2013 PACE Global Annual Forum ...

"Creativity Fueling Transportation Innovation"
Sunday July 21 - Friday July 26
PRE-Conference Training: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19

PACE Forum Location: The 2013 PACE Annual Forum conference sessions are at the Art Center College of Design Hillside Campus located at 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, California 91103 (http://www.artcenter.edu/accd/campus/hillside_campus.jsp).

Conference Itinerary: Click here for a printer-friendly version of the conference agenda. Click here for an online version of the conference agenda.

Online Registration: Online registration for the 2013 PACE Annual Forum is now closed. To cancel your conference registration or for information about late registration, please contact the PACE Office.

Delegate Information Guide: Click here for an informational guide to hotels, transportation, pre-conference training, and tours (last updated 11JULY2013).

Pasadena Visitor Information: Pasadena is a dynamic city located in Southern California that offers both business and recreational travelers a combination of sophisticated charm, culture, history, and fun. The Pasadena Visitors Bureau website at http://www.visitpasadena.com has details about transportation, restaurants, accommodations, places of interest, and activities in the Pasadena area. Click here for a video showing what Pasadena has to offer.

PRE-Conference Training: Thank you to Siemens PLM Software, Altair Engineering, ANSYS, CD-adapco, RTT USA for providing the PRE-Conference training! Email confirmations of PRE-conference training enrollment were sent July 10th - please contact the PACE Office with any questions. Don't be a "no-show" for your PRE-Conference training - the PACE companies have scheduled their in-house experts and high-demand facilities to accommodate your training request!

Please refer to pages 7-9 of the Delegate Information Guide for the class descriptions and schedule. PRE-Conference training classes are located at a number of PACE Company offices, and attendees will need to make separate hotel reservations near their training location. Training seats are limited and preregistration is required.

Portable Assisted Mobility Device (PAMD) Project Competition Judging: Each of the seven PAMD teams will give a 45-minute presentation to the entire PACE audience, including judges, on Wednesday July 24th. The time slot for each team will be announced at the Welcome Reception on Sunday July 21st. Following the seven team presentations, each team will meet one-on-one with the judges for 15 minutes of questions/answers. All PAMD Team reports are due by the end of June. Click here for the PAMD Team Guidelines document. Click here for the PAMD project brief.

Presentation & Poster Authors: Authors are encouraged to download and use the Approved Logos and Slide Template. Please upload presentation slides and poster JPG files by June 28 to http://www.openconf.org/PACEforum2013. Abstracts are no longer being accepted for this year's conference. Notification of the committee's decisions have been emailed to all authors.

Journal Papers: Authors of a selected number tecnical presentations and posters will be invited to submit papers for publication in a special edition of the Computer-Aided Design and Applications Journal. Invitations will be sent following the 2013 PACE Annual Forum. Authors may click here for more information.

More information: Additional details will be added to this site as they are finalized.

Thank you to Everyone Who Participated in the 2012 PACE Annual Forum in Shanghai!!

Selected papers from the 2012 PACE Annual Forum are published in a special edition of the Computer-Aided Design and Applications Journal at www.cadanda.com/PACEVol2.html

PACE Project Competition Results:   Judging competitions for the Sustainable Urban Transport (SUT) Global Collaborative Project, the Innovative Mobility Solutions (IMS) Industrial Design Project, and the Collaboration and Innovation Challenge (CIC) Project took place during the 2012 PACE Annual Forum.

PACE Sustainable Urban Transport (SUT) Global Collaboration Project Competition
1st Place: Approved for 2025 Production Team #2: Hongik University (Korea), Inha University (Korea), Northwestern University (USA), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Tuskegee University (USA)
2nd Place: Approved For 2025 Production Team #3: PES Institute of Technology (India), SJCE Mysore(India), Michigan Tech(USA), New Mexico State University (USA), Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico)
3rd Place: Approved For 2025 Production Team #5: ITESM-Toluca (Mexico), ITESM-Monterrey (Mexico), Sungkyunkwan University (Korea), Virginia Tech (USA)
Special Award: Vehicle Most Ready for 2015 Production Team#1: University of Cincinnati (USA)

PACE Innovative Mobility Solutions (IMS) Industrial Design Project Competition
Most Innovative Concept Monash University (Australia)
Best Customer & Regional Research National Institute of Design (India)
Best Creative Research & Concept Development ITESM-Monterrey (Mexico)
Best Functionality and Human Factors University of Cincinnati (USA)
Best Collaboration University of Cincinnati (USA)
Best Interior Design Concept University of Cincinnati (USA)
Best Exterior Design Concept College for Creative Studies (USA)
Best Overall Design Concept University of Cincinnati (USA)

PACE Collaboration and Innovation Challenge (CIC) Project Competition
2011-2012 CIC Competition Winner Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) Mysore (India)

For an electronic version of the conference program booklet click here. Selected presentations are available from the Faculty Login Area of the PACE website at http://www.pacepartners.org/annual_forum_2012.php.