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Title: A survey of simulation techniques in commerce and defence
Authors: Eldabi, T
Jahangirian, M
Naseer, A
Stergioulas, L
Young, T
Mustafee, N
Keywords: Simulation;Survey;Commerce;Defence
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Operational Research Society
Citation: Proceedings of the OR Society 4th Simulation Workshop (SWO8), Worcestershire, April 2008. pp. 275-284
Abstract: Despite the developments in Modelling and Simulation (M&S) tools and techniques over the past years, there has been a gap in the M&S research and practice in healthcare on developing a toolkit to assist the modellers and simulation practitioners with selecting an appropriate set of techniques. This study is a preliminary step towards this goal. This paper presents some results from a systematic literature survey on applications of M&S in the commerce and defence domains that could inspire some improvements in the healthcare. Interim results show that in the commercial sector Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) has been the most widely used technique with System Dynamics (SD) in second place. However in the defence sector, SD has gained relatively more attention. SD has been found quite useful for qualitative and soft factors analysis. From both the surveys it becomes clear that there is a growing trend towards using hybrid M&S approaches.
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