Provenance in Modeling and Simulation Studies - Bridging Gaps

Ruscheinski, Andreas and Uhrmacher, Adelinde M. (2017) Provenance in Modeling and Simulation Studies - Bridging Gaps. In: Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2017), 3-6 Dec 2017, Las Vegas, NV, USA. Proceedings, published by IEEE, Electronic ISSN: 1558-4305, pp. 872-883.

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Simulation studies are intricate processes that require interweaving model refinement and executing diverse experiments. Simulation models and data are the result of complex and interactive model and data generating processes. Information about these processes are required to assess the quality of simulation products. Capturing provenance, i.e., information about how a product has been generated, is a major concern both for assessing and reproducing scientific experiments. For parts of a simulation study, support for capturing and managing provenance is available. However, still gaps exist, e.g., how simulation models have been generated and to look therefore beyond individual simulation experiments and even simulation studies. To bridge those gaps it will be central to exploit, refine, and combine diverse methods effectively, as we demonstrate on a concrete case study and its provenance model.

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