Accession Number : ADA329258

Title :   Utility and Use of Large-Scale Mathematical Models.

Descriptive Note : Proceedings 28-29 Apr 77,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gass, Saul I.

PDF Url : ADA329258

Report Date : MAY 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 232

Abstract : The Workshop on the Utility and Use of Large-Scale Mathematical Models held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland (April 28-29, 1977), was a 'first' for its purpose to examine the problem of how to improve the use and utility of large-scale mathematical models in the Federal Government. The Workshop speakers addressed specific problem areas, including: the present status of model use in DOD and non-DOD applications, issues facing developers, problems of model implementation, transfer and development in the energy field, model assessment and evaluation, use in policy analysis, comparison of models, management of the modeling process, model software and documentation, and guidelines, standards and management improvement activities. This Proceedings volume presents the papers and much of the discussion that took place at the Workshop, along with a summary of directions for needed research.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, ENERGY, STANDARDS, WORKSHOPS.

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE