IIT Madras Campus
NCMDAO Program

Demo for VFairs - Virtual Conference Platform


Full Paper Submission

If you intend to submit a full paper, please fill this form immediately.
You will require details on the paper title, paper number and authors to fill the form.

1. Fill and sign the attached Springer's contributor agreement. Name it as Paper ID_CA.

2. Prepare the full paper as per the attached Springer template. Read the Author Instruction Manual before starting to use the template. Name the full paper as Paper ID_FP.

Once 1 & 2 are ready, you can upload them at this link on or before the 27th of January, 2022.

Please note that your contribution will be scanned for malicious content and plagiarism of 15%.
If either of them is violated, the paper will be sent back to the authors for revision.
Acceptance and publication of the paper are still subject to NCMDAO publication committee review and Springer's conference proceedings publication team review.

Please let us know if you need any additional information or clarifications.
Authors can also use this LaTeX template



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Dr. William Baker
Skidmore, Owings, Merrill, LLP, SOM
Title: Maxwell, Rankine, Airy and Modern Structural Engineering Design
Date: 8 October, 6.30 PM (IST)

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Prof. Wei Chen
McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Title: Interdisciplinary Data-driven Design of Engineered Materials Systems
Date: 9 October, 6.30 PM (IST)

Master Class

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Prof. Bruno Sudret
ETH Zürich
Title: Polynomial Chaos Expansions (PCE) and UQLab
Date: 7 October, 12 - 3 PM (IST)

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Prof. Felipe A.C. Viana
University of Central Florida, USA
Title: Graphs and physics-informed neural networks (PINN) for hybrid modeling and uncertainty quantification
Date: 7 October, 6 - 9 PM (IST)


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Mr. Suresh Kumar
MacAppStudio and Pepul
Date: 8 October, 5.30 PM (IST)
Title: Process innovation in HR policies - a systems perspective in building a million dollar company

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Mr. Ramasubramanian
Village Renewable Energy Systems
Title: Decentralising & demystifying renewable energy technologies for the remote rural population
Date: 8 October, 6 PM (IST)


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Dr. Arvind Kumar
Title: Using optimization for
managing Electric Vehicle (EV)
loads on power grid

Date: 9 October, 5.30 PM (IST)

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Dr. S A Ilangovan
Title: Batteries for Space: Design & Challenges
Date: 9 October, 6 PM (IST)

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Dr. N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan
Tarxya Limited
Title: Industrial applications of AI/ML/Optimization
Date: 9 October, 7.30 PM (IST)

Sponsors Talk

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Mr KVS Ravikrishna
Title: Robust Design Optimization
using Simulation

Date: 7 October, 5.30 PM (IST)

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Dr. Nanda Santhanam
Title: Generative Design:
Harnessing the power of
compute for design

Date: 8 October, 7.30 PM (IST)

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Kesava Reddy Koduru
BETA CAE Systems India
Title: CAE model Parameterization
Optimization and integration
of Machine Learning

Date: 8 October, 8 PM (IST)

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Mr. Amit Agarwal
Title: Process Integration and Design
Optimization: Industrial applications

Date: 9 October, 8 PM (IST)

Important Dates

Submission of
extended abstract
May 25, 2021
June 15, 2021
July 1, 2021
Notification of acceptance July 20, 2021
Early bird registration* August 31, 2021
Last date for presenting
author registration
September 15, 2021
Submission of full paper September 15, 2021
Master Class October 7, 2021
Conference dates October 8-9, 2021
* Early bird registration atttracts 20% discount
in the respective category

Registration Fee Details*

within India
outside India
Industry Participants ₹3,000 $75
Govt. Lab employees
₹2000 $50
Students and
₹500 $25
₹500 $25
Fees inclusive of GST
*SAE and AeSI members can avail 20% discount on the fee
by providing their membership number during registration.
Either early bird or membership discount can be
availed. Not both


Each registration covers 1 presentation only. If presenting a second accepted paper, another registration fee to be paid by the same author or another author.

Maximum total of 2 presentations per person. If a presenting author for a paper is not registered by September 15, 2021, the respective
presentation will be removed from the program and the respective full paper, if submitted, will be removed from the proceedings.


Optimal Design Competition for students

Sponsored by

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Click here to download the Problem Statement

Student Competition Registration Link

Registration Deadline Aug 25, 2021
Qualifier Round Sep 10, 2021
Pre-Final Design presentation Sep 25, 2021
Grand Finale Oct 7, 2021
Announcement of Winners Oct 8,2021

Qualifier round:
5 min video detailing formulation, concept design, method of solving, expected solution
Prefinal design:
15 min video explaining detailed design, analysis and Optimization results.
Only top 8 teams go to finals.
In conference platform
Additional details will be sent to registered students

Multiple Internships and Prizes upto 40k INR can be won.

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Paper Submission

Abstract submission by July 1, 2021

Click here to download the template for the abstract: Word   LaTeX

Click here to download the template for the full paper: Word   LaTeX

Please send the paper in PDF format through: EasyChair

Full paper submission deadline (Email sent to corresponding authors for accepted papers): September 15, 2021

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Submitted full papers will be published by Springer as a proceedings book volume with ISBN.
Springer will conduct quality checks on the accepted papers and
only papers that pass these checks will be published.


Extended versions of some selected papers will be recommended to the Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary
Optimization, Springer (please note that the selected papers go through the Journal review process,
but can expect an expedited review)


The conference jointly organized by Engineering Design department of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Mechanical Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc) and Design division of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) aims to bring together researchers and industry professionals working in the areas of multidisciplinary design, analysis, and optimization. Established techniques and emerging technologies are equally emphasized to take advantage of the past accomplishments and step up the future of, optimization-based design and model-based systems. The focus is on design and analysis as applicable to optimization of systems. Optimization in aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, biomedical and other application domains are within the scope of this conference.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Structural Optimization: Size, Shape, and Topology
  • Optimization for Design of Materials and Metamaterials
  • Multiscale and Multiphysics Problems
  • Metamodeling or Surrogate Modeling
  • Systems Design and Optimization
  • Machine Learning and Data Science in Optimization
  • Mixed Integer and Linear Programming
  • Evolutionary, Bayesian, and Heuristic Optimization Techniques
  • Uncertainty Quantification, Reliability, and Robustness in Design
  • Optimization and Additive Manufacturing
  • Industry Applications and Case Studies in MDAO
  • Emerging Trends in Optimization



Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IITM

Dr. Kota Harinarayana, Chairman, Design Division, AeSI

Advisory Committee

Prof. G. K. Ananthasuresh, IISc

Prof. Chakravarthi Balaji, IITM

Prof. Gengdong Cheng, Dalian University of Technology, China

Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb, Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Pankaj Priyadarshi, VSSC-ISRO

Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, IITM

Dr. Ravi Salagame, Aptiv, India

Prof. Shankar Krishnapillai, IITM

Prof. Sudhakar (Retd), IITB

Mr. Vinay Ramanath, Siemens, India

Core Committee

Prof. Abdus Samad, IITM (Sponsors)

Prof. R. K. Amit, IITM (Papers)

Prof. Palaniappan Ramu, IITM (General)

Prof. P. Pradeep Pratapa, IITM (Papers)

Prof. Ramanathan, IITM (Website)

Prof. Ratnakumar A, IITM (Sponsors)

Prof. Saravana Kumar G, IITM (General)

Prof. Sayan Gupta, IITM (Speakers)

Prof. Sourav Rakshit, IITM (Finance)


For additional information and queries, email us at ncmdao.2021@gmail.com