2012_05_FDG - Automated Scenario Generation: Toward Tailored and Optimized Military Training in Virtual Environments
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.