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 publicationProceedings of the 25th Conference on Winter Simulation, WSC 1993
EditorsWilliam E. Biles, Gerald W. Evans, Edward C. Russell, Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)078031381X
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Event25th Conference on Winter Simulation, WSC 1993 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Dec 12 1993Dec 15 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
VolumePart F129590
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other25th Conference on Winter Simulation, WSC 1993
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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