A co-design modeling approach for computer network systems

Weilong Hu, Hessam Sarjoughian

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1 Scopus citations


Co-design modeling is considered key toward handling the complexity and scale of network systems. The ability to separately specify the software and hardware aspects of computer network systems offers new capabilities beyond what is supported in modeling frameworks and tools such as NS-2 and OPNET. The DEVS/DOC simulation environment supports logical co-design specification based on the Distributed Object Computing (DOC) abstract model. To overcome DEVS/DOC's lack of support for visual and persistent modeling, this paper presents SESM/DOC, a novel approach, which is based on the Scaleable Entity Structure Modeler (SESM), a component-based modeling framework. This approach supports logical, visual and persistent modeling. Modelers can develop software and hardware models separately and systematically integrate them to specify a family of computer network system designs. This paper details the SESM/DOC co-design modeling approach with the help of a search engine system example, and presents a discussion for future research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2007Dec 12 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other2007 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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