Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

High Level Architecture (HLA) Principles for Distributed Simulation in Industry: A Framework for Controlling Federations over a WAN

Professor Roberto Revetria
DIPTEM, Dipartimento di Ingegneria della Produzione
Termoenergetica e Modelli Matematici
Via all'Opera Pia, 15, 16145 Genova, GE
University of Genoa

Abstract: One of the major simulation issues, once we consider HLA distributed simulation systems, is the ability of federation execution to be controlled by a single point without the need of involving different teams in different locations. This is turning to be especially important when HLA federation are used to feed complex Decision Support Systems with their results. The talk proposes a Java based architecture (HLA Remote Exec) able to properly solve this problem, by using this application all the process involved in a federation execution can be controlled by a single user in a single location. The talk outlines a general architecture of the proposed methodology, it discuss the characteristics of the enabling technologies and proposes an Agent Based implementation. A case study is, then, presented and discussed.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
He earned his degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Genoa and he completed his master thesis in Genoa Mass Transportation Company developing an automatic system integrating ANN (Artificial Neural Networks) and simulation with the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) for supporting purchasing activities. He had consulting experience in modeling applied to environmental management for the new Bosch plant facility TDI Common Rail Technology in construction near Bari. During his service in the Navy as officer, he was involved in the development of WSS&S (Weapon System Simulation & Service) Project. He completed is PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 defending his Doctoral thesis on “Advances in Industrial Plant Management” by applying Artificial iontelligence and Distributed Simulation to several Industrial Cases. Since 1998 is active in Distributed Simulation by moving US DoD HLA (High Level Architecture) Paradigm from Military to Industrial application. In 2000 he succesfully led a research group first demonstrating practical application of HLA in not dedicated network involving a 8 International University Group. He is currently involved, as reseacher, in the DIP of Genoa University, working on advanced modeling projects for Simulation/ERP integration and DSS/maintenance planning applied to industrial case studies (Contracting & Engineering and Retail companies). He is active in developing projects involving simulation with special attention to Distributed Discrete Event and Agent Based Continuous Simulation (SwarmSimulation Agents). He is teaching Modelling & Simulation, VV&A, Distributed Simulation (HLA), Projecty management in Master Courses Worldwide and he is teaching Industrial Plants Design in University of Genoa Masters' Courses. He is Associated Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Logistics.

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