WSC 2015 Proceedings


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Advanced Tutorials
Paper · Advanced Tutorials
Inside Discrete-event Simulation Software: How it Works and Why it Matters
Thomas J. Schriber (The University of Michigan), Daniel T. Brunner (Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors), and Jeffrey Smith (Auburn University)
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Paper · Advanced Tutorials
Bootstrap Confidence Bands and Goodness-of-Fit Tests in Simulation Input/Output Modeling
Russell CH Cheng (University of Southampton)
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Paper · Advanced Tutorials
Random Number Generation with Multiple Streams for Sequential and Parallel Computing
Chair: L. Felipe Perrone (Bucknell University)
Pierre L'Ecuyer (University of Montreal)
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Paper · Advanced Tutorials
Parallel and Distributed Simulation
Richard Fujimoto (Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Paper · Advanced Tutorials
Use of the Interval Statistical Procedure for Simulation Model Validation
Chair: Robert G. Sargent (Syracuse University)
Robert G. Sargent (Syracuse University) and David M. Goldsman and Tony Yaacoub (Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Paper · Advanced Tutorials
DEVS Modelling and Simulation for Development of Embedded Systems
Gabriel Wainer (Carleton University)
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Paper · Advanced Tutorials
Simulation with Stochastic Petri Nets
Vitali Volovoi (Independent Consultant)
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Paper · Advanced Tutorials
Tutorial on a Modeling and Simulation Cloud Service
Chair: Richard Fujimoto (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Daniel Zehe (TUM CREATE), Alois Knoll (Technische Universität München), Wentong Cai (Nanyany Tech. University), and Heiko Aydt (TUM CREATE)
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Agent-Based Simulation
Paper · Agent-Based Simulation
Agent-Based Simulation - Applications I
Chair: Navonil Mustafee (University of Exeter)
A Multi-Agent Spatial Simulation Library for Parallelizing Transport Simulations
Zhiyuan Ma and Munehiro Fukuda (University of Washington Bothell)
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Crowd Evacuation Planning Using Cartesian Genetic Programming and Agent-Based Crowd Modeling
Jinghui Zhong and Wentong Cai (Nanyang Technological University) and Linbo Luo (Xidian University)
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Building Crowd Movement Model using Sample-based Mobility Survey
Larry Jun Jie Lin, Shih-Fen Cheng, and Hoong Chuin Lau (Singapore Management University)
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Paper · Agent-Based Simulation
Agent-Based Simulation - Healthcare
Chair: Parastu Kasaie (Johns Hopkins University)
A Scalable Discrete Event Stochastic Agent-Based Model of Infectious Disease Propagation
Paul J. Sanchez and Susan M. Sanchez (Naval Postgraduate School)
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An Agent-Based Model for Assessment of Aedes Aegypti Pupal Productivity
Francisco Borges, Albert Gutierrez-Milla, Remo Suppi, and Emilio Luque (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) and Marylene Brito-Arduino (State Secretariat of Health Government of de São Paulo)
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Simulating the Micro-level Behavior of Emergency Departments for Macro-level Features Prediction
Zhengchun Liu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Eduardo Cabrera (Durham University), Dolores Rexachs (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Francisco Epelde (Hospital Universitari Parc Taul ́ı), and Emilio Luque (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
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Paper · Agent-Based Simulation
Agent-Based Simulation - Methodology
Chair: Amirreza M. Khaleghi (Yale School of Public Health)
Guidelines for Design and Analysis in Agent-based Simulation Studies
Parastu Kasaie (Johns Hopkins University) and W. David Kelton (University of Cincinnati)
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Pickle: A Flexible ABMS Framework for Dynamically Generating Serializable Intelligent Agents
Terrance Nelson Medina and Maria Hybinette (University of Georgia)
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Nanoverse: A Constraints-Based Declarative Framework for Rapid Agent-Based Modeling
David Bruce Borenstein (Princeton University)
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Paper · Agent-Based Simulation
Agent-Based Simulation - Supply Chain Management
Chair: Andreas Tolk (MITRE Corporation)
How do Competition and Collaboration Affect Supply Chain Performance? An Agent Based Modeling Approach
Niniet Indah Arvitrida, Stewart Robinson, and Antuela Tako (Loughborough University)
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Design of Supply Chain Topology to Mitigate Demand and Supply Risks
Wen Jun Tan (Nanyang Technological University), Zhengping Li (Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology), and Wentong Cai (Nanyang Technological University)
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Evaluating the Science-Technology Interaction in Nanotechnology: A Simulation-Based Study
Nuha Zamzami and Andrea Schiffauerova (Concordia University)
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Paper · Agent-Based Simulation
Agent-Based Simulation - Applications II
Chair: Alejandro Teran-Somohano (Auburn University)
Agent-Based Model of Maritime Search Operations: A Validation using Test-Driven Simulation Modeling
Bhakti Satyabudhi Stephan Onggo (Lancaster University) and Mumtaz Karatas (Turkish Naval Academy)
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Agent Implementation for Modeling Insider Threat
John A. Sokolowski and Catherine M. Banks (Old Dominion University)
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An Agent-Based Model of Edit Wars in Wikipedia: How and When is Consensus Reached
Arun Kalyanasundaram, Wei Wei, Kathleen M. Carley, and James D. Herbsleb (Carnegie Mellon University)
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Paper · Agent-Based Simulation
Agent-Based Simulation - Transportation Systems
Chair: John Sokolowski (Old Dominion University)
Optimizing an Agent-based Traffic Evacuation Model Using Genetic Algorithms
Matthew Thomas Durak, Nicholas Joseph Durak, and Erik D. Goodman (Michigan State University) and Robert C. Till (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York)
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Evaluating Advantage of Sharing Information among Vehicles toward Avoiding Phantom Traffic Jam
Shota Ishikawa and Sachiyo Arai (Chiba University)
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Agent Driving Behavior Modeling for Traffic Simulation and Emergency Decision Support
Shengcheng Yuan (Tsinghua University), Soon Ae Chun (CUNY College of Staten Island), Yi Liu and Hui Zhang (Tsinghua University), and Nabil R. Adam (Rutgers University)
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Paper · Agent-Based Simulation
Agent-Based Simulation - Applications III
Chair: Il Chul Moon (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Comparison of Different Market Making Strategies for High Frequency Traders
Yibing Xiong, Takashi Yamada, and Takao Terano (Tokyo Institue of Technology)
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An Agent-Based Approach to Modeling Airlines, Customers, and Policy in the U.S. Air Transportation System
Brant M. Horio and Vivek Kumar (LMI) and Anthony H. DeCicco (RAND Corporation)
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Analysis Methodology
Paper · Analysis Methodology
Exact Simulation and Budget Constrained Optimization
Chair: Jose Blanchet (Columbia University)
On the Exact Simulation of (Jump) Diffusion Bridges
Murray Pollock (University of Warwick)
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Unbiased Monte Carlo Computation of Smooth Functions of Expectations via Taylor Expansions
Jose Blanchet (Columbia University), Nan Chen (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), and Peter W. Glynn (Stanford University)
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Budget-Constrained Stochastic Approximation
Uday Shanbhag (Pennsylvania State University) and Jose Blanchet (Columbia University)
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Paper · Analysis Methodology
Data Reuse and Variance Reduction Techniques
Chair: Henry Lam (University of Michigan)
Efficient Probability Estimation and Simulation of the Truncated Multivariate Student-t Distribution
Zdravko Botev (University of New South Wales) and Pierre L'Ecuyer (Universite de Montreal)
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Simulating Tail Events with Unspecified Tail Models
Henry Lam (University of Michigan) and Clementine Mottet (Boston University)
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Green Simulation Designs for Repeated Experiments
Mingbin Feng and Jeremy Staum (Northwestern University)
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Paper · Analysis Methodology
Accounting for Input Uncertainty in Stochastic Simulations
Chair: Canan Gunes Corlu (Bilkent University)
Input Uncertainty and Indifference-Zone Ranking and Selection
Eunhye Song and Barry L. Nelson (Northwestern University) and L. Jeff Hong (City University of Hong Kong)
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Mirror Descent Stochastic Approximation for Computing Worst-Case Stochastic Input Models
Soumyadip Ghosh (IBM Research) and Henry Lam (University of Michigan)
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Subset Selection For Simulations Accounting For Input Uncertainty
Canan G. Corlu (Boston University) and Bahar Biller (General Electric)
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Paper · Analysis Methodology
Analysis and Methodology
Chair: Dave Goldsman (Georgia Institute of Technology)
A Sequential Experiment Design for Input Uncertainty Quantification in Stochastic Simulation
Yuan Yi and Wei Xie (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Enlu Zhou (GIT)
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Jackknifed Variance Estimators for Simulation Output Analysis
Kemal Dingec, Christos Alexopoulos, and Dave Goldsman (Georgia Institute of Technology); James Wilson (NCSU); Wenchi Chiu (Fenxi LLC); and Tuba Aktaran-Kalayci (AT&T)
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Paper · Analysis Methodology
Various Topics in Discrete Event Simulation
Chair: K. Preston White (University of Virginia)
Enhancing Understanding of Discrete Event Simulation Models Through Analysis
Kara A. Olson and C. Michael Overstreet (Old Dominion University)
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The Bivariate Measure of Risk and Error (BMORE) Plot
Mi Lim Lee (Hongik University) and Chuljin Park (Hanyang University)
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Delay Times in an M/M/1 Queue: Estimating the Sampling Distributions for the Steady-State Mean and MSER Truncation Point
K. Preston White, Jr. (University of Virginia) and Sung Nam Hwang (RTKL Associates Inc.)
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Paper · Analysis Methodology
Large Data and Execution Time Analysis
Chair: Szu Hui Ng (National University of Singapore)
An Additive Global and Local Gaussian Process Model for Large Data Sets
Qun Meng and Szu Hui Ng (National University of Singapore)
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Interactive Visual Analysis of Large Simulation Ensembles
Kresimir Matkovic (VRVis Research Center), Denis Gracanin (Virginia Tech), Mario Jelovic (AVL AST doo), and Helwig Hauser (University of Bergen)
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A Quantitative Study on Execution Time Variability in Computing Experiments
Paulo Eduardo Nogueira (Goiano Federal Institute) and Rivalino Matias Jr. (Federal University of Uberlandia)
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Paper · Analysis Methodology
Simulation Output Analysis
Chair: Bruce Schmeiser (Purdue University); Yingchieh Yeh (National Central University)
Cumulative Mean Bounds for Quality Control Analysis
Dashi I. Singham and Michael P. Atkinson (Naval Postgraduate School)
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OBM Confidence Intervals: Something for Nothing?
Yingchieh Yeh (National Central University) and Bruce Schmeiser (Purdue University)
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Sequem: Estimating Extreme Steady-State Quantiles via the Maximum Transformation
Christos Alexopoulos and David Goldsman (Georgia Institute of Technology), Anup Mokashi (SAS Institute Inc.), Kai-Wen Tien (Pennsylvania State University), and James R. Wilson (North Carolina State University)
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Paper · Analysis Methodology
Process Generation and Input Modeling
Chair: Michael Kuhl (Rochester Institute of Technology)
The MNO–PQRS Poisson Point Process: Generating the Next Event Time
Huifen Chen (Chung-Yuan University) and Bruce Schmeiser (Purdue University)
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Combined Inversion and Thinning Methods for Simulating Nonstationary Non-Poisson Arrival Processes
Ran Liu (SAS Institute Inc.), Michael E. Kuhl (Rochester Institute of Technology), Yunan Liu (NC State University), and James Wilson (North Carolina State University)
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Modeling Customer Demand in Print Service Environments Using Bootstrapping
Sudhendu Rai (PARC- A Xerox Company), Ranjit Kumar Ettam (Xerox Corporation), and Bo Hu (PARC-A Xerox Company)
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Paper · Analysis Methodology
Rare Event Simulation
Chair: Bruno Tuffin (INRIA)
On the Robustness of Fishman's Bound-based Method for the Network Reliability Problem
Héctor Cancela (Udelar), Mohamed El Khadiri (IUT St Nazaire), and Gerardo Rubino and Bruno Tuffin (Inria)
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Estimating a Failure Probability Using a Combination of Variance-Reduction Techniques
Marvin K. Nakayama (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
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Tail Distribution of the Maximum of Correlated Gaussian Random Variables
Zdravko Botev (University of New South Wales), Michel Mandjes (University of Amsterdam), and Ad Ridder (Vrije University)
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Paper · Analysis Methodology
Simulation with Input Uncertainties
Chair: Wei Xie (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Robust Simulation of Stochastic Systems with Input Uncertainties Modeled by Statistical Divergences
Zhaolin Hu (Tongji University) and Jeff Hong (City University of Hong Kong)
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Estimation of Conditional Value-at-Risk for Input Uncertainty with Budget Allocation
Helin Zhu and Enlu Zhou (Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Quantifying Statistical Uncertainty for Dependent Input Models with Factor Structure
Wei Xie (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Cheng Li (Duke University), and Hongtan Sun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
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Paper · Analysis Methodology
Metamodeling and Related Techniques
Chair: Jeremy Staum (Northwestern University)
Database Monte Carlo for Simulation on Demand
Imry M. Rosenbaum and Jeremy Staum (Northwestern University)
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Monotonic Response Surface Estimation by Constrained Coefficients
Frederick A. Ahrens (Raytheon)
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Structural Equation Modeling for Simulation Metamodeling
Kai Gustav Mertens, Iris Lorscheid, and Matthias Meyer (Hamburg University of Technology)
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Big Data Simulation and Decision Making
Paper · Big Data Simulation and Decision Making
Big Data Analysis and Simulation
Chair: Toyotaro Suzumura (IBM Research / University College Dublin)
Weaving Multi-agent Modeling and Big Data for Stochastic Process Inference
Wen Dong (SUNY at Buffalo)
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Searching for Effects in Big Data: Why p-Values are not Advised and What to Use Instead
Marko A. Hofmann (University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich)
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Particle Filtering Using Agent-Based Transmission Models
Kurt Kreuger and Nathaniel Osgood (University of Saskatchewan)
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Paper · Big Data Simulation and Decision Making
Big Data Traffic Simulation
Chair: Masatoshi Hanai (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Towards Large-Scale What-If Traffic Simulation with Exact-Differential Simulation
Masatoshi Hanai (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Toyotaro Suzumura (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), Georgios Theodoropoulos (Durham University), and Kalyan S. Perumalla (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
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Performance Optimization for Agent-Based Traffic Simulation by Dynamic Agent Assignment
Hiroki Kanezashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Toyotaro Suzumura (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center)
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A High Performance Multi-modal Traffic Simulation Platform and Its Case Study with the Dublin City
Toyotaro Suzumura (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center), Gavin McArdle (: IBM Research Smarter Cities Technology Center and Maynooth University), and Hiroki Kanezashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
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Paper · Big Data Simulation and Decision Making
Big Data in Manufacturing and Service Systems Simulation
Chair: Kurt Kreuger (University of Saskatchewan)
Visual Analytics of Manufacturing Simulation Data
Niclas Feldkamp, Sören Bergmann, and Steffen Strassburger (TU Ilmenau)
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Big Data-driven Service Level Analysis for a Retail Store
Rie Gaku (Momoyama Gakuin University) and Soemon Takakuwa (Chuo University)
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Paper · Big Data Simulation and Decision Making
Simulation Experiments: Better Data, Not Just Big Data (Tutorial)
Chair: Jie Xu (George Mason University)
Simulation Experiments: Better Data, Not Just Big Data
Susan M. Sanchez (Naval Postgraduate School)
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Business Process Modeling
Paper · Business Process Modeling
BPM in Enterprises
Chair: Pawel Pawlewski (Poznan University of Technology)
Simulation of Knowledge Transformation in Purchasing Process
Karolina Werner - Lewandowska (Poznan University of Technology) and Pawel Pawlewski (Poznan University of technology)
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Linking Symbiotic Simulation to Enterprise Systems: Framework and Applications
Benny Tjahjono and Xu Jiang (Cranfield University)
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Paper · Business Process Modeling
Resource Modeling in BPM
Chair: Peer-Olaf Siebers (Nottingham University)
Are Visually Appealing Simulation Models Preferable?
Leonardo Chwif and Wilson Inacio Pereira (Mauá Institute of Technology) and José Arnaldo Barra Montevechi (Universidade Federal de Itajubá)
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A Simulation Model for Emergency Medical Services Call Centers
Martin van Buuren (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), Geert Jan Kommer (RIVM), Rob van der Mei (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), and Sandjai Bhulai (VU University Amsterdam)
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Improving Business Project Performance by Increasing the Effectiveness of Resource Capacity and Allocation Policies
Peter Harrison Tag (Imagine That, Inc)
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Paper · Business Process Modeling
Queuing Models in BPM
Chair: Peter Tag (Imagine That Inc.)
Using Process Mining to Model Interarrival Times: Investigating the Sensitivity of the ARPRA Framework
Niels Martin and Benoît Depaire (Hasselt University) and An Caris (Hasselt University / Research Foundation Flanders (FWO))
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Incorporating Truncated Exponential Distributions in Queueing Models with Adjustable Service-Rate Control
Paul D. Babin (ThyssenKrupp Elevator) and Allen G. Greenwood (Mississippi State University)
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Case Studies
Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Restaurant Operations
Chair: Melanie Barker (Rockwell Automation)
Virtual Kitchen Simulation
Liangyi (Larry) Hu (MOSIMTEC) and Paul Glaser and Ryan Luttrell (Yum! Brands KFC)
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Lead Times and Layout Improvement at Head Country BBQ
Chinnatat Methapatara and Rajesh Krishnamurthy (Oklahoma State University)
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Analysis Of Alternative Approaches To Chipotle Mexican Grill's Service System Using Discrete Event Simulation
Bradley R. Guthrie (Ph.D. Student at Wright State University)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Aerospace and Defense 1
Chair: David Sturrock (SIMIO)
Fast-time Simulation for Event Sequence Diagrams in Aviation Safety
Seungwon Noh and John Shortle (George Mason University)
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CPN-DES Model for Assesing Boarding Interactions in Aircraft
Miguel Mujica (Aviation Academy, Amsterdam U. of Applied Sciences) and Idalia Flores de la Mota (UNAM)
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Discrete Event Simulation of Virgin Australia's Domestic Aircraft Gates at Melbourne Airport
Alan J. Sagan (Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Limited)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Aerospace and Defense 2
Chair: Ricki G. Ingalls (Texas State University)
Creating and Validating a Microscopic Pedestrian Simulation to Analyse an Airport Security Checkpoint
Martin Jung, Axel B. Classen, and Florian Rudolph (German Aerospace Center)
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Cyber Defense Econometric of a Power Grid Distribution Infrastructure
Cory-Khoi Q. Nguyen, James Eric Dietz, Victor Raskin, John A. Springer, and Samuel Liles (Purdue University)
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A System Dynamics Model of Traveled Work
Benjamin J. Brelje and Gabriel A. Burnett (The Boeing Company)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Healthcare 1
Chair: Matthew Hobson-Rohrer (Diamond Head Associates)
Understand Risks in Drug Development through Simulation
Fei Chen (Johnson & Johnson)
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The Three Pillars of Simulation: Process, Data and Expertise
Laura E. Silvoy (Array Architects)
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Patients Flow Simulation Through Configurable Modelling of Pathways: Application to a Shared Outpatient Department
Franck Fontanili (Toulouse University - Mines Albi), Guillaume Marques (CHU Toulouse), Romain Miclo (Agilea), and Matthieu Lauras (Toulouse University - Mines Albi)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Healthcare 2
Chair: Rene Reiter (AnyLogic)
Simulation of a Cancer Treatment Facility
Melanie Barker and Darrell Starks (Rockwell Automation) and Andrew Mayfield (Adaptive Strategy Management)
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Computer Simulation in Federal Government at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Antonio R. Rodriguez and Joseph J. Wolski (National Institues of Health)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Oil, Gas, Mining
Chair: Renee M. Thiesing (Simio LLC)
Strategic Planning of Logistics for Offshore Arctic Drilling Platforms Supported by Simulation
Andrey Malykhanov and Vitaliy Chernenko (Amalgama)
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Iron Ore Value Chain Optimization using Simulation Modelling and Response Surface Methodology
Tristan Kleinschmidt, Brock Reynolds, Justin Foo, and Kim Kennewell (TSG Consulting)
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Use of Simulation and Modeling for Efficient and Effective Scheduling of Offshore Supply Vessels
William Birch, Neal Hennegan, and Kate Mick (Shell E&P Company) and Glen Wirth (Simio LLC)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Customer Service
Chair: David Sturrock (SIMIO)
Simulation of Theme Park Ride Design and Operations
Bailey C. Kluczny (Strongside Technologies Inc)
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Smart Simulation: Integration of Simio and Matlab
Mohammad Dehghanimohammadabadi and Thomas Keyser (Western New England University)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Logistics 1
Chair: Glen Wirth (Simio LLC)
Crude-by-rail Transload Terminal Simulation
Martin M. Franklin (MOSIMTEC, LLC) and Kevin R. Hanson (MOSIMTEC Canada Inc)
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Application Of Simulation And Theory Of Constraints (TOC) To Solve Logistics Problem In A Steel Plant
Sushovan Ghosh (Tata Steel Ltd); Faizan Sarwar (Tata Steel); and Sujit K. Haldar, Sanjoy Paul, Shailesh Verma, and Shantilal Shambharkar (Tata Steel Ltd)
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Simulation Of Stockyard To Improve Throughput: Case Study Of An Indian Steel Industry
Faizan Sarwar (Tata Steel) and Shantilal Shambharkar, Ashish K. Gupta, Rakesh Shrivastava, and Sushovan Ghosh (Tata Steel Ltd)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Logistics 2
Chair: Matthew Hobson-Rohrer (Diamond Head Associates)
Utilizing a Database for Modeling a Vaccine Supply Chain
David Krahl (Kromite LLC), Joy Schwerzmann (Battelle), and Sam Graitcer (CDC)
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Simulation-Based Tool For Internal Logistics Management at a Leading Tubes Supplier For The Energy Industry
Gastón Arakaki, Marina Pérez Gaido, and Brian Ovrum (Simcastia - C7)
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Simulation of Intra and Inter Yard Movement of Semi Finished and Finished Material: A Case Study of Green Field Project of an Indian Steel Industry
Shantilal Shambharkar and Faizan Sarwar (Tata Steel Ltd, Jamshedpur, India); R. K. S. Besetti, Prasanjit Kumar Dey, and Karamveer Singh (Tata Steel Ltd, Jajpur, India); and Rama Shanker Singh (Tata Steel Ltd, Jamshedpur, India)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Manufacturing
Chair: Robert Kranz (Rockwell Automation)
Agent-based Simulation for Composite Manufacturing Technology Evaluation
Adam A. Graunke, Gabriel A. Burnett, and Charles Y. Hu (The Boeing Company)
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The Benefits of Process Simulation at the Salt Lake City Manufacturing Facility
Jason Smith (Northrop Grumman)
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Centralized Manufacturing Planning Decision Support System Using Simulation
Efe Can Okumuş, Gülşah Yudu, Alpay Akçay, and Emre Eryiğit (Roketsan Inc.)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Construction & Planning
Chair: Glen Wirth (Simio LLC)
Developing and Implementing a Hybrid SD-DES Model for Decision Making in a Tunnel Construction Project
Gholamreza Heravi and Mohammad Mahdi Farshchian (University of Tehran)
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Use of Class Storage Estimation Tool for Capacity Planning
Michael E. Fotta (Global Science & Technology, Inc.)
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Using a Discrete-event Simulation Model for Efficient Operation of Tunnel Boring Machines
Gholamreza Heravi and Mohammad Mahdi Farshchian (University of Tehran)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Transportation
Chair: Melanie Barker (Rockwell Automation)
Using GPS Truck Data to Support Simulation Modeling and Analysis for Regional Transportation Planning at Port Metro Vancouver, Bc
Beth Kulick (TranSystems Corporation)
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Traffic Signal and Operations Optimization Study
Michael V. Mullen, David A. Holt, and Matthew B. Snead (SIMGINEERS LLC)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Agriculture
Chair: Renee M. Thiesing (Simio LLC)
Arena Simulation of The Maschhoffs Farm System
Morgan Dugan (The Maschhoffs) and Darrell Starks and Gail Kenny (Rockwell Automation)
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Applying Simulation in the Produce Grower Shipper Industry
Khaled Mabrouk (Sustainable Productivity Solutions)
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Industrial Case Study · Case Studies
Process Improvement
Chair: Adam Graunke (Boeing Company)
Using a Cloud-based Simulation Template to Deliver Low-cost Simulation for Craft Brewers
Shane Kite, Gary Pattison, and Chris Wood (Saker Solutions) and Anastasia Anagnostou and Simon J. E. Taylor (Brunel University London)
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The Role of Simulation in Capital Improvements for a Packaging System
Sean Browning, Sheldon Smith, and Richard Schrade (The Haskell Company)
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Revolutionizing Enterprise Content Management with Discrete-Event Simulation
Quinn D. Conley and David M. Sheck (Westfield Insurance)
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Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Paper · Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Simulation for Environmental Sustainability
Chair: Barry Lawson (University of Richmond)
GIS Based Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation of Biomass Supply Chain
Kamalakanta Sahoo and Sudhagar Mani (University of Georgia)
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A Simulation Framework for the Comparison of Reverse Logistic Network Configurations
Fatma Selin Yanikara and Michael Kuhl (Rochester Institute of Technology)
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Paper · Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Energy Consumption Simulation and Optimization
Chair: Young Lee (IBM Research)
Simulation and Optimization of Energy Efficient Operation of HVAC System as Demand Response with Distributed Energy Resources
Young Lee and Raya Horesh (IBM Research) and Leo Liberti (CNRS LIX)
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Quantifying the Influence of Temperature Setpoints, Building and System Features on Energy Consumption
Ali Ghahramani, Kanu Dutta, Zheng Yang, Gokce Ozcelik, and Burcin Becerik-Gerber (ISI/University of Southern California)
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Paper · Environmental and Sustainability Applications
Sustainability and Environmental Modeling
Chair: Sudhendu Rai (Xerox Corporation)
An Agent-Based Simulation Model of Sponge: Algae Symbiotic Relationships
Barry Lawson, Malcolm Hill, April Hill, Tyler Heist, and Connor Hughes (University of Richmond)
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A Simulation Model For Carbon Resource Planning of Production Systems
Zhimin Chen, Ming Zhou, Paimin Shen, and Yanchun Pan (Shenzhen University)
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An Event-Log Analysis and Simulation-Based Approach for Quantifying Sustainability Metrics in Production Facilities
Sudhendu Rai (PARC- A Xerox Company) and Marc D. Daniels (Xerox Corporation)
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Gaming & Simulation
Paper · Gaming & Simulation
Applications of Gaming and Simulation
Chair: Navonil Mustafee (University of Exeter)
Lessons on the Design of Gaming Simulation for Convergence and Divergence in Volatile Innovation Environments
Jop van den Hoogen (TU Delft) and Sebastiaan Arno Meijer (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
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Make it Usable: Highlighting the Importance of Improving the Intuitiveness and Usability of a Computer-Based Training Simulation
Stephen R. Serge and Jonathan A. Stevens (University of Central Florida) and Latika Eifert (U.S. Army Research Laboratory)
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Paper · Gaming & Simulation
Learning and Gaming Simulation
Chair: Osman Balci (Virginia Tech)
Learning Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Concepts in Offshore Wind Industry Through Game-based Learning
Navonil Mustafee, Anna Wienke, Andi Smart, and Phil Godsiff (University of Exeter)
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A Cloud Software System for Visualization of Game-based Learning Data Collected on Mobile Devices
J. Robert Jones, Osman Balci, and Anderson Norton (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
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A BIM-based Educational Gaming Prototype for Undergraduate Research and Education in Design for Sustainable Aging
Wei Wu and Ishan Kaushik (California State University, Fresno)
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General & Scientific Applications
Paper · General & Scientific Applications
General and Scientific Applications I
Chair: Evelyn Brown (East Carolina University)
Application of Metamodeling to the Valuation of Large Variable Annuity Portfolios
Guojun Gan (University of Connecticut)
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An Asynchronous GVT Computing Algorithm in Neuron Time Warp-Multi Thread
Zhongwei Lin and Yiping Yao (National University of Defense Technology)
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Simian Integrated Framework for Parallel Discrete Event Simulation on GPUs
Guillaume Chapuis, Stephan Eidenbenz, Nandakishore Santhi, and Eun Jung Park (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
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Paper · General & Scientific Applications
General and Scientific Applications II
Chair: Manuel D. Rossetti (University of Arkansas)
A General Framework for Experimental Design, Uncertainty Quantification, and Sensitivity Analysis of Computer Simulation Models
Sichao Wu and Henning Mortveit (Virginia Tech)
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Simulation Modeling of Customer Checkout Configurations
Manuel D. Rossetti and Anh T. Pham (University of Arkansas)
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Intelligent Scheduling and Motion Control for Household Vacuum Cleaning Robot System Using Simulation Based Optimization
Hyunsoo Lee (Kumoh National Institute of Technology) and Amarnath Banerjee (Texas A&M University)
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Paper · General & Scientific Applications
General and Scientific Applications III
Chair: Leonardo Chwif (Escola de Engenharia Mauá)
Estimation of Bourgoyne and Young Model Coefficients Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Simulation
Sanjay Formighieri and Paulo José de Freitas Filho (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
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Evaluating the Direct Blast Effect in Multistatic Sonar Networks Using Monte Carlo Simulation
Mumtaz Karatas (Turkish Naval Academy) and Emily Craparo (Naval Postgraduate School)
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Simulation of Oil Drilling Time Series using Monte Carlo and Bayesian Networks
Mariana Dehon Costa e. Lima, Silvia Modesto Nassar, and Paulo José de Freitas Filho (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
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Paper · General & Scientific Applications
General and Scientific Applications IV
Chair: Jeffrey Drago (Honeywell)
Optimization of Analog Circuits via Simulation and A Lagrangian-Type Gradient-Based Method
Eunji Lim (Kean University), Youngmin Kim (Kwangwoon University), and Jaehyouk Choi (UNIST)
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A Multiple-Purpose Simulation-Based Inventory Optimization System: Applied to a Large Detergent Company in China
Xiaobo Zheng, Miao He, Lin Tang, Changrui Ren, and Bing Shao (IBM Research - China)
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Paper · General & Scientific Applications
General and Scientific Applications V
Chair: José Arnaldo Barra Montevechi (Universidade Federal de Itajubá)
A Multi-Scale, Physics Engine-Based Simulation of Cellular Migration
Terri Applewhite-Grosso (The Graduate Center, The City University of New York) and Nancy Griffeth, Uchenna Unachukwu, Stephen Redenti, Naralys Batista, and Elisa Lannon (Lehman College, The City University of New York)
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Particle Filtering in a Seirv Simulation Model of H1N1 Influenza
Anahita Safarishahrbijari (University of Saskatchewan); Trisha Lawrence (The University of the West Indies); and Richard Lomotey, Juxin Liu, Cheryl Waldner, and Nathaniel Osgood (University of Saskatchewan)
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Healthcare Applications
Paper · Healthcare Applications
Emergency Healthcare
Chair: David L. Morgareidge (Page)
Simulating Wait Time in Healthcare: Accounting for Transition Process Variability Using Survival Analyses
Scott Levin (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine) and Maxim Garifullin (GE Healthcare)
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Simulation Based Optimization: Applications in Healthcare
Tarun Mohan Lal, Thomas Roh, and Todd Huschka (Mayo Clinic)
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EMSSim: Emergency Medical Service Simulator with Geographic and Medical Details
Il-Chul Moon, Jang Won Bae, Junseok Lee, Doyun Kim, Hyunrok Lee, and Taesik Lee (KAIST); Won-Chul Cha (Seoul Samsung Hospital); Ju-Hyun Kim (Inje University Paik Hospital); and Gi Woon Kim (Ajou University)
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Paper · Healthcare Applications
Epidemic Systems
Chair: Elvis Liu (University College Dublin)
Simulating the Provision of Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia
E. Mushota Kabaso, Christine Currie, and Sally C. Brailsford (University of Southampton)
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Modeling Tuberculosis in Barcelona. A Solution to Speed-up Agent-Based Simulations
Cristina Montañola-Sales (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech / Barcelona Supercomputing Center); Clara Prats, Joan Francesc Gilabert-Navarro, and Daniel López (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech); Josep Casanovas-Garcia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech / Barcelona Supercomputing Center); Joaquim Valls (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech); and Pere Joan Cardona and Cristina Vilaplana (Fundació Institut d’Investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol)
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Paper · Healthcare Applications
Healthcare Practices
Chair: Sada Soorapanth (San Francisco State University)
Using Simulation to Examine Appointment Overbooking Schemes for A Medical Imaging Center
Yan Chen (Macau University of Science and Technology), Yong-Hong Kuo (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Hari Balasubramanian (University of Massachusetts Amherst), and Chaobai Wen (Macau University of Science and Technology Hospital)
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A Dynamic Network Analysis Approach for Evaluating Knowledge Dissemination in a Multi-disciplinary Collaboration Network in Obesity Research
David A. Munoz and Hyojung Kang (The Pennsylvania State University)
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Performance Evaluation of an Integrated Care for Geriatric Departments Using Discrete Event Simulation
Thomas Franck, Vincent Augusto, and Xiaolan Xie (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne) and Régis Gonthier and Emilie Achour (CHU de Saint-Etienne)
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Paper · Healthcare Applications
Healthcare Systems Performance
Chair: Thomas Monks (University of Southampton)
Simulation Modeling to Optimize Healthcare Delivery in an Outpatient Clinic
Shaghayegh Norouzzadeh, Lawrence Carter, Nancy Riebling, Joseph Conigliaro, and Martin E. Doerfler (North Shore-LIJ)
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A Simulation Model for Analyzing the Nurse Workload in a University Hospital Ward
Alessandro Pepino, Adriano Torri, Annunziata Mazzitelli, and Oscar Tamburis (University of Naples "Federico II")
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Paper · Healthcare Applications
Stroke Care Systems
Chair: Terry Young (Brunel University)
Stroke Care Systems: Can Simulation Modelling Catch up with the Recent Advances in Stroke Treatment?
Mahsa Keshtkaran (RMIT University), Leonid Churilov (The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health), and John Hearne and Babak Abbasi (RMIT University)
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Simulation of Stroke Care Systems
Thomas Monks (University of Southampton) and Kerry Pearn and Michael Allen (University of Exeter)
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Simulation Conceptual Modeling for Optimizing Acute Stroke Care Organization
Durk-Jouke van der Zee (University of Groningen) and Maarten Lahr, Gert-Jan Luijckx, and Erik Buskens (University Medical Centre Groningen)
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Paper · Healthcare Applications
Healthcare Modeling Practices
Chair: Anastasia Anagnostou (Brunel University)
Comprehensive Operational Modeling and Simulation Policy Development: Private Sector Healthcare Systems and the US Military Healthcare System
David L. Morgareidge (Page)
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On the Scalability of Agent-based Modeling for Medical Nanorobotics
Elvis S. Liu (Nanyang Technological University)
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Object Oriented Framework for Healthcare Simulation
Akshay Venkitasubramanian, Stephen D. Roberts, and Jeffery A. Joines (North Carolina State University)
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Paper · Healthcare Applications
Healthcare Policy
Chair: Simon J. E. Taylor (Brunel University)
Discrete Event Simulation of Whole Care Pathways to Estimate Cost-Effectiveness in Clinical Guidelines
Julie Eatock and Joanne Lord (Brunel University London), Marta Trapero-Bertran (University Pompeu Fabra), and Anastasia Anagnostou (Brunel University London)
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Projecting Long-term Impact of Modest Sodium Reduction in Los Angeles County
Irene Vidyanti and Ricardo Basurto-Davila (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health)
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Stochastic Approximation for Regulating Circadian Cycles, a Precision Medicine Viewpoint
Alexey Nikolaev and Felisa J. Vazquez-Abad (Graduate Center and Hunter College, CUNY)
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Paper · Healthcare Applications
Impact of Healthcare Modeling
Chair: Julie Eatock (Brunel University)
Evidence from Healthcare Modeling: What is its Nature, and How Should It Be Used?
Sally Brailsford and Jonathan Klein (University of Southampton) and Terry Young (Brunel University)
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Evaluating the Financial Impact of Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare: Proposed Framework with a Case Study
Sada Soorapanth (San Francisco State University) and Terry Young (Brunel University)
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Performance Evaluation of Health Information Systems Using ARIS Modeling and Discrete-event Simulation
Vincent Augusto, Olfa Rejeb, and Xiaolan Xie (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint Etienne); Saber Aloui (CH Sens); and Lionel Perrier, Pierre Biron, and Thierry Durand (Centre Léon Bérard)
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Paper · Healthcare Applications
Healthcare Decision Support
Chair: Masoud Fakhimi (University of Surrey)
Towards a Simulation-based Methodology for Scheduling Patient and Providers at Outpatient Clinics
Darbie Walker, Emma Shanks, David Montoya, Calvin Weiman, and Eduardo Perez (Texas State University) and Lenore DePagter (Live Oak Health Partners)
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Modeling and Simulation of an Outpatient Surgery Unit
Marine Roure, Quentin Halley, and Vincent Augusto (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint Etienne)
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Effect of Uncertainty In Calibration on The Correlation Structure of The Rheumatoid Factor Immunoassay Calibration Function
Varun Ramamohan (Research Triangle Institute - Health Solutions), James T. Abbott (Roche Diagnostics Corporation), and Yuehwern Yih (Purdue University)
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Hybrid Simulation
Paper · Hybrid Simulation
Applications of Hybrid Simulation
Chair: Sally Brailsford (University of Southampton)
A Hybrid Simulation Model of Inbound Logistics Operations in Regional Food Supply Systems
Anuj Mittal and Caroline C. Krejci (Iowa State University)
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Hybrid Simulation of Production Process of Pupunha Palm
José Arnaldo Barra Montevechi (Universidade Federal de Itajubá), David Custódio de Sena (Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido), Elisa Maria Melo Silva and Ana Paula Rennó da Costa (Universidade Federal de Itajubá), and Anna Paula Galvão Scheidegger (Texas A&M University)
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Using Simulation to Assist Recruitment in Seasonally Dependent Contact Centers
Leeanne May and Peer-Olaf Siebers (The University of Nottingham)
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Paper · Hybrid Simulation
Hybrid Simulation Frameworks in Healthcare
Chair: Anastasia Anagnostou (Brunel University)
An Investigation of Hybrid Simulation for Modeling Sustainability in Healthcare
Masoud Fakhimi (University of Surrey), Navonil Mustafee (University of Exeter), and Lampros Stergioulas (University of Surrey)
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Towards a Framework for Conceptual Model Hybridization in Healthcare
Jafri Zulkepli (Universiti Utara Malaysia) and Tillal Eldabi (Brunel University)
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Paper · Hybrid Simulation
Methodological Aspects of Hybrid Simulation
Chair: Navonil Mustafee (University of Exeter)
Towards a Guide to Domain-Specific Hybrid Simulation
Anatoli Djanatliev and Reinhard German (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
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A Taxonomy for Classifying Terminologies that Describe Simulations with Multiple Models
Christopher Lynch and Saikou Diallo (Old Dominion University)
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Towards a Theory of Multi-method M&S Approach: Part III
Mariusz Adam Balaban (MYMIC LLC), Patrick Hester (ODU), and Saikou Diallo (VAMSC)
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Paper · Hybrid Simulation
Hybrid Simulation in Healthcare
Chair: Tillal Eldabi (Brunel University)
Hybrid Simulation in Healthcare: New Concepts and New Tools
Sally Brailsford (University of Southampton)
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Informing the Management of Pediatric Heart Transplant Waiting Lists: Complementary Use of Simulation and Analytical Modelling
Sonya Crowe (University College London), Christos Vasilakis (University of Bath), Steve Gallivan (University College London), and Catherine Bull and Matthew Fenton (Great Ormond Street Hospital)
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Overview of Multimodality Motion Tracking for Training of Central Venous Catheter Placement
Edwing Isaac Mejia, Rachel Yudkowsky, James Bui, Matthew Lineberry, and Cristian Luciano (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Paper · Hybrid Simulation
Panel Session in Hybrid Simulation
Chair: Navonil Mustafee (University of Exeter)
Hybrid Simulation Studies and Hybrid Simulation Systems: Definitions, Challenges, and Benefits
Navonil Mustafee (University of Exeter), Sally Brailsford (University of Southampton), Saikou Diallo and Jose Padilla (Old Dominion University), John Powell (University of Exeter), and Andreas Tolk (SimIS Inc.)
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Paper · Hybrid Simulation
Hybrid Simulation, Gaming and Distributed Simulation
Chair: Bhakti Satyabudhi Stephan Onggo (Lancaster University)
Distributed, Integrated and Interactive Traffic Simulations
Jayanth Raghothama and Sebastiaan Meijer (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
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A Meta-Model for Including Social Behavior and Data into Smart City Management Simulations
Lara-Britt Zomer, Elhabib Moustaid, and Sebastiaan Meijer (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
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HLA-based Optimistic Synchronization with SLX
Steffen Strassburger (Ilmenau University of Technology)
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Introductory Tutorials
Paper · Introductory Tutorials
An Introductory Tutorial on Verification and Validation of Simulation Models
Chair: Paul Sanchez (Naval Postgraduate School)
Robert G. Sargent (Syracuse University)
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Paper · Introductory Tutorials
Introduction to Simulation
Chair: Loo Hay Lee (National University of Singapore)
K. Preston White, Jr. (University of Virginia) and Ricki G. Ingalls (Oklahoma State University)
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Paper · Introductory Tutorials
Tips for Successful Practice of Simulation
Chair: John Shortle (George Mason University)
David Sturrock (Simio LLC)
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Paper · Introductory Tutorials
Tutorial: Simulation Metamodeling
Chair: Theresa Roeder (San Francisco State University)
Russell R. Barton (Pennsylvania State University)
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Paper · Introductory Tutorials
An Introduction to Simulation Optimization
Chair: Dashi I. Singham (Naval Postgraduate School)
Nanjing Jian and Shane G. Henderson (Cornell University)
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Paper · Introductory Tutorials
Work Smarter, Not Harder: A Tutorial on Designing and Conducting Simulation Experiments
Chair: Thomas J. Schriber (University of Michigan)
Susan M. Sanchez (Naval Postgraduate School) and Hong Wan (Purdue University)
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Paper · Introductory Tutorials
Statistical Analysis of Simulation Output Data: The Practical State of the Art
Chair: Young Lee (IBM Research)
Averill M. Law (Averill M. Law and Associates)
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Paper · Introductory Tutorials
Modeling
Chair: Chun-Hung Chen (George Mason University)
A Tutorial on Conceptual Modeling for Simulation
Stewart Robinson (Loughborough University)
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Simulating Healthcare Systems: A Tutorial
Martha A. Centeno and Kimberly A. Diaz (Universidad del Turabo)
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Paper · Introductory Tutorials
Modeling Dependence in Simulation Input: the Case for Copulas
Chair: Enver Yucesan (INSEAD)
Kalyani Nagaraj and Raghu Pasupathy (Purdue University)
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Keynote and Titans
Key Note · Keynote and Titans
Agent_Zero and Generative Social Science
Chair: Charles M. Macal (Argonne National Laboratory)
Joshua Epstein (John Hopkins University)
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Titan Talk · Keynote and Titans
Discrete-Event and Agent-Based Simulation and Where to Use Each
Chair: Charles M. Macal (Argonne National Laboratory)
Averill M. Law (Averill M. Law & Associates)
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Titan Talk · Keynote and Titans
Imitation Challenges: From Uniform Random Variables to Complex Systems
Chair: Manuel D. Rossetti (University of Arkansas)
Pierre L'Ecuyer (Université de Montréal)
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Logistics, SCM and Transportation
Paper · Logistics, SCM and Transportation
Forecasting
Chair: Oliver Rose (University of the Bundeswehr Munich)
Evaluating a Bayesian Approach to Demand Forecasting with Simulation
Randolph L. Bradley (The Boeing Company) and Jennifer J. Bergman, James S. Noble, and Ronald G. McGarvey (University of Missouri)
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Predicting Donations Using a Forecasting-simulation Model
Isaac Amoako Nuamah, Lauren Davis, Steven Jiang, and Nicole Lane (NC A&T State University)
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Quantifying Variability Impacts Upon Supply Chain Performance
Julie A. Castilho, Thomas E. Lang, David K. Peterson, and Vitali none Volovoi (LMI)
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Paper · Logistics, SCM and Transportation
Distribution Centers
Chair: Jaeyoung Cho (University of Houston)
Simulation of Truck Congestion in Chennai Port
Gayathri Rajamanickam and Gitakrishnan Ramadurai (IIT Madras)
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The Effect of Input/Output Location in an Automated Storage/Retrieval System with Two Cranes
Henri Tokola and Esko Niemi (Aalto University)
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Improving Parcel Transshipment Operations – Impact of Different Objective Functions in a Combined Simulation and Optimization Approach
Uwe Clausen, Daniel Diekmann, Jens Baudach, Jan Kaffka, and Moritz Poeting (TU Dortmund University)
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Paper · Logistics, SCM and Transportation
Supply Chain Applications
Chair: John Crowe (Dublin Institute of Technology)
From Farm to Port: Simulation of the Grain Logistics in Brazil
Marcelo Moretti Fioroni (Paragon Tecnologia); Luiz Augusto G. Franzese, Isac Reis de Santana, Pavel Emmanuel Pereira Lelis, Camila Batista da Silva, Gustavo Dezem Telles, and José Alexandre Sereno Quintáns (Paragon); and Fábio Kikuda Maeda and Rafael Varani (Multigrain S.A.)
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Understanding the Dynamic Behaviour of Three Echelon Retail Supply Chain Disruptions
John Crowe, Mohammed Mesabbah, and Amr Arisha (Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT))
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Paper · Logistics, SCM and Transportation
Managing Terminals
Chair: David Munoz (The Pennsylvania State University)
Paper · Logistics, SCM and Transportation
Modeling Logistics
Chair: Ricki G. Ingalls (Texas State University)
Lead Time Modeling in Production Planning
Erinc Albey and Reha Uzsoy (North Carolina State University)
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Adaptive Routing and Guidance Approach for Transportation Evacuation
Bo Zhang and Wai Kin (Victor) Chan (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Satish Ukkusuri (Purdue University)
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A Reinforcement Learning Approach for a Decision Support System for Logistics Networks
Markus Rabe and Felix Dross (TU Dortmund)
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Paper · Logistics, SCM and Transportation
Analyzing Supply Chains
Chair: Junhai Cao (Beijing Technology and Business University)
Strategy Evaluation Using System Dynamics and Multi-Objective Optimization for an Internal Supply Chain
Tehseen Aslam and Amos H.C Ng (University of Skövde)
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A Three-Echelon System Dynamics Model on Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Through Information Sharing
Haobin Li, Loo Hay Lee, Ek Peng Chew, and Yuanjie Long (National University of Singapore)
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Paper · Logistics, SCM and Transportation
Inventory Management
Chair: John Shortle (George Mason University)
(R,s,S) Inventory Control Policy and Supplier Selection in a Two-Echelon Supply Chain: An Optimization via Simulation Approach
Mustafa Göçken (Adana Science and Technology University), Ayşe Tuğba Dosdoğru (Gaziantep University), Aslı Boru (Adana Science and Technology University), and Faruk Geyik (Gaziantep University)
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Control Variate Methods for Performance Evaluation of Heuristic Inventory Control Policies
Sechan Oh (IBM Research)
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Solving the Newsvendor Problem Under Parametric Uncertainty Using Simulation
David Fernando Muñoz (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) and David Gonzalo Muñoz (AOL Advertising)
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Manufacturing Applications
Paper · Manufacturing Applications
Data Analytics & Simulation Synergy
Chair: Helena Szczerbicka (Leibniz University of Hannover)
A Methodology for Continuous Quality Assurance of Production Data
Jon Bokrantz, Anders Skoogh, and Jon Andersson (Chalmers University of Technology) and Jacob Ruda and Dan Lämkull (Volvo Car Group)
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Integrating Data Analytics and Simulation Methods to Support Manufacturing Decision Making
Deogratias Kibira (Morgan State University), Qais Yahya Hatim (Pennsylvania State University/University Park), Guodong Shao (National Institute of Standards and Technology), and Soundar Kumara (Pennsylvania State University/University Park)
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An Interactive Decision Support System Using Simulation-Based Optimization and Data Mining
Ingemar Karlsson, Amos H.C. Ng, Anna Syberfeldt, and Sunith Bandaru (University of Skövde)
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Paper · Manufacturing Applications
Simulation & Production Planning
Chair: Lars Moench (University of Hagen)
Automating the Production Planning of a 3D Printing Factory
Johan Freens, I.J.B.F. Adan, and Sasha Pogromsky (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Hugo Ploegmakers (Shapeways)
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Using Simulation to Improve Planning Decisions in Mixed-Model Assembly Lines
Alexander Biele (AIRBUS Group Innovations) and Lars Moench (University of Hagen)
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Paper · Manufacturing Applications
Simulation & the Floors We Walk On
Chair: Jean Wery (Universite Laval)
Machine Learning-Based Metamodels for Sawing Simulation
Michael Morin, Frédérik Paradis, and Amélie Rolland (Université Laval); Jean Wery (FORAC Research Consortium); and Jonathan Gaudreault and François Laviolette (Université Laval)
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Improving a Hardwood Flooring Cutting System Through Simulation and Optimization
Jean Wery, Philippe Marier, and Jonathan Gaudreault (FORAC Research Consortium, Universite Laval); Corinne Chabot (Centre de Recherche Industrielle du Québec (CRIQ)); and André Thomas (Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy (CRAN), Université de Lorraine)
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Paper · Manufacturing Applications
Simulation Automation Supports Small and Medium Enterprises
Chair: Sanjay Jain (The George Washington University)
Simulation-Based Multi-Objective Bottleneck Improvement: Towards an Automated Toolset For Industry
Jacob Bernedixen, Amos Ng, and Leif Pehrsson (University of Skovde) and Tobias Antonsson (Volvo Car Corporation)
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Cloud based Data Capture and Representation for Simulation in Small and Medium Enterprises
James Byrne, Paul Liston, Diana Carvalho e Ferreira, and PJ Byrne (Dublin City University)
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Towards a Virtual Factory Prototype
Sanjay Jain (The George Washington University) and David Lechevalier, Jungyub Woo, and Seung-Jun Shin (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
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Paper · Manufacturing Applications
Analytical Advances in Simulation
Chair: Henri Tokola (Aalto University)
State Probabilities for an M/M/1 Queuing System with Two Capacity Levels
Alexander Hübl (Universitiy of Applied Sciences Upper Austria) and Klaus Altendorfer (Upper Austrian University of applied science)
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Lean, Simulation and Optimization: A Win-Win Combination
Ainhoa Goienetxea Uriarte, Matías Urenda Moris, Amos H.C. Ng, and Jan Oscarsson (University of Skövde)
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Lean Manufacturing Methods in Simulation Literature: Review and Association Analysis
Henri Tokola (Aalto University), Ville Vaistö (Tampere University of Technology), and Esko Niemi (Aalto University)
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Paper · Manufacturing Applications
Simulation Application Examples
Chair: Ketki Kulkarni (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
A Simulation Analysis of the Vehicle Axle and Spring Assembly Lines
Ki-Hwan G. Bae, Long Zheng, and Farhad Imani (University of Louisville)
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A Modular Approach for Modeling Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Manufacturing Plant: A Case Study
Niranjan Kulkarni (CRB Consulting Engineers)
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Paper · Manufacturing Applications
Simulation Reconciles Demand & Production
Chair: Esmeralda Niño Pérez (University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus)
Simulation Modeling of Bottling Line Water Demand Levels using Reference Nets and Stochastic Models
Stefan Richard Hubert, Franz Baur, and Antonio Delgado (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)) and Thorben Helmers and Norbert Räbiger (University of Bremen)
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A Simulation-Optimization Strategy to Deal Simultaneously with Tens of Decision Variables and Multiple Performance Measures in Manufacturing
Esmeralda Niño Pérez, Yaileen M. Méndez-Vázquez, and Mauricio Cabrera Ríos (University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus)
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Paper · Manufacturing Applications
Simulation Supports Scheduling
Chair: Soeren Bergmann (TU Ilmenau)
Flexible Job-shop Scheduling with Overlapping Machine Sets
Tao Zhang, Shufang Xie, and Oliver Rose (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
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Stochastic Customer Order Scheduling using Simulation-Based Genetic Algorithm
Xiaoyun Xu, Yaping Zhao, Haidong Li, Zihuan Zhou, and Yanni Liu (Peking University)
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Approximation of Dispatching Rules for Manufacturing Simulation using Data Mining Methods
Soeren Bergmann, Niclas Feldkamp, and Steffen Strassburger (TU Ilmenau)
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Military, Homeland Security & Emergency
Key Note · Military, Homeland Security & Emergency
Advancing Autonomous Swarm Capabilities: From Simulation to Experimentation
Chair: Todd Combs (Argonne National Laboratory)
Timothy H. Chung (Naval Postgraduate School Monterey)
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Paper · Military, Homeland Security & Emergency
Logistics and Operational Planning
Chair: Evan VanderZee (Argonne National Laboratory)
Hierarchical, Extensible Search-based Framework for Airlift and Sealift Scheduling Using Discrete Event Simulation
Talib S. Hussain (Raytheon BBN Technologies), Evan VanderZee (Argonne National Laboratory), and Lisa Tiberio (Raytheon BBN Technologies)
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Robust and Flexible Air Mobility Scheduling Using Stochastic Simulation-Based Assessment
Talib S. Hussain (Raytheon BBN Technologies); Steve R. Sommer (Llamasoft, Inc.); John Collins and Julia Baum (MIT Lincoln Laboratory); Richard Shapiro (Raytheon BBN Technologies); Nicole Ogden and John R. Dea (Llamasoft, Inc.); and Adan E. Vela and Allison Chang (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
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A Simulation Model to Evaluate an Emergency Response System for Offshore Helicopter Ditches
Markus Brachner (Harstad University College)
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Paper · Military, Homeland Security & Emergency
Human Performance Analysis
Chair: Michael E. Watson (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Detecting Team Behavior Using Focus of Attention
Bradley J. Wimpey, Craig Lennon, and MaryAnne Fields (U.S. Army Research Laboratory)
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Incorporating Automation: Using Modeling and Simulation to Enable Task Re-Allocation
Tyler J. Goodman, Michael E. Miller, and Christina F. Rusnock (Air Force Institute of Technology)
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Comparative Study of Command and Control Structure Between ROK and US Field Artillery Battalion
Ahram Kang, Doyun Kim, Junseok Lee, Jang Won Bae, and Il-Chul Moon (KAIST)
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Paper · Military, Homeland Security & Emergency
Military and Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Protection
Chair: Matthew Berry (Argonne National Laboratory)
Modeling Adversarial Dynamics
Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano and Rogelio Oliva (Argonne National Laboratory), Donald Morrison (Department of Homeland Security - TSA), and David Sallach (Argonne National Laboratory)
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Multi-Layered Security Investment Optimization Using a Simulation Embedded Within a Genetic Algorithm
Nathanael J. K. Brown and Katherine A. Jones (Sandia National Laboratories) and Linda K. Nozick and Ningxiong Xu (Cornell University)
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Critical Infrastructure Network Analysis Enabled by Simulation Metamodeling
Scott L. Rosen, David Slater, Emmet Beeker, Samar Guharay, and Garry Jacyna (MITRE Corporation)
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Paper · Military, Homeland Security & Emergency
System Performance and Evaluation I
Chair: Timothy H. Chung (Naval Postgraduate School)
Battlefield Simulations for Canadian Army Indirect Fire Modernization Options Analysis
Emile F. Pelletier (Department of National Defence)
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Integrated Stochastic Optimization and Statistical Experimental Design for Multi-Robot Target Tracking
Timothy H. Chung (Naval Postgraduate School) and James C. Spall (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
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Paper · Military, Homeland Security & Emergency
Military and Homeland Security Modeling
Chair: Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano (Argonne National Laboratory)
System of Systems Cyber Effects Simulation Ontology
David Ormrod, Benjamin Turnbull, and Kent O'Sullivan (Australian Defence Force Academy at the University of New South Wales)
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Conceptual Modeling and Validation of a HA/DR Scenario Using a Weighted System Decomposition Model
Andrew J. Turner (MITRE Corporation) and Dimitri Mavris (Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Integrated Modeling of Conflict and Energy
Michael North, John Murphy, Pam Sydelko, Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, David Sallach, and Charles Macal (Argonne National Laboratory)
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Paper · Military, Homeland Security & Emergency
Military and Homeland Security Simulation Methods
Chair: Michael J. North (Argonne National Laboratory)
Applying 3D Printing and Genetic Algorithm-Generated Anticipatory System Dynamics Models to a Homeland Security Challenge
Michael North, Pam Sydelko, and Ignacio Martinez-Moyano (Argonne National Laboratory)
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Multi Resolution Modeling
Luis Rabelo, Kiyoul Kim, Tae Woong Park, John Pastrana, Mario Marin, Gene Lee, Khalid Nagadi, Bibi Ibrahim, and Edgar Gutierrez (University of Central Florida)
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Applying Data Farming for Military Operation Planning in NATO MSG-124 using the Interoperation of Two Simulations of Different Resolution
Daniel Huber (Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems) and Daniel Kallfass (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH)
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Paper · Military, Homeland Security & Emergency
System Performance and Evaluation II
Chair: J.O. Miller (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Situational Awareness Dissemination in Tactical Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Ming Li, Mazda Salmanian, and J. David Brown (Defence Research and Development Canada)
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Using SEAS to Assess GPS Constellation Resiliency in an Urban Canyon Environment
Aaron Burns, J.O. Miller, and Raymond R. Hill (AFIT/ENS)
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Modeling Methodology
Paper · Modeling Methodology
Panel: National Research Agenda
Chair: Andreas Tolk (MITRE Corporation)
Do We Need a National Research Agenda for Modeling and Simulation?
Andreas Tolk (SimIS Inc), Osman Balci (Virginia Tech), Donald Combs (EVMS), Richard Fujimoto (Georgia Institute of Technology), Charles Macal (Argonne National Laboratory), Barry Nelson (Northwestern University), and Phil Zimmerman (ODASD(SE))
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Paper · Modeling Methodology
Causality and Theory
Chair: Paul Davis (RAND Corp.)
Using Causal Models in Heterogeneous Information Fusion to Detect Terrorists
Paul K. Davis (RAND Corporation and Pardee RAND Graduate School) and Walter L. Perry, John Hollywood, and David Manheim (RAND Corporation)
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Using Simulation to Study Service-Rate Controls to Stabilize Performance in a Single-Server Queue with Time-Varying Arrival Rate
Ni Ma and Ward Whitt (Columbia University)
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Estimating and Interpreting the Waiting Time for Customers Arriving to a Non-stationary Queueing System
Best Applied Paper
Jeffrey Smith (Auburn University) and Barry L. Nelson (Northwestern University)
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Paper · Modeling Methodology
Model Driven Engineering
Chair: Andrea D'Ambrogio (University of Roma TorVergata)
Multiformalism, Multiresolution, Multiscale Modeling
Fatma Dandashi, Nancy Schult, and Vinay Lakshminarayan (Mitre)
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A Model-Driven Engineering Approach to Simulation Experiment Design and Execution
Alejandro Teran-Somohano, Alice Smith, Joseph Ledet, and Levent Yilmaz (Auburn University) and Halit Oğuztüzün (Middle East Technical University)
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A Model-Driven and Simulation-Based Method to Analyze Building Evacuation Plans
Daniele Gianni (Guglielmo Marconi University), Paolo Bocciarelli and Andrea D'Ambrogio (University of Rome Tor Vergata), and Giuseppe Iazeolla (Guglielmo Marconi University)
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Paper · Modeling Methodology
Modeling Methods in Industry
Chair: Simon J. E. Taylor (Brunel University)
Business Models for Cloud Computing: Experiences from Developing Modeling & Simulation as a Service Applications in Industry
Tamas Kiss and Huseyin Dagdeviren (University of Westminster), Simon J. E. Taylor and Anastasia Anagnostou (Brunel University London), and Nicola Fantini (CloudBroker GmbH)
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Towards Automating the Development of Federated Distributed Simulations for Modeling Sustainable Urban Infrastructures
Ajitesh Jain, Richard Fujimoto, Jongchan Kim, Mengmeng Liu, John Crittenden, and Zhongming Lu (Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Evaluation of Tender Solutions for Aviation Training Using Discrete Event Simulation and Best Performance Criteria
Ana Novak, Luke Tracey, and Vivian Nguyen (Defence Science and Technology Organization); Michael Johnstone and Vu Le (Deakin University, Geelong, Australia); and Doug Creighton (Deakin University)
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Paper · Modeling Methodology
Simulation Research
Chair: Saikou Diallo (Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center)
Towards an Encyclopedia of Modeling and Simulation Methodology
Saikou Diallo (VMASC), Navonil Mustafee (University of Exeter), and Gregory Zacharewicz (Universite de Bordeaux)
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A Survey on Methodological Aspects of Computer Simulation as Research Technique
Ingo J. Timm and Fabian Lorig (University of Trier)
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Efficient Simulation for Branching Linear Recursions
Ningyuan Chen and Mariana Olvera-Cravioto (Columbia University)
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Paper · Modeling Methodology
Decision, Evaluation, and Validation
Chair: Marko Hofmann (ITIS University Bw Munich)
Reasoning beyond Predictive Validity: The Role of Plausibility in Decision-Supporting Social Simulation
Marko Alfred Hofmann (University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich)
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Evaluating Two-range Robust Optimization for Project Selection
Ruken Duzgun (Marriott) and Aurelie Thiele (Lehigh University)
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Data-Driven Dynamic Decision Models
Best Theoretical Paper
John Jacob Nay and Jonathan Gilligan (Vanderbilt University)
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Paper · Modeling Methodology
Modeling Languages
Chair: Adelinde Uhrmacher (University of Rostock)
ML3: A Language for Compact Modeling of Linked Lives in Computational Demography
Tom Warnke (University of Rostock), Anna Klabunde (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research), Alexander Steiniger (University of Rostock), Frans Willekens (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research), and Adelinde M. Uhrmacher (University of Rostock)
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A Simulation Optimization Framework for Discrete Event Logistics Systems (DELS)
Timothy Sprock and Leon F. McGinnis (Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Behavioral DEVS Modeling
Hessam S. Sarjoughian and Abdurrahman Alshareef (ASU) and Yonglin Lei (National University of Defense Technology)
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Paper · Modeling Methodology
Panel: Conceptual Modeling
Chair: Stewart Robinson (Loughborough University)
Conceptual Modeling: Definition, Purpose and Benefits
Stewart Robinson (Loughborough University), Gilbert Arbez and Louis G. Birta (University of Ottawa), Andreas Tolk (SimIS Inc), and Gerd Wagner (Brandenburg University of Technology)
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Paper · Modeling Methodology
Analysis and Evaluation
Chair: Andrew Collins (Old Dominion University)
A Discussion on Simulations’ Visualization Usage
Andrew Collins, D'an Knowles Ball, and Julia Romberger (Old Dominion University)
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Parameterized Benchmarking of Parallel Discrete Event Simulation Systems: Communication, Computation, and Memory
Eun Jung Park, Stephan Eidenbenz, Nandakishore Santhi, Guillaume Chapuis, and Bradley Settlemyer (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
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Tradeoffs between Objective Measures and Execution Speed in Iterative Optimization-based Simulation (IOS)
Mohammad Dehghanimohammadabadi (mohammad.dehghani@wne.edu) and Thomas K. Keyser (thomas.keyser@wne.edu)
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Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Paper · Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Performance Assessment
Chair: Ton G. de Kok (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Dependence Among Tandem Queues and the Second Moment Result on The Theory of Constraints
Kan Wu (Nanyang Technology University) and Ning Zhao (Kunming University of Science and Technology)
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Analysis of a MAP/PH/1 Queue with Discretionary Priority
Ning Zhao and Yaya Guo (Kunming University of Science and Technology), Zhaotong Lian (University of Macau), and Mengchang Wang (a)
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Simulation-based Performance Assessment of Production Planning Formulations for Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication
Timm Ziarnetzky (University of Hagen), N. Baris Kacar (SAS Institute Inc.), Lars Moench (University of Hagen), and Reha Uzsoy (North Carolina State University)
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Paper · Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Automated Material Handling Systems
Chair: Thomas Ponsignon (Infineon Technologies AG)
Reducing Simulation Model Complexity by Using an Adjustable Base Model for Path-Based Automated Material Handling Systems – A Case Study in the Semiconductor Industry
Sebastian Rank and Christian Hammel (Technische Universität Dresden), Germar Schneider (Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH), and Thorsten Schmidt (Technische Universität Dresden)
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Scheduling for an Automated Guided Vehicle in Flexible Machine Systems
MengChang Wang (Nanyang Technological University) and Yaoming Zhou (Beihang University)
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Complexity Analysis through the Modeling of Human Behavior in a Complex Supply Chain Planning Environment
Can Sun and Thomas Ponsignon (Infineon), Thomas Rose (Fraunhofer FIT), and Arunachalam Narayanan (Houston University)
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Paper · Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Quality and Maintenance
Chair: Gerald Weigert (TUD/IAVT)
Simulation Studies on Model Selection in PM Planning Optimization
Minho Lee and James R. Morrison (KAIST) and Adar Kalir (Intel Corporation)
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Simulation Model to Control Risk Levels on Process Equipment Through Metrology in Semiconductor Manufacturing
Alejandro Sendón (EMSE / STMicroelectronics), Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès (EMSE), and Jacques Pinaton (STMicroelectronics)
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Yield Integrated Scheduling Using Machine Condition Parameter
Dirk Doleschal and Gerald Weigert (Technische Universität Dresden) and Andreas Klemmt (Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH)
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Key Note · Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing
MASM: A Look Back and a Peek Ahead
Chair: Reha Uzsoy (North Carolina State University)
John Fowler (Arizona State University)
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Paper · Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Scheduling
Chair: Lars Moench (University of Hagen)
Learning-based Release Control of Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Facilities
LI LI (Tongji University)
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Reservation Based Dispatching Rule for Wafer Fab with Engineering Lots
Yong H. Chung (Ajou University); Byung H. Kim (VMS Solutions Co. Ltd); Jeong C. Seo (Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd); and Sang C. Park (Ajou university)
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Makespan Computation of Lot Switching Period in Single-Armed Cluster Tools
Hyun-Jung Kim (Sungkyunkwan University) and Jun-Ho Lee (Samsung Electronics)
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Paper · Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Supply Chain Management
Chair: Shivraj Kanungo (George Washington University)
A Framework for Effective Shop Floor Control in Wafer Fabs
Zhugen Zhou and Oliver Rose (Computer Science Department,University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich)
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Buffering Against Uncertainty in High-Tech Supply Chains
Ton G. de Kok (Eindhoven University of Technology)
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Networks and Communications
Paper · Networks and Communications
Tools
Chair: Nandu Santhi (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
The Simian Concept: Parallel Discrete Event Simulation with Interpreted Languages and Just-In-Time Compilation
Nandakishore Santhi and Stephan Eidenbenz (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and Jason Liu (Florida International University)
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Time Warp State Restoration via Delta Encoding
Justin M. LaPre, Elsa J. Gonsiorowski, and Christopher D. Carothers (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and John Jenkins, Philip Carns, and Robert Ross (Argonne National Laboratory)
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CATE: An Open and Highly Configurable Framework for Performance Evaluation of Packet Classification Algorithms
Wladislaw Gusew, Sven Hager, and Björn Scheuermann (Humboldt University of Berlin)
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Paper · Networks and Communications
Modeling
Chair: Pierre L'Ecuyer (University of Montreal)
Modeling and Simulation Applied to Link Dimensioning of Stream IP Traffic with Incremental Validation
Edson Luiz Ursini, Paulo S. Martins, Varese Salvador Timóteo, and Flavio R. Massaro Jr (University of Campinas – Unicamp)
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Modeling and Simulation of Web-of-Things Systems Part 1: Sensor Nodes
Mircea Diaconescu and Gerd Wagner (Brandenburg University of Technology)
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Waiting Time Predictors for Multi-Skill Call Centers
Mamadou Thiongane, Wyean Chan, and Pierre L'Ecuyer (Université de Montréal)
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PhD Colloquium
Key Note · PhD Colloquium
Keynote: The Impact of Big Data on M&S: Do We need to get “Big”?
Chair: Esfandyar Mazhari (FedEx Services Corporation)
Siman J. E. Taylor (Brunel University London)
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Doctoral Colloquium · PhD Colloquium
PhD Colloquium Presentations I
Chair: Esfandyar Mazhari (FedEx Services Corporation)
Modeling the Communications in an Emergency Plan with P-devs
Cristina Ruiz-Martin (Carleton University)
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An Agent Based Model of Spread of Competing Rumors through Online Interactions on Social Media
Chaitanya Kaligotla (INSEAD)
Abstract
Toward an Integrated Framework for the Simulation, Formal Analysis and Enactment of Discrete Events Systems Models
Hamzat Olanrewaju Aliyu (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France)
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Towards a Framework for Educational Simulation in Management Science and Economics
OANA MERKT (Brandenburg University of Technology)
Abstract
A Comprehensive Study on New Conceptual Container Handling System
Chenhao ZHOU (National University of Singapore)
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Optimization Applied With Agent Based Modelling In The Context Of Urban Energy Planning
Xiubei Ge (European Institute for Energy Research)
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Structural Equation Modeling for Simulation Metamodeling
Kai G. Mertens (Hamburg University of Technology)
Abstract
Modeling and Simulating Fisheries Management
Sigríður Sigurðardóttir (Matís/University of Iceland)
Abstract
How do Competition and Collaboration Affect Supply Chain Performance? an Agent Based Modeling Approach
Niniet Arvitrida (Loughborough University)
Abstract
An Aspect-Oriented Approach to Large-Scale Urban Simulations
Arthur Valadares (UCI)
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Doctoral Colloquium · PhD Colloquium
PhD Colloquium Presentations II
Chair: Andrea D'Ambrogio (University of Roma TorVergata)
A Model-based Approach to Multi-objective Optimization
Joshua Hale (Georgia Institute of technology)
Abstract
Estimation of Conditional Value-at-risk for Input Uncertainty with Budget Allocation
Helin Zhu (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Abstract
Improving A Hardwood Flooring Cutting System Through Simulation And Optimization
Jean Wery (Universite Laval)
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Application of Bayesian Simulation Framework in Quantitatively Measuring Presence of Competition in Living Species
Sabyasachi Guharay (George Mason University & US Internal Revenue Service)
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Using Percentile Matching to Simulate Labor Progression and the Effect of Labor Duration on Birth Complications
Karen T. Hicklin (North Carolina State University)
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An Additive Global and Local Gaussian Process Model for Large Data Sets
Qun Meng (National University of Singapore)
Abstract
Multi-objective Simulation Optimization on Finite Sets: Optimal Allocation via Scalarization
Guy Feldman (Purdue University)
Abstract
Green Simulation Designs for Repeated Experiments
Mingbin Feng (Northwestern University)
Abstract
Iterative Optimization-based Simulation (ios) with Deterministic and Stochastic Trigger Events in Simulated Time
Mohammad Dehghanimohammadabadi (Western New England University)
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Doctoral Colloquium · PhD Colloquium
PhD Colloquium Poster Session

Poster Briefings
Poster · Poster Briefings
Agent Based Poster Madness M1
Chair: James R. Thompson (MITRE Corporation)
Using Agent-Based Simulation to Understand Population Dynamics and Coevolution in Host-Pathogen Relationships
Roy Williams (Dartmouth College)
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Role of Entrepreneurial Support for Networking in Innovation Ecosystems: An Agent Based Approach
Mustafa I. Akbas and Chathika Gunaratne (University of Central Florida)
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Agent Based Smart Grid Modelling
Gyeonghwi Jeon and Yun Bae Kim (Sungkyunkwan University) and Jinsoo Park (YongIn University)
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An Agent-Based Modeling Approach to Improve Coordination Between Humanitarian Relief Providers
Megan L. Menth (Kansas State University)
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Logistics 4.0 - A Challenge for Simulation
Ingo J. Timm and Fabian Lorig (University of Trier)
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Agent Based Model of Fisher Behavior As A Dynamic Constraint Resolution Problem
Cezara Pǎstrǎv (Matis)
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Evolving Agent Cognition with NetLogo LevelSpace
Bryan Head, Arthur Hjorth, and Corey Brady (Northwestern University)
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Building High Fidelity Human Behavior Models in the Sigma Cognitive Architecture
Volkan Ustun (ICT/University of Southern California)
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Human-In-The-Loop Agent-Based Simulation for Improved Autonomous Surveillance Using Unmanned Vehicles
Sara Minaeian, Yifei Yuan, Jian Liu, and Young-Jun Son (The University of Arizona)
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Crowd Dynamics Modeling and Collision Avoidance with OpenMP
Albert Gutierrez-Milla, Francisco Borges, Remo Suppi, and Emilio Luque (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
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Social Simulation for Analysis, Interaction, Training and Community Awareness
Lin Padgham (RMIT University) and Dhirendra Singh and Fabio Zambetta (RMIT)
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Agent-Based Simulation of the Concentration and Diffusion Dynamics of Toxic Materials from Quantum Dots-Based Nanoparticles
Datu Buyung Agusdinata (Northern Illinois University)
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Agent-based Analysis for Design of Signage Systems in Large-scale Facilities
Shintaro Utsumi and Shingo Takahashi (Waseda University) and Kotaro Ohori and Hirokazu Anai (Fujitsu Laboratories LTD)
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Combination of an Evolutionary Agent-Based Model of Transitions in Shipping Technologies with a System Dynamics Expectations Formulation
Florian Senger and Johannes Hartwig (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovations Research)
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ABMS Simulator of Propagation of Nosocomial Infection in Emergency Departments
Cecilia Jaramillo, Dolores Rexachs, and Emilio Luque (University Autonoma of Barcelona) and Francisco Epelde (Hospital Universitari Parc Taul ́ı)
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Poster · Poster Briefings
Analysis Methodologies Poster Madness M2
Chair: Scott Rosen (MITRE Corporation)
Projecting the Impact of Implementing Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Baltimore City
Parastu Kasaie (Johns Hopkins University)
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Information Directed Sampling For Stochastic Root Finding
Sergio Rodriguez and Mike Ludkovski (University of California, Santa Barbara)
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Throughput and Flow Time in a Production Line with Partial Machine Availability and Imperfect Quality Processing
Maayan Eyal and Israel Tirkel (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
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Optimal Budget Allocation Strategies For Real Time Bidding In Display Advertising
Pavankumar Murali, Ying Li, Pietro Mazzoleni, and Roman Vaculin (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
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Measuring and Visualizing Combat Effectiveness
Younwoo Lee and Taesik Lee (KAIST)
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Extending Discrete-Event Simulation Frameworks for Non-Stationary Performance Evaluation: Requirements and Case study
Lourenço Pereira Júnior and Edwin Mamani (Universidade de Sao Paulo), Pedro Nobile (IFSP), and Marcos Santana and Francisco Monaco (Universidade de Sao Paulo)
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A Fast Approximation of an Inhomogeneous Stochastic Lanchester Model
Donghyun Kim, Hyungil Moon, and Donghyun Park (KAIST)
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Data Driven Model for the Prediction of the Expected Lifetime of Transformers
Rui Zhang (IBM)
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Chance-Constrained Scheduling with Recourse for Multi-Skill Call Centers with Arrival-Rate and Absenteeism Uncertainty
Thuy Anh Ta (University of Montreal)
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Computational Methodology for Linear Fractional Transportation Problem
Avik Pradhan (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur)
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Simulation of Auto Design Performance in the Market to Meet Fuel Efficiency Standards
William S. Duff and Larry Ridge (Colorado State University)
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A Multi-Asset Monte Carlo Simulation Model for the Valuation of Variablbe Annuities
Guojun Gan (University of Connecticut)
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Performance of the Continuous Review Order-up-to Policy for On-line Stores under Various Random Demand and Storage Capacity Limitation
Che-Cheng Yeh (Chung Hua University)
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Constructing Classifiers of Expensive Simulation-Based Data by Sequential Experimental Design
Joachim van der Herten, Ivo Couckuyt, Dirk Deschrijver, and Tom Dhaene (Ghent University)
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Optimal Signal Control for Pre-timed Signalized Junctions with Uncertain Traffic: Simulation Based Optimization Approach
Alok Patel, Jayendran Venkateswaran, and Tom V. Mathew (IIT Bombay)
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Spare Part Management in a Testing Workshop
Xiaobing Li (University of Tennessee Knoxville)
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Poster · Poster Briefings
General Modeling Poster Madness M3
Chair: Rick Wysk (North Carolina State Univ.)
Inventory and Transportation Sharing in Retail Supply Chains
Roelof Michiel Post (University of Groningen)
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Participatory Simulations of Urban Flooding for Learning and Decision Support
Jonathan M. Gilligan and John J. Nay (Vanderbilt University) and Corey Brady (Northwestern University)
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The Kidney Transplant Process Model
Christine Harvey (The MITRE Corporation)
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Efficient Estimator of Probabilities of Large Power Spills in a Stand-Alone System with Wind Generation and Storage
Debarati Bhaumik (CWI)
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Investigating WS-PGRADE Workflows for Cloud-Based Distributed Simulation
Nauman Riaz Chaudhry (Brunel University)
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Knowledge Constructs in Discrete and Continuous Simulation
John Trimble (Tshwane University of Technology)
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A Framework for 3d-model Based Job Hazard Analysis
Juergen Melzner (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
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An Efficient Solution for K-Center Problems
Peter Hillmann, Tobias Uhlig, Gabi Dreo Rodosek, and Oliver Rose (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
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Dynamic Programming of Flights Based on Stochastic Demands
Armand Carmona Budesca and Angel A. Juan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Pau Fonseca i Casas (Universitat Politèncica de Catalunya), and Josep Casanovas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTECH)
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Model-architecture Oriented Combat System Effectiveness Simulation Modeling
Yonglin Lei and Zhi Zhu (National University of Defense Technology) and Hessam Sarjoughian (Arizona State University)
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Individual-based Cod Simulation with ML-Rules
Maria E. Pierce, Tom Warnke, Tobias Helms, and Adelinde M. Uhrmacher (University of Rostock) and Uwe Krumme and Cornelius Hammer (Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries)
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Analyzing Machine Concepts and Delivery Strategies to Cut Delivery Costs for Forest Fuels Using a Discrete-event Simulation Model
Anders Eriksson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) and Lars Eliasson (Skogforsk)
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An Integrated Lean Assessment Framework for Tyre Distribution Industry
Amr Mahfouz and Amr Arisha (Dublin Institute of Technology)
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Web Simulation Training Environment for Aircraft Resource Planning in Wildfire Events
Jaume Figueras Jove (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and Antoni Guasch Petit and Josep Casanovas-Garcia (UPC)
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Mean Field Based Comparison of Two Age-Dependent SIR Models
Martin Bicher and Günter Schneckenreither (Vienna University of Technology) and Niki Popper (dwh GmbH)
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An Agent-based Epidemic Model for Dengue Simulation in the Philippines
Florian Miksch and Philipp Pichler (dwh Simulation Services); Martin Bicher (Vienna University of Technology); and Katrina S. Casera, Aldrin Navarro, and Kurt J. Espinosa (University of the Philippines Cebu)
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Poster · Poster Briefings
New Simulation Applications Poster Madness M4
Chair: Ugo Merlone (University of Torino)
Modeling and Simulation for Evaluating the C3 Structure in a NCW Mission Environment
Hochang Nam and Taesik Lee (KAIST)
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On Elicitation of Preferences from Social Networks Through Synthetic Population Modelling
Przemyslaw Szufel, Bogumil Kaminski, and Grzegorz Koloch (Warsaw School of Economics)
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An Approach to Modeling Internet of Things Based Smart Built Environments
Denis Gracanin (Virginia Tech), Kresimir Matkovic (VRVIS Research Center), and Joseph Wheeler (Virginia Tech)
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A Simulation Tool That Facilitates the Planning and the Development of Micro Smart Grids
Marco Lützenberger and Sahin Albayrak (DAI-Labor)
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Adding Embedded Simulation to the Parallel Ice Sheet Model
Phillip M. Dickens (University of Maine)
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Augmented Reality and Simulation Over Distributed Platforms to Support Workers
Roberto Revetria (Genoa University)
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Simulation of the Airbus 380 Evacuation
Pau Estany de Millan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Angel A. Juan (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), Pau Fonseca i Casas (Universitat Politèncica de Catalunya), and Cristina Montañola-Sales (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech)
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Analysis and Optimization of a Demographic Simulator for Parallel Environments
Cristina Montañola-Sales (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech) and Alessandro Pellegrini (Sapienza University of Rome)
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A System Dynamics Model on the Reasons of Car Price Shocks After Economic Sanctions
Babak Barazandeh (Virginia Tech University)
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Potential Insider Threat Detection Using Online Game Simulation Environment
Hongmei Chi (Florida AM University)
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Robotic Interactive Visualization Experimentation Technology (RIVET): Game-based Simulation for Human-Robot Interaction Research
Ralph W. Brewer, Kristin E. Schaefer, and Eric S. Avery (US Army Research Laboratory)
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Improving MBSE Models Using Human Performance Simulation
Michael E. Watson (Air Force Institute of Technology)
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Evaluation of Performance and Response Capacity in Emergency Departments
Eva Bruballa and Manel Taboada (Tomàs Cerdà Computer Science School (University Autonoma of Barcelona)) and Alvaro Wong, Emilio Luque, and Dolores Rexachs (University Autonoma of Barcelona)
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Understanding Climate-Induced Migration Through Computational Modeling: A Critical Overview
Charlotte Till (Arizona State University), Jamie Haverkamp (University of Maine), and Devin White and Budendra Bhaduri (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
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A Unified Approach for Modeling and Analysis of a Versatile Batch-Service Queue with Correlated Arrival
Sourav Pradhan (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur)
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Program Event Content · Poster Briefings
General Poster Session

Project Management and Construction
Paper · Project Management and Construction
Construction Simulation Case Studies
Chair: Simaan AbouRizk (University of Alberta)
Simulation Case Study: Modelling Distinct Breakdown Events for a Tunnel Boring Machine Excavation
Michael Werner and Simaan AbouRizk (University of Alberta)
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Paper · Project Management and Construction
Modeling Tools in Construction
Chair: Ian Flood (University of Florida)
Important Construction Constraints in Constraint Simulation
Sebastian Hollermann (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
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Empirically-based Modelling Approaches To The Truck Weigh-In-Motion Problem
Yueren Wang and Ian Flood (University of Florida)
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Paper · Project Management and Construction
Construction Simulation Tools
Chair: Jens Weber (Heinz Nixdorf Institute)
A Technical Approach of a Simulation-Based Optimization Platform for Setup-Preparation via Virtual Tooling by Testing the Optimization of Zero Point Positions in CNC-Applications
Jens Weber (Heinz Nixdorf Institut)
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RapidBridgeBuilder-Simulation Tool for Accelerated Bridge Design and Construction
Sanghyung Ahn, Samuel Richard Hislop-Lynch, and Samuel Caldwell (The University of Queensland)
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Improving Quality in an Electrical Safety Testing Laboratory by Using a Simulation-Based Tool
Pablo Marelli, Mariana Evangelina Cóccola, Rosana Portillo, and Ana Rosa Tymoschuk (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Facultad Regional Santa Fe)
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Paper · Project Management and Construction
Data Acquisition Model Development in Construction
Chair: Reza Akhavian (California State University East Bay)
Wearable Sensor-based Activity Recognition for Data-driven Simulation of Construction Workers’ Activities
Reza Akhavian (California State University East Bay) and Amir Behzadan (Missouri State University)
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Occupant Behavior Modeling for Smart Buildings: A Critical Review of Data Acquisition Technologies and Modeling Methodologies
Mengda Jia and Ravi Shankar Srinivasan (University of Florida)
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Analysis of Energy Performance of University Campus Buildings Using Statistical and Energy Modeling Approaches
Soheil Fathi and Ravi Shanker Srinivasan (University of Florida)
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Paper · Project Management and Construction
Linear Production Systems
Chair: Michael Werner (University of Alberta)
Updating Geological Conditions Using Bayes Theorem and Markov Chain
Limao Zhang, Ronald Ekyalimpa, Stephen Hague, Michael Werner, and Simaan AbouRizk (University of Alberta)
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Online Simulation Modeling of Prefabricated Wall Panel Production Using RFID System
Mohammed Sadiq Altaf and Hexu Liu (University of Alberta), Haitao Yu (Landmark Group of Builders), and Mohamed Al-Hussein (University of Alberta)
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Simulation Based Multi-Objective Cost-Time Trade-Off for Multi-Family Residential Off-Site Construciton
Samer Bu Hamdan and Aladdin Alwisy (University of Alberta), Ziad Ajweh (Landmark Foundation Solutions), and Mohamed Al-Hussein and Simaan AbouRizk (University of Alberta)
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Paper · Project Management and Construction
Project Management & Analysis
Chair: Ulrich Jessen (University of Kassel, Germany)
A Comparison of the Usage of Different Approaches for the Management of Plant Engineering Projects
Christoph Laroque (University of Applied Sciences Zwickau); Akin Akbulut (University of Paderborn); and Ulrich Jessen, Lisa Moeller, and Sigrid Wenzel (University of Kassel)
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Analysis of Capacity Associated to Levels of Service at Port Terminals Using Systemic Approach and Simulation of Discrete Events
Joao Ferreira Netto and Rui Carlos Botter (USP - University of Sao Paulo) and Afonso Celso Medina (University of Sao Paulo)
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Paper · Project Management and Construction
Occupant Behavior & Building Energy
Chair: Burcin Bercerik-Gerber (University of Southern California)
A Review of Artificial Intelligence Based Building Energy Prediction with a Focus on Ensemble Prediction Models
Zeyu Wang and Ravi S. Srinivasan (University of Florida)
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Iterative Reassignment Algorithm: Leveraging Occupancy Based HVAC Control for Improved Energy Efficiency
Zheng Yang, Ali Ghahramani, and Burcin Becerik-Gerber (ISI/University of Southern California)
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Simulation Education
Paper · Simulation Education
Methodologies for Teaching and Learning Simulation
Chair: Amos Ng (University of Skövde)
Modeling Skills for DES and SD: An Exploratory Study on their Development in New Practitioners
Kathryn Hoad (Warwick Business School, University of Warwick) and Martin Kunc (Warwick Business School, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick)
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Identification of the Main Research Methods Used in Simulation Projects
José Arnaldo Barra Montevechi, Tábata Fernandes Pereira, and Carlos Eduardo Sanches Da Silva (Universidade Federal de Itajubá); Anna Paula Galvão Scheidegger (Texas A&M University); and Rafael De Carvalho Miranda (Universidade Federal de Itajubá)
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Using Simulation as a Teaching Tool in an Introductory Operations Management Course
Theresa M. Roeder and Julia Miyaoka (San Francisco State University)
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Toolkit for Simulation Education
Chair: Terrence Perera (Sheffield Hallam University)
Using Nova to Constructed Agent-Based Models for Epidemiological Teaching and Research
Wayne M. Getz (University of California, Berkeley); Richard M. Salter (Oberlin College); and Nicolars Sippl-Swezey (University of California, San Francisco)
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Discrete-Event Simulation Using R
Barry G. Lawson (University of Richmond) and Larence M. Leemis (The College of William & Mary)
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The Object-Oriented Discrete Event Simulation Modeling: a Case Study on Aircraft Spare Part Management
Haobin Li and Yinchao Zhu (Dept of Industrial and Systems Engineering, National University of Singapore); Giulia Pedrielli (ational University of Singapore); Nugroho A. Pujowidianto (Hewlett-Packard Singapore Pte. Ltd.); and Yinxin Chen (National University of Singapore)
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Paper · Simulation Education
Development of Simulation Courses and Programs
Chair: Dave Goldsman (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Production Simulation Education Using Rapid Modeling and Optimization: Successful Studies
Marcus Frantzén and Amos Ng (University of Skövde)
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A Successful EAC-ABET Accredited Undergraduate Program in Modeling and Simulation Engineering (M&SE)
Frederic D. McKenzie, Roland R. Mielke, and James F. Leathrum (Old Dominion University)
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Teaching Supply Chain Simulation - From Beginners to Professionals
Terrene Perera (Sheffield Hallam Univesity) and Thashika Rupasinghe (University of Kelaniya)
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Simulation Optimization
Paper · Simulation Optimization
Algorithmic Developments in Simulation Optimization
Chair: Zelda Zabinsky (University of Washington)
Discrete Event Optimization: Single-Run Integrated Simulation-Optimization Using Mathematical Programming
Giulia Pedrielli (National University of Singapore), Andrea Matta (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), and Arianna Alfieri (Politecnico di Torino)
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Improving Hit-and-Run with Single Observations for Continuous Simulation Optimization
Seksan Kiatsupaibul (Chulalongkorn University), Robert L. Smith (University of Michigan), and Zelda B. Zabinsky (University of Washington)
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Partition Based Optimization for Updating Sample Allocation Strategy using Lookahead
David Linz (Boeing / University of Washington) and Hao Huang and Zelda B. Zabinsky (University of Washington)
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Paper · Simulation Optimization
Multi-objective Simulation Optimization and its Applications I
Chair: Juergen Branke (Warwick Business School)
A New Myopic Sequential Sampling Algorithm for Multi-objective Problems
Juergen Branke (Univeristy of Warwick) and Wen Zhang (University of Warwick)
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A Model-Based Approach to Multi-Objective Optimization
Joshua Q. Hale and Enlu Zhou (Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Multi-Objective Simulation Optimization on Finite Sets: Optimal Allocation via Scalarization
Guy Feldman, Susan R. Hunter, and Raghu Pasupathy (Purdue University)
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Paper · Simulation Optimization
Applications of Simulation Optimization
Chair: Loo Hay Lee (National University of Singapore)
Multi-objective Optimization for a Hospital Inpatient Flow Process via Discrete Event Simulation
Yang Wang (National University of Singapore), Sean Shao Wei Lam (Singapore General Hospital), Haobin Li (Institute of High Performance Computing), Loo Hay Lee and Ek Peng Chew (National University of Singapore), and Seng Kee Low and Marcus Eng Hock Ong (Singapore General Hospital)
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Aggregated Line Modeling for Simulation and Optimization of Manufacturing Systems
Leif Pehrsson, Marcus Frantzén, Tehseen Aslam, and Amos H.C. Ng (University of Skövde)
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On the Scalability of Meta-models in Simulation-based Optimization of Production Systems
Sunith Bandaru and Amos H.C. Ng (University of Skövde)
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Paper · Simulation Optimization
Theoretical Developments in Simulation Optimization
Chair: Chun-Hung Chen (George Mason University)
Unbiased Monte Carlo for Optimization and Functions of Expectations via Multilevel Randomization
Jose H. Blanchet (Columbia University) and Peter W. Glynn (Stanford)
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Expected Improvement Is Equivalent To OCBA
Ilya Ryzhov (University of Maryland)
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Non-Monotonicity of Probability of Correct Selection
Yijie Peng Peng (Fudan University); Chun-Hung Chen (George Mason University); Michael Fu (University of Maryland,Robert H. Smith School of Business); and Jian-Qiang Hu (Fudan University)
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Paper · Simulation Optimization
Data-driven Simulation Optimization
Chair: Enlu Zhou (Georgia Institute of Technology)
A Statistical Perspective on Linear Programs with Uncertain Parameters
L. Jeff Hong (City University of Hong Kong) and Henry Lam (University of Michigan)
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Stochastic Optimization Using Hellinger Distance
Anand Vidyashankar and Jie Xu (George Mason University)
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Simulation Optimization when Facing Input Uncertainty
Enlu Zhou (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Wei Xie (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
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Paper · Simulation Optimization
Multi-objective Simulation Optimization and its Applications II
Chair: Susan R. Hunter (Purdue University)
Simulation-driven Task Prioritization Using a Restless Bandit Model for Active Sonar Missions
Cherry Y. Wakayama (SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific) and Zelda B. Zabinsky (University of Washington)
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Multi-Objective Multi-Fidelity Optimization with Ordinal Transformation and Optimal Sampling
Haobin Li, Yueqi Li, Giulia Pedrielli, Loo Hay Lee, and Ek Peng Chew (National University of Singapore) and Chun-Hung Chen (George Mason University)
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Optimal Sampling Laws for Bi-Objective Simulation Optimization on Finite Sets