PSYOPS and CIMIC operations: from concepts to G-DEVS models

Abstract : In the context of the stabilization phase of modern conflicts, Civil-Military Cooperation actions (CIMIC) and Psychological actions (PSYOPS), which are actions of influence, are essential and take precedence over combat actions. Both types of actions have effects on info-targets and aim at influencing them by generating in them feelings and behaviors. CIMIC projects through CIMIC advertising and PSYOPS through messages diffusion both conducted by Allied forces. In both cases, the effects are propagated from the direct info-targets to the people they are connected to, directly or indirectly, through the social networks they belong to. In this article, we describe CIMIC and PSYOPS actions, we then present the different types of social networks concerned and explain the mechanism that underlies the propagation of effects from people to people in these social networks. Finally, we present the G-DEVS simulation models for the people to people direct propagation of both types of actions. This study is carried out in the context of the CAPRICORN system, whose goal is to assess psychological effects of combat actions, CIMIC actions and psychological actions.
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Colette Faucher, Gregory Zacharewicz, Maâmar El-Amine Hamri, Claudia Frydman. PSYOPS and CIMIC operations: from concepts to G-DEVS models. 2012 Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation - DEVS Integrative M&S Symposium, Mar 2012, Orlando, United States. pp.X. ⟨hal-00765807⟩

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