Guidance Products

SISO Guidance Products, like SISO Standards Products, are balloted SISO Products. Guidance Products describe the development, integration, and/or use of common reference data (e.g., processes, practices, and procedures).  The Standards Activity Committee developed and approved the SISO Guidance Product Template.  Any group developing a new or updating a published SISO Guidance Product should download and use the SISO Guidance Product Template.


SISO-GUIDE-001.1-2012Guide for Generic Methodology for Verification and Validation (GM-VV) to Support Acceptance of Models, Simulations, and Data, GM-VV Volume 1: Introduction 
SISO-GUIDE-001.1-2012 was produced by SISO in cooperation with the NATO Modeling and Simulation Task Group, MSG-073, Generic Methodology for Verification and Validation of Models, Simulations, and Data. Volume 1 provides general guidance for the V&V of models, simulations, and data, as well as a technical framework that focuses on V&V practices.


SISO-GUIDE-001.2-2012:  Guide for Generic Methodology for Verification and Validation (GM-VV) to Support Acceptance of Models, Simulations, and Data, GM-VV Volume 2: Implementation Guide
SISO-GUIDE-001.2-2012 contains details on the implementation framework components, as well as detailed guidance on how to apply these components in conjunction with the tailoring framework to develop concrete V&V solutions. More technical and referential background information on the GM-VV, V&V in general and other related topics can be found in SISO-REF-039-2013, GM-VV Vol. 3: Reference Manual.


SISO-GUIDE-003-00-2016: Guide for UCATT Live Simulation Standards and Architecture
SISO-GUIDE-003-00-2016 provides context for the UCATT family of standards and architecture to (1) enable data exchange between (legacy) live simulation systems from different suppliers and end-users; (2) enable data exchange between subsystems of live simulation systems from different manufacturers and end-users; (3) support the design, development and construction of live simulation systems; and (4) give guidance to the definition of future live simulation system requirements to support interoperability.

Related products include:
SISO-STD-016-00-2016: Standard for UCATT Laser Engagement Interface
SISO-REF-059-00-2015: Reference for UCATT Ammunition Table


SISO-GUIDE-004-FINAL: Guide for Coalition Battle Management Language (C-BML) Phase 1
This “SISO Guide for: Coalition Battle Management Language (C-BML) Phase 1” provides examples of the use of the Phase 1 C-BML Standard and additional descriptive material to serve as an aid to adopters of the Phase 1 C-BML Standard.

Related Products include:
SISO-STD-011-2014:  Standard for Coalition Battle Management Language (C-BML) Phase 1, Version 1.0 (14 Apr 2014)


SISO-GUIDE-009: Guide for Simulation Reference Markup Language – Primary Features
This guide provides a user guide to the primary features of the Simulation Reference Markup Language (SRML). SRML is an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based data representation that provides the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) community with:

  • An interchange format to support the development of simulation models.
  • A common mechanism for loading and executing simulations.
  • The ability to create an executable simulation model that can be shared between various devices.
  • A way to improve model consistency between federated simulations.
  • The ability to reuse simulations throughout the commercial, educational, and governmental communities, and across simulation domains.

Related products include:
SISO-STD-009-00: Standard for Simulation Reference Markup Language Specification
SISO-STD-009-01: Standard for Simulation Reference Markup Language Engine Specification Level 0