DEVS-suite simulator: A tool teaching network protocols

Ahmet Zengin, Hessam Sarjoughian

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Abstract

Understanding of the underlying concepts, principles, and theories of computer network can significantly benefit from simulation tools. Usage and development of simulation models for computer networks, however, can be demanding in educational settings. While a variety of open source and commercial tools are available, there remains a desire for simulators that can better support student learning and instructor teaching. In this work, the DEVS-Suite general-purpose simulator is extended to support modeling of network protocols. A model library for the OSPF protocol has been developed such that the emphasis is placed on education to capture the basic principles of network protocols using sound modeling and simulation principles instead of supporting highly detailed network protocol simulations. The use and pedagogical effectiveness of the DEVS-Suite network simulator is carried out in a classroom setting. The results of the student survey are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Pages2947-2957
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2010Dec 8 2010

Other

Other2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period12/5/1012/8/10

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Network Protocols
Teaching
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Simulators
Computer Networks
Network protocols
Computer networks
Student Learning
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Simulation Tool
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Modeling and Simulation
Simulation Model
Education
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Modeling
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Zengin, A., & Sarjoughian, H. (2010). DEVS-suite simulator: A tool teaching network protocols. In Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference (pp. 2947-2957). [5678989] https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2010.5678989

DEVS-suite simulator : A tool teaching network protocols. / Zengin, Ahmet; Sarjoughian, Hessam.

Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2010. p. 2947-2957 5678989.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zengin, A & Sarjoughian, H 2010, DEVS-suite simulator: A tool teaching network protocols. in Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference., 5678989, pp. 2947-2957, 2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10, Baltimore, MD, United States, 12/5/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2010.5678989
Zengin A, Sarjoughian H. DEVS-suite simulator: A tool teaching network protocols. In Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2010. p. 2947-2957. 5678989 https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2010.5678989
Zengin, Ahmet ; Sarjoughian, Hessam. / DEVS-suite simulator : A tool teaching network protocols. Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2010. pp. 2947-2957
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