The 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2007)

May 21-25, 2007
Embassy Suites Hotel-Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP (Pending)

Demo I: E-AIRS: Aerospace Integrated Research Systems
Min-Joong Jeong, Kum Won Cho, and Kyoung-Yun Kim html pdf

Demo II: Satellite Threat Evaluation Environment for Defensive Counterspace (STEED)
Eric Loomis html pdf

Demo III: WebCentric GeoSpatial Collaboration
James Fanning html pdf

Demo IV: Developing Architectures in a Collaborative Environment
John Woodring html pdf


E-AIRS: Aerospace Integrated Research Systems

Min-Joong Jeong1, Kum Won Cho1, Kyoung-Yun Kim2

1Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)
South Korea

2Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Wayne State University, Michigan


While developing information technology and improving engineering environment, modern aerospace technology requires even larger scale computing and data management. However, the technology faces difficulty to use isolated resources. Therefore, needs arise to construct network based and integrated design and analysis system. In order to provide a uniform aerospace development infrastructure, three perspectives are required (i.e., integration and management of aerospace resources located in multiple organizations and areas; facilitating human collaboration in aerospace fields; and remote access and operation of aerospace facilities and instruments). National e-Science project has been developing by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Information and Communication in Korea. Many worldwide organizations and institutes have conducted research on the development of e-Science paradigm. USA NASA has focused on information power grid (IPG), which is designed for environment of real time design, manufacturing, and maintenance of aircraft in grid base. In the United Kingdom, grid based researches is classified into mainly two systems: grid based aircraft multi-discipline optimal design system (GEODISE) and grid based real-time aircraft operation and maintenance system (DAME). In Japan, grid based supersonic aircraft design focused on a sort of integrated aerospace, full cell, materials design, and regional environment. The national e-Science of Korea is commonly contributing to construct of aerospace e-Science (called e-AIRS project). In e-AIRS project, design/analysis network for aerospace vehicle based on national grid system has been constructed. It also provides collaborative use of aerospace test facilities and equipments dispersed in organizations, institute, industry, and academia. In addition, this project also aims to construct infrastructure for collaborative use of information and database for aerospace vehicle design/analysis.

This presentation will address an overview of e-AIRS research activities and a concept demonstration about e-Science portal interface, integrated mesh generation and CFD computation services, and parametric study service for high throughput computing. The parametric study service, which is working on Grid environment, has flexibility to be extended to design optimization. A remote request service for wind tunnel experiments and a collaboration service consisting of video/audio conferences are also introduced.


Dr. Min-Joong Jeong, Applied Research Team, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea
Dr. Kyoung-Yun Kim, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Wayne State University, USA


Dr. Min-Joong Jeong is an application manager of the Applied Research Team, KISTI. His duties include managing KISTI e-Science projects and establishing e-Science applied research activities. He is now on the research fields of predictions of protein structures and several optimization applications such as a sensor monitoring for structural safety. Dr. Jeong completed his Ph.D. in the University of Tokyo, with the dissertation, entitled "Integrated Support System for Decision-Making in Design Optimization." He carried out finite element based simulations for mechanical design of various modern artifacts such as MEMS, turbine blades, and satellite heat pumps in a Grid environment (i.e., computers in remote sites connected through networks and internet). Dr. Jeong also developed specific algorithms for interpretation of a number of design solutions integrating evolutionary clustering and multi-dimensional interactive visualization.

Dr. Kyoung-Yun Kim is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Wayne State University, and he has worked for the past eight years in the design and manufacturing engineering area. His research interests include collaborative product development, CAD/CAM, and telerehabilitation. Prior to joining Wayne State University, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the United States National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for e-Design at the University of Pittsburgh, and was leading the Virtual Prototyping and Simulation research group. In the I/UCRC, an assembly design formalism and associate tools was developed to capture assembly/joining information and to provide mathematically solvable implications for design collaboration. Another project, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) at the U.S. Department of Education, is to develop a telerehabilitation system for wheeled mobility devices using semantic information, telecommunication, collaborative virtual simulation, and decision supporting technologies. Currently, Dr. Kim is Director of the Laboratory for Engineered system Automation and Development (LEAD) and co-director of Product Development and Systems Engineering Consortium (PDSEC) at Wayne State University. His education degrees include a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Chonbuk National University, South Korea; and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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Satellite Threat Evaluation Environment for Defensive Counterspace (STEED)

Eric Loomis

The Design Knowledge Company
3100 Presidential Drive, Suite 103
Fairborn, Ohio 45324


The Design Knowledge Company (TDKC) is currently developing a defensive counterspace intelligence tool for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) called the Satellite Threat Evaluation Environment for Defensive Counterspace (STEED). STEED provides analysis collaboration and situational awareness features for satellite systems operators. STEED incorporates a wide variety of data sources, including Satellite as a Sensor (SAS), space weather, proximity, radio frequency interference, intelligence, and threat data. STEED provides a flexible and robust environment that is based on open source tools and cross-platform technology. STEED incorporates collaboration tools, decision-support aiding based on an innovative data visualization techniques, work management support and product development support. STEED integrates several open source products into an integrated analysis environment: Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCF), NASA WorldWind, OpenMap, Java, and NASA SPICE. As part of this demonstration we will overview the research, current development status, technology tradeoffs, and future plans.


Mr. Eric Loomis, Vice President, The Design Knowledge Company, Ohio, USA


Mr. Eric Loomis obtained his B.S. in Computer Science from Wright State University. He has over twenty years of experience with research and development, business development, marketing, and software development. He is Vice President and one of the founders of The Design Knowledge Company (TDKC). Prior to forming TDKC he worked for a variety of defense contractors including Ball Aerospace, MTL Systems, CACI, and Veridian. At Ball Aerospace he was the manager of research and development and led several projects for a variety of clients including USAF, Army, Navy, and NASA.

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WebCentric GeoSpatial Collaboration

Dr. James Fanning

GeoViz - SAIC
San Diego, California, USA


A critical challenge for collaborative net-centric operations is the efficient organization, segmentation and presentation of information and data. Since each group of end users may have different job-related needs, it is important to provide and divide information into operational contexts (OC) within a user-defined operational picture (UDOP). Using a web-based approach, the GeoViz OC/UDOP capability is implemented through the use of user permissions, team sharing, and project promotion/publication facilities. Graphically, the implementation follows a tabbed, multi-sheet Excel metaphor with each OC/UDOP available by selecting a different tab in the Web-browser interface. Each selection of an OC (tab) provides a custom set of collaborated 2D/3D maps, vectors, annotations, data filters, URL links, video connections, voice and text messaging. Additionally, the GeoViz web interface offers several unique integration paths into a Service Orientated Architecture for enhanced content delivery. The demonstration will highlight these features and present specific examples from the user community.


Dr. James J. Fanning, GeoViz - SAIC, San Diego, California, USA


Dr. Fanning has over 25 years of business development, program management, research and development, and engineering experience. His technical expertise spans a diverse set of fields including photonics, electronics, robotics, software visualization and all levels of system design and integration. Dr. Fanning has been involved with many entrepreneurial aspects of business start-up formation, business growth, concept development, marketing and successful program execution.

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Developing Architectures in a Collaborative Environment

John Woodring

Expand, Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida, USA


The representation and evaluation of operations and systems are currently limited to those cases for which a small group, working closely and communicating directly, can develop an executable architecture. However, in the near future many commercial and academic entities, as well as the Department of Defense, will require large-scale architectures. The development of these architectures will require larger teams, often working remotely and communicating infrequently. A methodology for sharing architecture components that preserves their proprietary content has been developed and integrated into Visual Simulation Objects (VSO). This demonstration will show how the components of an architecture can be shared by integration teams and integrated into larger architectures. The owner of an individual entity may expose the details of its design by providing selected users with a password for read-only or read-write access to its low-level structure. Users who do not have access may still incorporate the entity into an executable architecture since it retains its static and dynamic properties and behavior within an architecture.


John Woodring, Chief Scientist, Expand, Inc., USA


John Woodring is the Chief Scientist for Expand, Inc. and responsible for the technical oversight of all its commercial and government contracts. He has 25 years experience in modeling and simulation and over 75 classified publications in military tactics analysis and evaluation. He is currently the Principal Investigator for Air Force R&D projects related to the development of model architecture tools that can be used to evaluate warfighting alternatives.

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