Model Engineering for Complex Systems Simulation

Speaker: Lin Zhang , BeiHang University, P.R.China

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Refreshments: 3:00 PM

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Location: Conference Room 261

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[Abstract] A complex system is a system with the distinction that its parts and relationships are gathered together under the forces of components and emergence. Generally a model experiences requirement analysis, model design, model construction, model verification and validation (VV&A), model application and model maintenance. These processes compose a complete lifecycle of a model. There much research on certain phase of the model lifecycle for specific domains. But there lacks of generic domain-free methodology to deal with the whole lifecycle of a model of a complex system. Model Engineering (ME) aims at setting up a systematic, standardized, and quantifiable engineering methodology to manage the data, knowledge, activities, processes and organizations/people involved in the full life cycle of the model, in order to obtain the general term of credible model theory, methods, technology, standards and tools with the minimum cost. This lecture will discuss the hard challenges involved in the model lifecycle of a complex system, such as the high complexity and long life cycle of a complex system model, the complex evolution process of a model, the model reuse problem, the huge amount of data, the multidisciplinary collaboration in model development and management, etc. The challenges on developing a complete theory and technology system and philosophy of model engineering and main research topics in model engineering as a sub- discipline of M&S will also be discussed.

[Bio] Dr. Lin Zhang is a full professor of Beihang Unversity. He received the B.S. degree in 1986 from the Department of Computer and System Science at Nankai University, China. He received the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in 1989 and 1992 from the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, China. He served as the director of CIMS Office, China National 863 Program, from 1997 to 2001. From 2002 to 2005 he worked at the US Naval Postgraduate School as a senior research associate of the US National Research Council. His research interests include service oriented simulation and manufacturing, model engineering for simulation, cloud manufacturing. Currently, he serves as the Past President of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), a Fellow of the Federation of Asian Simulation Societies (ASIASIM), the executive vice president of Chinese Simulation Federation (CSF), an IEEE senior member, a chief scientist of the 863 key projects, and associate Editor-in-Chief and associate editors of 6 peer-reviewed international journals. He authored and co-authored 200 papers, 5 books and chapters. He received the National Award for Excellent Science and Technology Books in 1999, the Outstanding Individual Award of China High-Tech R&D Program (863), 2001, the 2nd prize of Ministry of Education Science and Technology Progress Award in 2013, the National Excellent Scientific and Technological Workers Awards in 2014.

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