The CC is responsible for planning and managing the Simulation Interoperability Workshops and related conference activities. Those activities include: inviting speakers, implementers, and product vendors; approving demonstrations and vendor booths; developing a SISO education program; and issuing a call for papers based on the current SISO vision document, current community priorities, and unresolved M&S interoperability issues, including potential SISO products. The CC directs the overall planning, preparation, publicity, paper selection, registration, scheduling, presentation, and follow-up process for each workshop.
The CC is also responsible for establishing new Conference Forums (given evidence of the necessary level of community interest), for monitoring and reviewing Forum activities during and between workshops, and for determining which Forums will be continued for each subsequent workshop. Proposed changes are discussed on e-mail reflectors associated with the affected Forums. Whenever a new Forum is created, the CC circulates a call for volunteers and appoints an initial PRP from among these volunteers. The CC is responsible for exercising authority over Conference Forum PRPs and for dissolving such PRPs when appropriate. The CC may organize the CFs into Tracks in order to facilitate Workshop organization and minimize scheduling conflicts. The CC may also create temporary “joint Forums” or “special Forums” to address urgent or late-breaking issues that do not fit clearly into the scope of the existing Forums. The CC allocates meeting rooms and time blocks to Forums and will establish a tentative schedule as part of its initial plan for each workshop, and then adjust this schedule as necessary after the final papers and presentations have been selected.
The CC may provide input to the SAC regarding Product Nominations, selection of appropriate individuals from constituent communities to serve on PDGs as drafters and assigned reviewers, and presentation of reports from the PDGs to relevant Forums to solicit feedback as standards products are developed. Each CC member oversees one or more Forums or other Conference activities, as determined by the CC.
The CC may identify and nominate to the EXCOM any member of SISO in recognition of specific or continuing service to the activities and groups under the purview of the CC.