Modelling and Simulation as a Service, Volume 2: MSaaS Discovery Service and Metadata
NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE) NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE France
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M and S as a Service MSaaS is a concept that combines service orientation and the provision of M and S applications via the as-a-service model of cloud computing to enable more composable simulation environments that can be deployed and executed on-demand. NATO MSG-136 investigated the concept of MSaaS and provided technical and organizational foundations to establish the Allied Framework for M and S as a Service within NATO and partner nations. The Allied Framework for M and S as a Service is the common approach of NATO and nations towards implementing MSaaS and is defined by the Operational Concept Document, Technical Reference Architecture, and MSaaS Governance Policies. This document analyses different options to handle metadata and discovery in the context of MSaaS in alignment with the reference architecture. Metadata are the key element of a formalized description of user requirements and searchable descriptions of available resources. MSG-136 examined several available metadata schemes for their usability in an MSaaS context and finally in a best-of-breed approach suggested a minimum set of metadata elements necessary to enable service discovery in the Allied Framework for MSaaS.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Forces and Organizations