Academic/Scientific Collaborations




Middle East Technical University - Turkish Armed Forces Modeling and Simulation Research and Development Center (METU-TAF MODSIMMER) is established to facilitate the development of an integrated Joint Operations Simulation System (JOSIMS) in line with 21st Century technologies and standards based on a collaboration agreement among Turkish Armed Forces (TAF), Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) and Middle East Technical University (METU).

The METU-TAF Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM) joint activity was first initiated in June 1999 as a Research and Development (R&D) laboratory. Later, in May 2001, it took the center status, known as METU-TAF MODSIMMER. Nowadays, the center is planning to expand its activities in order to become a Center of Excellence for Modeling and Simulation Technologies with the support of State Planning Organization.

Missions of center include the followings:

To help conduct basic and applied research and development necessary to realize analytical and simulation systems required for the achievement of JOSIMS, in terms of prototypes and products.

  • To facilitate the creation of technical infrastructure for JOSIMS, in terms of standards, procedures and technologies.
  • To provide education and training to raise the level of awareness and expertise regarding Military MODSIM applications.


Collaborations with faculties and departments within METU:


  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Administrative Science
  • Institute of Applied Mathematics
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Industrial Engineering
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Foreign Language Education
  • Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology


Collaborations with other universities nationwide:


  • GATA
  • Hacettepe University
  • Boğaziçi University (Cognitive Science)
  • Bilkent University (Cognitive Science)


Collaborations with other universities worldwide:


  • Middlesex (WBL)
  • Harvard (Bioinformatics)
  • MIT (Bioinformatics)
  • Northeastern University
  • Edinburgh (Cognitive Science)


Informatics Festival (15th year celebrations of the Institute):