Date Added: Aug 2009
The use of event-based communication within a Service-Oriented Architecture promises several benefits including more loosely-coupled services and better scalability. However, the loose coupling of services makes it difficult for system developers to estimate the behavior and performance of systems composed of multiple services. Most existing performance prediction techniques for systems using event-based communication require specialized knowledge to build the necessary prediction models. Furthermore, general purpose design-oriented performance models for component-based systems provide limited support for modeling event-based communication.