Philip J. Kiviat Papers 1962-2010 (bulk 1962-1972)

Creator
Kiviat, Philip J.
Size
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location

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Call number
MC 00429

Papers, 1962-2010, of Philip J. Kiviat consist primarily of technical papers related to Kiviat's work in developing the GASP and SIMSCRIPT simulation languages in the 1960s and 1970s. Other papers include conference brochures, contracts, correspondence, and writings by others.

Philip J. Kiviat is the author of two books on simulation programming languages (SIMSCRIPT II and GASP) and numerous technical papers. The “Kiviat Graph” is widely used in the computer hardware and software performance field, as well as in other disciplines, to portray performance patterns and distinguish modes of behavior. Kiviat was the first technical Director of the Federal Computer Performance Evaluation and Simulation Center (FEDSIM) that was established by the United States Air Force in 1972.

Language

English

Biographical/historical note

Philip J. Kiviat is a founding partner in Guerra Kiviat Inc., a federal sales consulting firm, primarily oriented to information technology. Kiviat was the first technical Director of the Federal Computer Performance Evaluation and Simulation Center (FEDSIM) that was established by the United States Air Force in 1972. He is the author of two books on simulation programming languages (SIMSCRIPT II and GASP) and numerous technical papers. The “Kiviat Graph” is widely used in the computer hardware and software performance field, as well as in other disciplines, to portray performance patterns and distinguish modes of behavior. Kiviat has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and completed his course work for a Doctorate in Business Administration at the University of Southern California.

Scope/content

Papers, 1962-2010, of Philip J. Kiviat chiefly consist of technical papers related to Kiviat's work in developing the GASP and SIMSCRIPT simulation languages in the 1960s and 1970s. Other items include conference brochures, contracts, correspondence, and writings by others.

Physical description

3 boxes

Arrangement

This collection is arranged generally by type of material, with biographical material, correspondence, and other materials followed by writings and addresses by Kiviat and then writings by others. In each of these groups, material is organized chronologically.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Philip J. Kiviat Papers, MC 00429, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Received from James R. Wilson, 2011.

Processing information

Processed by Linda Sellars, September 2011; finding aid created by Linda Sellars, September 2011.

Biographical Information 2004, 2010
Box 1, Folder 1
US Steel Publications 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence, Book Reviews, and Other Papers 1962-1973
Box 1, Folder 3
GASP Report, Notes, Correspondence 1964
Box 1, Folder 4
Simulation Associates 1970-1971
Box 1, Folder 5
Programs for Management Science Events 1964-1974
Box 1, Folder 6
Brochures for Conferences on Applications of Simulation 1968-1971
Box 1, Folder 7
Brochures for Seminars on Simulation 1966-1971
Box 1, Folder 8
Several Simulation Studies: A Methodological Review, by Philip J. Kiviat 13 December 1961
Box 1, Folder 9
Simulation: Five Case Studies, by Philip J. Kiviat 15 February 1962
Box 1, Folder 10
Design Considerations in Systems Simulation 1962
Box 1, Folder 11
GASP - A General Purpose Simulation Program [1963]
Box 1, Folder 12
GASP - A General Activity Simulation Program PROGRAMMER'S MANUAL PRELIMINARY VERSION 1963
Box 1, Folder 13
GASP - A General Activity Simulation Program by Philip J. Kiviat and Alan Colker 1964 February
Box 1, Folder 14
Spectral Analysis of Time Series Generated by Simulation Models, Memorandum RM-4393-PR, by George S. Fishman and Philip J. Kiviat 1965 February
Box 1, Folder 15
Introduction to the SIMSCRIPT II Programming Language by Philip J. Kiviat 1966 February
Box 1, Folder 16
Simulation Language Report Generators by Philip J. Kiviat 1966 April
Box 1, Folder 17
Development of Discrete Digital Simulation Languages by Philip J. Kiviat 1966 September
Box 1, Folder 18
Development of New Digital Simulation Languages, Reprint, The Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol. XVII, no. 11 by Philip J. Kiviat 1966 November
Box 1, Folder 19
Simulation, Decision-Making and Business Organization 1967 January
Box 1, Folder 20
Simulation, v. 8, no. 2 (contains "Development of Discrete Digital Simulation Languages" by Kiviat) 1967 February
Box 1, Folder 21
Analysis of Simulation-Generated Time Series, Management Science, v. 13. no. 7 by George Fishman and Philip J. Kiviat 1967 March
Box 2, Folder 1
Computer Simulation Programming Languages: Perspective and Prognosis by Philip J. Kiviat 1967 September
Box 2, Folder 2
System Design Procedures: A Discussion Paper by P. J. Kiviat, A. L. Buchanan, S. M. Drezner 1968 January
Box 2, Folder 3
The Statistics of Discrete-Event Simulation, Reprint, Simulation vol. 10, no. 4, by Kiviat and Fishman 1968 April
Box 2, Folder 4
Simulation Programming Using SIMSCRIPT II by Philip J. Kiviat 1968 September
Box 2, Folder 5
Digital Computer Simulation: Computer Programming Languages, Memorandum RM-5883-PR, by Philip J. Kiviat 1969 January
Box 2, Folder 6
The SIMSCRIPT II Programming Language, IBM 360 Interpretation, RM-5777-1-PR, by Philip J. Kiviat, D. W. Kosy, J. J. Shukiar, J. B. Urban, R. Villanueva 1972 March
Box 2, Folder 7
International Symposium on Systems Engineering and Analyses, v. 1. Invited Lectures (includes "Systems Simulation" by Philip J. Kiviat) 1972 October
Box 2, Folder 8
Computopics, v. XXI, no. 8 (contains "Model-Centered Management" by Philip J. Kiviat) 1978 April
Box 2, Folder 9
Simulation, v. 38, no. 1 (contains "Keynote address: Summer Computer Simulation Conference" by Kiviat) 1982 January
Box 2, Folder 10
System Development (contains "Solving Software Problems" by Philip J. Kiviat 1990 March
Box 2, Folder 11
ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (contains address, "Simulation, Technology, and the Decision Process," by Philip J. Kiviat) 1991
Box 2, Folder 12
A survey of users' views of discrete simulation languages by Henry Kleine, with editor's note by Philip J. Kiviat, Reprint, Simulation 1970 May
Box 2, Folder 13
Proceedings, IBM Scientific Computing Symposium, Simulation Models and Gaming 1966
Box 2, Folder 14
Journal of Educational Data Processing, v. 6, no. 1 1968-1969 Winter
Box 3, Folder 1
Software Engineering: Report on a conference sponsored by the NATO Science Committee, Garmisch, Germany, 7-11 October 1968 1969 January
Box 3, Folder 2
ECSS: An Extendable Computer System Simulator, RM-6182-NASA, by N. R. Nielsen 1970 February
Box 3, Folder 3
Software Engineering Techniques: Report on a conference sponsored by the NATO Science Committee, Rome Italy, 27-31 October 1969 1970 April
Box 3, Folder 4
Simula Newsletter v. 1, no. 1 1973 March
Box 3, Folder 5
Discrete Event Modelling on Simula by G. M. Birwistle 1979
Box 3, Folder 6

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Philip J. Kiviat Papers, MC 00429, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.