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:
- We do not require (but do accept) a full paper -- slides are
- Presentation content (slides or papers) must be cleared by the
author for public release before it is submitted. It is also assumed that
abstracts can be released publicly, but obviously that should not require
- Slides can be in MS Powerpoint or PDF format.
International Traffic in Arms Regulation
PDE speakers and attendees are reminded that some topics discussed in the
workshop could be controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulation
(ITAR). U.S. nationals (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) are
responsible for ensuring that technical data they present are not restricted
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
|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
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
- To bring together developers, implementers and users of product data
exchange and data sharing solutions, and to share experience obtained in
development, implementation, deployment and operational use.
- To provide an international forum to discuss methods and technology for
the reliable capture, management, exchange, sharing and long term archival of
product/system information, especially through the use of open standards.
- To identify or showcase interoperability standards and technology for
product lifecycle management of complex systems, including cross-fertilization
between solutions developed in different industry sectors.
- To identify gaps where new solutions need to be developed — or where
existing ones need to be extended — and to bring together the people to
foster such initiatives.
- To promote development and adoption of open standards for model-based
systems engineering — improving the specification, acquisition, design,
analysis, verification, validation and operation of complex systems through
the use of executable models (executable in a simulation environment).
- Open Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) standards as data and/or process
management enablers for multi-disciplinary integrated product development teams
and advanced engineering analysis and simulation:
- Collaborative "e-engineering" scenarios / "virtual product models"
- Advances in robust industrial CAD, CAE, CAM, systems engineering, and
PDM interoperability based on open standards such as ISO 10303 (STEP) and
OMG specifications (e.g. MDA, PLM Services, and SysML), and architectural
frameworks (e.g. DoDAF/MoDAF)
- Linking systems engineering, mechanical design (mCAD), electrical design
(eCAD), software design, analysis & simulation (CAE, discrete event,
real-time, communication links, virtual reality, ...), manufacturing (CAM),
assembly, integration & testing, logistics, deployment and
- Linking standards for product data and life cycle processes
- Shared or open electronic dictionaries, catalogues and reference data
libraries — including issues regarding their operation, maintenance
and intellectual property rights
- Reliable long-term archival and re-use of product data for complex
- Awareness and application of underlying standards and software technology
that enable efficient product lifecycles, e.g.:
- Data modeling, transport and APIs: STEP EXPRESS, UML2/OCL/XMI, XML/XSD,
REST, web services, ...
- Advanced software architectures, automated transformations and code
generation: OMG's Model Driven Architecture (MDA), MOF/XMI, QVT, ...
- Reference data, ontologies, semantic web: PLIB, ISO 15926, RDF/OWL,
- Joining open standards with the open source software (OSS) development
model for cost-effective implementations that avoid vendor dependencies
- Success stories and lessons learned in developing, implementing and/or
using open product data exchange and data sharing standards
- Sustainability of open solutions, including total cost of usage/ownership,
stakeholder win-win mechanisms, and balancing openness versus business
viability and competitive advantage.
VENUE AND HOTEL INFORMATION
The workshop venue is:
Siemens Innovation Center
10824 Hope Street
Cypress, CA, USA 90630
Here is a useful map and summary of
- The location of the Siemens PLM Software Innovation
- Directions from nearby Airports
- Hotels and their contact information
- Transportation (car rental contact numbers)
NASA/ESA PDE Workshop Series Organizers
||NASA General Chair
|Hans-Peter de Koning
||ESA General Chair
||Workshop Operations Chair
NASA/ESA PDE Workshop Advisory Panel
||Jotne EPM Technology
||NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies)
PDE 2011 Organizers
*Local host, Siemens PLM
This is a partial listing of agencies, industrial partners, and
academia who have participated in the PDE Workshops in past
- Analytical Graphics
- C&R Technologies
- Cadence Design System
- CostVision, Inc.
- Engineous S/W
- EuroSTEP American, Inc.
- European Space Agency (ESA)
- Georgia Institute of Tech
- HDF Group
- JAXA / ISAS
- Jotne EPM Technology
- Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
- Kubotek USA
- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
- MSC Software
- Maya Heat Transfer Tech
- Mentor Graphics Corp
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Northrop Grumman
- Rockwell Collins
- SFM Technology, Inc.
- Shell Global Solutions
- Siemens PLM Solution
- Simulation Strategies, Inc.
- TIBCO Software
- University of Illinois
- University of Manchester, UK
- University of Michigan
- Volvo Aero Corp.
- Xactium, UK