Alaska Simulator

In order to see grizzly bears during your Alaska travel eating salmon at a creek you not only need luck, but also good planning. Proper planning is not only fundamental for many areas of daily life (e.g., when building a house, climbing a mountain or travelling) but is also essential for the success of software projects or business processes.

Recognizing the importance of good planning skills the Alaska Simulator Toolset (AST) has been developed, which allows people to test, analyze and improve their own planning behaviour. In addition, the Alaska simulator can be used to explore alternative planning approaches and to compare their strengths and weaknesses.

If you want learn how the Alaska simulator can be applied to software development check out “Alaska for Software Development”. If you want to learn how the Alaska simulator is applicable to the field of business process management check out “Alaska for Business Process Management”.

Publications

  • B. Weber, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal and W. Wild: Alaska Simulator Toolset for Conducting Controlled Experiments. In: Proc. CAiSE Forum ’10, pp. 205–221, 2010.  
  • B. Weber, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal and W. Wild: Alaska Simulator – A Journey to Planning. In: Proc. XP ’09, pp. 253–254, 2009.  
  • J. Pinggera, S. Zugal and B. Weber: Alaska Simulator – Supporting Empirical Evaluation of Process Flexibility. In: Proc. WETICE ’09, pp. 231–233, 2009.  
  • B. Weber, S. Zugal, J. Pinggera and W. Wild: Experiencing Process Flexibility Patterns with Alaska Simulator. In: Proc. BPMDemos ’09, pp. 13–16, 2009.