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Guide to Simulation-Based Disciplines

Advancing Our Computational Future

  • Saurabh Mittal
  • Umut Durak
  • Tuncer Ören


  • Provides comprehensive coverage of simulation technologies, and near exhaustive coverage of disciplines applying simulation technology

  • Presents insights from accomplished authors from academic and advanced research communities at the forefront of numerous disciplines using simulation technology

  • Reviews state-of-the-art simulation-based methods, technologies and approaches


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tuncer Ören, Saurabh Mittal, Umut Durak
      Pages 3-24
  3. Engineering and Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Melih Cakmakci, Gullu Kiziltas Sendur, Umut Durak
      Pages 39-73
    3. Andreas Tolk, Christopher G. Glazner, Robert Pitsko
      Pages 75-102
    4. Bo Hu Li, Lin Zhang, Tan Li, Ting Yu Lin, Jin Cui
      Pages 103-126
    5. Saurabh Mittal, José L. Risco-Martín
      Pages 127-150
    6. Oryal Tanir
      Pages 151-166
    7. Rhys Goldstein, Azam Khan
      Pages 167-182
  4. Natural Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Levent Yilmaz
      Pages 185-208
    3. Hannes Prescher, Allan J. Hamilton, Jerzy W. Rozenblit
      Pages 209-234
  5. Social Sciences and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. David C. Earnest, Erika Frydenlund
      Pages 237-259
    3. Gregory Zacharewicz, Amir Pirayesh-Neghab, Marco Seregni, Yves Ducq, Guy Doumeingts
      Pages 261-289
  6. Learning, Education and Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Tuncer Ören, Charles Turnitsa, Saurabh Mittal, Saikou Y. Diallo
      Pages 293-314
    3. Agostino G. Bruzzone, Marina Massei
      Pages 315-361

About this book


This invaluable text/reference reviews the state of the art in simulation-based approaches across a wide range of different disciplines, and provides evidence of using simulation-based approaches to advance these disciplines. Highlighting the benefits that simulation can bring to any field, the volume presents case studies by the leading experts from such diverse domains as the life sciences, engineering, architecture, arts, and social sciences.

Topics and features:

  • Includes review questions at the end of every chapter
  • Provides a broad overview of the evolution of the concept of simulation, stressing its importance across numerous sectors and disciplines
  • Addresses the role of simulation in engineering design, and emphasizes the benefits of integrating simulation into the systems engineering paradigm
  • Explains the relation of simulation with Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and describes a simulation infrastructure for complex adaptive systems
  • Investigates how simulation is used in the Software Design Life Cycle to assess complex solutions, and examines the use of simulation in architectural design
  • Reviews the function and purpose of simulation within the context of the scientific method, and its contribution to healthcare and health education training
  • Discusses the position of simulation in research in the social sciences, and describes the simulation of service systems for simulation-based enterprise management
  • Describes the role of simulation in learning and education, as well as in in military training

With its near-exhaustive coverage of disciplines, this comprehensive collection is essential reading for all researchers, practitioners and students seeking insights into the use of various modeling paradigms and the need for robust simulation infrastructure to advance their field into a computational future.


Simulation Modelling Complexity Computational science Simulation technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Saurabh Mittal
    • 1
  • Umut Durak
    • 2
  • Tuncer Ören
    • 3
  1. 1.MITRE CorporationMcLeanUSA
  2. 2.German Aerospace Center (DLR)BraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

About the editors

Dr. Saurabh Mittal is a Lead Systems Engineer/Scientist in the Architecture Analytics Department of the MITRE Corporation, USA. He is also the founder and President of Dunip Technologies, LLC and Vice President-Memberships, Society of Computer Simulation International (SCS).

Dr. Umut Durak is a Research Scientist in the Department of Flight Dynamics and Simulation of the Institute of Flight Systems at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Informatics at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany. His other publications include the Springer title Distributed Simulation: A Model Driven Engineering Approach.

Dr. Tuncer Ören is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, Canada. The legacy of his pioneering work is celebrated in the Springer title Concepts and Methodologies for Modeling and Simulation: A Tribute to Tuncer Ören.

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“There are many interesting quotations in the book. The author and subject indices are helpful. The book has many illustrations, including some in color. The book will be a helpful guide for understanding the importance of simulation in various disciplines.” (S. V. Nagaraj, Computing Reviews, June, 2018)