An Approach to Distributed Modeling

Umnov A (1979). An Approach to Distributed Modeling. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-79-048

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Abstract

Many works on analyzing the behavior of complex systems are based on building large-scale integrated models and sequentials using decomposition and aggregation procedures. In this paper an approach is described which permits to investigate a set of linked subsystems without explicitly building any integrated model.

This approach based on the 'smooth' version of the Sequential Unconstrained Minimization Techniques (SUMT) can be considered from a mathematical point of view as a realization of the 'general decomposition scheme' (Orchard-Hays 1968).

Section 1 describes the statement of the problem; Section 2 gives a general description of the idea of the SUMT; Section 3 contains the conditions of applicability of the approach; and in Section 4 we give a short description of the practical realization and computer testing of this method for a case of linking two submodels of a health care system.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:46
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 02:46
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1135

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