Advancing the use of modeling & simulation to solve real-world problems.
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.
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. In addition to this, SCS also created The McLeod Modeling and Simulation Network (M&SNet) in 2003, which is a consortium of co-operating independent organizations active in professionalism, research, education, and knowledge dissemination in the modeling and simulation (M&S) domain. M&SNet aims to provide an organizational structure that will serve to integrate and enrich, within its organizations, modeling and simulation activities throughout the world. The M&SNet provides a framework within which organizations interested in M&S can interact, share expertise, and work on problems of common interest.
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 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 SCS and we’ll find an opportunity that matches your desires and abilities.
For more information about SCS and our history, read our Current SCS Bylaws and Current SCS Policy Document.