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A UML Tool for an Automatic Generation of Simulation Programs

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Leonardus Arief, Dr Neil Speirs

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Abstract

For sometime now, Unified Modelling Language (UML) has been accepted as a standard for designing new systems. Its array of notations helps system designers to capture their ideas in a way that is expressive yet easy to understand. One thing that UML lacks though, is a means for predicting the system's performance directly from its design. Performance prediction is a desirable feature that enables us to evaluate whether a particular design is worth implementing or not. This prediction can frequently be obtained by constructing a simulation program that mimics the characteristics of the new system. The information gathered from running the simulation will then allow us to estimate the performance. In this paper, we present a simulation framework that can be used to generate simulation programs straight from UML notations. We also present a tool has been built to demonstrate the feasibility of using this framework to perform such a transformation automatically.


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Author(s): Arief LB, Speirs NA

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2nd International Workshop on Software and Performance (WOSP 2000)

Year of Conference: 2000

Pages: 71-76

Publisher: ACM Press

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/350391.350408

DOI: 10.1145/350391.350408

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 158113195X


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