Behavioral Modeling and Simulation: From Individuals to Societies

Authors

Greg L. Zacharias, Jean MacMillan, and Susan B. Van Hemel, Editors, Committee on Organizational Modeling: From Individuals to Societies, National Research Council

Description

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.

Tables of Contents

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Front Matter
i-xviii
Executive Summary
1-10
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Part I: BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS, 1 Introduction
11-22
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2 Military Missions and How IOS Models Can Help
23-88
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Part II: STATE OF THE ART IN ORGANIZATIONAL MODELING, Part II: State of the Art in Organizational Modeling
89-96
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3 Verbal Conceptual and Cultural Models
97-121
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4 Macro-Level Formal Models
122-148
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5 Micro-Level Formal Models
149-214
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6 Meso-Level Formal Models
215-260
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7 Games
261-270
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8 Common Challenges in IOS Modeling
271-328
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9 State of the Art with Respect to Military Needs
329-336
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Part III: ADDRESSING UNMET MODELING NEEDS, 10 Pitfalls, Lessons Learned, and Future Needs
337-355
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11 Recommendations for Military-Sponsored Modeling Research
356-370
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Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations
371-380
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Appendix B: Exemplary Scenarios and Vignettes to Illustrate Potential Model Uses
381-388
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Appendix C: Candidate DIME/PMESII Modeling Paradigms
389-396
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Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff
397-404
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