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A discrete simulation model for assessing software project scheduling policies

Frank Padberg
2002 Software Process: Improvement and Practice  
As an illustration of our simulation model, we study the performance of various list policies for a small sample project.  ...  We present a novel, stochastic simulation model which is tailored to the special dynamics of software projects, and which explicitly takes a scheduling strategy as input.  ...  Acknowledgments This research has been supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (project title: OASE ).  ... 
doi:10.1002/spip.160 fatcat:xhrwyjgrmndwdcv53goutavfei

Modeling kanban processes in systems engineering

Richard Turner, Raymond Madachy, Dan Ingold, Jo Ann Lane
2012 2012 International Conference on Software and System Process (ICSSP)  
A kanban-based scheduling system was defined and implemented with connected discrete, continuous and agent-based models.  ...  We are assessing integrated systems and software engineering at the enterprise level, where rapid response software development projects incrementally evolve capabilities of existing systems and/or systems  ...  It defines and models a kanban-based scheduling system and a services approach to systems engineering among software projects in such an environment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icssp.2012.6225976 dblp:conf/ispw/TurnerMIL12 fatcat:4d2oenp56zdwboh4r3douqf2z4

Discrete-Event Simulation of Health Care Systems [chapter]

Sheldon H. Jacobson, Shane N. Hall, James R. Swisher
2006 International Series in Operations Research and Management Science  
The proliferation of increasingly sophisticated discrete-event simulation software packages has resulted in a large number of new application opportunities, including more complex implementations.  ...  Discrete-event simulation has become a popular and effective decision-making tool for the optimal allocation of scarce health care resources to improve patient flow, while minimizing health care delivery  ...  Hall for his comments and feedback on an earlier draft of this chapter, resulting in a significantly improved final version.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-33636-7_8 fatcat:3t6rixottfg67bav2ewjrl44fe

A Hybrid Model for Dynamic Simulation of Custom Software Projects in a Multiproject Environment [chapter]

Javier Navascués, Isabel Ramos, Miguel Toro
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes SimHiProS, a hybrid simulation model of software production. The goal is to gain insight on the dynamics induced by resource sharing in multiproject management.  ...  In order to achieve it the hierarchy of decisions in a multiproject organization is modeled and some resource allocation methods based on algorithms from the OR/AI domain are used.  ...  The authors wish to thank the useful remarks and suggestions received from three anonymous reviewers of a previous version of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01680-6_17 fatcat:nuiwxdrmpfaatn5ljig5ouptpq

Simulation Support in Construction Uncertainty Management: a Production Modelling Approach

András Pfeiffer, Botond Kádár, Gábor Bohács, Dániel Gáspár
2016 Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering  
Following this analogy, the paper proposes the application of a discrete-event simulation based method which was already applied in the decision-support for manufacturing control to develop the decision-support  ...  in the execution of a construction project where the effects of the deviation from the short-term schedule can be easily and quickly analyzed.  ...  Acknowledgement This research has been supported by the NFÜ (NDA -National Development Agency) under the grant name KTIA_ AIK_12-1-2013-0009 -"Építési folyamatok kutatása", with a total budget of 419.904.851  ... 
doi:10.3311/pptr.8547 fatcat:5snsaissdfbvnpuqkuhceasmnu

Moving Volunteer Computing towards Knowledge-Constructed, Dynamically-Adaptive Modeling and Scheduling

M. Taufer, A. Kerstens, T. P. Estrada, D. A. Flores, R. Zamudio, P. J. Teller, R. Armen, C. L. Brooks
2007 2007 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium  
For example, mature projects like Folding@home are moving towards the use of a broader range of architectures and computers.  ...  The first hypothesis claims that the adaptive selection of computational models for docking simulations based on the features of the protein and ligand can positively affect the final accuracy of the prediction  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, grant # SCI-0506429, DAPLDS -a Dynamically Adaptive Protein-Ligand Docking System based on multiscale modeling.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ipdps.2007.370668 dblp:conf/ipps/TauferKEFZTAB07 fatcat:ttknm4qifjeobg3vum6u6mlpje

Report on ProSim'04

Dietmar Pfahl, David Raffo, Ioana Rus, Paul Wernick
2004 Software engineering notes  
Modeling and Simulating Free/Open Source Software Processes  ...  This has been a successful international workshop that show-cases the leading research in the software process simulation and modeling domain and attracts many of the leading researchers and industrial  ...  Hall, University of Hertfordshire Proposal for a Flexible Software Process Model by Diana Kirk and Ewan Tempero, University of Auckland A Comprehensive Simulation Study on Optimal Scheduling for Software  ... 
doi:10.1145/1022494.1022505 fatcat:axqvdefly5bf7nbgv2x7jcsrzm

Deriving Software Process Simulation Model from SPEM-based Software Process Model

SeungHun Park, KeungSik Choi, KyungA Yoon, Doo-Hwan Bae
2007 Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference. Proceedings  
It is difficult to adopt a simulation technology for simulating a software process because of the difficulty in developing a simulation model.  ...  We propose an approach to deriving a Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS)-Hybrid simulation model from a Software Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM)-based software process model.  ...  Rus et al. proposed a methodology for developing discrete event simulation models of software development processes [12] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/apsec.2007.40 dblp:conf/apsec/ParkCYB07 fatcat:53cou7sxpndtrbkv3ehkmsd6l4

HCCM - A Control World View For Health Care Discrete Event Simulation

Nikolaus Furian, Michael O'Sullivan, Cameron Walker, Siegfried Voessner
2014 ECMS 2014 Proceedings edited by: Flaminio Squazzoni, Fabio Baronio, Claudia Archetti, Marco Castellani  
The classical world-views of discrete event simulation (DES) are event scheduling, activity scanning and process interaction.  ...  To demonstrate the strength and potential of the approach two ongoing simulation studies are briefly outlined and the benefits of using the new world-view for these models is discussed.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The first author thanks the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): Project Nr. J3376-G11, for funding his research in New Zealand.  ... 
doi:10.7148/2014-0206 dblp:conf/ecms/FurianOWV14 fatcat:lq47c4qkmbeo5d4mokqsfleghm

Deriving Software Process Simulation Model from SPEM-based Software Process Model

SeungHun Park, KeungSik Choi, KyungA Yoon, Doo-Hwan Bae
2007 14th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC'07)  
It is difficult to adopt a simulation technology for simulating a software process because of the difficulty in developing a simulation model.  ...  We propose an approach to deriving a Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS)-Hybrid simulation model from a Software Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM)-based software process model.  ...  Rus et al. proposed a methodology for developing discrete event simulation models of software development processes [12] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/aspec.2007.28 fatcat:qau6mdblzbeq3gel4wj3oi64yu

Relevance of modeling and simulation in the management of engineering projects
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Jerry Ekeocha Rowland, Kalu Ogbonnaya Stephen
2018 Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research  
This paper describes in brief, the relevance of modeling and simulation in the management of engineering projects with a case study in the oil and gas industry.  ...  Project management is affected by problems relating to costing and scheduling.  ...  In addition to project management, system models are widely used in business strategy and policy assessment.  ... 
doi:10.5897/jmer2018.0489 fatcat:i6i45ilxqff5jdesdfata3m2pm

Rapid deployment of simulation models for building construction applications

Gunnar Lucko, Kannan Swaminathan, Perakath C. Benjamin, Michael G. Madden
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)  
A case study presents processes of a real construction project. The conceptual and pragmatic feasibility of converting schedules into simulations is tested with its representative sample dataset.  ...  The premise of this approach is to use existing process-related schedule information as inputs to create a functioning simulation model with little or no user intervention.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The authors wish to express their gratitude to the anonymous construction contracting company that agreed to provide the data for this research and especially to their managerial staff  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2009.5429255 dblp:conf/wsc/LuckoSBM09 fatcat:z44ekfqevzddfk32ymwbolziru

Simulation education in the Internet age: Some experiences on the use of pure online and blended learning models

Pau Fonseca, Angel A. Juan, Lluis M. Pla, Sara V. Rodriguez, Javier Faulin
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)  
Intensive use of computer simulation software, collaborative e-learning practices and professional-oriented approaches are proposed as methodological policies to increase students' motivation for simulation  ...  At these three universities different infrastructures, tools and learning models are employed to deliver simulation education online.  ...  Usually, this project requires the combined use of both LP and Simulation techniques in order to develop a DSS able to provide good solutions for a proposed routing or scheduling problem.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2009.5429336 dblp:conf/wsc/FonsecaJPRF09 fatcat:opv5p66o5fhktigj6iu3i663xa

An open source software project for obstetrical procedure scheduling and occupancy analysis

Mark W. Isken, Timothy J. Ward, Steven J. Littig
2010 Health Care Management Science  
In the development of these models, we made heavy use of open source software tools and have released the entire project as a free and open source model and software toolkit.  ...  We have used these models in several projects at different hospitals involving design of procedure scheduling templates and analysis of inpatient obstetrical capacity.  ...  This project example also shows the benefit of having an adequately accurate analytical model for occupancy analysis as opposed to a discrete event simulation model.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10729-010-9141-8 pmid:20978855 fatcat:cqbo6iyrhvb5fodq72aa5xdfjm

A HYBRID SIMULATION/PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR BENCHMARKING REAL-TIME DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEMS

Robert W. Brennan, Karthik Soundararajan
2005 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
In this paper we propose a hybrid physical/simulation environment for benchmarking real-time distributed control systems.  ...  This environment uses Arena® Real Time for simulation and the Java-based TINI platform for real-time control.  ...  For example, discrete-event simulation has been used to evaluate agent-based scheduling approaches by interfacing agent-based or object-oriented software with a discrete-event simulation model of a plant  ... 
doi:10.3182/20050703-6-cz-1902.01480 fatcat:yswvxeesarc2leg553f5rt2m44
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