Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC'07)
LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
be Interested in Simulation”
Prof. Drew Hamilton, Auburn University. President, SCS.
There is good
reason for industry to be interested in simulation. That is the underlying rationale for SCS
affiliating with an industrial association.
A simulation professional society focused only on academia is
incomplete and leaves huge voids that will be filled by others. As SCS finalizes its affiliation with the
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), it is clear that SCS has a
lot to offer. SCS is the largest
international group of simulation research scientists in the world. NDIA is a private, non-profit industrial
association that already hosts the largest industrial simulation group –
the National Training Systems Association (NTSA).
But SCS lacks critical mass due to the
other small, disparate simulation groups around the world. Affiliating with NDIA will give SCS the
strength, stability and critical mass to unite these disparate simulation
groups and form an effective international society with the clout to
advance the modeling and simulation discipline. Affiliation merely means that NDIA will
control our business; SCS will continue to have full control (including
editorial control) of our conferences, journals and membership. SCS will have the opportunity to improve
our conferences, take our conferences to international destinations, expand
our journals and take care of our members.
For SCS members, affiliation will mean that when you call SCS,
someone will answer the phone, when you email SCS, someone will answer
you. Most importantly, whatever the
benefits to SCS and its membership – affiliation with NDIA will be good for
the larger modeling & simulation community.
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