Poster Award

The identification of new talent, the development of skills with new and emerging engineering simulation or industry 4.0 technologies, and the problem solving and innovative mindset necessary to address the existing and nascent challenges of business and society today and in the future, are some of the biggest issues in business today.

The Poster Award recognizes and rewards the creative use of CAE technology around the world in order to bridge the gap between the academic and industrial worlds by providing a forum to connect innovative new young thinkers in engineering with industrial enterprises that have an ever-increasing need for these skills.

Participation is free and is open to students, graduates, researchers and faculty members from universities and research centers.

The ninth edition of the competition will be held as part of the International CAE Conference and Exhibition, which this year will take place online from November 30 to December 4, 2020: a unique opportunity to present your research to an even wider and more international audience.

The finalist posters will be viewable on a public page of the conference website (; the 5 winning posters and their brief video presentations will be showcased in the event’s virtual exhibition space during the five days of the conference and exhibition (and for the following three months).

Note: Authors of conference paper that have been accepted may enter the International Poster Award only if they submit a different work from that selected for presentation at the conference.


The subject of the Poster is open and is not limited to any particular industrial sector, however each Poster entry submitted must focus on a study / research / project / case study where one or more types of CAE simulation software, either commercial and / or open source, have been used.

Poster criteria

Posters are to be submitted in English, and must be of A1 (width 594 mm, height 841 mm) dimensions, in pdf format at 150 dpi and have a maximum size of 5MB).

The Poster must contain the following information:

  • Title of the project / research;

  • Objectives of the project / research;

  • Results obtained;

  • Author(s) of the poster and their affiliations

By participating in this contest, academic institutions / research centers and individual entrants consent to the use of their personal data (name, surname, and association to the institution), the poster and its contents, and the acquisition and dissemination of photographic, digital, audio, video and multimedia materials, obtained during the activities related to the event, including any subsequent edition, for promotional and informational purposes. Furthermore, the author(s) agree(s) and authorize(s) the organizers of the contest to use their image(s).

All Media and Materials in relation to the contest and conference can be used in any form and will be freely accessible on the web.

How to enter

To enter the contest, complete the on-line application form, available in the "Poster Award" section of the website by 9th October 2020 and, at the same time, upload the Pdf file of the poster.

Preliminary selection

A scientific committee, composed of experts in virtual simulation and a representative from each Poster Award sponsor, will be appointed to evaluate the Poster entries.
The Scientific Committee will evaluate all Poster submissions and will select the finalists.

All selected Posters (the finalists) will be visible on the conference website (a public page at

Final Vote

Among the finalists, the 5 winners will be identified via an on-line voting system.

Registered users (anyone who has registered to vote) and members of the Scientific Committee will be allowed to participate in the voting.

Different weights shall be attributed to the two categories of users:

  • registered users: weighting factor 1;

  • members of the Scientific Committee: weighting factor 3.

Winners and Prizes

The winners will be notified via an email to the address provided in the registration form by November 6th. The authors of each winning poster must provide a video of no longer than 5 minutes by November 16th. (For guidelines on how to create the video: download the instructions. If necessary, the conference PowerPoint template must be used for this purpose.)

The five winning posters will be showcased in a dedicated area inside the International CAE Conference and Exhibition, which will be a virtual event of 5 days this year. Visitors to the event will be able to view the winning posters and the video presentation about their work/project.

The five winning Posters will receive a prize, courtesy of the sponsors. The total amount of the prizes amounts to € 5,000 (€1,000 for each winning poster). Where a winning poster is attributed to a group of authors, the prize will be awarded to the entire group of authors or to the group’s designated author.


The organizers of the International Poster Award contest (Consorzio TCN as promoter and sponsor) cannot be held liable should the contest have to be postponed to a later date, interrupted or cancelled. The organizers have the right to cancel the contest without prior notice and at any time.

Acceptance into the contest is at the discretion of the organizers, and in any case Consorzio TCN reserves the right to exclude from the contest, at its sole discretion, any Poster submissions deemed unsuitable. Consorzio TCN assumes no responsibility for any loss of or damage to the submitted materials, in any form, and will not be liable for any damage, incidental or consequential, including, without limitation, lost profits or any form of advantage, even economic, arising from the improper use of information or materials contained and disclosed in the posters.

Participants' obligations

Participation in this contest implies a full and unconditional acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Poster Award Sponsors

Consorzio TCN
Società Italiana di Matematica Applicata e Industriale


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