An Object-Oriented World View for Intelligent, Discrete, Next-Event Simulation

James Burns, Darrell Morgeson

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Concepts from software engineering and knowledge engineering are incorporated into discrete, next-event simulation. The existing, conventional world-view utilized within discrete simulation is reviewed. A construct is presented that makes existing discrete simulation world-views more robust for problems involving endogenous decision-making. The use of knowledge bases and inference engines as mechanisms for modeling such decision making is presented. The result is a simulation world view that is able to simulate systems involving intelligent decision-making entities (actors) whose decisions strongly impact the state of the system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1245-1440
JournalManagement Science
StatePublished - Dec 1988


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