Accession Number : ADA558449


Title :   Automated Scenario Generation: Toward Tailored and Optimized Military Training in Virtual Environments


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ORLANDO FL


Personal Author(s) : Zook, Alexander ; Lee-Urban, Stephen ; Riedl, Mark O ; Holden, Heather K ; Sottilare, Robert A ; Brawner, Keith W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a558449.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : Scenario-based training exemplifies the learning-by-doing approach to human performance improvement. In this paper, we enumerate the advantages of incorporating automated scenario generation technologies into the traditional scenario development pipeline. An automated scenario generator is a system that creates training scenarios from scratch, augmenting human authoring to rapidly develop new scenarios, providing a richer diversity of tailored training opportunities, and delivering training scenarios on demand. We introduce a combinatorial optimization approach to scenario generation to deliver the requisite diversity and quality of scenarios while tailoring the scenarios to a particular learner's needs and abilities. We propose a set of evaluation metrics appropriate to scenario generation technologies and present preliminary evidence for the suitability of our approach compared to other scenario generation approaches.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY TRAINING , COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS , OPTIMIZATION , QUALITY , SCENARIOS , SKILLS , SYMPOSIA , VIRTUAL REALITY


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE