Who Serves Whom?
Dynamic Resource Matching In An
Activity-Scanning Simulation System


Photios G. Ioannou
Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125, U.S.A.
e-mail: photios@umich.edu
  Julio C. Martinez
Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil Engineering
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0105, U.S.A.
e-mail: julio@vt.edu


This paper presents an activity-scanning simulation model for the familiar barbershop problem where customers have favorites, barbers may not show up for work, and customers may get impatient and leave. This example illustrates the mechanisms for matching customers to barbers or barbers to customers and argues that either approach may be implemented in an activity scanning system without altering the basic model structure. The solution to this problem is described in detail using a simulation model written in STROBOSCOPE.


STROBOSCOPE, construction, simulation, modeling , animation, barbershop, barber, customer, service, resource, matching, activity scanning, process interaction.


Ioannou, P.G., Martinez, J.C., "Who Serves Whom?- Dynamic Resource Matching In An Activity-Scanning Simulation System," Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference 99, 963-970, Phoenix, Arizona, December 5-8, 1999

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