The 2017 National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NM&SC) National Meeting was conducted in Dearborn, MI, September 25-26, 2017.
The theme for the meeting was MS&V: Revolutionizing analytics, manufacturing, healthcare and product design – and the need to train the workforce to support it. Agenda highlights included speakers discussing Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, and the use of MS&V in Product Design and Promotion.
M&S Expo on the Hill
NTSA held its annual event in the Rayburn Office Building on 13 July. Rick Severinghaus (Chr., Policy Committee) and Bob Armstrong (Chr., Technology/R&D Committee) represented NM&SC. Congressman Bobby Scott (D, VA, 3rd Dist.) announced the standup of the Congressional M&S Caucus for the 115th Congress. During the 4-hour event, Rick & Bob were able to talk briefly with Cong. Scott and another of the Caucus co-chairs, John Rutherford (R, FL, 4th Dist.) above NM&SC activities and intentions for supporting Congress.
Office of Naval Research S&T Expo
ONR held its bi-annual Expo event 20-21 July at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC. Rick Severinghaus and Randy Garrett (V. Chr., Policy Committee) represented NM&SC. Both were able to discuss NM&SC activities and goals with a number of senior ONR staff, and with representatives of a number of companies and government organizations in attendance at the event.
New book about Modeling & Simulation
A new book, The Profession of Modeling and Simulation: Discipline, Ethics, Education, Vocation, Societies, and Economics, has just been published by Wiley and Sons. Edited by Andreas Tolk and Tuncer Oren, two of longstanding experience in the M&S community. A number of the chapter authors are NM&SC members. Alfred (Al) Grasso, President & CEO, The MITRE Corporation, has this to say about the book:
“ … nearly three dozen experts in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) come together to make a compelling case for the recognition of M&S as a profession… Important reading for anyone seeking to elevate the standing of this vital field.” It is available from Wiley.
The Spring 2017 NM&SC Newsletter is out, and posted at the website below. It is intended to provide our members recent news, commentary, and information of interest to the M&S community.
2018 NM&SC National meeting
The 2018 National meeting will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, in September 24-26, 2018. Advance planning is well underway. A tentative theme is “Healthcare MS&V in the 21st Century.”