Accession Number : AD0426985

Title :   FIRST CONGRESS ON THE INFORMATION SYSTEM SCIENCES SESSION 7. INFORMATION SYSTEM SIMULATION AND MODELLING TECHNIQUES.

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The Leviathan project is a unique, experimental approach to studying the structure and social dynamics of large-scale organizations such as a military command, a government bureau, or an in dustrial organization. It involves creation of an artificial society in a computerized labora tory, combining live subjects who enact manage rial roles with artificial agents which implement policy decisions. Three simulations are discussed in this paper: an automatic-mode simulation, a live simulation, and a dual-mode simulation. UTOMATIC MODE SIMULATION (June 1961) demon strated the feasibility of operating a complex technological system on a large modern computer. The live simulation (April 1962) demonstrated the practicality of operating this system in a computerized laboratory with live executives. The live subjects were required to communicate through the computer which recorded all inter actions. The dual-mode simulation would combine live subjects and artificial agents. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, SIM), (*BEHAVIOR, SIMULATION), COMPUTERS, GROUP DYNAMICS, LANGUAGE, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, AUTOMATIC, DECISION MAKING, THEORY, MILITARY, JOB ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE