Modeling and simulation: the essence and increasing importance

Modeling and simulation: the essence and increasing importance

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The technical aspects of the essence of simulation are elaborated based on the following definition: simulation is performing a goal-directed experimentation or gaining experience under controlled conditions by using dynamic models either to develop/enhance skills or for entertainment; where a dynamic model denotes a model for which behaviour and/or structure is variable over time. Hence, experimentation and experience aspects are explained. Several taxonomies, ontologies, and some ontology-based dictionaries are cited for a comprehensive and integrative perception of simulation. Finally, the evolution and increasing importance of simulation is explained.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Experimentation aspects of simulation
  • 1.3 Experience aspects of simulation
  • 1.3.1 Simulation for training
  • 1.3.2 Simulation for entertainment
  • 1.4 Taxonomies and ontologies of simulation
  • 1.4.1 Background
  • 1.4.2 Taxonomies of simulation
  • 1.4.3 Ontologies of simulation
  • 1.5 Evolution and increasing importance of simulation
  • 1.6 Conclusion
  • Disclaimer
  • Appendix A – A list of over 750 types of simulation
  • Appendix B – A list of 120 types of input
  • References

Inspec keywords: ontologies (artificial intelligence); computer simulation

Other keywords: ontology-based dictionaries; dynamic model; simulation; goal-directed experimentation; experience gaining

Subjects: Knowledge engineering techniques; Simulation techniques

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