Integrating computer-aided modeling and micro-simulation in multi-criteria evaluation of service infrastructure assignment approaches

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Duran A, Garcia I, Gutierrez M. 2012. Integrating computer-aided modeling and micro-simulation in multi-criteria evaluation of service infrastructure assignment approaches. XVI Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización , pag. 667-674. Vigo.

Resumen

This paper proposes an integrated computer-supported multi-staged approach to the flexible design and multicriteria evaluation of service infrastructure assignment processes/ algorithms. It involves particularizing a metamodel encompassing the main generic components and relationships into process models and process instances, by incorporating structural data from the real-life system. Existing data on the target user population is fed into a micro-modeling system to generate a matching population of individual “virtual” users, each with its own set of trait values. The micro-simulation of their interaction with the assignment process of both the incumbent and the competitors generates a rich multi-dimensional output, encompassing both “revealed” and non-observable data. This enables a comprehensive multi-criteria evaluation of the foreseeable performance of the designed process/ algorithm, and therefore its iterative improvement. This approach thus facilitates, in a multicriteria environment, the flexible modeling/design of situation-specific assignment processes/algorithms and their performance assessment when facing their case-specific user population.

Congreso

(cio2012)XVI Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización

Area

EN-09. Information Systems and ICT

Palabras Clave

  • Infrastructure Assignment
  • multicriteria
  • simulation platforms metamodeling
  • microsimulation