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In virtuo Experiments Based on the Multi-Interaction System Framework: the RéISCOP Meta-Model.

G. Desmeulles, S. Bonneaud, P. Redou>, V. Rodin, J. Tisseau

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2009, 47(3), 299-330.


Virtual reality can enable computer scientists and domain experts to perform in virtuo experiments of numerical models of complex systems. Such dynamical and interactive experiments are indeed needed when it comes to complex systems with complex dynamics and structures. In this context, the question of the modeling tool to study such models is crucial. Such tool, called a virtuoscope, must enable the virtual experimentation of models inside a conceptual and experimental framework for imagining, modeling and experimenting the complexity of the studied systems. This article describes a conceptual framework and a meta model, called RéISCOP, that enable the construction and simulation of models of biological, chemical or physical systems. The multi-interaction conceptual framework, based on the reification of interactions, is built upon the concepts of autonomy, structural coupling and asynchronous scheduling of those reified interactions. Applications and virtual reality experiments described in the last section show the expressiveness of this approach and its capacity to actually formulate heterogeneous models in heterogeneous time and space scales, which is required for studying biological complex systems.


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Desmeulles,, G. (2009). In virtuo Experiments Based on the Multi-Interaction System Framework: the RéISCOP Meta-Model.. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 47(3), 299–330.

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