Tracks & Forums




The workshop structure is currently organized into broad tracks. SIW tracks provide an opportunity for members of the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) community who share common interests and/or are involved in similar activities or are members of similar organizations to network, exchange ideas and information, introduce new M&S technologies, share lessons learned, and to identify where standardization will improve simulation interoperability and the efficient and effective use of M&S resources and tools.

Each Track is organized and administered by a Planning and Review Panel (PRP) which is responsible for planning the activities of their Track and for reviewing proposed papers and other presentations. Each of the Tracks below contains the names and email addresses of the members of the PRPs.

Between workshops, track members address issues and exchange information by using their  Discussion Forums. Anyone interested in a Track Discussion Forum can subscribe to it. Discussion forum subscribers receive all messages posted to the forum and can post forum messages using their local e-mail system. Ideas that are generated during the Workshops and on the discussion forums are developed further through SISO Study Groups. If you do not see a study group for your area, you may propose a new study group by completing the SISO-TOR Study Group Template available in the Templates folder of SISO’s Digital Library.

Each track communicates and conducts technical exchanges between the Workshops by utilizing their discussion forums. A discussion forum is a capability provided to users to "subscribe" (join) to a list whereby all messages sent by all subscribers are echoed to all current subscribers. Subscribing to a discussion forum causes each forum message to show up in your local email inbox. For more information about a particular forum, select from the list below or join its discussion forums today!

Updates
  Workshop Structure Reorganization - Sept 14
The workshop structure was reorganized from a large number of forums into three broad tracks. SIW tracks provide an opportunity for members of the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) community who share common interests and/or are involved in similar activities or are members of similar organizations to network, exchange ideas and information, introduce new M&S technologies, share lessons learned, and to identify where standardization will improve simulation interoperability and the efficient and effective use of M&S resources and tools.

               Beginning at the 2015 SIW, all previous forums will be replaced with the following three tracks:

•         Acquisition Lifecycle and Technology Transfer (ACQ)

•         Services, Processes, Tools, and Data (SVCS)
•         M&S Specialty Topics (SPEC)

Beginning at the 2017 SIW, the Acquisition Lifecycle and Technology Transfer (ACQ) track will be renamed the System Lifecycle and Technologies Track

SYSTEM LIFECYCLE AND TECHNOLOGIES TRACK

System Lifecycle and Technologies (SLT) Track
Encompasses information that provides guidance on the selection and use of M&S standards and practices to support the System Lifecycle.

The System Lifecycle and Technologies (SLT) Track encompasses information that provides guidance on the selection and use of M&S standards and practices to support the System Lifecycle and corresponding technologies.  The track focuses on the promotion and use of M&S standards and practices that support the system lifecycle.  We solicit papers that address the identification, application, and value-added benefits of M&S for analysis, research and development, test and evaluation, training, acquisition, asset management, and system lifecycle strategies.
          

M&S Specialty Topics Track

M&S Speciality (SPEC) Track  
This  track includes simulation technologies for a specific purpose such as system/vehicle or weapon product development, space, human behavior, or command and control systems. 

The M&S Specialty Applications (SPEC) rack is concerned with using simulation technologies for a specific purpose such as: LVC interoperability; augmented reality; Internet of Things (IoT) integration, system, vehicle, or weapon product development; space travel; understanding and prediction of human behavior; and design of interoperable command and control systems.  Present thrust areas center on the application of M&S for Cyber Warfare, Medical, Space, and IoT, but the forum is not limited to these topics.  We solicit papers that address the use of Modeling and Simulation in these or other specific applications.

  

Services, Processes, Tools and Data Track

Services, Processes, Tools, and Data (SVCS) Track
Encompasses technologies, frameworks, and  methodologies that provide services or support for models, simulations, and associated data.  

The Services, Processes, Tools, and Data (SVCS) Track encompasses technologies, frameworks, and methodologies to provide services that support models, simulations, and associated data.  The track is interested in both processes and their implementations/tools in areas of: distributed simulation process; verification, validation, and accreditation; communication infrastructure; and simulation and environment reuse. The SVCS track focuses on evolving a systems engineering solution to simulation problems across the spectrum from design, through implementation and deployment, to validation, use, and reuse.