Simulation Exploration Experience

formerly known as Smackdown

Scientific Entities

NASA SCS Space Community Forum SISO
Simulation Team
Liophant Simulation

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Aegis Technologies
VT Mak
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Academia & Research Centers

DIME University of Genoa, Italy
PKI University of Nebraska
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Penn State University
Ajou University, Korea
S&T Organisation - Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation
IMS Universite de Bordeaux, France
Brunel University, UK

Munich University
California Polytechnic
California Polytechnic

Other Entities


The simulation allows to virtually recreate systems and infrastructures of space bases operating in the Moon or in Mars as well as related logistics support. Students of different levels (PhD, MSc, B.Eng., High Schools) are enabled to experience this framework developing specific solutions and integrating them into the Virtual World. Students, Universities, Industries, Scientific Associations and Teachers are cooperating in this aerospace challenges. SEE is characterized by the participation of internationally distributed inter-university team devoted to design, develop, test and execute the different components and systems to support simulated missions. SEE is coordinated by NASA and provides prizes and awards to the participants. In facts, Simulation Team at Genoa University was active since first editions devoted to support diffusion of most advanced International Simulation Standards and its representative serves in the SEE Executive. The Italian Teams coordinated from Genoa University have obtained several awards and prices along last years and the new team for this year just started to operate; if you are interested in joining please contact Prof.Agostino G. Bruzzone (agostino @

Simulation Exploratory Experience (since 2014)

SEE, Krakow - September 15-17, 2021

SEE, Virtual (expected in Athens) - September 16-18, 2020

SEE, Lisbon - September 18-20, 2019

SEE, Sofia - May 8-10, 2018

I3M, Barcelona - September 18-20, 2017

I3M, Cyprus - September 26-28, 2016

SpringSim, Pasadena, CA, USA - April 3-6, 2016

I3M, Bergeggi, Italy - September 21-23, 2015

SpringSim, Alexandria, VA, USA - April 12-15, 2015

WAMS, Istanbul, Turkey - September 16-19, 2013

I3M, Bordeaux, France - September 10-12, 2014

SpringSim, Tampa, FL, USA - April 13-16, 2014

SEE Demonstration in Genoa University
    March 20 , 2019, 15.30-17.30 Simulation Exploratory Experience:
    Add your System to Space Base Operations

    SEE Demonstration allows to observe interactively advancede models interoperating respect Space Base Operations. During the demonstration the Simulation Team Labs at Genoa University will be connected with NASA and other Universities and will simulate spaceguard systems against asteroids, satellite networks, exploratory rovers, astronauts, space base infrastructures, space logistics, shuttle systems, mining solutions etc. SEE (Simulation Exploration Experience) is an initiative coordinated by NASA in collaboration with major Universities all over the world and with Scientific Associations (eg Liophant, Simulation Team, SCS) devoted to create an High Level Architecture Federation of simulators to reproduce space base activities.

    The Demonstration will be organized by Simulation Team and McLeod Institute of Simulation Science Genoa in MISS Meeting Room (Lagorio Bld.) & Simulation Team Labs (Tiger, Dragon, Bear in Delfino Bld.), Savona Campus of Genoa University, via Magliotto, 17100, Savona, Italy
SEE Pictures & Info

Past Edition: SmackDown 2013 SmackDown from 2011 till 2013

WAMS, Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 24-27, 2013

I3M, Athens, Greece - September 25-27, 2013

Summersim, Toronto, Canada - July 7-10, 2013

ITEC 2013, Rome, Italy - May 22-23, 2013

SpringSim, San Diego, CA, USA - April 6-10, 2013

WAMS & CAX Forum, Rome, Italy - September 24-27, 2012

I3M, Wien, Austria - September 19-21, 2012

SpringSim, Orlando, FL - March 26-29, 2012

I3M, Rome, Italy - September 12-14, 2011

1st Smackdown SpringSim, Boston, MA - April 4-7, 2011

Smackdown Pictures & Info

Simulation Exploration Experience (SEE) is lead by NASA in cooperation with Scientific Organizations and Societies such as SISO, SCS, Liophant, Simulation Team with support of many organizations. SEE is the evolution of Smackdown initiative carried out around the Globe since 2011 by the same organizations. The Sponsors involve leading companies in Interoperable Simulation such as Aegis Technologies, Pitch, VT Mak and Forwardsim. The teams composed by students in Universities and in Internship in Companies and Institutions develop the different simulators to be integrated in the SEE/Smackdown Federation based on HLA Evolved. During the different editions (e.g.Smackdown 2013) best projects have been awarded by the Scientific Committee.
In 2021 the next edition is planned SEE2021, so please visit our web site for Joining the Event and/or getting further information.
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