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Sung-Hwa Park and Dong-Seong Kim, "Naval Combat System State Management Software using Dynamic PUSH/PULL Technique", IEEE WFCS Conference, Sundsvall, Sweden, May 27-29, 2019.
By : Sung-Hwa
Date : 2019-04-30
Views : 368

SUBMISSION: 37
TITLE: Naval Combat System State Management Software using Dynamic PUSH/PULL Technique


----------------------- REVIEW 1 ---------------------
SUBMISSION: 37
TITLE: Naval Combat System State Management Software using Dynamic PUSH/PULL Technique
AUTHORS: Sung Hwa Park, Moon Seog Kang and Dong Seong Kim

----------- Overall evaluation -----------
SCORE: -2 (reject)
----------- Review -----------
The paper is very difficult to follow. It is written in a confusing way and lacking a clear picture. To start with, the problem and its context are not clearly defined. The main topic seems to be how to optimize communication bandwidth between a number of clients and central servers, but it is not really shown where the problem is, what the problem constitutes, and what the approach is in a nutshell. It seems that one needs hidden background knowledge to understand the paper. Maybe this is because of the military nature of the application, at any rate the reader cannot really understand the message.

It is well known that time-triggered communication (push type in the context of the paper) needs more bandwidth than event-triggered data transfer (pull type) and that combining the two can give an optimum. However it would have been nice to demonstrate this by means of a concrete example.

Tables and figures are sometimes confusing. E.g., the x axis in figs. 5-7 reads "times". Is that individual experiments? Why displaying a time series instead of calculating statistics from a number of experiments?

Test scenarios (in Tab. III which is labelled 1) are not defined. What are the "input scenarios"?

Actually, the paper is not work in progress. It looks more like a short paper. The idea of WiP is to present novel ideas and concepts and maybe some preliminary results. As it stands, the paper tries to deliver results like a regular paper, only on 4 pages instead of 6-8.



----------------------- REVIEW 2 ---------------------
SUBMISSION: 37
TITLE: Naval Combat System State Management Software using Dynamic PUSH/PULL Technique
AUTHORS: Sung Hwa Park, Moon Seog Kang and Dong Seong Kim

----------- Overall evaluation -----------
SCORE: 0 (borderline paper)
----------- Review -----------
The authors propose a state management software based on dynamic PUSH/PULL techniques. Compared with other techniques, dynamic PUSH/PULL techniques minimize message transmissions and thus improve the network load.

The description of the proposal is fine, although sometimes it is very repetitive. The description would improve if figures 1 and 4 can be put together to be contrasted and compared.

Regarding the evaluation, to evaluate the performance just checking the system five times is very rare. Statistics as average and standard deviation are much better to evaluate the performance of the system. Furthermore, there is a discrepancy with the caption of Figure 7 and the text. According to the caption, it is comparing data transfer for test items 3 and 4. However, in the text test item 2 is described.


Minor comments:
- S/W is not defined
- "Fig. 1 SHOWS"
- The item "4) DB Store Adaptor" in page 2 is also with a bullet point, please check the style
- According to the text after Fig. 3, "An application [...] determines technical status and operational status based on information received from SMC Mgr". However, Fig. 3 is not showing this
- Table I. "Check information _form_". Please check the question mark at the end of the same sentence
- Table II: the caption is separated from the table content. A space is missing between "Virtual Machine" and "(Linux...)"
- In Page 3, "S / W" appears instead of "S/W". The same with "PUSH / PULL". Please maintain the coherence throughout the paper
- Caption of Table III tells "Table I"
- Figures 6 and 7 are missing the units in the vertical axes



----------------------- REVIEW 3 ---------------------
SUBMISSION: 37
TITLE: Naval Combat System State Management Software using Dynamic PUSH/PULL Technique
AUTHORS: Sung Hwa Park, Moon Seog Kang and Dong Seong Kim

----------- Overall evaluation -----------
SCORE: -1 (weak reject)
----------- Review -----------
The paper may not present a clear contribution related to the conference topics. The proposal is not detailed neither the experimental procedures.