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Production Systems Engineering: Requirements Analysis for Discrete-Event Simulation



Anna Bartolotta, Charles R. McLean, Yung-Tsun T. Lee, Albert W. Jones


This document describes the results of the requirement analysis phase for a neutral interface specification to discrete event simulation software. The interface specification should provide a neutral mechanism capable of describing input data to a discrete- event simulation system for manufacturing systems, independent from any particular commercial software system. This document defines the context, scope and information requirements for discrete-event simulation models of manufacturing systems, according to the guidelines established for National Institute of Standard and Technology Initial Manufacturing Exchange Specification (IMES).

NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6154
Report Number


Discrete-Event Simulation, Manufacturing Systems Simulation


Bartolotta, A. , McLean, C. , Lee, Y. and Jones, A. (1998), Production Systems Engineering: Requirements Analysis for Discrete-Event Simulation, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created June 1, 1998, Updated November 10, 2018