Specialization and Pruning

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


A major strength of the SES is that it generates a family of hierarchical models rather than single composition. To understand how this is accomplished, we discuss a second main construct called specialization to complement and interact with the earlier introduced operation of decomposition. Specialization enables you to expand the alternatives, or options, for selection. We show how a pruning interface supports understanding the combinatorial space of possible selections. You need not make all available selections at one session and can return later to amend and add to a pruning file. This allows you to generate multiple possible pruned entity structures that can be transformed into simulation models.


Hierarchical Model Multiple Occurrence Brand Choice Brand Specialization Numerous Replication 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2013

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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