About the Author
Lin Zhang is Professor of Computer and Systems Science at Beihang Unversity. He received the B.S. degree in 1986 from the Department of Computer and System Science at Nankai University, China. He received the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in 1989 and 1992 from the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, China. He served as the director of CIMS Office, China National 863 Program, from 1997 to 2001. From 2002 to 2005 he worked at the US Naval Postgraduate School as a senior research associate of the US National Research Council. Currently, he serves as the immediately past President of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), a Fellow of the Federation of Asian Simulation Societies (ASIASIM), the executive vice president of Chinese Association for System Simulation (CASS), an IEEE senior member, a chief scientist of the 863 key projects, and associate Editor-in-Chief and associate editor of 5 peer-reviewed international journals. He has authored and co-authored 160 papers, 5 books and chapters. His research interests include service oriented modeling and simulation, agent based control and simulation, cloud manufacturing, model engineering. Bernard P. Zeigler, is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona and co-director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation. He is the author of numerous books and publications, a Fellow of the IEEE, and of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. Zeigler is currently heading a project for the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) where he is leading the design of the future architecture for large distributed simulation events for the Joint Distributed Engineering Plant (JDEP). He is also developing DEVS-methodology approaches for testing mission thread end-to-end interoperability and combat effectiveness of Defense Department acquisitions and transitions to the Global Information Grid with its Service Oriented Architecture (GIG/SOA). Yuanjun Laili, is Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Beihang Unversity, China. She received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree from the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering at Beihang University in 2009, 2012 and 2015, respectively. She is a member of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS). She has authored and coauthored 13 papers and one book. Her research interests include service oriented manufacturing, modeling and simulation, configurable intelligent optimization. She obtained outstanding doctoral dissertations of the Chinese Society of System Simulation in 2015.