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SCS Code of Ethics

SimEthics - A Code of Professional Ethics for Simulationists



The Code



  • In English - The Code and its rationale were first presented at the SCSC 2002 (The Summer Computer Simulation Conference 2002, San Diego, CA) and were published in its Proceedings. (original Code) (Rationale)
  • In French - The French version is prepared in Canada at DND (Department of National Defense) and revised at NMSG (NATO Modelling and Simulation Group).
  • In Turkish - Prepared by Emeritus Prof. Dr. Tuncer Ören and revised by Prof. Dr. Semih Bilgen, of METU).
  • In Italian - Prepared by Prof. Agostino Bruzzone, Marina Massei, Francesca Madeo, Federico Tarone, and Dr. Francesco Longo; all from the Simulation Team)


Code Adoption



The Code has been adopted by (In order of adoption):
  • SCS - Society for Modeling and Simulation International (Resolution)
  • MISS - Mcleod Institute of Simulation Sciences (Resolution) (list of MISS Centers)
  • M&SNet - McLeod Modeling and Simulation Network (Resolution) (list of Member Organizations)
  • SISO - Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (Resolution)
  • SISO Canada (Resolution)
  • AMSC - Alabama Modeling and Simulation Council (Resolution)
  • Student Chapters of SCS (list of Student Chapters)
  • NMSG - NATO Modeling and Simulation Group (Resolution)
  • DLM - (Resolution) (Members)
  • CMSP - Certification of Modeling and Simulation Professionals. By the M&SPCC (Modeling and Simulation Professional Certification Commission) (Requirement)
  • Meteksan - Meteksan Defense Industry Inc. (Meteksan Savunma Sanayii A.Ş. - in Turkish) (Resolution - in English, in Turkish (in Turkish at MSI April 2009, p. 34)

Please inform Prof. Tuncer Ören of the adoption of the Code by your Organization for proper updating of this page.


Background



Prof. Tuncer Ören was asked in 2001 by Dr. Bruce Fairchild, the President of the SCS (2000-2002), to develop a code of ethics for simulationists. He was appointed in 2002 by Prof. Bernard P. Zeigler, the President of the SCS (2002-2004), as the AVP for Ethics of the SCS.

A Code of Professional Ethics for Simulationists was developed by the founding members of the Ethics Committee of the SCS:
  • Prof. Emeritus Tuncer I. Ören (Chair)
    Ottawa Center of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences
  • Prof. Emeritus Louis G. Birta
    Ottawa Center of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences
  • Prof. Emeritus Maurice S. Elzas
    Wageningen Univ., Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Iva Smit
    E&E Consultants, Netterden, The Netherlands

SimSummit was held during July 18-19, 2002 with the representatives of major Modeling and Simulation institutions. Prof. Tuncer Ören participated as the representative of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences (MISS). One of the resolutions of SimSummit was that a Code of Professional Ethics should be one of the four pillars -along with Science, Technology and Applications- for Modeling and Simulation to be considered as a profession.


Ethics Committee of the SCS



  • Prof. Emeritus Tuncer I. Ören (Chair) - SCS AVP Ethics Founding Director of M&SNet - McLeod Modeling & Simulation Network of SCS
  • Prof. Emeritus Louis G. Birta - Ottawa Center of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences
  • Prof. Emeritus Maurice S. Elzas, Wageningen Univ., Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Bruce Fairchild, Immediate Past President of the SCS, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
  • Dr. Iva Smit, E&E Consultants, Netterden, The Netherlands Prof. Dr. Miquel Angel Piera i Eroles, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


Additional Information / Resources



This Page is maintained by:
    Dr. Tuncer Ören, Professor Emeritus
    AVP for Ethics of the SCS




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