CAESES Users Meeting 2019

CAESES Users Meeting 2019

CAESES Users Meeting 2019

Event Details


CAESES Users Meeting 2019

FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS is excited to invite you to the CAESES® Users Meeting 2019! This year, the event will take place in Berlin, Germany. Meet CAESES® users from all over the world, from various industries such as marine, turbomachinery, automotive and the aerospace sector.

When: Sep 18-20, 2019



Event Venue

The event venue Hotel Abion Spreebogen Waterside is located right in the heart of Berlin, with an amazing view, directly at the river Spree.

Hotel Booking

We have arranged a special rate for participants of this event at the Abion Hotel. The room rate per night is 125 Euro including tax and the breakfast buffet. Please note that pre-reserved rooms at the special rate are only available until June 17, 2019. Hotel reservations can be made through the direct reservation portal of the hotel. You will need to provide a credit card number to complete your reservation. You can also contact the hotel by phone +49 (0)30/ 399 20 992 or email . If you do so, please mention the booking code “CAESES”.

Whether you want to stay in the conference hotel or in another hotel in the surrounding area: We strongly recommend booking your hotel room as early as possible. There are a lot of events and conferences in the month of September in Berlin and many hotels will be fully booked.



Right before the conference (Wed, Sep 18), we will offer CAESES® beginner and advanced workshops with hands-on exercises. The workshops will run in parallel sessions on Wednesday. For registration, please use the form at the bottom of this page.

Workshop 1: CAESES Introduction and Overview

This workshop is for anyone who has not used CAESES® so far, und who wants to get a jump start with it. We will give an overview of the software capabilities including hands-on exercises and best practices for beginners. Bring your colleagues that haven’t been in touch with CAESES®!

Workshop 2: CAESES Advanced Use and Best Practices

Being a workshop for active CAESES® users, we will dig deeper into some geometry modeling and feature scripting issues. As an essential part of this interactive session, we want to discuss tasks and challenges that our users are facing.

So, we need your input for this workshop – send us your suggestions! What do you want to cover in this workshop? Which topics keep you busy in your daily work with CAESES®? Which CAESES® skills do you want to improve? Use the comment form below during the registration or simply contact us at any time.



We are still creating the lineup, so stay tuned for an updated agenda in the next days and weeks! Confirmed presenters come from e.g. DNV GL, Kongsberg (formerly Rolls-Royce Marine), DEKC, MTU, KSB.


We are happy to announce that the keynote will be given by Philip Ehrhorn, the Co-Inventor of the “The Great Bubble Barrier“. In his presentation “Where the plastic problem begins and how we can tackle it with air bubbles”, Philip will talk about the global plastic pollution and what solutions can help to clean up our rivers and oceans.

Special Sessions

On Friday, there will be special sessions for holistic ship design (with presenters from the R&D project HOLISHIP) and for advanced turbomachinery design (with presenters from the R&D project GAMMA). These sessions will give you deeper insights into how R&D additionally drives several CAESES developments. Both sessions will take place on Friday, Sep 20, 2019.


12:00 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 14:30 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
16:30 – 18:00 Break
18:00 – 19:30 Dinner for Workshop Attendees
19:30 – 21:00 Registration
20:00 Welcome Reception


09:00 – 09:15 Welcome by FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS
09:15 – 10:00 Keynote
10:00 – 10:30 User Presentations
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 User Presentations
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 User Presentations
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break and Photo
16:00 – 17:30 Networking in Booth Area
19:00 Conference Dinner


09:00 – 10:30 Holistic Ship Design (HOLISHIP) Advanced Turbomachinery Design (GAMMA)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Holistic Ship Design (HOLISHIP) Advanced Turbomachinery Design (GAMMA)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 User Presentations
15:30 – 16:00 Closing Presentation FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS


Call for Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit a one page abstract (PDF) before May 31, 2019. Please send your abstract to

Abstracts should focus on your work with CAESES. Show the audience which interesting tasks you solve with CAESES! Involve many pictures, animations and videos if possible, to make it an entertaining presentation. The best presentation will receive an award.

Note that participants that present are entitled to attend for free. A formal paper is optional, so in the end we need at least a PowerPoint presentation from you. The presentation and/or the paper will be published on the CAESES webpages right after the event.

Feel free to contact our colleague Peggy if you have any questions regarding the abstract.


Student Sponsorship and Award

Students that work on a master thesis or a PhD thesis with CAESES can apply for a sponsorship. This includes a free participation in the event, as well as the possibility to shortly present their CAESES-related work to the users meeting audience. If you want to a apply for this sponsorship, please send us a short video of yourself where you present the topic. Note that the best work will be awarded.


Event Fees

In order to register for the workshop and/or the conference, please use the form below. The conference fees are as follows (note that the given prices do not include any taxes):

Standard Rate Early Bird Rate*
Conference Day 1 including Social Event 320 € 256 €
Conference Day 2 320 € 256 €
Both Days 600 € 480 €
Both Days (Academic) 480 € 384 €
Both Days (Student) 240 €
Presenter Free for presenting persons**
Workshops 150 €

* Until May 31, 2019.
** Presenters are not charged for the conference days. Workshop participation needs to be booked separately.

Confirmation, Payment and Receipt

A confirmation email will be sent shortly after you register. An invoice will be sent to you via email once your registration details have been verified. All payments are due in EURO. Wire transfer is the accepted payment method. Please ensure that bank fees (exchange rate, transfer charge etc.) are covered. On the wire transfer, please note the invoice number as reference as well as the name of the registrant(s). Wire transfer information will be included on the invoice.

Refund Policy

Registered attendees, who unfortunately cannot attend the conference, may be substituted by a colleague or, alternatively, may receive a refund on the registration fee. In the latter case a cancellation fee of 100 € needs to be asked, provided that the refund request is received by July 31, 2019. After this date no refund can be granted.


Attendees registering as students must submit a short letter by their department head or supervising professor that confirms their status as a full time student. Please send this document to this email address, or by fax to +49 331 96766 19. For the invoice, make sure you use the correct address, depending on who is taking over the payment for the event (private address vs. university address). There is also the option to participate in the sponsorship offer, see the section “Student Sponsorship and Award” above.


We plan to take pictures during the event, plus a nice group photo. By registering to this event, you agree that pictures will be published, for instance, on our website.



You would like to be a sponsor of this event? Get one of the limited exhibition spaces and register for your sponsorship package. The price for the sponsorship is 1.500€ and includes:

  • Booth 2 x 3 m
  • 1 Person included for the two conference days
  • Marketing material included in conference bag
  • Sponsor logo on conference website and in newsletters


We offer a sponsorship upgrade package for 500€, which additionally includes:

  • 10 minutes marketing presentation
  • Second person included for the two conference days


Not Sure Yet Whether to Join?

Check out the presentations from 2017 to get an idea of what you can roughly expect in 2019. group picture users meeting CAESES 2017




Please use the form below to register for the CAESES® users meeting and the workshops. If you want to present a CAESES®-related topic, please let us know by selecting “Presenter” at the input field “Who I am”:

First Name

Last Name

Your Email Address

Company Name

VAT ID (for countries in the EU):

Invoice Address


Zip Code


Your Country

Who I am:

Industry/CommercialAcademicStudent (incl. PhD)PresenterHOLISHIP Partner

I would like to join:

18.09.2019 Workshop 1 (Beginners)18.09.2019 Workshop 2 (Advanced Users)18.09.2019 Welcome Reception19.09.2019 Conference Day 119.09.2019 Social Event20.09.2019 Conference Day 2

Do you prefer vegetarian food?

YesI don't care


We want to be sponsorWe also want to book the sponsor upgrade

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