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Mathematical foundations for modeling and simulation
Author(s): Gwendolyn Walton; Brian F. Goldiez; Ronald Hofer; David J. Kaup
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Paper Abstract

A tractable scientific basis is needed for M&S modeling, specification, abstraction, refinement, composition, and decomposition. While the component composition, abstraction, and refinement work of others will provide valuable insights, M&S fundamentals for physical systems must be applicable to the lowest level of knowledge about those systems. Starting with objects, components, or systems (such as the approaches from the software engineering and systems engineering literature) is too high a level. In addition, none of the published theory addresses the situational requirements issues of M&S in conjunction with the fundamental composition, abstraction, and refinement issues. As a result, M&S development, integration, and evolution are often ad hoc, based on ambiguous specifications. Additional theoretical and practical work is needed to support M&S. This paper provides an overview description of several fundamental M&S issues and outlines a recommended M&S foundations research agenda to address these issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5091, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VII, (4 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498213
Show Author Affiliations
Gwendolyn Walton, Florida Southern College (United States)
Brian F. Goldiez, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Ronald Hofer, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
David J. Kaup, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5091:
Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VII
Alex F. Sisti; Dawn A. Trevisani, Editor(s)

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