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Review of theory in model abstraction
Author(s): Bernard P. Zeigler
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Paper Abstract

Abstraction is key to model construction for simulation. While traditionally considered to be a black art, the importance of methodological support for abstraction is becoming increasingly evident. Complex distributed simulation systems, supporting multiresolution model sharing, presuppose effective ways to develop and correlate the underlying abstractions. Although a conceptual and computational framework grounded in mathematical systems theory has been around for some time, discussions of abstraction issues still often proceed through individual anecdotal experiences with little cumulative impact. This paper reviews theory and concepts available for working with abstraction in model construction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3369, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science II, (24 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319323
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Bernard P. Zeigler, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3369:
Enabling Technology for Simulation Science II
Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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