Förslag till framtida inriktning av forskning avseende modellering och simulering


  • Johan Blixt
  • Jonas Hermelin
  • Vahid Mojtahed
  • Mateusz Stec
  • Ulf Söderman
  • Patrik Thoren

Publish date: 2020-04-20

Report number: FOI-R--4893--SE

Pages: 45

Written in: Swedish

Research areas:

  • Ledningsteknologi


  • modelling and simulation
  • need analysis
  • review of current research trends
  • research direction


Modelling and simulation (M&S) is an interdisciplinary field, relevant for a wide array of areas from both an applied and research perspective. Within defence agencies M&S is used for concept analysis, development and evaluation of technical system, method development, as well as for education and training. M&S is also applied extensively by the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI). The purpose of this report is threefold: to increase the understanding of how M&S research can support the Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF), to identify current international and national trends with the domain of M&S research, and finally identify possible routes forward for the M&S research conducted by FOI. The report includes (1) the result of the review of current research trends within M&S, (2) the result of a needs analysis based on interviews with respondents from SwAF, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and FOI, and finally (3) the report presents three directions for future M&S research directions that could meet some of identified needs. The three suggestions aim at assessment and decision support, education and training, and M&S knowledgebase. The first and second suggestion focus on research closer to specific challenges identified in the needs analysis, while the third suggestion focus on how to maintain and develop a general M&S competence within FOI.

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