Dedicated to the Advancement of Modeling and Simulation

About us

The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) is a membership association society that serves as an organization for professionals, scientific and technological advancements, and knowledge-sharing within the field of Modeling and Simulation. The society spans more than seven decades and is recognized for building collaborations where members are kept informed through comprehensive news, events, and publications. This dedication to the Modeling and Simulation industry, and related businesses, offers stakeholders increased knowledge and an avenue to learn from the latest trends in the industry. We continue to champion innovation in this field while uniting all those involved into a synergy of expertise and experience that can solve challenges in the modern world.

Modeling and Simulation plays a critical role in all aspects of our everyday lives. This science serves businesses and society by helping to develop data that can be confidently adopted for making managerial and technical decisions. By creating models to simulate real-world systems, experts can make predictions, test theories, and gain insights that would be challenging, and often impossible, to get through observations only. It has undoubtedly proven to be an invaluable tool in improving scientific, research, business, educational, and many other sectors.

SCS continues to raise the standards of practice in the Modeling and Simulation sector through cooperation between members and corporate players. This is achieved through organizing educational, networking, and product showcasing events, including conferences, and exhibitions. We are also a resource hub – ensuring that we preserve the existing knowledge by archiving it, besides adopting journals and publications to share it.

We have a long and proud history of bringing together like-minded, technology-focused professionals and entrepreneurs for networking, mentoring, professional development, and sharing practical business and commercial experiences. We wish to extend these opportunities to developing countries and learning institutions that offer Modeling and Simulation as a discipline. We hope these partnerships will improve industry-related skills and promote Modeling and Simulation as a professional career choice. Above all, any individual or organization in the industry is welcome to be part of our community.


To be an association that builds a professional community of experts in Modeling and Simulation while developing, disseminating, and implementing knowledge, research, and technology in this industry.

We are on a mission to promote Modeling and Simulation as an innovative, critical and must-have tool for businesses, organizations, and governments.


We aim to unite professionals in the Modeling and Simulation industry to leverage modern technologies and established processes.

Our values

We are guided by four core values that are imprinted in our brand and drive our mission. They include:


We aim to be objective in our operations. We coordinate the activities of professionals concerned with Modeling and Simulation while promoting the professional integrity and ethics of our members. We also facilitate research and dissemination of information for the advancement of professional education, training, and practice.


We are proud of technological advancements that enable Modeling and Simulation to deliver solutions that benefit humanity. As such, we embrace innovation and are always on the lookout for modern tools that solve problems effectively and affordably.


We offer membership subscriptions to all who want to join us. We empower members with relevant resources, data tools, advisory services, training and events. We advocate and provide knowledge and balanced insights on the market.

Diversity & inclusion

We welcome people of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, sexuality, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, or class. We believe in according dignity and decency to everyone we interact with and recognize the right of a person to be valued and respected for who they are. We embrace fairness, inclusivity, and diversity in our organizational culture and strive to be a safe space open to all.

SCS Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

John Richardson
John Richardson

Past President

Charles Macal
Charles Macal


Bjorn Johansson
Bjorn Johansson

Executive Director & Secretary

Oletha Darensburg
Oletha Darensburg


Cristina Ruiz Martin
Cristina Ruiz Martin


Gabriel Wainer
Gabriel Wainer


Jose Luis Risco Martin
Jose Luis Risco Martin


Lin Zhang
Lin Zhang


Sanja Lazarova-Molnar
Sanja Lazarova-Molnar
SCS Executive Committee


Andrea D'Ambrogio
Andrea D'Ambrogio

Vice President of Conferences

Gregory Zacharewicz
Gregory Zacharewicz

Vice President of Education

Ghaith Rabadi
Ghaith Rabadi

Vice President of Membership

Fernando Barros
Fernando Barros
SCS Past Presidents

The SCS Presidents Council consists of all past presidents of the Society. Those individuals include:

  • 2021-2023 Chick Macal
  • 2020-2021 Saurabh Mittal
  • 2019-2020 Saikou Diallo
  • 2017-2019 Bjorn Johansson
  • 2016-2017 John Sokolowski, Retired
  • 2015-2016 Lin Zhang
  • 2014-2015 Mike McGinnis
  • 2013-2014 John Sokolowski, Retired
  • 2012-2013 Jerry Couretas
  • 2011-2012 Dave Cook (Deceased)
  • 2009-2011 Mohammad S. Obaidat
  • 2006-2009 John “Drew” Hamilton, Jr.
  • 2004-2006 François E. Cellier, Retired
  • 2002-2004 Bernard Zeigler, Retired
  • 2000-2002 Bruce Fairchild, Retired
  • 1998-2000 Axel Lehmann
  • 1994-1996 Mitch Sisle (Deceased)
  • 1992-1994 Jordan Chou
  • 1990-1992 Carl Malstrom
  • 1988-1990 Roy Crosbie, Retired
  • 1986-1988 Ralph Huntsinger (Deceased)
  • 1984-1986 Norm Pobanz, Retired
  • 1979-1982 Stewart Schlessinger
  • 1977-1979 Don Martin
  • 1976-1977 Per Holst
  • 1973-1975 Bob Brennan, Retired
  • 1972-1973 George Rahee
  • 1969-1971 Frank Rieman
  • 1968-1969 Dave Miller
  • 1966-1968 James Wolle
  • 1964-1966 Paul John Herman
  • 1960-1962 Jack Sherman
  • 1959-1960 Stan Rogers

Executive Director / Accountant

Publications Managing Editor

Program Assistant

Administrative Volunteer

Michael J. Chinni

Journal Editors

SCS committees

Governance committee

The purpose of the Governance Committee is to monitor, evaluate and update the governance structure of the Society. This is done by maintaining the policies established by the Board, proposing governance, policy changes and ensuring the Society’s operations are conducted in accordance with established board policies.

Strategic planning committee

The purpose of the Strategic Planning Committee is to develop, maintain, evaluate and update the Society’s long-term strategic plan, mission and vision.

Audit committee

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to ensure the Society’s support operations are aligned with the Society’s strategic plan by monitoring the Society’s accounting policies; overseeing the Society’s financial reporting processes; monitoring the Society’s internal control processes; ensuring open communication within and outside the Society with regard to the audit function and ensuring the Society’s accounts are audited by an outside agency at least biennially.

Personnel committee

The purpose of the Personnel Committee is to provide oversight on personnel policies for all employees of the society including the Executive Director and to provide a process for employees to appeal management decisions they feel do not comply with SCS policy.

Nominating committee

The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to select and vet  candidates, collect nomination forms, collect petition forms, and recommend a slate of candidates to the Board of Directors for its annual election.

Fellows selection committee

The purpose of the Selection Committee is to review, consider and/or nominate fellow candidates to the Board of Directors for approval.

Presidents council committee

The purpose of the Presidents Council is to advise or train the current President and serve at his or her discretion.

Awards and recognition committee

The purpose of the Awards and Recognition Committee is to select candidates in the simulation field who are Society members and recognize them for their significant and noteworthy accomplishments for their service to the society.

Education and workforce development committee

The Education and Workforce Development Committee goal is to lead the community in transforming M&S into a recognized discipline and profession.

Conference committee

The Conference Committee has the overall responsibility for all conference activities in which SCS has direct management responsibilities, whether these are run exclusively by SCS or in cooperation with other societies. Their mandate is to review and approve key conference organizers, conference sites, budgets, contractual commitments, and the general structure of program activities.

One of their major responsibilities is the establishment of a conference plan which will provide geographic and program diversity while minimizing potential conflict between other conferences and activities. The Conference Committee also maps long range strategies to provide SCS with an evolving conference schedule which will advance the state of the art in simulation and related technology.