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Call For Presenters

This year's process for submitting to present a session at Siemens PLM Connection 2015 will be slightly different. We will once again be dividing the agenda into 3 different audience types: User Experience, Business Process Improvement, & Deployment Excellence.

The technical committee has surveyed the user community for input on topics they would like to see at this year's conference. We are now looking for users to present on these topics.

Please carefully read through the disclosure agreement, then choose the audience type below to get started on submitting to present at the conference.

Additional Information:

  • Call for Presenters will open November 17th, 2014.
  • Call for Presenters will close January 16th, 2015.
  • Notification to the authors of the accepted abstracts will occur by February 17, 2015.
  • Those accepted will need to submit an electronic copy of their presentation, before May 1, 2015. (Accepted abstract presentations will be included in the conference proceedings that will be available to all conference attendees.)  
  • It is a requirement for all presenters to register by the end of Early Bird Registration and stay at the conference hotel. If an accepted author is unable to stay within the conference hotel, there will be a $200 conference charge. If the primary presenter is not registered by the end of Early Bird Registration their presentation will be removed from the agenda.
  • Please Read the Presenter's Guidelines before Submitting your Abstract
  • For example abstracts and templates see the Presenter Information page.


You must review and agree to the following consent before proceeding with submission of your abstract and biography: you or you on behalf of company named above, if any, "presenter" consents to the use by PLM World, Inc. and PLM World authorized designees including but not limited to its partners and affiliates ("PLM World, Inc and PLM World authorized designees are collectively called "PLM World") of your entire presentation (defined to include abstract, biography bullet items, and any follow up refined presentation you will be asked to do at a later date, if your presentation is accepted) as referenced below in the manner authorized by this release. presenter hereby grants to PLM World on a non exclusive basis, during the term of the copyright, without the need to request additional approvals in the future, the right to reproduce the presentation, either individually or as part of a collective work; to distribute copies of the presentation to the public by sale or license or other method by all means, now known or hereinafter developed, including electronic means and in new media and to distribute through electronic content that is downloadable from the Internet or from CD ROM, to adapt the presentation to make changes or alterations, in whole or in part, as long as the context of use is not materially changed or the presenter's trademark changed in any way, to include the presentation in a member depository, and to display the presentation. For avoidance of doubt, the grant of rights set forth herein shall be read to include, but not be limited to the rights to distribute the presentation either individually or as part of a collective work, to publish it in handouts and newsletters, to display it on PLM World's website or by way of download to electronic devices or electronic media to potential customers, to distribute through CD-Rom, DVD, audio mp3, video, broadcast, web casts, telephone seminars. Presenter authorizes the use of presenter's name on the presentation and in a collective work and in any supplements or revisions thereof. Presenter warrants that presenter is 18 and is either the owner of the copyright or has the capacity and authority to act on behalf of the company named above to give the rights granted herein to PLM World, that the presentation contains no libelous or inaccurate statements, that the presentation will not infringe any statutory or common law copyright and that the presentation will not violate any right of privacy or publicity, or otherwise violate any law or any person's personal or property rights. Presenter agrees to complete whatever forms are necessary to ensure that PLM World is legally able to exercise the rights given herein by presenter. Presenter agrees to supply biographical information upon request for use by PLM World in the marketing and promotion of the presentation and gives PLM World permission to reproduce, adapt, distribute and display such biographical information.

By selecting an audience type below, you, or a representative that has been granted authorization to upload the abstract on the authors behalf, read, understand, and agree to the above statements.

If you are Siemens PLM Software employee, please contact Dave Lambke (dave.lambke@siemens.com) or Rich Ramsey (rich.ramsey@siemens.com) about presenting at Siemens PLM Connection 2015. Any online submission from Siemens PLM Software employees will not be taken into consideration. You must contact Rich or Dave.

Choose an Audience Type Below to get started.

Business Process Improvement

Managers and thought leaders interested in discussions focusing on improving business processes based on best practices and lessons learned from a process, tool and people perspective

User Experience

Users interested in improving the efficiency in the usage of the software tools today by learning new techniques, exploring additional software capability or attending specific training classes

Deployment Excellence  

Issues and solutions facing IT professionals responsible for architecture, configuration, performance, and deployment of business critical systems 

Please select a category to submit a session. Below each category you will choose one of the specific topics you would like to present on.

Business Process Improvement Track - Presenter Submission

Program, Project and Portfolio Management

  • Usable PLM for program/project management (focus on use cases around usability, active workspace, how to extend PLM outside typical CAD users)
  • Leveraging PLM to efficiently deliver work assignments in the development lifecycle with valuable information like requirements, cost and schedule
  • Modeling and executing disparate program schedules within PLM (considerations, best practices, tools, integrated schedule with other scheduling tools, schedule-driven program definition . . .)

Product Configuration & Change Management

  • Efficient reconciliation of multiple BOM's
  • Extending change management beyond engineering through the extended enterprise (integrated manufacturing process change management, Making enterprise change management easy and accessible to the extended enterprise, . . )
  • Discussion of the roles that the engineering BOM, manufacturing BOM & in-service BOM have in the enterprise (Product configuration from engineering to sales/service, keeping the sum of the parts aligned to the end product . . .)
  • PLM-ERP - how & where to integrate? Who authors what? Who changes what? Where does it live?


  • Making product data available outside engineering to increase collaboration (best practices, lessons learned, tools, . . . )
  • Collaborating with PMI across the supply chain, including customers, using integrated PLM to drive collaboration ( impact differences from using drawings, best practices, lessons learned, tools, . . . )
  • Going from a virtual product to a physical one. How design BOM and ERP are related.
  • Sharing accurate data with targeted audiences while hiding IP (security concerns, best practices, lessons learned, . . . )
  • Leveraging knowledge and information sharing without information overload
  • Driving efficient supplier collaboration using JT as collaboration medium (beyond product definition, using multi-CAD, . . . )

Product Design

  • Using digital design validation processes to reduce physical test cost
  • Managing design activities at multiple sites (best practices, standardization, tool consideration, etc.)
  • Use of configured visualization to eliminate physical prototypes
  • Best practices for efficient design reviews, getting away from PowerPoints and involving more of 3D models
  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM) - bringing manufacturing into the design (best practices, standardization, tools . . . )
  • Leveraging simulation early in the product development lifecycle
  • Simulation Process Data Management (SPDM). Discussions could include: Capture and implementation of standard simulation processes; improving Design/Analysis cycle efficiency & traceability of design evolution; organizational/Cultural changes related to SPDM implementation; return on Investment in implementing Teamcenter for Simulation; data/process management across multiple sites & teams; management of large volumes of simulation data sets & distributed systems

Manufacturing and In-Service

  • Driving manufacturing input into the decision process (Mfg capabilities driving stds)
  • Managing issues from the field (in Services) by successfully deploying CAPA through the product lifecycle
  • Leveraging the total package of 3D information(PMI) within manufacturing
  • Realizing the value of manufacturing defects through engineering change & knowledge capture beyond tribal knowledge
  • Supporting your product in the field (reducing product downtime, understanding needs, managing recalls, . . . )
  • When manufacturing met PLM (how PLM impacts manufacturing, the upfront challenges, business impacts, . . . )

Organizational Change Management

  • Moving PLM from engineering to manufacturing the struggles and potential impact (new manufacturing techniques that impact design, best practices, . . .)
  • Effective communication and planning for the future state of PLM at your company - developing a strategic roadmap
  • Moving from drawings to PMI - how to drive organizational change management to effectively impact downstream & cross organizational use of PMI
  • Identifying and managing risks of a business change (a proactive plan for change, communication effectiveness, . . .)
  • Driving change top-down or bottoms-up (what's the best, when to use what, best practices, . . . .)
  • I'm using Teamcenter today, now what (how to continuously improve the business value of PLM, key factors that drive a successful PLM implementations, leveraging PLM to revolutionize your organization . . .)
  • Moving PLM from engineering to manufacturing the struggles and potential impact (new manufacturing techniques that impact design, best practices, . . .)

Systems Driven Product Development

  • Traceability from initial requirements throughout the product lifecycle
  • Requirement validation & its long-term development value
  • Effectively managing where disciplines intersect to maximize innovation and reduce the risk of failure


If you have any other additional topic ideas that do not fit into the above categories, please submit that here.

Please select a category to submit a session. Below each category you will choose one of the specific topics you would like to present on. 


User Experience - Presenter Submission

Assemblies Planning (Plant Simulation, Teamcenter Manufacturing, etc.)

  • Extending Teamcenter into MES
  • Optimizing Design and Build through Tecnomatix Simulation
  • Customer View of Manufacturing Work Instructions with Teamcenter

Part Manufacturing (NX CAM)

  • Using geometry groups for operations
  • User experience/success stories, particularly with newer modules: feature based machining; new holemaking module; Floor/wall machining
  • "How does 5 axis really work" -creating machinable geometry -CAM side (projection vector / tool axis/ drive surface / part surface lead-lag-tilt, etc.
  • "Intro to <feature>"" type of presentations -what is a UDE -getting started in postbuilder
  • Maintaining associativity with the model

NX Design

  • Customer view of using Synchronous
  • NX Large Assembly Management
  • Modeling Techniques to Ensure Successful CAE Simulations
  • Weld Variants / Publishing
  • What does the future designer "desktop" look like? How does the vision look across different roles? Mobility, google glass, gesture devices, touch screens etc.
  • Navigating and debugging large CAD models
  • Enabling multiple users to work on and edit a single CAD model

NX Extended Applications (Design Validation, Mechatronics, Routing, Die Wizard, etc.)

  • Customer use of Product Template Studio (PTS) 
  • Integrating TC Workflows with an NX Title Block
  • ECAD/MCAD Design Collaboration from Components to End-Product Simulation including cable routing for wire harnesses 
  • Check-Mate implementation success story: discuss checks implemented, benefits found, validation of model quality; include roundtable to discuss tool improvements
  • Customer Use of PMI - Best Practices / Lessons Learned
  • Visual Reporting for the NX User - examples and benefits
  • Customer Use Cases for Model Validation (internal and external suppliers, JT, other formats, etc.)

Teamcenter Start Applications (Design, Document, BOM, and Process Management)

  • Enabling multiple users to work on and edit a single BOM structure
  • Report Generation from Classification Data
  • Best Practices for Product Level (Large) Assembly Layout and Management
  • One user interface, one user experience for change management across multiple domains - ALM, PLM, MES, . . .
  • Managing, manipulating and repairing legacy CAD models
  • Automated testing of NX and TC for user experience - use case and performance testing
  • How do we measure user adoption as a metric of user experience / usability? (GM would like to see this as a roundtable)
  • Best Practices for successful Change Management
  • Best Practices for Multi-BOM Management (CADBOM, EBOM, MBOM, . . .)

Teamcenter Extend Applications (Requirements, Service Lifecyce Management, Supplier Collaboration) 

  • Requirements Management Use Cases in Teamcenter
  • User Experiences with Teamcenter Service Lifecycle Management (MRO) and Active Workspace
  • Use of Manufacturing to Enhance Product Designs
  • Transitioning to Managing and Verification of Requirements in Teamcenter
  • Best Practices for Requirements and Verification Management in Teamcenter
  • How to integrate requirements management with EBOM and CAD BOM. This would be related to Gavin's work but probably a little more extended to show the connection on the requirement compliance side as well.
  • Connecting Requirements to the Product Design Definition and Test (CAD, Plans, Tests, product performance requirements . . . .)

Teamcenter Transform Applications (Quality, Cost, Sustainability, Systems Engineering)

  • Lessons Learned on Implementing Quality Management 

Teamcenter Platform Capabilities (Classification, Reporting and Analytics, Visualization, Search)

  • Teamcenter Occasional Users Utilizing AWC& Office Client
  • Creating Searches Using Query Builder
  • JT in the Product Lifecycle (JT Markup, structure manager, BOM compares, Product views, visual reporting)
  • Real-life case study of TC & NX on mobile devices - comparison on mobile devices and platforms
  • Review software industry trends to determine best practices for usability Roundtable - invite software industry external speakers to present (not sure this belongs here)
  • Training strategies and best practices for retraining experienced users on new interfaces
  • Active Workspace - best practices for reporting and data analytics
  • Reporting and Analytics - Use Cases and Best Practices
  • Teamcenter Visualization - Use Cases and Best Practices

 Specialized Applications (Composites, Fasteners, Rulestream, JT Open, Geolus, Translators)

  • Customer Use Case of Rulestream
  • Customer Use Case of Geolus - configuration, best practices, etc.

Systems Engineering (LMS 1D)

  • Customer Use Case of System-Driven Product Development (SDPD)
  • Integration of ALM into PLM

Engineering Simulation (LMS, NX CAE, NX Nastran, Teamcenter for Simulation)

  • Use of simulation in early concept formation. Discussions could include: implementation & efficiency of rapid design/analysis/optimization cycles; use of simplified models to capture critical design parameters, assess design trade-offs, & technology risks; experiences with enabling designer level simulation; integration of plant and controls to frontload the calibration process
  • Smart Design Tools & Automation (NX/Open, Knowledge Fusion). Discussions could include: NX Open program libraries to augment NX Simulation functionality & workflow; Automation templates for standardizing methods & improving workflows; Capturing and implementing design process knowledge & best practices directly into authoring SIEMENS design/analysis tools
  • Hybrid Analysis/Test Approaches. Discussions could include: Combining test and CAE models; validation, correlation and model refinement; impact of hybrid strategies on product development schedule, process and organizational challenges
  • Layered composites modeling/analysis. Discussion could include: Modeling and analysis methods for composite materials (fiber, matrix, woven, etc.); optimization of layups; effective analysis methods, extraction of key results and failure evaluation
  • Multi-disciplinary coupled analyses. Discussions could include: approaches to challenging fluid-structure-thermal interaction problems; benefits and business value of modeling coupled physics
  • Model Based Product Development & Systems Engineering. Discussions could include: integration of logical and physical simulation models; business value and use cases for deploying model based product development; cascading & leveraging model information from 1D to 3D simulations to test
  • Dynamic analysis for Durability, Acoustics and Kinematics. Discussions could include: dynamic analysis methods in NX Nastran; Acoustics, Fatigue, Durability analysis with SIEMENS tools
  • Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) & Robust Design. Discussions could include: design space exploration, robust design accounting for variations in manufacturing and materials; examples of applying MDO methods & process automation with Siemens CAE tools and MDO software (Ex. Model Center, Isight, Dakota)
  • Thermal/CFD Simulations. Discussions could include: challenging NX Flow & NX Thermal simulations
  • Motion simulation with flex bodies. Discussions could include: NX Motion simulation with deformable bodies; benefits of Integrated CAE environment: Kinematics, Motion simulation and NX Nastran/NX Thermal
  • Analysis of non-linear systems & behavior. Discussions could include: examples of advanced non-linear analysis with contact, large deformation, non-linear materials; challenges of performing non-linear analyses (Ex convergence, non-unique solutions); benefits and risks of linearity assumptions


If you have any other additional topic ideas that do not fit into the above categories, please submit that here.

Please select a category to submit a session. Below each category you will choose one of the specific topics you would like to present on. 


Deployment Excellence Track - Presenter Submission

Administration (OOTB Configuration, Security, NX formats, NX mapping, users, groups, roles, workgroups)

  • How to configure Teamcenter Validation for NX Check-Mate
  • How To replicate a production system ‘configuration’ (not the data) to a test system. Includes preferences, AM Rule Tree, revision rules, workflow, queries, organization, PLMXML rules, templates, etc.
  • Best Practices for Organizing your BMIDE templates -- Please share with us your thoughts on how to best set up your BMIDE projects. Should your entire data model exist in one monolithic project or should you break it up into separate projects focused on specific areas? Do you use Live Update, and if so, does that effect how you configure your projects?
  • Customer experience with using Teamcenter Auditing in Teamcenter 10. How are customers using this to meet their requirements and their process for retaining/archiving/purging the audit information
  • Customer experiences with debugging problems in Teamcenter. Include the basics of where to find log files, the types of information in each log file, and how to interpret the log files. Discuss commonly encountered problems and how to fix them and how to turn on/up debugging information to get more information on what is going on.
  • Workflow Designer Tips and Tricks
  • Walkthrough to creating a custom Dispatcher Translator
  • Content Migration Manager Process and Configuration
  • Client Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks
  • PLMXML Import/Export Administration Deep Dive
  • Automating Repetitive Administration Tasks
  • Monitoring Your Teamcenter Environment
  • Best practices in removing or modifying business model objects in the BMIDE


  • How to Redo your Data Model -- Chances are that anyone whose designed a Teamcenter data model that's been populated with real data now realizes that they should have done something different somewhere. As your requirements Teamcenter's features evolve there may come a time when it makes sense to completely revamp the data model. But how do you get your data from its current state into a new data model? Do you transform the data in place or do you migrate the data from its current system into a new system? Or is it better to leave the existing data as it is and only adopt the new model for new data? What tools and methodologies have you used? What lessons learned can you report? Was the effort successful?
  • Go-live Teamcenter experiences
  • Different methods for deploying configuration and customizations to Teamcenter
  • A deployment methodology that enables end users without full local admin rights to install, run, and update Teamcenter and NX without having them become IT knowledgeable in disabling User Access Control and ‘Run As Administrator’ requirements
  • An example of FMS side-caching with Store & Forward where the files in the local volume are cached in the FSC before being transferred to the Destination Volume
  • Tools and Processes for Generating, Annotating and Collating PDF drawings
  • Best practices for deploying updates and patches using silent TEM including pitfalls and caveats
  • Teamcenter Reduction - The challenge of boiling off division specific customizations, configurations, attributes, workflows, preferences, et. al. into one robust standardized Teamcenter Environment
  • Configuring FMS for Performance and/or Redundancy
  • Teamcenter RAC deployment strategies – making the deployment easier, more efficient, and less cumbersome

NX Programming Tools (Knowledge Fusion, NX Open)

  • Roundtable for NX programming
  • How to turn journals into applications
  • Advanced NX Open tips including: Object Selection and Assemblies and Positioned Components, how to get the correct geometry of the positioned components (instance) as opposed to the base part (prototype) especially when there are multiple instances of the part the same level
  • A presentation on the programming tools / libraries that companies have built for their own internal use
  • How to develop Block dialogs using NX/Open and/or Knowledge Fusion
  • Visual Studio for NX Open development advanced tips and tricks.

Teamcenter Platform Extensibility(Integration, customization)

  • Best practices in removing or modifying business model objects in the BMIDE 


  • Teamcenter Enterprise BulkDump Filter
  • Teamcenter 10.1 Upgrade experiences

System Architecture and Performance

  • Teamcenter Performance Tuning. Presentation material may include: How To Optimize Teamcenter WAN performance both with and without a WAN accelerator; Database Tuning for SQL or Oracle
  • Customer Experience with High Availability Teamcenter Architecture
  • NX Performance Tuning


If you have any other additional topic ideas that do not fit into the above categories, please submit that here.