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To Automatic Model Abstraction: A Technical Review


Daniel Huber, Wilhelm Dangelmaier, Christoph Laroque,

Mark Aufenanger

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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:

Dangelmaier, W., Huber, D., Laroque, C., & Aufenanger, M. (2007). To Automatic Model Abstraction: A Technical Review. ECMS 2007 Proceedings edited by: I. Zelinka, Z. Oplatkova, A. Orsoni (pp. 453-458). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2007-0453.



Discrete event models in material flow simulation are growing constantly in scope and resolution. Model ab- straction is necessary to allow simulation experiments of efficient runtime. Automatic model abstraction is able to make the work of simulation experts easier. Thus only the models with highest complexity have to be created and maintained. In this paper tech- niques necessary for automatic model abstraction are reviewed. At the beginning, definitions complexity and validity are discussed. Following are methods to mea- sure these model characteristics. And finally methods for abstraction and some practices are presented. Con- cluding the lack of a unified modeling framework and the lack of quantitative measures of abstraction results is asserted.

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