Web-based simulation

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The term web-based simulation (WBS) emerged in 1996, and is typically used to denote the invocation of computer simulation services over the internet, specifically through a web browser.[1] [2] [3] [4] Increasingly, the web is being looked upon as an environment for providing modeling and simulation applications, and as such, is an emerging area of investigation within the simulation community.[5][6][4]

Web-based simulation is used in online computer games. It is also used in e-learning in view to quickly illustrate various principles to students by means of interactive animations, or in distance learning to provide an alternative to installing expensive simulation software on the student computer, or as an alternative to expensive laborative equipment.

Web-based simulation can either take place on the server-side or on the client-side. In server-side simulation, the numerical calculations and generation of graphical output is carried out on the web server, while the graphical user interface often is provided by the client-side, for example using server-side scripting such as PHP or CGI scripts, interactive services based on Ajax or a conventional application software remotely accessed through a VNC Java applet. In client-side simulation, the simulation program is downloaded from the server side but completely executed on the client side, for example using Java applets, Flash animations, Java script or some mathematical software viewer plug-in. Server-side simulation is not scalable for many simultaneous users, but places fewer demands on the user computer performance and web-browser plug-ins than client-side simulation.

The term on-line simulation sometimes refers to server-side web-based simulation, sometimes to symbiotic simulation, i.e. a simulation that interacts in real-time with a physical system.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Byrne, James; Heavey, Cathal; Byrne, P.J. (March 2010). "A review of Web-based simulation and supporting tools". Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (Elsevier) 18 (3): 253-276. doi:10.1016/j.simpat.2009.09.013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2009.09.013. 
  2. Page, E.; Griffen, S. P. (1998). "Providing Conceptual Framework Support for Distributed Web-Based Simulation within the Higher Level Architecture.". Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science II, Orlando, Florida, USA.. 
  3. Page, E.; Opper, J. M. (2000). "Investigating the Application of Web-Based Simulation Principles within the Architecture for a Next-Generation Computer Generated Forces Model.". Future Generation Computer Systems 19: 159-169.. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Byrne, James; Heavey, Cathal; Byrne, P.J. (2006). "SIMCT: An Application of Web Based Simulation.". Proceedings of the 2006 Operational Research Society (UK) 3rd Simulation Workshop (SW06), 28-29th March, Royal Leamington Spa, UK.. http://www.orsoc.org.uk/orshop/(vhkfborwn2ka1k453pnsc4yr)/orcontent.aspx?inc=simulation2006_proceedings.htm. 
  5. Guru, A.; Savory, P.; Williams, R. (2000). "A Web-based Interface for Storing and Executing Simulation Models.". Proceedings of the 2000 Winter Simulation Conference, Orlando, Florida.. 
  6. Harrell, C. R.; Hicks, D. A. (1998). "Simulation Software Component Architecture for Simulation-based Enterprise Applications.". Proceedings of the 1998 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington D.C., USA.. 
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