Best Papers

Best Papers

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 current I/ITSEC Conference.   The Best Paper committee then selects the winner from the best paper nominations submitted by the Education, Emerging Concepts and Innovation technologies, Human Systems Engineering, Policy Standards Management and Acquisition, Simulation, and Training Subcommittees.  The committee uses defined criteria in the evaluation of the nominated papers for the selection of the best overall paper winner for that year’s I/ITSEC. The selection of the best paper represents the culmination of the I/ITSEC  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 closing ceremony.

For information about current winners, follow the link below to go to the I/ITSEC Best Papers page.

Past I/ITSEC Best Papers

1997:   Team Coordination and Performance During Combat Mission Training, Dr. Robert Nullmeyer, Dr. Denise Silverman, Dr. Alan Spiker, Air Force Research Laboratory

1998:  Cost Effective Simulation of Enemy Forces through Effects-Based Wargaming, Patrick Beautement,  DERA

1998:   Planning and Conducting Successful Joint Integrated Simulations for Space Lab Missions, Liz Stagg, Teledyne Brown Engineering

1999:   Distributed Learning Plus - A Look at Reconfigurable Curricula,  Dr. William Swart, Dr. Charles Duncan, Old Dominion University

2000:   Soldiers as Distance Learners: What Army Trainers Need to Know, Dr. Millie Abel, US Army HQ TRADOC (ATTG-CF)

2001:   Oz: A Human-Centered Computing Cockpit Display, Dr. David L. Still, Dr. Leonard Temme, IHMC UWF

2002:   Reflections on Building the Joint Experimental Federation, Dr. Andy Ceranowicz, Mark Torpey, Bill Helfinstine, John Evans, Illinos Institute of Technology Research Institute

2003:   Real-time with a Red Hat: Analysis of Standard Linux for Real-Time Simulation: Robert Muray, Boeing

2004:   Adapting to Urban Warfare, Dr. Andy Ceranowicz, Mark Torpey, Alion Science and Technology        

2005:   UAV Swarm Control: Calculating Digital Pheromone Fields with the GPU,  Bryan Walter, James Oliver, Adrian Sannier, Dr. Dirk Reiners, Iowa State University

2006:   Knowledge Tracing and Prediction of Future Trainee Performance, Tiffany Jastrzembski, Kevin Gluck, Ph.D., Glenn Gunzelmann, Ph.D.; Florida State University (with Air Force Research Lab)

2007:   Birds of Prey: Training Solutions to Human Factors Issues, Robert T. Nullmeyer, Ph.D., Lt Col Robert Herz, USAF, Gregg A. Montijo, Robert Leonik

2008:   Games -- Just How Serious Are They? Dr. Paul A. Roman, Kevin McClure, Phillip Gilmore, Michael Dorsett, Royal Military College of Canada

2009:   Assessment of Educational Visual Storytelling at the Smithsonian, Robert Costello, Daniel Bliton, Smithsonian Institution

2010:   Simulated Clinical Environments and Virtual System-of-Systems Engineering for Health Care,  Frank Boosman, Robert J. Szczerba, Ph.D., Lockheed Martin

2011:   A Game AI Approach to Autonomous Control of Virtual Characters, Kevin Dill, Lockheed Martin

2012:   Making Good Instructors Great: USMC Cognitive Readiness and Instructor Professionalization Initiatives, Sae Schatz, Ph.D., Kathleen Bartlett, Nicole Burley, MESH Solutions; Capt. David Dixon, USMC, Kenneth A. Knarr, LtCol Karl Gannon, USMC

2013: Medical Holography for Basic Anatomy Training, Matthew Hackett, ARL/HRED STTC

2014: Institutionalizing Blended Learning into Joint Training: A Case Study and Ten Recommendations, David Fautua, Ph.D., Sae Schatz, Ph.D., Emilie Reitz, Patricia Bockelman, Ph.D.