What is a Study Group?

Per SISO-ADM-002-2011 a Standing Study Group may be established to represent a specific community or national group, to mature a potential standard, or potentially to provide support to open-source software.

Study Groups are established to consider specific issues and to provide recommendations concerning proposed courses of action. The SISO Study Group mechanism is intended to provide a wide range of flexibility. As examples, a study group may be formed to define key terminology, recommend modifications to SISO processes, or generate a plan for (or an initial prototype of) a proposed SISO Product.

Each Study Group operates under a specific Terms of Reference that identifies the issues and questions to address. The Terms of Reference designates the leadership of the Study Group, the form of the outputs expected, and the schedule for the generation of these outputs.

Normally, the life span of a Study Group will not exceed one year.  Depending on the time phasing of the Group's formation, a Study Group will ordinarily conduct an organizational session at one workshop and outbrief at the next workshop.

For more information, see Operations.

Terms of Reference
View SG, SSG, PSG  Terms of Reference (TORs)  in the File Library. 
Create A New Study Group

To propose a new study group, complete the SISO-TOR Study Group Template available in the Templates folder of SISO’s Digital Library.  Email the draft document to the Chair of the proposed SISO Committee with oversight for consideration.
Study Groups
ENGTAM SG - Exploration of Next Generation Technology Applications to Modeling and Simulation
This group is executing these group-specific tasks.
  -  Capture and decompose common M&S program goals including account for non-functional requirements such as security, performance, risk, cost, and long term sustainability.
  -  Explore the latest industry technology trends and available solutions, specifically focused on their applicability to the M&S domain. Examples include wearable technology, streaming, advanced hardware, cloud services, and data sharing applications.
  -  Account for security requirements and what the application each technology will need to consider.
  -  Consider other architecture quality requirements and management requirements such as risk, cost, and long term sustainability, among others.
  -  Assist the M&S domain in staying informed of recent technology advancements and to understand their impacts to our current and future implementations.

CBMS SG - Cloud-based Modelling & Simulation
Over the past few years, a significant number of SISO members have been engaged in M&S activities in the cloud. These and other early practitioners have produced practices and hard-learned lessons that would be valuable to others. The purpose of this study group is to identify and document the existing M&S in the cloud activities, document best practices, highlight lessons learned and identify where potential standards in order to facilitate adoption by other practitioners. The study group is organized into 3 different teams looking at cloud capabilities, models, and architecture.

Standing Study Groups
Simulation Australia SSG 
The Australia Standing Study Group (SISO Australia) was established to liaise with and inform SISO of the needs of the Australian simulation community.  The SSG was established by the SISO Executive Committee.