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Title: Discrete-event simulation: from the pioneers to the present, what next?
Authors: Robinson, Stewart
Keywords: Discrete-event simulation
Computing
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan © Operational Research Society
Citation: ROBINSON, S., 2005. Discrete-event simulation: from the pioneers to the present, what next? Journal of the Operational Research Society, 56 (6), pp. 619 - 629.
Abstract: Discrete-event simulation is one of the most popular modelling techniques. It has developed significantly since the inception of computer simulation in the 1950s, most of this in line with developments in computing. The progress of simulation from its early days is charted with a particular focus on recent history. Specific developments in the past 15 years include visual interactive modelling, simulation optimization, virtual reality, integration with other software, simulation in the service sector, distributed simulation and the use of the worldwide web. The future is then speculated upon. Potential changes in model development, model use, the domain of application for simulation and integration with other simulation approaches are all discussed. The desirability of continuing to follow developments in computing, without significant developments in the wider methodology of simulation, is questioned.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of the Operational Research Society [Palgrave Macmillan © OR Society] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601864
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601864
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10207
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601864
ISSN: 0160-5682
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