Association for Computing Machinery
The Mission of SIGSIM is to become the world-wide leader in providing professional services on modeling, simulation and systems analysis. SIGSIM actively seeks to meet this objective in a variety of ways. including: sponsorship of both the Winter Simulation Conference and the Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation.
Spanning more than 160 years, the American Statistical Association (ASA) serves statisticians, quantitative scientists, and users of statistics across a wealth of academic areas and applications. The organization seeks to set a standard of statistical excellence wherever it is applied in the biological, socio-economic, and physical sciences. In education, the ASA is a forum for emerging research as well as current educational practices. ASA also coordinates the network for preparing statisticians at the pre- and postgraduate levels and insures that the interests of statistics educators are represented through liaison with government and industry.
In August 1999, the U.S. Army awarded a five-year contract to the University of Southern California to create the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). The ICT's mandate is to enlist the resources and talents of the entertainment and game development industries and to work collaboratively with computer scientists to advance the state of immersive training simulation. The goal of the ICT is the creation of the Experience Learning System (ELS), which provides the ability to learn through active, as opposed to passive, systems. In addition to specific military training tasks, the ELS will have applications for a broad range of educational initiatives.
IDA researchers are developing new analytic approaches for examining bold new force employment concepts that could leverage the "revolution in military affairs." These new concepts--characterized by more agile, responsive forces designed to exploit U.S. advantages in information, precision attack, and logistics support--require new techniques and new ways of thinking about force and technology interactions.
The goal of the Institute is to initiate basic and applied research aimed toward increasing the fundamental knowledge base and methodology in reliability, quality control, and risk analysis. Emphasis is placed on the development and application of Bayesian methodology in addressing and solving practical problems. An important objective of the Institute is the dissemination of research findings and the education and training of future reliability analysts.
The purposes of the Society are to develop, test, evaluate and apply methodologies for solving MCDM problems, to foster interaction and research in the scientific field of MCDM, and to cooperate with other organizations in the study of management from a quantitative perspective.
The Military Operations Research Society (MORS), incorporated as a professional society in 1966, has proudly served the operations research analytic community for over thirty years. Under the sponsorship of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff - MORS strives to enhance the quality and effectiveness of military operations research.
Affiliated with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, this group fosters the development of optimization theory, methods, and software--and in particular the development and analysis of efficient and effective methods, as well as their implementation in high-quality software. It provides and encourages an environment for interaction among applied mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, scientists, and others active in optimization. In addition to endorsing various optimization meetings, SIAG/OPT sponsors minisymposia at the SIAM annual meeting and other SIAM conferences. A newsletter is sent in the spring and fall. SIAG/OPT holds a triennial conference.The Operational Research Society, with members in 53 countries, provides training, conferences, publications and information to those working in Operational Research.
The principal technical society devoted to the advancement of simulation and allied computer arts in all fields. The purpose of The Society is to facilitate communication among professionals in the field of simulation.