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2009 Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop
sponsored by the
Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)

Co-located with the
Spring Simulation Multiconference 2009
sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)

Doubletree Hotel
San Diego-Mission Valley, CA
23-27 March 2009

Click the "2009 Spring SIW" link under "Upcoming SISO Events" on the
main SISO web page, for more detailed (and
more colorful) information.

SISO's Simulation Interoperability Workshops (SIWs) are semiannual
events 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. Each 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.


10 Nov 08 -- Abstracts due in electronic form
26 Nov 08 -- Abstract accept/reject notifications
14 Jan 09 -- Papers due in electronic form
30 Jan 09 -- Paper accept/reject notifications
12 Feb 09 -- Final paper revisions due
19 Feb 09 -- Hotel/early registration deadline
11 Mar 09 -- PowerPoint presentations due
23 Mar 09 -- Spring SIW opens

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION. The Workshop invites papers and
presentations relating to distributed simulation standards,
applications, and 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. Papers are considered
for presentation in one or more Forums and Groups. Abstract and
paper format requirements are described 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:

2009 Spring SIW Focus:
Network Modeling and Network Simulation Interoperability

Networks are a more critical component of our enterprises than ever
before and yet we often guess at how they will perform in the
enterprise. Add in the complexities of ad hoc networks and mobile
devices, and prediction of overall enterprise performance becomes
even less concrete. Even when we have good models of our networks,
when we integrate enterprises, they come with their own network
models that are often non-interoperable. This workshop will focus on
advances in modeling rapidly changing networks to support distributed
enterprises, and interoperability of network models.


SISO invites papers that report the results of experiences with
SISO-developed standards and guidelines. We are looking for feedback
(positive or negative) on the utility of our products. If the
author(s) indicate in both the abstract and in the completed paper
that they are submitting a "SISO Standards Experiences" paper, these
papers will be highlighted in a listing in the SIW Workshop Agenda.


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.
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, see the corresponding links at


Throughout the week, several organizations will provide exhibits and
demonstrations of materials, software, and equipment relevant to
distributed simulation applications. The exhibit/demonstration area
will be open during the lunch breaks each day and from late afternoon
to early evening.


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 reception held on the opening
day of the SIW, 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 sponsorship of the
reception or coffee breaks, contact Duncan Miller,
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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."

DRESS CODE ADVISORY. The workshop atmosphere is intentionally
informal. Jackets/ties/heels are discouraged, especially after the
Monday Plenary session. At the Monday afternoon Plenary, military
speakers wear the Uniform of the Day. The Uniform of the Day or
civilian attire are appropriate on subsequent days.

SITE AND ACCOMMODATIONS. The Workshop will be held at the DoubleTree
Inn, Mission Valley, San Diego. The special conference rate is
$179/night. A government per diem rate is also available for a
limited number of rooms. Proof of status will be required to obtain
the government rate. Make your reservations at the 2009 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), by faxing your
request to 732-465-6447, or by emailing it to <[log in to unmask]>.

that an exception to normal government per diem rates is permitted
for conferences in accordance with Part 301-74.9 of Federal Travel
Regulations (see99&channelId=-16524&specialContentType=FTR&file=FTR/Chapter301p074.html#wp1092984.
This exception may be cited on US government travel request forms.
SISO's access to meeting space at the conference conference depends
on our guarantee of an agreed-upon number of lodging room-nights.
Please plan to stay at the conference hotel!

REGISTRATION. The Workshop registration form is available on-line at
the 2009 Spring SIW page. Please note that the early
registration deadline (and the deadline for the special room rate) is
19 February 2009. Fees range from $575 for early registration
through $650 for on-site registration, with discounts available for
SISO sponsor and sustaining members. Student registrations are
available at a 50% discount, with proof of valid, current status as a
full-time university undergraduate or graduate student.


This workshop qualifies for Recertification Units (RU's) for the
Certified Modeling and Simulation Professionals (CMSP) as
administered by the Modeling and Simulation Professional
Certification Commission (MSPCC,


Sarah Trbovich (Chair)
Chris Rouget (Vice Chair)
Jim Coolahan (Secretary)
Emmet Beeker, Emmet
Wink Bennett Jr.
Chales Cohen
Priscilla Elfrey
Bret Givens
Jim Kogler (SAC Vice Chair)
Grover Lollar
Austin Stoudenmire
Stever Swenson

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