Web Simulation Workshop Registration Now Open

Contact: 
Mark Reichardt Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc tel: +1-301-840-1361 mreichardt [at] opengeospatial.org
Release Date: 
Tuesday, 7 September 2004 UTC
Wayland, MA, USA, September 07, 2004 - The Web Simulation Partnership announced that online registration for its "Second Workshop on Web Enabled Modeling and Simulation" is now available at http://www.omg.org/registration/ . The event is scheduled for October 12-15, 2004 at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The Object Management Group (OMG), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO), and Web3D Consortium agreed last year to collaborate on open, non-proprietary standards for Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and related technologies, forming the Web Simulation Partnership. Technologies such as the World Wide Web, and Global Grid Computing, and Utility Computing are transforming the way that Modeling and Simulation services are provided to the vast collection of user communities. The workshop will illuminate the current state of the technology and help establish a plan for going forward. About the Web Simulation Partners: The Object Management Group (OMG) is an open membership, not-for-profit consortium that produces and maintains computer industry specifications for interoperable enterprise applications. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), formerly the OpenGIS Consortium, Inc., is an international voluntary consensus standards organization of more than 250 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geoprocessing interface specifications. OpenGIS Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) focuses on facilitating simulation interoperability and component reuse across the DoD, other government, and non-government applications. The Web3D Consortium is a member-funded industry consortium committed to the creation and deployment of open, royalty-free standards that enable the communication of real-time 3D across applications, networks, and XML web services. The Consortium works closely with the ISO, MPEG and W3C standardization bodies to maximize market opportunities for its membership. The OGC is an international voluntary consensus standards organization of more than 250 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geoprocessing interface specifications. OGC's Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.