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Tom Hanks digital puppet can act almost as well as Tom Hanks (Lance Ulanoff, Mashable
What Makes Tom Hanks Look Like Tom Hanks (Research Report, University of Washington)



These are organized by form and function.

Communications Computation Storage Authoring Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Typewriter Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Recorder Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS) Database Application AI, World

These are types of media formats.

Multimedia (Video, Animation), Image (Object), Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text), Haptic, “Other


These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…



Modeling & Simulation Resources (University of Baltimore)


simulation : the imitative representation of the functioning of one system or process by means of the functioning of another — Webster

FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. The act of simulating something first requires that a model be developed; this model represents the key characteristics or behaviors of the selected physical or abstract system or process. The model represents the system itself, whereas the simulation represents the operation of the system over time. Simulation is used in many contexts, such as simulation of technology for performance optimization, safety engineering, testing, training, education, and video games. Training simulators include flight simulators for training aircraft pilots to provide them with a lifelike experience. Simulation is also used with scientific modelling of natural systems or human systems to gain insight into their functioning. Simulation can be used to show the eventual real effects of alternative conditions and courses of action. Simulation is also used when the real system cannot be engaged, because it may not be accessible, or it may be dangerous or unacceptable to engage, or it is being designed but not yet built, or it may simply not exist. Key issues in simulation include acquisition of valid source information about the relevant selection of key characteristics and behaviours, the use of simplifying approximations and assumptions within the simulation, and fidelity and validity of the simulation outcomes. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica





WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


Society for Modeling and Simulation International


Simulation, AZO Materials







OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics




SAGE Publications Ltd STM: SIMULATION: Table of Contents Table of Contents for SIMULATION. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

  • Numerical study of dam-break fluid flow using...
    by Alibek Issakhov on April 21, 2021 at 9:05 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>In this paper, the effects of water on obstacles in dam-break flow for different angles of the inclined planes have been numerically examined. The presented computational data are compared with data from the experiment and computational simulation data of other authors. Good agreements between the obtained simulation results and measurement data demonstrate the satisfactory performance of the mathematical model and the numerical algorithm when reproducing […]

  • Optimizing effects on airway pressure and minute...
    by Fang Jung on April 17, 2021 at 5:50 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>A closed suction system is used to remove endotracheal secretions without interrupting the patient’s ventilation. Closed suctioning may reduce adverse effects associated with suctioning with, for example, decreased clinical signs of hypoxemia and limited environmental, personnel, and patient contamination. However, it is not clear whether ventilation is maintained during the procedure. We aimed to determine the effects of endotracheal tube (ETT) size, […]

  • Advanced models for centroidal particle dynamics:...
    by Omar Hesham on April 17, 2021 at 5:48 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>Computer simulation of dense crowds is finding increased use in event planning, congestion prediction, and threat assessment. State-of-the-art particle-based crowd methods assume and aim for collision-free trajectories. That is an idealistic yet not overly realistic expectation, as near-collisions increase in dense and rushed settings compared with typically sparse pedestrian scenarios. Centroidal particle dynamics (CPD) is a method we defined that […]

  • REEEC-AGENT: human driver cognition and...
    by Muhammad A Butt on April 10, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>Rear-end collision detection and avoidance is one of the most crucial driving tasks of self-driving vehicles. Mathematical models and fuzzy logic-based methods have recently been proposed to improve the effectiveness of the rear-end collision detection and avoidance systems in autonomous vehicles (AVs). However, these methodologies do not tackle real-time object detection and response problems in dense/dynamic road traffic conditions due to their complex […]

  • Policy Analysis and Implementation Impact of...
    by Tengfei Wang on April 9, 2021 at 6:40 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>This paper aims to explore the impact of government subsidy policies on strengthening the shared-bikes industry in China by simulating the operation mode of Mobike using system dynamics methodology. First, we introduce four subsidy policies: equalization subsidy, stage subsidy, growth subsidy, and back-slope subsidy, and establish a system dynamics model to characterize the bike-sharing operation dynamics system considering these four government subsidies. […]

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