Simulation Conference Proceedings, 1999 Winter

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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  • CSCAT: the Compaq Supply Chain Analysis Tool

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1201 - 1206 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (2)
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    In today's business environment, the dynamics of the business drive many decisions in the supply chain. Companies buffer their inventory, carry excess capacity and head-count, and have costly marketing initiatives in order to handle the dynamics of the business. In order to better analyze the business dynamics and define supply chains that are robust to changes in the business environment, Compaq ... View full abstract»

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  • VRML for urban visualization

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1454 - 1459 vol.2
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    A virtual reality modeling language (VRML) based application has been developed as a marketing tool for a commercial park. VRML is a new Web based technology for specifying and delivering three-dimensional interactive visualizations over the Internet through a Web browser. As a part of its definition, VRML includes primitives that specify geometries, sense different conditions in in the visualizat... View full abstract»

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  • Parametric modeling in rail capacity planning

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1194 - 1200 vol.2
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    Describes the development and application of a parametric model at Canadian National Railway (CN) for use in rail capacity planning. The Parametric Capacity Model is a practical tool that is used to help improve track asset utilization through the measurement and monitoring of system track capacity. Understanding capacity is essential for determining the amount of traffic that can be moved over a ... View full abstract»

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  • Web-based analyses and distributed IP

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1445 - 1453 vol.2
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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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  • “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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  • Evaluating strategies to improve railroad performance-a system dynamics approach

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1186 - 1193 vol.2
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    Describes the context for and creation of a strategic planning model of a major US railway. The key factors in choosing a system dynamics approach are presented, and the synergy between the new model and the existing suite of planning applications is highlighted. The overall structure of the model is reviewed, including the key reinforcing and balancing loops, and model creation issues, such as le... 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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  • Component-based simulation on the Web?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1438 - 1444 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (4)
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    Various forms of distributed simulation are possible over the world-wide web, including simple multiple replications of the same model, client-server architectures for one or more simultaneously running models and the distributed operation of one or more linked models. Like all web-based operations, these simulations are slow due to current bandwidth limitations, but that could change in the next ... View full abstract»

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  • Reconciliation of business and systems modelling via discrete event simulation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1403 - 1409 vol.2
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    Modeling techniques have been productively applied to business process (BP) redesign. They have been also successfully employed to assist information technology (IT) applications design and development. However, although BP and IT interact in practice, suggesting that modelling in those areas should also be done in parallel, surprisingly few works have addressed the issue of integrated BP/IT model... 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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  • Evaluating the potential benefits of a rail traffic movement planning algorithm

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1181 - 1185 vol.2
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    Railroads have large investments in capital items such as track, trains and terminals. Optimizing the use of their resources has the potential of enormous payback. Precision Train ControlTM (PTC) is an effort to optimize the flow of trains on the railroad line in order to increase the return on capital. This paper describes a study whose purpose was to quantify the performance improveme... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling leadership effects and recruit type in an army recruiting station

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1059 - 1064 vol.2
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    Army recruiters have an uphill battle recruiting well-qualified volunteers into military service. With prospering economy, there are many alternatives to joining the military, and all services are having difficulty recruiting young people. United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) sponsored our research in simulating the workings of an Army recruiting station in an effort to help understand m... 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:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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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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  • 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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  • Scenario management in Web-based simulation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1430 - 1437 vol.2
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    Internet communications in general and the World-Wide Web specifically are revolutionizing the computer industry. Today, the Web is full of important documents and clever applets. Java applets and servlets are beginning to appear that provide useful and even mission critical applications. From the perspective of simulation, a future Web will be full of simulation models and large amounts of simula... View full abstract»

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  • The use of simulation in process reengineering education

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1397 - 1402 vol.2
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    This paper shows how simulation technology can serve as an effective educational tool to enhance the learning of process reengineering concepts. Three examples used at the Information Resources Management College, National Defense University are presented, all of which illustrate the successful application of simulation to process improvement. This paper also discusses lessons learned and implemen... 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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  • Using airspace simulation to assess environmental improvements from free flight and CNS/ATM enhancements

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1295 - 1301 vol.2
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    There is a general consensus between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the aviation industry on the enormous potential for time and resource savings associated with future flights that are subject to fewer air traffic control (ATC) restrictions. In support of the free flight paradigm, the FAA is investing billions of dollars to introduce new communication, surveillance, navigation/air ... View full abstract»

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  • Multitrajectory simulation performance for varying scenario sizes [combat simulation]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1137 - 1146 vol.2
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    Multitrajectory simulation allows random events in a simulation to generate multiple trajectories, a technique called “splitting”, with explicit management of the set of trajectories. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the possible outcome set of the simulation and scenario. This has been applied to a prototype combat simulation, called “Eaglet”, which was design... View full abstract»

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  • Process and material handling models integration

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1262 - 1267 vol.2
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    AutoSimulations has developed and applied a new method of integrating separate models of manufacturing process and material handling systems that exploits the strengths of two different products to provide users with maximum productivity and flexibility. As applied to semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities in the examples presented, this approach replaces the traditional method of building a s... View full abstract»

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  • Tactical logistics and distribution systems (TLOADS) simulation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1174 - 1178 vol.2
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    In response to changing threats from opposing forces that often result from use of enhanced technology, US forces must adopt new tactics, employing appropriately upgraded delivery equipment to deliver rations, fuel, ammunition, personnel, and repair parts to forces in forward areas. In the face of sharply reduced R&D budgets, the opportunity to explore new tactics and to test and evaluate new ... View full abstract»

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