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Engineering Simulations as Scientific Instruments: A Pattern Language

With Kieran Alden, Paul S. Andrews, James L. Bown, Alastair Droop, Richard B. Greaves, Mark Read, Adam T. Sampson, Jon Timmis, Alan F.T. Winfield

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  • Describes the CoSMoS (Complex Systems Modelling and Simulation) approach
  • Shows how to engineer trustworthy simulations that are scientifically useful and scientifically credible
  • Valuable resource for domain scientists and simulation software engineers
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This book describes CoSMoS (Complex Systems Modelling and Simulation), a pattern-based approach to engineering trustworthy simulations that are both scientifically useful to the researcher and scientifically credible to third parties. This approach emphasises three key aspects to this development of a simulation as a scientific instrument: the use of explicit models to capture the scientific domain, the engineered simulation platform, and the experimental results of running simulations; the use of arguments to provide evidence that the scientific instrument is fit for purpose; and the close co-working of domain scientists and simulation software engineers.

In Part I the authors provide a managerial overview: the rationale for and benefits of using the CoSMoS approach, and a small worked example to demonstrate it in action. Part II is a catalogue of the core patterns. Part III lists more specific “helper” patterns, showing possible routes to a simulation. Finally Part IV documents CellBranch, a substantial case study developed using the CoSMoS approach.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering Simulations as Scientific Instruments: A Pattern Language
Book Subtitle
With Kieran Alden, Paul S. Andrews, James L. Bown, Alastair Droop, Richard B. Greaves, Mark Read, Adam T. Sampson, Jon Timmis, Alan F.T. Winfield
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01938-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01938-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01937-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-13202-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 355
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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