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Tutorial on agent-based modelling and simulation
MacAl C.M., North M.J.
Journal of Simulation (2010) 4, 151–162.

Discrete event simulation for performance modelling in health care: A review of the literature
Gunal M.M., Pidd M.
Journal of Simulation 4, 42-51 (March 2010)

Discrete-event simulation is dead, long live agent-based simulation!
Siebers P.O., MacAl C.M., Garnett J., Buxton D., Pidd M.
Journal of Simulation (2010) 4, 204–210.

Simulation and enhancement of a cardiovascular device test rig
Gregory S.D., Greatrex N., Timms D., Gaddum N., Pearcy M.J., Fraser J.F. 4
Journal of Simulation 4, 34-41 (March 2010)

AutoSimOA: A framework for automated analysis of simulation output
Hoad K., Robinson S., Davies R. 310.1057/jos.2009.25
Journal of Simulation 5, 9-24 (February 2011)

Achieving reusability and composability with a simulation conceptual model
Balci O., Arthur J.D., Ormsby W.F. 2
Journal of Simulation 5, 157-165 (August 2011)

An analysis of the academic literature on simulation and modelling in health care
S C Brailsford, P R Harper, B Patel and M Pitt
J Simulation 3: 130-140;

Hypermodelling: an integrated approach to dynamic system modelling
P A Fishwick
J Simulation 6: 2-8; advance online publication, August 12, 2011;

Integrated simulation combining process-driven and event-driven models
V S Kesaraju and F W Ciarallo
J Simulation 6: 9-20; advance online publication, April 15, 2011;

1A discrete event simulation tool for performance management of web-based application systems
F M Alam, S Mohan, J W Fowler and M Gopalakrishnan
J Simulation 6: 21-32; advance online publication, May 27, 2011;

An agent simulation study of a unified mechanism on individual foraging behaviour with individual scalar expectancies
J F Magnotti and L Yilmaz
J Simulation 6: 33-42; advance online publication, June 17, 2011;

A dynamic game theory approach to solve the free riding problem in the peer-to-peer networks
J-S Hua, S-M Huang, D C Yen and C-W Chena
J Simulation 6: 43-55; advance online publication, August 12, 2011;

Using genetic algorithms and an indifference-zone ranking and selection procedure under common random numbers for simulation optimisation
D Nazzal, M Mollaghasemi, H Hedlund and A Bozorgi
J Simulation 6: 56-66; advance online publication, July 22, 2011;