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National Conference on Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (NCMDAO)-2020 VSSC

National Conference on Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (NCMDAO)-2020 VSSC

Date of the conference:20th -21st Mar, 2020

National Conference on Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (NCMDAO)-2020 VSSC

NCMDAO 2020, the 3rd edition of the National Conference on Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (MDAO), will take place at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram from 19th -21st March 2020.

It aims to foster communication among academicians, researchers and industry professionals working in the areas of multidisciplinary design, analysis, and optimization through contributed paper presentations, interactive poster sessions, keynote and invited talks, panel discussions and a master class on contemporary topics.

Conference Topics:

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit original work in the form of extended abstracts discussing application of established and emerging techniques to optimization-based design and model-based systems.


The submissions can be in various fields including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and manufacturing engineering. Industrial applications are highly encouraged.

  • Size, shape and topology optimization

  • Meta-modeling or surrogate modeling

  • Systems design and optimization

  • Model-based systems design and optimization

  • Machine learning in optimization

  • Inverse problems

  • Parameter estimation

  • Uncertainty quantification, reliability and robustness in design

  • Evolutionary and heuristic methods and algorithms

  • Sensitivity analysis methods and applications

  • Operations management

  • Multiscale and multiphysics problems

  • Smart Structures and Materials

  • Optimal design for manufacturing and maintenance

  • Design and optimization in additive manufacturing

  • Case studies in Multidisciplinary Design Optimization


Abstract Format and Submission:

Extended abstracts may be submitted in pdf format conforming to the sample format given below. It should not exceed 2 single sided A4 size pages.

  • Click here to download abstract format. 

  • Submission is through easy chair, Click Here to submit abstract.



  • Industry participants*: Rs 10,000/-

  • Government R&D labs: Rs 6,000/-

  • Academic institutions: Rs 6,000/-

  • Students / post-docs: Rs 1,000/-


Important Dates:

  • Extended Abstract Submission: 15th December, 2019

  • Abstract acceptance: 31st January, 2020

  • Submission of full paper: 28th February, 2020

  • Last date for registration: 28th February, 2020

  • Date of the master class: 19th March, 2020

  • Date of the conference: 20th -21st March, 2020


Conference Chair:

Dr Ravi Salagame, APTIV, Bengaluru


Conference Venue: Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram


For more information on Registration dates, Topics of the conference, Abstract and Full Paper submission, Conference Fees and other details click on the "Brochure/Website" button below.

About VSSC

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, is the lead centre of ISRO responsible for the design and development of launch vehicle technology. The Centre pursues active research and development in the fields of aeronautics, avionics, materials, mechanisms, vehicle integration, chemicals, propulsion, space ordnance, structures, space physics and systems reliability. The Centre undertakes crucial responsibilities of design, manufacturing, analysis, development and testing related to the realisation of subsystems for the different missions. These are sustained by activities towards programme. Planning and evaluation, technology transfer, industry coordination, human resources development and safety. Planning, execution and maintenance of all civil works related to the Centre is also carries out. The Centre depends on administrative and auxiliary services for support.

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