Part I: Basics.
Introduction to Systems Modeling Concepts.
Framework for Modeling and Simulation.
Modeling Formalisms and Their Simulators.
Introduction to Discrete Event System Specifications (DEVS).
Hierarchy of System Specifications.
Part II: Modeling Formalisms and Simulation Algorithms.
Basic Formalisms: DEVS, DTSS, DESS.
Basic Formalisms: Coupled Multicomponent Systems.
Simulators for Basic Formalisms.
Multiformalism Modeling and Simulation.
DEVS-Based Extended Formalisms.
Parallel and Distributed Discrete Event Simulation.
Part III: System Morphisms: Abstraction, Representation, Approximation.
Hierarchy of System Morphisms.
Abstraction: Constructing Model Families.
Verification, Validation, Approximate Morphisms: Living with Error.
DEVS and DEVS-like Systems: Universality and Uniqueness.
DEVS Representation of Systems.
Part IV: System Design and Modeling and Simulation Environments.
DEVS-Based Design Methodology.
System Entity Structure/Model Base Framework.
Collaboration and the Future.