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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.

  • Modeling of occupant’s head movement behavior...
    by Sarah ’A Saruchi on February 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SIMULATION, Volume 96, Issue 2, Page 131-140, February 2020. <br/>Passengers are more susceptible to experiencing motion sickness (MS) than drivers. The difference in the severity of MS is due to their different head movement behavior during curve driving. When negotiating a curve, the passengers tilt their heads towards the lateral acceleration direction while the drivers tilt their heads against it. Thus, to reduce the passengers’ level of MS, they need to reduce their head’s […]

  • Optimal control of the power ramp rate with...
    by Esmaeil Jalalabadi on February 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SIMULATION, Volume 96, Issue 2, Page 141-150, February 2020. <br/>In this paper, a detailed mathematical optimization model of electrolyzer/fuel cell technology connected to the grid through limited rating converters is developed. The model is so defined that it can tackle voltage fluctuation and meet the power ramp rate limitations inflicted by integration of constant-speed wind turbines at the Point of Common Coupling. The flicker mitigation and power ramp rate control problem in the […]

  • A pattern-based validation method for the...
    by Yuanjun Laili on February 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SIMULATION, Volume 96, Issue 2, Page 151-167, February 2020. <br/>Measuring the credibility of a simulation model has always been challenging due to its growing uncertainty and complexity. During the past decades, plenty of metrics and evaluation procedures have been developed for evaluating different sorts of simulation models. Most of the existing research focuses on the direct comparison of numerical results with a group of reference data. However, it is sometimes unsuitable for […]

  • Flatness-based control scheme for...
    by Saumya R Sahoo on February 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SIMULATION, Volume 96, Issue 2, Page 169-183, February 2020. <br/>Omnidirectional robots offer better maneuverability and a greater degree of freedom over conventional wheel mobile robots. However, the design of their control system remains a challenge. In this study, a real-time simulation system is used to design and develop a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation platform for an omnidirectional mobile robot using bond graphs and a flatness-based controller. The control input from the […]

  • Autonomous framework simulation tools for...
    by Adel A Ahmed on February 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SIMULATION, Volume 96, Issue 2, Page 185-197, February 2020. <br/>Real-time video communication has become one of the most significant applications extensively used by homogeneous/heterogeneous wireless network technologies, such as Wi-Fi, the Internet of things, the wireless sensor network (WSN), 5G, etc. This leads to enhanced deployment of multimedia streaming applications over wireless network technologies. In order to accomplish the optimal performance of real-time multimedia […]

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  • CIRCOR Announces RTK® Bottom Blowdown Valve
    on December 20, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    CIRCOR International, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of differentiated technology products and sub-systems, announces the RTK® Bottom Blowdown Valve, ideal for optimizing equipment...

  • HEXPOL TPE Launches Low-toxic Polymers for Cable...
    on December 20, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    HEXPOL TPE has developed new materials for cable sheathing applications. The compounds are designed to meet the highest levels of durability, performance and human safety. Number of Customizable...

  • KRAIBURG TPE Launches TPE Compounds for White...
    on December 12, 2019 at 7:24 am

    KRAIBURG TPE has announced the launch of a range of high-quality custom engineered THERMOLAST® K CS, AD/PA/CS and AD1/CS series TPE compounds for sealing white goods. The series, which comes in...

  • BASF Introduces Low-viscosity Polyphenylsulfone...
    on December 12, 2019 at 7:19 am

    BASF has announced that it is expanding its Ultrason® P product range with a particularly low-viscosity grade. The new polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) Ultrason® P 2010 is characterized by improved...

  • New Dispensing Valve for Jetting Liquids and...
    on December 12, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Adhesives specialist Intertronics now supplies the Vermes Microdispensing System (MDS) 1560, an easy-to use, cost effective jetting valve for a wide range of viscosities, including solder pastes. The...