During every standard workshop or event, the examples of working interoperability solutions are used to motivate for 'plug and play' standards for M&S as well, like standardized batteries for electronics, or the use of XML to exchange data between heterogeneous systems. While these are successful applications of standards, they are off the mark regarding M&S interoperability. The challenge of M&S is that the product that needs to be made interoperable is not the service or the system alone, but the model behind it as well. The paper shows that the alignment of conceptualizations is the real problem that is not yet dealt with in current interoperability standards.
Original Publication Citation
Tolk, A., Diallo, S. Y., Padilla, J. J., & Turnitsa, C. D. (2012). How is M&S interoperability different from other interoperability domains? M&S Journal, 7(3), 5-14.
0000-0002-4201-8757 (Tolk, Andreas)
Tolk, Andreas; Diallo, Saikou Y.; Padilla, Jose J.; and Turnitsa, Charles D., "How is M&S Interoperability Different From Other Interoperability Domains?" (2012). Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Engineering Faculty Publications. 31.