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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), Volume 19 Issue 4, October 2009

Generalized Halton sequences in 2008: A comparative study
Henri Faure, Christiane Lemieux
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/1596519.1596520

Halton sequences have always been quite popular with practitioners, in part because of their intuitive definition and ease of implementation. However, in their original form, these sequences have also been known for their inadequacy to integrate...

FISTE: A black box approach for end-to-end QoS management
Benjamin Zhong Ming Feng, Changcheng Huang, Michael Devetsikiotis
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/1596519.1596521

The goal of traffic engineering is to achieve a target Quality of Service (QoS) while maximizing network utilization. While determining the QoS for end-to-end paths in a network under self-similar traffic models is difficult, end-to-end network...

Graph annotations in modeling complex network topologies
Xenofontas Dimitropoulos, Dmitri Krioukov, Amin Vahdat, George Riley
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/1596519.1596522

The coarsest approximation of the structure of a complex network, such as the Internet, is a simple undirected unweighted graph. This approximation, however, loses too much detail. In reality, objects represented by vertices and edges in such a...

Random variate generation for exponentially and polynomially tilted stable distributions
Luc Devroye
Article No.: 18
DOI: 10.1145/1596519.1596523

We develop exact random variate generators for the polynomially and exponentially tilted unilateral stable distributions. The algorithms, which generalize Kanter's method, are uniformly fast over all choices of the tilting and stable parameters....

Integrated simulation and optimization for wildfire containment
Xiaolin Hu, Lewis Ntaimo
Article No.: 19
DOI: 10.1145/1596519.1596524

Wildfire containment is an important but challenging task. The ability to predict fire spread behavior, optimize a plan for firefighting resource dispatch and evaluate such a plan using several firefighting tactics is essential for supporting...

Corrigendum: Behavior of the NORTA method for correlated random vector generation as the dimension increases
Soumyadip Ghosh, Shane G. Henderson
Article No.: 20
DOI: 10.1145/1596519.1596525

This note corrects an error in Ghosh and Henderson [2003].

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