• From the Publisher: Although twenty-five years have passed since the first edition of this classical text, the world has seen many advances in modeling and simulation, the need for a widely accepted framework and theoretical foundation is even more necessary today. Methods of modeling and simulation are fragmented across disciplines making it difficult to re-use ideas from other disciplines and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams. Model building and simulation has been made easier and faster by riding piggyback on advances in software and hardware. However, difficult and fundamental issues such as model credibility and interoperation have received less attention. These issues are now front and center under the impetus of the High Level Architecture (HLA) standard mandated by the U.S. DoD for all contractors and agencies. This book concentrates on integrating the continuous and discrete paradigms for modeling and simulation. A second major theme is that of distributed simulation and its potential to support the co-existence of multiple formalisms in multiple model components. Prominent throughout are the fundamental concepts of modular and hierarchical model composition. This edition presents a rigorous mathematical foundation for modeling and simulation. Also, it now provides a comprehensive framework for integrating the various simulation approaches employed in practice. Including such popular modeling methods as cellular automata, chaotic systems, hierarchical block diagrams, and Petri nets. A unifying concept, called the DEVS Bus, enables models, as expressed in their native formalisms, to be transparently mapped into the Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS). The book shows how to construct computationally efficient, object-oriented simulations of DEVS models on parallel and distributed environments. If you are doing integrative simulations, whether or not they are HLA compliant, this is the only book available to provide the foundation to understand, simplify and successfully accomplish your task. Herbert Praehofer is an Assistant Professor at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. He has over 50 publications in international journals and conference proceedings on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Systems Theory, and Software Engineering. Tag Gon Kim is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institutes of Science and Technology (KAIST), Taejon, Korea. His research interests include discrete event systems modeling/simulation, computer/communication systems analysis, and object-oriented simulation engineering. He is a senior member of IEEE and SCS, and a member of ACM. * Provides a comprehensive framework for continuous and discrete event modeling and simulation * Explores the mathematical foundation of simulation modeling * Discusses system morphisms for model abstraction and simplification * Presents a new approach to discrete event simulation of continuous processes * Includes parallel and distributed simulation of discrete event models * Presentation of a concept to achieve simulator interoperability in the form of the DEVS-Bus * Complete coverage necessary for compliance with High Level Architecture (HLA) standards Bernard P Zeigler, is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona and heads the Artificial Intelligence Simulation Research Group. He is the author of numerous books and publications, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International. ()
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