SIMULATION DIGEST V15 N7

SIMULATION DIGEST V15 N7

Post by Moderator: Paul Fishwi » Wed, 09 May 1990 22:14:40



Volume: 15, Issue: 7, Tue May  8 09:14:23 EDT 1990

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| TODAY'S TOPICS |
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(1) CALL: Special Issues of Journal
(2) Traffic Simulation
(3) WORKSHOP: Rapid System Prototyping
(4) CALL: AI and Simulation Workshop at AAAI
(5) Looking for a Simulation Tool

* Moderator: Paul Fishwick, Univ. of Florida
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Date:         Fri, 04 May 90 10:53:36 CDT
From: "George Zobrist, Professor" <C2...@UMRVMB.UMR.EDU>
Subject:      call for papers intl journal of computer simlulation
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                      GEORGE W. ZOBRIST
                 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA

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From: frith!umich!sharkey!ames!harvard!cps3xx.egr.msu.edu!use...@uunet.UU.NET (Usenet file owner)
Date: 10 Apr 90 02:15:04 GMT
To: uunet!comp-simulat...@uunet.UU.NET
Subject: Submission for comp-simulation
Responding-System: cps3xx.UUCP

Path: cps3xx!cpsvax!chungy
From: chu...@cpsvax.cps.msu.edu (Yunmo Chung )
Newsgroups: comp.simulation
Subject: Traffic simulation
Date: 10 Apr 90 02:15:03 GMT
Sender: use...@cps3xx.UUCP
Reply-To: chu...@cpsvax.cps.msu.edu (Yunmo Chung )
Distribution: usa
Organization: Michigan State University, Computer Science Department

I am looking for any software packages or references for the following
traffic simulation problem:  

Topic : Scheduling and Route Planning in a Railway System

  A railway system is composed of a railway network and a number of
powered and non-powered vehicles. Our goal is providing efficient
services for the given transport-requests.  Transportation-requests are
the requests to move a certain set of non-powered vehicles from some
position in the network (starting point) to somewhere else
(destination) with some constraints (e.g. time, sequence, etc.).

  Our goal may be divided into 3 sub goals as listed below.
  1) Assign powered vehicles (locomotives) to each transport-request.
  2) Schedule the movement of powered vehicles (with or without
non-powered vehicles).
  3) Route Planning in the network for each schedule.
  The 3 goals mentioned above are actually dependent to one another.

  We may divide the system development into 3 phases as listed below.
  1) Finding shortest path for a single transport-request.
  2) Handling multi transport-requests.
  3) Handling multi transport-requests in a real-time environment with
ceaseless change in the transport-requests.

Any information or help would be appreciated.

                               Yunmo Chung
                               Department of Computer Science
                               Michigan State University

                               E-mail : chu...@cpsvax.cps.msu.edu
                               (517) 355-0989

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Date: Mon, 7 May 90 14:14:37 EDT
From: k...@demon.siemens.com (Kenneth R Anderson)
To: fishw...@fish.cis.ufl.edu
Subject: RSP Announcement

                         INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
                         RAPID SYSTEM PROTOTYPING

                          Workshop Announcement

                           Co-Sponsored by the
                   Design Automation Technical Committee
                                   the
                     Technical Committee on Simulation
                                  and the
                       Test Technology Technical Committee
                          of the IEEE Computer Society
                                 and the SIGSIM
                                  of the ACM

   Theme:  Shortening the path from specification to prototype
   Place:  Sheraton Imperial Center, Research Triangle Park, North
Carolina
   Date:   June 4-7, 1990

Purpose of the Workshop:  The 1990 International Rapid System
Prototyping workshop is intended to bring together system
designers, modeling and tool developers, integrated circuit designers,
and test experts to explore synergistically problems, issues, and
techniques in the area of rapid system prototyping.  Areas of special
interest are system specification, system modeling, system design,
system test and validation, and system life cycle cost.  Issues
concerning the interrelations of these areas are of particular interest.

Presentations related to models that emulate systems functions in a
hierarchical sense, hardware to software mapping, model validation
techniques, and design for manufacturing that illustrate the benefits
of rapid system prototyping will be presented.

Participation in the Workshop:  Attendance at the workshop is
limited to 150 persons, and is by invitation.  To receive an invitation
for participation, send the attached registration form to the IEEE
Computer Society at the address indicated.

       Workshop Chairman:             Program Chairman:

       Ken Anderson                            Nick Kanopoulos
       Siemens Corporate Research     Center for Digital Systems
       755 College Rd East                    Research Triangle Institute
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       609-734-6550                           Research Triangle Park, NC  
       k...@siemens.com                       919-541-7341
                                                          n...@rti.rti.org

Program Committee:  Steve Roberts-Purdue Univ., Greg Diehl-
Network Dynamics, Rajan Suri-Univ. of Wisconsin, Warren Debany-
RADC, Michael Marhoefer-Siemens AG, Bernard Courtois-IMAG
France, John Toole-DARPA.

                       RAPID SYSTEM PROTOTYPING WORKSHOP

     Workshop Location and Hotel Registration Information: The
Sheraton Imperial Hotel, conveniently located just one exit from the
Raleigh-Durham International Airport, is adjacent to the largest
planned research park in the United States, Research Triangle Park.  
RTP is a center for scientific and technological innovations, consisting
of over 50 corporations.

   Workshop Registration Fees  Early Registration  Late Registration
                                  Before May 11       After May 11
   --------------------------  -----------------   -----------------

       IEEE, CS Member               $215                 $260
       Non-Member                    $270                 $325

The registration fee includes workshop record, reception, lunches,
and breaks.  Please send your registration to Ms Michelle Carbone
IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY, RSP WORKSHOP, 1730 Massachusett Ave.
NW Washington, DC 20036.  Make checks payable to the 1990 Rapid
System Prototyping Workshop.

Room reservations at the following special rate must be made prior
to May 15  1990.  Call the Sheraton Imperial at 919-941-5050,
identifying yourself as a participant of the Rapid System Prototyping
Workshop, to reserve your room at $80 single or $110 double.

International Workshop on Rapid System Prototyping
June 4 - 7, 1990
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Advance Agenda

No camera or tape recorders will be permitted in the Workshop
meeting rooms.
Representatives of the press are excluded from attending the
Workshop.
No smoking will be permitted in the Workshop meeting rooms.
Each presentation will be approximately 20 minutes in length,
followed by a ten minute discussion period.

Monday,  June 4, 1990

6:00-8:00 PM Registration
7:00-10:00 PM Reception

Tuesday, June 5, 1990

8:00 AM Registration opens

9:00-9:15 AM INTRODUCTION

9:15-10:15 AM Motivation for the Workshop Ken Anderson   Siemens

10:15-10:45 AM BREAK

10:45-11:45 AM Keynote Presentation

11:45-1:30 PM LUNCH

1:30-3:00 PM SESSION 1 Rapid System Prototyping
 Environments
1.1 ``A Simple Rapid Prototyping Environment'' David Van den Bout
and Thomas A. Peterson
 North Carolina State University
1.2 ``Prototyping of Hardware/Software Systems from  Abstract
Representations via Synthesis'' J.C. Browne University of Texas at
Austin

1.3 ``Interactive Prototyping of Communication Intensive Systems''
Alistair Cockburn  IBM Zurich Research Lab

7:00-10:00 PM Evening Round Table Discussions Topic Moderators
R.1 Parallels Between Manufacturing Systems and Chips  Design Greg
Diehl Network Dynamics, Inc.
R.2 System Prototyping in Academic Laboratories in the 90's  
Technology Transfer Apostolos Dollas Duke University and
 Vernon Chi University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

R.3 Development Before the Fact Approach for Software Systems
Margaret Hamilton and  William Hackler Hamilton Technologies, Inc.

Wednesday, June 6, 1990

8:30-10:00 AM SESSION 2 Rapid Prototyping of VLSI Components - I
2.1 ``Parallel Processing Enables the Real-Time Emulation of DSP
ASICs'' Rudy Lauwereins and J.A. Peperstraete Katholieke
Universiteit  Leuven Belgium
2.2 ``OASIS: A Silicon Compiler for Rapid Implementation of Semi-
custom Designs'' Gershon Kedem Duke University
 Franc Brglez and Krzysztof Kozminski Microelectronics Center
 of North Carolina
2.3 ``Creating the IC Palette'' Mark Royals Research Triangle Institute

10:00-10:30 AM BREAK

10:30-12:00 PM SESSION 3 Rapid Prototyping of
 Manufacturing Systems
3.1 ``Rapid Prototyping of Manufacturing Systems Gregory Diehl
& Using an Integrated Tool Box '' Network Dynamics, Inc.

3.2 ``Toward Rapid Prototyping of Manufacturing & Facilities''
M. Goetschalckx and L.F. McGinnis  Georgia Tech
3.3 ``Executable Specification - XSpec for Reducing the Specification
to Implementation Path'' Robert Judd, John Sauter, and
 Mary Jo Cartwright  Industrial Technology Institute

12:00-1:30 PM LUNCH

1:30-3:00 PM SESSION 4 Software Prototyping
4.1 ``A Template for Rapid Prototyping of Operating Systems'' Myla
Archer, Deborah Frincke, and Karl Levitt University of California,
Davis
4.2 ``Graphics Based Prototyping of Real-Time Systems'' Petri Pulli
Technical Research Centre of Finland
4.3 ``The Design of a Prototyping System in a Distributed
Environment'' Hitoshi Ozawa Hitachi System Engineering Co., Ltd.

3:00-3:30 PM BREAK

3:30-5:00 PM SESSION 5 Rapid Design of System
 Prototypes - I
5.1 ``Issues in Synthesis of Board-Level Systems'' Andrea LaPaugh
 and Wayne Wolf Princeton University
5.2 ``The Test Engineer's Assistant Revisited - Refinements on a
Prototype Software Tool'' Jill Hallenbeck Research Triangle Institute
5.3 ``SDIO Rapid Prototyping'' Harold D. Camp
 MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Thursday, June 7, 1990

8:30-10:00 AM SESSION 6 Rapid Prototyping of
 VLSI Components - II
6.1 ``An Integrated, Multi-Level Synthesis System'' Barry Pangrle,
Pao-Po Hou, Robert Owens, and Mary Jane Irwin
 The Pennsylvania State University
6.2 ``Rapid System Prototyping from English Specifications'' Walling
Cyre Virginia Polytechnic  Institute and State University
6.3 ``Cost Effective Rapid VLSI Prototyping: Semi-Custom Arrays and
E-Beam Direct-Write'' M. Beunder, U. Apel, B. Hoefflinger,
 J. Kernhof, W. Klinger, R. Springer, M. Winkler, and T. Zimmerman
 Institute for Microelectronics Stuttgart

10:00-10:30 AM BREAK

10:30-12:00 PM SESSION 7 Rapid Design of System
 Prototypes - II
7.1 ``Automated Assists to the Behavioral  Modeling Process''
J.R. Armstrong Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
7.2 ``Proto - A Prototyping Tool for Requirements Specification,
Analysis and Validation''  Carla L. Burns Air Force RADC
7.3 ``A Synthesis, Test and Debug Environment for  Rapid Prototyping
of DSP Designs'' Richard Hartley, Kenneth Welles II,  and Michael
Hartman  General Electric Corporate Research

12:00-12:15 PM CLOSING REMARKS
_
Advanced registration  Before May 15         Late/onsite After May 15
IEEE/ACM Member  $215.00                           $260.00
Nonmember             $270.00                           $325.00
Students                   $215.00                           $215.00

IEEE or ACM Membership Number is require on the application in
order to get the members rate.
Payments must be enclosed. Make all check payable to IEEE
Computer Society RSP Workshop.  All payments must be in U.S.
dollars, drawn on U.S. banks or by credit card as specified below.

Method of payment accepted:
Personal Check        Company Check        Travelers Check     Visa
Mastercard            American Express     Cash            
Purchase Order (Must accompany registration Form)

Card Holder Name_______________________
Signature___________________
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Date:__________

There is limited seating. Advance registration is recommended.
Written requests for refunds must be received in the IEEE Comuter
Society office no later than May 22, 1990.  Refunds are subject to a
$50.00 processing fee.  All no-shows registration will be billed in full.
Students
are required to show picture ID cards at time of registration and
checkin
on June 4 and 5.

Return registration form and payment to
Ms Michelle L. Carbone
IEEE Computer Society
1730 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036-1903
202-371-1013
FAX Number 202-728-0884

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Date: 7 May 90 11:49:12
From: Norm Nielsen <Norm_Niel...@quikmail.sri.com>
Subject: Electronic form of the call
To: Fishw...@fish.cis.ufl.edu

                      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                          Fifth Annual
          ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & SIMULATION WORKSHOP

          Sponsored by AAAI in conjunction with AAAI-90
                     Boston, July 30, 1990

The AI & Simulation workshops provide an annual forum in which researchers and
practitioners can freely exchange ideas about new developments at the
intersection of AI and simulation.  To guide discussion, each workshop has
focussed on a different set of topics.  The themes for the 1990 workshop are
the use of:

#165#   Simulation models to support knowledge-based reasoning

The addition of a simulation model permits a knowledge-based application to
develop additional data from the simulator and to experiment with its
conclusions before issuing them.  A significant amount of the discussion at
last year's workshop revolved around this topic, even though it was not an
explicit subject.

#165#   Knowledge-based systems to support real-time processing systems

Process simulations can play a dual role, substituting for a real-time process
system to facilitate the testing of intelligent support systems while at the
same time providing that intelligence in support of system behavioral analysis.
 Overall this topic area touches on a fairly broad range of issues and should
provide a fertile ground for discussion.

#165#   New combinations of AI and simulation techniques to support improved modeling

An unstructured "new developments" category is included to facilitate
discussion of evolving ideas or topics of current interest to the participants.

To encourage interaction and facilitate the exchange of ideas, the workshop
will be limited to approximately 40 participants.  In keeping with AAAI policy,
attendance will be restricted to active researchers and practitioners.
Individuals interested in participating in this workshop are requested to
submit five copies of a 1000 - 2000 word extended abstract of their work to:

        Norman R. Nielsen
        Mail Stop BS-276
        Information Technology Center    Tel:  (415) 859-2859
        SRI International                Fax:  (415) 859-3154 or (415) 326-5512
        333 Ravenswood Avenue            E-Mail:  NIEL...@KL.SRI.com
        Menlo Park, California  94025

The first page of the extended abstract should contain a title for the work;
the lead author's name, mailing address, and telephone number; and a 100 word
summary of the material.

Although the main submission date for abstracts has passed, late submissions
are still being accepted.  Interested persons should contact Norm Nielsen, via
phone, fax, or E-Mail as soon as possible.

A summary of the workshop will be published in AI Magazine.  Copies of the
participants' submitted abstracts will be distributed at the workshop.  The
organizing committee intends to assemble quality submissions in full paper form
for publication in a proceedings following the workshop.  AAAI has the right of
first refusal to publish these proceedings.

Members of the workshop organizing committee:

     Paul A. Fishwick, University of Florida
     Richard B. Modjeski, U.S. Army
     Norman R. Nielsen, SRI International
     Jerzy W. Rozenblit, University of Arizona

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To: comp-simulat...@munnari.oz@munnari.OZ.AU
Path: trlluna!shiva!malikoff
From: malik...@shiva.trl.oz.au (steven malikoff)
Newsgroups: comp.simulation
Subject: Looking for a simuation tool
Keywords: C++, discrete simulation tool
Date: 8 May 90 06:14:09 GMT
Sender: r...@trlluna.trl.oz.au

We are looking for a simulation tool.  It will probably be a set of C++
class libraries.  If anyone wants to give such a product a plug, or knows
of a product that may be of use, could they please let me know.

[[You might want to review the tools that we have in our simulation
tools library. See the beginning of the digest for more info. -PAF]]

We will be using the tool to improve the accuracy and speed of writing
discrete event simulations.

At the moment we are considering  Sim++ from Jade, and also trying to
find out the latest on NEST.

Thanks in advance,
Steve Malikoff.

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