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2008
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Parallel discrete-event simulation of population dynamics
Research in parallel simulation has been around for more than two decades. However, the number of papers reporting on its application to real world problems is limited. At the 200...
Bhakti Satyabudhi, Stephan Onggo
WSC
2008
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On step sizes, stochastic shortest paths, and survival probabilities in Reinforcement Learning
Reinforcement Learning (RL) is a simulation-based technique useful in solving Markov decision processes if their transition probabilities are not easily obtainable or if the probl...
Abhijit Gosavi
WSC
2008
9 years 10 months ago
Restricted subset selection
This paper develops procedures for selecting a set of normal populations with unknown means and unknown variances in order that the final subset of selected populations satisfies ...
E. Jack Chen
WSC
2008
9 years 10 months ago
A simulator to improve waiting times at a Medical Imaging Center
Medical Imaging Centers (MIC) are critical units in every hospital or medical center because they are an important step in generating a patient's diagnostic. This paper shows...
Francisco J. Ramis, Felipe F. Baesler, Edgar Berho...
WSC
2008
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Tradeoffs in building a generic supply chain simulation capability
Building a simulation model for any large complex system requires high expertise and effort. These requirements can be reduced through building generic simulation capability that ...
Sanjay Jain
WSC
2008
9 years 10 months ago
Monotonicity and stratification
In utilizing the technique of stratification, the user needs to first partition/stratify the sample space; the next task is to determine how to allocate samples to strata. How to ...
Gang Zhao, Pirooz Vakili
WSC
2008
9 years 10 months ago
System dynamics: What's in it for healthcare simulation modelers
In the past decade there has been an explosion in the use of system dynamics modeling in healthcare. Despite this, the approach is still far less well known than discreteevent sim...
Sally C. Brailsford
WSC
2008
9 years 10 months ago
Iterative use of simulation and scheduling methodologies to improve productivity
Experienced and wise industrial engineering educators and practitioners have long understood that industrial engineering is a coherent discipline encompassing techniques that work...
Karthik Krishna Vasudevan, Ravindra Lote, Edward J...
WSC
2008
9 years 10 months ago
Efficient tail estimation for sums of correlated lognormals
Our focus is on efficient estimation of tail probabilities of sums of correlated lognormals. This problem is motivated by the tail analysis of portfolios of assets driven by corre...
Jose Blanchet, Sandeep Juneja, Leonardo Rojas-Nand...
WSC
2008
9 years 10 months ago
A simulation study of interventions to reduce appointment lead-time and patient no-show rate
A problem in health care is the lengthy waiting time for patients to receive an appointment. Long appointment delays cause patient dissatisfaction with the health care clinic and ...
Ronald E. Giachetti
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