2nd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques

Research Article

Tools for DEVS Modeling, Simulation and 3D Visualization

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2009.5742,
        author={Patrick Castonguay and Tania Pendergast and Gabriel Wainer},
        title={Tools for DEVS Modeling, Simulation and 3D Visualization},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Discrete-Event Simulation Visualization Cell-DEVS CD++.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2009.5742}
    }
    
  • Patrick Castonguay
    Tania Pendergast
    Gabriel Wainer
    Year: 2010
    Tools for DEVS Modeling, Simulation and 3D Visualization
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2009.5742
Patrick Castonguay1,*, Tania Pendergast1,*, Gabriel Wainer1,*
  • 1: Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
*Contact email: pcaston3@connect.carleton.ca, tpenderg@connect.carleton.ca, gwainer@sce.carleton.ca

Abstract

Cell-DEVS is an extension of the DEVS formalism which combines DEVS with Cellular Automata. It is particularly useful for defining spaces by decomposing them into individual cells. The CD++ Toolkit enables one to model and simulate a real or artificial system using either DEVS or Cell-DEVS. Although it is provided with a Modeler tool, this permits only 2D visualization of the simulation. This paper focuses upon two efforts to produce integrate DEVS simulations developed with the CD++ tool with 3D visualizations using Blender, an opensource 3D visualization software.