Formal Languages for Computer Simulation: Transdisciplinary Models and Applications

Formal Languages for Computer Simulation: Transdisciplinary Models and Applications

Pau Fonseca i Casas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain)
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Release Date: July, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 458
ISBN13: 9781466643697|ISBN10: 1466643692|EISBN13: 9781466643703|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4369-7

Description

Models and simulations are an important first step in developing computer applications to solve real-world problems. However, in order to be truly effective, computer programmers must use formal modeling languages to evaluate these simulations.

Formal Languages for Computer Simulation: Transdisciplinary Models and Applications investigates a variety of programming languages used in validating and verifying models in order to assist in their eventual implementation. This book will explore different methods of evaluating and formalizing simulation models, enabling computer and industrial engineers, mathematicians, and students working with computer simulations to thoroughly understand the progression from simulation to product, improving the overall effectiveness of modeling systems.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Discrete Event System Specification
  • Forrester Diagrams
  • Mapping Techniques
  • Petri nets
  • Simulation Tools
  • Specification and Description Languages
  • Transformation Algorithms
  • Unified modeling language

Reviews and Testimonials

The programming languages used in validating and verifying models play a central role in the study and implementation of simulation models. In this book, the authors describe several methods used in the evaluation and formalization of simulation models oriented to a wide spectrum of application areas. [...] The two first chapters make an excellent and agile introduction to the simulation modeling and formalisms. The next chapters are focused in the presentation of specific methodologies and interesting case studies.

Highly recommended for advanced undergraduate courses and PhD students in Computer Sciences. Some parts of the book are also very interesting and valuable for Business and Management Science experts.

– Dr. Ignacio Ponzoni, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahía Blanca, Argentina)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Pau Fonseca i Casas is a Professor of the Department of Statistics and Operational research of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, teaching in Statistics and Simulation areas. He obtained his master degree in computer engineering on 1999 and his Ph.D. on 2007 from Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He also works in the InLab FIB as a head of the Environmental Simulation area, developing Simulation projects since 1998. He is member of LogiSim group, dedicated to the research and development of simulation tools and projects. His website is http://www-eio.upc.es/~pau/. His research interests are discrete simulation applied to industrial, environmental and social models, and the formal representation of such models.

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