The 2017 National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NM&SC) National Meeting will be held in Dearborn, MI, September 25-26, 2017. Learn about this organization and the Congressional Caucus for Modeling and Simulation and their efforts to promote Modeling, Simulation and Visualization (MS&V) as an industry.
The theme for the meeting is MS&V: Revolutionizing analytics, manufacturing, healthcare and product design – and the need to train the workforce to support it. Agenda highlights include 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.
2017 AlaSim International Conference and Exposition
The 2017 AlaSim International Conference and Exposition will be held in Huntsville, AL on October 25, 2017. Organized by the Alabama Modeling and Simulation Council (AMSC), the event is designed to collect, document, display, and discuss the current state of simulation technology throughout the world. AlaSim covers all domains of M&S – this year, both Cyber Simulation and Medical Simulation will be showcased. AlaSim allows a variety of formats for attendees and participants to see, be seen, hear, be heard, teach, and learn about the science and technology of simulation. Elements planned for AlaSim 2017: plenary speakers, papers, project briefings, panel discussions, workshops, tutorials, and exhibits displaying simulation products and services.
For more information, please visit http://www.almsc.org/alasim-international.shtml or contact AMSC at email@example.com.
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 2018. Advance planning is well underway. A tentative theme is “Integrating and applying M&S technologies in Workforce Development programs and practices.”