ARGESIM Benchmarks

The ARGESIM Benchmarks for Modelling Approaches and Simulation Implementations have emerged from the almost classical ARGESIM Comparisons of Simulation Software - with definitions and documentations of results of implementations (solutions) published in the journal SNE - Simulation Notes Europe (prev. Simulation News Europe). The benchmarks (prev. comparisons) are still based on transparent, manageable und easily comprehensible systems, which are to be modelled and simulated, in the framework of a case study from applications. The ARGESIM Benchmarks put emphasis on modelling as well as on model analysis and experiments with the models, from classical time domain analyisis to structural analysis and nonclassical evaluation methods (tasks).

Modellers and simulationists are invited to take the challenge to prepare, realise and submit a

  • Benchmark Solution with concise description of model implementation and experimentation tasks (two pages SNE), or a
  • Benchmark Report with sufficient detailed description of model implementation with variants and adequate experiment formulations (four to six pages SNE), or a
  • Benchmark Study presenting e.g. different / alternative / comparative modelling approaches and sketching analysis variants or supplemental model experiments (six to ten pages SNE).

ARGESIM started the benchmark series as comparison series in 1990, updating and revising definitions due to development in system simulation. Up to now 23 benchmarks have been defined (C01 - C21, CP1, CP2). The newer benchmarks address different modelling approaches and simulation paradigms with more complex experiments, as basis for benchmark studies. 


  • C21

    State Events and Structural-dynamic Systems

  • C20

    Complex Production System

  • C19

    Pollution in Groundwater Flow

  • C18

    Identification of Nonlinear Dynamics – Neural Networks versus Transfer Functions

  • C17

    Modelling and Simulation of a SIR-type Epidemic with Cellular Automata and Ordinary Differential Equations

  • C16

    Restaurant Business Dynamics

  • C15

    Clearance Identification

  • C14

    Supply Chain

  • C13

    Crane and Embedded Control

  • C12

    Collision Processes in Rows of Spheres

  • C11

    SCARA Robot

  • C10

    Dining Philosophers II

  • C09

    Fuzzy Control of a Two Tank System

  • C08

    Canal-and-Lock System

  • C07

    Constrained Pendulum

  • C06

    Emergency Department - Follow-up Treatment

  • C05

    Two State Model

  • C04

    Dining Philosophers

  • C03

    Generalized Class-E Amplifier

  • C02

    Flexible Assembly System

  • C01

    Lithium-Cluster Dynamics under Electron Bombardment