Book Chapter

Modelling and model-based assessment


Authors Andrea Bondavalli Paolo Lollini István Majzik Leonardo Montecchi
This chapter provides an overview of the state of knowledge related to stochastic model-based assessment approaches, which are most commonly used for resiliency evaluation of current computing systems. The chapter first introduces a set of representative surveys developed in recent European projects, and then it provides a deeper description of common techniques used in model-based assessment of resilient systems. The most widely used modelling formalisms are reviewed, with a particular focus on state-based formalisms like Stochastic Petri Nets and its extensions. Techniques used in model construction and solution are also discussed, as well as the different classes of analysis tools and frameworks. The techniques analyzed in the chapter span from largeness avoidance and largeness tolerance techniques to more comprehensive modelling approaches that are integrated in the system’s development and assessment process. Some of these techniques try to cope with system’s complexity by automatically deriving the analysis models from engineering models like UML or AADL. Other approaches attack the complexity issue combining different evaluation methods, exploiting their possible complementarities and synergies. A discussion on the open research challenges in model-based resilience assessment is finally provided in the last part of the chapter, based on the reviewed techniques and on the activities carried out within the AMBER Coordination Action.
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-29032-9_7
Book Title Resilience Assessment and Evaluation of Computing Systems
Book Editors Katinka WolterAlberto AvritzerMarco VieiraAad van Morsel
Month July
Year 2012
Pages 153-165
Publisher Springer
ISBN ELECTRONIC: 978-3-642-29032-9
PRINT: 978-3-642-29031-2
  author = {Bondavalli, Andrea and Lollini, Paolo and Majzik, István and Montecchi, Leonardo},
  title = {{Modelling and model-based assessment}},
  booktitle = {Resilience Assessment and Evaluation of Computing Systems},
  editors = {Wolter, Katinka and Avritzer, Alberto and Vieira, Marco and van Morsel, Aad},
  publisher = {Springer},
  pages = {153-165},
  chapter = {7},
  isbn = {978-3-642-29032-9},
  year = {2012}

Plain Text
A. Bondavalli, P. Lollini, I. Majzik, L. Montecchi. Modelling and model-based assessment. In: Resilience Assessment and Evaluation of Computing Systems (Ed. by K. Wolter, A. Avritzer, M. Vieira, A. van Morsel). Chapter 7, pp. 153-165. Springer. July 2012.

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