NATO Scientific Achievement Award for MSG-131

Published 23 September 2015

At the Fall Business Meeting of the NATO Science and Technology Board in Tirana, Albania the NATO Modeling and Simulation Group (MSG) 131 (“Modelling and Simulation as a Service: New concepts and Service Oriented Architectures”) received the prestigious NATO Scientific Achievement Award. Dr. Robert Siegfried from aditerna GmbH co-chaired the successful task group. On behalf of the entire task group Dr Robert Siegfried received the award from NATO Chief Scientist Major General Albert Husniaux (see photo).

Übergabe des Scientific Achievement Award

For the first time, the report of MSG-131 gives an exhaustive overview about service-based approaches used in the M&S domain in NATO and its partner nations. The approach taken by MSG-131 is to collect experience from member nations regarding the use of cloud solutions and service-oriented approaches within the M&S domain. This survey is used to develop a shared understanding of “M&S as a Service” in the NATO context. In addition, the survey provides a comprehensive documentation of MSaaS case studies and provides an overview of existing service-oriented (reference) architectures in the M&S domain.

Results of MSG-131 were forwarded by NATO Allied Command Transformation(ACT) to the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Board (NC3B) for consideration in future developments. Key findings were presented at the NATO CAX Forum, SISO events, ITEC trade fair, and at national conferences.

“The Scientific Achievement Award reflects the excellent quality of work done by MSG-131 in an extraordinary effort. I am very happy that I had the opportunity lead this task group with so many dedicated members that invested lot of time and knowledge”, says aditerna’s Robert Siegfried.

As co-chair of the follow-up activity MSG-136, Dr. Robert Siegfried continues to be heavily involved in the topic of M&S as a Service.

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