The Big Book of Simulation Modeling

Author: Andrei Borshchev
Publisher: Anylogic North America
ISBN: 0989573176
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

"The Big Book of Simulation Modeling" is the only book that comprehensively presents all three methods, or paradigms, in simulation modeling: Agent Based, System Dynamics, and Discrete Event. It explains how to choose the right constructs of the modeling language to create a representation of a real world system that is suitable for risk-free dynamic experiments. The book is based on the modeling languages supported by AnyLogic, the software tool that enables a modeler to utilize all three methods and is the only one with the capability to combine them together in a single model. Written by the creator of the software, this book is the most in-depth information resource on AnyLogic and utilization of multimethod modeling that currently exists. It covers topics from building simple Agent Based models with statecharts to developing data exchange with external programs. With over 100 hands-on, step-by-step examples with different levels of complexity and various application areas, this book is extremely useful to both simulation professionals and students learning simulation modeling.

Wertsch pfungsorientiertes Benchmarking

Author: Herbert Woratschek
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662437186
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Dieses Buch stellt die Ergebnisse des Forschungsprojektes „Benchmarking logistischer Unterstützungs- und Dienstleistungsprozesse im Gesundheitswesen und in industriellen Anwendungen“ zusammen. Der erste Teil des Buchs befasst sich mit der Motivation, Problemstellung und Beschreibung des neuartigen Konzepts des „Wertschöpfungsorientierten Benchmarking“. Im zweiten Teil werden theoretische Grundlagen des Vorhabens beschrieben: u.a. Wertschöpfung und Wertschöpfungskonfigurationen, Dienstleistungsproduktivität und Benchmarking. Die Anwendungsfelder Kliniken und Kontraktlogistikdienstleister sowie ausgewählte Dienstleistungsprozesse wie die Patiententransportlogistik oder die OP-Personaleinsatzplanung stellt der dritte Teil des Buchs vor. Daraufhin erklärt der vierte Teil des Buchs die in den Anwendungsfeldern angewendete Benchmarkingmethodik aus drei verschiedenen Sichtweisen: Prozess-, Wertschöpfungs- und Kundenwertperspektive. Die Ergebnisse der Benchmarkingstudien sind anschließend beschrieben und werden in einer Lern- und Simulationssoftware aufgenommen. Abgerundet wird das Beitragswerk im letzten Teil mit Case-Studies aus der Praxis von Kliniken und Kontraktlogistikdienstleistern.

Gesch ftsprozesse

Author: Thomas Barton
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658172978
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Computers

Das Buch vermittelt Konzepte, zeigt aktuelle Trends wie agile Methoden, stellt Anwendungsszenarien für die Modellierung und Implementierung von Geschäftsprozessen im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung vor. Das Herausgeberwerk basiert dabei auf Fragestellungen aus der unternehmerischen Praxis. Schwerpunkte sind innovative Analysemethoden, kontextsensitive und wissensintensive Geschäftsprozesse sowie aktuelle Ansätze bei der Umsetzung. Fallstudien runden das Buch ab. Es wendet sich sowohl an Berater und Projektverantwortliche als auch an Studierende und Lehrende.

Informationsaustausch in der maritimen Transportkette

Author: Fabian Walter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658096618
Release Date: 2015-05-13
Genre: Law

Fabian Walter stellt den übergreifend benötigten Informationsaustausch im Rahmen der maritimen Transportkette in den Mittelpunkt seiner Untersuchung. Er zeigt, dass die Bereitschaft, Informationen innerhalb der maritimen Transportkette zu tauschen, entscheidend für die Verbesserung der Leistungsfähigkeit im Datenfluss ist. Seine Ergebnisse deuten hinsichtlich der Leistungsfähigkeit insgesamt auf einen höheren Effekt durch verstärkten bi‐ und multilateralen Informationsaustausch hin, als das durch die Bildung z.B. neuer IT‐Strukturen oder das Beheben von Medienbrüchen erreicht werden könnte. Wichtig für eine verbesserte Auslastung der Kapazitäten ist ein frühzeitiger Informationsaustausch, z.B. in Form von containerisierter ETA.

Wertsch pfungsorientiertes Benchmarking

Author: Herbert Woratschek
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662437186
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Dieses Buch stellt die Ergebnisse des Forschungsprojektes „Benchmarking logistischer Unterstützungs- und Dienstleistungsprozesse im Gesundheitswesen und in industriellen Anwendungen“ zusammen. Der erste Teil des Buchs befasst sich mit der Motivation, Problemstellung und Beschreibung des neuartigen Konzepts des „Wertschöpfungsorientierten Benchmarking“. Im zweiten Teil werden theoretische Grundlagen des Vorhabens beschrieben: u.a. Wertschöpfung und Wertschöpfungskonfigurationen, Dienstleistungsproduktivität und Benchmarking. Die Anwendungsfelder Kliniken und Kontraktlogistikdienstleister sowie ausgewählte Dienstleistungsprozesse wie die Patiententransportlogistik oder die OP-Personaleinsatzplanung stellt der dritte Teil des Buchs vor. Daraufhin erklärt der vierte Teil des Buchs die in den Anwendungsfeldern angewendete Benchmarkingmethodik aus drei verschiedenen Sichtweisen: Prozess-, Wertschöpfungs- und Kundenwertperspektive. Die Ergebnisse der Benchmarkingstudien sind anschließend beschrieben und werden in einer Lern- und Simulationssoftware aufgenommen. Abgerundet wird das Beitragswerk im letzten Teil mit Case-Studies aus der Praxis von Kliniken und Kontraktlogistikdienstleistern.

Simulation and Modeling Methodologies Technologies and Applications

Author: Mohammad S. Obaidat
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319312958
Release Date: 2016-05-27
Genre: Computers

The present book includes a set of selected extended papers from the 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2015), held in Colmar, France, from 21 to 23 July 2015. The conference brought together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in methodologies and applications of modeling and simulation. New and innovative solutions are reported in this book. SIMULTECH 2015 received 102 submissions, from 36 countries, in all continents. After a double blind paper review performed by the Program Committee, 19% were accepted as full papers and thus selected for oral presentation. Additional papers were accepted as short papers and posters. A further selection was made after the Conference, based also on the assessment of presentation quality and audience interest, so that this book includes the extended and revised versions of the very best papers of SIMULTECH 2015. Commitment to high quality standards is a major concern of SIMULTECH that will be maintained in the next editions, considering not only the stringent paper acceptance ratios but also the quality of the program committee, keynote lectures, participation level and logistics.

Modeling and managing complex systems

Author: Maik Maurer
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446447264
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Dependency and Structure Modelling (DSM) techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they are related to each other. The DSM perspective can assist in understanding, designing and optimising complex systems – including products, processes and organisations. This volume comprises peer-reviewed papers representing state-of-the-art in DSM research and applications. The papers were presented at the 17th International DSM Conference held in November 2015 in 2015 in Fort Worth (Texas, USA).

Theory Methodology Tools and Applications for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems

Author: Lin Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811026720
Release Date: 2016-10-30
Genre: Computers

This four-volume set (CCIS 643, 644, 645, 646) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th Asia Simulation Conference and the First Autumn Simulation Multi-Conference, AsiaSim / SCS AutumnSim 2016, held in Beijing, China, in October 2016. The 265 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 651 submissions. The papers in this fourth volume of the set are organized in topical sections on Modeling and Simulation Applications; Simulation Software; Social Simulations; Verification, Validation and Accreditation.

Systems Science and Population Health

Author: Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190492410
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Medical

Population health is complex and multileveled, encompassing dynamic interactions between cells, societies, and everything in between. Our typical approach to studying population health, however, remains oriented around a reductionist approach to conceptualizing, empirically analyzing, and intervening to improve population health. The trouble is that interventions founded on simplifying a complex world often do not work, sometimes yielding failure or, even worse, harm. The difficult truth is that "silver bullet" health science often fails, and understanding these failures can help us improve our approach to health science, and, ultimately, population health. SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND POPULATION HEALTH employs principles from across a range of sciences to refine the way we understand population health. By augmenting traditional analytic approaches with new tools like machine learning, microsimulation, and social network analysis, population health can be studied as a dynamic and complex system. This allows us to understand population health as a complex whole, offering new insights and perspectives that stand to improve the health of the public. This text offers the first educational and practical guide to this forward-thinking approach. Comprising 17 chapters from the vanguard of population health, epidemiology, computer science, and medicine, this book offers a three-part introduction to the subject: · An intellectual and conceptual history of systems science as it intersects with population health · Concise, introductory overviews of important and emerging methodological tools in systems science, including systems dynamics, agent-based modeling, microsimulation, social network analysis, and machine-learning-all with relevant examples drawn from population health literature · An exploration of future implications for systems science and its applications to our understanding of population health issues For researchers, students, and practitioners, SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND POPULATION HEALTH redefines many of the foundational elements of how we understand population health. It should not be missed.

Rail Transport Systems Approach

Author: Aleksander Sładkowski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319515021
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book shows how the systems approach is employed by scientists in various countries to solve specific problems concerning railway transport. In particular, the book describes the experiences of scientists from Romania, Germany, the Czech Republic, the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland. For many of these countries there is a problem with the historical differences between the railways. In particular, there are railways with different rail gauges, with different signaling and communication systems, with different energy supplies and, finally, with different political systems, which are reflected in the different approaches to the management of railway economies. The book’s content is divided into two main parts, the first of which provides a systematic analysis of individual means of providing and maintaining rail transport. In turn, the second part addresses infrastructure and management development, with particular attention to security issues. Though primarily written for professionals involved in various problems concerning railway transport, the book will also benefit manufacturers, railway technical staff, managers, and students with transport specialties, as well as a wide range of readers interested in learning more about the current state of transport in different countries.

Social Cultural and Behavioral Modeling

Author: Dongwon Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319602400
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, SBP-BRiMS 2017, held in Washington, DC, USA, in July 2017. The 16 full papers and 27 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 79 submissions. Owing to its strong multi-disciplinary heritage, the papers represent a large range of disciplines including computer science, psychology, sociology, communication science, public health, bioinformatics, political science, and organizational science and use numerous types of computational methods such as machine learning, language technology, social network analysis and visualization, agent-based simulation, and statistics. They are organized in the following topical sections: behavioral and social sciences; cyber and intelligence applications; information, systems, and network sciences; and methodology.

Service Oriented Computing ICSOC 2014 Workshops

Author: Farouk Toumani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319228853
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the revised selected papers of the 12th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2014, held in Paris, France, in November 2014. The conference hosted the following seven workshops: 10th International Workshop in Engineering Service-Oriented Applications, WESOA 2014; First Workshop on Resource Management in Service-Oriented Computing, RMSOC 2014; First International Workshop on Knowledge Aware Service Oriented Applications, Performance Assessment and Auditing in Service Computing, KASA 2014; Workshop on Intelligent Service Clouds, ISC 2014; Third International Workshop on Self-Managing Pervasive Service Systems, SeMaPS 2014; First International Workshop on Formal Modeling and Verification of Service-Based Systems, FOR-MOVES 2014; 4th International Workshop on Cloud Computing and Scientific Applications, CCSA 2014. The papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They address various topics in the service-oriented computing domain and its emerging applications.

Traffic and Granular Flow 15

Author: Victor L. Knoop
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319334820
Release Date: 2016-12-10
Genre: Computers

The Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow brings together international researchers from different fields ranging from physics to computer science and engineering to discuss the latest developments in traffic-related systems. Originally conceived to facilitate new ideas by considering the similarities of traffic and granular flow, TGF'15, organised by Delft University of Technology, now covers a broad range of topics related to driven particle and transport systems. Besides the classical topics of granular flow and highway traffic, its scope includes data transport (Internet traffic), pedestrian and evacuation dynamics, intercellular transport, swarm behaviour and the collective dynamics of other biological systems. Recent advances in modelling, computer simulation and phenomenology are presented, and prospects for applications, for example to traffic control, are discussed. The conference explores the interrelations between the above-mentioned fields and offers the opportunity to stimulate interdisciplinary research, exchange ideas, and meet many experts in these areas of research.

Fundamentals of Service Systems

Author: Jorge Cardoso
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319231952
Release Date: 2015-12-12
Genre: Computers

This textbook addresses the conceptual and practical aspects of the various phases of the lifecycle of service systems, ranging from service ideation, design, implementation, analysis, improvement and trading associated with service systems engineering. Written by leading experts in the field, this indispensable textbook will enable a new wave of future professionals to think in a service-focused way with the right balance of competencies in computer science, engineering, and management. Fundamentals of Service Systems is a centerpiece for a course syllabus on service systems. Each chapter includes a summary, a list of learning objectives, an opening case, and a review section with questions, a project description, a list of key terms, and a list of further reading bibliography. All these elements enable students to learn at a faster and more comfortable peace. For researchers, teachers, and students who want to learn about this new emerging science, Fundamentals of Service Systems provides an overview of the core disciplines underlying the study of service systems. It is aimed at students of information systems, information technology, and business and economics. It also targets business and IT practitioners, especially those who are looking for better ways of innovating, designing, modeling, analyzing, and optimizing service systems.