- Volume 6 Issue 11
DEVS formalism is advantageous in modeling large-scale complex systems and it reveals good readability, because it can specify discrete event systems in a hierarchical manner. In contrast, it has drawback in that the simulation speed of DEVS models is comparably slow since it requires frequent message passing between the component models in run-time. This paper proposes a method, called model composition, for simulation speedup of DEVS models. The method is viewed as a compiled simulation technique which eliminates run-time interpretation of communication paths between component models. Experimental results show that the simulation speed of transformed DEVS models is about 18 times faster than original ones.
DEVS;Model Composition;Simulation Speedup;Formalism