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Model-Based Enterprise Summit 2020

NIST is closely monitoring guidance from Federal, State, and local health authorities on the outbreak of COVID-19. To protect the health and safety of NIST employees and the American public they continue to serve, NIST has decided to cancel the event. For more information on COVID-19, please visit: We look forward to re-convening the MBE Summit on April 12-16, 2021. The proceedings for this year's Summit (as originally planned) will be made available soon. Thank you for your continued support of the MBE Summit!

The goal of the MBE Summit is to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and lessons learned in design, manufacturing, quality assurance, and sustainment of products and processes where a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of the product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in a product's lifecycle. The theme of the MBE Summit 2020  is Increasing MBE Adoption and Implementation.  There is no doubt that MBE requires a complex organizational work design that recognizes the interaction between people, skills, and technology in workplaces. The 11th MBE Summit is focused on highlighting the organizational culture surrounding MBE, needs of people operating in MBE, and real-world implementations of MBE in practice.

Academia, government, and industry practitioners are encouraged to submit papers on topics related to this year’s theme using the following tracks: 1) Business Processes; 2) Organization Culture; 3) Technology; and 4) Workforce Skills. Submissions may align to any of the manufacturing-related domains; for example, Systems Engineering and Lifecycle Management; Design; Production and Fabrication; Quality and Inspection; and Operations, Logistics, and Sustainment.

View the originally planned event program (with speakers and abstracts) at:


Monday, March 30
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM:  Model-Based Enterprise Tutorials and Workshops - Session 1
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Model-Based Enterprise Tutorials and Workshops - Session 2

Tuesday, March 31
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Plenary session with opening talks and invited speakers
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Technical session breakouts

Wednesday, April 1
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM:  Plenary session with invited speaker and/or panel discussion
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Technical session breakouts
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM:  Plenary session with invited speaker and/or panel discussion
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM:  Technical session breakouts

Thursday, April 2
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM:  Small-to-Medium Enterprises Plenary
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM:  Standards and technical meetings. More information to come.

Friday, April 3
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM:  Standards and technical meetings. More information to come.


The 11th MBE Summit will feature several tutorials during the afternoon (1 PM to 5 PM) of Monday, 30 MAR 2020. MBE Summit attendees will be able to sign up for the free tutorials during the registration process. Each tutorial will be offered twice. Full descriptions of each tutorial is below:

Realizing Industrial Augmented Reality via an Open-Source Software Toolkit
The objective of this tutorial is to introduce TrackingExpert+, an open-source software toolkit to realize industrial augmented reality applications in areas such as assembly, inspection, and others. It provides features for object detection, tracking, and 3D rendering on multiple devices. The attendees will see the capabilities first hand and learn how they can leverage the toolkit for their personal or professional use.
Limited to 40 attendees per session

Annotating Maintenance Data with Nestor, an Open-Source Toolkit
The objective of this tutorial is to introduce Nestor, an open-source toolkit for annotating maintenance work order data for analysis. The attendees will walk through annotating a publicly available dataset through a process called “tagging” using Nestor. Participants will then be shown various analysis techniques to improve their maintenance operations using this data.
Limited to 40 attendees per session

Accelerate Digital Transformation with the OAGIS Standard and the Open-Source Score Tool
In this tutorial, a short introduction to the Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS) as an enterprise canonical will be given. Then, the use of the Score tool to manage the usage of OAGIS based on past industry use cases will be demonstrated and its values discussed. There will be an opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the tool.
Limited to 40 attendees per session

QIF: What is it and Why it Matters
The objective of this tutorial is twofold. First as a QIF 101 to discuss how the ANSI/DMSC Quality Information Framework (QIF) interoperability standard provides benefit to the model-based enterprise (MBE). Then, as a QIF 201 that will be more technical by getting into some of the QIF schema and understand how the QIF is structured. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what the QIF is, how it can be used and implemented, and why it is needed for the connected digital enterprise.

Learn How to Cut Costs, Gain Efficiencies, and Grow Your Business With the Online Digital Manufacturing Guide
In this workshop you will learn how your company can engage in Digital Manufacturing to help decrease costs, increase profits, and win more business. You will further your understanding of Digital Manufacturing by answering: 1) What is it?, 2) Why do it?, and 3) How to do it?. The Digital Manufacturing website was developed to provide something for everyone to learn through the Guide. For those who are new to Digital Manufacturing and are interested in learning about its capabilities or for those who could use a refresher course, the definition of Digital Manufacturing, its components, and common terms will be discussed. The website will provide materials to help make the business case for the adoption of Digital Manufacturing which is crucial to maintaining competitive advantage and profitability in the ever-changing and improving world of manufacturing. Learn how the Guide can help your company successfully implement Digital Manufacturing solutions and overcome potential barriers by going step-by-step through the major process of manufacturing such as the Quoting Process, Purchase Order to First Article, Recurring Manufacturing, and Engineering Changes. Attend this workshop to learn what this invaluable tool can do for your company.

Invited Speakers


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Ms. Sascha Harrell

Director, Education and Workforce for Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC)
Purdue University

Sascha Harrell is the Director of Education and Workforce for Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) with Purdue University. Ms. Harrell and her team develop and implement K-16 programs and programs that enhance the talents and capabilities of Indiana’s present and future workforce by facilitating connections between educators and industry to catalyze the formation of near-term and long-term skills in a highly accessible manner — partnering and developing a variety of STEM-type, skilled trades, degrees (associates and undergraduate), and certificate programs. Ms. Harrell received a BS from Morehead State University and a MS from Purdue University, studying learning design and technology with an emphasis on manufacturing skills in the 21st century. She is a current doctoral student in STEM education and technology at Purdue University. Ms. Harrell research interests center around the next generation for manufacturing competitiveness and perceptions of manufacturing in K-12.


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Mr. Ercenk Keresteci

Principal Solution Architect, Manufacturing Industry Experiences

Ercenk Keresteci is a Principal Solution Architect on the Industry Experiences team. Mr. Keresteci brings almost 25 years of experience developing applications and solutions. After starting his career in telecommunications, Mr. Keresteci started a business pioneering vehicle tracking and electronic healthcare records solutions in Turkey. Before founding his second business, a professional services company developing many early solutions on Azure such as auto-scaling, Mr. Keresteci worked at Microsoft in various roles. When he is not working on building exciting solutions on the Azure platform, Mr. Keresteci loves traveling, donating his time to non-profits, spending time with his family, motorcycling, and building various geeky gadgets on micro-controllers connected to the cloud.


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Dr. Saigopal Nelaturi

Manager, Computation for Automation in Systems Engineering

Dr. Saigopal Nelaturi, leads the Computation for Automation in Systems Engineering area at PARC and also leads commercial engagements in PARC's key digital manufacturing partnerships. Dr. Nelaturi's research includes intelligent automation, digital manufacturing, geometric modeling, computational design, robotics, and spatial computing. He is a leading research expert in Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing with publications in major international journals and multiple best paper awards. Dr. Nelaturi is an associate editor for the Journal of Computer-Aided Design, the program chair for the Solid and Physical Modeling conference, and is an active participating member of ASME, SIAM, and IEEE.


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Mr. Michael Raphael

Founder & Owner
Direct Dimensions, Inc.

Michael Raphael founded Direct Dimensions, Inc. (DDI) in 1995 as an engineering company to provide a “one-stop shop” for 3D technical services, product representation, sales, and support for all types of 3D scanning, imaging, and dimensional measurement solutions. Over the past 20+ years, DDI has expanded significantly to use the most comprehensive array of 3D scanning technologies and digital modeling solutions for the widest range of applications and industries. Mr. Raphael started in the field of 3D metrology in 1985 as an engineer responsible for solving aerospace manufacturing problems at what became Lockheed Martin Corporation. While there, Mr. Raphael helped develop and became the first user and customer of a revolutionary new portable three-dimensional industrial measurement technology, called the FaroArm, sold today throughout the world. Following several years of in-plant development, Mr. Raphael left the aerospace sector to form Direct Dimensions, Inc. Mr. Raphael graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics in 1985, followed by a Masters of Engineering Administration from George Washington University in 1990.

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Created June 21, 2019, Updated March 23, 2020