1st Edition

Discrete-Event Modeling and Simulation
A Practitioner's Approach




ISBN 9781420053364
Published April 30, 2009 by CRC Press
520 Pages - 560 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Complex artificial dynamic systems require advanced modeling techniques that can accommodate their asynchronous, concurrent, and highly non-linear nature. Discrete Event systems Specification (DEVS) provides a formal framework for hierarchical construction of discrete-event models in a modular manner, allowing for model re-use and reduced development time.

Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation presents a practical approach focused on the creation of discrete-event applications. The book introduces the CD++ tool, an open-source framework that enables the simulation of discrete-event models. After setting up the basic theory of DEVS and Cell-DEVS, the author focuses on how to use the CD++ tool to define a variety of models in biology, physics, chemistry, and artificial systems. They also demonstrate how to map different modeling techniques, such as Finite State Machines and VHDL, to DEVS. The in-depth coverage elaborates on the creation of simulation software for DEVS models and the 3D visualization environments associated with these tools.

A much-needed practical approach to creating discrete-event applications, this book offers world-class instruction on the field’s most useful modeling tools.

Table of Contents

CONCEPTS
Introduction to the DEVS Modeling and Simulation formalism
The Cell-DEVS formalism

BUILDING SIMULATION MODELS: THE CD++ TOOLKIT
Modeling simple DEVS and Cell-DEVS models in CD++
Discrete-Event Applications with DEVS
Defining Varied Modeling techniques Using DEVS

APPLICATIONS
Models in Defense and Emergency planning
Models in architecture and construction
Models in Environmental Sciences
Models in Physics and Chemistry
Models of artificial systems, Networking and Communications
Models of Urban Traffic
Simulation and Visualization
Mechanisms for 3D Visualization

APPENDIX – Acknowledgements

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