A Framework for Modeling and Simulation of the Artificial

  • Scott A. Douglass
  • Saurabh Mittal
Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 44)


Artificial systems that generate contingency-based teleological behaviors in real-time, are difficult to model. This chapter describes a modeling and simulation (M&S) framework designed specifically to reduce this difficulty. The described Knowledge-based Contingency-driven Generative Systems (KCGS) framework combines aspects of SES theory, DEVS-based general systems theory, net-centric heterogeneous simulation, knowledge engineering, cognitive modeling, and domain-specific language development using meta-modeling. The chapter outlines the theoretical and technical foundations of the KCGS framework as realized in the Cognitive Systems Specification Framework (CS2F), a subset of KCGS. Two executable models are described to illustrate how models of autonomous, goalpursuing cognitive systems can be modeled and simulated in the framework. The technical content and agent descriptions in the chapter illustrate how the M&S of the artificial depends critically on ontology, epistemology, and teleology in the KCGS framework.


Behavior Model Autonomous Agent Declarative Knowledge Choice Point Concrete Syntax 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott A. Douglass
    • 1
  • Saurabh Mittal
    • 2
  1. 1.Air Force Research LaboratoryWPAFBDaytonUnited Sates
  2. 2.L-3 CommunicationsWPAFBDaytonUnited Sates

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