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This paper presents an overview of Arena-an extendible modeling system that is built on SIMAN/Cinema. A key idea behind Arena is the concept of tailorability to a specific application domain through the use of a template.
This paper discusses the concepts and methods for simulating manufacturing systems using the SIMAN simulation language. SIMAN is a general purpose simulation language which incorporates special purpose features for modeling manufacturing systems. These special purpose features greatly simplify and enhance the modeling of the material handling component of a… (More)
This paper describes the modeling system --- Simio#8482; --- that is designed to simplify model building by promoting a modeling paradigm shift from the process orientation to an object orientation. Simio is a <b><u><i>sim</i></u></b>ulation modeling framework based on <b><u><i>i</i></u></b>ntelligent… (More)
Simulation models are built using one or more "world views" that provide the underlying framework for defining the system of interest. This tutorial presents an overview and brief history of the alternative modeling world views for discrete event simulation. In specific this tutorial discusses the event, process, and object worldviews, and highlights the… (More)
Responses to the featured paper are provided by four authors who represent different elements of the simulation research community: industry, private research laboratory, and university. As is evident from the reactions given, these perspective provide both shared and distinct observations on model composability as an opportunity for research investment.
Over the 50 year history of discrete event simulation the growth in applications has been facilitated by some key advances in modeling that have simplified the process of building, running, analyzing, and viewing models. Three important advances have been: the modeling paradigm shift from an event to a process orientation, the shift from programming to… (More)