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Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications

Guide to Modeling and Simulation of Systems of Systems

Authors: Zeigler, Bernard P., Sarjoughian, Hessam S.

  • The first book to present modeling and simulation to support the virtual build and test of systems of systems
  • Combines reader-friendly logical development and readability with technical exposition
  • Each chapter includes a summary, review questions and, when appropriate, case studies, exercises, and/or examples
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About this Textbook

This guide demonstrates how virtual build and test can be supported by the Discrete Event Systems Specification (DEVS) simulation modeling formalism, and the System Entity Structure (SES) simulation model ontology. The book examines a wide variety of Systems of Systems (SoS) problems, ranging from cloud computing systems to biological systems in agricultural food crops. Features: includes numerous exercises, examples and case studies throughout the text; presents a step-by-step introduction to DEVS concepts, encouraging hands-on practice to building sophisticated SoS models; illustrates virtual build and test for a variety of SoS applications using both commercial and open source DEVS simulation environments; introduces an approach based on activity concepts intrinsic to DEVS-based system design, that integrates both energy and information processing requirements; describes co-design modeling concepts and methods to capture separate and integrated software and hardware systems.

About the authors

Dr. Bernard P. Zeigler is Emeritus Professor and Co-Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation (ACIMS), at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. He is also Chief Scientist at RTSync, Rockville, MD, USA.

Dr. Hessam S. Sarjoughian is Associate Professor and Co-Director of ACIMS at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.

The chapter Modeling and Simulation of Living Systems as Systems of Systems is written by Raphaël Duboz and Jean-Christophe Soulié of CIRAD (the Centre for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development), France.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Modeling and Simulation of Systems of Systems

    Zeigler, Bernard P. (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • DEVS Integrated Development Environments

    Zeigler, Bernard P. (et al.)

    Pages 11-26

  • System Entity Structure Basics

    Zeigler, Bernard P. (et al.)

    Pages 27-37

  • DEVS Natural Language Models and Elaborations

    Zeigler, Bernard P. (et al.)

    Pages 39-62

  • Specialization and Pruning

    Zeigler, Bernard P. (et al.)

    Pages 63-70

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-85729-865-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-85729-864-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.95
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6933-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Modeling and Simulation of Systems of Systems
Authors
Series Title
Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-865-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-865-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-864-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6933-8
Series ISSN
2195-2817
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 330
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