Using Simulation to Assist Recruitment in Seasonally Dependant Contact Centers Leeanne May, Peer-Olaf Siebers

The weather is unpredictable and can have a large impact on the profitability of seasonal businesses, particularly if staffing requirements are highly temperature-dependent. In this paper we describe our efforts in developing a what-if analysis tool to assist affected Small and Medium Enterprises in determining the best case scenario for timing hiring new staff and deciding the optimum length of temporary employment contracts.
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Hybrid Simulation of Production Process of Pupunha Palm José Arnaldo Barra Montevechi, Elisa Maria Melo Silva et al

This work simulated some alternatives of dynamic allocation of additional human resources in a company that produces various products from Pupunha palm. Its goal was to increase the average amount of trays produced per day in this line through a hybrid application of discrete event and agent-based simulation. Two different decision-making forms were proposed to find out which workstation should have received an additional operator. The first proposal was made on the level of occupancy of the operators, while the second one was made on the queue size. The computational model was operationally validated by comparing its results with the actual production data of the company.
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Cyber Defense Econometric of a Power Grid Distribution Infrastructure Cory-Khoi Q. Nguyen, James Eric Dietz, Samuel Liles et al

In collaboration with a Midwest Utility Provider, we developed a cyber defense econometric model via Anylogic that not only simulates the operational process of the Utility's local distribution infrastructure, but also helps to minimize the cost of implementing security. By measuring the economic impact of various cyber attacks affecting disparate components of the distribution infrastructure, it was discovered that both extremes of the paradigm (no security measures implemented vs. securing every device) were unacceptable solutions in regards to protecting the business financially.
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Creating and Validating a Microscopic Pedestrian Simulation to Analyze an Airport Security Checkpoint Martin Jung, Axel B. Classen, Florian Rudolph

Aim of this simulation case study is to analyze waiting times and throughput at the security checkpoint of an international medium sized airport. The simulations shall provide the airport operator with the ability to easily change main impact parameters of an airport security checkpoint e.g. to test new security procedures, a flightplan with more passengers and also to optimize the security operation schedule.
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Partial Paradigm Hiding and Reusability in Hybrid Simulation Modeling Using the Frameworks Health-DS and I7-Anyenergy A. Djanatliev, P. Bazan, R. German, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

Many complex real-world problems which are difficult to understand can be solved by discrete or continuous simulation techniques, such as Discrete-Event-Simulation, Agent-Based-Simulation or System Dynamics. In recently published literature, various multilevel and large-scale hybrid simulation examples have been presented that combine different approaches in common environments.
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Marine Logistics Decision Support for Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Parks with a Multi Method Simulation Model Endrerud, Liyanage, and Keseric. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

The offshore wind industry in Europe is looking to move further from shore and increase the size of wind parks and wind turbines. As of now marine logistics during the operation and maintenance life cycle phase is, besides wind turbine reliability, the most important limitation for wind turbine service, repair and replacement, and pose a large risk for wind park operators and owners.
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A Multi-Paradigm Modeling Framework for Modeling and Simulating Problem Situations C. Lynch, J Padilla, S. Diallo, J. Sokolowski, C. Banks, Old Dominion University. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

This paper proposes a multi-paradigm modeling framework (MPMF) for modeling and simulating problem situations (problems whose specification is not agreed upon). The MPMF allows for a different set of questions to be addressed from a problem situation than is possible through the use of a single modeling paradigm.
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A Tripartite Hybrid Model Architecture for Investigating Health and Cost Impacts and Intervention Tradeoffs for Diabetic End-stage Renal Disease Amy Gao, Nathaniel D. Osgood, Wenyi An, Roland F. Dyck. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

Like most countries, Canada faces rising rates of diabetes and diabetic ESRD, which adversely affect cost, morbidity/mortality and quality of life. These trends raise great challenges for financial, human resource and facility planning and place a premium on understanding tradeoffs between different intervention strategies. We describe here our hybrid simulation model built to inform such efforts.
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Return to Work Behavior of People with Disabilities: A Multi-Method Approach Mariusz Balaban, MYMIC LLC. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

This paper discusses the development of a simulation model to mimic a return to work phenomenon of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) enrollees in the United States. Agent Based and Bayesian Network methods are used within a multi-method simulation model to capture system conditions and enrollee behavior.
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Analysis of The Expansion of The Panama Canal Using Simulation Modeling and Artificial Intelligence L. Rabelo, L. Cruz, S. Bhide, O. Joledo, J. Pastrana, P. Xanthopoulos, University Of Central Florida. Winter Simulation Conference, 2014.

This paper presents preliminary analysis of the Panama Canal Expansion from the viewpoint of salinity in
the Gatun Lake and the utilization of neural networks. This analysis utilized simulation modeling and
artificial intelligence.
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