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​I/ITSEC 2018 signature event on Simulation Enabling Coalition Collaboration

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19/12/2018

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One year ago, the 2017 I/ITSEC International Collaboration Panel acknowledged that Interoperability was one of the common top-level issues when coordinating multi-national exercises and events. This year's signature event on Simulation Enabling Coalition Collaboration was focused on case studies of collaborations that worked, the obstacles encountered and how challenges were solved. Dr. Pavel Zuna, Director of the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO), was invited to moderate the event.  Also participating in the Panel were Dr. Forrest Crain, Director of the Center for Army Analysis and Commodore Allison Norris, Director General of the Australian Defense Simulation and Training Centre.
Dr. Crain introduced the topic of Information and information exchange requirements for coalition exercises. He gave the floor to LTC (US Army) Arnulfo Martinez, who focused his presentation on the need to dedicate and invest planning time in order to define the information requirements and information exchange from the early stages of the design of the exercises: bearing in mind data protection, the C2 systems involved and bi/multilateral agreements for information exchange. Ms. Elena Krupa presented the CIRCuIT Study, which provides the Army with a repeatable methodology and assessment process to identify, evaluate, document and organize communication interoperability issues.   Commodore Norris presented insights from Australian participation in Coalition Exercises.
Interoperability is not only about new technologies and information exchange systems, but includes countries and people. She highlighted the need for a common framework for communication starting with basics such as a common language, a common set of terminology and a common set of acronyms. Even when collaborating with countries that share a common language, the same term or acronym may have very different meanings or cultural implications.
Dr. Zuna introduced the topic of collaboration in NATO STO and the Viking series of international exercises as an example of collaboration that works. He gave the floor to Mr. Wim Huiskamp (Scientific Advisor in the NATO M&S Coordination Office of CSO) who presented the Viking18 Exercise from the perspective of Modelling and Simulation (M&S) and the successful implementation of mission training through distributed simulation (MTDS) architecture, as a good example of overcoming interoperability challenges. In this sense, Viking18 successfully utilized Modelling and Simulation as a Service (MSaaS) type of services and standards developed within NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (e.g. AMSP-04 / STANREC 4800 on NATO Education and Training Network – Federation Architecture and Federation Object Model Design).
The signature event was followed by a fruitful discussion with the audience on the various topics presented by the Panelists.

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One year ago, the 2017 I/ITSEC International Collaboration Panel acknowledged that Interoperability was one of the common top-level issues when coordinating multi-national exercises and events. This year's signature event on Simulation Enabling Coalition Collaboration was focused on case studies of collaborations that worked, the obstacles encountered and how challenges were solved. Dr. Pavel Zuna, Director of the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO), was invited to moderate the event.

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One year ago, the 2017 I/ITSEC International Collaboration Panel acknowledged that Interoperability was one of the common top-level issues when coordinating multi-national exercises and events. This year's signature event on Simulation Enabling Coalition Collaboration was focused on case studies of collaborations that worked, the obstacles encountered and how challenges were solved. Dr. Pavel Zuna, Director of the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO), was invited to moderate the event.  Also participating in the Panel were Dr. Forrest Crain, Director of the Center for Army Analysis and Commodore Allison Norris, Director General of the Australian Defense Simulation and Training Centre.
Dr. Crain introduced the topic of Information and information exchange requirements for coalition exercises. He gave the floor to LTC (US Army) Arnulfo Martinez, who focused his presentation on the need to dedicate and invest planning time in order to define the information requirements and information exchange from the early stages of the design of the exercises: bearing in mind data protection, the C2 systems involved and bi/multilateral agreements for information exchange. Ms. Elena Krupa presented the CIRCuIT Study, which provides the Army with a repeatable methodology and assessment process to identify, evaluate, document and organize communication interoperability issues.   Commodore Norris presented insights from Australian participation in Coalition Exercises.
Interoperability is not only about new technologies and information exchange systems, but includes countries and people. She highlighted the need for a common framework for communication starting with basics such as a common language, a common set of terminology and a common set of acronyms. Even when collaborating with countries that share a common language, the same term or acronym may have very different meanings or cultural implications.
Dr. Zuna introduced the topic of collaboration in NATO STO and the Viking series of international exercises as an example of collaboration that works. He gave the floor to Mr. Wim Huiskamp (Scientific Advisor in the NATO M&S Coordination Office of CSO) who presented the Viking18 Exercise from the perspective of Modelling and Simulation (M&S) and the successful implementation of mission training through distributed simulation (MTDS) architecture, as a good example of overcoming interoperability challenges. In this sense, Viking18 successfully utilized Modelling and Simulation as a Service (MSaaS) type of services and standards developed within NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (e.g. AMSP-04 / STANREC 4800 on NATO Education and Training Network – Federation Architecture and Federation Object Model Design).
The signature event was followed by a fruitful discussion with the audience on the various topics presented by the Panelists.

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