Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2009: 2009 Fall SIW: Orlando, Florida, USA September 21-25 2009



Conference Name

2009 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop


Interoperation of systems is defined by the aspects of integratability, interoperability, and composability. It is therefore needed, to address all levels of interoperation - from conceptual models via implemented systems to the supported infrastructure - accordingly in an interoperation framework.

Several candidates are available and provide valuable part solution. This paper evaluates the Base Object Models (BOMs), Discrete Event Simulation Specifications (DEVS), Unified Language Model (UML) artifacts as used within the Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA), the Object-Process Methodology (OPM), and Conceptual Graphs (CG) regarding their contribution.

Using the Levels of Conceptual Interoperability Model (LCIM), an extended interoperability framework based on the contributions of BOM, DEVS, UML/TENA, OPM, and CG will be proposed and gaps in support of joint composability are indentified.


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Original Publication Citation

Tolk, A., & Turnitsa, C. D. (2009). An Extended Interoperability Framework for Joint Composability. Paper presented at the 2009 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Orlando FL.


0000-0002-4201-8757 (Tolk), 0000-0001-5567-7594 (Turnitsa)

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