2017 Subcommittees 

 Subcommittee Members' Handbook

Subcommittee Meetings


Chair: Nina Deibler
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 996-1201

Deputy: Lewis Harris
(703) 984-1388

Education: This subcommittee seeks papers that discuss the development and application of instructional strategies, methods, theories, and best practices that promote or advance learning. Papers should clearly articulate recent and innovative advances in the development and application of standards, methods, theories and strategies across all phases of the learning lifecycle (analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation) to promote and/or accelerate learning. Of particular interest are papers that report qualitative and/or quantitative data using new and innovative media types. The use of big data and analytics as a means to further accelerate learning and capture large data sets that can be used for qualitative and or quantitative educational research is another area of interest. The Education Subcommittee welcomes conceptual papers discussing continuous improvements to military, corporate, or STEM education that will accelerate learning research and theory, and can be implemented in an operational context to support the paper’s findings. Emerging areas of interest include but are not limited to individual, team, collective, joint, and coalition training leveraging strategies that include mobile, social, blended and adaptive learning.


Chair: Jennifer Murphy, Ph.D.
Quantum Improvements Consulting
Orlando, FL
(407) 900-4756

Brian Overy
(770) 924-4690

Emerging Concepts & Innovative Technologies: This subcommittee is seeking papers that discuss emerging and innovative technologies, methodologies, or concepts associated with simulation, training, education, and support to operations across the spectrum of government, industry, academia, and international uses. The papers should clearly explain how the topic advances the state of the art, builds upon prior related work in the subject area, and demonstrates use/application in defense, transportation, homeland security, medical, law enforcement, or other areas. New, emerging topics will include the use of modeling and simulation to support current and future workforce development, promote integration across different disciplines, and enable the development of ground-breaking technologies. Candidate papers should thoroughly describe the challenges that were encountered and creative solutions that were implemented.


Chair: John Schlott
L-3 Communications
Orlando, FL  
(407) 382-1378

Deputy Chair: Robert (Buddha) Snyder
(571) 256-8588

Human Performance, Analysis and Engineering:  This subcommittee seeks papers that focus on the human dimension, addressing humans as an integral component within systems and in mission accomplishment. Papers should address the application of Human Performance Analysis & Engineering (HPAE) topics such as: achieving the third off-set, human performance measurement/effectiveness methods, tools, and evaluations; human-computer interface (HCI) design and evaluation; usability/user experience; decision-support systems; knowledge management tools and techniques and impact of HPAE on organizations. Specifically, the subcommittee seeks papers that leverage and extend the capabilities of an individual or team during training, and/or impact learning transfer and operations, especially those associated with cyber, LVC, Black Swan events and medical. Papers supported by human performance data gathered from innovative, scientifically valid experiments are especially valued.


Chair: Tara Kilcullen
Raydon Corporation
Port Orange, FL
(386) 267-2936 x 480

Deputy: Jeff Raver
(703) 676-6291

Policy, Standards, Management & Acquisition:  This subcommittee is seeking papers related to policy and standards issues and solutions associated with the acquisition and implementation of education, training, courseware and simulations and the maintenance of these capabilities. Papers are sought that provide insight into innovative approaches to managing requirements for acquiring, implementing, and sustaining these capabilities. Where possible papers should characterize innovative processes or techniques to improve return on investment and may also provide qualitative and quantitative data or metrics to help substantiate outcomes discussed within the paper. Papers may address emerging policy, standards, or the need for policy, standards or management with respect to education, training, simulations, big data, data analysis and cybersecurity. The PSMA subcommittee is also interested in papers that address innovative strategies for leveraging intellectual property that supports maintenance or competition for training and simulation capabilities.


Chair: Roy Scrudder
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 
(512) 835-3857

Deputy:  Favio Lopez
(703) 474-7246

Simulation: This subcommittee seeks papers on the applied science of modeling and simulation, including simulation architectures and techniques, representation of synthetic entities or environments, and analysis of model and simulation results.  In addition to training applications, papers addressing the use of M&S in test and evaluation, experimentation, acquisition, and analysis are sought.  Discussions should detail the technical challenges, lessons learned, and unique developments associated with creating, interacting with, and maintaining simulation systems. Topics of interest include: the evolution of modeling and simulation technology; interoperable simulation architectures; human behavioral modeling; advances in medical simulation; cyber effects;  physical and behavioral representations of entities and environments within live, virtual, constructive simulations and gaming (LVC-G); and big data and data analytics.


Chair: Michael O'Connor
Huntsville, AL
(515) 989-1750

Deputy: Paul Lyon
(801) 815-2134

Training: This subcommittee seeks papers that discuss the application
of innovative concepts, methods and technologies to create effective training solutions. Papers should present a design framework based on literature, analysis of current solutions and training needs, and practical application. Popular topic areas include agile and adaptive training strategies, integration techniques, training system interoperability, individual and collective team training, crew coordination, and legacy system upgrades. Evaluations of training effectiveness and lessons learned, documented with quantifiable data, are also encouraged. Emerging areas of interest include technology based medical training, cyber training, augmented reality and virtual training environments, game-based learning, and training techniques to deal with uncertain and rapidly changing environments. The subcommittee is interested in all phases of training system design and development including planning, analysis, design, development, deployment, evaluation and life cycle support. Submissions from new industries that demonstrate innovative and effective training methods are welcomed.
Robert Wallace


Robert Wallace
29th Training Systems Squadron
(850) 882-2420

The Best Paper Committee is composed of representatives from government, industry and academia.  Each subcommittee will nominate a paper as a candidate for the Best Paper Award for the I/ITSEC 2016 Conference.   The Best Paper committee selects the winner from the best paper nominations submitted by the Education, Emerging Concepts and Innovation Technologies, Human Performance Analysis and Engineering, Policy Standards Management and Acquisition, Simulation, and Training Subcommittees.  The committee uses defined criteria in the evaluation of the nominated papers and presentations for the selection of the best paper winner for I/ITSEC 2016. The selection of the best paper represents the culmination of the I/ITSEC 2016 Conference, and to be nominated is considered an honor in the industry. The winner of the Best Paper Award and five finalists will be announced at the I/ITSEC 2016 closing ceremony.  2015 Best Papers.
David Milewski


David Milewski
Alpha Omega Change Engineering (AOCE) Inc.
Williamsburg, VA
Phone: (757) 224-5491
Deputy: Lisa Scott Holt, Ph.D.
(301) 294-5212

TUTORIALS:    I/ITSEC presents a tutorials program covering a diverse set of topics essential to the simulation, training, and education communities. This program provides opportunities in three main focus areas: 1) foundational subjects, including preparation for certification as a Modeling and Simulation Professional (CMSP); 2) refreshers and more advanced learning opportunities to help maintain certification; and 3) emerging topics of particular interest to I/ITSEC attendees. Each tutorial provides an opportunity for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Most tutorials are 90 minutes in length although longer tutorials are possible when warranted. 
Lee Lacy, Ph.D.


Lee Lacy, Ph.D.
(704) 206 3390 x 138

The Best Tutorial Committee is composed of representatives from government, industry and academia. The Tutorial Board  will nominate three tutorials as candidates for the Best Tutorial Award for the I/ITSEC 2016 Conference. The Best Tutorial Committee selects the winner from the best tutorial nominations submitted. The committee uses defined criteria in the evaluation of the nominated tutorials for the selection of the best tutorial winner for I/ITSEC 2016.  Being nominated is considered an honor in the industry. The winner of the Best Tutorial Award will be announced during the I/ITSEC 2016 Authors' Reception.  2015 Best Tutorial
Matt Spruill


Matt Spruill
Engineering & Computer Simulations, Inc.
(757) 617-4219

Deputy: Kara Orvis
(703) 629-1823

The Special Events program provides I/ITSEC attendees with the insights of senior leaders, innovators, and influential voices across a diverse range of subjects, applications and constituencies. Offering twenty conference program events presenting over thirty hours of programming, as well as two exhibit floor events, this year's Special Events program will engage attendees and participants in thoughtful, provocative discourse covering disruptive technologies, emerging threats, and the critical role to be played by the simulation and training community in forging the future through innovation.
Brent Smith


Brent Smith
Engineering & Computer Simulations, Inc.
Orlando, FL
(407) 823-9991 x 305

NATURE OF SCHOLARSHIP: The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is pleased to provide  Annual I/ITSEC Graduate Student Scholarships. Scholarships are being offered at a Masters level in the amount $5,000, and at a Doctoral level in the amount of $10,000. The scholarships are being offered to stimulate student interest and university participation in preparing individuals for leadership in the Modeling & Simulation, Training and Education communities. In the event that suitable candidates for one level are not identified, funds may be combined to provide two awards at the same level of study.  The scholarship recipient (s) will attend the upcoming I/ITSEC at the expense of the I/ITSEC organization where he or she will be recognized, view the latest in simulation, training and education technologies and meet leading figures from Government, Industry and Academia associated with this community. Please see the Scholarship Information page for full details.

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