Simulation for the Future: New Concepts, Tools and Applications


SiE-WG - 8467

Work Area: Theories and Models for the Design of Heterogeneous Systems

Keywords multiparadigm modelling, parallel and distributed simulation, multicomponent systems, interfaces, animation, scientific visualisation


Start Date: to be announced / Status: starting

[ participants / contact ]


Abstract The WG aims to improve modelling and simulation processes; to enter new application areas; and to establish intelligent user-simulator interfaces, while studying their impact on the future of simulation. This should result in the formulation of high-priority tailored research in Simulation and should refer to appropriate Research Groups all over Europe.


Aims

Simulation based upon models of heterogeneous and multi-paradigm systems, using multiple computer agents and multi-model interfaces is expected to have a growing relevance in the future. In order to improve the efficiency of simulation there is a need for the analysis of the current simulation practice, the formulation of desired goals and recommendations how to reach them, and especially what fundamental basic research needs can be identified. The awareness of simulations being a generic, interdisciplinary tool in scientific and industrial practice (through adequate knowledge dissemination) is also needed. It is an objective of the proposed Working Group to provide stimuli in this direction.

Activities

In the first phase the focus will be on:

Potential

In phase 2 an exploratory action is planned with the purpose of investigating (and reporting) the need for and posssible structure of an "EU Center on Simulation Technology". This Center should provide basic technology and make available knowledge on all subjects having been dealt with in SiE and the WG. In the long term the WG might evolve into a Network of Excellence in Computer Simulation.


Coordinator

University of Ghent - B
Applied Mathematics, Biometrics and Process Control
Coupure Likns 653
B- 9000 GHENT

Participants

International Building Performance Simulation Association B
Lorenz Consulting B
Verein Zur Foerderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung D
in der Freien Hansestadt Bremen
Danish Maritime Institute DK
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya E
Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment F
Gaz de France F
Ente Nazionale Energia Elettrica I
University of Dublin IRL
Short Brothers PLC IRL
Technische Universiteit Delft NL
Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen NL
Sierenberg and De Gans NL
Research Institute for Informatics ROM
Institutet for Tillampad Matematik S
Technical Research Centre of Finland SF
The Cimulation Centre UK
Victoria University of Manchester UK
The University of Leeds UK
United Medical and Dental School of Guy's and St.Thomas Hospitals UK
Business Science UK
European Gas Turbines UK
Building Research Establishment UK

CONTACT POINT

Prof. G. Vansteenkiste
tel +32/9/2645931
fax +32/9/2394941
e-mail: gvst@fland.rug.ac.be


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SiE-WG - 8467, August 1994


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