Terms of Reference


The European SIMMOD User’s Group (ESUG) is a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences between SIMMOD users primarily working on airspace and airport projects.


  • Membership: ESUG’s membership will be open current and potential SIMMOD Users from primarily European countries. Users from other countries are welcome to attend.
  • Officers: The Chair, Co-Chair and Secretary will be elected at the spring meeting to serve a two-year term of office. The Chair and Co-Chair will preside over the group. The Chair, Co- Chair and Secretary will distribute minutes of each meeting before the next meeting and will coordinate to develop meeting agendas, invite speakers, etc.
  • Meetings: ESUG will meet twice annually, generally, in the spring and in the fall. Meetinglocation will rotate through the membership, with a particular organisation accepting responsibility for the venue. If necessary to supplement meeting costs, a nominal registration fee will be required for meeting attendance. Travel time and travel cost should be taken into account.when agreeing on venue.
  • NASUG relationship: The Chair, Co-Chair and Secretary will foster and maintain close cooperation and relationship to North American SIMMOD Users Group (NASUG).


  1. Act as a forum for the presentation of studies carried out by the various bodies, hereby enabling users to become aware of the work being carried out by others.
  2. Encourage the further adoption and promote the use of SIMMOD where appropriate for airport and airspace modelling.
  3. Encourage collaboration between users modelling similar topics, identify areas of common methodology and share solutions to difficulties.
  4. Serve as an interface for the SIMMOD developers and the ESUG members for advising on SIMMOD modelling needs, including bug fixes, new logic, and prioritisation of maintenance and development efforts.
  5. Encourage and support the development of SIMMOD products including harmonisation of engine and functionality among all versions of SIMMOD.
  6. Encourage the maintenance of an ESUG website including ESUG presentations and workshop minutes of ESUG meetings as well as additional information concerning ESUG.
  7. Learn about other Fast Time Simulation tools, explore potential linkages and foster good relations with other users.



(Updated 10/19/07)




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