2018 AlaSim International Conference & Exposition
The annual AlaSim International Conference & Exposition will be held at the Holiday Inn Research Park in Huntsville, AL May 22 -23, 2018. This M&S event showcases the vibrant, multi-domain, M&S industry in Alabama. The conference is designed to focus on both the breadth and depth of simulation activity in Alabama and to collect, document, display, and discuss the current state of simulation technology throughout the world.
The AlaSim conference program typically includes plenary speakers, paper presentations, project briefings, panel discussions, workshops, tutorials, and vendor exhibits displaying the latest simulation technology, products, and services.
The AlaSim Conference offers a variety of opportunities for M&S practitioners, vendors of M&S products and services, M&S academia, and many others. It is the ultimate venue to see and be seen; hear and be heard; to instruct as well as to learn about the science, technology, and business of modeling and simulation.
- Speakers:Plenary speakers and industry experts will present project and program briefings about simulation work planned and in-progress throughout the conference.
- Panel Discussions:Opportunities for open discussion with M&S subject experts.
AlaSim Session Attendees
Workshops: An open and collaborative environment for the definition and creation of modeling and simulation products.
- Tutorials:To provide introductory and advanced training in current simulation technology.
- Exhibit Area:Where industry exhibitors will be displaying their latest simulation products and capabilities.
- Sponsorship Opportunities:Opportunities for sponsors to promote their products, message, and/or brand.
AlaSim International is organized by the Alabama Modeling and Simulation Council.
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.”
During the meeting, attendees will be able to tour a number of exciting and innovative areas at UNMC including the iEXCEL Visualization Hub, the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, the Center for Advanced Surgical Technology, the Mind and Brain Health Labs and, subject to construction progress, the Davis Global Center, a new ‘state-of the-art” facility opening in Spring of 2019. As the new headquarters for iEXCEL, the Davis Global Center will provide almost 200,000 sq. ft. of clinical & surgical simulation and visualization space.
2017 NM&SC National Meeting
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.
New book about Modeling & Simulation
A 2017 book, The Profession of Modeling and Simulation: Discipline, Ethics, Education, Vocation, Societies, and Economics, has 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 most recent 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.