CMSD Press Release

SISO Announces Release of Core Manufacturing Simulation Data (CMSD) Standard

Orlando, Florida (February 17, 2011) – The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) announces the release of the Core Manufacturing Simulation Data Standard, SISO-STD-008-2010.  CMSD defines an information model that defines neutral representations for common manufacturing entities, enabling improved integration possibilities for manufacturing software applications and simulation systems. The entities defined in the CMSD information model represent a core set of the manufacturing entities and relationships related to manufacturing simulation.  This standard presents the CMSD information model specification in Unified Modeling Language (UML). An XML version is forthcoming as a separate SISO standard.

"This standard will facilitate data exchange between simulation systems, other software applications, and databases, and will speed the construction of manufacturing simulators.  Ultimately, increased use of modeling and simulation technology in all phases of the manufacturing life-cycle will significantly accelerate productivity and thereby improve economic well-being so strongly dependent on that economic sector,” said Bill Waite, Chairman and CTO of the AEgis Technologies Group.

SISO Standards are available to SISO members via the SISO website,

About SISO

The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion of modeling and simulation interoperability and reuse for the benefit of a broad range of M&S communities.  SISO is recognized as a Standards Development Organization (SDO) by NATO and as a Standards Sponsor by IEEE. In addition, SISO is a Category C Liaison Organization with ISO/IEC (JTC 1) for the development of standards for the representation and interchange of data regarding Synthetic Environment Data Representation and Interchange Specification (SEDRIS).  SISO has operated as an independent 501(c)(3) organization since 1997.

SISO maintains the IEEE 1278 series of standards for Distributed Interactive Simulation and the IEEE 1516 series of standards for the High Level Architecture for Modeling and Simulation, as well as post-standardization support for the SEDRIS standards published by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24.  In addition, SISO currently maintains ten standards promulgated under its own authority, and has eleven standards in various stages of development.