Collaborative Simulation by Reuse of COTS Simulators with a Reflexive XML Middleware1

  • Mathieu Blanc
  • Fabien Costantini
  • Sébastien Dubois
  • Manuel Forget
  • Olivier Francillon
  • Christian Toinard
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2426)

Abstract

Reuse of Commercial Off-The-Shelf simulators is a promising and new approach to support collaborative and distributed simulations. This paper presents ComRTI, a reflexive XML middleware that eases reuse and collaboration between various COTS simulators. It is a portable middleware that runs on Windows and Unix stations. ComRTI uses only widely available software such as TCP/IP and XML toolkits. Heterogeneous simulators cooperate by sharing a neutral XML model. ComRTI eases to manage meta-models and neutral models. It helps to project dynamically a neutral model onto a specific target simulator. ComRTI has proven efficiency to develop cooperation services between industrial designers. Thus, distributed designers cooperate easily by sharing meta-models and reusing their classical simulation interface. The designers can cooperate also by running a distributed simulation in- volving different meta-models.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathieu Blanc
    • 2
  • Fabien Costantini
    • 1
  • Sébastien Dubois
    • 1
  • Manuel Forget
    • 1
  • Olivier Francillon
    • 2
  • Christian Toinard
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.CNAM-CEDRICParis Cedex 03France
  2. 2.ENSEIRBTalence CedexFrance
  3. 3.ENSI BourgesBourges CedexFrance

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