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Being consistent to our biannual appointment, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the
5th ANSA & META International Conference
that will be held from June 5th to June 7th 2013, at The MET Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece.


The principal aims of this event are to bring the CAE Community together and to promote an international exchange of the latest concepts, knowledge and development requirements on our software products. Technical papers will be presented outlining the latest advances in CAE strategy, methodology, techniques and applications related to our products. Participants will have the opportunity to be informed about the latest software trends, demonstrate their concepts and achievements and present new development requirements. The closer technical communication with the software developers’ team of our products, within the framework of a technical forum, features this three-day conference.

Further discussions, sessions, meetings and events will allow the interaction between participants and organizers. Senior executives of our company, the engineers from the development and services teams and our business agents from around the world will be glad to meet with customers and users, to discuss the applications, the existing functionality, latest enhancements and future development plans of our software products. We expect that this will be a unique opportunity for you to share your success and for us to share our vision.

The attire of the event is business casual.

The language of the event is English.

There is no participation fee to this event.

Speakers will receive free accommodation.


The conference will be of interest to decision makers, strategy and methodology planners, simulation experts, applications users and researchers at the forefront of the CAE simulation for various disciplines, coming from OEMs and suppliers from a wide spectrum of industrial sectors, especially from, yet not limited to the: automotive, motorsports, railway vehicles, aerospace, shipbuilding / offshore, power tools, defence, energy, heavy machinery, biomechanics, chemical processes, electronics, etc.

All those who wish to communicate recent advances and future trends in the analyses technologies, methods and practices for solving the problems of the modern Industry, using our software products, are welcome to make the conference a success. Please, refer to the Call for Papers for details on papers contribution.

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- Meet, exchange ideas and collaborate with CAE experts from around the world.
- Present your success stories and innovative ideas within a unique global forum.
- Keep up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field of CAE simulation with state-of-the-art software solutions.
- Interact with our software development teams and promote your requests to influence future software development.
- Enhance your relations with the technical support & services engineers of BETA CAE Systems and with its representatives of the worldwide sales & support network.
- Learn more about our co-operations with leading hardware and software companies


The technical forum and contributed presentations will demonstrate the current status and the future trends of ANSA & META applications in a spectrum of industrial sectors. A wide range of topics on various simulation application fields and disciplines will be covered, including: CAE strategy & process planning, Process automation, Product and Simulation Data Management (PDM / SDM), Durability, Crash & Rollover, Occupant & Pedestrian Safety, Dynamics, Noise Vibration & Harshness, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Optimization, Composite materials modelling, Climate control, Engine technology, Heat transfer, Simulation results assessment etc.

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We are pleased to make available to you the event's final programme and abstracts booklet.

We are honoured to host this year three distinguished invited speakers:
Mr. Josef Fuerfanger from BMW
Mr. Frank Sautter from Porsche and
Mr. Toshihiro Araki from Nissan.

Each day, at a morning plenary session, one of our distinguished guests will give an inspiring presentation

The agenda accommodates almost 50 presentations, from various industries and numerous application domains.
Download the final programme and abstracts booklet


The conference will be held at THE MET HOTEL, conveniently situated at the harbour of Thessaloniki.
26th October Str no. 48
GR-546 27, Thessaloniki, Greece

Accommodation Reservations:
Please, do not contact the hotel for accommodation reservations. Speakers and Delegates should make accommodation arrangements according to the instructions provided during the registration procedure.

THE MET HOTEL is situated in the new harbour area of Thessaloniki, a bustling hub with great development prospects at the western entrance of the city. The area boasts a number of nightlife venues and is conveniently close to the city centre, the hotel is also an ideal basis for sightseeing and shopping.

The hotel is easily accessible by public or private transportation. Recommended transportation from the airport to the hotel is by taxi. Taxis are available in front of the airport terminal on the arrivals level. For flights reservation, taxi booking or car rental you may contact Theodossiadou Travel.


One speaker per presentation will receive free accommodation for the duration of the event, courtesy of BETA CAE Systems S.A.. Refer to the Speaker Registration for details.
Delegates should make accommodation arrangements with our partnering travel agent during their registration.
The hotel is reserving a range of rooms for the event's delegates, at special daily rates:
 - Single Superior room incl. breakfast: €97
 - Double Superior room incl. breakfast: €115
 - Triple Superior room incl. breakfast: €145

All taxes included.

For special accommodation requests, please, contact Theodossiadou Travel.
Delegates’ accommodation reservation requires full payment in advance.
Refer to Delegate Registration for details.

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Registration & Accommodation Information:
Theodossiadou Travel
2 Venizelou st., 54624 Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel.: +30 231 0225 214, Fax: +30 231 0284 372

Organization & Speaker Accommodation Information:
Ms. Photini Paraskevopoulou
BETA CAE Systems S.A.
Kato Scholari, Thessaloniki, GR-57500 Epanomi, Greece
Tel: +30-2392-021914, Fax: +30-2392-021828


Abstracts submission: March 22nd 2013 - CLOSED -
Acceptance notification: April 5th, 2013 - CLOSED -
Speakers’ registration: May 15th, 2013 - CLOSED -
Final manuscripts submission: May 15th, 2013 - CLOSED -
Delegates Registration: May 15th, 2013 - CLOSED -
Presentations files submission: May 15th, 2013 - IMMEDIATE -
Welcome reception: June 4th, 2013
Event: June 5th to June 7th 2013



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