Computational steering is a powerful concept that allows scientists to interactively control a computational process during its execution. In this paper, a survey of computational steering environments for the on-line steering of ongoing scientific and engineering simulations is presented. These environments can be used to create steerable applications for model exploration, algorithm experimentation, or performance optimization. For each environment the scope is identified, the architecture is summarized, and the concepts of the user interface is described. The environments are compared and conclusions and future research issues are given.

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Software Engineering [SEN]
Software Analysis and Transformation

Mulder, J., van Wijk, J., & van Liere, R. (1998). A survey of computational steering environments. Software Engineering [SEN]. CWI.