Dr. Krishan Sharma, Chairman KKS Group and M.Y. Maharshi, Chairman & Managing Director, MYM Technologies, Ltd., India, travelled to visit I/ITSEC 2010. After several months of dialogue with Lt Gen (Ret) Baptiste, the two Corporate Executives and their team travelled to Orlando for meetings with NCS and introductions to a number of NCS Member Company Executives. Their goal is to create a simulation and visualization center in India to further their current business activities and to tap into a larger market across India. Lt Gen (Ret) Baptiste was able to introduce them to a number of NCS Member Company Executives who might be able help them with their objective. What follows is a letter from Dr. Sharma thanking NCS for the hospitality and support. As indicated in the letter, they intend to establish a presence in Orlando to further their business objectives.
Dear Mr. Thomas Baptiste,
I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to you for your very active participation in our recent visit to the conference in Orlando.
On day three of I/ITSEC 2010, NCS hosted a tour of the displays for more than 40 visiting MDs. Taking a break from their own conference held in parallel at the Hilton Hotel, the group of MDs included the Head of the American College of Surgeons and chairs of a number of other societies and accreditation/certification bodies that covered a majority of the existing specialties. Also included were a number of representatives from international societies.
Their presence at I/ITSEC provided NCS a great opportunity to emphasize the power of M&S and the opportunities to apply proven technology to the future of medical/healthcare education and training. This group of Doctors represents the decision makers that can guide the future application of M&S technology to Medical/Healthcare curricula, standards and accreditation/certification.
The Canadian Consulate in Miami hosted a breakfast event on the margins of I/ITSEC 2010 for a number of Canadian Company Representatives. Lt Gen (Ret) Baptiste was one of the featured speakers and highlighted the strength of the M&S cluster in Central Florida and the advantages of a presence in Florida for Companies interested in the M&S Industry. The panel also included Academia, Industry and a local Economic Development Representative who offered their perspectives and answered audience questions.
Out of that session, NCS anticipates additional new NCS Members.
The National Center for Simulation partnered with UCF's Institute for Simulation & Training (IST), The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC), The Greater Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC), Florida Hospital's Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement, The Volusia County EDC, The Oceola County EDC and Daytona State College to build a high tech display at I/ITSEC 2010 that drew thousands of visitors. This partnership not only demonstated the unique collaboration and cooperation that is a hallmark of the M&S Industry cluster in Central Florida but also gave visitors a glimpse into the future of Medical M&S.
By combining each organizations resources, the partners were able to double the size of previous I/ITSEC booths and spread their individual messages to a much larger population.
Responding to an invitation from the President/Executive Director, National Center for Simulation, Congressman-Elect Dan Webster, Congresswoman-Elect Sandy Adams, State Senator Thad Altman and State Representative Jason Brodeur took advantage of a guided tour of the I/ITSEC 2010 display floor. During the tour, Lt Gen (Ret) Baptiste was able to explain the strength of the Modeling & Simulation cluster in Central Florida and its importance to a deversified Florida Economy.
Also from Orange County, Commissioner Segal and Commissioner-Elect Damiani took advantage of the oportunity to tour the displays.
Dear Florida Aviation/Aerospace Industry Community,
Enterprise Florida is compiling an accurate, up-to-date directory, which will catalog Florida’s aviation/aerospace and defense companies, and their capabilities. Enterprise Florida (EFI) is Florida’s Official Economic Development Organization, whose chairman is the Governor of Florida. This Directory will be used as one of the primary tools for marketing Florida’s industry. The Directory will be distributed during all Team Florida Missions, international events and other international programs in which EFI participates. Global distribution includes major trade shows such as the Paris, Farnborough, and the Singapore Air Shows, and through EFI’s network of international offices.
What follows is the transcript of the interview with COL Craig Langhauser. It may contain some nuggets that can help NCS Companies focus on future Army requirements.
October 01, 2010
The U.S. Army’s Simulation & Technology Training Center, or STTC, is part of the service’s Research, Development and Engineering Command. Based in Orlando, Fla., the center focuses on getting new and emerging simulation, virtual and artificial intelligence technologies into training and education tools. It partners with others doing research into similar technologies, such as the Air Force, Navy, Justice Department and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Michael Peck interviewed its director, Col. Craig Langhauser.
$50,000 prize offered for the most accurate predictive model
Advances in digital manufacturing (DM) may address cost and time constraints associated with manufacturing the complex components required to support the Department of Defense mission. With the ongoing development of DM, a better understanding of the capabilities and limitations of DM is needed. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Digital Manufacturing Analysis, Correlation and Estimation (DMACE) Challenge is a competition designed specifically to use crowd sourcing to advance knowledge of the potential capabilities and limitations of DM.
Within the Challenge, competitors will develop models that predict the output properties of products created by a DM machine based on corresponding machine inputs. The Challenge could be solved by applying any of a wide variety of engineering, mathematic or other approaches to predictive modeling.
The Symposium for Emerging Applications of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) in Industry and Academia (EAIA) has evolved into a hub for new ideas and successful applications thereof. The focus is on innovative applications of M&S in theory and practice. As such, we are looking for papers that show successful and promising trends. For 2011, we offer seven topic categories plus the "Other Emerging Application" category to be able to give a home to good papers that do not fit into the other categories. For more information, please visit the conference website http://scs.org/node/207.
T1 - M&S and Education will continue to look how M&S can be used to enrich education, ranging from public education in middle and high schools over colleges and universities to education of the work force.
T2 - M&S and Engineering has its focus on engineering applications of M&S as well as applying engineering methods to M&S. This includes new engineering management efforts, such as Scrum for M&S, or applying M&S as a Green Technology.