Computer simulation modeling is a discipline gaining
popularity in both the government and industry. It can assist in the design, creation and evaluation of complex systems. Designers,
program managers, analysts and engineers use
computer simulation modeling to understand and evaluate ‘what if’ case
scenarios. One can model a real or proposed system using computer software, which
is useful when changes to the actual system are difficult
to implement, involve high costs or are impractical.
Some examples of computer simulation modeling
familiar to most of us include weather
forecasting, flight simulators used for training pilots and car crash modeling. Modeling
& Simulation (M&S) has become an important
tool in all phases of the acquisition process and can be used within most systems’ lifecycles,
including requirement analysis, architectural design, design and development,
tests and verifications and operations and maintenance.
The science of modeling and simulation strives to
showcase the highest possible level of reality to
determine the conditions necessary for optimal performance. Modeling and
simulation is a multifaceted and complex field due to the numerous applications
involved, particularly since M&S
applications range from nuclear reactions to supermarket queuing.
completed his M.Sc. in Information Technology from Al Neelain University,
Sudan. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Computer
Science at the same university. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor and the
HOD of the Department of Computer Science, College of Arts & Sciences,
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University,
Dr. Alameen’s research
interests include information security, cloud computing, simulation,
e-government, adaptive learning and web application modeling. He serves as the
Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Computer Applications and
Network Security. As a researcher, he has published many research papers in
international journals of good repute.
Gupta is an Assistant Professor at the Department of
Computer Science, College of Arts & Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz
University, KSA. His expertise areas include system simulations and modeling, data
structure, business process re-engineering,
he is actively involved in research on the applications of simulation tools in the
manufacturing industry and in developing a framework for the evaluation of simulation software in the Indian
automobile industry. An active researcher and a prolific writer, he has
contributed numerous papers to several seminars and conferences and has published
many research papers in international journals.