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Toward a synergy between simulation and knowledge management for business intelligence

Zhang, James, Creighton, Doug and Nahavandi, Saeid 2008, Toward a synergy between simulation and knowledge management for business intelligence, Cybernetics and systems, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 770-786.

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Title Toward a synergy between simulation and knowledge management for business intelligence
Author(s) Zhang, James
Creighton, Doug
Nahavandi, Saeid
Journal name Cybernetics and systems
Volume number 39
Issue number 7
Start page 770
End page 786
Total pages 17
Publisher Hemisphere
Place of publication N.Y., N.Y.
Publication date 2008-10
ISSN 0196-9722
1087-6553
Keyword(s) business intelligence
discrete event simulation
knowledge management
rapid model development
Summary The adoption of simulation as a powerful enabling method for knowledge management is hampered by the relatively high cost of model construction and maintenance. A two-step procedure, based on a divide and conquer strategy, is proposed in this paper. First, a simulation program is partitioned based on a reinterpretation of the model-view-controller architecture. Individual parts are then connected, in terms of abstraction, to guard against possible changes that resulted from shifting user requirements. We explore the applicability of these design principles through a detailed discussion of an industry case study. The knowledge-based perspective guides the design of architecture to accommodate the need of emulation without compromising the integrity of the simulation program. The synergy between simulation and a knowledge management perspective, as shown in the case study, has the potential to achieve the objectives of rapid development of models, with low maintenance cost. This could, in turn, facilitate an extension of the use of simulation in the knowledge management domain.
Language eng
Field of Research 080110 Simulation and Modelling
Socio Economic Objective 890299 Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017936

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Engineering and Information Technology
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