LTRG

Research Group

Learning Transformation Research Group

demoThe Learning Transformation Research Group (LTRG) at Virginia Tech aims to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in K-12 curricula.

ACM

SIGSIM

ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) on SImulation and Modeling (SIM)

ACM SIGSIMAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGSIM aims to promote and disseminate the advancement of high quality state-of-the-art in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) across a broad range of interests and disciplines.

CS @ VT

Computer Science

Virginia Tech

demoThe Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech consists of more than 40 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

Books Edited

  1. Agostino G. Bruzzone, Miquel A. Piera, Francesco Longo, Priscilla Elfrey, Michael Affenzeller, and Osman Balci, Editors (2011), Proceedings of the 23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium (Rome, Italy, Sept. 12-14), University of Genoa, Genova, Italy.
  2. Osman Balci, Iván Castilla, Francesco Longo, and Marina Massei, Editors (2009), Proceedings of the International Workshop on Modeling & Applied Simulation (MAS 2009, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, Sept. 23-25), Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.
  3. Osman Balci, Maarten Sierhuis, Xiaolin Hu, and Levent Yilmaz, Editors (2009), Proceedings of the 2009 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, San Diego, CA.
  4. Osman Balci, Ramesh Sharda, and Stavros A. Zenios, Editors (1992), Computer Science and Operations Research: New Developments in Their Interfaces, Pergamon Press, Oxford, U.K., 536 pp.
  5. Osman Balci, Randall P. Sadowski, and Richard E. Nance, Editors (1990), Proceedings of the 1990 Winter Simulation Conference, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, Dec., 997 pp.
  6. Ramesh Sharda, Bruce L. Golden, Edward Wasil, Osman Balci, William Stewart, Editors (1989), Impacts of Recent Computer Advances on Operations Research, Elsevier Science Publishing, New York, NY, June, 585 pp.
  7. Osman Balci, Editor (1987), Proceedings of the Conference on Methodology and Validation (1987 Eastern Simulation Conferences, Orlando, FL, April 6-9). Published as Simulation Series 19, 1 (Jan. 1988), The Society for Computer Simulation, San Diego, CA, 89 pp.

In Encyclopedia

  1. Osman Balci (1996), “Verification, Validation and Testing of Models,” In Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, S.I. Gass and C.M. Harris, Eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA, pp. 719-723.
    • Revised version published in the Encyclopedia’s Centennial Edition, 2001, pp. 870-878.
    • Revised version published in the Encyclopedia’s Third Edition, 2011. ( S.I. Gass and M. Fu, Eds., published by Springer Science + Business Media)
  2. Richard E. Nance and Osman Balci (1987), “Simulation Model Management Objectives and Requirements,” In Systems and Control Encyclopedia: Theory, Technology, Applications, M.G. Singh, Ed. Pergamon Press, Oxford, pp. 4328-4333, Sept.

In Books

  1. Osman Balci (2015), “Quality Indicators Throughout the Modeling and Simulation Life Cycle,” In Concepts and Methodologies for Modeling and Simulation, Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications: A Tribute to Tuncer Ören, L. Yilmaz, Ed., Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, Chapter 9, pp. 199-215.
  2. Osman Balci, William F. Ormsby, and Levent Yilmaz (2009), “Quality Assurance of Simulation Studies of Complex Networked Agent Systems,” In Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering, L. Yilmaz and T. Ören, Eds., Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, pp. 173-187.
  3. Osman Balci and William F. Ormsby (2007), “Scenario Simulation for Network-Centric Technology Assessment,” In Recent Advances in Modeling and Simulation Tools for Communication Networks and Services, A.N. Ince and A. Bragg, Eds, Springer, New York, NY, Chapter 10, pp. 203-226.
  4. Osman Balci and William F. Ormsby (2006), “Quality Assessment of Modeling and Simulation of Network-Centric Military Systems,” In Modeling and Simulation Tools for Emerging Telecommunications Networks: Needs, Trends, Challenges and Solutions, A.N. Ince and E. Topuz, Eds, Springer, New York, NY, Chapter 19, pp. 365-382.
  5. Osman Balci (1998), “Verification, Validation, and Testing”, In The Handbook of Simulation, J. Banks, Editor, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, August, Chapter 10, pp. 335-393.
  6. Osman Balci and Richard E. Nance (1989), “Simulation Model Development: The Multidimensionality of the Computing Technology Pull,” In Impacts of Recent Computer Advances on Operations Research, R. Sharda et al., Eds. Elsevier Science Publishing, New York, NY, pp. 385-395.
  7. Osman Balci and Robert G. Sargent (1983), “Validation of Multivariate Response Trace-Driven Simulation Models,” In Performance'83, A.K. Agrawala and S.K. Tripathi, Eds. North- Holland Publishing, Amsterdam, pp. 309-323.

Journal Issues Edited

  1. Osman Balci, Guest Editor (1997), Special Issue of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation on Simulation for Training: Foundations and Techniques, Vol. 7, No. 3, July.
  2. Osman Balci, Editor (1994), Annals of Operations Research volume on Simulation and Modeling, Volume 53, December.

Special Publications

  1. Osman Balci (2010), “Golden Rules of Verification, Validation, Testing, and Certification of Modeling and Simulation Applications,” SCS M&S Magazine, Oct. 2010 Issue 4, The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), Vista, CA.
  2. Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (2001), Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VV&A) Recommended Practices Guide, Contributing Author.
  3. Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (1996), Department of Defense Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VV&A) Recommended Practices Guide, Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, Alexandria, VA, Nov. (Dr. Balci wrote Chapter 2 – “Principles of VV&A” and Chapter 4 – “Verification and Validation Techniques”)

Journal Articles

  1. Serdar Aslan and Osman Balci (2015), “GAMED: Digital Educational Game Development Methodology,” Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International 91, 4 (Apr.), 307-319, doi: 10.1177/0037549715572673.
  2. Anderson Norton, Jesse L. M. Wilkins, Michael A. Evans, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Osman Balci, and Mido Chang (2014), “Technology Helps Students Transcend Part-Whole Concepts,” Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 19, 6 (Feb.), 352-358.
  3. Michael A. Evans, Anderson Norton, Mido Chang, Kirby Deater-Deckard, and Osman Balci (2013), “Youth and Video Games: Exploring Effects on Learning and Engagement,” Zeitschrift für Psychologie / Journal of Psychology 221, 2, 98-106.
  4. Osman Balci (2012), “A Life Cycle for Modeling and Simulation,” Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International 88, 7, 870–883.
  5. Amine Chigani and Osman Balci (2012), “The Process of Architecting for Software / System Engineering,” International Journal of System of Systems Engineering 3, 1, 1-23.
  6. Osman Balci, James D. Arthur, and William F. Ormsby (2011), “Achieving Reusability and Composability with a Simulation Conceptual Model,” Journal of Simulation 5, 3 (Aug.), 157-165.
  7. David S. Myers and Osman Balci (2009), “A Web-Based Visual Simulation Architecture,” International Journal of Modelling and Simulation 29, 2, 137-148.
  8. Osman Balci and William F. Ormsby (2008), “Network-Centric Military System Architecture Assessment Methodology,” International Journal of System of Systems Engineering 1, 1-2, 271-292.
  9. Osman Balci and William F. Ormsby (2007), “Conceptual Modeling for Designing Large-Scale Simulations,” Journal of Simulation 1, 3 (Aug.) 175-186.
  10. Mohammad Sabah and Osman Balci (2005), “Web-based Random Variate Generation for Stochastic Simulations,” International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling 1, 1-2, 16-25.
  11. Osman Balci (2001), “A Methodology for Certification of Modeling and Simulation Applications,” ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS) 11, 4 (Oct.), 352-377.
  12. Osman Balci, William S. Gilley, Robin J. Adams, Emre Tunar, and N. Dwight Barnette (2001), “Animations to Assist Learning Some Key Computer Science Topics,” ACM Journal of Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC) 1, 2 (Summer).
  13. James R. Swisher, Sheldon H. Jacobson, J. Brian Jun, and Osman Balci (2001), “Modeling and Analyzing a Physician Clinic Environment Using Discrete-Event (Visual) Simulation,” Computers and Operations Research 28, 2 (Feb.), 105-125.
  14. Osman Balci (1997), “Principles of Simulation Model Validation, Verification, and Testing,” Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International 14, 1, 3-12.
  15. E. Joseph Derrick and Osman Balci (1997), “DOMINO: A Multifaceted Conceptual Framework for Visual Simulation Modeling,” INFOR – Canadian Journal of Operational Research and Information Processing 35, 2 (May), 93-120.
  16. E. Joseph Derrick and Osman Balci (1995), “A Visual Simulation Support Environment Based on the Domino Conceptual Framework,” Journal of Systems and Software 31, 3 (Dec.), 215- 237.
  17. Osman Balci (1994), “Validation, Verification, and Testing Techniques throughout the Life Cycle of a Simulation Study,” Annals of Operations Research 53, 121-174.
  18. James D. Arthur, Richard E. Nance, and Osman Balci (1993), “Establishing Software Development Process Control: Technical Objectives, Operational Requirements, and the Foundational Framework,” Journal of Systems and Software 22, 2 (Aug.), 117-128.
  19. Valerie L. Frankel and Osman Balci (1989), “An On-Line Assistance System for the Simulation Model Development Environment,” International Journal of Man-Machine Studies 31, 6 (Dec.), 699-716.
  20. Robert M. O'Keefe, Osman Balci, and Eric P. Smith (1987), “Validating Expert System Performance,” IEEE Expert 2, 4 (Winter), 81-90.
    1. Reprinted in: AI Applications in Natural Resource Management 2, 2&3 (1988), 35-43.
    2. Reprinted in: J.S. Chandler and T.-P. Liang, Editors (1990), Developing Expert Systems for Business Applications, Merill Publishing, Columbus, OH, pp. 91-100.
    3. Reprinted in: U.G. Gupta (1991), Validating and Verifying Knowledge-Based Systems, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, pp. 2-11.
  21. Osman Balci and Richard E. Nance (1987), “Simulation Model Development Environments: A Research Prototype,” Journal of the Operational Research Society 38, 8 (Aug.), 753-763.
  22. Osman Balci (1986), “Requirements for Model Development Environments,” Computers & Operations Research 13, 1 (Jan.-Feb.), 53-67.
  23. Osman Balci and Richard E. Nance (1985), “Formulated Problem Verification as an Explicit Requirement of Model Credibility,” Simulation 45, 2 (Aug.), 76-86.
  24. Osman Balci and Robert G. Sargent (1984), “Validation of Simulation Models via Simultaneous Confidence Intervals,” American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences 4, 3 & 4, 375-406.
  25. Osman Balci and Robert G. Sargent (1982), “Validation of Multivariate Response Models Using Hotelling's Two-Sample T2 Test”, Simulation 39, 6 (Dec.), 185-192.
  26. Osman Balci and Robert G. Sargent (1981), “A Methodology for Cost-Risk Analysis in the Statistical Validation of Simulation Models,” Communications of the ACM 24, 4 (Apr.), 190-197.

Conference Articles

  1. Kyle Schutt and Osman Balci (2016), “Cloud Software Development Platforms: A Comparative Overview,” IEEE 14th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA), (Baltimore, MD, June 8-10). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 3-13.
  2. J. Robert Jones, Osman Balci, and Anderson Norton (2015), “A Cloud Software System for Visualization of Game-based Learning Data Collected on Mobile Devices,” In Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference (Huntington Beach, CA, Dec. 6-9). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1080-1090.
  3. Andreas Tolk, Osman Balci, C. Donald Combs, Richard Fujimoto, Charles M. Macal, Barry L. Nelson, and Phil Zimmerman (2015), “Do We Need a National Research Agenda for Modeling and Simulation?” In Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference (Huntington Beach, CA, Dec. 6-9). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 2571-2585.
  4. Osman Balci, Kirby Deater-Deckard, and Anderson Norton (2013), “Challenges in Teaching Modeling and Simulation Online,” In Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference (Washington, DC, Dec. 8-11). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 3568- 3575.
  5. Shvetha Soundararajan, Osman Balci, and James D. Arthur (2013), “Assessing an Organization’s Capability to Effectively Implement Its Selected Agile Method(s): An Objectives, Principles, Strategies Approach,” In Proceedings of the Agile 2013 Conference (Nashville, TN, Aug. 5–9), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 22-31.
  6. Simon J. E. Taylor, Osman Balci, Wentong Cai, Margaret L. Loper, David M. Nicol, and George Riley (2013), “Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation: Expanding Our Horizons,” In Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (Montreal, Canada, May 19-22), ACM, New York, NY, pp. 403-408.
  7. Shvetha Soundararajan, James D. Arthur, and Osman Balci (2012), "A Methodology for Assessing Agile Software Development Methods," In Proceedings of the Agile 2012 Conference (Dallas, TX, Aug. 13–17), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 51-54.
  8. Osman Balci (2011), “How to Successfully Conduct Large-Scale Modeling and Simulation Projects,” In Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 11-14). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 176-182.
  9. Andreas Tolk, Osman Balci, Saikou Y. Diallo, Paul A. Fishwick, Xiaolin Hu, Margaret Loper, Mikel D. Petty, Paul F. Reynolds, Hessam Sarjoughian, and Bernard P. Zeigler (2011), “Towards a Methodological Approach to Identify Future M&S Standard Needs,” In Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 11-14). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 2980-2997.
  10. Levent Yilmaz, Guangyu Zou, and Osman Balci (2011), “A Robust Evolutionary Strategy for Generative Validation of Agent-Based Models Using Adaptive Simulation Ensembles,” In Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 11-14). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 2852-2864.
  11. Durk-Jouke Van der Zee, Kathy Kotiadis, Antuela A. Tako, Michael Pidd, Osman Balci, Andreas Tolk, and Mark Elder (2010), “Panel Discussion: Education on Conceptual Modeling for Simulation - Challenging the Art,” In Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference (Baltimore, MD, Dec. 5-8). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 290-304.
  12. Hussain Almohri and Osman Balci (2010), “A Simulation-based Software Design Framework for Network-Centric and Parallel Systems” In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Programming Support Innovations for Emerging Distributed Applications (PSIETA 2010, Oct. 17-21, Reno, NV), ACM, New York, NY.
  13. Osman Balci (2010), “Developing a New Modeling and Simulation Methodology: A Grand Challenge,” In Proceedings of the Workshop on Grand Challenges in Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis for Homeland Security (Organized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security), Arlington, VA, March 17-18.
  14. Osman Balci and Ernest H. Page (2009), “Potential Technologies for Engineering Network-Centric Simulations,” In Proceedings of the 2009 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCS, San Diego, CA, pp. 470-475.
  15. Osman Balci, James D. Arthur, and Richard E. Nance (2008), “Accomplishing Reuse with a Simulation Conceptual Model,” In Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference (Miami, FL, Dec. 7-10). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 959-965.
  16. James D. Arthur, Richard E. Nance, Anil Bazaz, and Osman Balci (2007), “Mitigating Security Risks in Systems that Support Pervasive Services and Computing: Access-Driven Verification, Validation and Testing,” In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS'07), Istanbul, Turkey, July 15-20, pp. 109-117.
  17. Thomas W. Schneider and Osman Balci (2006), “VTQuest: A Voice-based Multimodal Web-based Software System for Maps and Directions,” In Proceedings of the 44th ACM Southeast Conference – ACMSE 2006 (Melbourne, FL, March 10-12), ACM, New York, NY, pp. 300-305.
  18. Osman Balci (2005), “Challenges in Credibility Assessment of System Dynamics Models for National Security,” In Proceedings of the Workshop on Systems Dynamics Modeling of Physical and Social Systems for National Security, Chantilly, VA, April 21-22.
  19. Osman Balci (2004), “Quality Assessment, Verification, and Validation of Modeling and Simulation Applications,” In Proceedings of the 2004 Winter Simulation Conference (Washington, DC, Dec. 5-8). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 122-129.
  20. Osman Balci and Richard E. Nance (2004), “Visual Simulation Environment Lessons Learned,” In Proceedings of the Simulation Workshop (Birmingham, UK, Mar. 23-24). UK Operations Research Society and ACM SIGSIM, pp. 75-82.
  21. Osman Balci (2003), “Verification, Validation, and Certification of Modeling and Simulation Applications,” In Proceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference (New Orleans, LA, Dec. 7-10). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 150-158.
  22. Osman Balci, Richard E. Nance, James D. Arthur, and William F. Ormsby (2002), “Expanding Our Horizons in Verification, Validation, and Accreditation Research and Practice,” In Proceedings of the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference (San Diego, CA, Dec. 8-11). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 653-663.
  23. Osman Balci and Said D. Saadi (2002), “Proposed Standard Processes for Certification of Modeling and Simulation Applications,” In Proceedings of the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference (San Diego, CA, Dec. 8-11). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1621-1627.
  24. Osman Balci, Robin J. Adams, David S. Myers, and Richard E. Nance (2002), “A Collaborative Evaluation Environment for Credibility Assessment of Modeling and Simulation Applications,” In Proceedings of the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference (San Diego, CA, Dec. 8-11). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 214-220.
  25. C. Michael Overstreet, Richard E. Nance, and Osman Balci (2002), “Issues in Enhancing Model Reuse,” In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Grand Challenges for Modeling and Simulation (held in conjunction with the 2002 SCS Western Multiconference, San Antonio, TX, Jan. 27-31).
  26. Richard E. Nance and Osman Balci (2001), “Thoughts and Musings on Simulation Education,” In Proceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference (Arlington, VA, Dec. 9-12). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1567-1570.
  27. Osman Balci and William F. Ormsby (2000), “Well-Defined Intended Uses: An Explicit Requirement for Accreditation of Modeling and Simulation Applications,” In Proceedings of the 2000 Winter Simulation Conference (Orlando, FL, Dec. 10-13). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 849-854.
  28. Osman Balci, William F. Ormsby, John T. Carr, III and Said D. Saadi (2000), “Planning for Verification, Validation, and Accreditation of Modeling and Simulation Applications,” In Proceedings of the 2000 Winter Simulation Conference (Orlando, FL, Dec. 10-13). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 829-839.
  29. John T. Carr, III and Osman Balci (2000), “Verification and Validation of Object-Oriented Artifacts Throughout the Simulation Model Development Life Cycle,” In Proceedings of the 2000 Winter Simulation Conference (Orlando, FL, Dec. 10-13). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 866-871.
  30. Ernest H. Page, David M. Nicol, Osman Balci, Richard M. Fujimoto, Paul A. Fishwick, Pierre L'Ecuyer, and Roger Smith (1999), “Panel: Strategic Directions in Simulation Research,” In Proceedings of the 1999 Winter Simulation Conference (Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 5-8). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1509-1520.
  31. Bruno Bachelet and Osman Balci (1999), “Achieving Reusability in Visual Simulation of a Parts Distribution System,” In Proceedings of the 1999 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (Chicago, Illinois, July 11-15). SCS, San Diego, CA, pp. 115-118.
  32. Osman Balci (1998), “Verification, Validation and Accreditation,” In Proceedings of the 1998 Winter Simulation Conference (Washington, DC, Dec. 13-16). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 41-48.
  33. Osman Balci, Anders I. Bertelrud, Charles M. Esterbrook, and Richard E. Nance (1998), “Visual Simulation Environment,” In Proceedings of the 1998 Winter Simulation Conference (Washington, DC, Dec. 13-16). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 279-287.
  34. Osman Balci, Cengiz Ulusaraç, Poorav Shah, and Edward A. Fox (1998), “A Library of Reusable Model Components for Visual Simulation of the NCSTRL System,” In Proceedings of the 1998 Winter Simulation Conference (Washington, DC, Dec. 13-16). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1451-1459.
  35. Osman Balci and Richard E. Nance (1998), “A Taxonomy of Layout Composition Techniques for Visual Simulation,” In Proceedings of the 1998 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (Reno, Nevada, July 19-22). SCS, San Diego, CA, pp. 380-386.
  36. Osman Balci (1997), “Verification, Validation and Accreditation of Simulation Models,” In Proceedings of the 1997 Winter Simulation Conference (Atlanta, GA, Dec. 7-10). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 135-141.
  37. Osman Balci, Anders I. Bertelrud, Charles M. Esterbrook, and Richard E. Nance (1997), “Introduction to the Visual Simulation Environment,” In Proceedings of the 1997 Winter Simulation Conference (Atlanta, GA, Dec. 7-10). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 698-705.
  38. Osman Balci, Anders I. Bertelrud, Charles M. Esterbrook, and Richard E. Nance (1997), “The Visual Simulation Environment Technology Transfer,” In Proceedings of the 1997 Winter Simulation Conference (Atlanta, GA, Dec. 7-10). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1323-1329.
  39. James R. Swisher, Jong B. Jun, Sheldon H. Jacobson, and Osman Balci (1997), “Simulation of the Queston Physician Network,” In Proceedings of the 1997 Winter Simulation Conference (Atlanta, GA, Dec. 7-10). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1146-1154.
  40. Osman Balci, Anders I. Bertelrud, Charles M. Esterbrook, and Richard E. Nance (1997), “Developing a Library of Reusable Model Components by Using the Visual Simulation Environment,” In Proceedings of the 1997 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (Arlington, VA, July 13-17). SCS, San Diego, CA, pp. 253-258.
  41. Levent Yilmaz and Osman Balci (1997), “Object-Oriented Simulation Model Verification and Validation,” In Proceedings of the 1997 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (Arlington, VA, July 13-17). SCS, San Diego, CA, pp. 835-840.
  42. Osman Balci, Anders I. Bertelrud, Charles M. Esterbrook, and Richard E. Nance (1997), “The Visual Simulation Environment,” In Proceedings of the 11th European Simulation Multiconference (Istanbul, Turkey, June 1-4). SCS, San Diego, CA, pp. 61-68.
  43. Osman Balci, Anders I. Bertelrud, Charles M. Esterbrook, and Richard E. Nance (1997), “Dynamic Object Decomposition in the Visual Simulation Environment,” In Proceedings of the 11th European Simulation Multiconference (Istanbul, Turkey, June 1-4). SCS, San Diego, CA, pp. 69-73.
  44. Osman Balci (1995), “Principles and Techniques of Simulation Validation, Verification, and Testing,” In Proceedings of the 1995 Winter Simulation Conference (Arlington, VA, Dec. 3-6). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 147-154.
  45. Osman Balci, Anders I. Bertelrud, Charles M. Esterbrook, and Richard E. Nance (1995), “A Picture-Based Object-Oriented Visual Simulation Environment,” In Proceedings of the 1995 Winter Simulation Conference (Arlington, VA, Dec. 3-6). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1333-1340.
  46. Osman Balci (1994), “Validation, Verification, and Testing Techniques Throughout the Life Cycle of a Simulation Study,” In Proceedings of the 1994 Winter Simulation Conference (Orlando, FL, Dec. 11-14). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 215-220.
  47. Osman Balci (1994), “Validation, Verification, and Testing Techniques Throughout the Life Cycle of a Simulation Study,” In Proceedings of the 1994 European Simulation Symposium (Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 9-12). SCS, San Diego, CA, pp. 29-33.
  48. Michael L. Talbert, Osman Balci, and Richard E. Nance (1994), “Application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process to Complex System Design Evaluation,” In Proceedings of the 1994 Complex Systems Engineering Synthesis and Assessment Technology Workshop, NSWC, Beltsville, MD, pp. 145-155.
  49. E. Joseph Derrick and Osman Balci (1994), “Simulation Model Development Using the DOMINO Conceptual Framework and the Visual Simulation Support Environment,” In Proceedings of the 1994 International Conference on Data and Knowledge Systems for Manufacturing and Engineering (Sha Tin, Hong Kong, May 2-4, 1994), pp. 545-553.
  50. Osman Balci, David DeVaux, and Richard E. Nance (1993), “Measurement and Evaluation of Complex Navy System Designs,” In Proceedings of the 1993 Complex Systems Engineering Synthesis and Assessment Technology Workshop, NSWC, Calverton, MD, pp. 126-140.
  51. Osman Balci and Richard E. Nance (1992), “The Simulation Model Development Environment: An Overview,” In Proceedings of the 1992 Winter Simulation Conference (Arlington, VA, Dec. 13-16). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 726-736.
  52. Osman Balci and Richard E. Nance (1992), “Simulation Model Development Environment Research Project at VPI&SU,” In Proceedings of the Symposium on Advances in Simulation ‘92 (Istanbul, Turkey, July 6-7, 1992). A.R. Kaylan and T.I. Ören, Eds. Bogazici University Publication No. 506, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 189-196.
  53. Osman Balci (1990), “Guidelines for Successful Simulation Studies,” In Proceedings of the 1990 Winter Simulation Conference (New Orleans, LA, Dec. 9-12). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 25-32.
    • Reprinted in: Proceedings of the Symposium on Advances in Simulation ‘92 (Istanbul, Turkey, July 6-7, 1992). A.R. Kaylan and T.I. Ören, Eds. Bogazici University Publication No. 506, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 1-16.
  54. Osman Balci, Richard E. Nance, E. Joseph Derrick, Ernest H. Page, and John L. Bishop (1990), “Model Generation Issues in a Simulation Support Environment,” In Proceedings of the 1990 Winter Simulation Conference (New Orleans, LA, Dec. 9-12). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 257-263.
  55. John L. Bishop and Osman Balci (1990), “General Purpose Visual Simulation System: A Functional Description,” In Proceedings of the 1990 Winter Simulation Conference (New Orleans, LA, Dec. 9-12). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 504-512.
  56. Osman Balci (1989), “How to Assess the Acceptability and Credibility of Simulation Results,” In Proceedings of the 1989 Winter Simulation Conference (Washington, DC, Dec. 4-6). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 62-71.
  57. E. Joseph Derrick, Osman Balci, and Richard E. Nance (1989), “A Comparison of Selected Conceptual Frameworks for Simulation Modeling,” In Proceedings of the 1989 Winter Simulation Conference (Washington, DC, Dec. 4-6). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 711-718.
  58. Richard B. Whitner and Osman Balci (1989), “Guidelines for Selecting and Using Simulation Model Verification Techniques,” In Proceedings of the 1989 Winter Simulation Conference (Washington, DC, Dec. 4-6). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 559-568.
  59. Osman Balci (1988), “The Implementation of Four Conceptual Frameworks for Simulation Modeling in High-Level Languages,” In Proceedings of the 1988 Winter Simulation Conference (San Diego, CA, Dec. 12-14). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 287-295.
  60. Anjali Venkateshwaran, Richard E. Nance, and Osman Balci (1988), “Dynamically Reconfigurable Networks: Concept Evaluation Through Simulation,” In Proceedings of the 12th IMACS World Congress on Scientific Computation (Paris, France, July 18-22). IMACS, ISBN Number: 2-9502908-0-9, pp. 460-463.
  61. Osman Balci and Richard E. Nance (1987), “Simulation Support: Prototyping the Automation- Based Paradigm,” In Proceedings of the 1987 Winter Simulation Conference (Atlanta, GA, Dec. 14-16). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 495-502.
  62. Osman Balci (1987), “Credibility Assessment of Simulation Results: The State of the Art,” In Proceedings of the Conference on Methodology and Validation (1987 ESC, Orlando, FL, April 6-9). Published as Simulation Series 19, 1 (Jan. 1988), 19-25. SCS, San Diego, CA
  63. Osman Balci (1986), “Credibility Assessment of Simulation Results,” In Proceedings of the 1986 Winter Simulation Conference (Washington, DC, Dec. 8-10). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 38-43.
  64. Richard E. Nance, Osman Balci, and Robert L. Moose, Jr. (1984), “Evaluation of the UNIX Host for a Model Development Environment,” In Proceedings of the 1984 Winter Simulation Conference (Dallas, TX, Nov. 28-30). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 577-584.
  65. Osman Balci and Robert G. Sargent (1982), “Some Examples of Simulation Model Validation Using Hypothesis Testing,” In Proceedings of the 1982 Winter Simulation Conference (San Diego, CA, Dec. 6-8). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 621-629.
  66. J. George Shanthikumar and Osman Balci (1980), “A Variance Reduction Technique for the Simulation of a Single Server GI/G/1 Controlled Queue,” In Proceedings of the 1980 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (Seattle, WA, Aug. 25-27). AFIPS Press, Arlington, VA, pp. 105-110.

Published Reviews

  1. Osman Balci (2013), “Mathematical and Numerical Modeling in Porous Media: Applications in Geosciences,” ACM Computing Reviews 54, 12 (Dec.), p. 739.
  2. Osman Balci (2012), A review of “Incorporating Household Structure into a Discrete-Event Simulation Model of Tuberculosis and HIV,” ACM Computing Reviews 53, 12 (Dec.), p. 768 (CR140432).
  3. Osman Balci (2011), A review of “Simplicity Betrayed,” ACM Computing Reviews, June 10 (CR139128).
  4. Osman Balci (2010), A review of “Software Model Checking Takes Off,” ACM Computing Reviews, Apr. 8.
  5. Osman Balci (2008), A review of “Continuum Modeling in the Physical Sciences,” ACM Computing Reviews, Oct. 23.
  6. Osman Balci (2008), A review of “Modeling Driver Behavior in Automotive Environments: Critical Issues in Driver Interactions with Intelligent Transport Systems,” ACM Computing Reviews 49, 9 (Sept.), pp. 544-545.
  7. Osman Balci (2008), A review of “Diagnosis of Discrete Event Systems Using Decentralized Architectures,” ACM Computing Reviews, Mar. 6.
  8. Osman Balci (2006), A review of “Modeling and simulation in security evaluation,” ACM Computing Reviews, Feb. 27, 2006.
  9. Osman Balci (2005), A review of “Modelling incentives for collaboration in mobile ad hoc networks,” ACM Computing Reviews 46, 6 (June), p. 387.
  10. Osman Balci (2004), A review of “Modeling and validation of pipeline specifications,” ACM Computing Reviews 45, 12 (Dec.), pp. 799-800.
  11. Osman Balci (2004), A review of “Structural modeling with UML 2.0: Classes, Interactions and State Machines,” ACM Computing Reviews 45, 6 (June), p. 355.
  12. Osman Balci (2000), A review of “Efficient optimistic parallel simulations using reverse computation,” ACM Computing Reviews 41, 8 (Aug.), p. 335.
  13. Osman Balci (1998), A review of “Performance evaluation of communication networks,” ACM Computing Reviews 39, 12 (Dec.), p. 598.
  14. Osman Balci (1998), A review of “Modeling formalisms for dynamic structure systems,” ACM Computing Reviews 39, 8 (Aug.), p. 431.
  15. Osman Balci (1997), A review of “The simulation metamodel,” ACM Computing Reviews 38, 10 (Oct.), p. 489.
  16. Osman Balci (1995), A review of “A logic-based foundation of discrete event modeling and simulation,” ACM Computing Reviews 36, 3 (Mar.), p. 174
  17. Osman Balci (1994), A review of “Derivatives of likelihood ratios and smoothed perturbation analysis for the routing problem,” ACM Computing Reviews 35, 11 (Nov.), p. 589
  18. Osman Balci (1994), A review of “Simulation: a statistical perspective,” ACM Computing Reviews 35, 4 (Apr.), p. 208
  19. Osman Balci (1994), A review of “An execution/sleep scheduling policy for serving an additional job in priority queuing systems,” ACM Computing Reviews 35, 3 (Mar.), p. 165
  20. Osman Balci (1994), A review of “A unifying framework for distributed simulation,” ACM Computing Reviews 35, 2 (Feb.), p. 127
  21. Osman Balci (1992), A review of “An analysis of rollback-based simulation,” ACM Computing Reviews 33, 11 (Nov.), p. 625
  22. Osman Balci (1992), A review of “Stochastic automata network for modeling parallel systems,” ACM Computing Reviews 33, 10 (Oct.), p. 568
  23. Osman Balci (1992), A review of “Performance bounds on parallel self-initiating discrete-event simulations,” ACM Computing Reviews 33, 6 (June), p. 330
  24. Osman Balci (1991), A review of “A communicating finite automata approach to modeling distributed computation and its application to distributed decision-making,” ACM Computing Reviews 32, 7 (July), p. 366
  25. Osman Balci (1991), A review of “On designing and reconfiguring k-fault-tolerant tree architectures,” ACM Computing Reviews 32, 7 (July), p. 366
  26. Osman Balci (1990), A review of “Computer modeling for discrete simulation,” ACM Computing Reviews 31, 10 (Oct.), pp. 533-534
  27. Osman Balci (1990), A review of “On Lamport’s interprocessor communication model,” ACM Computing Reviews, May.
  28. Osman Balci (1990), A review of “Temporal Petri nets and their application to modeling and analysis of a handshake daisy chain arbiter,” ACM Computing Reviews 31, 5 (May), p. 259
  29. Osman Balci (1989), A review of “Dynamic models and discrete event simulation,” ACM Computing Reviews 30, 11 (Nov.), p. 566
  30. Osman Balci (1989), A review of “Structures of discrete event simulation: an introduction to the engagement strategy,” ACM Computing Reviews 30, 7 (July), pp. 350-351
  31. Osman Balci (1988), A review of “Analysis of retrieval performance for records and objects using optical disk technology,” ACM Computing Reviews 29, 2 (Feb.), p. 103
  32. Osman Balci (1987), A review of “The amortized complexity of Henriksen’s algorithm,” ACM Computing Review, Aug.
  33. Osman Balci (1987), A review of “Distributed discrete-event simulation,” ACM Computing Reviews 28, 6 (June), p. 334
  34. Osman Balci (1985), A review of “Learning the art of mathematical modeling,” ACM Computing Reviews 26, 11 (Nov.), pp. 601-602