NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) - M&S Coordination Office

The mission of the NATO Modelling and Simulation (M&S) Group (NMSG) is to promote co-operation among Alliance bodies, NATO member nations and partner nations to maximise the effective utilisation of M&S.


Upcoming events

The Workshop will focus on :

  • Artificial Intelligence (e.g. IBM Watson. Google Assistant) in Simulation Applications
  • Augmented and Mixed Reality Development  (e.g. Microsoft Hololens)
  • Cyber Awareness Games and Cyber Effect Simulations
  • Game Architectures (e.g. VBS Gears, STE, SpatialOS) and Game Engines (e.g. Unity) 

Preliminary Structure of Workshop:  09h00-16h00

Session 1: Kick-Off with a Keynote on AI for Decision Support Applications
Session 2: Modular Game Architectures and Game Engines
Lunch Break
Session 3: VR and AR Utilisation in Military Operations (Training and Planning)
Session 4: Cyber Awareness and Cyber Effect Simulations

The Call for Papers (attached) invites Workshop participants/presenters interested in a Demo of their COTS applications to contact the Workshop Programme Committee.

This event is open to all NATO and Partner Nations plus invited Contact Countries.

The Workshop is embedded in the NATO CAX Forum 2019 organized by the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence (NATO M&S COE). Note that the CAX Forum is now called NATO CA2X2 (Computer Aided Analysis, Exercise, Experimentation) Conference and require registration to this event as well on



Thursday, 26. September 2019 - 09:00 until 16:00

Modelling and Simulation (M&S) has become a critical technology in NATO and Partner Nations. M&S provides training opportunities where mission complexity or limited resources restrict live exercising possibilities. Analysis and Mission planning tools use M&S to support operational decision-making. Simulation technology is still rapidly evolving- the past years have shown significant progress, not in the least in the consumer and civilian market. These technological advancements create opportunities for new and innovative applications that can counteract the threats our military organizations face, as well as the fiscal realities.

The MSG-171 Conference Committee invites Papers and Presentations that describe how M&S systems need to modernize to be able to represent the complex and contested future operating environment and effects.  Papers may cover the full range of expected challenges: cyber, influence/information operations, space, autonomous system, C4ISR & military-civil decision making support, human behaviour, climatic conditions, and simulation architectures. The key objective is to think about future mission environment and explore or provide examples of how Modelling and Simulation may be exploited to address our national land coalition needs.

Please send your abstract to the MSCO Assistant:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

no later than 30 APRIL 2019.

For more details, please download the Call for Papers.

Thursday, 24. October 2019 until Friday, 25. October 2019


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