Net-centric ACT-R Based Cognitive Architecture with DEVS Unified Process
Saurabh Mittal and Scott Douglass
Symposium On Theory of Modeling and Simulation - DEVS Integrative M&S Symposium (TMS/DEVS 2011)
Boston, MA, USA, April 4-9, 2011
Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) research efforts employing cognitive and behavioral modeling are growing in scope and complexity as they work to integrate models into larger systems as cognitive agents, synthetic teammates or human operator surrogates. Efforts to transition cognitive modeling from the laboratory to operational environments are stymied by the isolated nature of current cognitive modeling software tools that are not readily extensible, interoperable or scalable e.g. ACT-R. In this paper, we describe an attempt to build a component-based architecture using the Discrete Event Systems Unified Process (DUNIP) that eliminates these impediments. We show how the ACT-R architecture is extensible and can serve as a component in larger systems of systems frameworks such as Department of Defense Architecture Framework. We will also address the issue of platform independent modeling and how Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) can be integrated within DUNIP. We then demonstrate how developing the architecture and related software infrastructure in DUNIP gives it net-centric capabilities that support large-scale integration.
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