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Concepts and Methodologies for Modeling and Simulation

A Tribute to Tuncer Ören

  • Levent Yilmaz
  • The only text to explore the first-order and higher-order synergies between modeling and simulation, systems engineering and complexity

  • Presents advances in the theory and methodology of modeling and simulation, addressing the complexity of applied Grand Challenge problems

  • Serves as a tribute to the pioneering and inspiring work of Dr. Tuncer Ören in the field of modeling and simulation


Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Simulation Methodologies

  3. Modeling Methodologies

  4. Quality Assurance and Reliability of Simulation Studies

  5. Cognitive, Emotive, and Social Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Yu Zhang
      Pages 289-319
  6. Body of Knowledge of Modeling & Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321

About this book


This comprehensive text/reference presents cutting-edge advances in the theory and methodology of modeling and simulation (M&S), and reveals how this work has been influenced by the fundamental contributions of Professor Tuncer Ören to this field.

Exploring the synergies among the domains of M&S and systems engineering (SE), the book describes how M&S and SE can help to address the complex problems identified as “Grand Challenges” more effectively under a model-driven and simulation-directed systems engineering framework.

Topics and features:

  • Examines frameworks for the development of advanced simulation methodologies
  • Presents a focus on advanced modeling methodologies
  • Reviews the reliability and quality assurance of models
  • Discusses the specification and simulation of human and social behavior, including models of personality, emotions, conflict management, perception, and anticipation
  • Provides a literature survey of the body of knowledge in M&S
  • Highlights the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological foundations established by the pioneering work of Professor Tuncer Ören

This authoritative volume offers inspiring and illuminating insights of benefit to all researchers, practitioners and graduate students in M&S, especially those interested in modeling complexity and simulating complex adaptive systems, and other Grand Challenges.

Dr. Levent Yılmaz is a Professor in the departments of Computer Science and Software Engineering, and Industrial and Systems Engineering, at Auburn University, AL, USA.


Complex Adaptive Systems Complexity Modeling Simulation Systems Engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Levent Yilmaz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Concepts and Methodologies for Modeling and Simulation
  • Book Subtitle A Tribute to Tuncer Ören
  • Editors Levent Yilmaz
  • Series Title Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications
  • Series Abbreviated Title Simulation Foundations, Meth., Applicat.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-15095-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38260-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-15096-3
  • Series ISSN 2195-2817
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-2825
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 352
  • Number of Illustrations 116 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Simulation and Modeling
    Systems Theory, Control
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“The book is written in a vigorous and simple way while doing easy the reading for scientists and public with different levels of knowledge and with different needs and curiosities about treated topics, which places the book as a necessary reference for the progress of knowledge on modeling and simulation. … offer opportunities to help advance knowledge, improving the quality of results and respect ethical principles which are gaining ground every day in the constructions of the new global society.” (Research Gate,, December 2015)