Simulation Innovation Workshop

February 10 – 14, 2020


Call for Papers & Presentations


The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) invites you to participate in the 2020 Simulation Innovation Workshop (SIW) at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida, February 10 - 14, 2020.

They cordially invite you to submit an abstract centered on Modeling & Simulation (M&S), M&S standards, or a supporting concept or capability that impacts or enhances the development and use of M&S.  An abstract can be either for a presentation with an accompanying paper, or for only a presentation. Presentations that have an accompanying paper will be given preference.



  1. Inviting submission of abstracts for presentations that may or may not have an accompanying paper. Presentations without papers are expected to foster the dissemination of ideas and concepts of interest to the M&S community.
  2. Restricting presentation times to 18 minutes to allow for extended periods of discussion within the presentation sessions. A discussion period may be held immediately after each presentation or held after the set of presentations in a session. SISO's hope is to have these extended discussion periods last as much as 30 minutes per session.
  3. Inviting presentations that are either technical or conceptual. A conceptual presentation may address a question, or set of questions, that need to be raised; clarifies an existing problem; proposes a solution or capability that solves a problem; or is the anticipated outcome of your proposed research or effort.


SISO encourages the presenters and SIW attendees to discuss and debate in the interactive presentation sessions to encourage innovation, collaboration and simulation standards development. A closing session for the entire SIW will highlight key takeaways.



Abstracts are encouraged that address the full range of M&S topic areas including the following:

Cloud Based Simulation / Simulation as a Service

Innovative M&S Applications (Non-DoD, C2, Humanitarian Support, IoT, etc.)

Innovative Training Simulation Applications (LVC, VR/AR, etc.)

Integrating Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning into M&S Environments

Addressing the Challenges of Unmanned/Autonomous Systems through M&S

M&S Environments for Agile Development / Rapid Prototyping

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) / Digital Engineering Applications

Modeling Humans (Medical, Behavioral, etc.)

Cyber Representations and Cyber Physical System Simulation

Reuse of M&S Assets (Repositories, Metadata, Composability, Transformation, etc.)

Transforming Legacy Systems/Software

Verification, Validation and Accreditation



Please submit your abstract via the 2020 SIW website. Your submitted abstract will be evaluated to ensure proper fit for the workshop. When submitting your abstract, please identify if a paper submission is also anticipated.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to develop and submit a presentation, and, if they choose, a paper.



The key dates for the workshop are:

2 September 2019
“Early Decision” Abstracts Due Electronically

16 September 2019
“Early Decision” Abstract Acceptance Notification

15 October 2019
All Abstracts Due Electronically 

29 October 2019
Abstract Acceptance Notification

9 December 2019
Initial Presentations / Paper Due Electronically

23 December 2019
Presentation / Paper Acceptance Notification

6 January 2020
Final Presentations / Paper Presentations Due

10 - 14 February 2020
Simulation Innovation Workshop – Orlando, Florida

Note: The “early decision” option is provided for authors who expect a lengthy public release approval process for their papers/presentations. The request for an early decision must be selected on the abstract submission form.



The SISO community has been fostering innovation and interoperability since the early 1990s. Today, the technology landscape in front of us provides an even greater opportunity for the application of simulations and enabling standards. Our workshops provide an opportunity to share and build toward the future. If you are a developer, engineer, program manager, user, or visionary, then SIW is the place to be! 

SISO’s vision is to be on the leading edge of innovation, and our mission is to stay dedicated to the promotion of interoperability and reuse of models, simulations, and associated data. Our SIW event offers a great venue for you to connect with other professionals and collaborate on ideas that will forge the future. Come join us and consider sharing information about your innovations and interoperability experiences.

Please visit the SISO website for more information on SISO. 

We hope very much to see you at the 2020 SIW.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the SIW or SISO.

Patrick T. Rowe
Executive Director
Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)


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