Parallel DEVS: a parallel, hierarchical, modular modeling formalism

A.C.H. Chow, B.P. Zeigler
Proceedings of Winter Simulation Conference  
We present a revision of the hierarchical, modular Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) modeling formalism. The revision distinguishes between transition collisions and ordinary external events in the external transition function of DEVS models. Such separation enables us to extend the modeling capability of the collisions. The revision also does away with the necessity for tie-breaking of simultaneously scheduled events, as embodied in the select function. The latter is replaced by a
more » ... -defined and consistent formal construct that allows all transitions to be simultaneously activated. The revision provides a modeler wit h both conceptual and parallel-execution benefits.
doi:10.1109/wsc.1994.717419 dblp:conf/wsc/ChowZ94 fatcat:vmz7vh4sfredzlqlbtizz5wgiy