Discrete Event simulation in an environment for Temporal Expert Systems
The relationship between Generalized Magnitudes (a Temporal Reasoning Scheme) and Discrete Event Systems Specifications is examined, revisiting a previous work of translation between both formalisms. As a result of this study, the Generalized Magnitudes Scheme is extended by adding autonomous activation — the system determines the next instant in which it must be re-evaluated. This new feature allows using the Generalized Magnitudes for representing and simulating Discrete Events models directly, which contributes several interesting representational properties. Finally, the computing process of the next activation instant is described.
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