The annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) was recently held in Orlando, Fla. I/ITSEC is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training event. CHA’s very own chief revenue officer, Chuck Wythe, attended and served as session chair for three best-paper presentations. These papers covered three categories and a wide range of information.

The first, “Reinforcement Learning for Automated Textual Reasoning” by David Noevers and Joseph Regian, explores the underlying language model of Google’s Biodirectional Transformers for Language Understanding (BERT) to determine if a universal template can be designed. During testing, results leant new understanding to the three major concepts underscoring deep learning.

The second, “Enhancing Learning Outcomes through Adaptive Remediation with GIFT” by Randall Spain, Jonathan Rowe, et. al., explores the applications of machine learning through research with the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT), an open source framework designed to create, deploy, and evaluate adaptive training systems.

The final session focused on “Simulating Augmented Reality Spatial Accuracy Requirements for Target Acquisition Tasks” by John Graybeal, Rachel Nguyen, and Todd Du Bosq. Their research studies spatial accuracy in augmented reality (AR) as it pertains to improving human performance. The ultimate goal is to support product development of highly accurate, task-specific, sensor-specific AR.

Each year I/ITSEC showcases impressive presentations and offers significant networking opportunities, and CHA is already looking forward to the next one.