UB ISTL tutorial wins at international conference on training, simulation and education

Kevin Hulme stands with other I/ITSEC presenters on stage to receive his award.

Stephen Still Institute of Sustainable Transportation and Logistics program manager Kevin Hulme (pictured second from left) receiving his award.

By Ashley Popp

Published January 11, 2024

Kevin Hulme, program manager in UB's Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (ISTL) wins the "Best Tutorial" award at international conference.


Kevin Hulme’s tutorial titled, “Behind the Screams: M&S Anatomy and Decomposition of a Contemporary Ride System Attraction,” won the Best Tutorial at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). The focus of the conference was on different aspects of simulation, training, and education.

This award-winning tutorial examines critical simulation techniques.

“We examine the powerful cross-synergy that continues to exist between serious-minded training applications and simulator-based entertainment experiences,” says Hulme. “This notion continues to pervade diverse modeling and simulation applications across training, simulation, and education within academia, industry, and government alike.”

I/ITSEC provides a tutorial program that strives for outcomes in three focus areas: foundational topics reflecting important themes from the Paper Subcommittees (Training, Simulation, Education, Human Performance Analysis & Engineering, and Policy, Standards, Management & Acquisition); advanced topics to prepare for or maintain certification as a Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional (CMSP); and emerging concepts of particular interest to I/ITSEC attendees.

Hulme’s second tutorial titled, “Transportation Systems: A Survey of M&S [Modeling and Simulation] Applications in Mobility, Sustainability, and Logistics,” will also be expanded into a 4-hour Professional Development Workshop (PDW), which are typically offered on the final Friday of I/ITSEC each year. Hulme aspires to present this PDW next year at I/ITSEC 2024.

I/ITSEC is the largest modeling, simulation, and training event in the world, consisting of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, serious games competition and STEM events. Organized and sponsored by the National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA), I/ITSEC aims to promote international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation, training, education, analysis, and related disciplines. I/ITSEC also emphasizes themes related to defense and security. The conference was held in Orlando, Florida in December 2023.