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Towards aspect-oriented plant modelling

Towards aspect-oriented plant modelling

Towards aspect-oriented plant modelling

Standard modelling techniques are not suited for clearly separating aspects of plant function that criss-cross between different components of plant structure, which makes it difficult to reuse and share their implementations. Cieslak et al. use the L-system-based plant modelling language L+C to develop an aspect-oriented approach to plant modelling based on multi-modules, and illustrate the method with a kiwifruit shoot model that integrates growth, carbon dynamics, hormonal control and biomechanics. They demonstrate that multi-modules provide a simple, practical technique for encapsulating aspects of plant function, and potentially allow reuse in other models.