A unified view of time and causality and its application to distributed simulation

James J. Nutaro, Hessam Sarjoughian

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Abstract

This paper presents a framework for distributed simulation that is based on system-theoretic and logical-process concepts. The framework describes a three-part world-view for developing simulation models. These are modeling formalisms, abstract simulators, and computational environments. A unified view of time and causality allows for the application of system-theoretic notions of causality within a distributed simulation environment. Within this framework, we introduce a unified notion of causality. Further we describe an approach for developing distributed simulation models which evolve from modeling constructs to simulation algorithms and their implementations. The framework is exemplified using the Discrete EVent System Specification (DEVS) modeling formalism, its abstract simulator, and a parallel algorithm that implements the abstract simulator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSimulation Series
PublisherThe Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Pages419-425
Number of pages7
Volume35
Edition3
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2003 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 20 2003Jul 24 2003

Other

Other2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2003
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/20/037/24/03

Keywords

  • Causality
  • DEVS
  • Distributed
  • Processes
  • Simulation
  • System Theory
  • Time. Logical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Nutaro, J. J., & Sarjoughian, H. (2003). A unified view of time and causality and its application to distributed simulation. In Simulation Series (3 ed., Vol. 35, pp. 419-425). The Society for Modeling and Simulation International.