Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2006 to Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Department: 
Computer Science
School: 
School of Engineering

METASIM is a highly distributed collection of simulation tools connected by a series of translators that access a common database. Simulation models running on computers at different locations are connected together to create a meta-simulation capability that allows testing effectiveness of IT solutions in the context of disaster response. Models simulating various aspects of a response activity do not have to develop protocols for data transfer with individual simulators, but are able to share simulation results through a common enterprise database. METASIM has standardized communication protocols to allow other simulation models to be incorporated without redesigning the system.