Discrete-Event Modeling and Simulation: Theory and Applications

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Gabriel A. Wainer, Pieter J. Mosterman
CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 534 pages
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Collecting the work of the foremost scientists in the field, Discrete-Event Modeling and Simulation: Theory and Applications presents the state of the art in modeling discrete-event systems using the discrete-event system specification (DEVS) approach. It introduces the latest advances, recent extensions of formal techniques, and real-world examples of various applications.

The book covers many topics that pertain to several layers of the modeling and simulation architecture. It discusses DEVS model development support and the interaction of DEVS with other methodologies. It describes different forms of simulation supported by DEVS, the use of real-time DEVS simulation, the relationship between DEVS and graph transformation, the influence of DEVS variants on simulation performance, and interoperability and composability with emphasis on DEVS standardization. The text also examines extensions to DEVS, new formalisms, and abstractions of DEVS models as well as the theory and analysis behind real-world system identification and control. To support the generation and search of optimal models of a system, a framework is developed based on the system entity structure and its transformation to DEVS simulation models. In addition, the book explores numerous interesting examples that illustrate the use of DEVS to build successful applications, including optical network-on-chip, construction/building design, process control, workflow systems, and environmental models.

A one-stop resource on advances in DEVS theory, applications, and methodology, this volume offers a sampling of the best research in the area, a broad picture of the DEVS landscape, and trend-setting applications enabled by the DEVS approach. It provides the basis for future research discoveries and encourages the development of new applications.


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Chapter 1 DEVS as a Semantic Domain for Programmed Graph Transformation
Chapter 2 System State Identification Using DEVS
Chapter 3 A Formal Definition of Dynamic Structure DiscreteFlowComponents
Chapter 4 Continuous System Simulation and Control
Section II Methodology and Tools
Chapter 5 Heterogeneous Model Composability
Chapter 6 Effective and Efficient Modeling and Simulation with DEVS Variants
Chapter 7 ObjectOriented Comodeling Methodology for Development of Domain Specific DEVS Models
Chapter 11 Formalization for Formal Verification of an Optical Network onChip Using DEVS
Chapter 12 Construction Simulation Using CellDevs Modeling
Application to Fire Spread
Different Approaches for Different Applications
Section IV Standardization
Foundations and Trends
Chapter 16 An Introduction to DEVS Standardization
Chapter 17 Standardizing DEVS Model Representation

Chapter 8 A Framework for SimulationBased Structure and Parameter Optimization of DiscreteEvent Systems
Chapter 9 Parallel Simulation of DEVS and CellDEVS Models in PCD++
Chapter 10 From Virtual to RealA Progressive SimulationBased Design Framework
Section III Applications
Chapter 18 Standardizing DEVS Simulation Middleware
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Gabriel A. Wainer is an associate professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. Dr. Wainer is vice president of publications for the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), the special issues editor of SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, an associate editor of JDMS: The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, and an editorial board member of Wireless Networks and the International Journal of Simulation & Process Modelling. He has been a recipient of the IBM Eclipse Innovation Award, the Society for Modeling and Simulation International Leadership award, Carleton University’s Research Achievement Award, and the First Bernard P. Zeigler DEVS Modeling and Simulation Award. His research focuses on discrete event modeling and simulation, parallel and distributed simulation, and real-time systems.

Pieter J. Mosterman is a senior research scientist at MathWorks, where he works on core modeling, simulation, and code generation features of Simulink®. Dr. Mosterman is also an adjunct professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University. He designed HyBrSim, which was awarded the IMechE Donald Julius Groen Prize in 2003, and the Electronics Laboratory Simulator, which was nominated for The Computerworld Smithsonian Award by Microsoft Corporation in 1994. Dr. Mosterman also received the SCS Distinguished Service Award. He is an editorial advisory board member of SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International and an associate editor of the International Journal of Control and Automation, the International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems, and Applied Intelligence.