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A UML tool for an automatic generation of simulation programs

Arief, Budi, Speirs, Neil (2000) A UML tool for an automatic generation of simulation programs. In: WOSP '00 Proceedings of the 2nd international workshop on Software and performance. . pp. 71-76. ISBN 1-58113-195-X. (doi:10.1145/350391.350408) (KAR id:58700)


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.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/350391.350408
Uncontrolled keywords: Discrete Simulation, Model Design, Process-Oriented, Program Generators, UML Extension, Algorithms, Automatic programming, Computer simulation, Java programming language, XML, Model design, Computer software
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Budi Arief
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2016 13:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:23 UTC
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