Background: In 2005, the Distributed Interactive Simulation Standing Study Group was establish under a Terms of Reference dated 30 Sep 2005. In 2008, when SISO-ADM-002 was revised to establish Product Support Groups, the DIS SSG was administratively converted to a Product Support Group and has continued to operate under its original TOR.
At the 2015 Fall SIW, the DIS PSG and the RPR FOM PDG discussed a proposal from the RPR-FOM PDG that support for SISO-STD-001 and SISO-STD-001.1 (known as RPR FOM 2.0) be absorbed by the DIS PSG rather than forming a separate RPR FOM PSG. The rationale for this proposal was that combining the support would better maintain the relationship between future versions of DIS and RPR FOM. Additionally, the consolidated PSG would be a more efficient group since there would be a large overlap of membership between two groups. A straw vote of the attendees at the Fall SIW indicated support for this concept and the DIS PSG Chair took an action to create a draft TOR for the new combined PSG.
Subsequent to the Fall SIW, the SAC requested the DIS PSG develop a new TOR according to the current TOR template.
Attached is a draft TOR for the DIS PSG.
Section 2 identifies both the IEEE Std 1278 family and the SISO-STD-001 family with the rationale for combining the support of both families.
Section 4 specifically identifies all the products to be supported or developed by the PSG. Please note the additional explanation related to IEEE Std 1278.3 and IEEE Std 1278.4.
If RPR FOM PDG members with to comment on the attached draft, please join the DIS PSG and subscribe to SAC-PSG-DIS and provide comments to the parallel message to the DIS PSG.
If any of the RPR FOM PDG members wish to be identified a proponents of the PSG identified in the TOR, please provide your names as a suggested update.
Based on SISO-ADM-002 and SISO-ADM-003, it would appear that the RPR FOM PDG needs to formally approve this approach and so advise the SAC. Of course, if the RPR FOM PDG does not approve this approach, you would have to initiate the formation of a RPR FOM PSG.
After the review and revision of this draft, and assuming the RPR FOM PDG has approved this approach, the DIS PSG will formally vote to submit the draft to the SAC/EXCOM for approval.
Mark McCall, DIS PSG Chair