Simulation modeling at multiple levels of abstraction

Perakath Benjamin, Madhav Erraguntla, Dursun Delen, Richard Mayer

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The purpose of this paper is to characterize the problem of multiple levels of abstraction in simulation modeling and to develop an approach that addresses the problem. In this paper, we describe the notion of abstraction and the technical problems associated with multiple levels of abstraction, how abstractions affect different activities during the simulation modeling process, a preliminary approach for addressing the problems associated with multiple levels of abstraction, the conceptual architecture of a simulation modeling environment that implements the proposed approach, and a summary of the research on questions of abstraction in simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-398
Number of pages8
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC. Part 1 (of 2) - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 13 Dec 199816 Dec 1998


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