Mar 13 2007

Dassault Systèmes Announces 2007 Abaqus International Users’ Conference

Keynotes by Airbus and AVL to Share Experience in Deploying Realistic Simulation to Drive Innovation

Paris, France, and Providence, R.I. USA, March 13, 2007 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announces that invited keynote addresses from Airbus and AVL will highlight the 20th Annual International Abaqus Users' Conference (AUC), being held May 22–24, 2007, in Paris, France. SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes’ brand for realistic simulation, is hosting the three-day event, which features presentations by more than 50 companies and 16 technology partners on their use of simulation technology to accelerate research and product development.  

“Realistic simulation has emerged as a true competitive differentiator, enabling companies to evaluate the performance of innovative designs faster and at lower costs,” stated Ken Short, VP Strategy and Marketing, SIMULIA. “The 2007 AUC continues our 20-year tradition of providing a high-quality conference focused on the latest advancements in simulation methods and technology.”

Conference keynote speakers are:

  • Dr. Jean-François Imbert, Vice President and Head of Structural Analysis Engineering at Airbus. Imbert is responsible for structure analysis and capability harmonization, improvement, integration, and support for all Airbus sites.
  • Franz Zieher, Head of CAE Engineering and Technology, Powertrain Systems, for AVL LIST GmbH, the world's largest privately owned company for the development of powertrain systems. Zieher directs engine analysis activities at AVL.

The 2007 AUC features industry sessions in which leading companies such as Airbus, Dupont, Edwards Lifesciences, Faurecia, General Motors, Haliburton Energy, Intel, LG Chemical, Michelin, Nokia, Toyota Motorsport, Statoil and many more will detail their simulation applications. Attendees will also learn about the latest enhancements to ABAQUS Version 6.7 and future directions for SIMULIA products and solutions.

The conference is sponsored by numerous technology partners, including, CD-adapco Group, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation, Intel Corporation, LMS International, Microsoft Corporation, Safe Technology, and SGI. For more details and to register for the 2007 AUC, visit www.abaqus.com/AUC2007.

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