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Rethinking families of models and games for new circumstances
Author(s): Paul K. Davis
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Paper Abstract

Analytical organizations have long recognized the desirability of hierarchical families of models. Although good model hierarchies have existed from time to time, practice has often fallen short of the ideal. Further, given changes in the nature of warfare, as well as the advent of new theories and technologies, it is time to rethink the entire issue of model families, to set fresh ambitions, and to go about constructing good mutually informed families of both models and analytically structured human war games. The paper offers initial suggestions about how to do so. It is intended, however, as a starting point for a fresh look by the community-i.e., as a stimulus to a more extended debate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 2004
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5423, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VIII, (13 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547425
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Paul K. Davis, RAND Corp. (United States)
RAND Graduate School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5423:
Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VIII
Dawn A. Trevisani; Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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