Designs for the complementary use of system dynamics and discrete-event simulation

J. Morgan, S. Howick, V. Belton

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Abstract

Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) and System Dynamics (SD) are popular modeling approaches that have been successfully applied in a wide range of situations for various purposes. The two approaches can be viewed as complementary, and show potential for combination. Examining multimethodology literature allows us to develop a modeling framework that considers possible designs for such a combination. The aim of this paper is to apply, reflect on and develop this framework through an intervention that lends itself to both approaches, and to explore how DES and SD can be combined in practice. Models under development with a radiotherapy center to explore the impact of altering patient treatment regimes in response to the adoption of new, more complex, technology are discussed. The potential to combine DES and SD in a way which is both complementary and synergistic is explored, and this paper reflects on the experience to date with regard to the proposed methodology.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
EditorsS. Jain, R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Pages2710-2722
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781457721090
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventWinter Simulation Conference (WSC)/Conference on Modeling and Analysis for Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM) - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 11 Dec 201114 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Conference

ConferenceWinter Simulation Conference (WSC)/Conference on Modeling and Analysis for Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM)
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period11/12/1114/12/11

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Keywords

  • view
  • emergency department
  • health-care
  • complementary use
  • designs
  • system dynamics
  • discrete-event simulation

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Morgan, J., Howick, S., & Belton, V. (2011). Designs for the complementary use of system dynamics and discrete-event simulation. In S. Jain, R. Creasey, & J. Himmelspach (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) (pp. 2710-2722). (Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings). New York: IEEE.
Morgan, J. ; Howick, S. ; Belton, V. / Designs for the complementary use of system dynamics and discrete-event simulation. Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). editor / S. Jain ; R. Creasey ; J. Himmelspach. New York : IEEE, 2011. pp. 2710-2722 (Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings).
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Morgan, J, Howick, S & Belton, V 2011, Designs for the complementary use of system dynamics and discrete-event simulation. in S Jain, R Creasey & J Himmelspach (eds), Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, IEEE, New York, pp. 2710-2722, Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)/Conference on Modeling and Analysis for Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM) , Phoenix, United States, 11/12/11.

Designs for the complementary use of system dynamics and discrete-event simulation. / Morgan, J.; Howick, S.; Belton, V.

Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). ed. / S. Jain; R. Creasey; J. Himmelspach. New York : IEEE, 2011. p. 2710-2722 (Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings).

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Morgan J, Howick S, Belton V. Designs for the complementary use of system dynamics and discrete-event simulation. In Jain S, Creasey R, Himmelspach J, editors, Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). New York: IEEE. 2011. p. 2710-2722. (Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings).