Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_921

The set of conditions and characteristics that define the situation or environment under which a system or policy has to perform. There is often a baseline scenario (what will happen if trends continue) and an ideal scenario (what future one would like to have). Battle modeling Forecasting; Sensitivity analysis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA