The Simulation for Education (Sim4edu) platform supports web-based simulation for science and education by providing both open source simulation technologies and a library of educational simulation examples. Its goal is to support various styles of modeling and simulation, including discrete event simulation, NetLogo-style grid space models (and Cellular Automata models), and agent-based simulation.
Examples of ad-hoc simulation programs (not based on any paradigm):
Examples of Continuous Simulation with fixed-increment time progress
Examples of Discrete Event Simulation (DES) with next-event time progression:
- Inventory Management
- An inventory management system with a continuous replenishment policy based on a reorder point.
- A model of a drive through restaurant as a system with order processing activities performed at three service points with queues: the order taking at the menu board, the order preparation at the kitchen and the order pickup at the pickup window.
Examples of Grid Space Models with fixed-increment time progression:
- Gossip Model
- A Cellular Automata model about the problem of spreading gossip.
- Schelling Segregation Model
- A residential area is populated by residents belonging to some group; periodically, all residents check if they are content with their neighborhood, based on their degree of tolerating neighbors of a different group; if they are not, they move to a location where they are content, or leave the area if they don't find such a location.