Analytical performance evaluation of concurrent communicating systems using SLD and stochastic Petri nets

Kabutz, Heinz Max (1997)

Bibliography: leaves 113-117.


In this thesis, the performance analysis of SDL with a new type of stochastic Petri net is described. This new net is called SDL-net. The Concurrent Communicating System is described, and the need for qualitative and quantitative analysis of such systems is motivated. Formal methods are demonstrated which can be used to represent such Concurrent Communicating Systems. The Specification and Description Language (SDL) is shown in the context of Concurrent Communicating Systems and the software development cycle is described for SDL systems. Correctness and performance of SDL are discussed and it is shown how the semantics of time for performance can be introduced into SDL by adding external information, by extending the SDL syntax or by using compiler directives. In this thesis only external information is added.