Theory of Modeling and Simulation

Integrating Discrete Event and Continuous Complex Dynamic Systems

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Author: Bernard P. Zeigler,Herbert Praehofer,Tag Gon Kim

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780127784557

Category: Computers

Page: 510

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The increased computational power and software tools available to engineers have increased the use and dependence on modeling and computer simulation throughout the design process. These tools have given engineers the capability of designing highly complex systems and computer architectures that were previously unthinkable. Every complex design project, from integrated circuits, to aerospace vehicles, to industrial manufacturing processes requires these new methods. This book fulfills the essential need of system and control engineers at all levels in understanding modeling and simulation. This book, written as a true text/reference has become a standard sr./graduate level course in all EE departments worldwide and all professionals in this area are required to update their skills. The book provides a rigorous mathematical foundation for modeling and computer simulation. It provides a comprehensive framework for modeling and simulation integrating the various simulation approaches. It covers model formulation, simulation model execution, and the model building process with its key activities model abstraction and model simplification, as well as the organization of model libraries. Emphasis of the book is in particular in integrating discrete event and continuous modeling approaches as well as a new approach for discrete event simulation of continuous processes. The book also discusses simulation execution on parallel and distributed machines and concepts for simulation model realization based on the High Level Architecture (HLA) standard of the Department of Defense. * Presents a working foundation necessary for compliance with High Level Architecture (HLA) standards * Provides a comprehensive framework for continuous and discrete event modeling and simulation * Explores the mathematical foundation of simulation modeling * Discusses system morphisms for model abstraction and simplification * Presents a new approach to discrete event simulation of continuous processes * Includes parallel and distributed simulation of discrete event models * Presentation of a concept to achieve simulator interoperability in the form of the DEVS-Bus

Business Process Management

15th International Conference, BPM 2017, Barcelona, Spain, September 10–15, 2017, Proceedings

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Author: Josep Carmona,Gregor Engels,Akhil Kumar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319650009

Category: Computers

Page: 341

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2017, held in Barcelona, Spain, in September 2017.The 19 revised full papers papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 116 initial submissions. The topics selected by the authors demonstrate an increasing interest of the research community in the area of process mining, resonated by an equally fast-growing uptake by different industry sectors. The papers are organized in topical sections on process modeling; process mining; assorted BPM topics; decisions and understanding; and process knowledge.

Process-Oriented Analysis and Validation of Multi-Agent-Based Simulations

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Author: Nicolas Denz

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832538747

Category: Computers

Page: 445

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In multi-agent-based simulation (MABS) the behavior of individual actors is modeled in detail. The analysis and validation of these models is rated as difficult and requires support by innovative techniques and tools. Problems include model complexity, the amount and often qualitative representation of simulation results, and the typical dichotomy between microscopic modeling and macroscopic observation perspectives. In recent years, data mining has been increasingly applied as a support technique in this context. A particularly promising approach is found in the field of process mining. Due to its rooting in business process analysis, process mining shares several process- and organization-oriented analysis perspectives and use cases with agent-based modeling. This thesis proposes a conceptual framework for the systematic application of process mining to the analysis and validation of MABS. As a foundation, agent-oriented analysis perspectives and simulation-specific use cases are identified and complemented with methods, techniques, and results from the literature. A partial formalization of perspectives and use cases is sketched by utilizing concepts from process modeling and software engineering. Beyond the conceptual work, process mining is applied in two case studies related to different modeling and simulation approaches.

Advances in Web Semantics I

Ontologies, Web Services and Applied Semantic Web

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Author: Elizabeth J. Chang,Katia Sycara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540897844

Category: Computers

Page: 397

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The all pervasive web is influencing all aspects of human endeavour. In order to strengthen the description of web resources, so that they are more meaningful to both humans and machines, web semantics have been proposed. These allow better annotation, understanding, search, interpretation and composition of these - sources. The growing importance of these has brought about a great increase in research into these issues. We propose a series of books that will address key issues in web semantics on an annual basis. This book series can be considered as an extended journal published annually. The series will combine theoretical results, standards, and their realizations in applications and implementations. The series is titled “Advances in Web Sem- tics” and will be published periodically by Springer to promote emerging Semantic Web technologies. It will contain the cream of the collective contribution of the Int- national Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Web Semantics Working Group; WG 2. 12 & WG 12. 4. This book, addressing the current state of the art, is the first in the series. In subsequent years, books will address a particular theme, topic or issue where the greatest advances are being made. Examples of such topics include: (i) process semantics, (ii) web services, (iii) ontologies, (iv) workflows, (v) trust and reputation, (vi) web applications, etc. Periodically, perhaps every five years, there will be a scene-setting state of the art volume.

Business Process Management Workshops

BPM 2007 International Workshops, BPI, BPD, CBP, ProHealth, RefMod, semantics4ws, Brisbane, Australia, September 24, 2007, Revised Selected Papers

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Author: Arthur ter Hofstede,Boualem Benatallah,Hye-Young Paik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540782389

Category: Computers

Page: 522

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Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2005

30th International Symposium, MFCS 2005, Gdansk, Poland, August29-September 2. 2005, Proceedings

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Author: Joanna Jedrzejowicz,Andrzej Szepietowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540287027

Category: Computers

Page: 814

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2005, held in Gdansk, Poland in August/September 2005. The 62 revised full papers presented together with full papers or abstracts of 7 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 137 submissions. All current aspects in theoretical computer science are addressed, ranging from quantum computing, approximation, automata, circuits, scheduling, games, languages, discrete mathematics, combinatorial optimization, graph theory, networking, algorithms, and complexity to programming theory, formal methods, and mathematical logic.

Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis, Second Edition

A Regression-Based Approach

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Author: Andrew F. Hayes

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 146253466X

Category: Social Science

Page: 692

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Lauded for its easy-to-understand, conversational discussion of the fundamentals of mediation, moderation, and conditional process analysis, this book has been fully revised with 50% new content, including sections on working with multicategorical antecedent variables, the use of PROCESS version 3 for SPSS and SAS for model estimation, and annotated PROCESS v3 outputs. Using the principles of ordinary least squares regression, Andrew F. Hayes carefully explains procedures for testing hypotheses about the conditions under and the mechanisms by which causal effects operate, as well as the moderation of such mechanisms. Hayes shows how to estimate and interpret direct, indirect, and conditional effects; probe and visualize interactions; test questions about moderated mediation; and report different types of analyses. Data for all the examples are available on the companion website (www.afhayes.com), along with links to download PROCESS. New to This Edition *Chapters on using each type of analysis with multicategorical antecedent variables. *Example analyses using PROCESS v3, with annotated outputs throughout the book. *More tips and advice, including new or revised discussions of formally testing moderation of a mechanism using the index of moderated mediation; effect size in mediation analysis; comparing conditional effects in models with more than one moderator; using R code for visualizing interactions; distinguishing between testing interaction and probing it; and more. *Rewritten Appendix A, which provides the only documentation of PROCESS v3, including 13 new preprogrammed models that combine moderation with serial mediation or parallel and serial mediation. *Appendix B, describing how to create customized models in PROCESS v3 or edit preprogrammed models.

Specification and Verification of Declarative Open Interaction Models

A Logic-Based Approach

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Author: Marco Montali

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364214537X

Category: Computers

Page: 411

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Many novel application scenarios and architectures in business process management or service composition are characterized by a distribution of activities and resources, and by complex interaction and coordination dynamics. In this book, Montali answers fundamental questions on open and declarative modeling abstractions via the integration and extension of quite diverse approaches into a computational logic-based comprehensive framework. This framework allows non IT experts to graphically specify interaction models that are then automatically transformed into a corresponding formal representation and a set of fully automated sound and complete verification facilities. The book constitutes a revised and extended version of the author’s PhD thesis, which was honored with the 2009 “Marco Cadoli” prize, awarded by the Italian Association for Logic Programming for the most outstanding thesis focusing on computational logic, discussed between the years 2007 and 2009.

Transactions on Computational Systems Biology VII

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Author: Corrado Priami,Anna Ingolfsdottir,Bud Mishra,Hanne Riis Nielson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540488375

Category: Computers

Page: 184

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The LNCS journal Transactions on Computational Systems Biology is devoted to inter- and multidisciplinary research in the fields of computer science and life sciences and supports a paradigmatic shift in the techniques from computer and information science to cope with the new challenges arising from the systems oriented point of view of biological phenomena. This volume, the 7th in the Transactions on Computational Systems Biology series, contains a fully-refereed and carefully selected set of papers from the two workshops BioConcur 2004 held in London, UK in August 2004 and BioConcur 2005 held in San Francisco, CA, USA in August 2005. The 8 papers selected for this special issue are devoted to various aspects of computational methods, algorithms and techniques in bioinformatics such as modeling of signalling pathways, gene regulation in pi-calculus, relations between regulator graphs and Petri nets, translation of SBML models to stochastic pi-calculus, use of graph theory to model biological networks, distributed model checking with biochemical Kripke structures, graphical notation for stochastic pi-calculus, as well as differentiation and homeostatic behavior of boolean dynamic systems.

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2010

International Workshops: AVYTAT, ADI, DATAVIEW, EI2N, ISDE, MONET, OnToContent, ORM, P2P-CDVE, SeDeS, SWWS and OTMA

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Author: Robert Meersman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642169600

Category: Computers

Page: 711

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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of 11 international workshops held as part of OTM 2010 in Hersonissos, Greece in October 2010. The 68 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 127 submissions to the workshops. The volume starts with 14 poster papers of the OTM 2010 main conferences COOPIS 2010, DOA 2010 and OSBASE 2010. Topics of the workshop papers are adaption in service-oriented architectures, ambient intelligence and reasoning, data integration approaches, modeling in ADI, web and enterprise data visualization, enterprise integration and semantics, industrial enterprise interoperability and networking, process management in distributed information system development, improving social networking, ontology engineering, master data management and metamodeling, extensions to fact-oriented modeling, logic and derivation, patterns in input data models.

KI 2011: Advances in Artificial Intelligence

34th Annual German Conference on AI, Berlin, Germany, October 4-7,2011, Proceedings

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Author: Joscha Bach,Stefan Edelkamp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642244556

Category: Computers

Page: 370

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 34th Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, KI 2011, held in Berlin, Germany, in October 2011. The 32 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 81 submissions. The papers are divided in topical sections on computational learning and datamining, knowledge representation and reasonings, augmented reality, swarm intelligence; and planning and scheduling.

Physical Processes in Clouds and Cloud Modeling

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Author: Alexander P. Khain,Mark Pinsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521767431

Category: Nature

Page: 686

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Provides a comprehensive analysis of modern theories of cloud microphysical processes and their representation in numerical cloud models.

Object-oriented systems analysis

a model-driven approach

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Author: David W. Embley,Barry D. Kurtz,Scott N. Woodfield

Publisher: Yourdon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 302

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Mathematical Models and Methods of Localized Interaction Theory

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Author: Abram I. Bunimovich,Anatolii V. Dubinskii

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810217433

Category: Mathematics

Page: 226

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The interaction of the environment with a moving body is called ?localized? if it has been found or assumed that the force or/and thermal influence of the environment on each body surface point is independent and can be determined by the local geometrical and kinematical characteristics of this point as well as by the parameters of the environment and body?environment interactions which are the same for the whole surface of contact.Such models are widespread in aerodynamics and gas dynamics, covering supersonic and hypersonic flows, and rarefied gas flows. They describe the influence of light on a body, and are used for modelling penetration of solids into metals and soils, etc.Localized Interaction Theory (LIT) studies various theoretical and applied problems using the most general description of the influence of the environment on the body. This makes it possible to integrate results obtained from different models and to create new universal methods that can be used for various conditions, even if the description of the real interaction model is unknown. Such a unified approach to the problems of analysis, calculation and optimization of the integral characteristics of bodies moving in different media is the main content of this book which is the first monograph on this subject. Many applications, chiefly in aerodynamics and space engineering are presented.

Modeling and Simulation of Discrete Event Systems

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Author: Byoung Kyu Choi,DongHun Kang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118732855

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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Computer modeling and simulation (M&S) allows engineers to study and analyze complex systems. Discrete-event system (DES)-M&S is used in modern management, industrial engineering, computer science, and the military. As computer speeds and memory capacity increase, so DES-M&S tools become more powerful and more widely used in solving real-life problems. Based on over 20 years of evolution within a classroom environment, as well as on decades-long experience in developing simulation-based solutions for high-tech industries, Modeling and Simulation of Discrete-Event Systems is the only book on DES-M&S in which all the major DES modeling formalisms – activity-based, process-oriented, state-based, and event-based – are covered in a unified manner: A well-defined procedure for building a formal model in the form of event graph, ACD, or state graph Diverse types of modeling templates and examples that can be used as building blocks for a complex, real-life model A systematic, easy-to-follow procedure combined with sample C# codes for developing simulators in various modeling formalisms Simple tutorials as well as sample model files for using popular off-the-shelf simulators such as SIGMA®, ACE®, and Arena® Up-to-date research results as well as research issues and directions in DES-M&S Modeling and Simulation of Discrete-Event Systems is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of simulation/industrial engineering and computer science, as well as for simulation practitioners and researchers.

Theory and Policy in International Relations

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Author: Raymond Tanter,Richard Henry Ullman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400871352

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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A group of leading political scientists assess the relevance and usefulness of international relations theory for policymaking. The editors' introduction reviews the "state of the art," the importance and liabilities of theory for the policymaker, and the problems of organizing knowledge to meet the needs of the policy community. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Practice of Enterprise Modeling

Third IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference, PoEM 2010, Delft, The Netherlands, Novermber 9-10, 2010, Proceedings

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Author: Patrick van Bommel,Stijn Hoppenbrouwers,Sietse Overbeek,Erik Proper,Joseph Barjis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642167810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

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Thesearethe proceedings ofthe Third IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conferenceonthe PracticeofEnterpriseModeling, heldinDelft (The Netherlands)onNovember9 and10,2010.ItfollowedthesuccessofPoEM2008and2009(bothheldinSto- holm), which each attracted over 50 participants from all over the world, r- resenting both industry and academia. This indicates that enterprise modeling (EM) has gainedpopularity both in the academic community and among prac- tioners. The interactive format of the previous conferences sparked constructive interaction between researchand practice. PoEM2010 further strengthened this interaction. The PoEM conferences contribute to establishing a dedicated forum where theuseofEMinpracticeisaddressedbybringingtogetherresearchers, usersand practitioners. The main focus of PoEM is EM methods, approaches, and tools, and how they are used in practice. The goal of the conference was to further a better understanding of the practice of EM and improve the theory behind the practice, contributing to improvedEMpractice and to the sharingof knowledge. For this third edition, the founders of PoEM, Anne Perssonand Janis Stirna, passed the torch for the ?rst time; we hope we lived up to the high standards set by them and thank them for their initiative, commitment, and excellent work. PoEMwill return to Scandinavia next year, and will remain to do so everyother

Defining and Analyzing a Business Process

A Six Sigma Pocket Guide

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Author: Jeffrey N. Lowenthal

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 9780873895514

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 78

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Many references on Six Sigma stress the importance of defining processes. all too often, practitioners on a Six Sigma project rely on flowcharts for this crucial step. Unfortunately, flowcharts only show decision points, and the steps taken to reach those decisions are overlooked, including vital departmental interactions and communication patterns. This is the focus of Defining and Analyzing a Business Process: a Six Sigma Pocket Guide, which helps to fill the gaps found on flowcharts and provides a more complete big-picture view of the processes. This pocket guide details a methodology on how to analyze your existing processes. the book uses two distinct approaches: first a Business Interaction Model and second an Integrated Flow Diagram. Once the analysis phase is complete, the pocket guide presents a method on how to innovate your process to optimize its operation. the book moves away from the theory and jumps headlong into a systemic approach to change. As a pocket guide, it can easily be used as a reference or as a teaching aid, and is ideal for anyone who uses processes at any level. Preview a sample chapter from this book along with the full table of contents by clicking here. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this pdf file.