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2012 ACM/IEEE/SCS 26th Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (2000)
Bologna, Italy
May 28, 2000 to May 31, 2000
ISSN: 1087-4097
ISBN: 0-7695-0677-1
pp: 3
W.H. (Dell) Lunceford Jr , US Army Model and Simulation Office
ABSTRACT
It has been a little less than ten years since modeling and simulation (M&S) hit the knee on the curve. During these past few years a great deal of marketing of the potential of M&S has occurred, which resulted in a significant influx of funding for research and development (R&D) projects, especially in the area of distributed simulation.One of the significant experiments in this area - the DARPA Synthetic Theater of War program - officially ended this year, bringing to an end one of the more robust experiments in distributed simulation. We are now in a time where most of the M&S funding is targeted at production programs, with much fewer dollars going into R&D or experimentation.Although it is good that major programs are capitalizing on previous R&D efforts, it would not be true to say that the necessary R&D has been completed to realize the vision of distributed simulation. It would be true to say that; we now have a much better understanding of the issues. What is needed now is a period of reflection on the vision, where we are, what was done right, what hasn't worked well, and where we should be headed for the next five to ten years.
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W.H. (Dell) Lunceford Jr, "Advanced Distributed Simulation: What We Learned, Where to Go Next", 2012 ACM/IEEE/SCS 26th Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation, vol. 00, no. , pp. 3, 2000, doi:10.1109/PADS.2000.847138
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