Yves Maris   
M. Sc.
Modelling, Simulation and Design Lab
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Antwerp
Middelheimcampus
1, Middelheimlaan
Antwerp,
Belgium 2020
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Yves Maris     
   

I am a master in computer science graduated at the University of Antwerp, with specialization in Software Engineering.
This page contains my master thesis, which was supervised by Prof. Hans Vangheluwe and Prof. Fernando Barros


Master Thesis

Abstract: Dynamic structure systems can undergo changes to its network structure at any point in time during simulation. This can include the addition, removal or modification of components or relations between component. Allowing this type of behaviour can greatly improve expressiveness of a modeling language. We extended causal block diagrams with dynamic structures in a way that is consistent with its standard constructs. Model transformation is allowed trough the addition of a new concept, structure blocks, to the existing language. New components are instantiated and existing ones are removed as specified within the structure block. As a proof of concept we implemented an exhaustive model in a prototype simulator for the new extended language. This work is also a step forward in finding the essence of dynamic structure modeling.

Submitted thesis : thesis.pdf.


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