MDA-Based Meta-modeling Technique for Collaborative Simulation

  • Cheng Ma
  • Tianyuan Xiao
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 323)


Heterogeneity among multi-disciplinary models of complex products models hinders the sharing of information between subsystems, decreases the efficiency of collaborative development and becomes the bottle-neck of system integration and collaborative simulation. This paper analyses the current progress on model consistency description in collaborative simulation system for complex product development, and presents an UML Profile-based meta-model, CSMM (Collaborative Simulation Meta Model), referring MDA standard, to fulfill the consistency description of collaborative simulation model and collaborative behavior information. Also, the process for building collaborative simulation models of complex products based on CSMM meta-model is given. A case study has verified that this meta-model is able to support multi-granularity modeling and multi-resolution simulation in complex product development process.


collaborative simulation MDA meta-model CSMM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng Ma
    • 1
  • Tianyuan Xiao
    • 1
  1. 1.The National CIMS ERC, Department of AutomationTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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