Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2014’

NIST Opportunity: Standards Curricula Development

—————————————— NIST Invites Applications for the 2014 Standards Services Curricula Development Program http://www.nist.gov/director/standards-022514.cfm From NIST Tech Beat: February 25, 2014 Contact: Mark Esser 301-975-8735 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering financial support for the development of curricula with standards and standardization content at colleges and universities. “By integrating standards and standardization into the curriculum at U.S. …

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Nimitz WWII Operational Diaries Released

http://usnwc.edu/Academics/Library/Naval-Historical-Collection.aspx#items/show/849 “The Command Summary of FADM Nimitz was compiled by the War Plans Section of the Pacific Command Headquarters in Hawaii during World War II. It contains daily estimates of the situation, command decisions, and running summaries of communications from December 7, 1941 to August 31, 1945. Naval War College Historian Douglas Smith avers that it is “the most authoritative …

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10th Annual Semantic Technology & Business Conference, San Jose, CA

Come Speak at the 2014 Semantic Technology & Business Conference! Hello Semantic Technology Community Member, We’re pleased to announce the 2014 Semantic Technology & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) and invite speakers to share your experience and innovations with Semantic Technologies, solutions and   implementations. Submit your session proposal today by following these three simple steps! Over 800   people will attend the The 10th …

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World as Simulation????

  Robert Heinlein posited a “world as myth” concept: each story written was factual.  While the story’s world might not exist in the universe where it was written, the act of creating a story actually created a new universe where it took place. Now an Oxford philosopher has written a paper saying that the world is most likely a simulation. …

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2014 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference in Monterey — extended deadlines

Call for Papers – Deadline extension 2014 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference (SummerSim’14) July 6 – 10, 2014 | http://www.scs.org/summersim Monterey, CA Important Dates: Special Sessions Proposals (workshops, tutorials, panels, etc.): extended to March 15th, 2014 Paper Submission: extended to March 15th, 2014 Notification of acceptance: April 22nd, 2014 Camera ready: May 15th, 2014  

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Google Project Tango

This is an interesting approach to SLAM technology that Google has developed for use on a smartphone.  There are many applications for quickly, cheaply developing intererior 3D maps – one of the most useful would be creating virtual environments for ships.  The LCS has 3D models built already because they were utilized for construction, however, most other Navy ships lack any accurate …

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2014 Winter Simulation Conference Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS 2014 Winter Simulation Conference: Co-Sponsored by SCS December 7-10, 2014, Westin Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA, USA, www.wintersim.org The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of dynamic systems modeling and simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting …

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SISO Spring 2014 Technical Interchange Meeting

SISO Spring 2014 Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) invites you to participate in a Spring Technical Exchange Meeting at the Advanced Distributed Learning Collaborative Laboratory, Alexandria, Virginia on March 11 -12, 2014. SISO is an international organization dedicated to the promotion of interoperability and reuse of models, simulations, and associated data for the benefit of …

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Augmented Cognition Conference Accepting Papers

From MOVES grad Dylan Schmorrow: We are making our final push for accepted papers for the 8th Augmented Cognition International Conference to be held in Crete, Greece, June 22 to 27, 2014. This conference showcases the latest cutting edge work in the field of Augmented Cognition and its application areas and there is an OPPORTUNITY to sneak in a few …

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Don’t Be a P-Hacker

P-Hacking is a term from scientific research that refers to a method of deception in data analysis.  This snippet from an article in Nature, Scientific method: Statistical errors, by Regina Nuzzo describes it: P-hacking; it is also known as data-dredging, snooping, fishing, significance-chasing and double-dipping. “P-hacking,” says Simonsohn, “is trying multiple things until you get the desired result” — even unconsciously. It …

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