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Discrete Event Dynamic Systems

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 135-157

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N-dimensional Cell-DEVS Models

  • Gabriel A. WainerAffiliated withDepartment of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
  • , Norbert GiambiasiAffiliated withDIAM-IUSPIM, Université d'Aix-Marseille III

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Abstract

This article presents an extension to the timed binary Cell-DEVS paradigm. The goal is to allow the modeling of n-dimensional generic cell spaces, including transport or inertial delays for each cell. The automatic definition of cell spaces is achieved, simplifying the construction of new models. The model definition is independent of the simulation mechanism, easing the verification of the structural models. It was shown that the Cell-DEVS models can be integrated in a DEVS hierarchy, improving the definition and description of complex systems. This approach allows improvements in the execution times and precision for the cell spaces simulations due to the use of a continuous time base.

DEVS models modeling paradigms cellular automata discrete event simulation cell-DEVS models