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  • WSC'99. 1999 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. 'Simulation - A Bridge to the Future' (Cat. No.99CH37038)

    Publication Year: 1999
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  • What does industry need from simulation vendors in Y2k and after? a panel discussion

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1501 - 1508
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  • Index

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1709 - 1713
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  • Automated distributed system testing: designing an RTI verification system

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1094 - 1102 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (3)
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    A project is currently underway which involves testing a distributed system-the Run Time Infrastructure (RTI) component of the High Level Architecture (HLA). As part of this effort, a test suite has been designed and implemented to provide a coordinated and automated approach to testing this distributed system. This suite includes the creation and application of a Script Definition Language (SDL) ... View full abstract»

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  • Maneuver warfare distillations: essence not verisimilitude

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1147 - 1151 vol.2
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    When should one engage the enemy directly and when should one maneuver? Of course, the answer depends on the circumstances, and the simulations presented in this paper are simply illustrative. The purpose is to describe one aspect of an on-going Marine Corps research program called Project Albert. This aspect is our attempt to capture, i.e. distill, the essence of a subject in as simple a simulati... View full abstract»

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  • A flexible interface and architecture for container and intermodal freight simulations

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1238 - 1242 vol.2
    Cited by:  Patents (14)
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    SIMCAP (Simulation-based Capacity Analysis Platform) is a simulation-based software tool designed to support analysis of intermodal terminal operation, specifically with respect to track capacity and yard capacity. The application was designed with a modular, extensible software architecture with an emphasis on capturing the primary complexities that exist in an actual intermodal terminal. SIMCAP ... View full abstract»

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  • eSCA: a thin-client/server/Web-enabled system for distributed supply chain simulation

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1371 - 1377 vol.2
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    eSCA is a client server, Web-enabled architecture and front-end system for IBM's Supply Chain Analyzer (SCA), a new “best-of breed” software tool and methodology for measuring, analyzing, and reengineering complex supply chains. eSCA extends the capability of SCA through a computing network with server-based and Web-enabled functionality. ESCA consists of two distinct versions: eManage... View full abstract»

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  • FEDEP V1.4: an update to the HLA process model

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1044 - 1049 vol.2
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    The Department of Defense (DoD) High Level Architecture (HLA) for modeling and simulation (M&S) was developed as a means of facilitating interoperability among simulations and promoting reuse of simulations and their components. Although the three HLA specifications together provide the necessary technical foundation for developing distributed, interoperable simulation applications, they do no... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation environments for the design and test of an intelligent controller for autonomous underwater vehicles

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1088 - 1093 vol.2
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    Intelligent controllers usually consist of a hybrid system that includes both discrete and continuous processes. This hybrid construction poses difficulties in validating and verifying their design. As the use of intelligent controllers proliferates throughout society, the development of simulation techniques that support both the construction and testing of these controllers becomes increasingly ... View full abstract»

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  • Designing the Westerscheldetunnel toll plaza using a combination of queueing and simulation

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1272 - 1279 vol.2
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    This paper describes how a combined queueing and simulation study was successfully executed for the design of a toll plaza. The objectives of the study were twofold: to configure the types of toll booths with multiple payment functionalities (cash, credit cards, and electronic payment). To determine the number of toll booths for each type. The model was also used to validate the spacing, safety, a... View full abstract»

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  • Three sources of simulation inaccuracy (and how to overcome them)

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1701 - 1708 vol.2
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    There is much interest in how to ensure that the results obtained from a simulation model are accurate. The paper considers this from the perspective of three main sources of inaccuracy: the modelling, the data and the experimentation. For each of these sources, the causes of inaccuracy are discussed and some advice is given on how to overcome them. An illustrative model is used to quantify some o... View full abstract»

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  • The use of simulation for process improvement in a cancer treatment center

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1541 - 1548 vol.2
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    This work addresses experience with a simulation model of a full service cancer treatment center. The objective was to analyze patient flow throughout the unit, evaluate the impact of alternative floor layouts, using different scheduling options and to analyze resources and patient flow requirements of a new building. The simulation model provided strong justification to relocate the center's labo... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed real-time simulation for intruder detection system analysis

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1168 - 1173 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    The paper describes a distributed simulation system developed for evaluation of physical security systems. The work extends previous work by extracting several system components that were previously integrated into the simulation model and creating distributed modules that interact directly with the system database. This allows the modules to incorporate arbitrarily complex logic and to be develop... View full abstract»

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  • GERMS: an epidemiologic simulation tool for studying geographic and social effects on infection transmission

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1549 - 1556 vol.2
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    The analysis, surveillance and control of infectious diseases are important functions of public health organizations around the world. This article describes the design and implementation of a simulation toolkit called GERMS (Geographic-Environmental Reinfection Modeling Simulator) that includes several innovations for modeling infectious disease transmission. These tools address several important... View full abstract»

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  • Logistics issues in autonomous food production systems for extended duration space exploration

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1253 - 1257 vol.2
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    To enable longer space missions, systems for production of food in space will be necessary. The Autonomous Life Support System (ALSS) program of NASA is an on-going research effort in this direction. This research uses intelligent agents to relieve the crew of substantial efforts relating to the food production tasks. In this paper, we propose a contract net protocol approach to schedule transport... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation of the structural steel erection process

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 942 - 947 vol.2
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    The construction industry's growth and the adoption of newer means, methods, and materials of construction have resulted in an increase in complexity of on-site construction processes. Consequently, the construction industry's need for advanced tools and techniques to study, plan, and manage these complex construction processes has developed. The paper illustrates a Petri net based hierarchical an... View full abstract»

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  • Business process simulation: a fundamental step supporting process centered management

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1383 - 1392 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (5)
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    Business processes are increasingly recognised as the key to competitive survival. The important opportunities inherent to this invisible economic asset are the foundations of process-centred management. Simulation of business processes creates added value in understanding, analysing and designing processes by introducing dynamic aspects. It provides decision support by anticipation of future chan... View full abstract»

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  • Product-based model representation for integrating 3D CAD with computer simulation

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 971 - 977 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (3)
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    Computer-aided design (CAD) is widely used during the engineering design stage of construction projects. CAD generally contains a wealth of information regarding the facility to be constructed; this information can be effectively used for construction decision-making. This paper undertakes an investigation of the possibility of using a “product-based” model representation for integrati... View full abstract»

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  • Web-based analyses and distributed IP

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1445 - 1453 vol.2
    Cited by:  Patents (9)
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    The web presents an opportunity for realizing a distributed design framework supporting multi-disciplinary, multi-organizational collaborative design and analysis activities. The potential for deploying online, reusable parts libraries for virtual prototyping and design analysis exists. However, several issues must be solved before vendors will be willing to provide online access to their intellec... View full abstract»

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  • OOTW impact analysis [military simulation]

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1050 - 1058 vol.2
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    The conduct of Operations Other Than War (OOTWs) has become an extremely important part of the US military's responsibility since the end of the Cold War. The factors that influence success and failure in OOTWs are economic, political, sociological, cultural, and psychological factors more often than they are military factors. The paper explores the need for impact analysis support tools, provides... View full abstract»

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  • Train performance and simulation

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1287 - 1294 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    Simulation provides a valuable tool in both the design of new infrastructure coupled with assisting in the process of translating a railway's business aspiration into a technical specification. The simulation system can be used in many forms: (1) as a single train run to assess traction performance over a given infrastructure or assumptions of the physical characteristics of a new line, (2) to ass... View full abstract»

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  • Construction of a dam embankment with nonstationary queues

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 921 - 928 vol.2
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    The paper presents the simulation model for a project involving the haulage and placement of rip-rap for the construction of a dam to illustrate how traffic-related queues are created at locations determined dynamically at simulation runtime. This example also investigates the formation of moving queues of equipment that cannot pass each other and travel together like a procession or a convoy. The... View full abstract»

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  • Operative requirements and advances for the new generation simulators in multimodal container terminals

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1243 - 1252 vol.2
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    The paper outlines the evolution of container terminal requirements for simulation and the potential of new advanced techniques in the integration with these aspects; the authors present application examples and experimental results that maximized the impact of these new concepts in real complex port realities View full abstract»

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  • The high level architecture: Is there a better way?

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1595 - 1601 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    This paper first discusses the basic design approach adopted for the High Level Architecture and the design goals that it addresses in the military simulation arena. Next, the limitations of this architecture are discussed with particular focus on the real-time information requirements needed to support its operation. Finally, the paper discusses HLA's inability to model complex systems with hiera... View full abstract»

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  • “Personnel forcecasting strategic workforce planning”: a proposed simulation cost modeling methodology

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 1410 - 1414 vol.2
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    A unique approach is developed for evaluating personnel requirements of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA). With this approach, new ways of measuring personnel availability are proposed and made available to ensure that NIMA remains ready to provide timely, relevant and accurate imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial information in support of the national security objectives of t... View full abstract»

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