Title
Modelling- and simulation-based design of multi-tier systems Modelling- and simulation-based design of multi-tier systems
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Publication type
article
Publication
Berlin :Technische Universitšt Berlin ,
Subject
Computer. Automation
Source (journal)
Electronic communications of the EASST. - Berlin, 2006, currens
Volume/pages
42(2011) , p. 1-14
ISSN
1863-2122
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This paper introduces a domain-specific language for modelling andsimulation-based design of multi-tier systems. Multi-tier systems are complexand very few general models have been developed. Rather, models are alwaysdedicated to a specific architecture. Our approach allows for rapidexperimentation with different multi-tier alternatives. Not only parameters,but also structure can be drastically varied. Using graph transformation,multi-tier systems models are translated into Queueing Petri Nets (QPNs) in asystematic way for analysis with the SimQPN simulator. We describe QPN, ourmulti-tier architecture visual language, as well as the transformation between them. A case study demonstrates the power of the approach for design-space exploration.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/614c93/27862ac9.pdf
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