2000 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.00CH37165)

10-13 Dec. 2000

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  • 2000 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):i - xxiv
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  • Domain-general simulation and planning with physical schemas

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1730 - 1738 vol.2
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    Physical schemas are representations of simple physically grounded relationships and interactions such as "move", "push", and "contain". We believe they are the conceptual primitives an agent employs to understand its environment. Physical schemas can be used at varying levels of abstraction across a variety of domains. We have designed a domain-general agent simulation and control testbed based o... View full abstract»

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  • Author directory

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):2059 - 2107
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  • Index

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):2109 - 2114
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  • Using simulation for manufacturing process reengineering-a practical case study

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1322 - 1328 vol.2
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    This paper presents a simulation study carried out to solve a problem of manufacturing process reengineering. The specific company in which the study took place is a medium size manufacturer of chest freezers, which required an in-depth analysis of its manufacturing operations in an attempt to increase its throughput and overall productivity. A simulation model of the current manufacturing system ... View full abstract»

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  • Using simulation techniques for continuous process verification in industrial system development

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1315 - 1321 vol.2
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    The purpose of this paper is to describe how discrete event simulation should be used as a tool for continuous process verification in industrial system development. Results include a specification of the working procedures to be used in each life cycle phase of a development project, as well as a definition of the areas where efforts are needed in the future. The approach assures continuous verif... View full abstract»

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  • Optimizing production work flow using OpEMCSS

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1305 - 1314 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    A graphical discrete event simulation library is proposed for system simulation that is based on interacting concurrent processes. This library works with EXTEND (Imagine That Inc), an inexpensive yet capable and easy to use simulation software package, and it is called Operational Evaluation Modeling for Context-Sensitive Systems (OpEMCSS). Context-Sensitive Systems (CSS) is a systems theory, bas... View full abstract»

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  • An update on a successful simulation project: the UNOS Liver Allocation Model

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1955 - 1962 vol.2
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    The UNOS Liver Allocation Model (ULAM) is a simulation of the cadaveric liver allocation system in the United States. ULAM was created by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) in collaboration with Pritsker Corporation/Symix Systems, to permit comparison of multiple liver allocation policy proposals so that policies can be tested prior to implementation. ULAM is extremely adaptable, and with... View full abstract»

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  • Train station passenger flow study

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1173 - 1176 vol.2
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    With the increasing demand for public transportation due to congested highways, trains have become one of the most viable alternatives, especially for daily commuting. While transit agencies are excited with the increasing ridership, they are also challenged with a higher volume of passenger flow and longer queuing lines at the existing stations. To improve the current situation and plan for the f... View full abstract»

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  • Ensuring the successful adoption of discrete event simulation in a manufacturing environment

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1297 - 1304 vol.2
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    Discrete event simulation has long been recognized as a valuable tool for manufacturers, but converting the recognition of value into an embrace of the technology can be a challenge. Like most technologies with which an organization has little or no experience, timing and the manner in which simulation is introduced can significantly influence whether its adoption will succeed or fail. Without car... View full abstract»

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  • An industry perspective on the role of equipment-based earthmoving simulation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1945 - 1952 vol.2
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    Over the last two decades, simulation of construction operations has gained momentum in its ability to provide solutions and understand complex problems. However, there still remains a distinct gap between its role in academia and industry. This gap is not necessarily due to the strategy - process interaction or activity scanning - but in the orientation towards application. The success of a simul... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation modeling and analysis of a new international terminal

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1168 - 1172 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (2)
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    This paper describes a project involving the development of simulation models for the new international terminal at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey. The simulation models helped evaluate the passenger and aircraft flow from the terminal entrance to boarding; identify the system bottlenecks as well as the system capacities. The models have also been used for operations planning, training... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic output analysis for simulations of manufacturing environments

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1290 - 1296 vol.2
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    We describe the design and implementation of a generic, real time, in-line output analysis procedure for controlling simulations of discrete manufacturing environments. We implemented this capability in the commercial simulation software Extend(R). The main issues we faced were: (1) specifying the products to evaluate; (2) determining the batch sizes for output analysis; and (3) defining the stopp... View full abstract»

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  • Use of discrete event simulation to validate an agent based scheduling engine

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1778 - 1782 vol.2
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    The paper discusses the use of simulation in a new context. Most often QUEST is viewed as a stand-alone simulation tool to analyze and understand shop floor behavior. It has rarely been used in conjunction with other proprietary software. The paper demonstrates how QUEST is being used in conjunction with an agent based scheduling software (henceforth referred to as Scheduler), developed using Java... View full abstract»

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  • A review of Web based simulation: whither we wander?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1872 - 1881 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper considers a variety of new technologies for discrete-event simulation software development. Environments and languages for Web based simulation are reviewed. Web based applications are discussed. After proposing a summary of the review, ways of working that will have an unpredictable effect on the future of simulation modeling are proposed View full abstract»

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  • Object-oriented technology for enhancing activity-based modeling functionality

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1938 - 1944 vol.2
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    Computer simulation is a powerful tool for analyzing and optimizing real-world systems with a wide range of successful applications. However, construction engineers have difficulty in mastering such techniques, particularly in modeling a construction process because existing simulation modeling methods require the user to manipulate many modeling elements in order to construct a simulation model f... View full abstract»

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  • The use of simulation modeling for intermodal capacity assessment

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1164 - 1167 vol.2
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    Simulation modeling that has been successfully used to analyze intermodal capacity issues for a wide variety of facilities. Simulation technology provides an analysis mechanism for large intermodal facilities that are difficult to duplicate with other methods due to the interaction of many variables. Automation Associates, Inc. (AAI) is a simulation consulting services company that has been provid... View full abstract»

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  • A virtual textbook for modeling and simulation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1660 - 1665 vol.2
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    The theory of modeling and simulation is well defined as a result of about 30 years of research and practice. There are commonly accepted approaches and methods of working out successful simulation studies. The educational aspects of simulation are very complicated: there is no common accepted curriculum, nor a basic textbook. The situation with the Web is much worse (mainly as a result of missing... View full abstract»

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  • A basic study on autonomous characterization of square array machining cells for agile manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1282 - 1289 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    A manufacturing system locating machining cells in a square array is considered as an agile manufacturing system that can manufacture a variety of kinds of products with varying volumes. Each cell can process any work whose machining operations for each work are divided into some operation groups common to all works. An auction-based algorithm is proposed to select a cell to process a work after i... View full abstract»

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  • Agent-based simulation of dynamic online auctions

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1772 - 1777 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    The need to understand dynamic behavior in auctions is increasing with the popularization of online auctions. Applications include designing auction mechanisms, bidding strategies, and server systems. We describe simulations of a typical online auction, where the duration is fixed, and the second-highest price is continuously posted and determines the winner's payment. We modeled agents of exactly... View full abstract»

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  • Partitioning parallel simulation of wireless networks

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1449 - 1457 vol.2
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    We present a simulation testbed for wireless and mobile telecommunication systems, a two-stage PCS parallel simulation testbed which makes use of a conservative scheme at stage 1, and of time warp at stage 2. While time warp is considered to be an effective synchronization mechanism in parallel and distributed discrete event simulation (PDES) it is also well known for its instability due to rollba... View full abstract»

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  • Look-ahead strategies for controlling batch operations in industry-overview, comparison and exploration

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1364 - 1373 vol.2
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    Batching jobs in a manufacturing system is a very common policy in most industries. The main reasons for batching are avoidance of set ups and/or facilitation of material handling. Good examples of batch-wise production systems are ovens found in the aircraft industry and in semiconductor manufacturing. Starting from the early nineties much research effort has been put in constructing strategies f... View full abstract»

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  • System sizing using modeling and simulation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1222 - 1226 vol.2
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    A set of well-honed procedures have evolved for developing models that realistically reflect the user's application area. The benefits derived from the application of this systematic approach begin to accrue almost immediately. The paper addresses the benefits derived from the application of modeling and simulation to areas such as architectural trade-offs, and sizing the system to meet the worklo... View full abstract»

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  • VisualSLX-an open user shell for high-performance modeling and simulation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1865 - 1871 vol.2
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    SLX by Wolverine software is actually one of the fastest simulation languages. Besides the high performance the SLX-compiler can be extended very easily by user specific syntax rules and new basic functions. This pyramid power of SLX is used to build a new system for modeling and simulation, VisualSLX. This system is a shell atop the standard SLX-compiler and the runtime system. All model and simu... View full abstract»

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  • Object-oriented simulation of distributed systems using Java(R) and Silk(R)

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1802 - 1809 vol.2
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    An object-oriented modeling infrastructure using the Java-based, Silk simulation classes is defined that enables the simulation of multitasking, distributed systems using symmetric multiprocessors. The simulation infrastructure is being used to evaluate alternative architectures for embedded, distributed systems. We show how the underlying structure is adapted to several different applications, in... View full abstract»

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