6th National Conference on Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (NCMDAO 2023)

December 6-8, 2023, IIT Guwahati



About Us

With deeper understanding of physics of the system along with growing powerful computing technology, it is now viable to design more efficient and optimized engineering systems incorporating multiple physics. The field of Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) enables the researchers and designers from academia and industry to build optimized systems that are efficient, accurate, reliable and robust.

The 6th edition of the National Conference on Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (NCMDAO 2023) is going to be organized at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati during December 6 - 8, 2023. The conference is jointly organized by IIT Guwahati and Design division of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI). The conference provides a unique platform to bring together the researchers and industry professionals working in the field of MDAO and share the expertize in the form of contributed paper presentations, interactive poster sessions, keynotes and invited talks, panel discussions, and a master class on contemporary topics.

The focus is on design and analysis as applicable to optimization of engineering systems in aerospace, mechanical, automotive, manufacturing, biomedical and other domains. The overall theme of the conference, to be held at IIT Guwahati, is classified into the following technical tracks:

Track – 01: Structural Optimization: Size, Shape, and Topology

Track – 02: Design and Optimization of Materials and Metamaterials

Track – 03: Multiscale and Multiphysics Problems

Track – 04: Metamodeling or Surrogate Modeling

Track – 05: Systems Design and Optimization

Track – 06: Machine Learning and Data Science in Optimization

Track – 07: Mixed Integer and Linear Programming

Track – 08: Evolutionary, Bayesian, Heuristic Optimization Techniques, and Quantum Algorithms for Optimization

Track – 09: Uncertainty Quantification, Reliability, and Robustness in Design

Track – 10: Optimization and Additive Manufacturing

Track – 11: Industry Applications and Case Studies in MDAO

Track – 12: Emerging Trends in Optimization, Online Optimization

Track – 13: Optimization in Industry 4.0/Digital Twin/IoT/Smart manufacturing

Track – 14: Generative engineering/ design synthesis

Track – 15: Miscellaneous Topics

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Previous editions of NCMDAO: NCMDAO 2022, NCMDAO 2021, NCMDAO 2020, NCMDAO 2019, NCMDAO 2018


Important Dates

Last date of extended abstract

1st July 2023

Notification of acceptance

20th August 2023

Deadline for submission of full-length paper

20th September 2023

Deadline for early bird registration

30th September 2023

Conference dates

6th – 8th December 2023


Extended Abstract/Full-length Paper Submission

Author(s) can submit extended abstract(s)/full-length paper(s) in one of the following submission options in NCMDAO 2023.

Option 1: Full-length Paper Submission

  • Author(s) can submit full-length paper(s) of 6 to 8 pages.

  • One author registration fee can cover up to a maximum of two (2) technical papers.

  • Any additional submission will require a co-author to register.

Option 2: Extended Abstract Submission

  • Author(s) can submit extended abstract(s) of 2 pages (maximum).

  • On acceptance of extended abstract(s), author(s) will be invited to submit full-length paper(s) of 6 to 8 pages. However, the submission of full-length paper(s) is optional.

  • One author registration fee can cover up to a maximum of two (2) technical papers/extended abstracts.

  • Any additional submission will require a co-author to register.

Link to the Submission Portal: Click Here

Template for Extended Abstract/Full-length Paper

Click on the following links to download MS Word / LaTeX template(s)

MS Word Template for Extended Abstract/Full-length Paper

LaTeX Template for Extended Abstract/Full-length Paper (will be uploaded shortly)

Conference Proceedings


The selected peer-reviewed full-length papers of the conference will be published by Springer in Scopus-indexed book series titled: Advances in Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization. The publication is contingent upon the final quality and ethics checks by Springer. Only papers that meet the Springer requirements will be published.


Invited Speakers

To be updated soon


Conference Programme

To be updated soon



Early-bird registration details including 18% GST:


Domestic (INR)

International (USD)




Post Docs



Masterclass only



Faculty / Start-up / Govt. Lab Employees



Industry Participants



Note: Registration includes conference kit, accesses to all technical sessions, lunch and tea


Best Paper Awards

The “Best Paper Awards” will be given to the authors of full-length papers that are presented during the conference.

Optimal Design Competition for students

To be updated soon



Sponsors will get the opportunity to showcase their products such as analysis software tools/hardware using stalls, presentation slots, advertisements in the souvenir, and others. ‘Fees for sponsorship’ and the ‘number of free registrations’ offered by the conference to the sponsors' are:




4 Lakhs INR


3 Lakhs INR


2 Lakhs INR


1 Lakh INR


0.5 Lakh INR


Additional Information

About IIT Guwahati

The campus of IIT Guwahati is on the northern banks of Brahmaputra and abuts the North Guwahati town of Amingaon. The campus is on a 700 acres (2.8 km sq.) plot of land around 20 km from the heart of the city. It has the Brahmaputra on one side and hills and vast open spaces on others. IITG fraternity welcome you to one of the most beautiful and green campus with a Campus Tour Video prepared by one of our student clubs: Anchorenza & RadioG club.

For more information on the campus, visit IITG Campus Maps


How to reach IIT Guwahati

From Airport: IIT Guwahati is around 30 min drive from the airport. Getting to the IIT Guwahati campus from the airport will cost about Rs. 550-700 in app-based (Ola, Uber) reserved taxi, which is available at the airport.

From Railway Station: For commuting from the railway station to the IIT Guwahati campus, taxi and auto-rickshaws are available. IIT Guwahati has also its own transportation facilities to ply to and fro from the campus to the city. The bus starting point is opposite to Hotel President, Panbazar, which is at 15 minutes walking distance from the railway station. The updated time-table will be posted week prior to the conference dates.


Conference Venue

Conference Centre, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India

How to reach Conference Centre



Weather in December

The city of Guwahati enjoys a subtropical humid climate. The average high temperature is 29° C and average minimum is 19° C. During the month of December, the mercury reading of city of Guwahati remains around 10° C to 23° C. Winters have scanty rainfall and the mornings and afternoons are usually misty and foggy.

Please check the following link for the detailed weather information and forecast.


Exploring North East

The eight states of North East India are blessed with scenic natural beauty, comfortable weather, rich biodiversity, rare wild life, historical sites, distinct cultural and ethnic heritage and most importantly, warm and welcoming people. The region offers unforgettable visits for tourists interested in wild life, religious, cultural and ethnic tourism, river cruises, golf and a host of others. There is also great scope for mountaineering, trekking and adventure tourism in the region.

Northeast India is home to many wildlife sanctuaries such as Kaziranga (which is famous for the one horned rhinoceros), Manas, Nameri, Orang, Dibru Saikhowa National Parks in Assam, Namdhapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh, Balpakram National Park in Meghalaya, Keibul Namjao National Park in Manipur, Intanki National Park in Nagaland, Khangchendzonga National Park in Sikkim. Brahmaputra river flows through the length of Assam where tourists can enjoy memorable river cruises and the flowing rivers of Arunachal Pradesh which feed the Brahmaputra offering incredible white water rafting experiences.

Places to visit in Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple atop the Neelachal hill, an ancient temple associated with many mythological stories. Initially, it was a place of worship for the Kiratas: early settlers of Assam, belonging to Sino-Tibetan origins. The earliest temple was established around 8th to 9th century A.D., which was brought to ruins in the 15th century. Construction of the existing structure was started in the mid 16th century.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary: A wildlife sanctuary on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra in Morigaon district in Assam and 35 kms from Guwahati.

Deepor Beel: Protected wetlands harbouring rich biodiversity within the city's premises.

Nearby Places

Sualkuchi: Assam produces three unique varieties of silks: the Golden Muga, the White Pat and the warm Eri Silks, that are grown all over the state and find their way to Sualkuchi, 32 kms from Guwahati. Sualkuchi is one of the world's largest weaving villages often called the Manchester of the East. The entire population here is engaged in weaving exquisite silk fabrics. A renowned centre of silk production, particularly known for Muga - the golden silk of Assam which is not produced anywhere else in the world.

Manas National Park: A tiger reserve and a world heritage site, the park harbours more than 20 endangered species and is famous for its unique scenic beauty. About 130 km north to Guwahati, the Manas National Park gives you the opportunity to take a peak at Bhutan which is across the Manas river flowing through the national park. Manas is famous for birding activities, elephant rides and river rafting in the pristine Manas river. There are several hotels, bed and breakfasts and even resorts right at the gates of Manas National Park. You can visit the official website of Manas National Park for details.

Kaziranga National Park: Kaziranga National Park is a world heritage site where the major attraction includes close look at rhino, swamp deer, thousands of local and migratory birds flocking in wetlands and the scenic beauty of Karbi Anglong Hills. Kaziranga is about 200 km east to Guwahati. Road trip to Kaziranga in itself is a wonderful ride flanked by rice fields and betel nut trees on either side of the road. The national park is not open to tourists for about five months from April to October as a precaution due to warning of floods. December is perhaps the best time to visit the Kaziranga national park as the climate is mild and dry. The chances of spotting rhinos are more in winter as the grass burn off and the background becomes clearer. You can visit the official website of Kaziranga National Park for details.

Majuli: Assam is famous for Majuli, the world's largest river island. Majuli situated in the midst of river Brahmaputra, is the centre of Vishnava culture. There are over fifteen Vaishnava monasteries or satras on Majuli. The major satras are Kamalabari, Natun Kamalabari, Auniati, Garmur, Samoguri, Dakhinpat and Bengenaati. These satras are regarded as the main centres for Assamese art, music, dance, drama, handicrafts, literature and religion etc. Auniati is famous for its considerable collection of Assamese old utensils, jewellery and handicrafts. Upper Majuli is inhabited by tribes like the Mising and the Deoris and is the centre of a living heritage of colourful costumes and festivals. Plenty of migratory birds of great varieties are also seen. For more information, visit this website.

Shillong: Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya state, is also called the Scotland of East because of its natural beauty, has been one of the important tourist destinations in the north-east. The amazing series of waterfalls, the mystic mountain peaks, crystal clear water lakes, breathtakingly beautiful golf courses, museums and zoo - Shillong has a different facade for everyone. Towering pines and gurgling mountain streams, awesome waterfalls that go by the name of Elephant, Crinoline, Sweet Falls, and the twin Bishop and Beadon are the major attraction of Shillong. The state website has all the relevant details for various places in and around Shillong.

Some of the main tourists circuits identified based of difference themes and starting from Guwahati are as follows:

  • Guwahati – Kaziranga – Nameri – Dirang – Tawang – Bomdial – Tezpur – Guwahati (Tawang Arunachal circuit 8 nights/9 days)

  • Guwahati – Cherrapunji – Shillong – Mawlynnong – Guwahati (Meghalaya circuit 5 nights/6 days)

  • Guwahati – Hajo – Sualkuchi – Borduwa – Sivasagar – Majuli – Jorhat (Assam circuit 5 nights/6 days)

  • Guwahati – Kaziranga – Kohima – Imphal – Moreh - Guwahati (Manipur circuit 5 nights/6 days)

You can visit the following links for more details on the north-eash tourism




  • Parameswar K. Iyer, Officiating Director, IIT Guwahati

  • Kota Harinarayana, Chairman, Design Division, AeSI


  • K. S. R. Krishna Murthy, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati

Advisory Committee

  • K. Sudhakar, IIT Bombay (Retired)

  • Kalyanmoy Deb, Michigan State University, USA

  • Pankaj Priyadarshi, VSSC

  • Vinay Ramanath, Siemens

  • G. K. Ananthasuresh, IISc Bangalore

  • Palaniappan Ramu, IIT Madras

  • Ravi Salagame, Autobotik

  • Deepak Sharma, IIT Guwahati

Local Organizing Committee

  • Deepak Sharma, Organizing Secretary, Mechanical Engg.

  • Ujjwal K. Saha, Mechanical Engg.

  • Pratul C. Kalita, Design

  • Abhishek Kumar, Civil Engg.

  • Sajan Kapil, Mechanical Engg.

  • Rinku Kumar Mittal, Mechanical Engg.

  • Sachin Singh Gautam, Co-Organizing Secretary, Mechanical Engg.

  • Sukhomay Pal, Mechanical Engg.

  • Prakash Kotecha, Chemical Engg.

  • Arup Nandy, Mechanical Engg.

  • Tapan K. Mankodi, Mechanical Engg.

Technical Committee

  • Phanisri Pradeep Pratapa, IIT Madras

  • Prabhat Kumar, IIT Hyderabad

  • Abhijit Gogulapati, IIT Bombay

  • Puneet Kumar, Energy Vault, San Francisco, USA

  • Basant Singh Sikarwar, Amity University, UP

  • Rajib Chowdhury, IIT Roorkee

  • Bishakh Bhattacharya, IIT Kanpur

  • Saurabh V. Naik, Microsoft, Redmond, USA

  • Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan, NTU, Singapore

  • Kaisa Miettinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Raghu Adla, Paninian

  • Raktim Biswas, Paninian

  • Vipin Kumar Tripathi, NIT Agartala

  • Anupam Saxena, IIT Kanpur

  • G. Saravana Kumar, IIT Madras

  • Dhish Kumar Saxena, IIT Roorkee

  • Mukunda Madhav Nath, SABIC Technology Centre, Bangaluru

  • Rajkumar S. Pant, IIT Bombay

  • Salil Kulkarni, IIT Bombay

  • Tapabrata Ray, The University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Hemant Singh, The University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Srinath D.N., LM Wind Power,Bangaluru

  • Punit Singh, Eaton India

  • Shahi Kant Ratnakar, Paninian

  • Shubhajit Sanfui, Siemens

Finance Committee

  • Rinku Kumar Mittal, Treasurer, IIT Guwahati

  • Rakesh Kumar, Design Division, AeSI


Contact Us

For additional information and queries, email us at ncmdao@iitg.ac.in