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Agent-directed Simulation Systems Engineering

Levent Yilmaz and Tuncer Oren

Summer Computer Simulation Conference 2007 (SCSC 2007)
San Diego, California (USA), July 15-18, 2007


This article emphasizes the application of system engineering principles to the development of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) applications. Clear distinction between M&S for system engineering and system engineering (SE) for M&S is presented to clarify the need for simulation system engineering. Furthermore, the characteristics of emergent open, complex, and adaptive M&S applications are overviewed to make the case for agent-directed simulation system engineering. An agent-directed simulation view of developing such applications is presented within the framework of a cognitive system engineering perspective.

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