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SimSummit Meeting Report—SpringSim 2010

A meeting of the SimSummit Roundtable was held on Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Orlando,  Florida in association with the SpringSim event sponsored jointly by the Society of Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) and the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO).  The minutes from the meeting are enclosed, and that document together with the discussion briefing and list of attendees have been posted to the SimSummit web site. Click here for accessing the report webpage.


The SIM & SEA 2010

The SIM & SEA 2010 has been held in La Spezia, on 8 June 2010, at the Center for Naval Support and Security, La Spezia (Italy). SIM & SEA 2010 is the Day that MIMOS devotes to support studies on simulation in the field of naval (both for industries and defense).

The Workshop has focused on some current topics relating to the sea as a resource to be defended effectively and efficiently both in the context of port and logistics, both in maritime navigation and defense. This regard, the Liguria offers examples of excellence both in research and industrial development in the shipbuilding industry, defense systems and naval Marine terminal operator in the Port and training. Among others, the SIM & SEA 2010 was co-organized by the MISS Genoa Center (MISS-DIPTEM, University of Genoa, Prof. A. G. Bruzzone). For further information please click here.


E3 Expo 2010

The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010 was held in Los Angeles (CA, USA), on June 15-17, 2010.  E3 Expo is the world's premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. As usual a number of different simulators for gaming and entertainment have been presented. Further information can be found in the E3 Expo website, in E3 Expo virtual press office, as well as in the SimHQ website.


The IV Edition of Epistemological Perspectives on Simulation

The IV Edition of the  Epistemological Perspectives on Simulation, was held on June 23-25, 2010 and hosted by the Institute for Management Control and Accounting @ TUHH, Hamburg, Germany.

As Cross-Disciplinary Workshop, the main intent was to provide a forum for researchers from various disciplines, such as the social sciences, economics, computer science, engineering or the natural sciences, who are interested in discussing epistemological aspects of simulation across disciplinary boundaries. For further information please click here



Training and Simulation at EUROSATORY 2010

The EUROSATORY 2010 has been held in Paris, June 14—18, 2010. The EUROSATORY is a Premier International Exhibition for Land, Airland and Homeland Defence. As in the previous years, the EUROSATORY 2010 has included the business week to gain access to the world market, showcases for innovation and future technologies and forums to prepare tomorrow’s Defence and Security. The technology clusters presented at EUROSATORY 2010 have also included the “Training & Simulation” cluster to provide users with an environment to exchange ideas, information and strategies on M&S tools both in the military and civil domain. In this area Presagis demonstrated their innovative COTS software solutions on the international scene

Among others, EUROSATORY has included a Training and Simulation workshop that included multiple sessions on “Interaction with Simulation—a vision of the future”, “Simulation and operations in urban zone” and “Simulation and Intelligence”.


Link Foundation in 10th Year of Simulation-related Fellowship Awards

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Link Foundation Advanced Simulation and Training Fellowship program. The competition for graduate study support leading to dissertation research has made funds available each year for up to five qualified doctoral students studying simulation- and training-related fields at U.S. and Canadian universities.

Each grant currently totals $25,000. No limitations are placed on citizenship.

Edwin Link is known for inventing a ground-based simulator used to train aircraft pilots. In 1929 Link fashioned the initial model, affectionately known as the “blue box,” powering the movements with air pressure from organ bellows. Link and his wife, Marion, established the foundation in 1953 to perpetuate their legacy of technical innovation. The foundation awarded early grants to advance training and education in aeronautics and later expanded to ocean engineering. It awarded its first fellowship in simulation research in 1989 and established the annual fellowship program in 1990. A board of trustees selected on the basis on their professional experience meets twice a year to determine policy and approve grants. Click here for further information.


An Attempt to Generalize AI

In this twelfth article in his series attempting an overview of how minds may work and how similar systems could be implemented in computers, Paul Almond discusses the means of determining the quality of patterns, so that good patterns in the exploratory relevance process become the most used. Read more by clicking here.

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