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Issue 4 • Date Nov. 1968

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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Systems Science and Cybernetics Group

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): c2
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  • A Postscript from the Conference Chairman

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 367
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):368 - 369
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  • Objectives of Simulation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):370 - 373
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    Steps that must be taken to increase the acceptance of the results of simulation in terms of the decision process by the resource manager are discussed. The actions covered are categorized in terms of the technological content of the practice itself and those relating to the process of the practice. Specific work underway to increase responsiveness and accuracy and to reduce costs are related. Sug... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation: A Management Planning Tool

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):373 - 376
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    Simulation, or the use of models, has been successfully applied to engineering problems for several years. The acceptance of simulation as a working tool by management planners has been mixed, at best. In fact, in comparison to the number of engineers who use simulation, management planners who make use of it are in the minority. During the past five years there have been several applications of s... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation Applied to a Court System

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):376 - 379
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    A computer simulation of the processing of felony defendants in the District of Columbia trial court system was developed using the General Purpose Simulation System language. The court system, data requirements, and results from several runs of the simulation are described. View full abstract»

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  • Company Model for Income Prediction

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):379 - 381
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    Corporate financial planning requires periodic reestimates of future revenues and costs. The Celanese Chemical Company is using a simulation model to supplement single-point estimates of net income with a range of values and their associated probabilities. This permits conservative or optimistic planning within the framework of risk. Inputs to this model include subjective estimates of each major ... View full abstract»

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  • Prediction of a Naval Vessel's Performance

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):382 - 387
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    Norden Division was faced with the task of simulating the shipboard behavior of a large suit of electronics operating under a variety of servicing conditions and supported by specified line and shop servicing facilities and personnel. As with most problems that require simulation, it consisted of large amounts of dynamic data and the complex interrelated constraints of the real world. It soon beca... View full abstract»

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  • System Simulation Data Collection

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):388 - 392
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    The Operations Research Staff of the Social Security Administration has undertaken the development of a computer simulation of the claims process in its network of district offices. The objective is to obtain a means of evaluating alternatives of providing the same or equivalent service to the public with less waiting time, less elapsed time, or reduced demands on district office employees. To obt... View full abstract»

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  • The Role of Simulation in Computing

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):393 - 395
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    Three points about the role of simulation in computing are discussed. The first point is a prediction about the present trend in the computer industry and the requirements of this trend line. The second point concems where the computer industry stands on this trend line with respect to these requirements. The third indicates the path to follow to keep abreast of the trend line. Simulation of a com... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation of a Multiprocessing System Using GPSS

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):395 - 400
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    A large General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) model has been developed to simulate the throughput and capacity of an application-oriented multiprocessing system. The model represents the system in terms of the hardware and software resources and the competitors for these resources. This paper discusses the size of the model, the running time of the model, and the development cycle. It also tabu... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation of a Private Line Communications Network

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):400 - 403
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    A General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) model was developed for Sinclair Oil Corporation's private line commulnications network. This network includes sixty terminals connected by company owned and operated microwave circuits and AT&T Telpak Systems. The model was designed to evaluate current networks and to assist in designing future systems. This paper reviews the background, development, and... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation as a Transportation Tool

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):404 - 408
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    Simulation has been used to solve a tenninal operation problem involving manning in existing facilities and to test changes in design for new facilities. The discussion includes why General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) III was chosen, how the model was developed, further uses for the same model, and the results of the simulation. View full abstract»

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  • Simulation of a Traveling Repairman Problem

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):409 - 412
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    When a system with many stations at widespread physical locations has to be maintained, there arises a question regarding the policies the repair crew should use in determining the station to repair next. This problem is known as "the traveling repairman problem." Although this paper discusses a simulation model that is being used to formulate the traveling repairman's policies for a specific syst... View full abstract»

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  • An Antisubmarine Warfare Model for Convoy Protection

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):413 - 418
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    A scheme for using helicopters to protect convoys of merchant ships against attack by enemy submarines has been modeled to study the equipment characteristics and tactics. The model handles multiple convoys, helicopters, enemy submarines, and false targets and deals with the detailed interactions and geometric relationships among them. The model contains a complete situation: convoys leave port at... View full abstract»

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  • Pits Simulation for Production Planning

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):419 - 423
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    Simulation techniques are used to study a deterministic problem in the aluminium industry. Mathematical methods alone are inadequate to solve this scheduling problem. Three segments are connected: 1) simulation model, 2) optimization with dynamic programming, and 3) sorting, heuristic, and manual treatments. The economical function is the cost of electrical energy consumed. With dynamic programmin... View full abstract»

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  • Production Management Information System

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):424 - 432
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    A Management Information System has been developed and implemented using General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS)/360. The system provided the following data for a solid-state production facility: 1) current location of wafers showing work orders started, total daily production, and rejects; 2) yesterday's and accumulated yield by step, and projection of number of finished wafers from this quantit... View full abstract»

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  • Panel on Goals for Improvements in the Language

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):433 - 437
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  • The GPSS On-Line Monitor

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):438 - 441
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    This paper describes a system for monitoring a General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) run while the run is in progress. The on-line monitor provides the ability to select and display statistics related to the GPSS entities. The IBM 2250 and the IBM 2260 display consoles are used as interface devices. This system is currently in use at the MITRE Corporation, Washington, D.C. View full abstract»

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  • GPSS/360-Norden, an Improved System Analysis Tool

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):442 - 445
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    The General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS)/ 360 program used with the IBM System/360 computers has been modified to permit larger models, data libraries, and an interactive user service. The major improvements of the GPSS/360-Norden are the following. 1) Models of any size may be run by using direct access devices to store sections of the model. 2) The models can interact with data banks stored ... View full abstract»

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  • Technical Note

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):446 - 447
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):447 - 450
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 450b
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