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

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.

CyberMS SG – Cyber Modeling and Simulation
The last several years have seen a significant increase in the number and variety of cyber M&S research and development efforts across government, industry, and academia. These efforts have resulted in methodologies and technologies for cyber testing and training that are functionally relevant, but largely independent. Broad and deliberate collaboration across these efforts is necessary to meet the rigorous and evolving cyber test and training demands of the defense community. The purpose of this study group is to identify key cyber M&S activities, document best practices, highlight lessons learned, and identify areas for potential standardization in order to facilitate adoption by the cyber M&S community.

Standing Study Groups

ENGTAM SSG - Exploration of Next Generation Technology Applications to Modeling and Simulation
The ENGTAM SSG will execute these group-specific tasks:
  - Explore the latest industry technology trends and available solutions, specifically focused on their applicability to the M&S domain.
  - Assist the M&S domain in staying informed of recent technology advancements and understand their impacts to our current and future implementations.
  - Consider other architecture quality requirements and management requirements such as risk, cost, and long term sustainability, among others.

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.