IIT Madras Campus

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 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)​

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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 15, 2021
Last date for presenting
author registration
August 30, 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 August 30, 2021, the respective
presentation will be removed from the program and the respective full paper, if submitted, will be removed from the proceedings.

Registration details: TBA soon


Keynote Speakers

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Dr. William Baker
Skidmore, Owings, Merrill, LLP, SOM
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)

Invited Speakers

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Dr. N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan
Tarxya Limited
Title: Industrial applications of AI/ML/Optimization

Master Class

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Prof. Felipe A.C. Viana
Univ. Central Florida, USA
Title: Graphs and physics-informed neural networks (PINN) for hybrid modeling and uncertainty quantification

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Prof. Bruno Sudret
ETH Zürich
Title: Polynomial Chaos Expansions (PCE) and UQLab

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


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