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Recent advances in DEVS Modeling and Simulation Methodology


Gabriel A. Wainer

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ECMS 2007 Proceedings

Edited by: Ivan Zelinka, Zuzana Oplatkova, Alessandra Orsoni


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-2-7

Doi: 10.7148/2007


21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Prague, June 4-6, 2007


Citation format:

Wainer, G. A. (2007). Recent advances in DEVS Modeling and Simulation Methodology. ECMS 2007 Proceedings edited by: I. Zelinka, Z. Oplatkova, A. Orsoni (pp. 13-22). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2007-0013




DEVS is an increasingly accepted frame- work for understanding and supporting modeling and simulation. DEVS is a sound formal framework based on generic dynamic systems, including well defined coupling of components, hierarchical, modular construc- tion, support for discrete event approximation of con- tinuous systems and support for repository reuse. DEVS theory provides a rigorous method for representing models, and presents an abstract way of thinking about the world with independence of the simulation mecha- nisms, underlying hardware and middleware. In this presentation we will introduce and summarize a variety of advances carried out by our team in this field. The ar- ticle summarizes the contents of our discussion, and it is based on previous articles (whose full version can be found in the list of references).

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