CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
2012 Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop
sponsored by the
Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
Co-located with the
2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)
Florida Mall Conference Center
26-30 March 2012
Click the "2012 Spring Joint SCS/SISO Conference" link under "Workshops" on the SISO web page, http://www.sisostds.org for more detailed information.
MONDAY MORNING: Joint Plenary Session with SCS: Details to be posted when available.
MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON: SISO University:
An organized series of presentations on topics relevant to Modeling and Simulation professionals. A web page describing the tutorials being offered during this workshop will be posted on the SISO web site.
MONDAY AFTERNOON: SISO Plenary Session. Details to be posted when available.
MONDAY AFTERNOON: Joint SISO/SCS Reception (5:00 - 7:00 PM)
TUESDAY AFTERNOON and EVENING: Presentations and demonstrations and additional SISO University courses.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON and EVENING: Presentations and demonstrations of the SISO/NASA "2012 Space Smackdown" event, with university teams participating in a lunar mission support scenario developed by NASA's Software Robotics and Simulation Division.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON and FRIDAY MORNING:
Modeling and Simulation for Cyber Security: Details will follow soon. Steve Swenson email@example.com is serving as the primary point of contact.
Other sessions will continue to focus on papers, presentations, and panel discussions addressing interoperability and reuse requirements and issues in various simulation domains; tutorials on state-of-the-art methodologies, tools, and techniques; and relevant exhibits.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS AND CERTIFIED MODELING AND SIMULATION PROFESSIONAL
RECERTIFICATION UNITS: If elected via the registration form, this workshop will provide certification
of 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). These CEUs also qualify as Recertification Units (RUs) for
Certified Modeling and Simulation Professionals (CMSP) as administered by the Modeling and Simulation
Professional Certification Commission (MSPCC, http://www.SimProfessional.org).
31 Oct 2011 Abstracts due
15 Nov 2011 Abstract accept/reject notifications
06 Jan 2012 Papers due in electronic form
23 Jan 2012 Paper accept/reject notifications
20 Feb 2012 Final electronic copy of papers/presentations due
28 Feb 2012 Early registration and hotel registration deadline
15 Mar 2012 Powerpoint presentations due
26 Mar Spring Spring SIW opens
PAPER ABSTRACTS: The Workshop invites papers and presentations relating to distributed simulation standards, applications, technologies, interoperability issues, and other topics identified below and on the SISO web site. Abstracts are reviewed and selected by Planning and Review Panels (PRPs) and leaders of the individual Forums and Groups. Abstract and paper format requirements are described in the Author's Guide posted on the SISO web site.
PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS: In addition to formal paper presentations, abstracts are solicited for formal presentations, panel discussions, and poster presentations on the topics listed above. The format requirements for these presentations are flexible. See the submission information on the SISO web site.EXPERIENCE WITH SISO STANDARDS: SISO invites papers and presentations that report on experiences with SISO-developed standards and guidelines. We are looking for feedback (positive or negative) on the utility of our products.
INDIVIDUAL FORUM AND GROUP CALLS FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Papers and presentations are considered in three main categories:
- User Community Forums, which examine and promote topics of
- M&S users.
- Specialty Area Forums, which examine and promote current and
emerging simulation processes and technology.
- Special Sessions, which deal with topics that merit timely solicitation of feedback from the SISO community.
For a detailed list of the Tracks and Forums, Study Groups, and Product Development Groups meeting at this workshop, and their specific interest areas and plans, see the corresponding links at http://www.sisostds.org under "Workshops > Tracks and Forums" and "Standards Activities".
CO-AUTHORING PAPERS WITH SPONSORS: Many of us work closely on a daily basis with our customers as members of integrated teams. Even so, we sometimes overlook the significant contributions of our government customers to our successes, including those that we proudly describe in our SIW papers. As you make plans to submit your abstracts and papers to SIW, please ask yourself whether you might have overlooked your customer's contributions and whether they would appreciate participating in writing and presenting the paper.
TECHNICAL EXHIBITS AND DEMONSTRATIONS: From Monday through Wednesday, several organizations will provide exhibits and demonstrations of materials, software, and equipment relevant to modeling and simulation applications. The exhibit/demonstration area will be open during breaks and during the Monday evening reception.
SPONSORSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP: SISO Sponsorship provides a means for organizations to gain representation and benefits in partnership with the activities and operation of SISO. Sponsors enjoy the following privileges:
- Printing of Sponsor's corporate logos on SISO flyers and printed material
- Display of logos and links from the SISO web site to the Sponsor's web site
- 10% Discount on SISO registration fees
- Invitations to lunch with SISO leadership and plenary speakers
SISO Organizational Membership includes all benefits of sponsorship, as well as
- Specified numbers of individual memberships (new or renewal), depending
on the level of Organizational Membership
- Options to purchase pre-paid blocks of registrations at substantial discounts
- 25% (rather than 10%) discounts on exhibit booths for Sustaining,
Principal, and Strategic Organizational Members
- Meetings with SISO leadership to discuss the Organization's experiences in
- interacting with SISO and any recommendations they may have regarding
SISO activities or standards
Organizations may also help sponsor the reception held at the end of the opening day of the workshop, or a day of coffee breaks. The reception enables sponsors to meet and talk with the other attendees in a casual atmosphere of food and drink. For information on becoming a SISO Sponsor or Organizational Member, contact Duncan Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOD PARTICIPATION: The Office of the Secretary of Defense has reviewed the plans for this Workshop and issued the following determination: "The Department of Defense finds this event meets the minimum regulatory standards for attendance by DoD employees. This finding does not constitute a blanket approval or endorsement for attendance. Individual DoD Component commands or organizations are responsible for approving attendance of its DoD employees based on mission requirements and DoD regulations."
SITE AND ACCOMMODATIONS: The Workshop will be held at the Florida Mall Conference Center, Orlando, FL. Guest rooms will be available to ALL registrants at the prevailing US government per diem rate up to the cutoff date (28 Feb 2012). Make your conference reservations via the link on the 2012 Spring SIW page or by contacting IEEE MCM at 1-800-810-4333 (in the U.S. or Canada), +732-981-3414 (outside the U.S. or Canada), or by faxing your request to 732-465-6447. There is a direct link to the hotel reservation system on the same page.
REGISTRATION FEES: Note that the early registration deadline (and the deadline for the special hotel rate) is 28 Feb 2012. Fees range from $625 for early registration with a sponsor discount through $795 for full-rate registration on-site. Student registrations are available at a 50% discount, with proof of valid, current status as a full-time university undergraduate or graduate student.SISO CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Steve Swenson (Chair)
Margaret Loper (Vice Chair)
Jim Coolahan (Secretary)
Marcy Stutzman (SAC Vice Chair)