The Levels of Conceptual Interoperability Model: Applying Systems Engineering Principles to M&S
Source: National University
Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is an emerging discipline. While modeling comprises the conceptual work of defining the model by abstracting its data, processes, and constraints from reality, simulation focuses on the implementation of such models as executables, usually in the form of computer programs. As with any emerging discipline, the initial work is driven by the accomplishments of individuals. However, in order to make M&S a scientific discipline, a body of knowledge needs to be established that comprises engineering methods in support of standard operations. Similar to system architecture and modeling concepts, as they have been established by Systems Engineering, frameworks and methods are necessary to capture and document the simulation systems.