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Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on (2004)
Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 21, 2004 to Oct. 23, 2004
ISSN: 1550-6525
ISBN: 0-7695-2232-7
pp: 108-115
Katherine L. Morse , SAIC San Diego
Ryan Brunton , SAIC San Diego
J. Mark Pullen , George Mason University
Priscilla McAndrews , George Mason University
Andreas Tolk , Old Dominion University
James Muguira , Old Dominion University
The Experimentation Command and Control Interface (XC2I) project has developed an architecture for a Web-service based viewer/controller for use with distributed simulations supporting military experiments. As part of this activity, a capability for Interest Management with three functions is being created. The functions are Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Area of Interest Management (AOIM), and Aggregation Interest Management (AGIM). While the approach is compatible with High Level Architecture (HLA) for Modeling and Simulation, primary information exchange takes place using the Web services, i.e. software-to-software messaging interfaces that operate over Web protocols such as XML/SOAP. This paper presents a Web Services Internet Management (WSIM) architecture designed to achieve these capabilities in a way that is compatible with simulations using the HLA. The protocols and information flow structure are described, along with the architecture's design rationale, interest management rules, and plans for its implementation. The paper concludes with a description of potential for future development of WSIM, including adoption of the Command and Control Information Exchange Data Model (C2IEDM) and use of Overlay Multicast for data distribution.

K. L. Morse, A. Tolk, J. M. Pullen, J. Muguira, P. McAndrews and R. Brunton, "An Architecture for Web-Services Based Interest Management in Real Time Distributed Simulation," Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on(DS-RT), Budapest, Hungary, 2004, pp. 108-115.
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