Ottawa Student Chapter of the SCS (Society for Modeling and Simulation)
SCS Student Chapter Seminars
Systems with Understanding Ability: Toward Advanced Agents
Dr. Tuncer Ören
School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE)
Faculty of Engineering
When? Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 5:00 pm
Where? Room 4359, Mackenzie Engineering Building, Carleton University.
Use of agents in several types of applications of modeling and simulation is
maturing. However, among some of the remaining challenges is the specification
and realization of agents with understanding ability.
After clarification of several aspects of the concept of “understanding,”
anatomy of systems with understanding abilities will be presented. This will be
followed by a systematic presentation of about 40 types of understanding. The
desirability of multivision understanding as well as its essence will be
clarified and performance factors of systems with understanding abilities will
Dr. Tuncer I. Ören is a professor emeritus of computer science at the School of
Information Technology and Engineering of the University of Ottawa. His current
research interests include (1) agent-directed simulation, (2) cognitive
simulation (including fuzzy agents with dynamic personality for human behavior
simulation), (3) multimodeling, (4) multisimulation (to allow simultaneous
simulation of several aspects of a system), (5) M&SBOK (Modeling and Simulation
Body of Knowledge) that he is formulating under the aegis of the NTSA (National
Training and Simulation Association), (6) development of a multilingual M&S
dictionary, (7) reliability issues in M&S, and (8) ethics for M&S professionals.
Publications: over 340 (In 2006, three books and over 12 articles).
Contributions in over 340 conferences and seminars held in nearly 30 countries.
(In 2005, 10 invited talks in four countries.) Currently he is a member of the
Board of Directors, AVP on Ethics, AVP for Student Chapters, a distinguished
lecturer, Director of the M&SNet (McLeod Network of Modeling and Simulation),
and members of Awards and Nominating Committees of the Society for Modeling and
Simulation International (SCS). Honors: A Canadian computing pioneer;
fellowships, scholarships, or sponsorships from 11 countries, as well as from
NATO and United Nations. Over 20 Who's Who citations. Awards: "Information Age
Award" from the Turkish Ministry of Culture, SCS Distinguished Service Award,
and plaques and certificates of appreciation from organizations including ACM,
AECL, AFCEA, and NATO. http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~oren/