Proceedings of Conference on Variable-Resolution Modeling, Washington DC, 5-6 May 1992

by Paul K. Davis, Richard Hillestad

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Reports the results of a conference held under the aegis of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1

  • Preface

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • An Introduction to Variable-Resolution Modeling and Cross-Resolution Model Connection

  • Object-Oriented Modeling: Holistic and Variable-Resolution Views

  • Modular Hierarchical Model Representation

  • The "Configuration Problem" and Challenges for Aggregation

  • Crossing Levels of Resolution in Defense Analysis: A Requirement of the New Strategic Environment

  • Applications of High- and Low-Resolution Models in Cross-Resolution Analysis

  • Hierarchy of Models for Conventional Air Power Analysis

  • Combining Deterministic and Stochastic Elements in Variable-Resolution Models

  • A Hierarchy of Models at Different Resolution Levels

  • An Approach to Hierarchies of Models: Process Independence

  • Part 2

  • A Distributed Network Approach to Variable-Resolution Modeling

  • Cutting Some Trees to See the Forest: On Aggregation and Disaggregation in Combat Models

  • Experiments in Variable-Resolution Combat Modeling

  • Resolution Changes and Renormalization for Partial Differential Equation Combat Models

  • A Mathematical Technique for Analysis and Derivation of Models of Varying Resolution

  • Variable-Resolution Modeling in Mathematics

  • A Systems Methodology for Structuring Families of Models at Multiple Levels of Resolution

  • Integrated Simulation Environments

  • Joint Modeling and Simulation System

  • Structured Model Environments

  • The Scientific Method of Choosing Model Fidelity

  • The Software Engineering Paradox: Unexploited Cost Savings and Productivity Improvements

  • A Variable-Resolution Approach to Modeling Command and Control in Disaster Relief Operations

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