Modeling and simulation of port-of-entry systems

Weiwei Chen, Benjamin Melamed, Mingfei Teng, Christopher Canaday

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This paper describes a suite of simulation models for Port-of-Entry (POE) systems, dubbed POESS (POE Simulation System). POESS was developed with the support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for use primarily by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. POESS aims to assist CBP in POE design and operational decision making. A POESS simulation model of the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) POE, located at El Paso, Texas, is described as an example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017
EditorsVictor Chan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538634288
StatePublished - Jun 28 2017
Event2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 3 2017Dec 6 2017

Publication series

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


Conference2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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