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  • 2002 Annual Report
    oversight finance and manning modules and other administrative support modules to facilitate accurate information and report generation KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENT DEFINITION STUDY Project Lead Mr C C Hill Project Engineer Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Experimentation Battle Laboratory Description Assist the Joint Experimentation Directorate with an integrated program of knowledge management research and evaluation experimentation support that assesses concept based hypothesis for near mid and far term concepts reviews technology capabilities identifies the latest and best knowledge management practices and assesses commercial and industry advanced knowledge management programs to identify and recommend the best value solutions supporting changes to doctrine organizations training material and leadership to achieve significant advances in joint operational capabilities INFORMATION DISSEMINATION MANAGEMENT SUPPORT Project Lead Mr Tom Lang Director Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Command Control and Communications Directorate Description Provide continuing research and technical support to examine interoperability issues affecting the Combatant Commanders in Chief Support is focused on interoperability problems encountered by United States based forces deploying overseas Identified issues and problems are set in perspective relative to their overall impact on joint forces operations by relating the deficiencies to their appropriate operational requirement assessing their impact on the conduct of joint forces operations then prioritizing them with cost estimates and ecommendations for resolution within ongoing or new C4 programs or technology development initiatives MODELING AND SIMULATION ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT Project Lead Mr Robert Kean Senior Engineer Advisor Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Center Description Continue ongoing effort to provide modeling and simulation technical and engineering support including researching various legacy training models and simulations and their interactions using tools associated with the Joint Training Confederate JTC and providing recommendations for acquisition of modeling and simulation tools to be used by the JTC to meet exercise unique training objectives In addition provide subject matter information support concerning potential future training and analytical simulation systems and other emerging technologies CARGO LOGISTICS MODELING AND SIMULATION Project Lead Dr Jim Leathrum Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Emre Baydogan Srinicvas Gullapalli Yogamalini Manepalli Saurav Mazumdar Ashul Sharma Prabhu Krishnan Sreekalyana Kajuluri Reejo Mathew Vimal John Rajeswari Malladi and Timothy Southerland Sponsor Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency Description Enhance Army logistics simulation capabilities involving Joint Logistics Over the Shore operations seaports nodal networks and intra theater infrastructure Specific tasks include development of an initial Joint Logistics Over the Shore capability investigate the use of the transit architecture developed in the Port Simulation model to support the networking of multipleterminals assist in the development of a port or embarkation process and assist in the development and execution of a test plan and performance analysis for the Enhanced Logistics Intra theater Support Tool JOINT SIMULATION SYSTEM OPERATIONAL TESTING SUPPORT Project Lead Mr John Sokolowski Project Scientist VMASC Sponsor U S Navy Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force Description Provide technical support for the Joint Simulation System JSIMS operational test and evaluation process Assist in developing the test methodology and applying it to test events Develop test procedures criteria and metrics that are relevant to JSIMS operational requirements Because JSIMS is the first large scale computer simulation to undergo the formal operational test and evaluation process the test methodology developed may become the standard for future operational testing of simulations MODELING THE DECISION MAKING OF THE JOINT TASK FORCE COMMANDER Project Lead Mr John Sokolowski Project Scientist VMASC Student Elizabeth Schmidt Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Center and the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office Description The focus of this project is the development of a computational model of the cognitive decision process used by senior military commanders at the operational level of warfare to correct existing shortcomings The research will investigate the utility and accuracy of psychologically based decision modeling methods when implemented as executable software The implemented model may provide the basis for a software component that could substitute for high level human commanders in simulation scenarios that call for command decision making when human commanders are not available COMPOSABLE RE CONFIGURABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR ACQUISITION TRAINING AND EXPERIMENTATION Project Leads Dr Mikel D Petty Chief Scientist VMASC Dr Frederic McKenzie Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Taimur Khan Qingwen Xu Eric Weisel Sponsor Defense Modeling and Simulation Office Description Determine and document current operational requirements for simulating the behavior of non combatant crowds in military simulations Experimentally establish and validate a requirements definition process Review the current state of psychological models of crowd behavior Develop a detailed design of a prototype implementation of a crowd simulation A THEORY OF COMPOSABILITY Project Leads Dr Mikel D Petty Chief Scientist VMASC Mr Eric Weisel Project Scientist VMASC Sponsor Defense Modeling and Simulation Office Description Develop a formal theory for semantic composability drawing upon existing theories including mathematical logic and computability theory Produce formal definitions of composability and associated concepts a set of theorems and proofs addressing crucial aspects of semantic composability such as the validity of compositions and an analysis of what the theoretical results imply for practical composability engineering SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES Project Leads Dr Mikel D Petty Chief Scientist VMASC Dr Frederic McKenzie Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Qingwen Xu Sponsor U S Army Program Executive Office Simulation Training and Instrumentation Description Software architecture is high level software design dealing with the component level structure and organization of large software systems Architecture description languages ADLs represent general software designs at the architecture level Experimental applications of two ADLs Rapide and Acme to existing simulations showed that ADLs could be used to discover important features of simulation system architectures NAVY FLEET TRAINING CENTER CRYOGENICS TRAINING SIMULATION Project Lead Dr Roland Mielke Technical Director VMASC Sponsor U S Navy Commander Naval Education and Training Description Develop a low pressure producer system simulation consisting of a detailed physics based computer simulation of the Cosmodyne GB 2 Low Pressure Liquid Oxygen Nitrogen Producer System The developed simulation model accurately simulates the start up steady state and shutdown operations of the cryogenics system as well as the transitions between these operating states Additionally the simulation model captures and simulates abnormal conditions that could be encountered in the actual system Additionally six hours of cryogenic specific safety instruction were converted to approximately one and one half hours of Level II CBT The newly developed safety CBT segment will be used to support instruction in Phase 1 of the Cryogenics Training Course JOINT RANGE AND ADVANCED DISTRIBUTED LEARNING INTEGRATION Project Lead Mr Tom Lang Director Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Center Description Identify Joint Range integration and interoperability shortfalls Target opportunities for integrated training experimentation and technology insertion Focus on near and far term Joint Range integration to facilitate the integration of Joint and Service testing training and experimentation at RDT E and training ranges and facilities Emphasis is on Navy and Marine Components and the Gulf Coast Explore linkages with Distributed Training Environments that include network services providing for rapid just in time training and rehearsal NATO CONFERENCE SUPPORT Project Lead Dr Andreas Tolk Senior Research Scientist VMASC Sponsor U S Navy Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force COMOPTEVFOR Description Participate in the IABG NATO Symposium as presenter technical advisor and session chair as well as to prepare inputs for the IABG report on this symposium VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY FOR TRAINING Project Lead Dr R Bowen Loftin Director VMASC and ODU Modeling and Simulation Programs Sponsor NASA Johnson Space Center Description Research and examine the extent to which immersion in VR systems produces motion sickness and disrupts perceptual and sensorimotor functions that may ultimately result in negative impacts on performance of operational activities The study is evaluating and comparing responses to two types of VR delivery systems head mounted display HMD and a dome projection system during three duration periods and repeated exposures DEVELOPING VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR TRAINING Project Leads Dr R Bowen Loftin Director VMASC and ODU Modeling and Simulation Programs Dr Frederic McKenzie Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr Mark Scerbo Associate Professor Department of Psychology Students Nathan Bailey Taimur Khan Sommer Thompson Elizabeth Schmidt Jim Chen Lauren Marsh and Ali Nazar Sponsor U S Navy Office of Naval Research Partners University of Pennsylvania LinCom Corporation and University of Houston Description Perform research to assist in understanding the additional constraints encountered due to emotional responses in judgment based military scenarios Specifically the goal of this project was to address both culturally independent and dependent cues of nonverbal communication and recreate them in training scenarios Focus was on cues that are precursors to aggression and or hostile activities such as those cues that suggest deception A digital terrain database of the Quantico MOUT side called Combat Town was used for the training environment The basic training objective was to monitor all ingress into the fictional town The participant s role was to act in the role of a guard and stop each vehicle as it approached the checkpoint check and verify the identities of all persons seeking access to the town and clear and or deny access to all vehicles that appear suspicious ADVANCED DISTANCE LEARNING ADL OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENT DEVELOPMENT Project Lead Mr Tom Lang Director Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Center Description Continue the ongoing effort to support the development of an ADL Network and its resultant curriculum content Support the submission of two advanced concept technology demonstration proposals to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for the development of both an ADL Network and ADL content development for shareable courseware Support the development of a Joint Warfighting Center ADL Campaign Plan and ensure it is aligned for the long term with Joint Experimentation and Mission Rehearsal Support the requirement for leveraging the Joint Digital Library Joint Simulation System Joint Distributed Learning System interagency and coalition training programs and other new technologies Investigate leveraging the Partnership For Peace five year strategic plan the Swedish Memorandum of Understanding the Memorandum of Understanding between U S Department of Defense and the Swiss Federal Department of Defense Civil Protection and Sports with the development of the ADL Campaign Plan ARMY TRAINING SUPPORT SYSTEM TSS REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT Project Lead Dr R Bowen Loftin Director VMASC and ODU Modeling and Simulation Programs Student Hungria Berbesi Sponsor U S Army Army Training Support Center Description Provide support in three distinct areas critical to the future viability and success of the Army Training Support Center in meeting its mission objectives The three focus areas are develop a long term 10 year M S integration concept to improve command business practices products related to the Army Training Support System TSS analyze Army needs and provide requirement recommendations for building and equipping a visualization and wargaming facility and produce a concept demonstration of a M S application tool that highlights the value of using such a tool to capture at the macro level the salient features of the planning process for a complex military training exercise WARGAMING MILITARY TECHNOLOGY VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Project Leads Dr R Bowen Loftin Director VMASC and ODU Modeling and Simulation Programs Mr Joe Grosel Program Manager Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Experimentation Battle Laboratory Description This project is focused on the development of a Virtual Campaign Management Information System VCMS that will enable the Joint Experimentation Directorate to locate needed information and simultaneously make this information available to the larger Joint experimentation community including the Combatant Commands Service Agencies Joint Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense The goal is to move the VCMS from the theoretical to a system design suitable for implementation MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE 2002 RANGE INTEGRATION SUPPORT Project Lead Mr Mark Phillips Senior Research Scientist VMASC Students Robert King Quynh Ahn Nguyen and Eric Weisel Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Center Description Integrate live test ranges on the US west coast into exercise Millennium Challenge 2002 Focus on expanding the on going research and promote a Joint Battlespace Environment vision as it applies to joint training Leverage existing Service and Joint programs by adding other live virtual and constructive applications ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT RELATED TO C4ISR AND THEATER AIR MISSILE DEFENSE Project Lead Mr David O Neill Senior Engineer Advisor Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Command Control and Communications Directorate Description Continue the ongoing effort to support CINC coordination duties for the Joint Theater Missile Defense Office Evaluate the contributions of new C4ISR technology to approved Warfighting requirements Ensure new C4ISR processes are interoperable and conform to joint standards Support interoperability identification and resolution development Perform tactical C4 reviews studies and assessments Review and assess Operational Requirements Documents and Mission Needs Statements ADVANCED CONCEPT TEST DEMONSTRATIONS ACTD ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT Project Lead Mr Al Wunsch Senior Engineer Advisor Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Experimentation Battle Laboratory Description Continue ongoing effort to review and make recommendations on issues associated with on going Advanced Concept Test Demonstrations Develop test and evaluation criteria for Joint exercises and tests Review and comment on all ACAT I IA and Joint Requirements Oversight Council special interest documents that have been validated and approved Develop and staff technical white papers Mission Need Statements Capstone Requirements documents and Operational Requirements Documents Conduct performance analysis and assessment of special projects to support requirements development C4ISR ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT Project Lead Mr Tom Lang Director Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Command Control and Communications Directorate Description Provide major exercise Millennium Challenge support and follow on experiment engineering analysis and evaluation in support Develop joint requirements C4I networks assumptions principles and division of labor across service and agency boundaries C4ISR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT Project Lead Mr Michael Rendon Senior Engineer Advisor Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Joint C4ISR Battle Center Description Continue the ongoing effort to provide the Combatant Commands at the Joint Task Force level with a joint assessment and experimental capability that has strong connectivity to programmatic implementations through the Joint Chiefs of Staff and which provides a forcing function for joint capability and interoperability JOINT BATTLESPACE ENVIRONMENT DEMONSTRATION SUPPORT Project Lead Mr Mark Phillips Senior Research Scientist VMASC Students Robert King Quynh Ahn Nguyen Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Center Description Provide a faculty and student research team to coordinate and integrate a range of simulation systems constructive virtual including man in the loop with real time C4ISR Systems GCCS M C2PC to build a prototype of the Joint Battlespace Environment for demonstration at the various service models from Airforce Navy and Marine Corps into a Common Operational Picture for demonstration during the I ITSEC 2002 Conference BATTLE LABORATORY DECISION SUPPORT CENTER Project Lead Dr Roland Mielke Technical Director VMASC Mr Mark Phillips Battle Lab Director VMASC Student Jermaine Headley Sponsor Commonwealth of Virginia and ODU Description Develop a Battle Laboratory Decision Support Center within the VMASC facility to enhance the conduct of modeling and simulation research of direct importance to the military improve our ability to support our industrial members by involving them in projects and research that expand their modeling simulation and visualization horizon serve as a demonstration of how modeling and simulation technology can be used to assist with business enterprise decision making and provide a state of the art classroom in which to educate the modeling and simulation experts of the future COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS COMPUTERS INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE C4ISR ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT Project Lead Mr John Dorris Senior Engineer Advisor Engineering and Technical Services Sponsor U S Joint Forces Command Command Control and Communications Directorate Description Continue the ongoing effort to evaluate the contributions of new C4ISR technologies to various Warfighting processes Facilitate process improvements by accelerating the implementation of selected C4ISR technologies Ensure new C4ISR processes are interoperable and conform to joint standards and provide warfighter feedback early in the process Compare alternative C4ISR processes identify shortfalls in the current process and make technical recommendations to correct the shortfalls Student involvement in center projects as noted above continues to grow During CY2002 forty six students were engaged in center projects several in more than one Accomplishments for 2002 VMASC will manage the Norfolk based United States Joint Forces Command USJFCOM contract awarded to Old Dominion University to provide student and faculty research services in direct support of the USJFCOM mission areas of joint training logistics integration experimentation and transformation The ceiling of the base period of the contract is valued at up to 5 8 million and the ceiling of the total value of the contract if all options are exercised is over 30 8 million If fully funded over the five year period the award will be the largest research contract in Old Dominion University s history Development began on the Battle Lab the world s first university run battle lab that can simulate chains of complex situations for businesses and military agencies The Battle Lab was funded by a 904 000 Old Dominion University and Commonwealth Research Technology Fund grant A new e commerce web site was launched at www vmasc odu edu VMASC member support grew to 146 members during 2002 with the addition of ten new members VMASC membership support was comprised of 98 Industry members 68 24 government members 16 15 affiliate members 10 and 9 academic members 6 Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School launched a joint program christened the National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation to advance the use of M S in medicine Initial operations will be funded by a 2 25 million congressional appropriation in 2003 VMASC was profiled in the July 2002 issue of Military Training Technology Magazine VMASC joined the circle of

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  • OC-MISS/SCS
    October 13 Arizona USA Foundations 04 V V Workshop Member of the Program Committee 2004 October 21 23 Chicago Illinois Agent 2004 Conference on Social Dynamics Interaction Reflexivity and Emergence Article with Dr Levent Yilmaz 2004 October 21 23 Budapest Hungary DS RT 2004 Eighth IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications In conjunction with ESS 2004 16th European Simulation Symposium October 17 20 2004 Budapest Hungary Member of the Advisory Board 2004 October 28 31 Genoa Italy CMS 2004 Conference on Conceptual Modeling and Simulation Part of the I3M International Mediterranean Modeling Multiconference Member of the Program Committee Paper with Dr Levent Yilmaz A Conceptual Model for Reusable Simulations within a Model Simulator Context Framework 2004 December 5 8 Washington D C WSC 2004 Winter Simulation Conference Papers T I Ören and L Yilmaz Behavioral Anticipation in Agent Simulation L Yilmaz and T I Ören Agent supported Federated Simulation on the Semantic Web Foundations of a Model Composability Approach 2005 April 2 8 San Diego CA ADS 05 Agent Directed Simulation Part of the 2005 Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference ASTC 05 Member of the IPC And Reviewer for the following conferences Dr Tuncer Ören 2003 July 31 August 2 Orlando FL CCCT 2003 International Conference on Computer Communication and Control Technologies and ISAS 03 The 9th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis 2003 July 27 30 Orlando FL SCI 2003 The 7th World Multiconference on Systemics Cybernetics and Informatics 2003 December 7 10 New Orleans Louisiana WSC 2003 Winter Simulation Conference 2004 July 18 21 Orlando FL SCI 2004 The 8th World Multiconference on Systemics Cybernetics and Informatics 2004 July 28 30 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Informatics 2004 International Conference on Informatics 2004 2004 August 14 17 Austin Texas CCCT 04 International Conference on Computing Communications and Control Technologies 2004 September 6 10 Paris France EuroSim 04 5th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation Presentations by Dr Jean Michel Thizy The Semantic Web and Web Services Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne France Feb 6 2004 Location models in Logistic Optimization Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne France April 16 2003 Methods of Optimization in Logistic Management PRISMa Productique et Informatique des Systèmes Manufacturiers meeting at Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon France March 11 2003 Contribution in Conferences of Dr Gabriel Wainer 2005 Member of the IPC of the 38 th IEEE SCS Annual Simulation Symposium San Diego CA U S A Member of the IPC of the Agent Directed Simulation 2005 Arlington VA U S A 2004 Member of the IPC of the 37 th IEEE SCS Annual Simulation Symposium Arlington VA U S A Member of the IPC of the SCS 1 st Mediterranean Multiconference on Modeling and Simulation Member of the IPC of the IASTED International Conference on Modeling and Simulation MS 2004 Marina del Rey CA U S A Member of the IPC of the 38 th SCS Summer Computer Simulation Conference San José CA U S A Reviewer for High Performance Computing Symposium and Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference Arlington VA U S A Organization of a session on DEVS standardization in the 2004 SISO Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop Arlington VA U S A Member of the IPC in the 12 th AIS 2002 Artificial Intelligence Simulation and Planning Jeju Korea Session chair in MGA Advanced Simulation Technology Conference Arlington VA U S A Session chair in High Performance Computing Simulation HPC S Conference 18th European Simulation Multiconference Magdeburg Germany 2003 Member of the IPC of the SISO European Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2003 Stockholm Sweden Member of the Organizing Committee for the NSF Workshop on Modeling and Simulation for Design of Large Software Intensive Systems DLS03 Tucson AZ Member of the IPC and session chair in the 36 th IEEE SCS Annual Simulation Symposium Orlando FL U S A Member of the IPC of the IASTED Conference on Modeling identification and control 2003 Innsbruck Austria Member of the IPC and session chair in the 37 th SCS Summer Computer Simulation Conference Montréal QC Canada Member of the IPC of the IASTED International Conference on Modeling and Simulation MS 2003 Palm Springs FL U S A Member of the IPC of AST Symposium 32 nd Argentine Conference on Informatics and Operations Research Buenos Aires Argentina Center Publications Publications of Dr Tuncer Ören Ghasem Aghaee N and Ören T I 2003 Towards Fuzzy Agents with Dynamic Personality for Human Behavior Simulation Proceedings of the 2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference Montreal PQ Canada July 20 24 2003 3 10 presentation Ghasem Aghaee N and Ören T I 2004 In Press Effects of Cognitive Complexity in Agent Simulation Basics Proceedings of SCSC 2004 Summer Computer Simulation Conference July 25 29 2004 San Jose CA Ören T I 2003 Review of the article Automatic Simulation Model Generation for Simulation based Real time Shop Floor Control by Young Jun Son and Richard A Wysk Computers in Industry 45 3 291 308 Jan 2001 ACM Computing Reviews January 2003 issue Ören T I 2003 Review of the article Incremental Requirement Specification for Evolving Systems by Jonsson B Margaria T Naeser G Nyström J Steffen B Nordic Journal of Computing 8 1 65 87 March 2001 ACM Computing Reviews August 2003 issue Ören T I 2003 Review of the article Model Based Diagnosis or Reasoning from First Principles by Peischl B and Wotawa F IEEE Intelligent Systems 18 3 32 37 May June 2003 ACM Computing Reviews November 2003 Ören T I 2003 Review of the article The Möbius State level Abstract Functional Interface by Derisavi S Kemper P Sanders W and Courtney T Performance Evaluation 54 2 105 128 2003 ACM Computing Reviews December 2003 issue Ören T I 2004 Review of the article A conceptual model completely independent of the implementation paradigm by Dieste O Genero M Juristo N Maté J Moreno A Journal of Systems and Software 68 3 183 198 2003 ACM Computing Reviews February 2004 issue Ören T

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  • OC-MISS - Ottawa Center of MISS (The McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences)
    for Simulationists which is adopted by the SCS on July 24 2003 For a rationale for the Code of Professional Ethics for Simulationists please click here For further information about Ethics for simulationists please click here OC MISS is a Joint Operation of CU Carleton University and UO Université d Ottawa University of Ottawa Executive and Members Reference Library Books proceedings Journals list will be posted soon Areas of Expertise

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  • Certificate of the MISS (McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences)
    simulation providing tools for problem solving in case of highly sophisticated systems have been discussed in order to find optimal solutions more effectively In the development of algorithms searching solutions for complex problems instead of using conventional procedural algorithms a structure constructed of modular objects based on the demon principle has been elaborated as a mechanism for solving problems in a wide range of applications Monitoring decision making rule based and frame based knowledge bases with priority modules were integrated in this architecture in order to obtain a tool with easy adaptability for different tasks In the procedure of searching models representing the optimal system beside structural and parametrical modifications the possibility of modifying the influence mechanisms between model objects is reviewed The architecture presented in the dissertation can be applied in many fields particularly in highly sophisticated systems thus in the thesis transport systems are dealt with where these methodologies can be used successfully New methods are reviewed which promote the development of multifacetted simulation models in road urban and railway transport systems as well as traffic caused air pollution models In case of modeling traffic caused air pollution the traffic emission line sources supply the air pollutional emission values and a user oriented place element has been implemented to be used in Knowledge Attributed Petri Nets The dissertation describes new algorithms for adaptive simulation runlength control At a given confidence level and interval an adaptive solution taking into account the weight of importance of the various investigated parameters considering a large number of factors is presented New scientific results 1 A new structure to increase the efficiency of optimization tasks in discrete simulation has been elaborated To achieve this a new demon structure with flexible architecture based on the demon principle with monitoring decision making acting and knowledge

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  • Certificate of the MISS (McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences)
    in the logistics area of all companies In the retail business sector in particular optimized product management is an important objective since it generates benefits in terms of cost reduction in locked up capital image optimized quality of the service to the customer and logistics problems related to product flows and storage The logistics aspect is especially important considering the orographic features of Liguria with its severely restricted product storage areas Thus this aspect highlights the problems inherent to managing the large quantities of products needed to guarantee service quality in limited spaces Such approach has been developed to evaluate the efficiency of various predictive algorithms to be applied in order to analyze the demand for food products from the point of sales to the central warehouse It focused on 3rd Degree Exponential Smoothing how to determine the seasonally behavior in relation to the demand for each product The techniques implemented to highlight this characteristic are broadly applied in the field of signal processing i e audio signals In fact if we graphically represent demand of the sales network supplied by the central warehouse versus time the parameter being studied is comparable to a discrete signal By implementing the Fourier

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  • Certificate of the MISS (McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences)
    research areas to obtain pretty interesting scientific results and test innovative ways and approaches to use Modeling Simulation The Doctorate activities have been subdivided in three parts training activities state of art overview and research activities Training activities Training activities aimed to learn all the steps of a simulation study and the software tools to develop a simulation model Detailed studies have been made concerning simulation modeling principles input data analysis Verification Validation Accreditation VV A simulation runs planning using Design Of Experiments DOE simulation output analysis using Analysis Of Variance ANOVA Several and different software tools have been learned and used to create the simulation models eM Plant by Tecnomatix Technology a discrete event simulation package Anylogic by XJ Technologies a java based simulation package Creator by Multigen a 3D tool for real time simulation Vega Prime a 3D virtual environment for II simulation Minitab by Minitab Inc a specific tool for statistical analysis C Java Visual Basic Simple programming languages for developing simulation model directly by code Training activities have been made at University of Calabria Industrial Engineering Sector studying the simulation modeling principles and input data analysis learning at the same time eM Plant Simple Visual Basic and Minitab at University of Genoa Savona campus Industrial Engineering Sector in collaboration with MISS McLeod Institute of Simulation Science and Liophant Simulation Club for what concern VV A DOE and ANOVA and learning Creator Vega C at Rutgers University the State University of New Jersey Industrial Engineering Department in collaboration with DIMACS Center Discrete Applied Mathematics Center for what concern simulation modeling principles input data analysis ANOVA and learning Anylogic JAVA and Minitab The results of the training activities can be observed in each chapter of the thesis where all the studies as well as all the software and programming languages have been applied in the research activities State of art overview In order to start the research activities an overview of the state of art in the specific research areas has been made reading several books international journal papers and conferences papers The results of this phase are summarized in chapter 1 Research activities The research activities have been subdivided in case studies concerning the two specific research areas before mentioned In particular chapter 2 and chapter 3 deal with production systems management Chapter 2 focalizes on short period production planning presenting two cases study Both cases study consider the jobs scheduling problem in manufacturing systems This type of problem is in general faced neglecting the stochastic nature of production systems in other words proposing a deterministic approach and maintaining several restrictive assumptions see chapter 2 paragraph 2 1 trying to avoid highly complex and computationally intractable problems The objective of our research is to demonstrate how all the restrictive assumptions can be deleted using Modeling Simulation to recreate systems complexity The fundamental idea is to make good assumptions to have a good model and not to have an easy solvable problem from a theoretical point of view

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  • Certificate of the MISS (McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences)
    the cost of the production for every single airplane is very high This research underlines the importance of M S Modeling and Simulation as a powerful tool for the Decision Support and is devoted to investigate new solutions for reducing W I P Work In Process and the production process lead time as well as their related impact on costs the Test Case was provided by an Italian aircraft Company that is one of the most important on executive plane national market To reach this goal a stochastic discrete event driven simulation model has been developed it is a C built model called M A C A C O Modeling Air Craft Analysis of Construction process and Organization that takes into account all the production processes and stochastic components the simulator allows to investigate the impact of different organizational solutions job duration job working hours per year extra shifts workers for every single specialization minimum and maximum number of resources to assign to each job expediting procedures etc The model allows simulating the concurrent plane production in the shop floor each plane production is defined by a virtual PERT including all the operations of the whole assembling with its priorities

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  • Certificate of the MISS (McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences)
    S Modelling Simulation in Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Cost Analysis to experiment these approaches in real applications Life cycle cost LCC is the total cost of ownership of machinery and equipment during the whole life cycle of the product starting from the cost of acquisitions and then to operations maintenance and final decommission LCC is used in many different case Project engineering Maintenance engineering Reliability engineering Among the different methodologies used to evaluate Life Cycle Cost the authors developed an ad hoc model devoted to evaluate LCC in two different ways and then they implemented it using Airmobile Carriers as a particular Test Case On the LCC analysis first of all the acquisition costs had to be considered even if they are only the initial cost and just a small part of the whole LCC after that all the other costs both direct and indirect had to be evaluated A significant impact on the total cost have the operational and support costs because they involve some important aspects such as fuel personnel depot maintenance training These costs have also a significant importance because some parameters required in the technical specifications for instance reliability and availability are directly proportional to them In fact for instance in order to guarantee a bigger reliability a bigger operation and maintenance cost is required The impact of costs is critical in military because of several major issues such as budget limitations operative scenario evolution and readiness requirements Due to these reasons it is very important to develop new models in order to be able to estimate the cost for the resources effectively required to guarantee a certain level of availability in new scenarios In particular during the life cycle detailed models are required if the goal is to relate the functions configuration of

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