Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering (Wiley Series in Systems Engineering and Management)

Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering (Wiley Series in Systems Engineering and Management)

By: Levent Yilmaz (editor), Tuncer I. Oren (editor)Hardback

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The only book to present the synergy between modeling and simulation, systems engineering, and agent technologies expands the notion of agent-based simulation to also deal with agent simulation and agent-supported simulation. Accessible to both practitioners and managers, it systematically addresses designing and building agent systems from a systems engineering perspective.

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About Author

Levent Yilmaz is associate professor at the departments of Computer Science and Software Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering, Auburn University, USA. Professor Yilmaz received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, USA. His research interests include modeling and computer simulation, agent-directed simulation, and complex adaptive systems. Professor Yilmaz has contributed to the advancement of the theory and methodology of modeling and simulation via novel formalisms such as generative simulation, autonomic introspective simulation and their use in decision/creativity support systems. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International. Tuncer I. Oren is professor emeritus of Computer Science at the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) of the University of Ottawa, Canada where he started 1970. He received his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. His research interests include advanced methodologies for modeling and simulation, agent-directed simulation, cognitive simulation, reliability, quality, and ethics in simulation as well as body of knowledge and terminology of simulation. He has published over 300 papers and 20 books and contributed to over 370 conferences and seminars held in 30 countries.

Contents

Part One: Background 1. Modeling and Simulation: a Comprehensive and Integrative View (Tuncer I. Oren) 2. Autonomic Introspective Simulation Systems (Levent Yilmaz and Bradley Mitchell) Part Two: Agents and Modeling and Simulation 3. Agents: Agenthood, Agent Architectures, and Agent Taxonomies (Andreas Tolk and Adelinde M. Uhrmacher) 4. Agent-directed Simulation (Levent Yilmaz and Tuncer I. Oren) Part Three: Systems Engineering and Quality Assurance for Agent-directed Simulation 5. Systems Engineering: Basic Concepts and Life Cycle (Steven M. Biemer and Andrew P. Sage) 6. Quality Assurance of Simulation Studies of Complex Networked Agent Systems (Osman Balci, William F. Ormsby, and Levent Yilmaz) 7. Failure Avoidance in Agent-directed Simulation: Beyond Conventional v&v and qa (Tuncer I. Oren and Levent Yilmaz) 8. Toward Systems Engineering for Agent-directed Simulation (Levent Yilmaz) 9. Design and Analysis of Organization Adaptation in Agent Systems (Virginia Dignum, Frank Dignum, and Liz Sonenberg) 10. Programming Languages, Environments, and Tools for Agent-directed Simulation (Yu Zhang, Mark Lewis, and Maarten Sierhuis) 11. Simulation for Systems Engineering (Joachim Fuchs) 12. Agent-directed Simulation for Systems Engineering (Philip S. Barry, Matthew T.K. Koehler, and Brian F. Tivnan) Part Four: Agent-directed Simulation for Systems Engineering 13. Agent-implemented Experimental Frames for Net-centric Systems Test and Evaluation (Bernard P. Zeigler, Dane Hall, and Manuel Salas) 14. Agents and Decision Support Systems (Andreas Tolk, Poornima Madhavan, Jeffrey W.Tweedale, and Lakhmi C. Jain) 15. Agent Simulation for Software Process Performance Analysis (Levent Yilmaz and Jared Phillips) 16. Agent-directed Simulation for Manufacturing System Engineering (Jeffrey S. Smith, Erdal Sahin, and Levent Yilmaz) 17. Organization and Work Systems Design and Engineering: from Simulation to Implementation of Multiagent Systems (Maarten Sierhuis, William J. Clancey, and Chin H. Seah)

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9783527407811
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 550
  • ID: 9783527407811
  • weight: 1178
  • ISBN10: 3527407812

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