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Method for simulation of provision of service orchestrations and resource management policies

by Pierluigi Plebani last modified Jan 11, 2012 10:16

Contact persons

Manuel Carro <> Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
Schahram Dustdar <> Technische Universität Wien (TUW)



The goal is to allow service providers to experimentally predict future behavior and expected QoS properties of hosted service orchestrations under different input regime assumptions and in combination with different provision resource scaling/elasticity policies. Dynamic models are derived from service orchestrations, and coupled with provision resource scaling/elasticity models within a dashboard-style simulation environment.


Technical Information

We use standard dynamic system simulation tools such as Vensim, and the Place-Transition (or Petri) networks for representing service orchestrations.


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Ivanović, D., Treiber, M., Carro, M., & Dustdar, S. (2010). Building Dynamic Models of Service Compositions With Simulation of Provision Resources. In Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2010), Vancouver, Canada, 1-5 November 2010. Springer.


Service Composition, End-to-End Quality Assurance


Maturity Level

Prototype (single scenario)

Relationship with Future Internet and Internet of Services

This simulation-based approach can help service providers in planning the computation resources for service provisioning, different load-balancing and scaling policies, Service Level Agreements (SLAs) offered to service users, and in contingency planning under different scenarios, thus affecting the overall reliability and flexibility of complex service-based Internet applications.


Relationship with Cloud

Currently working on modeling elasticity of service provision resources that use cloud infrastructures

Web site

(currently does not have a web site)
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