System simulation from operational data
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System simulation is a valuable tool to unveil inefficiencies and to test new strategies when implementing and revising systems. Often, simulations are parameterized using offline data and heuristic knowledge. Operational data, i.e., data gained through experimentation and observation, can greatly improve the fidelity between the actual system and the simulation. In a traffic scenario, for example, different road conditions or vehicle types can impact the outcome of the simulation and have to be considered during the modeling stage. This paper proposes using machine learning techniques to generate high fidelity simulation models. A traffic simulation case study exemplifies this approach by generating a model for the SUMO traffic simulator from vehicular telemetry data.