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Describing the HLA Using the DFSS Formalism

  • Fernando Barros
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3397)

Abstract

The High Level Architecture (HLA) is a standard for enabling the interoperability of simulation systems in a distributed computer environment. The HLA has been established by the US/DMSO and it is aimed to promote the communication among complex simulators. In this paper, we present a formal representation of the modeling aspects of the HLA using the Discrete Flow System Specification (DFSS), a modeling formalism aimed to represent dynamic structure systems. The HLA has introduced concepts not typically used in the modeling and simulation field. A formal representation of the HLA permits its description using standard constructs, making the HLA more easily intelligible by a larger community of users. A formal description also permits to highlight the current limitations of the HLA when compared with a more complete formal framework like the DFSS formalism that supports a wider range of dynamic structure systems.

Keywords

Dynamic Structure Parallel Behavior Broadcast Protocol High Level Architecture Network Executive 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Barros
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  1. 1.Dept. Eng. InformáticaUniversidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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