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5-8 Dec. 1999

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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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  • The nexus of simulation with command and control: what each community can offer the other

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Summary form only given, as follows. Along with the expansion of core simulation technology over the past few years there has also been an expansion in both the number of people in nonsimulation-oriented communities that are "simulation-aware" and the ability of the this technology to support new fields of endeavor beyond the well-recognized ones of training and requirements analysis. During this ... View full abstract»

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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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  • Experiences in the NATO pre-pathfinder DiMuNDS 2000 federation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1039 - 1043 vol.2
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    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has developed and adopted a modeling and simulation master plan that provides guidance for the establishment of a NATO M&S capability. While organizational and procedural details are being developed, technical pre-pathfinder activities are being conducted to build skills within the NATO community and demonstrate the technical and procedural viabili... View full abstract»

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  • Applications for enterprise simulation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1490 - 1495 vol.2
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    The purpose of the paper is to describe several recent applications of enterprise simulation. An enterprise simulation is a simulation which is constructed with a top-down view of a business enterprise and which is intended to serve as a decision support tool for decision makers. Examples are taken from the domain areas of transportation, urban operations, supply chain management, entertainment, a... View full abstract»

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  • Lessons learned from the design and execution of a federation for joint experimentation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1032 - 1038 vol.2
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    The Trailblazer military project was created to examine the application of a federation of simulations to joint experimentation. The paper reviews the lessons learned as the Federation Execution and Development Process was applied to the establishment of a federation in support of experimentation View full abstract»

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  • Enterprise simulations: theoretical foundations and a practical perspective

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1485 - 1489 vol.2
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    Simulating business enterprises is the next major application approach to using simulation technology effectively. Although the term enterprise simulation or something similar is being used with ever-increasing frequency, the field lacks a clear definition and discussion of the theoretical basis for what is meant by the term. The author offers his concepts and ideas of how we encapsulate this noti... View full abstract»

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  • An example of simulation use in army weapon system development

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1079 - 1087 vol.2
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    The use of modeling and simulation in the development of military weapon systems began to expand several years ago as the costs of flight testing began to rise. Since then, the role of modeling and simulation has expanded to include areas such as planning and conducting warfare, system development, and acquisition in an effort to minimize system development and acquisition costs. The paper discuss... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated manufacturing logistics: byproducts can be critical

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1310 - 1315 vol.2
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    Production operations can usefully be partitioned into discrete manufacturing and processing operations. Discrete manufacturing plants produce products such as automobiles, airplanes, refrigerators, toasters, computers, and such `discrete' products often have quite large work-forces relative to plants such as refineries, distillers, and chemical plants. Processing operations systems produce gasoli... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed simulation with federated models: expectations, realizations and limitations

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1026 - 1031 vol.2
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    A critique of federated modeling and simulation (M&S) and the HLA approach is given from an external perspective. Recognized difficulties and the progress toward overcoming them are described. The role of HLA in developing consistency and uniformity in M&S within the Department of Defense is laudable. The program and its management by DMSO have succeeded in promoting communications and und... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing simulation models for emergency rooms using VBA

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1685 - 1693 vol.2
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    Increased pressure to control costs and increased competition has prompted health care managers to look for tools to effectively operate their institutions. Managers are increasingly using simulation modeling to understand their processes. A simulation model of an ER has been enhanced with VBA routines, so that it can use real world data. The simulation model has been complemented with a series of... View full abstract»

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  • Healthcare simulation: a case study at a local clinic

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1577 - 1584 vol.2
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    Today, researchers and analysts are beginning to uncover the potential for using simulation in the health care field; with a multitude of interactions between patients, physicians, nurses, and technical and support staff, simulation can be an invaluable tool. Inefficiencies can be eliminated or resource allocation changed to determine an optimal setup. Primarily, simulation has been used in the he... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation in the next millennium

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1478 - 1484 vol.2
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    The paper looks into the future of simulation. The capabilities and features of simulation software of the future are hypothesized, focusing on the major aspects of their use. The features addressed include model building, visualization, output analysis and optimization, integration and the Internet. The discussion of simulation software in the future is closely related to the vision of future app... 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
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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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  • Simulation to support operational testing: a practical application

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1071 - 1078 vol.2
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    The paper describes a combined effort between The Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM), the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity (MCOTEA) and the MITRE Corporation to exploit M&S to support operational test (OT) of the Predator Short Range Assault Weapon (SRAW). When applied appropriately, the cost benefits of using simulation assisted testing can be substantial. The Ma... View full abstract»

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  • A simulation of the product distribution in the newspaper industry

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1268 - 1271 vol.2
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    On-time delivery of the paper is critical in the newspaper industry since it is directly related to the quality of service; therefore, it enhances or damages sales. This study was focused on determining the means to meet required delivery times, and in identifying ways to improve it, so that there is a lower probability of failure. A simulation model was built to model the paper printing, packagin... View full abstract»

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  • Simphony: an environment for building special purpose construction simulation tools

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):998 - 1006 vol.2
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    Special-purpose simulation (SPS) is a proven principle that can lead to the effective transfer of simulation knowledge to the construction industry. Three separate industry experiments have led to the identification of a set of requirements that construction SPS tools should adhere to in order to be successful. This set of requirements was then used in the implementation of a computer system calle... View full abstract»

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  • Using simulation to influence foreign policy

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1306 - 1309 vol.2
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    The United States Air Force's Air Mobility Command operates airlift missions that service the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet in the Indian Ocean. All of these missions travel through Singapore's airport, which has very restrictive operating hours. This paper discusses the use of simulation to assess the cycle time impacts of changing Singapore and Fujairah's operating hours and aircraft ground... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of connection bank redesign on airport gate assignment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1378 - 1382 vol.2
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    Along with marketing and maintenance implications, hub optimization is an important part of the flight schedule development process. The Air Canada flight schedule at its Toronto hub is based on two-hour non-directional connection banks. The purpose of this research is to analyze an alternative to this rule consisting of directional connection banks and, more specifically, to assess how this would... View full abstract»

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  • A simulation approach for improving the efficiency of the Department of Motor Vehicles

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1681 - 1684 vol.2
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    Simulation as a primary tool was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the Santa Teresa Department of Motor Vehicles, California (USA). The Department of Motor Vehicles was analyzed to determine improvement methods that would curtail the long customer lines or queues that are prevalent. A 23 factorial experimental design was performed to improve overall system effectiveness as measured ... View full abstract»

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  • How i2 integrates simulation in supply chain optimization

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1350 - 1355 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (11)
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    This paper sets out, at a high level, the methods in which i2 solutions will enable value in the 21st century enterprise. With regards to the purposes of the Winter Simulation Conference, we show how simulation fits within our solution set and how we have extended the principles of simulation View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic simulation modeling of ICU bed availability

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1573 - 1576 vol.2
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    The intensive care unit accounts for nearly 30% of all inpatient expenditures while representing only 8% of the patient population. All healthcare systems must balance the need for access and availability of intensive care unit beds (ICU) versus excess capacity that wastes increasingly limited healthcare resources including bed space and personnel. The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is an acute care... 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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  • Scaling, hierarchical modeling, and reuse in an object-oriented modeling and simulation system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1470 - 1477 vol.2
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    Three useful modeling techniques for specifying discrete event simulation models are discussed. Hierarchical model specification provides for model specification at different levels of abstraction. Scaling of model elements provides for the combination of similarly structured and parallel operating model elements into arrays of both fixed and dynamic sizes. Reuse of model elements allows for the r... View full abstract»

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