A Framework and Tools for Organizational Simulation

The behavior and performance of people and organizations are central to successful Human Systems Integration (HSI).  Existing tools do not allow HSI issues to be resolved early enough in system design and development to avoid cost and delay.  The goal of this project is to create, evaluate, and refine organizational simulations of systems prior to deployment to address and resolve HSI issues at the design stage, rather than in prototyping/testing.  To realize this objective, we will develop representations for the important elements of an organizational simulation – world models, character models and organizational stories.  These will be implemented as components and libraries.  We also will develop tools to map these elements to existing simulation engines.
Sponsors: 
U.S. Air Force
Investigators: 
Doug Bodner and Bill Rouse