Professor Gabriel A. Wainer
Dept. of Systems and Computer Engineering,
The Advanced Real-Time Simulation Laboratory investigates different mechanisms to automate the generation of executable models, and their integration with real-time data. The research focuses in interfacing different tools, with a focus on having simulation everywhere. This enables users to analyze massive simulation data in an intuitive and efficient fashion with increased realism, responsiveness (or interactivity), and immersion.
In recent years, the lab has developed new methods to include simulation services in remote servers using RESTful Web Services. The main objective is to integrate different simulation services with cloud computing services, in order to provide on-demand recommendations based on simulation results.
We will discuss how this technology can be used for carrying out varied experiments. We will first discuss examples in the field of environmental sciences and in particular in fire spreading models. The fire spreading model was mashed up using Geographical Information Systems as inputs, and outputs using of different Web Services (Google Maps, Google Earth). We will also discuss the design of ATLAS (Advanced Traffic LAnguage Specifications), a high-level specification language representing city sections. The ATLAS Traffic Simulator Compiler (ATLAS/TSC or TSC) was built using a set of templates that can be redefined by the user, easily adapting the generation of behavior to different modeling and simulation techniques (including standalone, embedded real-time, and parallel versions).
We will present the current advances in our lab, focusing on the methodologies employed for distributed simulation, mash-up applications and implementation on thin clients (including embedded applications).
Brief Biography of the Speaker:
GABRIEL A. WAINER, FSCS, SMIEEE, is Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering (Carleton University). He held visiting positions at the University of Arizona; LSIS (CNRS), Université Paul Cézanne, University of Nice, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, Université Bordeaux (France); UCM, UPC (Spain), and others. He is the author of three books and over 360 research articles; he helped organizing over 100 conferences, being one of the founders of the Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation, SIMUTools and SimAUD. Prof. Wainer is Special Issues Editor of SIMULATION, member of the Editorial Board of IEEE/AIP CISE, Wireless Networks (Elsevier), and others. He received the IBM Eclipse Innovation Award, the First Bernard P. Zeigler DEVS Modeling and Simulation Award, the SCS Outstanding Professional Award (2011), the SCS Distinguished Professional Award (2013), the SCS Distinguished Service Award (2015) and various Best Paper awards. He is a Fellow of SCS.