An Integrated and Adaptive Simulation-based Decision Support Framework for High-Tech Manufacturing and Service Networks

Principal Investigator:

Co-PI(s): Prof Cai Wentong, Ast/P Malcolm Low, A/P Lee Loo Hay, Dr Terence Hung

Duration: 3 years

Funding Source: A*STAR SERC Grant 052 116 0076


The objective of this particular programme is to investigate how design, analysis, enhancement and implementation of critical business processes in a manufacturing and service network can be realised using one single simulation/application framework. The overall architecture of the framework outlines how commercial simulation packages and web-service based business process application components would have to be connected through a commercial application framework to achieve maximum leverage and re-usability of the applications involved. In the pilot phase of this programme, research issues were also addressed with regard to mechanisms for interoperation between commercial simulation packages, symbiotic interaction between simulation-based decision support components and physical systems, and simulation speed-up through multiobjective optimal computing budget allocation techniques on a grid infrastructure.