Automated Transformation of Component-Based Software Architecture Models to Queueing Petri Nets
Performance predictions early in the software development process can help to detect problems before resources have been spent on implementation. The Palladio Component Model (PCM) is an example of a mature domain-specific modeling language for component-based systems enabling performance predictions at design time. PCM provides several alternative model solution methods based on analytical and simulation techniques. However, existing solution methods suffer from scalability issues and provide limited flexibility in trading-off between results accuracy and analysis overhead. Queueing Petri Nets (QPNs) are a general-purpose modeling formalism, at a lower level of abstraction, for which efficient and mature simulation-based solution techniques are available.