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Requirements for Model Development Environments

Balci, Osman (1983) Requirements for Model Development Environments. Technical Report CS83022-R, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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This paper deals with the initial phase of our ongoing research project on the Definition of a Discrete Event Simulation MDE which started on 1 June 1983. The first phase of the rapid prototyping approach we are using in designing the MDE involves the requirements specification. A literature review revealed eleven current problems in modeling. To address these problems, a MDE was identified as composed of four layers: (1) hardware and operating system, (2) kernel MDE, (3) minimal MDE, and (4:) MDEs. Requirements were then perceived for each layer and are reported in this paper. The feasibility of the requirements have been assessed throughout our proto typing efforts. This paper has provided significant guidance to our research group in designing the MDE and its associated tools. We believe that the designers and implementers of other types of MDEs can benefit from the research described herein.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:892
Deposited By:Administrator, Eprints
Deposited On:13 May 2006