Using UML Models for the Performance Analysis of Network Systems

de Wet, Nico Dirk and Kritzinger, Pieter S. (2004) Using UML Models for the Performance Analysis of Network Systems, Proceedings of Workshop on Integrated-reliability with Telecommunications and UML Languages (WITUL), 2 November 2004, Rennes, Brittany, France, SDL Forum Society.

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The automated functional and performance analysis of communication systems specified with some Formal Description Technique has long been the goal of telecommunication engineers. In the past SDL and Petri nets have been the most popular FDTs for the purpose. With the growth in popularity of UML the most obvious question to ask is whether one can translate one or more UML diagrams describing a system to a performance model. Until the advent of UML 2.0, that has been an impossible task since the semantics were not clear. Even though the UML semantics is still not clear for the purpose, with UML 2.0 now released and using ITU recommendation Z.109, we describe in this paper a methodology and tool called proSPEX, for the design and performance analysis of communication protocols specified with UML.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: UML, performance, performance engineering, protocol design, tool integration
Subjects: Computer systems organization > Dependable and fault-tolerant systems and networks
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:35

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