Assessing the impact of a modeling tool and its support for verification and validation

Jonathan D. Gibbs, Hessam Sarjoughian

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Domain-specific tools for modeling and simulation (M&S) of computer network systems are aimed at simplifying the tasks of model developers and simulationists. In determining the extent to which a particular domain-specific M&S tool fits their needs, the developers must consider both how the tool can assist in the model development process, and how the tool may prevent or hinder them from achieving their objectives. We have considered two M&S tools in the domain of computer networks, IT Guru and the INET Framework, and some of the ways in which they affect various aspects of simulation model development, with emphasis on the verification and validation (V&V) process as applied to Net-Centric Enterprise Systems. We have developed a metric for evaluating a domain-specific M&S tool based on certain qualitative characteristics. We will demonstrate how this metric can be applied to evaluate IT Guru and INET, and also offer some observations on how the metric can be applied to other domains besides computer networking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, SPECTS 2009
Pages73-80
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Nov 12 2009
Event2009 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, SPECTS 2009 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Jul 13 2009Jul 16 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, SPECTS 2009

Other

Other2009 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, SPECTS 2009
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period7/13/097/16/09

Keywords

  • Independent verification and validation
  • Modeling
  • Net-centric enterprise systems
  • Omnet++
  • Opnet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Numerical Analysis

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    Gibbs, J. D., & Sarjoughian, H. (2009). Assessing the impact of a modeling tool and its support for verification and validation. In Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, SPECTS 2009 (pp. 73-80). [5224143] (Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, SPECTS 2009).