Formal and operational validation of a bus stop public transport network micro simulation

Pau I.Casas Fonseca, Esteve Codina Sancho, Lidia Montero Mercade, M. Paz Linares, Cristina Montanola-Sales

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We present a detailed simulation model with the purpose of analyzing the congestion and interaction between bus lines and passengers at stops. Our main goal is to perform a complete validation of a simulation model formalized in a standard language in order to use it as a basis to perform more complex experiments. The basis of the model is a queuing model that leads us to perform an operational validation. Since the model is completely represented using a formal language, the specialist can perform a formal validation of the model previously to any implementation. Thanks to the modular structure of the formal language used to define the model, the model can be easily expanded to represent more complex systems. Due to a formal representation, the implementation process can be done automatically implying that analysts should only be concerned about the correct definition of the diagrams that represent the model behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
EditorsAndreas Tolk, Levent Yilmaz, Saikou Y. Diallo, Ilya O. Ryzhov
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974863
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014 - Savannah, United States
Duration: 7 Dec 201410 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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