1990 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings

9-12 Dec. 1990

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  • Artificial intelligence and simulation (tutorial)

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):22 - 24
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    Some of the major concepts of artificial intelligence (AI) are presented and the author illustrates their applicability to simulation using examples drawn from recent knowledge-based simulation research. He focuses on the present state of the art, current problems and limitations, and future directions and possibilities. It is pointed out that the major impact of AI research on simulation is to en... View full abstract»

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  • SLAM II tutorial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):72 - 76
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    The authors introduce some of the modeling techniques used in SLAM II, illustrated with simple examples. SLAM II was the first simulation language which allowed a modeler to formulate a system description using process, event, or continuous world views or any combination of the three. Since its initial release in 1981, SLAM II has undergone continual development and application. Recent enhancement... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation modeling and analysis with INSIGHT: a tutorial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):80 - 88
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    The INSIGHT simulation language uses a network representation to describe systems in a quick, simple, and compact fashion. This description can be entered and simulated using novel interactive computing facilities that free the user from learning specific syntax. Statistics summarizing the simulation are produced automatically, but can be greatly enhanced by various input models and output mechani... View full abstract»

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  • A brief SIMSCRIPT II.5 tutorial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):115 - 117
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    The SIMSCRIPT II.5 programming language is described. SIMSCRIPT II.5 with its integrated graphical interface, SIMGRAPHICS, substantially reduces time and effort in simulation model development. Its English-like syntax improves readability of the code and substantially reduces the need for documentation. SIMSCRIPT II.5 reduces simulation programming time and cost several fold when compared to Fortr... View full abstract»

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  • ProModelPC tutorial (simulation software)

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):128 - 131
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    ProModel (production modeler) is a microcomputer-based manufacturing simulation program that combines the flexibility of simulation languages and easy-to-use features of manufacturing simulators for rapid model development of complex systems. The authors present an overview of ProModel, describe the elements that provide ProModel's modeling power and its ease-of-use, and highlight these elements w... View full abstract»

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  • NETWORK II.5 tutorial: network modeling without programming

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):132 - 135
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    NETWORK II.5, a modeling tool which can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to simulate a computer system, is introduced. There are two concepts at the heart of the design of NETWORK II.5. First, items to be simulated are viewed strictly based on their function; second, timing is the most important consideration in the simulation. It is not necessary to learn any computer language to r... View full abstract»

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  • A tutorial GENETIK simulation and scheduling

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):140 - 145
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    GENETIK is a powerful general-purpose visual interactive modeling system that includes both simulation and scheduling modules. The authors present a detailed description of the GENETIK system and its features, with examples of its use as a DSS generator and a simulation modeling tool, as well as its growing application in the role of planning and scheduling. It is noted that GENETIK provides a vis... View full abstract»

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  • Tutorial: scheduling manufacturing systems with FACTOR

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):146 - 148
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    The basic concepts used in scheduling a production facility with the FACTOR product are examined. FACTOR is a comprehensive approach to detailed short-term scheduling which incorporates simulation technology for the evaluation of scheduling alternatives. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of the scheduling environment, but at the same time provides the flexibility to model a given produ... View full abstract»

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  • A tutorial introduction to object-oriented simulation and Sim++

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):149 - 153
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    The key benefits of object-oriented programming, object-oriented simulation, and object-oriented parallel simulation are presented. This is followed by a tutorial introduction of Sim++, an object-oriented parallel simulation language. A simple transportation system simulation is used to introduce the basic simulation concepts and facilities provided by Sim++.<> View full abstract»

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  • Simulation graphical modeling and analysis (SIGMA) tutorial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):158 - 161
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    SIGMA ( Sigma ), an interactive graphics approach to teaching discrete event simulation, is described. Sigma is specifically designed to make learning the fundamentals of simulation modeling easy. Sigma can automatically translate a simulation model into Pascal or C source code that can be compiled and run on a wide variety of computers. It is possible to represent systems in all of the convention... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling manufacturing systems using MANUPLAN and SIMSTARTER - A tutorial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):168 - 176
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    MANUPLAN and SIMSTARTER are software tools that allow rapid modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems. The benefits of rapid analysis in today's competitive manufacturing world are discussed. A sample problem regarding decision making for a manufacturing cell is stated, and it is shown how this problem can be addressed with MANUPLAN. The main features of the SIMSTARTER simulation generator ar... View full abstract»

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  • A tutorial on WITNESS

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):177 - 179
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    WITNESS, a computerized simulation system designed for modeling manufacturing operations, has been designed to enable people with no previous simulation experience to learn and apply simulation modeling quickly. Models are constructed by defining the key elements that make up the manufacturing system, displaying them on the screen, and specifying the details of their timings, routings, capacities,... View full abstract»

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  • A tutorial on UniFit: a system for total support of simulation input modeling

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):180 - 183
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    The UniFit II software package is used to select simulation input probability distributions. The original UniFit software package offered state-of-the-art support for selection of distributions. UniFit II provides more comprehensive and easier-to-use support. UniFit II allows one to determine easily which of the standard probability distributions (e.g. exponential, gamma, normal, etc.) best repres... View full abstract»

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  • Proving temporal properties of hybrid systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):250 - 256
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    A formal technique, DMOD, for modeling hybrid systems is presented. It is based on utilizing intuitions about the causality relation, and the logic of definite clauses with the SLD-resolution proof procedure. An algorithm to simulate with DMOD models is presented. Then, a general framework in which temporal properties of hybrid systems can be formulated and proved (given that those systems are mod... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating dedicated UNIX PC-based application systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):831 - 838
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    An event-driven simulation model was developed to estimate the balance the hardware resources needed to support dedicated UNIX PC-based application systems. The authors describe the simulation approach, the software package developed, and the tool used to generate the model and collect data from it. Novel elements of this research include (1) simulation of software that reacts to changes in its ex... View full abstract»

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  • 1990 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.90CH2926-4)

    Publication Year: 1990
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  • Expert simulation system based on a relational database

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):412 - 414
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    Describes the design and early implementation of a life-cycle oriented simulation environment based on a commercial relational database. The modules and database that make up the environment are discussed. The rationale for such a system and the current state-of-the-art are presented View full abstract»

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  • Simulation and animation with SIMNET II and ISES

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):99 - 105
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    A description is given of SIMNET II, a network-based discrete simulation language that utilizes only four nodes: a source, a queue, a facility, and an auxiliary. Special routing of transactions among the four nodes is effected using seven types of branches and the so-called special assignments. SIMNET II offers flexible computational capabilities at a level equal to Fortran with access to all inte... View full abstract»

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  • Applying knowledge-based system design and simulation in information system requirements determination

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):407 - 411
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    Knowledge-based system design and simulation (KBSDS) is a general system design framework that uses a system entity structure, rule-based expert system techniques, and hierarchical system modeling and simulation. In order to assess the applicability of KBSDS in information system development, a spectrum of paradigms for use in the early stages of information system development was carefully select... View full abstract»

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  • AutoMod II [simulation system]

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):94 - 98
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    The author describes the model development environment, process system, movement systems, 3D picture construction, and run-time environment for AutoMod II (AM II), an industrial simulation system that combines CAD-like drawing tools, with a powerful, engineering oriented language to model control logic and material flow. The result is the modeling of a manufacturing system in accurate, three-dimen... View full abstract»

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  • Solving product form stochastic networks with Monte Carlo summation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):270 - 275
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    Multiclass queuing networks and stochastic loss networks often give rise to a product form solution for their equilibrium probabilities, but the product form solution typically involves a normalization constant calling for a multidimensional summation over an astronomical number of states. The authors propose the application of Monte Carlo summation to the problem of determining the normalization ... View full abstract»

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  • The role of polymorphism in class evolution in the DEVS-Scheme environment

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):401 - 406
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    The DEVS-Scheme environment is a realization of the DEVS (discrete event system specification) formalism in a Lisp-based object-oriented environment which supports specification of discrete event models in a hierarchical, modular fashion. The author describes how polymorphism can be exploited in the development of model classes within the DEVS-Scheme environment. The development of subclasses of t... View full abstract»

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  • Computer animation with Cinema

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):123 - 127
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    A description is given of Cinema, a general-purpose animation system designed to animate models developed using the SIMAN simulation language. The Cinema package consists of two separate modules: CINEMA is used to draw the graphical images used in the animation and CSIMAN executes a SIMAN simulation model and associated animation. Animation typically centers around the presentation of final modeli... View full abstract»

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  • Use of multimedia to augment simulation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):775 - 783
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    The authors describes efforts to integrate multimedia and simulation, the general domain of interest being regional mobility. Multimedia have been used to augment simulation of highway maintenance, interactive sessions of a transportation management association (TMA), traffic mobility in a highly congested area, and traffic signage. Results thus far show that one of the more important aspects for ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling efficiently with GPSS/H

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):89 - 93
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    It is shown how modelers can use some of the powerful performance and ease-of-use features of GPSS/H to achieve the efficiency they need. It is pointed out that efficient modeling has two components. First, the simulation model itself should be as economical as possible in its use of computer time. Second, the modeling tool should contain features to ease the modeler's burden when creating the mod... View full abstract»

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