P4-SimSaaS: Policy specification for multi-tendency simulation software-as-a-service model

Wei Tek Tsai, Wu Li, Xiaoying Bai, Jay Elston

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5 Scopus citations


Simulation can benefit from cloud computing that often comes with thousands of processors and its soft-ware is structured as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with its Multi-Tenancy Architecture (MTA). To sup-port multiple tenants, simulation SaaS models need be modeled and customized to fulfill the various functional and quality requirements of individual tenants. The multitude options of tenant-specific data have made the simulation models and execution processes rather complicated. This paper presents P4-SimSaaS that comes with an new ontology system and an innovative tenant related policy specification for Simulation SaaS. P4-SimSaaS can reduce the complexity in the MTA simulation models and consequently increase the flexibility in MTA simulation execution environment. A case study is offered to demonstrate the entire framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Dec 11 2011Dec 14 2011

Publication series

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


Other2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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