Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

Defense and Military Modeling & Simulation 2012: (DMMS 2012): 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference: San Diego, California, USA, 28-31 October 2012







Conference Name

2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference, San Diego, California, October 28-31, 2012


In the current economic climate, there is a requirement to justify all government spending by demonstrating the added-value that the expenditure gives. Modeling and Simulation (M&S) community is not exempted from this rule. This paper focuses on attempts to value standards and demonstrates that even though a myriad of different standards exist in the United States today, no one has "cracked the nut" on determining their value. This does not mean that standards are without value. The paper highlights their importance to our society and human development as a whole. Thus if we cannot give a value to M&S standards, we can at least minimize their cost. The paper concludes with some discussions on cost-savings in the development of standards though a study of organizational misbehavior.


© 2012 Simulation Councils, Inc. Included with the kind written permission of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS).

Original Publication Citation

Collins, A. J., Meyr, D., Sherfey, S., Tolk, A., & Petty, M. (2012). The value of modeling and simulation standards. Paper presented at the 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference San Diego, California, October 28-31, 2012.


0000-0002-8012-2272 (Collins), 0000-0002-4201-8757 (Tolk)