There is alot going on with simulations lately.
Learning Circuits Blog- Clark Aldrich and others have been having a running dialog on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog.
I particularly liked the "SimWord of the Day" series that started back around the 18th of December 2005
AICC Simulation Forum- The AICC will be hosting a mini-forum on Simulations during the AICC San Diego meetings January 30 - February 3, 2005. There will also be 2 full days devoted to researchers, organizations and vendors in the simulation space. I look forward to catching up with some of my Adobe (Macromedia) colleagues who will be presenting.
Simulation Interface Standards (Study Group)- The IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (IEEE LTSC) is working together with the SISO SAC (Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization Standards Activity Committee). Together they are evaluating additional standards are appropriate and feasible for elearning simulations. Together they issued a call for position papers, which is found here on the IEEE LTSC site. Related discussion will be held February 2-3, 2005 and co-located with the AICC meetings.