European thoughts, actions, and plans for more effective modelling and simulation simulation in Europe : a forum for basic research in modelling and simulationEuropean thoughts, actions, and plans for more effective modelling and simulation simulation in Europe : a forum for basic research in modelling and simulation
Vansteenkiste, Ghislain C.
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
1996Beverly Hills, Calif., 1996
Simulation. - Beverly Hills, Calif.
66(1996):5, p. 331-335
The ESPRIT Basic Research Working Group 8467 on "simulation for the future: new concepts, tools and applications" with the acronym SiE-WG (Simulation in Europe - Working Group) began its work on December 1, 1993. It was an initiative of the SiE-SIG (Special Interest Group) which consists of some 120 industrial and academic members, who act as a platform and validating forum for SiE-WG results. The first phase, now concluded, of the SiE-WG activities was one of meta-research and focusing. From the vast arena of modelling and simulation, specific topics were selected which are deemed crucial for the future. Research into these topics now receives sponsorship of the SiE-WG. Action clusters of particular relevance to European industry and the end-user were defined. Within these clusters con certed research is now done. The history of SiE is presented here as well as the methods used to come to concrete Basic Research actions. The conclusions of the focusing phase of SiE's activities are discussed in detail.