Title: Reusing model components in logistics simulation and device emulation in container terminal operation with open-source framework DESMO-J
Authors: Philip Joschko; Bernd Page; Christopher Brandt
Addresses: Department of Informatics, Center of Architecture and Design of IT-Systems (AGIS), University of Hamburg, Vogt-Koelln-Str. 30, 22527 Hamburg, Germany ' Department of Informatics, Center of Architecture and Design of IT-Systems (AGIS), University of Hamburg, Vogt-Koelln-Str. 30, 22527 Hamburg, Germany ' Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, Bei St. Annen 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Abstract: With this applied research study, we are demonstrating how an open-source Java simulation framework can be extended beyond standard logistic studies as the main application domain so far to evaluate and test container terminal control systems. We are investigating whether implementing model components of container terminals in such a flexible way that they can be applied in logistics simulation as well as in device emulation test beds is feasible. This paper outlines our experience in extending DESMO-J for a broader range of applications in the context of container terminals and in developing reusable model components for simulation and emulation.
Keywords: discrete event simulation; logistics simulation; device emulation; container terminals; model components; DESMO-J; model component reuse; open source Java; control systems; reusable components.
International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2012 Vol.7 No.3, pp.137 - 147
Received: 02 Feb 2010
Accepted: 13 Oct 2010
Published online: 15 Nov 2014 *