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Integrating Discrete Event and Process-Level Simulation for Training in the I-X Framework

By G Wickler, Austin Tate and S Potter

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The University of Edinburgh and research sponsors are authorised to reproduce and distribute reprints and on-line copies for their purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation hereon. The views and conclusions contained herein are the author’s and shouldn’t be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of other parties.The aim of this paper is to describe I-Sim, a simulation tool that is a fully integrated part of the underlying agent framework, I-X. I-Sim controls a discrete event simulator, based on the same activity model that is shared between all I-X components, and multiple process-level simulators that model the continuous change caused by actions that are considered as primitives by the rest of the system. The primary purpose of this tool is to support instructors during exercises that are used for training in emergency response. The main advantage the I-Sim tool gives the instructors is flexibility, allowing them to orchestrate and modify existing training scenarios on the fly, adapting them to trainees’ needs as required

Topics: Informatics, Computer Science, emergency response training, personnel recovery, HTN planning, discrete event simulation, Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
Publisher: VUBPRESS
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk:1842/2166

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