On the Role of Generalized Semi-Markov Processes in Simulation Output Analysis

P. W. Glynn

Proceedings of the 1983 Winter Simulation Conference, 38-42, (1983)

A generalized semi-Markov process (GSMP) is a stochastic process description of a large class of discrete-event simulations. GSMP's are defined, and some basic properties of GSMP's are described. It is argued that GSMP's provide a convenient frame-work in which to analyze many questions of interest to practitioners.