Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE International Conference on the (2004)
Brno, Czech Republic
May 24, 2004 to May 27, 2004
Liana Suantak , The University of Arizona, Tucson
Faisal Momen , The University of Arizona, Tucson
Jerzy Rozenblit , The University of Arizona, Tucson
David Hillis , U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, Maryland/Ft. Huachuca, Arizona
Michael Barnes , U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, Maryland/Ft. Huachuca, Arizona
Jerry Schlabach , Battle Command Battle Lab, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona
Stability and Support Operations (SASO) are becoming increasingly important in modern military operations. Conflicts are no longer comprised solely of two opposing sides engaged in combat on an open battlefield. Instead, they are more likely to involve groups sharing various alliances and relationships each pursuing a range of different goals. The Sheherazade SASO wargaming engine presented here: a) incorporates subjective criteria for scoring Course of Action (COA) success such as the animosity between factions and attitudes of locales, b) uses non-traditional units such as refugees, media and information operators, and c) employs a co-evolutionary genetic algorithm in modeling the dynamics of the complex multi-sided simulation for generating COAs. This paper outlines our approach towards the development of a wargaming model that handles the more complex and computationally demanding arena of SASO.
J. Rozenblit, J. Schlabach, L. Suantak, M. Barnes, F. Momen and D. Hillis, "Modeling and Simulation of Stability and Support Operations (SASO)," Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE International Conference on the(ECBS), Brno, Czech Republic, 2004, pp. 21.