About SCS

The Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS) was established in 1952 as a nonprofit, volunteer-driven corporation called Simulation Councils, Inc. Simulation Councils, Inc. became The Society for Computer Simulation which is where we derived the acronym SCS. Today, we still keep the familiar SCS acronym as a part of our identity, but have given it a new and more relevant meaning: Simulate, Create, Serve. This SCS is not only who we are, but also who we serve.

SCS is the premier technical Society dedicated to advancing the use of modeling & simulation to solve real-world problems; devoted to the advancement of simulation and allied computer arts in all fields; and committed to facilitating communication among professionals in the field of simulation. To this end, SCS organizes meetings, sponsors and co-sponsors national and international conferences, and publishes the SIMULATION: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International and the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation magazines.

SCS is managed by a Board of Directors (BoD), the Executive Director and a President's Council. The president and president-elect of the Board are elected by the members of the society. The president appoints the four vice-presidents representing the four major operational areas of the society: membership, publications, conferences and education. The president also appoints a secretary and a treasurer. In addition to the elected and appointed positions, the Executive Committee includes the immediate past president and the executive director. The Board of Directors encompasses the Executive Committee and a group of Directors at Large.

SCS periodically presents special awards to distinguished Modeling & Simulation practitioners. The Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC) supports awards in the following categories: Contributions to the Profession; Service to the Society; and Lifetime Achievements (SCS’s M&S Hall of Fame).

SCS is a volunteer-driven society. Nothing we do could happen without the invaluable support of our dedicated volunteers.

We’re always looking for new volunteers with fresh ideas and perspectives to continue to improve our society, its benefits and our events. If you’d like to volunteer in any way, contact us and we’ll find an opportunity that matches your desires and abilities.

The society is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and is managed by the executive director. Meet the current SCS staff, Board of Directors, and SCS Committees.

For more information about SCS and our history, read our current SCS Bylaws and current SCS Policy document of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International or contact the SCS Historian.

SCS office will be closed for the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King Day

President’s Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veterans Day


Christmas Day