Simulation and Modeling Course (CS 433)
Fall 2010
Lectures (Tentative Schedule)
Important note: This is a tentative schedule. It might be subject to changes without any previous warning. You must consult updates made in the webpage regularly. Some changes may be notified in the announcement page.
Slides might be modified by the instructor without prior notification.
Week  Date  Lec.No.  Lecture Topic  Reading  Comments 

1  0206 
1  Introduction to Simulation and Modeling (ppt) 
Mandatory Reading: Textbook Chapter Chapter 1: Introduction to Simulation Modeling Optional Reading 
Students must start to form working groups 
2  Modeling (ppt) 
Mandatory Reading: Textbook Chapter Chapter 1: Introduction to Simulation Modeling Optional Reading 

Prerequiste: Probability and Statistics 

2  0913 Oct 2010 
3  Probability Theory Review (ppt) Version 06 March 2010 at 11:45. 
Mandatory Reading: Textbook Chapter Chapter 3: Elements of Probability and Statistics Optional Reading Textbook: Charles M. Grinstead, J. Laurie Snell,Introduction to Probability 
Example of distributions with Excel (XLS file) 
4  Satistical Models (ppt) Version 06 March 2010 at 11:45. 
Mandatory Reading: Textbook Chapter Chapter 3: Elements of Probability and Statistics Optional Reading Applet animation of statiscal model can be found at: link 1  link 2 Simulation and Demonstration of statistical models (very interesting) 

5  Satistical Analysis and Tools (ppt) Version 06 March 2010 at 14:25. 
Example of ChiSquare Test and Regression (XLS file) 
Goodnessoffit, linear regression, correlation  
3  1620 Oct 2010 

4  2327 Oct 2010 
6  Review Session on Probability and Statistics 


7  Discrete Events Simulation (ppt)  Important Note: It is very important to read: 1 Chapter 4 in textbook Computer Simulation Technique  The Definitive Introduction 2 Chapter 2 of Parallel & Distributed Simulation Systems on Discrete Event Simulation. It presents the example of Aircraft Traffic. 3 Averill M. Law, Michael G. McComas, HOW TO BUILD VALID AND CREDIBLE SIMULATION MODELS, Proceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference 
The following package contains an implementation of Airport Traffic Application that we have studies in Chapter 9. It is highly recommended to take a look at the code. The description of the application can also be found at Chapter 2 of the textbook Parallel & Distributed Simulation Systems on Discrete Event Simulation 

Simulation Modeling 

5  30
Oct 03 Nov 2010 
8  Lab on Probability and Statistics  Important Note: It is very important to read: 1 Chapter 4 in textbook Computer Simulation Technique  The Definitive Introduction 2 Chapter 2 of Parallel & Distributed Simulation Systems on Discrete Event Simulation. It presents the example of Aircraft Traffic. 3 Averill M. Law, Michael G. McComas, HOW TO BUILD VALID AND CREDIBLE SIMULATION MODELS, Proceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference 
The following package contains an implementation of Airport Traffic Application that we have studies in Chapter 9. It is highly recommended to take a look at the code. The description of the application can also be found at Chapter 2 of the textbook Parallel & Distributed Simulation Systems on Discrete Event Simulation 
9  Lab on Simulation with Arena 


6  0610 Nov 2010 
10  Random Number Generator (ppt)  Required Reading Lemmis Park, Discrete Event Simulation  A First Course Chapter 2: Random Number Generation


11  Output Analysis (ppt)  Required Reading Lemmis Park, Discrete Event Simulation  A First Course Chapter 8: Output Analysis Harry Perros, Computer Simulation Technique  The Definitive Introduction Chapter 5 

إجازة منتصف الفصل الدراسي الأول والحج 

Analytical Modeling 

7  2124 Nov 2010 
14  Review session and exercises  
15  Review session and exercises 

Analytical Modeling 

8  27 Nov 01 Dec 2010  16  Discrete Markov Chains (part01) (ppt) 
Textbook: Charles M. Grinstead, J. Laurie Snell, Introduction to Probability 
Introduction Markov Property Transient State Analysis 
MIDTERM All chapters until Output Analysis 

17  Discrete Markov Chains (part02) (ppt) 

9  0408 Dec 2010 
18 
Discrete Markov Chains (part03) (ppt) 

19  Review session and exercises  
10  1115 Dec 2010 
20  Continuous Markov Chains (ppt) 

21  Continuous BirthDeath Process (ppt)  
11  1822 Dec 2010 
22  Queueing Theory (Part 01) (ppt)  
23  Queueing Theory (Part 02) (ppt)  
12  2529 Dec 2010 
24  Lab on Queueing Systems  
25  Review Session 

13  0105 Jan 2011  26  LAB EXAM: SUNDAY 02 Jan 2011 

27  Review Session 

14  0812 Jan 2011  28  Project Evaluation and Final Exam 

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