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Panel: Education on simulation model simplification - Beyond the rules of thumb

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posted on 2019-02-07, 13:22 authored by Durk-Jouke van der Zee, Antuela TakoAntuela Tako, Stewart Robinson, Paul Fishwick, Oliver Rose
Most management problems addressed by simulation studies can be characterized as complex and difficult to analyze. Simplification is instrumental in creating and employing simulation models that are useful – by focusing on those system elements that matter, and feasible – by reducing study efforts. Although simplification is considered a fundamental modelling activity, simulation educational support for mastering associated modelling skills is limited. Main textbooks either do not address this topic or tend to restrict their guidance to a few rules of thumb. This reflects how the topic of simulation model simplification is underdeveloped, despite the field of simulation being around 50 years of age. The purpose of this panel is to initiate a discussion about the way we teach simulation model simplification with the view to identifying improvements. This paper addresses the motivation for the panel, and presents panelists’ “positions” about the way forward for education on simulation model simplification.

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference

Pages

3987 - 4001 (15)

Citation

VAN DER ZEE, D-J. ... et al., 2019. Panel: Education on simulation model simplification - Beyond the rules of thumb. Presented at the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, Gothenberg, Sweden, 9-12 Dec., pp. 3987 - 4001.

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© Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Acceptance date

2018-06-01

Publication date

2019

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© 2018 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.

ISBN

9781538665725

ISSN

1558-4305

Language

  • en

Location

Gothenberg, Sweden

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