Accession Number : ADA266697


Title :   A Scientific Basis for Computational Science


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Valdes-Perez, Raul E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266697.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : Computational science's a productive intellectual activity. It produces highly useful computer programs that require much creativity and ingenuity to develop. Moreover, computation is a powerful theoretical tool for natural scientists. However, can computational science have a scientific foundation, quite apart from its roles as a juxtaposition of disciplines and as another theoretical tool for scientists That is. call computational science develop concepts that enable a broad systematic understanding of inference and discovery in science? This paper makes a case for an affirmative answer that relies on the concept of generic scientific task. We will argue that theoretical understanding is to be attained by identifying and automating such tasks. To develop the idea, we configure samples of previous work in computational science (broadly construed), lay a road map to guide further research, and suggest experimental tools to generate research problems and to re-deploy proven techniques.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONS , *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , CREATIVITY , SCIENTISTS , TOOLS , COMPUTERS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE