Sequential experimental designs for stochastic kriging

Xi Chen, Qiang Zhou

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Recently the stochastic kriging (SK) methodology proposed by Ankenman et al. (2010) has emerged as an effective metamodeling tool for approximating a mean response surface implied by a stochastic simulation. Although fruitful results have been achieved through bridging applications and theoretical investigations of SK, there lacks a unified account of efficient simulation experimental design strategies for applying SK metamodeling techniques. In this paper, we propose a sequential experimental design framework for applying SK to predicting performance measures of complex stochastic systems. This framework is flexible; i.e., it can incorporate a variety of design criteria. We propose several novel design criteria under the proposed framework, and compare the performance with that of classic non-sequential designs. The evaluation uses illustrative test functions and the well-known M/M/1 and the (s, S) inventory system simulation models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
EditorsAndreas Tolk, Levent Yilmaz, Saikou Y. Diallo, Ilya O. Ryzhov
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974863
StatePublished - Jan 23 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014 - Savannah, United States
Duration: Dec 7 2014Dec 10 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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