Representing and constructing system specifications using the system entity structure concepts

Jerzy W. Rozenblit, Bernard P. Zeigler

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A generative approach to constructing system specifications is discussed. This process is intended to support design of hierarchical, multicomponent systems. In previous work, a systems design methodology called Knowledge-Based Simulation Design (KBSD) was developed. KBSD focuses on the use of modeling and simulation techniques to build and evaluate models of the system being designed. To represent families of design components, a knowledge representation scheme called system entity structure (SES) is used. Various modeling formalisms may be used for system specifications in the methodology. Thus, an efficient, generative procedure is needed for constructing specifications for systems represented by an SES. It is shown how system specifications can be managed using a canonical SES representation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
EditorsGerald W. Evans, Mansooren Mollaghasemi, Edward C. Russell, William E. Biles
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0780313801
StatePublished - 1993

Publication series

NameWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0275-0708

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Applied Mathematics


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