WSC 2013 ProceedingsCreated 2014-1-8


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Keynote Address
Keynote Address
Big Data and the Bright Future of Simulation (The Case of Agent-Based Modeling)
Chair: Raymond Hill (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Eric Bonabeau (ICOSYSTEM)
Biography
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Military Keynote Address
Military Keynote Address
Deliver Us From Complexity
Chair: Raymond Hill (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Jeff Cares (Alidade Incorporated)
Biography
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Titans of Simulation
Titans of Simulation
Simulation and Software through 50 Years
Chair: Raymond Hill (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Richard Nance (Virginia Tech)
Biography
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Titans of Simulation
The Simulation Curmudgeon
Chair: Raymond Hill (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Barry L. Nelson (Northwestern University)
Biography
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Simulation for Decision Making
Technical Session · Simulation for Decision Making
Simulation in Operations Management
Chair: Ilya Ryzhov (University of Maryland)
Managing On-Demand Computing with Heterogeneous Customers
Itir Karaesmen (American University), Inbal Yahav (Bar Ilan University) and Louiqa Raschid (University of Maryland)
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Efficient Learning of Donor Retention Strategies for the American Red Cross
Bin Han and Ilya O. Ryzhov (University of Maryland) and Boris Defourny (Princeton University)
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Learning Logistic Demand Curves in Business-to-Business Pricing
Huashuai Qu, Ilya Ryzhov and Michael Fu (University of Maryland, College Park)
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Technical Session · Simulation for Decision Making
Simulation for Decision Making in Healthcare Applications
Chair: Stephen Chick (INSEAD)
Combined DES/SD Simulation Model of Breast Cancer Screening for Older Women: An Overview
Jeremy J. Tejada (SIMCON Solutions, LLC), Julie Ivy, Matthew J. Ballan, Michael G. Kay, Russell King and James R. Wilson (North Carolina State University), Kathleen Diehl (University of Michigan) and Bonnie C. Yankaskas (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Admission Control in a Pure Loss Healthcare Network: MDP and DES Approach
Canan Pehlivan and Vincent Augusto (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint Etienne) and Xiaolan Xie (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines)
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A Modular Simulation Model for Assessing Interventions for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Christoph Urach and Günther Zauner (dwh simulation services), Gottfried Endel and Ingrid Wilbacher (Main Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions) and Felix Breitenecker (Vienna University of Technology)
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Technical Session · Simulation for Decision Making
Advances in Simulation-based Decision Making Methods
Chair: Enver Yucesan (INSEAD)
Two-Stage Likelihood Robust Linear Program with Application to Water Allocation under Uncertainty
David Love (The University of Arizona) and Guzin Bayraksan (The Ohio State University)
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Pareto Optimization and Tradeoff Analysis Applied to Meta-Learning of Multiple Simulation Criteria
Ofer M. Shir (IBM Research), Dmitry Moor (IBM Systems and Technology Group) and Shahar Chen, David Amid, David Boaz and Ateret Anaby-Tavor (IBM Research)
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Allocating Attribute-Specific Information-Gathering Resources to Improve Selection Decisions
Dennis D. Leber (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and Jeffrey W. Herrmann (University of Maryland)
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Technical Session · Simulation for Decision Making
Simulation for Decision Making in Financial Applications
Chair: Jeffrey Herrmann (University of Maryland)
True Martingales for Upper Bounds on Bermudan Option Prices under Jump-diffusion Processes
Helin Zhu, Fan Ye and Enlu Zhou (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
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Regulatory Management of Distressed Financial Markets Using Simulation
Mark E. Paddrik and Gerard P. Learmonth (University of Virginia)
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Managing Commodity Procurement Risk through Hedging
Enver Yucesan and Paul Kleindorfer (INSEAD)
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Technical Session · Simulation for Decision Making
Simulation for Decision Making in Manufacturing and Dispatching
Chair: Enlu Zhou (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Towards a Cloud based SME Data Adapter for Discrete Event Simulation Modelling
James Byrne, PJ Byrne, Diana Carvalho e Ferreira and Anne Marie Ivers (Dublin City University)
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An Online Simulation To Link Asset Condition Monitoring And Operations Decisions In Through-Life Engineering Services
Benny Tjahjono (Cranfield University), Evandro Leonardo Silva Teixeira (Unversidade de Brasilia) and Sadek Crisóstomo Absi Alfaro (Universidade de Brasilia)
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Simulating Market Effects on Boundedly Rational Agents in Control of the Dynamic Dispatching of Actors in Network-based Operations
James D. Brooks and David Mendonca (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
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Technical Session · Simulation for Decision Making
Novel and Robust Estimation Methods
Chair: Guzin Bayraksan (The Ohio State University)
A Method for Estimation of Redial and Reconnect Probabilities in Call Centers
Sihan Ding (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science), Ger Koole (Vrije University Amsterdam) and Rob van der Mei (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science)
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Iterative Methods for Robust Estimation under Bivariate Distributional Uncertainty
Soumyadip Ghosh (IBM) and Henry Lam (Boston University)
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Discrete Optimization Via Simulation of Catchment Basin Management within the Devsimpy Framework
Laurent Capocchi and Jean Francois Santucci (University of Corsica)
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Technical Session · Simulation for Decision Making
Simulation for Decision Making in Safety Applications
Chair: James Brooks (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Discrete Event Formalism to Calculate Acceptable Safety Distance
Paul-Antoine Bisgambiglia (University of Corsica)
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Supporting Time-Critical Decision Making with Real Time Simulations
Russell CH Cheng (University of Southampton)
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Analytics Driven Master Planning for Mecca: Increasing the Capacity While Maintaining the Spiritual Context of Hajj Pilgrimage
Cenk Tunasar (Booz Allen Hamilton)
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Technical Session · Simulation for Decision Making
Panel: A Retrospective Oral History of Computer Simulation
Chair: James Wilson (North Carolina State University)
A Retrospective Oral History of Computer Simulation: Progress Report
Richard E. Nance (Orca Computer, Inc), Robert G. Sargent (Syracuse University) and James R. Wilson (North Carolina State University)
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Technical Session · Simulation for Decision Making
Application of Hybrid/Combined Simulation Techniques
Chair: Tillal Eldabi (Brunel University)
Hybrid Simulation For Health And Social Care: The Way Forward, Or More Trouble Than It’s Worth?
Sally C. Brailsford, Joe Viana, Stuart Rossiter, Amos R. Channon and Andrew J. Lotery (University of Southampton)
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Prospective Healthcare Decision-Making by Combined System Dynamics, Discrete-Event and Agent-Based Simulation
Anatoli Djanatliev and Reinhard German (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
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A Review of Literature in Modeling Approaches for Sustainable Development
Masoud Fakhimi (Brunel University), Navonil Mustafee (University of Exeter) and Lampros Stergioulas and Tillal Eldabi (Brunel University)
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Introductory Tutorials
Technical Session · Introductory Tutorials
Introduction to Simulation
Chair: Loo Hay Lee (National University of Singapore)
Ricki Ingalls (Oklahoma State University)
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Technical Session · Introductory Tutorials
A Tutorial on How to Select Simulation Input Distributions
Chair: Bahar Biller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Averill M. Law (Averill M. Law and Associates)
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Technical Session · Introductory Tutorials
An Introduction to Verification and Validation of Simulation Models
Chair: Christos Alexopoulos (Georgia Tech)
Robert G. Sargent (Syracuse University)
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Technical Session · Introductory Tutorials
A Practical Introduction to Analysis of Simulation Output Data
Chair: Raghu Pasupathy (Virginia Tech)
Christine S.M. Currie and Russell Cheng (University of Southampton)
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Technical Session · Introductory Tutorials
Tutorial: Designing Simulation Experiments
Chair: Wim van Beers (University of Amsterdam)
Russell R. Barton (Penn State)
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Technical Session · Introductory Tutorials
Tips for Successful Practice of Simulation
Chair: Laura Reid (Simul8 Corporation)
David Sturrock (Simio LLC)
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Technical Session · Introductory Tutorials
Introductory Tutorial on Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
Chair: Simon Taylor (Brunel University)
Charles M. Macal and Michael J. North (Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago)
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Technical Session · Introductory Tutorials
Conceptual Modeling for Simulation
Chair: Tillal Eldabi (Brunel University)
Stewart Robinson (Loughborough University)
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Advanced Tutorials
Technical Session · Advanced Tutorials
Simulation as a Cloud Service
Chair: Young-Jun Son (University of Arizona)
Modeling and Simulation as a Cloud Service: A Survey
Erdal Cayirci (University of Stavanger)
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Technical Session · Advanced Tutorials
Modeling Human Behaviors
Chair: Ozgur Ozmen (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL))
An Extended BDI Model for Human Behaviors: Decision-Making, Learning, Interactions, and Applications
Young-Jun Son, Sojung Kim, Hui Xi and Santosh Mungle (University of Arizona)
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Technical Session · Advanced Tutorials
Simulation of Complex Adaptive Systems
Chair: Thomas J. Schriber (University of Michigan)
An Agent-based Simulation Study of a Complex Adaptive Collaboration Network
Ozgur Ozmen (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and Jeffrey Smith and Levent Yilmaz (Auburn University)
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Technical Session · Advanced Tutorials
Inside Discrete Event Simulation Software
Chair: Erdal Cayirci (NATO)
Inside Discrete Event Simulation Software: How It Works and Why It Matters
Thomas J. Schriber (University of Michigan), Daniel T. Brunner (Kiva Systems, Inc.) and Jeffrey S. Smith (Auburn University)
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Technical Session · Advanced Tutorials
Simulation of Complex Production and Logistics Networks
Chair: Carl Parson (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Introduction to OTD-NET and LAS: Order-To-Delivery Network Simulation and Decision Support Systems in Complex Production and Logistics Networks
Klaus Liebler, Marco Motta, Ulrike Beissert and Axel Wagenitz (Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics)
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Analysis Methodology
Technical Session · Analysis Methodology
Selection Under Uncertainty
Chair: Hong Wan (Purdue University)
A Procedure to Select the Best Subset among Simulated Systems using Economic Opportunity Cost
Franco Chingcuanco and Carolina Osorio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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A Subset Selection Procedure under Input Parameter Uncertainty
Canan Gunes Corlu (Boston University) and Bahar Biller (Carnegie Mellon University)
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A Quicker Assessment of Input Uncertainty
Eunhye Song and Barry L. Nelson (Northwestern University)
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Technical Session · Analysis Methodology
Experiments with Metamodels
Chair: Enlu Zhou (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
A Case Study Examining The Impact Of Factor Screening For Neural Network Metamodels
Scott L. Rosen and Samar K. Guharay (MITRE)
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Simulation Screening Experiments using LASSO-optimal Supersaturated Design and Analysis: A Maritime Operations Application
Dadi Xing, Hong Wan and Yu Zhu (Purdue University) and Susan M. Sanchez and Turgut Kaymal (Naval Postgraduate School)
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Multilevel Monte Carlo Metamodeling
Imry M. Rosenbaum and Jeremy Staum (Northwestern University)
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Technical Session · Analysis Methodology
Advances in Metamodels
Chair: Szu Hui Ng (National University of Singapore)
Building Metamodels for Quantile-Based Measures Using Sectioning
Xi Chen (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Kyoung-Kuk Kim (KAIST)
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Aggregation of Forecasts from Multiple Simulation Models
Jason R. W. Merrick (Virginia Commonwealth University)
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Generalized Integrated Brownian Fields for Simulation Metamodeling
Peter Salemi, Jeremy Staum and Barry L. Nelson (Northwestern University)
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Technical Session · Analysis Methodology
Rare Event Simulation
Chair: Jie Xu (George Mason University)
Rare Event Simulation for Stochastic Fixed Point Equations Related to the Smoothing Transformation
Jeffrey Collamore (University of Copenhagen) and Anand N. Vidyashankar and Jie Xu (George Mason University)
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Optimal Rare Event Monte Carlo for Markov Modulated Regularly Varying Random Walks
Karthyek Rajhaa Annaswamy Murthy and Sandeep Juneja (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) and Jose Blanchet (Columbia University)
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Applying a Splitting Technique to Estimate Electrical Grid Reliability
Wander Wadman, Daan Crommelin and Jason Frank (CWI Amsterdam)
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Technical Session · Analysis Methodology
Output Analysis and Model Calibration
Chair: Xi Chen (Virginia Commonwealth University)
An Entropy Based Sequential Calibration Approach for Stochastic Computer Models
Szu Hui Ng and Jun Yuan (National University of Singapore)
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Confidence Intervals for Quantiles with Standardized Time Series
James M. Calvin and Marvin K. Nakayama (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
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A Sequential Procedure for Estimating the Steady-State Mean Using Standardized Time-Series
Christos Alexopoulos and David Goldsman (Georgia Institute of Technology), James Wilson (North Carolina State University) and Peng Tang (Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Technical Session · Analysis Methodology
Simulation with Learning
Chair: Feng Yang (West Virginia University)
Relative Value Iteration for Average Reward Semi-Markov Control via Simulation
Abhijit Gosavi (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
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Optimal Learning With Non-Gaussian Rewards
Zi Ding (University of Maryland) and Ilya O. Ryzhov (University of Maryland,Robert H. Smith School of Business)
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Regenerative Simulation for Multiclass Open Queueing Networks
Sarat Babu Moka and Sandeep Juneja (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
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Technical Session · Analysis Methodology
Advances in Simulation Modeling and Analysis Methods
Chair: Bahar Biller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Ghost Simulation Model for Discrete Event Systems, an Application to a Local Bus Service
Felisa Vazquez-Abad (Hunter College CUNY)
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Sensitivity Analysis of Linear Programming Formulations for G/G/M Queue
Wai Kin (Victor) Chan and Nowell Closser (RPI)
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Simulation Modeling, Experimenting, Analysis, and Implementation
Lee Schruben (University of California, Berkeley)
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Technical Session · Analysis Methodology
Simulation Applications in Finance and Call Centers
Chair: Jose Blanchet (Columbia University)
A Nonparametric Method for Pricing and Hedging American Options
Guiyun Feng and Guangwu Liu (City University of Hong Kong) and Lihua Sun (Tongji University)
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Comparing Optimal Convergence Rate of Stochastic Mesh and Least Squares Method for Bermudan Option Pricing
Ankush Agarwal and Sandeep Juneja (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
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A Bayesian Approach for Modeling and Analysis of Call Center Arrivals
Xiaowei Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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Technical Session · Analysis Methodology
Advanced Splitting Methods of Rare Event Simulation
Chair: Jie Xu (George Mason University)
Splitting Based Rare-Event Simulation Algorithms for Heavy-tailed Sums
Jose Blanchet and Yixi Shi (Columbia University)
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Adaptive Nested Rare Event Simulation Algorithms
Anand N. Vidyashankar and Jie Xu (George Mason University)
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Sensitivity Analysis of Rare-Event Splitting Applied to Cascading Blackout Models
John Shortle and Chun-Hung Chen (George Mason University)
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Analysis Methodology II
Technical Session · Analysis Methodology II
Estimation Methods in Simulation Analysis
Chair: Sujin Kim (National University of Singapore)
Density Estimation of Simulation Output Using Exponential Epi-Splines
Dashi Singham and Johannes O. Royset (Naval Postgraduate School) and Roger J-B Wets (University of California, Davis)
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Linking Statistical Estimation and Decision Making Through Simulation
Jin Fang and L.Jeff Hong (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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"Online" Quantile and Density Estimators
Soumyadip Ghosh (IBM Research) and Raghu Pasupathy (Virginia Tech)
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Technical Session · Analysis Methodology II
Advanced Methods for Simulation Experimentation
Chair: Jeremy Staum (Northwestern University)
Stochastic Kriging with Qualitative Factors
Xi Chen (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Kai Wang and Feng Yang (West Virginia University)
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ARD: An Automated Replication-Deletion Method for Simulation Analysis
Emily Lada and Anup Mokashi (SAS Institute Inc.) and James R. WIlson (North Carolina State University)
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Have We Really Been Analyzing Terminating Simulations Incorrectly All These Years?
Paul J. Sanchez (NPS) and K. Preston White (University of Virginia)
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Simulation Optimization
Technical Session · Simulation Optimization
New Topics in Simulation Optimization
Chair: Chun-Hung Chen (George Mason University)
On the Solution of Stochastic Optimization Problems in Imperfect Information Regimes
Hao Jiang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Uday V. Shanbhag (Pennsylvania State University)
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Ranking and Selection in a High Performance Computing Environment
Eric Cao Ni, Susan R. Hunter and Shane G. Henderson (Cornell University)
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R-Spline for Local Integer-Ordered Simulation Optimization Problems with Stochastic Constraints
Kalyani Nagaraj and Raghu Pasupathy (Virginia Tech)
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Technical Session · Simulation Optimization
Advances in Ranking and Selection I
Chair: Abhijit Gosavi (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
The Knowledge Gradient Algorithm Using Locally Parametric Approximations
Bolong Cheng, Arta A. Jamshidi and Warren B. Powell (Princeton University)
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Robust Selection of the Best
Weiwei Fan, Jeff Hong and Xiaowei Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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Upper Bounds for Bayesian Ranking & Selection
Jing Xie and Peter Frazier (Cornell University)
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Technical Session · Simulation Optimization
Advances in Ranking and Selection II
Chair: Xiaowei Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Adaptive Simulation Budget Allocation for Determining the Best Design
Qi Fan and Jiaqiao Hu (SUNY, Stony Brook)
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Minimizing Opportunity Cost in Selecting the Best Feasible Design
Nugroho Artadi Pujowidianto (Pioneer Secondary School, Singapore), Loo Hay Lee (National University of Singapore) and Chun-Hung Chen (George Mason University)
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Policy Perspective of Statistics Selection Procedure
Yijie Peng (Fudan University), Chun-Hung Chen (George Mason University), Michael Fu (University of Maryland) and Jianqiang Hu (Fudan University)
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Technical Session · Simulation Optimization
Stochastic Approximation Methods in Simulation Optimization
Chair: Sujin Kim (National University of Singapore)
Stochastic Root Finding for Optimized Certainty Equivalents
Anna-Maria Hamm, Thomas Salfeld and Stefan Weber (Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Probability and Statistics)
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A Regularized Smoothing Stochastic Approximation (RSSA) Algorithm for Stochastic Variational Inequality Problems
Farzad Yousefian and Angelia Nedich (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Uday V. Shanbhag (Pennsylvania State University)
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An Empirical Sensitivity Analysis of the Kiefer-Wolfowitz Algorithm and Its Variants
Marie Chau, Huashuai Qu, Michael Fu and Ilya Ryzhov (University of Maryland)
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Technical Session · Simulation Optimization
Global Simulation Optimization
Chair: Jiaqiao Hu (State University of New York at Stony Brook)
An Adaptive Radial Basis Function Method Using Weighted Improvement
Yibo Ji and Sujin Kim (National University of Singapore)
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Conditional Simulation for Efficient Global Optimization
Jack Kleijnen and Ehsan Mehdad (Tilburg University)
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Adaptive Probabilistic Branch and Bound with Confidence Intervals for Level Set Approximation
Hao Huang and Zelda Zabinsky (University of Washington)
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Technical Session · Simulation Optimization
Stochastic Search Methods in Simulation Optimization
Chair: Honggang Wang (Rutgers University)
Cumulative Weighting Optimization: The Discrete Case
Kun Lin and Steven I. Marcus (University of Maryland)
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Population Model-based Optimization with Sequential Monte Carlo
Xi Chen and Enlu Zhou (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
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Determining the Optimal Sampling Set Size for Random Search
Chenbo Zhu (Fudan University), Jie Xu and Chun-Hung Chen (George Mason University), Loo Hay Lee (National University of Singapore) and Jianqiang Hu (Fudan University)
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Technical Session · Simulation Optimization
Simulation-based Estimation Methods
Chair: Damien Jacquemart-Tomi (ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab)
Importance Sampling for the Simulation of Reinsurance Losses
Georg Wilhelm Hofmann (Validus Research Inc.)
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A Combined Importance Splitting and Sampling Algorithm for Rare Event Estimation
Damien Jacquemart-Tomi (ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab), François Le Gland (INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique) and Jérôme Morio (ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab)
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Critical Sample Size for the Lp-Norm Estimator in Linear Regression Models
Alejandro Llorente (Instituto de Ingeniería del Conocimiento) and Alberto Suárez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
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Technical Session · Simulation Optimization
Simulation Optimization Applications I
Chair: Huashuai Qu (University of Maryland, College Park)
Mixed Integer Simulation Optimization for Petroleum Field Development Under Geological Uncertainty
Honggang Wang (Rutgers University)
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Hybridized Optimization Approaches To The Scheduling Of Multi-Period Mixed-Btu Natural Gas Products
Michael Bond and Hank Grant (University of Oklahoma)
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Sufficiency Model-Action Clarification for Simulation Optimization Applied to an Election System
Anthony Afful-Dadzie, Theodore Allen, Alah Raqab and Jingsheng Li (The Ohio State University)
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Technical Session · Simulation Optimization
Simulation Optimization Applications II
Chair: Ilya Ryzhov (University of Maryland)
Simulation-Based Optimization for Split Delivery Vehicle Routing Problem: A Report of Ongoing Study
Yanchun Pan, Liang Yan, Zhimin Chen and Ming Zhou (Shenzhen University)
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Simulation-Based Optimization Using Simulated-Annealing for Optimal Equipment Selection within Print Production Environments
Sudhendu Rai and Ranjit Kumar Ettam (Xerox Corporation)
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Simulation Based Optimization of Joint Maintenance and Inventory for Multi-Components Manufacturing Systems
Abdullah Alrabghi and Ashutosh Tiwari (Cranfield University) and Abdullah Alabdulkarim (Majmaah University)
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Modeling Methodology
Technical Session · Modeling Methodology
Improved Application of M&S
Chair: Saurabh Mittal (Dunip Technologies)
Interacting Real-Time Simulation Models and Reactive Computational-Physical Systems
Hessam Sarjoughian and Soroosh Gholami (Arizona State University) and Thomas Jackson (Wind River Systems Inc.)
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Using Simulation to Evaluate Call Forecasting Algorithms for Inbound Call Center
Guilherme Steinmann and Paulo José Freitas Filho (Federal University of Santa Catarina)
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Model-driven Systems Engineering for Netcentric System of Systems with DEVS Unified Process
Saurabh Mittal (Dunip Technologies) and Jose L. Risco-Martin (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
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Technical Session · Modeling Methodology
Philosophy of Simulation
Chair: Andreas Tolk (SimIS Inc.)
Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation
Andreas Tolk (SimIS Inc.), Brian L. Heath (Cardinal Health), Martin Ihrig (University of Pennsylvania), Jose J. Padilla (Old Dominion University), Ernest H. Page (The MITRE Corporation), E. Dante Suarez (Trinity University), Claudia Szabo (The University of Adelaide), Paul Weirich (University of Missouri) and Levent Yilmaz (Auburn University)
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Technical Session · Modeling Methodology
Multi-Paradigm and Hybrid Simulation
Chair: John A. Miller (University of Georgia)
Simulation of Mixed Discrete and Continuous Systems: An Iron Ore Terminal Example
Vincent Béchard and Normand Côté (SNC-Lavalin Inc.)
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A DSM-based Multi-Paradigm Simulation Modeling Approach for Complex Systems
Xiaobo Li, Yonglin Lei, Weiping Wang, Wenguang Wang and Yifan Zhu (National University of Defense Technology)
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Supporting a Modeling Continuum in ScalaTion: From Predictive Analytics to Simulation Modeling
John A. Miller and Michael E. Cotterell (University of Georgia) and Stephen J. Buckley (IBM TJ Watson Research Center)
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Technical Session · Modeling Methodology
Stochastic Processes: New Approaches
Chair: Oliver Rose (University of the Bundeswehr Munich)
Using Simulation to Study Statistical Tests for Arrival Process and Service Time Models for Service Systems
Song-Hee Kim and Ward Whitt (Columbia University)
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Estimation of Unknown Parameters in System Dynamics Models Using the Method of Simulated Moments
Hazhir Rahmandad and Mohammad S. Jalali (Virginia Tech) and Hamed Ghoddusi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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JARTA - A Java Library to Model and Fit Autoregressive-To-Anything Processes
Tobias Uhlig (Universität der Bundeswehr München), Sebastian Rank (Technische Universität Dresden) and Oliver Rose (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
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Technical Session · Modeling Methodology
Verification and Validation
Chair: Ross Gore (University of Virginia)
Selecting Verification and Validation Techniques for Simulation Projects: A Planning and Tailoring Strategy
Zhongshi Wang (ITIS GmbH)
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Towards a Unified Theory of Validation
Lisa Jean Bair (Lisa Jean Bair Analytics) and Andreas Tolk (SimIS Inc.)
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The Need for Usable Formal Methods in Verification and Validation
Ross J. Gore and Saikou Diallo (Old Dominion University)
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Technical Session · Modeling Methodology
Grand Challenges of Simulation
Chair: Simon Taylor (Brunel University)
Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation: An OR/MS Perspective
Simon Taylor (Brunel University), Sally Brailsford (University of Southampton), Steve Chick (INSEAD), Pierre L'Ecuyer (University of Montreal), Chick Macal (Argonne National Laboratory) and Barry Nelson (Northwestern University)
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Technical Session · Modeling Methodology
New Theoretical and Conceptual Approaches I
Chair: Charles Turnitsa (Columbus State University)
Theoretic Interplay Between Abstraction, Resolution, and Fidelity in Model Information
Il-Chul Moon and Jeong Hee Hong (KAIST)
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A Conceptual Design Tool to Facilitate Simulation Model Development: Object Flow Diagram
Allen G. Greenwood (Mississippi State University), Pawel Pawlewski (Poznan University of Technology) and Grzegorz Bocewicz (Koszalin University of Technology)
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Representing the characteristics of modeled processes
Charles Daniel Turnitsa (Columbus State University)
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Technical Session · Modeling Methodology
New Theoretical and Conceptual Approaches II
Chair: Gerd Wagner (Brandenburg University of Technology)
Distortion of “Mental Maps” as an Exemplar of Imperfect Situation Awareness
Victor E. Middleton (Wright State University)
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Exploratory and Participatory Simulation
Gerd Wagner (Brandenburg University of Technology)
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Dispositions and Causal Laws as the Ontological Foundation of Transition Rules in Simulation Models
Giancarlo Guizzardi (UFES) and Gerd Wagner (Brandenburg University of Technology)
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Technical Session · Modeling Methodology
M&S as a Service and Standard Transformations
Chair: Adelinde Uhrmacher (University of Rostock)
A Joint Trust and Risk Model for MSaaS Mashups
Erdal Cayirci (University of Stavanger)
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From Standardized Modeling Formats to Modeling Languages and back - An Exploration based on SBML and ML-Rules
Sebastian Nähring (University of Rostock), Carsten Maus (German Cancer Research Center) and Roland Ewald and Adelinde M. Uhrmacher (University of Rostock)
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A SaaS-based Automated Framework to Build and Execute Distributed Simulations from SysML Models
Paolo Bocciarelli, Andrea D'Ambrogio and Andrea Giglio (University of Roma TorVergata) and Daniele Gianni (Guglielmo Marconi University)
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Agent Based Simulation
Technical Session · Agent Based Simulation
Markets and Economics
Chair: Charles M. Macal (Argonne National Laboratory)
Multifractal Analysis of Agent-Based Financial Markets
James R. Thompson and James R. Wilson (North Carolina State University)
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Switching Behavior in Online Auctions: Empirical Observations and Predictive Implications
Wei Guo (University of Maryland), Wolfgang Jank (University of South Florida) and William M. Rand (University of Maryland)
Abstract
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A Magic Number versus Trickle Down Agent-Based Model of Tax Policy
Shih-Hsien Tseng (Kainan University) and Theodore Allen (The Ohio State University)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Agent Based Simulation
Healthcare
Chair: Nicholson Collier (Argonne National Laboratory)
A Hybrid Agent-Based and Differential Equations Model for Simulating Antibiotic Resistance in a Hospital Ward
Barry Lawson and Lester Caudill (University of Richmond)
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REDSim: A Spatial Agent-Based Simulation For Studying Emergency Departments
Ana Paula Centeno and Richard Martin (Rutgers University) and Robert Sweeney (Jersey Shore University Medical Center)
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Sub-Lognormal Size Distribution of Hospitals - An Agent-based Approach and Empirical Study
Baojun Gao (Wuhan University) and Wai Kin (Victor) Chan (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
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Technical Session · Agent Based Simulation
UAVs and Flocking Models
Chair: Madhav Marathe (Virginia Tech)
Agent-Based Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation For UAV/UGV Surveillance and Crowd Control System
Amirreza M. Khaleghi, Dong Xu, Alfonso Lobos, Sara Minaeian, Young-Jun Son and Jian Liu (University of Arizona)
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Investigations of DDDAS for Command and Control of UAV Swarms with Agent-Based Modeling
Robert R. McCune and Gregory R. Madey (University of Notre Dame)
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Emergence by Strategy: Flocking Boids and their Fitness in Relation to Model Complexity
Michael Wagner, Wentong Cai and Michael Harold Lees (Nanyang Technological University)
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Technical Session · Agent Based Simulation
Defense and Combat Modeling
Chair: Michael J. North (Argonne National Laboratory)
Two Approaches to Developing a Multi-Agent System for Battle Command Simulation
Rikke Amilde Amilde Løvlid, Anders Alstad and Ole Martin Mevassvik (FFI) and Nico de Reus, Henk Henderson, Bob van der Vecht and Torec Luik (TNO - Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research)
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Communication Modeling for a Combat Simulation in a Network Centric Warfare Environment
Kyuhyeon Shin, Hochang Nam and Taesik Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
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Technical Session · Agent Based Simulation
ABS Applications
Chair: Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano (Argonne National Laboratory)
Planning and Response in the Aftermath of a Large Crisis: An Agent-based Informatics Framework
Christopher Barrett, Keith Bisset, Shridhar Chandan, Jiangzhuo Chen, Youngyun Chungbaek, Stephen Eubank, Yaman Evrenosoglu, Bryan Lewis, Kristian Lum, Achla Marathe, Madhav Marathe, Henning Mortveit, Nidhi Parikh, Arun Phadke, Jeffrey Reed, Caitlin Rivers, Sudip Saha, Paula Stretz, Samarth Swarup, James Thorp, Anil Vullikanti and Dawen Xie (Virginia Tech)
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An Agent-Based Simulation Approach to Experience Management in Theme Parks
Shih-Fen Cheng, Larry Lin, Jiali Du, Hoong Chuin Lau and Pradeep Varakantham (Singapore Management University)
Abstract
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Can You Simulate Traffic Psychology? An Analysis
Marco Lützenberger and Sahin Albayrak (DAI-Lab Berlin)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Agent Based Simulation
Model Development and Methods
Chair: Greg Madey (University of Notre Dame)
Test-Driven Agent-Based Simulation Development
Nick Collier and Jonathan Ozik (Argonne National Laboratory)
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The ReLogo Agent-based Modeling Language
Jonathan Ozik, Nicholson T. Collier, John T. Murphy and Michael J. North (Argonne National Laboratory)
Abstract
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A Framework for Simulation Validation Coverage
Megan Olsen and Mohammad Raunak (Loyola University Maryland)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Agent Based Simulation
Concurrent and Parallel Modeling
Chair: Robert R. McCune (University of Notre Dame)
Multithreaded Agent-Based Simulation
Michael Edwards Goldsby and Carmen M. Pancerella (Sandia National Laboratories)
Abstract
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Simulation Studies of Viral Advertisement Diffusion On Multi-GPU
Jiangming Jin, Stephen John Turner, Bu-Sung Lee, Jianlong Zhong and Bingsheng He (Nanyang Technological University)
Abstract
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A Holisitic Architecture for Super Real-Time Multiagent Simulation Platforms
Toyotaro Suzumura (IBM Research / Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Hiroki Kanezashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Agent Based Simulation
Hybrid Modeling
Chair: Jonathan Ozik (Argonne National Laboratory)
A Hybrid Simulation Framework for the Newsvendor Problem with Advertising and Viral Marketing
Ashkan Negahban (Auburn University)
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Distributed Hybrid Agent-Based Discrete Event Emergency Medical Services Simulation
Anastasia Anagnostou, Athar Nouman and Simon J.E. Taylor (Brunel University)
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Exploring Feedback and Endogeneity in Agent-based Models
Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano and Charles M. Macal (Argonne National Laboratory)
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Applications in Social Science and Organizations
Technical Session · Applications in Social Science and Organizations
Methodological Advances in Social Simulation
Chair: Ugo Merlone (University of Torino)
Verification Through Calibration: An Approach and A Case Study of a Model of Conflict in Syria
Maciej M. Latek, Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi and Armando Geller (Scensei)
Abstract
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Exploration of Purpose for Multi-Method Simulation in the Context of Social Phenomena Representation
Mariusz Adam Balaban (Old Dominion University) and Patrick Hester (ODU)
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Technical Session · Applications in Social Science and Organizations
Advanced Policy Design Using Multiagent Simulation
Chair: Wayne P. Zandbergen (George Mason University)
Simulation of Housing Market Dynamics: Amenity Distribution and Housing Vacancy
Haoying Wang and Chia-Jung Chang (The Pennsylvania State University)
Abstract
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A Simulation-based Approach to Analyze the Information Diffusion in Microblogging Online Social Network
Maira Gatti, Ana Paula Appel, Cicero Nogueira dos Santos, Claudio Santos Pinhanez, Paulo Rodrigo Cavalin and Samuel Barbosa Neto (IBM Research - Brazil)
Abstract
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Disease Modeling Within Refugee Camps: A Multi-agent Systems Approach
Andrew Crooks (George Mason University)
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Technical Session · Applications in Social Science and Organizations
Applications in Economics
Chair: Andrew Crooks (George Mason University)
An Agent-based Model for Sequential Dutch Auctions
Eric Guerci (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis), Sonia Moulet (Aix Marseille University) and Alan Kirman (Aix Marseille University, EHESS)
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An Empirically-Grounded Simulation of Bank Depositors
Wayne Zandbergen (George Mason University)
Abstract
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If You Are So Rich, Why Aren't You Smart?
Nobuyuki Hanaki (Aix Marseille University) and Juliette Rouchier (GREQAM-CNRS)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Applications in Social Science and Organizations
Using Experiments to Increase Realism in Social Simulation
Chair: Maciej M. Latek (Scensei)
Comparing agent-based models on experimental data of irrigation games
Jacopo Baggio and Marco Janssen (Arizona State University)
Abstract
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Replicating Human Interaction in Braess Paradox
Arianna Dal Forno and Ugo Merlone (University of Torino)
Abstract
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Using Gaming Simulation Experiments to Test Railway Innovations: Implications for Validity
Julia Chantal Lo and Jop Van den Hoogen (Delft University of Technology) and Sebastiaan Arno Meijer (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
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Business Process Modeling
Technical Session · Business Process Modeling
Simulation in Insurance I
Chair: Bahar Biller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Simulating a Modified Hybrid Approach to Resource Assignment in a Shared Billing and Claims Call Center
Quinn D. Conley (Westfield Insurance) and Mark Grabau (IBM Corporation)
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Business Process Simulation for Claims Transformation
Mark Grabau (IBM Corporation) and Quinn D. Conley and Melissa Marshall (Westfield Insurance)
Abstract
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Stochastic Simulation of Optimal Insurance Policies to Manage Supply Chain Risk
Elliot Wolf (Syngenta)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Business Process Modeling
Simulation in Insurance II
Chair: Elliot Wolf (Syngenta)
Simulating Abandonment Using Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysis in a Shared Billing and Claims Call Center
Quinn D. Conley (Westfield Insurance)
Abstract
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Monte Carlo Simulation for Insurance Agency Contingent Commission
Mark Grabau (IBM Corporation) and Michael Yurik (Westfield Insurance)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Business Process Modeling
Simulation Modeling of Manufacturing Processes
Chair: Christine Currie (University of Southampton)
A System Dynamics Approach for Poultry Operation to Achieve Additional Benefits
Mohammad Shamsuddoha, Mohammed Quaddus and Desmond Klass (Curtin University)
Abstract
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Upsizing Manufacturing Line in Vietnamese Industrial Plants: A Simulation Approach
Minh Nguyen Dang (University of Economic and Business,Vietnam National University) and Toan Nguyen Dang (Media Tenor International)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Business Process Modeling
Modeling Complex Business Processes
Chair: Anthony P. Waller (Lanner Group)
Forecasting Economic Performance of Implemented Innovation Openness
Kristina Risom Jespersen (Aarhus University)
Abstract
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A Two-Phase Approach for Stochastic Optimization of Complex Processes
Soumyadip Ghosh, Aliza Heching and Mark S. Squillante (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
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Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Technical Session · Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Energy Generation and Demand
Chair: Jon Andersson (Chalmers University of Technology)
An Inverse PDE-ODE Model for Studying Building Energy Demand
Lianjun An, Young Tae Chae, Raya Horesh, Young Lee and Rui Zhang (IBM TJ Watson Research Center)
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A Hybrid Simulation Model For Large-Scaled Electricity Generation Systems
Marco Pruckner and Reinhard German (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Computer Science 7)
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A DDDAMS Framework for Real-Time Load Dispatching in Power Networks
Aristotelis E. Thanos, Xiaoran Shi, Juan P. Saenz and Nurcin Celik (University of Miami)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Modeling Methodology for Sustainability
Chair: Guodong Shao (NIST)
Simulation Model in a Free and Open-Source Software for Carbon Monoxide Emissions Analysis
Joao Jose de Assis Rangel (Candido Mendes University), Gabriel Lima de Oliveira (Petrobras), Tulio Almeida Peixoto, Italo de Oliveira Matias and Eduardo Shimoda (UCAM-Campos) and Leonardo das Dores Cardoso (IFF)
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Promoting Green Internet Computing throughout Simulation-Optimization Scheduling Algorithms
Guillem Cabrera, Angel Alejandro Juan, Hebert Pérez-Rosés and Joan Manuel Marquès (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and Javier Faulin (Universidad Pública de Navarra)
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Startup Methodology for Production Flow Simulation Projects Assessing Environmental Sustainability
Tobias Dettmann, Clas Andersson, Jon Andersson, Anders Skoogh and Bjorn Johansson (Chalmers University of Technology) and Per-Olof Forsbom (Volvo Car Corporation)
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Technical Session · Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Simulation for Environmental Safety
Chair: Jonatan Berglund (Chalmers University of Technology)
An Effective Proposal Distribution for Sequential Monte Carlo Methods-Based Wildfire Data Assimilation
Haidong Xue and Xiaolin Hu (Georgia State University)
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Simulation and Optimization for an Experimental Environment to Wildfire Resource Management and Planning: Firefight Project Modelling and Architecture
Jaume none. Figueras i Jove, Toni none. Guasch i Petit, Pau none. Fonseca i Casas and Josep none. Casanovas i García (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
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Formalizing Geographical Models Using Specification and Description Language: The Wildfire Example
Pau Fonseca i Casas, Josep Casanovas, Jaume Figueras and Antoni Guasch (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
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Technical Session · Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Sustainable Manufacturing Applications
Chair: Andi H. Widok (HTW Berlin)
Decision Making on Manufacturing System from the Perspective of Material Flow Cost Accounting
Hikaru Ichimura and Soemon Takakuwa (Nagoya University)
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MFCA-Based Simulation Analysis for Production Lot-Size Determination in a Multi-Variety and Small-Batch Production System
Run Zhao, Hikaru Ichimura and Soemon Takakuwa (Nagoya University)
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Multi-Resolution Modeling for Supply Chain Sustainability Analysis
Sanjay Jain (The George Washington University), Sigríður Sigurðardóttir (Matis ltd.) and Erik Lindskog, Jon Andersson, Anders Skoogh and Bjorn Johansson (Chalmers University of Technology)
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Technical Session · Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Urban and Traffic Simulation
Chair: Duck Bong Kim (NIST)
Simulating the Effect of Urban Morphology on Indoor Thermal Behavior: An Italian Case Study
Anna Laura Pisello (University of Perugia, Italy), John Eric Taylor (Virginia Tech) and Franco Cotana (University of Perugia, Italy)
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Simple and Fast Trip Generation for Large Scale Traffic Simulation
Takashi Imamichi and Rudy Raymond (IBM Research - Tokyo)
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General Applications
Technical Session · General Applications
Simulation Applications I
Chair: Elmar Kiesling (Vienna University of Technology)
A Simulation-Based Algorithm for the Integrated Location and Routing Problem in Urban Logistics
Andres Muñoz-Villamizar and Jairo R. Montoya-Torres (Universidad de La Sabana) and Angel A. Juan and Jose Cáceres-Cruz (Open University of Catalonia)
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Dynamic Data Driven Event Reconstruction for Traffic Simulation Using Sequential Monte Carlo Methods
Xuefeng Yan (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Feng Gu (College of Staten Island) and Xiaolin Hu and Carl Engstrom (Georgia State University)
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Simulation-based Optimization of Information Security Controls: An Adversary-Centric Approach
Elmar Kiesling (Vienna University of Technology), Andreas Ekelhart and Bernhard Grill (SBA Research), Christine Strauß (University of Vienna) and Christian Stummer (Bielefeld University)
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Technical Session · General Applications
Simulation Applications II
Chair: Theodore Allen (The Ohio State University)
Hybrid Simulation Decision Support System for University Management
Luis F. Robledo, Jose A. Sepulveda and Sandra Archer (University of Central Florida)
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West Nile Virus System Dynamics Investigation in Dallas County, TX
Mohammad F. Obeid and John Shull (Old Dominion University)
Abstract
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Could Simulation Optimization Have Prevented 2012 Central Florida Election Lines?
Jingsheng Li (Beijing Institute of Technology) and Theodore Allen and Kimiebi Akah (The Ohio State University)
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Technical Session · General Applications
Simulation Applications III
Chair: Lonnie Turpin (McNeese State University)
Green Production - Strategies and Dynamics: A Simulation Based Study
Ming Zhou, Yanchun Pan and Zhimin Chen (Shenzhen University)
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Reducing Inventory Cost for a Medical Device Manufacturer Using Simulation
Jeffrey Tew, Gautam Sardar, Kyle Cooper and Erick Wikum (Tata Consultancy Services)
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Using a Natural Language Generation Approach to Document Simulation Results
James C. Curry, Weihang Zhu and Brian Craig (Lamar University), Lonnie Turpin (McNeese State University) and Majed Bokhari and Pavan Mhasavekar (Lamar University)
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Technical Session · General Applications
Advanced Simulation Modeling I
Chair: Ricki G. Ingalls (Oklahoma State University)
On-time Data Exchange in Fully-Parallelized Co-Simulation with Conservative Synchronization
Asim Munawar, Takeo Yoshizawa, Tatsuya Ishikawa and Shuichi Shimizu (IBM Research - Tokyo)
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Time Management In Hierarchical Federation Using RTI-RTI Interoperation
Min-Wook Yoo (KAIST)
Abstract
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Modeling and Simulating the Effects of OS Jitter
Elder Vicente and Rivalino Matias Jr. (Federal University of Uberlandia)
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Technical Session · General Applications
Advanced Simulation Modeling II
Chair: Chao Meng (The University of Arizona)
Open-Source Simulation Software "JaamSim"
Harry King and Harvey S. Harrison (Ausenco)
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A Balanced Sequential Design Strategy for Global Surrogate Modeling
Prashant Singh, Dirk Deschrijver and Tom Dhaene (Ghent University)
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A SysML-based Simulation Model Aggregation Framework for Seedling Propagation System
Chao Meng, Sojung Kim, Young-Jun Son and Chieri Kubota (The University of Arizona)
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Healthcare Applications
Technical Session · Healthcare Applications
Outpatient Clinic Capacity Analysis
Chair: Patrick Einzinger (dwh Simulation Services)
A Simulation Based Analysis on Reducing Patient Waiting Time for Consultation in an Outpatient Eye Clinic
Xianfei Jin and Appa Iyer Sivakumar (Nanyang Technological University) and Sing Yong Lim (Tan Tock Seng Hospital)
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Simulation as a Guide for Systems Redesign in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Appointment Template Redesign
Javad Taheri (North Carolina State University) and Ziad F. Gellad, Dariele Burchfield and Kevin J. Cooper (Duke University Medical Center)
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Capacity Management and Patient Scheduling in an Outpatient Clinic Using Discrete Event Simulation
Gokce Akin and Julie S. Ivy (North Carolina State University) and Thomas R. Rohleder, Yariv N. Marmor and Todd R. Huschka (Mayo Clinic)
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Technical Session · Healthcare Applications
Epidemic Medical Decisions
Chair: Adrian Ramirez Nafarrate (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico)
An Agent-Based Simulation of a Tuberculosis Epidemic: Understanding the Timing of Transmission
Parastu Kasaie (University of Cincinnati), David W. Dowdy (The Johns Hopkins University) and W. David Kelton (University of Cincinnati)
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Identifying Superspreaders for Epidemics using R0-Adjusted Network Centrality
Taesik Lee, Hyun-Rok Lee and Kyosang Hwang (KAIST)
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Technical Session · Healthcare Applications
Remote Care Clinics
Chair: Eduardo Perez (Texas State University)
Improving Services in Outdoor Patient Departments by Focusing on Process Parameters: A Simulation Approach
Sanjay Verma (IIM Ahmedabad) and Ashish Gupta (FIITJEE)
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Continuous Variable Control Approach for Home Care Crew Scheduling
Seokgi Lee, Yuncheol Kang and Vittaldas V. Prabhu (Pennsylvania State University)
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A Simulation Analysis of a Patient-Centered Surgical Home to Improve Outpatient Surgical Processes of Care and Outcomes
Douglas Morrice, Dongyang (Ester) Wang and Jonathan Bard (The University of Texas at Austin) and Luci Leykum, Susan Noorily and Poornachand Veerapaneni (The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)
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Technical Session · Healthcare Applications
Outpatient Access
Chair: Gokce Akin Aras (North Carolina State University)
Simulation-based Operation Management of Outpatient Departments in University Hospitals
Byoung K. Choi, Donghun Kang, Joohoe Kong and Hyeonsik Kim (KAIST) and Arwa Abdullah Jamjoom, Aisha M. Mogbil and Thoria A. Alghamdi (King Abdulaziz University)
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The GAP-DRG Model: Simulation of Outpatient Care for Comparison of Different Reimbursement Schemes
Patrick Einzinger and Niki Popper (dwh Simulation Services), Nina Pfeffer, Reinhard Jung and Gottfried Endel (Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions) and Felix Breitenecker (Vienna University of Technology)
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Modeling and Simulation of Patient Admission Services in a Multi-Specialty Outpatient Clinic
Bruno Mocarzel, David Shelton, Berkcan Uyan, Eduardo Perez and Jesus Jimenez (Texas State University) and Lenore DePagter (Live Oak Health Partners)
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Technical Session · Healthcare Applications
Medical Decision Analysis
Chair: Javad Taheri (North Carolina State University)
Characteristics of a Simulation Model of the National Kidney Transplantation System
Ashley Elizabeth Davis, Sanjay Mehrotra, John Friedewald and Daniela Ladner (Northwestern University)
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An Agent-Based Simulation Framework to Analyze the Prevalence of Child Obesity
Adrian Ramirez-Nafarrate and J. Octavio Gutierrez-Garcia (ITAM)
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Concierge Medicine: Adoption, Design, and Management
Srinagesh Gavirneni (Cornell University), Vidyadhar Kulkarni (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Andrew Manikas (University of Louisville) and Alexis Karageorge (Louisville Concierge Medicine, PLLC)
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Technical Session · Healthcare Applications
Emergency Room Access
Chair: Martin J. Miller (Capability Modeling)
Physician Shift Behavior and Its Impact on Service Performances in an Emergency Department
Biao none Wang and Kenneth N. McKay (University of Waterloo), Jennifer none Jewer (Memorial University of Newfoundland) and Ashok none Sharma (Grand River Hospital /St Mary's General Hospital)
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Improving Patient Length-of-Stay in Emergency Department through Dynamic Queue Management
Kar Way Tan and Hoong Chuin Lau (Singapore Management University) and Francis Chun Yue Lee (Khoo Teck Puat Hospital)
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Minimizing Flow-Time and Time-to-First-Treatment in an Emergency Department through Simulation
Seifu John Chonde, Carlos Parra and Chia-Jung Chang (Pennsylvania State University)
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Technical Session · Healthcare Applications
Emergency Room Planning and Design
Chair: Ola Batarseh (University of Central Florida)
Estimating Future Demand for Hospital Emergency Services at the Regional Level
Bozena Mielczarek (Wroclaw University of Technology)
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SysML for Conceptual Modeling and Simulation for Analysis: A Case Example of a Highly Granular Model of an Emergency Department
Ola Batarseh (Brown University), Eugene Day (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) and Eric Goldlust (Brown University)
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Emergency Medical Service System Design Evaluator
Kyohong Shin, Inkyung Sung and Taesik Lee (KAIST)
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Technical Session · Healthcare Applications
Healthcare Optimization
Chair: Sanjay Mehrotra (Northwestern University)
Optimizing Throughput of a Multi-Room Proton Therapy Treatment Center via Simulation
Stuart Price (University of Maryland,Robert H. Smith School of Business), Bruce Golden (University of Maryland, University of Maryland,Robert H. Smith School of Business), Edward Wasil (American University) and Hao Zhang (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
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Pre-Hospital Simulation Model for Medical Disaster Management
Christophe Ullrich, Filip Van Utterbeeck and Emilie Dejardin (Royal Military Academy)
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An Alternative Approach To Modeling A Pre-Surgical Screening Clinic
Philip Marc Troy (Les Entreprises TroyWare), Nadia Lahrichi (Polytechnique Montreal) and Lawrence Rosenberg (Jewish General Hospital)
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Technical Session · Healthcare Applications
Hospital Discharge Analysis
Chair: Philip M. Troy (Les Entreprises TroyWare)
Simulation of the Patient Discharge Process and Its Improvement
Zbigniew J. Pasek (University of Windsor)
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Evaluating Policy Interventions for Delayed Discharge: A System Dynamics Approach
Wael Rateb Rashwan, Mohamed A.F. Ragab, Waleed Abo-Hamad and Amr Arisha (Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT))
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Homeland Security and Emergency Response
Technical Session · Homeland Security and Emergency Response
Emergency Response and Natural Disasters
Chair: Kevin Taaffe (Clemson University)
Multi-Objective Optimization for Bridge Retrofit to Address Earthquake Hazards
Nathanael J.K. Brown, Jared L. Gearhart and Dean A. Jones (Sandia National Laboratories) and Linda K. Nozick, Natalia Romero and Ningxiong Xu (Cornell University)
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Modeling the Inclusion of Trapped Victims in Logistics Planning for Earthquake Response: A Case Study in the City of Bogota
Raha Akhavan-Tabatabaei, Ridley Santiago Morales and Maria Camila Hoyos (Universidad de los Andes)
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Exploring How Hierarchical Modeling and Simulation Can Improve Organizational Resourcing Decisions
David K. Peterson, Ericson R. Davis, Jeremy M. Eckhause, Michael R. Pouy and Stephanie M. Sigalas-Markham (LMI) and Vitali Volovoi (Independent Consultant)
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Technical Session · Homeland Security and Emergency Response
Homeland Security
Chair: Denise Masi (Noblis)
Simulating the Potential Impacts of a 10-Kiloton Nuclear Explosion on an Electric Power System Serving a Major City
Edgar C. Portante (Argonne National Laboratory), Gustav R. Wulfkuhle (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and Leah T. Malone, James A. Kavicky, Stephen M. Folga and Edward A. Tanzman (Argonne National Laboratory)
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An Agent-based Simulation Approach for Dual Toll Pricing of Hazardous Material Transportation
Sojung Kim, Santosh Mungle and Young-Jun Son (University of Arizona)
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A Comparison of Evalutaion Methods for Police Patrol Distric Designs
Yue Zhang, Samuel H. Huddleston, Donald E. Brown and Gerard P. Learmonth (University of Virginia)
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Manufacturing Applications
Technical Session · Manufacturing Applications
Simulation for Manufacturing Control Support
Chair: Dave Goldsman (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Discrete Event Simulation for Integrated Design in the Production and Commissioning of Manufacturing Systems
Leonardo das Dores Cardoso (IFF), Joao Jose de Assis Rangel (Candido Mendes University) and Patrick Junior Teixeira Bastos (IFF)
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Simulation-Based Hybrid Control Research On WIP In A Multi-Tightly-Coupled-Cells Production System
Run Zhao and Soemon Takakuwa (Nagoya University)
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Consistent Use of Emulation Across Different Stages of Plant Development - The Case of Deadlock Avoidance for Cyclic Cut-to-Size Processes
Ruth Fleisch and Robert Schöch (V-Research GmbH), Thorsten Prante (V-Research) and Robert Pflegerl (Schelling Anlagenbau GmbH)
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Technical Session · Manufacturing Applications
Models for Specific Manufacturing Applications
Chair: Edward Williams (University of Michigan - Dearborn)
A Simulation Tool For Complex Assembly Lines With Multi-Skilled Resources
Evangelos Angelidis, Daniel Bohn and Oliver Rose (University of the Bundeswehr Munich)
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A Simulation-Based Approach to Inventory Management in Batch Process with Flexible Recipes
Long He (University of California, Berkeley), Simin Huang (Tsinghua University) and Zuo-Jun Max Shen (University of California, Berkeley)
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Modeling and Simulation of a Mattress Production Line Using ProModel
Mohammad Hakim Khalili and Farhad Zahedi (University of Salford)
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Technical Session · Manufacturing Applications
Scheduling of Manufacturing Tasks
Chair: Simaan AbouRizk (University of Alberta)
Simulation-Based Planning of Maintenance Activities in The Automative Industry
Christoph Laroque (University of Paderborn) and Anders Skoogh and Maheshwaran Gopalakrishnan (Chalmers University of Technology)
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Intelligent Dispatching in Dynamic Stochastic Job Shops
Tao Zhang and Oliver Rose (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
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Simulation-based Overhead-Crane Scheduling for a Manufacturing Plant
Tao Zhang and Oliver Rose (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
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Technical Session · Manufacturing Applications
Simulation and Optimization for MHS
Chair: Angel A. Juan (IN3-Open University of Catalonia)
Near Optimality Guarantees for Data-Driven Newsvendor with Temporally Dependent Demand: A Monte Carlo Approach
Alp Akcay, Bahar Biller and Sridhar Tayur (Carnegie Mellon University)
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The Search for Experimental Design with Tens of Variables: Preliminary Results
Yaileen Marie Méndez-Vázquez (The Applied Optimization Group at University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez) and Kasandra Lilia Ramírez-Rojas and Mauricio Cabrera-Ríos (The Applied Optimization Group at University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez)
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Optimization of Production and Inventory Policies for Dishwasher Wire Rack Production through Simulation
Han Wu, Gerald W. Evans and Sunderesh S. Heragu (University of Louisville)
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Technical Session · Manufacturing Applications
Formal Models for Manufacturing Simulation Applications
Chair: Ina Goedicke (TU Dortmund University)
A Data Model for Carbon Footprint Simulation in Consumer Goods Supply Chains
Markus Rabe (TU Dortmund), Kai Gutenschwager (Ulm University of Applied Sciences), Till Fechteler (SimPlan AG) and Mehmet Umut Sari (TU Dortmund)
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Application of a Generic Simulation Model to Optimize Production and Workforce Planning at an Automotive Supplier
Thomas Felberbauer (FH OOE Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH), Klaus Altendorfer (FH OOE Studienbetriebs GmbH), Alexander Hübl (FH OOE Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH) and Daniel Gruber (FH OOE Forschungs & Entwicklu)
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Formal Models for Alternative Representations of Manufactoring Systems of Systems
Seungyub Lee (Pennsylvania State University), Richard Allen Wysk (North Carolina State University) and Dongmin gg Shin (Hanyang University)
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Technical Session · Manufacturing Applications
Experiment Design and Evaluation
Chair: Christos Alexopoulos (Georgia Tech)
Reducing Computation Time in Simulation-Based Optimization of Manufacturing Systems
Matthias Frank (Technical University of Dresden), Christoph Laroque (University of Paderborn) and Tobias Uhlig (Universität der Bundeswehr)
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Mitigating the "Hawthorne Effect" in Simulation Studies
Charles Harrell (BYU), Bruce Gladwin (ProModel Corporation) and Michael Hoag (Home Depot)
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A Comparison of Kanban-Like Control Strategies in a Multi-product Manufacturing System under Erratic Demand
Chukwunonyelum Emmanuel Onyeocha (Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland), Joseph Khoury (Methode Electronics Malta Ltd.) and John Geraghty (Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland)
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Military Applications
Technical Session · Military Applications
Simulation of Operational Systems
Chair: J.O. Miller (Air Force Institute of Technology/ENS)
Simulating Satellite Downlink Data Loss And Recovery Due To Rain Attenuation
Douglas C. Shannon and Richard K. Marymee (GreenDart Inc)
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Analyzing Noncombatant Evacuation Operations using Discrete Event Simulation
Dallas Kuchel (Center for Army Analysis)
Abstract
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Forecasting Effects of MISO Actions: An ABM Methodology
Chris Weimer, J.O. Miller and Mark Friend (Air Force Institute of Technology/ENS) and Janet Miller (AFRL)
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Technical Session · Military Applications
Military Support Modeling
Chair: J.O. Miller (Air Force Institute of Technology/ENS)
Using Discrete Event Simulation to Evaluate Time Series Forecasting Methods for Security Applications
Samuel H. Huddleston and Donald E. Brown (University of Virginia)
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A Discrete Event Simulation Environment Tailored to the Needs of Military Human Resources Management
Stephen Okazawa (Defence Research and Development Canada)
Abstract
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Simulation and Analysis of EXPRESS Run Frequency
David Williams (USAF) and J.O. Miller and Dan Mattioda (Air Force Institute of Technology/ENS)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Military Applications
Command and Control Models
Chair: Darryl Ahner (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Challenges of and Criteria for Validating a Physiology Model within a TCCC Serious Game
Axel Lehmann and Hwa Feron (University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich) and Marko Hofmann (ITIS GmbH)
Abstract
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Reconfigurable C3 Simulation Framework: Interoperation between C2 and Communication Simulators
Bong Gu Kang and Tag Gon Kim (KAIST)
Abstract
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Weapon Tradeoff Analysis Using Dynamic Programming for a Dynamic Weapon Target Assignment Problem Within a Simulation
Darryl Ahner (Air Force Institute of Technology)
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Technical Session · Military Applications
Simulation for Military Planning
Chair: René Séguin (Defence Research Development Canada)
A Stochastic Discrete Event Simulator for Effects-Based Planning
Hirad Cyrus Asadi and Johan Schubert (Swedish Defence Research Agency)
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Construction Planning Simulation at GRU Airport
Marcelo Moretti Fioroni and Luiz Augusto Gago Franzese (Paragon Tecnologia) and Marcello Costa and Andre Kuhn (Exército do Brasil)
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2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (2 CFFTS) Resource Allocation Simulation Tool
René Séguin (Defence Research and Development Canada) and Charles Hunter (Defence Research Develpment Canada)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Military Applications
Military Distributed Simulation
Chair: Douglas Hodson (AFIT/ENG)
Runtime Execution Management Of Distributed Simulations
Chris Gaughan (US Army RDECOM ARL HRED STTC)
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An Analysis of Parallel Interest Matching Algorithms in Distributed Virtual Environments
Elvis S. Liu (IBM Research Ireland and University College Dublin and IBM Research, Ireland) and Georgios K. Theodoropoulos (Durham University)
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Networks
Technical Session · Networks
Network Simulation I
Chair: L. Felipe Perrone (Bucknell University)
On Simulating the Resilience of Military Hub and Spoke Networks
Robert Bryce, Raman Pall and Ahmed Ghanmi (Defence Research and Development Canada)
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Architecture-Based Network Simulation for Cyber Security
Drew Hamilton (Mississippi State University)
Abstract
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Modelling Wireless Networks with the DEVS and Cell-DEVS formalisms
Gabriel Wainer (Carleton University), Emilie Broutin (Carleton University/University of Corsica) and Misagh Tavanpour (Carleton University)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Networks
Network Simulation II
Chair: Drew Hamilton (Mississippi State University)
Optimizing Coverage of Three-Dimensional Wireless Sensor Networks by Means of Photon Mapping
Bruce A. Johnson (US Navy), Hairong Qi (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and Jason C. Isaacs (US Navy)
Abstract
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On the Transient Response of Open Queueing Networks Using Ad Hoc Distributed Simulations
Ya-Lin Huang, Christos Alexopoulos, Michael Hunter and Richard Fujimoto (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Abstract
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Real-Time Scheduling of Logical Processes for Parallel Discrete-Event Simulation
Jason Liu (Florida International University)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Networks
Network Simulation III
Chair: George Riley (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Small-Scale: A New Model of Social Networks
Ericsson Santana Marin and Cedric Luiz de Carvalho (Federal University of Goiás)
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The Design of an Output Data Collection Framework for ns-3
L. Felipe Perrone (Bucknell University), Thomas R. Henderson (Boeing / University of Washington), Vinicius Daly Felizardo (Bucknell University) and Mitchell Watrous (University of Washington)
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Impacts of Application Lookahead on Distributed Network Emulation
Yuhao Zheng, Dong Jin and David M. Nicol (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
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Project Management and Construction
Technical Session · Project Management and Construction
Data-Driven and Adaptive Construction Simulation and Visualization
Chair: Amir Behzadan (University of Central Florida)
On-Line Simulation of Building Energy Processes: Need and Research Requirements
Vineet R. Kamat (University of Michigan), Carol C. Menassa (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and SangHyun Lee (University of Michigan)
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Utilizing Simulation Derived Quantitative Formulas for Accurate Excavator Hauler Fleet Selection
David Morley, Ming Lu and Simaan AbouRizk (University of Alberta)
Abstract
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Automated Knowledge Discovery and Data-Driven Simulation Model Generation of Construction Operations
Reza Akhavian and Amir Behzadan (University of Central Florida)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Project Management and Construction
Agent Based Modeling in Sustainable Infrastructure Design, Construction and Operation
Chair: Carol Menassa (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Energy Saving Information Cascades in Online Social Networks: An Agent-based Simulation Study
John Taylor and Qi Wang (Virginia Tech)
Abstract
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Modeling Occupant Energy Use Interventations in Evolving Social Networks
Kyle Anderson and SangHyun Lee (University of Michigan)
Abstract
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Exploration of the Effect of Workers' Influence Network on Their Absence Behavior Using Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
Seungjun Ahn, Kyle Anderson and SangHyun Lee (University of Michigan)
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Technical Session · Project Management and Construction
Visual Simulation in Constrution Engineering and Mangement
Chair: Vineet Kamat (University of Michigan)
As-Built Modeling and Visual Simulation of Tunnels Using Real-Time TBM Positioning Data
Xiaodong Wu and Ming Lu (University of Alberta), Xuesong Shen (University of New South Wales) and Sheng Mao (University of Alberta)
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Technology-Enhanced Learning in Construction Education Using Mobile Context-Aware Augmented Reality Visual Simulation
Arezoo Shirazi and Amir Behzadan (University of Central Florida)
Abstract
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Location-Aware Real-Time Simulation Framework for Earthmoving Projects Using Automated Machine Guidance
Faridaddin Vahdatikhaki, Amin Hammad and Shayan Setayeshgar (Concordia University)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Project Management and Construction
Simulation and Visualization for Sustainable Development and Construction
Chair: Changbum Ahn (U of Nebraska, Lincoln)
Simulation-Based Evaluation of Fuel Consumption in Heavy Construction Projects By Monitoring Equipment Idle Times
Reza Akhavian and Amir Behzadan (University of Central Florida)
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Integrated Evaluation of Cost, Schedule and Emission Performance on Rock-Filled Concrete Dam Construction Operation Using Discrete Event Simulation
Chunna Liu and Xuehui An (University of Tsinghua), Changbum R. Ahn (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and SangHyun Lee (University of Michigan)
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Uncertainty Modeling and Simulation of Tool Wear in Mechanized Tunneling
Tobias Rahm (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Ruben Duhme (Herrenknecht Asia Pte. Ltd) and Kambiz Sadri, Markus Thewes and Markus König (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
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Technical Session · Project Management and Construction
Simulation in Construction and Project Management Education
Chair: Yasser Mohamed (University of Alberta)
An Integrated Model of Team Motivation and Worker Skills for a Computer-Based Project Management Simulation
Wee-Leong Lee (Singapore Management University)
Abstract
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Development of a Distributed Construction Project Management Game with COTS in the Loop
Yasser Mohamed and Mostafa Ali (University of Alberta)
Abstract
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Novel Use of Singularity Functions to Model Periodic Phenomena in Cash Flow Analysis
Yi Su and Gunnar Lucko (Catholic University of America)
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Technical Session · Project Management and Construction
Algorithm Performance Evaluation by Simulation
Chair: Ming Lu (University of Alberta)
Simulation for Characterizing a Progressive Registration Algorithm Aligning As-Built 3D Point Clouds against As-Designed Models
Pingbo Tang (Arizona State University) and Syed Hammad Rasheed (Western Michigan University)
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Simulation and Optimization of Temporary Road Network in Mass Earthmoving Projects
Chang Liu and Ming Lu (University of Alberta) and Sam Johnson (North American Construction Group)
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Integration of Simulation and Pareto-based Optimization for Space Planning in Finishing Phase
Trang Dang (Bauhaus Universität Weimar) and Hans-Joachim Bargstaedt (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
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Technical Session · Project Management and Construction
Construction Process Simulation
Chair: Pingbo Tang (Arizona State University)
Model-Based Construction Work Analysis Considering Process-Related Hazards
Juergen Melzner, Sebastian Hollermann, Silvia Kirchner and Hans-Joachim Bargstaedt (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
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A Discrete Event Simulation Model of Asphalt Paving Operations
Ramzi Labban and Simaan AbouRizk (University of Alberta) and Zuhair Haddad and Amr Elsersy (Consolidated Contractors Group)
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Assessment of Construction Operations Productivity Rate as Computed by Simulation Models
Hani Alzraiee, Tarek Zayed and Osama Moselhi (Concordia University)
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Technical Session · Project Management and Construction
Innovation and Integration in Scheduling and Simulation
Chair: Gunnar Lucko (Catholic University of America)
Construction Schedule Simulation for Improved Project Planning: Activity Criticality Index Assessment
Amlan Mukherjee (Michigan Technological University)
Abstract
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Time-Stepped, Simulation-Based Scheduling System for Large-Scale Industrial Construction Projects
Di Hu and Yasser Mohamed (University of Alberta)
Abstract
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Temporal Perspectives in Construction Simulation Modeling
Gunnar Lucko (Catholic University of America) and Amlan Mukherjee (Michigan Technological University)
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Technical Session · Project Management and Construction
Construction Operation Analysis Using Simulation
Chair: Tarek Zayed (Concordia University)
Modeling Pipeline Projects Using Computer Simulation
Khaled Nassar (AUC)
Abstract
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Effective Simulation of Earth Moving Projects
Jamal Siadat and Janaka Ruwanpura (University of Calgary)
Abstract
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Modeling and Simulating Spatial Requirements of Construction Activities
Arnim Marx and Markus König (Ruhr-University Bochum)
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Simulation in Manufacturing Planning of Buildings
Fritz Berner and Vitali Kochkine (University of Stuttgart), Sven Spieckermann and Ilka Habenicht (SimPlan AG) and Cornelius Väth (IWTI GmbH)
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Supply Chain Management and Transportation
Technical Session · Supply Chain Management and Transportation
Supply Chain Optimization I
Chair: Sanjay Jain (The George Washington University)
Investigating The Effect Of Demand Aggregation On The Performance Of An (R, Q) Inventory Control Policy
Manuel Rossetti, Mohammad Shbool, Vijith Varghese and Edward Pohl (University of Arkansas)
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Revenue and Production Management in a Multi-Echelon Supply Chain
Alireza Kabirian, Ahmad Sarfaraz and Mark Rajai (California State University Northridge)
Abstract
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Agile logistics simulation and optimization for managing disaster responses
Francisco Barahona, Markus Ettl, Marek Petrik and Peter M. Rimshnick (IBM Research)
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Technical Session · Supply Chain Management and Transportation
Supply Chain Optimization II
Chair: Jon Andersson (Chalmers University of Technology)
Coupling Ant Colony Optimization and Discrete-Event Simulation to Solve a Stochastic Location-Routing Problem
Nilson Herazo-Padilla (Universidad de La Sabana), Santiago Nieto Isaza (Fundación Centro de Investigación en Modelación Empresarial del Caribe (FCIMEC)), Jairo R. Montoya-Torres (Universidad de La Sabana), Luis Ramirez Polo (Fundación Centro de Investigación en Modelación Empresarial del Caribe (FCIMEC)) and Andres Muñoz-Villamizar (Universidad de La Sabana)
Abstract
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Solving Location Problems Using Simulation Modeling
Fredrik Persson, Daniel Erlandsson, Alexander Larsson and Maria Johansson (Linköping University)
Abstract
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Simulation Analysis of Supply Chain Systems with Reverse Logistics
Shigeki Umeda (Musashi University)
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Technical Session · Supply Chain Management and Transportation
Freight Operations Optimization
Chair: Eric Ervin (J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.)
Simulation Model for Container Fleet Sizing on Dedicated Route
Joao Ferreira Netto and Rui Carlos Botter (USP - University of Sao Paulo)
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Simulation-based Truck Fleet Analysis To Study The Impact of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2013 Hours of Service Regulation Changes.
Jeff R. Young (J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.)
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Hybrid Algorithm for the Optimization of Multimodal Freight Transport Services: Marine Application
Diego Crespo Pereira, Rosa Rios Prado, David del Rio Vilas, Alejandro Garcia del Valle and Nadia Rego Monteil (University of A Coruna)
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Technical Session · Supply Chain Management and Transportation
Distribution Center Optimization
Chair: Shigeki Umeda (Musashi University)
Simulation Aided, Self-Adapting Knowledge Based Control of Material Handling Systems
Alexander Klaas, Christoph Laroque, Hendrik Renken and Wilhelm Dangelmaier (Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn)
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Analysis of Assignment Rules in a Manually Operated Distribution Warehouse
Uwe Clausen, Peiman Dabidian, Daniel Diekmann, Ina Goedicke and Moritz Pöting (TU Dortmund University)
Abstract
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Lean Distribution Assessment Using an Integrated Framework of Value Stream Mapping and Simulation
Amr Mahfouz (American university of the middle east) and Amr Arisha (Dublin Institute of Technology)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Supply Chain Management and Transportation
Port Simulation
Chair: Jonatan Berglund (Chalmers University of Technology)
Managing Container Reshuffling in Vessel Loading by Simulation
Pasquale Legato and Rina Mary Mazza (University of Calabria)
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Evaluation of different berthing scenarios in Shahid Rajaee Container Terminal using Discrete-Event Simulation
Mohammad Amin Rahaee, Mehrdad Memarpour, Erfan Hasannayebi and Hamidreza Eskandari (Tarbiat Modares University) and Seyed Ashkan Malek (University of Michigan)
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Physical Objects on Navigation Channal Simulation Models
Daniel de Oliveira Mota and Newton Narciso Pereira (USP)
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Technical Session · Supply Chain Management and Transportation
Industry Specific Supply Chains
Chair: Anders Skoogh (Chalmers University of Technology)
Multi-echelon Network Optimization of Pharmaceutical Cold Chains: A Simulation Study
Niranjan S. Kulkarni (CRB Consulting Engineers) and Suman Niranjan (Savannah State University)
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Reducing Wagon Turnaround Times by Redesigning the Outbound Dispatch Operations of a Steel Plant
Atanu Mukherjee, Arindam Som and Arnab Adak (M.N. Dastur & Company (P) Ltd)
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Modeling the Sugar Cane Logistics from Farm to Mill
Marcelo Moretti Fioroni, Luiz Augusto Gago Franzese and Douglas José da Silva (Paragon Tecnologia) and Mário José Barbosa Cerqueira Junior and Daniel de Amorim de Almeida (Raízen S/A)
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Technical Session · Supply Chain Management and Transportation
Natural Resource Supply Chains
Chair: Erik Lindskog (Chalmers University of Technology)
Simulation-Based Robust Optimization for Complex Truck-Shovel Systems in Surface Coal Mines
Sai Srinivas nageshwaraniyer, Young-Jun Son and Sean Dessureault (The University of Arizona)
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Signal-Oriented Railroad Simulation
Marcelo Moretti Fioroni, Johanna Gomez Quevedo, Isac Reis Santana and Luiz Augusto Gago Franzese (Paragon Tecnologia) and Daniel Cuervo, Paola Sanchez and Francesco Narducci (Carbones del Cerrejón)
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Simulation Education
Technical Session · Simulation Education
Panel: Education for Professional Analytics Certification
Chair: Theresa Roeder (San Francisco State University)
Panel: Are We Effectively Preparing Our Students to be Certified Analytics Professionals?
Russell Cheng (University of Southampton), Peter Haas (IBM Research), Stewart Robinson (Loughborough University), Lee Schruben (University of California, Berkeley) and Theresa Roeder (San Francisco State University)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Simulation Education
Innovations in Simulation Education I
Chair: Dashi Singham (Naval Postgraduate School)
Interactive Learning of Modeling and Discrete-Events Simulation through Lego® Parts
José Arnaldo Barra Montevechi, Fabiano Leal, Rafael Carvalho Miranda and Tábata Fernandes Pereira (Universidade Federal de Itajubá)
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Challenges in Teaching Modeling and Simulation Online
Osman Balci, Kirby Deater-Deckard and Anderson Norton (Virginia Tech)
Abstract
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Teaching Simulation to Ten Thousand Students - American-European Cooperation and Perspectives
Ingolf Stahl (Stockholm School of Economics), Richard G. Born (Northern Illinois University) and Henry Herper (Otto-von-Guericke University)
Abstract
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Technical Session · Simulation Education
Innovations in Simulation Education II
Chair: Theresa Roeder (San Francisco State University)
Simulated Competitions to Aid Tactical Skill Acquisiton
Alexandre R. M. Feitosa (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná), Alexandre I. Direne (Universidade Federal do Paraná), Wilson da Silva (Prefeitura Municipal de Curitiba) and Fabiano Silva and Luis Bona (Universidade Federal do Paraná)
Abstract
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An Experiment in Teaching Operations Management to Sixth Graders
Theresa M. Roeder (San Francisco State University) and Karen N. Roeder (Bamberg Elementary School)
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Technical Session · Simulation Education
Simulation Education in a Variety of Settings
Chair: Anders Skoogh (Chalmers University of Technology)
Operations Research and Simulation in Master’s Degrees: A Case Study Regarding Different Universities in Spain
Alex Grasas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Angel A. Juan (IN3 – Open University of Catalonia) and Helena Ramalhinho (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
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Perspectives on Teaching Simulation in a College of Business
Robert M. Saltzman and Theresa M. Roeder (San Francisco State University)
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MASM
Technical Session · MASM
Scheduling
Chair: Lars Moench (University of Hagen)
Two-Stage Lot Scheduling with Limited Waiting Time Constraints and Distinct Due Dates
Tae-Sun Yu, Hyun-Jung Kim, Chanhwi Jung and Tae-Eog Lee (KAIST)
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Scheduling Maintenance Tasks with Time-Dependent Synchronization Constraints by a CP Modeling Approach
Jan Lange and Gerald Weigert (Technische Universität Dresden) and Andreas Klemmt and Peter Doherr (Infineon Technologies)
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Study on Multi-Objective Optimization For Parallel Batch Machine Scheduling Using Variable Neighbourhood Search
Robert Kohn and Oliver Rose (Universität der Bundeswehr) and Christoph Laroque (Universität Paderborn)
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Technical Session · MASM
MASM Keynote
Chair: Jesus A. Jimenez (Texas State University-San Marcos)
Impacts of Imminent Changes in the Semiconductor Industry
Julian Richards (SEMATECH)
Abstract
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Technical Session · MASM
Quality & Supply Chain Management
Chair: Israel Tirkel (Ben-Gurion University)
Quality Risk Analysis at Sampling Stations Crossed by One Monitored Product and an Unmonitored Flow
Anna Rotondo, John Geraghty and Paul Young (Dublin City University)
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Skipping Algorithms for Defect Inspection Using a Dynamic Control Strategy in Semiconductor Manufactoring
Gloria Luz Rodriguez Verjan (Ecole des Mines de St Etienne CMP), Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès and Sylvain Housseman (Microelectronic Center of Provence) and Jacques Pinaton (STMicroelectronics)
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A Heuristic to Support Make-to-Stock, Assemble-to-Order, and Make-to-Order Decisions in Semiconductor Supply Chains
Lisa Forstner (Infineon Technologies AG) and Lars Moench (University of Hagen)
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Technical Session · MASM
Production and Capacity Planning
Chair: Stephane Dauzère-Pérès (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne)
Qualification Management with Batch Size Constraint
Mehdi Rowshannahad and Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès (Ecole des Mines de St-Etienne)
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Modeling Complex Processability Constraints in High-Mix Semiconductor Manufacturing
Ahmed Ben Amira, Guillaume Lepelletier and Philippe Vialletelle (STMicroelectronics) and Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès, Claude Yugma and Philippe Lalevée (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne)
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A Comparison of Production Planning Formulations with Exogenous Cycle Time Estimates Using a Large-Scale Wafer Fab Model
Baris Kacar (SAS Institute Inc.), Lars Moench (University of Hagen) and Reha Uzsoy (North Carolina State University)
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Technical Session · MASM
Dispatching Rules
Chair: Oliver Rose (University of the Bundeswehr Munich)
Practical Assessment of a Combined Dispatching Policy at a High-Mix Low-Volume Asic Facility
Mike Gißrau (X-FAB Dresden) and Oliver Rose (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
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Learning-Based Adaptive Dispatching Method for Batch Processing Machines
Li Li, Long Chen and Hui Xu (Tongji University) and Lu Chen (Belling)
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An Integrated Approach to Real Time Dispatching Rules Analysis at Seagate Technology
Daniel Muller and Madhav Kidambi (Applied Materials) and Brian Gowling, Joel Peterson and Tina O'Donnell (Seagate Technology)
Abstract
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Technical Session · MASM
Cycle Time Management
Chair: Gerald Weigert (TUD/IAVT)
Cycle Time Variance Minimization for WIP Balance Approaches in Wafer Fabs
Zhugen Zhou and Oliver Rose (Die Universität der Bundeswehr München)
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Estimating Wafer Processing Cycle Time Using An Improved G/G/m Queue
Roland E.A. Schelasin (Texas Instruments)
Abstract
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The Effectiveness of Variability Reduction in Decreasing Wafer Fabrication Cycle Time
Israel Tirkel (Ben-Gurion University)
Abstract
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Technical Session · MASM
Automated Material Handling Systems
Chair: Claude Yugma (Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne Centre Microélectronique de Provence - Site Georges Charpak)
Methodology to Evaluate the Impact of AMHS Design Characteristics on Operational Fab Performance
Gabriel Gaxiola, Eric Christensen and Detlef Pabst (GLOBALFOUNDRIES) and David Wizelman (Front Phase Solutions)
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Analyzing the Impact of Key Parameters of Vehicle Management Policies in a Unified AMHS
Ahmed Ben Chaabane (STMicroelectronics), Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès and Claude Yugma (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne) and Lionel Rullière and Gilles Lamiable (STMicroelectronics)
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Optimization of AMHS Design for a Semiconductor Foundry Fab by using Simulation Modeling
Jacky Tung, Tina Sheen, Merlin Kao and C.H. Chen (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.)
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Technical Session · MASM
Simulation Modeling and Analysis
Chair: Kenneth Fordyce (Arkieva)
FAB Simulation with Recipe Arrangement of Tools
Sangchul Park (Ajou University)
Abstract
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A Simulation Study on Line Management Policies with Special Focus on Bottleneck Machines
Lixin Wang and Vinoth Chandrasekaran (Micron Technology Inc.)
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Automatic Model Verification for Semiconductor Manufacturing Simulation
Boon Ping Gan (D-SIMLAB Technologies Pte Ltd), Peter Lendermann (D-SIMLAB Technologies), Wolfgang Scholl and Marcin Mosinski (Infineon Technologies) and Patrick Preuss (D-SIMLAB Technologies GmbH)
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Technical Session · MASM
Modeling Techniques for Various Wafer Fab Problems
Chair: Hans Ehm (Infineon Technologies AG)
A Novel Simulation Methodology for Modeling Cluster Tools
Emrah Cimren, Robert Havey and DongJin Kim (Micron Technology)
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Advanced Secondary Resource Control in Semiconductor Lithography Areas: From Theory to Practice
Dirk Doleschal (Technische Universität Dresden), Andreas Klemmt (Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH), Gerald Weigert (Technische Universität Dresden) and Frank Lehmann (Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH)
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Automated Planning, Execution and Evaluation of Simulation Experiments of Semiconductor AMHS
Thomas Wagner and Clemens Schwenke (Technische Universität Dresden), Germar Schneider (Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH) and Klaus Kabitzsch (Technische Universität Dresden)
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Prediction of Product Layer Cycle Time Using Data Mining
MIchael Hassoun (Ariel University)
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Industrial Case Study
Industrial Case Study · Industrial Case Study
Supply Chain I
Chair: Brian L. Heath (Cardinal Health)
A Stochastic Simulation Model of a Continuous Value Chain Operation with Feedback Streams and Optimization
Gerrit Streicher (Sasol)
Abstract
Using Simulation for Potash Mining Operations Improvement
Andrey Malykhanov and Vitaliy Chernenko (Amalgama)
Abstract
Stochastic Simulation Techniques Applied Stamping Industry and Metal Artifacts of the Industrial Pole of Manaus PIM
Stones Machado Júnior (UFAM - Federal University of Amazonas) and Mota Edjair (UFAM-Federal University of Amazonas)
Abstract
Industrial Case Study · Industrial Case Study
Supply Chain II
Chair: Tiffany Harper (Cardinal Health)
Simulation of Copper Concentrate Transportation in Chile
Pablo Senosiain, Pedro Gazmuri and Pedro Halcartegaray (Simula UC)
Abstract
Independent Verification & Validation of Integrated Supply-Chain Network Simulation and Optimization Models
Soroosh Gholami and Hessam Sarjoughian (ASU) and Gary Godding, Victor Chang and Daniel Peters (Intel Corporation)
Abstract
Industrial Case Study · Industrial Case Study
Public Health I
Chair: Amy K. Pitts (The George Washington University)
Simulation Based Clinical Trial Designs
Fei Chen (Janssen Research & Development)
Abstract
Modeling the Impact of Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Treatment and Prevention in Resource-Limited Settings
Robert Glaubius (Cleveland Clinic Foundation), Greg Hood (Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center) and Ume L. Abbas (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
Abstract
Projecting Prison Populations with SAS® Simulation Studio
Jeffrey D. Day, Bahadir Aral and Emily Lada (SAS Institute) and Ginny M. Hevener and Tamara R. Flinchum (North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission)
Abstract
Industrial Case Study · Industrial Case Study
Public Health II
Chair: Emily Lada (SAS)
Ensuring the Overall Performance of a New Hospital Facility through Discrete Event Simulation
Franck Fontanili and Matthieu Lauras (Toulouse University - Mines Albi) and Elyes Lamine (Toulouse University - Centre universitaire Jean-François-Champollion)
Abstract
Healthcare Policy Re-shaping using Web-based System Dynamics
Konstantinos Domdouzis (The Whole Systems Partnership/Brunel University), Peter Lacey and Darren Lodge (The Whole Systems Partnership) and Simon Taylor (Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University)
Abstract
Modeling Inventory Requirements to Optimize Supply Chain Management in Public Healthcare Facilities
Amy K. Pitts, Paul Blessner and Bill A. Olson (The George Washington University)
Abstract
Industrial Case Study · Industrial Case Study
Manufacturing & Production
Chair: Tiffany Harper (Cardinal Health)
Honda's Black Box Simulation Tool
Nicholas Allen (Honda North America Services, LLC)
Abstract
Print Production Designer: Answering Commercial/Industrial Print Production What-Ifs using Simulation-as-a-Service
Sunil Kothari, Jun Zeng and Gary Dispoto (Hewlett-Packard)
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PhD Colloquium
Doctoral Colloquium · PhD Colloquium
PhD Colloquium Keynote Address
Chair: Nurcin Celik (The University of Miami)
InfoSymbiotics/DDDAS: From Big Data to New Capabilities
Frederica Darema (AFOSR)
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Doctoral Colloquium · PhD Colloquium
Doctoral Colloquium Presentations I
Chair: Mamadou Seck (TU Delft)
Exploration of Purpose for Multi-Method Simulation in the Context of Social Phenomena Representation
Mariusz Balaban (ODU / MYMIC)
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Promoting Green Internet Computing throughout Simulation-Optimization Scheduling Algorithms
Guillem Cabrera (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
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Parallel Simulation of Large Population Dynamics
Cristina Montañola-Sales (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech)
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An Agent-Based Simulation of a Tuberculosis Epidemic: Understanding the Timing of Transmission and Impact of Household Contact Tracing
Parastu Kasaie (University of Cincinnati)
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A System Dynamics Approach for Poultry Operation to Achieve Additional Benefits
Mohammad Shamsuddoha (Curtin University)
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Uncertainty Modeling and Simulation of Settlement Impacts in Mechanized Tunneling
Tobias Rahm (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
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Capacity Management and Patient Scheduling in an Outpatient Clinic Using Discrete Event Simulation
Gokce Akin (North Carolina State University)
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Improving Patient Length-Of-Stay in Emergency Department Through Dynamic Queue Management
Kar Way Tan (Singapore Management University)
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A DSM-Based Multi-Paradigm Simulation Modeling Approach for Complex Systems
Xiaobo Li (National University of Defense Technology)
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An Integrated Simulation, Markov Decision Processes and Game Theoretic Framework for Analysis of Supply Chain Competitions
Dong Xu (The University of Arizona)
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Doctoral Colloquium · PhD Colloquium
Doctoral Colloquium Presentations II
Chair: Nurcin Celik (The University of Miami)
A Balanced Sequential Design Strategy for Global Surrogate Modeling
Prashant Singh (Ghent University)
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Bootstrapping and Conditional Simulation in Kriging: Better Confidence Interval and Optimization?
Ehsan Mehdad (Tilburg University)
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An Adaptive Radial Basis Function Method using Weighted Improvement
Yibo Ji (National University of Singapore)
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A Distributed Simulation Approach for Continuous Variable Control of a Home Care Crew Schedule Problem
Seok Gi Lee (Pennsylvania State University)
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Population Model-based Optimization with Sequential Monte Carlo
Xi Chen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
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Stochastic Pi-Calculus Based Modeling and Simulation Language for Antibacterial Surfaces
Vishakha Sharma (Stevens Institute of Technology)
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Optimal Learning with Non-Gaussian Rewards
Zi Ding (University of Maryland)
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Agent Heterogeneity in Social Network Formation: An Agent-based Approach
Xiaotian Wang (Old Dominion University)
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Comparing Optimal Convergence Rate of Stochastic Mesh and Least Squares Method for Bermudan Option Pricing
Ankush Agarwal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
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A Discrete Event Simulation Model of Asphalt Paving Operations
Ramzi Labban (University of Alberta)
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Doctoral Colloquium · PhD Colloquium
Doctoral Colloquium Presentations III
Chair: Andreas Tolk (SimIS Inc.)
The GAP-DRG Model: Simulation of Outpatient Care for Comparison of Different Reimbursement Schemes
Patrick Einzinger (dwh Simulation Services)
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Simulation-Based Robust Optimization for Complex Truck-Shovel Systems in Surface Coal Mines
Saisrinivas Nageshwaraniyer (The University of Arizona)
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Exploration of the Effect of Workers' Influence Network on Their Absence Behavior Using Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
Seungjun Ahn (University of Michigan)
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Combining Simulation and Integer Programming IP Techniques to Achieve Realistic Optimality
Ahmed Elfituri (Kingston Universitu- London)
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Validation of an Agent-Based Model of Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Operations
Jason C. Ryan (MIT Humans and Automation Lab)
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A Modular Simulation Model for Assessing Interventions for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Christoph Urach (dwh simulation services)
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Improving Performance of SME’s Using SCOR and AHP Methodology
Madani Alomar (University of Windsor)
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A Systems Dynamics Approach to Support Prospective Planning of Interventions to Improve Chronic Kidney Disease Care
Hyojung Kang (Pennsylvania State University)
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Doctoral Colloquium · PhD Colloquium
Doctoral Colloquium Presentations IV
Chair: Esfandyar Mazhari (FedEx Services Corporation)
An effective proposal distribution for sequential Monte Carlo methods-based wildfire data assimilation
Haidong Xue (Georgia State University)
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Hybridized Optimization Approaches to the Scheduling of Multi-Period Mixed-Btu Natural Gas Products
Michael A. Bond (University of Oklahoma)
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Efficient Learning of Donor Retention Strategies for the American Red Cross
Bin Han (University of Maryland)
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REDSim: A Spatial Agent-Based Simulation For Studying Emergency Departments
Ana Paula Centeno (Rutgers University)
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Generalized Integrated Brownian Fields for Simulation Metamodeling
Peter Salemi (Northwestern University)
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Cumulative Weighting Optimization: The Discrete Case
Kun Lin (University of Maryland)
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Skipping Algorithms for Defect Inspection Using a Dynamic Control Strategy in Semiconductor Manufacturing
Gloria Luz Rodriguez Verjan (Ecole des Mines de St Etienne CMP)
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Applying a Splitting Technique to Estimate Electrical Grid Reliability
Wander Wadman (CWI Amsterdam)
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Poster Madness
Poster · Poster Madness
General Simulation Applications
Chair: Si Zhang (Industrial and Systems Engineering, National University of Singapore)
Analyzing the Main and First Order Effects of Operational Policies on the Warehouse Productivity
Aida Huerta (UNAM) and Stefano Brizi (Sapienza University of Rome)
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Manual Work Analysis and Simulation System Framework for Performance Improvement in Manned Assembly Line
Won Hwam (Ajou University)
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Learning Primary Feature in Compressive Sampling Space: A Sparse Representation Study
Yanan Zhang, JianDong Ding, Feng Jin, Wenjun Yin and Zhibo Zhu (IBM Research - China)
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The Compliance Costs of IRS Post-Filing Processes
Ronald H. Hodge II (Internal Revenue Service)
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Concurrent Simulations Of Thermal Radiation In Plasmas
Spiros Thanasoulas (Queen's University Belfast) and Demetrios Pliakis (Technological Educational Institute of Crete)
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Improving Traffic Flow in a Virtual City where All Control Devices have been Replaced by Self-Regulatory Systems
Sofia Robles and Henry Gasparin (Engineering Research and Development Center of the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello)
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Virtual Reality Operator Training System for Continuous Casting Process in Steel Industry
Jinhwi Lee, Jayoung Choi and Yongsu Kim (POSCO)
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Duopoly Price Competition with Switching Cost and Bounded Rational Customers
Mateusz Zawisza and Bogumil Kaminski (Warsaw School of Economics)
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Applying a Splitting Technique to Estimate Electrical Grid Reliability
Wander Wadman (CWI Amsterdam)
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Projecting Network Loading of Correlated Traffic Streams under High Growth
Timothy Wetzel, Timothy Lortz and Ashleigh Thompson (Booz Allen Hamilton)
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Simulation Versus Constraint-Based Graphical Modeling of Construction Processes
Ian Flood (University of Florida)
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Constraint simulation - Identification of Important Construction Constraints
Sebastian Hollermann and Hans-Joachim Bargstädt (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
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Poster · Poster Madness
Service Operations Simulation and Agent-based Models
Chair: Jie Xu (George Mason University)
Performance Evaluation in a Laboratory Medicine Unit
Adriano Torri and Marcella Rovani (University of Naples Federico II)
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Behavioral Influence Assessment for Organizational Cooperation in Cyber Security
Asmeret Bier (Sandia National Laboratories)
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Estimating the Effects of Heterogeneous Competition in an Agent-based Ecological Model Using GIS Raster Color
Michael S. Crawford, Stephen C. Davies and Alan Griffith (University of Mary Washington)
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Intelligent Selection of a Server Among Parallel Identical Servers
Godwin Tennyson (Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli)
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Simulation of Canadian Nanotechnology Innovation Network
Nuha Zamzami (Concordia University)
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FUSE: A Multi-Agent Simulation Environment
Kensuke Kuramoto (Nihon University)
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Bed Blockage in Irish Hospitals: System Dynamics Methodology
Wael Rashwan, Mohamed Ragab, Waleed Abo-Hamad and Amr Arisha (Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT))
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Simulate Skill Mix to Validate a Resource Planning System
Pu Huang (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
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Agent Heterogeneity in Social Network Formation: An Agent-based Approach
Xiaotian Wang (Old Dominion University)
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The Role of Block Allocation and Surgery Duration Predictability on Operating Room Utilization
Kevin Taaffe and Rebecca Weiss (Clemson University)
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Understanding the Trade-Offs in a Call Center
David A. Munoz and Marie C. Brutus (Pennsylvania State University)
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Modeling Social Factors of Oral Health Equity for Older Adults
Sara Metcalf, Hua Wang, Susan Kum, Zhu Jin and Peng Wang (SUNY at Buffalo), Michael Widener (University of Cincinnati), Carol Kunzel and Stephen Marshall (Columbia University) and Mary Northridge (New York University College of Dentistry)
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Managing Patient Flow at a New York City Federally Qualified Health Center
Pravin Santhanam (Yorktown High School) and Hema Santhanam (Anjali Consulting Services)
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Poster · Poster Madness
Simulation Modeling Tools and Analysis Methodologies
Chair: John A. Miller (University of Georgia)
Elapsed-Time-Sensitive DEVS for Model Checking
Hae Young Lee (Seoul Women's University)
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Size Measurement of DEVS Models for SBA Effectiveness Evaluation
Hae Young Lee and Hyung-Jong Kim (Seoul Women's University)
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DEVSMO: An Ontology of DEVS Model Representation for Model Reuse
Yunping Hu, Jun Xiao, Hao Zhao and Gang Rong (Zhejiang University)
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Integrated Policy Simulation in Complex System-of-Systems
Ali Mostafavi (Florida Internationl University)
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A Hybrid Search Algorithm with Optimal Computing Budget Allocation for Resource Allocation Problem
James T. Lin and Chun-Chih Chiu (National Tsing Hua University)
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Towards a General Foundation for Formalism-Specific Instrumentation Languages
Johannes Schützel, Roland Ewald and Adelinde M. Uhrmacher (University of Rostock)
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Towards Composing ML-Rules Models
Danhua Peng, Alexander Steiniger, Tobias Helms and Adelinde M. Uhrmacher (University of Rostock)
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DYANA: HLA-based Distributed Real-time Embedded Systems Simulation Tool
Daniil Zorin, Vitaly Antonenko, Evgeny Chemeritskiy, Alevtina Glonina, Vasily Pashkov, Vladislav Podymov, Konstantin Savenkov, Ruslan Smeliansky, Dmitry Volkanov and Vladimir Zakharov (Lomonosov Moscow State University) and Igor Konnov (Technische Universitat Wien)
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Integration of 3D Laser Scanning Into Traditional DES Project Methodology
Jonatan Berglund, Erik Lindskog and Björn Johansson (Chalmers University of Technology) and Johan Vallhagen (GKN Aerospace Engine Systems)
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Using a Frequency Domain Approach on Model Comparison
Falk Stefan Pappert and Tobias Uhlig (Universtät der Bundeswehr München)
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An Adaptive Radial Basis Function Method using Weighted Improvement
Yibo Ji (National University of Singapore)
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A Trust Region-Based Algorithm for Continuous Optimization via Simulation
Satyajith Amaran and Nikolaos Sahinidis (Carnegie Mellon University) and Bikram Sharda and Scott Bury (The Dow Chemical Company)
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Co-Simulation Using Specification and Description Language
Pau Fonseca i Casas (Universitat Politèncica de Catalunya) and Jaume Figueras (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
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Vendor Track I
Vendor Session · Vendor Track I
Vendor Presentations
FlexSim: Focusing on Problem Solving
Bill Nordgren (FlexSim)
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Recent Advances in Emulate3D – Faster Execution, Easier Build
Bernard Brooks, Adam Davidson and Ian McGregor (Emulate3D Ltd.)
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Vendor Presentations
Introduction to SAS Simulation Studio
Edward P. Hughes, Emily K. Lada, Phillip Meanor and Hong Chen (SAS Institute Inc.)
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AutoMod® – Modeling Complex Manufacturing, Distribution, and Logistics Systems for Over 30 Years
Daniel Muller (Applied Materials)
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Vendor Session · Vendor Track I
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Introduction to Simio
Renee M. Thiesing and C. Dennis Pegden (Simio LLC)
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Energy Efficiency Optimization in Plant Production Systems
Michael Rouman (Siemens PLM)
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Vendor Presentations
Running Distributed Simulations Over Many Cores in Julia
Michael Bean (Forio)
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Arena 14.5 - Review of New Features
Nancy Zupick (Rockwell Automation)
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Vendor Session · Vendor Track I
Vendor Presentations
ExtendSim 9
David Krahl (Imagine That, Inc)
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Vendor Session · Vendor Track I
Vendor Presentations
Recent Innovations in Simio
Renee M. Thiesing and C. Dennis Pegden (Simio LLC)
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Vendor Track II
Vendor Session · Vendor Track II
Vendor Presentations
Forward Vision - Operations Intelligence
Joseph Hugan (Forward Vision)
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Applications of Arena in Industry
Nancy Zupick (Rockwell Automation)
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Vendor Session · Vendor Track II
Vendor Presentations
SIMUL8 Corporation - Live Demonstration and Software Preview
Matthew Hobson-Rohrer (Simul8 Corporation)
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Multi-Method Modeling
Andrei Borshchev (The AnyLogic Company)
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Vendor Session · Vendor Track II
Vendor Presentations
The Arithmetic of Uncertainty, a Cure for the Flaw of Averages
Sam Savage (ProbabilityManagement.org)
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War Stories From the Front Line
Martin Franklin, Saurabh Parakh, Jeffrey Brelsford and Amy Greer (MOSIMTEC, LLC)