WSC’16 Paper: Simulation Reproducibility

Panel – Reproducible Research in Discrete-Event Simulation – A Must or Rather a Maybe? Adelinde M. Uhrmacher, Sally Brailsford, Jason Liu, Markus Rabe, and Andreas Tolk. In Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2016), T. M. K. Roeder, P. I. Frazier, R. Szechtman, E. Zhou, T. Huschka, and S. E. Chick, eds., December 2016. [paper]

Scientific research should be reproducible, and as such also simulation research. However, the question is – is this really the case? In some application areas of simulation, e.g., cell biology, simulation studies cannot be published without data, models, methods, including computer code being made available for evaluation. With the applications and methodological areas of modeling and simulation, how the problem of reproducibility is assessed and addressed differs. The diversity of answers to this question will be illuminated by looking into the area of network simulations, simulation in logistics, in military, and health. Making different scientific cultures, different challenges, and different solutions in discrete event simulation explicit is central to improving the reproducibility and thus quality of discrete event simulation research.
author={A. M. Uhrmacher and S. Brailsford and J. Liu and M. Rabe and A. Tolk},
booktitle={2016 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)},
title={Panel–Reproducible research in discrete event simulation–A must or rather a maybe?},