SISO Affiliates

The objective of ETSA is to provide a means by which different elements of the European training and simulation community can co-operate to their mutual benefit. ETSA represents the interests of the European training and simulation industry to European institutions, governments, research funders, users and purchasers. ETSA provides a means by which all parts of the European training and simulation community exchange non-partisan information and understanding. ETSA provides a unified voice for the European training and simulation. ETSA aims to improve the capabilities of the European training and simulation community by promoting and assisting with training and simulation educational qualifications, accreditation and through life learning. View the SISO/ETSA Memorandum of Agreement.

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs. Initiated in 1966 as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference, the conference has evolved and expanded through increased participation by the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Industry. In 1979 it became known as the Interservice/Industry Training Equipment Conference. The Services have steadily evolved toward a total systems philosophy in the acquisition of training equipment and training delivery systems. In 1986 the Conference name was further refined to the Interservice/Industry Training Systems Conference (I/ITSC) to recognize the increased importance of Manpower, Personnel, and Training aspects in the systems acquisition process. In 1992 the name was further changed to the Interservice/Industry Training Systems and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) to reflect the consolidation of the Manpower and Training Committee (MTC) and the Technology and Innovations in Training and Education (TITE) Conference with I/ITSEC. This change emphasizes the importance of education and the man-machine interface in meeting force-training requirements through simulation training. In 1997, to reflect continued growth and changes in the industry, the conference name was refined to the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).

  ITEA: International Test & Evaluation Association
The International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) is a professional association, chartered in Washington, D.C. as an educationally oriented, not-for-profit, technical society who's mission is to: Assist in the exchange of information in the field of test and evaluation; Conduct professional events on T&E technology and management; Publish information concerning testing and evaluation; Recognize contributions to the field of test and evaluation; Provide scholarships to support students at colleges and universities. For upcoming events please visit the ITEA website and select from the the Events menu. View the ITEA Memorandum of Agreement.

ITEC is the leading event for users, providers, manufacturers, academics and designers of equipment, services and simulation to meet and present new ideas on training and education to an international audience.

Military Operations Research Society (MORS)
To Enhance the Quality and Usefulness of Military Operations Research, The Society Endeavors To-
  • Understand and encourage responsiveness to the needs of the user of military operations research.
  • Provide opportunities for professional interchange.
  • Educate members on new techniques and approaches to analysis.
  • Provide peer critique of analyses.
  • Inform and advise decision makers on the potential use of military operations research.
  • Encourage conduct consistent with high professional and ethical standards.
  • Recognize outstanding contributions to military operations research.
  • Assist in the accession and development of career analysts.
  • Strive for a membership which is representative of the military operations research community.
  • Preserve the heritage of military operations research.
  • Preserve the role of MORS as a leader in the analytical community.
  • Encourage the use of operations research in support of current military operations.

The National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NM&SC) is the capstone organization to promote and leverage Modeling and Simulation (M&S) to better the human condition and to strengthen the National well-being. The mission of the National Modeling & Simulation Coalition is to create a unified national community of individuals and organizations around the M&S discipline and professional practice and to be the principal advocate for M&S. View the SISO/NMSC Memorandum of Agreement.


The National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) provides the training, simulation, related support systems and training services industries a focused, formal organization to represent and promote their business interests in the market place. The Association provides a forum to communicate the full capability and broad characteristics of all of the elements of training systems and services to include associated support services. View the SISO/NTSA Memorandum of Agreement, signed 28 Nov 2011.

  Open Geospatial Consortium
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international not for profit organization committed to making quality open standards for the global geospatial community. These standards are made through a consensus process and are freely available for anyone to use to improve sharing of the world's geospatial data. OGC standards are used in a wide variety of domains including: Geosciences & Environment; Defense & Intelligence; Smart Cities, including IoT & Sensor Webs, mobile tech, and the 3D & Built Environment; Emergency Response & Disaster Management; Aviation; Energy & Utilities; and many more. Our 525+ member organizations come from across government, commercial organizations, NGOs, academic, and research institutes. View the SISO-OGC Memorandum of Agreement.

  Simulation Australasia
Simulation Australasia has been formed to provide a forum for those involved with simulation, to allow for discussion and distribution of information, and to further advance the research, development and use of simulation technologies and practices in Australian society, industry, academia and government.

Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS)
The international, multidisciplinary forum dedicated to research, development and applications of simulation. View the SISO-SCS Memorandum of Agreement.