Creating distributed simulation using DEVS M&S environments

Bernard P. Zeigler, Hessam S. Sarjoughian

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We briefly review the theory of modeling and simulation and its support for constructing distributed simulations. Formal representation of simulation models can contribute to a number of aspects in the modeling and simulation enterprise. Separation of models from simulation execution engines is a prerequisite transferring model among phases of a project as well as from project to project. The Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) formalism, drawing on its system theoretic basis, provides a number of important properties such as hierarchical, modular composition, universality and uniqueness that can support development of simulation models and environments their development. An layered architecture for supporting comprehensive M&S environments is discussed that unifies the theoretical framework with implementation in distributed computational environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2000
Event2000 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings - Orlando, FL,USA
Duration: Dec 10 2000Dec 13 2000


Other2000 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings
CityOrlando, FL,USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation


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