Metamodeling activities for hierarchical component-based models

Abdurrahman Alshareef, Hessam Sarjoughian

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Abstract

ions are necessary to facilitate grounding and managing model development and simulation experiments. Understanding the specific roles of different artifacts in abstractions is important to enrich the model development process. Actions and states reveal certain unique aspects about system behavior within and among component models. However, behavior specifications are not explicit and adequately supported in state-based formalisms. In this paper, we examine the role of actions in model specification in accordance with the notion of state in the modular and hierarchical parallel DEVS formalism. The resulting approach relies on the profoundness of DEVS while having a more intuitive abstraction around it via hierarchical activity metamodeling. Together the activity and DEVS modeling help simplify and strengthen specifying complex system behaviors as composition of atomic and coupled models. We show the importance of hierarchical DEVS activity modeling approach with a coordinator model as a part of a dual-server model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSimulation Series
PublisherThe Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Edition2
ISBN (Electronic)9781510892521, 9781510892538, 9781510892545, 9781510892552, 9781510892569
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event2019 Theory of Modeling and Simulation, TMS 2019, Part of the 2019 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, SpringSim 2019 - Tucson, United States
Duration: Apr 29 2019May 2 2019

Publication series

NameSimulation Series
Number2
Volume51
ISSN (Print)0735-9276

Conference

Conference2019 Theory of Modeling and Simulation, TMS 2019, Part of the 2019 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, SpringSim 2019
CountryUnited States
CityTucson
Period4/29/195/2/19

Keywords

  • Abstraction
  • Action
  • Activity
  • Behavior
  • Specification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Alshareef, A., & Sarjoughian, H. (2019). Metamodeling activities for hierarchical component-based models. In Simulation Series (2 ed.). (Simulation Series; Vol. 51, No. 2). The Society for Modeling and Simulation International. https://doi.org/10.23919/SpringSim.2019.8732854