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Modeling Human and Organizational Behavior: Application to Military Simulations
reflects or instantiates a unified theory of human behavior (at least in the minds of its developers) in which related submodels interact through common representations of intermediate information processing results, and in which consistent conceptual representations and similar tools are used throughout.
REVIEW OF INTEGRATIVE ARCHITECTURES
This section reviews 11 integrative architectures (presented in alphabetical order):
Adaptive control of thought (ACT-R)
COGnition as a NEtwork of Tasks (COGNET)
Executive-process interactive control (EPIC)
Human operator simulator (HOS)
Man machine integrated design and analysis system (MIDAS)
Operator model architecture (OMAR)
Situation awareness model for pilot-in-the-loop evaluation (SAMPLE)
The following aspects of each architecture are addressed:
Its purpose and use
Its general underlying assumptions
Its architecture and functionality
Features of its current implementation
Its support environment
The extent to which it has been validated
The panel's assessment of its applicability for military simulations
It should be noted that the discussion of these models is based on documentation available to the panel at the time of writing. Most of the architectures are still in development and are likely to change—perhaps in very fundamental ways. The discussion here is intended to serve as a starting point for understanding the structure, function, and potential usefulness of the architectures. The organizations responsible for their development should be contacted for more detailed and timely information.