Computer aided Multi-paradigm Modelling
Year span: 
2004 - ...
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Computer Automated Multi-Paradigm Modeling

Over the last decades engineered systems have reached a tremendous level of complexity, involving expertise from many disciplines and entailing a variety of implementation technologies (e.g., embedded software, microelectromechanical systems, analog circuits, and digital circuits). The heterogeneous nature of these systems invariably combines with an architecture of different concurrent components that interact through continuous signals or discrete message passing. The corresponding increased level of complexity has led to the use of more formal approaches to system design through realization.

Efficient and effective approaches apply dedicated modeling formalisms to different aspects of the system. Consequently, the complete system specification process combines several modeling, design, implementation, and realization paradigms (e.g., differential equation modeling, continuous time signal processing, and discrete event controllers) and decomposition of the entire specification task allows teams of experts to concurrently work on their domain of expertise. In the area of computer aided control system design this includes, e.g., control system design, simulation, optimization, modeling, and verification.

Each of these paradigms have different modeling languages (textual and/or graphical) and rely on different computational models.

  • This special session at the IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Aided Control Systems Design 2000 addresses some of the multi-paradigm issues in two parts:
  • This special session at the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications 2001 addresses some of the methodological issues in and applications of domain specific modeling.
  • This special session at the IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Aided Control Systems Design 2004 discusses specific CAMPaM applications in automotive, transportation, aerospace, and process industry.

Many of the references in the combined papers are in the form of URLs. These are compiled in one list of references.

In addition to these sessions, two special issues of international journals on the topic of Computer Automated Multi-Paradigm Modeling are organized:

If you are interested in this field or any of the topics in particular found on this and linked pages, feel free to contact us. Thanks so much for your interest!

Pieter J. Mosterman and Hans Vangheluwe

Special Issues Workshops Invited Sessions
IEEE TCST The Inaugural Bellairs workshop Heterogeneous Modeling
ACM TOMACS The 2nd Bellairs workshop Behavior Generation
SIMULATION The 3rd Bellairs workshop Domain Specific Modeling
  1st Multi-Paradigm Modeling: Concepts and Tools Applications
  The 4th Bellairs workshop CAMPaM Tools
  2nd Multi-Paradigm Modeling: Concepts and Tools Model-Based Design Tools
  The 5th Bellairs workshop  
  The 6th Bellairs workshop  
  33d Multi-Paradigm Modeling: Concepts and Tools  
  The 7th Bellairs workshop