The Community for Technology Leaders
2009 Congress on Services - I (2009)
Los Angeles, CA
July 6, 2009 to July 10, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3708-5
pp: 78-84
The design and development of complex engineering systems generally encompasses multi-disciplinary knowledge and entails systematic analysis at an early design stage. A paradigm known as collaborative simulation is introduced to address this characteristic: that is, decomposing the system into manageable subsystems and incorporating them at simulation run-time. However, many key limitations still remain in current collaborative simulation solutions, especially in the modern context of distributive and collaborative design. Our motivation in this research is to develop such a tool that can support the effective deployment and dynamic integration of simulation models distributed on the Internet. As a major implementation technology in industry, Web Services have advantages such as modularized system structure and universally available computing capability. We propose a service-oriented approach that treats a collaborative simulation system as loosely-coupled components, e.g. simulation models and simulation management, all of which are wrapped as independent Web Services. A prototype system is developed, based on which a simple case study is looked at. It is evidenced in this work that Web Services and service-oriented architecture have great potential in developing engineering software tools.

H. Wang, A. Johnson and H. Zhang, "A Service-Oriented Approach for the Collaborative Simulation of Complex Engineering Systems," 2009 Congress on Services - I(SERVICES), Los Angeles, CA, 2009, pp. 78-84.
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