23-24 March, 2018

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Welcome to NC-MDAO 2018!

The conference jointly organized by Mechanical Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc), Design division of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) and Engineering Design department of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), 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:

  • Size, shape and topology optimization
  • Systems design and optimization
  • Meta-modeling or surrogate modeling
  • Multi-objective and multi-disciplinary optimization
  • Model-based systems design and optimization
  • Optimal design of autonomous vehicles and systems
  • Optimization in additive manufacturing
  • Design optimization for reliability and robustness
  • Optimal design for manufacturability and maintenance
  • Design of experiments and sensitivity analysis

Supported by:

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Keynote Speakers

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Björn Nagel

DLR, Germany

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Pankaj Priyadarshi


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Brian McMurray

GM, India

Invited Speakers

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Dr. Somanath Nagendra

United Technologies Corp., USA

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Dr. Anutosh Moitra

General Aeronautics, India

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Prajwal Shivaprakasha

DLR, Germany

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Dr. A. P. Madhusudan

ADA, India

Panel Members

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Dr. Raviprakash Salagame

Delphi, India

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Prof. K. Sudhakar

IIT Bombay

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Dr. A. R. Upadhya

NAL, India

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Joachim Szodruch

Founder, International Forum for Aviation Research, German Aerospace Center

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Murali Balasubramanian

FCA, India

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Suresh Nagarowth

Cyient, India

Paper Submission

250 word abstract submission
(by January 10, 2018)

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

1500 word/four-page paper submission
(by February 28, 2018)

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

Please send the abstract and paper in PDF format to

Important Dates

One-page abstracts January 10, 2018
Invitation for full paper January 20, 2018
Submission of full paper February 28, 2018
Early bird registration
March 1, 2018
Last date for registration March 12, 2018
Conference dates March 23-24, 2018



The attendees of the conference must register by March 12, 2018.

Registration Fee* (INR)

Industry Participants 10,000
Faculty/Start-up/Govt. Lab employees 5,000
Students and post-docs 500
*Early bird registrations, SAE and AeSI members can avail 20% discount on the fee.
SAE and AeSI members should provide their membership number during registration.

The registration process consists of two steps:

Step 1: Pay registration fee

The registration fee can be transferred online to the following account (Please make a note of the transaction details because it is required to fill the registration form).

Account Type Current Account
Account Number 366939 60168
IFSC SBIN0006538
MICR 560002070
Bank State Bank of India
Branch ADE Bangalore
Address Post Bag No. 7524
New Thipasandra Po, Cv. Raman Ngr
Pin - 560075

Step 2: Fill registration form (requires registration fee transaction details)

Travel Planning


Limited (upto 25 persons) accommodation will be provided on the campus of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru on first-come first-served basis.

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About Indian Institute of Science

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), established in 1909, is India’s top-ranked university and is in the top 10 of world’s small universities. Its vibrant and verdant campus with world-class infrastructure is one of the finest university campuses in the world

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Reaching the Venue

Bengaluru is well-connected to major Asian cities by most international airlines. Additional information on the airport can also be found at its official website. IISc is about 35kms from the airport. One could take either a prepaid taxi (currently, costs Rs. 750, and the counter is available near the exit of the Airport Building), or a city taxi (costs about Rs. 700, and a queue for the same is just outside the airport building). The Institute is known as "Tata Institute" to the locals and is just past Mekhri circle and on the way to Yeshwantpura (one must take a right turn at Mekhri circle). Shuttle bus service, operated by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), runs from the airport to various areas in Bangalore city every 15 minutes. Details of the schedule can be found here.

Bangalore airport

About Bengaluru

Bengaluru, known as the science city of India because it has numerous educational and research institutions and as garden city because of its cool climate and greenery, is a major metropolitan city. It is also an IT hub with thriving start‐up companies and major industries, public and private.

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Administrative contact

Ms. Chaitra Rajeevalochana

M2D2 Lab, Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Telephone: 08022933363

Conference Committee


Dr. Kota Harinarayana

INAE Satish Dhawan Chair of Engineering Eminence

National Aerospace Lab, Bengaluru


Prof. G. K. Ananthasuresh

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


Prof. Palaniappan Ramu

Associate Professor, Engineering Design

Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Mr. Rakesh Kumar

Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bengaluru

Hospitality and Logistics

Ms. Chaitra Rajeevalochana

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Advisory Committee

Dr. A. R. Upadhya, NAL

Prof. K. Sudhakar, IIT Bombay

Technical Committee

  • Mr. Abhishek Burman, General Aeronautics
  • Mr. Rajkanwar Jolly, ADA
  • Dr. Raviprakash R Salagame, Delphi
  • Prof. Anupam Saxena, IIT Kanpur
  • Mr. Vinay Ramanath, Siemens
  • Dr. Devendra Ghate, IIST
  • Dr. Mohammad Talha, IIT Mandi
  • Mr. Rinku, NAL
  • Prof. Dhish Saxena, IIT Roorkee
  • Dr. Pankaj Priyadarshi, VSSC-ISRO