This paper describes a multiple-process, multiple-windowed environment that allows users to interact with several models concurrently, including IBIS simulations. One goal in designing this environment is the transparent integration of simulation with other types of models, such as mathematical models for production planning. Its capabilities include interactive development of experiment specifications, automatic reconfiguration of simulations based on changing system specifications, and concurrent execution of simulations and production scheduling models to provide a detailed analysis of system capacities. Concurrent execution is controlled through techniques for multiple model communication.
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