Using slithers of simulation in a new approach for intelligent initialization of non-terminating systems

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Abstract

Reduction and even avoidance of the initial transient is known to be possible using intelligent initialization but it is not an approach that has been actively researched for some time. Using ideas from complexity science and informed by the recently developed equation-free technique a new method for identifying initializing conditions is developed. Many short bursts of simulation, called slithers, are used to construct the dynamic function of a system. Importantly, the function reveals the point attractor of the dynamic system to which it will evolve and the conditions at the attractor define the initializing conditions for future simulation runs. The method is demonstrated by application to a queuing network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages547-555
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781424427086
ISBN (Print)9781424427079
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2008
Event2008 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 7 Dec 200810 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Conference

Conference2008 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period7/12/0810/12/08

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