Interactive simulation models in planning

  • Franz Schober
Session 4: Use Of Interactive Systems — Examples
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 49)


This paper deals with the benefits that interactive use of the computer provides to designers and users of simulation models in planning. After discussing some prominent advantages two examples of interactive models for economic forecasting and goal planning are given. Finally some desirable features of a general planning language in respect to interactivity will be explored.


Planning Language Behavioral Equation Decision Calculus Timesharing System Revenue Rentability 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz Schober
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM StuttgartGermany

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