What is a Product Support Group?

Per SISO-ADM-002-2011 (Policies & Procedures), para 9.2.4, a Product Support Group (PSG) will be formed as a result of a completed product and an approved Terms of Reference to provide support to the product. The PSG serves as a central point for interpretations of product language, providing help desk support to the SISO community, and accepting, developing, and maintaining problem/change reports to support future product revisions.

All PSG members shall maintain SISO membership.

Product Support Groups
BOM PSG - Base Object Model
The BOM Product Support Group (PSG) supports the approved SISO-STD-003-2006 BOM Template Specification standard and the SISO-STD-003.1-2006 Guide for BOM Use and Implementation. The BOM PSG will serve as a central point for interpretations of product language, providing help desk support to the SISO community, and accepting, developing, and maintaining problem/change reports to support future product revisions.

CIGI PSG - Common Image Generator Interface
The CIGI Product Support Group (PSG) was set up in September 2014. Its purpose is to provide support for users of CIGI, including a discussion board and help for any issues using the standard, along with a means by which CIGI vendors can obtain unique vendor identity references for extension packets.

CMSD PSG - Core Manufacturing Simulation Data
The Product Support Group supports the Core Manufacturing Simulation Data (CMSD) information model which provides neutral structures for the efficient exchange of manufacturing data in a simulation environment. The neutral structures can be used to support the integration of simulation software with other manufacturing applications. CMSD information model is presented using two different methods: (1) the information model defined using the Unified Modeling Language (UML); and (2) the information model defined using a schema language for XML representation. The information model defined using UML is published as SISO-STD-008-2010. The information model defined using XML is published as SISO-STD-008-01-2012. SISO-STD-008-2010 and SISO-STD-008-01-2012 are intended to be used together.

CSPI PSG - Commercial Off-the-Shelf Simulation Package Interoperability
The Commercial Off-the-Shelf Simulation Package Interoperability (CSPI) PSG supports SISO-STD-006-2010, Standard for Commercial-off-the-shelf Simulation Package Interoperability Reference Models, published in 2010. This standard introduces a set of templates or patterns intended to classify specific interoperability problems encountered in the development of distributed simulations consisting of commercial-off-the-shelf Simulation Packages and their models. To join (1) go to the CSPI PSG website and fill out the affiliation forum; and (2) go to the SAC-PSG-CSPI discussion forum and subscribe.

DIS PSG - Distributed Interactive Simulation
The Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) Product Support Group (PSG) is a permanent support group chartered by the SISO SAC to support DIS products such as the IEEE 1278 series of standards. It exists to provide support even when no DIS PDG is currently active and working on a new version of a DIS standard.

DSEEP/DMAO PSG - Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP)  /  DSEEP Multi-Architecture Overlay (DMAO)
IEEE Std 1730TM-2010 (DSEEP) and IEEE Std 1730.1TM-2013 (DMAO) are both IEEE Recommended Practices that require long-term support.  The DSEEP/DMAO PSG operates as a focused task-organized group concentrating on the support of both of these documents along with related products.  The PSG provides that support in accordance with SISO-ADM-002 and SISO-ADM-003 (including future updates to those and other administrative products).

EDRS PSG - Environmental Data Representation Standards
The EDRS PSG participates in activities that support the development, extension, refinement, and maintenance of standards for the environmental data community. This includes the support for the ISO/IEC SEDRIS family of standards, including the Environmental Data Coding Specification (EDCS), Data Representation Model (DRM), Spatial Reference Model (SRM), and the SEDRIS Transmittal Format (STF). Activities of the EDRS PSG include maintaining liaison with the ISO/IEC SC24 organization, the SEDRIS Organization, and the broader environmental data representation community; providing SISO post-standardization support and maintenance for SISO environmental data products; providing support for the development and implementation of tools to support the use of SISO products; and providing a forum for community education on the application and use of standards for environmental data.

FEAT PSG - Federation Engineering Agreements Template
The Federation Engineering Agreements Template (FEAT) benefits  all developers, managers, and users of distributed simulations by providing an unambiguous format for recording agreements about the design and use of the distributed simulation.

HLA-Evolved PSG - High Level Architecture-Evolved
The IEEE 1516 series of HLA specifications was originally approved by the IEEE Standards Activity (SA) Board in Fall 2000. Since that time, a DoD Interpretations Document for IEEE 1516 and a Dynamic Link Compatible HLA API for IEEE 1516.1 have been in active development. In addition, many new potential HLA requirements have been identified based on feedback from the various domains and application areas that comprise the HLA user community.

TADIL TALES PSG - Tactical Digital Information Link-Technical Advice and Lexicon for Enabling Simulation
The TADIL TALES PSG will support the approved SISO-STD-002 Link 16 standard for IEEE 1278.1a (DIS) and IEEE 1516 (HLA) by providing a central point for interpretations of SISO-STD-002 product language, providing help desk support to the SISO community, and accepting, developing, and maintaining problem/change reports to support future product revisions..

VV&A Products PSG - Verification, Validation & Accreditation/Acceptance Products 
The Terms of Reference (SISO-TOR-016-2014) for the Verification, Validation and Accreditation/Acceptance (VV&A) Products Product Support Group (PSG) was approved on 8 December 2014.  The PSG operates as a focused task-organized group concentrating on the support of all approved VV&A products and potential future products.


Terms of Reference
View SG, SSG, PSG  Terms of Reference (TORs)  in the File Library. The SAC-approved PSG TOR Template is available in SISO's Digital Library in the Templates folder. 
Affiliation Data
 Our BPDSP (para 4.5.3.4) states "...Only personnel with completed affiliation information will be allowed voting rights on a PSG." You will need to fill out the Affiliation Data Form for EACH PSG that you would like to participate in. Please visit each PSGs' page to fill out its individual Affiliation Data Form. Remember to "submit".