Journal of Simulation
Whether by design or by practice, systems engineering (SE) processes are used more and more often in Modeling and Simulation (M&S). While the two disciplines are very close, there are some differences that must be taken into account in order to successfully reuse practices from one community to another. In this paper, we introduce the M&S System Development Framework (MS-SDF) that unifies SE and M&S processes. The MS-SDF comprises the SE processes of requirements capture, conceptual modelling, and verification and validation (V&V), and extends them to M&S. We use model theory as a deductive apparatus in order to develop the MS-SDF. We discuss the benefits of the MS-SDF especially in the selection between federation development and multi-model approaches and the design of composable models and simulations. Lastly, a real life application example of the framework is provided.
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Original Publication Citation
Tolk, A., Diallo, S. Y., Padilla, J. J., & Herencia-Zapana, H. (2013). Reference modelling in support of M&S—foundations and applications. Journal of Simulation, 7(2), 69-82. https://doi.org/10.1057/jos.2013.3
Tolk, Andreas; Diallo, Saikou; Padilla, Jose; and Herencia-Zapana, H., "Reference Modelling in Support of M&S—Foundations and Applications" (2013). Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications. 168.