M&S Challenge Competition Value Proposition

The challenge should provide the following added value to the M&S community:

Challenge Competition Problems

Challenge Competition problems need to be compelling and relevant to the community or industry/business sector. While collaboration among academia, government and industry participants is desired it is not required.

Areas of interest (suggested):

  • Cyber Security
  • Crime
  • Flooding/Sea Level Rise (SLR)
  • Health
  • Education
  • Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Safety & Justice

Software and Hardware Platforms

The participants may use any simulation platform. The following are suggested by the committee for participant use:

  • MIST (Monte-Carlo)
  • Simio (Discrete Event)

Preliminary Competition Rules

Judging Criteria

Judging is based on two deliverables: written report and project presentation. Both the report and project presentation should include the same material, namely:

Description of the problem

Assumptions, inputs, and outputs – conceptual model, diagrams, equations, etc.

Snapshot of the model – the extent of which will differ between the presentation and the report (i.e. can explain what is happening during a model run in the presentation, but cannot in the report)

Verification and Validation

Analysis of results

Further experimentation performed, if any, outside of the original project description from the abstract