2020 Simulation Innovation Workshop

2020 Simulation Innovation Workshop

10 - 14 February 2020

See Quick Glance schedule and full SIW Program via Registration link below.  

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, Florida


Workshop Registration

On-line registration

All workshop attendees are expected to pay the appropriate registration fee. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register (and pay the appropriate registration fee) for the Workshop, even if none of the authors plans to attend the workshop. Contact SISO help if you have any questions.


25 Jan

25 Jan


General Attendee

US $

US $ 750.00

US $ 795.00


US $

US $ 675.00

US $ 715.00


US $

US $ 375.00

US $ 400.00

Exhibit Staff

US $

US $ 125.00

US $ 125.00


Hotel Registration

On-line hotel registration

By phone: Call 1-800-588-4656 - (be sure to mention the SISO Simulation Innovation Workshop).  The conference rate is $152 per night (U.S. Per Diem rate) plus a discounted service fee of $13 per night.

This is where all workshop activities will be taking place. We know you have a choice in where you stay when you attend our event; however, staying at our official event hotel helps us meet our contractual obligations for this and future events. This will help us continue to negotiate the best group rates.

Please note that the conference rate and the conference room block is only guaranteed through 5:00 pm on 25 Jan.  Rooms and the room rate after this date will be on a space available basis.


Tracks focus on papers, presentations, and panel discussions addressing interoperability, reuse, data visibility, processes, methodologies, tools, techniques, and issues in various simulation domains and M&S communities. Working Groups focus on developing and supporting SISO products. For a detailed list of the TracksStudy Groups, and Product Development Groups meeting at this workshop, and their specific interest areas and plans, see the corresponding links.






SISO University

Plenary Session

Track Sessions (Papers)



Track Sessions (Papers)

General Session

SISO University

Track Sessions (Papers)

SISO University

UCF Student Demo Night

Working Groups


Track Sessions (Papers)

Working Groups


General Session

Working Groups

Working Groups


Working Groups

General Session 

Working Groups


No events are planned for Friday    


Organizations are invited to provide exhibits and demonstrations of their products. The exhibit/ demonstration area will be open during breaks and during the workshop.

Please contact Patrick Rowe at prowe@sisostds.org for details.  

For the Authors

Note to Authors...
Many of us work closely on a daily basis with our customers as members of integrated teams. Even so, we sometimes overlook the significant contributions of our government customers to our successes, including those that we proudly describe in our SIW papers. As you make plans to submit your abstracts and papers to SIW, please ask yourself whether you might have overlooked your customer's contributions and whether they would appreciate participating in writing and presenting the paper.   

Author Guidelines | Author Guidelines

Paper Clearance/Release Form

2020 SIW Presentation Slide Template

Copyright 2020 
Permission is hereby granted to quote any of the material herein, or to make copies thereof, for non-commercial purposes, as long as proper attribution is made and this copyright notice is included. All other uses are prohibited without written permission from SISO, Inc.

Key Dates

Below are the conference deadlines:

 31 Oct All Abstracts Due Electronically
 4 Nov Abstract Acceptance Notification
 9 Dec Initial Presentations / Papers Due Electronically
23 Dec Presentation / Paper Acceptance Notification
6 Jan Final Presentations / Paper Presentations Due
10-14 Feb 2020 Simulation Innovation Workshop - Orlando, FL



Training Courses

SISO University (SISO U) is a training program aimed at M&S practitioners, which offers various levels of M&S courses to SISO members. This program spans multiple SIWs (not every tutorial will be offered at every workshop) to help SISO members develop a persistent body of knowledge. The courses are split into three levels: 100 - Overview, 200 - Deep Dive, and 300 - Hands On Training. Courses are divided into 1.5 hour blocks, and may be offered throughout the week.

Those interested in obtaining Continuing Education credit for their participation may order a certificate when registering for a workshop. One certificate for 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted per SIW.

NOTE:  $75.00 Registration fee - (Note:  1 fee allows you to attend multiple tutorials)