2002-2004 – Report of Dr. Tuncer Ören, Member-at-Large to the Board of Directors

of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International


As a board member, my activities were concentrated in three areas: ethics, MISS, and M&SNet. In the sequel, I report my activities and express some views and/or recommendations for the period: 2004-2006. For the full report, please click here.

3. M&SNet (The McLeod Modeling and Simulation Network of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International)

3.1 Background

The McLeod Modeling and Simulation Network (M&SNet) is a consortium of co-operating independent organizations active in professionalism, research, education, and knowledge dissemination in the modeling and simulation (M&S) domain. Additional information can be found at its Web site: M&SNet.

3.2 Report (of activities during 2002-2004):

Formation of M&Snet:

The Policy and Procedures document is ratified by the Board of the SCS on July 24, 2003. Soon after I was appointed as the founding director. Originally it was suggested that the director of M&SNet be appointed by the President of the SCS. However, during the Board meeting of the SCS on July 24, 2003, the following was decided:

"The M&SNet has a Director appointed by the Vice President of Education* with approval of the President of the SCS. It has an Executive Committee formed by the directors of the member organizations of the M&SNet."

* (During the BOD meeting of the SCS on July 29, 2004, this part is changed to the Senior Vice President.)

The first year:

In less than a year, M&SNet has attracted ten active and valuable member organizations. Now the goal of formation of the critical mass needed for fruitful joint activities is already satisfied.

The directors / representatives of the member organizations of the M&SNet; in order of joining the M&SNet:


Member Organization

Member Organization – Full name

Director / Representative



McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences

Dr. Agostino Bruzzone



Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation

Dr. Hessam S. Sarjoughian


MISS: Genoa Center

 Genoa Center of the MISS

Dr. Agostino Bruzzone


MISS: Ottawa Center

OC-MISS, Ottawa Center of the MISS

Dr. Gabriel Wainer



The Auburn Modeling and Simulation Laboratory

Dr. John (Drew) A. Hamilton



Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Information et des Systèmes (Information and Systems Sciences Laboratory)

Professor Norbert Giambiasi



Systems Modeling Simulation Laboratory at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

Dr. Tag Gon Kim



Institute for Simulation & Training (University of Central Florida)

Dr. Randall Shumaker



Secure Network Systems Design Lab (Stevens Institute of Technology)

Dr. Sumit Ghosh


BioSystems Group

(UCSF - University of California San Francisco)

Dr. C. Anthony Hunt


The first M&Snet meeting was hosted by ACIMS and was held on 2003-12-05, in Tucson, AZ, Presentations are already posted.


For activities of the member organizations please refer to the Web pages of the Member Organizations.

Cooperation possibilities are posted at the Web site of the M&SNet.

Joint projects:

Joint activities including joint research are paramount for the success of M&Snet.

During the meeting to explore the power of synergy offered by the M&SNet to be held on 2004-07-25, in San Jose, CA, a first joint project possibility as well as other joint activities will be explored. The recommendations of the Directors of the member organizations will be posted as the minutes of the meeting of 2004-07-25 and every effort will be taken to transform the decisions into goal-driven actions.

Respectfully submitted,


Tuncer Ören


Emeritus Professor


AVP for Ethics (2002-2004) (2004-2006)


Past Director of MISS (2002-2003)


Founding Director of M&SNet (2002-2004) (2004-2006)