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21st International Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS'07) (2007)
San Diego, California, USA
June 12, 2007 to June 15, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2898-8
pp: 113-122
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
ABSTRACT
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.
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CITATION
Ross Gore, Paul F. Reynolds Jr., Lingjia Tang, David C. Brogan, "Explanation Exploration: Exploring Emergent Behavior", 21st International Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS'07), vol. 00, no. , pp. 113-122, 2007, doi:10.1109/PADS.2007.18
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