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A tutorial on simulation conceptual modeling

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posted on 04.05.2018, 11:48 authored by Stewart Robinson
© 2017 IEEE. Conceptual modeling is the abstraction of a simulation model from the part of the real world it is representing; in other words, choosing what to model, and what not to model. This is generally agreed to be the most difficult, least understood, but probably the most important activity to be carried out in a simulation study. In this tutorial we explore the definition, requirements and approach to conceptual modeling. First we ask 'where is the model?' We go on to define the term 'conceptual model', to identify the artefacts of conceptual modeling, and to discuss the purpose and benefits of a conceptual model. In so doing we identify the role of conceptual modeling in the simulation project life-cycle. The discussion then focuses on the requirements of a conceptual model, the approaches for documenting a conceptual model, and frameworks for guiding the conceptual modeling activity. One specific framework is described and illustrated in more detail. The tutorial concludes with a discussion on the level of abstraction.

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference

Volume

Part F134102

Pages

565 - 579

Citation

ROBINSON, S., 2017. A tutorial on simulation conceptual modeling. IN: Chan, W.K.V. ...et al., (eds.) Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference, Las Vegas, 3-6th June. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Press, pp. 565-579.

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© IEEE

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Acceptance date

17/06/2017

Publication date

2017

Notes

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ISBN

9781538634288

ISSN

0891-7736

Language

en

Location

Las Vegas

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