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Dr. Norton's publications include papers on Simalytic Modeling as well as a number of other modeling related topics. Some of these papers and presentations, in chronologic order, are:


Computer Technology Changes the Business of Formal Education is an expanded version of the paper accepted for the International Conference on Computer Supported Education CSEDU2014 conference, April 1-3, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Although accepted, this paper was not published or presented at the conference due to the conference's overly restrictive exclusive copyright transfer requirement. Because of the importance of this topic, the decision was made to self-publish this paper to allow for wider dissemination. Permission is granted for any non-commercial use of this paper provided that use includes proper author citation. In addition, this paper continues to be a work-in-progress (note the version number in the footer) so any ideas, suggestions or contributions are welcome. Please email comments to:
To Q or Not To Q: Is Simulation the Question? published in the proceedings of the Computer Measurement Group CMG2011 conference, December 5-9, 2011 in Washington D.C.
Cloud Computing: The New Reality or Just Vapor? published in the proceedings of the Computer Measurement Group CMG2010 conference, December 6-10, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.
Modeling Virtualized Environments in Simalytic Models by Computing Missing Service Demand Parameters published in the proceedings of the Computer Measurement Group CMG2009 conference, December 7-11, 2009 in Dallas, Texas Best Paper Award! (presentation and example spreadsheets for the paper and presentation).
A Simalytic Approach to Modeling Virtualized Environments published in the proceedings of the Computer Measurement Group CMG2008 conference, December 8-12, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada (presentation).
The Myth of Precision Planning: Understanding Capacity in an Age of Virtual Parallelism published in the proceedings of the Computer Measurement Group CMG2007 conference, December 2-7, 2007 in San Diego, California .
Using a Workload Information Repository published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems ICEIS 2005 conference, May 24-28, 2005 in Miami, Florida .
Workload Information Repository for Analysis and Modeling published in November 2004 MeasureIT, the electronic journal of the Computer Measurement Group.
The Effect of Workload Groupings on Distributed Transaction Capacity Models published in the proceedings of the Computer Measurement Group CMG2002 conference, December 10-13, 2002 in Reno, Nevada. This paper was presented at the Rocky Mountain CMG Spring confence April 3, 2003 (RMCMG03 presentation).
End-To-End Scaling: The Response Time Pipe presented at the Computer Measurement Group CMG2001 conference, December 2-7, 2001 in Anaheim, California. (the CMG01 presentation and handout are also available). This paper was also presented at the Rocky Mountain CMG Spring confence March 8, 2002 (the RMCMG02 presentation is also available).
Network Attached Storage Security: Issues and Exposures published by The Evaluator Group, Greenwood Village, CO. (303-221-7867), publication WP-0011. Contact The Evaluator Group directly for a copy of this commissioned paper.
The Simalytic Modeling Technique chapter in Performance Engineering, State of the Art and Current Trends 2001. XIV, 349 pp. Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 3-540-42145-9.
The Modeling Pyramid: From Design to Production presented at the Computer Measurement Group CMG2000 conference, December 10-15, 2000 in Orlando, Florida. (the presentation is also available)
End-To-End Response Time: Where to Measure? presented at the Computer Measurement Group CMG99 conference, December 5-10, 1999 in Reno, Nevada.
Don’t Predict Applications When You Should Model the Business, (and presentation) presented at the Computer Measurement Group CMG98 conference, December 6-11, 1998 in Anaheim, California.
Don't Plan Capacity When You Should Predict Applications, presented at the Computer Measurement Group CMG97 conference, December 7-12, 1997 in Orlando, Florida.
Simalytic Hybrid Modeling: Planning the Capacity of Client/Server Applications, presented at the 15th IMACS World Congress 1997 on Scientific Computation, Modelling and Applied Mathematics conference, August 24-29, 1997 Berlin, Germany
Simalytic Modeling: A Hybrid Technique for Client/Server Capacity Planning, (paper or presentation) presented at the 1997 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC '97) conference, July 13-17, 1997 Arlington, VA.
Simalytic Modeling - The Best of Both Worlds in HTML, presented at the Computer Measurement Group CMG96 conference, December 8-13, 1996 in San Diego, California. Or download the paper or the presentation
The Simalytic Modeling Technique As Applied to Capacity Planning in a Multi-Platform Enterprise resentation at the Winter Simulation Conference Ph.D. Student Colloquium, December 8-11, 1996 in San Diego, California.
Sysplex Modeling: Modeling Distributed Transaction Response Times As Impacted By In-Storage Buffer Accesses, presentation at Rocky Mountain CMG, March 21, 1996, Denver, CO. This presentation is the CMG95 Session 352 paper above, but contains expanded model results.
Modeling Distributed Transaction Response Times As Impacted By In-Storage Buffer Accesses, paper presented at CMG95, Session 352, December 5, 1995, Nashville, TN.
Modeling Workbench: Keeping Track of Your Tools, paper presented at CMG95, Session 436, December 6, 1995, Nashville, TN.
The Deming Process Workbench: An Application at MCI, presented by Linda Boyd at SHARE 85, Session 1851, August 13-18, 1995, Orlando, FL. This file is the CMG95 Session 436 paper above and the SHARE presentation.

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Older publication not available in electronic form:


"Give the Osborne a Break (Key)", Microcomputing, February 1984.
"Who's in the WordStar Patch with Epson", Microcomputing, March 1984.
"WordStar, CP/M, Osborne and You" Microcomputing, May 1984.

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