Simulation News Europe (SNE) features a series on comparisons of simulation software. Based on simple, easily comprehensible models special features of modelling and experimentation within simulation languages, also with respect to an application area, are compared.
Features are, for instance: modelling technique, event handling, numerical integration, steady-state calculation, distribution fitting, parameter sweep, output analysis, animation, complex logic strategies, submodels, macros, statistical features etc.
20 comparisons have been defined in Simulation News Europe, the series will be continued. Furthermore, a special comparison of parallel simulation techniques has been defined.
A list of all comparisons published and of already available solution reports can be found here.
We invite all readers to participate in these comparisons. Please, simulate the model(s) with a tool of your choice and send a report to the editors in the following form (on diskette, any word processing format, or per email or transfer to our ftp-server):
- short description of the language or the simulator - approx. 1/4 pages,
- model description (part of source code, diagrams, ...) - approx 1 page,
- results of the tasks with experimentation comments - approx 1 page,
- Resume with comment on advantages and disadvantages of the approach - approx. 1/4 pages.
- Overall the report should be between 2.25 and 2.5 pages long.
We offer to place the full model (source code, graphics, etc.) and additional information on our WWW server. We also invite you to prepare animations. Please send files and additional information in HTML-format.
Summaries of the comparisons are presented at conferences and published from time to time in SNE. Overviews on Comparison 1 and Comparison 2 (all solutions, partly extended solutions, model descriptions, source codes and all published summaries) have been published in the series ARGESIM Report.