Tradeoffs between model abstraction, execution speed, and behavioral accuracy

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Abstract

These lecture notes are intended to describe the topic of my plenary talk at the European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, in Barcelona, October, 2006. When graciously presented with the opportunity to give this talk, my thoughts went naturally to questions that I've found fascinating all of my professional life : what are the relationships between the expressiveness one uses in modeling to one's ability to efficiently extract useful behavioral information, and the validity of the simulations so produced? I'd love to be able to talk about general answers to these questions, but I've not discovered them. What I can do is describe some of the issues and tradeoffs I've personally encountered, and the contexts in which I've encountered them. I can hope that those versed in other application domains gain some insight into their problems, based on insights I've had in mine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference, IMM
Pages13-18
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventInternational Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference, I3M 2006 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Oct 4 2006Oct 6 2006

Publication series

NameInternational Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference, I3M

Other

OtherInternational Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference, I3M 2006
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period10/4/0610/6/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Nicol, D. M. (2006). Tradeoffs between model abstraction, execution speed, and behavioral accuracy. In International Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference, IMM (pp. 13-18). (International Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference, I3M).