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A Simulation Approach to Airline Maintenance Manpower Planning

Massoud Bazargan

The 2010 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC 10)
Ottawa, Canada, July 11-14, 2010


To support large-scale simulations such as many simulation entities or federates involved in a simulation, the scalability of Data Distribution Management (DDM) is a key factor. However, the scalability issue of DDM is rarely raised in the literature. Thus we present a scalable DDM approach, DHT-DDM, using Content-Addressable Networks (CANs) based on Distributed Hash Table (DHT). The mechanisms for region declaration, region matching, and network connection are shown in this paper. With DHT-DDM, the declaration of regions is done deterministically without depending on global information, the load of region matching is distributed and shared among federates, and the connections of federates is built upon application-level multicast.

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