and "birds of a feather" meetings. There is also the possibility for companies to exhibit related products. The detailed program will be made available on the workshop website.

Note: The workshop was also known in previous years as "The STEP for Aerospace Workshop" and "The Aerospace Product Data Exchange (APDE) Workshop". For information on all previous editions and to download their presentations please visit




The workshop venue is:

Siemens Innovation Center
10824 Hope Street
Cypress, CA, USA 90630

Here is a useful map and summary of information with:


NASA/ESA PDE Workshop Series Organizers

Steve Waterbury NASA/GSFC NASA General Chair
Hans-Peter de Koning ESA/ESTEC ESA General Chair
Georg Siebes NASA/JPL Workshop Operations Chair

NASA/ESA PDE Workshop Advisory Panel

Kjell Bengtsson Jotne EPM Technology
Peter Denno NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies)
Harald Eisenmann EADS Astrium
Keith Hunten Lockheed Martin
Eric Lebègue CSTB
Russell Peak Georgia Tech
Greg Smith Boeing


PDE 2011 Organizers

Joel Rooks*
Farrokh Shoar
Georg Siebes
Steve Waterbury

*Local host, Siemens PLM


This is a partial listing of agencies, industrial partners, and academia who have participated in the PDE Workshops in past years.