OC-MISS/SCS

Ottawa Center of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences of

The Society for Modeling and Simulation

http://www.systems-science.uottawa.ca/miss/

 

Executive:

 

 

Director

Dr. T.I. Ören

http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~oren/

Co-Associate Director

Dr. G. Wainer

http://www.sce.carleton.ca/faculty/wainer.html

Co-Associate Director & Secretary

Dr. J.-M. Thizy

http://www.admin.uottawa.ca/staff/thizy/h1.htm

Past Director

Dr. L.G. Birta

http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~lbirta

 


Annual Report: 2002 July – 2003 July

 

Contents:

 

 

Mission of the Ottawa Center:

 

Research

Research projects and contract work:

 

Publications

- Books

- Articles in journals

- Articles in conference proceedings: 2002, 2003

- Reviews

Refereeing for journals

 

Conferences/seminars

- Participation in conference organization 

- Talks in conferences and seminars

- OC-MISS seminars

 

Teaching of M&S Course

Student Supervision

Visiting Scholars

 

Cooperation with other organizations

 


Mission of the Ottawa Center:

 

The Ottawa Center of the MISS is committed to promoting the modelling and simulation discipline within Ottawa's National Capital Region. Through both individual and collaborative projects, members of the Center will contribute to advancing the state-of-the-art of the discipline. Efforts will be undertaken to enhance both the educational opportunities in the discipline as well as the use of modelling and simulation as a teaching and research tool at both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. Broader based and more extensive application of modelling and simulation techniques within Ottawa's technology, research and government community will be actively promoted. More specifically, the goals are as follows:

·       To promote widespread and successful use of modeling and simulation in the National Capital Region in such areas as: education, business, engineering, science, social systems/governance (including international relations, conflict management, peace support/assurance operations), and several aspects of defense requirements.

·       To stimulate the development of modelling and simulation companies in Ottawa contributing to the solution of national and international problems.

·       To enhance the educational opportunities in modelling and simulation in the National Capital Region including graduate theses work, academic courses, and professional training and seminars.

·       To contribute to the advancement of the state-of-the-art of modelling and simulation methodology, technology, and tools.

·       To contribute to the development of modelling and simulation as a professional discipline.

Activities by the members of the OC-MISS (July 2002 – June 2004):

 

Research:

·       DEVS formalism

·       Cellular models

·       Modelling and simulation methodologies and tools

·       Parallel/distributed/Web-based simulation

·       Real-Time modeling

·       Interoperability and HLA

·       Reliability in M&S

·       M&S BoK

·       Ethics

·       Intelligent agents

·       Agent-directed simulation

·       Simulation of human behavior

·       Simulation for computational social science

 

Research projects and contract work:

·       A project for the Canadian Department of National Defense is finalized by five members of the OC-MISS.

·       "A methodology for developing Real-Time controllers". IRIS emerging opportunies fund. PRECARN, Canada. Participation: Principal InvestigatorGabriel Wainer (2003-4).

·       "Advanced Laboratory for Real-Time Simulation". New Opportunities Grant. Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Ontario Innovation Trust. Participation: Principal InvestigatorGabriel Wainer (2002).

 


Publications:

Books:

·      "Methodologies and tools for discrete-event simulation" (in Spanish). G. Wainer. Nueva Librería, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2003.

 

Articles in Journals:

·       "A distributed framework for simulation and visualization of Cell-DEVS models". G. Wainer, W. Chen. Accepted for publication in Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. 2003.

·       "CD++: a toolkit to define discrete-event models". G. Wainer. In Software, Practice and Experience. Wiley. Vol. 32, No.3. pp. 1261-1306. November 2002.

·       Ören, T.I.  (2002 - Invited Plenary Paper). Ethics as a Basis for Sustainable Civilized Behavior for Humans and Software Agents. Acta Systemica, 2:1, 1-5.
(will also be published in the Proceedings of the InterSymp 2002 - The 14th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics of the IIAS, July 29 - August 3,
Baden-Baden, Germany)

·       Ören, T.I.  (2002 - Invited Paper). SCS and Fifty Years of Progress, 50th anniversary issue, Modeling and Simulation, 1:3 (July-September), 32-33

 

Articles in Conference Proceedings:

2002

·       "A flow injection model using Cell-DEVS". A. Troccoli, J. Ameghino, F. Ińón, G. Wainer. In Proceedings of the 35th IEEE/SCS Annual Simulation Symposium. San Diego, CA. USA. 2002.

·       "Automatic verification of DEVS models". L. Morihama, V. Pasuello, G. Wainer. In Proceedings of SISO Spring Interoperability Workshop. Orlando, FL. USA. 2002.

·       Ören, T.I., Elzas, M.S., Smit, I., and L.G. Birta (2002).  A Code of Professional Ethics for Simulationists. Proceedings of the 2002 Summer Computer Simulation Conference.

·       Ören, T.I. (2002). Rationale for a Code of Professional Ethics for Simulationists. Proceedings of the 2002 Summer Computer Simulation Conference.

·       Ören, T.I.  (2002 - Invited Paper). In Search of a Value System for Sustainable Civilization: Ethics and Quality. Special Focus Symposium (within InterSymp 2002) on: Cognitive, Emotive and Ethical Aspects of Decision Making and Human Actions, August 1-2, Baden-Baden, Germany, pp. 69-72.

·       Ören, T.I. (2002). Future of Modelling and Simulation: Some Development Areas. Proceedings of the 2002 Summer Computer Simulation Conference

·       Ören, T.I. (2002 - Invited Plenary Paper). Growing Importance of Modelling and Simulation: Professional and Ethical Implications. Proceedings of the Asian Simulation Conference / the 5th International Conference on System Simulation and Scientific Computing, Cheng, Zongji et al., eds., Nov. 3-6, 2002, Shanghai, China. International Academic Publishers / Beijing World Publishing Corp. Vol.1, pp. 22-26.

2003

·       "Implementing finite state machines using CD++". T. Zheng, G. Wainer. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference. Montreal, QC. Canada. 2003.

·       "Models of complex systems using Cell-DEVS". J. Ameghino, E. Glinsky, G. Wainer. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference. Montreal, QC. Canada. 2003.

·       "Defining robot trajectories control using cellular model approaches". K. Lam, G. Wainer. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference. Montreal, QC. Canada. 2003.

·       "Implementing Finite Element Method models using Cell-DEVS". H. Saadawi, G. Wainer. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference. Montreal, QC. Canada. 2003.

·       "Cellular modeling of a sand pile model". H. Saadawi, G. Wainer. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference. Montreal, QC. Canada. 2003.

·       "VR visualization of 3D cellular models". W. Chen, G. Wainer. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference. Montreal, QC. Canada. 2003.

·       "Interfacing Real-Time DEVS models with a DSP platform". L.Li, T. Pearce, G. Wainer. In Proceedings of the Industrial Simulation Symposium 2003. Valencia, Spain. 2003.

·       "Implementing Parallel Cell-DEVS". A. Troccoli, G. Wainer. In Proceedings of 36th IEEE/SCS Annual Simulation Symposium. Orlando, FL. USA. 2003.

·       Birta, L. G. "The Quest for the Modelling and Simulation Body of Knowledge", plenary address, Sixth Conference on Computer Simulation and Industry Applications, February 19-21, 2003 Tijuana, Mexico

·       Ören, T.I. and Ghasem-Aghaee, N. (2003 - In Press).  Personality Representations Processable in Fuzzy Logic for Human Behavior Simulation, Proceedings of the 2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Montreal, PQ, Canada, July 20-24, 2003.

·       Ghasem-Aghaee, N. and Ören, T.I. (2003 - In Press).  Towards Fuzzy Agents with Dynamic Personality for Human Behavior Simulation, Proceedings of the 2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Montreal, PQ, Canada, July 20-24, 2003.

·       Yilmaz, L. and Ören, T.I. (2003 - Accepted).  Towards Simulation-Based Problem Solving Environments for Conflict Management in Computational Social Science, Proceedings of Agent 2003- The Agent 2003 Conference on Challenges in Social Simulation, Chicago, Illinois, October, 3-4, 2003.

 

Reviews:

·       Ören, T.I. (2002). Review of the article: "Introducing X-machine models to verify PLC ladder diagrams" by Colin Chambers, Mike Holcombe, and Judith Barnard. Computers in Industry 45(3): 277-290, 2001. ACM Computing Reviews, October 2002 issue.

·       Ören, T.I. (2003). Review of the article: "Automatic Simulation Model Generation for Simulation-based, Real-time Shop Floor Control" by Young Jun Son and Richard A. Wysk, Computers in Industry 45 (3): 291-308, Jan 2001. ACM Computing Reviews, Jan. 2003 issue.

·       Ören, T.I. (2003 - Submitted). Review of the article: "Incremental Requirement Specification for Evolving Systems" by Jonsson B., Margaria T., Naeser G., Nyström J., Steffen B.,
Nordic Journal of Computing 8(1): 65-87, 2001. ACM
Computing Reviews.

 

Refereeing for Journals Total: 11  (GW, LGB, and TIÖ)

 

Conferences/seminars

- Participation in conference organization  (details in http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~oren/confs_2000s.htm and in http://www.sce.carleton.ca/faculty/wainer.html

2002 (total: 3), 2003  (total: 14), 2004  (total: 7)

 

- Talks in conferences and seminars

(details in http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~oren/confs_2000s.htm and in http://www.sce.carleton.ca/faculty/wainer.html

2002 (total: 8), 2003  (total: 8)

 

- OC-MISS seminars

·       2003 June 1, by Prof. B.P. Zeigler: Unifying Discrete and Continuous Simulation with Discrete Events: DEVS as the Next Modeling Standard 

Seminar jointly organized by OC-MISS and SISO (Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization) Canada

 

Teaching of M&S Course (GW)

·       Carleton University, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering:

     94.587. Methodological aspects on modelling and simulation (2002F/2003F).

 

Student Supervision PhD (total: 3 (GW)), M.Sc. (total: 9: 6 (GW) + 3 (Trevor Pearce))

(details in: http://www.sce.carleton.ca/faculty/wainer.html

and http://www.sce.carleton.ca/faculty/pearce/pearce_stu.shtml)

Visiting Scholars

·       Xavier Susini (École Polytechnique de Marseille). June-July 2002. Host (GW)   

     Research topic: visualization of ATLAS traffic simulations.

·       Nimei Mac-Wing (École Polytechnique de Marseille). June-July 2002. Host (GW)   

     Research topic: 3D visualization of Cell-DEVS models.

·       Dr. Nasser Ghaesem-Aghaee (Visiting professor) (University of Isfahan, Iran). Oct. 2002 – Aug. 2003. Host (TIÖ)

Research ropics: Intelligent agents, fuzzy agents, agent-directed simulation, human behavior simulation

 

Cooperation with other organizations

·       Support of the proposal to Science and Technology Center:

Modeling, Simulation and Stochastic Fusion Technologies for

Subsurface Groundwater Characterization, Management, and Control

(A proposed NSF Project lead by Dr. B.P. Zeigler, ECE, UofA)

·       SISO (Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization) Canada

Trevor Pearce is the Standardization Activities Chair

 

 

                                                                                                Dr. Tuncer Ören