Paul F. Roth Papers 1970-1995

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Creator
Roth, Paul F.
Size
0.75 linear feet (1 legal box)
Call number
MC 00494

This collection contains items documenting the professional contributions of Paul F. Roth to the field of computer simulation. It includes materials related to CONVERSIM, a teaching simulation language developed by Roth; publications by Roth and others; and proceedings of simulation conferences.

Paul F. Roth earned degrees from the University of Pittsburgh (Physics) and the University of Pennsylvania (Engineering). He retired from Virginia Tech as Associate Professor of Computer Science. During his career he also taught at Villanova University, the University of Maryland, and the University of South Florida. Roth was a pioneer in the field of Computer Simulation and was twice elected as Chairman of the Association for Computing Machinery's simulation sub-group. His career also included affiliation with the National Bureau of Standards, the Burroughs Corporation, Goodyear Aircraft, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and General Electric (Missile and Space Division).

Biographical/historical note

Paul F. Roth earned degrees from the University of Pittsburgh (Physics) and the University of Pennsylvania (Engineering). He retired from Virginia Tech as Associate Professor of Computer Science. During his career he also taught at Villanova University, the University of Maryland, and the University of South Florida. Roth was a pioneer in the field of Computer Simulation and was twice elected as Chairman of the Association for Computing Machinery's simulation sub-group. His career also included affiliation with the National Bureau of Standards, the Burroughs Corporation, Goodyear Aircraft, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and General Electric (Missile and Space Division).

Scope/content

This collection contains items documenting the professional contributions of Paul F. Roth to the field of computer simulation. It includes materials related to CONVERSIM, a teaching simulation language developed by Roth; publications by Roth and others; and proceedings of simulation conferences.

Arrangement

Materials in this collection are arranged in chronological order.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul F. Roth Papers, MC 00494, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC.

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Paul F. Roth, 2013 (Accession 2013.0260)

Processing information

Processed by: Gwynn Thayer, 2013; machine-readable finding aid created by: Gwynn Thayer, 2013.

Proceedings of the Third Annual Simulation Symposium (contains BOSS Simulation of a Time Sharing Message Processing System for Bank Applications by Paul F. Roth and Albert J. Meyerhoff, Burroughs Corporation) January 1970
Legal box 1, Folder 1
Paul Roth's Jehovial, Reprint, Computer Decisions December 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 2
Methodology in Systems Modelling and Simulation: Proceedings of the Symposium on Modelling and SImulation Methodology, held at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, August 13-18, 1978, edited by Bernard P. Zeigler, et al.; Modelling and Simulation Volume 21, Part 2: Expert Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Vision, Manufacturing: Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Pittsburgh Conference, held at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering, May 3-4 1990 1978, 1990
Legal box 1, Folder 3
"Simulation," A. Ralston and E. Reilly. Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering 1983
Legal box 1, Folder 4
Simulation of a Distributed Database System Incorporating a Routing Optimizer by Roy M. Wnek and Paul F. Roth, from the 18th Annual Simulation Symposium March 1985
Legal box 1, Folder 5
A Study of the Performance Simulation of a File-Server-Configured Micro-Lan by Paul F. Roth and Ilan Katz February 1987
Legal box 1, Folder 6
CONVERSIM system disks, source code, and user manual 1987
Size: 9 5.25" floppy disks
Legal box 1, Folder 7
CONVERSIM User Manual June 1987
Legal box 1, Folder 8
CONVERSIM- A teaching simulation language incorporating a conversational model builder by Paul F. Roth and Robert Brown, from Proceedings of the 1988 Winter Simulation Conference 1988
Legal box 1, Folder 9
Supplemental Proceedings of the 1988 Eastern Simulation Conference (contains From GPS to GPSS (A Memoir) by Paul F. Roth) April 1988
Legal box 1, Folder 10
Florida Institute of Phosphate Research grant project materials 1995

Includes grant proposal and Simulation Model of Phosphate Rail System and Operations and Simulation of a Grid-like Rail Network by Paul F. Roth.

Legal box 1, Folder 11

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul F. Roth Papers, MC 00494, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.