System-Level Simulation of Maritime Traffic in Northern Baltic Sea

Maritime traffic in winter in the Baltic Sea (particularly the northern part) is challenged by heavy ice formation. This work presented an integration of ice characteristics, operational-level details of ships, and system-level details such as traffic flows and icebreaker scheduling through a simulation framework.

Automatic Component-Based Synthesis of User-Configured Manufacturing Simulation Models

Using simulation models for manufacturing facilities is a common approach for planning, optimizing, and testing different machine configurations and positioning before the actual construction. This paper presented a proof of concept for gradually migrating a master simulation model for shop floor layouts of machines into a product line of different simulation models to explore and find suitable solutions.

Applying a Hybrid Model to Solve the Job-Shop Scheduling Problem with Preventive Maintenance, Sequence-Dependent Setup Times, and Unknown Processing Times

The job-shop scheduling problem was considered with sequence-dependent setup times and preventive maintenance constraints. A hybrid model combining discrete-event simulation and an optimization algorithm in Python was applied to simulate the production process and solve the job-shop problem.

Hybrid Simulation in Healthcare: a Review of the Literature

Hybrid Simulation modeling has been grabbing researchers’ attention lately. This article reports on a preliminary review of the literature and investigates the prevalence and utilization of Hybrid Simulation in healthcare. Findings show that combining Discrete-Event Simulation and System Dynamics is the most common approach to developing HS models in healthcare. However, the popularity of combining Agent-Based Simulation with others is on the rise.

Simulating Prosumer Data Trading: Testing a Blockchain Smart Contract Based Control

A novel data trading approach was presented in this paper – one where trading was controlled by seller preferences. The approach followed the principles of seller’s rights protection and control over the data sharing available in a community of users. A hybrid approach was shown to combine market and technology simulations and enable system developers to test robust future scenarios.