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This paper describes the advantages of using the NetLogo software environment to simulate an intelligent routing system in Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS). The first part describes the pheromone-based stigmergy concept. The second part presents the NetLogo simulation environment, and the third part is dedicated to a simulation of a flexible assembly(More)
RESUME Offrir une qualité de service (confort, régularité, ponctualité) élevée à des usagers de plus en plus exigeants est, dans un contexte concurrentiel de plus en plus rude, un problème majeur pour les compagnies de transport. Ainsi, assurer la régularité du trafic leur impose de mettre en place les moyens d'identifier les dysfonctionnements perturbant(More)
Efficient management of patient flow (demand) in emergency departments (EDs) has become an urgent issue for many hospital administrations. Today, more and more attention is being paid to hospital management systems to optimally manage patient flow and to improve management strategies, efficiency and safety in such establishments. To this end, EDs require(More)
Many studies have examined the integration of information systems into healthcare institutions, leading to several standards in the healthcare domain (CORBAmed: Common Object Request Broker Architecture in Medicine; HL7: Health Level Seven International; DICOM: Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine; and IHE: Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise).(More)