following provides an overview of ...
and Protocol for the SimSummit Forum
Future of the Modeling and Simulation
Profession, Industry and Marketplace
W. Waite, F Cellier, R.
Severinghaus, and F. Lewis
SimSummit Executive Committee
Circumstance – Modeling
and simulation technology is coherent and comprehensive
as a discipline, ubiquitous in its presence in widely disparate
application domains, and powerful in its influence for
a wide variety of uses. At the same time, modeling and
simulation is not generally recognized as a profession,
industry, or economic market segment.
Concept – Deliberate
and self-conscious investment in cultivating the M&S
community-of-practice is considered necessary and desirable
in order to facilitate the emergence of M&S as a profession,
industry, and market predicated on M&S technology in
all its disparate manifestations. SimSummit is an occasional
forum – kept relatively informal by mutual agreement
- of organizations with broad interest in M&S technology,
professional development, industry and market.
The missionary objective of the SimSummit forum is no less
than to significantly advance the evolution of the modeling
and simulation profession, industry, and market.
- Goals – Particular
goals of SimSummit are:
establish a comprehensive international forum of the most
significant organizations in Modeling and Simulation
identify and maintain for the world-wide M&S community-of-practice
a common ‘canonical’ topical agenda upon
which cooperative effort may be focused
facilitate effective and constructive collaboration among
organizations and beyond by means of participative events, publications,
collaborative workspaces, and shared information assets
realize a truly intervisible, comprehensive, self-conscious,
modeling and simulation community-of-practice.
The special virtue of the SimSummit forum is to educe the
very considerable degree of common interest that exists
even among relatively disparate organizations from Government,
Industry, Professional Societies and Academia, involved
in M&S of many styles for a wide variety of purposes
in apparently exclusive application domains, and to derive
therefrom the greatest possible collective benefit for
the international M&S community-of-practice.