Dynamic Structure: Agent Modeling and Publish/Subscribe

  • Bernard P. Zeigler
  • Hessam S. Sarjoughian
Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)


Dynamic structuring of models allows you can specify how models can change their structure during runtime. This chapter opens with a description of dynamic structure and its application to agent modeling. The Publish/Subscribe data distribution paradigm is described using dynamic structuring together with a Data Distribution Service that provides middleware based on this paradigm. We show how the DEVS Simulation Protocol for distributed simulation can be implemented in such middleware. We discuss how Publish/Subscribe topics support the exchange of DEVS protocol commands and DEVS messages. We also discussed how topics that are individualized to components are not as desirable as those that can be subscribed to by all components. Insight into the choice of topics is gained by considering the all and each coupling of multi-aspects.


Couple Model Dynamic Structure Agent Modeling Smart Object Data Distribution Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard P. Zeigler
    • 1
  • Hessam S. Sarjoughian
    • 2
  1. 1.Chief ScientistRTSync Corp.RockvilleUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science & Engineering FacultyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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