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October 9, 2018

V4 Institute to Exhibit at the 2018 Annual INCOSE Great Lakes Regional Conference

V4I and NCDMM Platinum Sponsors

Blairsville, Pa. — October 9, 2018. The V4 Institute (V4I), an industry-led consortium with the mission of providing advanced assurance in product development and manufacturing through virtual verification, validation, and visualization, proudly announces its Platinum-level sponsorship of and exhibition at the 12th annual International Council on System Engineering (INCOSE) Great Lakes Regional Conference 2018 (GLRC2018) to be held on October 17–20, 2018, at the Indianapolis Marriott East in Indianapolis, Ind.

Hosted by the INCOSE Crossroad of America Chapter, serving Indiana and downstate Illinois, this year’s GLRC2018 conference theme is “Systems at the Crossroads.” GLRC2018 selected this theme to reflect how the ever-increasing complexity of today’s world directly impacts strategic business and engineering decisions and the critical importance of systems thinking and systems engineering (SE) to manage this complexity.

Managed and operated by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), V4I delivers value-driven computation modeling and simulation solutions for research and development (R&D) of product and processes to advance cross-industry innovation and support the digital thread. Membership in V4I is open to all U.S. industrial organizations, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies interested in furthering computational modeling and simulation technology and education.

“On behalf of all of us at NCDMM and V4I, we are excited for INCOSE GLRC2018 to get underway,” said Gary Fleegle, NCDMM Chief Operating Officer. “For today’s engineers, the design, development, and management of already complex engineering systems throughout their lifecycles are becoming more intricate, more involved, and even more complex. The INCOSE GLRC2018 event is a great opportunity for V4I and our membership community to promote collaboration, facilitate integration, and establish trust in the models and processes needed in the digital transformation to arrive at more holistic SE approach.”

V4I will also host a workshop on “Trust in Models, Collaborative Innovation, and Accelerating Capability” on the opening day of the GLRC2018. Because emerging systems challenges and opportunities are leading to a new wave of “virtual,” computational and similar models, which are increasingly being applied to today’s most critical issues—from health and medicine to infrastructure systems and advanced manufacturing materials and processes. However, in order for them to prove successful, the new systems and models must demonstrate they are trustworthy, through “trust” standards developed in partnership with regulators to fully realize the value to industry and the community. Attendees of the V4I workshop will gain an awareness of the significance of these opportunities and challenges, V4I’s process and capabilities as a potential accelerator, and how related projects advance the SE industry’s common cause.

GLRC2018 will feature many SE thought-leaders and practitioners who will cover a breadth of information around key decisions or “crossroads” that are common in multiple product domains and applications, which are impacting such critical sectors as aerospace, agriculture, biomedical & healthcare, defense, education, energy, environmental sciences, government, information, infrastructure, safety and security, space, and transportation.

Look for V4I and NCDMM at GLRC2018. For more information about the V4 Institute or how to become a member, visit v4i.us.

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About the V4 Institute

V4 Institute provides advanced assurance in product development and manufacturing through virtual verification, validation, and visualization. V4I delivers value-driven computation modeling and simulation solutions for research and development (R&D) of product and processes to advance cross-industry innovation and support the digital thread. V4I is managed and operated by the NCDMM. For additional information, visit V4I at v4i.us.

About NCDMM

NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas—both commercial and defense—continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3DP printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at ncdmm.org.

About the INCOSE Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC)

The INCOSE GLRC is an annual regional-level INCOSE conference celebrating its 12th consecutive occurrence in 2018. A high-quality source of education and networking among and beyond INCOSE membership, GLRC has grown steadily since 2007. It has been hailed as an excellent model for INCOSE chapter co-operative conferencing efforts by INCOSE leadership at the international level. The GLRC is put on by one of the 11 chapters of the Great Lakes Region of the America’s Sector of INCOSE. For more information about the INCOSE GLRC, visit incose.org/glrc2018.

About the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

INCOSE is a not-for-profit membership organization that promotes international collaboration in systems engineering practice, education, and research. INCOSE’s mission is to address complex societal and technical challenges by enabling, promoting and advancing systems engineering and systems approaches. Founded in 1990, INCOSE has more than 70 chapters and over 16,500 members worldwide. For additional information about INCOSE or how to become a member, visit incose.org.