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Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation Technologies

A Tapestry of Systems and AI-Based Theories and Methodologies

A Tribute to the 60th Birthday of Bernard P. Zeigler

Sarjoughian, Hessam S., Cellier, Francois E. (Eds.)

2001, XXXI, 397 p.

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  • About this book

The initial ideas behind this edited volume started in spring of 1998 - some two years before the sixtieth birthday of Bernard P. Zeigler. The idea was to bring together distinguished researchers, colleagues, and former students of Professor Zeigler to present their latest findings at the AIS' 2000 conference. During the spring of 1999, the initial ideas evolved into creating a volume of articles surrounding seminal concepts pertaining to modeling and simulation as proposed, developed, and advocated by Professor Zeigler throughout his scientific career. Also included would be articles describing progress covering related aspects of software engineering and artificial intelligence. As this volume is emphasizing concepts and ideas spawned by the work of Bernard P. Zeigler, it is most appropriate to offer a biographical sketch of his scientific life, thus putting into a historical perspective the contributions presented in this volume as well as new research directions that may lie ahead! Bernard P. Zeigler was born March 5, 1940, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in engineering physics in 1962 from McGill University. Two years later, having completed his MS degree in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he spent a year at the National Research Council in Ottawa. Returning to academia, he became a Ph. D. student in computer and communication sciences at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » agent-based model - agent-based modeling - artificial intelligence - development - intelligence - learning - modeling - multi-agent system - performance - robotics - simulation - software - software engineering - system - systems theory

Related subjects » Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Simulation-based acquisition: toward a unified foundation.-Why engineering models do not have a frame problem.- Adaptive designs for multiresolution, multiperspective modeling.- The role of uncertainty in systems modeling.- Linguistic dynamic systems and computing with words for modeling, simulation and analysis of complex systems.- Toward a modeling formalism for conflict management.- Systems design: a simulation modeling framework.- DEVS framework for systems development: unified specification for logical analysis, performance evaluation and implementation.- Representation of dynamic structure discrete event models: a systems theory approach.- Timed cell-DEVS: modeling and simulation of cell spaces.- DEVS-based modeling and simulation for intelligent transportation systems.- Dynamic neuronal ensembles: neurobiologically inspired discrete event neural networks.- Simulation for meaning generation: multiscale coalitions of autonomous agents.- Evolutionary learning in agent-based modeling.- A system theoretic approach to constructing test beds for multiagent systems.- A methodology for the translation of knowledge between heterogeneous planners.- Toward a systems methodology for object-oriented software analysis.

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