SISO Seminar 2018

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SISO seminar at ITEC 2018:

As in previous years, SISO will be organizing its annual "Seminar on M&S standards”, in conjunction with the ITEC 2018 conference and exhibition. The seminar will be held on Monday 14 May 2018, the day before the ITEC opening, and at the same location – Messe Stuttgart, Germany.

The seminar will start with a first introductory session presenting SISO, its activities, some recently approved standards and those emerging. NATO M&S Group (NMSG) standardisation activity will also be introduced in the same session, as NATO is a key stakeholder in the M&S standards world and a close partner of SISO.  This session will be chaired by Jean-Louis Igarza.

The seminar is sponsored by ITEC Ltd., ETSA (the European Training and Simulation Association), NTSA (the US National Training and Simulation Association), the NATO M&S Group (NMSG), and Antycip simulation. It is open to SISO members but non-members are more than welcome.

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For more information, please contact:
Jean-Louis IGARZA -
Patrice Le LEYDOUR -
Jose RUIZ -

2018 Conference Agenda

Time Session Speaker

Session 1: “Introduction to the seminar”
session chaired by Jean-Louis IGARZA (FRA), Antycip simulation,
vice-chairman of the SISO Standards Activity Committee (SAC)

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and introduction Jean-Louis IGARZA, (FRA), Antycip simulation,
Vice-chairman of the SISO Standards Activity Committee (SAC)
09:10 – 09:30 SISO introduction

Lana McGLYNN, (USA), McGlynn Consulting Group, SISO Executive Committee (EXCOM)

09:30 – 09:50 NATO M&S standardization activity Agatino MURSIA, (ITA), Leonardo, NATO M&S Group (NMSG) vice-chairman
Session 2: “Modelling and Simulation as a Service: less fog in the Cloud”

session chaired by Jose RUIZ (FRA), French MoD, DGA SISO Conference Committee (CC)

09:50 – 10:10 NATO efforts towards operationalizing M&S as a Service Robert SIEGFRIED (GER), Aditerna, SISO EXCOM
10:10 – 10:20 SISO's evaluation of MSaaS and potential needs for standardization Colonel KEWLEY, Robert (USA), US Military Academy
10:20 – 10:50 Service Discovery Metadata Standards

Louisa Stewart, (GBR), SEA, and Keith FORD, (GBR), Thales UK

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break

Session 3: “DIS: the eternal interoperability standard”
session chaired by Patrice Le LEYDOUR (FRA), Thales AVS France - Training & Simulation Domain, SISO SAC

11:20 – 11:30

Introduction to the DIS Standard Patrice Le LEYDOUR (FRA), Thales AVS France - Training & Simulation Domain, SISO SAC
11:30 – 11:50 Hands-on experience using the DIS standard Timothy Steffen (USA), Warrior Preparation Centre
11:50 – 12:10 What’s going on with DIS version 8

Bob Murray (USA), Simphonics

12:10 - 12:30 Towards RPR FOM V3 Bjorn MÖLLER (SWE), Pitch Technologies
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Session 4: “Security in LVC environments ”

session chaired Wim HUISKAMP (NLD), TNO, SISO EXCOM and ETSA Board

14:00 – 14:20 Cross Domain Security (CDS) Requirements for Force Package Training Wg. Cdr. ATKIN-PALMER, Colin, (GBR), Royal Air Force Air Warfare Centre

Sqn. Ldr. COLLIS, Rebecca, (GBR), Royal Air Force, Air Command (Capability Delivery)

14:20 – 14:40 Security in Distributed Mission Simulation Bert BOLTJES (NLD), TNO Defence Research
14:40 – 15:00 Implementing Cross Domain Security in HLA-based Exercises Bjorn MÖLLER (SWE), Pitch Technologies
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
Session 5: “Uses of M&S standards: success stories and promising emergences ”

session chaired by Stefan SANDBERG, (SWE), Pitch Technologies CEO, SISO EXCOM

15:30 – 15:50 Use of Open Standards in COTS Products, a Success Story Jim KOGLER (USA), VT MAK vice-president, COTS products
15:50 – 16:10 Urban Combat Advanced Training Technologies (UCATT) success stories and forward activities Captain B.A. (Sander) CRUIMING (NLD), Royal Netherlands Army
16:10 – 16:30 First step towards a standard for Medical M&S Interoperability William E. LEWANDOWSKI (GBR), Chair of the Board and Chief Operating Officer for Information Visualization and Innovative Research Inc. (IVIR)
16:30 End of Conference

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