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Spring 2005

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Instructor: Dr. Masoud Yaghini
Office: School of Railway Engineering, 3rd Floor  
Semester: Spring 2005

Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce basic concepts of system modeling and computer simulation. The process and methodology of using simulation for problem solving and decision making are emphasized. Simulation language Arena will be used as a tool for model building. Students will be required to apply the modeling techniques to a real world (or fictitious) problem through a term project.




Course Materials

Required Textbook
The students must acquire a copy of:

Simulation with Arena, by D.W. Kelton, R. P. Sadowski, and D. A. Sadowski, McGraw-Hill, Second Edition, 2002.

Textbook Slides: All Chapters

Recommended Textbook

A.L. Law, and D. W. Kelton, Simulation Modeling and Analysis, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, Boston, MA, 2000.

J. Banks, J. S. Carson, B. L. Nelson, and D. M. Nicol, Discrete-Event System Simulation, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2001.


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INFORMS College on Simulation, the simulation oriented subgroup of the leading operations research and management science society

SIGSIM, ACM's special interest group for simulation

SIGMETRICS, ACM's special interest group on modeling and measurement of computer systems

SCS, The Society for Computer Simulation International

Archival Publications

ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, the premiere computer science journal dedicated to simulation and modeling

INFORMS Journal on Computing, archival journal of the INFORMS College on Simulation

Management Science, archival journal of INFORMS, publishes papers on stochastic models and simulation

SCS Transactions, the quarterly archival journal of the Society for Computer Simulation International


Winter Simulation Conference, the premiere large-scale conference dedicated to simulation


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