EVENT SIMULATION SOFTWARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE EVALUATION ON THIS SITE
Email Dr. John R. Clymer at email@example.com
to schedule a 3-5 day OpEMCSS seminar
Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering
State University Fullerton
During the last few years, computer simulation has become an essential tool for
the design and evaluation of complex Systems of Systems (SOS).
SOS includes air and ground
transportation networks, military C4ISR multi-agent systems, and complex,
international business organizations.
These systems are difficult to understand because each agent (system) in the
network adapts its behavior in response to knowledge received from other
Agents, adapting in collaboration with
other agents, lead to emergent behavior that is much more complex than any
agent could achieve alone.
Such Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) have the potential
of much greater capability and effectiveness than traditional systems if
A state-of-the-art graphical, discrete
event simulation library that works with ExtendSIM (ImagineThatInc
) is available for your
This library is called Operational Evaluation
Modeling for Context-Sensitive Systems (OpEMCSS), and it has the power of
much more costly, general-purpose simulation products.
OpEMCSS provides the ability to examine important
elements in the problem space and to allow the formulation of alternative
solution concepts. OpEMCSS
facilitates unconventional “out-of-the-box” thinking to discover the underlying
system problems and exploit the best alternatives in the solution space without
focusing on a point design too soon. In order to simulate various operational
scenarios, OpEMCSS includes blocks to model agent
motion and spatial interactions, agent communication and knowledge sharing, and
intelligent rule-based decision-making.
See OpEMCSS documents or Wiley textbook for
The latest version of the Classifier
Event Action block in OpEMCSS7 and OpEMCSS8 can learn a sequence of rules that
optimizes the total reward from the environment. Such behavior is called reinforcement
learning. Run GRIDWORLD.mox as a
demonstration of reinforcement learning.
My textbook, Simulation-Based
Enginee. ring of Complex
Systems,” can be ordered from John Wiley and Sons
direct or from Amazon.com. Appendix A instructs the reader in how to use
the OpEMCSS library blocks to simulate complex
systems. While learning to use the OpEMCSS library blocks you will also gain an understanding
of the basic principles of complex systems; further, methods for
simulation-based engineering of complex systems can be mastered by reading my
book. A complete instructor’s manual
that accompanies my textbook can be obtained online from WILEY. Send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain
instructions on how to download it.
You can download any of the
following WINZIP files containing
libraries, models, or documents by clicking on the highlighted name.
OpEMLIB8.ZIP is a zip file that contains four
OpEMCSS8.LIX and OpEMAUX8.LIX are two of the simulation libraries that work
with ExtendSIM, ExtendSIM-LT
(student version), and the ExtendSIM DEMO version available
free from Imagine That Inc. Here is a zip
containing a set of OpEMCSS8 simulation models you can run.
OpEMLIB7.ZIP is a zip file that contains four
OpEMCSS7.LIX and OpEMAUX7.LIX are two of the simulation libraries that work
Here is a zip file MODELS7.ZIP
containing a set of OpEMCSS7 simulation models you can run.
Earlier versions of OpEMCSS, OpEMLIB6.ZIP and OpEMLIB5.ZIP, are also
still available including OpEMCSS models, MODELS6.ZIP and MODELS5.ZIP.
contains two papers that document some of the OpEMCSS
library blocks and how to use them to build a simulation of your system.
Each of the OpEMCSS blocks has a help button at the
bottom of its dialog box that provides more detailed documentation. Appendix A of my textbook instructs
the reader in how to use the OpEMCSS library blocks
to simulate complex systems.
You can arrange a one-week
short course on how to use the OpEMCSS7 or 8 library
to solve your simulation problems.
Send an E-mail message
describing your interest in having such a course at your location. One day tutorials and half day seminars are
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Library, Systems Design and Evaluation, Business Process Reengineering (BPR),
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