An architecture for integration of multidisciplinary models

G.F. Belete, A. Voinov, N. Holst

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Integrating multidisciplinary models requires linking models: that may operate at different temporal and spatial scales; developed using different methodologies, tools and techniques; different levels of complexity; calibrated for different ranges of inputs and outputs, etc. On the other hand, integration of models requires us to address technical, semantic, and dataset aspects of interoperability. So we need a genuine techniques that enable us to integrate various domain specific models for interdisciplinary study. In this research work, we investigated best practices of System Integration, Enterprise Application Integration, and Integration Design Patterns. We developed an architecture of a multidisciplinary model integration framework that brings these three aspects of integration together. Service-oriented-based platform independent architecture that enables to establish loosely coupled dependency among various models is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBold visions for environmental modelling
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 7th international congress on environmental modelling and software (iEMSs)
EditorsD.P. Ames, N.W.T. Quinn, A.E. Rizzoli
PublisherInternational Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-88-9035-744-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2014: Bold visions for environmental modelling - San Diego, United States
Duration: 15 Jun 201419 Jun 2014
Conference number: 7


Conference7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Internet address


  • METIS-308894


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