Object-oriented DEVS

Bernard P. Zeigler, Hessam Sarjoughian, Vincent Au

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7 Scopus citations


We present an approach called Object Behavior Specification that combines principles of systems theory with those of object orientation. The approach adds a middle layer between the set-theoretic formalism of DEVS (Discrete Event System Specification) and its implementation in C++ and JAVA. Historically, the implementation came first and the object behavior specification was abstracted from it. However, once established, the approach may enable enhanced reuse of DEVS implementation designs. We also show the applicability of the approach to improved formalization of animation and dynamic structure implementations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsA.F. Sisti
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1997
EventEnabling Technology for Simulation Science - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 22 1997Apr 24 1997


OtherEnabling Technology for Simulation Science
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Animation
  • DEVS
  • Dynamic structure
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Software Specification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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