C2SIM PDG/PSG - Command and Control Systems - Simulation Systems Interoperation

The Command and Control Systems – Simulation Systems Interoperation (C2SIM) standard is an approved SISO international standard for exchange of plans, orders, and reports across command and control (C2) systems, simulation systems, and robotic and autonomous (RAS) systems. Whereas other standards and methodologies focus on C2-C2, Sim-Sim, C2-RAS information interoperability in isolation, C2SIM is the only international standard for information interoperability across all three classes of systems.

The C2SIM Product Development Group (PDG) and Product Support Group (PSG) kicked off at the 2014 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop.  The C2SIM PDG / PSG replaced two PDGs and one PSG:

- Military Scenario Definition Language PDG
- Coalition Battle Management Language PDG
- Military Scenario Definition Language PSG

The C2SIM PSG is responsible for supporting:
- SISO-STD-007-2008, Standard for Military Scenario Definition Language; and
- SISO-STD-011-2014, Standard for Coalition Battle Management Language Phase 1

Together the PDG and PSG, form one lifecycle product group empowered over the product lifecycle to develop and support products.  The functions of the PDG and PSG are distinct, but memberships are common, and administrative reporting will be as one group to consolidate administrative overhead.

The PDG envisions a family of products that will include both SISO Standards and SISO Guidance Products including:

C2SIM is now an approved SISO standard. The following three documents have been balloted, complete ballot resolution, approved by the SAC, and approved by the EXCOM. They can be found in the SISO Digital Library under C2SIM Approved Products:

SISO-STD-019 - Standard for Command and Control Systems - Simulation Systems Interoperation
SISO-STD-020 - Standard for Land Operations Extension to Command and Control Systems - Simulation Systems Interoperation
SISO-GUIDE-010 - Guide for Command and Control Systems - Simulation Systems Interoperation

In addition, there are three normative ontologies providing layers of the logical data model, maintained by the C2SIM Product Support Group as specified in the C2SIM Standard, under strict version control, per established SISO voting procedures:

C2SIM_v1.0.0.rdf - C2SIM Core Ontology
C2SIM_SMX_v1.0.0.rdf - C2SIM Standard Military Extension Ontology
C2SIM_LOX_V1.0.0.rdf - C2SIM Land Operations Extension Ontology

The C2SIM Standard provides a procedure for generating a physical data model XML schema from the ontologies. Such schemata are derived products (not strictly speaking normative but derived by a standard procedure from the normative ontologies), for example:
C2SIM_SMX_LOX_v1.0.0.xsd is an XML schema implementing v1.0.0 of the three normative ontologies, layered as prescribed by the C2SIM Standard.

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C2SIM PDG Co-Chairs:

Dr. Mark Pullen
George Mason University C4i Center

Kevin Galvin
Thales - UK

Vice Chairs:

Douglas Reece

Dr. Rob Wittman

Bruno Gautreau

Lead Editor:

Dr. Samuel Singapogu
George Mason University C4i Center


Thom DeCarlo

C2SIM PSG Chair:

Douglas Reece


Technical Activity Director (TAD):

Dr. Curtis Blais
Naval Postgraduate School