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2012/2013 Technology, Policy and Management Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management
Simulation Master Class
Module Manager
Name E-mail
Dr. M.D. Seck    M.D.Seck@tudelft.nl
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. A. Verbraeck    A.Verbraeck@tudelft.nl
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Course Contents
System Theory, Object Orientation and Discrete Event System Specification will be the core topics of the course. After an introduction to system theory and Java programming, the inner working of simulation environments will be illustrated based on the D-SOL simulation environment. Several special topics will be taught, such as distributed and real-time simulation, and component-based simulation. This material will be illustrated in intensive and interactive courses in which the material will partly be prepared and presented by the students. Several other simulation environments will be studied by groups of students. A modeling project in D-SOL will be carried out in groups. This course requires an active participation of the students.
Study Goals
After taking this course the student will have knowledge about:
- internal working of different kinds of discrete event simulation languages and environments;
- underlying theories and formalisms of discrete event simulation, such as DEVS and DESS;
- important differences and similarities between simulation environments;
- examples of successful and less successful simulation studies and the learning experiences of those studies;
- object-oriented simulation environments;
- structure and abilities of distributed simulation; the concept of HLA;
- latest research activities in the field of simulation, with research topics like web-based simulation, real-time control using simulation, agent based modeling and simulation in special domains like business process modeling;
Education Method
Lectures about simulation theory
Guest lectures on special topics
Intensive training of D-SOL simulation environment
Elective training of the Java programming language
Lectures by students on special topics
Set of problems to be modeled in D-SOL simulation environment
The mark for this course will be based on the result of group assignments and on a written exam.
Special Information
This course will be offered for the first time in 2012-2013. Students who don't want to wait, can take SPM9322 in 2011-2012 as a substitute.
MSc level