This year's NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) Symposium, with the theme "Simulation: Going Beyond the Limitations of the Real World" (MSG-207), will be held in Monterey, California, USA, October 19-20, 2023. The Symposium is PUBLIC RELEASE and open to NATO nations, NATO Bodies, Science and Technology Organization Enhanced Opportunity Partners (STO EOP), Partnership for Peace countries (PfP), Partners across the globe (GP) and Invited Contact Countries (Brazil, India, Singapore).

Co-chairs of the Program Committee for the MSG-207 Symposium are Ms Susan Harkrider (USA) and Mr Wim Huiskamp (NE).

NMSG is inviting papers addressing current limitations in training (e.g. resource availability, information protection); simulation for decision support (e.g. provide broader and deeper analysis of complex mission area issues); Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E, e.g. provide broader and deeper analysis of new concepts and systems that are not yet available such as hypersonic capabilities, directed energy weapons, swarming Unmanned Vehicles (UxVs) (air, ground, sea).

Papers are to discuss advances in M&S technologies needed to achieve these goals, including cloud computing, AI and Machine Learning, extended Reality (XR) or the Military Metaverse, metrics and standards, etc. 

Papers may cover the full range of application domains: including air, land, maritime, cyber, space, autonomous systems, influence and information operations, C4ISR & military-civil decision making support. Papers are invited to discuss technology and processes needed to create eco-systems where M&S service providers and consumers can meet to discover, compose and deliver the capabilities that are needed by the warfighter.

Abstracts should be emailed to the MSCO Assistant Mrs Renata Danauske at no later than May 19, 2023, for forwarding to the Program Committee.