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This is a re-transmission of the 2001 Fall Call for Papers. The previous version had a few formatting problems. On behalf of the Conference Committee and the Planning and Review Panels of the Simulation Interoperability Workshop, I am pleased to post the 2001 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop Call for Papers. Our thanks to our Sponsors for continuing to support SISO, Inc. and our Workshop endeavors. A formatted copy of this Call for Papers is attached. For the Conference Committee, Rick Severinghaus Chair CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS 2001 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop Sponsored by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization The Holiday Inn, International Drive Orlando, FL 9 - 14 September 2001 You are invited to participate in the 2001 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW). The SIW is a semiannual event encompassing a broad range of model and simulation issues, applications, and communities, with the overall goal of identifying and supporting the development of products to facilitate simulation interoperability standards and reuse. The SIW includes working sessions addressing interoperability and reuse requirements and issues; tutorials on state-of-the-art methodologies, tools, and techniques; and exhibits presenting the latest technological advances. Additional Workshop information is posted at the SISO web site ( ) and will be updated as further details become available. KEY DATES. In order to meet the Workshop schedule, the following dates are essential: Call for Papers issued 12 Apr 2001 Abstracts due 14 May 2001 Papers due in electronic form 29 Jun 2001 Papers due in camera-ready form 03 Aug 2001 2001 Fall SIW opens 09 Sep 2001 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION. The Workshop invites papers and presentations relating to distributed simulation standards, applications, and technologies, interoperability issues, and other topics identified in the Individual Forum CFP below and elaborated on in the SIW CFP web site. Abstracts are reviewed and selected by Planning and Review Panels (PRPs) and Leaders of the individual Forums and Groups. Papers are considered for presentation in one or more Forums and Groups or for publication only. Abstract and paper formats are described in detail in the ``Author`s Guide`` posted on the SISO web site. Individuals who wish to participate should complete and submit an abstract, using the submission form provided on the SISO web site. If you have any problems or are unable to submit to the web site, please contact Pat Burgess <[log in to unmask]>, phone: (407) 882-1372, fax: (407)-658-5059. 2001 FALL SIW THEME: Simulation Based Acquisition The Workshop has chosen Simulation Based Acquisition (SBA) as the special focus theme for the Fall 2001 SIW, and will include in the Plenary session Keynote Speakers from across the M&S community who are involved with the SBA effort. Though SBA is also known by several other names (Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements and Training (SMART), Synthetic Environment Based Acquisition (SeBA), and others), the concepts and principles that underpin all these simulation based acquisition initiatives are all very similar. In the Forum and Group CFP information section that follows, papers on topics spanning the SBA arena are solicited in support of this Workshop theme. This focus on SBA is based on the expressed community need for interoperability standards and practices to facilitate SBA programs and activities. More detailed information may be found at . INDIVIDUAL FORUM AND GROUP CFP INFORMATION Overview. Generally, papers and presentations are considered in three main categories: * User Community Forums, which examine and promote topics of interest related to the use and adequacy of available simulation capabilities and new capabilities needed by M&S users. * Specialty Area Forums, which examine and promote current and emerging simulation processes and technology. * Virtual Forums, Study Groups, Product Development Groups, and Special Sessions, which deal with topics that merit timely solicitation of feedback from the SISO community. Information call on ``Grand Challenges.`` Periodically, the SIW attempts to identify and single out specific overarching topics of general interest to the M&S community. This fall, the SIW will explore the question, ``What are the Grand Challenges the M&S community faces as it goes forward?`` Grand Challenges are defined as achievable M&S improvements that both fulfill a critical need and require significant and sustained development efforts from diverse groups to succeed. To address this topic, the SIW seeks short position papers from international defense agencies, and from industry, medical, transportation, entertainment, and law enforcement organizations on those complex and multi-faceted activities that are viewed as needing collaborative efforts spanning multiple domains (e.g., data, M&S, infrastructure, training, other?) to achieve a needed, critical solution or solutions in one or more application domains. As in all SIW work, the focus is on interoperability standards. Detailed information on the Grand Challenges information call may be found at Short synopses of the individual forum and group Calls for Papers are provided below. Additional details are provided in the web version of the CFP located at USER COMMUNITY FORUMS Analysis (ANL) ANL focuses on interoperability issues and uses of distributed models and simulations by the analysis community, including issues of experiment design and data analysis, analysis issues in ADS and SBA, requirements definition. Special focus: use cases that include both success and failure. Research, Development, and Engineering (RDE) RDE addresses issues and applications of distributed M&S within the RDE domain, including requirements for backward compatibility between simulation agents and RTIs, integration of advanced distributed simulation with ADL technologies, and community requirements and experiences with new applications using HLA or other distributed computing technologies. Additional focus: creating and integrating simulations of OOTW. System Acquisition and Product Development (SAPD) [NEW FORUM] SAPD concentrates on issues, needs, approaches, and lessons learned related to the use of M&S in SAPD, including * Use of collaborative environments including means to manage collaboration and multi-domain optimization. * M&S software interoperability and data interchange standards as related to capable, reusable M&S * M&S enabled SAPD processes & templates for describing reusable resources and core enabling technologies * Business case evidence, best practices, economic benefits, and associated metrics * Education, motivation, and evolution of the work force Test and Evaluation (TE) TE addresses uses of distributed simulation in test and evaluation (T&E), including the integration of live entities with virtual and constructive simulations; the integration of HWIL, ISTFs, and other T&E facilities with distributed simulations; the use of simulation to test and evaluate C4ISR, SoS, FoS, and interoperability; and performance issues in using distributed simulation in T&E applications. Training (TRAIN) TRAINING focuses on issues associated with the use of simulations in the education, training, and learning environments. This includes management staff, team leaders, teams, sub-teams, down to the individual level. These systems are designed to support all levels of operators from key decision makers to individuals in the field. Training Special Interest Topic: Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Issues of ADL as it applies to the M&S community, including the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and the education, training, and performance support needs and requirements of users and implementers of ADL technologies. SPECIALTY AREA FORUMS Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) C4I addresses primarily the M&S of C4I systems in constructive, virtual, and live environments, the coupling of real C4I systems and simulation systems for computer assisted exercises (CAX), and support to operations. Additional focus: Development of a C4ISR Technical Reference Model (TRM), a common framework for C4ISR system-to-simulation interoperability, and relationships among international C4ISR architectures. Exercise Management Forum (EMF) EMF focuses on tools for automating various aspects of the Federation Development and Execution Process (FEDEP), including exercise planning, initialization, monitoring, runtime controls, data collection and repositories, visualization, and after-action review. Federation Development Process (PROC) PROC focuses on the process of federation development and execution, on sharing of practical federation development experiences, and on the long-term evolution of a generalized FEDEP for HLA federations. Information Operations - Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (IO-ISR) IO-ISR addresses reuse and interoperability issues associated with the representation of IO and ISR functionality within simulations. As such, the IO-ISR Forum is seeking papers that deal with human behavior and command decision process modeling; IO taxonomies, lexicons, metrics, and metric collection processes; causal relationships between IO techniques and observed effects; the impact of intelligence upon the warfighter; object attributes required by intelligence sensors; databases of ISR capabilities or opposing forces; and multi-level security challenges and approaches. Live Interaction (LIVE) LIVE focuses on the interaction of real-world entities (people, vehicles, etc.) with interoperable simulations and with interoperability standards. Logistics (LOG) LOG focuses on supply chain logistics, logistics business practices, and the representation of logistics systems at the national, strategic, operational, and tactical military levels, as well as appropriate aspects of coalition partner, host nation, civilian, and commercial logistics. Logistics Special Interest Topic: ``Operations Other Than War`` Representation of activities conducted by military forces for what are not traditional military activities. These include disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, refugee evacuation, development or repair of civilian infrastructure, government stabilization, and peacekeeping operations. Modeling & Simulation Implementation (IMPL) IMPL focuses on problems involved and lessons learned solutions in creating real-world, useful M&S applications, including problems of integration, scaleability, reuse, robustness, and the efficiency and effectiveness of HLA performance. Of particular interest are lessons learned on new M&S technologies, such as ADL and object oriented techniques applied to the HLA processes. Run-Time Infrastructure and Communications (RTI) RTI focuses on HLA Runtime Infrastructures (RTIs), performance data, RTI implementation/design details, and network/communications issues. Additional focus: Fault Tolerance. Sensor Modeling and Simulation (SENS) SENS is an interdisciplinary forum that bridges the environmental and mission/system-related areas, including simulation of sensor effects, issues pertaining to the stimulation and simulation of sensor systems, incorporation of sensor system simulations into other simulations, and environmental effects on sensor systems. Simulated Natural Environment (SNE) SNE addresses multi-domain use and reuse of digital representations of the natural environment, including land, oceanic, atmospheric, and space data. Additional focus: standards for, and application of, SNE data & model servers for M&S; identifying appropriate models for federations, and environmental data classification systems, in particular coordinate transformation systems, and the SEDRIS SRM. Verification, Validation & Accreditation (VV&A) VV&A focuses on methodologies, procedures, and associated techniques used to establish credibility of federations. VV&A objectives emphasize quality (e.g., building in authoritative representations and behaviors) and risk management, and support development and evolution of VV&A guidance that supplements federation development/application lifecycle process model documentation. Special focus: conceptual model validation and substantive interoperability. Vehicle/Weapon System Modeling (VWS) VWS focuses on lessons learned in development of vehicle or weapon system simulations (including Computer Generated Forces (CGF) and Semi-Automated Forces (SAF) simulations) and Simulation Based Acquisition (SBA) of actual vehicle and weapon systems (DD 21, Joint Strike Fighter, Future Combat System, etc.) VIRTUAL FORUMS Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) DIS focuses on lessons learned in the use of the IEEE 1278 Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) protocols and discussions/benefits of any modifications of the 1278 series. Economics of Simulation (ECON) ECON addresses the economic aspects of M&S in the Training, Acquisition, and Analysis domains. Of particular interest are the identification of products and services; costs and benefits; and economic implications of standards applicable to any or all M&S user domains. This virtual forum supports an associated Economics of Simulation Study Group (ECON SG). Federation Performance (Fed_Perf) Fed_Perf addresses the efficiency and effectiveness of Federation performance, including metrics for characterizing the performance of individual federates, composite federations, and RTIs in various applications, as well as tools and techniques for predicting and optimizing performance. Human Decision-Making and Behavior Representation (BEH) BEH focuses on issues that impact the representation of individuals and organizations in various M&S contexts, including model usability, determinants of fidelity and V&V, decision-making techniques, and behavior representation exchange mechanisms. Real-time Platform-level Reference Federation Object Model (RPR-FOM) RPR-FOM addresses uses of and extensions to the RPR FOM, including lessons learned from using RPR FOM 1.0 and the 2.0 drafts, proposals for RPR FOM 3.0 additions, and functionality not supported by IEEE 1278.1 (DIS). STUDY GROUPS Multi-Trainer Interoperability Study Group (MTI SG) The MTI SG focuses on processes and methodologies for creating reusable and expandable FOMs, as well as identifying and documenting common battlespace components, to serve the needs of large scale distributed simulation/stimulation in the training and exercise domain, with a primary focus on real-time Category I and II training. SPECIAL SESSIONS BOM Methodology Strawman Specification Working Session (BOM-WS): Abstracts for short position papers and demonstrable examples related to practical experience and innovative ideas in building, using, and maintaining Base Object Models (BOMs) to support federation development efforts and use of component technology to support simulation interoperability (SITC) are invited for this session. International Program Briefings: International and multi-national programs are invited to present brief reports on their current activities and plans. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TECHNICAL EXHIBIT INFORMATION. A limited number of spaces for technical/product displays are available at the Workshop in the form of 8x10 booths. For more information please contact Jeanette Lopez at (732) 981-3437, fax: (732) 981-1203, email: <[log in to unmask]>, or fill out the ``Exhibit Request`` form available at the SISO web site. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 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 all SISO fees (workshop registration fees, booth rental, etc.) * Invitation to Speaker`s lunch at SIWs (with to EXCOM and VIPs). Organizations may also help sponsor the ``All-SISO Social`` held on the opening day of the SIW. This event enables SIW attendees to meet and talk with the other attendees in a casual atmosphere of food and drink. For information on becoming a SISO Sponsor or sponsorship of the All-SISO Social, contact Harry Thompson, SISO Executive Director (Sponsor Relations) at (912) 538-8558, fax: (912) 538-1403 Email: <[log in to unmask]>. QUARTERLY WEBLETTER. Simulation Technology Magazine, SISO`s quarterly electronic magazine, is available on-line at or 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 is held at the Holiday Inn International Drive, Orlando, FL. The special conference rate is $88/night. A government rate is also available for a limited number of rooms, with proof of status required upon check-in. Hotel reservation may be made on-line, at , by contacting ITCMS at 1-800-810-4333 (U.S./Canada) or (732) 981-3414 (outside U.S./Canada), by fax to (732) 465-6447, or via email to <[log in to unmask]>. Hotel and Workshop reservation forms are posted on the SISO website. REGISTRATION. Registration information is available at the SISO web site at CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Rick Severinghaus (Chair) Dynamic Animation Systems Sam Knight (Vice Chair) L-3 Com Link Simulations & Training Susan Solick (Secretary) TRADOC Analysis Center Bruce Fairchild The Boeing Company Ron Hofer University of Central Florida IST David McKeeby (SAC Vice Chair) IITRI Dan Schiavone Ball Aerospace John Shockley SRI International Mark Smith Scientific Research Corporation Ken Sullivan Veridian Information Solutions

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