Mirko Eickhoff

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The issue of the initial transient phase in steady state simulation has been widely discussed in simulation literature. Many methods have been proposed for deciding the duration of this phase of simulation, to determine a valid truncation point of the transient portion of output data. However, practically all these methods can only be used in simulations(More)
Simulation output data analysis in performance evaluation studies of complex stochastic systems such as the Internet is typically limited to mean values, even though it provides very limited information about the analysed system's performance. Quantile analysis is not as common, even though it can provide much deeper insights into the system of interest. A(More)
Steady state simulation is used to study long-run behavior. Usually only the expected value of the steady state probability distribution function is estimated. In many cases quantiles of this distribution are of higher interest. In this paper a new usage of quantile estimators is proposed, which is derived from mean value analysis and is based on multiple(More)
In steady-state simulation the output data of the transient phase often causes a bias in the estimation of the steady-state results. A common advice is to cut off this transient phase. Finding an appropriate truncation point is a well-known problem and is still not completely solved. In this paper we consider two algorithms for the determination of the(More)
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