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 3170 - Physics-Based Modeling In Design & Development for U.S. Defense 

3170 - Physics-Based Modeling In Design & Development for U.S. Defense 



Event Number

Event Date

 to 11/8/2012

Event Location
Hyatt Regency Tech Center - Denver

Event Contact
Allison D. McCloskey at or (703)247-2570

There have been updates to the onsite agenda.  Please click on the "Agenda" tab above to view the most up-to-date agenda.


Note that the conference falls during the election. Please remember to apply for an absentee ballot since you will be away from your polling location!



The goal of the conference on Physics-based Modeling in Design & Development for U.S. Defense is to facilitate design innovation to improve DoD acquisition by speeding adoption of advanced models and tools by the U.S. defense government/industry complex to reduce acquisition time, cost and risk and improve system performance.  The conference will build a community of interest in this area by bringing together the practitioners engaged in developing, deploying and utilizing these types of models and tools to allow them to discuss and share their progress and lessons learned in these areas.  The topics of interest include:

  • Methods for development, deployment and support of multiphysics-based application software for defense systems
  • Applications of multiphysics-based software for design and analysis of defense systems for all stages of acquisition
  • Software engineering practices for the development and deployment of these tools
  • Systems engineering approaches that utilize these tools to reduce acquisition time, cost, and risk
  • Conceptual design and design optimization using multiphysics-based computational tools
  • Using these tools to improve test and evaluation effectiveness and efficiency
  • Methods for generating weapon system geometries and meshes for design and analysis


Download/Print/View the current agenda (updated 11/4/12, 12:30 PM EST)


Hyatt Regency Tech Center - Denver
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237
Tel: (303) 779-1234

From Denver International Airport (24 Miles):
Exit airport on Pena Boulevard South to I-70 West. Continue on I-70 to I-225 South.  Exit 2A (Tamarac/DTC Boulevard) and turn left. Go under Interstate, turn right on Tufts Avenue. Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center is at the end of the street.

Transportation To/From Denver International Airport:
Super Shuttle: Cost: $19.00 one way or $34.00 round trip. The phone number for Super Shuttle is 303-370-1300 or 1-800-Blue-Van

Taxi Service: The following companies provide service to/from the airport:
Yellow Cab: 303-777-7777
Metro Cab: 303-333-3333
Freedom Cab: 303-444-4444

Cost: Approximately $45.00-$65.00 per trip to and from the airport.

Valet Parking Cost: $18.00 per day, including in/out privileges

Self-Parking Cost: $5.00 for the first two hours of your visit, $1.00 each additional hour. Maximum charge is $10.00 per day.

Please note, all valet parking is outside. Self-parking is in the covered garage, with a maximum garage clearance is 8’ 2”.

 *Note that rates are subject to increase.  There is not a special rate for the conference attendees.


Hyatt Regency Tech Center - Denver
7800 East Tufts Ave
Denver, CO 80237
Tel: (303) 779-1234

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at 1-800-233-1234. In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the "NDIA" room block. Rooms will not be held after October 12, 2012 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

Government Rate: $149 *Or Prevailing Government Per Diem (Single/Double)
Industry Rate: $149 (Single/Double)

Government Attendees:
Any active U.S. Military attendee with ID and travel order will be tax exempt (subject to state’s regulation of tax exemption). Any U.S. Government employee paying with U.S. Government check or credit card will be tax exempt (with supporting documentation as required by some states). Check with the hotel for specific state and local requirements when booking hotel reservations.


Online Registration is now CLOSED!

Please visit us ONSITE in the Grand Mesa Foyer (2nd Floor) to register for the conference.


  • Sunday, November 4 --- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, November 5  --- 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 6 --- 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 7 --- 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 8 --- 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Download/Print/View the registration form. Complete the form in advance to save time at the registration desk!

Registration Fees






Before 09/29/12

09/29/12 - 10/26/12

After 10/26/12





Industry NDIA Member




Industry Non-NDIA Member*




Tutorials/Tool Seminars - Additional Fee to Attend





Registration fees include admission to the general session, breakout sessions, display area, Monday/Tuesday night networking reception, and all breakfasts, breaks, and lunches.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by October 26, 2012 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. Please note that no refunds will be given for cancellations received after October 26, 2012. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations. All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to

* Please be sure you are registering with the correct credit card or form of payment, as a $25 fee will be applied to registrations switching credit cards or forms of payment.* 


NDIA invites you to display at the Physics-Based Modeling in Design & Development for U.S. Defense Conference, where you will have the opportunity to showcase your capabilities to conference attendees. Displays will be centrally located at the conference. 

The display registration fee is $1,500 which includes one individual conference registration, table, chair and electrical hook-up.  Displays will be tabletop or “pop-up” style.  Allocated display space will be 10 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep. 

Although computer systems for demonstration are OK, minimal hardware should be utilized.  No formal decorating company will be involved.  Companies must bring their own displays and plan to do their own set-up.  Standard draped folding table and chair will be provided for each display space.

Download/Print/View the display registration form.

Completed forms can be emailed to or faxed to (703) 522-1885

Current Displayers: (updated 10/25/12)

--HyGieTech USA, Inc.
--SAS Institute Inc, JMP Division
--CyDesign Labs

Attendee Information

Note that the conference falls during the election.  Please remember to apply for an absentee ballot since you will be away from your polling location! 


Increase your company or organization's exposure by becoming a Sponsor! With a Sponsorship of $5000, you will receive your organization's name on the back cover of the onsite brochure, a 350-word company description in the onsite brochure, main podium recognition, signage throughout the conference, and a hotlink on the event website to your organization's website.

For more information, please contact Allison McCloskey at

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Allison McCloskey, or (703) 247-2570.


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense