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A first approach on modelling staff proactiveness in retail simulation models (2011)
Journal Article
Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2011). A first approach on modelling staff proactiveness in retail simulation models. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 14(2),

There has been a noticeable shift in the relative composition of the industry in the developed countries in recent years; manufacturing is decreasing while the service sector is becoming more important. However, currently most simulation models for... Read More about A first approach on modelling staff proactiveness in retail simulation models.

Discrete-event simulation is dead, long live agent-based simulation! (2010)
Journal Article
SIEBERS, P., Macal, C. M., Garnett, J., Buxton, D., & Pidd, M. (2010). Discrete-event simulation is dead, long live agent-based simulation!. Journal of Simulation, 4(3), 204-210

There has been much discussion about why agent-based simulation (ABS) is not as widely used as discrete-event simulation in Operational Research (OR) as it is in neighbouring disciplines such as Computer Science, the Social Sciences or Economics. To... Read More about Discrete-event simulation is dead, long live agent-based simulation!.

Simulating customer experience and word-of-mouth in retail: a case study (2010)
Journal Article
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Celia, H., & Clegg, C. W. (2010). Simulating customer experience and word-of-mouth in retail: a case study. SIMULATION, 86(1), doi:10.1177/0037549708101575

Agents offer a new and exciting way of understanding the world of work. In this paper we describe the development of agent-based simulation models, designed to help to understand the relationship between people management practices and retail perfor... Read More about Simulating customer experience and word-of-mouth in retail: a case study.

Modelling and simulating retail management practices: a first approach (2009)
Journal Article
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Celia, H., & Clegg, C. (2009). Modelling and simulating retail management practices: a first approach. International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 5(3), doi:10.1504/IJSPM.2009.031096

Multi-agent systems offer a new and exciting way of understanding the world of work. We apply agent-based modeling and simulation to investigate a set of problems in a retail context. Specifically, we are working to understand the relationship betwe... Read More about Modelling and simulating retail management practices: a first approach.

Comparing simulation output accuracy of discrete event and agent based models: a quantitative approach (2009)
Journal Article
Abdul Majid, M., Aickelin, U., & Siebers, P. (2009). Comparing simulation output accuracy of discrete event and agent based models: a quantitative approach

In our research we investigate the output accuracy of discrete event simulation models and agent based simulation models when studying human centric complex systems. In this paper we focus on human reactive behaviour as it is possible in both mod... Read More about Comparing simulation output accuracy of discrete event and agent based models: a quantitative approach.

Enhancing productivity: the role of management practices (2008)
Journal Article
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Battisti, G., Celia, H., Clegg, C., Fu, X., …Peixoto, A. (2008). Enhancing productivity: the role of management practices

There is no doubt that management practices are linked to the productivity and performance of a company. However, research findings are mixed. This paper provides a multi-disciplinary review of the current evidence of such a relationship and offers s... Read More about Enhancing productivity: the role of management practices.

Humans: The missing link in manufacturing simulation? (2003)
Journal Article
Baines, T., Mason, S., Siebers, P., & Ladbrook, J. (2004). Humans: The missing link in manufacturing simulation?. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 12(7-8), 515-526. doi:10.1016/S1569-190X(03)00094-7

Computer based discrete event simulation (DES) is one of the most commonly used aids for the design of automotive manufacturing systems. However, DES tools represent machines in extensive detail, while only representing workers as simple resources. T... Read More about Humans: The missing link in manufacturing simulation?.


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