The significance of simulation modeling at multiple levels, scales, and perspectives is well recognized. However, existing proposals for developing such models are often application specific. The position advocated in this paper is that generic design principles for specifying and realizing multiresolution, multistage models are still lacking. Requirements… (More)
Nearly 60 types of machine understanding is presented in an ontology-based dictionary as a basis for the development of software agents with understanding abilities. Then a framework for software agents is presented.
The aim of this panel session is to promote discussion on emergent challenges and the need for advancements in the theory, methodology, applications, education in M&S. The changing landscape in science and engineering (e.g., industrial and defense application, medicine, predictive homeland security, energy and environment) introduces new types of problems… (More)
In the Winter Simulation Conference 1999 in Phoenix, a series of discussions, conversations, and exchanges on the topic of personnel to meet the current modeling and simulation demands of the civilian application and world military as well led to the idea of giving this discussion a more structured shape in the Winter Simulation Conference 2000. We continue… (More)
Multiplicities of perspective inherent in modelling and simulation methodology are enumerated and rationales given for their existence. Characteristics of futuristic simulation environments which support flexible adoption of multiple perspectives are outlined. Finally, we discuss the construction of models which simultaneously embody differing perspectives.… (More)
A comprehensive and integrative view of modeling and simulation (M&S) is offered. This view may be used to support the efforts of policy makers who would like to promote policies about simulation-based activities. This article is part of the M&S Body of Knowledge development activities sponsored by NTSA.