Requirements Gathering for Simulation

John Ryan, Dublin Institute of Technology
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick

Document Type Conference Paper

United Kingdon Operational Research Society, Simulation Study Group, £rd Simulation Workshop.2006


This paper discusses the current shortfalls in support for the pre-coding phases of a discrete event simulation project. The paper then presents a process modelling technique, Simulation Activity Diagrams (SADs), developed to specifically support the initial requirements gathering phases of a simulation project. The paper concludes with an outline of proposed future developments to the modelling technique.