Issue No. 02 - February (1994 vol. 27)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.261917
<p>A simulation environment combines the many elements of simulation into one powerful tool. A standard based on a reference model would benefit users and researchers alike. We define a reference model for general-purpose discrete-event simulation environments, as well as the associated requirements for the model's functional layers, to be used as the basis for a future standard. We characterize environments by highlighting and grouping different tasks with common traits. Each group can then be related to the other groups in a logical, structured manner to create a model for a standard environment. Functionally, the standard environment would reside between the modeler (user) and the hardware platform's operating system.</p>
O. Tanir and S. Sevinc, "Defining requirements for a standard simulation environment," in Computer, vol. 27, no. , pp. 28-34, 1994.