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Although various forms of symbiosis are known in biology, only mutualism has been considered in the context of symbiotic simulation systems. In this paper, we explain why the original definition of symbiotic simulation systems is narrow and why it is important to consider other forms of symbiosis as well. As a consequence we propose an extended definition(More)
With the fast urbanization of our modern society, transportation systems in cities are facing increasing problems such as congestion, collisions, and high levels of emissions. Researchers have been searching for solutions by investigating better urban planning and transportation policies, introducing new technologies such as Intelligent Transportation(More)
An efficient simulation execution engine is crucial for agent-based traffic simulation. Depending on the size of the simulation scenario the execution engine would have to update several thousand agents during a single time step. This update may also include route calculations which are computationally expensive. The ability to dynamically recalculate the(More)
Semiconductor manufacturing is a highly complex and asset intensive process. Solutions are needed to automate control of equipment and improve efficiency. We describe a symbiotic simulation control system which uses reactive what-if analysis to find a stable configuration of a wet bench tool set. This control system is based on a generic framework for(More)
Crowd behaviour is an interesting social phenomenon that emerges from complex interactions of individuals. An important aspect of individual behaviour is emotion which plays a significant role in all aspects of human decision making. For example, heightened emotional states can lead people to take highly unexpected or irrational actions. One popular(More)
Symbiotic simulation is a paradigm in which a simulation system and a physical system are closely associated with each other. This close relationship can be mutually beneficial. The simulation system benefits from real-time measurements about the physical system which are provided by corresponding sensors. The physical system, on the other side, may benefit(More)
The what-if analysis process is essential in symbiotic simulation systems. It is responsible for creating a number of alternative what-if scenarios and evaluating their performance by means of simulation. Most applications use a reactive approach for triggering the what-if analysis process. In this paper we describe a preventive triggering approach which is(More)
A symbiotic simulation-based problem solver agent is proposed that can be used to automatically solve decision making problems regarding the operations of the various tools of an entire semiconductor manufacturing plant (fab). In comparison with common practice decision making, performed by human operators, the advantage of the symbiotic simulation-based(More)