The mission of the NATO M&S COE is to support NATO and its Nations, as well as participating Partner Nations, by providing subject matter expertise on all aspects of the M&S activities.The NATO M&S COE will focus but not limit its activities to the cooperative aspects of:
Education & training (Education through courses, conferences, seminars and workshops on M&S for personnel such as military decision makers, exercise planners and staff).
Knowledge management, Lessons Learned & Analysis (development and management of shared repositories and web based fora for scenarios, models, simulations, data, techniques, tools and best practices. Analysis of operational Lessons Learned to identify M&S requirements.).
Support to Concept Development & Experimentation (support to the development of CD&E scenarios, models and simulations for NATO and Nations, integration of existing NATO and national M&S tools and activities, development of future NATO and national M&S capabilities including architectures).
Doctrine Development, Standards & Interoperability (enable improved standards and interoperability within the Alliance and Nations, support M&S doctrine on behalf of NMSG and ACT, support the definition and development of the M&S interoperability testing requirements).In discharging its mission and as approved by the NATO M&S COE Steering Committee, the NATO M&S COE may also establish collaborative relationships with entities such as Industry, Academia and other organizations.
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From 20th to 24th February 2017, the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence (M&S COE) hosted the meeting of the NATO Science & Technology Organisation (STO) /NATO Modelling & Simulation Group MSG-136 “Modelling and Simulation as a Service (MSaaS): Rapid deployment of interoperable and credible simulation environments”.
In accordance to the agreed definition, M&SaaS is a means of delivering M&S applications, capabilities and associated data on demand by providers to consumers.
MSG-136 objectives are to investigate, propose and evaluate standards, agreements, architectures, implementations, and cost-benefit analysis of Modelling and Simulation (M&S) as a Service (MSaaS) approaches. Specifically, with regards to evaluating the use of M&S domain services to improve simulation interoperability and credibility, and to analysing the organizational M&S services perspective to establish a sustainable and efficient management of M&S services in NATO.
MSG-136 attendees performed the development of the first complete draft of MSaaS Operational Concept Document (OCD) as well as MSaaS Governance Concept (AMSP-02), together with the planning of the future and final demo activities to be run in the end of september at the NATO CAX Forum 17 in Florence, Italy and in the end of november at Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education (IITSEC) 2017 in Orlando, USA.