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Computer modelling & simulation

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Modelling and Simulation Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour

Modelling and Simulation Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour

Author: Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/01/2020

This hands-on textbook/reference presents an introduction to the fundamental aspects of modelling and simulation, both for those wishing to learn about this methodology and also for those who have a need to apply it in their work. The text is supported by illustrative examples, drawn from projects formulated within the domains of discrete-event dynamic systems (DEDS) and continuous-time dynamic systems (CTDS). This updated new edition has been enhanced with new illustrative case studies, and additional examples demonstrating some new features and the effectiveness of the ABCmod conceptual modelling framework. Changes that facilitate the development of simulation models with ABSmod/J are illustrated. New material includes a presentation of the experimentation strategy called design of experiments and three new chapters that explore the optimization-simulation interface. Topics and features: presents a goal-based and project-oriented perspective of modelling and simulation; describes the ABCmod framework, an activity-based conceptual modelling framework for DEDS; examines the simulation-optimization interface in both the CTDS and DEDS domains; provides numerous illustrative examples, case studies and useful algorithms, as well as exercises and projects at the end of most chapters; includes appendices on probability and statistics, the GPSS programming environment, and relevant MATLAB features; provides supplementary software and teaching support material at an associated website, including lecture slides and a methodology for organizing student projects. Serving as an essential guide to the foundations of modelling and simulation, this practical primer is ideal for senior undergraduate and junior graduate-level students. Also suitable for self-study, the book will be of great benefit to professionals seeking insight into the vast potential of this rapidly evolving problem-solving paradigm.

On the Study of Human Cooperation via Computer Simulation Why Existing Computer Models Fail to Tell Us Much of Anything

On the Study of Human Cooperation via Computer Simulation Why Existing Computer Models Fail to Tell Us Much of Anything

Author: Garrison W. Greenwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Cooperation is pervasive throughout nature, but its origin remains an open question.For decades, social scientists, business leaders, and economists have struggled with an important question: why is cooperation so ubiquitous among unrelated humans? The answers would have profound effects because anything that promotes cooperation leads to more productive work environments and benefits society at large. Game theory provides an ideal framework for studying social dilemmas, or those situations in which people decide whether to cooperate with others (benefitting the group) or defect by prioritizing their self-interest (benefitting only the individual). The social dilemma is formulated as a mathematical game and then programmed into a computer model. Simulating the game allows researchers to investigate potential theories to explain how cooperation emerges and what promotes its persistence. Over the past 25 years, countless papers on social dilemma games have been published, yet arguably little progress has been made. The problem is the social dilemma game models are unrealistic in the sense they contain artificial constructs that deviate from the way humans act. This book describes the shortcomings in current social dilemma game modeling techniques and provides guidance on designing more effective models. A basic introduction to game theory is provided with an emphasis on the prisoner's dilemma, the most widely studied social dilemma game. Individual chapters are provided detailing the shortcomings of weak selection, spatial games, and the Moran process. Computer model validation is also discussed at length. The recommendations found in this book should help design more realistic social dilemma game models likely to produce a better understanding of human cooperation.

Teaching, Learning, and Leading With Computer Simulations

Teaching, Learning, and Leading With Computer Simulations

Author: Yufeng Qian Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Computer simulation, a powerful technological tool and research-proven pedagogical technique, holds great potential to enhance and transform teaching and learning in education and is therefore a viable tool to engage students in deep learning and higher-order thinking. With the advancement of simulation technology (e.g., virtual reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning) and the expanded disciplines where computer simulation is being used (e.g., data science, cyber security), computer simulation is playing an increasingly significant role in leading the digital transformation in K-12 schools and higher education institutions, as well as training and professional development in corporations, government, and the military. Teaching, Learning, and Leading With Computer Simulations is an important compilation of research that examines the recent advancement of simulation technology and explores innovative ways to utilize advanced simulation programs for the enhancement of teaching and learning outcomes. Highlighting a range of topics such as pedagogy, immersive learning, and social sciences, this book is essential for educators, higher education institutions, deans, curriculum designers, school administrators, principals, IT specialists, academicians, researchers, policymakers, and students.

On the Study of Human Cooperation via Computer Simulation Why Existing Computer Models Fail to Tell Us Much of Anything

On the Study of Human Cooperation via Computer Simulation Why Existing Computer Models Fail to Tell Us Much of Anything

Author: Garrison W. Greenwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Cooperation is pervasive throughout nature, but its origin remains an open question.For decades, social scientists, business leaders, and economists have struggled with an important question: why is cooperation so ubiquitous among unrelated humans? The answers would have profound effects because anything that promotes cooperation leads to more productive work environments and benefits society at large. Game theory provides an ideal framework for studying social dilemmas, or those situations in which people decide whether to cooperate with others (benefitting the group) or defect by prioritizing their self-interest (benefitting only the individual). The social dilemma is formulated as a mathematical game and then programmed into a computer model. Simulating the game allows researchers to investigate potential theories to explain how cooperation emerges and what promotes its persistence. Over the past 25 years, countless papers on social dilemma games have been published, yet arguably little progress has been made. The problem is the social dilemma game models are unrealistic in the sense they contain artificial constructs that deviate from the way humans act. This book describes the shortcomings in current social dilemma game modeling techniques and provides guidance on designing more effective models. A basic introduction to game theory is provided with an emphasis on the prisoner's dilemma, the most widely studied social dilemma game. Individual chapters are provided detailing the shortcomings of weak selection, spatial games, and the Moran process. Computer model validation is also discussed at length. The recommendations found in this book should help design more realistic social dilemma game models likely to produce a better understanding of human cooperation.

Simulation Tools and Techniques 11th International Conference, SIMUtools 2019, Chengdu, China, July 8-10, 2019, Proceedings

Simulation Tools and Techniques 11th International Conference, SIMUtools 2019, Chengdu, China, July 8-10, 2019, Proceedings

Author: Houbing Song Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2019

This volume constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, SIMUTools 2019, held in Chengdu, China, in August 2019. The 97 revised full papers were carefully selected from 156 submissions. The papers focus on simulation methods, simulation techniques, simulation software, simulation performance, modeling formalisms, simulation verification and widely used frameworks.

Methods and Applications for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems 19th Asia Simulation Conference, AsiaSim 2019, Singapore, October 30 - November 1, 2019, Proceedings

Methods and Applications for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems 19th Asia Simulation Conference, AsiaSim 2019, Singapore, October 30 - November 1, 2019, Proceedings

Author: Gary Tan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2019

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 19th Asia Simulation Conference, AsiaSim 2019, held in Singapore, Singapore, in October 2019. The 19 revised full papers and 5 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 36 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on simulation and modeling methodology; numerical and Monte Carlo simulation; simulation applications: blockchain, deep learning and cloud; simulation and visualization; simulation applications; short papers.

OPNET IoT Simulation

OPNET IoT Simulation

Author: Min Chen, Yiming Miao, Iztok Humar Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

This is the first book offering an in-depth and comprehensive IoT network simulation, supported by OPNET tool. Furthermore, the book presents the simulations of IoT in general, not limited by OPNET. The authors provide rich OPNET IoT simulation codes, with detailed explanation regarding the functionalities of the model. These codes can facilitate readers' fast implementation, and the shared model can guide readers through developing their own research. This book addresses various versions of Internet of Things (IoT), including human-centric IoT, green IoT, Narrow band IoT, Smart IoT, IoT-Cloud integration. The introduced OPNET IoT simulation provides a comprehensive platform to simulate above-mentioned IoT systems. Besides, this book introduces OPNET semi-physical simulation in detail. Based on this technology, simulated IoT and practical cloud are seamlessly connected with each other. On top of this IoT-cloud-integration semi-physical simulation environment, various smart IoT applications can be realized.

Computing Possible Futures

Computing Possible Futures

Mathematical modelling and simulation is an increasingly powerful area of mathematics and computer science, which in recent years has been fuelled by the unprecedented access to larger than ever stores of data. These techniques have an increasing number of applications in the professional and political spheres, and people try to predict the results of certain courses of action as accurately as possible. Computing Possible Futures explores the use of models on everyday phenomena such as waiting in lines and driving a car, before expanding the model's complexity to look at how large-scale computational models can help imagine big scale < what-if> scenarios like the effect self-driving cars on the US economy. The successes and failures of complex real world problems are examined, and it is shown how few, if any, failures are due to model errors or computational difficulties. It is also shown how real life decision makers have addressed important problems and used their model-based understanding of possible futures to inform these decisions. Written in an entertaining and accessible way, Computing Possible Futures will help those concerned about the futurity of their decisions to understand what fundamentally needs to be done, why it needs to be done, and how to do it.

Algorithmic Game Theory 12th International Symposium, SAGT 2019, Athens, Greece, September 30 - October 3, 2019, Proceedings

Algorithmic Game Theory 12th International Symposium, SAGT 2019, Athens, Greece, September 30 - October 3, 2019, Proceedings

Author: Dimitris Fotakis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2019

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, SAGT 2019, held in Athens, Greece, in September/October 2019. The 25 full papers presented together with 3 invited talks and one abstract paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections named: Algorithmic Mechanism Design; Auctions and Markets; Computational Aspects of Games; Network Games and Congestion Games; Social Choice; and Matchings and Fair Division.

Intersections in Simulation and Gaming: Disruption and Balance Third Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2019, Gold Coast, Australia, September 2-5, 2019, Proceedings

Intersections in Simulation and Gaming: Disruption and Balance Third Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2019, Gold Coast, Australia, September 2-5, 2019, Proceedings

Author: Anjum Naweed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2019, held in Gold Coast, Australia in September 2019. The 10 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 17 submissions. They provide a forum for sharing progresses in the areas of human dimensions; gaming experience; design and application; search and rescue; defence-oriented technology and training.

BIM for Design Firms Data Rich Architecture at Small and Medium Scales

BIM for Design Firms Data Rich Architecture at Small and Medium Scales

Author: Francois Levy, Jeffrey W. Ouellette Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2019

Paves the path for the adoption and effective implementation of BIM by design firms, emphasizing the design opportunities that this workflow affords This book expands on BIM (Building Information Modeling), showing its applicability to a range of design-oriented projects. It emphasizes the full impact that a data modeling tool has on design processes, systems, and the high level of collaboration required across the design team. It also explains the quantitative analysis opportunities that BIM affords for sustainable design and for balancing competing design agendas, while highlighting the benefits BIM offers to designing in 3D for construction. The book concludes with a deep look at the possible future of BIM and digitally-enhanced design. Through clear explanation of the processes involved and compelling case studies of design-oriented projects presented with full-color illustrations, BIM for Design Firms: Data Rich Architecture at Small and Medium Scales proves that the power of BIM is far more than an improved documentation and sharing environment. It offers chapters that discuss a broad range of digital design, including problems with BIM, how readers can leverage BIM workflows for complex projects, the way BIM is taught, and more. Helps architects in small and medium design studios realize the cost and efficiency benefits of using BIM Demonstrates how the use of BIM is as relevant and beneficial for a range of projects, from small buildings to large and complex commercial developments Highlights the quantitative analysis opportunities of data-rich BIM models across design disciplines for climate responsiveness, design exploration, visualization, documentation, and error detection Includes full-color case studies of small to medium projects, so that examples are applicable to a range of practice types Features projects by Arca Architects, ARX Protugal Arquitectos, Bearth & Deplazes, Durbach Block Jaggers, Flansburgh Architects, and LEVER Architecture BIM for Design Firms is an excellent book for architects in small and medium-sized studios (including design departments within large firms) as well as for architecture students.

Cyber Physical Systems. Model-Based Design 8th International Workshop, CyPhy 2018, and 14th International Workshop, WESE 2018, Turin, Italy, October 4-5, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Cyber Physical Systems. Model-Based Design 8th International Workshop, CyPhy 2018, and 14th International Workshop, WESE 2018, Turin, Italy, October 4-5, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Roger Chamberlain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Design, Modeling, and Evaluation of Cyber Physical Systems, CyPhy 2018 and 14th International Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education, WESE 2018, held in conjunction with ESWeek 2018, in Torino, Italy, in October 2018.The 13 full papers presented together with 1 short paper in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 18 submissions. The conference presents a wide range of domains including Modeling, simulation, verification, design, cyber-physical systems, embedded systems, real-time systems, safety, and reliability.