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Hierarchical Activity-Based Models for Control Flows in Parallel Discrete Event System Specification Simulation Models

Abdurrahman Alshareef, Hessam S. Sarjoughian
2021 IEEE Access  
Our approach for behavior modeling is focused on the action and control concepts in the UML activity metamodels and realizing them as artifacts according to the DEVS formalism.  ...  We use the system-theoretic state, component, and hierarchy concepts as the foundation for formulating the DEVS Activity models and supported with a prototype graphical tool developed in Sirius.  ...  This framework lays out the basis for an activity-based modeling approach focusing on action and control nodes in a flow-based manner for simulation modeling and, in particular, for parallel DEVS models  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3084940 fatcat:mdsyok3ajfbvnoiudqhfyjrj5y

Context and attention in activity-based intelligent systems

Saurabh Mittal, Bernard P. Zeigler, R. Castro, A. Muzy, L. Capocchi
2014 ITM Web of Conferences  
A new class of artificial systems known as Resource-constrained Complex Intelligent Dynamical Systems (RCIDS) aim to capture this agent behavior and how these agents switch their attention from one object  ...  In this article, we provide an overview of adaptive systems based on RCIDS.  ...  A bottom-up prototype model was developed using the DEVS formalism [8, 21] and the simulation results validated that the system is capable of directing and switching its focus to components that display  ... 
doi:10.1051/itmconf/20140303001 fatcat:anqq5gdjird35e4gonmmdworsq

a .NET Remoting-Based Distributed Simulation Approach for DEVS and Cell-DEVS Models

Bo Feng, Gabriel Wainer
2008 2008 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications  
The new tool, called PCD++/.NET integrates .NET Remoting into PCD++ to execute distributed DEVS and Cell-DEVS simulation.  ...  We modified PCD++ (a parallel DEVS and Cell-DEVS simulation tool based on the Message Passing Interface -MPI) to make use of these services.  ...  The combination of DEVS M&S and P2P paradigm introduces a new distributed simulation approach, which is based on parallel DEVS formalism and P2P message communication protocol.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ds-rt.2008.14 dblp:conf/dsrt/FengW08 fatcat:riodxrueynalfe4326z5fpyvxa

Modelling and simulation-based design of a distributed DEVS simulator

Eugene Syriani, Hans Vangheluwe, Amr Al Mallah
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)  
We demonstrate our model-based approach by modeling, simulating and ultimately synthesizing a distributed DEVS simulator. Our goal is to achieve fault tolerance whilst optimizing performance.  ...  Section 6 compares some of the current distributed DEVS implementations and shows how our modeling and simulation-based approach can be considered as a generalisation of these. Section 7 concludes.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors acknowledge the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada for partial support of this work.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2011.6148001 dblp:conf/wsc/SyrianiVM11 fatcat:543st5w4fjdcno5dwsacq26i3q

Developing Active Sensor Networks with Micro Mobile Robots

Weihua Sheng, Girma Tewolde
2006 2006 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology  
This paper focuses on the distributed sensor node localization using multiple mobile robots. A potentialbased robot area partition algorithm and a localization algorithm are developed.  ...  A new sensor network architecture called active sensor network (ASN) is proposed in this paper.  ...  work, no systematic models, approaches and methodologies have been developed regarding the control and management of multiple mobile robots in the context of a sensor network.  ... 
doi:10.1109/eit.2006.252158 fatcat:hykpmr7ne5ftloizq2dymmlix4

DEVS modeling of large scale Web Search Engines

Alonso Inostrosa-Psijas, Gabriel Wainer, Veronica Gil-Costa, Mauricio Marin
2014 Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference 2014  
In this paper, we propose to model a servicebased WSE using the Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) formalism, which is one of the most powerful methodologies for discrete event systems.  ...  We validate our proposed model against an actual MPI implementation of the WSE and a process oriented simulation.  ...  Modeling each component of these distributed services is a complex task.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2014.7020144 dblp:conf/wsc/Inostrosa-Psijas14 fatcat:53dpw6j6rnhw5nkpe2ffvbpiiy

Distributed Robot-assisted Node Localization in Active Sensor Networks

Weihua Sheng, Girma Tewolde, Yi Guo
2006 2006 International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation  
A potential-based robot area partition algorithm and a localization algorithm are developed. We verified our proposed algorithms in simulation.  ...  The focus of this paper is to develop a distributed sensor node localization with the help of multiple mobile robots.  ...  (2) In existing work, no systematic models, approaches and methodologies have been developed regarding the control and management of multiple mobile robots in the context of a sensor network.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icma.2006.257434 fatcat:odh6lnlqr5defjkralyanuppvi

RISE: A general simulation interoperability middleware container

Khaldoon Al-Zoubi, Gabriel Wainer
2013 Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing  
In recent years, new services on the Internet have enabled global cooperation; in particular, the Web has enabled new distributed simulation technology.  ...  This all-purpose WS-based distributed simulation middleware decouples design and implementation while allowing composition scalability and dynamicity.  ...  For example, what do we need to do to interoperate, let us say, a DEVS-based simulator on one end, with a simulator based on Process Algebra models on the other end?  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jpdc.2013.01.014 fatcat:gzl5emblrnfjrp34uwi7vwhdlm

Optimization of Parallel-DEVS Simulations with Partitioning Techniques

Christopher Herbez, Eric Ramat, Gauthier Quesnel
2015 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications  
This paper presents an approach to improve time of discrete event simulations. For that, the PDEVS formalism is coupled to a partitioning method in order to parallelize the graph of models.  ...  This article highlights the importance of considering the dynamic of the model when partitioning to improve performances.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work is carried out in research project named Escapade (Assessing scenarios on the nitrogen cascade in rural landscapes and territorial modeling -ANR-12-AGRO-0003) funded by French  ... 
doi:10.5220/0005543702890296 dblp:conf/simultech/HerbezRQ15 fatcat:gzspxwwptjfolbwsvofujajvui

Interoperability among Parallel DEVS Simulators and Models Implemented in Multiple Programming Languages

Thomas Wutzler, Hessam S. Sarjoughian
2007 Simulation (San Diego, Calif.)  
To enable formal model specification with submodels implemented in multiple programming languages, we propose a novel approach called the Shared Abstract Model (SAM) approach, which supports simulation  ...  We conclude that application domains in which independently developed heterogeneous component models that are consistent with the Parallel DEVS formalism benefit from a rigorous foundation while also being  ...  Acknowledgement This work was funded by a doctoral scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service. The authors thank the anonymous reviewers on an earlier version of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0037549707084490 fatcat:r7wlcx3fvfbkznkqs2fn53csea

Discrete-event modelling, simulation and control of a distributed manipulation environment

Fazel Naghdy, Naeem Anjum
1997 Robotica (Cambridge. Print)  
This concept proposes a distributed approach to robotics and flexible automation. The work is concerned with modelling, simulation and event based control of DME.  ...  The work is concerned with modelling , simulation and event based control of DME .  ...  The component models assist to create a distributed hierarchically structured model of the system identical to the actual system .  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0263574797000209 fatcat:rst7i4cqrvhydfwd4jwcapjggm

A Non-Fragmenting Partitioning Algorithm for Hierarchical Models

Roland Ewald, Jan Himmelspach, Adelinde Uhrmacher
2006 Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference  
In addition to the well known Kernighan-Lin algorithm and a geometric approach, a partitioning algorithm for hierarchically structured models has been developed whose performance is evaluated.  ...  A suitable partition depends on model, hardware, and simulation algorithm characteristics.  ...  The main part of the paper is dedicated to a new partitioning algorithm, which exploits the hierarchical structure of DEVS models.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2006.323167 dblp:conf/wsc/EwaldHU06 fatcat:vrskoundpna67pb623ia6q3cwq

Towards collaborative component-based modelling

H S Sarjoughian, J J Nutaro, G Joshi
2011 Journal of Simulation  
We propose the Collaborative DEVS Modelling (CDM) approach and its realization based on the Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW) and the Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) concepts and  ...  A realization of such an approach requires coordinating and maintaining the causality of the users' activities.  ...  Acknowledgements-The authors are grateful to the anonymous referees for providing constructive reviews of an earlier version of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1057/jos.2010.5 fatcat:lz3oijayhnckjginesliuvh3wi

MVSS: an active storage architecture

Xiaonan Ma, A.L.N. Reddy
2003 IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems  
To illustrate our approach, we implemented a prototype system on PCs running Linux.  ...  Similar to views of a database in a multiview database system, views in MVSS are generated dynamically and are not stored on physical storage devices.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research is funded in part by a US National Science Foundation Career Award, US National Science Foundation research grants CCR-9901640 and CCF-0098263, by the State of Texas, and  ... 
doi:10.1109/tpds.2003.1239868 fatcat:ivccq2l2qrfffkcpkfkp57j6xa

Extending DoDAF to Allow Integrated DEVS-Based Modeling and Simulation

Saurabh Mittal
2006 The Journal of Defence Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology  
In this paper, we describe an approach to support specification of DoDAF architectures within a development environment based on DEVS (Discrete Event System Specification).  ...  Keywords : DoDAF, simulation-based design, DEVS, bifurcated development process, operational view, model continuity, SOA Operational View (OV) -The OV is a description of the tasks and activities, operational  ...  To overcome these deficiencies, we described an approach to support specification of DoDAF architectures within a development environment based on DEVS-based modeling and simulation.  ... 
doi:10.1177/875647930600300204 fatcat:h7j4plpg6bc6rn2npfv3alirhi
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