Theory of quantized systems: DEVS simulation of perceiving agents

Bernard P. Zeigler, Hessam Sarjoughian, Herbert Praehofer

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Perceiving agents have a limited sensitivity to distinguish input stimuli. Whatever the cause - random noise, limited numbers of sensing elements, intentional desensitization - formulation of such behavioral phenomena at the system level has not attracted much interest. This work is a first attempt to formalize the limited-sensitivity abstraction and to explore its implications for systems modeling and simulation, both conceptual and practical. In this article, a system theoretic formalization of perceiving agents called quantized systems is provided, linking them with discrete event modeling paradigms and exploring their approximation capability and message reduction in distributed simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-647
Number of pages37
JournalCybernetics and Systems
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence

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