21st International Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS'07) (2007)
San Diego, California, USA
June 12, 2007 to June 15, 2007
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/PADS.2007.18
Ross Gore , University of Virginia, USA
Paul F. Reynolds Jr. , University of Virginia, USA
Lingjia Tang , University of Virginia, USA
David C. Brogan , University of Virginia, USA
Understanding emergent behavior(s) exhibited in simulations poses an interesting challenge. Emergence can represent a valid behavior arising from seemingly unrelated phenomena, or it can reflect an error in a model or its implementation. We propose a new method for gathering insight into emergent behavior in simulations using the model adaptation technique, COERCE. COERCE allows a user to efficiently adapt a model to meet new requirements and can be employed to explore emergent behavior exhibited in a simulation. A subject matter expert (SME) can coerce a simulation to gather insight into characteristics of the emergent behavior as the simulated phenomenon is driven toward conditions of interest.
P. F. Reynolds Jr., L. Tang, D. C. Brogan and R. Gore, "Explanation Exploration: Exploring Emergent Behavior," 21st International Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS'07)(PADS), San Diego, California, USA, 2007, pp. 113-122.