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Isabel Dietrich, Christoph Sommer, Falko Dressler and Reinhard German, "Automated Simulation of Communication Protocols Modeled in UML 2 with Syntony," Proceedings of GI/ITG Workshop Leistungs-, Zuverlässigkeits- und Verlässlichkeitsbewertung von Kommunikationsnetzen und verteilten Systemen (MMBnet 2007), Hamburg, Germany, September 2007, pp. 104–115.


This paper describes Syntony, an Eclipse-based framework that we developed for automated and tool-assisted development and analysis of network protocols. With the help of Syntony, we are able to use a simple graphical modeling language to describe complex protocols. In particular, we use UML 2 diagrams to construct simulation models to be executed in an event-driven simulation framework (currently, we are using OMNeT++). The translation of the UML 2 models is directly provided by Syntony. In addition to the use of standardized graphical modeling languages for developing and evaluating simulation models, the complete process of debugging and analyzing the protocol is toolassisted. For verification purposes, we developed an UML 2 model of the communications within the AKTIV project Cooperative Cars (CoCar). We were able to demonstrate that Syntony can be used to generate executable simulation code and derive useful performance measures.

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Isabel Dietrich
Christoph Sommer
Falko Dressler
Reinhard German

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    author = {Dietrich, Isabel and Sommer, Christoph and Dressler, Falko and German, Reinhard},
    title = {{Automated Simulation of Communication Protocols Modeled in UML 2 with Syntony}},
    pages = {104--115},
    address = {Hamburg, Germany},
    booktitle = {GI/ITG Workshop Leistungs-, Zuverl{\"{a}}ssigkeits- und Verl{\"{a}}sslichkeitsbewertung von Kommunikationsnetzen und verteilten Systemen (MMBnet 2007)},
    month = {9},
    year = {2007},

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