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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), Volume 16 Issue 1, January 2006

Experiences creating three implementations of the repast agent modeling toolkit
Michael J. North, Nicholson T. Collier, Jerry R. Vos
Pages: 1-25
DOI: 10.1145/1122012.1122013
Many agent-based modeling and simulation researchers and practitioners have called for varying levels of simulation interoperability ranging from shared software architectures to common agent communications languages. These calls have been at least...

Reducing parameter uncertainty for stochastic systems
Szu Hui Ng, Stephen E. Chick
Pages: 26-51
DOI: 10.1145/1122012.1122014
The design of many production and service systems is informed by stochastic model analysis. But the parameters of statistical distributions of stochastic models are rarely known with certainty, and are often estimated from field data. Even if the...

Control variates for screening, selection, and estimation of the best
Barry L. Nelson, Jeremy Staum
Pages: 52-75
DOI: 10.1145/1122012.1122015
Ranking and selection procedures (R&S) were developed by statisticians to search for the best among a small collection of populations or treatments, where the “best” treatment is typically the one with the largest or smallest...

Perfect sampling for queues and network models
Duncan J. Murdoch, Glen Takahara
Pages: 76-92
DOI: 10.1145/1122012.1122016
We review Propp and Wilson's [1996] CFTP algorithm and Wilson's [2000] ROCFTP algorithm. We then use these to construct perfect samplers for several queueing and network models: Poisson arrivals and exponential service times, several types of...

Corrigendum: Behavior of the NORTA method for correlated random vector generation as the dimension increases
Soumyadip Ghosh, Shane G. Henderson
Pages: 93-94
DOI: 10.1145/1122012.1122017
This note corrects an error in Ghosh and Henderson [2003]....