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This paper describes a methodology for converting an influence net to a dynamic executable model, implemented using the colored Petri net (CPN) formalism and tools, so that it can be used to assess the impact of a set of controllable events or actions on outcomes of interest ; specifically, assess the impact of various sequences and timing of those(More)
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has mandated the development of Command, Control, Communications Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Architectures to support the acquisition of systems that are interoperable and will meet the needs of military coalitions. This paper provides a general description of an(More)
The C4ISR Architecture Framework document issued by the Department of Defense specifies three views of an information architecture and defines a set of products that describe each view. These architecture views are to serve as the basis for C4ISR system development and acquisition. The Framework does not provide a process for architecture design. In this(More)
An analytic characterization of the process of executing a well-defined decision-making task by a human decision maker is presented. A basic two-stage model of this process is introduced in which external situations are first assessed and then responses are selected. An information theoretic framework is used in which total internal activity is described in(More)
A methodology is presented for generating architectures for decisionmaking organizations that satisfy some generic structural properties, as well as more specific designer's requirements. Petri Nets are used as the basic technique to represent organizational architectures. The allowable set of interactions among the organization members is first defined,(More)
—Since 1992 the nature of military operations has changed. The type of objectives that the military has to address has expanded well beyond those of traditional major combat operations. As military operations become other than conventional war – whether against transnational terrorist threats or conducting stabilization operations – the need to broaden the(More)
One of the many complexities of multinational coalition operations stems from differences in culture, military procedures, and command and control processes between the cooperating command centers. These differences can effect the interactions between decision makers of different command centers and can affect the outcome of the coalition operation. A model(More)
Recent research has shown how to incorporate time in probabilistic modeling techniques called influence nets that are used to model complex political/military situations. By adding timing information to these models, which are static equilibrium models, they are converted to discrete event system models that can be represented as colored Petri nets.(More)