Manufacturing System Simulation Model Synthesis: Towards Application of Inductive Inference

  • Goran D. Putnik
  • João Almeida das Rosas
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A hypothesis of an inductive inference approach as a paradigm for automation of a simulation model synthesis process is presented. It differs from a standard approach in the sense that it does not refer the simulation model specification by some simulation programming language. The inductive inference algorithm/system infers a probably good approximation to a target system simulation model. It is expecting that the inductive inference approach could contribute to a productivity, correctness and independence of a human expert’s experience in the process of the simulation model synthesis. An example, of the “standard” approach and of the inductive inference approach applied to a simple hypothetical production system, is given. Elements of the software tool developed, for inductive inference, are presented.


Simulation simulation model simulation model synthesis learning inductive inference 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Goran D. Putnik
    • 1
  • João Almeida das Rosas
    • 1
  1. 1.Production Systems Engineering Centre AzuremUniversity of MinhoGuimaraesPortugal

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