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Simonstrator: Simulation and Prototyping Platform for Distributed Mobile Applications

Richerzhagen, Björn and Stingl, Dominik and Rückert, Julius and Steinmetz, Ralf (2015):
Simonstrator: Simulation and Prototyping Platform for Distributed Mobile Applications.
In: Proc. EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTOOLS), [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

The increasing market penetration of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, poses additional challenges on the design of distributed systems. Due to the heterogeneous environment consisting of both, mobile and fixed devices, a multitude of effects on different scales need to be considered. Microscopic effects, such as an individual user’s interaction with the device, as well as macroscopic effects, such as scal- ability with the number of users have an impact on the systems performance. The combined evaluation of micro- and macroscopic effects requires both, simulations and prototypical deployments. Furthermore, insights obtained through prototypes during user studies can lead to refined protocols and algorithms, thereby contributing to the overall design process. To enable parallel assessment of micro- and macroscopic effects, we propose the Simonstrator platform, consisting of a lightweight framework for the development and instrumentation of distributed systems as well as runtime environments for (i) the interaction with common simulators, (ii) the deployment on testbeds, and (iii) Android devices. The platform is specifically targeted towards distributed systems for heterogeneous scenarios, considering mobile and fixed networks. We show sample simulations and prototypical deployments of two exemplary use cases: a live video streaming system and a middleware for augmented reality games,highlighting different evaluation goals and environments supported by the proposed Simonstrator platform

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2015
Creators: Richerzhagen, Björn and Stingl, Dominik and Rückert, Julius and Steinmetz, Ralf
Title: Simonstrator: Simulation and Prototyping Platform for Distributed Mobile Applications
Language: English
Abstract:

The increasing market penetration of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, poses additional challenges on the design of distributed systems. Due to the heterogeneous environment consisting of both, mobile and fixed devices, a multitude of effects on different scales need to be considered. Microscopic effects, such as an individual user’s interaction with the device, as well as macroscopic effects, such as scal- ability with the number of users have an impact on the systems performance. The combined evaluation of micro- and macroscopic effects requires both, simulations and prototypical deployments. Furthermore, insights obtained through prototypes during user studies can lead to refined protocols and algorithms, thereby contributing to the overall design process. To enable parallel assessment of micro- and macroscopic effects, we propose the Simonstrator platform, consisting of a lightweight framework for the development and instrumentation of distributed systems as well as runtime environments for (i) the interaction with common simulators, (ii) the deployment on testbeds, and (iii) Android devices. The platform is specifically targeted towards distributed systems for heterogeneous scenarios, considering mobile and fixed networks. We show sample simulations and prototypical deployments of two exemplary use cases: a live video streaming system and a middleware for augmented reality games,highlighting different evaluation goals and environments supported by the proposed Simonstrator platform

Title of Book: Proc. EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTOOLS)
Divisions: 18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute of Computer Engineering > Multimedia Communications
Zentrale Einrichtungen
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > B: Adaptation Mechanisms
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > B: Adaptation Mechanisms > Subpproject B1: Monitoring and Analysis
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > C: Communication Mechanisms
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > C: Communication Mechanisms > Subproject C2: Information-centred perspective
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > C: Communication Mechanisms > Subproject C3: Content-centred perspective
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute of Computer Engineering
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio)
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 13:41
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Projektbereich: Peer-to-Peer Networking

Identification Number: MAKI-2015-014
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