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Discrete Event Simulation Of Networked Print Production


Wolfgang Kuehn

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ECMS 2008 Proceedings

Edited by: Loucas S. Louca, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Zuzana Oplatkova, Khalid Al-Begain


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-6-5

Doi: 10.7148/2008


22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Nicosia, June 3-6, 2008


Citation format:

Kuehn, W. (2008). Discrete Event Simulation Of Networked Print Production. ECMS 2008 Proceedings edited by: L. S. Louca, Y. Chrysanthou, Z. Oplatkova, K. Al-Begain (pp. 416-422). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2008-0416



In print media industries networked production gains increasing importance. The relatively young XML based communication standard (JDF/JMF) allows to specify workflow models and data exchange. The proposed concept of a simulation framework for modelling of networked print production is based on an object-oriented approach implementing modules for the resources and controls applied in this particular industry. The framework uses the JavaSim-simulation library and shall enable modelling of networked print production using the same JDF-/JMF-communication algorithms       as         applied in         real-world         system communication. This approach allows to integrate the framework in a digital factory concept using simulation for the factory planning phase and also for the operative planning and control of networked print production.

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