Today's military missions have shifted away from fighting nation states using conventional weapons toward combating insurgents and terrorist networks in a battlespace in which the attitudes and behaviors of civilian noncombatants may be the primary effects of military actions. To support these new missions, the military services are increasingly interested in using models of the behavior of humans, as individuals and in groups of various kinds and sizes. Behavioral Modeling and Simulation reviews relevant individual, organizational, and societal (IOS) modeling research programs, evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the programs and their methodologies, determines which have the greatest potential for military use, and provides guidance for the design of a research program to effectively foster the development of IOS models useful to the military. This book will be of interest to model developers, operational military users of the models and their managers, and government personnel making funding decisions regarding model development.Players can choose peace and growth or choose a war footing, all from an easy- to-use interface. ... are written to explore potential outcomes and not to be predictive, but there is a continual quest to achieve predictions, as in the film a Minority Report. ... Eve Online, Guild Wars, RuneScape, Everquest 2, Maple Story , Dark Age of Camelot, and Lineage 2 were the top 10 MMOGs listed by one site as of Julyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Behavioral Modeling and Simulation:|
|Author||:||Committee on Organizational Modeling: From Individuals to Societies, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2008-06-04|