There are different types of Standards to meet the needs of the M&S community. These include:
- Interoperability Standards - Enable simulation “parts” to be plugged together for rapid assembly of systems. Enable reuse of “parts” developed for one system in another application. Enable innovative new “parts” to easily replace obsolete old “parts”
- Accreditation Standards and Practices - Provide confidence to the user that the assembled system is providing meaningful, valid results to the degree specified in the accreditation.
- Process Standards and Practices - Provide for efficiency, effectiveness, and repeatability in assembly and utilization of distributed simulation
Standards enable greater capability, interoperability, credibility, reuse, and cost-effectiveness to the global community of modeling and simulation professionals and industries. SISO develops standards and other products that are relevant, timely, of superior quality, and responsive to the needs of the worldwide M&S community. SISO strives to ensure that M&S applications and technologies are accessible to all potential users without compromising members’ competitive or intellectual property interests. Meeting on this common ground, the community shares ideas, debates issues, reaches consensus, and develops standards and other products for the advancement and benefit of the worldwide M&S community.